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Around the Halls: Redistricting, Lucky Repaving, Neighborhood Council Elections

By Eric Richardson
Published: Monday, November 28, 2011, at 08:13AM
DLANC Meeting Eric Richardson [Flickr]

The DLANC board of directors meets in the lobby of the Los Angeles Theatre in September of 2009.

A light post-holiday week at City Hall still features redistricting talk, a waiver on street repaving, and a motion that would postpone neighborhood council elections for two years.

MONDAY: Only the Redistricting Commission has an agenda on the council calendar. The body—which does not include any council members—will be discussing outreach programs.

TUESDAY: Council meets, as does the Planning and Land Use Management committee.

At Council, CF 10-0540-S3 is a CRA request to negotiate with DWP to make the planned park at the Arts District Cleantech Incubator site a reality. CRA has applied for Prop 84 park funds, but alternate money would need to be found if the state does not grant the project funds.

The company building a new headquarters for Lucky Brand will be allowed to cut a trench in newly-paved Palmetto Street without having to repave the whole thing under CF 11-1931, which is at council. Normally, companies that need to trench in a street paved less than one year ago are required to repave the whole thing, but the motion from Councilman Jose Huizar says that would create undue hardship and delay.

WEDNESDAY: Council returns, joined by the Arts, Parks and Neighborhoods committee.

Neighborhood Council elections would be suspended for two years with all board terms extended under the terms of CF 11-1912, which goes to committee. Councils would still be able to change their bylaws to "select" members during the period, just not elect them. The move is intended to save move in the City Clerk's office.

Also on the same agenda is CF 11-1020, which contains recommendations to revise the neighborhood council funding program.

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