LA’s Parallel Universes are on a Collision Course

By Dick Platkin : citywatch – excerpt

PLATKIN ON PLANNING – The universe that Angelinos live in. If you live, work, or visit Los Angeles, you have undoubtedly witnessed the following, and can add other categories of your own: 

  • The rents are too damn high.
  • Climate change has arrived.
  • Infrastructure is failing.
  • Traffic congestion is getting worse.

The universe that the Density Hawks – and their progeny — have in mind for you.

If you’re are active in local neighborhood groups, such as Neighborhood Councils, Homeowner Associations, of block clubs, then you know that Los Angeles is the midst of a City Hall-supported real estate bubble, also spun as a boom…

(Dick Platkin is a former Los Angeles city planner who reports on local planning controversies for City Watch. Please send any questions or corrections to rhplatkin@gmail.com.) Prepped for CityWatch by Linda Abrams… (more)


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