ACT-LA and Public Counsel have developed a guide for equitable community planning, Planning for an Equitable Los Angeles: A Guide to Shaping LA’s New Community Plans, centered on five core principles we believe will help facilitate community-led planning and equitable development:

  1. Growth and preservation of affordable housing
  2. Inclusive economic development that supports workers and businesses
  3. Community health and environmental justice
  4. Liveable, publicly accessible, walkable and bikeable public areas
  5. Community leadership and authentic engagement

Within this guide we provide a series of tools that community group stakeholders may consider in a campaign to advance equitable development in the community plan updates. These tools draw on best practices, lessons from previous efforts, and the experiential knowledge of ACT-LA organizations and resident leaders. We hope that this guide will support community-led efforts to advance equity, inclusion and opportunity in the City’s community plan updates. The leadership and experiential knowledge of affected low-income communities should ultimately drive an equitable community plan campaign. Download the report here.