Big Turnout in Elysian Valley for Yes on Measure S Town Hall
Elysian Valley residents and their Los Angeles River neighbors turned out in a big way for a Yes on Measure S Town Hall on Monday evening, which is no surprise. Communities along the LA River are under serious threat from zone-breaking overdevelopment pushed by wealthy developers and their politician pals at City Hall.
Many residents fear that they will be pushed out of their middle- and working-class neighborhoods by rule-breaking mega-projects that get spot-zoning approvals from the LA City Council and Mayor Eric Garcetti.
Under city rules, these types of developments are not normally allowed -- but developers just want to make more millions, and LA politicians get major campaign cash when they give developers what they want.
Elysian Valley residents are particularly concerned about getting displaced after seeing numerous luxury housing mega-projects pop up in their community.
Yet the LA City Council and Mayor Eric Garcetti have done next to nothing to protect Elysian Valley residents and working- and middle-class Angelenos like them -- from Hollywood to Valley Village to Venice to Koreatown.
It's why civic leaders, neighborhood activists and everyday Angelenos are uniting -- and backing Measure S, which starts the process of fixing LA's rigged, broken and unfair planning and land-use system that's controlled by developers.
Developers pump millions of campaign cash into LA City Hall -- and get special favors in return from the City Council and mayor.
But by dramatically curtailing special spot-zoning favors through the passage of Measure S, the City Council and mayor will have nothing to sell, and developers will have nothing to buy with their campaign contributions.
In order to protect neighborhoods and rein in soft corruption at LA City Hall, you must approve Measure S.
Vote Yes on S on March 7.