Governor Jerry Brown

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti

United Way of Greater Los Angeles

Downtown Women's Center

Los Angeles County Federation of Labor

Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce

Los Angeles County Democratic Party

Republican Party of Los Angeles County

Los Angeles Police Protective League

United Firefighters of Los Angeles City

Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Sentinel

Los Angeles Daily News

National Organization for Women (NOW), Hollywood

Southern California Association of Nonprofit Housing

Homeless Advocates

-Bill Bedrossian, President & CEO, Covenant House California

-Los Angeles Mission

-Inner City Law Center

-Midtown Los Angeles Homeless Coalition

-Hope of the Valley Rescue Mission

-Shelter Partnership, Inc.

-Imagine LA

-The People Concern - OPCC and Lamp Community United

-Homeless Health Care Los Angeles

-PATH Ventures

-Weingart Center for the Homeless

-Chrysalis

-Youth Policy Institute

-Project Narnia

-Anne Miskey, Chief Executive Officer, Downtown Women's Center

-Eva Williams, Director, CSH (Corporation for Supportive Housing) Los Angeles

-Ruth Schwartz, Executive Director, Shelter Partnership, Inc.

-Herb Smith, President & CEO, Los Angeles Mission

-Mark Loranger, President and CEO, Chrysalis

-John Maceri, Executive Director, The People Concern - OPCC and Lamp Community United

-Mike Alvidrez, CEO, Skid Row Housing Trust*

-Lisa Cleri Reale, Board Member, United Way and Arts for Los Angeles

-Dixon Slingerland, President and CEO, Youth Policy Institute

-Pamela Hope, President, Giving Hope Today

-Don Garza, Homeless Advocate

-Wade Trimmer, Homeless Advocate

Labor

-Los Angeles/Orange Counties Building and Construction Trades Council AFL-CIO

-Laborers' Union Local 300

-IBEW Local 11

-UNITE HERE Local 11

-AFSCME Council District 36

-Southwest Regional Council of Carpenters

-Carpenters and Contractor’s Cooperation Committee

-United Farm Workers of America

-Ron Miller, Executive Secretary, LA/OC Building and Construction Trades Council

-Captain Frank Lima, President, United Firefighters of Los Angeles City

-Angie Jimenez, Organizer, United Food and Commercial Workers Union Local 770

Business Community

-East Hollywood Business Improvement District

-South Park Business Improvement District

-Los Angeles County Business Federation

-Westside Coalition of Chambers of Commerce (WC3)

-Building Industry Association

-Central City Association

-Valley Industry and Commerce Association

-United Chambers of Commerce - San Fernando Valley Region

-Encino Chamber of Commerce

-Hollywood Chamber of Commerce

-San Pedro Chamber of Commerce

-Atwater Village Chamber of Commerce

-LAX Coastal Chamber of Commerce

-Beverly Hills Chamber of Commerce

-Crenshaw Chamber of Commerce

-Southland Regional Association of Realtors

-Los Angeles & Beverly Hills Greater Association of Realtors

-California Apartment Association

-Los Angeles Business Council

-Central Hollywood Coalition

-Hollywood Property Owners Alliance

-Asian Business Association

-Kaiser Permanente

-Hospital Association of Southern California

-Gary Toebben, President & CEO, Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce

-Laurie Goldman, President, Hollywood Media District Property Owners' Association

-Elise Swanson, Executive Director, San Pedro Chamber of Commerce

Academics and Planners

-Kent Wong, Director, UCLA Labor Center

-Martin Wachs, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Urban Planning, UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs

-Brian D. Taylor, Professor of Urban Planning, UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs

-Michael Lens, Professor of Urban Planning, UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs

-Joan Ling, Professor of Urban Planning, UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs

-Michael Manville, Professor of Urban Planning, UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs

-Paavo Monkkonen, Professor of Urban Planning, UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs

-Vinit Mukhija, Professor of Urban Planning, UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs

