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

CITY COUNCIL

* SPEED HUMPS--Instructed the Department of Transportation to proceed with installing speed humps in residential neighborhoods throughout the city in effort to slow down traffic. Order of installation of the speed humps--smaller then speed bumps--will be based in part on the number of accidents and prevailing speeds on a given street. However, before city officials consider an installation, three-quarters of a block’s residents must approve of requesting it. The cost of the humps, about $2,000 each, will be shared by the residents of such a block. Several council members said they already have requests from citizens willing to pay for the installation. It is possible in the future that the city may pay for the humps in neighborhoods where residents cannot afford them.

* SPEED LIMITS--Approved an ordinance raising the speed limit to 35 m.p.h. from 30 m.p.h. on Gateway Boulevard and on Ocean Park Boulevard between Gateway Boulevard and Centinela Avenue.

* HISTORIC BUILDINGS--Approved adding three Westside buildings to the city’s list of Historic-Cultural Monuments: the old Venice Division Police Station at 685 Venice Blvd., a 1929 Art Deco structure in operation until 1974; the Max Factor Make-up Salon at 1666 N. Highland Ave., built in 1935, and the Bradbury House at 102 Ocean Way in Pacific Palisades. The last is a two-story adobe house built in 1922 that features a central courtyard modeled after the El Greco Museum in Toledo, Spain.

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