Wednesday, January 14, 2009
City News Service Budget of Activities
4 a.m. INDUSTRY - Media are invited to ride along during a multi-agency tagger sweep that will target about 165 gang members who have been convicted of vandalism and other gang-related crimes. Sheriff Lee Baca will announce the results of the felony probation compliance checks during an 11 a.m. news
conference. Ridealongs start at 4 a.m. Industry Hills Expo Center (inside arena), 16200 Temple Ave. Contact: Sgt. Stewart Sandecki, (323) 326-7136.
8:30 a.m. CIVIC CENTER - A pretrial hearing is scheduled for Kurt Karcher, who is accused of killing a cellmate at Twin Towers Correctional Facility and strangling another inmate at a state prison in Lancaster. Dept. 102, Criminal Courts Building, 210 W. Temple St. Contact: (213) 974-5727.
8:30 a.m. CIVIC CENTER - The Los Angeles City Council's Housing, Community and Economic Development Committee will meet. Agenda includes a motion to allocate $2.8 million to the Museum of Contemporary Art; and the appointment of Justin Sanders to the CRA Board of Commissioners. City Hall,
room 1010, 200 N. Spring St. Contact: Alan Alietti, legislative assistant, (213) 978-1080.
9 a.m. LOS ANGELES - The Los Angeles County Regional Planning Commission will meet. Agenda includes discussion of a preliminary draft of the Santa Clarita Valley Area Plan. Room 150, Hall of Records, 320 W. Temple St. Contact: (213) 974-6409.
9:30 a.m. LOS ANGELES - Preteen Vaccine Week, an annual statewide awareness campaign, will begin with an event at John Muir Middle School, where students will learn about the importance of vaccines and other healthy habits. County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas is expected to attend. Muir Middle School,
5929 S. Vermont Ave. Contact: Lydia Becerra or True Pawluk, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, (213) 240-8144; Monica Carazo, LAUSD, (213) 247-4087; Ridley-Thomas aide James Bolden, (213) 974-1079.
10 a.m. CIVIC CENTER - The Los Angeles City Council will meet. Agenda includes the appointment of Sean Burton to the City Planning Commission; the designation of Moreton Bay Fig Trees as historic-cultural monuments; a motion to develop a small park on Coldwater Canyon Avenue; and a recommendation to designate Jan. 16 as NBC4 Los Angeles Day. Council chamber, third floor, City
Hall, 200 N. Spring St. Contact: City clerk, (213) 978-1059.
Noon CIVIC CENTER - A group of community and religious leaders will go to the office of Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa to protest his support for Israel's military actions in Gaza and his failure to offer sympathy over the suffering of the Gazan people, contact says. Delegation will congregate at City Hall, east entrance, 200 N. Spring St. Contact: Ian Thompson, ANSWER, (310) 490-8595 or (213) 251-1025; Jim Lafferty, (323) 653-4510.
1 p.m. LOS ANGELES - The Metropolitan Transportation Authority Planning and Programming Committee will meet. Agenda includes consideration of the final environmental impact report for the Canoga Transportation Corridor. Meeting is followed at 2:30 p.m. by the Finance and Budget Committee, which is scheduled to discuss fiscal year 2010 business planning parameters. 1 Gateway Plaza, Metro board room. Contact: Marc Littman, Metro, (213) 922-4609.
1:30 p.m. CIVIC CENTER - The Los Angeles City Council's Audits and Governmental Efficiency Committee will meet. Agenda includes a report on city departments that provide services to children in the county foster and probation systems. City Hall, room 1060, 200 N. Spring St. Contact: Patrice
Lattimore, legislative assistant, (213) 978-1074.
2 p.m. CIVIC CENTER - The Los Angeles City Council's Transportation Committee will meet. Agenda includes a report on the collection and expenditure of transportation mitigation funds; a report on the feasibility of installing audible pedestrian signals; and a report on the city's bicycle licensing program. City Hall, room 1010, 200 N. Spring St. Contact: Sharon Gin, legislative assistant, (213) 978-1064.
3 p.m. MONTEREY PARK - The Monterey Park City Council will hold a special meeting. Agenda includes a resolution calling on the Metropolitan Transit Authority to select the SR-60 light rail alternative for the Gold Line Eastside Extension. City Hall, council chamber, 320 W. Newmark Ave. Contact:city clerk's office, (626) 307-1362.
3 p.m. CIVIC CENTER - The Los Angeles City Council's Rules and Government Committee will meet. Agenda includes a report on the 2009-10 federal legislative program; and a report on infrastructure projects that would be eligible for funding under the federal economic stimulus package. City Hall,
room 1070, 200 N. Spring St. Contact: Patrice Lattimore, legislative assistant,(213) 978-1074.
6 p.m. LAX - A public scoping meeting will be held for the Draft Environmental Impact Report on the LAX Tom Bradley International Terminal Reconfiguration Project. Flight Path Learning Center, Imperial Terminal, 6661 W. Imperial Highway. Contact: Marshall Lowe, LAWA, (424) 646-5260.