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BMO/BHO Code Amendment at PLUM Committee Tuesday 11/29/16

November 22nd, 2016
The City Council’s Planning & Land Use Management (PLUM) Committee will consider the Baseline Mansionization/Baseline Hillside (BMO/BHO) Code Amendment at its scheduled meeting on Tuesday November 29, 2016. The meeting is scheduled to begin at 2:30 p.m. and will take place in the Edward R. Roybal Board of Public Works Hearing Room (Room 350) of Los Angeles City Hall, 200 N Spring St, Los Angeles, CA 90012.
An agenda for the PLUM meeting will become available in the next few days at the following link: 29 2016
The Council File (CF 14-0656) for the Code Amendment may be accessed here:
At the meeting, interested parties will have the opportunity to speak and submit written information on the Code Amendment. Please note that multiple items will be on the agenda and the BMO/BHO item may not be taken up until well after the noticed start time.
The Council will also accept written comments on the Code Amendment. Written comments may be sent to; please reference Council File #14-0656 in your correspondence.
For questions, please contact Niall Huffman, (213) 978-3405.
Thank you for your continued interest in the BMO/BHO Code Amendment.

BMO/BHO Code Amendment: Staff Report to City Planning

July 7th, 2016

On July 14, 2016, the City Planning Commission will consider the proposed Baseline Mansionization Ordinance and Baseline Hillside Ordinance (BMO/BHO) Code amendment and make a recommendation to the City Council. This is in response to Council Motion CF 14-0656 requesting​ ​the Department address concerns regarding out-of-scale development in single-family​ ​neighborhoods.​ ​Once the Commission makes a formal recommendation, the Code amendment will be considered by the City Council. Changes may still be made before the City Council’s final decision.

The Department of City Planning has prepared a staff report with updated recommendations for the Commission’s consideration. The Department has also prepared a summary fact sheet of staff’s recommendations and a revised, expanded Questions & Answers document detailing the proposed ordinance and staff recommended ​modifications.​

For your convenience, these documents are attached to this email.​ You can also find them on the Department of City Planning’s dedicated Neighborhood Conservation website. An agenda of the Commission meeting will be posted shortly at under “Commissions & Hearings.”

​The Department appreciates the interest and involvement of the ​many individuals and organizations who have weighed in with their thoughts and comments on the proposed ordinance. We ask that any further comments be made directly to the City Planning Commission, either in person at the July 14 meeting or by email at

For questions, please contact Niall Huffman (213) 978-3405.

Link to documents here

BMO Draft Amendment Released

April 22nd, 2016

The preliminary draft amendment (BMO/BHO) to the LAMC to establish new regulations for all single-family zoned properties, including RA, RE, RS, and R1 Zones.

PROPOSED PROJECT: A proposed ordinance amending the Los Angeles Municipal Code to establish new regulations for all single-family zoned properties including the RA, RE, RS, and R1 Zones.  PURPOSE: The purpose of the hearing is to obtain testimony from affected and/or interested persons regarding this project. The hearing will be conducted by a Hearing Officer who will consider oral testimony and any written communication received regarding this proposed Code amendment, as well as the merits of the draft ordinance as it relates to existing land use regulations. After the hearing, a recommendation report will be prepared for consideration by the City Planning Commission at a later date.

Please submit comments to: Niall Huffman Neighbor (more…)