Ezra Hammer specializes in land use law and government relations and regulatory matters. He works on issues related to municipal law, the development entitlement process, the Coastal Act, CEQA, and the Subdivision Map Act.
Ezra’s background is in local government and land use. He served as the Director of Government Affairs for the Building Industry Association in the City of Los Angeles and the San Gabriel Valley, where he worked with local governments and community stakeholders to draft and revise legislation to support and facilitate the creation of single and multi-family housing. He also served on several regional political action committees and worked with political candidates to devise pro-housing policies to combat housing inaccessibility and unaffordability.
Ezra managed land use development for Councilman Mike Bonin, who represents Los Angeles’ westside. In that role, he worked on large scale place-making projects including private school expansions, office complexes, and residential towers. He also facilitated discussions and built consensus between community members and developers during the due diligence, entitlement, and construction processes.
Ezra is engaged with the local land use community. He currently serves on the Abundant Housing LA policy advisory committee, as well as on the board of the Eagle Rock Association, which advocates on behalf of smart development and the built environment in northeast Los Angeles.
Ezra received his BA in Political Science, with a Minor in Public Policy from UCLA and his JD from UC Hastings College of the Law.