Updates from LA Department of City Planning
Please join us for updates and discussion with the Department of City Planning (DCP) on development services and case processing operations during COVID-19. DCP modified its operations to meet public health orders while continuing to service applicants. DCP will share more about this process and future operations.
We will also hear an update on the proposed Restaurant Beverage Program ordinance. The Restaurant Beverage Program will permit eligible sit-down restaurants to serve alcohol through an administrative clearance process and shorten the time required for approval from months to weeks while reducing the cost of an alcohol permit significantly.
Special Guest: Lisa Webber, Department of City Planning
Bus Supportive Infrastructure in DTLA
To maximize NextGen’s proposed service overhaul and increase the level of bus service in the region, Metro formed a working group to identify bus delay hotspots in the City of LA that would benefit from supportive infrastructure such as bus-only lanes and signal queue jumping. Join us to hear about the first set of recommendations focused on DTLA and the proposed bus supportive infrastructure for Grand Avenue, Olive Street, 5th and 6th Streets.
While ridership on public transportation is down across the country in response to COVID-19, Metro bus ridership is still considerably higher than other major cities like San Francisco or New York. This trend indicates that Metro bus riders are heavily reliant on the bus system for essential trips and reinforces the value of investing in Metro’s bus system through the agency’s bus service overhaul, NextGen.
Special Guest: Stephen Tu, Metro