Los Angeles City Councilwoman Joy Picus on Wednesday attacked a developer's plans to build a separate men's grill and card room at a proposed golf course.
Picus charged that the restricted facilities would violate the city's anti-discrimination ordinance.
"The city needs to act immediately to reject any kind of proposed project which denies full, open use of all facilities to women," Picus said in a statement issued by her office.
Cosmo World Corp. has proposed development of the private, 500-member Los Angeles International Golf Club on 367 acres in the Tujunga Wash. The project, which has received community support, includes construction of a two-story, 40,000-square-foot clubhouse with the men's grill and card room, among other facilities.
Picus contended that the project, which was brought to her attention by city planners reviewing the developer's plans, violates an ordinance that she drafted last year prohibiting discrimination in private clubs.