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October 02, 1994|MICHAEL KRIKORIAN

A summary of selected City Hall actions last week that affect the Westside.


* HOLLYWOOD TUNNELING--Approved the formation of a task force, headed by the structural engineering company Gerald Lehmer Associates, to study whether a resumption of tunneling along Hollywood Boulevard for the Metro Red Line project will cause further damage to the street. After damage occurred in August, the council ordered the Metropolitan Transportation Authority to cease all digging. On Sept. 2, MTA officials told the council that corrective measures were taken and no further problems were expected. However, the council wants the independent task force to confirm that tunneling is safe.

* WESTWOOD CELEBRATION--Approved the following street closures from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. next weekend for the Westwood Village Celebration '94: Westwood Boulevard between Lindbrook Drive and Weyburn Avenue; Westwood Boulevard between Weyburn and Le Conte avenues. Additionally, Broxton Avenue between Kinross and Weyburn avenues will be closed from 5 a.m. Saturday to 9 p.m. Sunday.


* COASTAL BLUFFS--Approved an ordinance establishing the Coastal Bluffs Specific Plan, which is designed to protect and enhance the Playa del Rey/Westchester coastal region. The area is roughly bounded on the west by Vista del Mar, on the east by Lincoln Boulevard, on the north by Culver Boulevard and on the south by an irregular line north of Manchester Boulevard. Highlights of the plan include a height limitation of 36 feet for all new buildings, except on certain up-slope lots where the front of the building may be 45 feet in height; a requirement that side yards be a minimum of 10% of the width of the building; a ban on outdoor eating and drinking establishments within 75 feet of a residential area, and a ban on outdoor entertainment. Passed 12-0.

Voting yes: Marvin Braude, John Ferraro, Ruth Galanter, Jackie Goldberg, Mark Ridley-Thomas, Zev Yaroslavsky.

Absent: Nate Holden.

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