On July 8, City Planning facilitated a virtual presentation to an audience of 200 on the proposed Mello Act Ordinance, which aims to preserve and expand the number of affordable units in the coastal neighborhoods of Venice, Pacific Palisades, Del Rey, Playa del Rey, Wilmington, and San Pedro.
Since 2000, Los Angeles has had in place interim administrative procedures for complying with the Mello Act. In an effort to make these regulations permanent, the Department has drafted an ordinance that would increase the contribution of affordable housing within the coastal neighborhoods of Los Angeles in instances where new development is being proposed.
At the information session and public hearing, City Planning was able to share details of the City's proposed draft Mello Act Ordinance and obtain comments from the public. The comments received will be incorporated into the staff recommendation report that will be presented to the City Planning Commission at a future meeting, along with an updated ordinance.