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Study: Entitlement “Bottlenecks” Hamper LA’s Housing Goals 

Bottlenecks in the entitlement process are hampering Los Angeles’ ability to achieve its housing goals, according to a new study released Thursday by the Los Angeles Business Council (LABC). The study recommends reforms that would sharply increase production, as the city must produce five times more housing units by 2029 than were built last decade. 

The researchers found that expanding policies for affordable housing and increasing the use of master planning, among other reforms, would significantly boost housing production. 

“This study clearly indicates that we need to streamline the approval process if we want to meet our housing goals,” said LABC president Paul Krekorian. “We’re already moving in this direction. I’m pleased to say the [Los Angeles] Planning Commission has approved my motion to forgo Site Plan Review for affordable housing projects, and for many mixed-use and mixed-income projects with a substantial affordable housing component.” 


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