What neighborhoods supported Measure S?

No single submarket was in support of the ballot initiative

TRD LOS ANGELES /
Mar.March 13, 2017 04:30 PM
Sunset Junction sign reworked to draw support for Measure S (Hillel Aron/LA Weekly)

Turns out, none of them did.

Measure S, the controversial anti-development ballot initiative that would’ve suspended any project seeking a zoning variance, was defeated by a landslide last Tuesday.

Despite anxiety among its opponents leading up to the vote, voters struck it down seamlessly. Only a handful of precincts voted in favor of the initiative, according to county election data reviewed by the Los Angeles Times.

The biggest region to vote in favor of Measure S was the southern half of Westchester and Playa del Rey. Other Yes on S areas include the southwestern tip of Boyle Heights, a southeastern part of Watts, a part of San Pedro, and just a sliver of Fairfax, Silver Lake, Northridge, Shadow Hills and Echo Park.

Even the neighborhoods where the campaign was most visible — West L.A., Silver Lake, and Hollywood — voted No on S, the L.A. Times reported.

But developers are still proceeding with caution after the dramatic victory. They say the initiative shed light on the widespread mistrust in the planning process in L.A., and will not be partaking in building sprees any time soon.

“It reminds us to step carefully,” Kevin Farrell, chief operating officer of Century West Partners, told the Times. [LAT]Cathaleen Chen


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