Path to an Updated Community Plan
The City of LA’s Department of City Planning will be tasked with updating each of the city’s 35 community plans. Each plan will take several years to complete, from the gathering of community input and drafting plan recommendations, to assessing the plan’s environmental impacts and holding public hearings, to finally -- after many amendments -- the adoption of a community plan by several decision-making bodies.
A Guide to Equitable Community Planning
ACT-LA and Public Counsel developed a guide for equitable community planning, Planning for an Equitable Los Angeles: A Guide to Shaping LA’s New Community Plans, centered on five core principles we believe will help facilitate community-led planning and equitable development:
growth and preservation of affordable housing
inclusive economic development that supports workers and businesses
community health and environmental justice
livable, publicly accessible, walkable and bikeable public areas
community leadership and authentic engagement
Within this guide we provide a series of tools that community groups stakeholders may consider in a campaign to advance equitable development in the community plan updates. These tools draw on best practices, lessons from previous efforts, and the experiential knowledge of ACT-LA organizations and resident leaders.
We hope that this guide will support community-led efforts to advance equity, inclusion and opportunity in the City’s community plan updates. The leadership and experiential knowledge of affected low-income communities should ultimately drive an equitable community plan campaign.
Planning for an Equitable Los Angeles: A Guide to Shaping LA’s New Community Plans
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