From Sylvia Lacy at CD-10 Herb Wesson’s office:
Please see the attached Notice of Road Work from February 28 to March 1 on Adams – also, free recycle and shredding event March 28th.
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The City of Los Angeles is embarking on re:code LA, the first comprehensive revision of its Zoning Code in 67 years. Modernizing and streamlining the antiquated Code is a key component of the City’s Development Reform Strategic Plan and is one of the Department of City Planning’s (DCP) priority projects. DCP is seeking applications from local leaders and stakeholders to participate in a Zoning Advisory Committee (ZAC), a policy-oriented body formed specifically to advise DCP on the code rewrite on this critical multi-year effort.
The ZAC will be composed of individuals representing a variety of stakeholder interests. Extra selection consideration will be given to applicants representing more than one stakeholder group. Individuals seeking to represent groups or organizations will need to submit a letter of support, on letterhead, for each listed. Each group or organization may choose to support multiple individuals, but will need to do so in writing. Stakeholder representation may include the following groups:
ZAC members are strongly encouraged to supply their own digital tablet or laptop computer, as documents and material will be delivered digitally in order to minimize the use of paper.
The 15 to 17 individuals selected for this committee will play key roles in advising the City and consultant staff on zoning policy direction and provide guidance during the development of the new Zoning Code. Members of the ZAC will be announced by November 2013 and are expected to meet regularly (e.g., monthly or bi-monthly) until project completion in 2017. Please keep in mind that we will not be allowing proxy representation. A proxy is a person who is designated by another to represent that individual at a meeting.
Sections of the new Code to be discussed include, but will not be limited to:
The DCP will deliver all sections of the new Zoning Code to the City Planning Commission by December 2017. However, a Unified Downtown Development Code is scheduled to be delivered to the City Planning Commission within two years in 2015. In order to guarantee continuity, all ZAC applicants are asked to consider this as a 5-year commitment.
Please complete and return tom.rothmann or mail a completed application form to:
City of Los Angeles
Department of City Planning
200 North Spring Street, City Hall, Room 701
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Attention: Tom Rothmann
If you have questions, please contact Tom Rothmann at tom.rothmann or Erick Lopez at erick.lopez. More information can be found on the project website at recode.la.More information is available on the project website at recode.la.
Mobility Element Notice of Preparation (NOP) of an Environmental Impact Report (EIR) and scoping meetings
The City of Los Angeles Department of City Planning will be preparing an EIR for the Mobility Element Update. We have prepared a Notice of Preparation (NOP), which was released to the public today and is available to download (you can also open the attached files). As outlined in the NOP, the EIR will address air quality, acquisitions and displacement, land use and planning, noise and vibration, safety and security, and traffic and parking. The public comment period begins April 4, 2013 and will close on May 6, 2013.
We will be hosting two scoping meetings (in the Valley and Central City) that will include a brief presentation of the projects to be addressed in the EIR as well as an open house format during which the public can provide comments. The scoping meetings are an opportunity for the public to provide input on questions it would like to see answered in the EIR. We encourage community members to identify what should be analyzed in the EIR, but remember to provide comments on the scope, content, and specificity of the report.
For more information about the project and future events, visit:
If you are unable to attend either meeting, you can submit your written comments to:
Department of City Planning
200 N. Spring Street
Room 667, MS 395
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Phone: (213) 978-1194
We had a very informative guest speaker visit the MINC Stakeholder meeting on Monday night. He brought along a packet with a lot of information in it, and we requested that he send it along electronically, so that we could send it out to all of our stakeholders who weren’t present. See the information below – and please click on the link to sign their petition, and also to get further information.
The EDI builds on national best practices applied to the City’s unique concerns, invests existing City resources for start-up operations and positions the City for future business growth and job creation. This meeting is intended to present an overview of the new EDI, respond to questions regarding the City’s economic development process, and discuss how Neighborhood Councils can participate.For more information on the EDI, visit CAO.LACity.org/OEA to access “Economic Development in Los Angeles: A New Approach for a World Class City.” To RSVP (necessary for parking):