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Proposal to Televise Headlands Meetings Rejected

September 11, 1997|FRANK MESSINA

A proposal to televise future Planning Commission meetings on the controversial Headlands project has been turned down by the City Council.

Harold R. Kaufman was the only council member to voice support for the proposal at Tuesday's City Council session. The four others gave no reason for opposing the proposal.

The debate is the latest over the 122-acre site, one of the last large undeveloped coastal parcels in Southern California.

Voters in 1994 rejected plans for a 400-room hotel, a commercial center and up to 370 homes at the site. An appellate court upheld two voter referendums but said the city had to allow development or compensate the landowners.

The property is owned by M.H. Sherman Co. and Chandis Securities Co., a firm that oversees the financial holdings of the Chandler family, a major stockholder in Times Mirror Co., which publishes the Los Angeles Times.

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