-Chris Tilly, Professor of Urban Planning, UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs

-Dr. Richard Jackson, Professor of Environmental Health Sciences, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health

-Dr. David Eisenman, Professor of Medicine and Public Health, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health

-Stephanie Pincetl, Director and Professor-in-Residence, California Center for Sustainable Communities at UCLA*

-Dana Cuff, Director of cityLAB-UCLA and Professor of Architecture and Urban Design, UCLA

-Paul Ong, Professor of Urban Planning, Social Welfare, and Asian American Studies, UCLA

-Marcus Anthony Hunter, Professor of Sociology and African-American Studies, UCLA

-Jonathan Zasloff, Professor, UCLA School of Law*

-Ethan Elkind, Director of the Climate Change and Business Program, UCLA/UC Berkely Schools of Law

-Marlon Boarnet, Professor and Chair of the Department of Urban Planning and Spatial Analysis, USC Price School of Public Policy

-Manuel Pastor, Director, Program for Environmental and Regional Equity at USC

-Christian Redfearn, Borstein Family Endowed Professor of Real Estate, USC Price School of Public Policy

-Juan De Lara, Professor of American Studies & Ethnicity, USC

-James E Moore, Professor of Urban Planning and Vice Dean for Academic Programs, USC Price School of Public Policy

-Dowell Myers, Professor of Urban Planning, USC Price School of Public Policy

-Jan Breidenbach, Adjunct Professor, USC Price School of Public Policy

-Martha Matsuoka, Professor of Urban and Environmental Policy, Occidental College

-Henrik Minassians, Professor of Urban Planning, CSUN

-Alan Bell, Deputy Director, LA City Planning Dept. (Ret.)

-Bill Roschen, Historic Preservation Architect and former President of the LA City Planning Commission

-Gwynne Pugh, Board Member, American Institute of Architects and former Santa Monica City Planner

LGBT Leaders

-Los Angeles LGBT Center

-Javier Angulo, Co-Founder, HONOR PAC*

-Richard Zaldivar, Executive Director, The Wall - Las Memorias

Advocates for Sustainable and Equitable Community Development

-Los Angeles Community Action Network (LA CAN)

-Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy (LAANE)

-Council of Infill Builders

-Friends of Hollywood Central Park

-Hollywood Network Coalition

-Asian Pacific Policy and Planning Council (A3PCON)

-Ward Economic Development Corporation

-Leadership for Urban Renewal Network (LURN)

-Special Service for Groups

-LA Voice

-Little Tokyo Service Center

-Trust for Public Land

-From Lot to Spot

-People for Parks

-Santa Monica Forward

-Taglyan Cultural Center

-Asian Pacific Community Fund

-Thai Community Development Center

-Helen Leung, Co-Executive Director, LA-Más

-Roxana Tynan, Executive Director, Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy (LAANE)

-Lois Arkin, Founder, Cooperative Resources & Services Project*

-Curt Johansen, President, Council of Infill Builders

-Heberto Sanchez, Founder and President of the Latino Educational Fund and Co-Founder, Latino Diabetes Association* 

-Mark Masaoka, Policy Director, Asian Pacific Policy and Planning Council (A3PCON)

-Hyepin Im, President, Korean Churches for Community Development*

-Chanchanit Martorell, Executive Director, Thai Community Development Center

-Lisa Fu, Research Manager, Asian Pacific Partners for Empowerment, Advocacy & Leadership (APPEAL)

-Connie Chung, Executive Director, Korean American Family Services*

-Marta Segura, Founder and CEO, GOLD (Grassroots Organizational Leadership and Development)

-Cecilia Estolano, Former CEO, Los Angeles Community Redevelopment Agency*

-John Perfitt, Executive Director, Restore Neighborhoods LA

-Ed Avila, Board Chairman, Alliance for a Better Community

-Craig Collins, Board Member, Silver Lake Forward

-Ira Belgrade, Advocate for Accessory Dwelling Units, YimbyLA!

