September 2022 Update: The City of Los Angeles (City) is proposing the replacement of the current Coordinated Street Furniture Program (CSFP) with the Sidewalk and Transit Amenities Program (STAP). The STAP would be implemented by the Bureau of Street Services (StreetsLA) and would install and upgrade transit shelters and associated amenities to provide shelter, shade, safety, and comfort to the City's transit riders, active transportation users, and pedestrians. The program would support public transit and shared use of the sidewalk; improve access and mobility; improve transit information and public service delivery; be a self-sustaining program through reinvestment of advertising revenues; and create a dynamic program that incorporates flexibility and collaboration with other City goals and programs. These goals would be achieved through efficient delivery of enhanced program elements and active management by the City. Construction of the transit shelters under STAP would occur over a 3-year time span, from 2022-2024 under the most aggressive schedule, but may occur over a longer period of time, upwards of 6 years (2022 to 2027). The City plans to contract with a commercial partner to provide operations and maintenance of the transit shelters for 10 years with 2 potential 5-year extensions, in accordance with the agreements with the City. In addition, the City is proposing changes to Los Angeles Municipal Code (LAMC) Sections 67.01 and 67.02, which would modify the type of advertising structures allowed in the public right-of-way, in order to effectuate portions of the STAP and which would potentially authorize the consideration of other activities in the future.
The Department of Public Works, Bureau of Engineering (BOE) and StreetsLA have prepared an Initial Study and Mitigated Negative Declaration pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). The proposed draft IS/MND was circulated for public comment from October 14, 2021, to November 12, 2021. The Board of Public Works considered the Mitigated Negative Declaration on May 11, 2022. The MND was considered at a joint meeting of the Budget and Finance Committee and the Public Works Committee on August 24, 2022. On September 20, 2022 the City Council adopted the IS/MND, adopted the CEQA findings, and adopted the Mitigation Monitoring Program. Please see Council File 20-1536-S2 for details.
A Notice of Determination (NOD) was filed with the Los Angeles County Clerk on September 20, 2022. The NOD can be viewed using this link:
On September 28, 2022, the City Council adopted an ordinance amending Sections 67.01(a) and 67.02 (b) of the Los Angeles Municipal Code. Please see Council File 20-1536 for details. A Notice of Determination (NOD) was filed with the Los Angeles County Clerk on September 29, 2022. The NOD can be viewed using the link:
Notice of Determination (filed September 29, 2022)
Click here to view the Notice of Availability/Notice of Intent (English and Spanish).
The IS/MND and attachments may be accessed via the links below.
A hard copy of the IS/MND is available to review, by appointment only, at the City of Los Angeles, Department of Public Works, Bureau of Engineering, EMG, 1149 S. Broadway, Suite 600, Los Angeles, CA 90015. Please contact Norman Mundy of the Bureau of Engineering at Norman.Mundy@lacity.org to schedule an appointment.
For information on the STAP or the Draft IS/MND please contact Norman Mundy of BOE at: Norman.Mundy@lacity.org.
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