DEPARTMENT REPORT BACK ON PROJECT CHANGES BY THE PLANNING AND LAND USE MANAGEMENT (PLUM) COMMITTEE AND THE CITY COUNCIL

AT CITY PLANNING  COMMISSION 11/18/2021

November 1, 2021
TO: City Planning Commission
FROM: Department of City Planning

Reporting Period: 10/1/21 – 10/31/21

During the reporting period from 10/1/21 to 10/31/21, the Planning & Land Use Management Committee and City Council did not make any changes to affordable housing, other community benefits, or to any conditions or findings as it relates to any project approvals that were considered by the City Planning Commission.

Review Department Letter 11/01/2021

Helen Campbell / Los Angeles City Planning Commission / Commission Appointment

CF 21-1200-S24     AT PLUM 08/31/2021

TIME LIMIT FILE: 10/4/21; LAST DAY FOR COUNCIL ACTION: 10/1/2021

Communication from the Mayor relative to the appointment of Ms. Helen Campbell to the Los Angeles City Planning Commission for the term ending June 30, 2024, to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of Mr. Ajay Relan.

Financial Disclosure Statement: Filed.

Background Check: Pending.

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.


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  • 08/27/2021 Planning and Land Use Management Committee scheduled item for committee meeting on August 31, 2021.  Report from Mayor 08/18/2021
  • 08/19/2021 Mayor document(s) referred to Planning and Land Use Management Committee.  Report from Mayor 08/18/2021
  • 08/18/2021 Document(s) submitted by Mayor, as follows:  Report from Mayor 08/18/2021

Mayor report, dated August 18, 2021, relative to the appointment of Helen Campbell to the Los Angeles City Planning Commissions, for the term ending June 30, 2024. Ms. Campbell will fill the vacancy created by Ajay Relan, who has resigned.

UNDERSTANDING NITHYA RAMAN ON THE HOLLYWOOD COMMUNITY PLAN

For Immediate Release: February 17, 2021

NITHYA RAMAN RELEASES STATEMENT ON THE HOLLYWOOD COMMUNITY PLAN

LOS ANGELES– Councilmember Nithya Raman released a letter today stating the position of her office on the Hollywood Community Plan. The Hollywood Community Plan will go before the City Planning Commission on Thursday, February 18. The Councilmember’s full statement, contained within her letter to the City Planning Commission, is as follows:

Thank you for the opportunity to comment on the forthcoming update to the Hollywood Community Plan. The advancement of this draft plan marks an important accomplishment for Hollywood after decades of labor, and we are deeply appreciative of the Department of City Planning’s work in this arena.

Council District 4 is committed to advancing tenant protections and expanding affordable housing in Los Angeles, and we believe there are several areas within this plan that can be strengthened to ensure equitable and affordable development in Hollywood. Namely, we believe the plan can enshrine more robust protections against tenant displacement, be more ambitious in its offering of affordable housing incentives, and take additional steps to protect open space in the Santa Monica mountains. We’ll expound upon each of these priorities one at a time.

Council District 4 shares and supports the priorities of the Just Hollywood Coalition around developing a more robust set of anti-displacement tools for the residents of Hollywood. We believe that replacement RSO units in redeveloped properties should not count towards the affordability requirements therein, but rather should be preserved in addition to new affordable units. We believe that new affordability covenants in Hollywood should follow in the lead of Santa Monica, New York City, and other cities and extend in perpetuity, not their current 55-year time horizon. We further support the Just Hollywood Coalition’s demand for increased public input on hotel projects, requiring conditional use permits appealable to the City Council and restricting the conversion and demolition of housing for the development of hotels.

On the issue of affordable housing, CD4 believes strongly that the Hollywood CPIO’s incentives should go further than those within the City’s Transit Oriented Communities Program, and thereby serve as a model for incentivizing affordable housing in high-opportunity neighborhoods across Los Angeles. To achieve this, we support more ambitious affordable housing percentages within incentive programs that allow for increased density, as well as the removal of parking requirements for 100% affordable projects. We oppose the proposed height limits on Sunset Blvd. in Corridor 5 and the proposed height reductions on Hillhurst Ave. in Los Feliz and support opportunities for increasing allowable height along these corridors only for projects that demonstrate a substantial commitment to affordable housing. 

Finally, we believe that the Hollywood Community Plan can go further in preserving our fragile and unique ecosystem in the Santa Monica Mountains. To forever protect gains made in this arena, all lands acquired by the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy (SMMC) and Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority (MRCA) should be rezoned to open space as part of the update. In addition, city-owned land in the Santa Monica Mountains that exists within the Hollywood Community Plan should be rezoned as open space as well, as part of the implementation plan for “open space preservation” set out in the Draft Plan.

We understand that this will not be the last opportunity to contribute to the Hollywood Community Plan Update, and we will continue to work with the Department of City Planning and other associated departments to incorporate comments from the City Planning Commission and the public in the coming weeks. Thank you once again for your indefatigable work in updating our city’s Community Plans. We hope that our comments are constructive in furthering this work, and look forward to working closely alongside you as this draft plan is finalized.

Commentary:  Raman Recall Remorse, Dick Platkin, June 24, 2021

Renee Dake Wilson / Commission Appointment / Planning Commission

CF 13-1019     Ayes: Blumenfield, Bonin, Buscaino, Cedillo, deLeón, Harris-Dawson, Koretz, Krekorian, Lee, Martinez, O’Farrell, Price,Raman, Ridley-Thomas, Rodriguez(15); Nays:(0); Absent:(0)

TIME LIMIT FILE – JUNE 14, 2021(LAST DAY FOR COUNCIL ACTION – JUNE 11, 2021

PLANNING AND LAND USE MANAGEMENT (PLUM) COMMITTEE REPORT relative to the appointment of Ms. Renee Dake Wilson to the Los Angeles City Planning Commission (LACPC).

