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Around the Halls: October 25 - 27, 2010

By Eric Richardson
Published: Monday, October 25, 2010, at 10:18AM
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Today is Monday, October 25, and...

MONDAY: Budget & Finance committee meets in joint session with the Information Technology & Government Affairs committee.

CF 10-2500 is a Huizar motion seeking to put three ballot measures related to election reform. They would allow ranked choice voting, vote-by-mail and neighborhood vote centers, and remove a cap on matching fund amounts.

CF 10-0600-S48 is a report by the CAO's office on the costs of having a class for new LAPD officers in November.

CF 10-0735 is motion to create a Green Building Division within the Department of Building and Safety. The 19 positions would be in charge of verifying compliance with California Green Building Standards.

TUESDAY: Council meets, as do four committees.

At Arts, Parks, Health and Aging committee, CF 10-1456 is a motion asking for an ordinance to be prepared to regulate tattoo parlors.

CF 10-1057 is a motion on the potential March ballot measure to fund library services.

An unfiled item following is a report on reallocating service hours to restore six days of library service.

At Council, CF 10-0600-S36 directs $52,500 in uncommitted El Pueblo money to the funding of special events and asks the Department of Cultural Affairs to look into using hotel taxes to fund future events.

CF 10-0600-S5 adjusts the El Pueblo budget to remove one Assistant General Manager position and add back the position of El Pueblo Curator.

WEDNESDAY: Council returns, as do four committees.

At Council, items 6 and 7 are CF 10-2458 and CF 10-2459, two CRA motions to spend funds on "cultural medallions and gateway markers" in Little Tokyo and the Industrial District.

At Transportation committee, CF 10-0600-S49 is a report on the current status of the city's Measure R Local Return funds. $12.7 million is unallocated and is recommended to be spent on capital projects.

CF 09-2357 is a report from the City Attorney's office on strategies for regulating food trucks. The report recommends implementing the county's recently passed letter grade system and putting a taskforce together to study other issues.

A related item, CF 09-2357-S2, would prohibit food trucks from parking at meters in commercially-zoned areas.

At Education & Neighborhoods committee is CF 09-1115-S4, a report from the City Clerk's office on the neighborhood council elections that the office conducted this year.


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