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Posted on: April 10, 2019


The Safety Element of the General Plan must be updated to meet the legal requirements set out by Senate Bill 1241 and the timing of this required update must be coordinated with the Housing Element update. Work on this project began in 2018 when the Town was awarded a Planning Assistance Grant by the Community Planning Assistance for Wildfire team (CPAW), to prepare goals and policies related to wildfire hazards that the Town could then incorporate into its Safety Element to address SB 1241 requirements. 

The Town was also awarded an Adaptation Planning Grant funded through Senate Bill 1 (The Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017) on December 15, 2017. The project has produced a Vulnerability Assessment and  adaptation strategies for the Town of which will inform additional updates to the Safety Element of the General Plan to comply with Senate Bill 379 requirements. 

The project partners include local stakeholders, Caltrans, and a Climate Change Action Team made up of local agencies and community representatives. 

The public review and comment period for the draft Safety Element Updates will be open from April 10 to May 10, 2019. 

Review draft Safety Element Updates here by clicking on the link below.

Please submit comments or questions to Kim Cooke, Assistant Planner, at

Safety Element of the General Plan
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