Sunday, April 24, 2011

Commentary on LA Times article on 2010 census data

Commentary on article: In the decade of the 1980's, LA's annual growth rate was about 2 % per year, the basis for the General Plan Framework Element, which is based on extrapolations of 1990 census data. The city's growth rate has now slowed to .25 % per year over the past decade, and in most of Hollywood, there was actual population decline. Yet, the proposed Hollywood Community Plan Update assumes that LA's former growth rates from 30 and more years ago will return and continue ad infinitum in the Hollywood Community Plan area. This is what is called bad city planning in which local zoning is ramped up to serve this imaginary population, while the city's infrastructure and services have been so decimated that they cannot even serve the existing or even declining population.

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