Overview

Vicky Tavitian, a land use project manager in Mayer Brown’s Los Angeles office, focuses on urban planning and architecture. With a background in both the public and private sectors of planning, Vicky’s broad base of experience includes city planning, transportation planning, acquisitions, and affordable housing development. 

Prior to joining Mayer Brown, Vicky was a City Planner and Council Liaison for the City of Los Angeles’ Department of City Planning. In this position, she worked on numerous development and land use entitlement projects, implemented specific plans and policies, and presented at public hearings held by the City Planning Commission and City Council. As Council Liaison, Vicky served as the Department’s main point of contact for all  Los Angeles Council Districts. She provided strategic input to the Department’s Executive Office and Council legislative and planning staff in the preparation and implementation of new policies and ordinances. 

Vicky also worked as a Planning Deputy for Council District 4, representing the Hollywood Hills, Bel Air Beverly Crest, Miracle Mile, Sherman Oaks, Silverlake, Los Feliz and Toluca Lake communities of Los Angeles. She oversaw the implementation of key policies, such as the Baseline Mansionization Ordinance and establishment of two new Historic Preservation Overlay Zones in Hollywood and West Los Angeles. Vicky evaluated and solved complex planning issues, while establishing credible and trustworthy relationships with City departments, key community stakeholders, constituents and developers to craft successful projects that received support from the Council Office and approval by the City Council. 

Spoken Languages

  • Armenian

Experience

  • Representing Harvard-Westlake School in obtaining entitlements for the Harvard-Westlake River Park campus, which involves the redevelopment of the 16-acre Weddington Gold & Tennis property in Studio City along the Los Angeles River, which will offer athletic and recreational opportunities for students and the community.
  • Representing Hilton Los Angeles/Universal City in the construction of a new 16-story, 400-key hotel building within walking distance of Universal Studios Hollywood.
  • Representing Mitsui Fudosan America in obtaining entitlements for the construction of a new 50-story, 580-unit, mixed-use residential and commercial project in downtown Los Angeles.

Education

California State Polytechnic University, BS