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Around the Halls: Downtown Art Walk, Farmers Field, Occupy LA and La Plaza United Methodist

By Eric Richardson
Published: Monday, October 10, 2011, at 08:21AM
Farmers Field Gensler / AEG

Rendering of AEG's proposed Farmers Field project.

Today is Monday, October 10. City Hall is closed for the Columbus Day holiday, but returns to discuss the Downtown Art Walk, Farmers Field, Occupy Los Angeles and La Plaza United Methodist Church.

MONDAY: City Hall is closed.

TUESDAY: Council meets, as do three committees.

Central Division will receive 11 license plate recognition systems valued at $210,173 from the Police Foundation under a donation up for approval at Council in CF 11-1551.

Special event status for the Downtown Art Walk goes to Council under CF 11-1336. Under the new rules, the monthly event will be required to reimburse the city for costs from extra deployments. For October, that bill comes to $8,731.

The council's Ad Hoc Committee on Downtown Stadium and Convention Center Renovation will hold another session, meeting to discuss entitlements needed for AEG's Farmers Field proposal and the progress of the company's draft environmental impact report. The meeting takes place at City Hall's room 1010 at 5pm.

WEDNESDAY: Council returns, as do four committees.

A resolution in support of the Occupy Los Angeles movement goes in front of Council as CF 09-0234-S1. In it, the council touts its Responsible Banking measure, which it hopes to bring to a vote at the end of the month.

A federal move to crack down on medical marijuana collectives and a recent court ruling have left Council wanting an update on the topic. CF 08-0923-S16 will likely be discussed in closed session.

A joint session between Transportation committee and Public Works committee will hear CF 11-1701, an update on the multi-agency committee overseeing 222 transportation projects worth $613 million.

The agreement announced in August to solve the dispute between La Plaza United Methodist Church and El Pueblo goes to Arts, Parks and Neighborhoods committee.

The fate and regulation of Los Angeles' murals goes before a joint session of Arts, Parks and Neighborhoods and Planning and Land Use Management committee. Five items will look at how to preserve murals and separate their regulation from signage rules.

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