Archive for December, 2010

Downtown Renaissance – Dec. 11, 2010

December 4th, 2010

December 11, 2010 PlanCheckNCLA program will feature: Downtown Renaissance
• Catalytic projects- LA Live/ Convention Center & Stadium, LA River/ Clean Tech corridor
• Civic Center Park & Park 101, Bringing Back Broadway
• Transportation connections- rail, streetcar, high speed train
• Residential – market rate and affordable. Adaptive reuse, Mills Act, historic preservation
• Creating jobs- obstacles, incentives and issues
• Creating great neighborhoods- Old Bank District, South Park, Arts District, Fashion District, Little Tokyo
• After lunch, we will go on a neighborhood walking tour.

Time Schedule: Meeting will start at 10:00 a.m. Menus from neighboring restaurants will be available so we can order lunch for delivery at about 11:30. Walking tour noon to 1 PM.

Plan to attend the December 11 PlanCheck meeting and walking tour.

Planning Department “Blueprint” for the future

December 4th, 2010

Please see Blueprint cover letter – stakeholders from Michael LoGrande, Director of Planning on the Planning Department’s re-organization. Also attached is the “Blueprint 2010-11” brochure.

Community Care Facilities – update

December 2nd, 2010


The City Planning Department’s Proposed Ordinance regulating Boarding Homes and Community Care Facilities is still pending.  Current information has this ordinance coming before the City Planning Commission on Thursday, February 10th.   We will confirm with you closer to the time, but please put it in your 2011 calendars and save the date!
Below is a request from LA Coalition for Neighborhoods’ to sign their Petition.  They have more than 188 signatures and the comments are great, but need many, many more people to sign.

I will also be forwarding comments and sample resolutions from NCs.  This is a good ordinance, but your NC, Association or individual stakeholders may have concerns or areas that they feel should be strengthened or modified.  There is still time to get your resolutions and comments in.  Be sure to encourage others to review and comment as soon as possible in order for their comments to be considered for the final draft of the ordinance.

Share this information with your networks.

Maggi Fajnor, Chair

———- Forwarded message ———-
Dear LA City Councilmembers and Planning Deputies,

By now we trust that you are all aware of L.A. Coalition for Neighborhoods’ petition in support of the City Planning Department’s Proposed Ordinance regulating Boarding Homes and Community Care Facilities serving 7 or more.  Please visit our website at, click on the link to the Petition, and then click on “Signatures.”  There you will find nearly 200 signatures from residents from all over the City with their accompanying comments on this subject.   Learn about what your constituents are saying about the Ordinance:  “It’s long overdue!”  “It’s about time! ”  Please join us in expressing your support for this thoughtful, smart and balanced Ordinance.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Rebecca Lobl
LA Coalition for Neighborhoods
310 710 3220 mobile
Please Sign LA Coalition for Neighborhoods’ Petition at