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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 27, 2009 — 1 Comment

Today is Monday, July 27, and on the agendas in City Hall this week are a few of Downtown's favorite topics. A motion challenging the LAPD's proposed policy to...


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By Eric Richardson — July 20, 2009

Today is Monday, July 20, and the wheels of government continue moving into the summer. On the agendas this week are a quartet of items related the the Michael...


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By Eric Richardson — July 13, 2009

Today is Monday, July 13, and city agendas are busy. On the agendas this week are talk of the Michael Jackson memorial, a bike rental facility for El Pueblo, a...


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By Eric Richardson — July 06, 2009

Today is Monday, July 7, and even as the rest of the world can't stop talking about Michael Jackson, City Council is back at work. On the agendas are motions to...


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By Eric Richardson — June 29, 2009

Today is Monday, June 30, and City Council again has marijuana on its mind. At a special session of the planning committee, 29 of the pending hardship exemptions...


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By Eric Richardson — June 22, 2009

Today is Monday, June 22, and this week City Council continues to concentrate on the budget situation. Also on the calendar are a new City Librarian, historical...


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By Eric Richardson — June 15, 2009

It's Monday, June 15, and fiscal issues again weigh heavily on the city's agendas. Budget & Finance considers juggling parking funds and whether to sell off...


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By Eric Richardson — June 08, 2009

It's Monday, June 8, and tomorrow is marijuana day at City Hall, with multiple pot-related items at both City Council and the Planning committee. Wednesday, Transportation...


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By Eric Richardson — June 01, 2009 — 1 Comment

Today is Monday, June 1, and the beginning of the week is rather light at City Hall. The city's defunct bicycle licensing program looks to be repealed, the hardship...


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By Eric Richardson — May 25, 2009 — 1 Comment

Today is Monday, May 25, and city government is off today for the Memorial Day holiday. Tomorrow the wheels of government hit the ground running, as the rewritten...


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By Eric Richardson — May 18, 2009

Today is Monday, May 18, and it is going to be a busy week at City Hall. Council's in session on a Monday to discuss the budget, and Tuesday a citywide mixed-income...


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By Eric Richardson — May 11, 2009

Today is Monday, May 11, and the Council calendar is slowly returning to normalcy after two weeks of Budget & Finance hearings. After a Monday break, Councilmembers...