Cal State L.A. receives $16.6 million health care grant; affordable housing fee moves ahead; food trucks face higher fines on residential streets

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  • Cal State L.A. in El Sereno received a $16.6 million grant — the largest ever awarded to the school — to help improve dental care for children in underserved communities near Cal State LA, USC and the San Gabriel Valley. L.A. Times
  • A proposal to raise about $114 million a year for affordable housing by imposing a “linkage fee” on new residential and commercial construction took a big step forward at City Hall. KPCC
  • Time to Move On: Food trucks that park for more than 30 minutes on residential streets in violation of city law face much high penalties under a motion adopted by the City Council. My News LA
  • Congrats: The East Los Angeles Lions Club celebrated its 90th anniversary earlier this month with an awards ceremony and the installation of new chapter president Guadalupe Arce.

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  1. So to make housing more “affordable” the government is going to charge more fees to developers to raise funds that they will then pay to other developers so they can build “affordable” housing? For some reason, this makes sense when you consider how the city continues to deal with traffic congestion…

    “Under the proposal approved Tuesday, fees would be applied on a sliding scale, according to geography. Residential developments located in the hottest real estate markets such as West L.A. would pay $15 per square feet while cooler markets such as San Pedro would pay $8 per square feet. Fees on commercial development would range from $3 to $5 per square foot. An earlier version of the measure applied the same fee structure city-wide.”

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