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Around the Halls: July 26 - 28, 2010

By Eric Richardson
Published: Monday, July 26, 2010, at 01:39PM
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Today is Monday, July 26, and on the agendas at City Hall this week are the naming of 1st and Grand, the possible swap of 1st and Broadway for Parker Center, filming talk and an affordable housing contract.

MONDAY: Public Safety and Budget & Finance committees are meeting.

Neither contains items particularly specific to Downtown.

TUESDAY: Council's in session, as are a pair of committees.

At Council, item 11 is CF 10-1090, the proposed swap that would trade the federal court system's hole in the ground at 1st & Broadway for the site of Parker Center. Approval of the motion would authorize negotiations.

Item 13 is CF 10-1142 is a motion to name the intersection of 1st and Grand "Ernest Fleischmann Square." Fleischmann, who managed the Los Angeles Philharmonic for nearly 30 years, passed away last month at the age of 85.

Item 18 is CF 09-1714, an update on the city's conversion to Google email hosting. The search giant or contractor CSC is asked to provide more information during council consideration.

Jobs & Business committee will be talking filming, getting an update from FilmLA on current statistics and from the Office of Finance on the impact of refunding sales tax paid for filming purchases in the city.

WEDNESDAY: Council returns, as do three committees.

At Housing, Community and Economic Development, CF 09-0756 is a $750,000 contract with SRO Housing Corp for continuing housing services.

CF 10-1184 is to be a trio of reports by CRA, CDD and CAO relative to the BYD headquarters lease announced in April.

At Council, item 13 is CF 10-0910, the update on the Concerto development and the status of its loans. The item was heard at Housing, Community and Economic Development last week.

At Transportation committee, CF 10-1227 is the continuation of a residential permit parking district in the blocks north of Staples Center. The fees for those permits were initially paid by Staples Center, but that agreement has now expired and the permit costs will be paid by residents. Georgia and Francisco between 9th and Olympic are affected.


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