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LOS ANGELES CITY COUNCIL

Tuesday, October 3, 2017
10:00 AM

JOHN FERRARO COUNCIL CHAMBER
ROOM 340, CITY HALL
200 NORTH SPRING STREET, LOS ANGELES, CA 90012


PresidentGILBERT A. CEDILLO, First District
HERB J. WESSON, JR., Tenth DistrictPAUL KREKORIAN, Second District
BOB BLUMENFIELD, Third District
President Pro TemporeDAVID E. RYU, Fourth District
MITCHELL ENGLANDER, Twelfth DistrictPAUL KORETZ, Fifth District
MONICA RODRIGUEZ, Seventh District
Assistant President Pro TemporeMARQUEECE HARRIS-DAWSON, Eighth District
NURY MARTINEZ, Sixth DistrictCURREN D. PRICE, JR., Ninth District
MIKE BONIN, Eleventh District
MITCH O'FARRELL, Thirteenth District
JOSE HUIZAR, Fourteenth District
JOE BUSCAINO, Fifteenth District

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Los Angeles City Council Agenda
Tuesday, October 3, 2017
JOHN FERRARO COUNCIL CHAMBER ROOM 340, CITY HALL 200 NORTH SPRING STREET, LOS ANGELES, CA 90012 - 10:00 AM



Roll Call
Approval of the Minutes

Commendatory Resolutions, Introductions and Presentations

Multiple Agenda Item Comment

Public Testimony of Non-agenda Items Within Jurisdiction of Council

Items Noticed for Public Hearing
ITEM NO.(1)
17-1000
CD 11

HEARING COMMENTS relative to an Application for Determination of Public Convenience or Necessity for the sale of alcoholic beverages for on-site consumption at Roosterfish located at 1302 Abbot Kinney Boulevard.

 

Recommendations for Council action:

 

  1. DETERMINE that the issuance of a liquor license at Roosterfish located at 1302 Abbot Kinney Boulevard will serve a Public Convenience or Necessity and will not tend to create a law enforcement problem.
  2.  

  3. GRANT the Application for Determination of Public Convenience or Necessity for the sale of alcoholic beverages for on-site consumption at 1302 Abbot Kinney Boulevard.
  4.  

  5. INSTRUCT the City Clerk to transmit this determination to the State Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control as the required findings under Business and Professions Code Section 23958.4.

 

Applicant: PBAK, LLC

 

Representative: Brett Engstrom/Cindy Block - LiquorLicense.com

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

TIME LIMIT FILE - NOVEMBER 28, 2017

 

(LAST DAY FOR COUNCIL ACTION - NOVEMBER 28, 2017)

 

 

ITEM NO.(2)
17-1046
CD 1

HEARING COMMENTS relative to an Application for Determination of Public Convenience or Necessity for the sale of alcoholic beverages for both on-site and off-site consumption at Oriel located at 1135 North Alameda Street.

 

Recommendations for Council action:

 

  1. DETERMINE that the issuance of a liquor license at Oriel located at 1135 North Alameda Street will serve a Public Convenience or Necessity and will not tend to create a law enforcement problem.
  2.  

  3. GRANT the Application for Determination of Public Convenience or Necessity for the sale of alcoholic beverages for both on-site and off-site consumption at 1135 North Alameda Street.
  4.  

  5. INSTRUCT the City Clerk to transmit this determination to the State Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control as the required findings under Business and Professions Code Section 23958.4.

 

Applicant: Oriel Chinatown, LLC

 

Representative: La Tierra Consulting LLC (Attention: Judy Lee)

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

TIME LIMIT FILE - DECEMBER 11, 2017

 

(LAST DAY FOR COUNCIL ACTION - DECEMBER 8, 2017)

 

 

Items for which Public Hearings Have Been Held
ITEM NO.(3)
15-0387

PUBLIC WORKS AND GANG REDUCTION, TRANSPORTATION, and BUDGET AND FINANCE COMMITTEES' REPORTS and ORDINANCES FIRST CONSIDERATION relative to establishing the Office of Petroleum and Natural Gas Administration and Safety.

