The proposal to install a 175-foot Ferris wheel on Venice Beach has been put on hold.
Venice Neighborhood Council President Linda Lucks said Thursday that Los Angeles City Councilman Bill Rosendahl called and told her that the application for the project was being pulled.
"That was good news," Lucks said. "There was a lot of opposition in the community and there was no mitigation for the additional traffic and people."
The United Kingdom-based operator hoped to install the "Great Observation Wheel" on Windward Plaza this summer. The proposal was met with skepticism at a community meeting and this week's Venice Neighborhood Council meeting.