Safety Element Update


SCH Number
Lead Agency
City of Laguna Woods
Document Title
Safety Element Update
Document Type
NEG - Negative Declaration

Document Description
The purpose of the General Plan Safety Element is to identify natural or human activity-related hazards that exist in Laguna Woods and define policy objectives and implementation actions to address them. Some naturally occurring hazards may be unavoidable, but the potential impact on Laguna Woods can be reduced through advance planning and preparation. The Safety Element addresses geologic, seismic, flood, and fire hazards and hazards created by human activity such as hazardous materials and incidents that call for emergency protection. The Safety Element describes the City's efforts to prepare for and respond to emergencies. As part of the update, the City has initiated revisions to the existing goals and policies from the 2002 General Plan Safety Element. These revisions are based on new information contained in the City's approved Local Hazard Mitigation Plan and updates associated with recent changes to state law and new legislation pertaining to general plan safety elements. Some updates include maintaining defensible space for wildfires throughout the wildland-urban interface (WUI) (Policy 2.1E) areas and installing backup generators for City Hall and the Emergency Operations Center (Policy 4.2D). However, these edits would not materially affect the physical environment nor result in any new environmental impacts not already contemplated as part of the City's General Plan EIR.

Contact Information
Brian Kurnow
City of Laguna Woods
Lead/Public Agency
24264 El Toro Road
Laguna Woods, CA 92637

Phone : (949) 639-0521


Laguna Woods
Cross Streets
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Notice of Completion

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Local Action
General Plan Element
Project Issues
Aesthetics Agriculture and Forestry Resources Air Quality Cultural Resources Geology/Soils Hydrology/Water Quality Land Use/Planning Noise Population/Housing Public Services Solid Waste Transportation
Reviewing Agencies
Cal Fire California Air Resources Board (ARB) California Department of Fish and Wildlife, South Coast Region 5 (CDFW) California Department of Parks and Recreation California Highway Patrol California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC) California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Santa Ana Region 8 (RWQCB) Department of Housing and Community Development Department of Water Resources Office of Emergency Services, California Resources Agency California Department of Transportation, District 12 (DOT)

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