Planning & Land Use Committee

Providing an innovative forum for all community
stakeholders to contribute to a healthy,
vibrant, and inclusive Downtown.
Downtown LA Neighborhood Council

Planning & Land Use Committee

Chair: Samir Bitar

Board Members: Tyler Murphy, Chrstian Dittmer, and Allen Gross.

Community Stakeholders: Audrey von Ahrens, Patti Berman, Reeyan Raynes, John Swartz, Justin Weiss, and Michael Robletto.

The Planning & Land Use Committee focuses on the broad variety of planning issues such as reviewing and approving liquor and cannabis licenses, major entitlement filings for large developments, and zoning changes. The Committee facilitates and provides a forum for public discussion and input on individual projects and general policy decisions re-shaping Downtown's landscape. Our goal is to encourage innovative and responsible land use planning that improves Downtown for all current and future stakeholders, including residents, businesses, workers, and the City as a whole. We recognize that the redevelopment of Downtown has both social and economic impacts, and that the on-going transformation of our metropolis is occurring against the background of cultural and historic resources that must be preserved. Our guiding principles encourage excellent architecture and design that is sustainable, transit-oriented, pedestrian-friendly, and compatible with existing and developing uses in the many neighborhoods that make up Downtown.

In compliance with Government Code section 54954.2(a), Neighborhood Council agendas are posted for public review at the Department of Recreation & Parks – Pershing Square Office, 532 S. Olive and at You can also receive our agendas via email by subscribing to L.A. City’s Early Notification System, linked here.

Upcoming PLUC meetings

Planning and Land Use Committee Meeting
Jun 18, 2024 6:30pm

For City Planning project applicants, developers and others presenting neighborhood projects, please complete this form to be considered for inclusion on the agenda for the next monthly meeting of the Planning & Land Use Committee (PLUC):