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  • LA Issue: ‘McMansions’ Put on Hold

    Dakota Smith

    Date: Mar 27, 2015 

    Concerned that new “McMansion” homes are changing the character of Los Angeles neighborhoods, the Los Angeles City Council moved Wednesday to temporarily restrict development in 20 areas. 

    The City Council unanimously passed the Neighborhood Conservation Interim Control Ordinance, which put a two-year ban on the size of new, single-family dwellings in some neighborhoods. 

    The ordinance temporarily limits the size of single-family dwellings in 15 neighborhoods: Valley Village, South Hollywood, La Brea Hancock Neighborhood, The Oaks of Los Feliz, Miracle Mile, Larchmont Heights, Lower Council District Five, Beverlywood, Inner Council District Five, Fairfax Area, Bel Air, Faircrest Heights Neighborhood, Kentwood, Mar Vista/East Venice and Old Granada Hills. 

    The law also puts a temporary moratorium on the issuance of building and demolition permits in five proposed Historic Preservation Overlay Zones: Sunset Square, Carthay Square, Holmby-Westwood, Oxford Square and El Sereno-Berkshire Craftsman District.  

    The new rules came amid a “proliferation of out-of-scale developments that threaten the cohesion and character” of neighborhoods, a city report states. (Read the rest.)   

    -cw 

    CityWatch

    Vol 13 Issue 26

    Pub: Mar 27, 2015



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I Need Your Help

MEMO FROM THE MAYOR - As the City of Los Angeles continues on the path towards fiscal sustainability, it is important to receive the input and participation of Neighborhood Councils and their constituents. This year we gained valuable insight from community stakeholders by partnering with the Neighborhood Council Budget Advocates to design the community budget survey. (Must See Video)

The community budget survey was released January 15, 2012 and distributed to all 95 Neighborhood Councils around the City.  It is available for public access at budgetsurveyla.com.  The survey includes questions focused on the City’s major budget concerns for the upcoming fiscal year, and will be available until February 22, 2012. Upon the deadline, my office will collect the information and release the findings to the public.  

We hope that Angelenos will take full advantage of this opportunity.  This is your chance to help make the City work for you; your views are a vital aspect in creating a spending plan that truly reflects the needs of our city.

(Antonio Villaraigosa is the Mayor of Los Angeles. Take the Budget Survey here)
-cw

Tags: Mayor Villaraigosa, city budget, budget survey, neighborhood councils









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