Councilman Bonin is hosting a community meeting to get input on whether to extend temporary restrictions on “mansionization” from 45 days to 2 years in Mar Vista, East Venice and Kentwood. Each of these neighborhoods is currently subject to an “interim control ordinance” or ICO while the city updates the citywide mansionization rules.
From Councilman Bonin:
“This is a very controversial item, and I’ve heard from many of you on both sides of this issue. On the one hand, long-time residents and homeowners who cherish and value their neighborhoods are upset when existing houses are demolished to make way for large structures, often out of proportion with the rest of the block and out of sync with the neighborhood’s character. On the other hand, some property owners feel such rules diminish their property values by preventing them from building suitable homes for their growing families or by restricting their investment or their right to build as they see fit on their property.
Given the clear importance and impact of this issue to so many people, I believe the process for public input prior to the committee action was not robust enough. So, before I make any decision about extending the ICO past 45 days for your neighborhood, I want to hear from you. I will soon announce public hearings in the district, on evenings or weekends when it is convenient for most to attend, and I have created an online survey to hear your thoughts: http://bit.ly/1FCOD6y
This is a decision that will impact local residents and neighborhoods deeply, and it hits literally close to home for all of us. I won’t make a decision on whether to extend the ICO for our Council District 11 neighborhoods until I hear from you. If you sign up at the link, I will be sure to contact you about the hearings and other opportunities to provide feedback. You can also share your thoughts with me at that link.”
The public meeting is 6:30-7:30 pm, Monday, April 27 at the Marina Middle School Auditorium (12500 Braddock Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90066). If you cannot attend, please take the online survey to share your views.