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LOS ANGELES CITY COUNCIL

Tuesday, March 6, 2018
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, March 6, 2018
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)

HEARING PROTEST, APPEALS OR OBJECTIONS to Building and Safety Department report and confirmation of lien for nuisance abatement costs and/or non-compliance of code violations/Annual Inspection costs, pursuant to Los Angeles Municipal Code (LAMC) and/or Los Angeles Administrative Code (LAAC).

Recommendation for Council action:

HEAR PROTEST, APPEALS OR OBJECTIONS relative to proposed lien for nuisance abatement costs and/or non-compliance of code violations/Annual Inspection costs, pursuant to LAMC and/or LAAC and CONFIRM said lien for the following properties:

(a)
17-0160-S740
CD 12

21400 West Lassen Street aka 9833 Deering Avenue. (Lien: $1,010.84)

 

 

(b)
17-0160-S741
CD 2

11210 West Briarcliff Lane. (Lien: $1,288.56)

 

 

(c)
17-0160-S742
CD 1

817 North Terrace 49. (Lien: $3,623.64)

 

 

(d)
17-0160-S743
CD 2

11570 West Victory Boulevard. (Lien: $1,288.56)

 

 

(e)
17-0160-S744
CD 1

6132 East Mount Angelus Drive. (Lien: $3,869.09)

 

 

(f)
17-0160-S745
CD 7

13126 North Fenton Avenue. (Lien: $3762.69)

 

 

(g)
17-0160-S746
CD 9

5701 South Long Beach Avenue. (Lien: $3,842.51)

 

 

(h)
17-0160-S747
CD 14

4539 East Tourmaline Street. (Lien: $1,288.56)

 

 

(i)
16-0160-S439
CD 2

7630 North Glenoaks Boulevard. (Lien: $3,795.37)

 

 

(j)
15-0160-S184
CD 7

12864 West Correnti Street.  (Lien: $3,853.13)

 

 

(k)
17-0160-S748
CD 12

17550 West Baltar Street. (Lien: $3,745.93)

 

 

(l)
17-0160-S749
CD 10

4170 South 4th Avenue. (Lien: $1,288.56)

 

 

(m)
17-0160-S700
CD 2

7935 North Bellaire Avenue.  (Lien: $932.40)

 

(Continued from Council meeting of February 20, 2018)

 

 

(n)
17-0160-S236
CD 15

105 West E Street aka 505 North Avalon Boulevard. (Lien: $2,132.71)

 

(Continued from Council meeting of February 20, 2018)

 

 

ITEM NO.(2)
17-0900-S122
CD 15

CONTINUED CONSIDERATION OF HEARING PROTESTS and ORDINANCE FIRST CONSIDERATION relative to the improvement and maintenance of the 8th Street and Centre Street No. 1 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).

 

 

ITEM NO.(3)
17-0900-S123
CD 10

CONTINUED CONSIDERATION OF HEARING PROTESTS and ORDINANCE FIRST CONSIDERATION relative to the improvement and maintenance of the Olympic Boulevard and Ardmore 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).

 

 

ITEM NO.(4)
17-0900-S124
CD 2

CONTINUED CONSIDERATION OF HEARING PROTESTS and ORDINANCE FIRST CONSIDERATION relative to the improvement and maintenance of the Matilija Avenue and Erwin 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).

 

 

ITEM NO.(5)
17-0900-S125
CD 2

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

 

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

 

  1. FIND that a majority protest exists in the Street Lighting Maintenance Assessment District and therefore the assessment cannot be enacted.

  2. PRESENT and ADOPT the accompanying ORDINANCE abandoning all proceedings relating to 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).

  3. INSTRUCT the Director, Bureau of Street Lighting, to assure that the streetlights are not installed or are removed from service if previously installed.

 

 

ITEM NO.(6)
17-0900-S126
CD 4

CONTINUED CONSIDERATION OF HEARING PROTESTS and ORDINANCE FIRST CONSIDERATION relative to the improvement and maintenance of the Ventura Boulevard and Kester 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).

 

 

ITEM NO.(7)
17-0900-S127
CD 4

CONTINUED CONSIDERATION OF HEARING PROTESTS and ORDINANCE FIRST CONSIDERATION relative to the improvement and maintenance of the Moorpark Street and Lemona 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).

 

 

ITEM NO.(8)
18-0098
CD 11

HEARING COMMENTS relative to an Application for Determination of Public Convenience or Necessity for the sale of alcoholic beverages for off-site consumption at Vintage Grocers located at 15285 West Sunset Boulevard.

