planning reform

September 7, 2020

Tempus Opportunitatis:  Has The Moment Arrived To End Political Interference in LA City’s Land Use Decisions?

Ed(ifice) Locus— a pseudonymous nod to legendary urban planner, Ed Logue, and rooted in the Latin word for 'place'—asserts that decoupling campaign finance from land use planning is a necessary safeguard against the pay-to-play schemes that plague the city's entitlement process.

September 7, 2020

Is There A Remedy For Keeping Bees Away from Honey? Corruption Cases Expose Flaws in LA City’s Land Entitlement Process

Instead of a process that demands case-by-case exceptions to outdated zoning codes or superficial knee-jerk reforms, the Rick Cole, Gail Goldberg, and Bud Ovrum advocate for a comprehensive package of policies to reform land use planning in Los Angeles.

March 23, 2017

LA’s Updated Plans Require Integration, Consistency, Consensus

After the defeat of Measure S and Mayor Eric Garcetti's subsequent Executive Directive 19, LA City Planning Director Vince Bertoni joins TPR and discusses the new planning framework coming to City Hall.

March 23, 2017

Councilmember Ryu Opines On Needed LA City's Planning Reforms To Regain Public Trust

TPR sits down with Los Angeles Councilmember David Ryu after the defeat of Measure S to discuss his vision for planning and development reforms.

October 24, 2016

LA City Councilmember Ryu Candidly Prioritizes City Planning & Development Reform

Councilmember David Ryu provides an update on City of Los Angeles efforts to address the broken planning process that has led to the initiatives on the November and March ballots.

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