Los Angeles Sentinel: Hollywood Doesn’t Have The Right To Shut Down South Los Angeles

Los Angeles Sentinel: Hollywood Doesn’t Have The Right To Shut Down South Los Angeles
February 15, 2017 Peter

Marqueece Harris-Dawson (file photo) Measure S, the development moratorium on the March 7th ballot, began at the top of a Hollywood high-rise. Standing at the window of the 21st floor of his Sunset Boulevard office tower, the head of a billion-dollar nonprofit looked around and didn’t like what he saw: new development. That’s where Measure S began. It ends—hopefully—on election day, when the whole city gets to vote on whether or not to ban, for two years or more, planning tools used for many kinds of new construction. If voters choose Measure S, we’ll lose the affordable housing near transit our communities badly need. Hospitals will struggle to plan improvements and expansion. New commercial centers will have to wait.

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