Plan Unanimously Approved at Joint Committee, Next Up: City Council

20150804_151540Above: City Planning and LADOT team answer questions from Councilmembers

Thanks to everyone who took the time to attend the hearing yesterday! The Mobility Plan was approved to move forward after much discussion and after 57 people gave their public comment. The discussion revolved around advancing equity and historically disinvested communities in the implementation of the Plan and making amendments to some of the network concept maps included in Chapter 6 of the Plan. Overall, Councilmembers emphasized and supported the balanced and holistic approach that the Mobility Plan 2035 takes on long range transportation planning for the City. General Manager of LADOT, Seleta Reynolds, spoke on how the Mobility Plan will help the City better position itself to go after federal and state transportation funding sources.

The Plan will go to the full City Council on Tuesday, August 11, 2015 at City Hall, room 340. The meeting will start at 10am and the Mobility Plan will be heard depending on agenda order. Download the agenda when it’s released here.

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Joint Committee Meeting confirmed for August 4

The Mobility Plan is confirmed to be heard before a special joint committee between Transportation Committee and PLUM (Planning & Land Use Management) Committee.

Meeting info:

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

2:30pm

City Hall, Room 340

200 N. Spring St, 90012

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Please check the council calendar for the official agenda, which should be released soon.

To be added to the administrative record, please reference:

Council File #: 15-0719

and email: 

Adam R. Lid – Legislative Assistant – Adam.Lid@lacity.org

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Press Release – Mobility Plan Highlights

Press Release

We’ve prepared a press release and also wanted to share it with everyone online: Mobility Plan Highlights, June 2015

Future Meeting Dates

There have been some questions on future council committee meeting dates. The Mobility Plan hasn’t been confirmed for a meeting date yet, but we will be sending out an update as soon as that happens. Please stay tuned!

It looks like the committee and council meetings will not be scheduled til after council takes its recess in July.

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Mobility Plan Unanimously Approved by Planning Commission, Next Up, City Council Subcommittee Meetings

Thank you to everyone who was able to come out to the City Planning Commission Meeting on May 28. We appreciated all of the public comments provided at the meeting, as well as the comments received throughout this process. We also apologize for any inconvenience that may have been caused when the Plan was taken out of order.

We are happy to announce that the Mobility 2035 Plan passed unanimously, with all 6 present members voting in favor. Next the Plan heads to the City Council’s Planning and Land Use Committee (PLUM) and Transportation Committee Meeting  in late-June. Stay tuned for updates on dates and times.

We’ve found in the process of writing this Plan that people have a lot of great questions about the Mobility Plan. To respond to some of these questions we’ve updated the FAQ section on this website. We included questions that came up many times through the comment process such as: what is the scope of this plan, what are the networks and how will they be implemented, and…

What happens next?

The Plan is meant to be a citywide guide, but implementation at the community level will focus on each neighborhood’s unique challenges and needs. While the Plan identifies a variety of policies and strategies it doesn’t prescribe specific solutions for select corridors and/or intersections. Instead, we’re imagining a process that will include conversations with community members and elected officials, and the examination of data to identify and learn more about specific community concerns. From there, a comprehensive package of improvements can be identified. Depending upon the unique characteristics of the area, the package could include the identification of improved off-street parking options, street calming improvements, wayfinding, improved cross-walks and an area shuttle bus.  This community centric approach will be coupled with other broader initiatives that will include supporting Metro on their expanding transit network, collaborating with regional partners to increase transportation funding, developing a network of “mobility hubs” meant to facilitate and support multi-modal access to and from major transportation stops, finding more opportunities to introduce “green street” solutions to treat and infiltrate stormwater and expanding the role of the street as a public space.

As always, contact Claire Bowin (Claire.bowin@lacity.org) or My La (my.la@lacity.org) with any questions or concerns that you may have.

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Final EIR is Out

The Final EIR and Staff Report have been released today! See the documents page to download the latest Plan and related exhibits.

The Plan and related documents will be brought to the City Planning Commission’s meeting on Thursday, May 28th, at Van Nuys City Hall, Council Chamber 2nd Floor. The Mobility Plan will be the first item on the agenda, so make sure to be there at 8:30 AM. Check out the calendar for any updates.

Transit and Parking:You can take the Metro Orange Line to Van Nuys and walk north to Sylvan Street. Make a right on Sylvan. Parking is available at nearby lots.

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.

Anyone wishing to comment can attend in person or write directly to James Williams, Commission Executive Assistant, (James.K.Williams@lacity.org) cc-ing Claire Bowin and My La

Questions or comments about the Plan and/or the approval process?  Please contact: Claire Bowin, Claire.bowin@lacity.org, 213,978.1213 or My La, my.la@lacity.org, 213.978.1194

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