The Department of City Planning and the Department of Neighborhood Empowerment will be hosting a series of Planning 101 Workshops this spring. Learn how proposed projects and developments move through the City’s review and approval process – and learn when the best times are for you to get involved in that process, or to give your feedback as a member of your community.

You’ll also have the opportunity to ask City Planning staff questions about the planning process overall, or about specific projects being proposed in your area.

Below is a list of workshop dates; Please RSVP to ensure we have enough handouts and coffee for everyone, at: .

West Area:
Monday, April 9th
IMAN Cultural Center
3376 Motor Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90034
6pm to 8:30pm

South Los Angeles:
Thursday, April 12
Council President, Herb Wesson’s District Office
1819 S. Western Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90006
(Enter from Manhattan Place)
6pm to 8:30pm

North Valley
Monday, April 16
Granada Hills Charter High School
10535 Zelzah Ave.
Granada Hills, CA  91344
6pm to 8:30pm

Central + Downtown LA:
Wednesday, April 25
City Hall East,  Room #351
200 N. Main St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012
6pm to 8:30pm
**Free parking for the DTLA workshop 4/25 is available by reservation only. To reserve your spot, please email a request to by Monday, April 23rd at 5 PM**. In your email, state that you are attending Planning 101 Wed 4/25, and include your full name + the make, model, year, color, and plate # of the car you’ll be driving. 

East Area:
Thursday, April 26
Eagle Rock City Hall
2035 Colorado Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90041
6pm to 8:30pm
Free parking onsite

South Valley:
Monday, April 30
North Hollywood Recreation Center
11430 Chandler Blvd.
North Hollywood, CA 91601
6pm to 8:30pm
Free parking onsite

Wednesday, May 2
Kaiser Permanente Conference Center
25965 Normandie Ave.
Harbor City, CA 90710
6pm to 9pm
Free parking onsite



If you have questions about what these workshops cover, please feel free to contact the Department of City Planning Neighborhood Liaison, or at
213.978.1321  We look forward to seeing everyone at the trainings.


Accessibility + Translation

If translation services or other accommodations are needed, please email or call (213) 978-1551 three days (72 hours) before the event.


Download printable event flyers:

Planning-101 Spring 2018 (English)

Planning-101 Spring2018 (Spanish)