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Asphalt Rules In LA Thanks To Incompetence

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The LA Weekly further exposes the Quimby-funds fiasco, where it was discovered LA was sitting on $130 million that was earmarked for green space. Also stupid is that the Quimby fees—monies the city charges developers per unit of construction then uses (or is supposed to use) for parks—can only be utilized near the development, i.e. 'mo development='mo $$ for nearby parks. But where parks are desperately needed, like South L.A., there's no development. 'Nother fun fact: 4% of Los Angeles is devoted to green space, compared to 17% in uber-dense New York. More quimby money trail info here. [LA Weekly]