The Los Angeles City Council voted Wednesday to ask San Fernando Valley voters in June if they support construction of a Valley trolley line and, if so, whether they favor creation of a citizens' commission to recommend routes.
The council still must give final approval to the measure before it is assured a spot on the June 7 ballot.
Later Wednesday, the council's Transportation and Traffic Committee voted to recommend that the full council establish the citizens' panel immediately. It was unclear how the creation of such a panel would affect any referendum.
The county Transportation Commission last December dumped the controversy in the laps of elected officials after all five of the commission's proposed Valley rail routes ran into stiff community opposition.