Council Postpones Zoning Reform Vote

Action on a zoning reform ordinance that would bring Los Angeles into compliance with a Superior Court ruling was postponed again Wednesday by the City Council.

The court has ordered the city to make its zoning consistent with the Los Angeles General Plan. The current zoning code, adopted before city officials became alarmed about pollution and congestion, allows more construction than does the plan.

Councilman Howard Finn, sponsor of the compliance ordinance, recommended postponing action on it until next Tuesday, when all 15 council members are scheduled to be present. In order to make the ordinance effective upon passage, at least 12 council members must vote in favor of it.

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