Los Angeles City Council, Journal/Council Proceeding
Wednesday, May 22, 2019
JOHN FERRARO COUNCIL CHAMBER ROOM 340, CITY HALL 200 NORTH SPRING STREET, LOS ANGELES, CA 90012 - 10:00 AM

ALL ITEMS FORTHWITH

(For further details see Official Council Files)

(For communications referred by the President see Referral Memorandum)

ROLL CALL
Members Present: Blumenfield, Bonin, Koretz, Martinez, O'Farrell, Price, Rodriguez, Ryu, Smith and President Wesson (10); Absent: Buscaino, Cedillo, Harris-Dawson, Huizar and Krekorian (5)
Approval of the Minutes
Commendatory Resolutions, Introductions and Presentations

Public Testimony of Non-agenda Items Within Jurisdiction of Council
Items Noticed for Public Hearing - PUBLIC HEARING CLOSED
ITEM NO.(1)19-0600
19-0600

PRESENTATION OF REPORT BY THE BUDGET AND FINANCE COMMITTEE relative to the Mayor's proposed 2019-20 Budget for the City of Los Angeles, related Motions and Resolutions.

 

Community Impact Statement:  Yes

 

For:  Arroyo Seco Neighborhood Council
  Lake Balboa Neighborhood Council
  Northwest San Pedro Neighborhood Council

 

 

Adopted to Continue, (13); Absent: Harris-Dawson
, Rodriguez
(2)
CONTINUED TO MAY 23, 2019
ITEM NO.(2)19-0900-S7
19-0900-S7
CD 4

CONTINUED CONSIDERATION OF HEARING PROTESTS and ORDINANCE FIRST CONSIDERATION relative to the improvement and maintenance of the Ventura Boulevard and Tyrone Avenue Street Lighting District.

 

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

 

  1. DENY the protest and confirm the assessments.

  2. PRESENT and ADOPT the accompanying ORDINANCE levying the assessments and ordering the maintenance of the above lighting district, in accordance with Sections 6.95-6.127 of the Los Angeles Administrative Code and Government Code Section 53753 (Proposition 218).

 

 

Adopted, (12); Absent: Harris-Dawson
, Martinez
, Rodriguez
(3)
ITEM NO.(3)19-0900-S8
19-0900-S8
CD 5

CONTINUED CONSIDERATION OF HEARING PROTESTS and ORDINANCE FIRST CONSIDERATION relative to the improvement and maintenance of the Bentley Avenue and Venice Boulevard No. 1 Street Lighting District.

 

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

 

  1. DENY the protest and confirm the assessments.

  2. PRESENT and ADOPT the accompanying ORDINANCE levying the assessments and ordering the maintenance of the above lighting district, in accordance with Sections 6.95-6.127 of the Los Angeles Administrative Code and Government Code Section 53753 (Proposition 218).

 

 

Adopted, (12); Absent: Harris-Dawson
, Martinez
, Rodriguez
(3)
ITEM NO.(4)19-0900-S9
19-0900-S9
CD 11

CONTINUED CONSIDERATION OF HEARING PROTESTS and ORDINANCE FIRST CONSIDERATION relative to the improvement and maintenance of the Wellesley  and Idaho Avenues Street Lighting District.

 

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

 

  1. DENY the protest and confirm the assessments.

  2. PRESENT and ADOPT the accompanying ORDINANCE levying the assessments and ordering the maintenance of the above lighting district, in accordance with Sections 6.95-6.127 of the Los Angeles Administrative Code and Government Code Section 53753 (Proposition 218).

 

 

Adopted, (12); Absent: Harris-Dawson
, Martinez
, Rodriguez
(3)
ITEM NO.(5)19-0900-S10
19-0900-S10
CD 1

CONTINUED CONSIDERATION OF HEARING PROTESTS and ORDINANCE FIRST CONSIDERATION relative to the improvement and maintenance of the 11th Street and Burlington Avenue Street Lighting District.

 

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

 

  1. DENY the protest and confirm the assessments.

  2. PRESENT and ADOPT the accompanying ORDINANCE levying the assessments and ordering the maintenance of the above lighting district, in accordance with Sections 6.95-6.127 of the Los Angeles Administrative Code and Government Code Section 53753 (Proposition 218).

