Los Angeles County Department of Regional Planning

Los Angeles County Title 22 Art Ordinances

Los Angeles County Title 22 Art Ordinances




Public Art in Private Development Ordinance

On September 15, 2021, the Board of Supervisors adopted an ordinance establishing a civit art funding program for private development, which goes into effect on October 15, 2021. Civic art through private development is intended to boost the local economy with arts-related jobs and cultural tourism, to foster community engagement, and to enhance the quality of life for County residents. Currently, 32 municipalities throughout Los Angeles County have already enacted similar ordinances to provide more civic art within their jurisdictions.

The Public Art in Private Development Ordinance allocates one percent of project costs from select residential, mixed use, commercial and industrial developments (Eligible Projects) to fund civic art in several ways. When Eligible Projects go through the entitlement process, if the building valuation meets the threshold established by the ordinance, the project will be referred to Arts and Culture for a consultation on options to provide or to support civic art, before a building permit is issued. The ordinance defines an Eligible Project for referral. An overview of the ordinance is provided here.

As this ordinance is a land use fee requirement, it will go into Title 22 – Planning and Zoning – of the County Code, and, the Arts Commission will be administering the program. Applications for Eligible Projects submitted to Regional Planning or Building & Safety may be referred to the Arts Commission for a consultation how to comply with the requirements of the Program.

Contact

Any comments or questions on the ordinance or the PAPD Program should be directed to Ordinance Studies at (213) 974-6432 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address), or Arts and Culture at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

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