When Councilmember Huizar became Chair of the City’s Planning and Land Use Management (PLUM) Committee in 2013, one of his first actions was to call for an update to the Park Fees known as “Quimby” funds, as Park Fees had not had a meaningful review and update in more than 30 years.
After three years analysis, public input, debate, stakeholder meetings, Planning Commission hearings and PLUM Committee hearings, City Council voted to approve Quimby Reform in September 2016.
Park Fees are an essential strategy in providing Angelenos with safe and modern recreational facilities.
The benefits of Park Fee Reform include:
An increase in funding for parks, as much as $30 million per year
Give more credit when developments provide public or private recreational amenities on-site
- Encourage affordable housing, as affordable units will be exempt, and we are closing a loophole that allowed market rate units to hide behind token affordable ones.