Opinion Street Beat

STREET BEAT: ‘Does gentrification help or hinder blighted areas?’

Compiled by Shawnte Passmore in Leimert Park.

Derrick Darden Sr. Leimert Park “I appreciate diversity, but there should be rent control. The transformation will bring a better economy.”
Derrick Darden Sr.
Leimert Park
“I appreciate diversity, but there should be rent control. The transformation will bring a better economy.”
Azzizah Rahim Leimert Park “It will hinder underserved individuals in the area. Gentrification pushes people and business owners out — people who are true pillars of the community.”
Azzizah Rahim
Leimert Park
“It will hinder underserved individuals in the area. Gentrification pushes people and business owners out — people who are true pillars of the community.”
Troy Manuel Highland Park “I think it helps. It brings more resources to the community.”
Troy Manuel
Highland Park
“I think it helps. It brings more resources to the community.”