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1. A Note to Dick Platkin Re. His Story on Caruso and The Grove ...
(VOICES)
VOICE IN THE CHEAP SEATS - I can't decide if Dick Platkin's latest “hit piece” (Why the Grove Mall cannot be scaled up to fix LA - 6/9/2022) is targeting the Grove or Rick Caruso or political corrupti ...
Created on 13 June 2022
2. Teleconference: City Planner Dick Platkin on Why L.A. Times Refuses to Report that SB 9 Allows 8 Units Not “Duplexes.”  ...
(FRONT PAGE EVENTS)
This is an RSVP-only teleconference. Please register HERE at this link by noon Friday . Any problems registering email [email protected]   Former L.A. city planner Dick Platkin ...
Created on 15 March 2021
3. FACT CHECK: On Sen. Nancy Skinner’s SB 330, Dick Platkin’s Article Was Right on Every Point ...
(LOS ANGELES)
BACKTALK-This article focuses on the language of SB 330 itself to show why Dick Platkin’s article on SB 330 as published here in CityWatch was correct, and the response by Senator Skinner’s office as published ...
Created on 03 June 2019
4. CA Senator Skinner to LA Planner Platkin: On State Bill 330 You Got It Wrong, Wrong, Wrong ...
(LOS ANGELES)
TALKBACK--Unfortunately, this op-ed published on CityWatchLA.com is riddled with false claims about SB 330 by state Sen. Nancy Skinner, D-Berkeley. (Senator Skinner: Photo above.)  Here is a rundown ...
Created on 30 May 2019
5. Dick Platkin ...
(Writer Bio Pages)
Dick Platkin is a former Los Angeles city planner who reports on planning issues for CityWatch. Please send your comments, corrections, and questions to [email protected]  ...
Created on 25 August 2015
6. Dick Platkin's Top 5 ...
(ARCHIVE)
... r a Massive Earthquake.  (Dick Platkin is a former city planner. He teaches, writes, and consults on community planning issues in Los Angeles.)  (A more detailed version of Dick’s Picks  >>>)  TE ...
Created on 07 January 2015
7. History Repeats - The Not-So-New Hollywood Community Plan
(PLANNING WATCH LA)
... and the needs of its residents for better infrastructure and public services, City Hall should brace itself for another defeat at the hands of Hollywood residents and their supporters.   (Dick Platkin ...
Created on 25 January 2023
8. The Old Refrain “Update LA’s Community Plans” Repeats
(PLANNING WATCH LA)
...  Restoring HUD and CRA public housing programs. Reducing evictions of existing low-income tenants. Extending LA’s eviction moratorium past January 31, 2023.    (Dick Platkin is a retired Lo ...
Created on 19 January 2023
9. How Bad Will Conditions Get?
(PLANNING WATCH LA)
... of passively allowing events to envelope us, our families, and our communities.  (Dick Platkin is a former Los Angeles city planner who reports on local planning issues for CityWatchLA.  He serves on ...
Created on 12 January 2023
10. Real Estate Industry Camp Followers Fabricate Claims About Housing Crisis to Weaken Land Use Laws
(PLANNING WATCH LA)
... the use of transit, even though transit ridership is down, especially in neighborhoods, like Hollywood, with the new, up-scale apartments that the WIMBYs celebrate.    (Dick Platkin is a former Los ...
Created on 05 January 2023
11. LA’s 2022 Planning Year in Review
(PLANNING WATCH LA)
... mass transit projects, does not fund or build planned first-last mile public improvements.   (Dick Platkin is a former Los Angeles city planner who reports on local planning issues for CityWatchLA.  ...
Created on 29 December 2022
12. The Homeless Crisis: What Should the Mayor Do? Address Causes, Not Symptoms
(PLANNING WATCH LA)
...  the entrenched City Hall land use policies that promote homeless-inducing speculative apartment buildings?  (Dick Platkin ([email protected]) is a former Los Angeles city planner who reports on loca ...
Created on 22 December 2022
13. Real Estate Scams Purporting to Fix Homelessness
(PLANNING WATCH LA)
... caused by deregulation?     (Dick Platkin ([email protected]) is a former Los Angeles city planner who reports on local planning issues for CityWatchLA.  He serves on the board of United Neighborhoods ...