 

  1. PUBLIC WORKS AND GANG REDUCTION and TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEES' REPORT

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

    1. PRESENT and ADOPT the accompanying ORDINANCE, dated May 24, 2017, to amend Los Angeles Administrative Code (LAAC) Sections 12.12(a), 13.18(B), 22.481 (a)(4 ), 22.483(a)(6), 22.484(g)(2)(B), and 22.319 to transfer pipeline franchising responsibilities from the Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT) to the Board of Public Works (BPW).

    2. PRESENT and ADOPT the accompanying ORDINANCE, dated May 24, 2017, to amend Chapter 4 of Division 19 of the LAAC and Article 3 of Chapter I of the Los Angeles Municipal Code to transfer the Petroleum Administrator function from the City Administrative Officer (CAO) to the BPW.

    3. PRESENT and ADOPT the accompanying ORDINANCE, dated May 24, 2017, to amend LAAC Section 5.500 to expand the Council District Real Property Trust Funds to include all pipeline franchises.

  2. COMMUNICATION FROM CHAIR AND MEMBER, BUDGET AND FINANCE COMMITTEE

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

    1. PRESENT and ADOPT the accompanying ORDINANCE, dated May 24, 2017, amending Sections 12.12(a), 13.18(B), 22.481(a)(4), 22.483(a)(6), 22.484(g)(2)(B) and 22.319 of the LAAC to transfer pipeline franchising responsibilities from the LADOT to the BPW.

    2. PRESENT and ADOPT the accompanying ORDINANCE, dated May 24, 2017, amending Chapter 4 of Division 19 of the LAAC, and Article 3 of Chapter I of the Los Angeles Municipal Code, to transfer the Petroleum Administrator function from the CAO to the BPW.

    3. DEFER action, and HOLD in Budget and Finance Committee, the City Attorney report (No. R17-0177) and Ordinance, dated May 24, 2017, amending Section 5.500 of the LAAC to expand the Council District Real Property Trust Funds to include all pipeline franchises.

    4. INSTRUCT the CAO, with the assistance of the BPW, to prepare a budget proposal for the Office of Petroleum and Natural Gas Administration and Safety within the context of the next Fiscal Year 2017-18 Financial Status Report.

 

Fiscal Impact Statement: None submitted by the City Attorney. Neither the CAO nor the Chief Legislative Analyst has completed a financial analysis of these reports.

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

 

ITEM NO.(4)
17-0816
CD 6

CATEGORICAL EXEMPTION, PLANNING AND LAND USE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE REPORT, and ORDINANCE FIRST CONSIDERATION relative to a Vesting Zone Change for the property located at 7736-7742, 7748, and 7754 North Haskell Avenue, 7737, 7743, 7749, and 7755 North Aqueduct Avenue.

 

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

 

  1. FIND, based on the whole of the administrative record, that the project is categorically exempt from the California Environment Quality Act (CEQA) pursuant to State CEQA Guidelines, Sections 15300-15333, Class 32, and there is no substantial evidence demonstrating that an exception to a Categorical Exemption pursuant to CEQA Guidelines, Section 15300.2 applies.
  2.  

  3. ADOPT the FINDINGS of the South Valley Area Planning Commission (SVAPC) as the Findings of the Council.
  4.  

  5. PRESENT and ADOPT the accompanying ORDINANCE, dated June 8, 2017, effecting a Vesting Zone Change R1-1 to (T)(Q)CM-1 for the merger of an existing 5,760 square-foot alley, 10,348 square feet of the public right-of-way (Aqueduct Avenue), and eight parcels, and the re-subdivision into two parcels, for the construction of a 45,900 square foot light manufacturing building on proposed Parcel A and a surface parking lot on proposed Parcel B, for the property located at 7736-7742, 7748, and 7754 North Haskell Avenue, 7737, 7743, 7749, and 7755 North Aqueduct Avenue, subject to Conditions of Approval.
  6.  

