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  • How not to regulate billboards in L.A.

    How not to regulate billboards in L.A.
    This week, City Council members will begin debating whether to make Los Angeles uglier. How? By eviscerating a proposed ordinance that would sharply curtail where new, bright, blinking digital billboards can be installed. Instead, they're considering allowing sign companies, which spend generously on local political campaigns, to put up billboards pretty much wherever and whenever they want, if they can persuade city officials to sign off on the permits.
  • Why the $15 minimum wage got my 'no' vote

    Why the $15 minimum wage got my 'no' vote
    On June 10, I cast the City Council's lone “no” vote on the $15-an-hour minimum wage proposal. While everyone agrees that there is genuine poverty in the city of Los Angeles, no wage increase can be high enough to offset the effect of job loss...

    Why building moratoriums won't solve San Francisco's housing crisis

    Why building moratoriums won't solve San Francisco's housing crisis
    We all know that San Francisco is booming, but it's still stunning to see the numbers. According to the Census Bureau, in just 20 years, from 1995 to 2015, the city added 100,000 people for a total population of almost 850,000. For comparison's sake,...

    Trying to house L.A.'s homeless veterans is a complex, lengthy process

    Trying to house L.A.'s homeless veterans is a complex, lengthy process
    As we honor the dead on this Memorial Day, it's worth remembering as well the living veterans of military service who have no homes except sidewalk encampments or the occasional shelter bed, whose lives are so wracked by mental illness, addictions or...

    Could you live in L.A. on $221 a month?

    Could you live in L.A. on $221 a month?
    In the early 1980s, as today, Los Angeles County residents who qualified for no other form of public assistance were given a few hundred dollars in monthly last-resort payments known as general relief. It was a lifeline to people down on their luck,...