Recommendation for Council action:

RESOLVE that the Mayor’s appointment of Ms. Renee Dake Wilson to the LACPC for the term ending June 30, 2025, is APPROVED and CONFIRMED. Ms. Dake Wilson resides in Council District 13. (Current Composition: M=1; F=6)

Financial Disclosure Statement: Filed.

Background Check: Completed. Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 


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  • 05/21/2021 City Clerk scheduled item for Council on May 25, 2021.   Report from Planning and Land Use Management Committee 05/18/2021
  • 05/18/2021 Planning and Land Use Management Committee approved item(s) .  Report from Mayor 04/29/2021
  • 05/14/2021 Planning and Land Use Management Committee scheduled item for committee meeting on May 18, 2021.    Report from Mayor 04/29/2021
  • 04/29/2021 Mayor document(s) referred to Planning and Land Use Management Committee.  Report from Mayor 04/29/2021
  • 04/29/2021 Document(s) submitted by Mayor, as follows:  Report from Mayor 04/29/2021

Mayor report, dated April 29, 2021, relative to the appointment of Ms. Renee Dake Wilson to the City Planning Commission, for the term ending June 30, 2025. Ms. Dake Wilson will fill the vacancy created by David Ambroz, who has resigned.

  • 07/03/2018 Council action final.  (July 3, 2018)
  • 07/03/2018 Council adopted item forthwith.  Report from PLM (June 26, 2018)
  • 06/29/2018 City Clerk scheduled item for Council on July 3, 2018 .  Report from PLM (June 26, 2018)
  • 06/26/2018 Planning and Land Use Management Committee approved item(s) .   Report from Mayor (June 5, 2018)
  • 06/22/2018 Planning and Land Use Management Committee scheduled item for committee meeting on June 26, 2018   Report from Mayor (June 5, 2018)
  • 06/06/2018 Mayor document(s) referred to Planning and Land Use Management Committee.  Report from Mayor (June 5, 2018)
  • 06/05/2018 Document(s) submitted by Mayor, as follows:  Report from Mayor (June 5, 2018)

Mayor report, dated June 5, 2018, relative to the reappointment of Renee Dake Wilson to the City Planning Commission for the term ending June 30, 2023. Ms. Wilson’s current term expires on June 30, 2018.

  • 09/12/2013 Council action final.  Council Action (September 10, 2013)
  • 09/10/2013 Council adopted item, subject to reconsideration, pursuant to Council Rule 51.   Report from PLM (August 21, 2013)
  • 09/10/2013 City Ethics Commission document(s) referred to Council . Report from City Ethics Commission (September 9, 2013)Re
  • 09/09/2013 Document(s) submitted by City Ethics Commission, as follows:  Report from City Ethics Commission (September 9, 2013)

City Ethics Commission report, dated September 9, 2013, relative to the pre-confirmation Statement of Economic Interests of Renee Dake Wilson.

  • 08/22/2013 City Clerk scheduled item for Council on September 10, 2013 .   Report from PLM  (August 21, 2013), Report from Mayor (August 9, 2013)
  • 08/21/2013 Planning and Land Use Management Committee approved item(s) .   Report from Mayor (August 9, 2013)
  • 08/16/2013 Planning and Land Use Management Committee scheduled item for committee meeting on August 20, 2013.   Report from Mayor (August 9, 2013)
  • 08/12/2013 Mayor document(s) referred to Planning and Land Use Management Committee.  Report from Mayor (August9, 2013)
  • 08/09/2013 Document(s) submitted by Mayor, as follows:   Report from Mayor (August 9, 2013)

Mayor report, dated August 9, 2013, relative to the appointment of Renee Dake Wilson to the City Planning Commission for the term ending June 30, 2018. Ms. Wilson will fill the vacancy created by Diego Cardoso, whose term expired on June 30, 2013.

Jenna Hornstock / City Planning Commission / Commission Appointment

CF 21-1200-S5       AT PLUM 02/16/2021   TIME LIMIT: 3/22/21; LAST DAY FOR COUNCIL ACTION: 3/19/21

Communication from the Mayor relative to the appointment of Ms. Jenna Hornstock to the Los Angeles City Planning Commission for the term ending June 30, 2022, to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of Vahid Khorsand.

Financial Disclosure Statement: Filed.

Background Check: Pending.

Community Impact Statement: None submitted


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  • 02/11/2021 Planning and Land Use Management Committee scheduled item for committee meeting on February 16, 2021.     Communication from City Ethics Commission 02/10/2021,  Report from Mayor 02/05/2021
  • 02/11/2021 City Clerk scheduled item for Council on February 17, 2021.  Report from Mayor 02/05/2021
  • 02/08/2021 Mayor document(s) referred to Planning and Land Use Management Committee.  Report from Mayor 02/05/2021
  • 02/05/2021 Document(s) submitted by Mayor, as follows:   Report from Mayor 02/05/2021

Mayor report, dated February 4, 2021, relative to appointing Ms. Jenna Hornstock to the City Planning Commission, for the term ending June 30, 2022. Ms. Hornstock will fill the vacancy created by Vahid Khorsand, who has resigned.

Ajay Relan / City Planning Commission / Commission Appointment

CF 20-1200-S38   Adopted, (13); Absent: Cedillo, Ryu (2)

To Planning and Land Use Management Committee
Mayor report, dated October 23, 2020, relative to the appointment of Ajay Relan to the City Planning Commission, for the term ending June 30, 2024. Mr. Relan will fill the vacancy created by Marc Mitchell, who has resigned.


