Site Purpose

DEDICATED TO Reversing THE  OLD GRANADA HILLS RESIDENTIAL FLOOR AREA (RFA) ORDINANCE THAT IMPOSES RESTRICTIVE LIMITS ON MAXIMUM HOUSE SIZE

The OGH RFA Ordinance restrictions were approved by LA City Council on May 11, 2016.

WHAT HAPPENED?

Without written notice to the homeowners and without a public hearing, the city approved the new Granada Hills Community Plan with the Old Granada Hills Residential Floor Area (RFA) reducing the maximum house size by 40%.

new RFA ratiosverses the current citywide house size regulations:

BMO chartAs a result of the RFA limits on home size, homeowners cannot make reasonable additions to their homes of equal house size compared  to their neighbors.

    • The L. A. City Council violated our 5th Amendment Rights which requires that the citizens receive “DUE PROCESS” and “JUST COMPENSATION.”
    • The Los Angeles City Council approved a Residential Floor Area (RFA) on October 28, 2015 classifying over 250 residential properties in Old Granada Hills as “non conforming” (meaning – they do not comply with the new RFA building codes).
    • Your RFA maximum house size is 40% less than everyone else in Los Angels.
    • If your home is destroyed by fire, earthquake or natural disaster, you may not be allowed to replace what you have.
  • California’s reconstruction laws may not apply because the State code will yield to the City’s determination that McMansions are a “threat to the public’s general health, safety, and welfare.” Thus, the City will be allowed by the State to enforce the new regulations.

2 rfa mcM Do both of these Old Granada Hills homes pose a threat to the neighborhood’s health, safety and welfare?

“YES”, according to the Los Angeles City Council who says “they are both McMansions!”

Frequentlly asked Questions

Old Granada Hills Draft RFA Map - January 2013 (2)

All opinions and comments, pro and con, are welcome.

 

 

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