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Around the Halls: 4th Street Railings, City Email, Bikeway Funds

By Eric Richardson
Published: Monday, October 24, 2011, at 07:56AM
Biking along Los Angeles River, California 2010 Magda Wojtyra [Flickr]

The city hopes that funding from the federal TIGER III program could help extend the bikeways along the L.A. River into Downtown.

Repairs to railings on the 4th Street Bridge, the state of the City's email systems and bikeway funds to connect Downtown and the Valley are among items at City Hall this week.

MONDAY: Budget and Finance committee and the Ad Hoc River committee meet.

A 24-year-old driver in a Chevy Tahoe collided with a railing on the 4th Street Bridge in late 2008, and the city needs to spend $109,000 to fix the damage. CF 11-1696, which is at Budget and Finance, is a motion asking that the funds be transfered and the repairs started.

The River Revitalization Corp. will provide a general update at an Ad Hoc River committee meeting focused on the recently-launched kayaking program in the valley.

TUESDAY: Council meets, as do two committees.

Public right-of-way improvements around BYD's new U.S. headquarters at 1800 S. Figueroa go to City Council one day after the company holds its opening ceremony. CF 10-1184-S1 deals with $185,000 in Community Development Block Grant funds.

WEDNESDAY: Council returns, as do four committees and the city's redistricting commission.

At Council, CF 09-1714-S2 is a motion asking that Council be given a closed session update on progress in getting LAPD's email transfered over to Google Apps. There have been recent reports that the city's transition was not going well, though Google attributes those issues to new requirements that the department put in place after implementation started.

The U.S. Department of Transportation is currently accepting applications for the TIGER III grant program, and in CF 11-1781 the city's transportation department asks for permission to apply for funds that would be used for bikeways along the L.A. River, which an eventual goal of linking Downtown and the valley.

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