Created on 14 December 2022
14. LA’s McMansions Cause Housing Costs to Rise, Homelessness and Overcrowding
(PLANNING WATCH LA)
...  (Dick Platkin ([email protected]) is a former Los Angeles city planner who reports on local planning issues for CityWatchLA.  He serves on the board of United Neighborhoods for Los Angeles (UN4LA).  ...
Created on 08 December 2022
15. What Mayor-Elect Karen Bass Is Up Against!
(PLANNING WATCH LA)
...  need lots of it.   Dick Platkin is a former Los Angeles city planner who reports on local planning issues for CityWatchLA.  He serves on the board of United Neighborhoods for Los Angeles (UN4LA). ...
Created on 01 December 2022
16. LA City Hall’s Dilemma.  Corruption Served In Bite-Sized Bits Or Giant Portions?
(PLANNING WATCH LA)
...    (Dick Platkin is a former Los Angeles city planner who reports on local planning issues for CityWatchLA.  He serves on the board of United Neighborhoods for Los Angeles (UN4LA).  Previous Planning ...
Created on 24 November 2022
17. Modest Proposals For Mayor-Elect Karen Bass And The Reconstituted City Council
(PLANNING WATCH LA)
... this to happen, however, City Hall must overcome political, not technical barriers.    (Dick Platkin is a former Los Angeles city planner who reports on local planning issues for CityWatchLA.  He serves ...
Created on 17 November 2022
18. City Hall: LA’s Newly Elected Begin in January - Check Your Optimism at the Door
(PLANNING WATCH LA)
... words, in LA growing homelessness is an acceptable tradeoff when City Hall pulls out the stops for real estate speculators.   (Dick Platkin is a former Los Angeles city planner who reports on local ...
Created on 10 November 2022
19. New York Times on LA’s Housing Crisis.  Even a Broken Clock Is Correct Twice a Day
(PLANNING WATCH LA)
... from disease and exposure.   (Dick Platkin is a former Los Angeles city planner who reports on local planning issues for CityWatchLA.  He serves on the boards of United Neighborhoods for Los Angeles ...
Created on 03 November 2022
20. LA Times' Overcrowding Report Gets a Lot Right, But Its Remedies Make It Worse
(PLANNING WATCH LA)
... without addressing the overlapping housing crises created by the termination of HUD public housing programs during the Nixon and subsequent presidential administrations.   (Dick Platkin is a former ...
Created on 27 October 2022
21. Forcing Bigoted Politicians to Resign is Easy, Rooting Out Racist Policies, Programs, and Practices is Hard.
(PLANNING WATCH LA)
...  What Los Angeles needs are elected officials intent on rooting out racist programs and practices, not aggrandizing themselves.    (Dick Platkin is a former Los Angeles city planner who reports o ...
Created on 20 October 2022
22. To the Members of LA City Council from United Neighborhoods for Los Angeles
(VOICES)
...  for Los Angeles   UN4LA Board:  Casey Maddren, President Cherilyn Smith, Treasurer Richard Platkin, Secretary Annie Gagen Jack Humphreville Kim Lamorie Gina K. Thornburg    ...
Created on 12 October 2022
23. Climate Change Is Here. Can Someone Please Tell Those In Charge?
(PLANNING WATCH LA)
... and anticipated climate crises.   (Dick Platkin is a former Los Angeles city planner who reports on local planning issues for CityWatchLA.  He serves on the boards of United Neighborhoods for Los Angeles ...
Created on 05 October 2022
24. Who Controls City Government In Los Angeles?  Stay Tuned To Find Out.
(PLANNING WATCH LA)
... to keep their progressive patina, while supporting City Hall’s green light for real estate speculation.  This is why I say, “Stay tuned!” if you still wonder who controls City Hall.    (Dick Platkin ...
Created on 29 September 2022
25. What Do Magicians, Card Sharks, And City Hall Have In Common?
(LOS ANGELES)
... sound familiar because it was the essence of forgotten Measure S, the Neighborhood Integrity Initiative, which went before LA’s voters in 2017.    (Dick Platkin is a former Los Angeles city planner ...
