A newly installed Cypress City Council voted Monday to reverse the old council's approval of a controversial development project.
The action came after a group of golfers filed a petition earlier this month with more than 4,000 signatures--almost twice as many as necessary--calling for a special election on the fate of the development. Golfers have criticized the council for approving the project because it would mean the elimination of the Los Alamitos Golf Course.
Other residents have voiced concern about increased congestion and traffic.
"A special election would have caused a lot of division in our city," said newly installed Mayor John Kanel. Council members, who unanimously passed the resolution to kill the project, said they also were concerned about paying an estimated $27,000 for a special election.
"The community has spoken," said Councilman Gerald Mullen, the only returning council member who had voted to approve the industrial park.