Please allow me to introduce myself, I’m a man trying to build homes. I’ve been in a long development permit process, seen many a soul go to waste. Ok, that will be the last Rolling Stones distorted allusion in this op-ed. Please close your eyes and imagine with me the reality that developers experience in […]
That hissing sound you hear is the air coming out of the U. S. real estate market. While the decline will not be comparable to the 2008-2010 debacle, the downturn will have a negative effect on the rest of the economy. Let’s examine some of the telltale signs.
Merry Christmas. Happy Hanukah. Happy Holidays. It was none of these things for the homeless. For the homeless, it is a life without shelter, food, health care and a positive environment. Their environment is freezing and often wet. Regardless of where you live, most would agree that we have a major societal issue on our […]
Drum roll. On April 20, 2015, Mayor Eric Garcetti unveiled his budget for next year. After a “speech” at a Valley Industry Commerce Association, the Mayor formally presented his budget at City Hall. What can I say?!! It was underwhelming.
You name it. You can fill in the blank. Why? Because 78 percent of the City of Los Angeles budget goes to paying just salaries. This does not include pensions.
http://www.architectsjournal.co.uk/8666669.article?WT.tsrc=email&WT.mc_id=Newsletter2 Planner, urbanist, geographer and ‘intellectual giant’ Peter Hall has died aged 82
Trust in the Merriam-Webster dictionary is defined as the “belief that someone or something is reliable, good, honest, effective.” Sadly, on numerous occasions, the City of Santa Monica and some their residents have proven that they cannot be trusted.
Governor Brown does not like affordable housing. But, he does like the bullet train that will connect Los Angeles to San Francisco. The first leg will connect Bakersfield to Fresno. (None of my transportation consultant friends support the high speed train or the first leg.)
With over 40 percent of the City’s sidewalks buckled and broken, sidewalks are a symbol of the ineptitude of the City of Los Angeles. These sidewalks are a public health danger, an interruption of social justice and an eyesore.
At one time, Los Angeles had the backbone of a great transit system. Today, it does not! Why not?