The Los Angeles Department of City Planning invites you to attend an
Environmental Impact Report (EIR) Scoping Meeting
in your area to give public comment on the environment impacts of the proposed Southwest Valley Community Plans Update. The Southwest Valley Community Plans include the Canoga Park-Winnetka-Woodland Hills-West Hills, Encino-Tarzana, and Reseda-West Van Nuys Community Plans.
The Department of City Planning is holding three Scoping Meetings, one in each Community Plan area (please refer to the flyer below for specific dates, times, and locations). Both city staff and the environmental consultants preparing the EIR, including the traffic consultant, will be present at the Scoping Meetings to answer questions.
You can view the flyer for 2019 EIR Scoping Meetings here.
The Department of City Planning issued the Notice of Preparation (NOP) and notice of public scoping meetings on Thursday, March 28, 2019. The public comment period is open from Thursday, March 28, 2019 to Friday, May 3, 2019. In accordance with CEQA section 15082, this NOP is being circulated for a 30-comment period. The City of Los Angeles requests that written comments be provided at the earliest possible date, but no later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday, May 3, 2019.
You can view SWV NOP here.
To provide comments online, please use the form Online Comment Form.
Please send written comments (including name, telephone number, and contact information) to the following address:
City of Los Angeles, Department of City Planning
ATTN: Erika Lam, City Planning Associate
Case Numbers: CPC-2019-1741-CPU; CPC-2019-1742-CPU; CPC-2019-1745-CPU; ENV-2019-1743-EIR
6262 Van Nuys Blvd., Room 351
Van Nuys, CA 91401
CONCEPTS WORKSHOPS 2018
On June 19, 2017, the Tarzana Neighborhood Council - Land Use and Planning Committee met at the Tarzana Child Care Center at 7:30 p.m to discuss a variety of land use issues. The evening was lively, and it was easy to see how passionate the attendees were about their community. The Valley Community Plan Unit introduced the concept of the Community Plan Update to the public and invited them to attend one of the upcoming public workshops. The Tarzana Land Use Committee emphasized the importance of community attendance at the upcoming Community Plan Update Workshop that will occur on Thursday, July 27, 2017 at the San Fernando Valley Arts and Cultural Center (18312 Oxnard Street in Tarzana).
Concerns were raised from community members regarding preservation of existing single-family neighborhoods and large lots, the potential impacts of increasing density in the neighborhood, and the preservation of potential historic areas in Tarzana. These initial topics ignited conversation regarding future development in Tarzana and will be further discussed at the public workshops. At the workshops, attendees will have the chance to voice their opinions on future policies and goals within their communities and engage with City Planning staff regarding the positive and negative elements of their community. The workshop will be loosely structured around three main themes: housing, commerce, and the public realm. The conversation and discussion continues July 27 in Tarzana.
The Valley Community Planning Division of the Department of City Planning visited the Woodland Hills-Warner Center Neighborhood Council at their regularly scheduled board meeting on May 10, 2017 at the American Legion Post 826. The Community Planning staff were there to share the news that the City is kicking off an update to three community plans in the Southwest San Fernando Valley: Canoga Park-Winnetka- Woodland Hills–West Hills, Reseda-West Van Nuys, and Encino-Tarzana.
At the meeting Community Planning staff invited Woodland Hills-Warner Center Neighborhood Council to provide feedback to help shape land use and the built environment within the respective plan area.
Community Planners also requested the Council’s aid in getting the word out to their neighbors and interested parties that a community plan update is taking place in Woodland Hills that needs their input.
Four documents were shared with the Neighborhood Council to help them understand the process, as well as to help elicit their input; those items can be found here.
Community Planning staff shared a preliminary schedule for future outreach events sponsored by the Department of City Planning, and encouraged use of these workshops and online forums to share initial feedback. Staff will return to a neighborhood council meeting in June to discuss ways to collaborate with the neighborhood council on future outreach events and forums.