Robert Tillman owns a coin-operated laundromat in San Francisco’s Mission District, a neighborhood at the epicenter of California’s housing crisis. Over the last 2½ years, he’s spent nearly 0,000 on plans to tear down the business to build apartments. But although the city has zoned the property for apartments, Tillman hasn’t gotten very far.
Newly proposed rules regulating Airbnb and other vacation-rental websites in Los Angeles could set the stage for a political showdown, as the city demands the companies hand over information to track down illegal rentals.
Addressing decades of complaints from some of the city’s most neglected corners, Los Angeles officials on Wednesday launched a groundbreaking effort to reduce health risks from industrial and traffic pollution that have plagued neighborhoods from the harbor area to the San Fernando Valley.
Facing a potentially bruising ballot fight over real estate development next year, Los Angeles’ political leaders announced Wednesday that they will seek a sweeping update of the plans that govern the size and density of new buildings that go up in scores of neighborhoods.
Los Angeles lawmakers took a step Wednesday toward legalizing some &ldquo;bootlegged&rdquo; apartments, arguing that the city must spare them&nbsp;as it grapples with an affordable housing crisis.