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What is the Restaurant Beverage Program?

What is the Restaurant Beverage Program?

Historically, the profit margin from the sale of alcoholic beverages has helped restaurant owners stay afloat during sharp rises in rent and payroll costs.

How Los Angeles Got Serious About Housing

How Los Angeles Got Serious About Housing

Our City—rich in industry and creativity—has gained the unfortunate notoriety of being a major epicenter in the California housing crisis. The fundamental reason for our crisis is the same as in most global cities: an extreme shortage of housing, which has left Angelenos to face overcrowding, punishing commutes, or, all too often, homelessness.

What is City Planning Doing to Promote Greater Equity in Planning Practices?

What is City Planning Doing to Promote Greater Equity in Planning Practices?

This June will mark two years since the Office of Racial Justice, Equity, and Transformative Planning was established with the goal of addressing the legacy of racism and segregation in Los Angeles’s past planning practices.

How is Latinx Heritage reflected in some of the City’s Historic Treasures?

Mayan Theater

The Mayan Theater, the Million Dollar Theater, and the Great Wall of Los Angeles are just a few of the City’s iconic historic treasures associated with Latinx artists and designers whose work includes Colonial and Pre-Colonial imagery and influences, expressing through their work the negotiation and alliances between eras, cultures, languages, a

How is City Planning Incentivizing Affordable Housing Production?

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.

New Housing Poll Reveals that Angelenos Support More Housing Citywide & Support Tenant Protections

Housing Element Poll Results

Angelenos want a variety of affordable housing options in every part of the City. That is one of the top findings from City Planning’s housing poll. Responders also expressed the desire to expand tenant protections along with more, deeply affordable housing across the City.

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