In the Laws That Shaped L.A. column, Jeremy Rosenberg has been spotlighting regulations that have played a significant role in the development of contemporary Los Angeles. These laws -- as nominated early on by a variety of experts we've been polling -- may be considered by readers and nominators to have either been beneficial to the city or malevolent.
In case you missed it, here are some highlights from the series:
- Asexualization Act of 1909: When California Decided Who Could Have Children and Who Could Not
- Porter-Cologne Water Quality Act of 1969: When It Comes to Water, Why L.A. Is Better Off Than Texas
- California Land Act of 1851: How Rancho Owners Lost Their Land and Why that Matters Today
- Adaptive Reuse Ordinance of 1999: How Downtown L.A. Became a Place to Live (without Parking)
- Clean Air Act of 1970: How Los Angeles Began to Put its Smoggy Days Behind
- California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) of 1970: How CEQA Allows Anyone to Thwart Development
- Housing Act of 1949: How Bunker Hill Lost its Victorians
- Laws of the Indies of 1573: Why Los Angeles Isn't a Beach Town
See the entire archives here.
Check back next Monday for a new installment of Laws That Shaped L.A.
To suggest a "Law That Shaped L.A." or otherwise contact the columnist, write him via: arrivalstory [at] gmail [dot] com. You can also follow Rosenberg on Twitter @losjeremy