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Around the Halls: December 7 - 9

By Eric Richardson
Published: Monday, December 07, 2009, at 08:22AM
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Today is Monday, December 7, and some long-debated items are on this week's council agendas. Today, a pair of committees look to finally settle the issue of costs related to Michael Jackson's July memorial service, and Tuesday Council again considers rules for medical marijuana dispensaries. Also, a change in the City's live/work designation looks to move forward.

MONDAY: Public Safety and Budget and Finance committees will meet.

Both are agendized to hear CF 09-2616 and CF 09-2566, a pair of items on the costs of the Lakers championship parade and the Michael Jackson memorial service.

Budget and Finance will hear CF 09-2615, a Perry motion asking that the City retain outside counsel to represent the City Council and the Department of Building and Safety in the matter of LASED signage. Perry made the motion after City Attorney Carmen Trutanich threatened to jail her if permits were issued.

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

At Arts, Parks, Health and Aging is CF 08-1544, the proposed ban on smoking in outdoor dining areas. The item was continued back in October.

At Council, continued consideration of CF 08-0923, the City's proposed rules governing medical marijuana dispensaries.

Item 13 is CF 09-2618, an item to set special event fees for farmers' markets and block parties.

Item 18 is continued consideration of CF 08-1783, the "hardest to film" locations list.

Item 23 is CF 09-0136, demand-based pricing for facilities at the Convention Center.

At Planning and Land Use Management is CF 09-1845, proposed changes to the live/work ordinance designed to allow FHA financing for live/work units.

WEDNESDAY: Council and two committees are scheduled to meet.

At Council, item 6 is CF 09-2711, zoning changes for a potential residential development on the site of Crazy Gideon's Arts District store. blogdowntown asked Gideon about the project in September.

Wednesday's Transportation committee meeting is all about bicycle issues (PDF agenda).


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