Monday, August 3, 2009
City News Service Budget of Activities
8:30 a.m. CIVIC CENTER - Trial is scheduled in former Los Angeles police Cmdr. George Ibarra's whistleblower retaliation lawsuit against the city. He maintains he was retaliated against and ultimately fired for raising issues about the department's hiring and promoting of employees. He also alleges he was discriminated because he is over 40 and Latino. Dept. 49, County Courthouse, 111 N. Hill St. Contact: court clerk, (213) 974-5671.
9 a.m. CIVIC CENTER - The penalty phase of trial will continue for Miguel Angel Magallon, who was convicted of fatally shooting an off-duty Los Angeles County police captain during an attempted robbery. Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty against Magallon. Dept. 109, Criminal Courts Building, 210 W. Temple St. Contact: (213) 974-5721.
9:30 a.m. CIVIC CENTER - Closing arguments are scheduled in trial of a wrongful death and negligence lawsuit filed by Lorena Lopez, mother of 19-month-old Suzie Pena, against the city of Los Angeles. The toddler and her father were killed as he engaged police in a shootout in July 2005. Dept. 58, County Courthouse, 111 N. Hill St. Contact: court clerk, (213) 974-5689.
1 p.m. CIVIC CENTER - The Los Angeles City Council's Budget and Finance Committee will meet. Agenda includes the mayor's veto of a plan to use a surplus in special parking revenue funds to pay for garage projects; and a motion to develop a Banking Development District Program to promote new bank branches in under-served communities. City Hall, room 1010, 200 N. Spring St.Contact: Lauraine Braithwaite, legislative assistant, (213) 978-1075.
1:30 p.m. LAX - The Los Angeles Board of Airport Commissioners will meet. Agenda includes a request for authority to issue up to $700 million in bonds to finance various airfield and terminal capital projects and property acquisition. LAX, Samuel Greenberg Boardroom, Clifton A. Moore administration building, 1 World Way. Contact: commission, (424) 646-6263.