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                                      CARMEN A. TRUTANICH
                                             City Attorney
                                                                    REPORT NO.       R 1 2 ~0 0       6 2
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                                            REPORT RE:

        DRAFT ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTIONS 11.5.7, 12.20.3, 12.22, 12.24, 12.25,
        12.26,12.27,12.32,12.36,14.00,16.05,16.50, 17.02, 17.07, 17.56 AND 18.08 OF
       THE LOS ANGELES MUNICIPAL CODE TO CREATE CONSISTENT PROCEDURES
           FOR REVIEW OF PROJECTS REQUIRING MULTIPLE APPROVALS, AND
               SYNCHRONIZE THE EXPIRATION PERIODS OF ENTITLEMENTS


      The Honorable City Council
       of the City of Los Angeles
      Room 395, City Hall
      200 North Spring Street
      Los Angeles, California 90012

                                     Council File No. 11-1140
                                    CPC File No. 2010-1495-CA

      Honorable Members:
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              We eire transmitting to you for your consideration, approved as to form and
      legality, a draft ordinance that would amend Sections 11.5.7, 12.20.3, 12.22, 12.24,
      12.25, 12.26, 12.27, 12.32, 12.36, 14.00, 16.05,16.50,17.02,     17.07, 17.56 and 18.08 of
      the Los Angeles Municipal Code.

      Summary of Ordinance Provisions

              The draft ordinance would create consistent procedures for the review of projects
      requiring multiple approvals, synchronize the expiration periods of multiple approvals
      granted to a single project, clarify language regarding the utilization of approvals,
      eliminate the redundancy of time extensions for quasi-judicial land use approvals,
      extend the life of previously-granted approvals following the dates specified in S8-1185
      (2008), AB-333 (2009), and AB-208 (2011) and make other technical corrections.
The Honorable City Cour-..'
 of the City of Los Angeles
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Charter Findings

        Pursuant to Charter Section 559, the Director of Planning has approved this
revised draft ordinance on behalf of the City Planning Commission and recommended
that you adopt it. Should you adopt this ordinance, you may comply with the provisions
of Charter Section 558 by either adopting the findings of the Director of Planning as set
forth in his revised report dated February 13, 2012, or by making your own findings.

CEQA Determination

       Regarding the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), prior to or
concurrent with your action on the ordinance, the Director of Planning recommends that
you consider the second addendum that the Planning Department prepared to assess
the changes to the proposed ordinance that were made during the City Attorney review,
along with the first addendum dated December 23, 2010, and the Negative Declaration
published on June 3, 2010.

Council Rule 38 Referral

      This draft ordinance does not require enforcement by an officer, board or
commission of the City. As such, no Rule 38 referral was made.

       If you have any questions regarding this matter, please contact Deputy City
Attorney Michael Bostrom at (213) 978-8068. He or another member of this Office will
be present when you consider this matter to answer any questions you may have.

                                                  Very truly yours,

                                                  CARMEN A. TRUTANICH, City Attorney


                                                  By
                                                            PEDRO B. ECHEVERRIA
                                                           Chief Assistant City Attorney

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                             ORDINANCE NO.                        _

        An ordinance amending Sections 11.5.7, 12.20.3, 12.22, 12.24, 12.25, 12.26,
12.27,12.32, 12.36, 14.00, 16.05, 16.50, 17.02, 17.07, 17.56 and 18.08 of the Los
Angeles Municipal Code to create consistent procedures for review of projects requiring
multiple approvals, synchronize the expiration periods of multiple approvals granted to a
single project, clarify language regarding the utilization of approvals, eliminate the
redundancy of time extensions for quasi-judicial land use approvals, extend the life of
previously-granted approvals following the dates specified in 88-1185 (2008), AB-333
(2009), and AB-20B (2011) and make minor technical corrections.

                       THE PEOPLE OF THE CITY OF LOS ANGELES
                              DO ORDAIN AS FOLLOWS:

       Section 1. Paragraph (e) of Subdivision 4 of Subsection C of Section 11.5.7 of
the Los Angeles Municipal Code is deleted.

       Sec. 2. Subdivision 5 of Subsection F of Section 11.5.7 of the Los Angeles
Municipal Code is deleted.

       Sec. 3. Subsection S of Section 12.20.3 of the Los Angeles Municipal Code is
deleted.

       Sec. 4. Subparagraph b of Section 12.22.A.25 (g)(2)(i) of the Los Angeles
Municipal Code is amended to read as follows:

                                              b.     Authority. The Director shall be the
                                     initial decision maker for applications seeking on
                                     Menu incentives.

                                             EXCEPTION: When the application is filed as
                                     part of a project requiring multiple approvals, the initial
                                     decision maker shall be as set forth in Section 12.36
                                     of this Code; and when the application is filed in
                                     conjunction with a subdivision and no other approval,
                                     the Advisory Agency shall be the initial decision-
                                     maker.

           Sec. 5. Subparagraph f of Section 12.22.A.25 (9)(2)(i) is amended to read as
follows:

                                            f.     Appeals. An applicant or any owner or
                                     tenant of a property abutting, across the street or alley
                                     from, or having a common corner with the subject
                                     property aggrieved by the Director's decision may
                                     appeal the decision to the City Planning Commission



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                                pursuant to applicable procedures set forth in Section
                                11.5.7 C.6. of this Code that are not in conflict with
                                the provisions of this paragraph (g)(2)O). The appeal
                                shall include a filing fee pursuant to Section 19.01 B.
                                of this Code. Before acting on any appeal, the City
                                Planning Commission shall set the matter for hearing,
                                with written notice of the hearing sent by First Class
                                Mail at least ten days prior to the meeting date to: the
                                applicant; the owner(s) of the property involved; and
                                the interested parties who have requested notice in
                                writing. The appeal shall be placed on the agenda for
                                the first available meeting date of the City Planning
                                Commission and acted upon within 60 days from the
                                last day of the appeal period. The City Planning
                                Commission may reverse or modify, in whole or in
                                part, a decision of the Director. The City Planning
                                Commission shall make the same findings required to
                                be made by the Director, supported by facts in the
                                record, and indicate why the Director erred making
                                the determination.

                                        EXCEPTION: When the application is filed as
                                part of a project requiring multiple approvals, the
                                appeals procedures set forth in Section 12.36 of this
                                Code shall govern. When the application is filed in
                                conjunction with a Parcel Map and no other approval,
                                the appeals procedures set forth in Section 17.54 of
                                this Code shall govern. When the application is filed
                                in conjunction with a tentative map and no other
                                approval, the appeals procedures set forth in Section
                                17.06 A.3 of this Code shall govern, provided that
                                such applications shall only be appealable to the
                                Appeal Board, as defined in Section 17.02 of this
                                Code, and shall not be subject to further appeal to the
                                City's legislative body.

      Sec. 6. Section 12.24 of the Los Angeles Municipal Code is amended to delete
Subsection J.

      Sec. 7. Section 12.24 T.3 is amended to delete paragraph (d).




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           Sec. 8. Section 12.25 of the Los Angeles Municipal Code is amended to read as
follows:

SEC. 12.25. TIME LIMITATIONS.

       A.        Utilization of Approvals.

                1.      Expiration. Any approval by the Zoning Administrator, Director of
       Planning, an Area Planning Commission, or the City Planning Commission as
       initial decision-makers, pursuant to the provisions of Chapter I of this Code or
       any ordinance adopted pursuant to Chapter I of this Code, that has not been
       utilized within three years of its effective date shall become null and void. When
       approvals are granted as part of a project requiring multiple approvals, however,
       the expiration periods set forth in Section 12.36 of this Code shall govern.

              2.     Utilization. An approval shall be considered utilized when a valid
       permit from the Department of Building and Safety has been issued and
       construction work has begun and been carried on diligently without substantial
       suspension or abandonment of work. An approval not requiring permits for
       construction or alteration from the Department of Building and Safety shall be
       considered utilized when operations of the use authorized by the approval have
       commenced.

                 3.     Exceptions. The following exceptions shall apply:

                          a.     Religious and Institutional Uses. Where a lot or lots have
                 been approved for use as a governmental enterprise, religious use,
                 hospital, educational institution or private school, including elementary and
                 high schools, no time limit to utilize the privileges shall apply provided that
                 all of the following conditions are met:

                                (1)    The property involved is acq uired or legal
                        proceedings for its acquisition are commenced within one year of
                        the effective date of the decision approving the conditional use.

                                (2)    A sign is immediately placed on the property
                        indicating its ownership and the purpose to which it is to be
                        developed, as soon as legally possible after the effective date of
                        the decision approving the conditional use. This sign shall have a
                        surface area of at least 20 square feet.

                                (3)    The sign is maintained on the property and in good
                        condition until the conditional use privileges are utilized.

                       b.   Approvals With Effective Dates Between July 15, 2005,
                 and December 31, 2010. The expiration period of any approval by the



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                 Zoning Administrator, Director of Planning, an Area Planning Commission,
                 or the City Planning Commission as initial decision-makers (as well as any
                 approval by a Deputy Advisory Agency acting in the capacity as a Zoning
                 Administrator or as the Director of Planning's designee), pursuant to the
                 provisions of Chapter I of this Code or any ordinance adopted pursuant to
                 Chapter I of this Code, shall automatically be increased by 60 months if
                 the effective date of approval was July 15, 2005, through December 31,
                 2007; by 48 months if the effective date of approval was January 1, 2008,
                 through December 31, 2008; and 24 months if the effective date of
                 approval was January 1, 2009, through December 31, 2010, provided that
                 the Director makes a written finding that the prior discretionary approval
                 and the required environmental review considered significant aspects of
                 the approved project and that the existing environmental documentation
                 under the California Environmental Quality Act is adequate for the
                 issuance of the extension. This one-time extension of time supersedes
                 any previous extensions of time granted pursuant to Ordinances Nos.
                 180,647 and/or 181,269.

       B.    Planning and Zoning Matters in litigation.     The time limits set forth in
Subsection A above shall not include any time period during which the approval or the
environmental clearance for the approval is challenged in court.

        C.      California Coastal Commission Approvals. The time limits set forth in
Subsection A above shall not include any time period during which the subdivider or
applicant is awaiting a land use approval from the California Coastal Commission. The
subdivider or applicant shall submit a written request for a suspension of time and a
copy of the submitted California Coastal Commission application for such approval to
the Department of City Planning within ten days of filing the application with the
California Coastal Commission. Suspensions of time shall be automatically granted
until the California Coastal Commission has rendered a final decision on the application,
including any appeal period. The subdivider or applicant shall submit a copy of the
California Coastal Commission's final action to the Department of City Planning within
ten days of the final decision.
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       Sec. 9. The second unnumbered paragraph of Subdivision 3 of Subsection A of
Section 12.26 of the Los Angeles Municipal Code is amended to read as follows:

                 These rights shall end:

             (a)     18 months after the plan check fee is paid, or if a permit is issued
      during that time, when the building permit terminates pursuant to Section .
      980602' ,
         .


              (b)    when subsequent changes are made to those plans that increase
       or decrease the height, floor area, or occupant load of the proposed-structure by
       more than five percent;



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              (c)    when the use of the property is changed;

             (d)    when changes exceed or violate the Zoning Code regulations in
      force on the date the plan check fee was paid; or

             (e)   when the discretionary land use approval for the project terminates
      under the provisions of Chapter 1 of this Code or any ordinance adopted
      pursuant to Chapter 1 of this Code.

       Sec. 10. Subsection Q of Section 12.27 of the Los Angeles Municipal Code is
deleted.

      Sec. 11. Paragraph (h) of Subdivision 1 of Subsection G of Section 12.32 of the
Los Angeles Municipal Code is amended to read as follows:

                       (h)   Time Limit. Except as provided in Subdivision 2 of this
              subsection, as to those properties placed in the T classification
              subsequent to March 26, 1973, property shall not remain in a T Tentative
              classification for more than six years after the effective date of the
              ordinance creating it without the recording of a Final Tract Map or a Final
              Parcel Map, or a decision by the Department that all required dedications,
              payments and improvements have been made or assured to the
              satisfaction of the appropriate City agencies.

                       EXCEPTIONS: Property may remain in a T Tentative classification
              for an additional 60 months if the ordinance creating the classification took
              effect between July 15, 2005, and December 31,2007; an additional 48
              months if the ordinance took effect between January 1, 2008, through
              December 31,2008; and an additional 24 months if the ordinance took
              effect between January 1, 2009, and December 31, 2010, provided that
              the Director makes a written finding that the prior discretionary approval
              and the required environmental review considered significant aspects of
              the approved project and that the existing environmental documentation
          J   under the California Environmental Quality Act is adequate for the
              issuance of the extension. Property may also remain in a T Tentative
              classification for a longer period of time through operation of Section
              12.36.1 of the Code.

                       When these time limitations expire, the T Tentative Zone
              classification and the zoning authorized thereby shall become null and
              void, the rezoning proceeding shall be terminated, and the property··
              thereafter may only be utilized for those purposes permitted prior to the
              commencement of the rezoning proceedings and shall be so
              redesignated.




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      Sec. 12. Paragraph (f) of Subdivision 2 of Subsection G of Section 12.32 of the
Los Angeles Municipal Code is amended to read as follows:

                    (f)    Time limit. Except as provided below and in Subsection L,
             property shall not remain in a Q Qualified classification for more than six
             years unless during that time:

                            (1)    there is substantial physical development of the
                    property to allow for one or more of the uses for which the Q
                    Qualified classification was adopted; or

                            (2)   if no physical development is necessary, then the
                    property is used for one or more of the purposes for which the Q
                    Qualified classification was adopted.

                     EXCEPTION: Property may remain in a Q Qualified classification
             for an additional 60 months if the ordinance creating the classification took
             effect between July 15, 2005, and December 31,2007; an additional 48
             months if the ordinance took effect between January 1, 2008, through
             December 31, 2008; and an additional 24 months if the ordinance took
             effect between January 1, 2009, and December 31,2010, provided that
             the Director makes a written finding that the prior discretionary approval
             and the required environmental review considered significant aspects of
             the approved project and that the existing environmental documentation
             under the California Environmental Quality Act is adequate for the
             issuance of the extension.

                     When these time limitations expire, the Q Qualified classification
             and the authority contained therein shall become null and void, the
             rezoning proceedings shall be terminated, and the property thereafter may
             only be utilized for those purposes permitted prior to the commencement
             of the rezoning proceedings.

                  "". In addition, the Director may determine that the development has
             not been continuously and expeditiously carried on to completion, but that
             one or more usable units has been completed and that the partial
             development will meet the requirements for the utilization of the (Q)
             classification. The Director may impose conditions on the partial
             development to meet the intent of this subdivision. The Director shall
             advise the Department of Building and Safety of his or her decision. ".
             Thereafter, a Certificate of Occupancy may be issued after compliance
             with the Director's decision, and the temporary (Q) classification shall be
             permanent on that portion of the property determined by the Director to be
             appropriate to the completed portion of the development. The Qualified
             classification and the authority contained therein shall become null and
             void as to the remainder of the property. Notwithstanding any other



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              provision of this Code to the contrary, no public hearing need be held nor
              notice be given before terminating the (Q) Qualified classification and
              restricting the property to its previously permitted uses.

        Sec. 13. Section 12.36 of the Los Angeles Municipal Code is amended in its
entirety to read as follows:

SEC. 12.36. PROJECTS REQUIRING MULTIPLE APPROVALS.                      (CHARTER § 564).

       A.     Definitions.   The following definitions shall apply to this Section:

              Legislative Approval. Any approval that requires an action by the City
       Council, such as those as set forth in Sections 11.5.6, 11.5.7 G, 12.20.3 F, and
       12.32 of this Code.

              Quasi-judicial Approval. Any approval for which the initial decision
       becomes final unless appealed, such as those as set forth in Sections 11.5.7 C-
       F, H, 12.20.2, 12.20.2.1, 12.20.3.I-L, 12.21 A,2, 12.21 G.3, 12.22 A,25, 12.24,
       12.24.1,12.26 K, 12.27, 12.28, 12.30 H, 12.30 J, 12.32 H, 13.08 E, 14.00 B,
       16.05, 16.50, and Article 8 of this Code.

             Subdivision Approval. Any approval under the Division of Land
       Regulations set forth in Article 7 of this Code.

        B.      Filing Requirement. If an applicant files for a project that requires
multiple Legislative and/or Quasi-judicial Approvals, then the procedures set forth in this
section shall govern. Applicants shall file applications at the same time for all approvals
reasonably related and necessary to complete the project. The procedures and time
limits set forth in this Section shall only apply to multiple applications filed concurrently,
except that, prior to a public hearing, the Director may require an applicant to amend an
application for a project requiring multiple approvals to ensure that all relevant approvals
are reviewed concurrently.

       c.i'    Decision-makers. Notwithstanding any provision of this Code to the
contrary, the following shall apply for projects requiring multiple approvals.

                1.     City Planning Commission. If a project requires any approval or
       recommendation separately decided by an Area Planning Commission, the
       Zoning Administrator, and/or the Director, as the initial decision-maker, and also
       requires any approval or recommendation by the City Planning Commission as
       the initial decision-maker, then the City Planning Commission shall have initial
       decision-making authority for all of the approvals and/or recommendations.

                     (a)    Procedures. If all of the applications are for Quasi-judicial
              Approvals, then the procedures for consideration and appeal of all the
              applications shall be those set forth in Section 12.24 D through Q of this



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       Code. However, if any Legislative Approval is included, then the
       procedures for consideration and appeal of all the applications shall be
       those set forth in Section 12.32 B through D of this Code.

                (b)    Appellate Body. The City Council shall decide all appeals
       of the City Planning Commission's decisions or recommendations as the
       initial decision-maker on projects requiring multiple approvals.

        2.     Area Planning Commission. If a project requires an approval
separately decided by the Zoning Administrator and/or the Director, as the initial
decision-maker, and also requires any approval or recommendation by an Area
Planning Commission as the initial decision-maker, then the Area Planning
Commission where the project is located shall have initial decision-making
authority for all of the approvals and recommendations.

               (a)    Procedures. If all of the applications are for Quasi-judicial
       Approvals, then the procedures for consideration and appeal of all the
       applications shall be those set forth in Section 12.24 0 through Q of this
       Code. If, however, any Legislative Approval is included, then the
       procedures for consideration and appeal of all the approvals shall be
       those set forth in Section 12.32 B through 0 of this Code.

                (b)    Appellate Body. The City Council shall decide all appeals
       of the Area Planning Commission's decisions or recommendations as
       initial decision-maker for projects requiring multiple approvals.

         3.     Zoning Administrator. If a project requires approvals separately
decided by the Zoning Administrator and the Director, as the initial decision-
maker, then the Zoning Administrator shall have initial decision-making authority
for all of the approvals.

                (a)    Procedures. The procedures for consideration and appeal
       of all related applications for Quasi-Judicial Approvals of the Zoning
       Administrator as initial decision-maker shall be those set forth in Section
       12.24 0 through Q of this Code.

              (b)     Appellate Body. The Area Planning Commission where the
       project is located shall decide all appeals of decisions of the Zoning
       Administrator as initial decision-maker on projects requiring multiple
       approvals. If, however, regulations within Chapter I of this Code require
       any of the approvals to be heard by the City Planning Commission oh
       appeal, the City Planning Commission shall decide all appeals of
       decisions of the Zoning Administrator as initial decision-maker.

       4.    Director of Planning, If a project requires multiple approvals
decided by the Director as the initial decision maker, the following shall apply.



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                       (a)    Procedures. The procedures for consideration and appeal
              of all related applications for Quasi-Judicial Approvals of the Director as
              initial decision-maker shall be those set forth in Section 16.05 G through H
              of this Code.

                       (b)    Appellate Body. The Area Planning Commission where the
              project is located shall decide all appeals of decisions of the Director as
              initial decision-maker on projects requiring multiple approvals. If,
              however, regulations within Chapter I of this Code require any of the
              approvals to be heard by the City Planning Commission on appeal, the
              City Planning Commission shall decide all appeals of decisions of the
              Director as initial decision-maker.

               5.      Advisory Agency, If a project requiring multiple approvals also
       requires a Subdivision Approval by the Advisory Agency, that Subdivision
       Approval and any appeals shall be decided and governed by the rules set forth in
       Article 7 of Chapter 1 of this Code. Hearings for and consideration of appeals of
       Subdivision Approvals by the Advisory Agency shall be scheduled for the same
       time as any hearing and decision by the Area Planning Commission or City
       Planning Commission, whichever has jurisdiction over the other approvals. Any
       time limit within which the Area Planning Commission or City Planning
       Commission must act on the applications before it shall be automatically
       extended as necessary to allow the Area Planning Commission or City Planning
       Commission to hear and decide appeals of Subdivision Approvals at the same
       time as it serves as the initial decision maker for the other approvals.

         D.   Findings. When acting on multiple applications for a project, the initial
decision-maker or appellate body shall separately make all required findings for each
application. When appropriate, the initial decision-maker or appellate body may make
findings by reference to findings made for another application involving the same
project.

       E.      No New Appeal Rights. This section does not create any additional
                 of
appeal or h::?'\tel appeal in connection with any land use approval. This section also
does not limit or expand who may file an appeal as identified in each discretionary land
use application process.

        F.    Extension Of Time To Act. Notwithstanding any other provision of the
Code to the contrary, an extension of time to act on applications or initiations under the
multiple approval provisions may be agreed upon between the applicant and the
decision-maker or the appellate body.

       G,     Expiration. Notwithstanding any other provision of the Code:

            1.     Quasi-judicial Approvals granted in conjunction with Legislative
      Approvals pursuant to these multiple entitlement procedures shall expire with the



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       Legislatlve Approval, not to exceed six years unless a greater time results from
       the application of Section 12.25.

             2.     Quasi-judicial Approvals granted in conjunction with a Subdivision
      Approval pursuant to these multiple entitlement procedures shall expire with the
      Subdivision Approval pursuant to Article 7 of this Code. If the expiration date on
      a Subdivision Approval is extended pursuant to Article 7 of this Code, or by
      amendment to the Subdivision Map Act, the Quasi-judicial Approval shall also be
      automatically extended for a commensurate period of time.

               3.     Legislative Approvals granted in conjunction with a Subdivision
      Approval pursuant to these multiple entitlement procedures may be extended for
      the full time limit of the Subdivision Approval, including time extensions pursuant
      to Article 7 of this Code, for the purpose of recordation of an approved map.

       Sec. 14. Subdivision 10 of Subsection B of Section 14.00 of the Los Angeles
Municipal Code is deleted.

       Sec. 15. Subdivision 6 of Subsection G of Section 16.05 of the Los Angeles
Municipal Code is deleted.

       Sec. 16. Subdivision 4 of Subsection E of Section 16.50 of the Los Angeles
Municipal Code is amended to read as follows:

              4.     Duration of Design Review Board Preliminary Review. A
       design review board's advice on an optional preliminary application shall be valid
       for 24 months.

       Sec. 17. The definition of Appeal Board in Section 17.02 of the Los Angeles
Municipal Code is amended to read as follows:

               Appeal Board

             ) The Area Planning Commission where the map is located for any
               parcel map or tentative map that (a) creates or results in less than
               50,000 gross square feet of nonresidential floor area; or (b) creates
               or results in fewer than 50 dwelling units, guest rooms, or
               combination of dwelling units and guest rooms; or (c) involves a lot
               with fewer than 65,000 square feet of lot area. Otherwise, the City
               Planning Commission.

     Sec. 18 . Subsection A of Section 17.07 of the Los Angeles Municipal Code is
amended to read as follows:

      A.       Time Limit.   The following provisions establish the term of tentative map
approvals:



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              1.     Within 36 months after the approval or conditional approval of the
      Tentative Map, the subdivider shall cause the proposed subdivision to be
      accurately surveyed and a final map prepared and filed with the City Engineer.
      The failure of a subdivider to file a map with the City Engineer within that period
      and to have the map submitted by the City Engineer to the City Council within
      the specified time limit shall automatically terminate and void the proceedings
      unless the time is extended by the Advisory Agency, the Appeal Board, or the
      City Council upon appeal from a denial of the extension by the Advisory Agency.
      The appeal shall follow the time limits and procedures set forth in Subdivisions 3,
      4, and 5 of Subsection A of Section 17.06 of this Code.

             2.     The time limit for filing the final map with the City Engineer and
      submittal by the City Engineer of the final map to the City Council may be
      extended for a period or periods not exceeding a total of 72 months.

             EXCEPTION. The term of a tentative map approval shall be automatically
      extended pursuant to the provisions of California Governmental Code Sections
      66452.21,66452.22, and 66452.23, and any other current or future provision of
      the Subdivision Map Act that operates to extend the term of a tentative map
      approval.

       Sec. 19. Subdivision 3 of Subsection A of Section 17.07 of the Los Angeles
Municipal Code is deleted.

     Sec. 20. Subsection A of Section 17.56 of the Los Angeles Municipal Code is
amended to read as follows:

       A.   Time Limit. The following provisions establish the term of preliminary
Parcel Map approvals and Tentative Map approvals under Section 17.50 C. of this
Code:

              1.      Within 36 months after the approval or conditional approval ofthe
      preli~inary'"Parcel Map or approval of a Tentative Map filed pursuant to the
      requirements of Section 17.50 C of this Code, a final Parcel Map showing each
      new parcel shall be prepared and filed with the City Engineer and submitted by
      the City Engineer to the City Council. The failure of a person dividing land to file
      the map with the City Engineer within that period and to have the map corrected
      and presented by the City Engineer to the City Clerk within the specified time
      limit shall automatically terminate and void the proceedings unless the time is
      extended by the Advisory Agency or the Appeal Board, upon the appeal from a
      denial of the extension by the Advisory Agency.

             2.   The time limit for the submittal of a corrected Parcel Map to the City
      Council may be extended for a period or periods not exceeding a total of 72
      months.



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              The provisions of this subsection shall apply to those maps described
       above and shall also apply to those maps that were approved or conditionally
       approved prior to the effective date of this subsection and that have not
       terminated prior to that date.

              EXCEPTION. The term of a preliminary Parcel Map approval or Tentative
       Map approval under Section 17.50 C of this Code shall be automatically
       extended pursuant to the provisions of California Governmental Code Sections
       66452.21,66452.22, and 66452.23, and any other current or future provision of
       the Subdivision Map Act that operates to extend the term of such approvals.

      Sec. 21. Subsessssction 0 of Section 18.08 of the Los Angeles Municipal Code
is amended to read as follows:

       D.     Requirements for Utilization of Private Street. Notwithstanding Section
12.25 to the contrary, the private street approval shall be void unless all conditions of
approval are completed or fulfilled within six years from the date of approval, except that
grading and improvement conditions shall be considered as fulfilled if the required work
is begun during that time limit and diligently carried on to completion.

       Sec. 22. SEVERABILITY. If any provision of this ordinance or its application to
any person or circumstance is held to be unconstitutional or otherwise invalid by any
court of competent jurisdiction, the invalidity shall not affect other provisions, clauses or
applications of this ordinance which can be implemented without the invalid provision,
clause or application, and to this end the provisions and clauses of this ordinance are
declared to be severable.




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       Sec. 23. The City Clerk shall certify to the passage of this ordinance and have it
published in accordance with Council policy, either in a daily newspaper circulated
in the City of Los Angeles or by posting for ten days in three public places in the City of
Los Angeles: one copy on the bulletin board located at the Main Street entrance to the
Los Angeles City Hall; one copy on the bulletin board located at the Main Street
entrance to the Los Angeles City Hall East; and one copy on the bulletin board located
at the Temple Street entrance to the Los Angeles County Hall of Records.

      I hereby certify that this ordinance was passed by the Council of the City of
Los Angeles, at its meeting of                          _

                                                                       JUNE LAGMAY, City Clerk

                                                                       By_.                                                        __
                                                                                                                            Deputy

Approved                                              _


                                                                                                                              Mayor

Approved as to Form and Legality
CARMEN A. TRUTANICH, City Attorney
                                                                                             Pursuant to Charter Section 559, I approve

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                                                                                             Commission and recommend that it be
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                                                                                             February 13, 2012


            The Honorable Carmen A. Trutanich                                         CF No: 11-1140
            City Attorney                                                             CPC No: 2010-1495-CA
            City Hall East, ih Floor
            200 North Main Street
            Los Angeles, CA 90012-4131


            Attention:                Michael Bostrom
                                      Deputy City Attorney


            RE:          Multiple Approvals Procedural Revisions Ordinance


            Dear Mr. Trutanich:

            Transmitted is the proposed draft ordinance prepared by your office that amends the
            Los Angeles Municipal Code to create consistent procedures for the review of projects
            requiring multiple approvals and synchronize the expiration period of entitlements.
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           The ordinance was prepared pursuant to the latest direction of the City Council at its
           meeting of July 27, 2011 and is substantially the same as that approved unanimously by
           the City Planning Commission (CPC) on June 9, 2011.

            ENVIRONMENTAL                     IMPACT

           A Negative Declaration, ENV-2010-1496-ND, was published on this matter on June 3,
           2010 andst was determined that this project will not have a significant effect on the
           environment.    An addendum to the Negative Declaration, ENV-2010-1496-REC, was
           published on December 23, 2010, to reflect a minor technical change to the project
           description; again, it was determined that this project wil! not have a significant effect on
           the environment. The Negative Declaration and its addendum were adopted by the City
           Council on July 27, 2011. A second addendum to the Negative Declaration has been
           prepared to assess any changes to the proposed ordinance language during the City
           Attorney review and will be presented to the City Council for adoption along with the
           attached ordinance.
                                       Multiple Approvals Procedural;   .visions Ordinance (CF 11-1140)
                                                                         February 13, 2012 - Page 2 of 3



LAND USE fiNDINGS

1. In accordance with Charter Section 556, that the proposed ordinance (Appendix A)
   is in substantial conformance with the purposes, intent, and provisions of the
   General Plan in that it supports several of the Goals and Objectives outlined in the
   Economic Development chapter of the Framework Element of the General Plan,
   including:

      Goal 7A of the Framework Element of the General Plan, "A vibrant economically
      revitalized City" - Appendix A specifically addresses Framework Element
      Objective 7.1, "Focus available resources on a coordinated '" effort to promote
      economic activity in Los Angeles," through implementation of Policy 7.1.1, which
      aims to "[r]eorganize local government as needed to coordinate economic
      development" by creating consistent procedures for the review of projects
      requiring multiple approvals;

      Goal 70 of the Framework Element of the General Plan, "A City able to attract
      and maintain new land uses and businesses" - Appendix A addresses
      Framework Element Objective 7.3, "Improve the provision of governmental
      services, expedite the administrative processing of development applications,
      and minimize public and private development application costs," through
      implementation of Policy 7.4.1 which prompts the Department to "[d]evelop and
      maintain a streamlined development review process to assure the City's
      competitiveness within the Southern California region"; and

      Goal 7F of the Framework Element of the General Plan, "A fiscally stable City" -
      Appendix A further addresses, Framework Element Objective 7.1, "Maintain and
      improve municipal service levels throughout the City to ... enable Los Angeles to
      be competitive     when attracting     desirable  new development,"       through
      implementation   of Policy 7.8.2 by creating "proactive policies to attract
      development that enhances the City's fiscal balance" through the consolidation of
      precesses and synchronization of the expiration of related entitlements.
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   2. In accordance with Charter Section 558 (b)(2), the proposed ordinance
      (Appendix A) will be in conformity with the public necessity, convenience, general
      welfare, and good zoning practice in that it supports:

      Goal 3A of the Framework Element of the General Plan, "A physically balanced
      distribution of land uses that contributes towards and facilitates the City's long-
      term fiscal and economic viability, revitalization of economically depressed areas,
      ... and achievement of the vision for a more liveable city", by specifically
      addressing Objective 3.4, "Encourage            new multi-family residential, retail
      commercial, and office development in the City's neighborhood districts,
      community, regional, and downtown centers as well as along primary transit
      corridors/boulevards," through implementation of Policy 3.4.3d, which instructs
      the Department to create "[sltreamlined development review processes"; and
                                       Multiple Approvals Procedural.' ,.;:visions Ordinance (CF 11-1140)
                                                                         February 13. 2012 - Page 3 of 3

      Goal 4A of the Framework Element of the General Plan, "An equitable
      distribution of housing opportunities by type and cost accessible to all residents
      of the City," and Goal 1 of the Housing Element of the General Plan, "A City
      where housing production and preservation result in an adequate supply of
      ownership and rental housing" specifically addressing:

        • Framework Element Objective 4.4, "Reduce regulatory and procedural
          barriers to increase housing production and capacity in appropriate locations,"
          through implementation of Policy 4.4.1 b by streamlining "procedures for
          securing building permits, inspections, and other clearances needed to
          construct housing," and

        • Housing Element Objective 1.5, "Reduce regulatory and procedural barriers
          to the production and preservation of housing at all income levels and needs"
          by effectuating Program E, Zoning Code Reform, identified under Policy
          1.5.1, "Streamline the land use entitlement, environmental review, and
          building permit processes."

CHARTER SECTION 559

For the foregoing reasons and as provided under the authority of Charter Section 559
and City Plan Case No. 13505-A, I find that my action conforms with all applicable
portions of the General Plan and with the June 9, 2011 action of the City Planning
Commission, and I therefore approve this ordinance (attached) and recommend that it
be adopted by the City Council.




GCM
Alan Bell, AICP
Deputy qjrector~.
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Attachment
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                  CALIFORNIA ENVIRONMENTAL                  QUALITY ACT (CEQA)
      SECOND ADDENDUM              TO NEGATIVE DECLARATION ENV-2010-1496~ND

1. INTRODUCTION      TO PROJECT


1.1 PROJECT DESCRIPTION

An ordinance amending Sections 11.5.7, 12.20.3, 12.22, 12.24, 12.25, 12.26, 12.27, 12.28, 12.32, 12.36,
14.00, 16.05, 16.50, 17.02, 17.07, 17.56, and 18.08 of the Los Angeles Municipal Code to create
consistent procedures for review of projects requiring multiple approvals, synchronize the expiration
periods of multiple approvals granted to a single project, clarify language regarding utilization of
approvals, eliminate the redundancy of extensions of time for quasi-judicial land use approvals, extend
the life of previously-granted approvals following the dates specified in the state legislation 5B-1185
(2008), AB-333 (2009), and AB-208 (2011), and make minor technical corrections.

1.2. PROJECT BACKGROUND

In March 1946, the City of Los Angeles consolidated   its various land use ordinances into the City's first-
ever complete Zoning Code. At just 67 pages, this document contained provisions for only a handful of
discretionary approval processes (conditional use permits, variances, exceptions, zone changes, and
code amendments) with simple and clear decision-maker and appeal hierarchies. Over the years, state
law has created new regulatory processes (e.g. the Subdivision Map Act, density bonus, etc.) and added
new decision-making bodies (e.g. the California Coastal Commission and the Advisory Agency) with
specific requirements    that the Planning Department must implement.         In addition, several new
discretionary permit types have been created as new planning tools carved the city up into an array of
specific plans, historic preservation overlay zones, and supplemental      use districts, each requiring
discretionary development permits. The list of uses requiring a conditional use permit or public benefit
permit has expanded. New citywide entitlements, such as Site Plan Review, have also been created.
These planning tools and additional regulations have been continually added to an ever-expanding
Zoning Code that now contains nearly 600 pages.
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At the turri of the 21st Century, the City of Los Angeles underwent Charter Reform.             Prior to
establishment of the new Charter, each discretionary land use approval required its own separate
hearing. For example, a restaurant requesting a conditional use for alcohol sales that also happened to
be in a Specific Plan would require separate hearings with the Zoning Administrator and the Director of
Planning. This requirement for multiple, independent hearings created an unnecessarily protracted
review process that affected project applicants and community stakeholders as well placing a burden on
limited Planning staff resources.

