Planning departments transform the appearances of cities and the everyday lives of their residents. Through the development of land use policies and regulations, Los Angeles City Planning shapes the interactions between people and neighborhoods across the City.
Proposed planning regulations currently under consideration are listed below. Each summary links to a draft of the regulations and other supporting materials. Proposed regulations that are represented by a staff point of contact include a phone number and email address.
The Office of the City Clerk is the repository for all adopted and proposed regulations. For a full list, use the search function at LACityClerk Connect.
Notice to Land Use Industry Professionals
If you are compensated to interact with the Department of Planning, City law may require you to register as a lobbyist and report your activity. Any individual may qualify as a lobbyist, regardless of occupation, education, training, or professional title. A lobbyist may hold a position that includes but is not limited to attorney, CEO, consultant, architect, engineer, government liaison, business owner, permit applicant, urban planner, expediter, land developer, various real estate specialists, and others.
More information is available on the Ethics Commission’s lobbying page and Influencing Land Use Decisions brochure. For assistance, please contact the Ethics Commission at (213) 978-1960 or firstname.lastname@example.org.