Agoura Hills officials seeking a voice in construction projects outside city limits have won a third chance to extend the city's "sphere of influence" beyond its municipal boundary.
A Los Angeles Superior Court judge has ordered a county commission that sets municipal boundary lines to schedule a hearing on the city's 1984 request for a 6,000-acre sphere.
The county's Local Agency Formation Commission turned down the application in January, 1985, and again this past February. The second vote came after the city won a new hearing by arguing in court that one county commissioner had improperly voted the first time because he had accepted a campaign contribution from a developer who might be affected by the ruling.
Yet another vote was ordered last week by Judge Jack M. Newman, who agreed with allegations in a lawsuit filed by Agoura Hills that the commission failed to substantiate its 1985 decision.