Measure S (also known as the Neighborhood Integrity Initiative), a poorly written housing ban, driven by Michael Weinstein to protect his view of the Hollywood sign, is mixture of half-truths, bad math, and outright deceptive statements that would make L.A.’s housing crisis—already one of the least affordable cities in the nation—even worse.
L.A.’s planning system needs to be fixed but Measure S goes too far.
According to economic experts, in a written report, Measure S will:
- destroy as many as 12,000 jobs, and cost workers over $640 million in lost wages every year
- eliminate $1.9 billion in economic activity every year and could drive our city back into recession
- raise costs on renters by $10.6 million every year
- cost taxpayers $70 million every year, enough for 1,000 police officers or firefighters
- block the building of hospitals, fire stations, and public transit
- prevent the city from implementing recently passed laws to increase affordable housing and build housing for the homeless
That’s why the Los Angeles Times said Measure S is “a recipe for higher housing costs, more homelessness and greater inequality.”
The largest coalition in L.A. history – many who usually don’t work together – have come together to oppose Measure S because it will eliminate tens of thousands of jobs, stop badly needed affordable and homeless housing, and cost taxpayers over $70 million a year in lost revenue needed for police, firefighters, and other vital city services.
Visit www.GoesTooFar.com to learn more about Measure S and join the coalition!
We hope to count on you to help protect L.A. jobs and homes by joining our coalition to oppose Measure S and by voting no on March 7.