LOS ANGELES – Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa recently announced the launch of the Zoning Code reform website, “Re:Code LA.”
The new website launch comes in conjunction with the first comprehensive update of the existing Zoning Code since 1946. As a key component of the city’s Development Reform Initiative, the website is a step toward improving Los Angeles’ Zoning Code to reflect the needs of businesses and residents
Re:Code LA, the development reform initiative, is a five-year program that will create a modernized and comprehensible Zoning Code for Los Angeles. The project aims to establish a new code with clear, predictable language that offers a wider variety of zoning options and more community planning tools to better address neighborhood concerns and improve the quality of life in every community. A simplified review process will replace the outdated complicated review process and better facilitate projects consistent with the vision for Los Angeles’ neighborhoods and the city’s general plan, making development more predictable throughout the city.
The website launched will allow Angelenos to stay involved during the five-year Zoning Code reform process. Community members can use the website to access public documents regarding the Zoning Code reform including project summaries and a calendar of events of meetings, hearings and workshops they can attend to be part of the process. The public is also encouraged to use the website to participate in the reform process using the commenting and posting features and social media connectivity for sharing through Facebook and Twitter.