The Charter revisions of 1999 changed this by allowing for concurrent hearings of "projects requiring
multiple approvals."  LAMe Section 12.36 was added in the year 2000 to implement this charter
provision. As currently written, LAMC Section 12.36 identifies the initial decision-maker for projects
requiring multiple approvals but falls short of both coordinating the appeal routes for related approvals
and synchronizing the expiration periods of those approvals. These omissions are the cause of frequent
confusion concerning procedural provisions for appeal routes through several layers of land use
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decision-makers      and create delays in case processing and uncertainty   regarding the expiration   date of
related approvals.

In an effort to resolve such issues in Los Angeles' Planning and Zoning Code, the proposed ordinance
establishes clear and consistent procedures for the processing and review of projects requiring multiple
approvals while creating a stable, predictable land use regulatory system, including dear review
processes, simple decision-making hierarchies, and synchronized expiration periods.


1.3 PROJECT PURPOSE

Issues with the interpretation and implementation  of the Multiple Approvals Section of the Planning &
Zoning Code provide the basis for this proposed code amendment. Extensive outreach efforts led to the
proposed language.

The Los Angeles City Charter authorizes the Planning Department to combine the hearings of related
approvals required for a single project. However, the Charter is silent on how to combine the individual
processes, time limits to act, appeal processes, and requirements for utilization of multiple related
approvals. The current language within the Multiple Approvals Section attempts to account for various
approval types, indicating the initial decision-maker   for bundled cases and funneling the various
approval processes found throughout the LAMC into just a few procedures.        However, because new
entitlements have been added to the LAMe in recent years, the Zoning Code lacks clear definitions of all
approval types and simplified processes applicable across case types and decision-makers.  Further, the
provisions of numerous application processes require individualized procedures, and LAMC 12.36 as
currently written does not account for all possible approval types and combinations.

Also, beginning in 2008, the State of California adopted a series of laws to extend the expiration periods
of approved tentative tract maps and parcel maps (5B-1185, 2008; AB-333, 2009; & AB-208, 2011) in
response to the recessionary impacts on real estate and community          development.    The State
Subdivision Map Act is implemented locally through the Advisory Agency of the Department of City
Planning, one of several land use decision-making bodies. Applicants seeking subdivisions of property
within the City of LA may also require additional approvals in order to complete record maps and
complete development projects. In response to 5B-1185 (2008) and AB-333 (2009), the City adopted
Ordinances No. 180,647 and 181,269 to grant the extensions of expiration periods to entitlements
related to the approved tentative tract and parcel maps. Often the related approvals are directly
reflected in ~he physical layout of the site approved in the map.

In July 2011, the State adopted AB-333, further extending the expiration period of approved tentative
tract and parcel maps. The City has yet to adopt an implementing ordinance to codify this most recent
extension and grant extensions to related approvals.        This proposed ordinance does so. Further,
Department of City Planning staff encountered issues with implementing Ordinances No. 180,647 and
181,269 to questions of "relatedness."  For example, if, halfway through the approval process, ~.project
applicant discovers that a separate, additional case filing is required to complete the project approval,
should the Planning Department consider that additional approval as "related" even when filed at a
different time or under a different case number. To correct such implementation        problems resulting
from local compliance with State law, the proposed ordinance clarifies the procedures for granting these
extensions of time for tract and parcel maps and related approvals while also granting similar one-time
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extensions         of time for all discretionary                   approvals effective                within     the dates specified in Government
                                                                                1
Code Sections 66452.21,66452.22,                           and 66452.23.

1.4      PROJECT HiSTORY


In preparation of the first draft of the proposed ordinance ("2010 Proposed Ordinance") for review by
the City Planning Commission, staff prepared an initial study checklist, which found that the proposed
project will have no significant impact on any of the CEQA impact categories. Therefore, staff prepared
a Negative Declaration (ENV-2010-1496-ND, dated 06/11/2010) ("201O Negative Declaration") (Exhibit
1) and an Addendum (ENV-201O-1496-ND-REC1, dated 12/09/2010) ("2010 Addendum") (Exhibit 2),
which were included in the staff Recommendation Report (dated June 09, 2011) to the City Planning
Commission. The public review period for the 2010 Negative Declaration commenced on June 16, 2010,
and concluded on July 7, 2010. During the comment period, staff received a total of three comment
letters. All comment letters stated objections to the environmental analysis of this project as a stand-
alone project and contended that the proposed ordinance is part of larger Zoning Code Simplification
efforts currently under development by the Planning Department. Two of the letters specifically stated
that an EIR should be prepared for the entire Zoning Code Simplification effort.     However, the 2010
Proposed Ordinance was a stand-alone legislative action under consideration by the City Council and,
therefore,        an independent               project per CEQA.

Subsequent to the original publication of the 2010 Negative Declaration, from ongoing staff research
and consultation with relevant stakeholders, staff from the Department of City Planning altered some
provisions in the 2010 Proposed Ordinance originally assessed in the 2010 Negative Declaration. Staff
re-analyzed these changes and issued the 2010 Addendum, which concluded that the changes were
minor and technical and do not create any new substantial impacts beyond what had been previously
analyzed. However, to be overly conservative, staff recirculated the revised project description, the
2010 Negative Declaration, and 2010 Addendum for a period of 20 days, commencing on December 23,
2010 and concluding on January 12, 2011. During the comment period, staff received one comment
letter.  The comment letter specifically stated that an EIR should be prepared to analyze potential
impacts to each Community Plan, Specific Plan, and other special planning district. However, the 2010
Negative Declaration and the 2010 Addendum specifically address each of the CEQA impact categories,
finding a less than significant impact in each category based on thresholds of significance detailed in the
"LA. CEQA Thresholds Guide," and were therefore appropriate under CEQA.
                    .,":


subsequentlt, the City Planning Commission held a hearing on the 2010 Proposed Ordinance, as revised
by staff, and CEQA clearance on June 9, 2011, and voted to recommend approval of the 2010 Proposed


1   In November       and December          of 2011, staff from the Department              of City Planning      (DCP) and the Department           of Building    and
Safety (DBS) conducted            an analysis of all discretionary        entitlement        approvals     impacted    by the range of dates identified          in the
three    State laws (I.e. July 15, 2005 - December                 31, 2010).        Staff found      that out of 7965 total        discretionary    cases approved
within    the    specified      dates,     1683   have already      received        Certificates     of Occupancy      from   DBS.       Of the     ramatning,     6271
discretionary     approvals,       1686 of them are divisions of land that have already been extended                       by SB-1185, AB-333, AS-208, which
leaves    4585     discretionary           approvals    granted    between      July      15,      2005   and   December      31,    2010.      However,     through
implementation             of the Ordinances      Nos. 180,647 and 181,269, approvals                 related   to subdivisions     have been granted       the same
extensions      given to subdivisions          that    were approved      between       July 15, 2005 and December            31, 2008.       Therefore    the actual
number     of approvals         affected     by the proposed      ordinance     may be much lower.              The current   proposed       ordinance    makes sure
that entitlements           related to subdivisions      with effective   dates of approval          between     December     31,2008     and December      31, 2010
enjoy the same while also extending                the full benefit of extensions         of time to all previously-approved          project types.
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Ordinance, findings, staff report, and environmental clearance. Following the comment period for the
2010 Addendum but prior to the City Planning Commission hearing, staff received four additional
comment letters that address CEQA. Though mostly addressing policy issues of the 2010 Proposed
Ordinance, three of the comment letters state that an EIR should be prepared for the 2010 Proposed
Ordinance and the related Zoning Code Simplification efforts. One of the comment letters expresses
support for the 2010 Proposed Ordinance and its environmental analysis.

On July 12, 2011, the Planning & land Use Management (PLUM) Committee of the los Angeles City
Council held a public meeting and voted to recommend approval of the environmental clearance, the
findings for the 2010 Proposed Ordinance and the 2010 Proposed Ordinance by requesting City Attorney
and City Planning staff to prepare the formal ordinance and assess the feasibility of incorporating
amendments to the 2010 Ordinance as presented in committee.    On July 27, 2011, the full City Council
held a public meeting and approved the recommendation of the PLUM committee (Exhibit 3).


2. PROJECT DESCRIPTION

2.1 PREVIOUSLY-APPROVED PROJECT

As analyzed in the previously-adopted 2010 Negative Declaration and 2010 Addendum, the City Council
approved the preparation of the 2010 Proposed Ordinance, as revised by staff, on July 27, 2011. The
July 27, 2011, approval consisted of the proposed ordinance attached as Exhibit 4 (the "2011 Proposed
Ordinance").


2.2 MODIFICATIONS TO THE JULY 27, 2011, APPROVAL

In its July 27, 2011, approval,      the City Council requested   staff to prepare and present the formal
ordinance, including assessing the feasibility of incorporating amendments to the proposed ordinance as
presented in committee.   Based on this review, staff is presenting a new proposed ordinance (the "2012
Proposed Ordinance"),      which is attached as Exhibit 5.

The changes arising from the 2012 Proposed Ordinance as compared to the 2010 Proposed Ordinance
are reflected in the red line attached as Exhibit 6. Ten sections of the ordinance have been revised and a
new section added to reflect City Council instruction on July 27,'2011.          Such revisions fall under two
general categories, which are detailed in the following section.
               "
                        CATEGORY 1                                           CATEGORY 2
    Ordinance Section                LAMC Section            Ordinance Section              LAMC Section
               6                        12.24 J                      4                    12.25 A.25{g)(2)(i)b
            8                            12.25                       5                    12.25 A.25(g)(2)(i)f
            11                       12.32 G.1(h)                    9                         12.26 A.3
               12                    12.32 G,2(f)                   13                           12.36 ...
               18                      17.07 A
 19 (new section in 2012              17.07 A.3
  Proposed Ordinance)
     20 (previous 19)                  18.08 D
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3. ADDITIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW UNDER (EQA

California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Guidelines §15164(a), per Public Resources Code §21166,
allows a lead agency to prepare an addendum to a negative declaration, rather than a subsequent or
supplemental negative declaration ("SND"} or environmental     impact report ("EIR"), if none of the
following conditions pursuant to §15162 ~re determined,      on the basis of substantial   evidence in the
light of the whole record, to have occurred:

        1/(1)Substantial changes are proposed in the project which will require major revisions of
        the previous fIR or negative declaration due to the involvement of new significant
        environmental effects or a substantial increase in the severity of previously identified
       significant effects;
        (2) Substantial changes occur with respect to the circumstances under which the project
       is undertaken which wiJ/ require major revisions of the previous fIR or Negative
        Declaration due to the involvement of new significant environmental effects or a
       substantial increase in the severity of previously identified significant effects; or
        (3) New information of substantial importance, which was not known and could not
        have been known with the exercise of reasonable diligence at the time the previous fIR
        was certified as complete or the Negative Declaration was adopted, shows any of the
       following:
        (A) The project will have one or more significant effects not discussed in the previous fIR
       or negative declaration;
        (8) Significant effects previously examined will be substantially more severe than shown
        in the previous fIR;
        (e) Mitigation measures or alternatives previously found not to be feasible would in fact
        be feasible, and would substantially reduce one or more significant effects of the project,
       but the project proponents decline to adopt the mitigation measure or alternative; or
        (D) Mitigation measures or alternatives which are considerably different from those
       analyzed in the previous fiR would substantially reduce one or more significant effects
       on the environment, but the project proponents decline to adopt the mitigation measure
       or alternative."

As set forth below, since adoption   of the 2010 Negative Declaration   and 2010 Addendum      by the City
Council on J~ly 27, 2011, none of the conditions in §15162 have occurred with respect to the additional
informationhr   environmental analysis, to any project changes, to any changes in circumstances, and as
to any new information of substantial importance.

Category 1 changes consist of further clarification      in the consolidation   of the "expiration"   and
"utilization" sections into one place in the Code. This simplified, centralized approach further corrects
differences in the expiration periods granted to different approval types and various requirements for
utilization   of approvals.    However, whenever any specific approval type contained specialized
requirements     or exceptions, such provisions remain while the general expiration and utilization
language are centralized. State-mandated extensions of time for subdivisions apply only to previously-
approved maps and, per local ordinance, related discretionary projects that have been analyzed and
mitigated under CEQA. Any broader implementation of one-time extensions of time following the dates
specified in the California Government        Code will similarly apply only to previously-approved
discretionary projects that have been analyzed and mitigated under CEQA.
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Future specific projects falling into Category 1 will be subject to further CEQA review and reviewed on a
case-by-case basis to determine whether or not the project has any impacts on the environment in
which the project is located. Until projects are filed on a specific site, it would be too speculative to
determine who might utilize these provisions and whether or not any new environmental impacts would
be created that were not already analyzed in the previous CEQA clearances. Because of this, Category 1
changes essentially create a clarified process for further discretionary       review, and therefore any
environmental     impact would be akin to (1) a continuing administrative activity that involves general
policy and procedure making; and/or (2) organizational or administrative activities of governments that
will not result in direct or indirect physical changes in the environment, both of which are exempt from
CEQA under CEQA Guidelines 15060(c)(2), (3) and 15378(b)(2), (5), because they do not have a potential
for resulting in either a direct physical change in the environment, or a reasonably foreseeable indirect
physical change in the environment.      As such, these changes would not constitute new information of
substantial importance that would trigger the requirement for an SND or EIR.

Category 2 changes consist of minor technical changes and conditions that do not constitute any
substantive change in the 2010 Proposed Ordinance analyzed in the 2010 Negative Declaration and
2010 Addendum.      These would, therefore, not constitute new information of substantial importance
that would trigger the requirement for an SND or EIR.


In addition, there has been no change in circumstances or environmental conditions between July 2011,
when the 2010 Negative Declaration and 2010 Addendum were adopted, and the present. Through a
collaborative effort with the Department of Building and Safety, Planning Staff has analyzed the over
4500 previously-approved   applications that would be affected by the proposed ordinance.    No new
information that would cause increased impacts or previously unrecognized potential impacts have
been identified.  No new information regarding potential environmental    impacts has surfaced since
adoption of the 2010 Negative Declaration and 2010 Addendum in July 2011.


Furthermore, any impact from changes in the 2012 Proposed Ordinance from the 2010 Proposed
Ordinance is nil, negligible, or de minimis, so that any incremental effect from the proposed ordinance
would not be cumulatively considerable. As a result, after adoption, the proposed ordinance does not
result in any additional impacts after that have not already been analyzed under CEQA. Therefore, there
would not be any substantial changes with respect to the circumstances that would trigger the
requirement    for an SND or ElR.

              ",~
Finally, there is no new information of substantial importance, which was not known and could not have
been known with the exercise of reasonable diligence at the time the 2010 Negative Declaration and
2010 Addendum were adopted in July 2011.

Attached:
1. ENV-2010-1496-ND (adopted july 27, 2011), dated June 11,2010 ("2010 Negative Declaration").
2. ENV-2010~1496-ND-RECl (Addendum) (adopted July 27,2011), dated December 09,2010 ("2;010
Addendum"],
3.   July 27, 2011, Council Action with respect to 2010 Proposed Ordinance (Council File 11-1140).
4.   2011 Proposed Ordinance, as approved by the City Council on July 27,2011.
5.   2012 Proposed Ordinance, to be presented to the City Council for formal adoption.
6.   Redline showing changes to 2011 Proposed Ordinance by the 2012 Proposed Ordinance.
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PREPARED BY:
CITY OF LOS ANGELES, DEPARTMENT OF CITY PLANNING
CHARLES J. RAUSCH, JR., SENIOR CITY PLANNER' TB




      DATE                                    BY: CHARLES J.   AU CH, JR.
                                              SENIOR CITY P      ER
                                              OFFICE OF ZONING ADMINISTRATION
                                              Telephone: (213) 978-1306
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    PROJECT LOCATION
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  PROJECT DESCRIPTION
. A proposed ordinance amending Sections 115.7, 12.03, 12,20.2, 12.20.2.1, 12.20.3, 12.22, 12.24, 12.25, 12.27, 12.28, 12.36, 14.00,
  16.05, 16.50, 17.02, and 18.08 of the Los Angeles Municipal Code to create consistent procedures for review of projects requiring
  multiple approvals, clarify language regarding utilization of approvals, synchronize the expiration periods of multiple approvals granted                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             i
  to a single project, extend the expiration periods of quasi-judicial land use approvals, and establish clear procedures for the review of                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             i
  requests of extensions of time of approvals.

    No development is propos~~~s part oOhe project No<?h~nge In land ,use, density,o~.i~tensity is proposed as part of!hi~.pr~ject                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  .
    NAME AND ADDRESS OF APPLICANT IF OTHER THAN CITY AGENCY
    City of los Angeles, Department of City Planning
    200 N. Spring Street, Room 763
    Los Angeles, CA 90012
                                       ..---.-.--~=-~----------------~
~=-~--~----~-==---------------~--=-~--=----.~
    FINDING;                            =
          The City Planning Department of the City of los Angeles has Proposed that a negative declaration be adopted for this project.
          The Initial Study indicates that no significant impacts are apparent which might result from this project's implementation. This
          action is based on the project description above.


             Any written comments received during the public review period are attached together with the response of the Lead City
             Agency. The project declslon-make may adopt this negative declarlatlon, amend it, or require preparation of an EIR. Any
                                                                           the
             ~hange~ m~d~ _sho~ld be supported by SUbstantialevldence._i~ record and_.~pproprja~e     ~n~!~~~.~ad~.
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                             ~        ~_                  ._._.
                                                                       THE INITIAL STUDY PREPARED FOR THIS PROJECT IS ATTACHED.                                                                                                               __                                    •       -.~.~....              ...                  ••       ~.,.    ,.   '<~   __       ~   _ •• ~   _   ~N""'~'




    NAME OF PERSON PREPARING THIS FORM                                                                                                                                                                     TITLE                                                                                                                             TELEPHONE NUMBER


                                                                                                                                                                                                           City Plannin                                                Assistant                                                             (213) ~~~~~353
    ADDRESS                                                                                                                                                    SIGNATURE (Official)                                                                                                                                                                                                                       DATE

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    ENV-20 10-1496-ND                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Page 1 of 43
                                                                                                                                                                                        CITY OF LOS ANGELES
                                                                                                                                                                                                OFFICE OF THE CITY CLERK
                                                                                                                                                                                                   ROOM 395, CITY HALL
                                                                                                                                                                                              LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA 90012
                                                                                                                                                              CALIFORNIA                                                         ENVIRONMENTAL                                                                                 QUALITY ACT
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          INITIAL STUDY
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   and CHECKLIST
                                                                                                                                               ,
                                                                                                                                                                                                  (CEQA Guidelines ...__ ... - . .15063) .--~ .,.
                                                                                                                                                                                                    . ~
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~TYAGENCY:
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                       ~Il          DISTRICT:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     li
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      DATE
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            :
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      06/11/2010
         ~SPONSIBlE                                                    AGEN9!E~~p,ep~rtm~nt                                                                     of ,t?~ty
                                                                                                                                                                        p'tann!n.g ..                                                                       ..   . -                 ••   '   ••   T __   •             ..     ,   .......           ',""           «rwoc ••       ..          --,                    .........             ..   "        .\--                      .   ,-    .~       _0.···'-           ~....
         NVIRONMENTAl                                                       CASE:                                                                                                                           ~EDCASES'
         NV-2010-1496-ND                                                                                                                                                                                           CPC·2010-1495-CA
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                                                   ACTIONS CASE NO.:                                                                                                                                                                                  Does have significant changes from previous actions.
:
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Does NOT have significant changes from previous actions                       •                        _           •••    ,                                                  c,                            _.                       _.



J   PROJECT DESCRiPTION:
    SINGLE AND MULTIPLE APPROVALS                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   _._-        .
                                                                                                                                                                                                  ._.-             .'..                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   --                                                      , .. ";     0";'<1""'-   '~   ~'       •


  ENV PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
                                                    7
  A proposed ordinance amending Sections 11.5 .. , 12.03, 12.20.2, 12..20..2.1, 12.20.3, 12.22, 12..24, 12.25, 12.27, 12.28, 12.. 6, 14.00,
                                                                                                                                 3
  16.05, 16.50, 17.02, and 18.08 of the Los Angeles Municipal Code to create consistent procedures for review of projects requiring
i multiple approvals, clarify language regarding utilization of approvals, synchronize the expiration periods of multiple approvals granted
  to a single project, extend the expiration periods of quasi-judic!alland use approvals, and establish clear procedures for the review of
; requests of extensions of time of approvals.
i
    No development                                                     is proposed as part of the project. No change in land use, density, or intensity is proposed as part of this project                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              ,
    ,L                    •    "                                        •    •        ~.,    •• ~   '~'Vh'. c_"        '.n"   '".          _          ..,            -."               ,~.,....,"~            -.-.~                 D ~.   ~ ••   , .....            , _"     h'~'            .,          ··r'l"l74'P· ·,'t·           5   .\~-",,,'~"~-'-'l'J~'-~-"-'~d"'''' ",'       'h~   !l;)·'·'oi6.t~-\·-aCW                    -·z.::v:·\;n'C·3mC"VI\"            ._11(10   '~~""Jl"'~"~       ~\;._I,     ~ ..   'l":   IletJ"· ~~··1~~"-~ J:"l~ ~


  ENVIRONMENTAL SETTINGS:
  The City of Los Angeles is the second largest city in the United States by population with an estimated 4 million residents ..The city's
, boundaries cover a total area of 498.3 square miles (1,291 km"), comprising 469.1 square miles (1,214.9 km2) of land and 29.2
  square miles (75.7 km2) of water, reflecting a diverse terrain of urbanized areas, beaches, mountains, and valleys ..The City of Los
: Angele~s is ~ivjded into 15 City~ouncll districts,eitld 35 Communl,ty ~Ia~ ArEl~s.:.. "      ..    ...                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        •• ,   .n           ,




    PROJECT LOCATION:
    N/AN/A
    COMMUNITY                                                    PLAN AREA:                                                                                                                                                                AREA PLANNiNG                                                                                     COMMISSION:                                                                 CERTIFIED                                         NEIGHBORHOOD
    CITYWIDE                                                                                                                                                                                                                               CITYWIDE                                                                                                                                                                      COUNCil:
    STATUS:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              CITYWIDE
                                                                             ;;~                                   "
                                                                             S-
    0               Does Conform                                            to Plan
    0               Does NOT Conform to Plan
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           MAX. DENSITY/INTENSITY
    EXISTING ZONING:
,                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          AllOWED  BY ZONING:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           N/A                                 ,                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         I
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           MAX. DENSITY/INTENSITY
>                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        LA River Adjacent:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           ALLOWED BY PLAN
, GENERAL                                     PLAN LAND USE:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             NO
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           DESIGNATION:
                        ~     ~~...,.,-,
                                      ,..,.    ..
                                                                                 ,:                                                                                                                                                        N/A

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           N/A




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   Determination (To Be Completed By Lead Agency)
    On the basis of this initial evaluation:
               "                     I find that the proposed project COULD NOT have a significant effect on the environment, and a NEGATIVE
                                     DECLARATION wi!! be prepared.
               D                     I find that although the proposed project could have a significant effect on the environment, there wl!! not be a
                                     significant effect in this case because revisions on the project have been made by or agreed to by the project
                                     proponent. A MITIGATED NEGATIVE DECLARATION wi!! be prepared.
               D                     I find the proposed project MAY have a significant effect on the environment, and an ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT
                                     REPORT is required.
               D                     I find the proposed project MAY have a "potentially significant impact" or "potentially significant unless mitigated"
                                     impact on the environment, but at least one effect 1) has been adequately analyzed in an earlier document
                                     pursuant to applicable legal standards, and 2) has been addressed by mitigation measures based on earlier
                                     analysis as described on attached sheets. An ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT REPORT is required, but it must
                                     analyze only the effects that remain to be addressed.
               o                     I find that although the proposed project could have a Significant effect on the environment, because all potentially
                                     significant effects (8) have been analyzed adequately in an earlier EIR or NEGATIVE DECLARATION pursuant to
                                     applicable standards, and (b) have been avoided or mitigated pursuant to that earlier EIR or NEGATIVE
                                     DECLARATION, including revisions or mitigation measures that are imposed upon the proposed project, nothing
                                     further is required.

=-                          ::: !                                                                                  =
                                                                           City Planning Assistant


                                    Signature                                        Title                                         Phone
                                                                       e   .:                        ;; ~::   ;;
                                                                                 "
                                                              Evaluation Of Environmentallmpact5:
              1.    A brief explanation is required for ali answers except "No Impact" answers that are adequately supported by the information
                    sources a lead agency cites in the parentheses following each question. A "No Impact" answer Is adequately supported If the
                     referenced information sources shaw that the impact simply does not apply to projects like the one involved (e.q., the project
                   . falls outside a fault rupture zone). A "No Impact" answer should be explained where it is based on prolect-speclnc factors as
                     well as general standards (e.g., the project will not expose sensitive receptors to pollutants based on a project-specific
                     screening analysis).
              2.     All answers must take account of the Whole action involved, including off-site as well as on-site, cumulative as well as
                     project-level, indlrect as well as direct, and construction as well as operational impacts.
              3.     Once the lead agency has determined that a particular physical impact may occur, then the checkllstanswers must indicate
                     whether the iltipact is potentially significant, less that Significant with mitigation, or less than significant. "Potentially Significant
                     Impact" is appropriate ifthere is substantial evidence that an effect may be significant If there are one Of more "Potentially
                     Significant Impact" entries when the determination is made, an EIR Is required.
              4.     "Negative Declaration: less Than Significant With Mitigation Incorporated" applies where the incorporation of a mitigation
                     measure has reduced an effect from "Potentially Significant Impact" to "Less Than Significant Impact." The lead agency must
                     describe the mitigation measures, and briefly explain how they reduce the effect to a less than signlficant leve! (mitigatIon
                     measures from "Earlier Analyses," as described in (5) below, may be cross-referenced),
              5.     Eartter analyses may be used where, pursuant to the tiering, program EIR, or other CEQA process, an effect has been
                     adequately analyzed in an earlier EIR, or negative declaration. Section 15063 (c)(3)(D). ln this case, a brief discussion should
                     identify the fol.!owing:                                                                                               '
                     a. Earlier Amiillysis Used. Identify and state where they are available for revlew.
                     b. Impacts Adequately Addressed. Identify which effects from the above checklist were withIn the scope of and adequately
                          analyzed in an earlier document pursuant to applicable legal standards, and state whether such effects were addressed by
                          mitigatIon measures based on the earlier analysis.
                     c. Mltigation Measures. For effects that are "Less than Significant with Mltigation Measures Incorporated," describe the
                          mitigation measures which were incorporated or refined from the earlier document and the extent to which they address
                          slte-speclfic conditions for the project.


  ENV~201O-1496-ND                                                                                                                             Page 3 of43
o.   Lead agencies are encouraged to incorporate into the checklist references to information sources for potential impacts (e.g.,
     general plans, zoning ordinances). Reference to a previously prepared or outside document should, where appropriate,
     include a reference to the page Of pages where the statement is substantiated,
7,   Supporting Information Sources: A sources llst should be attached, and other sources used or individuals contacted should be
     cited in the discussion.
8.   This is only a suggested form, and lead agencies are free to use different formats; however, lead agendes should normally
     address the questions from this checklist that are relevant to a project's environmental effects in whatever format is selected,
9.   The explanation of each issue should identifY:
     a.   The significance criteria or threshold, if any, used to evaluate each question; and
     b.   The mitigation measure identified, if any, to reduce the impact to less than significance,




                                                                                                                        Page 4 of43
Environmental Factors Potentially Affected:
The environmental factors checked below would be potentially affected by this project, involving at least one impact that is a
"Potentially Significant Impact" as indicated by the checklist on the following pages,

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0     AESTHETICS                                        D     GREEN HOUSE GAS EMISSIONS             0      POPULATION       AND HOUSING
D     AGRICULTURE          AND FOREST                     0   HAZARDS AND HAZARDOUS                 D      PUBLIC SERVICES
      RESOURCES                                         !
                                                        10
                                                              MATERIALS                             D      RECREATION
D     AIR QUAUTY                                              HYDROLOGY            AND WATER
                                                                                                    0      TRANSPORTATION/TRAFFIC
0                                                             QUALITY
      BIOLOGICAL       RESOURCES                                                                    0      UTILITIES AND SERVICE SYSTEMS
0     CULTURAL        RESOURCES                         0     LAND USE AND PL.ANNING
                                                                                                    D      MANDATORY fiNDINGS            OF
0     GEOLOGY AND SOILS                                 0     MINERAL RESOURCES                            SIGNifiCANCE

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INITIAL STUDY CHECKLIST                                  (To be completed bvthe Lead CIty Agency)
  Background
PROPONENT       NAME:                                                                                      PHONE NUMBER:
City of Los Angeles, Department of City Planning                                                           (213) 978-1353
APPLICANT      ADDRESS:
200 N, Spring Street, Room 763
Los Angeles, CA 90012
AGENCY REQUIRING CHECKLIST:                                                                                DATE SUBMITTED;
Department of City Planning                                                                                06/04/2010
PROPOSAL       NAME (if Applicable):
Single and Multple Approvals Ordinance




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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     ~                           ._o~
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Potentially
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             significant
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Potentially        unless       Less than
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            sig nlflcant     mitigation    significant
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              impact       incorporated      imp_a£~_      ~o impact
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           "




         Convert Prime Farmland, Unique Farmland, or Farmland of Statewide
         Importance (Farmland), as shown on the maps prepared pursuant to the
         Farmland Mapping and Monitoring Program of the California Resources
         Agency, to nonagricultur~l~s~?  _ _                        . . __ .__
~4.~c_o~nfl~i=ct_m~'fu~e=x~is~li~ng~.z~on~,I*ng                                              __ ~ __ ~~~~-=_~~_=.==~~
                                   __fu~~~a~g~nc_u~lt~u~~=I~u~se_,~o_r_a~VifI~,_lll~ja~~~.s_O_~_A_c_tc_o_n_tr~a~ct~?~~                                                                                                                                                   ~~~"'~.~~~~
. c. Conflict with existing Zoning for, or cause rezoning of, forest land (as defined                                                                                                                                                                                        vi'
    · in Public Resources Code sectlon 12220(g», timberland (as defined by Public
    · Resources Code section 4526), or timberland zoned Timberland Production
   _ (as defined b~ S'0~rnmen.t <?o~e section 51104{g))? __                           ..
      Result In the loss of forest land or conversion of forest land to non-forest use?
                                      •   c                                           __       ••                      __        L"                                                                                                                                          yr ..
          Involve other changes in the existing environment which, due to their location
          or nature, could result in conversion of Fannland, to non-agricultural use or
 .,.
        , conversion of forest land to non-forest use?
          ,                                           •••                                    c




 Ill. AIR QUAUTY
                       or obstruct implementation                                     of the applicable air quality plan?
                                 •                             _.                                   L              •                                      •           ~




                       ir quality standard or contribute substantially to an existing or

         Result in a cumulatively considerable net increase of any criteria pollutant for
         which the project region is non-attainment under an applicable federal or state
         ambient air quality standard (including releasing emissions which exceed
         quantltatlv~ thr~.sholds for_~z~ne precurso~s)? .                                                                                               »       ••   ,      __                       ,   _."




              se sensiDve receptors to substantial pollutant concentrations?
                                                                                                                                                                                              ~==-="~===-===~=-~~~~~~-----

          Have a substantial adverse effect, either directly or Ihrough habitat
          modifications, on any species identified as a candidate, 'sensltlve, or special
          status species in local or reglonal plans, policies, or regulations, or by the
          California De~~rtmen~~Lfis~ ~~~ame_?!_ U,S:£ish an~ Wil~}if:...~rv!c:=:?          ... _ ..                                                                                                                            ,.
          Have a SUbstantial adverse effect on any riparian habitat or other sensitive
          natural community Identified In local or regional plans, policies, regulations Of
        · by the California Department of Fish and Game or US Fish and Wildlife
          Service?                  .
                                                    ........
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         Have a SUbstantial adverse effect on federally protected wetlands as defined
         by Section 404 of the Clean Water Act (Including, but not limited to, marsh,
         vernal pool, coastal, ete.) through direct removal, filling, hydrological
         interruptio~, or other means?
                  substa
                        s
                           pede t~.euse of native wildlife nursery sites?
                                              ordinances protecting biological resour
                                        policy,?::, ordlna~~::?
          Conflict with the provisions of an adopted Habitat Conservation
          Community Conservation Plan, or other approved local, regional, or state
          hab~!a!_c?nserva~ion_pla~? .. ,,__   ..              . .._..... .. _
       . CULTURAL RESOURCES



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                                                                                                                                                                                                               Potentially
                                                                                                                                                                                                              significant
                                                                                                                                                                                   Potentially                   unless                          Less than                 ,
                                                                                                                                                                                   significant                 mitigation                       significant                :
                                                                                                                                                                                     impact                  lnccrpcrated                         Impact                           No impact



                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   .",.
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 b. Cause a substantial adverse change in the significance of an archaeological
    resource pursuant to § 1:",5~06i:4;·u5?~, ~~;;rrt~gr;~'~" ~:''n";';;' ~'~.
                            In
                                            ~ aleontologlcal ~. ~. or site or
                                                              resource
                                                                                                                                                              ""-
                                                                                                                                                     -~t,,·~·-=,
                                                                                                                                           ille~= .....                                ~~='r~~="""'=t=====
                                                                   s, including those Interred outside of formal
                             ?
VI. GEOLOGY AND SOilS
          .~   __        •   Woo'   '"   ~.,._   , __   ,.   .,               ••   ,   •   'rh~.,·   ........ ~~.~   .. ,.",,~~4,cr   ••    .<   __   ~~.~'~~.nr~'r   .0-.0..-_"



