Bradley Seeks to Create Smog Agency

From United Press Internation

Mayor Tom Bradley announced Thursday he hopes to create an agency to coordinate efforts to reduce air pollution in the city.

Bradley said he would add $485,000 to the 1989-90 budget to start an air quality management office that would work with city departments to cut down emissions at the airport, harbor and other city facilities.

“We believe this will give us a big jump on coordinating the work this city does to help in reducing air pollution in Los Angeles,” Bradley said at a City Hall news conference.

The City Council would need to approve the $485,000 allocation during the annual budget process. The money would go to pay for a four-member staff and air pollution studies.