The Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce discusses 12-2 program with new building and safety general manager
Newly appointed L.A. Department of Building and Safety General Manager Bud Ovrom discussed his plans Wednesday for implementing development reform in Los Angeles at the Land Use, Construction & Housing Committee. "I'm going to stick around awhile longer to get this done, because this is an opportunity to make the kind of structural changes that are needed in this time of crisis," said Ovrom, who had planned to retire after serving as Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's deputy mayor for economic development. Ovrom will focus his energy on the "12-2" program, which will streamline the entitlement and permitting process and cut the number of departments a developer has to go through from a dozen to two. Contact Beverly Kenworthy, 213.580.7531 or firstname.lastname@example.org.