Paul Koretz

LA City Councilman

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Los Angeles City Councilman for the 5th District (West Los Angeles, Bel Air, Encino) and a member of the Budget and Finance Committee

Paul Koretz on KCRW

California faces a housing crisis. So a bill in the state legislature aims to get lots of housing built -- by overriding local zoning control.

What the housing density bill might do to historic neighborhoods

California faces a housing crisis. So a bill in the state legislature aims to get lots of housing built -- by overriding local zoning control.

from Design and Architecture

Some parts of Los Angeles don’t smell very good these days. That’s because piles of garbage are sitting on the street rotting. The city changed its trash collection policy.

Why trash in some LA neighborhoods still sits on the curb

Some parts of Los Angeles don’t smell very good these days. That’s because piles of garbage are sitting on the street rotting. The city changed its trash collection policy.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

A recent investigation revealed that a Bel Air property owner's been using 11.8 million gallons of water a year — at a cost of $90,000 a month.

Should the Biggest Water Wasters Be Punished?

A recent investigation revealed that a Bel Air property owner's been using 11.8 million gallons of water a year — at a cost of $90,000 a month.

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