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Housing Density Bonus before full CIty Council Wednesday a.m., Feb. 6

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    From: Karen Gilman Date: Feb 4, 2008 7:23 AM Subject: Housing density bonus before City Council
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      From: Karen Gilman <_gilperson2@..._ (mailto:gilperson2@...) >
      Date: Feb 4, 2008 7:23 AM
      Subject: Housing density bonus before City Council wednesday
      To: _lvna90004@..._ (mailto:lvna90004@...)

      Subject: density bonus before full City Council Wednesday a.m., Feb. 6,
      2008, 10:00 a.m., LA CIty Hall, 200 N. Spring St., Room 340, John Ferraro Council
      Chambers; see lacity.org and click on agendas and meetings for more details:
      _http://lacity.org/clk/councilagendas/clkcouncilagendas350456_02062008.pdf_
      (http://lacity.org/clk/councilagendas/clkcouncilagendas350456_02062008.pdf) .
      This item is #22 on the agenda at the 10 a.m. slot.

      ITEM NO. (22) - Motion Required
      05-1345
      GENERAL EXEMPTION, COMMUNICATION FROM THE CITY ATTORNEY and ORDINANCE FIRST
      CONSIDERATION amending Sections 12.22, 12.24, 14.00 and 19.01 of the Los
      Angeles Municipal Code (LAMC) to implement a density bonus program, as required
      by State law (SB 1818).
      Recommendations for Council action, SUBJECT TO THE APPROVAL OF THE MAYOR:
      1. FIND that adoption of this Ordinance is generally exempt from the
      California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), pursuant to CEQA Guidelines Section
      15061(b)(3), and City Guidelines, Article II, Section I, because it can be seen
      with certainty that codifying the procedures for implementing the state
      density bonus law will not have a significant effect on the environment and ADOPT
      Notice of Exemption No. ENV. 2008-87-CE.
      2. ADOPT the January 14, 2008 FINDINGS of the Director of Planning as the
      Findings of Council.
      3. PRESENT and ADOPT the accompanying ORDINANCE, disapproved by the Director
      of Planning, amending Sections 12.22, 12.24, 14.00 and 19.01 of the LAMC to
      implement a density bonus program, as required by State law (SB 1818). This
      proposed ordinance makes changes to the existing density bonus provisions in
      the LAMC so as to implement and meet the requirements of SB 1818, which
      requires cities to permit increased density for market rate housing projects that
      include a percentage of the units "set aside" as affordable to certain income
      groups. The proposed ordinance also contains application filing fees, and
      fees for enforcement of housing covenants.
      4. NOT PRESENT and ORDER FILED Ordinance, disapproved by the Director of
      Planning on October 16, 2007.
      Fiscal Impact Statement: The Los Angeles Housing Department reports there
      will be no impact on the City's General Fund.
      Community Impact Statement The Greater Valley Glen Council (Neighborhood
      Council) regarding the proposed local ordinance implementing SB 1818, reports
      that the following over-reaches beyond those required by State law must not
      become law because they unjustifiably overburden the infrastructure and
      frustrate the law's stated intent (a) No reduction in parking requirements below SB
      1818; (b) No quadrupling SB 1818's base density bonus on for-sale projects to
      produce higher total units without creating any additional affordable units;
      and (c) No increased base density bonus based on overbroad definition of
      "transit corridor" (1/4 mile from bus stop) to justify more total units without
      creating a single additional affordable units. The City's share of re-sale
      profits on for-sale affordable units should be used to preserve that affordable
      housing's specific neighborhood infrastructure.
      Community Impact Statement: The Board of the Studio City Neighborhood
      Council supports the letter to Mayor Villaraigosa, authored by Los Angeles County
      Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky, dated September 24, 2007 (attached to Council File
      No. 05-1345).
      10 VOTES REQUIRED
      (Planning and Land Use Management and Housing, Community and Economic
      Development Committees waived consideration of the above matter) WEDNESDAY



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