The Housing Element is one of the mandated Elements of the City’s General Plan. It analyzes the demographics of the City population and existing housing stock, and considers the future needs for housing in the City, with a particular focus on affordable housing, and housing for special needs households, including seniors, disabled persons, large families, single parent households and the homeless. It also provides the City’s decision makers with Goals, Policies and Programs intended to facilitate the development and preservation of adequate housing supply to meet these needs. The State has established a mandatory update schedule for Housing Elements, which the City is complying with. This Update addresses the planning period from 2021 to 2029.
The Safety Element is updated to address changes in the requirements of law including fire hazard mapping and emergency preparedness. The Safety Element Update reflects the current fire hazard mapping by CalFire. The Update also expanded discussion on flood hazard, fire hazard and emergency response by referring to the City’s Floodplain Management Ordinance (Municipal Code Chapter 15.28), the Local Hazard Mitigation Plan adopted by the City in 2018 and Riverside County Multi-Jurisdictional Local Hazard Mitigation Plan approved by FEMA and adopted in 2018.