Saturday, March 21, 2009

L.A. gives L.Ron 3K on Bday

From the The deficit-facing city council has made noise recently about halting its practice of waiving fees levied on community events, meaning the city absorbs the costs of paying overtime for workers to shut streets down for special events around the city.
But for sci-fi writer and Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard's birthday, no problem. From the council agenda:
8-0568-S1 CD 8 e. MOTION (PARKS - LABONGE) relative to declaring the L. Ron Hubbard Birthday Event on March 21, 2009 a Special Event (fees and costs absorbed by the City = $3,000)

The motion was passed unanimously, although Councilmembers Eric Garcetti, Tom LaBonge, Ed Reyes and Bill Rosendahl were absent from the meeting.

Others up for fee waivers at that price level include the March for Water on March 22 ($3,000) and the 16th Annual Cesar E. Chavez March for Justice and Cultural Arts Street Festival on March 29 ($4,872.).

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