The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce is rounding up its members to generate public support for the proposed update to the Hollywood Community Plan as it moves to the City Council for consideration.
On Tuesday night, the chamber in its regular newsletter encouraged its members to support the plan by emailing local representatives.
The chamber wrote:
Although the Public hearing has been closed on the Hollywood Community Plan, opponents of the plan have been working furiously to generate petitions. The Hollywood Chamber has attached an example of their efforts to generate letters to be entered into the City Council’s Official Record. We need to be sure that the voices of the Hollywood Business Community are heard just as loudly by the City Council. If you have not already done so, please forward to the City, a brief email that will be added to the public record. An e-mail template in support of the Hollywood Community Plan has been created for your guidance. This email should be sent to Sharon Gin (legislative assistant for the committee) with copies to the members of the PLUM Committee and our two council representatives. We need to generate as many e-mails as possible and tell our members that it is time to finally pass the much needed Hollywood Community Plan. It is critical that the voices of the Hollywood Business Community are heard as this important document is being considered by the City Council.
A suggested statement included:
As a member of the Hollywood Business Community, I call on you to move forward with adoption of this Plan. The Hollywood Community has been working with an outdated community plan that is now 23 years old, and has caused developers to seek numerous variances on proposed projects – often opening them up to legal challenges. A new plan will clearly detail the City’s expectations and help guide proposed developments so that they do not need to face lawsuits for seeking changes from outdated requirements. It is time to take action to give the community a plan with clear, updated guidelines for development. I support the plan and believe it will provide predictability for ALL constituents – residents, small business owners, property owners, developers and the businesses we want to attract to Hollywood. It is more than time to move forward and adopt the Hollywood Community Plan Update.
There were also a number of talking points the chamber outlined on its website. View them here.