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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.

For additional information, contact: planning.media@lacity.org.

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How do I access application requirements online?

Applying for an entitlement application can be a lengthy process with various steps and levels of review involved along the way. The best way to ensure the process goes as smoothly as possible is by submitting a complete application package for City Planning to review. 

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The difficult task of tracking all newly filed and completed cases is the responsibility of the Records Management Unit, whose dedicated staff works to ensure cases are easily accessible to planners, the public, and the media. 

Why Is City Planning Using Webinars for Outreach?

Even though our City Planning staffers are taking every precaution to slow the spread of the coronavirus, their work has not slowed down. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the economy relies on the essential functions of government—including the services of city planners—to keep moving. 

How Does Planning Support Small Business Interests During COVID-19?

City Planning serves four million Angelenos across 35 communities. Ever since Mayor Garcetti announced the Safer At Home order to slow the spread of COVID-19, the Department has been adapting new methods of engagement to continue providing public service as seamlessly as possible while working to flatten the infection curve of the coronavirus.

Meet Your Community Liaisons

Meet Your Community Liaisons

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Why is GIS Technology Important to Urban Planning?

What is GIS? GIS = Geographic Information System. What does that mean in layman’s terms? 

What is the Home-Sharing Program?

In December 2018, the City Council adopted the Home-Sharing Ordinance (CF 14-1635-S2), establishing a regulatory framework to restrict short-term rentals to one's primary residence, in order to prevent the wholesale conversation of