O’FARRELL ENCOURAGES CONSTITUENTS TO WEIGH IN ON HOLLYWOOD COMMUNITY PLAN UPDATE

HOLLYWOOD -  Los Angeles Councilmember Mitch O’Farrell recently announced that the Department of City Planning (DCP) is starting the public process to update the 1988 Hollywood Community Plan.

After a legal challenge to the 2012 Hollywood Community Plan Update (HCPU), the Los Angeles Superior Court directed the City to rescind its approval of the HCPU and prepare, circulate and certify an environmental impact report (EIR) consistent with the requirements of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) - the State’s statute that requires state and local agencies to identify the significant environmental impacts of their actions and to avoid or mitigate those impacts, if feasible. To address the court’s order, the City will move forward with a new EIR.

“I encourage my constituents to participate in the public process, weigh in, and provide input that is important to them,” said Councilmember O’Farrell. “The Hollywood Community Plan is one of the oldest community plans in the City and has outlived its purpose. Change will always be part of a thriving city. My hope is that the HCPU will create the policies and tools the community needs to preserve our historic structures, promote transit-oriented, pedestrian-friendly development, encourage production of affordable housing, and provide the ability to re-imagine and repurpose our surface parking lots to make Hollywood more livable and more walkable.”

Please be advised that the public comment period for the Hollywood Community Plan Update has been extended to June 15, 2016 at 5:00 PM.

The notice of extension is now available online on the Department of City Planning website, http://planning.lacity.org/

If you would like to see the online posting, please go to the website and click on Environmental Review on the left side. Then, click on Notice of Preparation & Public Scoping Meetings. You will then see the extension notice under the Proposed Hollywood Community Plan Update.

Alternatively, you can click on this link directly: http://planning.lacity.org/eir/nops/HwdUpdate/NOP_Extension.pdf

Public comments can be submitted to:

City of Los Angeles Department of City Planning
Linda Lou, Community Planner
200 N. Spring Street, Room 667 mail stop 395
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 978-1473
linda.lou@lacity.org

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