A Tale of Two Hollywoods

The LA metro area has doubled its population in the last five decades. And with that, there’s a new planning philosophy: building more densely around public transportation hubs. But the new concept is causing conflict within many neighborhoods where development could take place. Now a new group called the Coalition to Preserve L.A. is trying to place a measure – the Neighborhood Integrity Initiative – on the November ballot that would put a moratorium on new megaprojects. We start with a feature by KCRW’s Saul Gonzalez on two residents in Hollywood. They’re experiencing this fight over Los Angeles firsthand.