Los Angeles City Council, Journal/Council Proceeding
Tuesday, February 26, 2019
JOHN FERRARO COUNCIL CHAMBER ROOM 340, CITY HALL 200 NORTH SPRING STREET, LOS ANGELES, CA 90012 - 10:00 AM



(For further details see Official Council Files)

(For communications referred by the President see Referral Memorandum)

ROLL CALL

Members Present: Blumenfield, Bonin, Buscaino, Harris-Dawson, Huizar, Koretz, Martinez, O'Farrell, Price, Smith and President Wesson (11); Absent: Cedillo, Krekorian, Rodriguez and Ryu (4)

Approval of the Minutes
Commendatory Resolutions, Introductions and Presentations

Public Testimony of Non-agenda Items Within Jurisdiction of Council
Items for which Public Hearings Have Been Held
ITEM NO.(1)18-0873
18-0873
CD 13

MITIGATED NEGATIVE DECLARATION (MND), MITIGATION MEASURES, MITIGATION MONITORING PROGRAM (MMP), PLANNING AND LAND USE MANAGEMENT (PLUM) COMMITTEE REPORT and ORDINANCE FIRST CONSIDERATION relative to a Vesting Zone Change for the properties located at 6421-6429 1/2 West Selma Avenue and 1600-1604 North Wilcox Avenue.

 

Recommendations for Council action, SUBJECT TO THE APPROVAL OF THE MAYOR:

 

  1. FIND, pursuant to California Environmental Quality Act Guidelines Section 15074(b), after consideration of the whole of the administrative record, including the MND (No. ENV-2016-2602-MND), and all comments received, with the imposition of mitigation measures, there is no substantial evidence that the project will have a significant effect on the environment; FIND the MND reflects the independent judgment and analysis of the City; FIND the mitigation measures have been enforceable conditions on the project; and, ADOPT the MND and the MMP prepared for the MND.

  2. ADOPT the FINDINGS of the Los Angeles City Planning Commission (LACPC) as the Findings of Council.

  3. PRESENT and ADOPT the accompanying ORDINANCE dated July 12, 2018, effectuating a Vesting Zone Change and Height District Change from C4-2D to (T)(Q)C2-2D, for the construction, use, and maintenance of a project with 50 or more guest rooms for the continued maintenance of a 20,624 square-foot ground floor restaurant and the construction of a new 1,939 square-foot ground floor restaurant and a 114 guest room hotel over three levels of subterranean parking, with the proposed building measuring approximately 88.6 feet in height, with eight stories, and 79,878 net square feet of floor area, with a restaurant for a maximum of 100 seats (60 indoor and 40 outdoor seats), a hotel lobby bar with 48 seats and a rooftop to include a pool and amenity deck with a bar/lounge area with a maximum of 187 seats, and other accessory uses, with no change proposed for the existing 20,624 square-foot restaurant, and the provision of 50 parking spaces on-site within the subterranean structure and 36 parking spaces off-site to be accessible via a valet service, for the property located at 6421-6429 1/2 West Selma Avenue and 1600-1604 North Wilcox Avenue, subject to Conditions of Approval.

  4. RESOLVE TO DENY THE APPEALS filed by Casey Maddren on behalf of United Neighborhoods for Los Angeles; Elle Farmer and Unite Here Local 11 (Representative: Gideon Kracov, Law Office of Gideon Kracov); The Sunset Landmark Investments, LLC (Representative: Daniel Wright, The Silverstein Law Firm); and, Alexis Olbrei, Southwest Regional Council of Carpenters (Representative: Pearl Kan, Wittwer Parkin LLP), and THEREBY SUSTAIN the decision of the LACPC in approving: 1) a Conditional Use Permit for the sale and dispensing of a full line of alcoholic beverages for on-site consumption in conjunction with the operation of a 1,939 square-foot restaurant with 100 seats (60 indoor and 40 outdoor seats), and 114 guest room hotel including the ground floor lobby bar with 48 seats, in-room mini-bars, and a rooftop amenity deck with a bar lounge area with a maximum of 187 seats, and pursuant to Los Angeles Municipal Code (LAMC) Section 12.24 S, up to a 20 percent reduction in the required parking; 2) a Zoning Administrator's Adjustment to permit a 10-foot northerly side yard and a 19-foot easterly rear yard in lieu of the required 11-foot side yard and 20-foot rear yard setbacks; and, 3) a Site Plan Review for the construction, use, and maintenance of a project with 50 or more guest rooms, subject to Conditions of Approval as modified by the PLUM Committee and attached to the Council file.

  5. ADVISE the applicant, pursuant to LAMC Section 12.32 G:

    ...property shall not remain in a Q Qualified classification for more than six years unless during that time: (1) there is substantial physical development of the property to allow for one or more of the uses for which the Q Qualified classification was adopted; or (2) if no physical development is necessary, then the property is used for one or more of the purposes for which the Q Qualified classification was adopted... When these time limitations expire, the Q Qualified classification and the authority contained therein shall become null and void, the rezoning proceedings shall be terminated, and the property thereafter may only be utilized for those purposes permitted prior to the commencement of such rezoning proceedings.

  6. ADVISE the applicant that, pursuant to State Public Resources Code Section 21081.6, the City shall monitor or require evidence that mitigation conditions are implemented and maintained throughout the life of the project and the City may require any necessary fees to cover the cost of such monitoring.

 

Applicant: 6421 Selma Wilcox Hotel LLC

 

Representative: Alfred Fraijo Jr., Shepard Mullin Richter and Hampton LLP

 

Case No. CPC-2016-2601-VZC-HD-CUB-ZAA-SPR

 

Fiscal Impact Statement:  The LACPC reports that there is no General Fund impact as administrative costs are recovered through fees.

 

Community Impact Statement:  None submitted.

 

TIME LIMIT FILE - MARCH 6, 2019

 

(LAST DAY FOR COUNCIL ACTION - MARCH 6, 2019)

 

 

Adopted to Continue, (12); Absent: Cedillo
, Krekorian
, Ryu
(3)
CONTINUED TO MARCH 5, 2019
ITEM NO.(2)16-0235
16-0235

PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE REPORT relative to acceptance of a grant award for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 Sexual Assault Justice Initiative.

 

Recommendations for Council action, SUBJECT TO THE APPROVAL OF THE MAYOR:

 

  1. AUTHORIZE the Mayor, or designee, to:

    1. Accept on behalf of the City, the FY 2018 Sexual Assault Justice Initiative Bridge Funding Grant Award in the amount of $100,000 from the Department of Justice, Office of Violence Against Women (Grantor), for a performance period of January 1, 2016 to February 28, 2019.

