LA Planning Presents a Housing + Safety Element Webinar
Time & Location
In early July, the City released a draft of the Plan to Housing LA, or 2021-2029 Housing Element. On July 8th, the City released two additional documents: a draft of the Safety Element, which integrates targeted updates to comply with recent state legislation, and a listing of amendments to the Plan for a Healthy LA (Health and Wellness Element). You can also access a summary of Safety and Health amendments, which includes Frequently Asked Questions.
Next, the City will release a draft of the 2021-2029 Housing Element and Safety Element 2021 Update. Tuesday, July 13th is the second of two webinars to learn more about the drafts and participate in a question and answer session.
Register for the Webinar:
12 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Over 40,000 Engaged in Housing Element Concept Outreach
In late 2020 the City launched the “Concepts” phase for the 2021-2029 Housing Element. This plan phase focused on six concepts guiding the Housing Element Update that were drafted based on state law and the feedback City Planning collected during the "Vision" phase of its outreach. The Concepts focus on how the Housing Element will address housing-related issues in the City. All six concepts respond to urgent needs: addressing the housing shortage, advancing racial equity and access to opportunity, and promoting sustainability and resilience.
During this phase the department of City Planning engaged with an unprecedented number of people through several targeted outreach efforts, including three webinars, a statistically valid poll, and a public survey. Each of these is discussed in more detail in the attached PDF. In addition to these efforts the city held a meeting of the full Task Force, attended six Neighborhood Council alliance meetings, and held several smaller stakeholder meetings with community organizations.
About the Housing Element
The Housing Element of the General Plan, also called "the Plan to House LA," identifies Los Angeles’s housing needs and establishes clear goals and objectives to inform future policy considerations. When the update is completed, the Housing Element will guide the creation and implementation of the City's housing policy from 2021 to 2029
About the Safety Element
The Safety Element of the General Plan details Los Angeles’ strategy to prevent, respond to, and recover from disaster events. Recent state legislation requires the city to review and update, as necessary, the Safety Element alongside the Housing Element. As part of the Safety Element 2021 Update the City will integrate targeted amendments into the existing document to better illustrate the City’s approach to disaster management and resilience. More information is included in the Background, Summary of Amendments, and FAQ’s document.