Created on 21 September 2022
26. Status Report: The 17 Mile Long Ventura/Cahuenga Boulevard Specific Plan Is 30 Years Old
(LOS ANGELES)
PLANNING WATCH - The Planning Report’s 30 year old article by Richard Platkin on the Ventura/Cahuenga Boulevard Specific Plan is still mostly current and correct.    It notes that most of the "planning" alon ...
Created on 19 September 2022
27. Homeless Numbers Are Up Again In LA, And City Hall Wonders Why
(LOS ANGELES)
... media to frame the housing crisis as a strictly local issue, even though the main causes (#’s 1, 2, and 3 above) are statewide and nationwide.  ( Dick Platkin is a former Los Angeles city planner who ...
Created on 15 September 2022
28. Bass’ And Caruso’s “Solutions” To Homelessness Explain Why LA’s Housing Crisis Is Getting Worse
(LOS ANGELES)
... routine zoning and planning waivers, clamp down on corporate purchases of existing housing, preserve existing low-cost housing, and stop the mansionization of LA neighborhoods. (Dick Platkin is a former ...
Created on 08 September 2022
29. City Hall’s Fanciful Justifications for its Real Estate Scams
(LOS ANGELES)
... and then rented to vetted low-tenants?  If you can answer these questions, please let me know (rhplatkin@gmail.com) since my research came up dry.  If every low-income project approved by City Planning ...
Created on 01 September 2022
30. Unlike High Profile Crimes, Petty and White Collar Crimes are Under Reported and Often Unpunished
(LOS ANGELES)
... he Godfather movies were fiction, but their revelation that white collar crimes are massive and seldom prosecuted remains an important real-world take-away. (Dick Platkin is a former Los Angeles city plan ...
Created on 25 August 2022
31. How Bad Planning Thrives in LA -- the case of the Wilshire Community Plan
(LOS ANGELES)
... traffic congestion and homelessness worse.   (Dick Platkin is a former Los Angeles city planner who reports on local planning issues for CityWatchLA.  He serves on the boards of United Neighborhoods ...
Created on 18 August 2022
32. Ken Draper 1933-2022
(VOICES)
... Jay Handal, Jack Humphreville, Dick Platkin, Eric Preven, Denyse Selesnick, and more. I asked some of them to give a thought or remembrance about Ken Draper. Linda Abrams – “Sad news. Although I knew ...
Created on 11 August 2022
33. Homeless Crisis Will Get Worse, But There Is A Path Forward
(LOS ANGELES)
...  can finally end the current housing crisis instead of resorting to anti-camping ordinances and police sweeps when market-manipulation programs predictably fail.   (Dick Platkin is a former Los Angele ...
Created on 04 August 2022
34. Electric Cars: To Generate Corporate Profits Or Combat Climate Change?
(IMPORTANT READS)
... extended ranges, and high profits.   (Dick Platkin is a former Los Angeles city planner who reports on local planning issues for CityWatchLA.  He serves on the boards of United Neighborhoods for Los ...
Created on 28 July 2022
35. Some Still Claim ‘More Market Rate Housing Will Solve the Housing Crisis’
(LOS ANGELES)
... the pols ensure that the consequences of their folly temporarily disappears from view.   (Dick Platkin is a former Los Angeles city planner who reports on local planning issues for CityWatchLA.  He ...
Created on 21 July 2022
36. What Do The Primary Election Results Mean For LA?  Probably Less Than You Think.
(LOS ANGELES)
...  to post or send me corrections.   (Dick Platkin is a former Los Angeles city planner who reports on local planning issues for CityWatchLA.  He serves on the boards of United Neighborhoods for Los Angele ...
Created on 13 July 2022
37. City Hall Rolls out Red Carpet for Real Estate Speculators
(LOS ANGELES)
... Angeles Tenants Union, which take direct actions, such as rent strikes.   (Dick Platkin is a former Los Angeles city planner who reports on local planning issues for CityWatchLA.  He serves on the ...
