LA City Council Adopts the 2021-2029 Housing Element, Safety Element and Health Element
PUBLISHED ON: April 11, 2022
On Wednesday, November 24, 2021, the Los Angeles City Council acted to adopt the 2021-2029 Housing Element, a targeted update of the Safety Element and a technical amendment to the Plan for the Health LA (Health Element)! As such, Los Angeles City Planning is excited to release the adopted 2021-2029 Housing Element (CF 21-1230), Safety Element (CF 20-1213) and amendments to the Health Element (CF 15-0103-S3).
Input from the public and stakeholders proved vital throughout this update process and is reflected in the goals, policies, and programs of the updated elements. Several bodies also worked collectively to shape these plans, including the Housing Element Task Force, as well as several state and local agencies.
The updated Safety Element provides the most current information related to hazard risk identification and preparation, while the updated Health Element provides clarification on existing environmental justice policies. Each update additionally identifies implementation programs, some of which will launch in the near future. For example, an update to the 2018 Local Hazard Mitigation Plan (LHMP), which details and maps specific hazard risks, is scheduled to begin next year. New and expanded Health Element programs highlight efforts to enhance the community engagement process to better reach underrepresented and vulnerable communities in planning efforts. The LHMP update and the housing initiatives mentioned above are some of many opportunities to implement a robust outreach and engagement strategy as envisioned in the Health Element.