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Hollywood Chamber to Join Legal Defense of Hollywood Community Plan Update
Published September 20th, 2012
HOLLYWOOD CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ANNOUNCES PLAN TO JOIN LEGAL DEFENSE OF HOLLYWOOD COMMUNITY PLAN UPDATE
HOLLYWOOD – September 20, 2012 – The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce announced today that it has engaged the law firm of Sheppard Mullin to represent the Chamber as it seeks to intervene in the lawsuits challenging the City’s approval of the Hollywood Community Plan update in order to protect the interest of its members.
“The Chamber is stepping up to stand in support of our constituent members and with the City in defense of the long-awaited and carefully considered Hollywood Community Plan update. An important part of the Chamber’s mission is to provide advocacy on issues that affect our membership,” said Leron Gubler, President and CEO, Hollywood Chamber of Commerce. “After decades of decline Hollywood has turned the corner, it is a clean, safe and thriving community. The community plan update provides a roadmap for its continued evolution and economic vitality. We want to ensure that no action is taken that would stop people from securing permits for their businesses and developments in accordance with the approved community plan update.”
The Los Angeles City Council approved the Hollywood Community Plan update on June 19, 2012 after almost eight years of community outreach and input. The Plan update was supported by a cross-section of the Hollywood community including local residents and business owners as well as several of the Neighborhood Councils – including Central Hollywood and the Hollywood Studio District.
The Chamber is being represented by a team of top land use attorneys at Sheppard Mullin led by Jerry Neuman and Art Friedman.
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