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Open Thread: What are your questions about Measure S, LA’s anti-development ballot measure?

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Post your questions in the comments. We’ll find the answers

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View from the northbound 110 freeway of towers under construction in Downtown Los Angeles.
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Welcome to Friday Open Thread, wherein we pass the mic to readers to speak up about topics of interest, distress, horror, etc. Have something you want discussed? Let us know.

In less than two months, voters across the city will decide the future of housing and other real estate development in Los Angeles. Appearing on the city’s ballot March 7 will be Measure S, which, if passed by voters, would impose a two-year moratorium on the construction of buildings that are taller or denser than what zoning codes allow. (Right now, buildings can surpass zoning requirements with special approval from the City Council—but that would change under Measure S.)

There a lot of nuances to consider and some big claims made by supporters and opponents.

Supporters say the measure would preserve neighborhood character and encourage more affordable housing. Critics say it would wreck LA’s economy and prevent the construction of badly-needed housing.

If passed, Measure S will have huge implications for LA, and we know you must have questions about it. So drop those in the comments, and we’ll find the answers. In the coming weeks, we’ll round them all up in one handy Q&A. Stay tuned.

In the meantime, explore our past stories about Measure S, which we’ve been tracking for more than a year now:

Could the anti-development Measure S tank LA's economy?

Anti-development initiative backer is LA's top political donor

Here's Why That Big Anti-Development Ballot Measure Could Be So Dangerous For Los Angeles

Leonardo DiCaprio never endorsed LA’s anti-development measure, rep says

Opponents of anti-development measure won’t claim alarming economic report was ‘independent’

Big LA Anti-Development Measure Seeks Lower Voter Turnout