LA Streamlines Permitting Process for Port Projects

LA Streamlines Permitting Process for Port Projects

A new Los Angeles ordinance amending the city’s building code will streamline the permitting process for future Port of Los Angeles construction projects, as part of its five-year, $1.2 billion capital improvement plan to provide superior cargo terminals, rail and warehouse infrastructure to retain global business.

“This collaboration between the Harbor Department and the Department of Building and Safety makes the permit process for our critical maritime projects more efficient while continuing our strict safety standards,” Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa said.

“As a city, we cannot ignore the impending threat to our local economy that comes with the expansion of the Panama Canal,” Los Angeles City Councilman Ed P. Reyes said.