Blog

Los Angeles City Planning engages with community members on a variety of land use issues. In addition to hosting events and speaking at neighborhood council meetings, City Planning staff maintain a blog to share updates and insights on planning matters.

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Mayan Theater

In a city known for entertainment, Latinx theaters both filled a cultural void for Spanish-speaking audiences and exposed English-speaking audiences to Latinx culture. Although the number of these theaters increased tremendously in the 1920s, they got their start in the 19th century. 

Photo of Pacific Palisades

In 1982, the State of California adopted the Mello Act to preserve and increase the supply of affordable housing in the State’s Coastal Zone.

Image of Downtown LA

City Planning has developed a variety of information-sharing tools to keep Angelenos informed about the type of development projects being proposed and approved in their neighborhoods, especially discretionary projects that require some level of review or sign-off from our Department.

How is City Planning Incentivizing Affordable Housing Production?

Increasing rents, combined with the economic hit resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, have left more than 40,000 residents across Los Angeles homeless. On any given night there are men, women, and children who must resort to living on our streets, without access to shelter and basic medical attention.

Planning Website on the Application Page

Los Angeles City Planning receives thousands of project applications every year, varying in scale and complexity from something as large as a multi-block development to something as small as a retaining wall at a private residence.