On Monday, residents gathered at the Westchester Senior Center on Lincoln Boulevard to hold the rally. LA City had previously proposed a plan to "upzoning" more than 5,000 lots that were initially reserved for single-family units.
Protesters argue the proposed plan would triple the number of housing units in Westchester without plans to improve the community's infrastructure.
Westchester resident Eric Moore explained a high-rise building was recently built next to his home.
"Now, I have a six-story building – look down into my house and into my backyard," Moore explained. "We had nice privacy and then all of a sudden, that all changed."
The City had previously asked neighborhoods to do their part in solving the ongoing SoCal housing crisis – but protesters questioned the city leaders' sentiment.
"Our jobs map does not have as many jobs as the Palisades and Brentwood in Venice," said Jolie Delja, a concerned local resident. "Our public transportation is not as good as Brentwood and Venice. Yet, all of the units are jammed here. There's a reason – and it's because we don't have attorneys like the Palisades. We don't have lobbyists. We are just a middle-class community."
The city planners denied that was the case. City leaders insist the projects are being done in phases.