The External Affairs Unit oversees the Los Angeles City Planning Department’s communications strategy. The Unit’s purpose is to advance the mission of the Department and provide the public with a better understanding of the planning process.

Media Relations

One of the Unit’s major functions is establishing relationships and strategic partnerships with the media. External Affairs also coordinates with national and local media outlets to provide clarity and accuracy in news features highlighting planning in the City of Los Angeles. To inquire about a policy issue or project, or to request an interview, contact Agnes Sibal-von Debschitz:, (213) 978-1015.

Note: For non-media related inquiries, consult the staff directory or contact the public counter to find the name, phone number, and email address of the appropriate staff member.

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Social Media

The Department shares information and publicizes news and events through its social media accounts. Follow @Planning4LA on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, and YouTube.

For additional information, contact Rayna Plummer:, (213) 978-1234.

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