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LOS ANGELES CITY HALL JOURNAL

July 22, 1993|LEE HARRIS

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

CITY COUNCIL

DOWNZONING: Approved a proposal to downzone property on Wilshire Boulevard between the west side of Fairfax Avenue to the Beverly Hills city boundary. The measure also creates a task force of city planning personnel, residents and architects to establish development standards for the area.

BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS

WALK OF FAME: Approved adding the names of dancer/choreographer/director Tommy Tune, the English band Duran Duran and singer Placido Domingo to the Hollywood Walk of Fame. A ceremony is scheduled for Tune at 11:30 a.m. Aug. 12 at 1777 N. Vine St. The ceremony for Duran Duran is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. Aug. 23 at 1770 N. Vine St. The ceremony for Domingo is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. on Aug. 30 at 7000 Hollywood Blvd.

HOW THEY VOTED

How Westside City Council members voted on selected issues.

GAYS IN THE MILITARY: Approved a proposal by Councilwoman Jackie Goldberg for the council to continue opposing discrimination against gay men and lesbians in the military and to support legislation to lift the ban on homosexuals serving in the armed services. President Clinton and Congress are to be notified of the council's action. PASSED: 12-0.

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

ABSENT: Nate Holden.

RACISM: In the wake of recent arrests of white supremacists for allegedly plotting hate crimes, approved a resolution by Ridley-Thomas pledging the city will aggressively enforce laws that prohibit harassment, intimidation or violence motivated by prejudice, bigotry or racism, and vigorously prosecute people guilty of such acts. PASSED: 13-0.

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

PARTY PERMITS: Approved a proposal by Yaroslavsky to establish a procedure for issuing city permits to regulate one-day events, such as music and food festivals, held on private property. Permits are not now required for these events. Issues to be considered before permits are granted will include the hours of the event, whether alcohol is to be served and if security guards are needed. PASSED: 12-0.

VOTING YES: Braude, Ferraro, Galanter, Goldberg, Ridley-Thomas and Yaroslavsky.

ABSENT: Holden.

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