Encourage Los Angeles City Council to Invest in an Updated Zoning Code

Last Updated: March 28, 2012

Encourage Los Angeles City Council to Invest in an Updated Zoning Code

Help us spread the word.

As the Director of Government & Public Affairs for AIA|LA, I strongly encourage you to reach out to your Los Angeles City Council and request that they support the Department of City Planning's budget request to fund the initial step to a comprehensive zoning code revision.

The City of Los Angeles Department of City Planning has developed a proposal to embark on one of the City's biggest planning initiatives to date: a comprehensive revision of the City's Zoning Code. First adopted in 1946, the Zoning Code has grown from an 84-page pamphlet to a 600+ page book does not reflect our 21st Century needs or vision.

Below is a link to the Department's proposed work program and budget plan. We hope that you support these efforts and look forward to working with you all on this endeavor.

Council File No. 12-0460
http://cityclerk.lacity.org/lacityclerkconnect/index.cfm?fa=ccfi.viewrecord&cfnumber=12-0460

PDF of Proposal
http://clkrep.lacity.org/onlinedocs/2012/12-0460_rpt_plan_3-27-12.pdf

Feel free to forward this information to anyone you feel might be interested.

This is an issue that AIA|LA advocated to support as part of our 2011 Issue Briefs.

It's also an issue that was identified in the 2011 City of LA Development Reform Strategic Plan.

With smart reform we can update our zoning code to provide the public with greater clarity and certainty a vision for the future of our city. A revised zoning code will not only save the taxpayer money by streamlining the amount of staff time required to administer projects, but it will also streamline the process for economically sustainable urban infill development.

I encourage you to learn more about the issue, and to lend support at the upcoming council meetings.

For more information, please contact:
Will Wright, Hon. AIA|LA
Director of Government & Public Affairs
AIA Los Angeles
phone: 213.639.0764
Email: will[@]aialosangeles.org

Last updated: 10-Dec-2012 10:27 AM
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