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A summary of selected City Hall actions affecting Central Los Angeles in the past week. : CITY COUNCIL

March 21, 1993|LEE HARRIS

* HOUSING LOAN NO. 1: Approved a $1.5-million loan for a nonprofit organization to rehabilitate a low-income, 48-unit apartment building at 226 S. Berendo St. in the Wilshire area. A Community of Friends Inc. plans to convert 15 to 20 of the units into affordable housing for mentally disabled adults.

* HOUSING LOAN NO. 2: Approved a $640,000 loan for CASA Carondelet, a nonprofit group that plans to build an 18-unit apartment building for low-income residents at 130 S. Carondelet St. in the Westlake area.

* SALE: Approved the sale of part of a city parking lot at 601 S. Vermont Ave. to the county for $29,000. The land will be used for construction of a portion of a Metro Rail tunnel.

* CELEBRATION: Councilwoman Rita Walters requested that San Pedro Street between 1st and 3rd streets, as well as 2nd Street between Los Angeles Street and Central Avenue, be closed from 6 to 11 a.m. May 2 as part of the Children's Day Celebration in Little Tokyo. The Japanese American Cultural and Community Center is sponsoring the event.

* MEMORIAL MARCH: Councilmen Zev Yaroslavsky and Michael Woo are requesting that fees and costs associated with a March 28 march to memorialize Allen Schindler, the gay sailor who was beaten to death while overseas in October, 1992, be waived and certain streets be temporarily closed. The march is to start at 1 p.m. at the west end of the Vincent Thomas Bridge in San Pedro and proceed across the bridge to the U.S. Naval Station in Long Beach.


How South-Central and Eastside representatives voted on selected issues.

* CURFEW: Approved an ordinance that expands the power of police to arrest curfew violators by allowing officers to arrest anyone out after dark during a curfew. Curfew violation is a misdemeanor punishable by a fine of up to $1,000 and six months in jail. The council also asked the police chief to draw up a policy to prevent arrest of those who have legitimate reasons for being out during a curfew. The council will review the policy in the next few weeks. Passed: 12-0. Voting yes: Joan Milke Flores, Mike Hernandez, Nate Holden, Mark Ridley-Thomas and Walters. Absent: Richard Alatorre.

* RECYCLING: Approved a proposal for city trucks to pick up recyclable materials at 500 Los Angeles Unified School District schools. It will cost about $2,000 a year to provide containers for the metal, glass and plastic. The city expects to receive about $7,000 yearly from the sale of the recyclables. Passed: 12-0. Voting yes: Flores, Hernandez, Holden, Ridley-Thomas and Walters. Absent: Alatorre.

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