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LOS ANGELES CITY HALL JOURNAL

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

October 30, 1994|MICHAEL KRIKORIAN

CITY COUNCIL

* GANG PROGRAM FUNDING--Approved a $1.8-million contract with the county for the continuation through Oct. 1, 1995, of the Community Youth Gang Service Project. The county contracts with the Community Youth Gang Services Corp., a nonprofit organization, for the administration of the program, which deploys mobile street teams in an effort to reduce gang violence. A spokesman for the Los Angeles Police Department said the project has been effective in targeted areas.

* RAILROAD CROSSING STUDY--Instructed the Department of Transportation and the Bureau of Street Maintenance to conduct a study of the city's railroad crossings to determine how many need repair.

* BLOCK PARTY--Approved the closure of the 1100 block of Point View Street from 1 to 6:30 p.m. today for the Point View Street block party.

HOW THEY VOTED

* PLAYA VISTA PROJECT--Approved a budget and finance committee report recommending the use of $514,000 in city funds to hire seven civil engineers and two city planners to help oversee the Playa Vista Project. The project, planned for 900 acres next to Marina del Rey and the Westchester Bluffs, is to include residential, office and retail development. Passed 12-0.

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

Absent: Ruth Galanter.

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