Curbed LA: Why Aren’t Housing Advocates Supporting Measure JJJ?

Curbed LA: Why Aren’t Housing Advocates Supporting Measure JJJ?
November 7, 2016 Peter

As you find yourself scanning the dozens of measures on tomorrow’s ballot, a quick read of Measure JJJ seems like a sure winner. In the midst of the worst housing crisis the city has ever faced, JJJ promises homes for the city’s poorest residents. Yet in the last few weeks, many affordable housing groups have been speaking out against it.

Proposition JJJ began its life as Build Better LA, a direct response to the anti-growth Neighborhood Integrity Initiative, whose proposed two-year building moratorium would also obliterate the local construction business. So it’s not surprising that the trade groups and unions that joined together to get JJJ on the ballot are offering to bring more affordable housing to the city in a way that’s guaranteed to stimulate their own industries.

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