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City council unanimously passes new restrictions on 'McMansions'




A large hillside home is seen next to a more traditionally-sized home in the Castellamare area of Los Angeles, one of the areas that could come under the jurisdiction of a new mansionization ordinance for hillside areas in the city, seen Wednesday, April 6, 2011. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)
A large hillside home is seen next to a more traditionally-sized home in the Castellamare area of Los Angeles, one of the areas that could come under the jurisdiction of a new mansionization ordinance for hillside areas in the city, seen Wednesday, April 6, 2011. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)
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For years now, huge homes have been cropping up in neighborhoods throughout Los Angeles. Plenty of Angelenos are frustrated by this trend known as mansionization. 

L.A. City Councilman Paul Koretz represents Council District 5 which includes Bel Air, Century City and Encino.  He thinks it's high time something's done about this and yesterday he and his colleagues did just that. 

Alex Cohen spoke with Councilman Koretz about the new restrictions they'll place on residential development. 

To hear the full interview, click the blue play button above.