Meeting Agenda for Saturday, April 10, 2021
10:00 a.m. – Welcome and Check-In
10:05 a.m. — Cannabis PCN Process with Jason Killeen, Assistant Executive Director and Rocky Wiles, Compliance and Operations Manager, Department of Cannabis Regulation
11:10 a.m. — Healthy Buildings, Healthy Places Design Guide, which builds upon the Plan for a Healthy Los Angeles and the Citywide Design Guidelines. City Planning Presentation with Ken Bernstein, Principal City Planner Office of Historic Resources; Michelle Levy, Senior City Planner – Urban Design Studio and Danai Zaire, Urban Designer/Planner
12:20 a.m. — PlanCheckNC Round Table + City & State Planning & Land Use Updates
1:00 p.m. — Meeting concludes
Topic: PlanCheckNC Zoom Meeting 4-10-21
Time: April 10, 2021 10:00 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
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City Planning Commission Approves Proposed Ordinance amending Chapter 1 and adding Chapter 1A to the LAMC to comprehensively reorganize Zoning Code processes and procedures.
We will discuss this update at Saturday’s meeting too!
Council File No. 09-0969-S3 $89 to $16,000 Fee Increase to appeal a development decision
On 2/24/21, the City’s Chief Administrative Officer filed a report and recommendation to raise appeal fees payable by any homeowner, neighbor or person other than the developer from the current fee of $89 to a new fee of $16,000.
Submit Public Comments here at the city’s comment portal at
Check This Out: Do You Read Your Neighborhood Council’s Monthly Profile?
Each month a Monthly Profile is sent to all board members. Do you read these ?
Here are two items in this month’s profile that you may find of interest.
ADU Accelerator Program
We are sharing information about an exciting housing pilot program, the LA ADU Accelerator Program, just launched by the City of Los Angeles to help address our affordable housing shortage. The LA ADU Accelerator Program pairs older adults with homeowners seeking stable and long-term tenancy for their accessory dwelling units (ADUs). Homeowners receive benefits such as qualified tenant referrals, tenant case
management, and consistent and timely rental payments.
By partnering with the LA ADU Accelerator Program to rent out your ADU, you will strengthen Los Angeles and help a neighbor in-need. Applications for the program are open now. To apply now, visit the program website: Spots are limited!
If you have any questions, please contact
Cannabis Regulation
On February 25, 2021, the Department of Cannabis Regulation (DCR) began transmitting Public Convenience or Necessity (PCN) requests to the City Clerk. As required, DCR has also begun notifying the impacted Neighborhood Councils via email.
DCR has created a video to assist key stakeholders, such as Neighborhood Councils, understand their role in the Public Convenience or Necessity Process (PCN) for Commercial Cannabis Retail Applicants.
The following PCN resources are also available to assist stakeholders: Video Tutorial
• PCN Information and Procedure Bulletin
• Stakeholder Input Form
For additional information, please visit DCR’s website at, or contact Rocky Wiles ( or Josie Trevizo (
Link to City of Los Angeles COVID-19 Orders here
Stay safe & healthy!
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What is PlanCheckNC ?
PlanCheckNC was created by Neighborhood Council stakeholders to promote more stakeholder participation in planning and land use issues and make government more responsive to local community needs. The purpose of PlanCheckNC is to help Neighborhood Councils and their stakeholders have the knowledge and tools to develop a vision reflective of the values of neighborhood residents and to develop and implement a land use framework that enables all stakeholders to feel that they are a part of the community– supported, safe and valued by the community.
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