For the 50th episode of our podcast, catch the LIVE recording of our third and final panel for Making Our Neighborhood: The Fight for Housing. Guests include Nina Suarez of the East Hollywood Neighborhood Council, Samanta Helou-Hernandez of This Side of Hoover, Chancee Martorell of Thai Community Development Center, Roderick Hall of Pacific Urbanism, and Caroline Calderon of Little Tokyo Service Center.


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Notice of Public Hearing: Hollywood Community Plan Update

According to the digital pamphlet for this hearing:

In its consideration of the recommended Community Plan, the City Planning Commission will conduct a limited Public Hearing to consider changes (Proposed Changes) to the recommended Plan Update proposed at the initial Public Hearing held on December 9, 2020. The Proposed Changes are proposed to respond to input received at the initial Public Hearing and include:

— The application of Open Space land use and OS zoning designations to additional hillside properties (inset page)

— A change in zoning Height District and Qualified [Q] Conditions for properties located in the Hollywood Media District area (inset page)

— A change in zoning designation from C4 to C2 within the Proposed Regional Center (inset page); and

— Amendments to the Hollywood Redevelopment Plan to clarify its relationship to the forthcoming recommended Community Plan (inset page).”

There are zero notes for @Planning4LA‘s Public Hearing this Thursday regarding the Just Hollywood Coalition‘s repeated calls for equity-based counts of affordable housing, an end to Luxury hotel development in Hollywood, and a halt to any more Ellis Act evictions in the community. However, something tells this blogger that the Coalition is not done making its voice heard over this plan yet. There’s only one way to find out. Be there via Zoom this Thursday, February 18, 2021 at 8:30 AM, Los Angeles.



The recorded version of “Housing in East Hollywood, with J.T.,” a free seminar by yours truly with members from in and around East Hollywood on February 2nd, 2021. To read the UCLA Luskin (@UCLALuskin) report on the rate of “corporate landlordship” in L.A. referred to in the Q & A session, find it HERE. Happy Black History month, Los Angeles, and shout out once again to the Anti Eviction Mapping Project: @antievictionmap.