Open House & Five Year Implementation Strategy

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The Department of City Planning invites you to an open house on March 24, 2015. Stop by anytime during the event to get information, ask questions, and give comments on the Mobility Plan and its Recirculated Draft EIR (Environmental Impact Report).

Tuesday March 24, 2015
6pm – 8pm, presentation at 7pm
Deaton Civic Auditorium
100 W. First Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012

The Recirculated Draft EIR and updated Mobility Plan were released on Feb 19, 2015. Please see the Feb 19th blog post for more details.

Transit & Parking: The Deaton Civic Auditorium is a short walk from Metro’s Civic Center/Grand Park Station as well as Metro’s Little Tokyo Station. Bike parking is located in front on First St. Two of the closer vehicle parking lots are located on Aiso Street Parking Garage, 101 N Judge John Aiso St, 90012 ($3 flat rate after 5pm) or Joe’s Parking Lot, 233 S Main Street, 90012 (rate varies).

Accommodations: As a covered entity under Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the City of Los Angeles does not discriminate on the basis of disability. The meeting facility is wheelchair accessible. Sign language interpreters, assistive listening devices, or other auxiliary aids and/or services may be provided upon request. Language translation will be provided upon request. To ensure availability or services, please make your request no later than three working days (72 hours) prior to the meeting by calling (213) 978-1194.

 > Five Year Implementation Strategy <

As a precursor to the May CPC hearing, the Mobility Plan draft Five Year Implementation Strategy (Strategy) will be presented to CPC on March 12th The commissioners had asked staff to come (before the Plan is in front of them for a vote) to share this draft implementation strategy. The Strategy is still very much a work in progress and we are continuing to work with the various City departments to refine priorities and establish strategic five year milestones. Input from the March 12th meeting will shape the Strategy as we refine it in preparation for the May CPC meeting.

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Notice of a Recirculated Draft EIR

The Department of City Planning has released a Recirculated Draft Environmental Impact Report (RDEIR) and updated Mobility Plan. The Plan reflects three new policies (policies 2.9, 2.16, 2.17) and minor changes recommended at Planning Commission on November 20, 2014. The RDEIR incorporates project revisions and additional analysis in response to comments received on the Draft EIR released last year (further details can be found in the Notice of Availability). The Notice of Availability, Recirculated Draft EIR, and Plan are available to view at:  la2b.org/documents or our Planning Dept webpage. The public comment period is February 19 – April 6, 2015.

It is important to note that the comments already received on the Draft EIR will be responded to in the Final EIR.  Therefore, if reviewers have the same comments on the Recirculated Draft EIR as they had on the Draft EIR, they need not submit the same comments on the Recirculated Draft EIR, as the comments will be addressed in the Final EIR.

 Please send comments to: Department of City Planning, c/o My La, 200 N. Spring Street, Room 667, MS 395, Los Angeles, CA 90012, Phone:  (213) 978-1194, E-Mail: my.la@lacity.org

Schedule Updates:

The Mobility Plan is scheduled to present at City Planning Commission (CPC) for a final time on May 14th with the Final EIR.  Prior to that on March 12th, staff will be discussing the Plan’s 5 Year Implementation Strategy at CPC. Stay tuned for future updates!

As always, please don’t hesitate to send your questions and comments to the Mobility team: My La (213-978-1194my.la@lacity.org) & Claire Bowin (213-978-1213claire.bowin@lacity.org)

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Planning Commission Meeting Highlights

Thanks to everyone who took the time to make it to the meeting early this morning to provide your comments! For the many who couldn’t make it, amendments to the Plan were introduced on the floor based on comments we’ve heard since the CPC documents were released two weeks ago. Those amendments can be downloaded here: Plan Amendments for CPC Nov 2014. All these revisions and public comments made today at Commission will be reflected in the next version of the Plan.

The Planning Commission expressed general support for the Plan and asked the item to be continued so that we can go back to them with an accompanying implementation strategy that calls out specific action items to be phased over the next five years that get us to the goals and objectives called out in the Plan. The Planning Commission scheduled the Mobility Plan to come back in February with the strategy document and then back again in April when the Final EIR is expected to be completed.

As always, please feel free to contact the Mobility team with any questions. My La (213-978-1194, my.la@lacity.org) & Claire Bowin (213-978-1213, claire.bowin@lacity.org)

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Updated Mobility Plan Released for City Planning Commission

We’re excited to announce that the updated Plan documents are now ready for download here:

CPC Staff Report Nov 2014
Updated Mobility Plan 2035 Nov 2014 
Updated Mobility Plan Map Atlas Nov 2014
Complete Streets Design Guide Nov 2014
Draft EIR (released Feb 2014*)

*the Final EIR is currently being prepared and will be considered by the City Council prior to adoption of Plan.

 

Planning Commission is scheduled for 8:30am on November 20, 2014, City Hall, Board of Public Works Room 350, 200 N. Spring Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012.

 

Thanks to everyone for your interest in the Mobility Plan project. We look forward to your attendance at Planning Commission. Or if you won’t be able to attend, please feel free to share your comments and concerns with us through a letter or phone call before then. After the Planning Commission hearing, there will be additional opportunities to weigh in as the Plan gets presented to the City Council subcommittees and then finally at City Council, expected in Spring 2015.

All of our documents, current and past, can be found on the Documents page.

 

Please feel free to contact the Mobility team with any questions! My La (213-978-1194, my.la@lacity.org) & Claire Bowin (213-978-1213, claire.bowin@lacity.org)

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City Planning Commission Hearing Scheduled and Revisions to the Municipal Code on Street Design Standards

The Mobility Plan is currently scheduled for a public hearing with the City Planning Commission on November 20, 2014 and as a companion to this effort, the Planning Department proposes modifications to portions of the Los Angeles Municipal Code: L.A.M.C. 17.05 Design Standards. These revisions can be found on the main City Planning website linked here.

On November 6, 2014, two weeks before the City Planning Commission hearing, the Mobility Plan final draft and staff report will be released. The final draft will reflect changes based on comments received from the public and other city departments. The staff report will address comments received on the Plan during the draft Plan’s public comment period as well as summarize the entire process of the Mobility Plan.

There will be additional opportunities in the future to weigh in again when the Plan gets presented at City Council’s subcommittees : Planning Land Use Meeting (PLUM), Transportation Committee, and finally City Council.

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