A citizen's committee studying sewage problems in La Canada Flintridge decided Monday to recommend that the La Canada Flintridge City Council abandon plans for a sewer assessment district for a one-mile stretch of land along Foothill Boulevard.
The committee, formed to look into the plan and examine alternatives, concluded that opposition to the plan was too strong to pursue it further, committee chairman Walt Downhower said.
Petitions supporting the district had been presented to the City Council in 1985 by several property owners along Foothill Boulevard between Palm Drive and Briggs Avenue. But concerns about assessment costs caused many of the owners to turn against the plan.
The city had expected installation of the proposed sewer system to cost about $950,000, but later discovered it would cost $1.6 million, Public Works Director Fullmer Chapman said.