-Lenore Wax, Community Activist

-Najee Ali, Director, Project Islamic Hope and Community Activist

-Nathaniel Aragon, President, GrandMas USA

-Bert Ball, Executive Director, L.A. SHARES

Social Justice Advocates

-American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) Southern California

-Concerned Citizens of South Central Los Angeles

-Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Los Angeles

Environmental Advocates

-Natural Resources Defense Council

-Los Angeles League of Conservation Voters

-Climate Resolve

-Jonathan Parfrey, Executive Director, Climate Resolve

-Dr. Joseph K. Lyou, President & CEO, Coalition for Clean Air*

-Zoe Elizabeth, Associate Director, California Center for Sustainable Communities and Los Angeles Regional Collaborative for Climate Action and Sustainability*

-Darrell Clarke, Environmental Activist

-Rosemary Jenkins, Chair/Secretary, Northeast Valley Green Alliance*

Political Organizations and Members

-Democratic Party of the San Fernando Valley

-Stonewall Democratic Club

-Avance Democratic Club

-Los Angeles County Young Democrats

-Green Party of Los Angeles County

-Undergraduate Students Association Council at UCLA

-East Area Progressive Democrats

-San Fernando Valley Young Democrats

-North Valley Democratic Club

-West LA Democratic Club

-Miracle Mile Democratic Club

-Korean American Democratic Club

-Ilissa Gold, President, Miracle Mile Democratic Club

-Marilyn Grunwald, Secretary of the Democratic Party of the San Fernando Valley

-Casey H. Robinson, Elected Delegate, AD50 California Democratic Party

-Marcos Sanchez, Vice President of Administration, Los Angeles County Young Democrats

 

 

Affordable Housing and Renter’s Advocates

-National Community Renaissance (National CORE)

-Enterprise Community Partners

-Housing Works

-Abundant Housing

-Hollywood Community Housing

-Neighborhood Housing Services of Los Angeles County

-Bet Tzedek

-Coalition for Economic Survival

-Larry Gross, Executive Director, Coalition for Economic Survival

-Robin Hughes, President & Chief Executive Officer, Abode Communities, affordable housing provider

-Brent Gaisford, Partner, Upwell R/E and community advocate for affordable housing

-Mark Vallianatos, Abundant Housing

-Steve PonTell, President & CEO, National Community Renaissance (Nation CORE)

-Dora Leong Gallo, CEO, A Community of Friends*

-Andrew Cipes, President, Clifford Beers Housing

Elected Officials

-Tony Cardenas, Member of Congress

-California State Senator Ricardo Lara

-California State Assemblymember Richard Bloom

-California State Assemblymember Raul Bocanegra

-California State Assemblymember Mike Gatto

-California State Assemblymember Laura Friedman

-Los Angeles County Supervisor Janice Hahn

-Los Angeles County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl

-Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas

-Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda Solis

-Los Angeles City Controller Ron Galperin

-Los Angeles City Council President Herb Wesson

-Los Angeles City Councilmember Joe Buscaino

-Los Angeles City Councilmember Bob Blumenfield

-Los Angeles City Councilmember Gil Cedillo

-Los Angeles City Councilmember Mitchell Englander

-Los Angeles City Councilmember Marqueece Harris-Dawson

-Los Angeles City Councilmember Jose Huizar

-Los Angeles City Councilmember Paul Krekorian

-Los Angeles City Councilmember Nury Martinez

-Los Angeles City Councilmember Mitch O'Farrell

-Los Angeles City Councilmember Curren Price

-Los Angeles County Assessor Jeffrey Prang

-Daniel Tenenbaum, Commissioner, Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles*

-Mike Fong, Member, Los Angeles Community College District Board of Trustees*

-Kelly Candaele, Former Member, Los Angeles Community College District Board of Trustees*

-Mike Woo, Los Angeles City Councilmember (Ret.) and Dean of College of Environmental Design, Cal Poly Pomona