    2. Execute the Grant Award Agreement on behalf of the City of Los Angeles and submit any other necessary agreements and documents relative to the grant award, subject to the approval of the City Attorney as to form and legality.

    3. Adopt the FY 2018 Sexual Assault Justice Initiative Bridge Funding Grant Award budget; and, authorize the Mayor's Office of Public Safety to expend the grant in accordance with the approved budget.

    4. Submit to the Grantor, on behalf of the City of Los Angeles, requests for drawdown of funds for payment or reimbursements of City and partner jurisdiction funds expended for approved grant purposes.

    5. Receive, deposit into, and disburse from the FY 2015 Sexual Assault Justice Initiative Grant Award Fund, the grant funds from the FY 2018 Sexual Assault Justice Initiative Bridge Funding Grant Award.

  2. AUTHORIZE the Controller to:

    1. Create a receivable in Fund No. 58K in the amount of $100,000 for the FY 2018 Sexual Assault Justice Initiative Grant.

    2. Expend and receive funds upon presentation of documentation and proper demand from the Mayor's Office of Public Safety to reimburse City departments.

    3. Appropriate funds within Fund No. 58K/46 as follows:
             
      Fund Account     Title Amount
      58K/46    46R112 City Attorney - Salaries $52,235
      58K/46 46R146 Mayor 3,263
      58K/46 46R299 Reimbursement of General Fund Costs     44,502
          Total: $100,000
             
    4. Transfer appropriations from Fund No. 58K/46 in the amount of $55,498 on an as-needed basis to reimburse the General Fund for grant-related expenditures, as follows:

      From:  Fund Account     Title Amount
      58K/46     46R112 City Attorney - Salaries                    $52,235
        58K/46 46R146 Mayor 3,263
            Total: $55,498
               
      To: Fund Account Title Amount
        100/12 001010 City Attorney - Salaries $52,235
        100/46 001020 Grant Reimbursed 3,263
            Total: $55,498
       
    5. Transfer up to $42,891 from Fund No. 58K, Account No. 46R299 to the City Attorney General Fund No. 100/12, Revenue Source No. 5346, for reimbursement of grant-funded related costs.

    6. Transfer up to $1,611 from Fund No. 58K, Account No. 46R299 to the General Fund No. 100/46, Revenue Source No. 5346, for reimbursement of grant-funded fringe benefits.

    7. Transfer cash from Fund No. 58K/46 to reimburse the General Fund, on an as-needed basis, upon proper documentation, City departments, subject to the approval of the Mayor's Office of Public Safety.

  3. AUTHORIZE the Mayor, or designee, to prepare Controller instructions for any necessary technical adjustments, subject to the approval of the City Administrative Officer (CAO); and, AUTHORIZE the Controller to implement the instructions.

Fiscal Impact Statement: The CAO reports that there is no additional General Fund impact. Acceptance of the FY 2018 Sexual Assault Justice Initiative Grant Award in the amount of $100,000 will provide an enhanced community response to sexual violence with an emphasis on improving prosecution. Acceptance of the grant and the recommendations in this report are in compliance with the City's Financial Policies in that one-time grant funds will be used for one-time expenditures.

 

Community Impact Statement:  None submitted.

 

 

Adopted - FORTHWITH TO THE MAYOR, (12); Absent: Cedillo
, Krekorian
, Ryu
(3)
ITEM NO.(3)15-1382-S1
15-1382-S1
CD 5

TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE REPORT relative to amending Preferential Parking District (PPD) No. 7.

 

Recommendation for Council action, pursuant to Resolution (Koretz – Price):

 

RESOLVE, pursuant to Los Angeles Municipal Code Section 80.58, to amend PPD No. 7 to authorize the use of a No Parking Anytime; Vehicles with District No. 7 Permits Exempted restriction for installation along San Vicente Boulevard between McCarthy Vista and Barrows Drive, and San Vicente Boulevard between Barrows Drive and South Fairfax Avenue, if valid petitions are received by the Los Angeles Department of Transportation requesting the installation; and, to determine that all other terms of PPD No. 7 remain unchanged.

 

Fiscal Impact Statement: Neither the City Administrative Officer nor the Chief Legislative Analyst has completed a financial analysis of this report.

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

 

Adopted, (12); Absent: Cedillo
, Krekorian
, Ryu
(3)
ITEM NO.(4)19-0008-S5
19-0008-S5
CD 11

TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE REPORT relative to establishing oversize vehicle parking restrictions along a segment of Mississippi Avenue.

 

Recommendations for Council action, pursuant to Resolution (Bonin - Blumenfield):

 

  1. RESOLVE, pursuant to Los Angeles Municipal Code Section 80.69.4 and California Vehicle Code Section 22507, to hereby prohibit the parking of vehicles that are in excess of 22 feet in length or over seven feet in height, during the hours of 2:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m., along Mississippi Avenue between Granville and Westgate Avenues.

  2. DIRECT the Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT), upon approval of this action, to post signs giving notice of a Tow Away, No Parking restriction for oversize vehicles on the street listed above with the specific hours detailed above.

  3. AUTHORIZE the LADOT to make any technical corrections or clarifications to the above instructions in order to effectuate the intent of this action.

Fiscal Impact Statement: Neither the City Administrative Officer nor the Chief Legislative Analyst has completed a financial analysis of this report.

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

 

Adopted, (12); Absent: Cedillo
, Krekorian
, Ryu
(3)
ITEM NO.(5)19-0008-S6
19-0008-S6
CD 11

TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE REPORT relative to establishing oversize vehicle parking restrictions along several street segments in Mar Vista.

 

Recommendations for Council action, pursuant to Resolution (Bonin - Blumenfield):

 

  1. RESOLVE, pursuant to Los Angeles Municipal Code Section 80.69.4 and California Vehicle Code Section 22507, to hereby prohibit the parking of vehicles that are in excess of 22 feet in length or over seven feet in height, during the hours of 2:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m., along Marcasel Avenue between Venice Boulevard and Washington Place, East Boulevard between Venice Boulevard and Washington Place, North Park Avenue between Marcasel Avenue and East Boulevard, and Pacific Avenue between Marcasel Avenue and East Boulevard.

  2. DIRECT the Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT), upon approval of this action, to post signs giving notice of a Tow Away, No Parking restriction for oversize vehicles on the street listed above with the specific hours detailed above.

  3. AUTHORIZE the LADOT to make any technical corrections or clarifications to the above instructions in order to effectuate the intent of this action.

Fiscal Impact Statement: Neither the City Administrative Officer nor the Chief Legislative Analyst has completed a financial analysis of this report.

