Tag Archives: Tom Labonge

Tom LaBonge’s Spending Spree

Tom LaBonge’s Spending Spree by James O’Sullivan, MMRA President By the time Tom LaBonge [photo below] termed out of the City Council in June 2015 his City Hall office was a mess. Shades of the fall of Saigon, file cabinets … Continue reading

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Preliminary Results of Miracle Mile Neighborhood Traffic Mitigation Plan

Preliminary Results of Miracle Mile Neighborhood Traffic Mitigation Plan In October 2014 the Miracle Mile Residential Association [MMRA] commissioned a “Neighborhood Traffic Mitigation Plan” of the Miracle Mile. The MMRA selected Gibson Transportation Consulting, Inc. to prepare a comprehensive study … Continue reading

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Betrayal in the Council District 4 Race • One Person’s Opinion

Betrayal in the Council District 4 Race One Person’s Opinion by James O’Sullivan, MMRA President In the Western classic, One Eyed Jacks (1961), starring Marlon Brando and Karl Malden, one line really jumped off the screen and has stuck with me over … Continue reading

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Pin the Tail on the Donkey (The CD 4 Council Election) • A Message from James O’Sullivan, MMRA President

Pin the Tail on the Donkey (The CD 4 Council election) A message from James O’Sullivan, MMRA President Back in 2011–2012, when redistricting was underway, many of us were scrambling to figure out how the boundaries of the new city council … Continue reading

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MMRA Board Endorses Miracle Mile HPOZ

    MMRA Board Endorses Miracle Mile HPOZ Tom LaBonge Sponsors Council Motion Launching Adoption Process The Miracle Mile Residential Association Board of Directors endorsed the recommendation of the MMRA HPOZ Committee at its February 5th board meeting and adopted … Continue reading

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Council District 4 Candidate Transparency Pledge

In the January 2015 newsletter MMRA President James O’Sullivan wrote in “Council District 4 Players Guide” of the frustrations residents encounter with the opacity of council offices. The strong response the article generated from community activists and residential and homeowners … Continue reading

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The Council District 4 Players Guide

The Council District 4 Players Guide A message from James O’Sullivan, MMRA President Abbott: Strange as it may seem, ballplayers nowadays have very peculiar names. Costello: Funny names? Abbott: Nicknames, nicknames. Now, on the St. Louis team we have Who’s on first, What’s on … Continue reading

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MMRA Supports LaBonge Motion to Reform Small Lot Subdivision Rules

MMRA Supports LaBonge Motion to Reform Small Lot Subdivision Rules Example of typical small lot subdivision   In 2005, a “Small Lot Subdivision” amendment to the Los Angeles Municipal Code was passed allowing developers to carve up lots in commercial and … Continue reading

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Proposed Ban on Single Family Home Demolitions Includes Miracle Mile

  Proposed Ban on Single Family Home Demolitions Includes Miracle Mile A tidal wave of complaints about mansionization – and the inability of the existing Baseline Mansionization Ordinance [BMO] to stop the spread of McMansions – has prompted the City Council to … Continue reading

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MMRA to Produce YouTube Interviews of CD4 Candidates

    MMRA to Produce YouTube Interviews of Council District 4 Candidates The race for Council District 4 is quickly shaping up to be the most contested open seat election in the city. Currently, there are 14 candidates running to … Continue reading

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