Creating a Shared Vision for the Future of Our City

For the first time in a half-century, the City of Los Angeles is undertaking a comprehensive update to its guiding vision, the General Plan. This initiative, OurLA2040, will result in a new 20-year citywide plan to be adopted in 2020, putting into place strong and visionary policies to help create a more prosperous, livable, and sustainable Los Angeles.

The Department of City Planning is responsible for preparing, maintaining, and implementing a General Plan that guides the development of our City.

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Crafting a new vision for a diverse city of over four million people – one that spans nearly 470 miles – is an enormously complex task. The Department of City Planning, which is spearheading the plan, must conduct research and analysis, analyze data on current and future trends, incorporate specialized expertise from multiple disciplines, prepare environmental analysis, and craft policy proposals. Just as importantly, it is essential to build ongoing public consensus to ensure that the plan reflects the concerns and aspirations of community members. To achieve these objectives, the OurLA2040 team will be posting information about the plan development process and opportunities to get involved.

Research

2016-2017

Listening & Visioning

What kind of city do we want to be?

2017–2018

Plan Development

2018–2019

Adoption & Implementation

2020

 

Get Involved

There are many ways to get involved. Please participate so your values and vision are reflected in the OurLA2040 Plan. Your participation is vital to our City’s future.

Attend a meeting or event

More ways to get involved

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Community Conversations - What We've Heard So Far

In October, we hosted three Community Conversations on the topics of Open Space and  Community + Culture. Meetings took place in West LACentral Hollywood, and the San Fernando Valley. Please take a moment to read the key takeaways from each of these meetings.

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