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Fall 2016 - Environmental Impact Report (EIR) Scoping Meeting

On September 13, 2016 staff hosted an EIR Scoping Meeting. The purpose of the meeting was for the public to provide comments on what they think we should analyze in the Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the Proposed Plan.The Notice of Preparation describes the proposed project description (proposed Plan), including updates to land use use designations, improved zoning regulations, and updated goals of the plan. Handouts were distributed at four different stations at the Scoping Meeting and can be found below.

Station 1 - Overview

Station 2 - Environmental Impact Report  (EIR)

Station 3 - Planning and Land Use  

Station 4 - Verbal and Written Comments

Photo Gallery Scoping Meeting

Comments will be accepted via mail, email, or fax until

5P.M. on OCTOBER 7, 2016.

Submit Comments to:

Haydee Urita-Lopez


Fax: (213) 978-1477

Mailing Address: 200 N. Main St. Rm 667, Los Angeles CA 90012


NOTICE OF PREPARATION AND SCOPING MEETING (click here to read notice): Pursuant to California Public Resources Code Section 21083.9 and California Code of Regulations, Title 14 (“CEQA Guidelines”) section 15082(c) the Lead Agency will conduct a scoping meeting for the purpose of soliciting oral and written comments from interested parties requesting notice, responsible agencies, agencies with jurisdiction by law, trustee agencies, and involved federal agencies, as to the appropriate scope and content of the EIR.

The City will hold a scoping meeting for the Proposed Plan to receive comments on the scope and content of the proposed EIR. You are welcome to attend the meeting and present environmental information that you believe should be considered in the EIR. The scoping meeting is scheduled as follows:

Date:   September 13, 2016
Time:   6PM-8:30PM
Place:  Boyle Heights City Hall, 2130 E. 1st Street
             Los Angeles, CA  90033

VIDEO Overview of Station 1 EIR Scoping Meeting

Spring 2014 - Public Workshop Meetings
In the Spring of 2014, Staff held public workshops to meet with residents, business owners, and stakeholders. The purpose of the meetings was to reconfirm public input received at previous meetings and to solicit public input on draft zoning concepts and policy text.

Below are the materials that were presented:
  • Station 1 - Introduction
If you would like to provide further input, please fill out this Comment Form

Winter/Spring 2013 - Focus Group Meetings

Small focus group sessions were scheduled for January-April 2013. Staff met with key leaders from local stakeholders organizations and groups to work on identifying the community's goals, set priorities, determine objectives, and give insight and direction on the community's vision for the Community Plan.  The meetings were centered around topics: Housing, Mobility, Cultural Resources/Historic Preservation, and Environment/Health/River.  These topics served as a platform to also discuss other land use issues and proposed policies that the participants felt important to identify in these small focus group sessions.  'Planning 101' sessions were organized to provide information on the  role of the Department of City Planning, the purpose of a Community Plan, and the process for approving a Community Plan.

Participants' notes and map exercises are posted below for each small focus group session. After you see these notes and maps you can still provide further input by clicking on this on-line comment form:  Comment Form

General Summary of comments received at Winter/Spring 2013 focus groups. The general  summary is a document that captures all input in general, for specific notes from each session please see list below. 

Focus Group Topic                                     Date/Summary ___
▪    Planning 101                                        jan 30 presentation
▪    Housing                                       feb 6 summary 
▪    Planning 101                                feb 15 presentation
▪    Mobility                                                feb 20 summary 
▪    Housing                                       feb 22 summary
▪    Cultural/Historic                          feb 26 summary
▪    Mobility                                          mar 1 summary     
▪    Environment/Health/River           mar 6 summary
▪    Cultural/Historic                          mar 3 summary
▪    Environment/Health/River           mar 20 summary
▪    Local Small Businesses                 mar 29 summary
▪    Planning 101                                apr 3 presentation
Large Industrial Owners/Tenant    apr 5 summary 

Fall 2012 - Review of Previous Materials

In the Fall of 2012, staff presented a review of 2006-2009 materials and delivered informational packets to the newly elected Boyle Heights Neighborhood Council, the Boyle Heights Neighborhood Council Land Use Committee, and other stakeholders such as Council District 14 office, Mayor's office, and the East Los Angeles Community Corporation (ELACC). Below is the presentation and materials/handouts are all listed under "2009 - Spring Public Workshops". 

Spring 2009 - Public Workshops

Community Input -

Workshop Materials Drafted -  

Pictures from the 2009 Public Workshops  

Spring 2009 Workshops

*** Work-In-Progress Website - Stay tuned for updates as the New Community Plan process continues***