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

 

Adopted, (12); Absent: Cedillo
, Krekorian
, Ryu
(3)
ITEM NO.(6)19-0008-S7
19-0008-S7
CD 5

TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE REPORT relative to establishing oversize vehicle parking restrictions along several street segments in Encino Village.

 

Recommendations for Council action, pursuant to Resolution (Koretz - Cedillo):

 

  1. RESOLVE, pursuant to California Vehicle Code Section 22507, to hereby prohibit the parking of vehicles that are in excess of 22 feet in length or over seven feet in height, during the hours of 7:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m., along Bessemer Street between White Oak and Zelzah Avenues, Topham Street between Zelzah Avenue and Lindley Street, North White Oak Avenue (eastern and western streets) between Bullock and Martha Streets, and White Oak Avenue between Delano and Bessemer Streets.

  2. DIRECT the Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT), upon approval of this action, to post signs giving notice of a Tow Away, No Parking restriction for oversize vehicles on the street listed above with the specific hours detailed above.

  3. AUTHORIZE the LADOT to make any technical corrections or clarifications to the above instructions in order to effectuate the intent of this action.

Fiscal Impact Statement: Neither the City Administrative Officer nor the Chief Legislative Analyst has completed a financial analysis of this report.

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

 

Adopted, (12); Absent: Cedillo
, Krekorian
, Ryu
(3)
ITEM NO.(7)19-0069
19-0069
CD 4

TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE REPORT relative to establishing oversize vehicle parking restrictions along certain segments of Oxnard and Hatteras Streets and Noble Avenue.

 

Recommendations for Council action, pursuant to Resolution (Ryu - Martinez):

 

  1. RESOLVE, pursuant to Los Angeles Municipal Code Section 80.69.4 and California Vehicle Code Section 22507, to hereby prohibit the parking of vehicles that are in excess of 22 feet in length or over seven feet in height, during the hours of 2:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m., along Oxnard Street from Van Nuys Boulevard to its terminus west of Sepulveda Boulevard, Hatteras Street between Van Nuys and Sepulveda Boulevards, and Noble Avenue between Califa and Oxnard Streets.

  2. DIRECT the Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT), upon approval of this action, to post signs giving notice of a Tow Away, No Parking restriction for oversize vehicles on the street listed above with the specific hours detailed above.

  3. AUTHORIZE the LADOT to make any technical corrections or clarifications to the above instructions in order to effectuate the intent of this action.

Fiscal Impact Statement: Neither the City Administrative Officer nor the Chief Legislative Analyst has completed a financial analysis of this report.

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

 

Adopted, (12); Absent: Cedillo
, Krekorian
, Ryu
(3)
ITEM NO.(8)19-0070
19-0070
CD 6

TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE REPORT relative to establishing oversize vehicle parking restrictions along certain street segments in Van Nuys.

 

Recommendations for Council action, pursuant to Resolution (Martinez - Ryu):

 

  1. RESOLVE, pursuant to Los Angeles Municipal Code Section 80.69.4 and California Vehicle Code Section 22507, to hereby prohibit the parking of vehicles that are in excess of 22 feet in length or over seven feet in height, during the hours of 2:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m., along the 7500 block of Firmament Avenue between Saticoy and Wyndotte Streets, the 6100 block of Cedros Avenue between Calvert and Bessemer Streets, the 6200 block of Halbrent Avenue between Victory Boulevard and Erwin Street, the 6100 block of Sylmar Avenue between Bessemer and Calvert Streets, and Oxnard Street between Hazeltine Avenue and 15387 Oxnard Street.

  2. DIRECT the Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT), upon approval of this action, to post signs giving notice of a Tow Away, No Parking restriction for oversize vehicles on the street listed above with the specific hours detailed above.

  3. AUTHORIZE the LADOT to make any technical corrections or clarifications to the above instructions in order to effectuate the intent of this action.

Fiscal Impact Statement: Neither the City Administrative Officer nor the Chief Legislative Analyst has completed a financial analysis of this report.

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

 

Adopted, (12); Absent: Cedillo
, Krekorian
, Ryu
(3)
ITEM NO.(9)19-0118
19-0118

TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE REPORT and RESOLUTION relative to a Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT) Master Agreement with the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) for transit projects funded by the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund and Senate Bill 1 Fund.

 

Recommendations for Council action, pursuant to Motion (Bonin – Blumenfield):

 

  1. ADOPT the accompanying RESOLUTION authorizing the General Manager or Chief of Transit, LADOT, to execute the Master Agreement with Caltrans for transit projects funded by the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund and Senate Bill 1 Fund, consistent with necessary approvals by the Council, and subject to the approval of the City Attorney as to form and legality.

  2. AUTHORIZE the LADOT to make any technical correction or clarifications to the above instruction in order to effectuate the intent of this action.

Fiscal Impact Statement: Neither the City Administrative Officer nor the Chief Legislative Analyst has completed a financial analysis of this report.

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

 

Adopted, (12); Absent: Cedillo
, Krekorian
, Ryu
(3)
ITEM NO.(10)19-0131
19-0131

TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE REPORT relative to a Clean Transportation Incentives grant award from the California Air Resources Board (CARB), amending a Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT) contract with BlueLA, and a contract with Mobility Development Partners (MDP).

 

Recommendations for Council action, SUBJECT TO THE APPROVAL OF THE MAYOR:

 

  1. AUTHORIZE the LADOT, to:

    1. Accept on behalf of the City for Fiscal Year (FY) 2017-18 Funding Plan for Clean Transportation Incentives, a $3 million grant award from the CARB for a performance period effective from the execution of the amended CARB agreement through December 31, 2020; and, to deposit the funds in the Transportation Grant Fund No. 655/94, revenue Source Code No. 3361, State Grant Others.

    2. Negotiate and execute the amendment for the current CARB grant agreement, relative to the grant award and the expansion of the program, subject to the approval of the City Attorney as to form and legality.

    3. Negotiate an expanded scope of work for the BlueLA contract No. C-128717, not to exceed $900,000, derived from CARB grant funds to provide, manage, operate and maintain usage agreements for additional 200 Electric Vehicle (EV) and 300 Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) (60 stations) during the contract term.

    4. Negotiate and execute a personal services agreement with MDP, with exemption from the City Charter Section No. 1022 Determination process, as MDP was identified and selected for its expert and technical services to partner with the City in the CARB carshare expansion application and award process; for an amount not to exceed $192,000, derived from CARB grant funds, for technical assistance and expertise on transportation issues and solutions for the period March 1, 2019, through December 31, 2020, subject to the compliance with City contracting requirements and the approval of the City Attorney as to form and legality.

  2. AUTHORIZE the Controller to appropriate $3 million for the CARB FY 2017-18 Funding Plan for Clean Transportation Incentives within the Transportation Grant Fund No. 655/94.

