MOTION-- On January 15, 2020, Council adopted Motion (CF 19-1289], co-presented by
Councilmembers Rodriguez and Martinez, which instructed the Los Angeles City Planning
Department to report to Council with the resources necessary to carry out a Transit Oriented
District Specific Plan for the neighborhoods along the alignment for East San Fernando Valley
Transit Corridor (ESFVTC) Project. The motion notes that the major transit investment
proposed will spur important growth that requires forward-thinking land use planning by
the City with active participation of community members and stakeholders. Subsequently,
C.F. 20-0600-S26 (Martinez-Rodriguez) was introduced, requesting the Mayor's 2020-21
Proposed Budget be amended to include the necessary resources to carry out the Transit
Oriented District Specific Plan.
On September 25, 2020, the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) issued a notice of funding
opportunity for the Pilot Program for Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) Planning 2020.
The purpose of the Program is to support comprehensive planning associated with new fixed
guideway and core capacity improvement projects along transit corridors. The Los Angeles
City Department of Planning (LADCP) is proposing to partner with the Los Angeles County
Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) in seeking grant funds for the Van Nuys
Boulevard and San Fernando Road segments of the East San Fernando Valley Light Rail
Transit Project. Grant applications are due to FTA by October 26, 2020.
I THEREFORE MOVE that the City Council adopt the attached resolution that would authorize
the General Manager of the Department of City Planning to co-sponsor an application with
the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Agency for the Federal Transit
Administration's Pilot Program for Transit-Oriented Development Planning grant, in an
amount up to $2,000,000, for the Van Nuys Boulevard and San Fernando Road segments of
the East San Fernando Valley Light Rail Transit Project.