  7. PRESENT and ADOPT the accompanying ORDINANCE dated June 8, 2017, for a Building Line Removal of a 25-foot building line along the eastern side of Haskell Avenue established pursuant to Ordinance No. 102413, for Lot Nos. One through Four of Tract 19270.
  8.  

  9. ADVISE the applicant, pursuant to Los Angeles Municipal Code Section 12.32 G:
  10.  

    . . . whenever property remains in a Q Qualified classification for six years . . . after the effective date of the ordinance creating same without substantial physical development thereof for one or more of the uses first permitted herein having taken place within such time or if the Director of Planning determines that such development is not thereafter continuously and expeditiously carried on to completion, or if no physical development is necessary, without having been need for one or more of the purpose first permitted thereby, such 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.

     

  11. 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.
  12.  

  13. ADVISE the applicant that, pursuant to State Fish and Game Code Section 711.4, a Fish and Game Fee and/or Certificate 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: Jeff Pink, 7710 Haskell, LLC

 

Representative: Johnathan Razbannia/Enrique Prado, JMR Land Use Consultants

 

Case No. APCSV-2016-4681-VZC-BL

 

CEQA No. ENV-2016-4683-CE

 

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

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

TIME LIMIT FILE - OCTOBER 23, 2017

 

(LAST DAY FOR COUNCIL ACTION - OCTOBER 20, 2017)

 

 

ITEM NO.(5)
17-0819
CD 10

MITIGATED NEGATIVE DECLARATION (MND), MITIGATION MEASURES, MITIGATION MONITORING PROGRAM (MMP), PLANNING AND LAND USE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE REPORT, and ORDINANCE FIRST CONSIDERATION relative to a Vesting Zone Change for the property located at 3545 West Wilshire Boulevard, 3539-3551 West Wilshire Boulevard, and 601, 611, 619, 627, 637, and 645 South Ardmore Avenue.

 

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

 

  1. FIND, based on the independent judgment of the decision-maker, after consideration of the whole of the administrative record, the project was assessed in MND No. ENV-2016-343-MND, adopted on May 11, 2017, and pursuant to California Environment Quality Act (CEQA) Guidelines, Sections 15162 and 15164, no subsequent Environmental Impact Report, negative declaration, nor addendum is required for approval of the project.
  2.  

  3. ADOPT the FINDINGS pursuant to and in accordance with Section 21081.6 of the California State Public Resources Code, the MMP as the Findings of Council and ADOPT the MMP.
  4.  

  5. ADOPT the FINDINGS of the Los Angeles City Planning Commission (LACPC) as the Findings of the Council.
  6.  

  7. PRESENT and ADOPT the accompanying ORDINANCE dated May 11, 2017, effecting a Vesting Zone Change from C2-2, R5-2, P-2, and C4-2 to (T)(Q)C4-2 for the demolition of existing structures and the construction, use, and maintenance of a new 513,732 square foot mixed-use building consisting of a 14-story building along Sixth Street and a 32-story building along Wilshire Boulevard, consisting of a total of 428 residential dwelling units and 31,689 square feet of commercial space, providing five levels of parking for a total of 864 automobile parking spaces and 652 bicycle parking spaces, for the properties located at 3545 West Wilshire Boulevard, 3539-3551 West Wilshire Boulevard, and 601, 611, 619, 627, 637, and 645 South Ardmore Avenue, subject to Conditions of Approval.
  8.  

