Archive for January, 2016

Mobility Plan 2035: City Planning Commission Hearing on Amendments

January 28th, 2016

An amended Mobility Plan was adopted by City Council on January 20, 2016, that included additions to the text of the Plan and technical corrections.  Additional amendments are being proposed that include text revisions, as well as map revisions to the enhanced networks. The Los Angeles City Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on these amendments on:

Thursday, February 11, 2016, at approximately 8:30am or soon thereafter in the Public Works Board Room 350, City Hall, 200 North Spring Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012

The staff report for the amendments can be found here and the January 20, 2016 adopted version of the Plan can be found here.

If you are unable to appear at this meeting, you may submit your comments in writing. Written comments may be addressed to the City Planning Commission, Room 532, City Hall, 200 North Spring Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012 or emailed to James Williams,

Please feel free to contact Senior City Planner, Claire Bowin ( | 213-978-1213) or City Planning Associate, Ms. My La ( | 213-978-1194) with any questions you may have.Screen shot 2016-01-28 at 6.12.12 PM

CEQA Guidelines on Evaluating Transportation Impacts in CEQA

January 28th, 2016

The Governor’s Office of Planning and Research will host two webinars to discuss its Revised Proposal on Updates to the CEQA Guidelines on Evaluating Transportation Impacts in CEQA (Implementing Senate Bill 743 (Steinberg, 2013), released on January 20, 2016.  Please note, registration for each webinar is limited to 500 participants.  Each webinar will be recorded, and the same material will be presented in each.   A recording of each webinar will be available for viewing on our website following the live presentation.  Please *register for only one webinar* to maintain space for others who may be interested in attending:

February 1, 3-5pm:
February 9, 3-5pm:

Once you have registered for one webinar or the other, please ensure you have GoToWebinar installed on your computer before the webinar starts.  Also, if you register and are unable to attend, please cancel your registration to make your space available for another attendee.

In each 2 hour webinar, we will:
1. Describe the context and need for the proposed changes
2. Describe the proposed changes to the CEQA Guidelines
3. Describe the contents of the draft Technical Advisory
4. Provide case study examples for various project types
5. Provide time for questions and answers

Additional information regarding the revised proposal is available on OPR’s website:

Recommendation Report on Emergency Homeless Shelters

January 28th, 2016

Staff Recommendation Report from the Department of City Planning regarding the proposed Emergency Homeless Shelters ordinance. The ordinance amends provisions related to the establishment and operation of shelters for the homeless when a “shelter crisis” has been declared by the City Council and/or Mayor.

The item will be discussed at the 2/11/16 meeting of the City Planning Commission.
If you have any questions on this matter, please do not hesitate to let me know.

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


PlanCheckNC Meeting 1-9-16

January 10th, 2016

Screen shot 2016-01-11 at 9.33.05 AMPlanCheckNC’s meeting held on January 9 featured active (and “hot”) City Planning topic areas:  Baseline Mansionization Ordinance, Small Lot Subdivision Ordinance Amendment and the Unapproved Dwelling Unit Ordinance all in draft, comment and hearing stages.

Please share this post.  Announce at your meetings. Send via e-Newsletters to your Neighborhood Councils and Stakeholders to encourage comments and attendance at the open house events and hearings.  A hearing date has been added in the San Fernando Valley for the Amendment to the Small Lot Subdivision Ordinance. Also:  Take the Neighborhood Council Budget Advocates Service Report Card Online Survey at

Baseline Mansionization — Deadline for comments is Monday, January 11.  If you have not submitted your comments please do so to

your councilmember

More information, comments submitted at

and on Facebook at: No More Mcmansions in Los Angeles

Unapproved Dwelling Unit Draft Ordinance – All Council Districts

Last Day to Comment is January 22, 2016

Public Hearing will be held on Wednesday, January 13, 2016 – 6-8 p.m. at Deaton Hall Auditorium. Staff: Matthew Glesne: – 213-978-2666.

Amendment to Small Lot Ordinance – All Council Districts

CPC-2015-4499-CA / ENV-2015-4500-CE

Wednesday, Jan. 20 – Open House: 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.  Hearing: 7:00 p.m. at 11228 Santa Monica Blvd., LA 90025

Tuesday, Jan. 26 – Open House: 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. Hearing: 7:00 p.m. at 1025 Elysian Park Drive, LA 90012

Wednesday, Feb. 17 – Open House: 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. Hearing 7:00 p.m. at 6262 Van Nuys Blvd., First Floor Conference Room, Van Nuys 91401

Staff: Jane Choi, Senior City Planner – – 213-978-1379

Link to these and other proposed ordinances at

Take the Neighborhood Council Budget Advocates Service Report Card Online Survey at


Homeless Strategy Report Released

January 10th, 2016

From the Mayor’s weekly newsletter


This week, the City released the Homelessness Strategy Report. The document gives us a blueprint to guide our decision-making process over the next decade, as we work with partners across the region to find long-term solutions to homelessness in our communities. We’re interested in hearing your thoughts on the homelessness report. Submit your feedback here

PlanCheckNC Matrix

January 9th, 2016