Project Updates

We have just learned of the passing of Lark Galloway-Gilliam. Lark was a warm and passionate individual who was dedicated to the City of Los Angeles and its future, particularly with respect to health care and social equity. She contributed her time and energy to the preparation of the Department's new Health Element as well as to a variety of other Planning Department projects. For the last...
Our FrameWORK series on the Los Angeles General Plan Framework Element  is intended to introduce you to the citywide document that lays down the guiding principles for how Los Angeles will develop in the years ahead. For our Urban Form and Neighborhood Design Chapter (Chapter 5), we will be breaking it into two parts. The purpose of this chapter is to promote design excellence in the communities...
re:code LA profile article on Zoning Advisory Committee member, Lark Galloway-Gilliam
Since you might not have had the chance to meet all the Zoning Advisory Committee (ZAC) members in person, we thought it would be fun to feature short profiles on each to help you get to know them better. For this edition, we’d like to introduce Lark Galloway-Gilliam. Lark Galloway-Gilliam is one of the “rare” native Angelenos, born and raised in LA, living her whole life in the West Adams/...
A photo of Liz Falletta
Since you might not have had the chance to meet all the ZAC members in person, we thought it would be fun to feature short profiles on each to help you get to know them better. We’d like to introduce Liz Falletta, who also serves as Chair of the ZAC Housing Affordability and Diversity Working Group. Liz Falletta has been a resident of Los Angeles for nearly 20 years, having first moved to the...
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Where Are We Now? City Council At the September 10, 2014 City Council meeting, staff presented a quarterly report on the status of the overall project. Below is the video of the presentation and discussion. Meeting Summary Councilmember Jose Huizar (Council District 14), Chair of the Planning & Land Use Management Committee introduced the effort, followed by a presentation by Michael...
A bowl of alphabet soup with letters that spell out re:code LA
CPC, GPA, CPIO, HPOZ . . .  what two things do these acronyms have in common? If you are a planning nerd like we are, they could randomly appear in a bowl of alphabet soup. Okay, so maybe that was a stretch. For the rest of you, they are examples of the Planning Department’s most frequently used acronyms in planning and zoning!   Having to decipher a multitude of acronyms doesn’t help the already...
Residential Neighborhood in San Pedro
Our FrameWORK series on the Los Angeles General Plan Framework Element is intended to introduce you to the citywide document that lays down the guiding principles for how Los Angeles will develop in the years ahead. In this article, we’ll be familiarizing you with the Framework’s Housing Chapter (Chapter 4), which is not to be confused with the Housing Element. The purpose of the Housing Chapter...
A photo of Edgar Khalatian
Since you might not have had the chance to meet all the Zoning Advisory Committee (ZAC) members in person, we thought it would be fun to feature short profiles on each to help you get to know them better. We’d like to introduce Edgar Khalatian, one of the co-chairs of our ZAC. Edgar has lived his entire life in and around Los Angeles. “You know, growing up in L.A., my parents both owned small...
A graphic of a map with the text "we are here".
Where Are We Now? Planning & Land Use Management Committee At the August 5, 2014 Planning and Land Use Management (PLUM) Committee meeting, staff presented a quarterly report on the status of the overall project and introduced the public draft of the Zoning Code Evaluation Report (Code Evaluation) with the City Planning Commission recommended changes. After a brief, but substantive,...