Archive for December, 2012

Community Care Facilities Ordinance – Special Meeting Monday 12/10 9 a.m.

December 7th, 2012

In response to the quadruple homicide at an unlicensed boarding house in Northridge, Councilmember Mitchell Englander is holding a special meeting on Monday, Dec. 10 of the Public Safety Committee he chairs, to discuss the need to advance his Community Care Facilities Ordinance (CCFO). Monday, Dec. 10. 9:00 am. City Hall, 200 N. Spring St. Council Chambers, 3rd Floor.

To see the Community Care Facilities Ordinance, go to

Citywide Design Guidelines at CPC on Dec 13

December 6th, 2012

The Citywide Design Guidelines Ordinance is going to CPC on December 13th. The project description is:

The proposed ordinance (Appendix A) modifies Section 11.5.4 of the Los Angeles Municipal Code to require that select discretionary projects comply with the Citywide Design Guidelines adopted by the City Planning Commission and makes minor technical corrections.

Due to a 150 page attachment (the Citywide Design Guidelines themselves), the staff report is too large to send by e-mail.

The direct link to the staff report is:

Please note that it may take a few moments to load due to the file size.

The staff report can also be accessed by going to:

1) go to
2) click on Ordinances (tab listed on the left side)
3) click on Proposed Ordinances
4) click on Citywide Design Guidelines Ordinance

For further information on the Citywide Design Guidelines please contact:

Deborah Kahen, AICP
City of Los Angeles | Code Studies
Department of City Planning
deborah.kahen@lacity. org | 213 978 1202