LA Times: Backers Say L.A. Affordable Housing Measure is Headed for November Ballot

LA Times: Backers Say L.A. Affordable Housing Measure is Headed for November Ballot
May 16, 2016 Peter

Labor and housing activists deliver boxes of signed petitions for their proposed Build Better L.A. ballot measure to the Los Angeles City Clerk.A coalition of labor unions and housing advocates said Monday it had gathered nearly 100,000 signatures for a ballot measure that would force real estate developers to provide affordable housing when they want to build bigger projects than city rules would otherwise allow. Los Angeles voters will “have the opportunity to vote on a measure that’ll bring L.A. more homes people can afford and good local jobs they can rely on,” said Rusty Hicks, executive secretary-treasurer of the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor.

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