The other California housing crisis

California is in the midst of a housing crisis, but rich celebrities there have their problems too.

A group of residents in an exclusive Malibu neighbourhood are up in arms over plans by U2 guitarist, the Edge, to build five homes (yes, five) on what they describe as an environmentally-sensitive hill top. The plan requires extending a road and water line over slide-prone areas and would result in what one councilman calls  “a permanently scarred mountainside for the benefit of a very few.”  The Edge argues that his homes will be tailored to the site and blend in with the environment. But breaking through the wall of celebrity NIMBYism won’t be easy.

LA Times

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