Requests for Consideration re CF 22-0158

Requests for Consideration re CF 22-0158

Proposed by Jay Handal/WRAC LUPC and Matt Wersinger on March 21, 2022
Formally adopted by WRAC in June 2022 | Download the WRAC position letter

Passed by

  • Bel Air-Beverly Crest Neighborhood Council (modified version)
  • Del Rey Neighborhood Council
  • Mar Vista Community Council (modified version)
  • Pacific Palisades Community Council (modified version)
  • West LA-Sawtelle Neighborhood Council
  • Westside Neighborhood Council
  • Westwood Community Council
  • Westwood Neighborhood Council


Refers to City Council file 22-0158

The Westside Regional Alliance of Councils requests the City Council and City Attorney, when drafting and considering the council file item CF 22-0158, take into account the below requests by the Westside Regional Alliance of Councils:

– Consideration of automatically including LAMC 41.18 protections on any location providing a homeless shelter and authorized pursuant to a declared shelter emergency.

– Consideration of mandatory CEQA compliance.

– Consideration of consequences of “Cutting red tape” by removing the public’s right to a transparent approval process including right to notification and the opportunity for public comment, including early notification to NCs and recognized CCs.

– Consider the differences and effects of allowing shelters in R1 zones as proposed versus the existing ordinances allowing them in R2 & R3 zones.

– Consideration of the effects of limiting shelters within a reasonable radius of sensitive sites such as parks, schools and daycares.


See Notes below.

Contact Jay Handal or Matt Wersinger with any questions.


Council File passed in Council Homeless and Poverty Committee on 2/18/22 and in PLUM Committee on 5/10/22.  Passed in City Council 10/28/22.  As of April 2023, no “report back” has been submitted.

Modified versions:

Opposed Council File but also passed WRAC motion or modified version:
WCC (per Chair Steve Sann)

Opposed Council File only:

WRAC Council File Submission

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