As a nice coda to yesterday’s post on gentrification in Los Angeles, the adroit Ann Friedman tells us how not to ruin her adopted city.
I like to think I’m one of the good transplants. (Don’t we all?) I came to California seven years ago when most New Yorkers were still turning up their noses at this city. I had a local job — not a work-remote situation. I befriended my neighbors.
The city of Los Angeles ruled to hike the minimum wages by 30% in less than 5 years, a move rendering local businesses less competitive and sustainable, while benefitting unions, illegal aliens and governmental bureaucrats.
We don't have to tell Los Angeles residents how frustrating it can be to get around this city—drivers here spend a whopping 72 hours per year trapped in traffic. (That's double the national average!) But we thought we'd show them, a...
by Ann Friedman Previously: Ann Friedman's Best Things of 2013 Ann Friedman lives in Los Angeles but is extremely empathetic. 0 Comments