* LAFAYETTE SQUARE: Directed the city engineer and the Department of Transportation to initiate proceedings to close the entrances from Venice Boulevard to the LaFayette Square neighborhood to deter criminal activity such as drug purchases. The following entrances from Venice Boulevard will be closed at these streets: Victoria Avenue, Wellington Road, Buckingham Road and LaFayette Road. The plan, which was requested by the residents of LaFayette Square, also calls for the installation of a traffic light at Crenshaw Boulevard and St. Charles Place. The LaFayette Square neighborhood is bounded, roughly, by Crenshaw Boulevard on the east, Venice Boulevard on the north, Lafayette Road on the west and St. Charles Place on the south.
* GETTY HOUSE: Authorized the Getty House Restoration Foundation to conduct fund-raising events and accept donations to help finance the remodeling and refurbishment of Getty House, the official mayor's residence. Once restored, the Hancock Park house is to be used to host city receptions and other civic functions. Mayor Richard Riordan declined to make the house his residence upon his election last year.
* EL SERENO CENTER: Approved an agreement between the Los Angeles Board of Recreation and Parks and the Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation that will earmark slightly more than $3 million for building of an indoor pool and renovating the baseball field at El Sereno Recreation Center. The project is one of 10 throughout the county to be financed with money coming from the Los Angeles County 1992 Parks Act.
* CONSERVATION CORPS: Authorized the Los Angeles Conservation Corps to continue leasing former Fire Station No. 7, at 2824 S. Main St., at a rate of $1 a year for the next 10 years. Founded in 1986, the corps employs city youths who provide such services as graffiti removal and neighborhood cleanup.
HOW THEY VOTED
How South-Central and Eastside City Council representatives voted on selected issues.
* SEXUAL HARASSMENT: Recommended that Los Angeles Police Chief Willie L. Williams institute several new polices regarding sexual harassment within his ranks. Among the recommendations was the establishment of an independent civilian unit to investigate complaints of sexual harassment and to develop a comprehensive written policy concerning the problem. Current LAPD written policies on the subject are limited to a few paragraphs scattered in sections of the department's training manual. Passed 13-0. Voting yes: Richard Alatorre, Mike Hernandez, Mark Ridley-Thomas, Rita Walters, Jackie Goldberg, Rudy Svorinich Jr.. Absent: Nate Holden.