Antonovich Asks Board to Reconsider Project

Los Angeles County Supervisor Mike Antonovich on Tuesday called on the other supervisors to reconsider their denial last week of a building permit for the Montevideo Country Club project in Topanga Canyon, describing their action as a “complete travesty of justice.”

Antonovich said he could not understand why three supervisors had rejected a scaled-down proposal for 97 houses and a golf course when the board had indicated support in 1988 for a 125-house development.

He said the project, which has divided Topanga Canyon residents for 12 years, would “protect people in that area” by providing new water and sewer systems and a firebreak in the form of a moist golf course. Supervisors will vote Tuesday on whether to reconsider the Montevideo development and, if they decide to do so, will set a date for another vote on the project.