In less than two months, voters across the city will decide the future of housing and other real estate development in Los Angeles. Appearing on the city’s ballot March 7 will be Measure S, which, if passed by voters, would impose a two-year moratorium on the construction of buildings that are taller or denser than what zoning codes allow. (Right now, buildings can surpass zoning requirements with special approval from the City Council—but that would change under Measure S.)
There a lot of nuances to consider and some big claims made by supporters and opponents.
Supporters say the measure would preserve neighborhood character and encourage more affordable housing. Critics say it would wreck LA’s economy and prevent the construction of badly-needed housing.
If passed, Measure S will have huge implications for LA, and we know you must have questions about it. So drop those in the comments, and we’ll find the answers. In the coming weeks, we’ll round them all up in one handy Q&A. Stay tuned.
In the meantime, explore our past stories about Measure S, which we’ve been tracking for more than a year now: