CITY COUNCIL* VENICE PARKING--Instructed the Department of...

A summary of significant Los Angeles City Hall decisions affecting the Westside in the last week


* VENICE PARKING--Instructed the Department of Transportation to initiate a preferential parking district in Venice in the area bounded by the center lines of Electric Avenue, North Venice Boulevard, Mildred Avenue and Pacific Avenue. The plan will restrict parking in the area from 6 p.m. to 8 a.m. to residents and their guests.

* STUDIO RENOVATION--Approved a resolution that will allow KTLA television, 5800 Sunset Blvd., to renovate its studio complex. The five-year project will result in 972,000 square feet of building area and 2,528 parking spaces. The studio is a Hollywood landmark where the first talking motion picture, “The Jazz Singer,” was filmed in 1927.

* OFFICER TRAINING--Opposed a plan that would have consolidated the training facilities for the Los Angeles Police and Sheriff’s departments. Among the reasons for the opposition were differences in training policies between the two departments, as well as the estimated $100-million cost for the construction of a 40- to 50-acre joint training facility.



* DOMESTIC PARTNER BENEFITS--Instructed the city attorney to draft a plan that will allow domestic partners of non-union city employees the rights to health, dental and disability benefits. Domestic partners are defined as a couple over 18 years years old who have lived together for more than one year, are not related by blood, are not married, are each other’s sole domestic partner and have signed an affidavit stating so. Passed 12-1.

Voting yes: John Ferraro, Marvin Braude, Zev Yaroslavsky, Mark Ridley-Thomas, Nate Holden, Jackie Goldberg.

Absent: Ruth Galanter.