Support CF 20-1213 (Evacuation Routes)

Support CF 20-1213 (Evacuation Routes)

Proposed by Robin Greenberg/BABCNC on October 19, 2020
Motion withdrawn prior to October 2020 passage deadline

Passed by

  • Bel Air-Beverly Crest Neighborhood Council
  • Brentwood Community Council (modified version)
  • Pacific Palisades Community Council (modified version)


Refers to City Council file 20-1213

Motion to support Council File 20-1213 (Bonin and Koretz). Whereas some of the hillside communities of the Pacific Palisades, Brentwood, Bel Air and the Hollywood Hills are located in very high fire hazard severity zones and because many of the streets in these hillside communities are substandard and because many of the most recent fires have started in these hillside communities, forcing evacuations in the early morning and late night hours, and whereas some coastal areas of CD 11 are tsunami zones and/or subject to sea level rise, therefore the Department of City Planning, with assistance from the Emergency Management Department, Los Angeles Department of Transportation, and the Los Angeles Fire Department, is directed to report back on the capacity, safety, and viability of existing and potential evacuation routes in Very High Fire Hazard Severity Zones and tsunami zones and those areas subject to sea level rise and to identify the policies and development standards, including land use and building restrictions, necessary to support these evacuation routes.


Modified versions:
PPCC:   10/10/20 Letter (Support, with Key Considerations)
BCC:  10/11/20 Letter (Support)

On October 19, 2020, WRAC Member councils voted to amend the recommended-motion to include  tsunami zones and coastal areas subject to sea level rise, in addition to areas in the Very High Fire Hazard Severity Zone.  See 10/19/20 Draft WRAC Meeting Minutes.


Status:  motion in CF 20-1213 passed in City Council on November 10, 2020 (as amended by CD11 to include all areas impacted by climate change).

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