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Around the Halls: July 6 - 9

By Eric Richardson
Published: Monday, July 06, 2009, at 07:22AM
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Today is Monday, July 7, and even as the rest of the world can't stop talking about Michael Jackson, City Council is back at work. On the agendas are motions to make it harder for minors to get access to graffiti tools and alcohol sales for Famima!!.

MONDAY: Two committees, Budget & Finance and Public Safety, are in session.

Public Safety considers a pair of items aimed at cutting down on graffiti. CF 09-0297 would require that stores selling products containing hydroflouric acid keep them locked up and not sell them to minors. CF 09-0630 would extend that same ban on sale to minors to spray paint cans.

At Budget & Finance committee, one of the closed session items is CF 08-1203, an eminent domain lawsuit that stemmed out of the city's move to take land for the LAPD motorpool on Main street between 2nd and 3rd. Council approved a settlement one year ago, and documents in the system don't indicate why the item has returned.

TUESDAY: Council is in session, and two committees join it on the calendar.

Council will hear public comments on Famima!!'s application to sell alcohol at two of its Downtown stores. CF 09-1308 (350 S. Grand) and CF 09-1309 (525 W. 6th) are on the agenda.

Item 30, CF 09-1440 is the zoning changes needed for the 43-story tower planned to rise adjacent to the Convention Center. If built, the project would contain 273 residential units.

At Planning and Land Use Management committee, CF 08-0923 is an update on progress toward an ordinance regulating medical marijuana dispensaries.

WEDNESDAY: Again, the calendar holds Council and two committees.

Council's agenda for the day is much shorter than normal, with no Downtown items.

THURSDAY: A pair of items at a Thursday City Planning Commission meeting made it worth extending Around the Hall's look one more day.

In CPC-2008-3374-MSC (PDF), the commission will consider signage changes for the Los Angeles Sports and Entertainment District, which covers Staples Center and L.A. Live.

The changes would allow new signage on the Convention Center and a new electronic display on Staples Center facing Chick Hearn Court. In a change from initial proposals, no new electronic displays would face the freeway, and no signage would be placed on the Convention Center's two glass towers.

CPC-2009-874-CDO-ZC (no documents online) is the Broadway Community Design Overlay, one of two implements to guide development and design on the street.


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