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Zev Takes LA Times on Density Drive

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Times columnist Steve Lopez was taken for a ride by County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky to see what might happen should the crazy planners in City Hall, frothing at the mouth for sun blocking density, get their way. Again, the issue seems to be the State mandated density bonus law, SB1818, which incentivizes developers to include a percentage of units as affordable in return for additional height or density, or reduced yards or parking. Zev offered few alternatives, other than putting density in places where no one wants to live. Riverside Drive? Really? Come on Zev, tell us how you're going to get developers to build housing for poor people. Inclusionary housing? Appealing to their sense of humanity? We all know developers have no humanity. [LA Times]