    Expose people or structures to potential substantial adverse effects, including
    the risk of loss, Injury, or death involving: Rupture of a known earthquake
    fault, as delineated on the most recent Alquist-Priolo Earthquake Fault Zoning
    Map Issued by the State Geologist forth€! area or based on other substantial
    evidence of a known fault? Refer to Division of Mines and Geology Special
    Pubtication 42,
            .-    ....
                    -"



        ose people or structures to potential substantlal adverse effects, including
        risk of loss, inJury, or death InvolyinW Strong sei.sfllic ground shaking?
    Expose people or structures to potential substantial adverse effects, including
    the risk of loss, injury, or death Involving: Seismic-related ground failure,
   , including IIquefa_c_tio",:,n_?~.
                               ~~~~""::"-:-"f""'~~'-:~~-::--:"''''''':''~''7.-~~~=-~~+-=~--4'''''''"",,",==o=iF'''='                                                                                                                                                              """"'~~-"",1
                      or structures to potential substantial adverse effects, lncludi ng                                                                                                                                                                                                           "f/"
                      injury, ordeath Involving: LandsHd!'l.s?
                                                                  erosion or the loss of topsoil?
       e located on a geologic unit or soli that Is unstable, or that would become
    . unstable as a result of the project, and potentially result in 00- or off-sita
  .' landslide, lateral sp~eadi.ng! s~bsldence, .lique!actlonor collapse?
~~~~~--~~~--~~~~~~~~~~~=-+-~----~=-----.
       on expansive soil, as defined In Table 18-1-B of the Uniform
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           ---~'
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              ~--~=-t----~--1
                              de         p9~~J..
                                         creating substantial. risks t?_I~feo! property?
                             incapable of adequately supporting the use of sepflc tanks or
                             waste water disposal systems where sewers are not available for
                              Iof waste water?
                                                                       IONS




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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        PotentIally
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        significant
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Potentially                                      unless                       Less than
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         signlflcant                                    mitigation                    significant
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            impact                                    incorporated                      impac!        No impact



,11. Expose people or structures to a significant risk of loss, injury or death
    · involving wildland fires, including where wildlands are adjacent to urbanized
      areas or where residences are intermixed with wildlands?



       Substantially deplete groundwater supplies or Interfere substantially with
       groundwater recharge such that there would be a net deficit in aquifer volume
     · or a lowering of the local groundwater table level (e.g., the production rate of
     , preexisting nearby wells would drop to a level which would not support
  .. exl~ting_!a!ld us.e~ o~ p!~nJ~.~du,s:'ls                                        f~:
                                                      whi~~ .p~.~~~~~~.::e ~eefl gr~~~e:~)?     ._ "_                                                                                                                                                                                                                  i
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         ""~~'.-".-.-'.'            """_   ... _._"   ..
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  • Substantially alter the existing draInage pattern of the site or area, including
     · through the alteration of the course of a stream or river, in a manner which
                       in substantial erosion or siltation on-.• or ~.,.."•..
       would result _,. _.yr ...............
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  • Substantially alter the eXisting drainage pattern of the site or area, including
    through the alteration of the course of a stream or river, or substantially
    increase the rate or amount of surface runoff in a manner which would result
    in flooding on- or off-site?
    create or GOntrjb~t~ ru~off water wNchw;uld ex~~d                                                                                             th-;; ~p~dtY'a'f~xi'~ting'
                                                                                                                                                                         ""
    or planned stormwater drainage systems or provide substantial additional
    sources of polluted runoff?
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                                                                                               _                                                                .•
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      the~ise          sUbstant~~~I~degrade water ~ua.!i~?                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  .~.
       Place housing within a i00-year flood hazard area as mapped on a federal                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             ~
       Flood Hazard Boundary or Flood Insurance Rate Map or other flood hazard
    .' delineation map? ..
~.~~--~~~~==~--~==~=-~~~~~~==~~~~~~~r~=-~--~!~--~~~~F-~~·~--~~~J
, h.] Place within a 100·year flood hazard area structures which would impede or                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            "
       redirect Hood flows?
      xpose people or structures to a significant risk of 105s, injury or death                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             1/"
         lving flooding, including flooding as a result of the failure of a levee or
    dam?..                            -    .-.
    Inundation by seiche, tsunami, or mud flow?
             ,_                          • r.,                 '"...         ..~



           D USE AND PLANNING
            •        _U· . ~                                                       •••   _~.'        _~    •. _.~         •

        ysically divide an established community?
            . -_ ...  , ..  ,.,.


     Conflict with any applicable land use plan, policy, or regulation of an agency
   , with jurisdiction OVerthe project (including, but not limited to the general plan,
     specific plan, local coastal program, Of zoning ordinance) adopted for the
     purpose of ayo,iding ~r mitigating an ~nvlr?!1men~al effe_ctC__ _ . ...
     Conflict with any applicable habitat conservation plan or natura! community


                  In                                                   n                   '_~~n.     __ """_     .... rl-'>-...                  '" ,         '_~~',.          CU        ..                              _~     ••   ~h    ..   ·'        •         ~      ...   ~ ••    ~     ,   nc



             In the loss of availability of a known mineral resource that would be of
               the region ~~d th~ La,side,n~50!.l.~_:',~t~t~.?, ".~,_ _'._'"' ._
                the loss of availability of a locally important mineral resource
                site delineated on a local general plan, specific plan or other land
               ?_~.~~~ •• ,_ •. ~~~. __ ., <._ ._ ~ ~•••••• _••                ~~r~'~.n_. r_~."                 _CO"C~'            __   ~    _~                    '          ~.~"~"           •••                                                                       ~..        ,         ~ ~.__ .                       .•,__
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                            ..     ~."     .,.         --            -.-..           "-,            '. ,._.         -              ,        ""           ,..                  •        . .-
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    - •.    ·•••      - ..      -F·"·"'--;.=·-="=·-=·-~·-=·          "7"====
        osure of persons to or generation of noise levels In excess of standards
        bUshed In the local general plan or noise ordinance, or applicable
    standards .of other !~encles? ..__                ,
                                          ",._ .., _.____ , . . _.• _ .. _....                                                                                                                                      ".no        __                    ".




              of persone'to or generation of excessive groundborne vibration or
                e noise levels?
                                                                                                                          olse levels in the project
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Potentially
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     significant                                                                                                                                                        ,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Potentially                                                                unless                                       ;
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       less than
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       significant                                                mitigation                                                          significant                                                                                       1




rr'"
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         impact                                                 incorporated                                                         ..... ,!,pact
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         i                                            No impact                                         ;




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    -                                                              -~.                                                                                                                                        ~"
             a project located wl~l" an ,1,,>0" land "'" plan or, woo,. i,oh a plan                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           V
        has not been adopted, within two miles of a public airport or public use
        airport, would the project expose people residing or working in the project
        area to excessive noise levels?                                                  .,..   _       OT~        "               ~.   ~   •••         u       ."    ••   ,         ~       L                              ___    ~~_             o~    ~..                    ~      ••       "".                                                                                      ~-'..-        .
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    .~~~
  f. For a project within the vicinity of a private airstrip, would the project expose                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        V
                                                                                      _
       peopl~ re~I~lnQ ?r w?_rking in.~~ pr,9ject ar~~ to.~)(gess!ve.n?i~e k;l~~I~? ... ._.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           ..       ~r..      ~c   _~                   .-,~
  XIII. POPULATION AND HOUSING
                   ...                       .~~. . - ~~...  , ..                         ", ~                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      .                     ~.
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  a. Induce substantlal population growth in an area, either directly (for example,
       by proposing new homes and businesses) or Indirectly (for example, through
     , .e~ensj0n.,,~f n~a~s.9r ?ttl5:r_~nf~_~!ru~!ur~)~. _ ..._.........._._ ... ... - .--~..
       Displace substantial numbers of existing housing, necessitating the
     , oo.~str~.ction_?~r~~lace.:nen,thouslng. e~se~h~re?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           ,
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                                                                             ._ ...... _-, .. , ."                                                               ••   r~   ••   _r       _                                                                                                                                                                    .....                                                                                ..                                                                                    ~,    ,     ~
        Displace substantlal numbers of people, necessitating the construction of                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             ~
       replacement housing elsewhere?               .. ..~         ....... -                    .. .......                                                                                                                                                           ,                      ----            ....                  r_,        _
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                ........            .....            - ......                 .. .                                                                  .....
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   . ,,'                                !
                                  SERVICES                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    ..                        _,-                             .........
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 ..                                                 '~~~.                                                  - ..
      Would the project result in substantial adverse physical Impacts associated
      with the provision of new or physically altered governmental facilities, need for
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              ~                                         ,,
      new or physically altered governmental facilities, the construction of which                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      ;
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        ,
      could cause significant environmental impacts, in orderto maintain acceptable
,     service ratios, response times or other performance objectives for any of the
    · public services:. FIr~ protectlo~?                                 ..
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        -                                                                   -.
ib. ; Would the project result in SUbstantial adverse physical impacts associated
      with the provision of new or physically altered governmental faclJltles, need for
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              'If/'
      new or physically altered governmental facilities, the construction of which
i   : could cause significant environmental impacts, in order to maintain acceptable
      service ratios, response times or other performance objectives for any of the
      public services; Police protectlo~? ..                   . .. ,,' .,,"                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                "'~
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              ...                ,~~~~l'''~'-,,,,,,,,      L
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        ..
·c. · Would the project result in substantial adverse physical impacts associated
    · wlth the provision of new or physically altered governmental facilities, need for
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              V"
i
     ' new or physically altered governmental facilities, the construction of which
       could cause significant environmental impacts, in order to maintain acceptable


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              ..,
,      service ratios, response times or other performance objectives for any of the
       p'~blic services: Schools?          .. . .. ,.,                                                    ,                                                                                      L.U   •.••       ,.




,d. Would the project result in substantial adverse physical impacts associated
       with the provision of new or physically altered governmental facillties, rieed for
    i neW or physically altered governmental facilities, the construction of which
    : could cause significant environmental Impacts, in order to maintain acceptable
       service ratios, response Umes or other performance objectives for any of the
       [:I.ublics~wlces:Park~?     ~. -- . .. ...   -.-
  e. Would the project result in substantial adverse physical impacts associated                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              V
      with the provision of ~ew or physically altered governmental facilities, need for
       new Of physically altifred governmental facilities, the construction of which
       could cause significant environmental impacts, in ordar to maintain acceptable
       service ratios, response, times or other performance objectives for any of the
       public services: Other public facllttes?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      .-
 XV. RECREATION
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   .- .
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              ¢'
       parks Of other recreational facilities such that substantial physical




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           r
       deterioration of the faciUty would occur or be accelerated?
 h. Does the project include recreational facilities or require the construction or

."
    expansion of recreational facilities which might have an adverse physical
    effect on the environment?
      w.o-.    ~.    "



 XVI. TRANSPORTATIONITRAFFIC
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~a. I    Conflict with an applicable plan, ordlna nee or policy establishing measures of
         effectiveness for the performance of the clrculatlon system, takIng Into account
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              '</
         alJ modes of transportation including mass transit and non-motorized travel                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 ,
         and relevant components of the circulation system, including but not limited to
       , Intersections, streets, highways and freeways, pedestrian and bicycle paths,                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                I

         and mass transit?
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                                                                                                                                                                               Potentially
                                                                                                                                                                                significant
                                                                                                                                                                Potentially       unless        less than
                                                                                                                                                                significant     mitigation      significant
                                                                                                                                                                  impact      incorporated           impact ~-,     1\10 impact



 b. ' Conflict with an applicable congestion management program, including, but
      not limited to level of service standards and travel demand measures, or other
      standards established by the county congestion management agency for
      designated roads or highways?
                   ~j,~~ge in~ir trafli~'patt~~~37'i~duding'                          ~jth~';~~'i'~~~~;~e'i~'1~;;tfi~""                                                                                                7""''''''''
                  change in location t)1at results in sUbstantial safety risks?
                                      ards due to a design feature (e,g., sharp curves or                                                                                                                              -t/"
         ,   ,"
                                      r Inc,ompatrb,le ,~se~J~~.~h~r~ ~~uipm~~tE, __", ...,
                                  '" "".~=e""~c""y""',a';',c=,:e= "","',"",_"'"""",""_"'","'""""""'_.~,,~~~,,,"",,"",,,"~,,,,=_,1-'_
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     Conflict with adopted policies, plans, or programs regarding public transit,                                                                                                                                      ..".
     bicycle, or pedestrian facilities, or otherwise decrease the performance or
     safety of such facilfties supporting alternative transportation (e.q. bus
                        ... ...                                                           ' '= ,," ..""'=
                                                ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ~.~'~~.'=......'=.="='".=_ ..= _=_=""=""=""="'",,"
                         e.,..r~ac """':"''''''''''
                                ,,k,,,,.~,,,t?..,,,
~,jj.;"~u_m""o""u'""t~",!,,,,,.~,,"lc.;;~~c~ '",,'                                                                                             =<""",,~=====d.."""""""""''''"''''=''''''''~~'''''",,'''='''~' " ,                    "


 XVII. UTILITIES AND SERVICE SYSTEMS
                    _   L   •                               _,   ••                                   _   _~._    •••   - •••••




     Exceed wastewater treatment requirements of the applicable Regional Water
      uality Control Board?
       equlre or result in the construction of new water Of wastewater treatment
      aclllties or expanslon.of eXisting facilities, the construction of which could
                                                                                   ~}-~~==~_~=======-==4=====~~~~=-~~
     ~~~u~se~sl~~~ni~fi~ca~n~t~e~nv~i~ro~n~m~e~n~ta~l~e~ff.e=c~,~~s?~_~~-=~~~~~-=~=-
       quire or result in the construction of new storm water drainage faclmles or                                                                                                                      V
                of existing facilities, the construction of which could cause
               environmental effec!s?
                   ~~~~~                                                                          ---
                                    __~--~~--=-~------~--~~~~~"~~~~~-4=~==~"~+"~'~'~"-'~---'~'~--+.
                          ater supplies available to serve the project from existing                                                                                                                    ¢
                          resources, or ~~e l'!e~ or expanded entltlem,ents. needed? .
                  ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~-+-=~-=-=~~~
                  a determination by the wastewater treatment provider which serves
                                                                                                                                                                                    -.---~
                                                                                                                                                                                    ... ..     -----=~
                  rve the project that it has adequate capacity to serve lhe project's
                  demand In add~~0n.~o th,e pr9vider's ,e:<l5tl,ng
                                                                 ~o~~i~me~~?
                                               permitted capacity to accommodate the
                                                       ?                                                                           c •••••••   ,   ."   ~,.,.




        mply with federal, state, and local statutes and regulations related to solid
        ste?
        ~~~~~~~~~~~~~="='"''~-='~'~'''                                                                                            ~~·='---=~=-~==~~--~--~==~-=~===---~i
    III. MANDA TORY FINDINGS OF SIGNIFICANCE
r'~i~~~-~-~·~-~~~~'~·
                 ~~'~"~·~·~'~~~~~·==~~~==~~~~~r======-===wF==~~~--:~~~~~~F-"~~
a. , Does the project have the potential to degrade the quality of the environment,                                                                                                                     V
     SUbstantially reduce the habitat of a fish or wifdJife species, cause a fish or
     wifdllfe population to drop below self-sustaining levels, threaten to eliminate a
     plant or animal community, reduce the number or restrict the range of a rare
     or endangered plant or animal or eliminate important examples of the major
~~pe_r~lo_,d~s~_O~.f~C~a~~i~~?~rn~i~~~i~~_o~~~,o~r~p~re=h~~~t~o4~~?~'
                                             ~'~~~'~.~~~==~~~~~}~==~~==~~~.~~~~<~'~'~.                                                                                                                 ==~~~~~~~==~
 b. Does the project have lrnpacts that are individually limited, but cumulatively                                                                                                                      ""
     considerable? ("Curfjulatlvely considerable" means that the incremental
     effects of a project   are
                              considerable when viewed In connection with the
   I effects of past projects, the effects of other current projects, and the effects of

     probable future projects)?
                                                                                                                 e substsntlal



Note: Authority cited: Sections 21083, 21083,05, Public Resources Code. Reference: Section 65088.4, Gov. Code; Sections 21080,
21083,05,21095,     Pub . Resources Code; Eureka Citizens for Responsible Govt. v, City of Eureka (2007) 147 CaLAppAth 357; Protect
the Historic Amador Waterways v, Amador Waier Agency (2004) 116 Cal.App.4th at 1109; San Franciscans Upholding the Downtown
Plan v, City and County of San Francisco (2002) 102 CaLAppAth 656.




                                                                                                                                                                                                              Page 10 of 43
DISCUSSION OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL                  EVALUATION      (Attach addi!lonal sheets If necessary)


   The Environmental Impact Assessment includes the use of offici a! City of los Angeles and other government source reference
materials related to various environmental impact categories (e.q., Hydrology, Air Quality, Biology, Cultural Resources, etc.). The State
of California, Department of Conservation, Division of Mines and Geology ~ Seismic Hazard Maps and reports, are used to identify
potential future significant seismic events; including probable magnitudes, liquefaction, and landslide hazards. Based on applicant
information provided in the Master Land Use Application and Environmental Assessment Form, impact evaluations were based on
stated facts contained therein, including but not limited to, reference materials indicated above, field investigation of the project site,
and any other reliable reference materials known at the time.
   Project specific impacts were evaluated based on all relevant facts indicated in the Environmental Assessment Form and expressed
through the applicant's project description and supportive materials. Both the Initial Study Checklist and Checklist Explanations, in
conjunction with the City of Los Angeles's Adopted Thresholds Guide and CECA GUidelines, were used to reach reasonable
conclusions on environmental impacts as mandated under the California Environmental Qualily Act (CEQA).
   The project as identified in the project description will not cause potentially significant impacts on the environment. Therefore, this
environmental analysis concludes that a Negative Declaration shall be Issued for the environmental case file known as ENV~2010"'I496~N
ENV~~W10"1496"NDand the associated casets), CPC-2010~1495"CA.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
All supporting documents and references are contained in the Environmental Case File referenced above and may be viewed in the
EIR Unit, Room 763, City Hall.
For Cit3/:information, addresses and RhQoe numbers: visit the City's website at http://www.lacity.org ; City Planning" and Zoning
Information Mapping Automated System (ZIMAS) citypJanning.ladty.orgl        Of EIR Unit, City Hall, 200 N Spring Street, Room 763.
Seismic Hazard Maps - http://gmw.eonsrv,ca.gov/shmp/
Engineerln g/lnfrastrueturefT apograph lc Maps/Parcel Information " http://boemaps.eng.cLla.ca.us/index01 .btm or
City's main website under the heading "Navigate LA".

                                 TITLE:                                          TELEPHONE          NO.:            DATE:
PREPARED BY:
                                 City Planning Assistant                         (2'13) 97a~1353                   06/11/2010




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                                                                                   Mitigation
                 impact?                            Explanation                    Measures




APPENDIX A: ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS EXPLANATION TABLE
                                                               ~
                                                               ~       """""-

I. AESTHETICS
3.   NO IMPACT                      The proposed code amendment would
                                    alter the regulations applied to future
                                    discretionary land use applications by
                                    creating consistent procedures for review
                                    of projects requiring multiple approvals,
                                    clarifying language regarding utilization of
                                    approvals, synchronizing the expiration
                                    periods of multiple approvals granted to a
                                    single project, extending the expiration
                                    periods of quasl-judiclal land use
                                    approvals, and establishing clear
                                    procedures for the review of requests for
                                    extensions of time of approvals. The code
                                    amendment project itself does not include
                                    any specific physical development. The
                                    proposed code amendment would not
                                    change existing City regulations
                                    governing building heights, nor would it
                                    change allowed land uses or
                                    development intensity within the City of
                                    los Angeles. As this code amendment
                                    only alters zoning code language relevant
                                    to discretionary approvals applicants may
                                    request, all future development projects to
                                    which the proposed code amendment
                                    would apply will requite CEQA review,
                                    including an assessment of the project's
                                    visual Impacts upon existing             ..
                                    neighborhood character. Implementation
                                    of the proposed regulations through future
                                    development projects would not represent
                                    any change in how future development
                                    would affect scenic vistas. No adverse
                                    impact would result.
                 t~        "~   .
b.   NO IMPACT   ~~                 Scenic resources inclUding trees
                                    (Inclusive of street trees and other
                                    landscape trees) and historic buildings are
                                    found throughout the City of Los Angeles.
                                    However, the proposed code amendment
                                    project itself does not include any specific
                                    physical development that would affect
                                    these resources. The proposed
                                    regulations would not encourage tree
                                    removal, damage to historic structures, or
                                    any increase in development lntensity or
                                    distribution in the project area. No
                                    adverse impact would result.




ENV-2010-1496~ND                                                                            Page 12 of 43
                                                        Explanation               ::::
                                                                              ~:1~:
                                   "~y
                                                                          -
c.   NO IMPACT                           The proposed code amendment would
                                         alter the regulations applied to future
                                         discretionary land use applications by
                                         creating consistent procedures for review
                                         of projects requiring multiple approvals,
                                         clarifying language regarding utilization of
                                         approvals, synchroniz1ng the expiration
                                         periods of multiple approvals granted to a
                                         single project, extending the expiration
                                         periods of quasl-judiclal land use
                                         approvals, and establishing dear
                                         procedures for the review of requests for
                                         extensions of time of approvals, The code
                                         amendment project itself does not include
                                         any specific physical development. The
                                         proposed code amendment would not
                                         change existing City regulations
                                         governing building heights, nor would it
                                         change allowed land uses or
                                         development intensity within the City of
                                          Los Angeles. As this code amendment
                                         only alters zoning code language relevant
                                         to discretionary approvals applicants may
                                         request, all future development projects to
                                         which the proposed ordinance would
                                         apply will require GEQA review, which
                                         would include an assessment of the
                                         project's visual impacts. No adverse
                                         impact would result.
d.   LESS THAN SIGNIFICANT    IMPACT     Future development approved within the
                                         City of Los Angeles has the potential to
                                         create new sources of substantial light or
                                         glare that could adversely affect day or
                                         nighttime views. However, this proposed
                                         code amendment project does not include
                                         any specific development and does not
                                         encourage more lighting or
                                         glare~generating architectural features
                                         than are allowed under existing
                  f~     <,
                                         regulations. impacts would be less than
                  "
                                         significant.
II. AGRICUL TURf.: AND FOREST RESOURCES
a.   NO IMPACT                           The proposed code amendment would
                                         alter the regulations applied to future
                                         discretionary land use applications by
                                         creating consistent procedures for review
                                         of projects requiring multiple approvals,
                                         clarifying language regarding utilization of    ,
                                         approvals, synchronizing the expiration
                                         periods of multiple approvals granted to a
                                         single project, extending the expiration
                                         periods of quasi~Judlcjalland use
                                         approvals, and establishing clear
                                         procedures for the review of requests for
                                         extensions of time of approvals. The
                                         proposed regulations themselves do not



ENV-2010-1496-ND                                                                             Page 13 of43
                                                                           1..
                            include any specific development and do
                            not encourage conversion of agricultural
                            land to non~agrlcultura! uses or impacts to
                            land under Williamson Act contract. No
                            impacts to agricultural resources would
                            occur,
b.   NO IMPACT              The proposed code amendment would
                            alter the regulations applied to future
                            discretionary land use applications by
                            creating consistent procedures for review
                            of projects requiring multiple approvals,
                            clarifying language regarding utilization of
                            approvals, synchronizing the expiration
                            periods of multiple approvals granted to a
                            single project, extending the expiration
                            periods of quasi-judicial land use
                            approvals, and establishing clear
                            procedures for the review of requests for
                            extensions of tilne of approvals. The
                            proposed regulations themselves do not
                            include any specific development and do
                            not encourage conversion of agricultural
                            land to non-aqrlcultural uses or impacts to
                            land under Williamson Act contract. No
                            impacts to agricultural resources would
                            occur.
c.   NO IMPACT              The proposed code amendment would
                            alter the regulations applied to future
                            discretionary land use applications by
                            creating consistent procedures for review
                            of projects requiring multiple approvals,
                            clarifying language regarding utiliZation of
                            approvals, synchronizing the expiration
                            periods of multiple approvals granted to a
                            single project, extendlng the expiration
                            periods of quasi-judtcial land use
                            approvals, and establishlnq clear
                            procedures for the review of requests for
                            extensions of time of approvals. The
                 ;~:   =,   proposed regulations themselves do not
                 ;of
                            include any specific development and do
                            not encourage conversion of agricultural
                            land to non-agricultural uses or impacts to
                            land under Williamson Act contract. No
                            impacts to agricultural resources would
                            occur,
d.   NO IMPACT              Commercial and Industrial uses of the
                            type that would result in substantial
                            pollutant concentrations or objectionable
                            odors would not be facilitated by the
                            proposed code amendment project No
                            changes in land use designations Of
                            allowed uses are proposed, and no
                            development would be directly approved
                            by the project No adverse impacts would
                            occur.
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ENV~2010-1496-ND                                                                 Page 14 of43
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e.   NO IMPACT                    The proposed code amendment would
                                  alter the regulations applied to future
                                  discretionary land use applications by
                                  creating consistent procedures for review
                                  of projects requiring multiple approvals,
                                  clarifying language regarding utilization of
                                  approvals, synchronizing the expiration
                                  periods of multiple approvals granted to a
                                  single project, extending the expiration
                                  periods of quasl-judiclat land use
                                  approvals, and establishing dear
                                  procedures for the review of requests for
                                  extensions of time of approvals. The
                                  proposed regulations themselves do not
                                  include any specific development and do
                                  not encourage conversion of agricultural
                                  fand to non-agricultural uses or impacts to
                                  land under WllUamson Act contract. No
                                  impacts to agricultural resources would
                                  occur.
III. AIR QUALITY
a.   NO IMPACT                    Implementation of the code amendment
                                  project would not increase population
                                  levels or net density in the City of Los
                                  Angeles. As the project would not
                                  contribute to population growth in excess
                                  of that forecasted in the AQMP, no impact
                                  would occur.
b.   NO IMPACT                    No development is proposed as part of or
                                  would be facilitated by the code
                                  amendment project, and no increases in
                   ..   ,\
                                  land use denslty, intensity, or distribution
                                  are proposed. Thus, no impact is
                                  anticipated from new stationary sources
                                  of pollutants, such as generators or
                                  household uses (stoves, heaters,
                                  fireplaces etc). As no construction is
                                  proposed, impacts from construction
                             >0
                                  emissions would not be increased. Thus,
                                  overall air quality would be unaffected by
                                  project implementation. The proposed
                                  code amendment would alter the
                                  regulations applied to future discretionary
                                  land use applications by creating
                                  consistent procedures for review of
                                  projects requiring multiple approvals,
                                  clarifying language regarding utilization of
                                  approvals, synchronizing the expiration            ,
                                  periods of multiple approvals granted to a
                                  single project, extending the expiration
                                  periods of quasi-judicial land use
                                  approvals, and establishing clear
                                  procedures for the review of requests for
                                  extensions of time of approvals. The code
                                  amendment project itself does not include
                                  any specific physical development. No



ENV-201O-1496~ND                                                                         Page 15 of43
                           adverse impacts would occur.
c.   NO IMPACT             No development is proposed as part of or
                           would be facilitated by the code
                           amendment project, and no increases in
                           land use density, intensity, or distribution
                           are proposed. Thus, no impact is
                           anticipated from new stationary sources
                           of pollutants, such as generators or
                           household uses (stoves, heaters,
                           fireplaces etc). As no construction is
                           proposed, impacts from construction
                           emissions would not be increased. Thus,
                           overall air quality would be unaffected by
                           project implementation. The proposed
                           code amendment would alter the
                           regulations applied to future discretionary
                           land use applications by creating
                           consistent procedures for review of
                           projects requiring multiple approvals,
                           clarifying language regarding utilization of
                           approvals, synchronizing the expiration
                           periods of multiple approvals granted to a
                           single project, extending the expiration
                           periods of quasi-judicial land use
                           approvals, and establishing clear
                           procedures for the review of requests for
                           extensions of time of approvals. The code
                           amendment project itself does not include
                           any specific physical development. No
                           adverse impacts would occur.
d.   NO IMPACT             and industrial uses of the type that would
                           result in substantial poltutant
                                                                     .. ,   ",   .-   ,- '.~'   ..   ~
                           concentrations or objectionable odors
                           would not be facilitated by the proposed
                           code amendment project. No changes in
                           land use designations or allowed uses
                           are proposed, and no development would
                           be directly approved by the project. No
                           adverse impacts would occur.
                     ".
e.   NO IMPACT   ~         Commercial and industrial uses of the
                           type that would result in substantia!
                           pollutant concentrations or objectionable
                           odors would not be facilitated by the
                           proposed code amendment project. No
                           changes in land use designations or
                           allowed uses are proposed, and no
                           development would be directly approved
                           by the project. No adverse impacts would
                           occur.
IV. BIOLOGICAL RESOURCES
a.   NO iMPACT             Biological resources may be found
                           throughout the City of Los Angeles.
                           However, the proposed code amendment
                           project itself does not include any physical
                           development that would affect these
                           resources, and the proposed regulations


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     [                       I:                                                     Mitigati~~
                                                                                    Measures


                             would not encourage tree removal,
                             damage to identified species, riparian
                             communities, or sensitive natural
                             habitats, or any increase in development
                             intensity or distribution in the project area.
                             As this code amendment only alters
                             zoning code language relevant to
                             discretionary approvals applicants may
                             request, all future development projects to
                             which the proposed code amendment
                             would apply will require CEQA review,
                             which would include an assessment of the
                             project's' biological impacts. No adverse
                             impacts to biological resources, including
                             identified species, riparian communities or
                             sensitive natural communities, wetlands,
                             protected trees, and habitats, are
                             anticipated from the proposed code
                             amendment.
b.   NO IMPACT               Biological resources may be found
                             throughout the City of Los Angeles.
                             However, the proposed code amendment
                             project itself does nat include any physical
                             development that would affect these
                             resources, and the proposed regulations
                             would not encourage tree removal,
                             damage to identified species, riparian
                             communities, or sensitive natural
                             habitats, or any increase In development
                             intensity or distribution in the project area.
                             As this code amendment only alters
                             zoning code language relevant to
                             discretionary approvals applicants may
                             request, all future development projects to
                             which the proposed code amendment
                             would apply will require CEQA review,
                             which would include an assessment of the
                             project's' biological Impacts. No adverse
                             Impacts to biological resources, including
                 ~-::
                 .IC,
                        ""   identified species, riparian communities or
                 e
                             sensitive natural communities, wetlands,
                             protected trees, and habitats, are
                             anticipated from the proposed code
                             amendment
c.   NO IMPACT               Biological resources may be found
                             throughout the City of Los Angeles.
                             However, the proposed code amendment
                             project Itself does not include any physical
                             development that would affect these
                             resources, and the proposed regulations
                             would not encourage tree removal,
                             damage to identified species, riparian
                             communities, or sensitive natural
                             habitats, or any increase in development
                             intensity or distribution in the project area.
                             As this code amendment only alters
                             .zoning code language relevant to


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                             discretionary approvals applicants may
                             request, all future development projects to
                             which the proposed code amendment
                             would apply will require CEQA review,
                             which would include an assessment of the
                             project's' biological impacts, No adverse
                             impacts to biological resources, including
                             identified species, riparian communities or
                             sensitive natura! communlties, wetlands,
                             protected trees, and habitats, are
                             anticfpated from the proposed code
                             amendment.
d.   NO IMPACT               Biological resources may be found
                             throughout the City of Los Angeles.
                             However, the proposed code amendment
                             project itself does not indude any physical
                             development that would affect these
                             resources, and the proposed regulations
