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CA COVID-19 Rent Relief program

The CA COVID-19 Rent Relief program, from the State of California Housing Department. provides financial assistance for rent and utilities to income-eligible California renters and their landlords who have been impacted by COVID-19. Both renters and landlords can apply for assistance.


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EL PROGRAMA AYUDA CON LA RENTA DE COVID-19 DE CALIFORNIA

El programa Ayuda Con La Renta de COVID-19 de California, por el Estado de California Departamento de Vivienda,  ofrece asistencia financiera para la renta y los servicios públicos a los inquilinos de California que cumplen los requisitos de ingresos y a sus propietarios que han sido afectados por COVID-19. Tanto los inquilinos como los propietarios pueden aplicar.


ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT

The Community Development Department is responsible for providing information to the general public on Planning, Zoning, reviewing and issuing building permits, providing inspections for new construction and ensuring compliance with the applicable planning, zoning and building related requirements, preparing and administrating contracts for special Community Development related programs, coordinating with other City, local and state departments, monitoring regional and state activities that impact the City, ensuring the City's development related documents are in compliance with state and federal requirements, and providing staff support to the City Manager, City Attorney, Planning Commission, City Council and the general public.


PLANNING COMMISSION

The City of Lawndale Planning Commission is comprised of residents appointed by the City Council, which serve as an advisory board to the City Council for land development, Special Use Permits, planning, and zoning related matters on a case-by-case basis through public hearings. The appointed members serve for a two-year term and must file statements declaring their economic interests while in office.

Time and Location of Meetings

Meetings are held on the second and fourth Wednesdays of every month at 6:30 p.m. and are held at the Council Chambers located at 14717 Burin Avenue.


GENERAL PLAN & SPECIFIC PLAN UPDATE


Attention local residents, businesses owners, and community members!

Help shape the future of Lawndale by participating in the process to update our General Plan & Hawthorne Boulevard Specific Plan! Watch this video learn about the importance of this process.


Upcoming Events / Próximos Eventos
No events available.

Click on "More Events" to view meeting information, sign-in details, and attachments for past and upcoming meetings.

Haga clic en "More Events" ("más eventos") para ver información sobre juntas, detalles para entrar a las juntas, y revisar adjuntos para juntas pasadas y futuras.

Meeting Documents

HOUSING ELEMENT, 2013-21


QUICK LINKS

office hours

Monday-Thursday:
7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Friday-Sunday: Closed

Building Plan Check

 Call (310) 973-3236 for information about Building Plan Check services.


PUBLIC COUNTERS ARE NOW OPEN!

Counter Services Will Be on a "First Come, First Serve" Basis

Contact the following phone numbers to see if your request will require a counter visit:

General Inquiries 
(310) 973-3230

Planning and Zoning
 
(310) 973-3240

Permits / Building & Safety
(310) 973-3236

Building Inspections
(310) 973-3237

To complete any transactions, you may also utilize the following methods listed in the link below.


FEE SCHEDULE FOR FISCAL YEAR 2021-22

Starting July 1, 2021, all Planning permits and applications will have updated fees (see pages 32-34 of the City-Wide Fee Schedule). 

Updated Building Permit Fees will go into effect July 12, 2021.


PARKWAY DESIGN GUIDELINES

Interested in redesigning your parkway? Review the City's Parkway Design Guidelines. For more information, or to obtain an encroachment permit to alter the parkway, call the Public Works Department at (310) 973-3260.

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