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West Hollywood's Laundry List Of Poor Planning

This blog post from LAist bemoans the rampant development of West Hollywood and outlines "Ten Reasons to be Pissed at the WeHo City Planners".

"I don't know what the hell is wrong with the city planners of West Hollywood! It is as if they have lost their minds and decided to forgo true logical thought. With seemingly little attention given to the sustainable growth paradigm, they just keep on building and building and building and building and building and building and building and building. And building. And building and building and building. Maybe they have been dabbling in some of that brain-damaging meth that is supposedly circulating around West Hollywood and are now incapable of non-compulsive construction project approval. Maybe they have some residual earthquake weather craziness that they just can't shake that is hindering their rationale. I just don't know what is going through their city-planning heads."

"And while I might be able to one day forgive them should all of this sudden construction turn out to be an okay/good/great idea, this is not what I signed up for, and I can't help but go on this 'Ten Reasons to be Pissed at the WeHo City Planners in No Particular Order' Rant."

Full Story: Damn You WeHo City Planners!!!



Where do I start?

This blog rant provides an excellent illustration of how far we as planners have to go in educating the public about the process of urban development. On one hand, it's refreshing to see someone besides evil developers getting the evil eye. On the other hand, the lack of any rudimentary understanding of what planners do relative to the real estate industry is ... naive, let's say. How is it that we haven't managed to teach at least that basic lesson in economics and civics to at least those able to afford a computer?

Still, you've got to love all that passion! Why use only a single exclamation point when using several makes one's argument that much more persuasive?


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