We are the Coalition to Preserve LA


Number of intersections
in Los Angeles gridlocked
by greedy developers.


Number of Los Angeles
households forced out
by “luxury” density.

6 million

Amount of money
L.A. City Hall received from
the real estate industry.

Alice Callaghan supports Preserve LA

Pay-to-Play in the City of Los Angeles, Developer Control of L.A.

Pay-to-Play in Los Angeles City Government: Money Goes in, Favors Goes Out, We All Pay the Price: Who Do L.A. City Leaders Work For? A timeline of Los Angeles City Council and Los Angeles City Staff backroom meetings with...
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LA City Hall’s Rigged System Is Hot-Button Issue in Council District 5 Race

L.A. City Hall’s shady, underhanded ways have become a serious hot-button issue in the city’s March 2017 elections — and now City Council District 5 candidate Jesse Creed has jumped into the fray. “As...
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Are Greedy Developers and Flippers Destroying West Adams?

Greed-driven developers and flippers are gobbling up West Adams properties — and displacing longtime residents, reports the Los Angeles Times. It’s more proof that gentrification is a runaway train in L.A., and...
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VIDEO: Will Westwood Seniors Be Evicted From Retirement Home?

More than 150 senior citizens at the Vintage Westwood Horizons retirement home may be evicted to make way for an upscale redevelopment project. It’s one more example of how the citywide push for luxury development and big...
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Developers Spend $1.7 Million on LA City Hall Lobbyists to Break the Rules

Seeking big favors from L.A. City Hall, developers recently threw $1.7 million at high-priced lobbyists, according to a new city Ethics Commission report. Those lobbyists then wooed the City Council and planners to toss out...
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Fix the City Sues Over Frank Gehry’s 8150 Sunset Mega-Development

Fix the City, a neighborhood watchdog group, has sued the city of Los Angeles over its dubious handling of the 8150 Sunset mega-project, a highly controversial development proposed by Townscape Partners and designed by famed...
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Residents Demand Answers About LA City Hall’s Secret Plan to Demolish Hollywood Bungalows

Neighborhood activists were shocked to learn that a developer plans to demolish several Hollywood bungalows to make way for a giant market-rate residential complex. Located just south of Sunset Boulevard on Gordon Street, the...
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Did a Developer Buy City Hall Approval for Koreatown Skyscraper?

Developer Michael Hakim shelled out more than $1.2 million in campaign contributions, lobbyist fees and payments to City Hall trust funds until finally his controversial Koreatown skyscraper was approved by the L.A. City Council...
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Coalition to Preserve LA Invites Public to Westside Town Hall

The Coalition to Preserve LA invites the public to the Westside Town Hall at Stoner Recreation Center, where Angelenos can share their experiences battling City Hall and developers — and meet other citizens who have been...
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Westsiders Opposed to Overdevelopment Sues L.A. City Council for Illegal Martin Cadillac Mega-Project

Westsiders Opposed to Overdevelopment has sued Los Angeles over its approval of the hated Martin Cadillac mega-project — dubbed Martin Expo Town Center — proposed at traffic-jammed Olympic and Bundy. With just 12% of Westsiders...
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Preserve LA  NEWS

The Neighborhood Integrity Initiative starts the process of fixing L.A.’s broken, rigged and unfair planning and land-use system, which is controlled by deep-pocketed developers and powerful City Hall politicians to serve their own self-interests.

Developers shell out vast sums in campaign contributions to L.A. politicians while elected officials return the favor by giving profitable “spot-zoning” approvals for luxury mega-projects. The Coalition to Preserve LA and its supporters are saying no more.

Inform yourself about developer greed, City Hall shenanigans and neighborhood battles. Read our coverage.

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  • Lend your skills to our efforts? 
  • Reach out to your neighbors? 
  • Alert others to giant development seeking spot-zoning favors proposed in your area?

Ask Madalyn how you can help at neighborhoodintegrity@gmail.com.

To make L.A. better, our community-based movement needs your help. Join the coalition and support the initiative for a livable Los Angeles.  

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The Coalition to Preserve LA is a citywide, grassroots movement that aims to reform L.A.'s broken, rigged and unfair planning and land-use system through the Neighborhood Integrity Initiative, which has been placed on the March 7, 2017, ballot.

For too long, deep-pocketed, politically connected developers have controlled City Hall by shelling out millions in campaign contributions to L.A. politicians, who, in return, grant "spot-zoning" approvals for mega-projects that are not normally allowed under city rules.

Ordinary people, who have little clout at City Hall, suffer the consequences -- increased gridlock traffic, the destruction of neighborhood character and the displacement of longtime residents, including senior citizens on fixed budgets and lower-income Angelenos.

With the Neighborhood Integrity Initiative, the Coalition to Preserve L.A. aims to reform City Hall by winning reasonable controls back for all Angelenos.

Read the Neighborhood Integrity Initiative

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