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A summary of selected City Hall actions this week affecting central Los Angeles.

October 02, 1994|MICHAEL KRIKORIAN


* ANTI-GANG PROGRAMS: Authorized community redevelopment officials to seek bids for up to $2.5 million for youth development and gang intervention programs.

* HISTORIC-CULTURAL MONUMENTS: Approved the following structures for inclusion on the city' list of historic-cultural monuments: the Julius Bierlich residence, a 1914 California Craftsman home at 1818 S. Gramercy Place; the Lucien and Blanche Gray residence, a 1909 California Craftsman home at 2515 4th Ave.; the Gramercy Park Homestead, a 1910 traditional Craftsman home at 2102 W. 24th St.; the Benjamin J. Waters residence, an 1899 Victorian Colonial home at 2289 W. 25th St., and the Auguste R. Marquis residence, a 1904 home with Victorian, Gothic and Moorish influences that currently houses the Filipino Federation of America.

* YOUTH EMPLOYMENT PROGRAM: Authorized community development officials to funnel $1.62 million of a $3-million federal grant to three agencies that will implement the Youth Fair Chance Demonstration Project, a comprehensive employment program aimed at youths and young adults. The target area is Pico-Union/Westlake and the three agencies--the Ketchum Downtown YMCA, the Los Angeles Unified School District and the Pacific Asian Consortium in Employment--are to provide job training and educational and support services. The YMCA is to receive $601,000, the school district $533,000 and the Pacific Asian Consortium $492,000. These amounts may be increased at a later date; the remaining funding from the grant will be used to establish a governing board of business and community leaders to provide resources and direction for the project.

* CHINESE INDEPENDENCE DAY: Approved the closure of the two westbound lanes of Broadway between College and Bernard streets on Oct. 9 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for the Chinese Independence Day celebration.


How South-Central and Eastside City Council representatives voted on selected issues.

* BUSINESS RETENTION: Approved Mayor Richard Riordan's Business Assistance and Retention Plan, which is intended to keep existing businesses in the city and to attract new companies and factories by streamlining their dealings with the city's bureaucracy. Of the $2 million set aside for the plan in the 1994-95 budget, $758,000 will go for hiring 19 mayoral aides who will work on implementing it. Passed 11-0. Voting yes: Jackie Goldberg, Mike Hernandez, Mark Ridley-Thomas, Rudy Svorinich Jr. Absent: Richard Alatorre, Nate Holden, Rita Walters.

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