Los Angeles Regional Planning Commission Recommends Plan

Claire Schlotterbeck of Hills For Everyone writes in a recent email:

Yesterday was a good day. The Los Angeles County Regional Planning Commission, on a 5-0 vote, recommended approval of the East San Gabriel Valley Area Plan, a document governing land use planning for a portion of our area, specifically Rowland Heights.

The new document has downzoned the 2,300 acres of Aera Energy land in Los Angeles County, allowing Aera to build only about 65 housing units. You may recall Aera had once hoped to build 3,600 housing units. The recommendation of the Planning Commission will be forwarded to the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors in the next few months for final approval. So, we may call on your support again. Keep your typing fingers at the ready.

Thank you to the many, many people who submitted comments to the Commission. It paid off in a big way!

South Coast CNPS wrote a letter in support of the zoning change and we are happy to advance the cause of open space preservation.  The area that will be downzoned is adjacent to the eastern edge of our chapter.

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