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Around the Halls


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


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By Eric Richardson — July 19, 2010

Aging infrastructure, centralized collection, affordable housing incentives and surplus food all make appearances on agendas at City Hall this week.


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By Eric Richardson — July 12, 2010

Bill collection, business improvement districts and Google email find their way onto City Hall agendas this week, as does a discussion of fine art murals.


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By Eric Richardson — June 28, 2010

A parcel tax to pay for library services, employment data, charter bus funding and the CRA budget are among items at City Hall this week.


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By Eric Richardson — June 21, 2010

Library funding, recycling chutes, streetcar funds and environmental documents for the Nikkei Center project are on the agendas this week.


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By Eric Richardson — June 14, 2010

LAPD staffing and facilities, Cleantech and special events all make it onto Council agendas, plus a closed session discussion of parking garage leases.


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By Eric Richardson — June 07, 2010 — 3 Comments

At City Hall this week, a debate over leases at Olvera Street, a DASH fare hike, and a transfer of funds from the city's parking revenue.


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By Eric Richardson — June 01, 2010

In a holiday-shortened week, the big topic at City Hall is murals and how to separate them from the city's commercial sign ordinances.


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By Eric Richardson — May 24, 2010 — 1 Comment

On the agendas this week are cuts and fare hikes for DASH, a statue of Cyrus the Great for Pershing Square and monument status for two Hill street buildings.


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By Eric Richardson — May 17, 2010

Budget talk moves to the full Council today for a debate over projected revenues and potential layoffs. A new CRA head gets closer to confirmation and the Convention Center audit gets discussed.


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By Eric Richardson — May 10, 2010

It's a quiet week at City Hall. After no Monday meetings, Hail-a-Taxi, CleanTech and a loan to purchase the Rosslyn Hotel are on the agendas.


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By Eric Richardson — May 03, 2010

At City Council, budget talks continue all week, a lease agreement gets approved for the Little Tokyo recreation center and AEG gets approval for a studio.


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By Eric Richardson — April 26, 2010

The city's budget has been topic one of late, but this week the attention shifts from this year to next, as the Mayor's office presents its proposed numbers.