  3. DIRECT the LADOT to report relative to the public private partnership(s) for the Mobility Hub Programming element in this expansion phase.

Fiscal Impact Statement: The LADOT reports acceptance of the $3 million FY 2017-18 Funding Plan for Clean Transportation Incentives grant award from the CARB will provide funds to support the City's efforts to continue the nation's biggest EV carsharing program servicing disadvantaged communities. The majority of grant funds will be used for carshare operator start-up assistance ($900,000), contractual services, parking subsidies, Mobility Hub programming and Community Based Organizations' steering committee expenses. Upon execution of the grant amendment, the LADOT anticipates total reimbursement of $3 million over the 22-month performance period. Matching and in-kind resources of more than $2 million are available to implement the City's BlueLA Carsharing Expansion Program. The above recommendations comply with City financial policies in that grant revenues plus budgeted City funds and matching in-kind resources are available to support this program. Further information on these commitments is outlined in the grant application.

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

 

Adopted, (12); Absent: Cedillo
, Krekorian
, Ryu
(3)
ITEM NO.(11)19-0147
19-0147

TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE REPORT relative to extending the terms of various Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT) contracts for on-call professional consulting services.

 

Recommendation for Council action:

 

AUTHORIZE the LADOT to execute contract amendments to extend contract terms for one or two years for on-call professional consulting services with the following firms: AECOM Technical Services, Inc.; Dakota Communications, LLC; IBI Group Inc.; LG2WB Engineers, Inc., d.b.a. Linscott, Law and Greenspan Engineers; Martin Gombert d.b.a. Mobility Advancement Group; Sam Schwartz Engineering, D.P.C.; Steer Davies and Gleave Inc.; STV Incorporated; Toole Design Group, LLC; Alexandra Rudoff d.b.a. Xany I.T.; Gibson Transportation Consulting, Inc.; The Glue, LLC; Moore lacofano Goltsman, Incorporated d.b.a. MIG, Inc.; and, NorthSouthGIS, LLC.

 

Fiscal Impact Statement: The City Administrative Officer reports that this action will not impact the General Fund. Funding for these on-call consulting services would be paid for on a project-by-project basis from various funds, including the General Fund, subject to the availability of funds. Implementation of projects is contingent upon the LADOT securing necessary funds prior to engaging any contractor. This action complies with City financial policies in that sufficient funds are available and eligible for this purpose.

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

TIME LIMIT FILE – APRIL 9, 2019

 

(LAST DAY FOR COUNCIL ACTION - APRIL 9, 2019)

 

 

Adopted, (12); Absent: Cedillo
, Krekorian
, Ryu
(3)
ITEM NO.(12)13-0465-S1
13-0465-S1

TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE REPORT relative to adding a monetary civil penalty in the maximum amount allowed by State law for misuse of disabled parking placards and special license plates.

 

Recommendation for Council action, pursuant to Motion (Blumenfield – O'Farrell):

 

REQUEST the City Attorney prepare an ordinance amending Los Angeles Municipal Code Section 89.60 to add a monetary civil penalty in the maximum amount allowed by State law for misuse of disabled parking placards and special license plates.

 

Fiscal Impact Statement: Neither the City Administrative Officer nor the Chief Legislative Analyst has completed a financial analysis of this report.

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

 

Adopted, (14); Absent: Ryu
(1)
ITEM NO.(13)19-0072
19-0072
CD 11

TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE REPORT relative to the feasibility of making a Venice Beach public parking lot available for the development of affordable housing.

 

Recommendation for Council action, pursuant to Motion (Bonin - Buscaino):

 

DIRECT the Los Angeles Department of Transportation to:

 

  1. With assistance from the City Administrative Officer (CAO) and the Chief Legislative Analyst (CLA):

    1. Study the need for additional public parking at the Venice lot, including seasonal demand and potential additional revenue.

    2. Evaluate the relative costs and benefits of a structured and/or automated parking facility to replace and/or increase the number of public parking spaces.

    3. Prepare the specifications and/or requirements for an automated or partially automated parking facility, if feasible and cost-effective.

    4. Forecast the availability of Special Parking Revenue Fund and/or other appropriate funding sources for a new public parking structure.

    5. Evaluate the relative risks and benefits of different project delivery methods, including a public-private partnership for design and construction.

    6. Study alternatives for relocating the parking and/or offsetting the parking revenue lost during construction.

  2. Report relative to the results of the studies and evaluations.

Fiscal Impact Statement: Neither the CAO nor the CLA has completed a financial analysis of this report.

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

 

Adopted, (14); Absent: Ryu
(1)
ITEM NO.(14)19-0110
19-0110
CD 14

TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE REPORT relative to a Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT) and Bureau of Engineering (BOE) Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) for SR-710 North Gap Closure Project Mobility Improvement Projects funds.

 

Recommendations for Council action, pursuant to Motion (Huizar – Bonin), SUBJECT TO THE APPROVAL OF THE MAYOR:

 

  1. AUTHORIZE the LADOT and the BOE to enter into an MOU with Metro in order to receive SR-710 North Gap Closure Project Mobility Improvement Projects funds.

  2. AUTHORIZE the LADOT to make any necessary technical corrections or clarifications to the above instructions in order to effectuate the intent of this action.

Fiscal Impact Statement: Neither the City Administrative Officer nor the Chief Legislative Analyst has completed a financial analysis of this report.

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

 

Adopted, (12); Absent: Cedillo
, Krekorian
, Ryu
(3)
ITEM NO.(15)19-0117
19-0117
CD 5

HEALTH, EDUCATION, NEIGHBORHOODS, PARKS, ARTS, AND RIVER COMMITTEE REPORT relative to the award of Proposition K inflation funds and additional specified GAP funds for the Robertson Recreation Center project located at 1641 Preuss Road.

 

Recommendations for Council action, SUBJECT TO THE APPROVAL OF THE MAYOR:

 

  1. AWARD $2,322,200 in the Proposition K - L.A. for Kids Program funds to the Robertson Recreation Center project, utilizing $2,033,474 in program inflation funds and $288,726 in additional specified GAP funds.

  2. AUTHORIZE the Controller to transfer a total of $2,322,200 in program inflation funds ($2,033,474) and in additional specified (GAP) funds ($288,726), to establish new accounts for the Robertson Recreation Center project as follows:

    1. Transfer $2,033,474 as follows:
      From: Fund No. 43K/10/10R800 - Inflation
      To: Fund No. 43K/10/TBD - INF:Robertson Rec Center (S46)

    2. Transfer $288,726 as follows:
      From: Fund No. 43K/10/10R999 - Additional Specified Funding
      To: Fund No. 43K/10/TBD - GAP:Robertson Rec Center (S46)    

 

Fiscal Impact Statement: The L.A. for Kids Steering Committee reports that there is no immediate impact on the General Fund as a result of the above actions.

