Are you hazard ready: Safety elements, climate adaptation, and the agencies that review them

APA California Chapter, Inland Empire Section


Thursday, November 17, 2016
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. PST

Riverside, CA, United States

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 As planners, we have an obligation to be up-to-date on the most recent and important legislation affecting our work. In California, new requirements incorporated into Government Code Section 65302 (g) affecting General Plan Safety Elements have occurred over the past several years.  These new requirements were adopted by the legislature through the following bills: AB 2140, AB 162, SB 1241, and SB379, which require communities to address flooding hazards, wildfire hazards, and hazard mitigation, climate adaptation and resiliency within the General Plan.

This workshop will summarize the recent OPR recommended guidance released to address the latest regulations, provide an overview of what a Safety Element is required to cover and summarize Cal FIRE requirements through the State Fire Marshal Offices Land Use Planning Program. 

Upon completion of the session, attendees, will be able to assess their own Safety Elements and determine which portions of the regulations are missing in their own plans.

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Chad Moxley

Confirmed Speaker

Chad Moxley, Battalion Chief, CAL FIRE Chad Moxley has been with CAL FIRE for 29 years. He started his 32 year career in the fire service as a fire explorer for the City of Norco in 1984. In 1986 he was hired by CDF as a Firefighter and has held ... Read More

Aaron Pfannenstiel, AICP

Confirmed Speaker

Aaron Pfannenstiel is an urban planner and geologist with PlaceWorks, where he primarily focuses on community planning, hazard mitigation, and resiliency and works to incorporate hazard mitigation into comprehensive planning. With a background in geology, environmental studies, and urban planning, Mr. Pfannenstiel helps public sector clients better understand their hazards ... Read More

Jason Neuman

Confirmed Speaker

Jason Neuman has been with CAL FIRE for 27 years. He started his career in the fire service as a fire explorer for the City of Buena Park in 1984. In 1986 he was hired as a Firefighter and has held various positions in the field as a Fire Apparatus ... Read More

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