*IMPORTANT* Proposed Zoning Code Changes Will Drastically Impact Property Rights

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The city of Los Angeles is proposing very restrictive permanent code changes for ALL city council districts in Los Angeles county.
These changes if implemented will hurt future property values throughout Los Angeles by not allowing homeowners the same rights/ allowances taken by their neighbors to build new construction (for personal use or development) under today’s current code, which has already been heavily restricted in various parts of Los Angeles in particular to Baseline Hillside Ordinance (BHO) and Baseline Mansionization Ordinance (BMO).

It is rumored that after Mar 1st 2016, any plans for builds or additions that have not already been submitted to the city will not be approved (for an undisclosed amount of time).
Once things resume, it will be with further restrictive & permanent code changes.This will hurt homeowners, builders, developers throughout the city, as well as hurt the local real estate climate in Los Angeles.

Key impacts of proposed changes are:
1. Reduction of 20-50% of buildable square footage per property.
2. Implementation of grading limits for hillside properties.
3. New restrictions on hauling route.
4. Removal of Green Building Tier 1 floor area bonus.
5. The removal of exempted garages other than detached garages in the BMO.
6. Short timeline for implementation of these code changes during holiday seasons is unacceptable.
7. Removal of 20% bonus for proper articulation of structures.

Two meeting dates (see below in RED for location) Tuesday December 15th /7:00-9:00 p.m. & Wednesday December 16th / 7:00-9:00 p.m have been selected for personal testimony against this, please attend if you’re able one of these nights, this will impact all of us!!
****The two meetings for in person testimony this week are as follows****
 
Tuesday, DECEMBER 15th (DOWNTOWN, LOS ANGELES)
7:00 to 9:00 PM
Ronald F. Deaton Civic Auditorium
100 W. First Street, Los Angeles
(Corner of Main St. & W. First St, Downtown Los Angeles)
 
Wednesday, DECEMBER 16th (VAN NUYS LOCATION)
7:00 to 9:00 PM
Marvin Braude Constituent Service Center, Conference Rooms 1A & 1B
6262 Van Nuys Blvd.
Van Nuys

As we enter our final week of public testimony before the City Planning Department of Los Angeles prepares their draft motion to LA City Council, I wanted to provide you with the information to come provide in person testimony or have the chance to send in a letter via email or hard copy to city representatives as you see fit.

If you are a homeowner in Los Angeles and would like to voice your concerns, I have template letter you can send to Ms. Hagu Soloman-Cary of City of Los Angeles Department of City Planning. Template Letter Requests can be sent to my personal email at kylek@kw.com.

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