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Around the Halls: October 27 - October 29

By Eric Richardson
Published: Monday, October 27, 2008, at 06:48AM
hall Ed Fuentes

It's Monday, October 27, and Council agendas are light on Downtown items. Tuesday's a big day for the Fashion District, as the Council starts the process of BID renewal. Wednesday offers a lighter note, as City Council is asked to declare October "Breast Awareness Month" just two days before the month is up.

MONDAY: Public Safety committee and Budget & Finance committee are in session, but there's nothing of particular relevance to Downtown. That is unless you've got a condo larger than 5,000 square feet, in which case you might want to be attuned to CF 08-1125. The motion would put a luxury tax on homes of that size.

TUESDAY: Item 25 on the Council agenda is CF 07-0472, renewal of the Fashion District BID. After a long period of uncertainty, the BID collected the assessment signatures needed to renew. This motion would start the formal process.

WEDNESDAY: At Council, item 23 is CF 06-2732. It would amend the contract for architectural and engineering design services on the Metropolitan Detention Center from $5,077,806 to $5,140,806. That project's in the latter stages of construction at Temple and Los Angeles.

Item 56 is CF 08-2857, which would declare October 2008 as Brest Cancer Awareness Month in the City of Los Angeles. One has to ask whether it does much good to place such an item on the council agenda just two days before the end of the month. The motion, by Councilman Dennis Zine, was just introduced on October 21st.

Over at the Board of Public Works, two filming-related street closure requests to note. The first would close Grand from 2nd to 6th, 5th from Olive to Flower and the 2nd street tunnel from 8pm to 6am on Tuesday, November 4th. The second would close Spring from 2nd to 4th on Saturday, November 1st. That closure would run 7am to 10pm.


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