18 Animals That Understand Why We Need A New Zoning Code
Zoning isn’t exactly the hottest buzzword these days, but it does have a major influence on the City of Los Angeles as we know and love it today. Thankfully, these adorable animals are here to help us express why LA is in such desperate need of a new Zoning Code.
The Zoning Code was last updated in 1946. Impressive, right?
Since then, not only has it grown to over 600 pages ...
... but it has also become increasingly confusing and ambiguous.
As a result, people find themselves utterly lost trying to navigate regulations and Zoning Code langauge ...
... and calling for help quite often.
The old Code isn't very friendly towards new uses and technologies ...
... and makes the path to approval as difficult as walking a tightrope.
On top of all that, conflicting language and "phantom" Code (official interpretations, memos, handouts, etc. that you should know to know about, but probably don't) usually means that what you read isn't always what it seems.
[Note: this sentence is intentionally confusing.]
These concerns have been the basis for re:code LA -- an endeavor to write a whole new code that's both useful and accessible for ALL Angelenos. Are you intrigued yet?
Our recent Code Evaluation included a number of important topics, such as: "A Healthy City", ...
... "Jobs and Innovation", ...
... and "Transportation Choice."
Instead of taking baby steps in finding solutions to such an archaic system ...
... and adding more constraints and site-specific regulations that make you want to pull out your hair...
... a comprehensive revision of the Zoning Code will enable the City to continue growing the way Angelenos see fit.
Although the current Code has been an example for how to get things done the hard way for a long time ...
... this project offers an exciting opportunity for Los Angeles!
Please share your thoughts with us and check often for updates. We want to hear from you!
View the sister post on BuzzFeed here.
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