 

 

Adopted, (12); Absent: Harris-Dawson
, Martinez
, Rodriguez
(3)
ITEM NO.(6)19-0900-S11
19-0900-S11
CD 6

CONTINUED CONSIDERATION OF HEARING PROTESTS and ORDINANCE FIRST CONSIDERATION relative to the improvement and maintenance of the Marson Street and Saloma Avenue Street Lighting District.

 

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

 

  1. DENY the protest and confirm the assessments.

  2. PRESENT and ADOPT the accompanying ORDINANCE levying the assessments and ordering the maintenance of the above lighting district, in accordance with Sections 6.95-6.127 of the Los Angeles Administrative Code and Government Code Section 53753 (Proposition 218).

 

 

Adopted, (12); Absent: Harris-Dawson
, Martinez
, Rodriguez
(3)
ITEM NO.(7)19-0900-S12
19-0900-S12
CD 6

CONTINUED CONSIDERATION OF HEARING PROTESTS and ORDINANCE FIRST CONSIDERATION relative to the improvement and maintenance of the Valjean Avenue and Sherman Way Street Lighting District.

 

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

 

  1. DENY the protest and confirm the assessments.

  2. PRESENT and ADOPT the accompanying ORDINANCE levying the assessments and ordering the maintenance of the above lighting district, in accordance with Sections 6.95-6.127 of the Los Angeles Administrative Code and Government Code Section 53753 (Proposition 218).

 

 

Adopted, (12); Absent: Harris-Dawson
, Martinez
, Rodriguez
(3)
ITEM NO.(8)19-0900-S13
19-0900-S13
CD 3

CONTINUED CONSIDERATION OF HEARING PROTESTS and ORDINANCE FIRST CONSIDERATION relative to the improvement and maintenance of the Roscoe Boulevard and Deering Avenue Street Lighting District.

 

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

 

  1. DENY the protest and confirm the assessments.

  2. PRESENT and ADOPT the accompanying ORDINANCE levying the assessments and ordering the maintenance of the above lighting district, in accordance with Sections 6.95-6.127 of the Los Angeles Administrative Code and Government Code Section 53753 (Proposition 218).

 

 

Adopted, (12); Absent: Harris-Dawson
, Martinez
, Rodriguez
(3)
ITEM NO.(9)19-0900-S14
19-0900-S14
CD 1

CONTINUED CONSIDERATION OF HEARING PROTESTS and ORDINANCE FIRST CONSIDERATION relative to the improvement and maintenance of the Ganymede Drive and Primavera Avenue Street Lighting District.

 

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

 

  1. DENY the protest and confirm the assessments.

  2. PRESENT and ADOPT the accompanying ORDINANCE levying the assessments and ordering the maintenance of the above lighting district, in accordance with Sections 6.95-6.127 of the Los Angeles Administrative Code and Government Code Section 53753 (Proposition 218).

 

 

Adopted, (12); Absent: Harris-Dawson
, Martinez
, Rodriguez
(3)
ITEM NO.(10)19-0900-S15
19-0900-S15
CD 4

CONTINUED CONSIDERATION OF HEARING PROTESTS and ORDINANCE FIRST CONSIDERATION relative to the improvement and maintenance of the Riverside Drive and Coldwater Canyon Avenue No. 1 Street Lighting District.

 

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

 

  1. DENY the protest and confirm the assessments.

  2. PRESENT and ADOPT the accompanying ORDINANCE levying the assessments and ordering the maintenance of the above lighting district, in accordance with Sections 6.95-6.127 of the Los Angeles Administrative Code and Government Code Section 53753 (Proposition 218).

 

 

Adopted, (12); Absent: Harris-Dawson
, Martinez
, Rodriguez
(3)
ITEM NO.(11)19-0900-S16
19-0900-S16
CD 6

CONTINUED CONSIDERATION OF HEARING PROTESTS and ORDINANCE FIRST CONSIDERATION relative to the improvement and maintenance of the Columbus Avenue and Haynes Street Lighting District.

 

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

 

  1. DENY the protest and confirm the assessments.

  2. PRESENT and ADOPT the accompanying ORDINANCE levying the assessments and ordering the maintenance of the above lighting district, in accordance with Sections 6.95-6.127 of the Los Angeles Administrative Code and Government Code Section 53753 (Proposition 218).

