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Prop H

I am anxious to know what happens with Prop H as the returns roll in. The proposition would enable funds for more affordable housing to be built. Developers are salivating, but the city needs the units. Passage of the measure would leave many Echo Park residents with the same dilemma that was outlined citywide in the Los Angeles Times last week. In Echo Park's case: between the legitimate wish to preserve the small scale and overall character of the neighborhood, including protecting bungalow courts, which are the affordable housing of previous decades, and, on the other hand, recognition that new housing must be built somewhere. Like Brentwood or Beverly Hills.

The Times story did not make me hopeful that the city would be going out of its way to create many projects like the affordable HUD units on Allesandro in Echo Park, which were designed with quality of life in mind and not quotas.

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