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Around the Halls: Historic BID Expansion, Sidewalk Cycling, Huntington Hotel and JACCC Loan

By Eric Richardson
Published: Monday, November 21, 2011, at 07:52AM
Huntington Hotel Eric Richardson [Flickr]

The Huntington Hotel has received a coat of paint since this 2010 photo, and enough work inside that the City is removing the structure from its rent escrow program.

Today is Monday, November 21, and on a holiday-shortened week, the Historic BID's second expansion attempt, sidewalk cycling rules, rents at the Huntington Hotel and JACCC renovation are on the agendas at City Hall.

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

Budget and Finance committee will consider a set of measures aimed at taking city business away from banks that the Council feel have acted inappropriately. The measures, in CF 09-0234, CF 11-1826 and CF 10-1763-S2, are popular with the Occupy LA crowd, but could end up costing the city millions.

TUESDAY: Council meets, as do three committees.

The Historic Downtown BID's small expansion goes back to Council as CF 10-1083.

A request to have the City Attorney draft new rules slowing down sidewalk cyclists goes to Council as CF 09-0680. We covered this item as it went through committee.

The Huntington Hotel gets removed from the REAP program in CF 11-0005-S716. Hotel tenants had been paying a portion of their rent to the city since 2005 due to uncorrected violations at the property.

WEDNESDAY: Council returns, joined by two committees.

Nearly $1 million in loans for the rehabilitation of the Japanese American Cultural and Community Center goes to Housing, Community and Economic Development committee as CF 11-1475. The money, which was approved by the CRA in August, would go to renovating bathrooms, fire sprinklers and ceilings.

Council would vote Herb Wesson as President and Ed Reyes as President Pro Tempore under CF 11-1945. Eric Garcetti and Jan Perry recently resigned from those two leadership positions.

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