The LA Times states the obvious; There’s no way 15 City Council members can adequately represent a city of 4 million people. The 15 number was established early in the last century and was designed so that each council member represented about 35,000 constituents. Today, each council member represents around a quarter of a million people. We need more representation and smaller districts, or it’s never going to work.
The STA, along with several community leaders, met with the developers of the proposed Samoa Project on Monday afternoon to discuss their new scaled -down proposal. The meeting was cordial and productive, and we appreciate the developers taking the time to meet with us. They are working on specific reductions in both the number of units, the height of the building, and attempting to provide 2 parking spots per unit, among other things. We are hoping to see an actual site plan and rendering of this “new and improved” project in the coming days. The developers are now setting up meetings to present before the Samoa Committee, the LUC, and the STNC . Our special thanks to Councilman Paul Krekorian and his Planning Director, Karo Torossian, for coordinating and facilitating this meeting.