BMO/BHO Code Amendment at City Planning Commission July 14, 2016
Time will be after 10:30 AM
Address is Department of City Planning Commission:
Los Angeles City Hall
200 North Spring Street, room 350
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Case No: CPC-2015-3484-CA; Council File: 14-0656; CEQA: ENV-2015-4197-ND
In our on-going struggle to create safer and healthier conditions in our Bel-Air Community and after multiple, lengthy, meetings and tours with City Officials by the newly-elected Bel-Air Association Board, Bel Air Homeowners Alliance, and the Bel-Air/Beverly Crest Neighborhood Council, finally we have a message sent by the City announcing the BMO/BHO Code Amendment Hearing on July 14, 2016, that we have duplicated for you below. The driving tours with City officials were especially eye-opening as they could observe first-hand the safety and health impacts of many of these egregious sites have on our community.
As previously reported, we met numerous times with City Officials, listed below are a few who we were able to meet and tour:
• Councilmember Paul Koretz of CD5
• Faisal Alserri, Senior Planning Deputy of CD5
• Councilmember David Ryu of CD4
• Christine Saponara, City Planner of Plan Implementation, Policy Planning Bureau of Department of City Planning—ICO Neighborhood Conservation
• Councilmember Koretz’s Town Hall Meetings with Public Works Department
• New Director of City Planning, Mr. Vince Bertoni
• Reports and Comments through the monthly public meetings of the Bel-Air/Beverly Crest Neighborhood Council.
It is important for the community to be aware that the two seats designated for the Bel-Air community were -- unoccupied--neglected—in fact—withdrawn from by previous Bel-Air Association leadership a few years ago for unknown reasons and without the previous BAA leadership duly notifying the Bel-Air community.
Here is the duplication of the announcement by the Department of City Planners:
On July 14, 2016, the City Planning Commission will consider the proposed Baseline Mansionization Ordinance and Baseline Hillside Ordinance (BMO/BHO) Code amendment and make a recommendation to the City Council. This is in response to Council Motion CF 14-0656 requesting the Department address concerns regarding out-of-scale development in single-family neighborhoods. Once the Commission makes a formal recommendation, the Code amendment will be considered by the City Council. Changes may still be made before the City Council's final decision.
The Department of City Planning has prepared a staff report with updated recommendations for the Commission's consideration. The Department has also prepared a summary fact sheet of staff's recommendations and a revised, expanded Questions & Answers document detailing the proposed ordinance and staff recommended nodifications.
For your convenience, these documents are attached to this email. You can also find them on the Department of City Planning's dedicated Neighborhood Conservation website. An agenda of the Commission meeting will be posted shortly at planning.lacity.org under "Commissions & Hearings."
The Department appreciates the interest and involvement of the any individuals and organizations who have weighed in with their thoughts and comments on the proposed ordinance. We ask that any further comments be made directly to the City Planning Commission, either in person at the July 14 meeting or by email at CPC@lacity.org.
Click here to see City Planning Commission Meeting Agenda for Thursday, July 14, 2016.