Moe/Rios/Viecco household: Personal interview with Arthur Viecco, Oct. 6, 2010; Diane Wedner, “‘Granny Flats’ Let Aging Relatives Live Close — But Not Too Close,” Los Angeles Times, Nov. 15, 2008, http://articles.latimes.com/2008/nov/15/home/hm-granny15.
Los Angeles history: Gordon DeMarco, A Short History of Los Angeles (San Francisco: Lexicos, 1988).
Andres Duany & Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk: Duany Plater-Zyberk & Co., www.dpz.com.
New Urbanism: Congress for the New Urbanism, www.cnu.org.
Seaside, Fla.: Seaside Institute, www.seaside.org.
James Howard Kunstler, “Home from Nowhere,” Atlantic Monthly, Sept. 1996, http://www.theatlantic.com/past/docs/issues/96sep/kunstler/kunstler.htm.
James Howard Kunstler, Home from Nowhere (New York: Touchstone, 1996).
Katherine Shaver, “A Hush in Cleveland Park,” Washington Post, Sept. 10, 2009.
Freilich quotation: Robert H. Freilich, “To Sprawl or Not to Sprawl: A National Perspective for Kansas City,” Western Historical Manuscript Collection, Kansas City (1997), http://www.umkc.edu/whmckc/publications/KIMBALL/CNKPDF/Freilich-04-21-1997.pdf.
Infill challenges and strategies: Tim Iglesias, “Managing Local Opposition to Affordable Housing: A New Approach to NIMBY,” Journal of Affordable Housing 12 (2002) 78.
Advantages of accessory dwelling units: AARP Public Policy Institute, Accessory Dwelling Units: Model State Act and Local Ordinance (2000) (drafted by Rodney L. Cobb and Scott Dvorak, of the American Planning Association), http://transformca.org/ia/acssdwel/sup/AARP+APA_ADUReport_ModelAct+Ordinance.pdf.
“Age in place”: Leigh Anne King, Rocky Mountain Land Use Institute, Housing Diversity and Accessibility (2008), http://law.du.edu/images/uploads/rmlui/rmlui-sustainable-housingDiversity.pdf.
Santa Cruz: City of Santa Cruz ADU Development Program, http://www.cityofsantacruz.com/index.aspx?page=1150; Fred A. Bernstein.
Fred A. Bernstein, “Granny Flats for Cool Grannies,” http://www.fredbernstein.com/articles/display.asp?id=91.
Conditional uses and ADUs: Center for Housing Policy, Accessory Dwelling Units, http://www.housingpolicy.org/toolbox/strategy/policies/diverse_housing types.html?tierid=42.
Bell salary scandal: Ruben Vives, “Bell Council Seeks Resignations of 3 City Officials,” Los Angeles Times, July 21, 2010, http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-721-bell-20100721,0,3475382.
California’s “fair share” laws: Cecily T. Talbert, California’s Response to the Affordable Housing Crisis (American Law Institute—American Bar Association) (2007).
California state law on “second units”: Cal. Assembly Bill 1866, chapter 1062 (2002), codified at Cal. Govt. Code sec. 65852.2.
Guidance on California law: Cal. Dept. of Housing and Community Development, Memorandum on Second-Unit Legislation Effective January 1, 2003 and July 1, 2003.
Opposition to state law on second units: Daniel S. Levine, “Cities Scrambling to Comply with New ‘granny flats’ Law,” Sacramento Business Journal, June 27, 2003, http://www.bizjournals.com/sacramento/stories/2003/06/30/focus6.html.
Concerns over safety in ADUs: L.A. City Council, File: 04-1948, Granny Flats/Companion Units (2004).
Los Angeles ADU guidance: L.A. Planning Department, Interim Departmental Guidance for Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) (undated).
Los Angeles City Council motion: Motion 09-2589, of Councilmen Paul Koretz, Bill Rosendahl, and Eric Garcetti, Oct. 20, 2009.
Charles Moore quotation about the 1920s: Charles Moore, Peter Becker, and Regula Campbell, The City Observed: Los Angeles (New York: Vintage, 1984) p. xx.
