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L.A. Council delays vote on residential project in Weiss' Westside district

June 9, 2009 |  6:36 pm

As expected, Los Angeles officials moved this afternoon to delay a vote on a 14-story residential project planned for 3rd Street near Beverly Hills. But City Councilman Ed Reyes did pull out something of a surprise -- by postponing the matter only one week.

Because the 95-unit project would be in his district, Councilman-elect Paul Koretz had asked for the opportunity to review it after July 1, when he takes office. Earlier this week, Koretz said the proposal was being rushed to the council in the final days before Councilman Jack Weiss leaves office.

The condominium plan is one of at least five in Weiss’ Westside district that are scheduled for a council vote during his final month as a councilman. Instead of seeking re-election, Weiss ran for city attorney and lost last month.

Reyes said he still wants to give Koretz a chance to review the matter and would probably postpone the issue again next week. Waiting a week, however, does allow the city to keep its options open, he said.

-- David Zahniser at L.A. City Hall