LA City Hall Lied About Much-Needed Park For Koreatown Residents

City Hall politicians promised Koreatown residents a desperately needed park. Then a wealthy developer came along. The politicians reneged on their promise -- and gave the politically connected developer the go-ahead to build another luxury housing complex. Vote Yes on S on March 7.

Pay-to-Play Corruption is Ruining our Neighborhoods

Why Vote Yes on Measure S?

L.A.’s planning system is rigged, unfair and corrupt. It pushes forward luxury mega-projects that cause traffic gridlock, the destruction of neighborhood character and the displacement of longtime residents, including senior citizens on fixed budgets.

  • Transparency: Right now, wealthy developers are allowed to write the Environmental Impact Reports for their own projects, a glaring conflict of interest that lets them downplay environmental damage that these projects cause.
    Measure S bans this practice and requires that the traffic and environmental impact be assessed by independent experts, and that the assessment be paid for by the developers.
  • Corruption: Official documents show that billionaire developers have showered the City Council with millions in donations. Then, in backroom meetings, the Council breaks its own rules to allow these same billionaires to build more luxury high rises.
    Measure S will ban these backroom deals and force the City Council to follow its own rules.
  • Traffic: More than 500 intersections in L.A. are gridlocked by irresponsible developers, who are currently allowed to ignore the impact that their buildings have on neighborhood traffic.
    Measure S will end this practice and force developers to prove that each community can absorb the new development.
  • Affordable Housing: L.A. has a growing glut of luxury housing, but regular people can’t pay the rent. Yet the City Council remains only vaguely aware that developers have destroyed 22,000 rent-controlled units since 2000 — to build luxury complexes.
    Measure S will rein in this reckless overdevelopment while encouraging more affordable housing.
  • City Council Negligence: In most major American cities, the City Council is required to update its General Plan for development every five years to adapt for change. But L.A.’s Council has abandoned this duty and our plan is now 20 years old.
    Measure S will force the Council to create an updated plan for balanced growth, instead of allowing developers to dominate the planning process.

We urge you to support Measure S on the March 7, 2017, city ballot.

Vote Yes on Measure S to Fix the Rigged System at City Hall

L.A.’s planning system is rigged, unfair and broken. It pushes forward luxury mega-projects that cause traffic gridlock, the destruction of neighborhood character and the displacement of longtime residents, including senior citizens on fixed budgets.

Vote Yes on Measure S — our best hope to protect residents and give them a greater voice in how their neighborhoods grow and develop.

Measure S will:

  • Ban developers from writing their own self-serving “Environmental Impact” reports, an obvious conflict of interest that is used against communities as an unfair tool of overdevelopment
  • Make the Los Angeles City Council do its job, by creating a rational citywide plan for Los Angeles tied directly to infrastructure limitations, true population figures and community desires
  • Preserve neighborhoods and institute a protective 2-year timeout that stops the Los Angeles City Council from its current practice of spot zoning – bending the rules to approve mega-projects and inappropriate development that destroys neighborhood character and displaces longtime residents and small businesses
  • Protect affordable housing projects by exempting them from the 2-year timeout

We are not opposed to growth and change; we understand that these are inevitable. But what’s not inevitable is reckless and irresponsible development by a handful of politically connected developers and their army of lobbyists, attorneys and PR consultants.

We urge you to support Measure S on the March 7, 2017, city ballot.

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Measure S Reforms Pay-to-Play Culture at LA City Hall

We appreciate the Los Angeles Times editorial writers' nod today to Measure S, the March 7 ballot initiative. But the Times editorial writers continually get things wrong: Measure S, known as the Neighborhood Integrity Initiative, is not a "slow-growth" movement. 

Coalition to Preserve LA Wins Lawsuit; Forces Developers to Retract Lies

Update: Read the Los Angeles Business Journal's coverage of the Coalition to Preserve LA's winning lawsuit that stopped billionaire developers and their anti-reform campaign from telling outrageous lies to Angelenos via the city's official ballot guide.

Yes on Measure S Gives LA City Council Friday Deadline To Start Reforms

The Yes on Measure S campaign commends LA City Council members David Ryu, Paul Krekorian, Paul Koretz and Joe Buscaino for their recently proposed ban on campaign contributions from developers. We now call upon LA City Council President Herb Wesson to schedule this reform proposal for immediate consideration.

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