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Around the Halls: March 8 - 10, 2010

By Eric Richardson
Published: Monday, March 08, 2010, at 07:02PM
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Today is Monday, March 8, and it's a delayed edition of Around the Halls thanks to city website issues that left the calendar inaccessible well into the day. On the agendas for the rest of the week are neighborhood council funding, planning decisions for the Ford Hotel and float loans for a pair of Downtown projects.

MONDAY: Monday's almost over at this point, so if there was something interesting on the agendas, you missed it.

Public Safety met this morning, while Budget & Finance is meeting this evening at the El Sereno Recreation Center. The budget remains the center of conversation.

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

At Arts, Parks, Health and Aging is a discussion of the state of the city's library system given current funding issues.

At Council, item 7 is CF 07-1351, a renewal of the Little Tokyo Merchant-Based Business Improvement District.

Item 12, filed under CF 09-0600-S159, is continued consideration of a plan to redeploy 60 firefighters by closing 10 ambulances. The move is projected to save $23 million in FY10.

Jobs & Business Development will hold a meeting focused on keeping the film industry healthy and happy, featuring updates on a variety of items that the city has been working on over the past year.

At Planning and Land Use Management, CF 10-0131 is an SRO Housing Corp appeal of several elements of a recent decision by the Zoning Administrator regarding the Ford Hotel, which it is currently renovating into the Ford Apartments.

Education & Neighborhoods will discuss the future of neighborhood council management, including the idea of moving the NC funding program to another department (such as CDD or the City Clerk) or to a non-profit.

WEDNESDAY: Council's back, with just two committees.

At Housing and Community Development is CF 08-1678-S1, a CRA item relative to funding an $8 million float loan for the Hope Street Family Center, a project to be built by South Park's California Hospital.

The next item, CF 10-0336 is a $4.02 million float loan for Old Financial District LP as it juggles some different types of funding sources for the development of the Old Bank District properties.

Council is again focused on budget, particularly on narrowing down possible layoff lists.

At Transportation, CF 10-0088 is a LaBonge motion asking DOT to clarify what the rules are when it comes to parking at failed meters.


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