For Immediate Release: May 3, 2023
COUNCILMEMBER NITHYA RAMAN COMMENDS ADOPTION OF HOLLYWOOD COMMUNITY PLAN
LOS ANGELES -- Today, Councilmember Nithya Raman voted in favor of adopting the Hollywood Community Plan, which affects the Hollywood, Hollywood Hills, and Los Feliz portions of Council District 4. The updated plan incorporates significant changes including: protecting tenants and small businesses, preserving rent-stabilized and affordable housing stock, directing growth away from sensitive hillside areas, conserving open space in the Santa Monica Mountains, protecting historic and cultural resources, and improving infrastructure to support sustainable, connected, and walkable neighborhoods.
“Waiting 35 years to update the Hollywood Community Plan – last adopted in 1988 – has hurt current tenants and prevents the thoughtful management of development in our neighborhoods,” said Councilmember Raman. “With today’s historic vote, we are moving forward with a new plan to preserve affordability and accommodate growth in the greater Hollywood area for the years ahead.”
Councilmember Raman secured several changes to the Hollywood Community Plan and Community Plan Implementation Overlay (CPIO), including:
- Requiring a true one-to-one replacement for demolished rent-stabilized and covenanted units by adding clear standards that projects using the CPIO incentive program cannot count their required affordable units towards their replacement requirements.
- Incorporating tenant protections to further support low-income tenants against displacement by incorporating additional provisions under SB330/SB8 such as relocation, right to return, and right of first refusal.
- Increasing covenant terms for affordable units within a mixed-income development receiving incentives from 55 years to 99 years.
- Instructing the Planning Department to look into using lower rent schedules for unsubsidized mixed-income projects that set truly affordable rents for working families.
- Increasing on-site affordability in Commercial Corridor Subareas for projects using the CPIO incentive program.