 

 

Adopted, (12); Absent: Harris-Dawson
, Martinez
, Rodriguez
(3)
ITEM NO.(12)19-0900-S17
19-0900-S17
CD 1

CONTINUED CONSIDERATION OF HEARING PROTESTS and ORDINANCE FIRST CONSIDERATION relative to the improvement and maintenance of the Scarff Street and Adams Boulevard No. 1 Street Lighting District.

 

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

 

  1. DENY the protest and confirm the assessments.

  2. PRESENT and ADOPT the accompanying ORDINANCE levying the assessments and ordering the maintenance of the above lighting district, in accordance with Sections 6.95-6.127 of the Los Angeles Administrative Code and Government Code Section 53753 (Proposition 218).

 

 

Adopted, (12); Absent: Harris-Dawson
, Martinez
, Rodriguez
(3)
ITEM NO.(13)16-1212
16-1212
CD 1

CONSIDERATION OF PROTESTS, CATEGORICAL EXEMPTION and PUBLIC WORKS AND GANG REDUCTION COMMITTEE REPORT relative to the vacation of the Stadium Way and Chavez Ravine Place Vacation District, VAC-E1401275 (Vacation).

 

Recommendations for Council action:

 

  1. CONSIDER protests relative to the proposed Vacation.

  2. FIND that the Vacation is exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act of 1970, pursuant to Article III, Class 5(3) of the City's Environmental Guidelines.

  3. FIND that the street vacation proceedings pursuant to the Public Streets, Highways and Service Easements Vacation Law be instituted for the vacation of the public right-of way indicated below and shown on the map of the January 5, 2017 City Engineer report, attached to the Council file, and that the limits of the vacation area be permitted to be adjusted based on the final design of the adjoining street improvements:

    1. A variable width portion of the southwesterly side of Stadium Way from Chavez Ravine Place to approximately 100 feet northwesterly thereof in excess of the area needed to provide a 33-foot wide half right-of-way per Collector Street Standards.

    2. Variable width portions of the northwesterly side of Chavez Ravine Place from Stadium Way to approximately 200 feet southwesterly thereof in excess of the area needed to provide a 40-foot total roadway and a 13-foot sidewalk along the northwesterly side of the street in accordance with Collector Street Standards.

  4. FIND that the vacation of the areas shown colored orange on Exhibit B of the said City Engineer report, be denied.

  5. FIND that there is a public benefit to the Vacation. Upon vacation of the street, the City is relieved of its ongoing obligation to maintain the street. In addition, the City is relieved of any potential liability that might result from continued ownership of the involved street easements.

  6. FIND that the Vacation is in substantial conformance with the purposes, intent and provisions of the General Plan, in conformance with Section 556 of the City Charter.

  7. FIND that the Vacation is not necessary for non-motorized transportation facilities, in conformance with Section 892 of the California Streets and Highways Code.

  8. FIND that the Vacation is not necessary for present or prospective public use, in conformance with Section 8324 of the California Streets and Highways Code.

  9. ADOPT the said City Engineer's report with the conditions contained therein.

 

Fiscal Impact Statement: The City Engineer reports that the petitioner has paid a fee of $14,980 for the investigation of this request pursuant to Section 7.42 of the Los Angeles Administrative Code (LAAC). Any deficit fee to recover the cost pursuant to Section 7.44 of the LAAC will be required of the petitioner. Maintenance of the public easement by City forces will be eliminated.

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

 

Adopted, (10); Absent: Buscaino
, Cedillo
, Harris-Dawson
, Huizar
, Krekorian
(5)
ITEM NO.(14)07-1412
07-1412
CD 10

CONSIDERATION OF PROTESTS, CATEGORICAL EXEMPTION and PUBLIC WORKS AND GANG REDUCTION COMMITTEE REPORT relative to the vacation of Washington Boulevard and 2nd Avenue Vacation District, Re-application, VAC-E1401040R (Vacation).

 

Recommendations for Council action:

 

  1. CONSIDER protests relative to the proposed Vacation.

  2. FIND that the Vacation is exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act of 1970, pursuant to Article III, Class 5(3) of the City's Environmental Guidelines.

  3. FIND that the street vacation proceedings pursuant to the Public Streets, Highways and Service Easements Vacation Law be instituted for the vacation of the public right-of way indicated below and shown on the map of the February 15, 2019 City Engineer report, attached to the Council file:  

    1. 2nd Avenue from Washington Boulevard to approximately 271 feet southerly thereof.

    2. The alley southerly of Washington Boulevard from 3rd Avenue to the alley westerly of Arlington Avenue.

    3. The alley easterly of 3rd Avenue from the alley southerly of Washington Boulevard to approximately 100 feet southerly thereof.

  4. That the vacation of the area shown colored orange on Exhibit C of the said City Engineer report, be denied.

  5. FIND that there is a public benefit to the Vacation. Upon vacation of the street, the City is relieved of its ongoing obligation to maintain the street. In addition, the City is relieved of any potential liability that might result from continued ownership of the involved street easements.

  6. FIND that the Vacation is in substantial conformance with the purposes, intent and provisions of the General Plan, in conformance with Section 556 of the City Charter.

  7. FIND that the Vacation is not necessary for non-motorized transportation facilities, in conformance with Section 892 of the California Streets and Highways Code.

  8. FIND that the Vacation is not necessary for present or prospective public use, in conformance with Section 8324 of the California Streets and Highways Code.

  9. ADOPT the said City Engineer's report with the conditions contained therein.

 

Fiscal Impact Statement: The City Engineer reports that the petitioner has paid a fee of $14,980 for the investigation of this request pursuant to Section 7.42 of the Los Angeles Administrative Code (LAAC). Any deficit fee to recover the cost pursuant to Section 7.44 of the LAAC will be required of the petitioner. Maintenance of the public easement by City forces will be eliminated.

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

 

Adopted, (10); Absent: Buscaino
, Cedillo
, Harris-Dawson
, Huizar
, Krekorian
(5)
Items for which Public Hearings Have Been Held
ITEM NO.(15)10-1872-S2
10-1872-S2
CD 4

MITIGATED NEGATIVE DECLARATION (MND), PLANNING AND LAND USE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE REPORT, and ORDINANCE FIRST CONSIDERATION relative to a Vesting Zone Change for the property located at 960 North La Brea Avenue.

 

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

 

  1. FIND, based on the independent judgement of the decision-maker, after consideration of the whole of the administrative record, the project was assessed in MND, No. ENV-2007-5777-MND adopted on November 10, 2010; and pursuant to California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Guidelines Sections 15162 and 15164, as supported by the addendum dated December 6, 2018, no major revisions are required to the MND; and no subsequent Environmental Impact Report or negative declaration is required for approval of the project.

  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 February 28, 2019, effectuating a Zone Change from (Q)M1-1 to (T)M1-1, for tenant improvements and the change of use of an existing 58,417 square-foot, maximum 72-foot in height commercial warehouse building to a private athletic club with a rooftop pool, restaurant with rooftop outdoor patio seating, spa/salon, and co-working office space, including seating for 488 patrons total (303 indoor and 185 outdoor), live entertainment, and public dancing with proposed hours of operation from 5:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m. daily, for the property located at 960 North La Brea Avenue, subject to Conditions of Approval.

  4. 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.

  5. ADVISE the applicant that, pursuant to State Fish and Game Code Section 711.4, a Fish and Game Fee and/or Certification of Fee Exemption is now required to be submitted to the County Clerk prior to or concurrent with the Environmental Notice of Determination filing.

 

Applicant:  Sebastian Schoepe, 960 N La Brea, LLC

 

Representative:  Elizabeth Peterson, Elizabeth Peterson Group, Inc.

 

Case No. CPC-2018-3906-ZC-CUB-CUX

 

Environmental No. ENV-2007-5777-MND-REC1

 

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

 

Community Impact Statement:  None submitted.

 

TIME LIMIT ITEM - JULY 23, 2019

 

(LAST DAY FOR COUNCIL ACTION - JULY 3, 2019)

 

 

Adopted, (12); Absent: Buscaino
, Harris-Dawson
, Huizar
(3)
ITEM NO.(16)12-1880-S8
12-1880-S8

PUBLIC WORKS AND GANG REDUCTION COMMITTEE REPORT and ORDINANCES FIRST CONSIDERATION relative to an extension of the Southern California Gas Company Franchise Ordinance.

 

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

 

  1. PRESENT and ADOPT the accompanying ORDINANCE, dated May 9, 2019, to amend the expiration date applicable to Southern California Gas Company Franchise Ordinance No. 168164 so as to extend the term of the franchise.

  2. NOT PRESENT and ORDER FILED the Ordinance dated April 12, 2019.

 

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: Buscaino
, Harris-Dawson
, Huizar
(3)
ITEM NO.(17)19-0231
19-0231

PLANNING AND LAND USE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE REPORT relative to amending the Los Angeles Municipal Code (LAMC) to add tables to correct certain table entries in order to conform to the applicable volatile organic compound and formaldehyde limits required by the South Coast Air Quality Management District.

 

Recommendation for Council action:

 

REQUEST the City Attorney to prepare and present an Ordinance adding tables 4.504.1, 4.504.2 and 4.504.3 following Section 99.4.504 of Division 4, Article 9, Chapter IX of the LAMC, and tables 5.504.4.1, 5.504.4.2 and 5.504.4.3 following Section 99.5.504 of Division 5, Article 9, Chapter IX of the LAMC, to correct certain table entries provided by the State of California, in order to conform to the applicable volatile organic compound and formaldehyde limits required by the South Coast Air Quality Management District.

 

Fiscal Impact Statement:  None submitted by the Los Angeles Department of Building and Safety.  Neither the City Administrative Officer nor the Chief Legislative Analyst has completed a financial analysis of this report.

 

Community Impact Statement:  None submitted.

 

 

Adopted, (10); Absent: Buscaino
, Cedillo
, Harris-Dawson
, Huizar
, Krekorian
(5)
ITEM NO.(18)19-0310
19-0310
CD 8

PLANNING AND LAND USE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE REPORT relative to initiating consideration of the property located at 8734 South Broadway, Los Angeles, California 90003, as a City Historic-Cultural Monument.

 

Recommendations for Council action, pursuant to Motion (Harris-Dawson - Wesson):

 

  1. INITIATE consideration of the property located at 8734 South Broadway, Los Angeles, California 90003, as a City Historic-Cultural Monument, under the procedures set forth in Section 22.170.10 of the Los Angeles Administrative Code.

  2. REQUEST the Cultural Heritage Commission, after reviewing the application, to submit its report and recommendation to the Council regarding the inclusion of the property located at 8734 South Broadway, Los Angeles, California 90003, in the City's list of Historic-Cultural Monuments.

 

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, (10); Absent: Buscaino
, Cedillo
, Harris-Dawson
, Huizar
, Krekorian
(5)
ITEM NO.(19)19-0470
19-0470

HOMELESSNESS AND POVERTY COMMITTEE REPORT relative to the status of the feasibility motions for potential A Bridge Home program sites.

Recommendations for Council action:

  1. RECEIVE and FILE the following Council File numbers, due to site infeasibility for bridge housing: 12-1549-S12, 15-1138-S29, 18-0351, 18-0446, 18-0841, 18-1022, 18-1218, and 18-1221.

  2. INSTRUCT the City Administrative Officer (CAO) to report on the site motions currently in the feasibility review process.

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

Community Impact Statement:  None submitted.

 

Adopted, (10); Absent: Buscaino
, Cedillo
, Harris-Dawson
, Huizar
, Krekorian
(5)
ITEM NO.(20)19-0411
19-0411
CD 6

HOMELESSNESS AND POVERTY COMMITTEE REPORT relative to the LA Family Housing's It Takes a Village proposal; review of the 2016 Comprehensive Homeless Strategy; and, utilization of the Coordinated Entry System (CES) for situations of family homelessness.

 

Recommendation for Council action, pursuant to Motion (Martinez - O'Farrell):

 

INSTRUCT the City Administrative Officer to:

  1. Review the LA Family Housing's It Takes a Village proposal and report in 30 days with program and funding recommendations to expeditiously get families with children out of motels located in Council District Six and into more appropriate housing (interim or permanent) that provides children with housing stability, a sense of safety, and an environment to thrive.

