A summary of selected Los Angeles City Hall actions last week that affect the Westside.
* ANTI-CRIME BILL--Voted to support the anti-crime bill that has been pending before Congress. The bill’s provisions include funding for 1,000 to 1,500 additional police officers for Los Angeles, a $25-million grant to the city for drug treatment programs and money for more prosecutors, prisons and shelters for battered women.
* CITY HALL MURALS--Instructed the Cultural Affairs Department to proceed with a plan to decorate the safety net atop City Hall with reproductions of murals painted by area students. In a recent competition involving fifth-graders from four elementary schools in the city’s east, west, north and south quadrants, eight murals were selected out of 800 entered. Two murals from each school will be placed on the tower facing the direction of the corresponding school. Patrick Media Group, the nation’s largest billboard maker, will reproduce the murals free of charge on 14-by-48-foot vinyl to be placed on the safety net, which was installed to protect the tower’s earthquake-damaged veneer from falling onto lower-level roofs.
* STREET CLOSURE--Approved the closure of Stanley Avenue from Third Street to Beverly Boulevard today and on Sept. 4 from 4 p.m. to midnight for a classical music concert.
BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS
* WALK OF FAME--Gave approval for adding the names of the Temptations, the famed Motown singing group, and noted jazz musician Herbie Hancock to the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
HOW THEY VOTED
* BATTERERS RE-EDUCATION--Voted to co-sponsor, with the Los Angeles County Domestic Violence Council, the Batterers Re-Education Training Program, to be held at the Los Angeles Police Academy on Sept. 21-23. Passed 12-0.
Voting yes: Marvin Braude, John Ferraro, Ruth Galanter, Jackie Goldberg, Mark Ridley-Thomas.
Absent: Nate Holden, Zev Yaroslavsky.