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LOS ANGELES CITY HALL JOURNAL

June 03, 1993|LEE HARRIS

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

CITY COUNCIL

* GRAMMY AWARDS: Approved a proposal asking the board of directors of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences to reconsider its decision to move the Grammy Awards ceremony from Los Angeles to New York.

* FILM FESTIVAL: Approved waiving $644 in permit fees for the installation of street banners announcing the annual American Film Institute Festival, which will be held from June 10 to July 1 at 8000 Sunset Blvd. in Hollywood.

* APPOINT: Approved the appointment of Earl Cooper II to the Board of Social Service Commissioners. Cooper, who lives in the Wilshire area, replaces Karen B. Pines, who resigned. Cooper's term will end June 30, 1994.

* REFUND: Approved refunding $26,070 to Christopher Pingel for a sewer permit to connect the plumbing for a proposed restaurant at 1833 S. La Cienega Blvd. to the public sewer. The restaurant was never built.

* COUNTRY AND WESTERN: Approved the temporary closure of Clinton Street from Fairfax Avenue to the first alley west of Fairfax from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. June 19 for a country and Western festival and silent auction by the National Council of Jewish Women. The group is celebrating its 100th anniversary.

HOW THEY VOTED

How Westside representatives voted on selected issues.

* LIQUOR STORES: Approved spending $260,000 in state funds to hire the Korean Youth and Community Center to assist owners of liquor stores that were damaged or destroyed during last year's riots. The center will help these owners find viable business alternatives to reopening the stores. PASSED: 10-0.

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

ABSENT: Michael Woo.

* GRAFFITI: Approved the development of a pilot program that consolidates all of the city graffiti abatement projects in one department and provides surveillance by Los Angeles police reserve officers and volunteers. Once the program is developed, a toll-free number will be available for residents to report graffiti. PASSED: 12-0.

VOTING YES: Braude, Galanter, Holden and Ridley-Thomas.

ABSENT: Ferraro, Yaroslavsky and Woo.

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