Land Use Insights
July 24, 2012
Update On Los Angeles’s Potential New Zoning Code
On June 19, 2012, the City Council approved the Comprehensive Zoning Code Revision Ordinance, through which the City Council:
- Approved $990,000 from the City’s Construction Services Trust Fund to pay for the first year of a five-year work program to revise the City’s Zoning Code;
- Authorized the Director of Planning to prepare and release a Request for Proposals to select the Zoning Code reform consultant team;
- Instructed the City Planning Department to include in the annual budgetary process a funding request to complete the zoning code revision project;
- Instructed the City Planning Department to provide quarterly status reports on the Zoning Code Revision Project; and
- Requested that the City Attorney prepare and present an ordinance to increase the general plan maintenance fee from 3% to 5% for five years (with a sunset clause).
The Comprehensive Zoning Code Revision Ordinance still has to be approved by Mayor Villaraigosa before anyone can start drafting a new Zoning Code. However, the City Council’s approval brings the City one step closer to a new-and-improved Zoning Code!