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

Adopted, (12); Absent: Cedillo
, Krekorian
, Ryu
(3)
ITEM NO.(16)15-1145
15-1145
CD 15

HEALTH, EDUCATION, NEIGHBORHOODS, PARKS, ARTS, AND RIVER COMMITTEE REPORT relative to an amendment to the Proposition K Grant Agreement for the Boys and Girls Club of the Los Angeles Harbor (BGCLH) - Wilmington Boys and Girls Club Gymnasium and Multipurpose Outdoor Sports Court Project.

 

Recommendations for Council action:

 

  1. APPROVE the BGCLH request to extend the deadline for completion of design and construction for the Wilmington Boys and Girls Club Gymnasium and Multipurpose Outdoor Sports Court project (Project) from June 25, 2017 to December 31, 2019, and to allow that all of the Proposition K grant funds be used for the Multipurpose Outdoor Sports Court.

  2. FIND that BGCLH completed the Gymnasium renovation component of the Project with its own funds, substantially in compliance with the requirements of Proposition K Grant Agreement No. C-124138.

  3. AUTHORIZE the City Engineer to negotiate and execute Amendment No. 2 to Proposition K Grant Agreement No. C-124138 to:

    1. Extend the deadline for completion of design and construction for the Wilmington Boys and Girls Club Gymnasium and Multipurpose Outdoor Sports Court Project from June 25, 2017 to December 31, 2019.

    2. Provide that all of the $349,426 in Proposition K grant funds that were awarded for the Project will be used solely for development of the new Multipurpose Outdoor Sports Court component of the approved project scope and will not be used toward the Gymnasium component of the project scope.

    3. Provide that on or before June 30, 2019, BGCLH must provide to Bureau of Engineering (BOE) a copy of an executed amendment to the existing lease between BGCLH and the Los Angeles County Sanitation District No. 8 for the Project site to extend the term of the lease to at least January 13, 2030, in order to ensure that BGCLH has site control for the duration of its service payback requirements under Proposition K Grant Agreement No. C-124138.

    4. Provide that Proposition K funds may be disbursed to BGCLH only after BOE has received a copy of the executed lease amendment.

    5. Provide that the Services and Maintenance obligations under Proposition K Grant Agreement No. C-124138 shall apply to both the Gymnasium and the Multipurpose Outdoor Sports Court project scope.

    6. Provide that after the Project is completed, only the Multipurpose Outdoor Sports Court component of the project scope will be eligible for receipt of Proposition K Maintenance funding pursuant to the annual Proposition K Maintenance Funding Application process.

  4. AUTHORIZE the City Engineer to negotiate and execute any collateral documents related to Proposition K Grant Agreement No. C-124138, as amended, that may be necessary to effectuate the intent of the above recommendations.

 

Fiscal Impact Statement: The L.A. for Kids Steering Committee reports that there is no immediate impact on the General Fund as a result of the above actions.

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

Adopted, (12); Absent: Cedillo
, Krekorian
, Ryu
(3)
ITEM NO.(17)18-0419
18-0419

HEALTH, EDUCATION, NEIGHBORHOODS, PARKS, ARTS, AND RIVER COMMITTEE REPORT and RESOLUTION relative to the modification of the designation of the health care components of the City of Los Angeles as a Hybrid Entity pursuant to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA).

 

Recommendation for Council action:

 

ADOPT the accompanying RESOLUTION dated November 8, 2018 to de-designate the former Medical Services Office of the Employment Services Division of the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP), now known as Occupational Health Services of the Human Resources Division of the LADWP as a health care component of the hybrid covered entity City of Los Angeles pursuant to HIPAA.

 

Fiscal Impact Statement: None submitted by the City Attorney. Neither the City Administrative Officer nor the Chief Legislative Analyst has completed a financial analysis of this report.

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

Adopted, (12); Absent: Cedillo
, Krekorian
, Ryu
(3)
ITEM NO.(18)17-0037-S1
17-0037-S1

HEALTH, EDUCATION, NEIGHBORHOODS, PARKS, ARTS, AND RIVER COMMITTEE REPORT relative to the diaper changing stations in men’s and women’s restrooms, and the feasibility of providing diaper changing stations in each restrooms.

 

Recommendation for Council action, pursuant to Motion (Buscaino - Martinez):

 

DIRECT the Department of Recreation and Parks to report back with an audit of existing diaper changing stations in men’s and women’s restrooms on their sites and the feasibility of providing diaper changing stations in each of their restroom, regardless of gender.
               

Fiscal Impact Statement:  Neither the City Administrative Officer nor the Chief Legislative Analyst has completed a financial analysis of this report.

 

Community Impact Statement:  None submitted.

 

Adopted, (13); Absent: Martinez
, Ryu
(2)
ITEM NO.(19)14-1174-S65
14-1174-S65
CD 4

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE REPORT relative to utilizing Community Redevelopment Agency of Los Angeles (CRA/LA) Excess Non-Housing Bond Proceeds (EBP) for a public improvement project benefitting a Promise Zone for the East Hollywood/Beverly Normandie Redevelopment Project Area.

 

Recommendations for Council action, pursuant to Motion (Ryu - Price), SUBJECT TO THE APPROVAL OF THE MAYOR:

 

  1. AUTHORIZE the expenditure of all remaining taxable CRA/LA EBP available to Council District 4, including any earned interest, from the East Hollywood/Beverly Normandie Redevelopment Project Area, to be utilized by the Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT), Bureau of Street Services, and Bureau of Street Lighting to install and repair public improvements along Vermont Avenue.

  2. INSTRUCT the Economic and Workforce Development Department, with the assistance of the City Administrative Officer (CAO), Chief Legislative Analyst (CLA), LADOT, Bureau of Sanitation, and any other applicable City department, to provide a report with recommendations to the CRA/LA Bond Oversight Committee to allocate all remaining taxable CRA/LA EBP available to Council District 4, including any interest, for a public improvement project benefitting a Promise Zone as identified in the Bond Expenditure Agreement and Bond Spending Plan for the East Hollywood/Beverly Normandie Redevelopment Project Area.

 

Fiscal Impact Statement: Neither the CAO nor the CLA has completed a financial analysis of this report.

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

 

Adopted, (12); Absent: Cedillo
, Krekorian
, Ryu
(3)
ITEM NO.(20)16-0679-S2
16-0679-S2

HEALTH, EDUCATION, NEIGHBORHOODS, PARKS, ARTS, AND RIVER COMMITTEE REPORT relative to the amended 2018-2019 Update of the 2016-2020 Area Plan, to include an objective for the Lifesaver Bracelet Program.

