Archive for September, 2012

Cornfield Arroyo Seco Specific Plan (CASP)

September 28th, 2012

The Cornfield Arroyo Seco Specific Plan (CASP) will be presented at the City Planning Commission on Thursday, October 11th. The meeting will be held in City Hall 200 N. Spring Street on the third floor (either room 350 or the Council Chambers).

A revised copy (since the August 6, 2012 draft) of the Plan along with the staff report and other exhibits are available on the department’s website. The changes to the Plan since the August draft are highlighted in red.

You can find the documents by going to: – go to Ordinances, then Proposed Ordinances. The CASP should be at the top of the list.

You can contact Claire Bowin, the project manager for the CASP at: or call her at: 213.978.1213 if you have questions, comments, or concerns that you would like to discuss with her.

Meet Michael LoGrande at PlanCheck Oct 13

September 23rd, 2012

Special Guest Speaker, Michael LoGrande, Director,

City Planning Department at PlanCheck meeting on Oct. 13.  10 a.m.

Modified Parking Requirement Districts

September 23rd, 2012

An ordinance amending certain Sections  of the Zoning Code and adding a new Section 13.17 to allow for the adoption of Modified Parking Requirement (MPR) Districts implementing one or more of seven specified parking requirement modification tools becomes effective on October 9th.  You can download Ordinance No. 182,242 at

Plastic Bag Ordinance – Notice of Preparation Initial Study

September 22nd, 2012

Dear Stakeholder,

The City of Los Angeles is proposing to adopt and implement an ordinance to ban the use of single-use plastic carryout bags, charge a fee on paper bags, and promote the use of reusable bags at specified retailers within the City. A six-month grace period would be provided for large retailers and a one-year grace period would be provided for small retailers, which would include a public education component.

The City of Los Angeles has completed an Initial Study which indicates that the proposed project may result in significant impacts and therefore an Environmental Impact Report will be prepared.

The Notice of Preparation and Initial Study are available for public review from September 20, 2012 to October 19, 2012. If you would like to comment, please send your written comments so that they are received no later than October 19, 2012 to:

Daniel Hackney, Program Manager
Bureau of Sanitation,
1149 S. Broadway, 5th Floor
Los Angeles, California 90015.

The City of Los Angeles, Bureau of Sanitation will hold meetings to receive public input on the proposed project and the Initial Study, as follows:

October 2, 2012, 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm – Ronald F. Deaton Auditorium (in Police Administration Building), 100 W. 1st Street, Los Angeles, CA 90015
October 3, 2012, 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm – Wilmington Recreation Center (Multi-Purpose Room), 325 Neptune Ave, Wilmington, CA 90744
October 4, 2012, 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm – Cheviot Hills Recreation Center Auditorium, 2551 Motor Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90064
October 10, 2012, 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm – Van Nuys City Hall, 14410 Sylvan Street, Van Nuys, CA 91401

The Initial Study is available for review at the City of Los Angeles Bureau of Sanitation at 1149 S. Broadway, 5th Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90015, under What’s new…, and at the following public libraries:

Central Library, 630 W. 5th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90071
Van Nuys Branch Library, 6250 Sylmar Ave., Van Nuys, CA 91401
West L. A. Regional Branch Library, 11360 Santa Monica Bl., Los Angeles, CA 90025
San Pedro Regional Branch Library, 931 S. Gaffey Street, San Pedro, CA 90731

Thank you for your participation.

Supplemental Mural Ord Staff Report

September 1st, 2012

The mural supplemental staff report for the September 13, 2012 CPC meeting is attached. Any questions/comments please contact Tom Rothman via email: or by phone (213)978-1891.
supplemental mural staff report for CPC meeting Sept 13