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L.A. community plans languished for years. Now they're an unlikely issue in the March election

L.A. community plans languished for years. Now they're an unlikely issue in the March election

Eleven years ago, Los Angeles officials invited residents of San Pedro to help rewrite their neighborhood’s community plan, which spells out where new housing and other amenities would be allowed.

Dozens took part in the effort. Yet the document is only now heading to the City Council for a vote — a situation one longtime resident called “depressing.”

“It’s obvious that the city either can’t, or won’t, make the commitment to doing these plans,” said Doug Epperhart, who sits on the Coastal San Pedro Neighborhood Council.

L.A.’s collection of community plans, and the city’s longstanding failure to update them, have emerged as a major issue in the March 7 election...

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