Created on 06 July 2022
38. LA Needs to Plan, Plant and Care for a Proper Urban Forest – While It Still Can.
(LOS ANGELES)
... roles of their many city departments to maintain their urban forests, and so can Los Angeles.    (Dick Platkin is a former Los Angeles city planner who reports on local planning issues for CityWatchLA.  ...
Created on 30 June 2022
39. “Garbage In, Garbage Out” Explains Why The Housing Crisis Is Getting Worse.
(LOS ANGELES)
... designed to build and operate non-market public housing.   (Dick Platkin is a former Los Angeles city planner who reports on local planning issues for CityWatchLA.  He serves on the board of United ...
Created on 23 June 2022
40. Despite Widespread “LA-Needs-More-Cops” Electioneering, The LAPD Won’t Be Riding To The Rescue.
(LOS ANGELES)
... buckled streets and sidewalks, missing street trees, climate change, or other urban crises, the LAPD is not riding to the rescue.    (Dick Platkin is a former Los Angeles city planner who reports on ...
Created on 16 June 2022
41. Why The Grove Mall Cannot Be Scaled up to “Fix LA”
(LOS ANGELES)
... decay in order to prop up The Grove’s antiseptic world.  More of the same will leave many Angelenos disappointed, but they can’t say they weren’t warned.  (Dick Platkin is a former Los Angeles city planner ...
Created on 09 June 2022
42. Why LA’s Amended 2021-2029 Housing Element Won’t Work
(LOS ANGELES)
... and enhanced density bonuses policies.  Can you blame City Hall for not monitoring the Housing Element’s real world results?   (Dick Platkin is a former Los Angeles city planner who reports on local ...
Created on 02 June 2022
43. Why Is Housing So Expensive In Los Angeles?
(LOS ANGELES)
... will continue, regardless of which primary candidates become the city’s next Mayor and Councilmembers.  (Dick Platkin is a former Los Angeles city planner who reports on local planning issues for CityWatchLA.  ...
Created on 26 May 2022
44. Time For Other Democratic Options When Candidates Offer So Little
(LOS ANGELES)
...  animals.  When faced with mounting political pressure from below, lawsuits, embarrassing exposes, and voter initiatives, they bend in the wind.   (Dick Platkin is a former Los Angeles city planne ...
Created on 19 May 2022
45. Can Karen Bass See The Root Causes Of The Homeless Crisis?
(LOS ANGELES)
... than Homicide – Options to Address the Housing Emergency.  He lists 18 other programs, in addition to restoring public housing and preserving existing low-income apartments.   (Dick Platkin is a former ...
Created on 12 May 2022
46. Another Los Angeles Uprising?   Two-thirds of Angelenos Expect It.
(LOS ANGELES)
...  (Dick Platkin is a former Los Angeles city planner who reports on local planning issues for CityWatchLA.  He serves on the boards of United Neighborhoods for Los Angeles (UN4LA) and the Greater Fairfax ...
Created on 05 May 2022
47. Homeless Crisis.  Why Do The Pols Pursue Planning Policies That Make It Worse?
(LOS ANGELES)
... claims that their housing programs serve the greater good.    (Dick Platkin is a former Los Angeles city planner who reports on local planning issues for CityWatchLA.  He serves on the boards of United ...
Created on 28 April 2022
48. Want To Solve The Climate Crisis?  Treat It Like The War In Ukraine
(CLIMATE)
... Platkin is a former Los Angeles city planner who reports on local planning issues for CityWatchLA.  He serves on the board of United Neighborhoods for Los Angeles (UN4LA) and co-chairs the Greater Fairfax ...
Created on 21 April 2022
49. LA’s Mayoral Candidates Huff And Puff, But Still Can’t Solve The Homeless Crisis
(LOS ANGELES)
...  (Dick Platkin is a former Los Angeles city planner who reports on local planning issues for CityWatchLA.  He serves on the board of United Neighborhoods for Los Angeles (UN4LA) and co-chairs the Greater ...
Created on 14 April 2022
50. Why LA’s Mayoral Candidates Are So Mum On The Climate Crisis
(LOS ANGELES)
... a 21st century rendition of “Happy Days are Here Again.”   (Dick Platkin is a former Los Angeles city planner who reports on local planning issues for CityWatchLA.  He serves on the board of United ...
Created on 06 April 2022