-Ruth Galanter, Los Angeles City Councilmember (Ret.) and Coastal Commissioner 

-Jimmie Woods-Gray, Los Angeles Fire Commissioner*

-Shawn Landres, Chair, City of Santa Monica Social Services Commission*

-Hector Perez Pacheco, Lincoln Heights Activist and commission appointee under Mayor Garcetti and Supervisor Solis

-Rocky Delgadillo, former Los Angeles City Attorney

-Christopher Pak, AIA, Chief Architect and President/CEO, Archeon Group and former Los Angeles City Commissioner under Richard Riordon, James Hahn and Antonio Villaraigosa

Neighborhood Councils and Members

-Palms Neighborhood Council

-Panorama City Neighborhood Council

-Olympic Park Neighborhood Council

-Sherman Oaks Neighborhood Council

-Scott Epstein, Chairman, Mid City West Community Council*

-Emily Kantrim, Mid City West Community Council*

-Scott Sale, Midtown LA Homeless Coalition* and Mid City West Community Council*

-Marc Sinnott, Communications and Outreach Committee Chair, Mid City West Community Council*

-David Sobel, Board Member, Mid City West Community Council*

-Paul Motschall, Renter's Representative, Mid City West Community Council*

-Mehmet Berker, Mid City West Community Council*

-Doug Cullum, Zone 1 Representative, Mid City West Community Council*

-Jay Handal, Treasurer, West Los Angeles Neighborhood Council*

-Eric Shabsis, Schools Representative, Westside Neighborhood Council*

-Andres Cuervo, Vice President, Palms Neighborhood Council*

-Luke Klipp, Board Member, Los Feliz Neighborhood Council*

-Bryant Edwards, Secretary, Los Feliz Neighborhood Council*

-Jonathan Deutsch, Vice President for Communications, Los Feliz Neighborhood Council*

-Danny Cohen, Chair of the Transportation & Mobility Committee, Los Feliz Neighborhood Council*

-Hector Huezo, Boyle Heights Neighborhood Council*

-Beatriz Zaragoza, Community Seat, Boyle Heights Neighborhood Council*

-Margarita Amador, Area 3 Seat, Boyle Heights Neighborhood Council*

-Patti Berman, DTLA Neighborhood Council*

-Dan Curnow, Center City East Resident Director, DTLA Neighborhood Council*

-Amber Maltbie, DTLA Neighborhood Council*

-Ariana Nussdorf, DTLA Neighborhood Council*

-Joshua Albrektson, Radiologist and Area Wide Board Member, DTLA Neighborhood Council*

-Jacob Van Horn, DTLA Neighborhood Council*

-Miguel Vargas, Los Angeles 32 Neighborhood Council*

-Kathy Leal, Los Angeles 32 Neighborhood Council*

-Jackie Carillo, At Large Director, Los Angeles 32 Neighborhood Council*

-Maribel Munoz, Community Interest Director, Los Angeles 32 Neighborhood Council*

-Damien Newton, Chair of the Planning and Land Use Committee, Mar Vista Community Council*

-James Baeza, President, Coastal San Pedro Neighborhood Council*

-Brian Vassallo, Vice President, Coastal San Pedro Neighborhood Council*

-Eli Lipmen, Commissioner, Board of Neighborhood Councils and Member, Palms Neighborhood Council*

-Scott Campbell, Former President, Central Hollywood Neighborhood Council*

-Ishraq Ali, Tenant Representative, East Hollywood Neighborhood Council*

-Jeff Zarrinnam, Treasurer, East Hollywood Neighborhood Council*

-Sheila Irani, Hollywood Hills West Neighborhood Council* and Hollywood United Neighborhood Council*

-Lisa Kable-Blanchard, President, Eagle Rock Neighborhood Council*

-Matt Hemingway, Sub District 4 Director, Eagle Rock Neighborhood Council*

-Jackelyn Valladares, Echo Park Neighborhood Council*

-Melanie Freeland, At Large Director, Highland Park Neighborhood Council*

-Scott Plante, Architect and Member, Silver Lake Neighborhood Council*

-Heather Denehy, Board Member, Wilshire Center Koreatown Neighborhood Council*

-Fred Mariscal, Former Board Member, Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council*

