Archive for February, 2011

New Quimby Fee Schedule

February 25th, 2011


Multiple Approvals Procedural Revisions

February 25th, 2011

The Code Studies Section has released a new DRAFT ordinance known as “Multiple Approvals Procedural Revisions”.  This involves applications for development that require more than one approval.  We have heard at PlanCheck meetings that the goal is to align those approvals so they can be heard together instead of at different times.

A City Staff hearing will be held in Room 1070 at City Hall on Wednesday, March 23, 2011.   You are encouraged to review this DRAFT ordinance with your land use committees and neighborhood councils and also participate at the staff hearing on March 23.


SR-710 Conversations

February 18th, 2011

Upcoming meetings regarding SR-710

Proposed Code Amendment for Bicycle Parking

February 18th, 2011

The proposed code amendment for bicycle parking spaces is scheduled for a staff hearing on March 30, 2011.  PLEASE NOTE:  The modified parking plan hearing is also being held on the same date.

Should you have any questions, you may contact Tom Rothmann at or at (213) 978-1370.

Proposed Shopping Cart Ordinance & Hearing Notice

February 18th, 2011

The City Planning Department has published the proposed onsite shopping cart containtment ordinance and scheduled a staff hearing on March 31, 2011.  Neighborhood Councils may wish to agendize and review this ordinance, submit comments to City Planning and participate at the staff hearing.

Questions ?  — City Planning Department Contact:  Gabriela Juarez at or at (213) 978-1337.

PlanCheck will also provide reminders and updates at upcoming PlanCheck meetings/events.


Modified Parking Requirement (MPR)

February 11th, 2011

The Planning Department is considering a new Modified Parking Requirement (MPR) Supplemental Use District.  The draft ordinance is being released along with the CEQA publication.  A hearing with staff (not the City Planning Commission) will be held on March 30, 2011.

Attached is electronic copy of the notice of public hearing for case number CPC-2007-2216-CA, Q&A sheet and proposed Ordinance text.  It is important to review this material and get your comments on record.  Please help disseminate this information through your networks and share your insights.

City Planning Department Staff contact is Tom Rothmann at (213) 978-1370 or

CPC-2007-2216-CA_Hearing Notice

IMPORTANT: You are Invited to Help Reform the City’s Development Review Process

February 6th, 2011

Community Invitation

IMPORTANT:  Please share with your neighbors and invite their participation at these upcoming Community Meetings regarding Reforming the City’s Development process.  You can make a difference!

Dear Community Stakeholder:

The City of Los Angeles is committed to reforming the City’s Development Review Process. Once the Department of City Planning has determined that a homeowner’s remodeling project or a developer’s complex complies with the City’s General Plan, many complain that the design, permitting, and review processes are cumbersome.

Therefore, the goals of the reform effort are to reduce processing times, increase transparency, and make the process easier to understand for all stakeholders. The City has engaged KH Consulting Group (KH) to assist in the reform effort. As an important part of the reform process, we need to hear from our external stakeholders. We are therefore inviting key community leaders to provide us with input on what improvements are needed in moving forward versus rehashing the problems of the past.

The four following forums will be held specifically for the community:

Date: February 9, 2011
Time: 6:DO pm-8:00 pm
Place: Marvin Braude San Fernando
Valley Constituent Service Center
Conference Room lB (ln floor)
6262 Van Nuys Blvd
Van Nuys, CA 91401

Date: February 10, 2011
Time: 6:00 pm-8:00 pm
Place: Glassell Senior Citizen Center
37S0 Verdugo Road
Los Angeles, CA 9006S

Date: February 16, 2011
Time: 6:00 pm-8:00 pm
Place: Felicia Mahood Senior Center
11338 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90028

Date: February 17, 2011
Time: 6:00 pm-8:00 pm
Place: Exposition Park
Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune
Regional Branch Library
3900 S. Western Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90028

We look forward to your participation and insights.

Please RSVP to Claudia Rodriguez at the ,Department of City Planning at 213-978-1283 or or online at:

Community Care Facilities-Supplemental Report

February 6th, 2011

The Community Care Facilities Supplemental Report and Ordinance is scheduled to go before the City Planning Commission on February 10, 2011.CPC-2009-800_SupplementalReport

Bicycle Plan goes to Transp/PLUM meetings on 2-9-11

February 6th, 2011

PlanCheck is happy to post the following from LA City Planning.  Please share with your neighborhood councils, neighbors and lists.

Please join us for the presentation of the Bicycle Plan before a joint meeting of the City Council’s Transportation and Planning and Land Use Management Committees to be held Wednesday February 9th at 2pm.  This is the first step in the City Council review process of the Bicycle Plan as approved by the City Planning Commission on December 16, 2010. Bicycle Plan documents are available on the project website ( or via the Council File Management System ( Please check the City Council website site for the agenda and the confirmed location and time (

When: Wednesday February 9, 2011
Where: City Hall, Council Chambers (Room 340)
Time:  2pm
Council File Number:10-2385-S2