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The Los Angeles County Department of Regional Planning (DRP) is a department of the County of Los Angeles.

Functions, history, and mission

The Regional Planning Department was established as an independent department in 1974 to be responsible for the planning function of unincorporated areas. Services are provided to the unincorporated areas of the county. The Department supports the Regional Planning Commission.

Regional Planning Commission

The staff of the Department of Regional Planning supports the Regional Planning Commission (RPC). The Commission was established in 1922, one of the oldest such bodies in the United States. The RPC has quasi-judicial decisionmaking power on land use matters, which are appealable to the Board of Supervisors. The Commission also makes recommendations on legislative actions (ordinances) that are approved by the Board of Supervisors.

The RPC has 5 members, appointed by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors. Each Supervisor appoints one Commissioner and the Commissioner is approved by the entire Board.

Zoning code and ordinances

The Regional Planning Department reviews land use applications to ensure compliance with Title 21 (Subdivision Ordinance) and Title 22 (Zoning Ordinance) of the Los Angeles County Code and California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).[1][2]


Long range planning

The County has a General Plan, three Area Plans, and many Community/Neighborhood and Specific Plans.[3]

  • Altadena Community Plan - adopted July 10, 1986
  • Antelope Valley Area Plan - adopted December 4, 1986
  • Canyon Park Specific Plan - adopted 1986
  • Diamond Bar Community Plan - adopted 1983
  • East Los Angeles Community Plan - adopted June 23, 1988
  • Hacienda Heights Community Plan - adopted October 31, 1978
  • La Vina Specific Plan - adopted December 26 1989
  • The Malibu Local Coastal Plan - adopted 10/7/86.
  • Marina del Rey Land Use Plan - adopted 1996
  • Newhall Ranch Specific Plan - adopted 05/27/03
  • Northlake Specific Plan - adopted June 1992
  • Rowland Heights Community Plan - adopted 9/1/81
  • Santa Catalina Island Local Coastal Plan - adopted 11/17/83
  • Santa Clarita Valley Area Plan - revised 12/6/90
  • Santa Monica Mountains North Area Plan - adopted 10/24/00
  • Twin Lakes Community Plan - adopted 5/9/91
  • Walnut Park Neighborhood Plan - adopted 9/24/87
  • Westmont / West Athens Neighborhood Plan - adopted 3/15/89

The current General Plan was approved in 1980. The Department of Regional Planning is currently engaged in updating the General Plan.[4]

DRP is also engaged in other planning efforts:

  • Hacienda Heights Community Plan Update[5]
  • One Valley One Vision - joint effort with the City of Santa Clarita[6]
  • Santa Monica Mountains Local Coastal Program[7]
  • Santa Monica Mountains North Area Plan Revision[8]
  • Town & Country[9]

Communities in the unincorporated area

Locations

The main office is on the 13th floor of the Hall of Records at 320 W. Temple, Los Angeles 90012.

There are satellite offices in various community locations (inside Building and Safety offices). More info

Antelope Valley Office: serves unincorporated communities including Acton, Agua Dulce, Elizabeth Lake, Leona Valley, Juniper Hills and Littlerock.

Calabasas / Malibu Office: serves unincorporated communities in Chatsworth, Malibu, the Santa Monica Mountains, and Topanga.

East Los Angeles Office: Se ofrece servicio en Español serves unincorporated communities including East Los Angeles and South San Gabriel.

La Puente Office: Se ofrece servicio en Español serves the unincorporated communities in Avocado Heights, Hacienda Heights, La Puente and Rowland Heights.

Lomita Office: serves unincorporated communities in the Palos Verdes Peninsula and Rolling Hills.

San Gabriel Valley Office: Se ofrece servicio en Español serves the unincorporated communities in Altadena, Charter Oaks, Covina, East Pasadena, East San Gabriel, and La Crescenta-Montrose.

Santa Clarita Office: serves the unincorporated communities of Agua Dulce, Castaic, Canyon Country, Fair Oaks Ranch, Stevenson Ranch, and Val Verde.

South Whittier Office: serves the unincorporated communities in the Whittier area.

Southwest Office: serves unincorporated communities in Baldwin Hills, Catalina Island, Del Aire, Firestone, Florence, Ladera Heights, Lennox, Marina Del Rey, View Park, Walnut Park, West Athens-Westmont, West Carson, West Compton, West Rancho Dominguez, and Willowbrook.

Major Divisions

  • Current Planning
  • Advance Planning
  • Land Use Regulation
  • Information and Fiscal Services

Notes

External links

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