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August 2nd, 2017

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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.

Job Opportunity: Deputy Director of Planning

November 15th, 2016

The filing period may close on Wednesday, November 23, 2016 at 4:00 pm
or until sufficient resumes are received.


One Water LA Workshop #4

October 6th, 2016
The One Water LA Plan is well underway and we need your involvement and insights during this critical phase to help determine the Plan’s final content.

Please join us on October 26th for an important discussion on the following topics:
  • Project selection criteria finalization
  • Potential projects and project portfolio themes
  • Recommended policies
The draft products created as a result of Workshop #4 will serve as the foundation for major plan elements to be discussed in our final two workshops. So now is an especially important time to stay, or get involved.
When: Wednesday, October 26, 20161:00 PM to 4:00 PM (click to add to calendar)

Where: Goodwill Community Enrichment Center
3150 N. San Fernando Road, Los Angeles, 90065

R1 Variation Zones Code Amendment Recommendation Report

October 6th, 2016

The Proposed R1 Variation Zones Code Amendment Recommendation Report to the City Planning Commission, as well as the Proposed Zone Change Recommendation Report for the Faircrest Heights, Crestview, Picfair Village, Wilshire Vista, La Brea Hancock, Larchmont Heights, South Hollywood and the Oaks of Los Feliz neighborhoods are now available online on the Neighborhood Conservation webpage under “Updates.”


Direct links to the reports are also available below.

These matters are scheduled to go before the City Planning Commission on Thursday, October 13 after 10 a.m. in Room 340 of City Hall (200 N. Spring Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012). The agenda for the City Planning Commission meeting will be posted online here.


Public comments can be submitted to Please be sure to include the case number in the communication.


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Should you have any questions please contact When emailing please reference the case number in the subject line and “Code Amendment” or “Zone Change” (e.g.,CPC-2016-2110-CA; Code Amendment or CPC-2016-2112-ZC; Zone Change).


Thank you!

Neighborhood Conservation Team
Department of City Planning

HPOZ | Community Planning | Code Studies

Urban Agriculture Incentive Zone Ordinance Recommendation Report

October 6th, 2016
The Urban Agriculture Incentive Zone Ordinance Recommendation Report is now available on the Department’s website:
The October 13th CPC Agenda has not yet been posted, but you can continue to check the following link:
If you cannot attend the CPC meeting in person, you should be able to listen to it by calling (213) 621-CITY. More information on Council Phone can be viewed here.
The Commission has adopted rules regarding written submissions, including Day of Hearing Submissions, which can be viewed here.
Please don’t hesitate to email if you have any questions. I will be out of the office tomorrow, but will respond when I return on Tuesday, October 11th.
Thank you for your time and attention.

Small Lot Code Amendment: Staff Report to City Planning Commission Now Available

August 18th, 2016
Screen shot 2016-08-18 at 5.58.21 PMOn August 25, 2016, the City Planning Commission will consider the proposed update to the Small Lot Subdivision (“SLS”) Ordinance and make a recommendation to the City Council. The proposed Code Amendment is part of a comprehensive update of the existing SLS Ordinance, and is in response to the input received throughout the public comment process. Changes may still be made before the City Council’s final decision.

Sawtelle Corridor Overlay — Grassroots effort

June 24th, 2016

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Planetizen Top Twitter Feeds

May 10th, 2016


Some of the most active and valued Twitter users in the planning and urbanism conversation share their favorite Twitter feeds.

Second Dwelling Unit (SDU) Ordinace – Staff Report and CPC Hearing

April 28th, 2016

Please find the attached Staff Recommendation Report from the Department of City Planning regarding the proposed Second Dwelling Unit (SDU) repeal ordinance (CPC-2016-1245-CA). The ordinance would repeal subsections 12.24 W.43 and 12.24 W.44 of the Los Angeles Municipal Code (LAMC) for the purpose of complying with state law AB 1866 on Second Dwelling Units and grandfathering Second Dwelling Units permitted since June 23, 2003.

The item will be considered at the 5/12/16 meeting of the City Planning Commission, which will be held at 8:30 AM at City Hall, Board of Public Works Rm 350, at 200 N. Spring Street, 90012. We welcome your attendance and comments.

Written comments may be sent to the City Planning Commission by following the policy described here.


CPC-2016-1245-CA package