Los Angeles City Councilman Hal Bernson Wednesday sought to get a proposed trolley line extended to his northwest San Fernando Valley district by requiring developers of large commercial and industrial projects in Chatsworth to pay for it and other traffic improvements.
His motion, introduced in the council, also calls for a city review of the effect on transportation of all future commercial and industrial projects in an area bounded by Rinaldi Street on the north, Zelzah Avenue on the east, Roscoe Boulevard on the south and Topanga Canyon Boulevard on the west.
Bernson's proposal was sent to the council's Planning and Environment, and Transportation and Traffic committees for study.
The Los Angeles County Transportation Commission is studying the possibility of putting a trolley line between Warner Center and North Hollywood, and possibly into Universal City, in lieu of building the Valley part of Metro Rail.
The council's Transportation and Traffic Committee, at Bernson's urging, has recommended that the city provide $54,000 to expand the commission study to include an extension of the trolley from Warner Center north to Canoga Avenue and Plummer Street in Chatsworth.