Deconstructing the Neighborhood Integrity Initiative (NON-MEMBERS)

Proposed for an upcoming citywide ballot, the Neighborhood Integrity Initiative could be the biggest change to happen to L.A. land use in a generation. Among other provisions, it would place a moratorium for up to two years on development projects that require a General Plan amendment.  The Initiative would also limit the council's ability to approve General Plan amendments, the ability to reduce project parking requirements, and require EIRs to be prepared by the city or a consultant. Many planners, developers, and public officials decry it as the ultimate in "ballot-box planning." Others see it as the last chance to save Los Angeles from excessive, insensitive development.

With passions running high and speculation about the initiative's impacts running rampant, WUF looks forward to elevating the discussion on Friday, March 18. We will hear from proponents, opponents, and land use experts about what the initiative might mean for housing, traffic, development, livability, and cost of living in Los Angeles, and we will hear about the coalitions that are building on both sides. Originally proposed for the citywide ballot November 2016, it has been postponed to the March 2017 ballot. We will discuss the rationale for the postponement and both sides' strategies for what may be a long, important discussion in L.A.

Panelists - Revised Lineup

Alan Bell, Deputy Director (retired), Los Angeles Department of City Planning
Richard Platkin, Adjunct Instructor, USC Price School of Public Policy
Mark Vallianatos, Policy Director, Urban & Environmental Policy Institute, Occidental College

Due to a last-minute obligation, Jill Stewart cannot attend. Richard Platkin will represent the Coalition to Preserve L.A.

Con Howe, Managing Director, CityView Los Angeles Fund

CM Credit - This activity is pending approval by the AICP in the amount of 1 hour

The Olympic Collection
11301 Olympic Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90064

7:15am Registration
7:45am Breakfast
8:00am Panel Discussion

$40 members
$55 nonmembers
$10 student members
$15 student nonmembers

Pre-registration closes on Wednesday, March 16, 2016.  After March 16, 2016 and at onsite registration the cost will be an additional $10.00.  No refunds or credits will be provided after this date.

**First-time WUF attendees who ride a bicycle to this event receive a special rate of $25. Please email [email protected] by Wednesday, March 16, 2016, to reserve this rate. Please feel free to dress accordingly, and bring your helmet to show your cycling spirit. 

**WUF offers a special, discounted rate for individuals involved in land use, planning, and development issues on a grass roots and neighborhood level on an unpaid basis. If you are interested in attending this WUF breakfast with a discounted rate, please send your request to [email protected] with your contact information and description of your neighborhood level activities prior to March 16,2016. Certain restrictions apply.


March 18, 2016 at 7:15am - 9:15am
The Olympic Collection
11301 Olympic Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90064
United States
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Christyne Buteyn · · 310-322-1520
$50.00 USD