                             would not encourage tree removal,
                             damage to identified species, riparian
                             communities, or sensitive natural
                             habitats, or any increase in development
                             intensity or distribution in the project area.
                             As this code amendment only alters
                             zoning code language relevant to
                             discretionary approvals applicants may
                             request, all future development projects to
                             which the proposed code amendment
                             would apply will require CEM review,
                             which would include an assessment of the
                             project's' biologica! impacts. No adverse
                             impacts to biological resources, including
                             identified species, rlparlan communities or
                             sensitive natural communities, wetlands,
                             protected trees, and habitats, are
                             anticipated from the proposed code
                             amendment.
e.   NO iMPACT               Biological resources may be found
                             throughout the City of los Angeles.
                             However, the proposed code amendment
                             project itself does not include any physical
                             development that would affect these
                             resources, and the proposed regulations
                             would not encourage tree removal,
                             damage to identified species, riparian
                             communities, or sensitive natural
                             habitats, Of any increase in development
                             intensity or distribution in the project area.
                             As this code amendment only alters
                             zoning code language relevant to
                             discretionary approvals applicants may
                             request, all future development projects to
                             which the proposed code amendment
                             would apply will require CEQA review,
                             which would include an assessment of the
                             project's' biological impacts. No adverse
                             impacts to biological resources, including


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                                    identified species, riparian communities or
                                    sensitive natural communities, wetlands,
                                    protected trees, and habltats, are
                                    anticipated from the proposed code
                                    amendment.
f.   NO IMPACT                      Biological resources may be found
                                    throughout the City of los Angeles.
                                    However, the proposed code amendment
                                    project itself does not include any physical
                                    development that would affect these
                                    resources, and the proposed regulations
                                    would not encourage tree removal,
                                    damage to identified species, riparian
                                    communities, or sensitive natural
                                    habitats, or any increase in development
                                    intensity or distribution in the project area.
                                    As this code amendment only alters
                                    zoning code language relevant to
                                    discretionary approvals applicants may
                                    request, all future development projects to
                                    which the proposed code amendment
                                    would apply will require CEM revIew,
                                    which would Include an assessment ofthe
                                    project's' biological impacts. No adverse
                                    impacts to biological resources) Including
                                    identified species, riparian communities or
                                    sensitive natural communities, wetlands,
                                    protected trees, and habitats, are
                                    anticipated from the proposed code
                                    amendment.
V. CUl rURAL     RESOURCES
a.   NO IMPACT                      The proposed project involves requlatory
                                    changes and does not include any
                                    specific physical development. The
                                    proposed standards would not facilitate
                                    nor encourage new development projects,
                                    but would affect procedures for
                                    processing casas, expiration periods, and
                   i;~,   =,        requirements for utilization. As this code
                   ~
                   "                amendment only alters zoning code
                                    language relevant to discretionary
                                    approvals applicants may request, all
                                    future development projects to which the
                                    proposed code amendment would apply
                                    will require CEQA review, which would
                                    include an assessment of the proiect's'
                                    potential impacts to historic and cultural
                                    resources and would be subject to the
                                    City's existing policies and procedures,
                                    desiqned to evaluate and protect such
                                    resources. Because no construction or
                                    physical changes to existing but1dlngs is
                                    proposed as part of the project and
                                    because of the existing regulations and
                                    protections In place, including required
                                    CEQA review for projects with potential
                                    impacts to historic resources, adoption of


E~-2010-1496-~                                                                       Page 19 of 43
                       the proposed code amendment is not
                       anticipated to have any adverse impacts
                       to historic resources.
b.   NO IMPACT         The proposed project involves regulatory
                       changes and does not include any
                       specific physical development. As this
                       code amendment only alters zoning code
                       language relevant to discretionary
                       approvals applicants may request, all
                       future development projects to which the
                       proposed code amendment would apply
                       will require CEQA review, which would
                       include an assessment of the project's
                       potential Impacts to archaeological
                       resources and would be subject to the
                       City's exlstinq policies and procedures,
                       designed to evaluate and protect such
                       resources. In addition, California Health
                       and Safety Code Section 7050.5 et seq.
                       require that if human remains are
                       discovered the Coroner shall be
                       contacted and an investigation
                       undertaken. If the coroner recognizes the
                       human remains to be those of a Native
                       American, or has reason to believe that
                       they are those of a Native American, he
                       or she must contact the Native American
                       Heritage Commission. No adverse
                       impacts to archaeological or
                       paleontological resources associated with
                       implementation of the proposed code
                       amendment are anticipated.
c.   NO IMPACT         The proposed project involves regulatory
                       changes and does not include any
                       specific physical development. As this
                       code amendment only alters zoning code
                       language relevant to discretionary
                       approvals applicants may request, all
                       future development projects to which the
                 f~:   proposed code amendment would apply
                 e
                       will require CEQA review, which would
                       Include an assessment of the project's
                       potential impacts to archaeological
                       resources and would be subject to the
                       City's existing policies and procedures,
                       designed to evaluate and protect such
                       resources. In addition, California Health
                       and Safety Code Section 7050.5 at seq.
                       require that if human remains are
                       discovered the Coroner shall be
                       contacted and an investigation
                       undertaken. If the coroner recognizes the
                       human remains to be those of a Native
                       American, or has reason to beHeve that
                       they are those of a Native American, he
                       or she must contact the Na1ive American
                       Heritage Commission. No adverse


ENV-2010-1496-ND                                                   Page 20 of43
                                 impacts to archaeological or
                                 paleontological resources associated with
                                 implementation ofthe proposed code
                                 amendment are anticipated.
d.   NO IMPACT·                  The proposed project involves regulatory
                                 changes and does not include any
                                 specific physical development. As this
                                 code amendment only alters zoning code
                                 language relevant to discretionary
                                 approvals applicants may request, all
                                 future development projects to which the
                                 proposed code amendment would apply
                                 will require CEQA revlew, which would
                                 include an assessment of the project's
                                 potentia! impacts to archaeological
                                 resources and would be subject to the
                                 City's existing policies and procedures,
                                 designed to evaluate and protect such
                                 resources, In addition, California Health
                                 and Safety Code Section 7050.5 at seq.
                                 require that if human remains are
                                 discovered the Coroner shalJ be
                                 contacted and an investigation
                                 undertaken. If the coroner recognizes the
                                 human remains to be those of a Native
                                 American, or has reason to bellevs that
                                 they are those of a Native American, he
                                 or she must contact the Native American
                                 Heritage Commission. No adverse
                                 impacts to archaeological Of
                                 paleontological resources associated with
                                 implementation of the proposed code
                                 amendment are anticipated.

VI. GEOLOGY AND SOILS
a.   NO IMPACT                   Los Angeles County, like most of
                                 Southern California, is a region of high
                                 selsmio activity and is therefore subject to
                                 risk and hazards associated with
                                 earthquakes. Several active faults within
                   ~'i:   'C',

                  -.2'
                                 the regian are considered capable of
                                 affecting property throughout the City of
                                 Los Angeles. The proposed project
                                 involves regulatory changes and does not
                                 Include any specific physical
                                 development. No Increases in land use
                                 density, intensity, of distribution are
                                 proposed. No specific development is
                                 proposed and no development would be
                                 specifically approved by adoption of the
                                 project. IndivIdual future development
                                 projects, to which the proposed
                                 regulations wou!d be applicable, would be
                                 subject to the requirements of the
                                 International Building Code and the
                                 California Building Code, Which would
                                 ensure that the design and construction of
                                 new structures are engineered to


                                                                                Page 21 of43
                  Impact?


                                withstand the expected ground
                                acceleration, liquefaction, or other
                                hazards that may occur on-site. Because
                                no new development is proposed and due
                                to required compliance with applicable
                                building codes, no impacts related to
                                seismic hazards are anticipated.
b.   NO IMPACT                  Los Angeles County, like most of
                                Southern California, is a region of high
                                seismic activity and is therefore subject to
                                risk and hazards associated with
                                earthquakes. Several active faults within
                                the region are considered capable of
                                affecting property throughout the City of
                                Los Angeles. The proposed project
                                involves regulatory changes and does not
                                include any specific physical
                                development. No increases in land use
                                density, intensity, or distribution are
                                proposed. No specific development is
                                proposed and no development would be
                                specifically approved by adoption of the
                                project. Individual future development
                                projects, to which the proposed
                                regulations would be applicable, would be
                                subject to the requirements of the
                                International Building Code and the
                                California Building Code, which would
                                ensure that the design and construction of
                                new structures are engineered to
                                withstand the expected ground
                                acceleration, liquefaction, or other
                                hazards that may occur en-site. Because
                                no new development is proposed and due
                                to required compliance with applicable
                                building codes, no impacts related to
                                seismic hazards are anticipated.
c.   NO IMPACT                  Los Angeles County, like most of
                                Southern California, is a region of high
                 ~';.       ,   seismic activity and is therefore subject to
                 ~              risk and hazards associated with
                                earthquakes. Several active faults within
                                the region are considered capable of
                                affecting property throughout the City of
                                Los Angeles, The proposed project
                                involves regulatory changes and does not
                                include any specific physical
                                development No increases in land use
                                density, intensity, or distribution are
                                proposed. No specific development Is
                                proposed and no development would be
                                speciftcally approved by adoption of the
                                project Individual future development
                                projects, to which the proposed
                                regulations would be applicable, would be
                                subject to the requirements of the
                                International Building Code and the


E~-2010-1496-~                                                                 Page 22 of43
                      California Building Code, which would
                      ensure that the design and construction of
                      new structures are engineered to
                      withstand the expected ground
                      acceleration, liquefaction, or other
                      hazards that may occur on-site. Because
                      no new development is proposed and due
                      to required compliance with applicable
                      building codes, no impacts related to
                      seismic hazards are anticipated.
d. NO IMPACT          landslides are often triggered by
                      earthquakes or torrential rainstorms. As
                      noted throughout this document, no
                      specific development is proposed as part
                      of nor would any individual development
                      be approved by the project, and no
                      increases in fand use density, Intensity, or
                      distribution are proposed. No landslide
                      impacts are anticipated.
e.   NO IMPACT        Erosion potential from site preparation for
                      larger projects would be largely
                      addressed through standard erosion
                      control BMPs that are typically required
                      during project construction; for example,
                      projects with greater than one acre of
                      ground disturbance require State Water
                      Resources Control Soard Storm Water
                      Pollution Prevention Plans. In addition, no
                      specific development is proposed as part
                      of this code amendment project, no
                      individual development would be
                      approved by the code amendment, and no
                      increases in land use density, intensity, or
                      distribution are proposed. No impacts
                      resulting from soil erosion or loss of
                      topsoll are anticipated.
f.   NO IMPACT        No specific development is proposed as
                      part ofthe code amendment project, no
                 ~~   lndividual development would be
                 s    approved by the code amendment, and no
                      increases in land use density, intensity, or
                      distribution are proposed. In addition,
                      compliance with California Building Code
                      standards for safe construction generally
                      ensures that no impacts related to
                      expansive soils would occur.
g. NO IMPACT          No specific development Is proposed as
                      part of the code amendment project, no
                      individual development would be
                      approved by the code amendment, and no
                      increases in land use density, intensity, or
                      distribution are proposed. In addition,
                      compliance with California Building Code
                      standards for safe constructlon generally
                      ensures that no impacts related to
                      expansive soils would occur.
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ENV-2010-1496-ND                                                          Page 23 of43
                                                                                Mitigation
                    lm act?                      Explanation                    Measures

                   ~
h,   NO   IMPACT                 No specific development is proposed as
                                 part of the code amendment project, no
                                 individual development would be
                                 approved by the code amendment, and no
                                 increases in land use density, Intensity, or
                                 distribution are proposed. No impacts
                                 would occur related to septic capability.
Vii. GREEN HOUSE GAS EMISSIONS
a.   NO IMPACT                   No development is proposed as part of or
                                 would be facilitated by the code
                                 amendment project, and no Increases in
                                 land use density, intensity, Of distribution
                                 are proposed. Thus, no impact is
                                 anticipated, directly or indirectly,
                                  regarding generation of greenhouse gas
                                 emissions. As no construction is
                                 proposed, impacts from construction
                                 emissions would not be Increased. The
                                 proposed code amendment would alter
                                 the regulations applied to future
                                 discretionary land use applications by
                                 creating consistent procedures for review
                                 of projects requiring multiple approvals,
                                 clarifying language regarding utilization of
                                 approvals, synchronizing the expiration
                                 periods of multiple approvals granted to a
                                 single project, extending the expiration
                                 periods of qU8si-judicialland use
                                 approvals, and establishing clear
                                 procedures for the review of requests for
                                 extensions ot tirne of approvals. The code
                                 amendment project itself does not Include
                                 any specific physical development. No
                                 adverse impacts would occur.
b. NO     IMPACT                 No development is proposed as part ofOf
                                 would be facilitated by the code
                                 amendment project, and no increases in
                                 land use density. intensity, or distribution
                   ¥:
                                 are proposed. Thus, adoption of the code
                   ,~
                   .>            amendment is not anticipated to conflict
                                 with applicable plans, policies, or
                                 regulations adopted for the purpose of
                                 reducing greenhouse gas emissions. As
                                 no construction is proposed, impacts from
                                 construction emissions would not be
                                 increased. The proposed code
                                 amendment would alter the regulations
                                 applied to future discretionary land use
                                 applications by creating consistent
                                 procedures for review of projects
                                 requiring multiple approvals, clarifying
                                 language regarding utilization of
                                 approvals, synchronizing the expiration
                                 periods of multiple approvals granted to a
                                 single project, extending the expiration
                                 periods of quasi-judicial land use



ENV-2010-1496-ND                                                                             Page 24 of43
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                                 approvals, and establishing clear
                                 procedures for the review of requests for
                                 extensions of time of approvals. The code
                                 amendment project itself does not include
                                 any specific physical development. No
                                 adverse impacts would occur.
VIII. HAZARDS AND HAZARDOUS MATERIALS
a.   NO 1MPACT                   Individual future development projects
                                 that may apply for discretionary land use
                                 approvals in the City of Los Angeles may
                                 be located on Of near sites that could
                                 raise concerns regarding hazardous
                                 materials use, contamination, or other
                                 hazards. However, no increases in land
                                 use density, intensity or distribution, are
                                 proposed as part of the proposed code
                                 amendment. No specific development is
                                 proposed, and no individual development
                                 would be approved by adoption of the
                                 code amendment, In addition, a number
                                 of existing state and federal laws and
                                 programs apply to hazards and hazardous
                                 materials and would apply to subsequent
                                 future individual development projects.
                                 These include the Resource
                                 Conservation and Recovery Act,
                                 California Fire Codes, Senate Bill 1082
                                 (Facilities Subject to Corrective Action),
                                 Department of Heath Services
                                 regulations, and Department of Housing
                                 regulations. Finally, Municipal Code
                                 Section 54.05 requires that a hazardous
                                 substance clearance report, including
                                 provisions for site remediation if
                                 warranted, be approved by the County
                                 Health Department and recorded with the
                                 County for sale or transfer of any
                                 property, upon which there has been an
                                 unauthorized disposal or release of a
                      ".
                 l!              hazardous substance.
b.   NO IMPACT                   Individual future development projects
                                 that may apply for discretionary land use
                                 approvals in the City of Los Angeles may
                                 be located on or near sites that could
                                 raise concerns regarding hazardous
                                 materials use, contamination, Of other
                                 hazards, However, no increases in land
                                 use density, intenSity or dlstrlbution, are
                                 proposed as part of the proposed code
                                 amendment. No specific development is
                                 proposed, and no individual development
                                 would be approved by adoption of the
                                 code amendment. In addition, a number
                                 of existing state and federal laws and
                                 programs apply to hazards and hazardous
                                 materials and would apply to subsequent
                                 future individual development projects.


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     [
                   These include the Resource
                   Conservation and Recovery Act,
                   California Fire Codes, Senate SUI 1082
                   (Facilities Subject to Corrective Action),
                   Department of Heath Services
                   regulations, and Department of Housing
                   regulations. Finally, Municipal Code
                   Section 54.05 requires that a hazardous
                   substance clearance report, including
                   provisions for site remediation if
                   warranted, be approved by the County
                   Health Department and recorded with the
                   County for sale or transfer of any
                   property, upon which there has been an
                   unauthorized disposal or release of a
                   hazardous substance.
c.   NO IMPACT     Individual future development projects
                   that may apply for discretionary land use
                   approvals in the City of Los Angeles may
                   be located on or near sites that could
                   raise concerns regarding hazardous
                   materials use, contamination, Of other
                   hazards. However, no increases in land
                   use density, intensity or distribution, are
                   proposed as part of the proposed code
                   amendment No specific development is
                   proposed, and no individual development
                   would be approved by adoption of the
                   code amendment. In addltlon, a number
                   of existing state and federal laws and
                   programs apply to hazards and hazardous
                   materials and would apply to subsequent
                   future individual development projects.       ..-   --
                   These Include the Resource
                   Conservation and Recovery Act,
                   California Fire Codes, Senate Bill 1082
                   (Facilities Subject to Corrective Action),
                   Department of Heath Services
                   regulations, and Department of Housing
                   regulations. Ftnally, Municipal Code
                   Section 54.05 requires that a hazardous
                   substance clearance report, including
                   provlsions for site remediation if
                   warranted, be approved by the County
                   Health Department and recorded with the
                   County for sale or transfer of any
                   property, upon which there has been an
                   unauthorized disposal or release of a
                   hazardous substance.                                     ..



d.   NO IMPACT     Individual future development projects
                   that may apply for discretionary land use
                   approvals in the City of los Angeles may
                   be located on or near sites that could
                   raise concerns regarding hazardous
                   materials use, contamination, or other
                   hazards. However, no increases in land
                   use density, intensity or distribution, are


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                                                          proposed as part ofthe proposed code
                                                          amendment. No specific development is
                                                          proposed, and no individual development
                                                          would be approved by adoption of the
                                                          code amendment. In addition, a number
                                                          of existing state and federal laws and
                                                          programs apply to hazards and hazardous
                                                          materials and would apply to subsequent
                                                          future individual development projects.
                                                          These include the Resource
                                                          Conservation and Recovery Act,
                                                          California Fire Codes, Senate Bi1I1082
                                                          (Facllltles Subject to Corrective Action),
                                                          Department of Heath Servlces
                                                          regulations, and Department of Housing
                                                          regulations. Finally, Municipal Code
                                                          Section 54.05 requires that a hazardous
                                                          substance clearance report, induding
                                                          provisions for site remediation if
                                                          warranted, be approved by the County
                                                          Health Department and recorded with the
                                                          County for sale or transfer of any
                                                          property, upon which there has been an
                                                          unauthorized disposal or release of a
                                                          hazardous substance.
8.   NOIMPAGT                                             The City of Los Angeles contains the Los
                                                          Angeles International Airport, the Van
                                                          Nuya Airport, and Whiteman Airport, No
                                                          safety hazard Impacts would occur
                                                          because no new individual development
                                                          or increases in land use density, intensity,
                                                          or distribution are proposed as part of the
                                                          proposed code amendment. No adverse
                                                          impacts are anticipated.
f.   NO IMPACT                                            The City of Los Angeles contains the Los
                                                          Angeles International Airport, the Van
                                                          Nuys Airport, and Whiteman Airport. No
                                                          safety hazard impacts would occur
                                                          because no new individual development
                            ?,:::      ".
                           J                              or increases in land use density, intensity,
                                                          or distribution are proposed as part of the
                                                          proposed code amendment. No adverse
                                                          impacts are anticipated.
g.   NO IMPACT                                            The circulation network would remain
                                                          unchanged under the proposed
                                                          regulations. Access to and from existing
                                                          structures and to and through the project
                                                          area would remain unchanged. Existing
                                                          requirements for fire and other emergency
                                                          access would continue to be applied to
                                                          development as it is proposed and
                                                          reviewed. No adverse impacts are
                                                          anticipated.
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h.   NO IMPACT                    The City of Los Angeles is highly
                                  urbanized but contains large areas of
                                  undeveloped lands adjacent to urban
                                  areas, where the possibility of wildfires
                                  exist at the wildland-urban interface.
                                  However, no specific development is
                                  proposed by the code amendment
                                  project, and no increases in land use
                                  density, intensity, or distribution are
                                  proposed. Individual future development
                                  projects that may apply for discretionary
                                  land use approvals in the City of Los
                                  Angeles will be subject to requirements of
                                  the International Building Code and the
                                  California Building Code. No impacts
                                  would occur.
IX. HYDROLOGY AND WATER QUALITY
a,   NO IMPACT                    No specific development is proposed as
                                  part of the code amendment project, no
                                  individual development wit! be approved
                                  as part of the code amendment, and no
                                  increases in land use density, intensity, or
                                  distribution are proposed. Regulations
                                  under the federal Clean Water Act require
                                  that a NPDES general construction storm
                                  water permit be obtained for projects that
                                  would disturb greater than one acre
                                  during construction, Acquisition of a
                                  NPDES permit is dependent on the
                                  preparation of a storm Water Pollution
                                  Prevention Plan (SWPPP) that contains
                                  BMPs to control the discharge of
                                  pollutants, including sediment, into the -
                                  local surface water drainages. For project
                                  operation, the City's Stormwater and
                                  Urban Runoff Pollution Control
                                  regulations (Municipal Code, Chapter VI
                                  Article 4.4) require measures to control
                                  stormwater pollutants, induding
                 t:    <,
                                  implementation of practices from the
                 a-'
                                  "Development Best Management
                                  Practices Handbook" adopted by the
                                  Board of Public Works. The City's NPDES
                                  Permit requires new development and
                                  redevelopment projects to Incorporate
                                  water quality measures. Depending on
                                  the type of project, either a Standard
                                  Urban Stormwater Mitigation Plan
                                  (SUSMP) or a Site Specific Mitigation
                                  Plan is required to reduce the quantity
                                  and improve the quality of rainfall runoff
                                  that leaves the site. No impacts are
                                  anticipated.




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b.   NO IMPACT                               No development is proposed as part of
                                             the code amendment project, no
                                             individual development would be
                                             approved as part of the code amendment,
                                             and no increases in land use density,
                                             intensity, or distribution are proposed.
                                             Adoption of the proposed code
                                             amendment would not result in a
                                             measurable increase in the demand for
                                             water. No impacts are anticipated.

c.   NO IMPACT                               No specific development is proposed as
                                             part of the code amendment project, no
                                             individual development will be approved
                                             as part of the code amendment, and no
                                             increases inland use density, intensity, or
                                             distribution are proposed. Regulations
                                             under the federal Clean Water Act require
                                             that a NPDES general construction storm
                                             water permit be obtained for projects that
                                             would disturb greater than one acre
                                             during construction. Acquisition of a
                                             NPDES permit is dependent on the
                                             preparation of a Storm Water Pollution
                                             Prevention Plan (SWPPP) that contains
                                             BMPs to control the discharge of
                                             pollutants, including sediment, into the
                                             local surface water drainages. For project
                                             operation, the City's Stormwater and
                                             Urban Runoff Pollution Control
                                             regulations (Municipa! Code, Chapter VI
                                             Article 4.4) require measures to control
                                             stormwater pollutants, including
                                             implementation of practices from the
                                             "Development Best Management
                                             Practices Handbook" adopted by the
                                             Board of Public Works. The City's NPDES
                                             Permit requires new development and
                                             redevelopment projects to incorporate
                                             water quality measures. Depending on
                       ~~::                  the type of project, either a Standard
                       ,
                      . ,I'.
                               "



                                             Urban Stormwater Mitigation Plan
                                             (SUSMP) or a Site Specific Mitigation
                                             Plan is required to reduce the quantity
                                             and improve the quality of rainfall runoff
                                             that leaves the site. No Impacts are
                                             antlclpated,
d.   NO IMPACT                               No specific development Is proposed as
                                             part of the code amendment project, no
                                             individual development will be approved
                                             as part of the code amendment, and no
                                             increases in land use density, intensity, or
                                             distribution are proposed. Regulations
                                             under the federal Clean Water Act require
                                             that a NPDES general construction storm
                                             water permit be obtained for projects that
                                             would disturb greater than one acre
                                             during construction. Acquisltlon of a


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                    NPDES permit is dependent on the
                    preparation of a Storm Water PoJlution
                    Prevention Plan (SWPPP) that contains
                    BMPs to control the discharge of
                    pollutants, Including sediment, into the
                    local surface water drainages. For project
                    operation, the City's Stonnwater and
                    Urban Runoff Pollution Control
                    regulations (Municipal Code, Chapter VI
                    Article 4.4) require measures to control
                    stormwater pollutants, including
                    implementation of practices from the
                    "Development Best Management
                    Practices Handbook" adopted by the
                    Board of Public Works. The City's NPDES
                    Permit requires new development and
                    redevelopment projects to incorporate
                    water quality measures. Depending on
                    the type of project, either a Standard
                    Urban Stormwater Mitigation Plan
                    (SUSMP) or a Site Specific Mitigation
                    Plan is required to reduce the quantity
                    and improve the quality of rainfall runoff
                    that leaves the site, No impacts are
                    anticipated.
e.   NOIMPACT       No specific development is proposed as
                    part of the code amendment project, no
                    individual development will be approved
                    as part of the code amendment, and no
                    increases in land use density, intensity, or
                    distribution are proposed. Regulations
                    under the federal Clean Water Act require
                    that a NPDES general construction storm
                    water permit be obtained for projects that
                    would disturb greater than one acre
                    during construction. Acquisition of a
                    NPDES permit is dependent on the
                    preparation of a Storm Water Pollution
                    Prevention Plan (SWPPP) that contains
                    BMPs to control the discharge of
                    pollutants, including sediment, into the
                    local surface water drainages. For project
                    operation, the City's stormwater and
                    Urban Runoff Pollution Control
                    regulations (Municipal Code, Chapter VI
                    Article 4.4) require measures to control
                    stormwater pollutants, including
                    implementation of practices from the
                    "Development Best Management
                    Practices Handbook" adopted by the
                    Board of Public Works. The City's NPDES
                    Permit requires new development and
                    redevelopment projects to incorporate
                    water quality measures. Depending on
                    the type of project, either a Standard
                    Urban stormwater Mitigation Plan
                    (SUSMP) or a Site Speclflc Mitigation


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                           Plan is required to reduce the quantity
                           and improve the quality of rainfall runoff
                           that leaves the site. No impacts are
                           anticipated.
f.   NO IMPACT             No specific development is proposed as
                           part of the code amendment project, no
                           individual development will be approved
                           as part of the code amendment, and no
                           increases in land use density, intensity, or
                           distribution are proposed. Regulations
                           under the federal Clean Water Act require
                           thai a NPDES general construction storm
                           water permit be obtained for projects that
                           would disturb greater than one acre
                           during construction. Acquisition of a
                           NPDES permit is dependent on the
                           preparation of a Storm Water Pollution
                           Prevention Plan (SWPPP) that contains
                           BMPs to control the discharge of
                           pollutants, including sediment, into the
                           local surface water drainages. For project
                           operation, the City's Stormwater and
                           Urban Runoff Pollution Control
                           regulations (Municipal Code, Chapter VI
                           Article 4.4) require measures to control
                           stormwater pollutants, including
                           implementation of practices from the
                           "Development Best Management
                           Practices Handbook" adopted by the
                           Board of Public Works. The City's NPDES
                           Permit requires new development and
                           redevelopment projects to incorporate
                           water quality measures, Depending on
                           the type of project, either a Standard
                           Urban stormwatet Mitigation Plan
                           (SUSMP) or a Site Specific Mitigation
                           Plan is required to reduce the quantity
                           and Improve the quality of rainfall runoff
                           that leaves the site. No impacts are
                 ~,   ".   anticipated.
                 :         No development is proposed as part of
g.   NO IMPACT
                           the code amendment project, no
                           individual development would be
                           approved as part of the code amendment,
                           and no increases in land Use density,
                           intensity, or distribution are proposed.
                           Existing requirements for flood
                           management and mitigatlon would
                           continue to be applied to development as
                           it is proposed and reviewed. No adverse
                           impacts are anticipated.
h.   NO IMPACT             No development is proposed as part of
                           the code amendment project, no
                           individual development would be
                           approved as part of the code amendment,
                           and no increases in land use density,
                           intensity, or distribution are proposed.


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                           Existing requirements for flood
                           management and mitigation would
                           continue to be applied to development as
                           it is proposed and reviewed. No adverse
                           impacts are antlclpated,
i.   NO IMPACT             No development is proposed as part of
                           the code amendment project, no
                           Individual development would be
                           approved as part of the code amendment,
                           and no increases in land use density,
                           intensity, or distribution are proposed.
                           Existing requirements for flood
                           management and miligation would
                           continue to be applied to development as
                           it is proposed and reviewed. No adverse
                           impacts are anticipated.
j.   NO IMPACT             No development is proposed as part the
                           code amendment project, no individual
                           development would be approved as part
                           of the code amendment, and no increases
                           in land use density, intensity, or
                           distribution are proposed, Coastal areas
                           of the CIty of los Angeles could
                           potentially be subject to tsunami or
                           seiche, and existing requirements for
                           mitigation, including the Coastal
                           Development Permitting process
                           administered by the Coastal Development
                           Commission, would continue to be
                           applied to development as it is proposed
                           and reviewed, No adverse impacts are
