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Around the Halls: June 1 - 3

By Eric Richardson
Published: Monday, June 01, 2009, at 08:55AM
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Today is Monday, June 1, and the beginning of the week is rather light at City Hall. The city's defunct bicycle licensing program looks to be repealed, the hardship exemption for marijuana dispensaries comes up for debate and the CAO and CRA present a report on negotiations for a rail car plant.

MONDAY: Only one meeting on the calendar, a Budget and Finance session that brings in the Planning and Land Use Management committee for a discussion of Planning department fees.

TUESDAY: Council is in session, as are two committees.

At Council, item 5 is CF 08-2944, a motion to repeal the city's bicycle licensing program. The city never made the licenses readily available, but LAPD has at times still chosen to cite cyclists who did not have the license.

At Planning and Land Use committee, CF 09-0964 is a Huizar motion to strike the hardship exemption from the city's Interim Control Ordinance on medical marijuana dispensaries. We discussed this motion last week in regard to a dispensary at 6th and Spring.

WEDNESDAY: Council returns, and five committees join it on the calendar.

At Housing, Community and Economic Development, CF 09-1233 is a report by the CRA and CAO on negotiations with rail car firm AnsaldoBreda to build a manufacturing plant at the Crown Coach site. Last week Metro extended negotiations with the firm over a $300 million rail car contract.


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