 

Recommendations for Council action:

  1. APPROVE the Los Angeles Department of Aging’s Senior Service Program presented in Amendment 1 of the 2016-20 Area Plan, 2018-19 Update (attached to the Council file).

  2. AUTHORIZE the General Manager, Los Angeles Department of Aging, or designee, to execute the Letter of Transmittal and Area Plan documents to the California Department of Aging.

 

Fiscal Impact Statement: The Department of Aging reports that the recommendations will result in no material impact on the General Fund.

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

Adopted, (12); Absent: Cedillo
, Krekorian
, Ryu
(3)
ITEM NO.(21)14-1174-S64
14-1174-S64
CD 4

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE REPORT relative to utilizing Community Redevelopment Agency of Los Angeles (CRA/LA) Excess Non-Housing Bond Proceeds (EBP) for the Durant Library Improvements Project.

 

Recommendations for Council action, pursuant to Motion (Ryu - Price), SUBJECT TO THE APPROVAL OF THE MAYOR:

 

  1. AUTHORIZE the expenditure of all remaining taxable CRA/LA EBP available to Council District Four, including any earned interest, from the Hollywood Redevelopment Project Area to be utilized by the Department of General Services (GSD) to construct improvements to the Durant Library.

  2. REQUEST the Mayor to pursue an amendment to the Bond Expenditure Agreement to include the Durant Library Improvements Project in the Bond Spending Plan for the Hollywood Redevelopment Project Area.

  3. INSTRUCT the Economic and Workforce Development Department, with the assistance of the City Administrative Officer (CAO), Chief Legislative Analyst (CLA), GSD, and any other applicable City department, to provide a report with recommendations to the CRA/LA Bond Oversight Committee to allocate all remaining taxable CRA/LA EBP available to Council District Four, including any earned interest, for the Durant Library Improvements Project in the Bond Expenditure Agreement and Bond Spending Plan for the Hollywood Redevelopment Project Area upon CRA/LA's approval of its inclusion.

 

Fiscal Impact Statement: Neither the CAO nor the CLA has completed a financial analysis of this report.

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

 

Adopted, (12); Absent: Cedillo
, Krekorian
, Ryu
(3)
ITEM NO.(22)17-1125
17-1125

TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE REPORT relative to the status of the Dockless On-Demand Personal Mobility Pilot and the MYLA311 Dockless Enforcement Service Request platform.

 

Recommendation for Council action:

 

RECEIVE and FILE the Los Angeles Department of Transportation report dated February 5, 2019 relative to the status of the Dockless On-Demand Personal Mobility Pilot and the MYLA311 Dockless Enforcement Service Request platform.

Fiscal Impact Statement: Not applicable.

 

Community Impact Statement: Yes

For, if amended: Central Hollywood Neighborhood Council

 

 

Adopted, (12); Absent: Cedillo
, Krekorian
, Ryu
(3)
ITEM NO.(23)18-1233
18-1233

HEALTH, EDUCATION, NEIGHBORHOODS, PARKS, ARTS, AND RIVER COMMITTEE REPORT relative to design and development of the Purposeful Aging Los Angeles and  Department of Aging web site.

 

Recommendations for Council action, SUBJECT TO THE APPROVAL OF THE MAYOR:

  1. AUTHORIZE the General Manager, Information Technology Agency (ITA), or designee, to accept funds in the amount of $30,000 from the Mayor’s Fund for Los Angeles for services relative to the development and design of the Purposeful Aging Los Angeles web-portal and the re-design of the website for the Department of Aging.

  2. APPROPRIATE $30,000 to ITA Fund No. 100/32, Account No. 3040 Contractual Services, upon receipt of funds.

  3. AUTHORIZE the ITA to prepare the Controller instructions for any necessary technical corrections consistent with the Mayor and Council actions on this matter, subject to the approval of the City Administrative Officer; and, AUTHORIZE the Controller to implement these instructions.

 

Fiscal Impact Statement: The Department of Aging reports that the recommendations will have no impact to the City’s General Fund.

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

Adopted, (12); Absent: Cedillo
, Krekorian
, Ryu
(3)
ITEM NO.(24)14-1443
14-1443

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE REPORT relative to contracting for layoff aversion services for distressed businesses.

 

Recommendations for Council action, SUBJECT TO THE APPROVAL OF THE MAYOR:

 

  1. AUTHORIZE the General Manager, Economic and Workforce Development Department (EWDD), or designee, to:

    1. Utilize the Los Angeles County Department of Workforce Development, Aging and Community Service's Business Technical Assistance Program (BTAP) procurement process for contract layoff aversion services by the EWDD to select contract layoff aversion services for the City.

    2. Negotiate and execute an agreement with the Los Angeles Economic Development Corporation, the bidder selected by the County through their BTAP procurement process, for the provision of layoff aversion services in the City, in an amount not to exceed $301,210 in Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) funds, for the retroactive contract term from January 1, 2019 through June 30, 2019, subject to review and approval by the City Attorney as to form and legality, and compliance with the City’s contracting requirements.

    3. Make technical corrections as necessary to transactions included in the City Administrative Officer’s (CAO) report dated February 1, 2019, attached to the Council file, to implement Mayor and Council intentions, subject to the approval of the CAO.

  2. AUTHORIZE the Controller to expend from WIOA Fund No. 57W Account No. 22R591 WIOA Adult Supporting Program Activities, Account No. 22R592 WIOA Dislocated Worker Supporting Activities, and Account No. 22R594 WIOA Rapid Response Supporting Program Activities upon presentation of proper documentation from EWDD.

 

Fiscal Impact Statement: The CAO reports that there is no impact to the General Fund. The above recommendations comply with the City Financial Policies in that WIOA grant funds will support contract layoff aversion services for businesses.

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

 

Adopted, (12); Absent: Cedillo
, Krekorian
, Ryu
(3)
ITEM NO.(25)14-0366-S5
14-0366-S5

RULES, ELECTIONS, AND INTERGOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS COMMITTEE REPORT relative to proposed amendments to the Los Angeles Municipal Code (LAMC) pertaining to the regulation of commercial cannabis activities in the City and amending the rules and regulations for cannabis procedures.

 

Recommendations for Council action:

 

  1. REQUEST the City Attorney, with the assistance of the Department of Cannabis Regulation (DCR), to prepare and present an Ordinance to amend Section 104 of Article 4 of Chapter 10 of the LAMC and the rules and regulations as necessary to:

    1. Modify the definition of owner in conformance with state regulations, including clarifying that the meaning of owner does not apply to the managers, officers, directors, and equity-holders of the management company.

