The City of Los Angeles Department of City Planning has scheduled a public hearing Thursday, June 12th, regarding the proposed 2006-2014 Update to the Housing Element.

The special joint meeting of the City Planning Commission and the Affordable Housing Commission is scheduled from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. at City Hall room 1010, 200 N. Spring St., downtown Los Angeles.

A second public hearing is scheduled Thursday, June 26th, in Van Nuys City Hall.

The proposed project is an amendment to the current 1998-2005 Housing Element of the General Plan for the 2006-2014 period.

According to the planning department, the update to the Housing Element satisfies the requirements of specific Government Code Sections by:

— identifying sites which can accommodate the city’s share of the state’s housing need (Regional Housing Needs Assessment) of 112,876 units of housing without the need for any change in zoning; and

— providing a statement of goals, objectives, policies and programs the city intends to implement to assure that those housing units meet the needs of all income groups in the city for the years 2006 to 2014.

The Housing Element of the General Plan is amended every five to seven years.

The commissions will consider all testimony presented to the city during the public hearings and will subsequently prepare a recommendation, which will be considered by the City Council at a public hearing on a later date.

Written comments may be addressed to: Naomi Guth, City Planning Department, 200 N. Spring St., Room 721, Los Angeles, CA, 90012. Comments should reference City Planning Case Number CPC-2008-2120-GPA.

Copies of the revised draft of the Housing Element are available for review at the Department of City Planning and the city’s central and regional libraries. Electronic copies are also available at http://cityplanning.lacity.org/.

Information, (213) 978-1363, or naomi.guth@lacity.org/.

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