Councilmember Gil Cedillo, who represents much of Glassell Park, has introduced a motion (#12-1690-S5) that would “streamline” a process by which communities are protected from unscrupulous developers.
Environmental Impact Reports must be completed and submitted for building projects throughout Los Angeles and often bring to light concerns about which Zoning Administrators-- and the community-- might otherwise be unaware. Mr. Cedillo, in the name of affordable housing, is recommending easing EIR requirements to speed up the process for developers. Expedited processing of new EIRs would be for sale to any builder willing to pay a fee to get less scrutiny.
The GPIA has long held a position that Glassell Park needs all possible protections to safeguard not only our hillsides, but also our business and residential streets from the kind of unregulated building to which we have been subjected in the past.
Gilbert Cedillo, CD1:
213-473-7001 City Hall office
Mitch O’Farrell, CD13:
213-473-7013 City Hall office
José Huizar, CD14:
213-473-7014 City Hall office
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