Greetings and welcome to City Scoop. Today is Monday, June 18, the 170th day of 2012. Here’s what’s going on in West Hollywood today.
After tackling monster agendas for two of its past three meetings, the City Council continues that tradition with another huge agenda. The biggest item on the agenda is the proposed city budget for 2012-2014, an item that has become . Also on the agenda is a proposal to convert the El Mirador apartment building into condominiums or an urban inn. The this proposal. Another item is the proposed entertainment shuttle to transport bar and club goers on weekend nights. Another item proposes new fees for various city services and eliminating other fees. The meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. in the Council Chamber on the street level of the .
's north parking is the place to get some of the freshest fruits and vegetables currently in season as the weekly farmer’s market gathers there from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. It’s always a great place to stock up on locally grown foods, plus start up chats with interesting people.
The Alliance of Los Angeles Playwrights kicks off the fourth annual Gay & Lesbian Play Reading Festival. On the bill are seven short plays: ``The Skanky Ho and Her Halfwit Brother'' by Dan Berkowitz, ``Flight'' by Joe Godfrey, ``Significant Others'' by Susan Hunter, ``Coffee and Paul'' by B.V. Marshall, ``Date N' Switch'' by Felix Racelis, ``Moon Dancers'' by Mary Steelsmith and ``The Tao of Fruit'' by Lucy Wong. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. at the , 7051 Santa Monica Boulevard. The festival concludes June 23. Admission is free.
Bands Playing in Town
- Electric Guest with Neon Hymns at the Viper Room. Doors open at 7:30 p.m.
- Rhett Miller & the Serial Lady Killers with The Spring Standards at the Troubadour. Doors open at 8 p.m.
- Eddie Izard at Largo. Doors open at 6:45 p.m., show at 8 p.m.