Measure LV: Santa Monica, the epicenter of anti-development

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Measure LV - or the LUVE initiative - is on the ballot in the city of Santa Monica. It seeks to curb high-rise development by requiring new buildings, exceeding two stories, to obtain voter approval before construction can begin (with a few exceptions). Proponents say Measure LV will reduce traffic and congestion. But opponents say the initiative takes power away from city planners, and could dissuade developers from building in a city where more housing is sorely needed.




Benjamin Gottlieb