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Around the Halls: November 2 - 4

By Eric Richardson
Published: Monday, November 02, 2009, at 08:06AM
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Today is Monday, November 2, and the week begins without an obvious blockbuster item. A request to house the Joint Terrorism Task Force inside the new LAPD headquarters moves through committees and Council and the Amerland Group is looking for $20 million in bonds to purchase the Rosslyn Hotel.

MONDAY: Public Safety and Budget and Finance committees meet.

At Public Safety, CF 09-2623 is a request to lease 2,353 square feet inside the Police Administration Building to the FBI. The bureau would build out a "Secured Working Environment" for the Joint Terrorism Task Force. Design and construction are estimated at $880,000, not counting furniture and equipment. The City would do the build-out and be reimbursed by the FBI.

TUESDAY: Council and three committees have filed agendas.

At Energy and Environment, CF 09-0622 is a motion asking DWP to rework the department's sizable contract with former head David Nahai, giving him specific work to do at an hourly rate.

Information Technology and Government Affairs will also consider CF 09-2623.

Also at IT&GA, CF 09-0002-S187 is a Chief Legislative Analyst recommendation that the City support Metro's attempts to get federal funding for the westside subway extension and the Regional Connector.

WEDNESDAY: Council is joined by two committees.

Wednesday's Council meeting is the third agenda of the week for CF 09-2623, where it shows up as item 46.

Item 48 is CF 07-0906-S1, a consideration of public hearing results for the issuance of $20 million in housing bonds for Amerland Group to purchase the Rosslyn Hotel at 112 W. 5th.

Council fast-tracked its initial approval of the bonds. The motion was introduced on October 9 and approved by Council on October 16 without going to committee. The required public hearing will be held today, November 2, at 10am in the office of the City Administrative Officer.

The California Statewide Communities Development Authority has final say on the bonds' issuance.

At Public Works, CF 08-0840 is an updated response to the 2008 audit of Police Administration Building construction.


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