We've started a Change.org petition asking City Council President Herb Wesson (10th district) and Councilmember Paul Koretz (5th district) to Stop Mansionization in Los Angeles, and we need your help! If you oppose mansionization in our area and throughout L.A., please
1) Sign the change.org petition (even if you have already signed the paper petition that has been circulating around Faircrest heights)
2) Ask others in your household to sign it
3) Email EVERYONE you know in Council District 10, and ask them to consider signing.
(If you are unsure of the district boundaries, see the CD-10 map at http://www.herbwesson.com/cd-10-map/)
Will you take 30 seconds to sign the petition right now? Here's the link:
The petition reads as follows:
"We are residents of Council District 10, and we need your help to fight mansionization (generally known as tearing down existing homes and reconstructing super-sized homes that are completely out of character and scale with established neighborhoods).
While we support the rights of homeowners to renovate, expand, or rebuild within reasonable size limits, these “McMansions” violate neighborhood character, degrade quality of life, and damage long-term property values. McMansions will blight our neighborhoods for decades – long after speculators move on.
We urge you to mobilize the LA City Council to update the flawed 2008 “Baseline Mansionization Ordinance:” eliminate the bogus and self-defeating “green” bonus, attached garage exemption, and other loopholes that make these monster houses possible.
Mansionization is a citywide problem that calls for a citywide solution. Voters across your districts and across the city want mansionization to stop, and we are looking to you for leadership on this vital issue."
You can sign the online petition by pasting the following into your browser: