Councilmber Katy Yaroslovsky (CD-5 used to be Koretz’s seat) is using vagrants as an excuse to push an anti-car agenda! She wants to convert city parking lots to vagrant housing! In the dumpster she goes !!
The Los Angeles City Council approved a motion Tuesday seeking to nullify the city’s parking space replacement policy in an effort to accommodate more affordable and supportive housing developments.
Councilwoman Katy Yaroslavsky introduced the motion seeking to nullify a memorandum of understanding between the Department of Transportation and the City Administrative Office, which outlined the parking space replacement policy.
The policy set requirements for the number of parking spaces that an affordable housing developer must replace depending on the size and utilization rates of the parking facility.
“The mandate of replacing parking without individual analysis of the particular sites can have a detrimental impact on the redevelopment of property for affordable housing,” said Tricia Keane, executive officer for the city’s Housing Department.
According to Yaroslavsky’s motion, the policy made it more difficult for affordable or supportive developments because it increased development costs between $40,000 to $70,000 to replace parking spaces.
Keane explained that typically, replacement parking is not something that can be paid for by sources of funding that are used to subsidize affordable housing development. Also, there can be instances in which it’s not feasible “because of site constraints.”
“The approach of the motion is to allow for that analysis to happen on a case-by-case basis to thread that needle,” Keane said.
Yaroslavsky assured her colleagues that, if the MOU were nullified, their council offices could still “ensure the parking needs of their communities are met and accounted for.”