It's been a month since the City Council passed the Hollywood Community Plan update and now challenges to the plan are making their way through the Los Angeles Superior Court.
Three lawsuits from separate groups are seeking a re-evaluation of the environmental impacts of the Hollywood Community Plan Update, which serves as a guide for future growth and development in the community.
A lawsuit filed by the La Mirada Homeowners Association of Hollywood on Wednesday alleges the plan violates the California Environmental Quality Act and does not adequately consider the effects of traffic, air quality and land use. The group describes itself as property owners and residents.
In June, the councilmembers unanimously approved an update to the Hollywood Community Plan. It had not been updated since its creation in 1988.
Two more suits that challenge the plan were filed in recent weeks.
One filed by SaveHollywood.org on Wednesday contends the plan violates CEQA and the city violated the Brown Act and the Public Records Act. Members of the group live in Hollywood and span from the mid-Wilshire area to the Valley. .
A third lawsuit filed by Fix the City on July 13, also contends the plan violates CEQA. The filing describes the group as a nonprofit public benefit corporation, with a mission to “improve neighborhood and critical infrastructure.” Its members are residents in Los Angeles.
The following challenges could bar the city from issuing development permits.
The Hollywood Community Plan Update was signed by the mayor at the end of June. Its effective date was scheduled for Aug. 6.