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  • 11/25/2020 Council action final.
    11/24/2020 Council adopted item forthwith.  Report from Planning and Land Use Management Committee 11/12/2020
    11/20/2020 City Clerk scheduled item for Council on November 24, 2020. Report from Mayor (10/23/2020)
    11/12/2020 Planning and Land Use Management Committee approved item(s) .
  • 11/06/2020 Planning and Land Use Management Committee scheduled item for committee meeting on November 12, 2020. Report from Mayor (10/23/2020)
  • 10/23/2020 Mayor document(s) referred to Planning and Land Use Management Committee.  Report from Mayor (10/23/2020)
  • 0/23/2020 Document(s) submitted by Mayor, as follows:  Report from Mayor (10/23/2020)

Mayor report, dated October 23, 2020, relative to the appointment of Ajay Relan to the City Planning Commission, for the term ending June 30, 2024. Mr. Relan will fill the vacancy created by Marc Mitchell, who has resigned.

Raymond Bishop / South Valley Area Planning Commission / Commission Appointment

CF 16-1229     AT CITY COUNCIL 10/14/2020

PLANNING AND LAND USE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE REPORT relative to the reappointment of Mr. Raymond Bishop to the South Valley Area Planning Commission (SVAPC).

Recommendation for Council action:

RECEIVE and FILE the August 14, 2020 and September 18, 2020 communications from the Mayor relative to the reappointment of Mr. Raymond Bishop to the SVAPC, inasmuch as Mr. Bishop has withdrawn from further consideration.

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.


  • 10/09/2020 City Clerk scheduled item for Council on October 14, 2020.Report from PLUM (October 1, 2020), Report from Mayor (September 18, 2020),  Report from the Mayor August 14, 2020),
  • 10/01/2020 Planning and Land Use Management Committee received and filed item(s).Report from the Mayor (August 14, 2020),  Report from Mayor (September 18, 2020)
  • 09/25/2020 Planning and Land Use Management Committee scheduled item for committee meeting on October 1, 2020.Report from the Mayor (August 14, 2020),  Report from Mayor (September 18, 2020)
  • 09/18/2020 Mayor document(s) referred to Planning and Land Use Management Committee.
  • Report from Mayor (September 18, 2020)
  • 09/18/2020 Document(s) submitted by Mayor, as follows:  Report from Mayor (September 18, 2020)

Mayor report, dated September 18, 2020, relative to the withdrawal of appointment consideration for Raymond Bishop for the South Valley Area Planning Commission.

  • 08/17/2020 Mayor document(s) referred to Planning and Land Use Management Committee. Report from the Mayor (August 14, 2020)
  • 8/14/2020 Document(s) submitted by Mayor, as follows:  Report from the Mayor (August 14, 2020)

Mayor report, dated August 14, 2020, relative to the reappointment of Raymond Bishop to the South Valley Area Planning Commission for the term ending June 30, 2025. Mr. Bishop’s current term expired on June 30, 2020.  Report from the Mayo  (August 14, 2020)

  • 12/07/2016 Council Action. (December 7, 2016)
  • 12/06/2016 Council adopted item, subject to reconsideration, pursuant to Council Rule 51.
  • 11/30/2016 City Clerk scheduled item for Council on December 6, 2016
  • 11/29/2016 Planning and Land Use Management Committee scheduled item for committee meeting on November 29, 2016.    PLUM Report  (November 29, 2016)
  • 11/01/2016 Mayor document(s) referred to Planning and Land Use Management Committee.
  • 10/28/2016 Document(s) submitted by Mayor, as follows: Report of the Mayor (October 28, 2016), Communication from Committee Clerk (November 23, 2016)

Mayor report, dated October 28, 2016, relative to the appointment of Raymond Bishop to the South Valley Area Planning Commission for the term ending June 30, 2020. Mr. Bishop will fill the vacancy created by Janny H. Kim, who has resigned.

Yvette Lopez-Ledesma / Los Angeles City Planning Commission / Commission Appointmen

CF 20-1200-S32      AT  CITY COUNCIL 10/14/2020   AT PLUM 10/15/2020

TIME LIMIT AND LAST DAY FOR COUNCIL ACTION: 11/06/20

Communication from the Mayor relative to the appointment of Ms. Yvette Lopez-Ledesma to the Los Angeles City Planning Commission for the term ending June 30, 2023. Ms. Lopez-Ledesma will fill the vacancy created by Veronica Padilla, who has resigned.

Financial Disclosure Statement: Pending.

Background Check: Pending.

Community Impact Statement: None submitted


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  • 10/09/2020 Planning and Land Use Management Committee scheduled item for committee meeting on October 15, 2020.  Report from Mayor (September 09/2020)
  • 09/23/2020 Mayor document(s) referred to Planning and Land Use Management Committee.  Report from Mayor (September 09/2020)
  • 09/22/2020 Document(s) submitted by Mayor, as follows:  Report from Mayor (September 09/2020)

Mayor report, dated September 22, 2020, relative to the appointment of Yvette Lopez-Ledesma to the Los Angeles City Planning Commission for the term ending June 30, 2023. Ms. Lopez-Ledesma will fill the vacancy created by Veronica Padilla, who has resigned.

PUBLIC HEARINGS HAVE BEGUN!

In conformity with the Governor’s Executive Order N-29-20 (March 17, 2020) and due to concerns over COVID-19, the CPC meeting will be conducted entirely telephonically by Zoom [https://zoom.us/]. The meeting’s telephone number and access code access number will be provided no later than 72 hours before the meeting on the meeting agenda published at https://planning.lacity.org/about/commissions boards-hearings and/or by contacting cpc@lacity.org

  • 5/14/2020 CPC-2019-6216-VZC-CU-CDP 4640 – 4660 South Lincoln Boulevard; 13201 – 13205 West Mindanao Way
  • 4/23/2020 4632 Tujunga Avenue, North Hollywood-Valley Village South Valley Area Planning Commission Agenda
  • 4/23/2020 City Planning Commission Meeting City Planning Commission Meeting- Presentation Link Fixed

In conformity with the Governor’s Executive Order N-29-20 (March 17, 2020) and due to concerns over COVID-19, the City Planning Commission meeting will be conducted entirely telephonically. CITY PLANNING COMMISSION MEETINGS CAN BE LISTENED TO BY DIALING (213) 621-2489 OR (818) 904-9450. IF YOU WISH TO PARTICIPATE IN THE MEETING AND OFFER PUBLIC COMMENT, PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING INSTRUCTIONS. Only members of the public who wish to offer public comment to the City Planning Commission should call (669) 900-6833 and use Meeting ID No. [CHECK THE AGENDA] And then press #. Press # again when prompted for participant ID.

