The City of Los Angeles
is a mosaic comprised of many diverse communities, each with
its own unique character and host of attractions.
Community Plans identifying individual communities and districts
are prepared by the Department of City Planning and are approved
by the City Council. The City also recognizes areas when they
are established by resolution of the Council.
The Los Angeles Department of Transportation helps residents
and visitors identify the various communities and districts
through special signs posted at area boundaries. The area’s
name is printed in white letters on a blue background, with
the official seal of the City of Los Angeles placed above it.
style is consistent throughout the City. It strikes a
balance among the unique character of the community, the
unity of the City and the dignity of the message. The
area’s name is the only text, since individual slogans
would give an impression of competition, rather than unity,
among City districts.
LADOT also identifies places of cultural and historical
significance declared by a federal or state agency or
by resolution of the City Council. At times, the Council
may name an intersection to honor an individual who has
contributed to the character of the City.
In recent years, many neighborhoods within
identified communities have requested recognition of their
area, architecture or special history in shaping the City.
Due to the number of these requests, the City facilitates
a process for the installation of custom neighborhood signs.