Los Angeles City Council

February 26, 2012

Hamid Behdad on How Best to Update LA City’s Adaptive Reuse Ordinance

In 1999 the Los Angeles City Council adopted an adaptive reuse ordinance that played a significant part in the revitalization of Downtown. Granting developers the flexibility needed to convert historic buildings into modern residences, the ordinance became a model for preservation and growth actoss the city. Now, the City Council may update the original ordinance to meet 21st century needs.

March 31, 2011

‘Skyline Changer'-Wilshire Grand Hotel- Wins Approval

In March, the L.A. City Council approved a suite of ordinances that paved the way for a $1 billion high rise in Downtown-the first office tower to be built in the neighborhood in over 20 years.

August 29, 2005

New L.A. Councilmember Bill Rosendahl Outlines Plans for City and CD 11

Councilmember Rosendahl discusses his roles on the L.A. City Council and his goals for CD 11 and its neighbors.

August 23, 2004

Downtown L.A.'s Renaissance Is Only Enhanced by Grand Avenue

L.A. City Councilwoman Jan Perry reflects on the ongoing renaissance in downtown L.A., and looks forward to the two largest projects yet – Grand Avenue and L.A. Live.

March 31, 2004

Councilman Weiss Opines On Homeland Security And L.A.'s Cable Franchise Renewal Process

Jack Weiss, Los Angeles City Councilmember, addresses the state of homeland security preparedness in the Los Angeles area as well as the ongoing process to renew cable television franchises in L.A.

December 16, 2003

L.A. Councilmember Wendy Greuel Making The Case For A More Business Friendly City

Los Angeles Councilmember Wendy Greuel discusses recent efforts to make Los Angeles more attractive to small business, both in terms of cost and market confidence.

November 19, 2003

The Promise And Downside Of Inclusionary Zoning In Los Angeles Addressed By Housing Developers

Bill Witte and Jeff Lee address the peril of placing more restrictions on development.

November 19, 2003

LA To Consider Incusionary Zoning Ordinance

LA City Councilman Eric Garcetti makes the case for intelligent inclusionary zoning.

July 1, 2003

TPR's Orientation Interview Of New LA Councilman Greig Smith

Councilmember Greig Smith discusses his agenda in this post-secession political environment.

July 1, 2003

L.A. City Councilman Antonio Villaraigosa On His Priorities & Policy Focus

Villaraigosa comments on his time away from public office, his plans for his district, and new challenges.

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