Archive for June, 2013

DRAFT – City’s Housing Element Released

June 16th, 2013

Certified Neighborhood Council members,

The 2013-2021 update to the City’s Housing Element has been released for public review and comment. The Housing Element is a State-required part of the City’s General Plan, which must be completed on a 8-year schedule to be in compliance. Hopefully some of you are aware of the project due to the efforts we made in attending the regional neighborhood council groups over the past couple months.

A Housing Element is meant to provide policy guidance for local decision making regarding housing programs and decisions. It is a comprehensive statement of City need, constraints and strategies to provide housing opportunities to existing and future residents.

The draft of the plan, as well as additional background information, can be found on the website below. Alternatively, the page can be accessed by looking under the “What’s New” portion of the Planning Department’s website:


We also want to welcome all members of the public to attend the Open House/Public Hearing scheduled for Saturday July 27, 2012 (10AM) at the Deaton Auditorium of the LAPD headquarters downtown. The public notice is attached. Please feel free to forward this to your contacts or other interested parties.

If you have any questions or comments on the draft and can not make it to the Open House/Public Hearing, we welcome you submit them directly to myself by email or regular mail (address below). Last day for public comments is August 8, 2013.

Thank you very much and we look forward to your input on this important long-range citywide policy/planning document.

Matthew Glesne, Housing Planner
City of Los Angeles Department of City Planning
Policy Planning and Historic Resources Division: Citywide Unit
200 North Spring Street, Room 667, Los Angeles, 90012 | 213.978.2666

Mural Ordinance Update 6-8-13

June 10th, 2013

Thank you to Barbara Broide for sharing this update.  We encourage you and your land use committees to share this information.   Please note that the attached is not a recommendation from PlanCheck.  Only sharing this information and you should review all data.   MuralOrdUpdate

June 10th, 2013

Early Notification Reports ~ see attached simple step-by-step instructions on how to self-register. Planning uses Empower LA’s email list, so any questions on your email please contact: self register DCP early notification reports

Realignment — how to get the latest updates

June 10th, 2013

Council File number (13-0046) for Proposed Consolidation-Realignment of DCP and LADBS; step by step on how to find info on the City Clerk’s website is:

1) go to
2) where it says “criteria” punch in this #: 13-004 and click on search
3) “search results” will pop up, click on the council file # “13-0046”
4) on the left you will see the “activity” on this council file; and on the left you can click on on-line documents, and also see how council members voted.
5)If you have any questions on council file items please call the City Clerk’s office, here are 2 phone numbers: 213-978-1043 OR 213-978-1022.

Health & Wellness Chapter Powerpoint presentation

June 10th, 2013

Health and Wellness Powerpoint presentation.  Planner contact info:  Lys Mendez and her direct line is 213-978-1207.  Here’s a link to the presentation:



New Zoning Code Project Launch

June 6th, 2013

Picture 8The Los Angeles Department of City Planning and the Office of Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa are pleased to invite you to the launch of re:code LA on Wednesday, June 12th at 9:30am in the Bradley Tower of City Hall.  

This exciting event will celebrate the start of the first comprehensive update to the City’s Zoning Code since 1946.  re:code LA is a key component of the City’s Development Reform Strategic Plan.  This long-overdue effort will establish a brand new zoning structure for the City of Los Angeles.  The revamped Zoning Code will include clear and predicable language that will offer a wider variety of zoning options to more effectively implement the goals and objectives of the General Plan and accommodate the City’s future needs and development opportunities.

The event will feature remarks by Mayor Villaraigosa and Planning Director Michael LoGrande as well as the unveiling of the re:code LA website.  You will have the opportunity to learn more about the Zoning Code update process and how to get involved.

Please RSVP to Sarah Clark at no later than 5:00pm on Monday, June 10th.
We look forward to seeing you there, and to working with you over the coming years to re:code LA.

Tom Rothmann
Senior City Planner
Code Studies