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june 2017 housing panel showcase

Thank you to Kerry Cavanaugh, Los Angeles Times, for moderating a lively panel discussion with Councilmember Josť Huizar; Paul Keller, Mack Urban; Cindy Starrett, Latham & Watkins; and Jerry Neuman, Liner LLP. They each outlined their vision for a denser, sustainable and walkable Downtown community - and what it will take to get The panelists covered a range of policies and initiatives that will move us into the next chapter of Downtown living and working. At the forefront was addressing homelessness and public safety, with a focus on effective implementation of Measure H and Proposition HHH, as well as decentralization of services and homeless housing away from Skid Row. The linkage fee was also discussed, with Councilmember Huizar saying that the City needs to shift its thinking on the plan, and to identify an expenditure plan before seeking new funding. Other topics included: park fees, office vacancies, the different types of businesses coming to DTLA, and the urgent need to connect Downtown neighborhoods and to bring life to our streets-especially in the evenings. The meeting showcased a variety of businesses and organizations that are helping Downtown to achieve its potential, including Homes for Hope, which builds low-cost temporary housing communities for homeless individuals and disaster victims; Abundant Housing LA, a grassroots pro-housing voice in the region; CityLift Automated Parking Systems; and KTGY Architects, which invited attendees to experience their new "Macro-Unit" co-living concept via a virtual reality headset.

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