What is Safety Element?

The Safety Element is a required element of the general plan by the State of California. The goal of the Safety Element is to reduce the potential short and long-term risk of death, injuries, property damage, and economic and social dislocation resulting from fires, floods, droughts, earthquakes, landslides, climate change, and other hazards. State law requires jurisdictions to update the Safety Element upon the next revision of the Housing Element.

The City of Garden Grove is currently in the process of updating the Safety Element concurrently with the Housing Element. The Safety Element update will meet the requirements of California Government Code Section 65302(g), and will address potential and existing hazards in the city relating to flood hazards, fire hazards, and climate adaptation and resilience strategies.

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The Safety Element update timeline of events will run concurrently with the Housing Element update. Click here to view the timeline.