City’s Planning and Land Use Management Committee wants to increase the land-use appeal fees 20% and CEQA-related appeals to a whopping $13,538+


On Wednesday, August 15, the City Council’s Planning and Land Use Management Committee (PLUM) recommended that the City Attorney prepare a new ordinance to increase land-use decision appeal fees by 20%.

Additionally, the PLUM Committee wants to charge $13,538 to anyone who appeals a land-use decision on environmental grounds — a serious concern of many Bel-Air residents and a clear discriminatory action for residents without the financial wherewithal to have their voices heard.

If you wish to voice your opposition to COUNCIL FILE NUMBER 09-0969, please do so by calling Councilmember Koretz, Planning Director Vince Bertoni, and Mayor Garcetti as quickly as possible.

Contact information:

Please indicate Council File Number 09-0969

Call or email Councilmember Paul Koretz:   (310) 473-7005;

Call or email Mayor Garcetti: 213 978-0600; 

Call or email City Planner Vince Bertoni: 213 978-1271;

For those interested in more background information:

Read all fee recommendations, click here.

Here is the link to the PLUM committee report for File No. 09-0969: 

Here is the link to the full report: 

CityWatch LA article, click here.

Preserve LA, click here.