Archive for August, 2011

Retaining Wall Ordinance Meetings

August 12th, 2011

Join City Planning staff in a series of public meetings to be held throughout the City of Los Angeles to discuss and provide feedback on issues related to retaining walls.

The proposed ordinance is a result of concerns that were brought up in meetings for the Baseline Hillside Ordinance which became effective in May, 2011. Your input will help identify concerns surrounding retaining walls that will be the basis for the development of a new retaining wall ordinance. The meetings will include a presentation from planning staff and be an open forum to discuss the related issues. Everyone is welcome, so invite anyone who may also be interested.

Dates and Locations:

North Valley Meeting
Tuesday, August, 23, 2011 – 6:30 PM
Council District 2 Field Office
7747 Foothill Blvd.
Tujunga, CA 91042
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Harbor Area Meeting
Tuesday, August 30, 2011 – 6:30 PM
Cabrillo Marina Community Center
224 Whalers Walk
San Pedro, CA 90731
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Westside Meeting
Thursday, September 1, 2011 – 6:30 PM
The Mirman School
Ross Family Auditorium
16180 Mulholland Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90049
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Metro Meeting
Wednesday, September 7, 2011 – 6:30 PM
Hollywood Constituent Center
6501 Fountain Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90028
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Eastside Meeting
Monday, September 12, 2011 – 6:30 PM
Glassell Park Community Center
3750 Verdugo Road
Los Angeles, CA 90065
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If you have any questions, please contact David Olivo at (213) 473-9769 or

Notice: Planning & Land Use Fee Increases

August 12th, 2011

The City Council has approved increases for most Planning and Land Use Fees.  These fees will be effective Thursday, August 18, 2011.  All applications filed on or after that date will be charged the new fee amounts.  Detailed information can be accessed at: