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Tighter L.A. 'mansionization' rules coming too slowly, critics say
Tighter L.A. 'mansionization' rules coming too slowly, critics say

Neighborhood activists complained Tuesday that Los Angeles is moving too slowly to close regulatory loopholes that are allowing what they deem to be super-sized homes that are too big for their lots. The criticism came as a City Council committee heard details of a plan to tighten up planning and building rules, expected to take a year and half to complete.  Los Angeles imposed restrictions on the size of new and renovated homes six years ago, limiting the square footage of houses based on lot size. Lawmakers said the rules were meant to stop “homes on steroids” from towering over their smaller neighbors – a trend dubbed “mansionization.” Some...

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