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Around the Halls: Cell Phone Radios, LAPD Landscaping and Newsstands

By Eric Richardson
Published: Monday, July 04, 2011, at 09:51AM
newsstand Mike / vistavision [Flickr]

This newsstand in the alley behind the Los Angeles Theatre was removed last year after closing.

The holiday makes for a light week at City Hall, where cell phone radios, LAPD landscaping and allowable newsstand sales are on the agendas.

MONDAY: City offices are closed for the July 4th holiday.

TUESDAY: Council meets, as does one committee.

Always wanting to stay on top of technology—or more importantly on top of potential new revenue streams—the Council is curious how tiny cell-phone-tower-in-a-box lightRadio devices could work on city-owned poles. CF 11-0964 goes to Information Technology and and Government Affairs.

The still-relatively-new greenery at the LAPD's new Police Administration Building has had a rough life. CF 11-1104, a motion by Councilwoman Jan Perry, asks General Services, Recreation and Parks and the LAPD just what can be done to make sure the grounds are maintained at the correct level.

WEDNESDAY: Again, Council and one committee meet.

At Public Works committee, CF 10-0096-S1 asks that newsstands be given the right to sell sundries. The change would only apply to newsstands set against a wall, though, and not to the sidewalk boxes that dot Broadway and which have long illegally sold items like snacks and soda. Perhaps in that vein, the item at committee also asks for a review of other cities' newsstand policies.

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