    2. Allow the DCR to grant Temporary Approval to a Phase 3 storefront retail license applicant after the DCR recommends that the Cannabis Regulation Commission (Commission) issue the applicant a license.

    3. Amend the Program Site Specific Conditions from the Social Equity Applicant to allow for site specific conditions only as required by the California Environmental Quality Act, public health and safety, or as necessary under the DCR, State of California, or City enforcement action in conformance with other sections of the rules and regulations.

    4. Eliminate the Tier 2 applicant’s obligation to provide business, licensing, and compliance support to a Tier 1 applicant.

    5. Require Tier 3 applicants with Temporary Approval to enter into a Social Equity Agreement within 60 days of the enactment of an Ordinance or from the time of application, whichever is later.

    6. Allow the DCR to issue non-storefront retail licenses in the manner provided in LAMC Section 104.06(b), and exempt non-storefront retail license applicants from the community meeting requirement in LAMC Section 104.04.

    7. Clarify that the DCR may require an applicant to submit additional information or documents after the DCR deems an application complete as necessary to make a licensing decision.

    8. Remove the requirement in Regulation No. 10(D)(4) that a retailer store all cannabis goods in a vault or safe during non-retail hours.

    9. Revise Regulation No. 7 to provide that the DCR shall process applications for licenses in a manner consistent with the LAMC Section 104 and these rules and regulations.

    10. Conform the City’s delivery regulations with state regulations with respect to operational requirements.

    11. Allow the DCR to enter into Social Equity Agreements with a Tier 3 applicant without Commission approval.

    12. Clarify the LAMC Section 104.20(i)(9) to state that after the term of a Social Equity Agreement is completed, a Tier 1 or Tier 2 Social Equity Applicant license holder may only transfer control or ownership of a license after first providing the other ownership interests in the business the right of first refusal to buy, at market-rate.

    13. Clarify the definition of limited access areas to only include those areas required under the rules and regulations of the State of California.

    14. Clarify that any applicant or landowner with evidence against them with respect to illegal cannabis activity at any time since January 1, 2018 will be banned from participation in Phase 3 retail and delivery processing.

  2. INSTRUCT the DCR to report at the next Rules, Elections, and Intergovernmental Relations Committee meeting with further analysis of the recommendations for Phase 3 Storefront Retail processing and Non-storefront Retail processing, including consideration of a social equity applicant registry platform similar to the City of San Francisco.

  3. INSTRUCT the DCR to suspend any Phase 3 processing until the enhanced Social Equity analysis for the San Fernando Valley, Boyle Heights, and Downtown Los Angeles is completed.

  4. INSTRUCT the DCR to provide an updated map online within two weeks of the Council action with respect to the current locations of all Phase 1 and Phase 2 applicants that have received local authorization, temporary approval, or any form of local and state licensure, including an online document with respect to undue concentration areas by community planning areas, and the capacity left for Phase 3 applicants.

  5. INSTRUCT the Department of City Planning (DCP) to provide amendments to pending draft ordinances pertaining to cannabis in conformance with state regulations with respect to alleyway access, ingress, egress, and door location.

  6. INSTRUCT the DCP to provide amendments to the pending draft ordinances pertaining to cannabis in a similar manner to the City of Seattle, Washington in which two retail establishments may co-locate within 1,000 feet of each other, and the next retail establishment must be 1,000 feet away from both retail establishments.

  7. INSTRUCT the City Clerk to hold Council file No. 14-0366-S5 open and active, including the DCR report on file, for further deliberations by the Rules, Elections, and Intergovernmental Relations Committee.    

 

Fiscal Impact Statement: None submitted by the DCR. Neither the City Administrative Officer nor the Chief Legislative Analyst has completed a financial analysis of this report.

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

 

Adopted, (12); Absent: Cedillo
, Krekorian
, Ryu
(3)
ITEM NO.(26)14-0366-S24
14-0366-S24

RULES, ELECTIONS, AND INTERGOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS COMMITTEE REPORT relative to a proposed Ordinance allowing the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) to disconnect utility services to unlicensed businesses engaged in cannabis sales.

 

Recommendations for Council action:

 

  1. REQUEST the City Attorney to prepare and present an Ordinance which would authorize the LADWP to disconnect utilities at a service address if the following two conditions are met:

    1. The Department of Cannabis Regulation (DCR) provides written confirmation that the address in question does not have a license to engage in commercial cannabis activity.

    2. The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) or another City department provides written confirmation to the LADWP that commercial cannabis activity is occurring at the address.

  2. INSTRUCT the LADWP, the LAPD, and the DCR to report in 120 days after the implementation of an Ordinance on the number of unlicensed businesses that have been subject to utility disconnection, with associated costs, and the impact it has had on the number of unlicensed cannabis businesses operating in the City.

 

Fiscal Impact Statement: None submitted by the Chief Legislative Analyst. The City Administrative Officer has not completed a financial analysis on this report.

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

 

Adopted, (13); Absent: Martinez
, Ryu
(2)
ITEM NO.(27)19-0089
19-0089

RULES, ELECTIONS, AND INTERGOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS COMMITTEE REPORT and RESOLUTION relative to proposed amendments to the Conflict of Interest Code for the Office of Finance (Finance).

 

Recommendation for Council action:

 

ADOPT the amended Conflict of Interest Code for Finance (Attachment B, C, and D of the City Ethics Commission [CEC] report dated January 24, 2019).

 

Fiscal Impact Statement: None submitted by the CEC. Neither the City Administrative Officer nor the Chief Legislative Analyst has completed a financial analysis of this report.

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

TIME LIMIT FILE - APRIL 24, 2019

 

(LAST DAY FOR COUNCIL ACTION - APRIL 17, 2019)

 

 

Adopted, (12); Absent: Cedillo
, Krekorian
, Ryu
(3)
ITEM NO.(28)18-0002-S117
18-0002-S117

RULES, ELECTIONS, AND INTERGOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS COMMITTEE REPORT and RESOLUTION relative to establishing the City's position regarding the inclusion of the City on the list of cities eligible for the $1-per-month leases of California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) airspace parcels for emergency shelters.

 

Recommendation for Council action, pursuant to Resolution (Buscaino - Cedillo), SUBJECT TO THE CONCURRENCE OF THE MAYOR:

 

ADOPT the accompanying RESOLUTION to include in the City's 2017-18 State Legislative Program, SUPPORT for legislation and/or administrative action that would include the City in the list of cities eligible for the $1-per-month leases of Caltrans airspace parcel for emergency shelters.

