LA City Planning Department response to request for extensionOctober 28, 2009 at 8:16 pm | Posted in Bike News, Get Involved | 1 Comment
Tags: LA Bike Plan
On Wednesday October 21st, we were notified by Jane Blumenfeld from the LA City Planning Department via e-mail responding to the request by all bicycling advocates and activists to extend the timeline for comments on the bike plan from November until January 8th. The e-mail excerpt below is to be considered an “official e-mail” from the Planning Department in response to the deadline extension requests.
We would prefer a more specific deadline, but this is the response that we’ve gotten so far. We consider this response an acknowledgment of the deadline being in January and hold the city accountable to this extension, even though there is no specific date.
From Jane Blumenfeld
“We are trying very hard to accommodate people who want to provide constructive comments to make the bike plan as good a plan as possible. The way the process works is that we will hold a public hearing in January to receive public input about the plan. Following the public hearing our staff will prepare a staff report and recommendations, which will address the input received from now until that time. The City Planning Commission will then consider the report and recommendations and make recommendations to the Council’s Planning and Land Use Committee and Transportation Committee. The Committees will similarly make recommendations to the full City Council, which will constitute the final action on the Bike Plan. All hearings are, of course, public hearings and input will be accepted prior to all of them.
So, I cannot give you a “deadline” right now because we have yet to finalize the logistics of the January public hearing. To reiterate, we will take all input up until the hearing; there will be several more months in which people can provide input beyond that public hearing as well.
Please let me know if you have any additional questions.
Acting Deputy Director
Los Angeles Department of City Planning”