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  • Homelessness and the Failure of Mainstream Media

    and homelessness. Of course, my fellow CityWatch LA columnists have done yeoman’s work calling the City to account. Dick Platkin, a former City planner, eloquently writes about failed housing policies that remove, rather than add, affordable housing...

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    • Category: LOS ANGELES
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  • Why LA’s Infrastructure is in such Bad Shape - Part 2

    are not a guarantee that LA’s decrepit infrastructure will be mended, these are critical steps in that direction. (Dick Platkin is a retired Los Angeles city planner who reports on local planning issues for CityWatchLA. He is a board member of United...

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    • Category: PLANNING WATCH LA
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  • Why LA’s Infrastructure Is in Such Bad Shape

    greasing the wheels of real estate speculation, they no longer notice the urban blight that has overtaken the city? (Dick Platkin is a retired Los Angeles city planner who reports on local planning issues for CityWatchLA. He is a board member of United...

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    • Category: PLANNING WATCH LA
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  • The Long Shadow of LA’s 1992 Civil Disturbance

    desperation -- Mayor Bass called on local philanthropies and LA’s wealthiest residents to pay for low-income housing. (Dick Platkin is a retired Los Angeles city planner who reports on local planning issues for CityWatchLA. He is a board member of...

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    • Category: PLANNING WATCH LA
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  • The Public Understands The Housing Crisis Better Than The Electeds

    Hall initiatives I listed above to weaken these laws either make no difference or worsen the housing crisis worse. (Dick Platkin is a retired Los Angeles city planner who reports on local planning issues for CityWatchLA. He is a board member of United...

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    • Category: PLANNING WATCH LA
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  • Has Mayor Bass’ ED1 Emergency Homeless Ordinance Succeeded?

    neighborhoods, and provides little affordable housing for the growing numbers of people who desperately need it. (Dick Platkin is a retired Los Angeles city planner who reports on local planning issues for CityWatchLA. He is a board member of United...

    • Type: Article
    • Author: Dick Platkin
    • Category: PLANNING WATCH LA
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  • Federal Judge David Carter, Nemesis of City Hall’s Skid Row Homeless Programs

    get worse. This is not a mystery. It is painfully obvious to those who see beyond City Hall’s self-serving ignorance. (Dick Platkin is a retired Los Angeles city planner who reports on local planning issues for CityWatchLA. He is a board member of...

    • Type: Article
    • Author: Dick Platkin
    • Category: PLANNING WATCH LA
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  • How Inadequate Community Plan Updates Worsen Los Angeles' Housing Crisis

    owners to sell cheap, not the prospects of developers replacing single-family homes with apartment buildings. (Dick Platkin is a retired Los Angeles city planner who reports on local planning issues for CityWatchLA. He is a board member of United...

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    • Category: PLANNING WATCH LA
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  • Why Homelessness and Traffic Get Steadily Worse In Los Angeles

    traffic congestion, developers and their supporters shrug their shoulders while they hawk the next real estate deal. (Dick Platkin is a retired Los Angeles city planner who reports on local planning issues for CityWatchLA. He is a board member of United...

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    • Category: PLANNING WATCH LA
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  • Two Ways for US Government Officials To Create Homelessness: One Gradual, The Other Instant

    their residents. The difference between this and failed domestic housing policies is quantitative, not qualitative. (Dick Platkin is a retired Los Angeles city planner who reports on local planning issues for CityWatchLA. He is a board member of United...

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    • Category: PLANNING WATCH LA
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  • LA’s Measure HLA will not work.  That's the best reason for opposing it.

    sidewalks are repaired. This approach is doomed to fail, which is why I encourage Angelino to vote no on Measure HLA. (Dick Platkin is a retired Los Angeles city planner who reports on local planning issues for CityWatchLA. He is a board member of...

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    • Category: PLANNING WATCH LA
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  • Why I am voting NO on LA’s Measure HLA

    network of bicycle paths and lanes. It could rival other cities and also allow Angelenos to finally ditch their cars. (Dick Platkin is a retired Los Angeles city planner who reports on local planning issues for CityWatchLA. He is a board member of...

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    • Category: PLANNING WATCH LA
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  • Hubris Over Humanity: The Failures of Social Experiments in Los Angeles

    continue to promote high density legislation, as they benefit from generous support from corporate developers. As Dick Platkin explains here, current development policies do little to provide affordable housing while enriching large real estate...

    • Type: Article
    • Category: LA POLITICS
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  • Ode to the Los Angeles Times: On its last legs, it still shills for real estate speculators

    readers turn to alternative media, like CityWatchLA, to understand why the housing crisis is getting steadily worse. (Dick Platkin is a retired Los Angeles city planner who reports on local planning issues for CityWatchLA. He is a board member of United...

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    • Category: PLANNING WATCH LA
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  • Why High Density Will Never Solve the Housing Crisis

    The same misapplication of academic and economic theories affects affordable housing policies as well. Experts like Dick Platkin, with far more knowledge than me about housing, have criticized the push for widespread upzoning and relaxation of zoning...

    • Type: Article
    • Category: LA POLITICS
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  • Crocodile Tears for The Homeless: A Pretext For Rescinding Adopted Zoning And Environmental Laws

    crisis: restoring nonmarket public/social housing programs and raising wages levels to reduce economic inequality. (Dick Platkin is a retired Los Angeles city planner who reports on local planning issues for CityWatchLA. He is a board member of United...

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    • Category: PLANNING WATCH LA
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  • Is LA’s Traffic Congestion Getting Worse?

    So far that leadership is missing, and until Angelenos force it to appear, traffic will continue to get worse. (Dick Platkin is a retired Los Angeles city planner who reports on local planning issues for CityWatchLA. He is a board member of United...

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    • Category: PLANNING WATCH LA
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  • LA’s Future: More Of the Same, Worse, Or Push-Back?

    of siege by Israel, push back. When this happens, doomsday scenarios like mine should be taken with a grain of salt. (Dick Platkin is a retired Los Angeles city planner who reports on local planning issues for CityWatchLA. He is a board member of United...

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    • Category: PLANNING WATCH LA
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  • City Hall’s Mishandling of The Homeless Crisis Is Not Its Cause

    windfall for the real estate speculators whose business models remain in place and cause homelessness to rise. (Dick Platkin is a retired Los Angeles city planner who reports on local planning issues for CityWatchLA. He is a board member of United...

    • Type: Article
    • Author: Dick Platkin
    • Category: PLANNING WATCH LA
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  • Los Angeles City Hall, Home of the City’s Neglected but Nevertheless Mandatory General Plan.

    as MT 6 and 7, Sidewalk Cleaning and Repair, they could care less. Apparently, he who pays the piper, picks the tune. (Dick Platkin is a retired Los Angeles city planner who reports on local planning issues for CityWatchLA. He is a board member of...

    • Type: Article
    • Author: Dick Platkin
    • Category: PLANNING WATCH LA
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