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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 the New Zoning Code?

What is the New Zoning Code?

City Planning is modernizing Los Angeles’s Zoning Code to align with contemporary planning needs. This is the first comprehensive update to the Code since 1946 and marks a major shift from strictly Euclidean zoning—the most common form of land use regulation in the United States—to a hybrid, or modular, zoning approach. 

Design Review Board Spring Training Recap!

DRB Training

On Friday, May 11, and Friday, May 18, City Planning staff from the Valley, Central, and West-South Project Planning Geo Teams hosted the Citywide Design Review Board Member Trainings. Design Review Boards are comprised of citizen volunteers generally appointed by the City Council offices

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