Part of the problem is they think they have. Many people in LA consider Sherman Oaks and Encino the suburbs. I guess they are compared to downtown LA, but they are still a few hundred thousand people living in the cities adjacent to them. I think they should buck up and admit its Los Angeles and get over it. Many of them would have to move to lower income neighborhoods to experience lower traffic and maintain their commute times. Some have suggested this will lower property values. We can only hope traffic will finally affect rents and that something will lower housing costs in LA.