-Julie Stromberg, Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council*

-Joe Hoffman, Renter Representative/Secretary, Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council*

-Angus Beverly, Student Director, Westwood Neighborhood Council*

-Adrienne Kuhre, President, North Area Neighborhood Development Council*

-Brett Shears, North Area Neighborhood Development Council*

-Michael Menjivar, Treasurer and Chair of Planning & Land Use Committee, North Hollywood North East Neighborhood Council*

-Alex Morales, President, Pacoima Neighborhood Council*

-Carol Newman, Lake Balboa Neighborhood Council*

-Adelina Ruth Sorkin, Bellevue Park Advisory Board*

-Christine Aghassi, Former Member, South Robertson Neighborhood Council*

-Doug Fitzsimmons, President, South Robertson Neighborhood Council* and Chair, Westside Regional Alliance of Councils*

Faith Leaders

-Bend the Arc: A Jewish Partnership for Justice

-Father Richard Estrada, Jovenes Inc.

-Father Tom Carey, Church of the Epiphany Lincoln Heights

-Pastor Omar Perich, Victory Outreach Los Angeles

-Rev. K.W. Tulloss, Vice President, Baptist Ministers Conference of Los Angeles and Western Regional Director, National Action Network and South LA resident

-Rev. Andy Schwiebert, Associate Pastor, First Congregational Church of Pasadena

-Rabbi Jonathan Klein, Executive Director, Clergy & Laity United for Economic Justice (CLUE)*

Leaders in Los Angeles

-Eli Broad, Philanthropist

-Los Angeles African American Women Political Action Committee (LAAAWPAC)

-Ground Control LA

-Joe Linton, Editor, Streetsblog

-Joy Atkinson, Executive Director, L.A. African American Women’s Public Policy Institute*

-Steve Dunwoody, Vet Voice Foundation

-Jacquelyn Dupont-Walker, Board Member, LA Metropolitan Transportation*

-James Valentine, Guitarist, Maroon 5

-Sandra Figueroa-Villa, Executive Director, El Centro Del Pueblo*

-Raul Claros, Executive Director, American Red Cross*

-Greg Fischer, Board Member, Historic Society of Southern California and CEO, LA 1781 Inc.

-Charlie Woo, CEO, Mega Toys

-Josh Gray-Emmer, BridgeDTLA

-Carlos Vasquez, Executive Board Member, Homeboy Industries

-Gabriel Rose, Chief Strategy Officer, Parent Revolution

-Alita Bernal, West Adams Community Resident

-Cassandra Card, Vice President of Administration, Occidental Entertainment*

-Arthur Melkonyan, Owner, Crispy Crust

-Andy Hasroun, President, Atwater Village Group, Inc.

-Jon Blanchard, Ace Hotel and SoHo House

-Christine Johnson, Owner, Miracle Mile Toys & Games

-Sam Yebri, Attorney and Founder, 30 Years After

-Vinent Jones, Social Entrepreneur/Philanthropist

-Victor Griego, President, Diverse Strategies for Organizing

-Brian Chase, General Counsel, Found Animals*

-Nirad Gupta, Founder and Principal, BitSift Networks

-Steven Appleton, Artist and Social Entrepreneur 

-Brandon Abraham, Teacher, LAUSD/UTLA

-Olman Valverde, Attorney, Luna & Glushon and Koreatown resident*

Transit and Bike Advocates

-Rail Passengers Association of California

-Investing in Place

-RailLA

-MOVE LA

-LA Thrives

-Streets are for Everyone (SAFE)

