Rules in Reality: Understanding the Human Story in California’s Housing Crisis

APA California Chapter, Northern Section


Wednesday, November 14, 2018
12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. PST

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Session Description:

This presentation puts a human face on California’s housing crisis. Jonathan Pacheco Bell, a zoning enforcement planner in Los Angeles County, will tell the story of the Medina Family from the South Central L.A. community of Florence-Firestone, who built an informal granny flat for extra income after the sudden passing of their head of household. An anonymous complaint triggered an inspection and eventual demolition of the dwelling for code violations. It was Jonathan himself who ordered its removal. Audience members will understand the emotional rollercoaster the family endured while embroiled in this regulatory process, and Jonathan’s inner conflict with the outcome.



Jonathan Pacheco Bell, Zoning Enforcement Planner in Los Angeles County



Jonathan Pacheco Bell

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Zoning Enforcement Planner in Los Angeles County

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