'Anti-Displacement Zones' Proposed in L.A. Following Development Controversy
Herb Wesson, president of the Los Angeles City Council, wants to counter large market rate developments in parts of the city by establishing "anti-displacement zones," reports David Zahniser.
Wesson is pushing for the proposal as a result of the controversy over a 577-unit housing development, called District Square, proposed in South Los Angeles. Zahniser reported in detail on the project earlier in the week.
"How an anti-displacement zone would work, and how long it would take to craft such a measure, is far from clear," according to Zahniser. "Wesson spokesman Ed Johnson said the proposal would 'in all likelihood' cover the entire city, but that his boss first wants to consult his colleagues. Johnson said Wesson is still trying to determine what projects would trigger the creation of such zones."