Tuesday morning report, June 9

Five things to know this Tuesday morning: 

1.) The City Council has several important items on its agenda today, including a proposal to adopt state-mandated water reductions.

If approved, and it likely will be, several water restrictions would go into effect immediately.

Residents will only be able to water their lawns between 7 p.m. and 8 a.m., and only on designated days. Street addresses ending in an even number can water their lawns on Tuesdays, Thursdays and/or Saturdays, and addresses that end in an odd number are designated for Mondays, Wednesdays and/or Fridays.

Between October and April, residents can water their lawns no more than two days per week. Residents can water their lawns three days per week between May and September, but still only on their designated irrigation days. 

Lawn irrigation would also be prohibited within 48 hours of measurable rainfall. 

The ordinance also bans the use of water to wash down driveways and sidewalks. Click here to read the proposed restrictions in its entirety. 


2.) Council members tonight also will consider spending $123,499 to outfit Downey's 112 police officers with body-worn cameras. 

The cameras record HD video with a 130-degree field of view. 

"The camera system will be invaluable from a liability and complaint reduction standpoint," Police Chief Carl Charles wrote in a staff report


3.) Also on tonight's agenda is a proposal to renew the city's contract with RMI International, which provides security for the downtown area. 

Since patrols began in February 2012, there have been noticeable reductions in auto and other related crimes in the downtown parking structure, said community development director Aldo Schindler. The police department also agrees that security has been a benefit to the area. 

The contract pays RMI up to $100,000 for the fiscal year. 


4.) A Warren High School teacher has sued the Downey Unified School District, claiming it did nothing after she was harassed and bullied by her students. LAist


5.)  Downey High's Beshoy Hanna is graduating next week, and he's only a sophomore. Downey Legend