The City of Garden Grove is adopting a new Environmental Justice Element to the Garden Grove General Plan to minimize environmental hazards and establish goals to provide residents with access to healthy food, physical activity, and safe and sanitary housing. The community is invited to participate in an interactive online survey to provide input towards developing goals and policies to reduce pollution. The survey, available in multiple languages, can be accessed now until Friday, June 11, 2021 at ggcity.org/housing-element.
Garden Grove residents who complete the survey and sign-up to receive email updates will have a chance to win gift cards.
The community is also encouraged to attend a Virtual Environmental Justice Community Forum on Wednesday, April 21, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. to help identify disadvantaged communities in the city and provide input on how to reduce pollution in these communities, while promoting access to parks and physical activity, social services, and safer streets for walking and biking. To register for the forum, visit ggcity.org/housing-element.
The City is also updating the Housing Element, Safety Element, and Land Use Element to establish policies mandated by the state. The Housing Element will identify housing needs and goals for the 2021-2029 planning period; the Safety Element will establish policies that support laws and regulations related to safety hazards; and the Land Use Element, and Zoning Code and Map will identify available land for agriculture, businesses, housing, and other categories.