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January 21, 2004 | Jennifer Oldham, Times Staff Writer
An airport commissioner said Tuesday that a recent audit of the city's airport department by City Controller Laura Chick was biased and recommended that the commission hire its own auditor to review the agency's business practices. "The auditor seemed so focused on fulfilling its agenda that it ignored the facts," Commissioner Peter Weil said at a commission meeting, the first since the controversial audit was released Dec. 15.
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January 21, 2004 | Jennifer Oldham, Times Staff Writer
An airport commissioner said Tuesday that a recent audit of the city's airport department by City Controller Laura Chick was biased and recommended that the commission hire its own auditor to review the agency's business practices. "The auditor seemed so focused on fulfilling its agenda that it ignored the facts," Commissioner Peter Weil said at a commission meeting, the first since the controversial audit was released Dec. 15.
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October 2, 2004 | From Times Staff Reports
The city attorney has disqualified the Airport Commission from voting to double to $1 million a contract with a law firm, because Commissioner Peter Weil is a partner in the firm. The City Council's Board of Referred Powers will meet Tuesday to consider the contract with the law firm of Christensen, Miller, Finks, Jacobs, Glaser, Weil and Shapiro to represent the airport department on insurance claims involving the shutdown of flight operations after the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
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October 23, 2005 | Ted Rohrlich, Times Staff Writer
In the quiet of New Year's Eve morning on the Sunset Strip, hours before partygoers celebrated the arrival of 2005, Brian Kennedy tried to give himself a present -- a new billboard that could bring him a million dollars a year. It didn't matter that he had no permit. Kennedy had gotten his start in the sign business many years earlier by going out at night and pasting movie posters on construction fences without permission. The scofflaw approach seemed to suit him.
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September 16, 1993 | JILL LEOVY
A scheduled hearing to determine whether the Stephen S. Wise Temple will be permitted to build a proposed Reform Jewish high school has been postponed after two members of the Board of Zoning Appeals excused themselves because of potential conflicts of interest. Two of the four board members said Tuesday that they have connections to the temple that could appear to prejudice their vote, said Chief Zoning Administrator Bob Janovici.
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January 28, 2000
A divided Los Angeles Planning Commission Thursday recommended the creation of six regional planning panels to provide residents with more localized decision-making. Commissioner Rodger Landau said the new system of Area Planning Commissions, scheduled to begin operation July 1 after final approval by the City Council, will bring planning decisions closer to the neighborhoods they affect. "It will keep local planning decisions local," Landau said.
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August 16, 1993 | JOSH MEYER
Mayor Richard Riordan announced more appointments to various city commissions and boards last week, including a Transportation Commission member from the San Fernando Valley. For the Transportation Commission, Riordan selected John D. Shallman, a former campaign aide from Sherman Oaks; Ryan Snyder, an expert on transportation planning, and Sherri Franklin, a former member of the Board of Zoning Appeals.
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April 21, 1994 | ADRIAN MAHER
Fed up with what they say are noise and parking problems from banquets and conventions at the Radisson Bel-Air Hotel, Brentwood homeowners last week thought they had finally received some relief when the Los Angeles zoning board placed restrictions on the hotel. But the joy was short-lived.
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March 2, 1994 | JILL LEOVY
A proposed Northridge preschool and day-care center won a tentative victory after a city zoning panel failed to support an appeal against it Tuesday. But opponents didn't even take the time to rise from their chairs before declaring their intention to challenge the decision further.
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May 17, 1995 | DOUGLAS ALGER
A group of Van Nuys residents and merchants Tuesday blocked plans by AirTouch Cellular to install a 45-foot-high transmission pole in their neighborhood. With two members of the Los Angeles Board of Zoning Appeals absent, they convinced a third member that a cellular phone antenna at Fulton Avenue and Victory Boulevard would be inconsistent with surrounding homes. Board members Chris Kezios and Allen Gilbert voted to permit installation of the pole, and member James Acevedo dissented.
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January 10, 1995 | KAY HWANGBO
The Los Angeles Board of Zoning Appeals has granted the Studio City Golf Course a new permit to operate a course in an agricultural zone, a defeat for the owners of the land. Weddington Investment Partnership had been trying to renegotiate the lease or evict the golf course operators. "We were very pleased by the enthusiastic and positive response from the Board of Zoning Appeals," said George McCallister, golf course manager.
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