Friday, October 28, 2016

8% of Oxy students said they have been sexually assaulted; Los Feliz tenants protest Ellis Act evictions

Chandelier Tree, Silver Lake | daveedkapoor/Instagram

Chandelier Tree, Silver Lake | daveedkapoor/Instagram

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  • About 8% of Occidental College students said they had been sexually assaulted, with the the vast majority of cases involving alcohol, according to a survey conducted by the Eagle Rock college. L.A. Times
  • A group of Los Feliz tenants have protested their landlords’ plans to get out of the rental business and evict existing renters under the state’s Ellis Act. Los Feliz Ledger

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  1. The Los Feliz Ledger article didn’t cover the likelihood that these will never be apartments again. In fact, they can get around the 5 year Ellis Act rental restriction by demolishing the apartment buildings and subdividing the multifamily lots into a few dozen very small single family lots through the Small Lot Subdivision ordinance.

    The Small Lot Ordinance (and current market conditions) effectively incentivize the destruction of rent controlled housing in order to construct single family small lot homes for sale.

    ALERT to the City — The housing element of the general plan has described a “crisis” of affordable housing, not expensive single family housing. The small lot ordinance acts to prioritize the wrong housing product when affordable rent-controlled units are demolished to produce it.

    Due to AB2222, if this landlord/developer decided to build an apartment building or condominium complex where the Rodney Drive buildings stand, that developer would be OBLIGATED to have no net loss of affordable units. However, if this landlord/developer chooses to subdivide the lots and build tall, narrow, expensive single family residences, then no production of affordable dwellings is required.

    This is happening all over the city.

  2. And good. Allow the market to meet demand. That’s our system. It’s a very very big city. Renters can move to the Valley, or east of the 110, or south to Cudahy or Maywood. Alhambra, Montebello, South Gate, etc., etc., etc! Land is private property. Just like your own private property Jennifer.

    God I wish that the right to vote would be contingent upon passing a test on the free market.

    • Wishing that citizens had to pass a test to determine it they are allowed to vote? That’s some pretty foul anti-American shit there. Literally the absolute antithesis of Anerica. Why do you hate America so much?

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