A request to move the toxic-waste dumping case against the City of Whittier and four of its top officials from Los Angeles to Whittier was granted this week by Municipal Court Judge Alban I. Niles.
Attorneys representing the city sought the transfer to Whittier Municipal Court. They also asked Niles to drop the felony charges, which were filed in mid-September after the district attorney's office learned that city employees were dumping paint wastes and thinners into an open trench in the city yard.
Niles did not rule on the dismissal request. That issue will be considered at a hearing Feb. 20 in Division 4 of the Whittier court on Painter Avenue.