  2. Report with a review of the 2016 Comprehensive Homeless Strategy; whether there is an increasing trend of family homelessness; and provide recommendations for a revised housing strategy to meet the needs of homeless families with children, particularly since the current homeless strategy was generally tailored for individual homelessness.

  3. Report on how the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority and the Los Angeles Housing and Community Investment Department utilize the CES for situations of family homelessness, identifying clients for permanent housing, including traditional affordable housing not funded by Proposition HHH.
       

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, (10); Absent: Buscaino
, Cedillo
, Harris-Dawson
, Huizar
, Krekorian
(5)
ITEM NO.(21)18-0385
18-0385
CD 10

PUBLIC WORKS AND GANG REDUCTION COMMITTEE REPORT relative to designating the area between the intersections at Vernon Avenue and Crenshaw Boulevard, 43rd Street and Crenshaw Boulevard, Leimert Boulevard and 43rd Street, Leimert Boulevard and Vernon Avenue, and Degnan Boulevard and 43rd Street as Historic Leimert Park Village.

 

Recommendations for Council action, pursuant to Motion (Wesson - Harris-Dawson):

 

  1. DESIGNATE the area between the intersections at Vernon Avenue and Crenshaw Boulevard, 43rd Street and Crenshaw Boulevard, Leimert Boulevard and 43rd Street, Leimert Boulevard and Vernon Avenue, and Degnan Boulevard and 43rd Street as Historic Leimert Park Village.

  2. INSTRUCT the Los Angeles Department of Transportation to fabricate and install appropriate ceremonial sign(s) to this effect at this location.

 

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, (10); Absent: Buscaino
, Cedillo
, Harris-Dawson
, Huizar
, Krekorian
(5)
ITEM NO.(22)19-0311
19-0311

PUBLIC WORKS AND GANG REDUCTION COMMITTEE REPORT relative to investigating and removing illegal fencing Citywide that restricts free passage in the public right-of-way.

 

Recommendation for Council action, pursuant to Motion (Wesson - Harris-Dawson):

 

INSTRUCT the Bureau of Street Services, Code Enforcement Division and the Los Angeles Department of Building and Safety to work together to investigate and remove illegal fencing Citywide that restricts free passage in the public right-of-way and report to Council on these efforts.

 

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, (10); Absent: Buscaino
, Cedillo
, Harris-Dawson
, Huizar
, Krekorian
(5)
ITEM NO.(23)19-0046
19-0046

RULES, ELECTIONS, AND INTERGOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS COMMITTEE REPORT relative to prohibiting Restricted Developers and non-individuals from contributing and fundraising to City Elected Officials and candidates for City Offices and restrictions concerning behested payments.

 

Recommendations for Council action, as initiated by Motion (Ryu - Krekorian - et al. - Wesson):

 

  1. ADOPT the City Ethics Commission (CEC) Report; REQUEST the City Attorney, with the assistance of the CEC and the Department of City Planning (DCP), to prepare and present a draft Ordinance; and, AUTHORIZE the City Attorney to make any technical modifications and/or legal corrections to the requested draft ordinance in order to further the objectives as described in these recommendations, and in accordance with current case law.

       
  2. REQUEST the City Attorney to prepare and present a draft Ordinance as outlined in Councilmember Ryu’s letter dated January 1, 2019 (attached to Council file No. 19-0046) and the initiating motion; and, AUTHORIZE the City Attorney to make any technical modifications and/or legal corrections to the requested draft ordinance in order to further the objectives as described in this recommendation and in accordance with current case law.

  3. INSTRUCT the CEC to hold a townhall meeting with campaign treasurers to discuss the proposed developer contribution regulations, and report on the discussion within 45 days.

  4. INSTRUCT the CEC to hold a townhall meeting with nonprofit organizations to discuss the proposed behested payments regulations, and report on the discussion within 45 days.

  5. INSTRUCT the CEC, with the assistance of the DCP and the City Administrative Officer (CAO), to report on the implementation of a developer database, including staffing needs, funding, and timeline for implementation.

 

Fiscal Impact Statement: None submitted by the CEC. Neither the Chief Legislative Analyst nor the CAO has conducted a fiscal analysis of this report.

