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Around the Halls: September 8 - 9, 2010

By Eric Richardson
Published: Monday, September 06, 2010, at 02:04PM
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City Council returns from its two week vacation on Tuesday, getting back into the swing of things with DWP reform, sidewalk work on Bunker Hill, Arts District housing and loans for One Santa Fe and the Hope Street Family Center.

MONDAY: Council is off for the Labor Day holiday.

TUESDAY: Council meets, as do two commitees.

At Council, item 17 is CF 10-2280 is a motion asking Caltrans to approve freeway ramp closures for cicLAvia, a one-day event closing approximately seven miles of streets and handing them over to cyclists and pedestrians on October 10.

At Information Technology & Government Affairs, CF 10-0142 is a motion asking for a report on the costs and revenue involved in operating the Los Angeles Mall next to City Hall. The item has already been continued from meetings in April, July and August, so don't hold your breath.

Two items later, CF 10-0876 is a motion asking the status of an RFP for the 2nd floor snack shop at City Hall. This motion has also been continued twice already.

A special joint meeting of the Rules & Elections and Energy & Environment committees will discuss reform efforts for DWP.

WEDNESDAY: Council is in session, as are three committees.

At Housing, Community & Economic Development, CF 10-1273 is an $822,000 project to replace sidewalks in several parts of the Bunker Hill area, removing overgrown ficus trees and replacing them with smaller varieties. Work will take place on Figueroa around 4th, 1st west of Figueroa, Hope between 2nd and 3rd, and near the corner of 4th and Grand.

CF 10-1283 is a CDD report asking for authorization to enter into a $14-million New Market Tax Credits loan agreement with the developer of the One Santa Fe project in the Arts District.

CF 08-1678-S2 is a motion to approve an $8-million float loan to allow work to begin on the Hope Street Family Center while fundraising efforts continue.

CF 10-2298 is a motion by Councilwoman Jan Perry asking the Housing department to report back on ideas for keeping artists in their Arts District homes and to create new artist housing in the neighborhood.


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