* METRO RAIL STATIONS: Approved the appropriation of $500,000 to enhance three Metro Rail stations along Wilshire Boulevard at Western, Normandie and Vermont avenues. The money will be used to landscape median islands, erect two gateway monuments and plant 2,550 trees along Wilshire between Hoover Street and Wilton Place.
* DAUGHTERS AT WORK: Approved participation by all city employees in Take Your Daughter to Work Day on April 28. The event is designed for girls, ages 9 to 15, to observe the working world. City Council members and their staffs were encouraged to bring their daughters to City Hall that day.
* SKID ROW HEALTH FAIR: Approved the closures of the following streets from 5 a.m. to 6 p.m. on May 22 due to the third annual inter-agency Skid Row Community Health Fair: 5th Street between Crocker Street and Ceres Avenue, Towne Avenue between 4th and 6th streets, Stanford Avenue between 4th and 6th streets, and Gladys Avenue between 5th and 6th streets.
* CITIZENSHIP MARCH: Approved the closure of Broadway between Washington Boulevard and 1st Street and the closure of 1st Street from Broadway to Spring Street from 10 a.m. until the conclusion of the March for Citizenship on Saturday, May 28. The march is to support granting amnesty to immigrants who entered the United States before Jan. 1, 1992, thus making them eligible for permanent residency. The last such march, on Feb. 26, attracted approximately 5,000 people.
* TICKET AGENCIES: Approved a motion expressing support for a bill in the state Assembly that would impose stiff fines on ticket agencies that fail to provide tickets to customers who have paid in advance. The bill, which would impose fines of up to $50,000, came about as a result of an incident involving tickets for the 1994 Rose Bowl. A ticket agency failed to provide Rose Bowl tickets to dozens of fans from Wisconsin who had already paid for them.
* MALATHION SPRAYING: Affirmed the city's strong opposition to the aerial spraying of malathion and supported the use of non-pesticide alternatives to combat the Mediterranean Fruit Fly.
HOW THEY VOTED
\o7 How South-Central and Eastside City Council representatives voted on selected issues.\f7
* HOUSING FOR SENIORS: Approved increasing by $176,000 a Community Redevelopment Agency loan to the Progressive and Philippian Home for the Elderly senior housing project located at 1030 West 58th St. The increase, which brings the loan total to $1.57 million, is due to a redesign of the project that includes underground parking, a dining room and kitchen facilities. Passed 11-0. Voting yes: Mike Hernandez, Mark Ridley-Thomas, Nate Holden, Jackie Goldberg, Rudy Svorinich Jr.. Absent: Richard Alatorre, Rita Walters.