What We've Heard So Far

PUBLISHED ON: August 1, 2018



Planner Erika Lam with one of the discussion groups at the North Hollywood-Valley Village event.


Planning staff and meeting attendees discussing North Hollywood-Valley Village during the listening session.

Some of the small group discussions at a Sherman Oaks-Studio City-Toluca Lake-Cahuenga Pass event.

In the Listen phase of the Southeast Valley Community Plans Update, we've sought input from community members on local land use issues. We kicked off the Plans Update with four Open Houses throughout the Southeast Valley featuring facilitated small-group discussions, or "listening sessions", with participants. Several major recurring themes were identified at these events, including:

  • People value being able to shop and dine at local-serving, small businesses and would like to see more of these types of options.
  • There are opportunities for growth in the Southeast Valley, but the community plan should be strategic about where to increase density.
  • There is a lack of open space and many people would like to see improvements along the LA River and the Tujunga Wash to make it an attractive source of open space.
  • Industrial areas are valuable sources of economic activity and should be protected.
  • There is a need to increase housing affordability and provide a variety of housing options.

Below you can find a summary of the input we received at all of the Open Houses. We welcome your thoughts and reactions; please send them to planning.southeastvalley@lacity.org.

We're still listening! Follow our social media accounts (Facebook and Twitter) to learn about the additional outreach we're doing this winter with local youth, businesses and other stakeholders. If you'd like us to speak with you or a group you represent about the Community Plans Update, please contact us!