Community Matters: Plan Implementation
The Hacienda Heights Community Plan is scheduled to be adopted by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors by the end of this year. Once the Plan is effective, some things will be implemented immediately. For example, new development that is proposed in Hacienda Heights will have to be consistent with the updated Plan. Other parts of the Plan will take some additional time to be implemented, such as large-scale capital improvement or development projects. The Plan will include an implementation program which will set out in detail how and when things will be implemented. Several planning tools are available to implement Community Plans. These include development of design guidelines and special regulations specific to Hacienda Heights to help achieve the vision laid out in the Plan. In addition to these tools, the Department of Regional Planning is working with other county agencies, such as the Departments of Parks and Recreation and Public Works, to make sure that that they are aware of and accountable for implementing the parts of the Plan that fall under their purview. Finally, community members have a crucial role to play in making sure that the vision laid out in their Plan is implemented. By organizing to address local issues, advocating for change, and partnering with county service providers, community members can help implement the Plan.