Archive for August, 2017

Cannabis Ordinance

August 12th, 2017

If anyone has an interest in Cannabis business locations / regulations you can read the draft ordinance posted on the City Planning website at (click on Ordinances and then click on Proposed Ordinances and then Commercial Cannabis Location Restriction Ordinance and Supplement. This draft ordinance focuses on the land use part. There are two other parts regarding the enforcement and the new commission which is proposed to have 15 commissioners, appointed by the Mayor, who will approve / disapprove all locations. The draft ordinance will be at the City Planning Commission in September.

Ordinances must be approved before Jan. 1, 2018.

Draft Ordinances are on the City Planning website at

Increasing Density or Floor Area Ratio

August 12th, 2017

To Planning and Land Use Management Committee
Los Angeles City Planning Commission report, dated August 4, 2017, relative to amending the Los Angeles Municipal Code to clarify existing regulations and align affordability requirements across the range of zoning entitlements that allow for increased density or floor area ratio beyond what is allowed by Department of City Planning.

Comprehensive Fee Study — Increase in cost for filing appeals

August 12th, 2017
At PLUM this Tuesday will be the following regarding increase in filing fees for appeals.

If you have an interest in this topic, please review the Council File reports, submit your comments and speak at the PLUM meeting on Tuesday, August 15 at 2:30 p.m. at City Hall.

ITEM NO.(3)09-0969CONTINUED FROM 8/8/17

Reports from the Department of City Planning and City Administrative Officer relative to a comprehensive fee study and recommendations for cost recovery for project planning services.

Fiscal Impact Statement: Yes

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

Planning 101 Workshops

August 2nd, 2017

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