In LA, Agricultural-Residential Zoned Neighborhoods Threatened
Tarzana is one front in a battle raging throughout Los Angeles County to preserve the rural flavor of extant residential-agricultural neighborhoods. "The special zoning designations date mostly to the 1920s, when Los Angeles and the rest of the nation were experiencing a boom in one-acre home-based farms."
"The city's Planning Commission has given preliminary approval to the Tarzana project, but opponents have appealed and are awaiting a response. They cite concerns about increased traffic, trash and noise, and they claim that city officials are doing little to preserve the agricultural districts."