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.

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

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Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month Highlight: Former City Planner Raul Escobedo

Hired in the 1970s to engage residents through a cultural and ethnic approach, Raul Escobedo was one of Los Angeles City Planning’s first influential Chicano planners. During his time with the Department, Raul successfully encouraged high numbers of Latino residents to participate in the planning process for the first time.

Monterey Trailer Park

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Chicano Moratorium 50th Anniversary

This year has been one of reflection, a time for celebrating the milestones that brought us the freedoms we have today while fighting for an ever-better future for generations to come.

The Friday Morning Club

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The Movement for Racial Justice and the Plan to House LA

In the first half of 2020, we experienced profound changes to our daily lives. The COVID-19 pandemic has altered where we work and how we learn; how we access basic needs, such as quality health care and testing; and most importantly, how critical it is to have a place of shelter.