  • 4/23/2020 City Planning Commission Citywide
  • 4/23/2020 Area Planning Commission South Valley
  • 4/22/2020 Area Planning Commission East Los Angeles
  • 4/21/2020 Area Planning Commission Harbor
  • 4/21/2020 Area Planning Commission South Los Angeles
  • 4/17/2020 Cultural Heritage Commission Citywide

Ms. Helen Leung to the Los Angeles City Planning Commission

CF  19-1200-S16    

COMMUNICATION FROM THE MAYOR relative to the appointment of Ms. Helen Leung to the Los Angeles City Planning Commission.

Recommendation for Council action:

RESOLVE that the Mayor’s appointment of Ms. Helen Leung to the Los Angeles City Planning Commission, to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of Renee Dake Wilson, for the term ending June 30, 2023, is APPROVED and CONFIRMED. Ms. Leung resides in Council District 13. (Current composition: M=4; F=4)

Financial Disclosure Statement: Pending.

Background Check: Pending.

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.


  • 05/17/2019 Council action final.   Adopted, (10); Absent: Cedillo, Harris-Dawson, Huizar, Krekorian, Price (5)
  • 05/15/2019 Council adopted item, subject to reconsideration, pursuant to Council Rule 51.  Report from PLUM (May 14, 2019)
  • 05/14/2019 Planning and Land Use Management Committee approved item(s) .   Report from Mayor (April 5, 2019)
  • 05/13/2019 Planning and Land Use Management Committee scheduled item for committee meeting on May 14, 2019   Report from Mayor (April 5, 2019)
  • 05/09/2019 City Clerk scheduled item for Council on May 15, 2019 .  Report from Mayor (April 5, 2019)
  • 04/05/2019 Mayor document(s) referred to Planning and Land Use Management Committee. Report from Mayor (April 5, 2019)
  • 04/05/2019 Document(s) submitted by Mayor, as follows:  Report from Mayor (April 5, 2019)
    Mayor report, dated April 5, 2019, relative to the appointment of Helen Leung to the City Planning Commission for the term ending June 30, 2023. Ms. Leung will fill the vacancy created by Renee Dake Wilson, who resigned.

Veronica Padilla / Commission Appointment / Planning Commission

CF 15-1393    AT CITY COUNCIL (07/03/2018)

PLANNING AND LAND USE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE REPORT relative to the reappointment of Ms. Veronica Padilla to the Los Angeles City Planning Commission (LACPC).

Recommendation for Council action:

RESOLVE that the Mayor’s reappointment of Ms. Veronica Padilla to the LACPC for the term ending June 30, 2023 is APPROVED and CONFIRMED. Ms. Padilla resides in Council District 7. (Current Commission gender composition: F=4; M=5).

Financial Disclosure Statement: Filed.

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 


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  • 07/03/2018 Council adopted item forthwith. Report from PLM (June 26, 2018)
  • 06/29/2018 City Clerk scheduled item for Council on July 3, 2018 .   Report from PLM (June 26, 2018)
  • 06/26/2018 Planning and Land Use Management Committee approved item(s) .   Report from Mayor (June 5, 2018)
  • 06/22/2018 Planning and Land Use Management Committee scheduled item for committee meeting on June 26, 2018  Report from Mayor (June 5, 2018)
  • 06/06/2018 Mayor document(s) referred to Planning and Land Use Management Committee.   Report from Mayor (June 5, 2018)
  • 06/05/2018 Document(s) submitted by Mayor, as follows:  Report from Mayor (June 5, 2018)

Mayor report, dated June 5, 2018, relative to the reappointment of Veronica Padilla to the City Planning Commission for the term ending June 30, 2023. Ms. Padilla’s current term expires on June 30, 2018.

  • 12/09/2015 Document(s) submitted by City Ethics Commission, as follows: Report from City Ethics Commission (December 9, 2015)

City Ethics Commission report, dated December 9, 2015, relative to the pre-confirmation financial disclosure statement of Veronica Padilla.

  • 12/08/2015 Council action final.   City Council Action (December 8, 2015),  Report from PLM (December 1, 2015)
  • 12/04/2015 Council adopted item, subject to reconsideration, pursuant to Council Rule 51.
  • 12/02/2015 City Clerk scheduled item for Council on December 4, 2015 .  Report from Mayor (November 23, 2015)
  • 12/01/2015 Planning and Land Use Management Committee approved item(s) .   Report from Mayor (November 23, 2015)
  • 11/25/2015 Planning and Land Use Management Committee scheduled item for committee meeting on December 1, 2015.  Report from Mayor (November 23, 2015)
  • 11/23/2015 Mayor document(s) referred to Planning and Land Use Management Committee.
  • 11/23/2015 Document(s) submitted by Mayor, as follows:  Report from Mayor (November 23, 2015)

Mayor report, dated November 23, 2015, relative to the appointment of Ms. Veronica Padilla to the City Planning Commission for the term ending June 30, 2018. Ms. Padilla will fill the vacancy created by Marta Segura, who has resigned.

City Planning Commission

AT CITY PLANNING COMMISSION 09/14/07

RECONSIDERATIONS

5a. MOTIONS TO RECONSIDER – The Commission may make a motion to reconsider a Commission Action on any agenda items from its previous meeting, consistently with the Commission Rule 8.3, provided the Commission retains jurisdiction over the matter.

