Seismic Safety and Safety Element                                


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Dan Klemann, Deputy Director, Long Range Planning

The Long Range Planning Division is currently working on updating the Seismic Safety and Safety Element (Safety Element). The project page has more information about the update process.

The Seismic Safety and Safety Element establishes policies to protect the community from natural and climate-related hazards. It is intended to guide land use planning by providing pertinent data regarding geologic, soil, seismic, fire and flood hazards. The element also includes the Safety Element supplement which describes land use planning measures to reduce the risk of public exposure to acutely hazardous materials associated with oil and gas pipelines and fixed facilities.

Planning Documents

Seismic Safety and Safety Element (PDF)

Safety Element Supplement (PDF)

Santa Barbara County Multi-jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan (PDF)

Santa Barbara County Coastal Resiliency Project (link)

Seismic Safety and Safety Element Maps (folder)

Safety Element Text Amendments (folder)

Additional Resources

Safety Element Update Project Page

California Office of Planning and Research - Safety Element Guidance