Quotation about GM’s takeover over the interurban lines: Robert Snell, Industrial Reorganization Act, Hearings before the Subcommittee on Antitrust and Monopoly of the Committee on the Judiciary, United States Senate, Ninety-Third Congress, Second Session on S. 1167, Part 3: Ground Transportation Industries (1974).
“Conspiracy” to save the electric railways: David Brodsly, L.A. Freeway: An Appreciative Essay (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1981).
Jim Motavalli, Breaking Gridlock (San Francisco: Sierra Club Books, 2001).
Jim Motavalli, “All Aboard,” Sierra (Jan.–Feb., 2002), http://www.sierraclub.org/sierra/200201/buses.asp.
Jim Motavalli, “Second-Class Transit? Los Angeles’ Bus Riders Union Fights for Equal Treatment,” EMagazine.com (Sept.–Oct, 2001), http://www.emagazine.com/view/?1072.
Bob Schildgen, “Ode to the Bus,” Sierra (Jan.–Feb., 2002).
Bus Riders Union lawsuit: Complaint in Labor/Community Strategy Center v. LA. County Metropolitan Transit Authority, CD. Cal., No. CV-94-05936-TJH. A later appellate decision in the case is found at 293 F.3d 1041 (9th Cir., 2001).
Jonathan Richmond, including the Green Line story: Jonathan E.D. Richmond, “The Mythical Conception of Rail Transit in Los Angeles,” Journal of Architecture and Planning Research 15 (1996) 4, http://americandreamcoalition-org.adcblog.org/transit/mythRail.pdf.
Richard Simon, “Driven Man Keeps Heat on the MTA,” Los Angeles Times, Jan. 16, 1996, http://articles.latimes.com/1996-01-16/local/me-25181_1_mta-staff/2.
Henry Chu, “Planned Fare Hike Points up Inequities in Bus, Rail Subsidies,” Los Angeles Times, June 18, 1994, http://articles.latimes.com/1994-06-18/…/me-5458_l_bus-fare-increases.
Erich Mann, “Hop on the Bus Bandwagon,” Los Angeles Times, July 17, 1994, http://articles.latimes.com/1994-07-17/news/ss-20586_1_transit-system.
Eric Mann and Lisa Duran, “MTA Can Boost Ridership and Stay Viable Transit: Put the High-priced Rail Projects on Hold and Add More Buses with Lower Fares,” Los Angeles Times, March 22, 1995, http://articles.latimes.com/1995-03-22/local/me-45562_1_rail-projects.
James E. Moore quote: James E. Moore II, “Shift the Spending to Buses,” Los Angeles Times, Sept. 7, 1994, http://articles.latimes.com/1994-09-07/local/me-35462_1_rail-transit-systems.
Christopher Koontz quotations: Personal interview with Christopher Koontz, planning deputy for Los Angeles City Councilman Paul Koretz, Los Angeles City Hall, Oct. 6, 2010.
Granny flats “invasion” article: Steven Leigh Morris, “Invasion of the Granny Flat,” Los Angeles Weekly, Dec. 9, 2009.
“False information” quotation: Karen Silver, So What Happened Next!, Nov. 15, 2009; Gerald Silver and Karen Kanter, Is the Planning Department Pulling a “Fast
One” on the Public?, Nov. 17, 2009, http://ourla.org/city-wide/965-viral-email-the-truth-about-granny-flats-and-city-planning.
Ron Kaye: http://ronkayela.com, entries for April 28, 2009, Oct. 23, 2009, Nov. 16, 2009, Dec. 4, 2009, and Dec. 19, 2009.
Koretz letter: Letter of Los Angeles City Councilman Paul Koretz to S. Gail Goldberg, Director of Planning, Dec. 17, 2009.
Los Angeles Planning Department memo on “staff reductions”: Open Letter of S. Gail Goldberg, Planning Director, Dec. 17, 2009.
Los Angeles Planning Department memo on second unit policy: L.A. Office of Zoning Administration, Memorandum No. 120, May 6, 2010.