In the State of California, cities are charged with developing a General Plan to inform their decisions—everything from their housing policies to their zoning regulations.
The City of Los Angeles is embarking on the 2021-2029 update to the Housing Element of the General Plan. The Housing Element identifies Los Angeles’s housing needs and establishes clear goals and objectives.
Zoning determines the size, shape, style, and location of buildings in a given area. If cities were living organisms, zoning would be their genetic code. As genes determine people’s height and eye color, zoning dictates the land use rules at the local level.
You may have noticed a few recent changes at Los Angeles City Planning. We’ve grown, we’ve planned, and we’ve transformed. Part of this transformation is creating a concise, consistent, lasting, and relevant brand — Los Angeles City Planning.
What is GIS? GIS = Geographic Information System. What does that mean in layman’s terms?
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