-LA Walks

-Bike the Vote, LA

-Don Ward, Founder, Wolfpack Hustle*

-Emilia Crotty, Policy and Program Manager, Los Angeles Walks*

Architects and Urban Designers

-American Institute of Architects/Los Angeles Chapter

-Lehrer Architects

-Urbanize LA

-Matthew Haas, Principal, Infinite Urban Solutions*

-Mott Smith, Principal, Civic Enterprise

-Michael Lehrer, Lehrer Architects

-Benjamin Lehrer, Lehrer Architects

-Roberto Sheinberg, Lehrer Architects

-Tracy Stone, Architect and Elysian Valley Community Resident

-Michelle Gastelum, President, Summit Consulting & Engineering

 

*Titles for Identification Purposes

Eric Garcetti, Mayor of LA

"Measure S will drive L.A. into recession, will cost taxpayers millions, and will make our housing and homelessness crisis even worse. Please join me and leaders across our city in saying NO to Measure S."

Ron Miller, Executive Secretary, Los Angeles/Orange Counties Building and Construction Trades Council

“This initiative will kill thousands of jobs and send billions of dollars fleeing Los Angeles. It is an attack on the working men and women of our L.A. Not only will it cost them their jobs, but it will dramatically increase housing prices and strain household budgets. This initiative is a terrible idea that threatens the quality of life of every Angeleno.”

Jonathan Parfrey, Executive Director, Climate Resolve

“This ballot measure is awful for the environment. It does not save neighborhoods. On the contrary, it'd increase traffic, encourage sprawl, add smog and greenhouse gas to our already polluted skies. It would discourage sustainable communities, stymie the construction of public transportation and hobble efforts to build affordable housing, all of which our City desperately needs. For a thousand reasons, this initiative is backward and would hurt our city.”

Mark Vallianatos, Abundant Housing LA

"By blocking thousands of units of desperately-needed housing, this ballot measure will raise rents, increase hardship and destroy dreams. Los Angeles is facing a housing crisis and needs to add much more housing of all types. It is cruel for a handful of individuals to seek a moratorium on new housing while many of our fellow Angelinos face crushingly high rents or are sleeping on the streets."

Stephanie Klasky-Gamer, President and CEO, LA Family Housing

"If you supported HHH and you’re ready to see those bond funds put to work bringing homeless Angelenos home to clean, safe apartments, your most important next step is to help defeat the Neighborhood Integrity Initiative."

Rusty Hicks, Executive Secretary-Treasurer, Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO

"The Neighborhood Integrity Initiative is an anti-worker housing ban. It would hobble our construction industry. It would make it impossible for people in Los Angeles to find the jobs and housing they need to stay here. And it would make our homelessness crisis worse."

Amber Maltbie, Downtown L.A. Neighborhood Council*

"Our neighborhood has many different stakeholders engaged in a vital discussion about the best way to protect our neighborhoods, get homeless families off the street, and ease the housing crisis. I'm voting against the Neighborhood Integrity Initiative because I want to come together to solve those problems--not make them worse by shouting down the discussion."

Urbanize LA Editorial Board

“If passed, this initiative would be a disaster for our economy and Angelenos’ wallets. Los Angeles is already in the midst of a housing affordability crisis driven by high demand and low supply. At a moment when our need for new housing is greater than ever, this initiative threatens to slow its development to a crawl – including the affordable housing, which the measure claims to support. The resulting spike in rents will make our city unaffordable for all but the wealthiest Angelenos. Commutes will worsen as working men and women are forced to move further and further outside of Los Angeles. We cannot allow this to happen. We reject this ill-conceived measure”

Curt Johansen, President, Council of Infill Builders

“The Council of Infill Builders strongly opposes this measure to thwart badly needed housing, particularly near the growing multi-billion dollar rail network. Out of control housing costs are squeezing residents and businesses alike, as housing production in Los Angeles has failed to keep pace with population growth for over three decades. Los Angeles needs more housing, conveniently located to transit. This measure takes the city backwards.”

