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Around the Halls: December 13 - 15, 2010

By Eric Richardson
Published: Monday, December 13, 2010, at 10:48AM
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Today is Monday, December 13, and Detention Center staffing, Italian museum naming, Arts District housing, signage code and a Homeboy General Store are among the items on City Hall agendas this week.

MONDAY: Public Safety and Budget & Finance committees meet.

Staffing plans for the Metropolitan Detention Center are the topic of CF 10-1046, which makes its way to Public Safety. Back in October, civilian employees protested LAPD Chief Charlie Beck's plans to use sworn officers to staff the facility, which has been delayed from opening by budget issues.

TUESDAY: Busy day, with six committees joining Council in filing agendas.

El Pueblo's Italian Hall would become home to the "Joseph R. Cerrell Italian American Museum" under CF 10-1885, which goes to Arts, Parks, Health & Aging. Cerrell was a political consultant who was heavily involved in the effort to create an Italian museum at the complex. He died earlier this month.

Headed to Council is CF 10-2298, a motion asking Planning and the Housing Department to come up with ways to keep artists in their homes in the Arts District.

A suite of motions related to lowering the burden of business taxes go to Jobs & Business committee (PDF; agenda).

A proposal that would require hotels to recall workers laid off because of construction or remodeling goes before the same committee as CF 10-1716.

A special meeting of the "Ballot Simplification Committee" will discuss 12 measures up for a March vote.

A fee agreement between AEG's LA Arena Land Co. and the city heads to Planning and Land Use Management as CF 07-3118-S2. Under the terms, AEG pays all city costs related to the processing of land use approvals in the L.A. Sports and Entertainment District. That's sure to be helpful in current NFL stadium plans.

WEDNESDAY: Council returns, as do four committees.

The Venice Hope Recreation Center moves forward as Housing, Community and Economic Development hears CF 08-1294, a CRA report on funding and land uses.

The city looks to tackle an $88 million budget deficit in CF 10-0600-S48, item 22 on the Council agenda.

While the effort to rewrite the city's signage code bogged down, a few smaller changes could move forward via CF 08-3386-S1. The motion asks for an ordinance to be prepared in the next three months.

10,000 new credit card parking meters could be headed to city streets via CF 09-0600-S173. The Council also asks LADOT for a report on parking meter income by Council district.

Homeboy Industries will be opening up a Homeboy General Store on the second floor of City Hall under the terms of CF 10-1862. The 577 square feet will be leased for $900 per month or 4% of gross receipts, whichever is greater.

Trimana will open up across the street in empty space on the first floor of City Hall East under CF 10-1863. The eatery was the only respondent to an RFP conducted to find a new tenant for the spot, which previously had been leased to Giuliano's Delicatessen and Bakery. Terms for the 463 square feet are $822.50 per month or 7% of gross receipts, whichever is greater.

A trio of special event process updates head back to Public Works committee after being continued in November. CF 10-1875 includes 14 recommended changes to the special event rules.

The widening of the First Street Viaduct to accomodate the Gold Line's Eastside Extension has turned out to be more difficult and expensive than originally imagined. CF 08-0508 asks that the project budget be raised to $88 million, approximately a $7 million jump.


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