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Bel Air Homeowners Alliance Lauds City Council’s Action to extend Protections Against Dangerous Grading and Hauling

Bel Air construction.
Bel Air construction.

The Bel Air Homeowner’s Alliance (BAHOA) lauds today’s 22 month and 15 day extension of the interim control ordinance (“ICO’) aimed at stopping overdevelopment in Los Angeles neighborhoods.  While this is an important first step, the ICO is still only a temporary, stop-gap measure to develop and implement more comprehensive regulations.

“This is an important interim step in the process intended to improve the comfort and safety of our neighborhoods and roads,” said Fred Rosen, President and CEO of the Alliance. “We look forward to continuing to work with Councilmember Koretz, his staff and the City to draft long-term solutions to ensure more responsible development in our Bel Air community.”

In Bel Air, the ICO limits the amount of dirt that can be hauled from a single residential site to 6,000 cubic yards of dirt. The excessive hauling of dirt as well as the destruction and grading of hillsides has already led to deadly consequences in neighboring Beverly Hills. Limiting the amount of dirt being hauled also limits the number of truck trips that can be made from a single residential construction site, further preventing the continued degradation of City streets and hillsides.

The Bel Air Homeowners Alliance continues to urge the City not to bow to developer interests and protect the City’s residents from excessive over-development and the mansionization of City neighborhoods by implementing strong, permanent, solutions to this problem.

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