Planning and Land Use Committee on Mar 19, 2019

** Please note meeting location change!**

**Just across the parking lot from usual location. **

Neighborhood Council of Westchester/Playa
www.ncwpdr.org 


Committee: 
Planning and Land Use Committee

Chairperson: 
Patricia Lyon

Meeting Date: 
Tuesday, March 19, 2019 - 6:30pm

Meeting Place: 
Westchester Senior Center - 8740 Lincoln Boulevard, 90045

Discussion/Action (Motion): 
  1. Welcome and Introduction

  2. Minutes Review and Approval - for meeting on 19 February 2019

  3. Public Comment on Non-Agenda Items

  4. Informational / re:codeLA Presentation re Project Activities, Timeline, To-Date Completed Code 

    Background: re:codeLA is a comprehensive revision of the City of Los Angeles' Zoning Code with the goal of simplification, modernization (easier to navigate), efficiency, and future adaptability due to a 'modular' code structure. This presentation will review first sections of zoning code to be completed as part of the re:codeLA project. 

    • Presenter: Tom Rothmann, Senior City Planner 
    • Related Documents: if any, provided during meeting. 
    • Public Comment
    • Committee Discussion
    • Possible Committee Action: Motion to Support / Deny / Modify
    • If motion passed, Community Impact Statement consideration. 
  5. Discussion / Developer Project Screening Check List - Draft Review

    Background: Second discussion by PLUC. Committee agreed to proposal thaht a master list of developer project screening issues and questions be developed, for the purposes of forwarding to developers preparing to present to the PLUC. At 19 February 2019 PLUC meeting, Committee Secretary received input. In this meeting a revised to be presented and discussed. 

    • Presenter: Committee Discussion 
    • Related Documents: List Draft 3.0 
    • Public Comment
    • Committee Discussion
    • Possible Committee Action: Motion to Support / Deny / Modify
    • If motion passed, Community Impact Statement consideration. 
  6. Discussion / TOC Projects and General Planning 

    Background: At present, the City is just one year into administering Transit-Oriented Community projects. Therefore, both the Planning Department and NCWP stakeholdes are on a learning curve regarding the community impacts of such projects. 

    A TOC "hot spot" has been identified in the Reading & Ramsgate neighborhood, an important area of affordable housing within the NCWP geography. Multiple develoers are moving aggressively to acquire parcels in that area, and it is suggested other TOC "hot spots" be identified using the Planning Department "TOC Radius" map for the NCWP geography.

    The goal of this discussion: to explore the possibility of formulating a total-neighborhood-area planning approach, leveraging collaborative resourses (NC + CD 11 + Planning Department's Matt Glesne) to mitigate potentially negaotive TOC-project impacts regarding availability of affordable housing, design coherence in the neighborhood, and questions of public safety and livability. Specifically, creating a master list of potential conditions and/or creative planning options on project elements not covered in the By-Right provisions of the new TOC ordinance. 

    • Presenters:
      • Committee member Kimberly Fox re short-term and TOC Planning Working Committee.
      • Committee member Paula Gerez re long-term and Community Plan Update process currently underway. 
    • Related Documents: if any, presented at meeting.  
    • Public Comment
    • Committee Discussion
    • Possible Committee Action: Motion to Support / Deny / Modify
    • If motion passed, Community Impact Statement consideration. 
  7. Discussion / Support for CF 19-0002-S38 (related to CF 18-1226) regarding Opposition to SB 50

    Background: The City Council, Planning Department, and Intergovernment Relations Committee studied proposed SB50 and determined City of LA opposition to the bill. For PLUC discussion: in addition to opposition motion from NC Board (voted 5 March 2019), review possible additional action reinforcing support for Oppose SB50 Resolution pending in Committee (Rules, Elections and Intergovernmental Relations Committee.)

    • Presenter: Kimberly Fox
    • Related Documents: if any, presented at meeting.  
    • Public Comment
    • Committee Discussion
    • Possible Committee Action: Motion to Support / Deny / Modify
    • If motion passed, Community Impact Statement consideration. 
  8. Discussion / Support for CF 19-0046 regarding Developer Campaign Contribution Restrictions 

    Background: As a response to recent FBI investigation of Council member Huizar regarding compaign funding and unethical actions on behalf of developer interests, City Council has moved to request City Attorney, Chief Legislative Analyst and Ethics Committee study the issue and propose an ordinance update. To date, Community Impact Statements regarding this issue have been filed by 4 NCs: Hollywood Hills West, Hollywood United, Van Nuys, and Central Hollywood. 

    • Presenter: Committee Discussion
    • Related Documents: CF 19-0046 Original Motion.  
    • Public Comment
    • Committee Discussion
    • Possible Committee Action: Motion to Support / Deny / Modify
    • If motion passed, Community Impact Statement consideration. 
  9. Discussion / Planning Department Quarterly Housing Progress Report 

    Background: In response to community requests for more Planning Department housing performance reporting, in 2018 the Department initiated quarterly reports. Discussion to review the most recent update: 2018-Q4 Housing Progress Report. 

    • Presenter: Kimberly Fox
    • Related Documents: 2018 Q4 Housing Progress Report 
    • Public Comment
    • Committee Discussion
    • Possible Committee Action: Motion to Support / Deny / Modify
    • If motion passed, Community Impact Statement consideration. 
  10. Discussion / Short Term Rentals Ordinance - Draft Vacation Home Policy (CF-1246)

    Background: Upon City Council request, Planning has developed a presentation regarding how the Short Term Rental Ordinance might be expanded to incorporate homes which are not primary residences. Planning has requested community and NC input by middle of April 2019.

    • Presenter: Committee Discussion
    • Related Documents: Vacation Home Draft Policy - Planning Dept Report
    • Public Comment
    • Committee Discussion
    • Possible Committee Action: Motion to Support / Deny / Modify
    • If motion passed, Community Impact Statement consideration. 
  11. Announcements

    • Next PLUC Meetings (2nd Tuesday of the month)
      • April 16, 2019
      • May 28, 2019
      • June 25. 2019
  12. Meeting Adjourned


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