Paul Hatfield makes a good point that downtown development projects no longer need multi-million City subsidies.
However he thinks the money would be better spent in North Hollywood, where bringing back desperately needed retail back to North Hollywood is de rigeur. That is, however, if you really think taxpayer money better spent on public safety and other vital needs should go to ANY development.
If the builders of California's bullet train switch the route to run over the Grapevine
instead of a circuitous one that goes through the Antelope Valley, they can save millions of dollars, avoid potential earthquake issues and detour around some NIMBYs in upscale portions of Palmdale (is there such a thing?). But gravy train Republicans from Palmdale are up in arms.
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