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Around the Halls: March 30 - April 1

By Eric Richardson
Published: Monday, March 30, 2009, at 09:48AM
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It's Monday, March 30, and the city's on holiday in observance of Cesar Chavez day. Tuesday and Wednesday the wheels of government are back in motion, however, and Wednesday offers a discussion of Pershing Square parking and what promises to be a heated debate over LAPD's plans to put active-duty officers on film shoots.

MONDAY: The city observes Cesar Chavez day today, so no meetings are scheduled.

TUESDAY: Council's in session, and four committees meet.

At Council, item 4 is CF 07-0472, is a protest hearing for the ordinance that would enlarge the Fashion District BID. The BID got its signatures for the extended area in January, after renewing the bulk of the district in 2008.

Item 13 is the filming services contract that we mentioned was going to Council. An email sent out late in the day on Friday by the CAO's office indicates that this item will be held for an April 15 committee meeting.

The Ad Hoc Committee on Economic Recovery and Reinvestment will meet to hear what stimulus money the city might be eligible to pursue.

At Planning and Land Use Management, CF 09-0489 is a motion granting Historic-Cultural Monument status to the Title Guarantee Building, at 5th and Hill.

WEDNESDAY: Council and four committees are in session.

CF 07-0472 is back on the Council agenda, with first consideration of the ordinance modifying the BID boundaries.

At Art, Parks, Health and Aging, CF 09-0673 is a report from the Department of Recreation and Parks regarding late-night parking at Pershing Square. Council had asked that patrons visiting restaurants, bars and theatres be able to park past 1am without incurring a new day's worth of fees. Recreation and Parks is asking to extend the deadline to 2am, instead of 4am as Council had asked.

A special Public Works committee meeting has only one agenda item, but it's sure to be a controversial one. The agenda says:

Los Angeles Police Department to give a presentation in connection with filming activities in the City of Los Angeles.

LAPD has been preparing a proposal to replace the retired officers on film shoots with active duty officers.

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