Los Angeles responds to our General Plan 2035 letter


The Los Angeles County Regional Planning Commission is currently in the process of adopting General Plan 2035. Like Obamacare, General Plan 2035 checks in at a whopping 900 pages. It seeks to reshape the county through mandates including: expanded transit districts, expanded mixed use development, mandatory farming districts, and “Employment ...


Finding one's way out of a paper bag . . . tax

April 05, 2013 | By TONY FRANCOIS

Usually in California, when the state or a local government passes a law that requires citizens to pay a charge for something, a debate ensues about whether the charge is a tax or a fee.  Under the California Constitution, as amended by Proposition 26 in 2010, new local taxes must be passed by the voters … ...


LA County frisbee ban? Not exactly

February 14, 2012 | By JOSHUA THOMPSON

Two weeks ago, it was widely reported that Los Angeles County had enacted a ban on tossing a frisbee and having a catch.  (PLF wasn’t immune from grasping on to the story.)  Turns out, it was just sloppy reporting, the county actualy made it easier to enjoy those recreational activities on the beach. However, as … ...