The County is embarking on a Safety Element Update that is intended to be completed by the Fall of 2023. The Santa Clara County General Plan Safety Element Update is an opportunity to address the various natural and human-caused hazards affecting the unincorporated areas. As the primary policy document addressing these concerns, the Safety Element is intended to ensure existing and future development is better protected from these hazards and County communities are safer from future hazard events. The County is in the process of updating its Housing element and with each revision of the Element, a review and update of the Safety Element to identify new information not available during previous revisions is required. In addition, the County has a new Sustainability Master Plan, and is in the process of updating its Community Wildfire Protection Plan and Local Hazard Mitigation Plan. All these plans also need to be acknowledged in the County’s Safety Element.