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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 — April 19, 2010 — 1 Comment

Sidewalk repairs, transit funding, DASH cuts, a lease for the Little Tokyo gym and finances at the L.A. Mall join the city budget on Council agendas this week.


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By Eric Richardson — April 12, 2010

City Hall's focused on the budget and not much else this week, except when it comes to putting a watchdog on DWP rates.


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By Eric Richardson — April 05, 2010

Council continues to be focused on the deficit and layoffs, but sneaking in are a funding plan for ad enforcement, flexible Convention Center pricing and outdoor dining permits.


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By Eric Richardson — March 29, 2010

Today is Monday, March 29, and the City is off today in observation of Cesar Chavez Day. Council returns on Tuesday with light agendas that continue to have a heavy...


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By Eric Richardson — March 22, 2010

Today is Monday, March 22. As City Council continues to look for ways to cut the budget and raise revenues, El Pueblo comes under scrutiny in a special single-topic...


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By Eric Richardson — March 15, 2010

Today is Monday, March 15, and agendas are short this week as the Council continues to wrestle with the state of the budget. Newsstands could get more scarce on...


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By Eric Richardson — March 08, 2010

Today is Monday, March 8, and it's a delayed edition of Around the Halls thanks to city website issues that left the calendar inaccessible well into the day. On...


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By Eric Richardson — March 01, 2010

Today is Monday, March 1, and don't expect to find much policy working its way through City Hall this week. City Council's focus continues to be singularly dedicated...


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By Eric Richardson — February 22, 2010

Today is Monday, February 22, and the week starts in unusual fashion: with a City Council meeting. The body added meetings on Mondays and Thursdays as it continues...


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By Eric Richardson — February 15, 2010

Today is Monday, February 15, and City offices are closed today for President's Day. When City Council returns on Tuesday, Councilmembers will be continuing their...


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By Eric Richardson — February 08, 2010

Today is Monday, February 8, and the city budget continues to be priority one at City Hall. 41 budget instructions go through Council on Tuesday, including recommendations...


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By Eric Richardson — February 01, 2010

Today is Monday, February 1, and City Council's attention is focused on the dire state of the budget. Cultural funding would be particularly hard in a Wednesday...