Action Alert – Cell Tower Installations too close to home?

September 20th, 2017

Action Alert —Concerned about cell tower installations adjacent to your residence and around the neighborhood (and across the city and state)?

SB 649, the bill that eliminates local control over cell towers in the public right of way and on public property statewide, passed by only a few votes in the Assembly on 9/13 and the Senate on 9/14. Our Westside elected officials voted No.

WSSM strongly supports local control and joins those opposing SB 649, along with the California Dept. of Finance, the City and County of Los Angeles, Mayor Garcetti, LA City Council, and the Westside Regional Alliance of Councils (WRAC). WSSM will be writing the Governor and urging a veto as well. Individual constituents and groups are encouraged to write to Gov. Brown ASAP email via the Gov’s Legislative Secretary Tom Dyer,, and/or call 916-445-2841 or fax 916-558-3160

Governor Jerry Brown
c/o State Capitol, Suite 1173
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: (916) 445-2841 Fax: (916) 558-3160 39mail/

For more information see the following from the League of California Cities (among 260+ organizations, cities, counties and public officials statewide which oppose the bill):  ‪,-Counties-Urge-Gov-Brown-to-Veto-the-Big-T.  Their Facebook page:

Consider sharing this info in your own social media or email blasts . . .adapting the language as appropriate to reflect your own organizations’ position and/or any reference to your local elected officials.  Please help to get the word out and take action NOW!


September 15th, 2017

The Rules, Elections and Intergovernmental Relations Committee will be reviewing multiple Council Files on cannabis at a special meeting on September 25th.  All Neighborhood Councils should be weighing in with Community Impact Statements on the cannabis Council Files.  Please make your community’s voice heard on this important issue.

Over the Counter Permits for Alcohol Establishments

September 10th, 2017

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Supportive housing solutions for people experiencing homelessnes

September 10th, 2017

Five information sessions for 2 ordinances: Permanent Supportive Housing Interim Motel Conversion  to learn about the City’s efforts to provide supportive housing solutions for people experiencing homelessness.   Flyer of dates and times – Information Sessions Homelessness

Commercial Cannabis Location Restriction Ordinance will be at CPC 9-14-17

September 6th, 2017
The Department of City Planning has released its staff recommendation report on the Commercial Cannabis Location Restriction Ordinance (CPC-2017-2260-CA). The report and supporting materials are available at the following link:
The City Planning Commission will consider the draft ordinance at its regular meeting on Thursday, September 14, 2017. The meeting will take place at Los Angeles City Hall in the John Ferraro Council Chamber (Room 340), with the item scheduled to be considered after 11 a.m. The meeting agenda will be posted in the next day or so at under “Commissions & Hearings” and “City Planning Commission.”
The meeting is open to the public and all interested persons are welcome to attend and offer testimony on the draft ordinance. Any written comments should be addressed directly to the City Planning Commission at; however, feel free to copy me at Please remember to reference Case No. CPC-2017-2260-CA in your correspondence.
If you have any questions, please direct them to me at or 213-978-3405. Any media inquiries should be directed to Cheryl Getuiza, Cheryl.Getuiza@lacity.org213-978-1203.
Thank you for your continued interest and participation.


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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South West Valley Workshops

July 10th, 2017