                           anticipated.
X. LAND USE AND PLANNING
a.   NO IMPACT             The proposed code amendment would
                           alter the regulations applied to future
                           discretionary land use applications by
                           creating consiatent procedures for revlew
                           of projects requiring multiple approvals,
                           clarifying language regarding utilization of
                 J~;
                 oi'       approvals, synchronizing the expiration
                           periods of multiple approvals granted to a
                           single project, extending the expiration
                           periods of quasl-judlcial lsnd use
                           approvals, and establishing clear
                           procedures for the review of requests for
                           extensions of time of approvals. No
                           increases in land use density, intensity, or
                           distribution are proposed. No speclfic
                           development is proposed, and no
                           individual development would be
                           approved by adoption of the code
                           amendment. No changes in land use
                           designations are proposed, and no major
                           Infrastructure or other projects or
                           changes thai would divide existing
                           communities are proposed or would be



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                             directly facilitated. No impacts would
                             occur.
b.   NO IMPACT               The proposed code amendment would
                             alter the regulations applied to future
                             discretionary land use applications by
                             creating consistent procedures for review
                             of projects requiring multiple approvals,
                             clarifying language regarding utilization of
                             approvals, synchronizing the expiration
                             periods of multiple approvals granted to a
                             single project, extending the expiration
                             periods of quasl-judicial land use
                             approvals, and establishing clear
                             procedures for the review of requests for
                             extensions of time of approvals. No
                             increases in land use density, intensity, or
                             distribution are proposed. No specific
                             development is proposed, and no
                             individual development would be
                             approved by adoption of the code
                             amendment. Implementation of the
                             proposed changes to exis1ing conditional
                             use regulations through future requested
                             projects within the City of Los Angeles
                             would be consistent with the General
                             Plan, applicable Community Plans, and
                             Zoning Ordinance as amended by this
                             code amendment project. No impacts
                             would occur.
c.   NO IMPACT               The proposed code amendment would
                             alter the regulations applied to future
                             discretionary land use applications by
                             creating consistent procedures for review
                             of projects requiring multiple approvals,
                             clarifying language regarding utilization of
                             approvals, synchronizing the expiration
                             periods of multiple approvals granted to a
                             single project, extending the expiration
                             periods of quasi-judicial land use
                        ".
                             approvals, and establishing clear
                             procedures for the review of requests for
                             extensions of time of approvals, No
                             increases Inland use density, intensity, or
                             distribution are proposed. No specific
                             development is proposed, and no
                             development would be specifically
                             approved by adoption of the program.
                             Therefore, No habitat conservation plans
                             or natural community conservation plans
                 .>          would be impacted .
XI. MINERAL RESOURCES




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a.   NO IMPACT              The proposed code amendment would
                            alter the regulations applied to future
                            discretionary land use applications by
                            creating consistent procedures for review
                            of projects requiring multiple approvals,
                            clarifying language regarding utilization of
                            approvals, synchronizing the expiration
                            periods of mulliple approvals granted to a
                            single project, extending the expiration
                            periods of quasi-Judicial land use
                            approvals, and establishing clear
                            procedures for the review of requests for
                            extensions of time of approvals. No
                            increases in land use density, Intensity, or
                            distribution are proposed. No specific
                            development is proposed, and no
                            development would be specifically
                            approved by adoption of the program.
                            Therefore, no impacts to mineral
                            resources would occur.
b.   NO IMPACT              The proposed code amendment would
                            alter the regulations applied to future
                            discretionary land use applications by
                            creating consistent procedures for review
                            of projects requiring multiple approvals,
                            clarifying language regarding utilization of
                            approvals, synchronizing the expiration
                            periods of multiple approvals granted to a
                            single project, extending the expiration
                            periods of quasl~judicialland use
                            approvals, and establishing clear
                            procedures for the review of requests for
                            extensions of tfme of approvals. No
                            increases in land use density, intensity, or
                            distribution are proposed. No specific-
                            development is proposed, and no
                            development would be specifically
                            approved by adoption of the program.
                            Therefore, no impacts to mineral
                 i"   '-.   resources would occur.
XII. NOISE
a.   NO IMPACT              The proposed code amendment would
                            alter the regulations applied to future
                            discretionary land use applications by
                            creating consistent procedures for review
                            of projects requiring multiple approvals,
                            clarifying language regarding utilization of
                            approvals, synchronizing the expiration
                            periods of multiple approvals granted to a
                            single project, extending the expiration
                            periods of quasi-judlclal land use
                            approvals, and establishing clear
                            procedures for the review of requests for
                            extensions ot tlme of approvals. No
                            Increases in land use density, intensity, or
                            distribution are proposed. No specific



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                              development is proposed, and no
                              development would be specifically
                              approved by adoption of the proposed
                              code amendment, Because the proposed
                              project does not include any development
                              proposals or entitlements, adoption of the
                              proposed code amendment would not
                              place sensitive receptors in areas, subject
                              to noise that exceeds noise standards.
b.   NO IMPACT                The proposed code amendment would
                              alter the regulations applied to future
                              discretionary land use applications by
                              creating consistent procedures for review
                              of projects requiring multiple approvals,
                              clarifying language regarding utilization of
                              approvals, synchronizing the expiration
                              periods of multiple approvals granted to a
                              single project, extending the expiration
                              periods of quasl-judlclel tand use
                              approvals, and establishing clear
                              procedures for the review of requests for
                              extensions of time of approvals. No
                              increases in land use density, intensity, or
                              distribution are proposed. No specific
                              development is proposed, and no
                              development would be specifically
                              approved by adoption of the proposed
                              code amendment. Because the proposed
                              project does not include any development
                              proposals or entitlements, adoption of the
                              proposed code amendment would not
                              place sensitive receptors in areas, subject
                              to noise that exceeds noise standards.
c.   NOfMPACT                 The proposed code amendment would
                              alter the regulations applied to future
                              discretionary land use applications by
                              creating consistent procedures for review
                              af projects requiring multiple approvals,
                              clarifying language regarding utilization of
                  ~;t
                 ,.,.'
                         ".
                              approvals, synchronizing the expiration
                              periods of multiple approvals granted to a
                              single project, extending the expiration
                              periods of quasi-judicial land use
                              approvals, and establishing clear
                              procedures for the review of requests for
                              extensions of time of approvals. No
                              increases In land use density, intensity, Of
                              distribution are proposed. No specific
                              development is proposed, and no
                              development would be specflcally
                              approved by adoption of the proposed
                              code amendment. Because the proposed
                              project does not include any development
                              proposals or entitlements, adoption of the
                              proposed code amendment would not
                              place sensitive receptors in areas, subject
                              to noise that exceeds noise standards.
                                                                                   .
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d.   NO IMPACT                                                                             No specific development is proposed and
                                                                                           no development would be specifically
                                                                                           approved by adoption of the proposed
                                                                                           code amendment. The proposed
                                                                                           regulations do not involve any
                                                                                           development proposals or entitlements.
                                                                                           All future applications requesting
                                                                                           discretionary approvals for development
                                                                                           projects in the City of Los Angeles will
                                                                                           comply with Noise Ordinance No. 144,331
                                                                                           and 161,574, and any subsequent
                                                                                           ordinances, which prohibit the emission or
                                                                                           creation of noise beyond certain levels at
                                                                                           adjacent uses unless technically
                                                                                           infeasible. Therefore, no impacts related
                                                                                           to temporary construction noise would
                                                                                           occur.
e,   NO IMPACT                                                                             The proposed code amendment would
                                                                                           alter the regulations applied to future
                                                                                           discretionary land use applications by
                                                                                           creating consistent procedures for review
                                                                                           of projects requiring multiple approvals,
                                                                                           clarifying language regarding utilization of
                                                                                           approvals, synchronizing the expiration
                                                                                           periods of multiple approvals granted to a
                                                                                           single project, extending the expiration
                                                                                           periods of quasl-judlcisl land use
                                                                                           approvals, and establishing clear
                                                                                           procedures for the review of requests for
                                                                                           extensions of time of approvals. No
                                                                                           specific development Is proposed, and no
                                                                                           individual development would be
                 ..- .. ,.. -   ....   ...    ~    ,   ..... ",.-   '-.~   ........   -.
                                                                                           approved by adoption of the program. If
                                                                                           adopted, the proposed code amendment
                                                                                           will not impact any eXisting or planned
                                                                                           airport plans. Therefore, the project would
                                                                                           not expose people to excessive noise
                                                                                           levels associated with airport operations.
f.   NO IMPACT                                                                             The proposed code amendment would
                   "


                                             "',                                           alter the regulations applied to future
                 .J
                                                                                           discretionary land use applications by
                                                                                           creating consistent procedures for review
                                                                                           of projects requiring multiple approvals,
                                                                                           clarifying language regarding utilization of
                                                                                           approvals, synchronizing the expiration
                                                                                           periods of multiple approvals granted to a
                                                                                           single project, extending the expiration
                                                                                           periods of quasi-judicial land use
                                                                                           approvals, and establishing clear
                                                                                           procedures for the review of requests for
                                                                                           extensions of time of approvals. No
                                                                                           specific development is proposed, and no
                                                                                           Individual development would be
                                                                                           approved by adoptlon of the program, If
                                                                                           adopted, the proposed code amendment
                                                                                           wlU not impact any existing or planned
                                                                                           airport plans. Therefore, the project would


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     I                         Inot expose people to excessive noise
                                levels associated with airport operations.      I
XIII. POPULATiON AND HOUSING
8.   NO   IMPACT                No specific development is proposed as
                                part of the code amendment project, no
                                individual development would be
                                approved by the project, and no increases
                                in land use density, intenslty, or
                                distribution are proposed. No housing is
                                proposed for construction or removal, and
                                no population inducing development Of
                                regulations are proposed. The proposed
                                code amendment would alter the
                                regulations applied to future discretionary
                                land use applications by creating
                                consistent procedures for review of
                                projects requiring multiple approvals,
                                clarifying language regarding utilization of
                                approvals, synchronizing the expiration
                                periods of multiple approvals granted to a
                                single project, extending the expiration
                                periods of quasl-judlcial land use
                                approvals, and establishing clear
                                procedures for the review of requests for
                                extensions of time of approvals. However,
                                these regulatory changes to discretionary
                                approval processes will not allow any
                                increase in net density above what has
                                been planned, Therefore, no population
                                and housing impacts would occur.
b.   NO IMPACT                   No specific development is proposed as
                                 part of the code amendment project, no
                                 individual development would be
                                 approved by the project, and no increases
                                 in land use density, Intensity, or
                                 distribution are proposed. No housing is
                                 proposed for construction or removal, and
                               . no population inducing development or
                   ~~            regulations are proposed. The proposed
                   "
                   ~             code amendment would alter the
                                 regulations applied to future discretionary
                                 land use applications by creating
                                 consistent procedures for review of
                                 projects requiring multiple approvals,
                                 clarifying language regarding utilization of
                                 approvals, synchronizing the expiration
                                 periods of multiple approvals granted to a
                                 single project, extending the expiration           I

                                 periods of quasi-judicial land use
                                 approvals, and establishing clear
                                 procedures for the review of requests for
                                 extensions of time of approvals. However,
                                 these regulatory changes to discretionary
                                 approval processes will not allow any
                                 increase in net density above what has
                                 been planned. Therefore, no population
                                 and housing impacts would occur.


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c.   NQIMPACT              No specific development is proposed as
                           part of the code amendment project, no
                           individual development would be
                           approved by the project, and no increases
                           in land use density, intensity, or
                           distribution are proposed. No housing Is
                           proposed for construction or removal, and
                           no population inducing development Of
                           regulations are proposed. The proposed
                           code amendment would alter the
                           regulations applied to future discretionary
                           land use applications by creating
                           consistent procedures for review of
                           projects requiring multiple approvals,
                           clarifying language regarding utilization of
                           approvals, synchronizing the expiration
                           periods of multiple approvals granted to a
                           single project, extending the expiration
                           periods of quasi-Judicial land use
                           approvals, and establishing clear
                           procedures for the review of requests for
                           extensions of time of approvals. However,
                           these regulatory changes to discretionary
                           approval processes will not allow any
                           increase in net density above what has
                           been planned. Therefore, no population
                           and housing impacts would occur.

XIV. PUBLIC SERVICES
a. NO IMPACT               Because no development is proposed as
                           part of or would be facilitated by the code
                           amendment project, and no increases in
                           land use denSity, intensity, Of distribution
                           are proposed, the code amendment
                           project would not increase the demand.
                           for fire or police protection services,
                           schools, parks, or other public servlces,
                           No new facUities would be required, and
                           no alterations to existing facilities would
                           result from adoption of the proposed code
                       "
                           amendment No adverse impacts related
                           to public services or public services
                           facilities would occur from adoption of the
                           proposed code amendment.
b.   NO!MPACT              Because no development is proposed as
                           part of or would be facilitated by the code
                           amendment project, and no increases in
                           land use density, intensity, or distribution
                           are proposed, the code amendment
                           project would not increase the demand
                           for fire or police protection services,
                           schools, parks, or other public services.
                           No new facilities would he required, and
                           no alterations to existing facilities would
                           result from adoption of the proposed code
                           amendment. No adverse impacts related
                           to public services or public services



ENV-20 10-1496~ND                                                                                    Page 38 of43
                      facilities would occur from adoption ofthe
                      proposed code amendment.
G.    NO IMPACT       Because no development Is proposed as
                      part of or would be facilitated by the code
                      amendment project, and no increases in
                      land use density, intensity, or distribution
                      are proposed, the code amendment
                      project would not increase the demand
                      for fire or police protection services,
                      schools, parks, Of other public services.
                      No new facilities would be required, and
                      no alterations to existing facilitles would
                      result from adoption of the proposed code
                      amendment. No adverse impacts related
                      to public services or public services
                      facilities would occur from adoption of the
                      proposed code amendment.
d. NO IMPACT          Because no development is proposed as
                      part of or would be facilitated by the code
                      amendment project, and no increases in
                      land use density, intensity, or distribution
                      are proposed, the code amendment
                      project would not increase the demand
                      for fire or police protection services,
                      schools, parks, or other public services.
                      No new facilities would be required, and
                      no alterations to existing facUlties would
                      result from adoption of the proposed code
                      amendment. No adverse impacts related
                      to public services or public services
                      facilities would occur from adoption of the
                      proposed code amendment.
6.    NO IMPACT        Because no development is proposed as
                      part of or would be facilitated by the code
                      amendment project, and no increases in
                       fand use density, intensity, or distribution
                      are proposed, the code amendment
                      project would not increase the demand
                      for fire or police protection services,
                      schools, parks, or other public services,
                      No new facilities would be required, and
                      no alterations to existing facilities would
                      result from adoption of the proposed code
                      amendment. No adverse impacts related
                      to public services or public services
                      facilities would occur from adoption ofthe
                      proposed code amendment
XV. RECREATION
                  ,


<l.   NO IMPACT       No development is proposed as part of
                      the code amendment project, no specific
                      development would be approved by the
                      code amendment, and no increases in
                      land use density, intensity, or distribution
                      are proposed. No housing or other uses
                      are proposed or would be specifically
                      approved that would result in increased


ENV-2010-1496-ND                                                      Page 39 of43
                                J
                                    demand for recreational facilities, and no
                                    population-inducing development or
                                    regulations are proposed, No adverse
                                    impacts related to recreation would occur.
b.   NO IMPACT                      No development is proposed as part of
                                    the code amendment project, no specific
                                    development would be approved by the
                                    code amendment, and no increases in
                                    land use density, intensity, or distribution
                                    are proposed. No housing or other uses
                                    are proposed or would be specifically
                                    approved that would result in increased
                                    demand for recreational facilities, and no
                                    population-inducing development or
                                    regulations are proposed. No adverse
                                    impacts related to recreation would occur.
XVI. TRANSPORT A TIONITRAFFJC
a. NO IMPACT                        No development is proposed nor would
                                    any specific development be approved by
                                    the proposed code amendment
                                    Implementation of the proposed code
                                    amendment, which would not change the
                                    land use designations or density in the
                                    project area, would not be expected to
                                    affect traffic or circulation. Therefore, and
                                    because no specific development,
                                    changes in land use, or increases in
                                    allowed land use intensity are proposed
                                    as part of the proposed code amendment,
                                    project implementation would not
                                    increase traffic volumes within the City of
                                    Los Angeles. It should also be noted that
                                    future development projects would be
                                    subject to individual review for potential
                                    traffic impacts and those impacts would
                                    be addressed on a case-by-case basis.
                                    No adverse impacts would result.
b.   NO IMPACT                  No development is proposed nor would
                 (:     <,      any specific development be approved by
                 ,I'.
                 ;~
                                the proposed code amendment.
                                Implementation of the proposed code
                                amendment, which would not change the
                                land use designations or density in the
                                project area, would not be expected to
                                affect traffic or circulation. Therefore, and
                                because no specific development,
                                changes In land use, or increases in
                                allowed land use intensity are proposed
                                as part of the proposed code amendment,
                                project implementation would not
                                increase traffic volumes within the City of
                                los Angeles. It should also be noted that
                                future development projects would be
                                subject to individual review for potentia!
                                traffic impacts and lhasa impacts would
                                be addressed on a case-by-case basis.



ENV~2010-1496~ND                                                                    Page 40 of43
                                                                                     Mitigation
                                                                                     Measures


                                      No adverse impacts would result.
c.   NO IMPACT                        No development is proposed nor would
                                      any specific development be approved by
                                      the proposed code amendment,
                                      Therefore, no change in air traffic
                                      patterns, including either an increase in
                                      traffic levels or a change in location that
                                      results in substantial safety risks would
                                      result. Building heights would not be
                                      increased, nor would projects regulated
                                      by the proposed code amendment
                                      increase airport traffic levels. No adverse
                                      impacts would result
d,   NO IMPACT                        No sharp curves, dangerous intersections
                                      or other hazardous traffic or intersection
                                      configurations are proposed or would be
                                      facilitated by implementation of the code
                                      amendment project. Major changes in
                                      road engineering, alignment or
                                      intersection controls that could affect
                                      traffic safety are not proposed. Farm
                                      equipment and other incompatible
                                      vehicular or transportation uses would not
                                      be introduced or facilitated by the project.
                                      No adverse impacts would result.
e. NO IMPACT                          The circulation network would remain
                                      unchanged under the proposed
                                      requlations, Access to and from existing
                                      structures and to and through the project
                                      area would remain unchanged. Existing
                                      requirements for fire and other emergency
                                      access would continue to be applied to
                                      development as it Is proposed and
                                      reviewed. No adverse impacts are
                                      anticipated.
f.   NO IMPACT                         No development is proposed nor would
                                      any specific development be approved by
                                      the proposed code amendment.
                 t~                   Therefore, no change in parking capacity
                 ~                    is anticlpated from adoption of the
                                      proposed project The project would not
                                      conflict with adopted policies, plans, or
                                      programs supportlnq alternative
                                      transportation. No adverse impact would
                                      result.
XVII. UTILITIES AND SERViCE SYSTEMS
a.   LESS THAN SIGNIFICANT IMPACT     No development is proposed as part of
                                      the code amendment project, no specific
                                      development would be approved by the
                                      project, and no increases in land use
                                      density, intenslty, or distribution are
                                      proposed. The project would not result in
                                      a measurable increase In the demand for
                                      water nor in an increase in wastewater
                                      generation. No new or expanded facilities
                                      are proposed or would be required in

ENV-2010-1496-ND                                                                              Page 41 of 43
                                                                                   ]   Mltigatlon~               J
                                                                                       Measures            ~_



                                       order to implement the proposed code
                                       amendment. Impacts would be less than
                                       significant
b.   NO IMPACT                         No development is proposed as part of
                                       the code amendment project, no specific
                                       development would be approved by the
                                       project, and no increases in land use
                                       density, intensity, or distribution are
                                       proposed, The project would not result in
                                       a measurable increase in the demand for
                                       water nor in an increase in wastewater
                                       generation. No new or expanded facilities
                                       are proposed or would be required in
                                       order to implement the proposed code
                                       amendment. No adverse Impacts are
                                       anticipated,
c,   LESS THAN SIGNIFICANT    IMPACT   No new development or increases in
                                       potential development are proposed, and
                                       no wastewater facilities are proposed for
                                       alteration or expansion, New
                                       development built subject to the proposed
                                       regulations would be subject to various
                                       water conservatlon measures in the
                                       citywide landscape ordinance and other
                                       regulations. Impacts would be less than
                                       Significant.
d,   LESS THAN SIGNIFICANT    IMPACT   No development is proposed as part of
                                       the code amendment project, no specific
                                       development would be approved by the
                                       project, and no increases in land use
                                       density, intensity, or distribution are
                                       proposed. The project would not result in
                                       a measurable increase In the demand for
                                       water nor in an increase in wastewater
                                       generation, No new or expanded facilities
                                       are proposed or would be required in
                                       order to implement the proposed code
                                       amendment. Impacts would be less than
                                       significant.
                  ~~~    ",
e.   NO IMPACT   i:~                   No development is proposed as part of
                                       the code amendment project, no specific
                                       development would be approved by the
                                       project, and no increases in land use
                                       density, intensity, or distribution are
                                       proposed. The project would not result in
                                       a measurable increase in the demand for
                                       water nor In an increase in wastewater
                                       generation. No new or expanded facilities
                                                                                             '.
                                       are proposed or would be required in
                                       order to implement the proposed code
                                       amendment No adverse impacts are
                                       anticipated.




ENV-2010-1496-ND                                                                                  Page 42 of43
                                                                                               --
f.   LESS THAN SIGNIFICANT   IMPACT     No development is proposed as part of
                                        the code amendment project, no specific
                                        development would be approved, and no
                                        increasea in land use density or intensity
                                        are proposed. Implementation of the
                                        proposed code amendment would not
                                        result in a measurable increase in solid
                                        waste generation. Impacts would be less
                                        than significant.
g.   NO IMPACT                         No development is proposed as part of
                                       the code amendment project, no specific
                                       development would be approved, and no
                                       increases In land USe density or intensity
                                       are proposed. Implementation of the
                                       proposed code amendment would not
                                       result in a measurable increase In solid
                                       waste generation. No adverse impacts
                                       are anticipated.
xvm. MANDA TORY       FINDINGS OF SIGNIFICANCE
a,   LESS THAN SIGNIFICANT   IMPACT    The proposed code amendment project
                                       does not have the potential to degrade
                                       the quality of the environment,
                                       substantially reduce the habitat of fish or
                                       wildlife species, or threaten to eliminate a
                                       plant or animal community.
b.   LESS THAN SIGNIFICANT   IMPACT    The cumulative impacts associated with
                                       the proposed code amendment project
                                       will result in a less than Significant impact
c.   LESS THAN SIGNIFICANT   IMPACT    The proposed code amendment project
                                       does not pose significant impacts to
                 .'
                                       humans,




ENV-201O-1496~ND                                                                       Page 43 of43
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                                     Attachment        2

                  ENV-2010-1496-ND-REC1 (Addendum) (adopted July 27,2011),
                         dated December 09,2010 ("2010 Addendum").
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  COMMI~SION Ex~cvnVE A5~I5TANT
         {213) 978-1300



           December 9,2010

          A TIN: James Williams
          Los Angeles City Planning Commisslon
          200 N. Spring           st.
                            Room 272
          Los Angeles, CA 90012

           RE: Addendum to ENV-2010-1496~ND;Single and Multiple Approvals Ordinance;
               Citywide

          Commissioners,

          Pursuant to Section 15164 of the State CEQA Guidelines, the Department of City Planning has
          issued an Addendum (Reconsideration) to the previously issued Negative Declaration (ENV-
          2010-1496-ND), which supplements the City Planning Commission Case No. CPC-2010-1495-
          CA, a proposed code amendment with the following project description:

                          "A proposed ordinance amending Sections 11.5.7, 12.03, 12.20.2, 12.20.2.1, 12.20.3, 12.22,
                          12.24~ 12.25, 12.27, 12.28.1236, 14.00~ 16.05,16.50, 17.02, and 18.08 of the Los Angeles
                          Municipal Code to create consistent procedures for review of projects requiring multiple
                          approvals, clarify language regarding utilization of approvals, synchronize the expiration periods
                          of multiple approvals granted to a single project, extend the expiration periods of quasi-judicial
                          land use approvals, and establish clear procedures for the review of requests for extensions of
                          time of approvals.                                             .

                          '~o)j.evelopment is proposed as part of the project. No change in land use, density, or intensity is
                          proposed as part of this project."

          Subsequent to the original publication of this ND; from ongoing staff research and consultation
          with relevant stakeholders, the Department of City Planning has altered some provisions in the
          draft: ordinance than those originally assessed in ENV-2010~1496-ND. These changes include
          the elimination of extensions of time for quasi-judiclal land use permits from the los Angeles
          Municipal Codes, a one-time extension of time for all previously-granted approvals consistent
          with the datss specified in extensions granted to subdivision maps by state law per SB~1185
          and AB-333, and clarifying edits on language regarding utilization and expiration of approvals.
          Relevant documents are included in the administrative record and available for review in the
          Environmental Case File.

          As such, the project description has been changed to read:

                          "A proposed ordinance amending Sections 11S7,             ]2203,   1222, 1224, 12.25, 12.26, 12.27,
                          12.28, 12.36, 14.00, 16.05, 16.50, 17.02, 17.07, 1756, and UL08 of the Los Angeles Municipal
                          Code to create consistent procedures for review of projects requiring multiple approvals,
Reconsideration of ENV"2010-1496-N!
AnN: James Williams, CityPlanning Commission
Page 2 of2

           synchronize the expiration periods of multiple approvals granted to a single project, clarify
           language regarding utilization of approvals, eliminate the redundancy of extensions of time for
           quasi-judicial land use approvals, extend the life of previously-granted approvals following the
           dates specified in the state legislation SB~1185 and AB-333, and make minor technical
           corrections,

           «No development is proposed as part of the project, No change in land use, density, or intensity is
           proposed as part of this project,"

  Since the physical nature and scale of the project has not significantly changed from the original
  scope of the proposed code amendment, the Department of City Planning considers this
  request to be a minor technical change to the original ND for the proposed code amendment.
  The revision does not create any new substantial impacts beyond what has been previously
  analyzed in the original environmental clearance and does not represent any increase or
  substantial change to the originally proposed project.

  Pursuant to Section 15073.5 of CEQA, The Department of City Planning is recirculate the
  revised project description, the ND, and this Addendum (Reconsideration) for a period of 20
  days.

  Sincerely,



 JIwm~~1(~~~
  Michael J. LoGrande
  Director
  Department of Gity Planning

  Tom Rothrnann
  City Planner
  TR:TB
Second Addendum to Negative Declaration ENV-2010-1496-ND




                                        Attachment          3

     July 27,2011, Council Action with respect to 2010 Proposed Ordinance (Council File 11-1140).




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  The City Council adopted the actionts), as attached, under Council File No . .11~1140,

  at its meeting held July 27 J 2011,
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TO THE COUNCIL OF THE                                                                              FILE NO, 11~1140
 CITY OF LOS ANGELES

Your                              PLANNING AND LAND USE MANAGEMENT                                         Committee

reports as. follows:


PLANNING AND LAND USE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE REPORT relative to a proposed ordinance amending
the Los Angeles Municipal Code (LAMC) to create consistent procedures for review of projects requiring multiple
approvals, synchronize the expiration periods of multiple approvals granted to a single project, clarify language
regarding utilization of approvals, eliminate the redundancy of extensions of time for quasi-judicia! land use
approvals, extend the life of previously-granted approvals following the dates specified in the state legislation SB-
1185 and AB-333,

Recommendations for Council action:

1.     FIND that this project will not have a significant effect on the environment, pursuant to the City's
       Environmental Guidelines and is in compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act; that the
       Negative Declaration reflects the independent judgment of the lead agency in the City of Los Angeles; that
       the documents constituting the record of proceedings in this matter are located in Council File No. 11-1140
       in the custody of the City Clerk and in the files of the Department of City Planning in the custody of the
       Environmental Review Section; and ADOPT the Negative Declaration [ENV 2010-1496-NO].

2.     ADOPT the FINDINGS of the City Planning Commission (CPC) as the Findings of the Council.

3.     REQUEST the City Attorney to prepare and present an ordinance amending Sections 11.5.7,12,20.3,
       12.22,1224,12.25,12.26,12.27,12.28,12.32,12.36,          14.00, 16.05, 16.50, 17.02, 17.07, 17.56, and 18.08
       oHhe LAMe to create consistent procedures for review of projects requiring multiple approvals, synchronize
       the expiration periods of multiple approvals granted to a single project, clarify language regarding utilization
       of approvals, eliminate the redundancy of extensions of time for quasi-judicial land use approvals, extend
       the life of previously-granted approvals following the dates specified in the state legislation S8-1185 and
       AB~333, and make minor technical corrections.

4.     REQUEST that the City Attorney in cooperation with the Planning Department assess the feasibility of
       incorporating the amendments to the ordinance as presented in committee.
                       ~
Fiscal Impact State~ent None submitted by the Planning Department. Neither the City Administrative Officer nor
the Chief Legislative Analyst has completed a financial analysis of this report

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.
§1Immary;

At the public hearing held on July 12, 2011, the Planning and Land Use Management (PLUM) Committee
 considered a epc report and proposed ordinance relative to amending Sections 11.5.7, 12.20.3, 12.22, 12.24,
 12.25,12.26, 12.27, 12.28, 12.32,12.36,14.00,16.05,      16.50,17.02,17.07,17.56,  and 18.08ofthe LAMC to create
consistent procedures for review of projects requiring multiple approvals, synchronize the expiration periods of
 multiple approvals granted to a single project, clarify language regarding utilization of approvals, eliminate the
 redundancy of extensions of time for quasi-judicia! land use approvals, extend the life of prevlously-qranted
approvals following the dates specified in the state legislation SB~1185 and AB-333, and make minor technical
corrections. During the discussion of this matter, an overview of the proposed ordinance was provided by Planning
 Department staff and testimony was heard from the public. After an opportunity for public comment, the PLUM
