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LOS ANGELES CITY HALL JOURNAL

February 11, 1993|LEE HARRIS

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

CITY COUNCIL

HISTORIC: Approved adding the Warner Bros. Hollywood Theatre Building at 6433 West Hollywood Blvd. to the list of the city's historic-cultural monuments. The 3,000-seat theater was built in 1926 and featured first-run Warner Bros. pictures until 1953. The original auditorium was designed to resemble an Italian garden with a skylike dome overhead.

NEW LIBRARY: Approved the selection of the Fields & Devereaux architectural firm for the design and construction of the Washington Irving branch library at 4113 W. Washington Blvd. The existing library at 1830 Arlington Ave., built in 1926, is seismically unsafe and too small to serve the mid-Wilshire area.

REAPPOINT: Approved the reappointment of Dr. Benjamin Karpman to the Los Angeles County Health Facilities Authority Commission for a term ending Jan. 2, 1997. Karpman lives in the Wilshire area.

PARK AND RECREATION COMMISSIONERS

TENNIS COURTS: Approved plans for a $388,500 construction project at Cheviot Hills Recreation Center in West Los Angeles that will include new lighting on the tennis courts and new fencing, gates, wind screens and benches.

HOW THEY VOTED

How Westside representatives voted on selected issues.

HOLLYWOOD PALLADIUM: Approved curtailing the hours of the Hollywood Palladium in an effort to curb violence that periodically has erupted there. Under the proposal by Councilman Michael Woo, the Palladium will close at 1 a.m. on Friday and Saturday nights, 11 p.m. Sunday and midnight Monday through Thursday. Passed: 12-0.

VOTING YES: Woo, Marvin Braude, John Ferraro, Ruth Galanter, Nate Holden and Zev Yaroslavsky.

ABSENT: Mark Ridley-Thomas.

TRAILS FEES: Approved a motion opposing a $23 annual permit fee for hikers, equestrians and joggers using county trails. County officials have contended that because of budget cuts, the user fee is necessary to help maintain the 330 miles of hiking trails. The fee went into effect Jan. 1 but is not yet being enforced. Passed: 12-0.

VOTING YES: Braude, Ferraro, Galanter, Holden, Woo and Yaroslavsky.

ABSENT: Ridley-Thomas.

RIOT EQUIPMENT: Approved a proposal to allow the Los Angeles Police Department to spend $1,037,472 in grant money to buy additional equipment--including foam rubber bullets, helmets, shields and vehicles--in preparation for any unrest that might result from verdicts in the federal civil rights trial stemming from the March, 1991, police beating of motorist Rodney G. King and the upcoming trial of defendants in the beating of truck driver Reginald O. Denny during last spring's riots. Passed: 14-0.

VOTING YES: Braude, Ferraro, Galanter, Holden, Woo and Yaroslavsky.

ABSENT: Ridley-Thomas.

COMING UP AT CITY COUNCIL

NEIGHBORHOOD TO NEIGHBORHOOD: The council is expected to discuss Mayor Tom Bradley's request for $900,000 from city's Community Development Department to help support his Neighborhood to Neighborhood program. The program is an attempt to defuse tension in the city during the trials of the officers and defendants in the King and Denny cases.

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