City Manager Says El Segundo Is Not Ready For Housing Development

By Joseph Pimentel : bisnow – excerpt Despite a housing shortage in Los Angeles and throughout California, city of El Segundo officials said the city is not ready for more housing. El Segundo City Manager Greg Carpenter said there has been a lot of interest from the development community to build housing or mixed-use projects … More City Manager Says El Segundo Is Not Ready For Housing Development

A Judge Considers Stepping in After Encinitas Failed – Again – to Pass a Housing Plan

By Jesse Marx : voiceofsandiego – exerpt Much of coastal California is opposed to dense development. But opposition in Encinitas has reached unprecedented heights, testing the limits of local control while a statewide housing crisis unfolds. A San Diego County Superior judge sounded open Tuesday to suspending an Encinitas law giving locals final say over … More A Judge Considers Stepping in After Encinitas Failed – Again – to Pass a Housing Plan

LA City Hall’s 1-2 Punch Against its Own Residents

By Dick Platkin : citywatchla – excerpt PLATKIN ON PLANNING-You may think you live in a community or neighborhood, and you would not be wrong. But, if you log on to typical real estate websites, such as Niche, it is hard to find information about local communities. At best, you learn about test scores at … More LA City Hall’s 1-2 Punch Against its Own Residents

After FBI raid, L.A. Councilman Jose Huizar is stripped of his committee assignments

By David Zahniser  and Emily Alpert Reyes : latimes – excerpt Roughly a week after FBI agents raided his home and offices, Los Angeles City Councilman Jose Huizar has been removed from all of his committee assignments, including chairman of the powerful panel that reviews the city’s biggest development projects… Huizar has served for several … More After FBI raid, L.A. Councilman Jose Huizar is stripped of his committee assignments

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 … More LA’s Parallel Universes are on a Collision Course

City Is Poised to Back Down on Plan to Increase Height Limit – Again

by Andrew Keatts : voiceofsandiego – excerpt San Diego city planners are walking back plans to let developers build taller buildings near a new transit station at Tecolote Drive. Residents have fiercely opposed plans to allow more housing along the new Mid-Coast Trolley corridor. They’ve now twice won concessions from the city… (more)