Committee recommended that Council request the City Attorney to prepare the final ordinance as recommended by
the CPC and that the City Attorney in cooperation with the Planning Department assess the feasibility of
incorporating the amendments to the ordinance as presented in committee. This matter is now forwarded to the
Council for its consideration.


                                             Respectfully submitted,

                          PLANNING AND LAND USE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE


                              ~f?f)~
MEMBER         VOTE                                                          ADOPTED
REYES:         YES
HUIZAR:        YES                                                               JUL .2 7 2011
KREKORIAN:     YES
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                                                                           WS ANGELES CIlY COUNCIL
11-1140jPCplumJ-12·11




                                       ~Not Official Until Council Acts-




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                                       Attachment 4

             2011 Proposed Ordinance, as approved by the City Council on Jury 27, 2011.
                                        APPENDIX A

                             ORDINANCE NO.                      _

        A proposed ordinance amending Sections 11.5.7, 12.20.3, 12.22, 12.24, 12.25,
12.26, 12.27, 12.28, 12.32, 12.36, 14.00, 16.05, 16.50, 17.02, 17.07, 17.56, and 18.08
of the Los Angeles Municipal Code to create consistent procedures for review of
projects requiring multiple approvals, synchronize the expiration periods of multiple
approvals granted to a single project, clarify language regarding utilization of approvals,
eliminate the redundancy of extensions of time for quasi-judicial land use approvals,
extend the life of previously-granted approvals following the dates specified in the stale
legislation S8-1185 and AB-333, and make minor technical corrections.


                      THE PEOPLE OF THE CITY OF LOS ANGELES
                             DO ORDAIN AS FOLLOWS:


Section 1.  Paragraph (e) of Subdivision 4 of Subsection C of Section 11.5.7 of the
Los Angeles Municipal code is deleted:

                      (e)     Expiration.  If a Project Permit Compliance is not utilized
                within nNO years after its effective date, the Project Permit Compliance
                shall become nul! and void, unless the Director approves an e~ension of
                time pYFSuantto an application filed by the applicant. An application for an
                extension maye be filed in any public office of the Department of City
                Planning, accompanied by payment of a fee equal to that specified in
                Section 19.01 M. The application shall set forth the reasons for the
                request and shall be filed prior to the expiration date. Based on this
                request, the Director may grant an e~ension of the expiration date for a
                period of up to one year if the Director decides that good and reasonable
           i,
           s
                cauee exists.

Sec. 2.      Subdivision 5 of Subsection        F of Section 11.5.7 of the Los Angeles
Municipal Code is deleted:

               5.     Expiration. If a specific plan exception is not utilized within twe
       years after its effective date, the specific plan exception shall become null and
       void, unless the Director approves an extension of time pursuant to the same
       prooedures for extending the expiration date of a Project Permit Compliance, as
       set forth in Paragraph (e) of Subdivision 4. of Subsection C. of this section.

Sec. 3.         Subsection   S of Section 12.20.3 of the Los Angeles Municipal Code is
deleted:
        S.     Termination.      Any Certificate     of /\ppropriateness,          Certificate-of
Compatibility, Of Conforming 'Nork v'.'hich has been approved under the provisions of
this section shall expire 24 months from the date of issuance if the vvork authorized is
not commenced 't.'ithin this time period. Further, the Certificate of Appropriateness,
                                                      .i
Gertificate of Compatibility, or Conforming \J\)ork ,,·.II expire if the 'It'vorkauthorized is Ret
completed 'Nithin five years of the date of issuance.

Sec. 4.      Sub-sub-subparagraph b of Sub-subparagraph (i) of Subparagraph (2) of
Paragraph (g) of Subdivision 25 of Subsection A of Section 12.22 of the Los Angeles
Municipal Code is amended to read:

                                             b.     Director's Authority, The Director shall
                                     have the initial decision-making authority to determine
                                     whether an application for Density Bonus is consistent
                                     with this subdivision and the Affordable Housing
                                     Incentives Guidelines.

                                             EXCEPTION:          Notwithstanding         the
                                     above, when the application is filed as part of a
                                     project reguiring multiple approvals, the authority set
                                     forth in Section 12.36 of this Code shall govern.
                                     When the application is fiied in conjunction with a
                                     subdivision and no other approval. the Advisory
                                     Agency     shall have the initial decision-making
                                     authority.

Sec. 5.      Sub-sub-subparagraph f of Sub-subparagraph (i) of Subparagraph (2) of
Paragraph (g) of Subdivision 25 of Subsection A of Section 12.22 of the Los Angeles
Municipal Code is amended to read:

                                             f.     Appeals. An applicant or any owner or
                                     tenant of a property abutting, across the street or alley
                                     from, or having a common corner with the subject
           J.'
                                     property aggrieved by the Director's decision may
                                     appeal the decision to the City Planning Commission
                                     pursuant to applicable procedures set forth in Section
                                     11.5.7 C.B. of this Code that are not in conflict with
                                     the provisions of this paragraph (g)(2)(i). The appeal
                                     shall include a filing fee pursuant to Section 19.01 B.
                                     of this Code. Before acting on any appeal, the City
                                     Planning Commission shall set the matter for hearing,
                                     with written notice of the hearing sent by First Class
                                     Mail at least ten days prior to the meeting date to: the
                                     applicant; the owner(s) of the property involved; and
                                     interested parties who have requested notice in
                                     writing. The appeal shall be placed on the agenda for



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                                   the first available meeting date of the City Planning
                                   Commission and acted upon within 60 days from the
                                   last day of the appeal period. The City Planning
                                   Commission may reverse or modify, in whole or in
                                   part, a decision of the Director. The City Planning
                                   Commission shall make the same findings required to
                                   be made by the Director, supported by facts in the
                                   record, and indicate why the Director erred making
                                   the determination. The appellate decision of the City
                                   Planning Commission shall be final and effective as
                                   provided in Charter Section 245.

                                          EXCEPTION:           Notwithstanding       the
                                   above, when the application is filed as part of a
                                   project requiring multiple approvals, the appeals
                                   procedures set forth in Section 12.36 of this Code
                                   shall govern.     When the application is filed in
                                   conjunction with a subdivision and no other approval.
                                   the appeals procedures set forth in Article 7 of
                                   Chapter 1 of this Code shall govern.

Sec. 6.     Subsection     J of Section 12.24 of the Los Angeles Municipal Code is
amended to read:

       J.       Requirement fur Utilization of Appru",n.al.Exceptions to Time Limitations
(LAMe 12.25). Where a lot or lots have been approved for use as a governmental
enterprise, place of worship, hospital, educational institution or private school, including
elementary and high schools, no time limit to utilize the privileges shall apply provided
that all of the following conditions are met:

              1.     Any use permitted by the Zoning Administrator or by an Area
       Planning Commission or the City Planning Commission as initial decision
       ma~rs, pUJsuant to the provisions of this section, is conditional on the privileges
       bei~g utilized within n,\lO years after the effective date of the ~ermit authorizing
       iRc use. Hov.'ever, if the decision is made by the City Planning Commission, it
       may specify another time in the grant.

               2.     In eitRer case, if the privileges granted are not utilized or
       construction $J\'orkis not begun 'Nithin that time and carried on diligently 'Nithout
       substantial suspension or abandonment of work, then the decision authorizing
       tRc tjse shall become \'oid. In addition, all the conditions of the appro'v'al must be
       fu~fmed before the use can be established, unless iRe approval itself expressly
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       provides other. ...se.

              3.   Prior to the expiration of tRe time period to utilize iRe privileges, the
       applicant may file a written reEiuest v.'ith the initial decision maker for an
      extension of the termination period. Pursuant to the written request or on its
      own, the decision maker may extend the termination period fur up to one
      additional year based on a finding that good and reasonable cause exists to
      grant the extension of time.

                      EXCEPTION:         VVhere a lot or lots have been approved for use
             as a governmental enterprise, place of worship, hospital, educational
             institution or private school, including elementary and high schools, no
             time limit to utilize the priv-i~eges shall apply provided that ali of the
             follo'Ning conditions are met

             fa}.1.    The property involved is acquired or legal proceedings for its
      acquisition .j.s are commenced within one year of the effective date of the decision
      approving the conditional use.

             fbj2. A sign is immediately placed on the property indicating its
      ownership and the purpose to which it is to be developed, as soon as legally
      possible after the effective date of the decision approving the conditional use.
      This sign shall have a surface area of at least 20 square feet.

             fG1 3. The sign is maintained on the property and in good condition until
      the conditional use privileges are utilized.

Sec. 7.     Paragraph (d) of Subdivision 3 of Subsection T of Section 12.24 of the Los
Angeles Municipal Code is deleted:

                     (d)     Expiration. The approval or conditional approval of a \/esting
             conditional use permit shall expire at the end of a three year time period.
             However, if a vesting conditional use permit application is filed
             simultaneously 'Nith a vesting zone change application and both are
             approved, then the vesting conditional use permit shall expire at the end of
             a four year time period. Upon application to the Director of Planning and
             after recommendation of the Director, the City Council shall have the
             authority to approve or disapprove the extension of the termination date
             for the vesting conditional use permit fur one year. The City Council may
             so extend the termination date one year at a time, for P.'.'oextensions, 'Nith
             a life of the conditional use permit not to eXGesd a total of six years.

Sec. 8.      Section 12.25 of the Los Angeles Municipal Code is amended to read:

SEC, 12.2!5. EXTENSION AND SUSPENSION OF TIME LIMITATIONS,

       A.     Preparation and Processing of Environmental Impact Reports -
Notwithstanding any provision contained in Articles 1.5, 2, 3, 4, 5,6, 7, and 8 of Chapter
1 of the Los Angeles Municipal Code ...which establish time limits for certain actions to
be taken the time limits so specified shall be extended for such a period of time, not to
exceed six months one year, as may be necessary to prepare and process an
Environmental Impact Report required under Section 21151 of the Public Resources
Code. If the required report cannot be completed before the expiration of the six month
one-year extension, a request for additional time may be made to the City Council, and
the applicable time limit may be further extended for such a period of time as the
Council shall specify.

         B.     Planning and Zoning Matters in litigation,:      /\ny applicable time I-ifn..it
established by regulations contained within Chapter 1 of this Code shall not include any
time period during which a la',{vsuitin 'Nhich the City is named as a party has been filed
and is pending in a court of Gompetent jurisdiction involving any approval or conditional
approval pursuant to such regulations so long as within 10 days of the service of the
initial petition or complaint in such a lawsuit upon the subdivider or applicant, such
subdivider or applicant applies to the Department of City Planning for a suspension of
time. Such application shaH be filed in duplicate in a public office of the Department of
City Planning on forms provided for such purpose and shall be aocompanied 'o\'itha fee
as required in Section 19.01 M. of this Code. The decision making authority for
suspension of time applioations shall be the same authority that granted the original
Department approval that is, either the Director of Planning or the Chief Zoning
Administrator. 'Alithin 40 days of receipt of such an application, the Director of Planning
or Chief Zoning Administrator shall either grant a Suspension of Time for up to five
years or deny the application and make findings 'Nhich are not inconsistent with the
regulations of Chapter 1 of this Code. Time limits established by regulations within
Chapter 1 of this Code shall not include any time period during which a lawsuit in which
the City is named as a party has been filed and is pending in a court of competent
jurisdiction involving any approval or conditional approval pursuant to such regulations
or certification of an environmental document pursuant to the California Environmental
Quality Act. Within 10 days of the service, if served, of the initial petition or complaint in
such a lawsuit, the subdivider or applicant shall inform the Department of City Planning
in writing that a lawsuit has been filed. The subdivider or applicant shall attach a copy
of the petition or complaint to this notification letter. Suspensions of time for planning,
subdivision, and zoning matters in litigation shall be automatically granted until final
resolution nofthe Jpwsuit, including the conclusion of all appeal periods. The subdivider
or applice:fnt shall submit a copy of documentation resolving the lawsuit to the
Department of City Planning.        Failure of the subdivider or applicant to notify the
Department· of City Planning within 10 days of the service of the initial petition or
complaint shall result in a reduction of the tolling period equal to the amount of time
such notification has been delayed.

       C.     California Coastal Commission Approvals.

              1.     Time limits established by regulations within Chapter 1 of this Code
       for any aQProval or conditional approval pursuant to such regulations shall not
       include any time period during which the subdivider or applicant is awaiting a
       land use approval from the California Coastal Commission. The subdivider or
       applicant shall submit a written request for a suspension of !Lme and a copy of



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the submitted California Coastal Commission application for such approval to the
Department of City Planning within 10 days of filing the application with the
California Coastal Commission.       Suspensions of time shall be automatically
granted until the California Coastal Commission has rendered a final decision on
the application, including during the pendency of any appeal period,         The
subdivider or applicant shall submit a copy of the California Coastal
Commission's final action to the Department of City Planning within 10 days of
the final decision.

         2.    Time limits established by regulations within Chapter 1 of this Code
shall not include any time period during which a lawsuit has been filed and is
pending in a court of competent jurisdiction involving any approval or conditional
approval pursuant to such regulations or certification of an environmental
document pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act involving any
approval or Qermit granted by the California Coastal Commission,            Within 10
business days of the service, jf served, of the initial petition or complaint in such
a lawsuit, the subdivider or applicant shall inform the DeQartment of City Planning
in writing that a lawsuit has been filed, The subdivider or applicant shall attach a
copy of the petition or complaint to this notification letter. Suspensions of time for
these matters in litigation shall be automatically granted until final resolution of
the lawsuit, including the conclusion of all appeal periods. The subdivider or
applicant shall submit a copy of documentation resolving the lawsuit to the
Department of City Planning, Failure of the subdivider or applicant to notify the
Department of City Planning within 10 days of the service of the initial petition or
complaint shall result in a reduction of the tolling period equal to the amount of
time such notification has been delayed.

D.     Utilization of Approvals.

         1.     Expiration. Any approval by the Zoning Administrator, Director of
Planning, an Area Planning Commission, or the City Planning Commission as
initial decision-makers, pursuant to the provisions of Chapter 1 of this Code or
anYI'0rdinance adopted pursuant to Chapter 1 of this Code, that has not been
utiliZed within three years of its effective date shall become null and void,
However, when approvals are granted as part of a project requiring multiQ.le
approvals, the expiration periods set forth in Section 12.36 of this Code shall
govern.

       EXCEPTION:            Notwithstanding the above:

               La)   the expiration period of any approval by the Zoning
       Administrator, Director of Planning, an Area Planning Commission! or the
       City Planning Commission as initial decision-makers, pursuant to the
       provisions of Chapter 1 of this Code or any ordinance adopted pursuant to
       Chapter 1 of this Code, shall automatically be increased by 36 months if
       such approval has expired or may eXQire on or after~uly 15, 2008 and
             before January 1, 2014 and if such approval had not previously qualified
             for a one-time extension of time pursuant to Ordinance Nos. 180,647
             and/or 181,269; and

                    (b)    any previously-granted approval of any of the following for
             which the applicant had not been granted an applicable one-year
             extension of time at the date of adoption of this ordinance shall
             automatically be granted such extension of time.

                          (1)    coastal development permits, as set forth in Section
                   12.20.2 of the Code;

                         (2)   conditional use permits and other similar quasi-judicial
                   approvals as set forth in Section 12.24 of the Code;
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                          (3)    variances, as set forth in Section 12.27 of the Code;

                          (4)   adjustments and slight modifications] as set forth in
                   Section 12.28 of the Code;

                          (5)   specific plan project permit compliance reviews.
                   adjustments and exceptions. as set forth in Section 11.5.7 of the
                   Code; and

                          (6)  other discretionary land use entitlements, as
                   determined by the Director.

             2.    Utilization. An approval shall be considered utilized when a valid
      permit from the Department of Building and Safety has been issued and
      construction work has begun and been carried on diligently without SUbstantial
      suspension or abandonment of work. An approval not requiring permits for
      construction or alteration from the Department of Building and Safety shall be
      con~idered utilized when operations of the use authorized have commenced.
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             3.     Conditions of Approval. All conditions of approval must be fulfilled
      for approvals granted pursuant to the provisions of Chapter 1 of this Code or any
      ordinance adopted pursuant to Chapter 1 of this Code before an approved use
      may be established, unless the approval itself expressly provides otherwise.

Sec. 9.      Subdivision 3 of Subsection    A of Section    12.26 of the Los Angeles
Municipal Code is amended to read:

             3.    Vesting of Development Plan. Whenever plans sufficient for a
      complete plan check are accepted by the Department of Building and Safety and
      a fee is paid, a vested right is granted to the project to proceed with its
      development in substantial compliance with the zoning, and development rules,
       regulations, ordinances and adopted policies of the City of Los Angeles in force
       on the date that the plan check fee is paid as indicated on a valid building permit
       application. These rights shall not include exemption from other applications or
       approvals that may be necessary to entitle the project to proceed (i.e.,
       subdivision, zone variance, design review board review, etc.) and from
       subsequent changes in the Building and Safety and Fire regulations found
       necessary by the City Council to protect the public health and safety and which
       are applicable on a citywide basis, contained in Chapters V and IX of this Code
       and policies and standards relating to those chapters or from citywide programs
       enacted after the application is deemed complete to implement State or Federal
       mandates.

               These rights shall end when a building permit is issued, or 18 months after
       the plan check fee is paid whichever comes first or if, after issuance, the building
       permit terminates pursuant to Section 98.0602.           These rights shall end if
       subsequent changes are made to those plans which increase or decrease the
       height, floor areal. or occupant load of the proposed-structure by more than five
       percent or change the use or if changes exceed or violate the Zoning Code
         g
       re. ulations in force on the date that the plan check fee is paid. These rights .shall
       also end if the zone ehange or eonditional use permitl9iscretionarv          land use
       approval for>Nhieh permitted the project termina s urider the provisions of
             .      ~      ..      ,.       ..,    -.      . Cha ter 1 of this Code or an
       ordinance adopted pursuant to Chapter 1 of this COdej                      -
Sec. 10.       Subsection   Q of Section    12.27 of the Los Angeles       Municipal Code     IS
deleted:

        Q.       Requirement for Utilization of l....Iariance. Any varianee granted by the
provisions of this seotion is eonditional upon the privileges being utilized 'Nithin tv:o
years after the effeetivedate of the approval and,. if the privileges granted in the permit
are not utilized or construetion 'Nork is not begun within that time and earried on
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diligently 'A'ithout substantial suspension or abandonment of '.. ork, then the authorization
to establisll the U,se shall become void, In addition, all the conditions of the approval
must be fJifilied before the use can be established, unless the approval itself expressly
provides otherwise.

/\ Zoning Administrator may e>Etendany applieable termination date for one additional
period, not to e*ceed one year, prior to the termination date of the period, if a written
                     ith
request is filed '.... the Office of Zoning Administration setting forth the reasons for the
request and a Zoning Administrator determines that good and reasonable cause. e*ists.
l\ public hearing shall be held and notice gillen in the same manner as deseribed in
SUbseotion C.

l\ Zoning Administrator may determine that the time limit for any variance or e*ception
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listed in this seotion, !'",hich is filed simultaneously '.... a vesting application as allO'.ved




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by Section 12.24T, may have the same time limit as the approval granted pursuant to
Section 12.24T.

Sec. 11,    Paragraph (h) of Subdivision 1 of Subsection G of Section 12.32 of the
los Angeles Municipal Code is amended to read:

                      (h)   Expiration of T. Except as provided for in Subdivision 2 of
             this subsection, as to those properties placed in the T classification
             subsequent to March 26, 1973, whenever property remains in the T
             Tentative classification for a period of six years after the effective date of
             the ordinance creating it without the recording of a Final Tract Map or a
             Final Parcel Map, or a decision by the Department that all required
             dedications, payments and improvements have been made or assured to
             the satisfaction of the appropriate City agencies, the T Tentative Zone
             classification and the zoning authorized thereby shall become null and
             void, the rezoning proceeding shall be terminated, and the property
             thereafter may only be utilized for those purposes permitted prior to the
             commencement        of the rezoning proceedings         and shall be so
             redesignated.

                      EXCEPTION:         Notwithstanding    the above,     T Tentative
             classification periods for previously-approved projects shall automatically
             be increased by 36 months if such a T Tentative classification has expired
             or may expire on or after July 15, 2008 and before January 1,2014.

Sec. 12.    Paragraph (f) of Subdivision 2 of Subsection G of Section 12.32 of the los
Angeles Municipal Code is amended to read:

                     (f)  Time Limit. Except as provided below and in Subsection I,
             no Q Qualified classification shall be granted for more than six years
             unless:

                           fij ill substantial physical development of the property for
                    one or more of the uses first permitted by the Q has taken place
                    within that time; or

                            W Q.) if no physical development is necessary, but the
                    property is being used for one or more of the purposes first
                    permitted by the Q, then the Qualified classification and the
                    authority contained there shall become null and void, the rezoning
                    proceedings shall be terminated, and the property thereafter may
                    only be utilized for those purposes permitted prior to the
                    commencement of the rezoning proceedinqs-; or
                            (3) such a Q Qualified classification that has expired or may
                     expire on or after July 15, 2008 and before January 1! 20141 which
                     shall automatically be granted a 36-month increase in time.

                       In addition, the Director may determine that the development has
              not been continuously and expeditiously carried on to completion, but that
              one or more usable units has been completed and that the partial
              development will meet the requirements for the utilization of the (Q)
              classification.     The Director may impose conditions on the partial
              development to meet the intent of this subdivision.       The Director shall
              advise the Department of Building and Safety of his or her decision.
              Thereafter, a Certificate of Occupancy may be issued after compliance
              with the Director's decision, and the temporary (Q) classification shall be
              permanent on that portion of the property determined by the Director to be
              appropriate to the completed portion of the development. The Qualified
              classification and the authority contained there shall become null and void
              as to the remainder of the property. Notwithstanding any other provision
              of this Code to the contrary, no public hearing need be held nor notice be
              given before terminating the (Q) Qualified classification and restricting the
              property to its previously permitted uses.

Sec. 13.      Section 12.36 of the Los Angeles Municipal Code is amended to read:

SEC. 12.36. PROCEDURES FOR PROJECTS REQUIRING MULTIPLE APPROVALS.
(CHARTER § 564).

       A.     Applications. If a project involves more than one discretionary land use
approval, the applicant shall file applications for all of the approvals the applicant
reasonably believes are necessary at the same time. If the applicant does not file a
single application form for all of the approvals, the applicant shall make reference on
each application to each of the other applications filed for the project

       8.;:    Projects Requiring Multiple Quasi Judicial Appro'".rals. If a project requires
more than~one quasi judicial approval by the Zoning /\dministrator, the Area Plannin§
Commission or the City Planning Commission, those appro'la~s that otherwise 'Nould -be
considered by the Zoning Administrator shall be decided by either the Area Planning
Commission or the City Planning Commission, '.vhichever has jurisdiotion over at least
one of the approvals. If both the l\rea Planning Commission and the City Planning
Gommission have jurisdiction over approvals, all of the applications shall be considered
by the City Planning Commission.        The procedures used for consideration of initial
decisions (fiIndany appeals of all of the required approvals shall be those set forth in
Section 12.248 through Q. If the Area Planning Commission is the initial decision
maker, and there are not at least three members of the Area Planning Commission \Nho
have been appointed and taken the oath of office at the time the applioation is deemed
complete, the City Planning Commission shall have initial decision making authority.
       C.     Projects Requiring Both Quasi-Judicial and legislawle     Apprcwals.

               (1) Except as provided in Subdivision 2. below, if a project requires at
       least one quasi judicial approval and at least one legislative approval, all of the
       applications shall be considered by the City Planning Commission.              The
       procedures usee for consideration of initial decisions and any appeals of ali of
                                  i
       the required approvals \...II be those set forth in Section 12.32 B. through D.
       However, if the Commission fails to act on a quasi judicial application or appeal,
       which is a part of a multiple approval, then the quasi judicial action shall be
       transferred to the City Council 'Nithout a recommendation for a decision. If a
       project requires a plan amendment, not vvithstanding the time limits set forth in
       Section 12.32 B, through D., the time limit in '''hich the Council must act on all
       applications shall run from the time the Council receives the Mayor's
       recommendation or the time for the mayor to act expires.

               (2) Notv.lithstanding Subdivision 1 above, if a project requires at least one
       quasi judicial approval and at least one legislative approval and the City Plannin§
       Gommission has delegated consideration of those legislative approvals to the
       Area Planning Commission pursuant to Charter Section 565, all of the
       applications shall be considered by the Area Planning Commission.                 The
       procedures used for consideration of initial decisions and any appeals of all af
       the required approvals shall be those set forth in Section 12.32 Subsections B
       through D. However, if the Comm.ssion fails to act on a quasi judicia! application
       or appeal, which is a part of a multiple approval, then the quasi judicial action
       shall ee transferred to the City Council without a recommendation for a decision.
       If the Area Planning Commission is the initial decision maker, and there are not
       at least three members of the /\rea Planning Commission 'IIvho have eeen
       appointed and taken the oath of office at the time the application is deemed
       complete, the City Planning Commission shall have initial decision makiA§
       authority.

        D,      Projects Requiring Multiple Appn:wais, Jnsludil1g Subdivision Appro~,,,al. If
a project ~ub:iectto Subsections B. or C. of this seotion also requires a tract map or
parcel ma~ approval by the Advisory Agency, that subdivision approval and any appeals
shall be decided and governed by the rules applicable to subdivision approvals as set
forth in Article 7 of this chapter.       Hearings for and consideration of appeals of
subdivision approvals by the Advisory Agenoy shall be scheduled for the same time as
the hearing and decision by the /\rea Planning Commission or City Planning
Commission, whichever has jurisdiction over the other approvals. Any time limit '....  ithin
vvhich the Area Planning Commission or City Planning Commission must aciron the
application!!, before it are extended by the number of days required by this Code for
hearings to be held and decisions made on a subdivision appeal and other discretionary
approvals at the same time.

       E.     Projects Requiring Multiple Apprm:ais, Including Director Appn:v.nal. If a
project requires more than one approval by the Zoning Administrator and the Area



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Planning Commission or the-City Planning Commission and also requires an approval
by the Director, all the applications shall be decided by either the /\rea Planning
Commission or the City Planning Commission, whichever Commission has jurisdiction
over at least one of the approvals, as provided in Subsections R, C. or D. of this
section. The procedure used for consideration of initial decisions and any appeals of
the required approvals shall be those set forth in Subsections B., C. or D. of this section.
He-wever, if a public benefit approval is combined with a quasi jHdicial approval, but
-Reither a legislative nor a subdivision approval is also required, then the initial decision
maker shall be tho City Planning Commission and the appellate body shall be the City
Council.

      A.     Purpose.   The purpose of this Section is to create clear! consistent
procedures for the review of projects requiring multiple, related approvals, including
appropriate hearing and appeal routes, in order to promote efficiency in case
processing, provide certainty in the development review grocess, and establish
procedures for the comprehensive consideration of project benefits and impacts.

        B.    Definitions. Notwithstanding any grovision of this Code to the contralY.,
the following definitions shall apply to this Section:

              Legislative Approval. Any approval that requires an action by the City
       Council, as set forth in Sections 11.5.6, 11.5.7 G, 12.20.3 E-F, and 12.32 of this
       Code.

            Quasi-judicial Approval,   Any approval for which the initial decision
       becomes final unless appealed, as set forth in Sections 11.5.7 C-F,H, 12.20.2,
       12.20.2.1, 12.20.3.1-l, 12.21 A.2, 12,21 G.3, 12.22 A.25, 12.24, 12.24.1, 12.26 K,
       12.27,12,28, 12.30H, 12.30 J, 12.32 HI 12.32 R, 13.08 E, 14.00 B! 16.05, 16.50,
       and Article 8 of this Code.

               Subdivision Approval. Any approval involving a Division of land as set
       forth in Article 7 of this Code.
          t~     "",

       C.·~ Filing Requirement. If an applicant files for a project that requires two or
more approvals, then the procedures set forth in this section shall govern, subject to
Charter Section 245 regarding appeals. AgpJicants shall file applications at the same
time for all approvals reasonably related and necessary to complete the project. The
procedures and time limits set forth in this section shall only apply to multiple
applications filed concurrently for one project.

       .12.    Decision-makers.     Notwithstanding any prOVISion of this Code to the
contrary, the following shall apply for projects requiring multiple approvals.

              1.     City Planning Commission.        If a project requires any approval
       separately decided by an Area Planning Commission, the Zoning Administrator,
       or the Director, as the initial decision-maker, and also requires any approval or



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recommendation by: the City Planning Commission as the initial decision-maker,
then the City: Planning Commission shall have initial decision-making authority for
all of the approva!s.

                 (a).   Appellate Body. The City Council shall decide all appeals of
        the City: Planning Commission's decisions or recommendations as th~
        initial decision-maker on projects requiring multiple approvals, including a
        related Subdivision Approval.

               (b).   Procedures. If all of the applications are for Quasi-judicial
        Approvals, then the procedures for consideration and appeal of all the
        applications shall be those set forth in Section 12.24 B through Q.
        However, if any Legis/ative Approval is included, then the procedures for
        consideration and appeal of all the applications shall be those set forth in
        Section 12.32 B through D.

       2.      Area Planning Commission.       If a proiect requires any approval
separately decided by the Zoning Administrator or the Director, as the initial
decision-maker,    and also requires any approval by an Area Planning
Commission as the initial decision-maker, then the Area Planning Commission
where the project is located shall have initial decision-making authority for all of
the approvals.

                (a). Appellate Body. The City Council shall decide all appeals of
        the Area Planning Commission's decisions as initial decision-maker for
        projects requiring multiple approvals, including a related Subdivision
        Approval.

               (b).   Procedures. If all of the applications are for Quasi-judicial
        Approvals, then the procedures for consideration and appeal of aU the
        applications shall be those set forth in Section 12.24 B through Q.
        However, if any Legislative Approval is included, then the procedures for
   ,    consideration and appeal of all the approvals shall be those set forth in
   ii   Section 12.32 B through D.

       3.      Zoning Administrator.  If a project requires approvals separately
decided by the Zoning Administrator or the Director, as the initial decision-maker,
then the Zoning Administrator shall have initial decision-making authority for all of
the approvals.

               (a).   Ap(!ellate Body. The Area Planning Commission where the
        project is located shall decide all appeals of decisions of the Zoning
        Administrator as initial decision-maker on projects requiring multiple
        approvals. However, if regulations within Chapter 1 of this Code require
        any of the approvals to be heard by the City Planning Commission or City
        Council on appeal, including a related Subdivision Approval, the City
             Planning Commission or City Council, as appropriate, shall decide ali
             appeals of decisions of the Zoning Administrator as initial decision-maker.

                    (b).   Procedures. The procedures for consideration and appeal of
             all related applications for Quasi-Judicial Approvals of the Zoning
             Administrator as initial decision-maker shall be those set forth in Section
             12.24 B through Q.

             4.    Director of Planning.      if a proiect   requires   multiple   approvals
      decided by the Director, the following shall apply.

                      (a).   Appellate Body. The Area Planning Commission where the
             [2roject is located shall decide all appeals of decisions of the Director as
             initial decision-maker on projects requiring multiple approvals. However, if
             regulations within Chapter 1 of this Code require any of the approvals to
             be heard by the City Planning Commission or City Council on appeal,
             including a related Subdivision Approval, the City Planning Commission or
             City Council. as appropriate, shall decide all appeals of decisions of the
             Director as initial decision-maker.

                     (b).   Procedures. The procedures for consideration and appeal of
             all related applications for Quasi-Judicial Approvals of the Director as
             initial decision-maker shall be those set forth in Section 11.5.7 C.
             However, when the City Planning Commission is the appellate body, the
             procedures for the approval that required appeal to the City Planning
             Commission shall govern for all applications.

             5.     Advisory Agency. The Advisory Agency shall have separate initial
      decision-making authority for any Subdivision Approval filed concurrently with
      any Quasi-judicial AQproval or Legislative AQproval in accordance with the
      Qrocedures set forth in Article 7 of Chapter 1 of this Code.

        F. 0 Separate Decisions Finding§. When acting on multiple applications for a
project, th~ initial decision-maker or appellate body shall separately make all required
findings for each application. When appropriate, the initial decision-maker or appellate
body may make findings by reference to findings made for another application involving
the same project.

        G.   Appeals No New Appeal Rights. This section is not intended to create any
additional appeal or level of appeal in connection with any application for a land use
approval under this Code. When regulations within Chal2.ter 1 of this Code provide for
further appeal beyond the appellate body of any aQPToval filed as part of a project
requiring multiple approvals, only that approval otherwise eligible for a secondary
aQpeal shall be subject to further appeal. This section also does not limit who may file
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       H.      Time to Act Notwithstanding any other provision of the Code to the
contrary, an extension of time to act on applications or initiations under the multiple
approval provisions may be agreed upon between the applicant and the decision-maker
or the appellate body.

      I.     Expiration.   Notwithstanding any other Q,rovisions of this Code:

             1.     Any Quasi-judicial    Approval granted in conjunction with a
      Legislative Approval shall expire with the Legislative Approval, not to exceed six
      years.

             2.    Any Quasi-judicial Approval granted in conjunction with a
      Subdivision Approval shall expire with the Subdivision Approval. The expiration
      period of such Quasi-Judicial Approvals may be extended with the Subdivision
      Approval pursuant to Article 7 of this Code.

              3.    Any Legislative Approval granted in conjunction with a Subdivision
      Approval may be extended for the full time limit of the Subdivision Approval,
      including time extensions pursuant to Article 7 of this Code, for the purpose of
      recordation of an approved map.

Sec. 14.     Subdivision 10 of Subsection      8 of Section 14.00 of the Los Angeles
Municipal Code is deleted:

              10.    Appru.u.al Expiration. Alternative compliance measures approved
      pursuant to the provisions of this section are oonditional on the privileges being
      utilized ~vithin two years after the effective date of the approval or other time
      specified in the grant.

      ::rAe alternative compliance measure approval to permit establishment of the
      public benefit project shall become void if the privileges granted are not utilized
      or construction work is not begun 'Nithin that time and carried on diligently :'dvithout
      subf3tantiat suspension or abandonment of work. In addition, the conditions of
      the'appro\lal 'Nhich guarantee compliance with the performance standards and
      any alternative methods of compliance shall be fulfilled before the use can be
      established, unless the approval itself expressly provides otherwise.

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      Prior to the expiration of the time period, the applicant may file a .. itten reques1
      with the Director for an extension of the termina1ion period set forth above.
      Pursuant to the '"ritten request or on his or her own, the Director may extend the
      terrryination time for a period up to one year based on a finding that good and
      reasonable cause exists to grant the extension of time.

Sec, 15.     Subdivision 6 of Subsection      G of Section     16.05 of the Los Angeles
Municipal Code is deleted:




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              6.       Expiration. If an approval is not utilized within three (3) years after
      this effective date, i.e., if building permits are not issued and construction 'Nark is
                   . i
      not begun •...thin such time, and carried on diligently so that building permits do
      not lapse, such an approval shall become void.

Sec.1G.      Subdivision 4 or Subsection E of Section 16.50 of the Los Angeles
Municipal Code is amended to read:

             4.     Duration of Design Review Board Preliminary Review and the
      Director's Decision or the Area Planning Commission's Decision on Appeal. A
      design review board's advice on an optional preliminary application shall be valid
      for 24 months.

      A final decision of the Director or /\rea Planning Commission on appeal shall be
      valid for a period of 1:\... 0 years, so long as all necessary building permits are
      obtained within that w.'O years. in the event a building permit is obtained in a
      timely manner but subsequently expires, the Director's decision or Area Planning
      Commission's decision on appeal shall expire 'Nith the building permit.

Sec. 11.     Section 17.02 of the Los Angeles Municipal Code is amended to read:

      Appeal Board

                     (a)    The City Planning Commission, for the purpose of hearing
             and making decisions upon appeals from actions of the Advisory Agency
             'nith respect to any parcel map or tentative map which creates or results in
             (8) 50,000 or more gross square feet of nonresidential floor area; or ~
             65,000 or more gross square feet of lot area; or (c) 50 or more dvvelling
             units or guest rooms or combination of d'Nelling units and guest rooms;
             and/or the kind, nature and extent of improvements required in connection
             with these actions.

                 '" (b)      The Area Planning Commission, for the purpose of hearing
             and making decisions upon appeals from actions of the Advisory Agency
                   respect to any parcel map or tentative map whichcfeates or results in
             Vlo'ith
             (a) less than 50,000 gross square feet of nonresidential floor area; or (b)
             less than 65,000 gross square feet of lot area; or (c) fewer than 50
             d';Nelling units or guest rooms or combination of dwelling units and guest
             rooms; and/or the kind, nature and extent of improvements required in
             connection with these actions. The Area Planning Commission which
             hears the matter shall be the Area Planning Commission in the area in
             which the parcel map or tentative map is located.

              The Area Planning Commission where the map is located for any parcel
      map or tentative map that: (a) creates or results in less than 501000 gross square
      feet of nonresidential floor area; or (b) creates or results in fewer than 50 dwelling
              6.     Expiration. If an approval is nat utilized '..vitRintRree (3)-years after
      this effective date, i.e., if building permits are not issued and construction work is
      net begun within such time, and carried on diligently so that building permits do
      net lapse, such an approval sRall become void.

Sec. 16.     Subdivision 4 or Subsection E of Section 16.50 of the Los Angeles
Municipal Code is amended to read:

             4.     Duration of Design Review Board Preliminary Review and the
      Director's Decision or the Area Planning Commission's Decision on Appeal. A
      design review board's advice on an optional preliminary application shall be valid
      for 24 months.

      A final decision of the Director or Area Planning Commission on appeal shall be
      vaHG-for a period of tva years, so long as all necessary building permits are
      obtained within that 000 years. In the event a building permit is obtained in a
      timely manner but subsequently expires, the Director's decision or Area Planning
      Gommission's decision on appeal sRali expire with tRe building permit

Sec. 17.     Section 17.02 of the Los Angeles Municipal Code is amended to read:

      Appeal Board

                      (a)    TRe City Planning Commission, for the purpose of hearing
             and making deoisions upon appeals from actions of the Advisory Agency
                                                                   hich creates or results in
             '.'Vithrespeot to any paroel map or tentative map '....
             (a) 50,000 or more gross square feet of nonresidential floor area; or (b)
             65,000 or more gross square feet of lot area; or (c) 50 or more d'....    eiling
             units or guest rooms or combination of dwelling units and guest rooms;
             and/or the kind, nature and extent of improvements required in connection
             v,lith these actions.

                      (b)    The .6~reaPlanning Commission, for the purpose of hearing
             and making decisions upon appeals from actions of the Advisory Agency
             'Nith respect to any parcel map or tentative map ·.vhichoreates or results in
              (a) less than 50,000 gross square feet of nonresidential floor area; or (b)
             less than 65,000 gross square feet of lot area; or (c) fewer than 50
             dwelling units or guest rooms or combination of d'iJelling units and guest
             rooms; and/or the kind, nature and extent of improvements required in
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             connection •...th these actions. The Area Planning Commissiorll whish
             hears the matter shall be the Area Planning Commission in the area in
             'NhjCRthe parcel map or tentative map is located.

              The Area Planning Commission where the maQ is located for any parcel
      map or tentative map that: (GIl) creates or results in less than 50,000 gross square
      feet of nonresidential floor area; or fbl creates or r~§ults in fewer than 50 dwelling
      units, guest rooms, or combination of dwelling units and guest rooms; or (c)
      involves a lot with fewer than 65,000 sQuare feet of lot area. OtheIWise, the City
      Planning Commission.

Sec. 18.     Subdivision 3 of Subsection A of Section 17.07 of the Los Angeles
Municipal Code is deleted:

              3.    Notvvithstanding the provisions of Sections 11.5.7, 12.20.2, 12.24,
      12.27, 12.28, 12.32, 16.05, and 16.50 of this Code to the contrary, the initial
      expiration period for the folio'lJing discretionary land use entitlements shall
      automatically be increased by 12 months if approved in conjunction witR-a
      Tentative Tract or Vesting Tentative Tract Map that expires on or after July 15,
      2008 and before July 15, 2009, or by 36 months if approved in con:iunction with a
      +entative Tract or Vesting Tentative Tract that expires on or after July 15, 2009
                                                                                   ith
      and before January 1, 2011, or by 24 months if approved in conjunction '.... a
      Tentative Tract or Vesting Tentative Tract that expires in 2011 :

                     (a)·  coastal development permits, as set forth in Section 12.20.2
             of this Code;

                    (b)     conditional use permits, plan approvals, and other similar
             quasi judicial approvals, as set forth in Section 12.24 of this Code;

                    (c)   variances and plan approvals, as set forth in Seetion12.27 of
             this Code;

                   (d)     adjustments and slight modifications, as set forth in Section
             12.28 of this Code;

                   (e)                                                    s,
                          specific plan project permit compliance revie'.... adjustments
             and exceptions, as set forth in Section11.5.7 of this Code;

                   (f)     zone and height district changes, as set forth in Section
             12.32 of this Code;

                    (g)                      , as
                          site plan rev ie';,.",' set forth in Section 16.05 of this Code;


                    (h)    other diseretionary land use entitlements, as determined by
             the Direotor.

Sec. 19.     Subdivision 3 of Subsection A of Section 17.56 of the Los Angeles
Municipal Code is deleted:

             3.    NoD.'Jithstanding the provisions of Sections 11.5.7, 12.20.2, 12.24,
      12.27, 12.28, 12.32, 16.05, and 16.50 of this Code to the contrary, the initial



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      expiration period for the following discretionary land use entitlements shall
      automatically be increased by 12 months if approved in conjunction v\lith a Parcel
