County of Los Angeles Kicks Off Safety Element Update for Unincorporated Communities

The Los Angeles County Department of Regional Planning is launching an update to the Safety Element to protect communities from risks posed by wildfire, extreme heat, drought, flood and other climate hazards. Community members are invited to join an introductory webinar on Wednesday, March 24 at 6:00 pm to learn more about the project and provide feedback to help inform strategies that support community safety in the event of climate disasters.

The Safety Element is part of the Los Angeles County General Plan, a long-range planning document that guides development in the unincorporated communities of Los Angeles County. The Safety Element is one of several documents which helps the County plan ways to reduce risks from and respond to natural hazards and climate change.

Greater advance preparation is needed as climate-induced wildfires, heat waves, flooding, and severe weather affect communities across the state. All cities and counties are now required by California state law to address climate adaptation and resiliency in their safety elements.

This one-hour presentation will be held via Zoom on Wednesday, March 24 at 6:00 pm and pre-registration is encouraged: bit.ly/3t8wfiA. If language translation is desired, please check the appropriate box on the registration form.

Community members are encouraged to ask friends and neighbors to attend. To learn more about the Safety Element Update, visit planning.lacounty.gov/site/climate/safety-element-update.

Published by EastLAChamber

The East Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce advances a strong business climate and vibrant economy by being an advocate for business and a catalyst for community and economic development in East Los Angeles, California.

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