Objections of Los Angeles City Council committee members stalled action Wednesday on Mayor Tom Bradley's proposal to impose ride-sharing regulations on smaller businesses and impose fees on trucks using city streets during rush hours.
During a hearing of the council's Transportation and Traffic Committee, members Michael Woo and Marvin Braude each found fault with the key parts of the mayoral program to ease growing traffic congestion on the city streets. Councilman Zev Yaroslavsky, who is not a committee member, stopped by and attacked the plan by Bradley, whom he may oppose in the 1989 election.
In the end, committee chairman Nate Holden said the plan will be discussed at another hearing. Bradley's transportation aide, William Bicker, said he was pleased with the committee's reception and looked forward to working with the members on a final draft.
Braude praised Bradley for submitting the "most comprehensive and significant" attempt to design a traffic-easing plan. But he objected to the mayor's proposal to extend the city's mandatory ride-sharing program to firms with 200 or more employees.