Los Angeles—Citing the need to "take decisive action to address the specter of corruption and fraud that looms over the City’s land use decision making process," City Attorney Mike Feuer sent the City Council a proposed ordinance, providing a new tool to revoke approvals of development projects and terminate project applications tainted by corruption and fraud.
"Adopting this ordinance, and using it to tackle projects tainted by egregious misconduct, would be important steps to help restore public confidence in the City’s land use decision making process," said Feuer. "In addition to revoking approvals and permits, this proposal would enable the Council to prohibit wrongdoers from participating in future developments requiring City action."
In June, City Attorney Feuer strongly urged the Director of Planning to start revocation proceedings of certain entitlements and approvals related to the Luxe Hotel project downtown. That revocation process has started. The City Attorney then advised the Department of Building and Safety to place holds on issuing permits for projects connected to the federal probe. The Department imposed those holds.
Read the City Attorney’s letter to Council and Ordinance here.