Tuesday morning report, Nov. 10

Five things to know this Tuesday morning: 

1.) A Downey resident was arrested last week in a massive law enforcement sweep targeting a graffiti tagging crew.

The crew went by the name PUNKS ("People You Know Killing Sh--") and targeted Metro trains, buses and property, authorities said.

Last Thursday, a Sheriff's Department impact team served search warrants at 11 separate locations, including Downey. Eight people were arrested: seven men and one woman.

The Downey resident was not identified. Authorities said the suspects face felony vandalism charges with possible gang enhancements "based on the manner in which the "PUNKS" tagging crew used intimidation and fear against innocents and rivals."


2.) The City Council meets at 6:30 p.m. Here is the agenda

Most interesting on the agenda:

•discussion on synthetic turf standards

•an agreement with Pico Rivera to install median islands on Telegraph Road between Lakewood and the west city limits, and between Passons Boulevard and the San Gabriel River;

•an agreement with L.A. County Metro that would allow Downey to host a CicLAvia-type event in 2016;

•and a request to spend $55,900 on a new vehicle for Fire Chief Mark Gillaspie. 


3.) Telephone numbers have changed at City Hall. Here is an updated directory


4.) The commercial strip at the southwest corner of Imperial Highway and Lakewood Boulevard is for sale. Asking price: $8 million. 


5.) A City Council downtown subcommittee meeting scheduled for 4:30 p.m. has been cancelled.