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Hollywood Community Plan to Return to PLUM Committee

The city panel heard 15 minutes of public comments and will revisit the proposal in two weeks.

The Los Angeles City Council's Planning Land Use and Management Committee Tuesday held off on making a final decision on the proposed Hollywood Community Plan update.

The committee allotted 15 minutes for public comments on Tuesday. After hearing comments, Chairman Ed Reyes said the committee will take up the item in two weeks.

"We had public comment the last time we visited this item and we opened this out of courtesy for 15 more minutes," Reyes said. "I want to close public comment at this time and we will choose to open it up if we need to."

Reyes did not provide any further details on the decision.

The plan would serve as a blueprint for future development in Hollywood. The current plan has not been updated since it was created in 1988.

Review by the committee is the last stop before it goes to the full City Council for consideration.

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Daniel Costa April 19, 2012 at 05:24 AM
3 hours of witch was overwhelmingly filled by developers (they spoke 45 minutes), community planners and city officials praising themselves for their achievements in a despicable self-gratifying manner. In contrast, those opposed to the plan had a whole minute before they were rudely cut off. Now you state that we the public should be thankful they even gave us a few minutes to voice our opinion at this last meeting. I think you have Democracy backwards, people have the right to an unlimited voice and their officials have an obligation to hear them since their constituents elected them and pay for their salaries! When Ed Reyes prematurely closed the hearing at around 4 PM when his shift was far from over, he was in contempt of his legal obligation and needs to be fired as such. So scott don't insult our intelligence in the future unless you have a valid point!
Fran Reichenbach April 19, 2012 at 04:10 PM
Yes, Laura. You're so right. And for the areas in the Hollywood Core that are not counted in this "unrestricted" area, you have large areas of 6:1 FAR which means that really tall buildings can be built. Look at the Millennium Project. They are almost ready to break ground and you can see how tall it will be by going to SaveHollywood.org. That graphic shows only one of two tall towers! Can we afford this in our Hollywood community? I don't think so.
ruth April 19, 2012 at 08:18 PM
When the the big dramatic moment, 'THE REVEAL' came.. The poster of the 55 story skyscraper proposed by Millennium on Vine was unveiled..dwarfing The Capitol Reecords Building, obstructing The Hollywood Hills from view, (and more to follow)..waking them up from their naps..it was pretty shocking that this was the first they heard of it, had seen it, and knew nothing about it. In light of the fact that each one of them has accepted campaign contributions from Millennium..(Public Record) It was also obvious from the questions they posed to a city planner about this monster development, they have never read, and were not familiar with The Hollywood Community Plan. And they are 'The Deciders' And will the lobbyists/advocates for Millennium, including a Hollywood N.C., and The Hollywood Chamber President, who all constantly speak in support of The HCP at hearings, lieing about all the support for it, and the MYTHS about all the meetings and outreach that have occurred .. Will any of them ever BE HONEST and admit who they really are, and who they are working for? Millennium?.. Doubt it.
george abrahams April 19, 2012 at 08:25 PM
There was no justification for limiting public comment on a major ordinance that will affect the future of the entire city for all time. An inquiry to the City Clerk revealed that the number of cards submitted was 23 for / 27 against / 6 general comment, yet only 7 for / 5 against / 6 general comment were allowed to speak. The General Plan is the most significant influence on all aspects of life in Los Angeles. An additional 37 minutes is all it would have taken to hear the people who had to take the whole day off to attend the PLUM hearing, yet the Committee still suppressed comment.
Scott Zwartz April 19, 2012 at 09:29 PM
They do not need to read the Hollywood Plan as they will vote for it no matter what it says. Los Angeles City Hall is a gigantic RICO enterprise where each crook supports the other 14 crooks which is why they vote together 99.3% of the time. The only thng worse than the Hollywood Plan was the mayor's State of the City speech where he promised new find new ways to funnel billions of tax dollars to his developer cronies.

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