5b. MERITS OF ANY ITEM THE COMMISSION HAS VOTED TO RECONSIDER – If a majority of the Commission has approved a motion to reconsider a Commission Action, the Commission may address the merits of the original Commission Action.

Mr. Vahid Khorsand to the Los Angeles City Planning Commission

CF 17-0837

PLANNING AND LAND USE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE REPORT relative to the appointment of Mr. Vahid Khorsand to the Los Angeles City Planning Commission (LACPC).

Recommendation for Council action:

RESOLVE that the Mayor’s appointment of Mr. Vahid Khorsand to the LACPC for the term ending June 30, 2022 is APPROVED and CONFIRMED. Mr. Khorsand resides in Council District Five. (Current Commission gender composition: F=4; M=5).

Financial Disclosure Statement: Filed.

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.


  • 09/06/2017 Council Action.  (September 6, 2016)  Vote Given: (12 – 0 – 3), PLUM Report (August 29, 2017)
  • 09/05/2017 Council adopted item, subject to reconsideration, pursuant to Council Rule 51.  PLUM Report (August 29, 2017)
  • 08/31/2017 City Clerk scheduled item for Council on September 5, 2017 . PLUM Report (August 29, 2017)
  • 08/25/2017 Planning and Land Use Management Committee scheduled item for committee meeting on August 29, 2017. (August 3, 2017), Report from Mayor (July 7, 2017)
  • 08/04/2017 City Ethics Commission document(s) referred to Planning and Land Use Management Committee. (August 3, 2017)
  • 08/03/2017 Document(s) submitted by City Ethics Commission, as follows: Report from City Ethic Commission (August 3, 2017)

City Ethics Commission report, dated August 3, 2017, relative to the pre-confirmation financial disclosure statement of Vahid Khorsand.

  • 07/28/2017 Mayor document(s) referred to Planning and Land Use Management Committee. Report from Mayor (July 7, 2017)
  • 07/27/2017 Document(s) submitted by Mayor, as follows:Report from Mayor (July 7, 2017)

Mayor report, dated July 27, 2017, relative to the appointment of Vahid Khorsand to the City Planning Commission for the term ending June 30, 2022. Mr. Khorsand will fill the vacancy created by Richard Katz, whose term has expired.

 

SOLAR ENERGY INSTALLATION POLICY

AT CITY PLANNING COMMISSION 08/10/2017

Staff Report (August 10, 2017)

Council Districts: All
CEQA: N/A Last Day to Act: N/A
Continued from 05-25-17
PUBLIC HEARING – Not Required
PROJECT SITE: Citywide
SUMMARY:

A report on the final recommendation of the interdepartmental solar working group regarding a
Department of Building and Safety (DBS) amendment to the Building Code which would mandate solar
photovoltaic (PV) systems be installed on new buildings and major additions.

RECOMMENDED ACTION:

1. Support the work of LADBS and the Department of Water and Power to amend the Los
Angeles Municipal Code and require that solar photovoltaic (PV) systems be installed on all
types of new buildings and major additions;
City Planning Commission 4 August 10, 2017
2. Endorse the State’s Model Ordinance as a template for a proposed solar ordinance for the City,
with applicability of the proposed ordinance extended to all types of new buildings and major
additions;
3. Endorse the inclusion of all types of new buildings and major additions.

Staff: Mary Richardson, City Planner Associate
mary.richardson@lacity.org
(213) 978-1478

City Planning Commission – RECONSIDERATIONS

AT CITY PLANNING COMMISION 08/10/2017

5a. MOTIONS TO RECONSIDER – The Commission may make a motion to reconsider a
Commission Action on any agenda items from its previous meeting, consistently with the
Commission Rule 8.3, provided the Commission retains jurisdiction over the matter.

5b. MERITS OF ANY ITEM THE COMMISSION HAS VOTED TO RECONSIDER – If a majority of the
Commission has approved a motion to reconsider a Commission Action, the Commission may
address the merits of the original Commission Action.

Revoke the Director’s delegated authority under Charter Section 559

At City Planning Commission 07/27/2017 

REVOCATION OF AUTHORITY

PUBLIC HEARING – Not Required

SUBJECT:  Discussion and action to revoke the Director’s delegated authority under Charter Section 559 to review and make recommendations on behalf of the City Planning Commission with respect to changes to the proposed City-wide Sign Ordinance, Council File No. 11-1705.

**The Commission may, at its discretion, revoke the Planning Director’s authority to approve or disapprove changes to the proposed Citywide Sign Ordinance (motion required).

Staff: Deborah Kahen, City Planner
deborah.kahen@lacity.org
(213) 978-1202

City Planning Commission delegation of authority under Charter Section 559

At City Planning Commission  07/27/2017

INFORMATIONAL PRESENTATION:  Staff Report July 27, 2017 

History of the City Planning Commission delegation of authority under Charter Section 559.

RECOMMENDED ACTION:

Receive and file the report as the Commission report on the subject.
Staff: Deborah Kahen, City Planner
deborah.kahern@lacity.org
(213) 978-1202

 

Director’s Report City Planning Commission – July 13, 2017

DIRECTOR’S REPORT  (Audio)

A. Update on City Planning Commission Status Reports and Active Assignments

Update on Case No. CPC-2015-779-CU-SPR continued on March 23, 2017 to the
City Planning Commission Meeting of July 13, 2017: the case has been withdrawn
by the Applicant.

B. Legal actions and issues update

C. Other Items of Interest

Dana Perlman / Commission Appointment

CF 12-1007     AT CITY COUNCIL 06/20/2017

PLANNING AND LAND USE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE REPORT relative to the reappointment of Mr. Dana Perlman to the Los Angeles City Planning Commission (LACPC).

Recommendation for Council action:

RESOLVE that the Mayor’s reappointment of Mr. Dana Perlman to the LACPC for the term ending June 30, 2022 is APPROVED and CONFIRMED. Mr. Perlman resides in Council District Five. (Current Commission gender composition: F=4; M=5).

