Tuesday, October 21, 2008
City News Service Budget of Activities
8:30 a.m. CIVIC CENTER - Civil rights leaders will hold a news conference to demand that the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors reject a plan to expand oil drilling in Baldwin Hills. Hall of Administration, 500 W. Temple St. Contact: Earl Ofari Hutchinson, (323) 383-6145; Gary Gless, (323)
9 a.m. CIVIC CENTER - The Los Angeles City Council's Energy and Environment Committee will meet. Agenda includes a report on requiring newly built and renovated city facilities to be LEED certified; a request for a report on the condition of Cabrillo Beach; and a report on conflict of interest procedures for the DWP. City Hall, room 1010, 200 N. Spring St. Contact: Maria Espinoza, legislative assistant, (213) 978-1078.
9 a.m. LOS ANGELES - The California Prison Industry Authority will host a breakfast for Los Angeles-area employers to encourage the hiring of former inmates who have graduated from the authority's technical-skills programs. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa is invited to speak. Friendship Auditorium, 3201
Riverside Drive. Contact: Bill Sessa, CPIA, (916) 445-4950 or (916) 205-9193..
9:15 a.m. CIVIC CENTER - Los Angeles City Councilman Tony Cardenas will unveil a plan to stop construction on a $40 million elephant exhibit at the Los Angeles Zoo. Television personality Bob Barker, actor Esai Morales and animal rights activists will attend. City Hall, room 1060, 200 N. Spring St. Contact:
Stacy Bellew, Cardenas aide, (213) 473-7006.
9:30 a.m. CIVIC CENTER - The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors will meet. Agenda includes a report at 11 a.m. on the financial condition of the county's retirement program; a public hearing on a proposed set of regulations for oil drilling in the Baldwin Hills area; and a recommendation to assess the ongoing needs of county residents impacted by last week's wildfires as well as what policy changes should be made to handle such emergencies better. The board will also consider a resolution to support Proposition 1A, the high-speed rail measure on the November ballot. County Clerk Dean Logan will recognize 14 people for their work as election volunteers. Supervisor Gloria Molina will present a scroll to retiring KTLA personality Ray Gonzalez, host of ``Pacesetters.'' Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration, 500 W. Temple St., room 381B. Contact: Judy Hammond, PIO, (213) 974-1363; Valeria Martinez, Yes on Prop 1A, (909) 917-3368; Roxane Marquez, Molina's office, (213) 974-4111.
10 a.m. CIVIC CENTER - The Los Angeles City Council will meet. Agenda includes a recommendation to oppose Proposition 11; a report on the feasibility of creating a collections sheriff position; and testimony on the impact of the country's fiscal crisis on the city. Council chamber, third floor, City Hall, 200 N. Spring St. Contact: city clerk, (213) 978-1059.
10 a.m. LOS ANGELES - The Los Angeles Board of Zoo Commissioners will meet. Agenda includes an update on capital projects at the Zoo. Los Angeles Zoo, Grand Room, 5333 Zoo Drive. Contact: Commission, (323) 644-4218.
10 a.m. CIVIC CENTER - Los Angeles City Councilman Bernard Parks, chair of the Budget and Finance Committee, will hold a media availability following the council's Finance Day, which begins at 10 a.m. Council chamber, third floor, City Hall, 200 N. Spring St. Contact: Bernard Parks Jr., Parks aide,
10 a.m. LOS ANGELES - Dolores Huerta, co-founder of the United Farm Workers of America, will join civil rights groups and hunger-strikers in downtown Los Angeles to call for immigrants to take part in the November election. La Placita/Olvera Street, Plaza de Dolores, 845 N. Alameda St. Contact: Hilda Delgado, (323) 257-7306; Kai Newkirk, (310) 703-3046; Jorge Santos, (626) 993-5790.
2 p.m. CIVIC CENTER - The Los Angeles City Council's Planning and Land Use Management Committee will meet. Agenda includes a report on creating a Bicycle Advisory Committee. City Hall, room 350, 200 N. Spring St. Contact: Barbara Greaves, legislative assistant, (213) 978-1068; Patrice Lattimore,
legislative assistant, (213) 978-1074.
6:30 p.m. LOS ANGELES - The Metropolitan Transportation Authority will conduct the second of two final community meetings for the alternatives analysis phase of the Regional Connector Transit Corridor Study. The project examines linking the Gold Line Eastside Extension and the Seventh Street/Metro
Center rail hub. Japanese American National Museum, 369 E. First St. Contact:
Dave Sotero, Metro spokesman, (213) 922-3007.