Los Angeles City Council travels may delay action on two controversial issues--expansion of the Sunshine Canyon Landfill and a new ordinance restricting street banners.
The landfill issue is on Tuesday's agenda for a final vote, but City Councilwomen Ruth Galanter and Rita Walters, who were part of the majority in a 9-5 initial vote supporting the expansion, are out of the country and will not be present Tuesday.
Galanter is traveling on city airport business to Hong Kong and Australia. Walters' office refused to say where she is except to say she was out of the country.
If there are not the eight votes required for a majority, the final vote will be delayed until a future meeting, said Gayle Johnson, a spokeswoman for Council President John Ferraro.