Joe Buscaino, L.A. City Councilmember

"This proposal is the opposite of smart evolution for Los Angeles. It’s a job-killer, will increase traffic, raise the cost of housing, is bad for the environment, and significantly reduces our ability to improve economically disadvantaged neighborhoods. Our homelessness epidemic stems from a shortage of housing which drives up the costs, causing too many of our citizens to fall into poverty and worse. This proposal is anti-Los Angeles."

Mott Smith, Principal, Civic Enterprise

“The City relies on an outdated suburban model for planning decisions, and this ballot measure would only make things ten times worse. It would basically stop residential development, except at the smallest scale, over a two-year period. It would devastate our efforts to build more affordable housing for future generations, create compact sustainable communities and grow L.A.’s economy. This measure is an absolutely terrible idea.”

Mitch O’Farrell, L.A. City Councilmember

“The ballot measure is bad for L.A., it’s bad for the economy, and it’s bad for the future vitality of Los Angeles, especially in transit-oriented neighborhoods like Hollywood where there is already a robust public transportation infrastructure in place. This misguided initiative will cost thousands of good paying jobs right when we are beginning to climb out of the recession.”

Dr. Richard Jackson, Professor of Environmental Health Sciences, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health

"Traffic is undermining the health of the people of Los Angeles, and destroys the air as well as our well-being.  By banning new housing near transit, Measure S will make traffic worse, making our commutes slower, harder and less healthy."

Paul Dyson, Board President, Rail Passengers Association of California

“RailPAC works for the expansion and improvement of rail passenger service in California. This housing moratorium initiative will slow or stop almost all development that could put housing around train stations. We are optimistic about the billions of dollars in transit improvements Los Angeles has made and continues to make, but this program of investment can work so much better if housing is developed with access to the stations. The initiative’s insistence on even more parking than required by current codes will help ensure that people stay in their cars and don’t buy into LA’s transit investment.”

Scott Plante, Silver Lake Neighborhood Council*

"The Neighborhood Integrity Initiative is selling snake oil to benefit the privileged few. We want a balanced L.A. where young people can afford to live in the neighborhoods they grew up in, or where homeless people can get off the streets and rebuild their lives. The Neighborhood Integrity Initiative would make those dreams impossible and continue to exacerbate our high cost of housing."

Jackelyn Valladares, Echo Park Neighborhood Council*

"I got on my neighborhood council so I could serve my whole community--not just a few squeaky wheels who want to take L.A. back to the 1950's. To people who are struggling with where to live or what the future of the city looks like, the Neighborhood Integrity Initiative says 'I got mine--who cares about you?"

Robin Hughes, President & CEO, Abode Communities

“If this initiative passes, construction of affordable housing in the City of Los Angeles would grind to a halt. This measure strips away essential and established processes and procedures for the approval of vital affordable housing developments, and would significantly contribute to the ongoing affordable housing deficit here in Los Angeles. We all have a moral imperative to reject this measure to protect homeless veterans, families with small children and aging seniors who will be left to the streets or living in poor housing conditions.”

Alan Bell, Retired Deputy Director, LA City Planning Department

 “This initiative is bad planning, bad public policy and bad for Los Angeles. Ballot box planning is the opposite way to make sure everyone is represented in our planning policies, especially the most needy. This initiative ignores the desperate need for affordable housing to deal with our homeless crisis. It will take Los Angeles back to the days of suburban sprawl and reliance on the automobile, when we should be moving into the 21st Century by building a city with compact communities that encourage the use of public transit. This initiative will reduce public transit, increase traffic, pump up already unaffordable housing prices and leave our most needy out in the cold.”

*Titles for Identification Purposes
LA Times Editorial Board

“...a ballot measure is a terrible way to do planning. Even worse, a moratorium on construction could cause serious harm in a city that has an affordable housing crisis and isn't building enough units to meet the needs of current and future residents. If put into effect...[the initiative] could worsen the housing crisis, slow job- creating investment and waste the opportunity to revitalize moribund corridors along the city's new transit lines.”