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Around the Halls: L.A. River Kayaking, Taxi Rates and Historic Status for May Co. Garage

By Eric Richardson
Published: Monday, May 23, 2011, at 08:08AM
May Co Garage Eric Richardson [Flickr]

Historic status for the 1927 May Co. garage at 9th and Hill is at Planning and Land Use Management on Wednesday.

Today is Monday, May 23, and kayaking on the L.A. River, taxi rates and historic status for the May Company garage at 9th and Hill are among the items on City Hall agendas this week.

MONDAY: Budget and Finance committee meets, as does the Ad Hoc River committee.

Boating in the Los Angeles River may eventually get a little more accessible, but the city isn't rushing to let you kayak through the Arts District. At River committee, Recreation & Parks will present a plan to add guided kayaking along a course in the Sepulveda basin between April and October. The report, filed under CF 10-1457, calls for 3-4 hour trips and pricing that would make the program self-sustaining.

TUESDAY: Council meets, as do three committees.

Taxi rates could go down slightly if Council passes CF 11-0732, which would tweak fares to lower the drop rate from $2.85 to $2.65. The motion also includes provisions that would allow more frequent interim rate changes.

The Arts District BID goes to Council as CF 11-0827 for a new five-year term.

The Mayor's office has asked the City Controller to conduct a management review of the Department of Transportation, and Audits & Governmental Efficiency committee will discuss the issue.

The former May Company garage at 900 S. Hill takes a step toward becoming a Historic-Cultural Monument as CF 11-0710 goes to Planning and Land Use Management committee. The 1927 structure is cited as an example of Beaux Arts commercial architecture.

WEDNESDAY: Council returns, as do two committees.

Environment documents for Geoff Palmer's 1,051-unit development at 23rd and Flower go to Council as CF 11-0647.

Support for legislation that would make it possible for the public to purchase the Los Angeles Dodgers goes to Council as CF 11-0002-S71. Passage would allow the city's lobbyists to push for the change.

Alternatives to the current system for neighborhood council elections will be discussed at the Eduction & Neighborhoods committee.


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