LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Advocates from AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) concerned about the impact that overdevelopment in Los Angeles is having on quality of life have spearheaded a new advocacy and awareness campaign intended to educate area residents about the growing problem in the city and region.
Stop Manhattanwood! is the title of the new awareness and advocacy campaign featuring billboards and online elements (www.stopManhattanwood.org) to educate concerned citizens in Los Angeles and elsewhere about the impact that this tremendous growth and overdevelopment in Los Angeles—particularly in the Greater Hollywood area—is having on the overall quality of life in the city.
The ad campaign launched earlier this week with the posting of five (5) ‘Stop Manhattanwood’ billboards located at: Vine & Santa Monica; Cahuenga, north of Sunset (above the Jack in the Box); Sunset & Van Ness (near Denny’s); Melrose, west of La Brea; and at Western & Lexington Avenues.
The awareness and advocacy campaign is separate from the Coalition to Preserve L.A.’s ‘Neighborhood Integrity Initiative,’ a grassroots community-driven ballot measure to rein in ‘mega’ development in Los Angeles over the next few years. AHF is part of the Coalition to Preserve L.A.; however, the Stop Manhattanwood advocacy campaign is a parallel effort to educate all Angelenos and others—not just voters—about the specific impact that such overdevelopment may have, such as on overall quality of life, as well as traffic and congestion in the region.
A point in fact: as developers keep building bigger and bigger residential and commercial projects here in the Southland, a recent and widely reported study released in late November by the American Highway Users Alliance revealed that Los Angeles is home to 11 of the 30 worst traffic bottlenecks in the nation. Several of the 11 bottlenecks in Los Angeles are adjacent to where developers and city officials have concentrated their efforts to approve and execute new developments.
The Stop Manhattanwood campaign will run for approximately three months.
AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), the largest global AIDS organization, currently provides medical care and/or services to over 575,000 individuals in 35 countries worldwide in the US, Africa, Latin America/Caribbean, the Asia/Pacific Region and Eastern Europe. To learn more about AHF, please visit our website: www.aidshealth.org, find us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/aidshealth and follow us on Twitter: @aidshealthcare and Instagram: @aidshealthcare