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How Will Los Angeles Add Zoning Capacity For 500,000 More Homes?

July 22, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm PDT

How Will Los Angeles Add Zoning Capacity For 500,000 More Homes?

An AIALA Roundtable DiscussionĀ 

Please join us on July 22 to learn more about an ongoing effort to place on the 2022 ballot a City of LA zoning reform initiative.

Council President Nury Martinez’ Planning Director, Max Podemski, will share a status update about the purpose of the measure, debrief us on the various LACP staff recommendations, review the timeline for next steps and how it intersects with the Housing Element update.



On August 19, 2020 Council President Nury Martinez proposed a motion to analyze the opportunity to place a ballot measure to update the city’s zoning code. With input from the Chief Legislative Analyst, as well as, subsequent amending motions from Councilmembers Cedillo, Harris-Dawson, Bonin, and Rodriguez, LACP issued a report back to PLUM.

PLUM recommended approval of LACP’s three zoning initiatives (detailed below) and the full City Council will have chance to vote to advance this forward in August 2021.

1. Pursue an Equitable RHNA Rezoning Program (2021-2024).
2. Update Citywide Affordable Housing Incentive Programs (2021-2022).
3. Conduct a Community Housing Needs Allocation Process (2022-2023) to Direct Future Community Plan Efforts.

In advance of that public hearing, AIA Los Angeles is organizing a chance for AIA members to learn more about the three zoning initiatives, and how those initiatives relate to both the ongoing Housing Element Update process and the new zoning code effort, which is being rolled-out along with the DTLA 2040 Community Plan update.

Featured Speaker:

Max PodemskiPlanning and Transportation Director, Office of Council President Nury Martinez

Max works on a variety of issues involving transportation, parks, and land use for Council District 6. Max previously worked for Pacoima Beautiful where he led the Pacoima Wash initiatives, among other projects. He has a bachelor’s degree in urban and environmental policy from Occidental College and a master’s degree in urban planning from Columbia University. In his spare time, he enjoys walks throughout Los Angeles with his wife and son.


For more information about AIA LA GO!, the AIA LA Government Outreach Committee, please CLICK HERE.


July 22, 2021
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm PDT
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