Proposed Process Overhaul - City Planning Commission Recommends Adoption

on October 15, 2018

The City Planning Commission has recommended adoption of the proposed process overhaul.

At it's October 11, 2018 meeting, the City Planning Commission reviewed the Department's recommendation and considered the public testimony/correspondence, and has recommended that the City Council adopt the Processes & Procedures Ordinance as shown in Appendix A and C in the Staff Report. We expect to have a Commission Determination Letter prepared for transmittal to the City Clerk soon.

A photo of the City Planning Commission Meeting.

The presentation of the City Planning Commission and audio of the meeting are available on our Project Files page.

The draft ordinance will improve the way applications and requests are reviewed and acted upon by the City, making those processes and procedures clearer and more accessible for all stakeholders. It also establishes a new Chapter 1A of the Los Angeles Municipal Code, which will eventually serve as the home of our City's new Zoning Code.

The next step will be to take the proposed Processes & Procedures Ordinance before the Planning & Land Use Management Committee (PLUM). PLUM is a Subcommittee of the City Council that reviews all planning-related matters. The Department of City Planning does not have any control over the timing/scheduling of PLUM agendas, but will do everything it can to make sure that the City Clerk's Office has everything it needs to be able to schedule this item.

We will send an email to the re:code LA interest list when a PLUM date has been determined.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their participation and the input we have received up to this point. We will continue to be here if you have any further questions or concerns as we move on to the next steps. Please do not hesitate to contact Bonnie Kim at