If you live in a Fire Hazard Zone, you will find yourself having to deal with extra requirements. Things like mandatory Weed Abatement, recommended lists of fire-resistant plants, etc.
The exact requirements tend to vary from county to county, it is best to check your local county to see if you are in a potential fire zone and what the Weed Abatement requirements are.
Safe to Plant lists
These are lists provided for specific areas, of plants deemed to be suitable for growing within those areas.
Richmond Plant List - For use in the Richmond, California metro area.