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Around the Halls

A look at Downtown-related items making their way through City Council.

DLANC Meeting

By Eric Richardson — January 03, 2012

City Council kicks off 2012 with a sluggish week, but talks about who will run neighborhood council elections in 2012 will have a big impact on those who serve on the community bodies.

Plastic Shopping Bags

By Eric Richardson — December 12, 2011

A ban on single-use bags, corruption in Building and Safety, "reverse redlining" by banks and neighborhood council elections are on the agenda at City Hall this week.

Valentine's Flowers

By Eric Richardson — December 05, 2011 — 1 Comment

Debate over the city's signage code, the Occupy-friendly Responsible Banking Ordinance, cold storage at Ontario and affordable housing in Chinatown are on the agendas at City Hall this week.

Bike Bike Racks at Caltrans

By Eric Richardson — September 12, 2011

It's a planning-oriented week as Council talks about the protection of historic properties and features, bicycle parking and equitable housing development.

Paris Bicycle Infrastructure

By Eric Richardson — September 06, 2011 — 4 Comments

Council returns to work, tackling a necessity determination for a gourmet market at 6th and Main, the expansion of the Historic Downtown BID and bike sharing at El Pueblo.


By Eric Richardson — August 15, 2011

Alcohol sales for Salvage Bar, the operation of neighborhood councils, a contract for bus benches, and the lawsuit over the LATC are among items at City Hall this week.

Manny Supergraphic

By Eric Richardson — August 08, 2011 — 4 Comments

Broadway sidewalks, Farmers Field, a new signage ordinance and the future of the Community Redevelopment Agency are among the items at City Hall this week.

LACBC Car Free Fridays

By Eric Richardson — July 18, 2011 — 5 Comments

An ordinance making it a civil offense to harass cyclists goes to Council, as committees discuss the city's bond ratings and talk about sidewalks.

Pershing Square

By Eric Richardson — July 11, 2011 — 4 Comments

A slow-moving ban on animal purchases, a report on Quimby funds, Farmers Field talks and an increase in parking fines are among the items at City Hall this week.

Restaurant Express

By Eric Richardson — June 27, 2011

Reform at Building and Safety, the effectiveness of the Restaurant Express program and negotiations for Farmers Field are topics at City Hall this week.

Proposed Addition to North Spring

By Eric Richardson — June 13, 2011

A light week at City Hall is headlined by plans for widening the North Spring Street Viaduct, a money request from the Convention Center and a planning update.

Convention Center

By Eric Richardson — May 31, 2011

After the Memorial Day holiday, City Council returns to talk Olvera Street measurements, renewal of the Arts District BID, and tourism marketing.