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Around the Halls: November 22 - 25, 2010

By Eric Richardson
Published: Monday, November 22, 2010, at 08:09AM
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Today is Monday, November 22, and the purchase of animals on Santee Alley, the Broadway Arts Center, Council's recess calendar and signage fees are on the agendas in a holiday-shortened week at City Hall.

MONDAY: Public Safety committee meets, followed by Budget and Finance committee in a joint meeting with the Audits and Governmental Efficiency committee.

At Public Safety is CF 09-0632, an item that would make it illegal to purchase animals in the area around Santee Alley. Currently only the sale of the animals is illegal.

At the joint meeting, CF 09-2560 discusses the idea of creating an Inspector General position to oversee the city's revenue and collections.

TUESDAY: Council and three committees meet.

Studies in support of the "Broadway Arts Center" will move forward as the Arts, Parks, Health and Aging committee votes to accept a $100,000 grant from the NEA in CF 10-0748. The grant award was announced in July.

Tattoo shops would get zoning regulations under CF 10-1456, a motion by Councilwoman Janice Hahn that goes before the same committee. The item was previously continued in October.

City Council will consider its 2011 recess calendar in CF 11-0001. In addition to designated holidays, Council will be off March 11 - 16 for the National League of Cities’ Annual Congressional City Conference in Washington D.C., April 22 for Good Friday, August 23 - September 2 for summer recess, September 20 - 23 for the League of California Cities’ Annual Conference and Exposition in San Francisco, November 8 - 11 for the National League of Cities’ Annual Congress of Cities Conference and Exposition in Phoenix and December 20 - 30 for winter recess.

An overhaul of the city's development permitting process will be the topic of conversation at Planning and Land Use Management.

WEDNESDAY: Council and the Housing, Community and Economic Development committee meet.

Parking for the CRA's Downtown office at 5th and Hill is the topic of CF 10-1682, which goes before committee. The office is asking permission to park at 431 S. Hill, which offered a better rate than the city's own Pershing Square garage.

A fee for businesses with on-site signage moves forward in Council as CF 10-2259. The Department of Building and Safety along with the City Attorney will report back in six months. The money would fund signage inspections.

Eleven ballot measures could go in front of voters in March via CF 11-1100. They cover DWP reform, library funding, taxing of medical marijuana collectives and election financing.


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