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Community Planning Forum-Presented by LA City Planning Department

Please see attached flyer for the Planning Department’s Community Planning Forum meetings scheduled at various city locations for the month of March and April.

Note, the Forum for the South LA Region is scheduled for Saturday, March 22 from 9:00am to noon at the Martin Luther King Jr Recreation Center. This forum will feature 3 Citywide Initiatives (re:code, Mobility Plan & Health Element) and will also have a station featuring the South and Southeast Los Angeles New Community Plans.

South Los Angeles Community Plan: https://sites.google.com/site/southlaplan/


Open House Planning Forums

The Department of City Planning will be hosting a series of open house-style Regional Forums in March and April. You are invited to stop by anytime during the event to learn about some of the most exciting and current planning initiatives and to share your ideas!

The attached flyer includes the date and location details.


The open house will feature information about the following:

The Mobility Plan 2035, which envisions a new way of moving around the city using its streets for mobility and beyond.
The Plan for a Healthy Los Angeles, the General Plan’s new Health and Wellness Element, which lays a policy framework to make Los Angeles a healthier place to live, work and play.
re:code LA, a five-year effort to comprehensively update the zoning code and develop an interactive web code format.

• Planning activities for middle- and high-school aged youth to foster civic engagement and greater understanding about urban planning.
• Other planning initiatives local to the event location.


At each Planning Forum, the Plan for a Healthy Los Angeles and Mobility Plan 2035 will be hosting a Public Hearing. Drop in anytime during the event and submit your written or verbal comments for the record and for consideration by staff.



Mobility Plan 2035
My La


Plan for a Healthy Los Angeles
Lys Mendez


re:code LA
cleardot.gifDeborah Kahen


code LA Seeks Applicants


Seeking Applications for Zoning Advisory Committee

Join us in creating livable communities, encouraging sustainable development, and fostering economic vitality.

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:

  • Architecture
  • Building Industry
  • Chambers of Commerce
  • Engineering
  • Academia
  • Transportation
  • Professional Associations
  • Certified Neighborhood Councils
  • Homeowner Association Groups
  • Non-Affiliated Los Angeles Residents
  • Housing Advocates
  • Downtown Organizations
  • Other Stakeholder 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:

  • Unified Downtown Development Code
  • Industrial Zones
  • Commercial Zones
  • Multi-Family Residential Zones
  • Orientation Districts
  • Nonconforming Rights
  • Subdivisions
  • Parking & Signs
  • Parks & Open Space
  • Public Right-of-Way
  • Transfer of Development Rights
  • Overlays

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.

Invitation Letter

Consolidated Planning Community Meetings

The Housing and Community Investment Department is hosting six community forums throughout the City in October 2013. In order to meet all the requirements that the plan entails, the City is organizing a series of Consolidated Planning Community Meetings to solicit and engage the public in providing feedback on their respective neighborhood needs.

See attached flyers for details.

Planning & Procurement Section
Housing + Community Investment Department Los Angeles
1200 W. 7th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90017
(:213.744.9077 | *: CDD.planning

Con Plan flyer Final English.pdf

Con Plan flyer Final spanish.pdf

LA City 2010 Bicycle Plan Webinars

Are you into cycling?  Then check out these webinars the city is hosting later this month:

We’re very pleased to announce that the Department of City Planning is hosting its first-ever citywide “webinars” on Thursday, July 22, to give you the opportunity to learn more and ask questions about the City’s new Draft Bicycle Plan and Five-Year Implementation Strategy. From San Pedro to Chatsworth, Venice to Boyle Heights, bicyclists and community members will be coming together on-line, from their own homes, to learn about the steps Los Angeles is taking to become a bicycle-friendly city. We hope that you’ll help spread the word about these pioneering web-based public meetings to your membership/readership. 
Continue reading LA City 2010 Bicycle Plan Webinars

City of Los Angeles 2010 Bicycle Plan

To all Interested Parties:
The City of Los Angeles is pleased to release the draft 2010 Los Angeles Bicycle Plan. The 2010 Bicycle Plan is a comprehensive update of the current Bicycle Plan first adopted in 1996 and re-adopted by the City Council in 2002 and 2007. The 2010 Bicycle Plan (2010 Plan), a component of the Transportation Element, (an element of the City’s General Plan), is part of the City’s commitment to transform Los Angeles from an auto-centric City to a City with a multi-modal transportation system. The 2010 Plan designates 1,633 miles of bikeway facilities and proposes two new bicycle networks (Citywide and Neighborhood). Additionally, the 2010 Bicycle Plan includes a Technical Design Handbook that will assist both City staff and residents in selecting and designing facilities for future bikeways that are safe and consistent with current standards and guidelines.

The 2010 Los Angeles Bicycle Plan is a result of extensive fieldwork, numbers public workshops, and suggestions from thousands of public comments received from September 2009 draft Bicycle Plan.  The Bicycle Plan is a joint effort between the Department of City Planning and Department of Transportation. 

The complete document and maps will be available on the project website [www.labikeplan.org] by end of the day June 18th with printed copies available for public review at the City’s Central Library and eight regional libraries and the Department of City Planning’s Downtown and Van Nuys Public Counters by June 30th, 2010. 

A series of workshops/public hearing will be held between September 7-18, 2010 to take public testimony and comment.

Please see the attached flyer for additional facts on the 2010 Bicycle Plan and information regarding the public hearing process.

Jordann Turner
Los Angeles Department of City Planning 
2010 Bicycle Plan-Project Manager
200 N. Spring Street, Rm 721
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Phone: 213.978.1379 | Fax: 213.978.4656