Community Plans

The Los Angeles City Council took a historic vote in 2017, approving a plan by Councilmember José Huizar to provide a funding mechanism for the approximately $12.55 million needed annually to dramatically increase updates of the City’s 35 Community Plans – critical development guidelines for all neighborhoods throughout the City. The City’s 35 Community Plans lay out guidelines for what can and cannot be built in any given neighborhood. This helps determine the different types of housing that can be developed, the jobs that can be supported in a community and other key quality-of-life measures. While 29 of the City’s 35 community plans have not been updated in 15 or more years, the new plan by Councilmember Huizar as the Chair of the City’s Planning Committee requires by ordinance that they are updated every six years.