Financial Disclosure Statement: Pending.

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

  • 06/15/2017 City Clerk scheduled item for Council on June 20, 2017 .  Report from PLUM (June 13, 2017)
  • 06/13/2017 Planning and Land Use Management Committee approved item(s)  Report from Mayor (June 1, 2017)
  • 06/09/2017 Planning and Land Use Management Committee scheduled item for committee meeting on June 13, 2017. Report from Mayor (June 1, 2017)
  • 06/05/2017 Mayor document(s) referred to Planning and Land Use Management Committee. Report from Mayor (June 1, 2017)
  • 06/02/2017 Document(s) submitted by Mayor, as follows:  Report from Mayor (June 1, 2017)
  • 08/08/2012 Council Action (August 7, 2012)  Vote Action: Adopted, Vote Given: (12 – 0 – 3)
  • 08/07/2012 Council adopted item, subject to reconsideration, pursuant to Council Rule 51. Report from PLUM (August 1, 2012),
  • 08/01/2012 City Clerk scheduled item for Council on August 7, 2012 .  Report from PLUM (August 1, 2012), Report from Mayor (July 1, 2012)
  • 07/31/2012 Planning and Land Use Management Committee approved item(s) . Report from Mayor (July 1, 2012)
  • 07/27/2012 Planning and Land Use Management Committee scheduled item for committee meeting on July 31, 2012. Report from Mayor (July 1, 2012)
  • 07/20/2012 City Ethics Commission document(s) referred to Planning and Land Use Management Committee. Report from City Ethics Commission (July 18, 2012)
  • 07/18/2012 Document(s) submitted by City Ethics Commission, as follows: Report from City Ethics Commission (July 18, 2012)

City Ethics Commission report, dated July 18, 2012, relative to the pre-confirmation Statement of Economic Interests for Dana Perlman.

  • 07/05/2012 Mayor document(s) referred to Planning and Land Use Management Committee. Report from Mayor (July 1, 2012)
  • 07/02/2012 Document(s) submitted by Mayor, as follows:  Report from Mayor (July 1, 2012)

Mayor report, dated July 1, 2012, relative to the appointment of Dana Perlman to the Board of Planning Commissioners for the term ending June 30, 2017. Mr. Perlman will fill the vacancy created by Michael Woo, whose term expired June 30, 2012.

Written Report as to the Number and Types of Cases for Time Extensions

AT CITY PLANNING COMMISSION HEARING 05/25/2017

The the Director of Planning or his/her designee, will on a monthly basis, provide the City Planning Commission a written report as to the number and types of cases for which extensions of time have been granted on behalf of the City Planning Commission.  (See Resolution – May 25, 2017)

LOS ANGELES CITY PLANNING COMMISSION RULES AND OPERATING PROCEDURES

AT CITY PLANNING COMMISSION HEARING 05/25/2017

These rules and operating procedures are adopted pursuant to the authority set forth in Charter Section 506 to assist the Commission in conducting City business consistent with law. Meetings of the Commission are conducted according to these Rules and Operating Procedures and as modified by the Commission from time to time. To the extent possible, parliamentary formality and detail are avoided for the benefit of all concerned. However, Robert’s Rules of Order Revised may be referred to and used for guidance, interpretation, or to supplement these Rules.  (See Rules and Operating Procedures – May 25, 2017)

City Planning Commission Director’s Report – April 27, 2017

Director’s Report  (Audio)   (9:07) minutes

Report by Director on:

Time extensions to act on applications giving Director delegated authority – May 25 agenda

Revision of CPC existing by-laws – May 25th agenda

Commissioner request for “searchable” OCR scanned documents

City Attorney on:   8157 Sunset lawsuit court ruling

 

City Planning Commission Director’s Report – March 9, 2017

Director’s Report   (Audio)   12:20 minutes

  • West Adams-Baldwin Hills-Leimert Community Plan / West Adams Community Plan Update Approval
  • Department of City Planning Single -Family Residential Zone Regulations and R1 Variation Zones
  • District Resources New Context Statement
  • Measure JJJ (Section 6) Draft Incentives for TOCs
  • Environmental Review
  • Batching
  • Community Plans Timing (6 year cycle)

City Attorney

Trial for Establish a (HI) Hybrid Industrial Live/Work Zone

Note: Current record retention includes 2003; however, the official timeline is for 5 years.

 

Appointment of Mr. Marc Mitchell to the Los Angeles City Planning Commission

CF 17-0162   CITY COUNCIL ACTION  03/22/2017  Vote Action: Adopted
Vote Given: (12 – 0 – 3)

Communications from the Mayor and City Ethics Commission relative to the appointment of Mr. Marc Mitchell to the Los Angeles City Planning Commission for the term ending June 30, 2019.

  • 03/24/2017 Council Action (March 24, 2017), Report from Planning and Land Use Management Committee (March 21, 2017)
  • 03/22/2017 Council adopted item, subject to reconsideration, pursuant to Council Rule 51.
  • 03/21/2017 Planning and Land Use Management Committee approved item(s) . Report from City Ethics Commission (March 15, 2017) , Communication from Deputy City Clerk (March 15, 2017), Report from Mayor (February 10, 2017)
  • 03/17/2017 City Clerk scheduled item for Council on March 22, 2017 .Report from Mayor (February 10, 2017)
  • 03/17/2017 Planning and Land Use Management Committee scheduled item for committee meeting on March 21, 2017. Report from City Ethics Commission (March 15, 2017) , Report from Mayor (February 10, 2017)
  • 03/16/2017 City Ethics Commission document(s) referred to Planning and Land Use Management Committee. Report from City Ethics Commission (March 15, 2017)
  • 03/15/2017 Document(s) submitted by City Ethics Commission, as follows: Report from City Ethics Commission (March 15, 2017)

City Ethics Commission report, dated March 15, 2017, relative to the pre-confirmation financial disclosure statement of Marc Mitchell.

