Timely LADBS notification to all our NCs and CCs

Proposed by Sharon Commins on August 19, 2015
Motion failed to be adopted by a majority of Councils before the January 2016 deadline
Passed by
  • Bel Air-Beverly Crest Neighborhood Council
  • Brentwood Community Council
  • South Robertson Neighborhoods Council
  • Westwood Neighborhood Council


The _________ Council supports all efforts to increase public access to submitted plans and requests that the Department of Building and Safety devise a protocol that would give timely access for public inspection, and provides notice to adjacent property owners, Neighborhood Councils, [and Community Councils] as soon as such plans are submitted to the City.


Access to public records is a fundamental right of every California resident. An increasing number of grading operations in commercial, residential and hillside areas have the potential of undercutting and damaging adjacent properties. The owners of these adjacent properties, and the general public, have the right to have access to grading plans, geology reports and soils engineering reports that are submitted to the City for the purpose of development. Access to these public records must occur before grading plans are approved to give the public the ability to review the plans and/or allow an independent expert to examine the plans to assure themselves that the proposed grading and development will not have an adverse affect on his or her own property or the environment. Currently, adjacent property owners are not given timely notification that would allow them to inspect the plans submitted to the City.


Passed unanimously by WRAC LUPC on 8-2-2015