Measure S Protests Traffic Disaster at Martin Expo Town Center

Westsiders oppose City Hall favors for Martin Cadillac mega-project

Yes on S continued its search on Monday for the worst development in Los Angeles -- and landed in West LA at the site of the Martin Expo Town Center mega-project. It's a traffic disaster in the making.

Westsiders Opposed to Overdevelopment, a neighborhood group, joined Yes on S supporters in front of Martin Cadillac at 12101 Olympic Blvd., where Martin Automotive Group wants build to a gigantic luxury housing development at an already gridlocked intersection.

Last fall, the LA City Council gave Martin Automotive Group zone-breaking favors to construct the monstrosity.

Xochitl Gonzalez, a member of Westsiders Opposed to Overdevelopment, believes that the General Plan amendment for this project is illegal and filed a lawsuit against the city of LA last November.

The mega-development, which will cause excessive traffic, is hugely unpopular among Westsiders. In fact, only 12% of residents are in favor of it.

Martin Expo Town Center will create 16 new gridlocked intersections on the Westside’s already traffic-jammed streets and more than 10,000 car trips daily.

Since 2012, Martin Automotive Group and its affiliate have spent $762,771 in campaign and lobbying cash to win over LA politicians and bureaucrats for zone-breaking favors such as the General Plan amendment.

Yes on S supporters gathered to protest the shady City Hall deal.

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