LA Times: Measure S Defeated After a Heated, Costly Battle over Future LA Development

LA Times: Measure S Defeated After a Heated, Costly Battle over Future LA Development
March 8, 2017 Peter

Labor and business leaders declared victory Tuesday night over a bitterly contested ballot measure that would have imposed new restrictions on building apartment towers, shops and offices in Los Angeles. As of midnight, returns showed Measure S going down to defeat by a 2-1 margin, with more than half of precincts reporting. “Defeating Measure S has spared our city from a future that would’ve meant fewer jobs, fewer funds for critical public services, fewer new homes for those who desperately need them, and even less affordable rents,” said Rusty Hicks, executive secretary-treasurer of the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor.

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