Is This What YOU Envision for Hollywood? Los Angeles?

Mayor Villaraigosa wants what he calls “elegant density”
The City reads your silence as support for this vision.

The Hollywood Community Plan is just the first of 35 Community Plans that will cover every part of Los Angeles. It is the template for all the plans that will follow.

The Zoning Administrator, the Central Area Planning Commission, and the City Planning Commission approved this Plan in just four weeks, with only minor changes.

The Plan, as it stands, is a gift to the land developers who have contributed to the campaigns of the Mayor and Council members.

Almost every Neighborhood Association and City-Certified Neighborhood Council in Hollywood has taken official positions in strong opposition to the Plan and its effect on the Hollywood Community.

The City of Los Angeles is updating the Community Plans that control land use and zoning. These plans set the vision for the future of Los Angeles. Community Plans have an enormous impact on all of our lives—for good or bad.

Every resident Citywide needs to know that they could effectively lose any chance to defend their own local Community Plans if The Hollywood Community Plan passes unchallenged and is certified.

This Hollywood Community Plan would allow for…

• INCREASED DENSITY IN BUILDING HEIGHTS = MORE TRAFFIC CONGESTION
• HISTORIC SITES NOT PROTECTED (HOLLYWOOD HERITAGE FEELS THAT THE PLAN IS A BLUEPRINT FOR THE DISTRUCTION OF HOLLYWOOD’S HISTORIC BUILDINGS)
• OBSCURING THE VIEWS OF THE HOLLYWOOD HILLS
• REDUCED PROPERTY VALUES
• CREATE CONCRETE CANYONS (BLOCKING SUNLIGHT)

The really objectionable part of the Hollywood Community Plan is the proposed massive increase in development without any plan for updating the existing inadequate infrastructure:

• PAVING OF ROADS (TO DEAL WITH INCREASED USE)
• UTILITIES (WATER, ELECTICAL, SEWAGE, GAS ETC.)
• PUBLIC SERVICES (POLICE, FIRE, GARBAGE, ETC.)
• TRAFFIC CONTROLS AND TRAFFIC MITIGATION

We, PEOPLE FOR LIVABLE COMMUNITIES, a coalition of concerned Angelenos, are reaching out to neighbors across the city. If you would like more information:
email info@plcla.org or for further information, call us at 323.380.8970.

You can also contact Councilman Garcetti with your comments or complaints since the plan was endorsed by him (whether or not you are in his district). Copy your own councilman with your comments or complaints.

http://lacity.org/YourGovernment/CityCouncil/index.htm

District 13 – Eric Garcetti
City Hall Office (213)-473-7013
200 N. Spring Street, Rm 475
Los Angeles, CA 90012
councilmember.garcetti@lacity.org

District 4 – Tom LaBonge
City Hall Office (213)-473-7004
200 N. Spring Street, Rm 480
Los Angeles, CA 90012
councilmember.labonge@lacity.org

District 5 – Paul Koretz
City Hall Office (213)-473-7005
200 N. Spring Street, Rm 440
Los Angeles, CA 90012
paul.koretz@lacity.org

7 thoughts on “Is This What YOU Envision for Hollywood? Los Angeles?

  1. This is crony capitalism at its worst. The CRA builds these monsters and the city council, i.e. Garcetti, Labonge, Wesson et alia okay billions of tax dollars to flow into the developers’ pockets. Without the CRA loot, the develoeprs would not build these financial nightmares.

    This is how the 99% (we taxpayers) end up giving our tax dollars to the 1% (the developers) who then support the councilmembers. In the good old days, crooks bribed people with their own money. In today’s Hollwyood, Garcetti and his friends seem to be using our tax dollars in what appears to be a huge money laundering scam.

    How about thinking about the Quality of life for people who live in Hollwyood and not the profits of billionaires?

  2. Forget about the percent BS. Call it what is is- a crime. It is fraud. They will be stealing our money and taking away our precious city and all of the jewels of historical value since they have no heart for anything that does. Step up and let your representatives know you are against this. After you write Garcetti- write all of the rest of them. Time to stand up and fight for what is ours.

  3. “Development” does not have to mean more and more density. It should be a better and better quality of life.

    Right now the city measures development by how much money it can stuff into the pockets of crony capitalists.. The Hollywood Community Plan is a blueprint of one way the 1% ended owning the rest of us.

  4. I attended two Public Hearings and the City Planning Commission Hearing..
    They keep passing this Plan through at every level, refusing to listen to the hundreds upon hundreds of people who cried out opposing this.
    In oral statements and letters of opposition from Neighborhood Councils, Community Orgs., Homeowners Associations, and many individuals..not just from from Hollywood, but other surrounding cities as well….ALL statements are on record with City Planning..It is all PUBLIC RECORD.
    They keep lieing that everyone, Neighborhood Councils, etc. are all for for this..We/they, are not!
    There probably would have been even more numbers recorded against it, had City Planning notified ALL of Hollywood.
    As it was, we were told by them that they ONLY sent notices out to those within 500 foot radius of changes..”that’s all we had to notify and that was all we notified”..
    Most in our community never received anything in the mail about the plan or information about the upcoming public hearings, scheduled in the next two weeks..
    Not alot of time to spread the word, unite or get the information out to others….
    This whole process was manipulated beyond belief!
    How’s that for ‘outreach’ to all of Hollywood??
    The developers have funded this Mayor’s campaign and campaigns of many city council members including one running for higher office here..
    They have turned our city over to them, with this Plan, so they can build whatever they want here, 55 story skyscrapers ..
    And you and I and our communities will never again be able to fight any project here..
    While other areas.. i.e. Historically Designated Hollywood Blvd. will continue to be left to decay and rot.

  5. The Hollywood Community Plan is the latest attempt at an old real estate scam. The crooks in city hall know that the population in Hollywood is DECREASING and not increasing, but they drastically up zone the city to accommodate 55 story buildings. There is a method to the madness.

    Such outlandish up zoning allows a few crony capitalists like Philip Aarons behind Millennium and CIM Group behind almost everything else in Hollywood to super-size their buildings in hopes to attract all population to their few parcels and leave the rest of the properties to fall to ruin. Of course, as we have seen such villainy fails. People flee density. The rumor is that W Hotel Condos sold only 10 out of 143 and some of those were to the owners and developer.

    A stupid plan — but it’s their plan and they are sticking to it. Super-size a few parcels in the foolish belief that a few landowners can hog the population for themselves.

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