Gil Cedillo
L.A. council panel delays vote on temporary mansionization measures

A Los Angeles City Council planning committee on Tuesday postponed a closely watched decision on a set of temporary ordinances intended to limit the construction of "McMansions" in 20 neighborhoods. After hearing dozens of speakers pro and con, Councilmen Gilbert A. Cedillo and Mitchell Englander agreed to put off a vote on whether to recommend that the full council pass the so-called interim control ordinances. Panel Chairman Jose Huizar was absent. Adrian Scott Fine, director of advocacy for the Los Angeles Conservancy, said it was unfortunate that the panel did not act on one proposed interim ordinance that, if approved by the council, would establish a moratorium on permits...