Thursday, March 27, 2008

Good news about LA real estate

OK, this is somewhat bureaucratic, but it is now easier to get building permits in LA. That has to be good news for people interested in LA, which is just about everyone. Builders use to have to go through 12 city agencies for permits; that has been reduced to 2. That's good. My only complaint is that it's not a very deep report in the LA Times. For example, the story mentions that it should make it easier for non-profit developers to build affordable housing, but doesn't quote anybody to that effect. And it doesn't explain much about how this change actually happened. Which, for a political junkie like me, is fascinating. What role did our Mayor Antonio play? Where's the gossip?

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