FROM Dick Platkin
Measuring the impact of Measure S Mailers for and against Measure S Photo by Avishay Artsy If you live in Los Angeles these days, you may be feeling deluged by billboards and mailers for a March 7 ballot initiative called Measure S . The billboards supporting the measure promise to "save our neighborhoods." But what would be its actual impact on our cityscape? DnA sat down with Dick Platkin, a former planner for the city of Los Angeles who worked on the city's general plan, and Mark Vallianatos of the pro-development group Abundant Housing to find out what would happen to Frank Gehry's 8150 Sunset, BIG's 670 Mesquit, Palladium Residences, Vintage Westwood Horizons and other projects in LA if Measure S passes.
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