  9. ADVISE the applicant, pursuant to Los Angeles Municipal Code Section 12.32 G:
  10.  

    . . . whenever property remains in a Q Qualified classification for six years . . . after the effective date of the ordinance creating same without substantial physical development thereof for one or more of the uses first permitted herein having taken place within such time or if the Director of Planning determines that such development is not thereafter continuously and expeditiously carried on to completion, or if no physical development is necessary, without having been need for one or more of the purpose first permitted thereby, such 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.

     

  11. 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.
  12.  

  13. ADVISE the applicant that, pursuant to State Fish and Game Code Section 711.4, a Fish and Game Fee and/or Certificate 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: 3545 Wilshire, LLC

 

Representative: Jim Ries, Craig Lawson and Co., LLC

 

Case No. CPC-2016-341-VZC-ZAA-SPR

 

CEQA No. ENV-2016-343-MND

 

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 - OCTOBER 24, 2017

 

(LAST DAY FOR COUNCIL ACTION - OCTOBER 24, 2017)

 

 

ITEM NO.(6)
17-0821
CD 10

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 Zone Change and Height District Change for the property located at 3063 West Pico Boulevard, 3057-3067 1/2 West Pico Boulevard, 3062 West 12th Place.

 

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

 

  1. FIND, based on the independent judgment of the decision-maker, after consideration of the whole of the administrative record, the project was assessed in MND No. ENV-2016-1604-MND; and pursuant to California Environment Quality Act (CEQA) Guidelines, Sections 15162 and 15164, no subsequent Environmental Impact Report, negative declaration, nor addendum is required for approval of the project.
  2.  

  3. ADOPT the FINDINGS of the Los Angeles City Planning Commission (LACPC) as the Findings of the Council.
  4.  

  5. PRESENT and ADOPT the accompanying ORDINANCE dated June 22, 2017, effecting a Zone Change from C2-1 to (T)(Q)RAS4-1 for the portion of the subject property located at 3057-3067 1/2 West Pico Boulevard, and a Height District Change from R4-1VL to (T)(Q)R4-2D for the portion of the subject property located at 3062 West 12th Place, for the demolition of all existing structures and the construction, use, and maintenance of a mixed-use building containing 51 residential condominium units and approximately 3,350 square-feet of commercial space, with the proposed structure reaching a maximum height of six stories and 78-feet along Pico Boulevard, including a mezzanine level and two levels of subterranean parking, and a maximum height of four stories and 45-feet along 12th Place, including one level of subterranean parking for the provision of a total of 115 parking spaces, for the properties located at 3063 West Pico Boulevard, 3057-3067 1/2 West Pico Boulevard, 3062 West 12th Place, subject to Conditions of Approval.
  6.  

  7. ADVISE the applicant, pursuant to Los Angeles Municipal Code Section 12.32 G:
  8.  

    . . . whenever property remains in a Q Qualified classification for six years . . . after the effective date of the ordinance creating same without substantial physical development thereof for one or more of the uses first permitted herein having taken place within such time or if the Director of Planning determines that such development is not thereafter continuously and expeditiously carried on to completion, or if no physical development is necessary, without having been need for one or more of the purpose first permitted thereby, such 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.

     

  9. 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.
  10.  

  11. ADVISE the applicant that, pursuant to State Fish and Game Code Section 711.4, a Fish and Game Fee and/or Certificate 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: Boaz Miodovsky, Decolage Ventures, LLC

 

Representative: Heather Lee Consulting

 

Case No. CPC-2016-1603-ZC-HD

 

CEQA No. ENV-2016-1604-MND

 

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 - OCTOBER 24, 2017

 

(LAST DAY FOR COUNCIL ACTION - OCTOBER 24, 2017)

 

ITEM NO.(7)
16-0855

PLANNING AND LAND USE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE REPORT relative to the enforcement of land use conditions for establishments that concurrently sell motor vehicle fuel with beer and wine for off-premises consumption.

 

Recommendation for Council action, pursuant to Motion (Blumenfield - Huizar):

 

INSTRUCT the Department of City Planning, with the assistance of the City Attorney, to report on the implementations and enforcement of conditions in California Business and Professions Code Section 23790.5 and the developments of any other standards that could be imposed on these types of uses within the parameters of state law.

