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Around the Halls: November 30 - December 2

By Eric Richardson
Published: Monday, November 30, 2009, at 08:20AM
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Today is Monday, November 30, and Council returns from a holiday-shortened week to light agendas. Inside are a World Cup petition, planning documents for Crazy Gideon's live/work development and consideration of High Speed Rail station sites.

MONDAY: Public Safety and Budget and Finance committees meet.

At Budget and Finance, CF 09-2812 is a motion asking that the city put in a bid to host World Cup matches in 2018 or 2022. The city also wants to host the International Broadcast Center if the event comes to the United States.

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

At Council, CF 09-2667 is the extended contract between the city and ARAMARK for food and beverage service at the Convention Center. The city is preparing a vendor RFP, but needs more time to get it ready.

At Planning and Land Use Management is CF 08-2020-S5, technical corrections to the supergraphics ban. The item was continued from November 17.

Also at PLUM is CF 09-2711, planning documents for lofts at the site of Crazy Gideon's Arts District store. 31,470 square feet of adaptive reuse and and 52,156 square feet of new construction, resulting in 75 live/work units, 139 parking spaces and a rooftop pool. blogdowntown spoke to "Crazy" Gideon Kotzer about his project in September.

At Information Technology and Government Affairs is CF 09-2723, a motion asking for status of an EIR for Parker Center, including a timeline for ceasing operations at the site.

WEDNESDAY: Council and four committees have filed agendas.

At Council, item 8 is continuing consideration of CF 08-0923, the city's rules for medical marijuana dispensaries.

Item 22 is CF 09-0002-S179, a motion asking the California High Speed Rail Authority to consider multiple options for stations around Union Station. The authority had been solely considering an elevated station that would rise over the existing rail tracks at Union Station.

At Public Works committee, CF 09-0484, vacation proceedings for Lyon Street north of Cesar Chavez, where Metro wants to expand its bus maintenance facilities.

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