Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Monday, March 30, 2009
Dear AIA/LA POC member: FYI, please find attached City Controller Laura Chick's report entitled "Performance Audit of the City of Los Angeles Planning Conditions for Development."
This may be an issue that you'd like for me to look into further, in case it should inform an advocacy position for 2009 AIA/LA Legislative Day at City Hall. If so, please let me know.
In short, the report states:
SUMMARY OF AUDIT RESULTS
The City of Los Angeles has not established an adequate process for reviewing, approving, and overseeing development projects that ensures that the final project conforms to the intent of the decision maker. No single City department manages development projects from the project review through project construction and completion. The Department of City Planning does not manage other City departments' review of proposed projects, and does not actively monitor compliance with the projects' conditions of approval once the building permits have been issued. In the absence of a single point of management, development projects can materially change during the project plan review and project construction and completion, resulting in the final project being different from the project as it was approved by the decision maker.
Director, Government & Public Affairs.
Thursday, March 19, 2009
The Hillside Area Definition and Proposed Hillside Area Map (CPC-2008-4683-CA) will be on the March 26, 2009 City Planning Commission Meeting (item number unknown at this time). The staff report and other related documents are posted on the Department of City Planning website (http://cityplanning.lacity.org/).
Note: The file linked above is large and may take some extra time to download. The map contains parcel lines for the entire city in order to allow the general public to zoom into their neighborhoods and determine whether their property will remain within the proposed Hillside Area boundaries, or if the designation is proposed for removal. Instructions for how to use this map more effectively can be found on the link below.
The meeting will start at 8 AM, and will be held at:
Van Nuys City Hall
City Council Chamber, 2nd Floor
14410 Sylvan St.
Van Nuys, CA 91401
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Thank you for your continued support and interest in the River Improvement Overlay (RIO) and Los Angeles River Improvement Overlay District (LA-RIO).
This notice is to inform you that the ordinances were unanimously approved by the City Planning Commission on February 12, 2009. Next, they will be heard in a joint meeting by the Planning and Land Use Management Committee and Ad Hoc River Committee on March 23 after 3pm in Room 1060 of City Hall.
For a copy of the LA-RIO, please visit cityplanning.lacity.org > Proposed Ordinances, or click here:
(Please note that the table of contents link to each Section)
If you should have any questions, do not hesitate to contact me
Deborah Kahen | Citywide
Department of City Planning
City of Los Angeles | 213 978 1395