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Bill Witte

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President of Related Companies of California; Deputy Mayor of Housing in San Francisco under then-Mayor Dianne Feinstein

Bill Witte on KCRW

Twenty years ago Los Angeles passed Proposition U designed to slow city growth by reducing the size of buildings on major boulevards.  Smart Growth allows developers to build big if…

Is Smart Growth a Dumb Idea for Los Angeles?

Twenty years ago Los Angeles passed Proposition U designed to slow city growth by reducing the size of buildings on major boulevards.  Smart Growth allows developers to build big if…

from Which Way, L.A.?

Mayor Antonio Villariagosa is all in favor of spending $100 million in taxpayers' money to subsidize the  Grand Avenue Project  in downtown LA, but County Supervisor Mike Antonovich…

The Grand Avenue Project, Too Grand or not Grand Enough?

Mayor Antonio Villariagosa is all in favor of spending $100 million in taxpayers' money to subsidize the Grand Avenue Project in downtown LA, but County Supervisor Mike Antonovich…

from Which Way, L.A.?

LA's urban centers are subject to migratory movements that are like weather patterns—impervious to rent control, affordable housing trust funds and other kinds of government…

Gentrification and Affordability

LA's urban centers are subject to migratory movements that are like weather patterns—impervious to rent control, affordable housing trust funds and other kinds of government…

from Which Way, L.A.?

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As crews begin installing metal nets in the canyons above Montecito to prevent a future debris flow, the community is still trying to decide how to remember the one that killed 23…

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