 

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.

 

 

ITEM NO.(8)
12-1690-S12
CD 1

HOMELESSNESS AND POVERTY COMMITTEE REPORT relative to identifying the funding needed and effectuating the Winter Shelter Program for Fiscal Year 2017-18 in Council District One.

 

Recommendations for Council action, as initiated by Motion (Cedillo - Martinez):

 

  1. DIRECT the Housing and Community Investment Department (HCID) and the City Administrative Officer (CAO) to identify the funding needed to continue the Winter Shelter Program for Fiscal Year 2017-18 in Council District One.
       
  2. DIRECT the HCID, with the assistance from the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA), to take all necessary steps to effectuate the Winter Shelter Program.

  3. DIRECT the HCID and CAO to identify the funding needed to continue the Winter Shelter Program for Fiscal Year 2017-18 City-wide.

  4. DIRECT the HCID with the assistance of LAHSA to continue funding the Northeast Los Angeles shelter at the All Saints Church, operated by Recycled Resources, as part of the Winter Shelter Program for Fiscal Year 2017-18, without precluding the establishment of a new shelter location in Lincoln Heights.

 

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

 

Community Impact Statement:  None submitted.

 

ITEM NO.(9)
15-1022-S2

CONTINUED CONSIDERATION OF HEALTH, EDUCATION AND NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCILS COMMITTEE REPORT relative to online Neighborhood Council elections and election outreach funding.

 

Recommendations for Council action:

 

  1. REQUEST the City Attorney to prepare and present the appropriate Ordinances to change Neighborhood Council elections conducted by the City Clerk to odd numbered years beginning in 2019 and include any necessary language for a one-time extension of terms (from 2018 to 2019).
       
  2. INSTRUCT the Department of Neighborhood Empowerment (DONE) to:

    1. Provide stipulation sheets to all Neighborhood Councils with an option to hold elections in 2018 if the Neighborhood Council chooses to do so.

    2. Convene a working group of interested Neighborhood Council members to provide recommendations for the 2019 elections including discussions of online voting efficacy, online voting security, online voting documentation, effective candidate recruitment outreach methods and tools, tailoring outreach to specific neighborhoods, timing of elections, outreach funding, voting ages, ballot types, stakeholder status definition, and other topics deemed to be crucial to running an effective 2019 election.

  3. REQUEST the Neighborhood Councils to amend their bylaws, if necessary, to effectuate the change of Neighborhood Council elections from 2018 to 2019.

  4. INSTRUCT the City Administrative Officer (CAO) to report on the funding necessary to enable DONE to begin the Neighborhood Council election outreach process in September 2017.

  5. INSTRUCT the City Clerk and DONE, in consultation with the City Attorney, to develop guidelines for the processing and security of Neighborhood Council voter registration information.

  6. INSTRUCT the City Clerk and DONE to review and modify the online voter registration and voting system for future online Neighborhood Council elections.

  7. AUTHORIZE the City Clerk to use up to $250,000 in funds appropriated for Fiscal Year (FY) 2017-18 Neighborhood Council elections for the online build out/set up of the remaining 46 Neighborhood Councils and any online voting related hardware/software if online elections are to be offered in FY 2018-19.

  8. INSTRUCT the City Clerk to work with the CAO on transferring/reverting the remaining balance to the proper location.

  9. AUTHORIZE the DONE to use funds appropriated for FY 2017-18 Neighborhood Council election funds for election outreach this fiscal year in preparation for Neighborhood Council elections in FY 2018-19.

 

Fiscal Impact Statement:  The City Clerk reports that no additional funding would be required this fiscal year for the recommendations contained in its August 17, 2017 report, attached to the Council file.  Neighborhood Council elections would need to be budgeted in FY 2018-19 at a level determined during annual budget negotiations.

