Redevelopment Plan Procedures Reinstatement Ordinance


SCH Number
Public Agency
City of Los Angeles
Document Title
Redevelopment Plan Procedures Reinstatement Ordinance
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
An Ordinance amending the provisions of Ord.187, 712 that reinstates the regulations for development applications and approvals in the City's Redevelopment Plan Areas, namely Sec. 11.5.14 of Chapter 1 of the Los Angeles Municipal Code (LAMC). Section 11.5.14 was inadvertently removed from Ord.187,712 and must now be reinstated through a legislative action pursuant to the LAMC to be operative in alignment with Ord. 187,712.

Contact Information

Roberto Luna
Agency Name
City of Los Angeles, Department of City Planning
Job Title
City Planning Associate
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Los Angeles
Los Angeles
Southern California
Cross Streets

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Type, Section or Code
State CEOA ~ Guidelines Sec. 15061fb\f3\ and/or Sec. 15378/bl/5\
Reasons for Exemption
The Department of City Planning has determined, based on the whole of the administrative record, that the proposed Ordinance is exempt from CEQA pursuant to CEQA Guidelines, Section 15061(b)(3) and Section 15378(b)(5), and there is no substantial evidence demonstrating that an exception to a categorical exemption pursuant to CEQA Guidelines, Section 15300.2 applies. The proposed Ordinance consists of reinstating administrative procedures for Redevelopment Plan Area project requests as well as the removal of two Redevelopment Plans that have expired (the Chinatown Redevelopment Plan, as adopted by Ordinance No. 153,365; and the North Hollywood Redevelopment Plan, as adopted by Ordinance No. 171,745) both of which have no effect on the physical environment. Pursuant to Section 15061(b)(3), the proposed Ordinance is not a project under CEQA, because "the activity is covered by the common sense exception that CEQA applies only to projects which have the potential for causing a significant effect on the environment. Where it can be seen with certainty that there is no possibility that the activity in question may have a significant effect on the environment, the activity is not subject to CEQA." The proposed Ordinance is also not a project under CEQA pursuant to Section 15378(b)(5) because "organizational or administrative activities of governments that will not result in direct or indirect physical changes in the environment" are not considered a project. The proposed Ordinance does not change any discretionary actions into non-discretionary actions. Therefore, the proposed Ordinance will continue to ensure that projects meet all procedural requirements of CEQA, and that impacts are analyzed and environmental mitigations are imposed where necessary and appropriate. Furthermore, the proposed Ordinance does not change the zoning of any properties and is limited to administrative provisions for processing. Redevelopment Plan Area approval requests and appeals. Therefore, the proposed Ordinance does not have the potential for resulting in either a direct physical change in the environment, or a reasonably foreseeable indirect physical change in the environment and is not considered a project under CEQA.
County Clerk
Los Angeles


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