november 2016

LABC Supports: 

Los Angeles County Traffic Improvement Plan (Measure M) 

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) proposal would extend the existing half-cent Measure R sales tax and would also place a new half-cent sales tax to fund transit, highway, road, pedestrian and bicycle projects in the County, without a sunset date. The LABC believes this increase in transportation infrastructure funding is crucial to finishing Measure R projects, filling gaps in our transit system, increasing ridership and expanding opportunities for transit-oriented development. 

Click here to view the campaign website.

Click here to read LABC President Mary Leslie’s endorsement of Measure M.

Click here to view the latest Economic Impact Analysis by the LAEDC.


Homelessness Reduction and Prevention, Housing, and Facilities Bond (Prop HHH)

The City of Los Angeles proposal would allow for the issuance of $1.2 billion in general obligations bonds to provide safe, clean affordable housing for the homeless and for those in danger of becoming homeless. The LABC believes in a housing first approach to addressing our City’s homelessness crisis and this measure is expected to provide revenue to pay for a portion of at least 10,000 residential units to house homeless residents.


Safe, Clean Neighborhood Parks and Open Space for All (Measure A)

Measure A proposes an annual parcel tax of 1.5 cents per square foot of floor area to fund repair and upgrade of neighborhood, city and county parks, recreation centers, and senior centers; and support of after-school program; protect open spaces; and implement water conservation strategies in parks and playgrounds. The LABC believes that Measure A will help maintain LA’s competitive advantage in attracting businesses and talent by providing a better quality of life for our employees and customers, ultimately promoting economic growth.

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LABC Opposes:

Affordable Housing and Labor Standards for General Plan Amendments and Zoning Changes (Build Better LA), [Initiative Ordinance JJJ]

Build Better LA will impose affordable housing mandates and labor requirements on residential projects above 10 units that seek zoning changes or general plan amendments. The LABC believes the ballot measure will deter future workforce and affordable housing development and investment in Los Angeles by increasing costs to develop too greatly.

Click here to send a letter of petition against Build Better LA. 

 

Proposition 53

Prop 53 would require statewide voter approval before any revenue bonds can be issued or sold by the state for certain projects if the bond amount exceeds $2 billion. The LABC believes Prop 53 would jeopardize the ability to finance major economic development projects, infrastructure projects, and disaster preparedness.

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March 2017 

LABC Opposes:

Neighborhood Integrity Initative (NII)

NII would place a two-year moratorium on any project that requires a general plan amendment or zoning change. The LABC has joined the Coalition to Protect L.A. Neighborhoods & Jobs to oppose the NII, which would dramatically curtail the construction of new housing in LA and exacerbate the region’s housing supply and affordability crisis. 

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