AIA|LA Supports the Los Angeles Department of City Planning’s proposed Core Findings Ordinance
Last Updated: January 3, 2011
3780 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90010, USA
December 10, 2010
Honorable William Roschen
and Members of the Los Angeles City Planning Commission
Department of City Planning
City of Los Angeles
200 North Spring Street, Mail Stop 395
Los Angeles, California 90012-2601
Re: CPC 2010-1572-CA - Zoning Code "CORE FINDINGS"
Dear Commission President Roschen and Members of the Commission:
On behalf of the Los Angeles Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA|LA), I would like to convey our support for the Department of City Planning's proposed Core Findings Ordinance.
The proposed ordinance will help clarify language in the City's zoning code, making it more consistent and transparent, which will in turn create a better understanding of expectations of the planning process.
We also support the ordinance's intent to consolidate common findings within the code. The ordinance will clarify ambiguities, remove redundancies and inconsistencies, and eliminate out-dated terminology. This important first step in improving the zoning code will also allow more time for planners to perform essential planning functions. Allowing planners to work more effectively and establishing more consistent land-use regulations for developers to work from, will result in better projects and a stronger and more livable Los Angeles.
We encourage you to endorse the Core Findings Ordinance and advance it to the City Council for adoption.
The AIA|LA looks forward to serving as a leadership resource to the Planning Commission as it advances initiatives to help improve the built environment for the City of Los Angeles.
Very truly yours,
Paul Danna, AIA
President - 2010
AIA Los Angeles