2PreserveLA Submits 100K Voter Signatures on Development Ballot Measure in L.A.

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Backers submit 103,922 City of Los Angeles voter signatures in support of the Neighborhood Integrity Initiative for the March 2017 Citywide ballot—far more than the 61,486 valid signatures needed to qualify.

LOS ANGELES (August 24, 2016) The Coalition to Preserve L.A. and backers of the Neighborhood Integrity Initiative, today turned in 103,922 voter signatures in support of a ballot measure to curb abusive land use practices and developer favoritism by the City of Los Angeles Planning Department and City Hall by forcing the City and developers to follow existing zoning regulations for the next two years. Backers need 61,486 valid City of Los Angeles voter signatures in order to qualify the measure for the March 2017 citywide ballot, but are submitting over 100,000 signatures—40,000+ signatures more than needed—as a precaution.

The Coalition and a group of supporters held a press conference early this morning to announce its filing of the signatures this morning at the site of the proposed Cumulus Skyscraper project at 3321 S. La Cienega Blvd at Jefferson Boulevard in Los Angeles. The project will include a 30 story building surrounded by a compound of several 10 story buildings in an already heavily trafficked and congested neighborhood.

Coalition leaders and supporters recently met with Mayor Eric Garcetti to provide him an opportunity to announce his own long-promised reforms of the broken system of planning and development. The city’s Wild West approach to development has created a massive luxury housing glut, displaced more than 60,000 people and wiped out 22,000 affordable housing units since 2000.

The citizen initiative heading for the March ballot brings long-needed reform to a rigged system in which developers lavish elected City Hall officials with money, and are then allowed to decide the future and the character of local neighborhoods.

CONTACT: Jill Stewart, Campaign Director, Neighborhood Integrity Initiative
(916) 595 9033 | [email protected]

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