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COVID-19 UPDATE: CLICK HERE TO VIEW OPEN PLANNING CASES IN CD4

Please note that due to the COVID-19 pandemic, in-person meetings have been cancelled, and development meetings have slowed down.

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.

3066 VALEVISTA Drive

Council District 4 Staff Present: Emma Howard Director of Planning, Paola Mendez, Planning Deputy

Councilmember Present: No

Date: June 11, 2020

Developers and Representatives: Daniel Young and Danny Forrest, Carlos Ramirez

Description: Discuss request for waiver of dedication and improvement in case.

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TOKIO FLORIST HCM/ 2718 HYPERION

Council District 4 Staff Present: Emma Howard Director of Planning

Councilmember Present: No

Date: June 11, 2020

Developers and Representatives: Laura Doerges Red Car Ltd, Michael Breland Breland - Harper

Description: Informational meeting from project reps prior to the CHC meeting.

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3rd& FAIRFAX (TOWN AND COUNTRY PROJECT)

Council District 4 Staff Present: Emma Howard Director of Planning

Councilmember Present: No

Date: June 3, 2020

Developers and Representatives: Tom Warren Holland, John Nahas Vice President, Investments Regency Centers, Morrie Goldman, Urban Solutions LLC

Description: Discuss working group next steps in light of COVID 19 pandemic and draft EIR progress.

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5411 WILSHIRE/ CPC-2020-3143-DB-CDO-SPR-HCA

Council District 4 Staff Present: Emma Howard Director of Planning, Rob Fisher Community Planner & Field Deputy

Councilmember Present: No

Date: May 29, 2020

Developers and Representatives: Wally Marks, owner, Josh Gertler, Consensus

Description: Discuss project proposal changes, preview upcoming presentation given to Mid City West Community Council.

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2545 BOWMONT / DIR-2018-328-DRB-SPP-MSP-1A

Council District 4 Staff Present: Emma Howard Director of Planning, Paola Mendez, Planning Deputy

Councilmember Present: No

Date: May 15, 2020

Developers and Representatives: Ellia Thompson, Ervin Cohen & Jessup LLP, Brad Keith, Owner

Description: Zoom call with neighbors  & project reps to discuss construction concerns.

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SUNSET CAFE CALL - 7445 W. SUNSET- ZA-2019-6319-CUB

Council District 4 Staff Present: Emma Howard Director of Planning

Councilmember Present: No

Date: May 15, 2020

Developers and Representatives: Margaret Taylor, APEX LA

Description: Discuss community concerns with proposed CUB

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2545 BOWMONT / DIR-2018-328-DRB-SPP-MSP-1A

Council District 4 Staff Present: Emma Howard Director of Planning, Paola Mendez, Planning Deputy

Councilmember Present: No

Date: May 8, 2020

Developers and Representatives: Ellia Thompson, Ervin Cohen & Jessup LLP

Description: Discuss office concerns regarding the case and set up contact with residents.

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DOG-E-DEN 7551 SUNSET BLVD.

Council District 4 Staff Present: Emma Howard Director of Planning

Councilmember Present: No

Date: April 30, 2020

Developers and Representatives:  Sarah Golden Rosenheim & Associates, Inc Christopher Murray, Owner

Description: Discuss Zone Variance for Dog Boarding in conjunction with a dog grooming business.

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3rd& FAIRFAX (TOWN AND COUNTRY PROJECT)

Council District 4 Staff Present: Emma Howard Director of Planning

Councilmember Present: No

Date: March 26, 2020

Developers and Representatives: Tom Warren Holland, John Nahas Vice President, Investments Regency Centers, Morrie Goldman, Urban Solutions LLC

Description: Discuss working group next steps in light of COVID 19 pandemic and draft EIR progress.

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