Los Angeles County Department of Regional Planning


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Strategic Plan 2015-2020


The Department of Regional Planning takes a leadership role in applying best practices in community and environmental planning to achieve high-quality development that benefits all who live and work in Los Angeles County. We help our communities retain their distinctive identities and achieve economic vitality in balance with the needs of our natural environment.


The Department of Regional Planning plans and helps shape the development of safe, healthy, equitable and sustainable communities while respecting individual rights and protecting the natural environment through excellent public service provided in the unincorporated areas of Los Angeles County.


Customer Service – We deliver thoughtful, impartial results, take pride in our work, and provide excellent public service.

Technical Competency – We bring a deep understanding of the built and natural environment and provide state-of-the-art planning services.

Critical Thinking and Problem Solving – We craft innovative, holistic solutions to complex planning issues while respecting the distinctive character of each community.

Inclusivity – We work with our agency partners and community members to create better places and environments that are equitable, just, and sustainable.

Collaboration – We operate as a cohesive team to respond effectively to the needs of the public we serve.

Integrity – We create an atmosphere of openness and transparency to protect the public interest.


Goal A – Long-Range Planning: Plan for future growth through establishment of a flexible development framework for the unincorporated areas of Los Angeles County.

Goal B – Quality Planning, Design, and Development: Guide development projects to achieve high standards and consistency with the General Plan and local plans.

Goal C – Effective Land Use Regulation: Address local community issues and maintain quality of life for our communities through proper application and enforcement of land use regulations.

Goal D – Public Information, Outreach, and Engagement: Increase public awareness and understanding of community development and environmental issues and ensure public participation in the planning process.

Goal E – Collaboration and Partnership: Take a leadership role by engaging other Los Angeles County departments, partner agencies and communities in the shaping of future land use and development policies in the County.

Goal F – Workforce Development: Attract, develop, and retain a high-quality, diverse, professional staff with the ability to create innovative, implementable plans and the expertise to facilitate authentic community engagement.

Goal G – Organizational Excellence and Customer Service: Maintain effective internal systems and processes to enhance overall organizational performance and responsiveness to customer needs and expectations.

Click here to review the complete Regional Planning Strategic Plan 2015-2020.

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Department of Regional Planning
320 West Temple Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
T: (213) 974-6411 . F: (213) 626-0434
TDD: (213) 617-2292