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  • LA Issue: ‘McMansions’ Put on Hold

    Dakota Smith

    Date: Mar 27, 2015 

    Concerned that new “McMansion” homes are changing the character of Los Angeles neighborhoods, the Los Angeles City Council moved Wednesday to temporarily restrict development in 20 areas. 

    The City Council unanimously passed the Neighborhood Conservation Interim Control Ordinance, which put a two-year ban on the size of new, single-family dwellings in some neighborhoods. 

    The ordinance temporarily limits the size of single-family dwellings in 15 neighborhoods: Valley Village, South Hollywood, La Brea Hancock Neighborhood, The Oaks of Los Feliz, Miracle Mile, Larchmont Heights, Lower Council District Five, Beverlywood, Inner Council District Five, Fairfax Area, Bel Air, Faircrest Heights Neighborhood, Kentwood, Mar Vista/East Venice and Old Granada Hills. 

    The law also puts a temporary moratorium on the issuance of building and demolition permits in five proposed Historic Preservation Overlay Zones: Sunset Square, Carthay Square, Holmby-Westwood, Oxford Square and El Sereno-Berkshire Craftsman District.  

    The new rules came amid a “proliferation of out-of-scale developments that threaten the cohesion and character” of neighborhoods, a city report states. (Read the rest.)   

    -cw 

    CityWatch

    Vol 13 Issue 26

    Pub: Mar 27, 2015



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Feuer, Trutanich Mix It Up on Way to March City Election-Video

CHATSWORTH.PATCH - City Attorney Carmen Trutanich and Assemblyman Mike Feuer participated in a lively debate at the Sherman Oaks Homeowners Association meeting at Notre Dame High School Wednesday evening.
 
The two are both running for City Attorney; the LA Times reported in October that the race will be "intense" and "rancorous." Greg Smith, a lawyer, is also running, but did not attend the SOHA meeting.
 
The debate was divided by the moderator into three sections: opening statements from the candidates were followed by the two asking each other questions, and this was followed by moderator-read questions from the audience.
 
They talked about their positions on a variety of issues, from recent changes in parolee supervision law (AB 109), the salary for the position of City Attorney and the problem of school truancy to how they voted on election propositions like the abolition of the death penalty, labeling genetically modified food and Measure J.  
 
-cw
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Vol 10 Issue 92
Pub: Nov 16, 2012 
 
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