      Maf) or a Tentative Map filed pursuant to the requirements of Section 17.50 C. of
      this Code that expires on or after July 15, 2008 and before July 15, 2009, or By
      36 months if approved in conjunction !'Nith a Parcel Map or Tentative Map filed
      pursuant to the requirements of Section 17.5O--G-,-e.fthis Code that expires on or
      after July 15, 2009, and before January 1, 2011, or by 24 months if approved in
      conjunction with a Parcel Map or a Tentative Map filed pursuant te-#\e
      requirements of Section 17.50 C. of this Code that expires in 2011:

                      (a)   coastal development permits, as set forth in Section 12.20.2
              of this Code;

                     (b)     coooitionai use permits, f)lan approvals, and other similar
              quasi judicial approvals, as set forth in Section12.24 of this Code;

                     (0)    variances and plan approvals, as set forth in Section12.27 of
              this Code;

                    (d)     adjustments and slight modifications, as set forth in Section
              12.28 of this Cod'e;

                    (e)                                                   /
                           specific plan project permit compliance revie...s, adjustmeRts
              and exceptions, as set forth in Section11.5.7 of this Code;

                    {f)     zone and height district ORanges, as set forth in Section
              12.32 of this Code;

                     (9)    site plan reviev./, as set forth in Section 16.05 of this Code;


                      (h)    other discretionary land use entitlements, 3S determined by
          "
          j   the' Director.

Sec. 20.   . Subsection    0 of Section 18.08 of the Los Angeles Municipal Code is
amended to read:

       D.     Requirements for Utilization of Private Street. The private street approval
shall be void unless all conditions of approval are completed or fulfilled within truee six
years from the date of approval, except that grading and improvement condition shall be
considered as fulfilled if the required work is begun during that time limit and diligently
carried on to completion. The time limit for completing or fulfilling the oonditions of
approval may be extended by the Director or, upon apf)eal, by tRe Board for a period
not exceeding three years.




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Sec. 21.       Urgency Clause. The City Council finds and declares that this ordinance
is required for the immediate protection of the public peace, health, and safety for the
following reason: In order for the City of Los Angeles to preserve development
applications that may expire or cannot be presently processed due to current adverse
economic conditions impacting the City's budget and to streamline and create
predictability in the development review process for the benefit of economic
development during distressed times, it is necessary to immediately create consistent
procedures for review of projects requiring multiple approvals, synchronize the
expiration periods of multiple approvals granted to a single project, clarify language
regarding utilization of approvals, eliminate the redundancy of extensions of time for
quasi-judicial land use approvals, extend the life of previously-granted approvals
following the dates specified in the state legislation S8-1185 (CA Gov't Code Sections
66442.6, 66452.14, 66425.15, 66452.21, and 66463.5) and AB-333 (CA Gov't Code
Serctions 65961 and 66452.22), and make minor technical corrections. The Council,
therefore, with the Mayor's concurrence, adopts this ordinance to become effective
upon publication pursuant to Los Angeles City Charter Section 253.

Sec. 22.     The City Clerk shall certify ...
Second Addendum to Negative Declaration ENV-201O-1496-ND




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         2012 Proposed Ordinance, to be presented to the City Council for formal adoption.
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                                               CARMEN A. TRUTANICH
                                                       City Attorney

                                                    January 10,2012


      The Honorable City Planning Commission
       Of the City of Los Angeles
      City Hall, Room 532
      200 North Spring Street
      Los Angeles, California 90012

        Attention:             Tanner Blackman, Planning Assistant

               Re:             Draft of Ordinance Amending Sections 11.5.7, 12.20.3, 12.22, 12.24,
                               12.25, 12.26, 12,27, 12.32, 12.36,14.00,16.05,16.50,17.02,17.07,
                               17.56, and 18.08 of the Los Angeles Municipal Code to create consistent
                               procedures for review of projects requiring multiple approvals, and
                               synchronize the expiration periods of entitlements

                                                (Council File No, 11-1140)
                                              (CPC File No. 2010-1495-CA)

      Honorable Members:
                        t~         <,
                        ..'!



             Pursuant to the July 27, 2011, request of the City Counclt, this office has
      prepared and transmits for your action a draft ordinance pertaining to the above-
      described subject matter.

             Pursuant to Charter Section 559, the Director of Planning is authorized to
      approve or disapprove for the City Planning Commission any ordinance which is subject
      to the provisions of Charter Sections 555 or 558. In exercising that authority, thei
      Director must make the same findings as would have been required for the City
      Planning Commission to act on the same matter. The City Planning Commission would
      have been required to make the appropriate findings and comply with the requirements
      of Charter Sections 556, 558(a) and 558(b)(2), and the California Environmental Quality
      Act
The Honorable City Planning Commission
 of the City of Los Angeles
January 10, 2012
Page 2


       Once you have acted on this matter, please transmit your action and the
ordinance to this office at your earliest convenience so that we may transmit it to the
City Council for its consideration,

                                          Sincerely,

                                          CARMEN A TRUTANICH, City Attorney




                                               ~a
                                          BY_~~~
                                                           J. BOSTROM
                                                 Deputy City Attorney

MJB:zra
                              ORDINANCE NO. ~                    _

        An ordinance amending Sections 11.5.71 12.20.3-, 12.22, 12.24,: 12.25,12.26,
12,27, 12,32, 12.36, 14,00, 16.05, 16.50, 17.02, 17,07,17.56, and 18.08 of the Los
Angeles Municipal Code to create consistent procedures for review of projects requiring
multiple approvals, synchronize the expiration periods of multiple approvals granted to a
single project, clarify language regarding the utilization of approvals, eliminate the
redundancy of time extensions for quasi-judicial land USe approvals, extend the life of
previously-granted approvals following the dates specified in 8B-1185 (2008), AB-333
(2009), and AS-208 (2011), and make minor technical corrections.

                        THE PEOPLE Of THE CITY Of LOS ANGELES
                               DO ORDAIN AS FOLLOWS:

       Section 1. Paragraph (e) of Subdivision 4 of Subsection C of Section 11.S.7 of
the Los Angeles Municipal code is deleted.

       Sec. 2. Subdivision 5 of Subsection F of Section 11.5.7 of the Los Angeles
Municipal Code is deleted.

       Sec. 3. Subsection S of Section 12.20.3 of the Los Angeles Municipal Code is
deleted.

       Sec. 4. Subparagraph b. of Section 12.22.A.25.(g)(2)(i) of the Los Angeles
Municipal Code is amended to read as follows:

                                                b.     Authority. The Director shall be the
                                       initial decision maker for applications seeking on
                                       Menu incentives.

                                              EXCEPTION: When the application is filed as
                                      part of a project requiring multiple approvals, the initial
                                      decision maker shall be-as set forth in Section 12.36
                                      of this Code; and when the application is filed in
                                      conjunction with a subdivision and no other approval,
                                      the Advisory Agency shall be the initial decision-
                                      maker.

           Sec. 5. Subparagraph f. of Section 12.22.A.25.(g)(2)(i)   is amended to read as
follows:

                                             f.     Appeals. An applicant or any owner or
                                      tenant of a property abutting, across the street or alley
                                      from; or havi-ng a common corner with the subject
                                      property aggrieved by the Director's decision may
                                      appeal the decision to the City Planning Commission



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                                pursuant to applicable procedures set forth in Section
                                11,5,7 C.6. of this Code that are not in conflict with
                                tile provisions of this paragraph (g)(2)(i), The appeal
                                shall include a filing fee pursuant to Section 19.01 B.
                                of this Code. Before acting on any appeal, the City
                                Planning Commission shall set the matter for hearing,
                                with written notice of the hearing sent by First Class
                                Mail at least ten days prior to the meeting date to: the
                                applicant; the ownerts) of the property involved; and
                                interested parties who have requested notice in
                                writing. The appeal shall be placed on the agenda for
                                the first available meeting date of the City Planning
                                Commission and acted upon within 60 days from the
                                last day of the appeal period. The City Planning
                                Commission may reverse or modify, in whole or in
                                part, a decision of the Director. The City Planning
                                Commission shall make the same findings required to
                                be made by the Director, supported by facts in the
                                record, and indicate why the Director erred making
                                the determination.

                                        EXCEPTION: When the application is filed as
                                part of a project requiring multiple approvals, the
                                appeals procedures set forth in Section 12.36 of this
                                Code shall govern. When the application is filed in
                                conjunction with a Parcel Map and no other approval,
                                the appeals procedures set forth in Section 17.54 of
                                this Code shall govern. When the application is filed
                                in conjunction with a tentative map and no other
                                approval, the appeals procedures set forth in Section
                                17.06 A.3 of this Code shall govern, provided that
                                such applications shall only be appealable to the.
                                Appeal Board, as defined in Section 17.02 of this
                                Code, and shall not be subject to further appeal to the
                                City's legislative body.

      Sec. 6. Section 12.24 of the Los Angeles Municipal Code is amended to delete
Subsection J.

      Sec. 7. Section 12.24.T.3. is amended to delete paragraph (d).




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           Sec. 8. Section 12.25 of the los Angeles Municipal Code is amended to read as
follows:

SEC. 12.25, TIME LIMITATIONS.

       A.        Utilization of Approvals.

                1,     Expiration. Any approval by the Zoning Administrator, Director of
       Planning, an Area Planning Commission, or the City Planning Commission as
       initial decision-makers, pursuant to the provisions of Chapter I of this Code or
       any ordinance adopted pursuant to Chapter I of this Code, that has not been
       utilized within three years of its effective date shall become null and void. When
       approvals are granted as part of a project requiring multiple approvals, however,
       the expiration periods set forth in Section 12,36 of this Code shall govern.

              2.     Utilization. An approval shall be considered utilized when a valid
       permit from the Department of Building and Safety has been issued and
       construction work has begun and been carried on diligently without substantial
       suspension or abandonment of work, An approval not requiring permits for
       construction or alteration from the Department of Building and Safety shall be
       considered utilized when operations of the use authorized by the approval have
       commenced.

                 3.     Exceptions. The following exceptions shall apply:

                          a.     Religious and Institutional Uses. Where a lot or lots have
                 been approved for use as a governmental enterprise, religious use,
                 hospital, educational institution or private school, including elementary and
                 high schools, no time limit to utilize the privileges shall apply provided that
                 all of the foilowing conditions are met:

                                 (1) The property involved is acquired or legal proceedings
                        for its acquisition are commenced within one year of the effective
                        date of the decision approving the conditional use.

                                (2) A sign is immediately placed on the property indicating
                        its ownership and the purpose to which it is to be developed, as
                        soon as legally possible after the effective date of the decision
                        approving the conditional use. This sign shall have a surface area
                        of at least 20 square feet.                           .

                                (3) The sign is maintained on the property and in good
                        condition until the conditional use privileges are utilized.

                        b.     Approvals With Effective Dates Between July 15, 2005
                 and December 31~ 2010. The expiration period of any approval by the



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             Zoning Administrator, Director of Planning. an Area Planning Commission,
             or the City Planning Commission as initial decision-makers (as well as any
             approval by a Deputy Advisory Agency acting in the capacity as a Zoning
             Administrator or as the Director of Planning's designee), pursuant to the
             provisions of Chapter I of this Code or any ordinance adopted pursuant to
             Chapter Iof this Code, shall automatically be increased by 60 months jf
             the effective date of approval was July 15, 2005 through December 31,
             2007; by 48 months if the effective date of approval was January 1, 2008
             through December 31,2008; and 24 months if the effective date of
             approval was January 1,2009 through December 31,2010, provided that
             the Director makes a written finding that the prior discretionary approval
             and the required environmental review considered significant aspects of
             the approved project and that the existing environmental documentation
             under the California Environmental Quality Act is adequate for the
             issuance of the extension. This one-time extension of time supersedes
             any previous extensions of time granted pursuant to Ordinance Nos.
             180,647 and/or 181,269.

       B.    Planning and Zoning Matters in litigation. The time limits set forth in
Subsection A above shall not include any time period during which the approval or the
environmental clearance for the approval is challenged in court.

        C,      California Coastal Commission Approvals. The time limits set forth in
Subsection A above shall not include any time period during which the subdivider or
applicant is awaiting a land use approval from tlie California Coastal Commission, The
subdivider or applicant shall submit a written request for a suspension of time and a
copy of the submitted California Coastal Commission application for such approval to
the Department of City Planning within 10 days of filing the application with the
California Coastal Commission. Suspensions of time shall be automatically granted
until the California Coastal Commission has rendered a final decision on the application,
including any appeal period. The subdivider or applicant shall submit a copy of the
California Coastal Commission's final action to the Department of City Planning within
10 days of~e final decision.

       Sec. 9.~The second unnumbered paragraph of Subdivision 3 of Subsection A of
Section 12.26 of the los Angeles Municipal Code is amended to read as follows:

             These rights shall end:

             (a) 18 months after the plan check fee is paid, or if a permit is issued
      during that time, when the building permit terminates pursuant to Section
      98.0602;

            (b) when subsequent changes are made to those plans that increase or
      decrease the height, floor area, or occupant load of the proposed-structure by
      more than five percent;



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             (c) when the use of the property is changed;

             (d) when changes exceed or violate the Zoning Code regulations in force
      on the date the plan check fee was paid; or

             (e) when the discretionary land use approval for the project terminates
      under the provisions of Chapter 1 of this Code or any ordinance adopted
      pursuant to Chapter 1 of this Code.

       Sec. 10. Subsection Q of Section 12.27 of the Los Angeles Municipal Code is
deleted.

      Sec. 11. Paragraph (h) of Subdivision 1 of Subsection G of Section 12.32 of the
Los Angeles Municipal Code is amended to read as follows:

                      (h)   Time Limit. Except as provided in Subdivision 2 of this
             subsection, as to those properties placed in the T classification
             subsequent to March 26, 1973, property shall not remain in a T Tentative
             classification for more than six years after the effective date of the
             ordinance creating it without the recording of a Final Tract Map or a Final
             Parcel Map, or a decision by the Department that all required dedications,
             payments and improvements have been made or assured to the
             satisfaction of the appropriate City agencies.

                     EXCEPTIONS: Property may remain in a T Tentative classification
             for an additional 60 months if the ordinance creating the classification took
             effect between July 15,2005 and December 31,2007; an additional 48
             months if the ordinance took effect between January 1 2008 through
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              December 31, 2008; and an additional 24 months if the ordinance took
             effect between January 1, 2009 and December 31,2010, provided that the
             Director makes a written finding that the prior discretionary approval and
             the required environmental review considered significant aspects of the
             approved project and that the existing environmental documentation under
             the California Environmental Quality Act is adequate for the issuance of
             the extension. Property may also remain in a T Tentative classification for
             a longer period of time through operation of Section 12.36. I. of the Code.

                      When these time limitations expire, the T Tentative Zone
             classification and the zoning authorized therebv shall become null arid
             void, the rezoning proceeding shall be terminated, and the property
             thereafter may only be utilized for those purposes permitted prior to the
             commencement of the rezoning proceedings and shall be so
             redesignated.                    .




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      Sec. 12. Paragraph (f) of Subdivision 2 of Subsection G of Section 12.32 of the
Los Angeles Municipal Code is amended to read as follows:

                    (f)    Time Limit. Except as provided below and in Subsection I.,
             property shall not remain in a Q Qualified classification for more than six
             years unless during that time:

                            (1)   there is substantial physical development ofthe
                    property to allow for one or more of the uses for which the Q
                    Qualified classification was adopted; or

                            (2)   if no physical development is necessary, then the
                    property is used for one or more of the purposes for which the Q
                    Qualified classification was adopted.

                     EXCEPTION: Property may remain in a Q Qualified classification
             for an additional 60 months if the ordinance creating the classification took
             effect between July 15, 2005 and December 31, 2007; an additional 48
             months if the ordinance took effect between January 1, 2008 through
             December 31 ~2008; and an additional 24 months if the ordinance took
             effect between January it 2009 and December 31,2010, provided that the
             Director makes a written finding that the prior discretionary approval and
             the required environmental review considered significant aspects of the
             approved project and that the existing environmental documentation under
             the California Environmental Quality Act is adequate for the issuance of
             the extension,

                     When these time limitations expire, the Q Qualified classification
             and the authority contained therein shall become null and void, the
             rezoning proceedings shall be terminated, and the property thereafter may
             only be utilized for those purposes permitted prior to the commencement
             of the rezoning proceedings.

                       In addition, the Director may determine that the development has
              not been continuously and expeditiously carried on to completion, but that
              one or more usable units has been completed and that the partial
              development will meet the requirements for the utilization of the (Q)
              classification. The Director may impose conditions on the partial
              development to meet the intent of this subdivision. The Director shall
              advise the Department of Building and Safety of his or her decislon.r
              Thereafter, a Certificate of Occupancy may be issued after compliance
              with the Director's decision, and the temporary (Q) classification shall be
              permanent on that portion of the property determined by the Director to be
              appropriate to the completed portion of the development The Qualified
            . classification and the authority contained therein shall become null and
              void as to the remainder of the property. Notwithstanding any other



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              provision of this Code to the contrary, no public hearing need be held nor
              notice be given before terminating the (Q) Qualified classification and
              restricting the property to its previously permitted uses.

        Sec. 13. Section 12.36 of the Los Angeles Municipal Code is amended to read
as follows:                                                                 >




SEC. 12.36. PROJECTS REQUIRING MULTIPLE APPROVALS,                      (CHARTER § 564),

       A.     Definitions.   The following definitions shall apply to this Section:

              Legislative Approval. Any approval that requires an action by the City
       Council, such as those as set forth in Sections 11.5.6, 11.S.7 G, 12.20,3 F, and
       12.32 of this Code.

              QuasHudicial Approval. Any approval for which the initial decision
       becomes final unless appealed, such as those as set forth in Sections 11.5.7 C-
       F,H, 12,20.2, 12.20.2.1, 12,20.3.I~L, 12.21 A.2, 12.21 G.3, 12.22 A.25, 12,24,
       12.24.1, 12.26 K, 12.27, 12,28, 12.30 H, 12,30 J, 12.32 H, 13,08 E, 14.00 B,
       16.05, 16.50, and Article 8 of this Code,

             Subdivision Approval. Any approval under the Division of Land
       Regulations set forth in Article 7 of this Code.

        C.      Filing Requirement. If an applicant files for a project that requires
multiple Legislative and/or Quasi-judicial Approvals, then the procedures set forth in this
section shall govern. Applicants shall file 'applications at the same time for all approvals
reasonably related and necessary to complete the project. The procedures and time
limits set forth in this section shall only apply to multiple applications filed concurrently,
except that, prior to a public hearing, the Director may require an applicant to amend an
application for a project requiring multiple approvals to ensure that all relevant approvals
are reviewed concurrently,

       D. .~ Declslon-makers.       Notwithstanding any provision of this Code to the
contrary, the following shall apply for projects requiring multiple approvals.

                 1.      City Planning Commission.     If a project requires any approval or
       recommendation separately decided by an Area Planning Commlssion, the
       Zoning Admlnistrator, and/or the Director, as the initial declsion-rnaker, and also
       requires any approval or recommendation by the City Planning Commission as
       the il;litiai decision-maker, then the City Planning Commission shall have initial
       decision-making authority for all of the approvals and/or recommendations.

                     (a)    Procedures. If all of the applications are for Quasi-judicial
              Approvals, then the procedures for consideration and appeal of all the
              applications shall be those set forth in Section 12.24 D through Q of this



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       Code. However, jf any Legislative Approval is Included, then the
       procedures for consideration and appeal of all the applications shall be
       those set forth in Section 12.32 B through D of this Code.

                (b)    Appellate Body. The City Council shall decide all appeals
       of the City Planning Commission's decisions or recommendations as the
       initial decision-maker on projects requiring multiple approvals,

        2.     Area Planning Commission. If a project requires an approval
separately decided by the Zoning Administrator and/or the Director, as the initial
decision-maker, and also requires any approval or recommendation by an Area
Planning Commission as the initial decision-maker, then the Area Planning
Commission where the project is located shall have initial decision-making
authority for all of the approvals and recommendations.

              (a)     Procedures.   If all of the applications are for Quasi-judicial
       Approvals, then the procedures for consideration and appeal of all the
       applications shall be those set forth in Section 12.24 D through Q of this
       Code. If, however, any Legislative Approval is included, then the
       procedures for consideration and appeal of all the approvals shall be
       those set forth in Section 12.32 B through D of this Code.

                (b)    Appellate Body. The City Council shall decide all appeals
       of the Area Planning Commission'S decisions or recommendations as
       initial decision-maker for projects requiring multiple approvals.

         3,     Zoning Administrator. If a project requires approvals separately
decided by the Zoning Administrator and the Director, as the initial decision-
maker, then the Zoning Administrator shall have initial decision-rnaklnq authority
for all of the approvals.

              (a)    Procedures. The procedures for consideration and appeal
    " of aU:related applications for Quasi-Judicial Approvals of the Zoning
    J
      Administrator as initial declslon-maker shall be those set forth in Section
      12.24 D through Q of this Code.

              (b)     Appellate Body. The Area Planning Commission where the
       project is located shall decide all appeals of decisions of the Zoning
       Administrator as initial declslcn-maker on projects requiring multiple
       approvals, If, however, regulations within Chapter I of this Code require
       any of the approvals to be heard by the City Planning Commission on
       appeal, the City Planning Commission shall decide all appeals of
       decisions of the Zoning Administrator as initial decision-maker.

       4.    Director of Planning. If a project requires multiple approvals
decided by the Director as the initial decision maker, the following shan apply.



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                     (a)    Procedures.    The procedures for consideration and appeal
              of all related applications for Quasi-Judicial Approvals of the Director as
              initial decision-maker shall be those set forth in Section 16.05 G through H
              of this Code,

                       (b)    Appellate Body_ The Area Planning Commission where the
              project is located shall decide all appeals of decisions of the Director as
              initial decision-maker on projects requiring multiple approvals. If,
              however, regulations within Chapter iof this Code require any of the
              approvals to be heard by the City Planning Commission on appeal, the
              City Planning Commission shall decide aU appeals of decisions of the
              Director as initial decision-maker.

               5.      Advisory Agency. If a project requiring multiple approvals also
       requires a Subdivision Approval by the Advisory Agency, that Subdivision
       Approval and any appeals shall be decided and governed by the rules set forth in
       Article 7 of Chapter 1 of this Code, Hearings for and consideration of appeals of
       Subdivision Approvals by the Advisory Agency shall be scheduled for the same
       time as any hearing and decision by the Area Planning Commission or City
       Planning Commission, whichever has jurisdiction over the other approvals. Any
       time limit within which the Area Planning Commission or City Planning
       Commission must act on the applications before it shall be automatically
       extended as necessary to allow the Area Planning Commission or City Planning
       Commission to hear and decide appeals of Subdivision Approvals at the same
       time as it serves as the initial decision maker for the other approvals.

        F.     Findings. When acting on multiple applications for a project, the initial
decision-maker or appellate body shall separately make all required findings for each
application. When appropriate, the initial decision-maker or appellate body may make
findings by reference to findings made for another application involving the same
project

      G. .~.No New Appeal Rights. This section does not create any additional
appeal or level of appeal in connection with any land use approval. This section also
does not limifor expand who may file an appeal as identified in each discretionary land
use application process.

        H.    Extension Of Time To Act. Notwithstanding any other provision of the
Code to the contrary, an extension of time to act on applications or initiations under the
multiple approval provisions may be agreed upon between the applicant and the
decision-maker or the appellate body,

       I.     Expiration.   Notwithstanding any other provision of the Code:
             1.      Quasi-judicial Approvals granted in conjunction with Legislative
      Approvals pursuant to these multiple entitlement procedures shall expire with the
      Legislative Approval, not to exceed six years unless a greater time results from
      the application of Section 12.25.

               2.   Quasi-judicial Approvals granted in conjunction with a Subdivision
      Approval pursuant to these multiple entitlement procedures shall expire with the
      Subdivision Approval pursuant to Article 7 of this Code. If the expiration date on
      a Subdivision Approval is extended pursuant to Article 7 of this Code, or by
      amendment to the Subdivision Map Act, the Quasi-judicial Approval shall also be
      automatically extended for a commensurate period of time.

               3,     Legislative Approvals granted in conjunction with a Subdivision
      Approval pursuant to these multiple entitlement procedures may be extended for
      the full time limit of the Subdivision Approval, including time extensions pursuant
      to Article 7 of this Code, for the purpose of recordation of an approved map.

       Sec. 14. Subdivision 10 of Subsection B of Section 14,00 of the Los Angeles
Municipal Code is deleted.

       Sec. 15. Subdivision 6 of Subsection G of Section 16.05 of the los Angeles
Municipal Code is deleted.

       Sec. 16. Subdivision 4 of Subsection E of Section 16.50 of the Los Angeles
Municipal Code is amended to read as follows:

             4.     Duration of Design Review Board Preliminary Review. A
      design review board's advice on an optional preliminary application shall be valid
      for 24 months.

       Sec, 17. The definition of Appeal Board in Section 17.02 of the Los Angeles
Municipal Code is amended to read as follows:
           r        ~",
      App~al Board

              The Area Planning Commission where the map is located for any parcel
      map or tentative map that (a) creates or results in less than 50,000 gross square
      feet of nonresidential floor area; or (b) creates or results in fewer than 50 dwelling
      units, guest rooms, or combination of dwelling units and guest rooms; or (c)
      involves a lot with fewer than 65,000 square feet of lot area. Otherwise, the City
      Planning Commission.

     Sec. 18. Subsection A of Section 17.07 of the Los Angeles Municipal Code is
amended to read as follows:




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      A.            Time Umit.   The following provisions establish the term of tentative map
approvals:

              1.     Within 36 months after the approval or conditional approval of the
      Tentative Map, the subdivider shall cause the proposed subdivision to be
      accurately surveyed and a final map prepared and filed with the City Engineer.
      The failure of a subdivider to file a map with the City Engineer within that period
      and to have the map submitted by the City Engineer to the City Council within
      the specified time limit shall automatically terminate and void the proceedings
      unless the time is extended by the Advisory Agency, the Appeal Board, or the
      City Council upon appeal from a denial of the extension by the Advisory Agency,
      The appeal shall follow the time limits and procedures set forth in Subdivisions
      3.,4., and 5. of Subsection A. of Section 17.06 of this Code.

              2,     The time limit for filing the final map with the City Engineer and
       submittal by the City Engineer of the final map to the City Council may be
       extended for a period or periods not exceeding a total of 72 months.

             EXCEPTION. The term of a tentative map approval shall be automatically
      extended pursuant to the provisions of California Governmental Code Sections
      66452.21,66452.22, and 66452.231 and any other current or future provision of
      the Subdivision Map Act that operates to extend the term of a tentative map
      approval.

       Sec. 19. Subdivision 3 of Subsection A of Section 17.07 ofthe Los Angeles
Municipal Code is deleted.

     Sec. 20. Subsection A of Section 17.56 of the los Angeles Municipal Code is
amended to read as follows:

       A.    Time Limit. The following provisions establish the term of preliminary
Parcel Map approvals and Tentative Map approvals under Section 17.50 C. of this.
Code:     l;
             ,I'.
             e


              1.      Within 36 months after the approval or conditional approval of the
      preliminary Parcel Map or approval of a Tentative Map filed pursuant to the
      requirements of Section 17.50 C, of this Code, a final Parcel Map showing each
      new parcel shall be prepared and filed with the City Engineer and submitted by
      the City Engineer to the City Council. The failure of a person dividing land to file
      the map with the City Engineer within that period and to have the map corrected
      and presented by the City Engineer to the City Clerk within the specified time
      limit shall automatically terminate and void the proceedings unless the time is
      extended by the Advisory Agency or the Appeal Board, upon the appeal from a
      denial of the extension by the Advisory Agency,




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              2.   The time limit for the submittal of a corrected Parcel Map to the City
       Council may be extended for a period or periods not exceeding a total of 72
       months.

              The provisions of this subsection shall apply to those maps described
       above and shall also apply to those maps that were approved or conditionally
       approved prior to the effective date of this subsection and that have not
       terminated prior to that date.

              EXCEPTION. The term of a preliminary Parcel Map approval or Tentative
       Map approval under Section 17.50 C of this Code shall be automatically
       extended pursuant to the provisions of California Governmental Code Sections
       66452.21,66452.22, and 66452.23, and any other current or future provision of
       the Subdivision Map Act that operates to extend the term of such approvals.

      Sec. 21. Subsection D of Section 18.08 of the los Angeles Municipal Code is
amended to read as follows:

       D.     Requirements for Utilization of Private Street. Notwithstanding Section
12,25 to the contrary, the private street approval shall be void unless all conditions of
approval are completed or fulfilled within six years from the date of approval, except that
grading and improvement conditions shall be considered as fulfilled if the required work
is begun during that time limit and diligently carried on to completion.

        Sec. 22. SEVERABILITY.        If any provision of this Ordinance or its application to
any person or circumstance is held to be unconstitutional or otherwise invalid by any
court of competent jurisdiction, the invalidity shall not affect other provisions, clauses or
applications of this Ordinance which can be implemented without the invalid provision,
clause or application, and to this end the provisions and clauses of this Ordinance are
declared to be severable,




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       Sec. 23. The City Clerk shall certify to the passage of this ordinance and have it
published in accordance with Council policy, either in a daily newspaper circulated
in the City of Los Angeles or by posting for ten days in three public places in the City of
Los Angeles: one copy on the bulletin board located at the Main Street entrance to the
Los Angeles City Hall; one copy on the bulletin board located at the Main Street
entrance to the Los Angeles City Hall East; and one copy on the bulletin board located
at the Temple Street entrance to the Los Angeles County Hall of Records.

      I hereby certify that this ordinance was passed by the Council of the City of
Los Angeles, at its meeting of           ~             _

                                                                    JUNE LAGMAY, City Clerk
                                                                     By                                                            __
                                                                                                                            Deputy

Approved                                                _



                                                                                                                             Mayor



                                                                                          Pursuant to charter Section 559, I approve
                                                                                          this ordinance on behalf of the City Planning
                                                                                          Commission and recommend that it be
                                                                                          adopted   .....

                                                                                                         January _, 2012
                                                                                                        See attached report.
Date   I-I/) -"'
               /2-                                                                                      . Michael LoGrande
                                                                                                            Director of Planning
File No(s).                                            _




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Second Addendum to Negative Declaration ENV-2010-1496-ND




                                     Attachment          6

       Redline showing changes to 2011 Proposed Ordinance by the 2012 Proposed Ordinance.
                                                                      Attachment                  6

Redline Draft of Ordinance                        11.5.7, 12.20.3, 12.22, 12.24,12.25,
                                                       Amending                 Sections
12.26, 12.27, 12.32, 12.36, 14.00, 16.05, 17.02, 17.07, 17.56, and 18.08 of the Los
Angeles Municipal Code to create consistent procedures                                                                           for review of projects
requiring     multiple approvals and synchronize   the                                                                           expiration  period   of
entitlements.

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                                    THE PEOPLE OF THE CITY OF LOS ANGELES
                                           DO ORDAIN AS FOLLOWS:


Section 1. Paragraph (e) of Subdivision 4 of Subsection C of Section 11.5.7 of the
Los Angeles Municipal code is deleted:

                                (e)
                               <,     Expiration.    If a Project Permit Compliance is not utili:z:ed
                        v/ithin rNO years after its effective date, the Project Permit Compliance
                        shall become null and void, unless the Director approves an extension of
                        time pursuant to an application filed by the applicant. An application for an
                        extension may be filed in any public office of the Department of City
                        Planning, accompanied by payment of a fee equal to that specified in
                        Section 19.01 M. The application shall set forth the reasons for the
                        request and shall be filed prior to the expiration date. Based 'on this
                        request, the Director may grant an extension of the expiration date for a
                        period of up to one year if the Director decides that good and reasonable
                        cause exists.

Sec. 2.      Subdivision 5 of Subsection                                                 F of Section                   11.5.7 of the Los Angeles
Municipal Code is deleted:


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               5.     Expiration.   If a spesifis plan exception is not utilized within tvJO
       years after its e1testive date, the spesifis plan exseption shall besome null and
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       void, unless the Direstor approves an extension of time pursuant to the same
       prosedures for extending the expiration date of a Projeet Permit Complianse, as
       set forth in Paragraph (e) of Subdivision 4. of Subsestion C. of this seGtiefr..

Sec. 3.       Subsection   S of Section 12.20.3 of the Los Angeles Municipal Code is
deleted:

       S.      Termination.       Any Certifisate of Appropriateness,         Certifisate of
Compatibility, or Conforming VVork 'b'hish has been approved under the provisions of
this sestion shall expire 24 months from the date of issuanse if the '.... ark authorized is
not commensed '.... ithin this time period. Further, the Certificate of i\ppropriateness,
Certifisate of Compatibility, or Conforming 'Nork will expire if the 'Nark authorized is not
sompleted within five years of the date of issuance.

Sec. 4.      Sub-sub-subparagraph b of Sub-subparagraph (.i) of Subparagraph (2) of
Paragraph (g) of Subdivision 25 of Subsection A of Section 12.22 of the Los Angeles
Municipal Code is amended to read:

                                            b.     Uii'ecter~ Authority.         The Director
                                   shall Have be the initial aecision maktFI·g-dtt#}afit.y-ffi
                                   GeteFFRtAe-WAclheF an applicatioR-f-ef--Gens+fy--Be-rws--i-&
                                   ooASisrent-wifh..-:tnis subdivisioll-flRG---the Affordable
                                   I"fOl:lsin9 Incentives Gui-EJe#Re5 decision maker for
                                   applications seeking on Menu incentives.

                                           EXCEPTION:        NotvJithstanai-A9--t-he---ageve-,
                                   When the application is filed as part of a project
                                   requiring multiple approvals, the authority initial
                                   decision maker shall be as set forth in Section 12.36
                                   of this Code; shall 9~en                  and when the
                                   application is filed in conjunction with a subdivision
                                   and no other approval, the Advisory Agency shall
                                   have the initial decision: making authority maker.

Sec. 5. Sub sub subparagraph   f of Sub subparagraph (i) of Subparagraph (2) of
Paragraph (g~sion           25 of Subsection l\ of Section 12.22 of the Los Angeles
MHAicipal Code is amended to reaa Subparagraph f. of Section 12.22.A.25.(gH2)(i) is
amended to read as follows:

                                          f.     Appeals. An applicant or any owner or
                                   tenant of a property abutting, across the street or alley
                                   from, or having a common corner with the subject
                                   property aggrieved by the Director's decision may



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                                     appeal the decision to the City Planning Commission
                                     pursuant to applicable procedures set forth in Section
                                     11.5.7 C.6. of this Code that are not in conflict with
                                     the provisions of this paragraph (g)(2)(i). The appeal
                                     shall include a filing fee pursuant to Section 19.01 B.
                                     of this Code. Before acting on any appeal, the City
                                     Planning Commission shall set the matter for hearing,
                                     with written notice of the hearing sent by First Class
                                     Mail at least ten days prior to the meeting date to: the
                                     applicant; the owner(s) of the property involved; and
                                     interested parties who have requested notice in
                                     writing. The appeal shall be placed on the agenda for
                                     the first available meeting date of the City Planning
                                     Commission and acted upon within 60 days from the
                                     last day of the appeal period. The City Planning
                                     Commission may reverse or modify, in whole or in
                                     part, a decision of the Director. The City Planning
                                     Commission shall make the same findings required to
                                     be made by the Director, supported by facts in the
                                     record, and indicate why the Director erred making
                                     the determination. +Ae appellate deeisien of the City
                                    PlaRRfn9 Commission shall be final and effective as
                                   . provided in Charter Section~

                                           EXCEPTION:        Netwithstanding    the above,
                                   wWhen the application is filed as part of a project
                                   requiring multiple approvals, the appeals procedures
                                   set forth in Section 12.36 of this Code shall govern.
                                   When the application is filed in conjunction with a
                                   stIDdivision Parcel Map and no other approval, the
                                   appeals procedures set forth in Am€le 7 of Chapter 1
                                   Section 17.54 of this Code shall govern. When the
                                   application is filed in conjunction with a tentative map
                                   and no other approval. the appeals procedures set
                                   forth in Section 17.06 A.3 of this Code shall govern,
                                   provided that such applications           shall only be
                                   appealable to the Appeal Board, as defined in Section
                                   17.02 of this Code, and shall not be subject to further
                                   appeal to the City's legislative body.

Sec. 6. Sul.Jsection J of Section 12.24 of the Los Angeles Municipal Code is amended to
reaa delete   Subsection J.

       J. Requirement for Utilization of Approval. ~ptions              to Time limitations
(LAMC 12.25). VVhere a lot or lots have been approved for use as a governmental
enterprise, place of 'Norship, hospital, educational institution or private school, including



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elementary and high schools, no time limit to utilize the privileges shall apply provi€IeG
that all of the following conditions are met-

              1.     Any use permitted by the Zoning /\dministrator or by an Area
       Planning Commission or the City Planning Commission as initial deoision
       makers, pursuant to the provisions of this section, is oonditional on the pri'/ileges
                          ithin t\vo years after the effective date of the permit authorizing
       being utilized '....
       the use.. Ho\,.,ever,jf the deoision is made by the City Planning Commission, it
       may speoify another time in the grant.

                2.     In either case, if the privileges granted are not utilized or
       construotion '.vork is not begun '''Jithin that time and carried on diligently without
       SUbstantial suspension or abandonment of v.'orl{, then the decision authorizing
       the use shall become void. In addition, all the conditions of the approval must be
       fulfilled before the use can be established, unless the approval itself expressly
       provides otheANise.

               3.    Prior to the expiration of the time period to utilize the privileges, the
       applicant may file a vlritten request with the initial decision maker for an
       extension of the termination period. Pursuant to the written request or on its
       own, the decision maker may extend the termination period for up to one
       additional year based on a finding that good and reasonable cause exists to
       grant the extension of time.

                       EXCEPTION:         VVhere a lot or lots have been approved for use
              as a governmental enterprise, place of 'b'orship, hospital, educational
              institution or private school, including elementary and high schools, no
              time limit to utilize the privileges shall apply provided that all of the
              following conditions are met: .

              W.L     The property involved is acquired or legal proceedings for its
       acquisition is §!.@. commenced within one-year of the effective date of the decision
       aPPfOving -the conditional use.
          ~
              fb1 ~  A sign is immediately placed on the property indicati!1g its
       owneFShip and the purpose to 'llhioh it is to be developed, as soon as legally
       possible after the effective date of the decision approving the conditional use.
       This sign shall have a surface area of at least 20 square feet.

              tet ~ The sign is mai-Atained on the property and in good condition until
       the ~o-nGffioRaluse privileges are utilized.

Sec. 7. Paragraph (d) of Subdivision 3 of Subsection T of Section 12.24 of the Los
AA-g.eIes--Man~pal Code is deleted: Section 12.24.T.3. is amended to delete paragraph
!Q1.



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                       (d)    Expiration.    The approval or conditional approval of a
              vesting conditional use permit shall expire at the end of a three year time
              period. HO'Never, if a vesting conditional use permit application is filed
              simultaneously 'Nith a vesting zone change application and both are
              approved, then the vesting conditional use permit shall expire at the end of
              a four year time period. Upon application to the Director of Planning and
              after recommendation of the Director, the City Council shall have the
              atJth.erity to approve or disapprove the extension of the termination date
              for the vesting conditional use permit for one year. The City Council may
              so extend the termination date one year at a time, for W'IO extensions, with
              a life of the conditional use permit not to exceed a total of six years.

Sec. 8. Section 12.25 of the Los Angeles Municipal Code is amended to read as
follows:

