Safety Element Update

Santa Monica is in the process of updating its Safety Element.  The Safety Element Update addresses associated Federal and State requirements to identify risks and vulnerabilities from natural and human-made disasters and other emergency events and would establish the strategies for creating a safer and more resilient City.

The Safety Element establishes the City’s goals, policies, and programs to reduce the short and long term risk of death, injuries, property damage, and social dislocation due to hazards from the natural and built environment including:

  • Geologic hazards, including earthquakes, ground failure, and landslides
  • Flooding
  • Hazardous materials and waste
  • Airport Hazards
  • Climate change effects, including sea level rise, droughts, and heat waves
  • Fires

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The Safety Element Update is being prepared in coordination with the City of Santa Monica's Local Hazard Mitigation Plan update. For more information, please see the FAQ below.

Local Hazard Mitigation Plan 

The City's Office of Emergency Management hosted a Local Hazard Mitigation Plan Meeting on May 22, 2024 to dicuss potential mitigation strategies. See below for video archive of the meeting:

Safety Element and Local Hazard Mitigation Plan Update Survey

Thank you for sharing your thoughts on the hazards that are most concerning to you! The survey is now closed, but results will be shared as part of the final Safety Element.

Past Events/Meetings

Planning Commission Study Session - June 21, 2023 at 7:00 PM 

Building and Life Safety Commission - July 12, 2023 at 3:00 PM  

Commission on Sustainability, Environmental Justice, and the Environment - April 16, 2024 at 7:00 PM 

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