PI's Manal J. Aboelata responded to "‘We may lose this.’ Despair over gentrification reaches new depths in South L.A.”. In her letter, Manal writes:
"Since 2016, L.A. County voters have approved a series of tax measures to make the area more livable.
The lion’s share of those revenues should be reinvested in South L.A. — where the need is greatest — to build and maintain public parks (Measure A, 2016), create free and affordable transit options (Measure M, 2016), clean and capture scarce rainwater (Measure W, 2018) and erect very affordable housing (Measure H, 2017).
Government leaders need to set down the terms so developers have predictability. That any new housing built in South L.A. would bring only 10% affordable units is unacceptable at this point in time."