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Around the Halls: September 21 - 23

By Eric Richardson
Published: Monday, September 21, 2009, at 08:26AM
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Today is Monday, September 21, and Council is back on a regular schedule after having worked through a recess last week. Filming talk gets a spotlight in committee on Tuesday, while El Pueblo leases get a mention in a pair of meetings.

MONDAY: Public Safety and Budget & Finance committees are scheduled to meet.

Public Safety considers two graffiti items continued from July. CF 09-0297 would require stores to lock up hydrofluoric acid and not sell it to minors, while CF 09-0630 would do the same for spray cans. The City Attorney's response: We already have laws against both.

Budget and Finance goes into closed session to discuss a handful of lawsuits, but then returns to talk about the state of the budget. El Pueblo lease negotiations get an update in item 12, though not a Council File number.

TUESDAY: Council's in session, as are four committees.

El Pueblo's also a topic at Arts, Parks, Health and Aging, where CF 09-2254 asks for a report on eviction procedures and past rent disputes.

At the Jobs and Business Development committee, Jack Kyser, Los Angeles Economic Development Corporation; Paul Audley, Executive Director of FilmLA; Jim Sharp, Executive Director, Fox LA; Ed Duffy, Teamsters Local 399; David Phelps, Director of External Relations, Association of Independent Commercial Producers (AICP); and John Kosinski, Writers Guild of America West (WGAw) will all speak on filming issues. The item is listed as a discussion item, not a file number.

The committee will also hear a report on CF 08-1783, addressing runaway production.

At Planning and Land Use Management, rules for marijuana dispensaries again come up for debate in CF 08-0923. This is an item that's been continued multiple times.

WEDNESDAY: Council and Transportation committee are the only two posted agendas.

At Council, item 15 is CF 09-1850, Historic Cultural Monument designation for the Douglas Building at 257 S. Spring.

At Transportation committee is CF 09-1384, an item continued from a delayed meeting two weeks ago. DOT reports on its attempts to get major venues to pay for the costs of traffic officers deployed for events.


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