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The 14th Annual AIA|LA Legislative Day at City Hall

AIA Los Angeles

Thursday, November 21, 2013 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM (PST)

The 14th Annual AIA|LA Legislative Day at City Hall

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PLEASE SAVE THE DATE and make plans to participate in our 14th annual AIA|LA Legislative Day at City Hall, which will be on Thursday, November 21st.

As an architect, do you have ideas to improve the regulatory framework that impacts the built environment?  Would you like to shape public policy to enhance design innovation and environmental performance?
Each year, AIA|LA presents an advocacy slate of issue briefs to Council Members, Deputy Mayors, General Managers and key civic leaders as part of our annual AIA|LA Legislative Day at City Hall. The slate of issue briefs serve as an advocacy platform to discuss effective ways to implement key changes that will help make the City of Los Angeles a more environmentally and economically sustainable place to live, work and recreate.

On Thursday, November 21, you're invited to join us for our 14th annual AIA|LA Legislative Day at City Hall.  Meetings are scheduled throughout the day and are coordinated directly with active participants of the AIA|LA Political Outreach Committee.  To participate in our meetings at City Hall you must also attend our training session, which will be on November 12th.

Thursday, November 21 (8:30am - 5:00pm)
Los Angeles City Hall
200 N. Spring Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
 The 2013 AIA|LA Advocacy Platform
-mandatory training session-
Tuesday, November 12 (6:00pm - 8:00pm)

1201 N. Broadway Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90012

The future is now. The City of Los Angeles stands at a crossroads in its evolution as one of the unique and great cities on earth. Increased investment in our regional transit system plus the comprehensive revision to the LA Zoning Code are underway, promising to remake the city at a scale and pace not seen in over 60 years. Renewed efforts are underway to streamline city review processes and to re-orient personal to be more customer-focused. Additionally, our political leadership has been transformed with a new Mayor, a new City Attorney, a new Controller and seven new Council Members. Designing Our Future begins with public vision and Los Angeles is poised to create that vision, one of economic prosperity, social equity and civic pride for all Angelenos.

With the goal of preserving and enhancing the quality of the built and natural environments of Los Angeles for future generations, AIA|LA offers its 2013 Advocacy Platform to the City’s policy makers with a promise of unwavering support as they carry forward this important work. The AIA|LA’s Ten Point Plan identifies what we believe is everyone’s priority list to create a higher performing and more beautiful city.

This Ten Point Plan promises of re-make our city in ways felt by all Angelenos. The AIA|LA stands ready to support civic leaders who see the long-term public benefit of Designing Our Future now.
  1. Invest in a long-term Vision Plan for Los Angeles.
  2. Maximize the impact of RE:CODE LA.
  3. Streamline entitlement and permit procedures.
  4. Create an Office of Architecture and Urban Design (OAUD).
  5. Incentivize high-density high-rise development in Downtown Los Angeles.
  6. Build Complete Streets including bike lanes, enhanced sidewalks, parkways and bio-swales in the proposed street repair bond.
  7. Improve LADWP’s Feed-In-Tariff Program.
  8. Eliminate the Gross Receipts Business Tax.
  9. Inventory all publically-owned real estate in the Los Angeles region.
  10. Appoint architects to city commissions.
On November 21, teams of three to five architects will split into delegations to meet with councilmembers, general managers, deputy mayors and civic officials.
Meetings will occur throughout the day and additional meetings may be scheduled on subsequent days.

This is your chance to meet decision makers and help influence our city's future.

Limited Capacity for AIA members only and advanced registration is required.

For more details, contact:
Will Wright, Hon. AIA|LA
Director, Government & Public Affairs
AIA Los Angeles
3780 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 800
Los Angeles, CA 90010
Tel: (213)639-0764
Email: will [@]
Have questions about The 14th Annual AIA|LA Legislative Day at City Hall? Contact AIA Los Angeles

When & Where

Los Angeles City Hall
200 North Spring Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Thursday, November 21, 2013 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM (PST)

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AIA Los Angeles

AIA|LA is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to furthering the efforts of its parent organization, the American Institute of Architects (AIA), by specifically serving the interests of our local architecture and design community. AIA|LA's membership includes architects and design professionals actively engaged in the industry. Members work at diverse companies representing a broad range of professional practices. Through advocacy, education, networking and outreach, AIA|LA serves as a resource to help make the Los Angeles region more delightful, healthy, sustainable and economically competitive.


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