Archive for April, 2013

Save the Date – LANI Forum June 20

April 24th, 2013

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Realignment of City Departments

April 6th, 2013


The City Clerk just released the PLUM agenda and the consolidation report will be heard next week April 23 ~ see Item No. 2 on the PLUM agenda.

As promised, listed below are updated links to access the Consolidation Report and our department’s Comment Form, on-line:

Consolidation Report

Comment Form

Please disregard the link in previous email sent on April 8th.  We have updated those links and look forward to your input.

Should you have any questions or concerns you can also contact:

Estineh Mailian
Senior City Planner
Direct Phone: (213)978-1308
Address: Department of City Planning, 200 N. Spring St., Suite 532, Los Angeles, CA 90012


Please find the report transmitted to the Planning and Land Use Management Committee on April 5, 2013, in response to Council Motion filed under CF No. 13-0046. The report contains a joint recommendation from the General Manager of the Department of Building & Safety and myself, to create a new Department of City Planning and Development which will house key functions involved in the development process in order to reduce redundancies, improve transparency and streamline the process in Los Angeles.  The recommendation includes the integration of functions from the Department of Building & Safety, Department of City Planning, Department of Public Works’ Bureaus of Engineering and Contract Administration, Fire Department and Department of Transportation.

Please know that this is a long term plan that will be refined in the next several months and will include many opportunities for input.  I will keep you posted as it moves through the legislative process.  I appreciate your support and willingness to embrace change.


Michael J. LoGrande
Director of Planning
City of Los Angeles Planning Department
200 N. Spring Street. Executive Office
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Tel. 213.978.1271
Fax 213.978.1275

Mobility Element NOP of EIR and scoping meetings

April 4th, 2013

Mobility Element Notice of Preparation (NOP) of an Environmental Impact Report (EIR) and scoping meetings

The City of Los Angeles Department of City Planning will be preparing an EIR for the Mobility Element Update. We have prepared a Notice of Preparation (NOP), which was released to the public today and is available to download (you can also open the attached files). As outlined in the NOP, the EIR will address air quality, acquisitions and displacement, land use and planning, noise and vibration, safety and security, and traffic and parking. The public comment period begins April 4, 2013 and will close on May 6, 2013.

We will be hosting two scoping meetings (in the Valley and Central City) that will include a brief presentation of the projects to be addressed in the EIR as well as an open house format during which the public can provide comments. The scoping meetings are an opportunity for the public to provide input on questions it would like to see answered in the EIR. We encourage community members to identify what should be analyzed in the EIR, but remember to provide comments on the scope, content, and specificity of the report.

For more information about the project and future events, visit:
la2b.orgLA Mobility Element to be studied

Scoping Meeting Information:

Valley Area
April 16, 2013 | 5:30-7:30 PM
North Hollywood Regional Library
5211 Tujunga Avenue
North Hollywood, CA 91601

Central Area
April 22, 2013 | 5:30-7:30 PM
Caltrans District 7 Building, Rm 01.040 A & B
100 S. Main St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012

If you are unable to attend either meeting, you can submit your written comments to:

My La
Department of City Planning
200 N. Spring Street
Room 667, MS 395
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Phone: (213) 978-1194

Who Cites & Follows Up Zoning Violations at April 13 PlanCheck meeting

April 1st, 2013

April 13, 2013- 10:00 a.m.*meeting will start on time

Hollywood Constituent Center

6501 Fountain

Hollywood 90028

*Refreshments will be available at this meeting


Who Cites & Who Follows Up Zoning Violations for Multi-Family Residential?  Round Table Discussion with

Jeff Paxton, Chief Inspector LA Housing Department

Frank Bush, Chief, LADBS Code Enforcement

Bill Carter, LA City Attorney


Policy Planning & Historic Resources Division – Mobility, Housing and the new Health & Wellness Chapter for the Framework Element of the City’s General Plan with Claire Bowin, City Planner, Citywide Section

Update on status of Current Issues in City Planning

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

Sign up to receive automatic updates from PlanCheckNC from the website at

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:  April 13 at Hollywood Constituent Center


Looking ahead – Next PlanCheckNC meeting will be on Saturday, May 11th

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