 

Fiscal Impact Statement:  Neither the City Administrative Officer nor the Chief Legislative Analyst has completed a financial analysis of this report 

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

 

Adopted, (12); Absent: Cedillo
, Krekorian
, Ryu
(3)
ITEM NO.(29)19-0002-S10
19-0002-S10

RULES, ELECTIONS, AND INTERGOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS COMMITTEE REPORT and RESOLUTION relative to establishing the City's position regarding legislation to extending the Proposition 84 grant performance period for Albion Riverside Park Project.

 

Recommendation for Council action, pursuant to Resolution (Cedillo - Huizar), SUBJECT TO THE CONCURRENCE OF THE MAYOR:

 

ADOPT the accompanying RESOLUTION to include in the City's 2019-20 State Legislative Program, SUPPORT for extending the Proposition 84 grant performance period for the Albion Riverside Park Project, Project No. SW-19-032, from June 30, 2019 to June 30, 2020.

 

Fiscal Impact Statement: None submitted by the Chief Legislative Analyst. The City Administrative Officer has not completed a financial analysis of this report.

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

 

Adopted, (12); Absent: Cedillo
, Krekorian
, Ryu
(3)
ITEM NO.(30)19-0002-S12
19-0002-S12

RULES, ELECTIONS, AND INTERGOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS COMMITTEE REPORT and RESOLUTION relative to establishing the City's position regarding legislation or administrative action that would fund California public schools.

 

Recommendation for Council action, pursuant to Resolution (Buscaino - Bonin - Harris-Dawson), SUBJECT TO THE CONCURRENCE OF THE MAYOR:

 

ADOPT the accompanying RESOLUTION to include in the City’s 2019-20 State Legislative Program, SUPPORT for legislative and/or administrative action that would fund California public schools at the national average or higher by the year 2020, at a level that is equal to or above the average of the top 10 states nationally by 2025, and maintain this minimum level until otherwise decreed.

 

Fiscal Impact Statement: None submitted by the Chief Legislative Analyst. The City Administrative Officer has not completed a financial analysis of this report.

 

Community Impact Statement: Yes

 

For:     Mar Vista Community Council

           Atwater Village Neighborhood Council

 

Adopted, (12); Absent: Cedillo
, Krekorian
, Ryu
(3)
ITEM NO.(31)19-0106, 15-1138-S37
19-0106, 15-1138-S37
CD 14

CONTINUED CONSIDERATION OF CATEGORICAL EXEMPTION and HOMELESSNESS AND POVERTY COMMITTEE REPORT relative to a Bridge Housing project located at 1426 Paloma Street.

Recommendations for Council action, as initiated by Motion (Huizar - O'Farrell), SUBJECT TO THE APPROVAL OF THE MAYOR:

  1. DETERMINE the Bridge Housing Project on 1426 Paloma Street, which allows the development and use of the property as a temporary shelter, is categorically exempt from the provisions of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) pursuant to State CEQA Guidelines Article 19, Section 15303, Class 3(e), 15332 Class 32; and the City of Los Angeles CEQA Guidelines, Art. III, Sec. 1, Class 3(6), as set forth in the Notice of Exemption attached to the Council file.

  2. AUTHORIZE the General Manager, Department of General Services (GSD) to:

    1. Negotiate and execute a three year lease agreement with B.F.Z., LLC. and A.F.M.K., Inc. for a privately owned facility at 1400-1426 Paloma Street to be utilized as Bridge Housing, with the option to renew at the discretion of the City Council, as recommended by the Municipal Facilities Committee.

    2. Negotiate and execute a three year sub-lease agreement with Home at Last to operate a Bridge Housing facility at this site for the duration of the lease agreement, with the option to renew at the discretion of the City Council.

  3. APPROVE funds in the amount of $1,333,178 to lease the property at 1426 Paloma Street for 36 months for the purpose of establishing a Bridge Housing facility.  Funds to be appropriated from Homeless Emergency Aid Program Grant Fund No. 60P/10, AC-2 – Capital and Operating Support – Skid Row.

  4. AUTHORIZE the Controller to transfer $1,333,178 from Homeless Emergency Aid Program Grant Fund No. 60P/10, AC-2 – Capital and Operating Support – Skid Row to the GSD Fund No. 100/40, Account No. 6030, Leasing Account.

  5. DIRECT the City Administrative Officer (CAO) to:

    1. Prepare any additional Controller instructions or make any necessary technical adjustments consistent with the Mayor and Council action in this matter, and authorize the Controller to implement these instructions.

    2. Negotiate and sign a letter of agreement with the County of Los Angeles (County) outlining the City, County, and Operator responsibilities for this facility.

  6. INSTRUCT the City Homeless Coordinator to coordinate with the County to identify funds for interim housing operations at the site, including, but not limited to County Measure H revenue.

Fiscal Impact Statement:  Neither the CAO nor the Chief Legislative Analyst has completed a financial analysis of this report.

Community Impact Statement:  None submitted.

 

(Continued from Council meeting of February 22, 2019)

 

 

Adopted, (14); Absent: Ryu
(1)
MOTIONS/RESOLUTIONS PRESENTED PURSUANT TO RULE NO. 16 - TO BE PLACED ON THE NEXT AVAILABLE AGENDA
19-0199
19-0199

MOTION (O'FARRELL - MARTINEZ) and RESOLUTION relative to applying for a grant funding for the North Atwater East Bank RiverWay Project.

 

12-0378-S3
12-0378-S3

MOTION (HUIZAR - CEDILLO) relative to installing street banners to promote the Lincoln Heights Neighborhood Council, increase citizen participation in Neighborhood Council meetings and activities, and recognize the importance of the San Antonio Winery to the community.

19-0200
19-0200

MOTION (KREKORIAN - O'FARRELL) relative to accepting a donation of a film projector by NBC Universal.

 

COMMENDATORY RESOLUTIONS ADOPTED IN HONOR OF:
19-0004
19-0004
Dane JacksonRodriguez - O'Farrell
Greg PascollaRodriguez - O'Farrell
Sandra RangelWesson - Huizar 
Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month  Harris-Dawson - O'Farrell

At the conclusion of this day's Council Session ADJOURNING MOTIONS WERE ADOPTED in tribute to the memory of:
19-0003
19-0003
Michael KellyWesson - All Councilmembers
Refugio Lopez Huizar - All Councilmembers
Felipe Plascencia   Cedillo - Martinez - All Councilmembers

ENDING ROLL CALL
Ending Roll Call

Members Present: Blumenfield, Bonin, Buscaino, Cedillo, Harris-Dawson, Huizar, Koretz, Krekorian, Martinez, O'Farrell, Price, Rodriguez, Smith and President Wesson (14); Absent: Ryu (1)