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

Temporary trailers for homeless people planned on downtown city lot

By Dakota Smith, Gale Holland and Doug Smith : latimes – excerpt Los Angeles city leaders are planning to house dozens of homeless people in trailers on a city-owned downtown lot as a possible model for citywide temporary shelters. A proposal that will be submitted to the City Council on Tuesday calls for installing five … More Temporary trailers for homeless people planned on downtown city lot

Coalition to Preserve LA Praises Conservationists: They Stopped Gov. Brown from Wiping Out Environmental Protections Under CEQA

businesswire – excerpt “This is a lie designed to kill CEQA, which is used modestly to attack only the worst developments.” LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Coalition to Preserve LA applauds the Sierra Club, the Planning and Conservation League and scores of groups who fought and today stopped Gov. Jerry Brown’s proposal to gut CEQA and Coastal … More Coalition to Preserve LA Praises Conservationists: They Stopped Gov. Brown from Wiping Out Environmental Protections Under CEQA

Coalition to Preserve LA Slams Gov. Brown’s Attack on CEQA, as a Health Disaster for Children

businesswire – excerpt LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Coalition to Preserve LA strongly opposes Gov. Jerry Brown’s proposal to gut CEQA and Coastal Act environmental protections for virtually any urban project where developers agree to add an insignificant number of affordable housing units. We urge our supporters, and those who believe developers are the last ones who … More Coalition to Preserve LA Slams Gov. Brown’s Attack on CEQA, as a Health Disaster for Children

City of Los Angeles Outsources Defense of CEQA/Land Use Lawsuits To Private Law Firms – Developers To Foot The Bill

City of Los Angeles Outsources Defense of CEQA/Land Use Lawsuits To Private Law Firms – Developers To Foot The Bill … More City of Los Angeles Outsources Defense of CEQA/Land Use Lawsuits To Private Law Firms – Developers To Foot The Bill