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Around the Halls: Safer Cities, Detention Center Staffing and Jeans Money

By Eric Richardson
Published: Sunday, February 13, 2011, at 11:56PM
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A follow-up report on the Safer Cities Initiative, loaned landfill money for Detention Center staffing and money toward Lucky Jeans' HQ are at City Hall this week.

MONDAY: Public Safety committee and Budget and Finance committee are in session.

In 1982, Dr. George Kelling co-wrote an article on the "broken windows" theory of policing that would go on to inform NYPD Chief William Bratton's work in cleaning up New York City. When Bratton came to Los Angeles, the theory would become "Safer Cities," an initiative launched on the streets of Skid Row in 2006. CF 11-0196 is a motion to accept a grant from the Police Foundation to have Kelling do a followup study on the Safer Cities neighborhoods, focusing on declines in crime and an improvement in quality of life.

No records are online yet, but the CAO's office will report to Budget & Finance on "revenue revisions" for the current fiscal year.

TUESDAY: Council meets, as do three committees.

$718,675 needed to staff LAPD's new Metropolitan Detention Center with civilian officers would be loaned to the department from the Sunshine Canyon Community Amenities Trust Fund under CF 11-0227. The facility opened at the beginning of the month, taking 88 sworn officers off the streets.

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

$300,000 in Community Redevelopment Block Grant funds will go toward Lucky Jeans new headquarters at 540 S. Santa Fe under CF 10-1925, which goes to Housing, Community and Economic Development.

Council may do some closed session talk on CF 10-0139-S1, its public-private partnership plan for city-owned parking garages. Reports out of City Hall at the end of last week were that negotiations were not going well.

The CRA's $930 million contract with the city is on the agenda again as CF 11-0086, but may well be continued again.


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