Los Angeles Releases Database of Properties it Owns

The city of Los Angeles has released a database showing what properties it owns. I’m mentioning this because the city owns almost nine thousand parcels and this is the most comprehensive list to be published in a long time. “The city previously had an asset management system but it failed in 2005 and the company behind the software was unable to repair it. Since then, General Services has relied on various, and often outdated, Excel spreadsheets, city records show.” Love the quotes from city officials. Paraphrased: “Yeah, we’re not really sure why we own an orange grove…”

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