Los Angeles Department of City Planning

April 2, 2014

City of Los Angeles' Initiative to Streamline Its Development Process Becomes Clearer

Kevin Keller, Director of Planning and Housing Policy under Mayor Eric Garcetti, provides insight into the city's development services reform in light of a recent report by Matrix Consulting.

September 19, 2013

Bill Fulton Tasked by Mayor with Reconstituting San Diego City’s Planning Department

San Diego Planning Director Bill Fulton talks community plans and rebuilding a department in the wake of a political shift in the city.

February 16, 2016

LA City's Built Environment Has a New Steward Who Believes in the Necessity of a Shared Development Vision

Vince Bertoni, the new director of the Los Angeles Department of City Planning, comments on LA's complex needs and challenges.

April 29, 2015

LA’s Well-Managed City Building & Safety Department Examined

Ray Chan shares his plan to streamline development, collaborate across departments, maximize efficiency, and measure success.

March 24, 2015

Is LA City's Antiquated Zoning Code Fix Arguably Just an A-Political Exercise in Transparency?

Joel Miller clarifies the purview of re:code LA and questions whether the public should be interested.

February 26, 2015

LA City’s re:code—Pitched as Simplifying City’s Complex & Opaque Zoning Code

Tom Rothmann provides an overview of re:code LA’s objectives, funding, timeframe, and challenges.

June 30, 2014

Sam Hall Kaplan Opines on LA Public Dissatisfaction with Community Planning

Sam Hall Kaplan questions the future of planning in Los Angeles in the context of the Hollywood Community Plan.

June 30, 2014

Bernstein: LA Survey of City Properties with Historic Significance

Ken Bernstein updates readers on SurveyLA, part one of two.

July 8, 2013

LA Roast - (TJ) Plunkitt explains it all… LA's Answer for Gridlock: A Streamlined Planning & Permitting Process!

TPR's fifth exclusive interview of a new arrival to Los Angeles, an especially well-informed political and humanistic observer of local government, TJ Plunkitt, a direct descendant of the infamous George Washington Plunkitt of Tammany Hall.

July 1, 2013

LA Councilman Mitch Englander's Goal for Merging LA's City Planning with Building and Safety: A Streamlined Process

Los Angeles City Councilmember Mitch Englander explains his move to merge the Department of City Planning with the Department of Building and Safety.

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