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'Mega-development' foes offer Garcetti a deal to halt ballot campaign

'Mega-development' foes offer Garcetti a deal to halt ballot campaign

Backers of a proposed Los Angeles ballot measure that aims to crack down on “mega-developments” say they will halt their campaign if Mayor Eric Garcetti quickly agrees to ban real estate developers from meeting privately with city officials and make other changes to city planning rules.

At a news conference Wednesday outside City Hall, supporters of the Neighborhood Integrity Initiative argued that their measure would stop rampant, out-of-scale development that displaces residents and disrupts neighborhoods. 

However, they...

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