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Around the Halls: Olvera Rents, Little Tokyo's Rec Center Gets a Lease and El Pueblo's Church

By Eric Richardson
Published: Monday, May 02, 2011, at 10:09AM
Budokan of Los Angeles Little Tokyo Service Center

Rendering of the Budokan of Los Angeles recreation center

Today is Monday, May 2, and a new rent agreement for Olvera Street's merchants, a ground lease for Little Tokyo's Budokan rec center and the ordering of talks for El Pueblo's Methodist church are all on the agendas at City Hall this week.

MONDAY: Budget and Finance committee continues its marathon sessions on the city's budget for the 2011-2012 fiscal year. Monday's meeting runs from 9am to 5pm. Sessions run 1 to 5pm Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, with another all-day affair on Council's Thursday off-day.

TUESDAY: Council meets, as do three committees.

Rents at Olvera Street head to Council as CF 11-0449. The new merchant agreement sets current rents, steps toward market rent and terms for payment of back rents.

A ground lease for the Budokan of Los Angeles heads to Information Technology and Government Affairs as CF 10-0450. It was just over a year ago that Council approved the preparation of the lease. The center, to be built by the Little Tokyo Service Center, would host volleyball, basketball and martial arts. The land rental is valued at $34,250 per month, but the organization would pay it in the form of community services.

WEDNESDAY: Council returns.

The lease standoff between El Pueblo and La Plaza United Methodist Church is the subject of CF 11-0689, a Huizar motion that calls for a negotiating team to come to a deal within 45 days. El Pueblo is instructed to give the congregation a key to its church building while talks are underway.

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