The L.A. Times this morning ran a preview of the City Council’s busy agenda for the upcoming year, when that body is expected to enact new rules for street vending, short-term rentals, digital billboards and handling possessions of the homeless. The Times also mentions the Measure S/Neighborhood Integrity Initiative ballot measure, which will come up for voters in the spring election season, as another hot topic sure to provide much vigorous discussion.
We at the Buzz have been covering most of these issues as well, and will continue to bring you the latest news about them and how they will affect our local neighborhoods. In addition, we’re also following:
- Tthe progress of the Miracle Mile Historic Preservation Overlay Zone (as well as similar HPOZ efforts in Larchmont Heights, Sycamore Square and Brookside)
- The expiration of local Interim Control Ordinances in several neighborhoods…and their replacement with new, customizable R-1 zones
- Progress of a proposed ban on wild and exotic animals for entertainment purposes
- Ongoing issues of property demolitions (legal and illegal)
- Densification of our neighborhoods and its flip-side – lack of affordable housing and rising housing costs
- The upcoming mayoral campaign and other ballot measures in the spring election
- Ongoing construction of Metro’s Purple Line Subway extension
- Development of new Transit Neighborhood Plans
…and many more. Looks to be an exciting year!