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LOS ANGELES CITY HALL JOURNAL

May 13, 1993|LEE HARRIS

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

CITY COUNCIL

* PALISADES SHUTTLE: Approved spending $12,000 to continue DASH, the city bus shuttle service, in the Pacific Palisades area for a two-month period ending July 10. The service has been struggling to find riders. Private donations and city funds will keep the service running for the next two months in hopes that ridership will increase, Councilman Marvin Braude said.

* REFUND: Approved a refund of $591,252 to Roy L. McNeill, who had paid that amount in 1989 for sewage charges for an office building and auto parking facilities he intended to build at 3191 Wilshire Blvd. The construction has not taken place because the county is seeking to acquire the land.

* 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 7021 Hollywood Blvd. at 11:30 a.m. Thursday for Hope. A ceremony is scheduled at 6438 Hollywood Blvd. at 11:30 a.m. May 20 for Pryor.

BOARD OF RECREATION AND PARKS

* VENICE PIER: Approved a contract for $577,107 to Cash & Associates Engineers of Long Beach to prepare construction plans for the restoration of Venice Beach Pier. The pier was closed for safety reasons in 1986 after concrete fell from its upper deck.

HOW THEY VOTED

How Westside representatives voted on selected issues.

* BRADLEY HONOR: Approved a proposal to name the south exhibit hall of the new Los Angeles Convention Center after retiring Mayor Tom Bradley. Some council members initially suggested the hall be named in honor of the late Councilman Gilbert Lindsay and questioned whether any public facility should be named in honor of a living person. But it was noted that the international terminal at Los Angeles International Airport was named for Bradley. PASSED: 11-0.

VOTING YES: Braude, John Ferraro, Nate Holden, Mark Ridley-Thomas and Zev Yaroslavsky.

ABSENT: Ruth Galanter and Michael Woo.

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