'Jerryfication' and LA City Hall hand over too much power to developers
It's no surprise that Gov. Jerry Brown has come out swinging against Measure S, the citizen initiative to reduce undue developer control of City Hall, and of what kind of city Los Angeles becomes.
Brown emerged last year as the key force fighting to undo the California Environmental Quality Act, siding not with people but with wealthy developers who blast away these protective state rules that make sure corporate interests don't harm the environment or our health.
Last year, major environmental groups and the Yes on Measure S coalition fought against Brown's proposal to gut CEQA and Coastal Act environmental protections for virtually any urban project where developers agreed to add an insignificant number of affordable housing units...