Land Use, Construction & Housing Council

Date: March 28, 2012Time: 11:45 am - 1:30 pm
Location:  Show map L.A. Area Chamber of Commerce
350 South Bixel
Los Angeles, CA 90017
Contact: Shannon CooperPhone: 213.580.7565Email: scooper@lachamber.com




Join us for a meeting of the Land Use, Construction & Housing Council.

Controversial Land Use – An Update on Three Issues that Could Set the Tone for the Future of Land Use in the City of Los Angeles

Wednesday, March 28
11:45 - Noon Registration and Networking
Noon - 1:30 p.m. Program

Attendance is free.  Lunch is available for $10 per person.

L.A. Area Chamber of Commerce
350 S. Bixel St.
Los Angeles, CA 90017

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In the City of Los Angeles, land use policy is often controversial, and none more so than the Sign Code, Big Retail and Fast Food.  Please join us for an update by the people who are at the center of making sure the City of L.A. is open for business.

Sign Code

Cindy Starrett will discuss the history of the outdoor advertising lawsuits and give an update on the status of this vital industry in Los Angeles.

Veronica Perez will talk specifically about the onsite sign industry and how the City is looking to manage how you advertise on your own front door.

Fast Food

Vanessa Rodriguez will give a brief update on efforts by the City to use the Zoning Code to implement social policy.

Big Retail – Will your business be the next Walmart?

Glenn Gritzner will talk about a recent effort to block Walmart from opening a Neighborhood Market in Chinatown.  What are the implications for all business in Los Angeles when City Hall tries to change the rules for a legal, by right project.

For more information, contact Beverly Kenworthy, 213.580.7531.

The Land Use, Construction & Housing Council advocates for policies and programs that create sustainable, economically robust communities through smart growth planning, public-private partnerships, and investment in congestion relief solutions. This also includes a special focus on building more workforce housing, reforming the city’s planning and permitting process, strengthening our public transportation system and addressing L.A. county’s homelessness crisis.


Glenn Gritzner
Managing Director
Mercury Public Affairs

Veronica Perez
Holland & Knight, LLP

Vanessa Rodriquez
Senior Vice President Mercury Public Affairs

Cindy Starrett
Latham and Watkins LLP