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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.

April 15, 1993|LEE HARRIS

CITY COUNCIL LAX TOWER: Approved an agreement between the city and the Federal Aviation Administration for the construction of a 17-story air traffic control tower at Los Angeles International Airport. The tower will replace the existing 12-story tower that was constructed more than 30 years ago. The tower will be built with federal funds. KOREAN HEALTH FAIR: Approved a proposal to spend about $850 to partially finance the Korean Health Fair Expo from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 24 at the Oriental Mission Church, 424 N. Western Ave. in the Wilshire area. About 35 physicians will provide free health screening, including blood pressure tests and medical referral services. MUSICAL PARTY: Approved the closure of 54th Street from 10th Avenue to 11th Avenue from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. June 27 for the 70th anniversary party for the Institute of Arts, 3210 W. 54th St., in the Crenshaw area. The building, long a popular recording studio for African-American artists, is a city historical monument. BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS WALK OF FAME: Approved adding the names of comedians Bob Hope and Richard Pryor to the Hollywood Walk of Fame. A ceremony is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. May 13 at 7021 Hollywood Blvd. for Hope. A ceremony for Pryor is scheduled at 6438 Hollywood Blvd. for 11:30 a.m. May 20. The council must give final approval. BOARD OF RECREATION AND PARK COMMISSIONERS TENNIS, ANYONE?: Approved a contract for $337,864 to Bestek Electrical Systems & Co. of Los Angeles to provide refurbishing of the Cheviot Hills tennis courts, including new lighting, fencing and gates. HOW THEY VOTED How Westside representatives voted on selected issues. ECONOMIC ASSISTANCE: Approved a report containing 24 proposed city projects that would cost more than $49 million to complete. Approval of the funds for the projects, which emphasized economic development of the areas hit hard by last year's riots, is pending before Congress. PASSED: 10-0. VOTING YES: Marvin Braude, John Ferraro, Ruth Galanter, Mark Ridley-Thomas, Michael Woo and Zev Yaroslavsky. ABSENT: Nate Holden. SETTLEMENT: Approved spending $20,000 to settle a lawsuit by a 29-year-old woman who tripped and fell on broken pavement on a city street near 2905 Military St. in West Los Angeles in November, 1989. The woman refractured a kneecap that had been fractured in an earlier automobile accident. PASSED: 12-0. VOTING YES: Braude, Ferraro, Galanter, Ridley-Thomas, Woo and Yaroslavsky. ABSENT: Holden.

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