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Krekorian's Campaign Promise Starts to Become a Reality on Day 1

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It didn't take long for the recently elected 2nd District Councilmember Paul Krekorian to start work the moment he was confirmed last Tuesday. He quickly introduced a motion "that would call for tougher development restrictions and seek to limit the scope of SB 1818," the state law that strips local municipal zoning codes and allows higher density with less restrictions (watch this great video example), on a project within his district, according to OurLA.

At issue is an apartment building in Valley Village that could be built 12-feet higher than what local planning documents allow for. “It should be the policy of this Council that incentives requested pursuant to SB 1818 and the City’s implementing ordinance should only be granted where the applicant clearly illustrates that they are necessary in order to accomplish the objectives of the statute,” Krekorian said.