Abundant Housing LA is officially opposing the Measure S ballot initiative, which seeks to ban all housing developments that require zoning changes or general plan amendments—exactly the same projects that Measure JJJ would allow if affordable housing is provided. This is exactly the opposite of what’s needed in a city with a severe housing shortage and a worsening affordability crisis. If passed, the measure would make Los Angeles more expensive for everyone, resulting in dislocation and displacement, increased traffic (via longer commutes), and the loss of thousands of construction-related jobs.
To learn more, check out the following resources:
- All (or most) of the reasons to vote No on Measure S
- Read about No on Measure S endorsements
- The very real consequences of Measure S
- Get Involved!
We also recommend reading some of the many anti-Measure S editorials and opinion pieces published by the LA Times:
- “Measure S isn’t a solution to L.A.’s housing woes, it’s a childish middle finger to City Hall. Vote no”
- “Don’t be fooled by the ‘Yes on S’ campaign. The L.A. Times opposes Measure S“
- “Making sense of Measure S, the latest battle in L.A.’s long war over development”
- “The luxury housing that Measure S would stop doesn’t actually require many evictions“
- “Developers are finally taking interest in South L.A. Will Measure S kill those dreams?“
- “Sheriff’s Department demands halt to Measure S mailers that mimic eviction notices”
- “Prohibiting dense development doesn’t prevent traffic, it creates sprawl“