As the year draws to a close, the OurLA2040 team would like to thank everyone who has participated and shared their ideas to shape LA’s future.
Announcing the Launch of OurLA2040 Community Conversations
A series of Community Conversations will be taking place throughout the City in a neighborhood near you! This is an opportunity to share your perspective on the topics included in the General Plan update.
The first phase of this series will take place in the month of October, focusing on the topics of Open Space and Community + Culture. Join your neighbors and friends to help spark new ideas and shape a better future for Los Angeles!
From April through June 2017, the Department of City Planning convened four meetings of an Open Space Working Group for OurLA2040, the City’s update to the General Plan. The Department of City Planning has released a summary explaining the working group process, and its relationship to OurLA2040’s forthcoming community engagement and plan development phases.
This month, the OurLA2040 team presented an overview of the General Plan citywide element update process at PlanCheckNC, a gathering of Los Angeles Neighborhood Council representatives focused on planning and land use issues. We will be visiting PlanCheck once a quarter to present on our progress. Our next presentation is scheduled for the month of May. Please contact your local Neighborhood Council for more information on PlanCheck.
The General Plan update process is estimated to conclude in 2020. Please refer to this project website for regular updates and details on the timeline.
The State of California and the Los Angeles City Charter require the City to create and adopt a General Plan. The General Plan must include certain mandatory topics, called Elements, but each city has the ability to reorganize or include additional topics based on needs and values. Each Element contains a declaration of goals, objectives, and programs that guide and establish the future form and development of the City.