Zombies In L.A.'s Planning Department?
"...In the young urban planners anger the memories coalesced of other incidents that had been gnawing at him since he started working at the Los Angeles City Planning Department. The mocking of the new Latina councilwoman, Gloria Molina. His own desk, stuck in a closet. This place is racist, Reyes concluded. Racist in office politics, racist in planning policy. But what could he do? He could sulk, or become a zombie. Or he could plan.
...[A]nd unlikely as it may seem, Ed Reyes -- quiet Eastside kid who wrapped up his bookishness, his vision and his anger into a career as a city planner -- is a city councilman and chairs the powerful Planning and Land Use Management Committee, with oversight of the Planning Department.
Thanks to Congress on New Urbanism