 

Community Impact Statement:  Yes

 

Bel Air-Beverly Crest Neighborhood Council
Boyle Heights Neighborhood Council 
Downtown Los Angeles Neighborhood Council
Eagle Rock Neighborhood Council
Glassell Park Neighborhood Council
Greater Valley Glen Neighborhood Council
Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council
Harbor Gateway Neighborhood Council
Hollywood Hills West Neighborhood Council
Lake Balboa Neighborhood Council
Los Feliz Neighborhood Council
Palms Neighborhood Council
Rampart Village Neighborhood Council
Silver Lake Neighborhood Council
South Robertson Neighborhood Council
Studio City Neighborhood Council
Sunland-Tujunga Neighborhood Council
Valley Village Neighborhood Council
Venice Neighborhood Council
West Hills Neighborhood Council
West Los Angeles Neighborhood Council
Westchester-Playa Del Rey Neighborhood Council
Woodland Hills-Warner Center Neighborhood Council


(Continued from Council meeting of September 26, 2017)

 

ITEM NO.(10)
17-0701
CD 4

CATEGORICAL EXEMPTION (CE) and PLANNING AND LAND USE MANAGEMENT (PLUM) COMMITTEE REPORT relative to an appeal for the property located at 610-618 South Van Ness Avenue.

 

Recommendations for Council action:

 

  1. FIND, based on the whole of the administrative record, that the project is exempt from the California Environment Quality Act (CEQA) pursuant to CEQA Guidelines, Section 21080, Article III, Section I, Class 32, and there is no substantial evidence demonstrating that an exception to a CE pursuant to CEQA Guidelines, Section 15300.2 applies.
  2.  

  3. ADOPT the FINDINGS of the Central Los Angeles Area Planning Commission (CLAAPC) as the Findings of the Council.
  4.  

  5. RESOLVE TO DENY THE APPEAL filed by Maria Sountas-Argiropoulos (Representative: Dean Wallraff, Esq., Wallraff Law), and THEREBY SUSTAIN the decision of the CLAAPC in approving the Project Permit Compliance Review and Design Review for the construction of two four-story, 45-foot high, multi-family residential structures consisting of 12 dwelling units (six dwelling units per structure) containing approximately 28,482 square feet of floor area along with 24 on-site parking spaces, utilizing a by-right density bonus option by reserving a minimum of 11 percent, one unit of the nine total base dwelling units permitted, for Very Low Income tenants or owners for a period of 55 years, for the property located at 610-618 South Van Ness Avenue, subject to Conditions of Approval.

 

Applicant: Van Ness Partners I, LLC

 

Representative: Elisa Paster, Glaser Weil, Fink Howard, Avchen and Shapiro LLP

 

Related Case No. DIR-2016-3612-DRB-SPP-1A

 

CEQA No. ENV-2016-3613-CE

 

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

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

 

ITEM NO.(11)
13-1641
CD 1

ARTS, ENTERTAINMENT, PARKS AND RIVER and ENERGY, CLIMATE CHANGE AND ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE COMMITTEES' REPORT relative to negotiating a California Land Reuse and Revitalization Act Voluntary Ciean-Up Agreement (CLRRA Agreement) with the Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC); and determining the level of cleanup for the Taylor Yard G2 Parcel.

 

Recommendations for Council action:

 

  1. AUTHORIZE the City Engineer, with assistance from the City Attorney’s Office, to negotiate a CLRRA Agreement with the DTSC.

  2. AUTHORIZE the Bureau of Engineering to conduct environmental site investigations and report with the results and recommendations on the level of cleanup for the Taylor Yard G2 Parcel.

 

Fiscal Impact Statement: The Municipal Facilities Committee reports that there is no anticipated impact to the General Fund from approval of the above recommendations as the site assessment work will be funded by the SB 1 Grant.

