The City of Los Angeles Board of Public Works will wait until November to decide whether it supports the removal of 18 trees in Westwood Village.
The trees would be removed as part of a sidewalk improvement project proposed by the Westwood Village Improvement Association (WVIA).
Eighteen trees "are creating potentially dangerous conditions," according to a Bureau of Street Services report. A permit would grant the removal of 16 Indian laurel fig trees, one red flowering gum tree and one magnolia tree in Westwood Village.
During a meeting Friday, board members urged the city's Bureau of Street Services Urban Forestry Division to take "one much closer look" at its recommendation to remove the trees before the board again takes up the issue on Nov. 16.
In light of statements from some community members who oppose removal of most of the trees, the board also suggested more conversation between neighborhood groups about the issue.
Check Westwood-Century City Patch on Monday for a full story on Friday's meeting.
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