Archive for January, 2013

Update on Digital Billboards in the City of LA.

January 25th, 2013

The LA City Council’s pending new sign ordinance will not outlaw digital signs.  Despite the City’s ban on new billboards dating back to 2002, the City is in the process of approving a new ordinance that will allow new signs (including digital signs) in designated “sign districts” which are to be limited to commercial and industrial locations.  The proposed ordinance passed out of the PLUM Committee this week and is heading for full City Council consideration.  It will be very important to read any possible changes that might be proposed there, including efforts to circumvent the recent Appeals Court decision in the Summit Media case that ruled that the secret billboards settlements entered into by the City with Clear Channel and CBS were illegal.  That ruling also stated that the approximately 100 digital billboards erected as a result of the secret settlements are to be removed.   Clear Channel and CBS are both lobbying the City to allow those signs to remain.

Public Hearings announced for First Year of first Five-Year Implementation Strategy of the 2010 Bicycle Plan

January 25th, 2013

Due to your involvement with your neighborhood council in the geographic area of the proposed bicycle facilities, you are included in the list of stakeholders to receive the Notice of Public Hearing for the First Year of first Five-Year Implementation Strategy of the 2010 Bicycle Plan.

Restoration of Historic Streetcar Services in Downtown Los Angeles EIR/EA

January 25th, 2013

Following up from the two scoping meetings held for the Restoration of Historic Streetcar Services in Downtown Los Angeles EIR/EA.

A copy of the Notice of Preparation is available for download by visiting:

A copy of the Initial Study:

A copy of the presentation given:

Please note: comments can be emailed to, or sent via postal mail to:
City of Los Angeles
Department of Public Works, BOE
Attn: Jim Doty
1149 S Broadway, Suite 600
Los Angeles, CA 90015-2213

Please be sure to get your comments in by February 1, 2013 and no later than February 11, 2013.

NBC Universal Evolution Project and the Studio City NC

January 8th, 2013


Happy New Year!  PlanCheckNC’s first meeting of 2013 will be held this coming Saturday, January 12, 2013 10 a.m. – 12 noon at

Glassell Park Senior/Community Center  * change in location  *
3750 Verdugo Road, LA CA 90065
in the Public Storage Building
the entrance is at the rear, through parking lot, adjacent to the GP Swimming Pool on Verdugo Road

NBC Universal Evolution Plan – Successful Negotiations for Studio City
Lisa Sarkin, Land Use Chair and Scott Ouelette, Transportation Committee Chair for the Studio City Neighborhood Council will share their work and community benefits for Studio City.

Update on status of Current Issues in City Planning

Announcements & Networking with City representatives, Citywide Neighborhood Council and Community Representatives

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Remember to Mark your calendars to save the second Saturday of the month for PlanCheckNC.  Please share with interested stakeholders.

Looking forward to seeing you!

MARK YOUR CALENDAR:  February PlanCheckNC meeting will be February 9th

Cindy Cleghorn, Acting Chair

Russell Brown, Educational Programs