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

 

Items for which Public Hearings Have Not Been Held - (10 Votes Required for Consideration)
ITEM NO.(12)

RESOLUTIONS relative to removing various properties from the Rent Escrow Account Program.

Recommendation for Council action:

ADOPT the accompanying RESOLUTIONS removing the following properties from the Rent Escrow Account Program (REAP), inasmuch as the owner(s) have corrected the cited REAP violations and provided proof of compliance with the Los Angeles Housing and Community Investment Department (LAHCID), Code Enforcement Unit, habitability citations, pursuant to Ordinance 173810, and ADOPT the Findings contained in the LAHCID's report attached to the Council File:

(a)
17-0005-S264
CD 2

11110 West Hartsook Street (Case No. 530772) Assessor I.D. No. 2353-007-012

 

 

ITEM NO.(13)
17-0780
CD 2

CONTINUED CONSIDERATION OF COMMUNICATION FROM THE CITY ENGINEER relative to initiating vacation proceedings for Hacienda Drive from Coldwater Canyon Avenue to its westerly terminus and Coldwater Canyon Avenue (airspace vacation) approximately 520 feet northerly of Hacienda Drive (VAC - E1401273).

 

Recommendations for Council action:

 

  1. INITIATE vacation proceeding to vacate Hacienda Drive from Coldwater Canyon Avenue to its westerly terminus and Coldwater Canyon Avenue (airspace vacation) approximately 520 feet northerly of Hacienda Drive as shown on the map attached to the City Engineer report to Council dated July 5, 2017, pursuant to California Streets and Highways Code, Division 9, Part 3, Public Streets, Highways and Service Easements Vacation Law.

  2. DIRECT the Bureau of Engineering to:

    1. Investigate the feasibility of this vacation request.

    2. Report to the Public Works and Gang Reduction Committee relative to the feasibility of vacating the requested area.

 

Fiscal Impact Statement: The City Engineer reports that a fee of $14,980 was paid by the petitioner 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 LAAC Section 7.44 will be required of the petitioner.

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

(Continued from Council meeting of July 26, 2017)

 

 

ITEM NO.(14)
15-1524
CD 13

COMMUNICATION FROM THE CITY ENGINEER relative to the installation of the name of STEVE CARELL on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.  

 

Recommendation for Council action:    

 

APPROVE the installation of the name of STEVE CARELL at 6708 Hollywood Boulevard.  

 

Fiscal Impact Statement: The City Engineer reports that there is no General Fund impact.

 

  

ITEM NO.(15)
15-1523
CD 13

COMMUNICATION FROM THE CITY ENGINEER relative to the installation of the name of LL COOL J on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.  

 

Recommendation for Council action:    

 

APPROVE the installation of the name of LL COOL J at 6901 Hollywood Boulevard.  

 

Fiscal Impact Statement: The City Engineer reports that there is no General Fund impact.

 

  

ITEM NO.(16)
16-0926
CD 13

COMMUNICATION FROM THE CITY ENGINEER relative to the installation of the name of DARYL HALL AND JOHN OATES on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.  

 

Recommendation for Council action:    

 

APPROVE the installation of the name of DARYL HALL AND JOHN OATES at 6752 Hollywood Boulevard.  

 

Fiscal Impact Statement: The City Engineer reports that there is no General Fund impact.

 

  

ITEM NO.(17)
17-1005-S1
CD 7

MOTION (RODRIGUEZ - MARTINEZ) relative to funding to keep the Sylmar and Verdugo swimming pools open on September 30 and October 1, 2017.

 

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

  1. TRANSFER/APPROPRIATE $1,138 in the AB1290 Fund No. 53P, Account No. 2812017 (CD 7 Redevelopment Projects - Services) to the Recreation and Parks Fund No. 301/88, Account No. 88053M Aquatics Division (MRPXX402) C-W Aquatics to keep these two swimming pools open on September 30 and October 1, 2017 in Council District 7.

