Archive for February, 2016

Neighborhood Integrity Initiative

February 26th, 2016

Information regarding a proposed Ballot Measure called the Neighborhood Integrity Initiative.

At the last PlanCheckNC meeting both sides of this issue were presented.  Minutes from the meeting and handouts are available at this link.

CPC Meeting Postponed for Proposed Amendment to the Small Lot Subdivision Ordinance

February 26th, 2016
Update from Senior City Planner Jane Choi:
Thank you for your input during our public participation process for the Small Lot Subdivision Ordinance (SLS) Amendment. Due to the overwhelming number of comments and multiple requests to extend the comment submission deadline, the Department of City Planning will be postponing the presentation of the SLS Amendment to the City Planning Commission, which was tentatively scheduled for Thursday, March 24, 2016. A new City Planning Commission meeting date for this item will be announced in the near future.
We welcome further comments and questions about the SLS Amendment for the public record. Please direct your correspondence to Jane Choi ( or May Sirinopwongsagon (

Unapproved Dwelling Units — update

February 21st, 2016

Neighborhood Council stakeholders,

Please find the attached Staff Recommendation Report from the Department of City Planning regarding the proposed Unapproved Dwelling Unit (UDU) ordinance (CF 14-1150). The ordinance would create a new process to grant legal status to certain existing unapproved dwelling units located in multi-family zones when dedicated affordable housing is being provided on site and other performance standards are met.


reCode Public Forums

February 21st, 2016
Screen shot 2016-02-22 at 11.33.14 AMUpcoming Public Forums
We are ready to unveil the first components of our new Zoning Code! Come to any one of our 7 open house public forums for an up-close look.

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PlanCheckNC – Los Angeles Minutes: Feb. 13, 2016

February 21st, 2016

Chair: Cindy Cleghorn –
Next meeting: Mar. 12 – Topic & Location TBD.

Other meetings:
ReCode LA: Wed., Feb. 26 (4th Wed.), City Hall Rm. 525, 6-8 pm. Website:
Member Sharon Commins encourages all NCs to attend. Current work is the Downtown Specific Plan, and many of those tenets will be included in future Community Plans (including yours)

Planning 101 workshop: Canoga Park NC, Wed., Feb. 17. Open to all. Your NC can call Cindy C. for a workshop, too.

1. General
SB 473 (VMT initiative and implementation for CEQA traffic studies): UCLA Lewis Center Study shows many maps of transit areas. There are several definitions of “transit area”: Dedicated line, dedicated station, high-quality transit corridor.

CLAW (animal/wildlife advocacy gorup): Proposal in PLUM to connect fragmented wildlife corridors as part of CEQA/Planning process. Seeks NC support.

Small Lot Subdivision: Comments due by Feb. 17 hearing.
City amendments propose:
Rear setback of 15 ft. next to R1/R2 parcels (complies with underlying R zoning), but only 10 ft. next to R3/R4 parcels (5 (more…)