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Inclusionary Zoning Proposal Not Forgotten in L.A.

After almost a year of delays, the affordable-housing law may get heard in the Los Angeles City Council

"Reyes’ people had the motion in hand on Wednesday and were ready to go, but somehow , it just didn’t seem to get introduced. The next target date is Friday. Or maybe next week. Really.

Mayor-elect Antonio Villaraigosa supports IZ in theory and has said he would sign an ordinance if he likes the details. But he has worked hard to reassure developers and the business community that any measure he signs must have a negligible effect on their bottom line. In fact, as a councilman, Villaraigosa proved disappointing to many housing activists when he declined to throw his support behind a far-reaching mandate."

Thanks to Brenda Meyer

Full Story: Will L.A. break the spell on affordable housing?

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