  2. AUTHORIZE the Department of Recreation and Parks to make any corrections, clarifications or revisions to the above fund transfer instructions, including any new instructions, in order to effectuate the intent of the Motion, and including any corrections and changes to fund or account numbers; said corrections / clarifications / changes may be made orally, electronically or by any other means.

 

 

ITEM NO.(18)
17-1090

MOTION (MARTINEZ - RYU) relative to funding for services for a  special reception for the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE), Los Angeles Chapter in the City Hall Tom Bradley Room to be held by the Board of Public Works in partnership with Council District 6.

 

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

 

APPROPRIATE $174 from the Unappropriated Balance Fund No. 100/58 to the General Services Fund No. 100/40 Account No. 1070 (Salaries - as needed), for services in connection with the October 11, 2017 SHPE Los Angeles Latino Heritage Month Reception in the City Hall Tom Bradley Room - said funds to be reimbursed to the General Fund by the SHPE, Los Angeles Chapter.

 

 

ITEM NO.(19)
17-1091

MOTION (HUIZAR - HARRIS-DAWSON) relative to funding for additional analysis as it relates to the Affordable Housing Linkage Fee to be performed by the Nexus Study consultant, BAE Urban Economics.

 

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

 

  1. TRANSFER $20,000 between accounts within the Affordable Housing Trust Fund, Fund No. 44G/43:

    From:  Account No. 43M168 - $20,000
    To:      Account No. 43P168  - $20,000

  2. APPROPRIATE $20,000 to Account No. 003040, Contractual Services within the Planning Department, Fund No. 100/68.

  3. AUTHORIZE the City Administrative Officer to make any necessary technical adjustments, or prepare additional Controller instructions that may be required to effectuate the intent of this Motion; and, AUTHORIZE the Controller to implement said instructions.

 

 

ITEM NO.(20)
17-0010-S29

MOTION (HARRIS-DAWSON - PRICE) relative to an offer of reward for information leading to the identification, apprehension, and conviction of the person(s) responsible for the death of Sergio Ricardo Fuentes on June 13, 2017. 

 

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

 

  1. PROVIDE an offer of reward in the amount of $50,000 for information leading to the identification, apprehension, and conviction of the person(s) responsible for the death of Sergio Ricardo Fuentes on June 13, 2017.

  2. FIND that the subject reward complies with the provisions of Chapter 12, Article 1, Division 19, of the Los Angeles Administrative Code.

  3. DIRECT the City Clerk to publish the required notices and/or advertisements to effectuate this reward.

  4. DIRECT the City Clerk to publish the reward notice in the Our Weekly, Los Angeles Sentinel and LA Watts Times, in addition to the regular publications used by the City Clerk for reward notices, to ensure adequate community notice.

 

 

ITEM NO.(21)
13-1472
CD 5

MOTION (KORETZ - RODRIGUEZ) relative to amending prior Council action of August 18, 2017 to modify the terms of the lease for the Council District 5 field office that will result in lease savings to the City.

 

Recommendations for Council action:

 

  1. AMEND prior Council action of August 18, 2017 relative to authorizing the Department of General Services to negotiate and execute a lease amendment with 6380 Wilshire LLC for the Council District Five field office located at 6380 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 800, Los Angeles, 90048 to modify the terms of the lease that will result in lease savings to the City as follows:

    1. Change the lease term from a four-year term with one four-year option to renew to an eight-year term and no option to renew.

    2. Add seven months of rent abatement for the first, fifth, thirteenth, nineteenth, twenty-seventh, thirty-sixth and forty-third months of the extended lease term.

  2. NOTE that all other terms and conditions of the lease will remain the same as what was previously approved by Council on August 18, 2017.

 

 

Items Called Special

Motions for Posting and Referral

Council Members' Requests for Excuse from Attendance at Council Meetings
Adjourning Motions

Council Adjournment

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