A summary of selected City Hall actions this past week affecting central Los Angeles. : CITY COUNCIL

* MARIACHI PLAZA: Approved a plan that will designate the triangle intersection of Pleasant Avenue, Boyle Avenue and 1st Street as Mariachi Plaza. The portion of Pleasant Avenue that intersects with Boyle Avenue will be closed to establish the plaza, which will be a pedestrian mall with restaurants and shops.

* DOWNTOWN CLEANUP: Approved a motion that will transfer $150,000 from the Disaster Assistance Loan Program to the Clean and Safe Business Improvement District, which aims to provide security and cleanup to the Downtown area. Councilwoman Rita Walters initially objected to the proposal because the money was coming from federal funds earmarked for assisting businesses hurt by the 1992 riots. But she voted in favor of the proposal after amending it to include a study of similar ways to improve riot-impacted areas.

* BICYCLE PATROL: Approved the use of $1,080 from the city's General Purpose Fund to purchase a police patrol bicycle and accessories for the Los Angeles Police Department's Hollenbeck Division.

* CITY STORE: Authorized the city's General Service Department to inventory all city property deemed surplus for the purpose of selling the property at the planned City Store in the Los Angeles Mall. Most of the property will be furniture and books.

* YOUTH PROGRAM: Approved the use of $500 of the city's General Purpose Fund to assist La Sinfonica del Barrio, a community group, in a summer youth program.

* STREET CLOSURE: Approved the temporary street closure of Opal Street between Concord Street and Lorena Street on Friday from 4 p.m. to midnight, and on Saturday and June 5 from noon to midnight for the annual fiesta held at the Church of the Resurrection.


How South-Central and Eastside City Council representatives voted on selected issues.

* BALDWIN HILLS HOMES: Approved a compromise plan that will allow for the building of six single-family homes in the Baldwin Hills area. The development, at Don Ricardo Drive and Hillcrest Drive, was originally planned for 12 homes but was delayed because of complaints by neighborhood residents. The neighborhood's City Council representative, Mark Ridley-Thomas, was against building any new homes. But the council, after advice from the city attorney's office, voted for the compromise. Passed 10-1. Voting yes: Richard Alatorre, Jackie Goldberg, Mike Hernandez, Rita Walters. Voting no: Ridley-Thomas. Absent: Nate Holden, Rudy Svorinich Jr..

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