A Los Angeles City Council committee Tuesday approved a two-year extension of a moratorium on high-rise building along Ventura Boulevard to allow for completion of a new development plan for the congested thoroughfare.
The Planning and Environment Committee approved the measure unanimously and without discussion. It will now be rushed to the full council and Mayor Tom Bradley for their expected approval before the existing moratorium expires Nov. 4.
City planners said the extension is needed to prevent traffic congestion from the boulevard's high-rise development from worsening before a private consultant hired by the city can complete a new development plan for the thoroughfare.
The plan is expected to be finished in January, but City Council members who represent sections of the boulevard want to extend the moratorium until November, 1989, to allow for political debate on the new plan.