Community Impact Statement: Yes

 

For:  

Hollywood Hills West Neighborhood Council

Hollywood United Neighborhood Council

Van Nuys Neighborhood Council

Central Hollywood Neighborhood Council

Rampart Village Neighborhood Council

NoHo Neighborhood Council

Eagle Rock Neighborhood Council

Arroyo Seco Neighborhood Council

 

For if Amended:  Harbor Gateway North Neighborhood Council


Adopted As Amended, (14); Absent: Harris-Dawson
(1)
RULES, ELECTIONS, AND INTERGOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS COMMITTEE REPORT ADOPTED AS AMENDED FORTHWITH BY MOTION 23A (RYU - WESSON) [CLICK HERE TO VIEW MOTION 23A], MOTION 23B (O'FARRELL - KREKORIAN) [CLICK HERE TO VIEW MOTION 23B] AND MOTION 23C (SMITH - RYU) [CLICK HERE TO VIEW MOTION 23C]
Closed Session
ITEM NO.(24)18-0751
18-0751
The City Council shall recess to Closed Session, pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9(d)(1), to confer with its legal counsel relative to the case entitled Carl Mitchell, et al. v. City of Los Angeles, et al., United States District Court Case No. 16-cv-01750-SJO (JPRx). (This matter involves litigation that alleges constitutional violations based on the seizure and destruction of property of homeless individuals in the Skid Row area of Los Angeles.)

 

(Budget and Finance Committee waived consideration of the above matter)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adopted in Open Session, (12); Nays: Buscaino
, Huizar
(2); Absent: Harris-Dawson
(1)
APPROVED CITY ATTORNEY RECOMMENDATION(S)
MOTIONS/RESOLUTIONS PRESENTED PURSUANT TO RULE NO. 16 - TO BE PLACED ON THE NEXT AVAILABLE AGENDA
19-0539
19-0539MOTION (BUSCAINO - BONIN) relative to a personal services contract with Braid Theory, Inc. to provide services to the 15th Council District.
19-0010-S7
19-0010-S7MOTION (PRICE - WESSON) relative to an offer of reward for information leading to the identification, apprehension, and conviction of the person(s) responsible for the death of Victor McElhaney on March 10, 2019.
19-0540
19-0540MOTION (KREKORIAN - MARTINEZ) relative to installing street banners to encourage participation and attendance for NoHo Summer Nights.
COMMENDATORY RESOLUTIONS ADOPTED IN HONOR OF:
19-0004
19-0004
Paul M. Smith        Wesson - O'Farrell 
TELACU Cedillo - Huizar 

At the conclusion of this day's Council Session ADJOURNING MOTIONS WERE ADOPTED in tribute to the memory of:
19-0003
19-0003
Pam Albers   Buscaino - All Councilmembers 
Matty Domancich   Buscaino - All Councilmembers 

ENDING ROLL CALL
Roll Call
Members Present: Blumenfield, Bonin, Buscaino, Cedillo, Huizar, Koretz, Krekorian, O'Farrell, Price, Ryu, Smith and President Wesson (12); Absent: Harris-Dawson, Martinez and Rodriguez (3)












Los Angeles City Council Agenda, Continuation Agenda
Wednesday, May 22, 2019
JOHN FERRARO COUNCIL CHAMBER ROOM 340, CITY HALL 200 NORTH SPRING STREET, LOS ANGELES, CA 90012 - 10:00 AM


CONTINUED FROM: MAY 21, 2019 (ALL ITEMS FORTHWITH)




Items for which Public Hearings Have Not Been Held - (10 Votes Required for Consideration)
ITEM NO.(25)19-0002-S69
19-0002-S69

COMMUNICATION FROM THE CHIEF LEGISLATIVE ANALYST (CLA) and RESOLUTION relative to establishing the City's position regarding Senate Bill (SB) 630 (Stern) which would allow cities and counties to adopt and enforce local ordinances, rules, or regulations to prevent slavery or human trafficking.

 

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

 

ADOPT the accompanying RESOLUTION to include in the City's 2019-20 State Legislative Program, SUPPORT for SB 630 (Stern) which would allow cities and counties to adopt and enforce local ordinances, rules, or regulations which would prevent slavery or human trafficking.

 

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

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

(Rules, Elections, and Intergovernmental Relations Committee waived consideration of the above matter)

 

 

Adopted, (12); Absent: Harris-Dawson
, Martinez
, Rodriguez
(3)