Plan for a Healthy Los Angeles heads to Planning Commission on Aug. 14

The Plan for a Healthy Los Angeles is scheduled for review by the Planning Commission on Aug. 14. Please join us that day to support the adoption of a new vision for a healthier Los Angeles. A copy of the draft that will be reviewed by the Planning Commission is available here.

The draft Plan for a Healthy Los Angeles includes changes that were made based on the feedback received during the 90-day public comment period that ended on May 13. Amendments to the original draft include the addition of a new goal called Los Angeles, a Leader in Health and Equity, which calls on the city to be a leader in efforts to improve health outcomes and eliminate health disparities. 

The public hearing is scheduled on the same day as the Commission’s Equity Day, which will be a discussion about how to embed equity in policies and practices to promote growth. The conversation is a perfect introduction to the afternoon’s hearing on the Plan for a Healthy Los Angeles, which promotes equity through a health lens as part of its guiding principles. Community residents and stakeholders are encouraged to attend the hearing of the Plan for a Healthy Los Angeles as champions of health, which will take place at Los Angeles City Hall.

Equity Day starts at 8:30 a.m., which features a keynote speech by Manuel Pastor, director for the Program on Environmental and Regional Equity at the University of Southern California and a member of the Plan’s Expert Panel. The hearing for the Plan for a Healthy Los Angeles is scheduled for the afternoon session of the Planning Commission, following the Equity Day events.

The Planning Commission meeting agenda and the staff report for the Plan for a Healthy Los Angeles will be available here 72 hours before the meeting.

Following approval by the Planning Commission, the Plan for a Healthy Los Angeles will be scheduled for review by the Planning and Land Use Management council committee and the Mayor before it is adopted by the City Council. Please check the website for updates on upcoming meetings.