This is just a brief note to announce the publication of a bunch of stuff from the Gateway to LA BID out by the Airport. Its executive director, Laurie Hughes, is a pleasure to work with. She’s calm, professional, has read the law, and abides by it. She and Mr. Mike Russell of the Wilshire Center are absolutely the two best BIDdies to work with when it comes to CPRA. There are also some minutes from the SLAIT BID. But enough fuzzies, and on to the goodies!
First, from the South Los Angeles Industrial Tract, we have Board meeting minutes from 2007 through Feb. 2016. I have a request out for the more recent ones, and look for them here soon.1 Much more importantly, as I mentioned above, Ms. Laurie Hughes has just recently provided me with a ton of emails and Board minutes, and you can find links and descriptions after the break.
- GTLA Board Minutes 2006—Feb. 2017 — Not only is Ms. Hughes absolutely punctilious about CPRA compliance with respect to deadlines, email formats, use of Dropbox, and so on, she obviously runs a tight meeting, and the minutes are clearly impeccable. A good professional job all around!
- GTLA emails that mention Paul Solomon — Of course, as we recently discussed, Estela Lopez does not heart Paul Solomon, so it seemed worthwhile to get emails to/from/about the fellow from Laurie Hughes, and this is them.2
- GTLA emails to/from the LA City Clerk’s office — I’m collecting emails between BIDs and the Clerk from a number of sources in order to build a comprehensive picture of Clerk/BID interaction styles. The most interesting thing I’ve discovered so far, of course, is how deeply involved Miranda Paster is with revisions to annual planning reports. Or maybe it was the great East Hollywood newsletter-fueled assessment withholding scandal? There’s clearly a lot of other interesting stuff to be learned, some of it in this collection.3 Find it for yourself or wait for me to write about it, which I will do eventually, I swear!
- Also, I apologize for not keeping the menu up to date. At some point soon I will put links to the Archive.Org collections there as a finding aid. Meanwhile, don’t forget to check both places if you’re looking for something specific.
- Note that she supplies these to me as .msg files, which are evidently some kind of native Outlook format. Normal email clients don’t like them, but there is a lovely little CLI tool called msgconvert which turns them all into .eml files, which can then be imported into Thunderbird, where they can be profitably dealt with. I converted them to PDFs for ease of reading, and also uploaded the .eml files to the Archive so you can get attachments if you need them. If you have trouble getting the attachments or if you need the original .msg files, please get in touch.
- Look for the one about Eugene Van Cise’s bicycle, e.g.