Planning and Land Use Management (PLUM) Committee

Thursday, February 07, 2019, 6:30 PM
Fire Station 82 Annex
1800 N. BRONSON AVENUE, L.A., CA 90028
Second Floor Conference Room

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  1. Roll Call
  2. Approval of Minutes
  3. Public Comment on items not on the Agenda (2 minutes each)
  4. Projects: 2301, 2305, 2309 San Marco Drive: Applicant’s request to export dirt from these project sites as follows: 1. 2301 San Marco Drive – 1,388 c. y., 2. 2305 San Marco Drive – 6,106 c.y., 3. 2309 San Marco Drive – 2,585 c.y. NOTE: 1. These projects were held in abeyance by the Board of Building and Safety Commissioners pending review discussion by the local neighborhood groups and developer. This has not been heard by HUNC PLUM to date.
  5. Presentation by STAND LA regarding neighborhood oil drilling within LA communities and health and human safety buffer zones for oil drilling sites within the city. Possible motion.
  6. Review LANCC presentation on the proposed update to the Citywide Design Guidelines and discuss HUNC input into process to change municipal code aesthetics on issues of 360 degree designation, pedestrian access and climate adaptation and sustainability as requested by City Planning.
  7. Review and discussion regarding a potential PLUM motion to support a CIS (utilizing and if necessary editing LANCC verbiage) to bring to full HUNC board on Council File 19-0046 (Developer Contribution Restrictions – Ryu, Krekorian, Koretz, Martinez, Bonin and Buscaino) indicating: Hollywood United Neighborhood Council (HUNC) strongly SUPPORTS Council File 19-0046 to reform the Los Angeles City campaign finance system in order to reduce the influence of developer interests at City Hall and urges the Los Angeles City Council to schedule this item and approve it as soon as possible. Reform is necessary as developers have a clear financial interest in influencing City Hall to generate land use decisions that will benefit their projects. In 2011 the City approved Measure H, which limited campaign donations from contractors doing business or bidding to do business with the City due to the clear financial conflict of interest. A similar concern exists with real estate developments where discretionary action required by the City is part of the planning process and incentivizes developers to donate to political campaigns in the hope of partial treatment.  Whether influence gained is merely perceived or real, the citizens of Los Angeles, like with Measure H, have a clear “anticorruption and anticircumvention interest” in prohibiting this activity. This ordinance would restore trust in the city planning process and has been upheld for similar bans by the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Ninth District.
  8. Review and discussion regarding the Los Angeles Department of City Planning Quarterly Report .
  9. Review and discussion of the Villa Carlotta’s distribution of alcohol on property.
  10. Committee Member announcements on items not on the Agenda
  11. Old/Ongoing Business
  12. New/Future Business


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