Land Use & Infrastructure Meetings

Transparency Initiative

Land Use & Infrastructure Meetings | Transparency Initiative

Overview

Trust is the basis of any functional democracy. It is clear to me that Angelenos have lost trust that their City government can make planning and development decisions in a fair and transparent manner.

The best way to restore public trust is to start with transparency and avoid even a perception of conflict of interest. Residents want to know that projects will be judged solely on their merits and their impact on the community. That's why I have vowed to make meetings with developers who have active projects in the City made available to the public. I also refuse all campaign contributions from developers with current or upcoming projects in the City of Los Angeles. This pledge continues to apply throughout my term of service on the City Council.

I want every resident, and every neighborhood, to trust that the review process at City Hall will treat all parties equally and fairly – but that kind of trust must be earned through deeds rather than words.

Please continue to check this page for updates regarding meetings my staff or I have with developers or their representative. This pledge also applies for my entire term of service on the City Council.

LACMA

Council District 4 Staff Present: Emma Howard, Nick Greif, Rob Fisher

Councilmember Present: Yes
Date: 7/26/19

Developers and Representatives: Michael Govan & Diana Vesga LACMA, Renee Schillaci, Craig Lawson Craig Lawson & Co., LLC

Description: Discuss city entitlement process.

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3377 Olympic Boulevard/ Gramercy Eldercare

Council District 4 Staff Present: Emma Howard

Councilmember Present: No
Date: 7/23/2019

Developers and Representatives Katherine Hennigan, Nicole Kuklok-Waldman, Collaborate LA,  Sheri Bonstelle  Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP  Julie Lee, Victor & Gerald, Urban Commons

Description: discuss project construction timeline and other construction issues.

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Abundant Housing LA regarding RHNA numbers

Council District 4 Staff Present: Emma Howard, Justin Orenstein, Nicholas Greif

Councilmember Present: No
Date: 7/23/2019

Developers and Representatives: Leonora Camner Abundant Housing LA & Paavo Monkkonen Associate Professor of Urban Planning and Public Policy UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs 
Description: discuss SCAG RHNA methodology

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Sandstone

Council District 4 Staff Present: Nicholas Greif

Councilmember Present: Yes
Date: 07/22/19

Developers and Representatives: Eri Kroh,(Sandstone), David Garcia (Sandstone), Lali De Aztlan (De Aztlan Group), Dr. Fernando Guerra (De Aztlan Group)

Description: Meet and greet with a Development Company that recently moved its office headquarters into the Council District in Sherman Oaks.

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6830 Santa Monica

Council District 4 Staff Present: Emma Howard

Councilmember Present: No
Date: 7/18/2019

Developers and Representatives: Eric Lieberman Description: Briefly discuss application

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14311 VENTURA WHOLE FOODS

Council District 4 Staff Present: Emma Howard

Councilmember Present: No
Date: 7/9/2019

Developers and Representatives: Ben Stigler & Aria Mehrabi Pacific Star Capital, Description: Discuss permitting review for project- streetscape, LADOT study, traffic plans

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2264 LIVE OAK

Council District 4 Staff Present: Emma Howard

Councilmember Present: No
Date: 7/1/2019 (approximately)

Developers and Representatives: Renee Schillaci

Description: Discuss community concerns regarding project

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2817 HYPERION AVE

Council District 4 Staff Present: Meg Greenfield

Councilmember Present: No
Date: 06/17/2019

Developers and Representatives: Kristen Hayashi of the Little Tokyo Historical Society, Rosalind Sagara of Los Angeles Conservancy

Description: discussed potential HCM nomination for Tokio Florist

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2630 ALGODON DR

Council District 4 Staff Present: Meg Greenfield

Councilmember Present: No
Date: 06/17/2019

Developers and Representatives: Tomer Fedida, Fedida Properties

Description: discussed upcoming appeal case

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