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LOS ANGELES CITY HALL JOURNAL

A summary of significant Los Angeles City Hall decisions affecting the Westside in the last week. : CITY COUNCIL

March 26, 1992|LEE HARRIS

* POOL REPAIRS: Approved spending $251,368 to repair the swimming pool at Rancho Cienega Sports Center in the Crenshaw area, which has been closed since March, 1990, because of severe plumbing leaks. The funds were left over from other completed citywide projects in the Department of Recreation and Parks.

* APPEAL DENIED: Denied an appeal by a member of the Westwood Community Design Review Board who was protesting the Planning Commission's approval of the construction of a 15-unit condominium project at 10607 Eastborne Ave. The design review board member, Richard Agay, who is one of five members appointed to the board by Councilman Zev Yaroslavsky, made the appeal. Agay disagreed with the commission's ruling on a number of technical issues, including landscaping, density and open space. Yaroslavsky asked that the appeal be denied and that the project be allowed to go forward with a number of technical stipulations.

* POLICE EXCHANGE: Approved a proposal by Councilman Nate Holden to establish an exchange program between the Los Angeles Police Wilshire Division officers and policemen from the Young-Dung-Po District Police Department in Seoul, South Korea. In addition to exchanging law enforcement information, Holden believes, the program will help the LAPD officers develop a better understanding of providing law enforcement in the Wilshire-area Korean community.

* PUBLIC SERVICE FUNDS: Approved a proposal by Councilman Joel Wachs to give $1,000 from his district's public service fund to the California Women's Law Center in West Los Angeles. The nonprofit organization offers a variety of services to women, including legal and technical services to attorneys and social organizations that work on women's issues. Each of the 15 council districts is provided with $10,000 yearly for public services.

BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS

* WALK OF FAME: Approved adding the name of local television newsman Hal Fishman to the Hollywood Walk of Fame. A ceremony for Fishman is scheduled April 8 at 11:30 a.m. at 1560 Vine St. A former college government professor, Fishman has been a television journalist at KTLA-Channel 5 since 1965.

HOW THEY VOTED: How Westside representatives voted on selected issues.

* JOB SHARING: Approved a proposal by Councilman Zev Yaroslavsky that allows two part-time workers to share a full-time job on a part-time basis. They will share the position of environmental affairs officer in the Water and Natural Resources Division of the Environmental Affairs Department. Passed: 12-0. Voting yes: Marvin Braude, John Ferraro, Ruth Galanter, Nate Holden, Joel Wachs and Michael Woo. Yaroslavsky was absent.

* THE BROWN ACT: Opposed pending state Senate legislation amendments to the Ralph M. Brown Act, the law that requires local government agencies to hold public meetings. The pending bill by Sen. Quentin L. Kopp (I-San Francisco) makes numerous changes, including making it a misdemeanor and imposing fines for holding secret meetings and preventing agencies from holding meetings outside the city jurisdictional limits. Passed: 13-1. Voting yes: Braude, Ferraro, Galanter, Holden, Wachs, Woo and Yaroslavsky.

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