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Around the Halls: Redevelopment Projects, Stadium Plans and Cable TV

By Eric Richardson
Published: Monday, January 17, 2011, at 10:59AM
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Today is Monday, January 17, and government offices are closed today. City Hall will be a busy place when it reopens tomorrow, though,

MONDAY: Government offices are closed for the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day holiday.

TUESDAY: City Council meets, as do three committees.

The CRA's plan to contract out administration of $930 million in redevelopment funds to the City goes before the Council as CF 11-0086. If approved, the move would tie up the funds and keep them from the reach of Governor Jerry Brown's proposed budget. Brown has proposed eliminating the state-chartered redevelopment agencies.

Strategic plans for LA Cityview 35, the city's TV channel, go to Information Technology and Government Affairs as CF 10-1826. The report recommends that the channel remake itself as a multimedia producer and distributor, broadcasting on both cable and the web.

WEDNESDAY: Council returns, with three committee meetings.

Motions relating to AEG's proposed NFL stadium and events center head to Trade, Commerce and Tourism. CF 11-0020 is Janice Hahn's motion asking how stadium plans would impact the possible RFP for a private Convention Center operator. CF 11-0023 is a motion by Jan Perry asking that a working group be put together to act as the point-of-contact for any stadium talks and that AEG hurry to submit its environmental impact report for the proposed stadium.

The city's proposed list of items for Metro's 2011 Call for Projects goes to Council as CF 10-2277. Downtown projects to be submitted for funding include the widening of N. Spring Street near the Los Angeles State Historic Park, repaving of Alameda Street from 7th Street to the 10 freeway, Fashion District Streetscape Phase III and bus stop improvements in City West.

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