SEC. 12.25. EXTENSION AND SUSPENSION Of TIME LIMITATIONS.

         A.    Preparation   and Processing      of.---..E.nvironmental Impact Reports
Nobuithstanding any provision contatneG-iR-Afticles 1.5, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6,7, and 8 of Chapter
4-e:f. the Los Angeles Municipal Code~ '....
                                           hich establish time limits for certain actions to
be tal(el1 the time-Hmits so specified shall be extended fer--such a per-iod of hmo, not to
exceed six months one year, as may be neeessary to prepare and process an
environmental Impact Report required under Section 21151 of the Pub~ic Resources
Code. If the required report cannot be completed before the expiration of the six month
ene year extensien, a request for additional time may be made to the City Council, and
the applicable time limft.-may be further extended--f-Gf--&l:lch a period of time as--the
Council shall specify.

       A.     Utilization   of Approvals.

                1.     Expiration. Any approval by the Zoning Administrator, Director of
       Planning, an Area Planning Commission, or the City Planning Commission as
       initi!1 decision-makers, pursuant to the provisions of Chapter 1 of this Code or
       ani ordinance adopted pursuant to Chapter 1 of this Code, that has not been
       utilize~ within three years of its effectiv,e date shall become null and void. When
       approvals are granted as part of a project requiring multiple approvals, however
       the expiration periods set forth in Section 12.36 of this Code shall govern.

              2.    Utilization.  An approval shall be considered utilized when a valid
       permit from the Department of Building and Safety has been issu~d and
       construction work has begun and been carried on diligently without substantial
       suspension or abandonment of work. An approval not requiring permits for
       construction or alteration from the Department of Building and Safety shall be
       considered utHized when operations of the use authorized by the approval have
       commenced.




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              3.     Exceptions. The following exceptions shall apply:

                      a.      Religious and Institutional Uses. Where a lot or lots have
       been approved for use as a governmental enterprise, religious use, hospital.
       educational institution or pdvate school, including elementary and high schools,
       no time limit to utilize the privileges shall apply provided that all of the following
       conditions are met:
                              (1) The property involved is acquired or legal proceedings for
       its acquisition are commenced within one year of the effective date of the
       decision approving the conditional use.

                            (2) A sign is immediately placed on the property indicating its
       ownership and the purpose to which it is to be developed, as soon as legally
       possible after the effective date of the decision approving the conditional use.
       This sign shall have a surface area of at least 20 square feet.

                             (3) The sign is maintained on the property and in good
       condition until the conditional use privileges are utilized.

                b.    Approvals With Effective Dates Between July 15, 2005 and
December 31. 2010. The expiration period of any approval by the Zoning Administrator.
Director of Planning, an Area Planning Commission. or the City Planning Commission
as initial decision-makers (as well as any approval by a Deputy Advisory Agency acting
in the capacity as a Zoning Administrator or as the Director of Planning's designee),
pursuant to the provisions of Chapter 1 of this Code or any ordinance adopted pursuant
to Chapter 1 of this Code, shall automatically be increased by 60 months if the effective
date of approval was July 15, 2008 through December 31, 2007; by 48 months if the
effective date of approval was January 1, 2008 through December 31, 2008; and 24
months if the effective date of approval was January 1, 2009 through December 31,
2010, provided that the Director makes a written finding that the prior discretionary
approval and the required environmental review considered significant aspects of the
approved project and that the existing environmental documentation under the
California EnviroJ:lmental Quality Act is adequate for the issuance of the extension. This
one-time extension of time supersedes any previous extensions of time granted
pursuant to Ordinances Nos. 180,647 and/or 181,269.

        B.      Planning and Zoning Matters in Litigation:,      Any applioable time limit
established by regulations oontained within Chapter 1 of this Code shall not inslude any
time period during whish a lawsuit in '1)\'hichthe City is named as a party has been filed
and is pending in a sourt of sompetent jurisdiction involving any apprOl.'aI or conditional
approval p~ursuant to such regulations so long as 'Nithin 10 days of the service of the
initial petition or complaint in such a lavvsuit upon the subdivider or applisant, such
subdivider or applisant applies to the Department of City Planning for a suspension of
time. Such application shall be filed in duplicate in a public offise of the Department of
City Planning on forms provided for such purpose and shall be acoompanied with a 'fee
as required in Section 19.01 M. of this Code. The decision making authority for



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suspension of time applications shall be the same authority that granted the original
Department approval that is, either the--Qirector of Planning or the Chief Zoning
Administrator. 'A1ithin 40 days of receipt of such an application, the Director of Planning
or Chief Zoning ,A,dministrator shall either grant a Suspension of Time for up to five
years or deny the application and make findings 'Nhich are not inconsistent '.{vith the
regulations of Chapter 1 of this Code. The T!ime limits set forth in Subsection A above
established by regulations within Chapter 1 of this Code shall not include any time
period during which a-lawsuit in which the City is named as a party has been filed and is
pending in a court of competent j-ufis€l.iction involving any approval or conditional
approval pursuant to such regulations or certification of an environmeffial documem
pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act the approval or the environmental
clearance for the approval is challenged in court.-W~                 0 days of the service, if
served, of the inittal-pe:8HoA or complaint in such a la'Nsuit, the sueGi¥ieler or applicam
shall inform the Department of City Planni~n-writing         that a lawsuit has been-fHed-,---::r-He
Stffidivider or applicant shall attach a copy of the pet.ffieA or complaint to this notification
letter. Suspensions of time for planning, subdivision, and zOr-»ng matters in litigatioR
shall be automatically granted until final resolution of the lav/suit, including the
conclusion of all aI)pea I periods. The subdivider or applicant shall submit a copy of
oocumentation resolving the la'"vsajt to the Departmeffi-of City Planning. Failure of the
subdivider or applicant to notify the Departme-nt of City Planning '.'\,Iithin10 days of the
service of the initial petition or complaint shall result in a reduction of the--ffi#i-R~OO
eEftlal to the amount-Gf-.time slIGh notification has been delayed.

        C. California Coastal Commission Approvals. -1-:- The +time limits established
by regulations within Chapter 1 of this Code for any approval or conditional appr-eval
pursuant to such regulatieRs set forth in Subsection A above shall not include any time
period during which the subdivider or applicant is awaiting a land use approval from the
California Coastal Commission.       The subdivider or applicant shall submit a written
request for a suspension of time and a copy of the submitted California Coastal
Commission application for such approval to the Department of City Planning within 10
days of filing the application with the California Coastal Commission. Suspensions of
time shall be automatically granted until the California Coastal Commission has
rendered !I finaf..decision on the application, including during the pendency of any
appeal pefiod. The subdivider or applicant shall submit a copy of the California Coastal
Commission's final action to the Department of City Planning within 10 days of the final
decision.

                  2.     Time limits established by regulations 'Nithin Chapter 1 of this Code
       shall not include any time period during 'Nhich a la'.vsuit has been filed aM-i-s
       peOOiA§-fn a court-ol-.c~mpetent jurisdiction invo-l¥iR§-aRYapproval or conditional
       approval pHrsuant to SUGh regulations or certification of-an environmental
       documenl--f3-ursuant to the California E.nvironmental Quality Act involving any
       approval or permit granted by the California Coastal Commission.              '-''"lithin 10
       business days of the service, if served, of the initial petition or complaint in such
       a la'Nsuit, the subdivider or applicant shall inform the Department of City Planning
              riting that a Im... uit has been filed. The subdivider or applicant shall attacfl--a
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                           (4)   adjustments and slight modifications, as set forth in
                    Seetioo-12.28 of the Code;

                           (5)   specific plan project permit cOr-R-f3#aooe-reviews,
                    adjustments and exceptions, as set forth in Section 11.5.7 of the
                    Code; and

                           (6)                        +
                                other- discre~iooary .. aruj--useentitlemeflt-s,-as
                    determined by the Director.

             2.    Utilization.  An approval shall be considered utilized \,Ivhena valid
      permit from-the-Department       of BuHffin.g and Safety has been issued-aRd
      eeRSfF-Ustionwork has begun and beoA--Car-fieel-on diligently w~tiaJ
      suspension or abandonment of work. ,Aln approval not requiring permits for
      construction or alteration from the Department of Building and Safety shal.J.-..be
      considered utilized when--.eperations of the use authorized have commenced.

               3.     Conditions    of Appro'lal.   All conditions of approval must be
      fulfilled for approvals granted pursuant to the provisions of Chapter 1 of this Code
      OF any ordinance adopted pursuant to Chapter 1 of this Code before an approved
      use-may-be estas.~nless                                                          i
                                        the approval itself expressly provides othen....se:-

Sec. 9. The second unnumbered paragraph of Subdivision 3 of Subsection A of Section
12.26 of the Los Angeles Municipal Code is amended to read as follows:

              3.    Vesting of Development Pian. VVhenever plans sufficieRt~f-a
      complete plan checl( are accepted by the Department of Building and Safety and
      a fee is paid, a vested~ght        is granted to the project to proceed ~t'ith its
      development in substantial compliance 'l.'ith the zening, and develepment rules,
      regulations, ordinances and adopted policies of the City of Los An~
      on the date that the plan check fee is paid as indicated on a valid building permit
      application. These rights shall not include exemption from other applications or
      apProvals .that may be necessary to entitle the project to proceed (b&.-,
      subaivision, zone variance, design review board revie'.v, etc.) and from
      subs~quent changes in the Building and Safety and Fire regulations--feun.a
      necessary by the Gity Council to protect the public health and safety and which
      are applicable on a city'/Y'idebasis, contained in Chapters V and IX of this Gode
      and policies and standards relating to those chapters or from citywide programs
      enacrted after the application is deemed complete te-+mplement State or Federal
      mandates.

             These rights shall end 'A'hen a permit is issued, or 18 months after the
      plan check fee is paid v/hic!lever comes first or if, after issuance, the building
      permit terminates pursuant to Section 98.0602.         These rights shall end if
      subsequent changes are made to those plans 'Nhich increase or decrease the
      height, floor areal. or occupant load of the proposed stF-Uctureby more than five



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       percent or change the use or if changes exceed or violate the Zoning Code
       regulations in force on the date that the plan check fee is paid. These rights shall
       also end if the Eliscretionary laOO-l:Jseappr-oval for tf1e---pfGjectterm~RdeF
       the provisiolls-e.f Gflapter 1 of this Code or any ordinance ado~ed pursuaAt-te
       GRat*ef-1-ef this Code.

These rights shall end:
       (a) 18 months after the plan check fee is paid, or if permit is issued during that
time, when the building permit terminated pursuant to Section 98.0602;

       (b) when subsequent changes are made to those plans that increase or decrease
the height floor area or occupant load of the proposed-structure by more than five
percent;

       (c) when the use of the property is changed:

       (d) when changes exceed or violate the Zoning Code regUlations in force on the
date the plan check fee was paid; or

             (e) when the discretionary land use approval for the project terminated
       under the provisions of Chapter 1 of this Code or any ordinance adopted
       pursuant to Chapter 1 of this Code.


Sec. 10. Subsection Q of Section 12.27 of the Los Angeles Municipal Code is deleted.

        Q.         Requirement for Utilization of '1arianGe. Any variance granted by the
provisions of this section is conditional upon the privileges being utilized 'Nithin tv.'O
years after the effeGtive date of the approval and, if the privileges granted in the permit
are not utilized or construction work is not begun '#ithin that time and carried on
                i
Eliligently '....thout substantial suspension or abanElonment of work, then the authorization
to establish the use shall become void. In addition, all the Gonditions of the approval
must be f~filled before the use can be established, unless the approval itself expressly
provides otherv,,'ise.
              .                                                                        .
A Zoning Administrator may extend any applicable termination date for- one additional
period, not to eXGeed one year, prior to the termination date of the period, if a 'i~.·ritten
                         the OffiGe of Zoning Administration setting forth the reasons for the
request is filed ,,,,.'ith
request and a Zoning Administrator determines that good and reasonable cause exists.
A public he-aring shall be held and notice given in the same manner as desG~ibed in
Subsection C.

A Zoning Administrator may determine that the time limit for any variance or exception
listed in this section, which is filed simultaneously 'Nith a vesting application as allowed
ey Seotion 12.24T, may have the same time limit as the approval granted pursuant to
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Sec. 11. Paragraph (h) of Subdivision 1 of Subsection G of Section 12.32 of the Los
Angeles Municipal Code is amended to read as follows:

                     (h) Expiratien of T. Time Limit. Except as provided feF in
            Subdivision 2 of this subsection, as to those properties placed in the T
            classification subsequent to March 26, 1973, wHeRever property shall not
            remains in tHe a T Tentative classification for a period of more than six
            years after the effective date of the ordinance creating it without the
            recording of a Final Tract Map or a Final Parcel Map, or a decision by the
            Department that all required dedications, payments and improvements
            have been made or assured to the satisfaction of the appropriate City
            agencies., the T Tentative Zone classification---aR€l-the zoning authorized
            thereby shall become null and void, the rezoning proceeding shall be
            terminated, and the propeFty--thereafter may only be utilized for those
            purposes permitted prior to the commencement              of the rezolli-Ag
            proceedings and shall be so Fe designated.

                   EXCEPTIONS:     Not\vithstanding the above, Property may remain in
            S! T Tentative classification pe-FiOOs-f-eF--f*-eviously
                                                                  approved projects shalt
            atH-em-atically be incFeaSeG by 3§-months           if sooh a T Tentattve
            classification has expired or may expire on or after July '15, 2008 and
            before January 1, 2014 for an additional 60 months if the ordinance
            creating the classification took effect between July 15, 2005 and
            December 31, 2007; an additional 48 months if the ordinance took effect
            between January 1, 2008 through December 31, 2008; and an additional
            24 months if the ordinance took effect between January 1, 2009 and
            December 31, 2010, provided that the Director makes a written finding
            that the prior discretionary approval and the required environmental review
            considered significant aspects of the approved project and that the
            existing environmental documentation under the California Environmental
            Quality Act is adequate for the issuance of the extension. Property may
         f. als0. remain in a T Tentative classification for a longer period of time
         ~ through operation of Section 12.36.1. of the Code.

                     When these time limitations expire, the T Tentative' Zone
            classification and the zoning authorized thereby shall become null and
            void, the rezoning proceeding shall be terminated, and the property
            thereafter may only be utiliz.ed for those purposes permitted prior to the
            commencement      of the rezoning proceedings and shall be ISO re-
            designated.

Sec. 12. Paragraph (f) of Subdivision 2 of Subsection G of Section 12.32 of the Los
Angeles Municipal Code is amended to read as follows:




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           (f)    Time Limit. Except as provided below and in Subsection t.,
                                                                       be
    property shall not remain in a Re Q Qualified classification sAa-l1 granted
    for more than six years unless during that time:

                   fit (1) there is substantial physical development of the
           property to allow for one or more of the uses for which fu:st
           permitted by the Q has taken place .....   ithin that time Qualified
           classification was adopted; or

                   W (2) if no physical development is necessary, 00t then the
           property is beiflQ: used for one or more of the purposes fi:.Fst:
           permitted by for which the Q,-t-hen--4AeQualified classification aRe.
           the authority cOIl~ecome                         null and void, tile
           feLGning proceedings shaJ.I be terminated, and the propeFty
           thereafter may only be utilized for those purposes permitted prior to
           the commencement of the rezoning proceedings.; or was adopted.

                  (3) SUC-A--3 Q Qualified classification that has expired or may
           expire on or after July 15, 2008 and before Janual)' 1, 2014, VJhich
           shall autoffiatiBally be granted a 36 month ioc-Fease-intime.

            EXCEPTION: Property may remain in a Q Qualified classification
    for an additional 60 months if the ordinance creating the classification took
    effect between July 15, 2005 and December 31, 2007, an additional 48
    months if the ordinance took effect between January 1, 2009 and
    December 31, 2012, provided that the Director makes a written finding
    that the prior discretionary approval and the required environmental review
    considered significant aspects of the approved project and that the
    existing environmental documentation under the California Environmental
    Quality Act is adequate for the issuance of the extension.

            When these time limitations expire, the Q Qualified classification
#   and-. the authority contained therein shall become null and void, the
s
    rezoning proceeding shall be terminated, and the property thereafter may
  , only be utilized for those purposes permitted prior to the commencement
    of the rezoning proceedings

             In addition, the Director may determine that the development has
    not been continuously and expeditiously carried on to completion, but that
    one or more usable units has been completed and that the I partial
    development will meet the requirements for the utilization of the (Q)
    classification.     The Director may impose conditions on the partial
    development to meet the intent of this subdivision.      The Director shall
    advise the Department of Building and Safety of his or her decision.
    Thereafter, a Certificate of Occupancy may be issued after compliance
    with the Director's decision, and the temporary (Q) classification shall be



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                permanent on that portion of the property determined by the Director to be
                appropriate to the completed portion of the development. The Qualified
                classification and the authority contained therein shall become null and
                void as to the remainder of the property.          Notwithstanding any other
                provision of this Code to the contrary, no public hearing need be held nor
                notice be given before terminating the (Q) Qualified classification and
                restricting the property to its previously permitted uses.

Sec. 13. Section 12.36 of the Los Angeles Municipal Code is amended to read as
follows:

SEC.  12.36.         PROCEDURES          FOR     PROJECTS       REQUIRING       MUL TrPLE
APPROVALS.        (CHARTER § 564).

       A.     Applications. If a proje~n'.'olves more than one discretionary land use
approval, the applicant shall file applications for all of the approvals the applicant
reasonably believes are necessary at the same time. If the applicant does not f#e-a
single application form for all of the approvals, the applicant shall make reference on
each application to each of the other applications filed for the projeGt:-

         B.     Projects Requiring Multiple Quasi Judicial Approvals. If a project
requires more than one quasi judicial approval by the Zoning Administrator, the Area
Planning Commission or the City Planning Commission, those approvals that otherwise
would be considered by the Zoning Administrator shall be decided by either the Area
Planning Commission or the City Planning Commission, whiohever has jurisdiction o'.'er
at least one of the approvals. If both the Area Planning Commission and the City
Planning Commission have jurisdiction over approvals, all of the applications shall be
considered by the City Planning Commission. The procedures used for consideration of
initial decisions and any appeals of all of the required approvals shall be those set forth
in Section 12.248 through Q. If the Area Planning Commission is the initial decision
maker, and there are not at least three members of the I'.rea Planning Commission who
have been appointed and taken the oath of office at the time the application is d~emed
complete, Jhe City Planning Commission shall have initial decision making authority.
            i

       C.                                                                  .
                Projects RequiringBoth Quasi Judicial and legislative Appro·.als.

                (1) Except as provided in Subdivision 2. below, if a project requires at
       least one quasi judioial approval and at least one legislative approval, all of the
       applications shall be considered by the City Planning Commission.              The
       procedures used for consideration of initial decisions and any appeals sf all of
       the required approvals '.viii be those set forth in Section 12.32 8. through D.
                    i
        HEYNe'Jer,f the Commission fails to act on a quasi judioial applioation or appeal,
           hich is a part of a multiple approval, then the quasi judicial action shall be
       '....
       transferred to the City Council without a recommendation for a decision. If a
       project requires a plan amendment, not withstanding the time limits set forth in
        Section 12.32 8. through D., the time limit in 'Nhich the Council must aot on all



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       applications..J +'s!=lall run froFfl---.t.Re--Hme ±b CounCl· receives
       reeot'Y>rY\                                       tHe                         t!=le M       '
            ITlrnenuation or t!=letime for t!=lemayor to ast expiFeS:-"                        ayor s

               (2) NotvJithstanding Subdivision 1 13 "       'f       .        ,
       ~i     judicial approval and at least one I a~oi(~, I a prOjest requires at leas-t--oHe
       Commission !=las delegate€! considerati:~ISI~t~~e appro~al ~nd t!=leCity Planning
       Area Planning Commission pursuant t 0 C!=l            o:e le9lsla.llve approvals to the
       applications shall be considered by ih 0 A a er S~stlon 565, all of t!=le
       procedu~es use€! for consideration of initi~ ",re~. Planmng Commission.              The
       tRe reqUired approvals s!=lal!be those set ~~~CI.SIO;S ~nd any appeals of all of
       through 0 HO'Ale"er if tbe Co        ..       .       In ectlon 12,32 Subsestions D
                   .    Wi(,   ' tH- --mmISSIon fall t          t           .. "                   E)
       or appeal, which is a part of a multi ISO            acr on a quasI JudiCia!application
       shall be transferred to the City coun~::,,::pro'Jal,       then the q~asi judicial action
       U the Area Planning Commission is t~eli~1't?~tda r~~ommendatlon for a decision.
       at least three members of the A             ~~I la , eCISlon maker, and there are not
       appointed and taken the oath ofn:.a           anRlng, Commission w!=lo !=lave been
       complete, the City Planning co~ I?e ,at t!=le time t!=le.a~~lication is deemed
       authority.                              miSSion shall have IRltlal decision making


             D.    Projects Requiring Multi Ie Au'
Approval. If a project subject to SUbsectro              g ppr~v als, ,Inclu~mg          SubdivisioA
tract map or parcel map appro"al b\l th Ad "ns . or . of thiS sestlon also requires a
                                   if    :J  e ,I,:f\rlson'Agency tAat
                                               I                             I3d'"
any appeals shall be aeoiaed ana o"cr                    Y ':        '     su lVISlon approval ana
approvals as set furtA in Article 7 ofgthis ::: ttz the ru!es applicable to .subcli~lision
appeals of subaivision approvals by the J\ SHY                , Hearings for an€! conSideration of
same time as the hearing and d ..
DI~~     ,
                                                   'b"Isory Agency s!=lall be scheduled for the
                                         eelSlon _.y tAC Area Plann'           C      .,
F1l':tt"lnmgCommission wbl'cbe"er has'          , ..           nlngommlsslon                  or City
 •  •      ,                 , .. t-I
                                    IIH  --~ JUFlsalstlon 0" ih         tl=i
limit \".'Ithin 'Nhich t!=leArea Planning C       : ~v~re              0 ~er approvals.     Any time
     t!=l       1"                          ommlSSlon or City PlaFlRlRgG            "
       A.     Purp,ose.   The purpose of this Section is to create clear, consistent
procedures for the review of projects requiring multiple, related approvals, including
appropriate hearing and appeal routes, in order to promote effiGiency in case
i9foeessi-ng, provide certainty in the develepment review process, and estabJ.i&A.
procedures fOf-the comprehensive consideration of project benefits and impacts.

       8. A. Definitions. NGtwithstand1ng any pr-ovfs-iOfl~e                  to the contrafY,
tIhe following definitions shall apply to this Section:.

              Legislative Approval. Any approval that requires an action by the City
       Council, such as those as set forth in Sections 11.5.6, 11.5.7 G, 12.20.3 E-F, and
       12.32 of this Code.

              Quasi-judicial Approval.     Any approval for which the initial decision
       becomes final unless appealed, such as those as set forth in Sections 11.5.7 C-
       F,H, 12.20.2, 12.20.2.1, 12.20.3.I-L, 12.21 A.2, 12.21 G.3, 12.22 A.25, 12.24,
       12.24.1, 12.26 K, 12.27, 12,28, 12.30 H, 12.30 J, 12.32 H, 12.32 H, 13.08 E,
       14.008, 16.05, 16.50, and Article 8 of this Code.

             Subdivision Approval. Any approval involving a under the Division of
       Land as Regulations set forth in Article 7 of this Code.

        C.      Filing Requirement. If an applicant files for a project that requires t\'\'o or
more approvals multiple Legislative and/or Quasi judicial Approvals, then the
procedures set forth in this section shall govern, subject to Charter Section 245
fe9a~l3eaffi.           Applicants shall file applications at the same time for all approvals
reasonably related and necessary to complete the project. The procedures and time
limits set forth in this section shall only apply to multiple applications filed concurrently
fe.F one project. except that, prior to a public hearing, the Director may require an
applicant to amend an application for a project requiring multiple approvals to ensure
that all relevant approvals are reviewed concurrently.

       D. f. De&ision-makers. Notwithstanding any provision of this Code to the
contrary, tne following shall apply for projects requiring multiple approvals.

               1.     City Planning Commission. If a project requires any approval or
       recommendation separately decided by an Area Planning Commission, the
       Zoning Administrator, and/or the Director, as the initial decision-maker, and also
       requires any approval or recommendation by the City Planning Commission as
       the initial decision-maker, then the City Planning Commission shall have initial
       decision-making authority for all of the approvals and/or recommendations.

                     (a).   Procedures. If all of the applications are for Quasi-judicial
              Approvals, then the procedures for consideration and appeal of all the
              applications shall be those set forth in Section 12.24 D through Q of this
              Code.      However, if any Legislative Approval is included, then the



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        procedures for consideration and appeal of all the applications shall be
        those setforth in Section 12.32 8 through D of this Code.

                 W~fill. Appellate Body. The City Council shall decide all appeals
        of the City Planning Commission's decisions or recommendations as the
        initial decision-maker on projects requiring multiple approvals, inaluding a
        related Subdivision-ApJ3{-evah

                (b).    ProGedures.     If all of the app~ications are for Quasi jucJ.i.sial
        Approvals, then the procedures for consideration and appeal of all the
        applications shall be those set forth in Section 12.24 B through Q.
        HO'Never, if any Le§~slative Approval is inaluded, then the proaedures for
                                     o                         s
        oo-nsi€J.e.ratffin--an4-appeal f al~-he--apf3UGatfe.ns hall be those set forth in
        Section '12.32 B throu~

        2.     Area Planning Commission.       If a project requires any approval
separately decided by the Zoning Administrator and/or the Director, as the initial
decision-maker, and also requires any approval or recommendation by an Area
Planning Commission as the initial decision-maker, then the Area Planning
Commission where the project is located shall have initial decision-making
authority for all of the approvals and recommendations.

               (a).    Procedures.    If all of the applications are for Quasi-judicial
        Approvals, then the procedures for consideration and appeal of all the
        applications shall be those set forth in Section 12.24 0 through Q of this
        Code. If, however, any Legislative Approval is included, then the
        procedures for consideration and appeal of all the approvals shall be
        those set forth in Section 12.32 B through 0 of this Code.

                 tat-fill.Appeliate Body. The City Council shall decide all appeals
        of the Area Planning Commission's decisions or recommendations as
        initial decision-maker for projects requiring multiple approvals, iRGItK:I~
   f,   related Subdivision Approval.
   ~
                f&~Procedures.         If all of the applieations are for Quasi jooi·efa~
        ,I\,pprovals, then the proeedures for consideration and appeal of al-l-t-Ae
        applications shall be those set foFtf:l---.ffiSection 12.24 B through Q.
        Ho\".'ever, if any Legislative Appro',,'al is--tAaluded, then the procedures for
        consideration and apf3eal of all the approvals shall--l3e those set forth in
        Section 12.32 B through D.

       3.      Zoning Administrator.   If a project requires approvals separately
decided by the Zoning Administrator or the Director, as the initial decision-maker,
then the Zoning Administrator shall have initial decision-making authority for all of
the approvals.




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              (b).   Procedures.     The procedures for consideration and appeal
       of all related applications for Quasi-Judicial Approvals of the Zoning
       Administrator as initial decision-maker shall be those set forth in Section
       12.24 D through Q of this Code.

              fat--!Ql. Appellate Body. The Area Planning Commission where
       the project is located shall decide all appeals of decisions of the Zoning
       Administrator as initial decision-maker on projects requiring multiple
       approvals. !t Mhowever, if regulations within Chapter 1 of this Code
       require any of the approvals to be heard by the City Planning Commission
       er-City Council on appeal, including a related Subdi'.tision Approval, the
       City Planning Commission or City Council, as appropriate, shall decide all
       appeals of decisions of the Zoning Administrator as initial decision-maker.

               (b).    ProGedures. The procedures for consideration and ap~
       of all related applications for Quasi Judisial-/\pprovals  of the Zoning
       /\dministrateF--as--~l-EleGisioo-maker shall be those set forth in Section
       12.24 Bthr~

       4.    Director of Planning.        If a project requires multiple approvals
decided by the Director as the initial decision maker, the following shall apply.

              (a).     Procedures.   The procedures for consideration and appeal
       of all related applications for Quasi-Judicial Approvals of the Director as
       initial decision-maker shall be those set forth in Section 16.05 G through H
       of this Code.

              fat-fQl.   Appellate Body. The Area Planning Commission where
       the project is located shall decide all appeals of decisions of the Director
       as initial decision-maker on projects requiring multiple approvals.       .!L
       r4however, if regulations within Chapter 1 of this Code require any of the
       approvals to be heard by the City Planning Commission or City COblncil on
       appeal, fficlliding a related Subdivision Approval, the City Planning
       Commission 9f--G.jty Council, as appropriate, shall decide all appeals of
       decisions of the Director as initial decision-maker.

               (b).   Procedures.    The procedures for consideration and appeal
       of all related applications for Quasi-Judicial Approvals of the Director as
       lnitial decision-maker shall be those set forth in Section 11.5.7 C.
       However, when the City Planning Commission is the appellate body, the
   ·   procedures for the approval that required appeal to the City Planning
       Commission shall govern for all applications.

       5.    Advisory Agency.    If a project requiring multiple approvals also
requires a Subdivision Approval by the ll=Ie Advisory Agency, that Subdivision
Approval and any appeals shall have separate initial decision-m~



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      for any Subdivisien Approval filed eoneurrently 'Nith any Quasi judicial l\ppro'JaI
      or Legislative Approval in accordance '..vith the procedures be decided and
      governed by the rules set forth in Article 7 of Chapter 1 of this Code. Hearing for
      and consideration of appeals of Subdivision Approvals by the Advisory Agency
      shall be scheduled for the same time as any hearing and decision by the Area
      Planning Commission or City Planning Commission. whichever has jurisdiction
      over the other approvals. Any time limit within which the Area Planning
      Commission or City Planning Commission must act on the applications before it
      shall be automatically extended as necessary to allow the Area Planning
      Commission or City Planning Commission to hear and decisde appeals of
      Subdivision Approvals at the same time as it serves as the initial decision maker
      for the other approvals.

        F.     Separate Decisions Findings.       When acting on multiple applications for
a project, the initial decision-maker or appellate body shall separately make all required
findings for each application. When appropriate, the initial decision-maker or appellate
body may make findings by reference to findings made for another application involving
the same project.

       G.     Appeals No New Appeal Rights. This section does not is not intended
te create any additional appeal or level of appeal in connection with any application for a
                                                             i
land use approval, under this Code. When regulations '....thin Chapter 1 of this Cede
provide for further appeal beyoFl4-the appellate body of any approval-fi~ed as part of a
project requiring multiple approvals, only that approval othervJise eligible for a
secondary appeal shall be sub:jeet to further appeal. This section also does not limit or
expand who may file an appeal as identified in each discretionary land use application
process.

        H.   Extension Of Time t9 To Act. Notwithstanding any other provision of the
Code to the contrary, an extension of time to act on applications or initiations under the
multiple approval provisions may be agreed upon between the applicant and the
decision-maker or the appellate body.
          ~      '.
       I. ~ Expiration.    Notwithstanding any other provisions of tRffi the Code:

               1.    Arty Quasi-judicial Approvals granted in conjunction with a
       Legislative Approvals pursuant to these multiple entitlement procedures shall
       expire with the Legislative Approval, not to exceed six years unless greater time
       resul!s from the application of Section 12.25.

           . 2.     Arty Quasi-judicial Approvals granted in conjunction with a
      Subdivision Approval pursuant to these multiple entitlement procedures shall
      expire 'Nith the Subdivision App-roval. The expiration period of slffiA Quasi-
      Judieial Approvals may be extended with the Subdivision Approval pursuant to
      Article 7 of this Code. If the expiration date on a Subdivision Approval is
      extended pursuant to Article 7 of this Code, or by amendment to the Subdivision



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      Map Act, the Quasi-judicial Approval shall also be automatically extended for a
      commensurate period of time.

               3.     Arty Legislative Approvals granted in conjunction with a Subdivision
      Approval pursuant to these multiple entitlement procedures may be extended for
      the full time limit of the Subdivision Approval, including time extensions pursuant
      to Article 7 of this Code, for the purpose of recordation of an approved map.

Sec. 14.     Subdivision 10 of Subsection      B of Section 14.00 of the Los Angeles
Municipal Code is deleted;.

              1O.      Appro~'al Expiration. Alternative compliance measures approved
      pursuant to the provisions of this section are conditional on the privileges beiRg
      utilized y.'ithin two years after the effective date of the approval or other time
      specified in the grant.

      The alternative compliance measure approval to permit establishment of the
      public benefit project shall become void if the privileges granted are not utilized
      or construction work is not begun within that time and carried on diligently 'Nithout
      substantial suspension or abandonment of work. In addition, the conditions of
      the approval which guarantee compliance VJith the performance standards and
      any alternative methods of compliance shall be-fulfilled before the use can be
      established, unless the approval itself expressly provides otherwise.

      Prior to the expiration of the time period, the applieant may file a written request
      'Nith the Director for an extension of the termination period set forth above.
                                                            n,
      Pursuant to the written request or on his or her o..... the Director may extend the
      termination time for a period up to one year based on a finding that good and
      reasonable cause exists to grant the extension of time.

Sec. 15.     Subdivision 6 of Subsection      G of Section     16.05 of the Los Angeles
Municipal Code is deleted;
          &     -"
          ~ 6.       Expiration. If an approval is not utilized 'Nilhin three (3) years after
      this effective date, i.e., if building permits are not issued and construction work is
      not begun 'Nithin such time, and earried on diligently so that building permits do
      not lapse, such an approval shall become void.

Sec. 16.     Subdivision 4 or Subsection E of Section 16.50 of the Los Angeles
Municipal Code is amended to read as follows:

             4.      Duration of Design Review Board Preliminary Review and the
      DireGtor's DeGision or the Area Planning Commission's DeGision on
      Appeal. A design review board's advice on an optional preliminary application
      shall be valid for 24 months.




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      A final decision of the Director or Area Planning Commission on appeal shall be
      valid for a period of t\vo years, so long as all necessary building permits are
      obtained within that tVIO years. In the event a building permit is obtained in a
      timely manner but subsequently expires, the Director's decision or Area Planning
      Commission's decision on appeal shall expire with the building peFffiit.:.

Sec. 17. The definition of Appeal Board in Section 17.02 of the Los Angeles Municipal
Code is amended to read as follows:

      Appeal Board

                     (a)    The City Planning Commission, for the purpose of hearing
             and making decisions upon appeals from actions of the Advisory AgeRCY
             witR--respect to any parcel map or tentative map which creates or results in
             (a) 50,000 or more gross square feet of nonresidential floor area; or (b)
             65,000 or more gross square feet of lot area; or (c) 50 or more dwelling
             units or guest rooms or combination of dwelling units and guest rooms;
             andlor the kind, nature and extent of improvements required in connection
             with these actions.

                     (b)   The Area Planning Commission, for the purpose of hearing
             and making decisions upon appeals from actions of the Advisory Agency
             . ith
             •... respect to any parcel map or tentative map which creates or results in
             (a) less than 50,000 gross square feet of nonresidential floor area; or (b)
             less than 65,000 gross square feet of lot area; OF (c) fe\\'er than 50
             Gwelling units or guest rooms or combination of dv.f9l1ing units anG guest
             rooms; andlor the kind, nature anG extent of improvements requireG in
             connection with these actions. The Area Planning Commission 'Nhich
             hears the matter shall be the Area Planning Commission in the area in
             which the parcel map or tentath19 map is located.

              The Area Planning Commission where the map is located for any parcel
      maR or tentative map that: (a) creates or results in less than 50,000 gross square
      feet~of nonresidential floor area; or (b) creates or results in fewer than 50 dwelling
      units" guest rooms, or combination of dwelling units and guest rooms: or (c)
      involves a lot with fewer than 65,000 square feet of lot area. Otherwise, the City
      Planning Commission.

Sec. 18. Subdivisiofl---d-of Subsection A of Section 17.07 of the Los Angeles Municipal
Code is eeteted-amended to read as follows:

      A.     Time Limit. The following provisions establish the term of tentative map
approvals:

             1.     Within 36 months after the approval or conditional approval of the
Tentative Map, the subdivider shall cause the proposed subdivision to be accurately



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surveyed and a final map prepared and filed with the City Engineer. The failure of a
subdivider to file a map with the Citv Engineer within that period and to have the map
submitted by the City Engineer to the City Council within the specified time limit shall
automatically terminate and void the proceedings unless the time is extended bv the
Advisory Agency, the Appeal Board, or the City Council upon appeal from a denial of
the extension by the Advisory Agency. The appeal shall follow the time limits and
procedures set forth in Subdivisions 3., 4., and 5. of Subsection A. of Section 17.06 of
this Code.
              2.      The time limit for the filing the final map with the Citv Engineer and
submittal by the City Engineer of the final map to the City Council may be extended for
a period or periods not exceeding a total of 72 months.

             EXCEPTION. The term of a tentative map approval shall be automatically
extended pursuant to the provisions of California Governmental Code Sections
66452.21,66452.22, and 66452.23, and any other current or future provision of the
Subdivision Map Act that operated to extend the term of a tentative map approval.


Sec. 19. Subdivision 3 of Subsection A of Section 17.07 of the Los Angeles Municipal
Code is deleted.

               3.    Not'nithstanding the I3ffivisiGns of Seetions 11.5.7, 1~0.2,        12.24,
       12.27, 12.28, 12.32, 16.05, afl.G---16.50of this Code to the contrary, the initial
       expiration period for the follov.'ing diseretionary land use entitlements shaH
       automatically be inereased by 12 months if approved in conjunction wi-tA--a
                                                         Map--#-1atexpires on or after July 15,
       +entative T--fa€klr-Vest.fA~-6fl-tatJ..v.e----r-fact
       2008 and before July 15, 2009, or by 36 months jf ap-pfoved in conjunction with a
       Tentative Tract or Vesting Tentative Tract that expires on or after July 15, 2009
       and before January 1, 2011, or by 24 months if approved in eonjunetiafl-wit-h-a
       TeRtative Tract or Vesti-A§-+entative Tract that expires in 201 'I :

                        (a)   coastal development permits, as set forth in Section 12.20.2
           f,   of tRis Code;
           ~

                       (b)    conditional use permits, plan approvals, and other sim:i-Iaf
                ftUasHudicial approvals, as set forth in--Se€tion12.24 of this Code;

                       (0)    variances and plan approvals, as set forth in Section12.27 of
                this Code;

                       (d)     adjustments and slight modifications, as set forth in Section
                .:12.28of this Code;

                      te)    specific plan project permit compliance revie'Ns, adjustments
                and exceptions, as set forth in Section11.5.7 of-#Hs Code;




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                    (f)     zone and height district changes, as set fort-A---tA-Seet-iefl
              12.32 of this Code;

                        (9)        site plan review, as set forth in Section 16.05 of this Code;


                        (h)                             land use entitreme-ms, as determined 9y
                                   other discr-et-iGn-ary
              t-Ae--Qi re eta r.


Sec.      20.   ','iw..:;ien------d- (-)' Subsection A of Section 17.56 of the Los Angeles
Municipal Code is t-lHl-etpfj amended to read as follows:

              3.     Netwithstanding the provisions of Sections ~,          12.20.2, 12.24,
      12.27, 12.28, 12.32, 16.05, and 16.50 of this Code to the contrary, the initial
      e)(piration period for the fel1-ow+Rg discretionary land use entitlements shall
      automatically be increased by 12 months if approved in conjunction I~Parcel
      Map or a Tentative Map filed pllrsuan~ments                    of Section '17.50 C. of
      this Code that expires on or after July 15, 2008 and before July 15, 2009, or by
                                                     a
      36 months if approved in conjunction \~,;Iith Parcel Map or Tentative Map filed
      pllisuant to the requireRi-ents--.ofSection 17.50 C. of--this Code that~res     on or
      after July 15, 2009, and before January 1, 2011, or by 24 months if approved in
      conjunction with a Parcel Map or a Tentative Map filed pursuant to the
      requirements of Section 17.50 C. of this Code that expires in 2011:

                      {~t--coastal         devel~FReAt~s,         as set foRA-in Section 12.20.2
              ef-this Code;

                      (b)     conditional use permits, plan approvals, and other similar
              qttaSi judicial approvals, as set forth in Section '12.24 of this Code;

                        (0)        variances and plan a~provals, as set forth in Section12.27 of
          ~ this~Gode;
          ~

                    (d)     adjustments and slight modifications, as set forth in Section
              12.28 of this Code;

                    (e)    specific plan project permit compliance revie'Ns, adjustments
              and exceptions, as set forth in Section11.5.7 of this Code;

                    (f)     zone and height district changes, as set forth in Section
              12.32 of this Code;

                        (9)        si-te-pffin review, as set forth in Section 16.05 of this Code;




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                     (h)                                use eAtitlements, as determined by
                            otller discr:et-iooafy---laOO
              the Director.

       A.     Time Limit. The following provisions establish the term of preliminary
Parcel Map approvals and Tentative Map approvals under Section 17.50 C. of this
Code:
              1.    Within 36 months after the approval or conditional approval of the
preliminary Parcel Map or approval of a Tentative Map filed pursuant to the
requirements of Section 17.50 C. of this Code, a final Parcel Map showing each new
parcel shall be prepared and filed with the City Engineer and submitted by the City
Engineer to the City Council. The failure of a person dividing land to file the map with
the City Engineer within that period and to have the map corrected and presented by
the City Engineer to the City Clerk within the specified time limit shall automatically
terminate and void the proceedings unless the time is extended by the Advisory Agency
or the Appeal Board, upon the appeal from a denial of the extension by the Advisory
Agency.

       2.   The time limit for the submittal of a corrected Parcel Map to the City
Council may be extended for a period or periods not exceeding a total of 72 months.

        The provisions of this subsection shall apply to those maps described above and
shall also apply to those maps that were approved or conditionally approved prior to the
effective date of this subsection and that have not terminated prior to that date.

       EXCEPTION. The term of a preliminary Parcel Map approval or Tentative Map
approval under Section 17.50 G of this Code shall be automatically extended pursuant
to the provisions of California Governmental Code Sections 66452.21, 66452.22, and
66452.23, and any other current or future provision of the Subdivision Map Act that
operated to extend the te~m of such approvals.


Sec. £i 21. Subsection D of Section 18.08 of the Los Angeles Municipal Code is
amended to read ..as follows:
          !
D.      Requirements for Utilization of Private Street. Notwithstanding Section 12.25
to the contrary, T!he private street approval shall be void unless all conditions of
approval are completed or fulfilled within six years from the date of approval, except that
grading and improvement condition shall be considered as fulfilled if the required work
is begun during that time limit and diligently carried on to completion. The time limit for
completing 'or fulfilling the conditions of apprO'.(al may be extended by the Director or,
upon appe)ll, by the Board for a period not exceeding three years.


Sec. 21.       Urgency Clause. The City Couooi-l-finds and declares that t~
is required for the immediate protectien of the public peace, health, and safety for the
            reason: In order for the City of Los Angeles to preserve development
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applications that may expire or cannot be presently processed due to current advefSe
economic conditions impacting the City's budget and to streamline and create
f31-e9fGtability in the development review process for the benefit of econom-is
eevelopmeflt-dufif1~t                        is necessaFy-tG---immeEIiatelycreate consistent
procedures 'for ravie':.' of pFqject£----fequifi.ng multiple awrovals,     synchronize the
expiration periods of multiple approvals grantee to a single preject, clafify language
regarding utilization-at approvals, eliminate the redundancy of extensions of time for
quasi judicial land use approvals, extend the life of previously granted approvals
fffilm".:ing the dates specified in the state legislation 5B 1185 (CA Gov't Code SectioAS
66442.6, 66452.14, 66425.15, 66452.21, and 66463.5) and AB 333 (G/\ Gov't Code
5erctions 65961 and 66452.22), and make minor technical corrections. The Council,
tRerefere,--wi#T-the-Mayor's concurrence, adopts this ofd-i.n.aAceto become effective
upon pHSlication pursuant to Los .'''ngeles City Charier Section 253.


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Sec. 22. SEVERABILITY. If any provision of this Ordinance or its application to any
person or circumstance is held to be unconstitutional or otherwise invalid by any court of
competent jurisdiction, the invalidity shall not affect other provisions, clauses or
applications of this Ordinance which can be implemented without the invalid provision,
clause or application. and to this end the provisions and clauses of this Ordinances are
declared to be severable.


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