Zombies In L.A.'s Planning Department?

Los Angeles City Councilman Ed Reyes started his career in the Los Angeles Planning Department, and now wants to get rid of the the "zombies" in the planning department.
November 27, 2004, 1pm PST | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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"...In the young urban planner’s 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

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Published on Thursday, November 25, 2004 in LA Weekly
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