  • 02/13/2017 Mayor document(s) referred to Planning and Land Use Management Committee. Report from Mayor (February 10, 2017)
  • 02/10/2017 Document(s) submitted by Mayor, as follows: Report from Mayor (February 10, 2017)

Mayor report, dated February 10, 2017, relative to the appointment of Marc Mitchell to the City Planning Commission for the term ending June 30, 2019. Mr. Mitchell will fill the vacancy created by Robert Ahn, who has resigned.

City Planning Commission Director’s Report

Audio Recording (12:20 minutes)

  • West Adams-Baldwin Hills-Leimert Community Plan / West Adams Community Plan Update
  • Zone changes from R1 to various new R1-Variation Zones for Specific Areas
  • Historic Resources Outreach
  • Measure JJJ (Transportation)
  • Environmental Review Process (Consultants)
  • General Plan Batching Process
  • Systemic General Plan Review (6 year timeline)
  • City Attorney – Lawsuit to Establish a (HI) Hybrid Industrial Live/Work Zone

Garcetti bans private meetings between developers and planning commissioners

Mayor Executive Directive No.19

Eric Garcetti

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti has banned city planning commissioners from meeting or communicating privately with real estate developers whose plans they are vetting, following through on a pledge made last year.

The mayor, who signed an executive directive Thursday to halt the practice, said it would enhance trust in the planning process. Critics have argued that such private meetings tilt city decisions toward politically connected developers.

“We need to bring transparency and accountability to a process that, for too many, doesn’t feel like there’s enough,” Garcetti said. He signed the order two days after L.A. voters reelected him by a landslide and soundly rejected a controversial ballot measure that would have imposed new restrictions on development.

Garcetti had faced criticism for not barring such “ex parte” meetings sooner: The mayor had pledged to do so in a September letter urging AIDS Healthcare Foundation executive Michael Weinstein to abandon the push to pass Measure S, which called for a two-year moratorium on building projects that require zoning changes.

Weinstein has credited the Yes on S campaign for changing the conversation at City Hall and prodding Garcetti and other city leaders toward reform. The mayor insisted Thursday that he had been pursuing key changes before the ballot measure arose, although he acknowledged that banning ex parte communications had come up in talks with Measure S supporters.

Councilman David Ryu, who revived an old proposal to prohibit such meetings last fall, praised Garcetti for his action. “This is a major victory for transparency in local government,” Ryu said, urging the city to press forward with further reforms to limit the political influence of wealthy developers.

The ban signed Thursday applies to members of the city’s Planning Commission and the Cultural Heritage Commission, who are appointed by the mayor, as well as members of area planning commissions. They are prohibited from meeting or communicating privately with anyone about development plans unless they recuse themselves from the process.

Garcetti said that the private meetings or communications would be barred once a development project has been submitted to the city. The only exception, according to the executive directive, is for “scheduling, administrative or emergency purposes” — but only if nothing substantial is discussed and no one gets an advantage from the communication.

But Yes on S campaign director Jill Stewart said Thursday that the ban was too limited, contending such restrictions also should apply to the mayor and to members of the City Council. In a statement, the campaign said that private meetings should be banned before a developer formally files an application because “backroom meetings” could happen earlier.

“Ending ex parte communication only with his planning commissioners will have virtually no positive effect,” Stewart said.

Weinstein called the move an “important first step in beginning to curb the corruption at City Hall,” but he urged the City Council to stop meeting privately with developers as well.

“The people’s business should be done in public view,” Weinstein said.

Garcetti drew a distinction between city lawmakers and the commissioners who hold a “quasi-judicial” role — those who are required to hold a hearing and then make a decision by applying the law to the facts presented there. Last year, Garcetti said city lawyers had advised him that L.A. cannot legally prohibit residents from communicating with their elected officials.

“We hear from all sides, and we should hear from all sides,” Councilman Jose Huizar said at the Thursday news conference.

Some residents are troubled by private discussions involving other city planning officials.
The United Neighborhoods Neighborhood Council — which represents West Adams, Jefferson Park and Arlington Heights — recently raised concerns about an oil company executive communicating privately with a planning department official about the fate of a local drilling site. In a letter to city officials, the neighborhood group argued that the private communications posed a problem that “violates due process and damages us all.”

Garcetti spokesman George Kivork said that the mayor had focused the restrictions on planning commissioners, who decide the merits of a case. The planning department already prohibits zoning administrators from engaging in ex parte communications about cases before them, Kivork said.
It was unclear Thursday whether the mayor’s office had drafted a policy to ensure that Garcetti and his staffers disclose any ex parte meetings on development projects, another step that the mayor told Weinstein he would pursue.

In addition to curbing ex parte meetings, Garcetti directed the planning department to set a schedule for updating the General Plan, which governs development across the city, and reviewing the community plans, which guide what can be built in each neighborhood. The City Council recently voted to draft an ordinance that would require those community plans to be updated every six years, funded by an increased fee on building projects that need special approval from the city.

Although the ballot measure to restrict development failed, “this is not a time when we’re dancing and saying, ‘Hey, we won, we don’t have to do anything,’ ” Garcetti said Thursday.

