A motion presented by Los Angeles City Councilmembers Bob Blumenfield and Paul Krekorian, and seconded by three other members, recommended support for the effort by the Los Angeles Economic Development Corp. to lure Amazon.com to locate its second headquarters in the city.
Responses to Amazon’s request for proposal from local leaders are due on Thursday. The Los Angeles City Council is expected to hear the motion at its meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 17.
The motion said the city has been working to identify suitable sites to pitch to Amazon and is preparing to respond to the e-commerce giant’s request for proposals in partnership with the county and LAEDC. Amazon has said it wanted to open a second headquarters, one that could employ some 50,000 workers.
The council motion said that although the LAEDC will present Amazon with multiple locations in the county for consideration, the case made by the city of Los Angeles for sites including Warner Center in Woodland Hills, Blumenfield’s district, were compelling.
“Warner Center is uniquely positioned to meet Amazon’s needs with a recently updated specific plan that encourages investment and makes approvals more streamlined to facilitate construction at the scale Amazon seeks,” motion said.
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