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Created On:
Sep 22, 2008
Last Updated:
Sep 15, 2011
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Date Adopted:
Mar 15, 1989
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Supervisorial District 2, Zoned District, West Athens - Westmont ZD, Planning Document, Adopted Plan,

West Athens / Westmont Community Plan

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This report is the second in a series of reports dealing with West Athens/Westmont. This report is a community plan, the purpose of which is to establish a framework of goals, policies and programs on which to make decisions as to the allocation of resources and the pattern, density, and character of development in the West Athens/Westmont community. The community plan details preferred land use and the kinds of public facilities including highways, schools and parks that are needed to accommodate the people who live and work there. Although the plan is composed of individual sections, called elements, which address a particular planning concern, the plan is structured to provide an integrated policy strategy in which a comprehensive range of community concerns and issues are addressed.

Although the major components of the Los Angeles Countywide General Plan and Community Plan have different roles, they are not mutually exclusive. The Community Plan, as a component of the overall General Plan, serves to provide governmental decision makers with a local perspective, and with guidelines appropriate to local issues. For example, land use and circulation policies will be more detailed and specific. However; decisions made must reflect the direction set by both the countywide and the Community Plan. The countywide chapters and elements of the General Plan shall guide decisions involving regional concerns. Furthermore, issues not addressed or elements not included in the West Athens-Westmont Community Plan are incorporated by reference from the Los Angeles County General Plan.

Additionally, in those instances where a decision may involve both local and regional concerns, it is the countywide General Plan that sets policy direction parameters. In some cases, both the General Plan and the Community Plan may address a particular issue. In such a case, the more stringent policy shall apply.

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