 

Mr. David H. J. Ambroz to the Los Angeles City Planning Commission

CF 13-1213   At City Council    Adopted, (13); Absent: Englander, O’Farrell (2)
PLANNING AND LAND USE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE REPORT relative to the reappointment of Mr. David H. J. Ambroz to the Los Angeles City Planning Commission.
Recommendation for Council action:  RESOLVE that the Mayor’s reappointment of Mr. David H. J. Ambroz to the Los Angeles City Planning Commission for the term ending June 30, 2021 is APPROVED and CONFIRMED. Mr. Ambroz resides in Council District Four. (Current Commission gender composition: M=5; F=4)

Financial Disclosure Statement: Filed.
Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

Reappointment of Ms. Caroline Choe to the Los Angeles City Planning Commission (LACPC)

CF 13-1289 At City Council     Adopted, (12); Absent: Cedillo, Englander, Ryu (3)
PLANNING AND LAND USE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE REPORT relative to the reappointment of Ms. Caroline Choe to the Los Angeles City Planning Commission (LACPC) for the term ending June 30, 2021.
Recommendation for Council action:  RESOLVE that the Mayor’s reappointment of Ms. Caroline Choe to the LACPC  for the new term ending June 30, 2021, is APPROVED and CONFIRMED.  Ms. Choe resides in Council District 14.  (Current Commission gender composition: M=5; F=4)
Financial Disclosure Statement:  Pending
Community Impact Statement:  None submitted.

Mayor’s reappointment of Ms. Caroline Choe to the LACPC

CF 13-1289 At City Council

PLANNING AND LAND USE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE REPORT relative to the reappointment of Ms. Caroline Choe to the Los Angeles City Planning Commission (LACPC) for the term ending June 30, 2021.

Recommendation for Council action: RESOLVE that the Mayor’s reappointment of Ms. Caroline Choe to the LACPC for the new term ending June 30, 2021, is APPROVED and CONFIRMED. Ms. Choe resides in Council District 14. (Current Commission gender composition: M=5; F=4)

Financial Disclosure Statement: Pending

David H. J. Ambroz to the Los Angeles City Planning Commission

CF 13-1213 At PLUM

TIME LIMIT AND LAST DAY FOR COUNCIL ACTION: 7/1/16

Communications from the Mayor and the City Ethics Commission relative to the re-appointment of Mr. David H. J. Ambroz to the Los Angeles City Planning Commission for the term ending June 30, 2021. Mr. Ambroz’s current term expires on June 30, 2016.

Financial Disclosure Statement: Completed.
Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

John W. Mack / Commission Appointment / City Planning Commission

CF 13-1287   City Council Adopted to Continue, Unanimous Vote (10); Absent: Bonin, Buscaino, Cedillo, Huizar, LaBonge (5)

To Planning and Land Use Management Committee:  Mayor report dated, April 29, 2015, relative to the reappointment of John Mack to the Planning Commission for the term ending June 30, 2020. Mr. Macks current term expires on June 30, 2015.

City Planning Commission Appointments

City Planning and Land Use Committee

CD 13-1287, CD 10 TIME LIMIT: 6/13/15; LAST DAY FOR COUNCIL ACTION: 6/12/15
Communication from the Mayor relative to the reappointment of Mr. John Mack to the Los Angeles City Planning Commission for the term ending June 30, 2020.
Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

CF 15-0579, CD 10 TIME LIMIT: 6/25/15; LAST DAY FOR COUNCIL ACTION: 6/24/15
Communication from the Mayor relative to the appointment of Ms. Christina Oh to the Central Los Angeles Area Planning Commission for the term ending June 30, 2018.
Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

CF 15-0646, CD 4 TIME LIMIT: 7/11/15; LAST DAY FOR COUNCIL ACTION: 7/1/15
Communication from the Mayor relative to the appointment of Ms. Samantha Millman to the Los Angeles City Planning Commission for the term ending June 30, 2019.
Community Impact Statement: None submitted

Master Planned Development (MPD) Zone/ CPC-2010-3315-CA CEQA: ENV-2014-361-CE

City Planning Commission, October 9, 2014

The proposed ordinance (Appendix A) amends Sections 12.03, 12.04, 17.02, and 17.05 and adds new Section 12.04.10 to the Los Angeles Municipal Code to establish the Master Planned Development (MPD) Zone as a new zone classification to facilitate the entitlement of master planned campus-like or otherwise unified and integrated development projects in the City of Los Angeles.

On July 24, 2014, the City Planning Commission (CPC) considered the Department’s Staff Recommendation Report on a proposed ordinance that would create a new zone classification, the Master Planned Development (MPD) Zone. At that meeting staff presented an overview of the proposed enabling legislation. The CPC heard testimony from five members of the public, discussed the ramifications of the ordinance among themselves, and directed a number of questions to staff. The Commission continued their consideration of the MPD Zone to October 9, 2014, and stated that public comment would be reopened at that meeting.

Staff has since conducted an in-depth review of 41 case studies, including 36 upcoming and five selected past major projects. As a result of the research, staff is recommending a revised proposed ordinance to require that projects consist of at least three buildings in order to qualify for the MPD Zone. Research corroborated that the previous proposed minimum property size of 3 acres is appropriate and does not inordinately eliminate projects downtown, in Hollywood, or close to transit stops, as was postulated at the previous CPC meeting. Generally, projects on smaller properties appear to be associated with less floor area or fewer dwelling units, or guest rooms. Therefore no change was made to the required minimum property size.

The MPD Zone will be available for projects on property a minimum of 3 acres in area with a minimum of three buildings, and at least 500,000 square feet of nonresidential floor area, or 500 dwelling units or guest rooms, or a combination of 250,000 square feet of nonresidential floor and 250 dwelling units or guest rooms; the new zone classification will also be available to entitle parks or recreational facilities that are a minimum of 20 acres in area and open to the public. These projects by the nature of their size and scope require master planning. In addition, other details of the ordinance were refined to enhance its utility and clarity, as well as further protect the community.

Community Redevelopment

On May 8, 2014, City Planning Commission will consider:

A proposed resolution requesting the transfer of land use authority of redevelopment plans to the City of Los Angeles, a proposed ordinance adding or amending Sections 11.13, 12.03, 12.04, 12.21, 12.22, 12.24, 13.11, 16.05 and 16.11 of the Los Angeles Municipal Code to modify or remove references to the former Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA), and other technical corrections to clarify existing regulations in the LAMC that are impacted by the transfer.  City Planning Commission staff report (click to obtain)