 

Recommendations for Council action:

 

  1. DETERMINE that the issuance of a liquor license at Vintage Grocers located at 15285 West Sunset Boulevard will serve a Public Convenience or Necessity and will not tend to create a law enforcement problem.

  2. GRANT the Application for Determination of Public Convenience or Necessity for the sale of alcoholic beverages for off-site consumption at 15285 West Sunset Boulevard.

  3. 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: Malibu Country Market, LLC c/o Elkins Kalt Weintraub Reuben Gartside, LLP

 

Representative: Apex LA c/o Margaret Taylor

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

TIME LIMIT FILE - MAY 2, 2018

 

(LAST DAY FOR COUNCIL ACTION - MAY 2, 2018)

 

 

ITEM NO.(9)
18-0129
CD 4

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 Whole Foods Market located at 14311 Ventura Boulevard.

 

Recommendations for Council action:

 

  1. DETERMINE that the issuance of a liquor license at Whole Foods Market located at 14311 Ventura Boulevard will serve a Public Convenience or Necessity and will not tend to create a law enforcement problem.

  2. 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 14311 Ventura Boulevard.

  3. 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: Mrs. Gooch's Natural Food Markets, Inc.

 

Representative: Stephen Jamieson, Solomon, Saltsman and Jamieson

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

TIME LIMIT FILE - MAY 14, 2018

 

(LAST DAY FOR COUNCIL ACTION - MAY 11, 2018)

 

 

 

 

Items for which Public Hearings Have Been Held
ITEM NO.(10)
18-1200-S6

PLANNING AND LAND USE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE REPORT relative to the appointment of Ms. Anna Menedjian to the South Valley Area Planning Commission (SVAPC).

 

Recommendation for Council action:

 

RESOLVE that the Mayor's appointment of Ms. Anna Menedjian to the SVAPC for the term ending June 30, 2018, and for the subsequent term ending June 30, 2023 is APPROVED and CONFIRMED. Ms. Menedjian resides in Council District Two. (Current Commission gender composition: F=2; M=3).

 

Financial Disclosure Statement: Filed.

 

Background Check: Pending.

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

TIME LIMIT FILE - MARCH 19, 2018

 

(LAST DAY FOR COUNCIL ACTION - MARCH 9, 2018)

 

ITEM NO.(11)
17-0950-S1

PUBLIC WORKS AND GANG REDUCTION COMMITTEE REPORT and ORDINANCE FIRST CONSIDERATION relative to establishing a special fund for the receipt and disbursement of funds under the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017 (SB1) to address deferred maintenance on the state highway system and the local street and road system.

 

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

 

PRESENT and ADOPT the accompanying ORDINANCE, dated January 24, 2018, to add Chapter 177 to the Los Angeles Administrative Code establishing a special fund for the receipt and disbursement of funds under the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017 (SB1) to address deferred maintenance on the state highway system and the local street and road system.

 

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.

 

 

ITEM NO.(12)
16-0109-S1

PERSONNEL AND ANIMAL WELFARE COMMITTEE REPORT relative to modifying the Targeted Local Hire (TLH) Program.

 

Recommendations for Council action, as initiated by Motion (Koretz - Harris-Dawson):

 

  1. INSTRUCT the Personnel Department, with the assistance of the City Administrative Officer (CAO) and the Chief Legislative Analyst (CLA), to report with recommendations for modifying the TLH Program to improve participation by all City departments using one or more of the following proposals, or similar proposals:

    a.  Explore the feasibility of utilizing the TLH Program for applicable contract work in Public Works departments and bureaus that use largely entry level positions, with future services to be provided by the TLH applicant pool, with contracts that include, but are not limited to, tree trimming, curb cuts, street paving, etc.
     
    b.  Explore the feasibility of converting appropriate as-needed positions to positions that may be filled from the TLH applicant pool, including all call center as-needed positions in this analysis.
     
    c.  Allow departments to receive department-specific referrals for existing part-time or as-needed staff in those departments who would otherwise be eligible for the TLH Program or allow departments to transition qualifying existing full- or part-time as-needed staff, during a specific window period, into the TLH Program, including department-specific referrals.
     
    d.  Explore with the Department of Recreation and Parks and the Library Department, the potential to convert appropriate part-time and as-needed entry level positions to full-time to be filled from the TLH applicant pool.
     
  2. REITERATE the strong commitment to the TLH Program, urging all General Managers to fully utilize the TLH Program; and, INSTRUCT the Personnel Department to continue to report monthly on positions hired from the TLH applicant pool, pursuant to Motion (Harris-Dawson - Price) (Council file No. 17-0252).

  3. INSTRUCT  the CAO, with the assistance of the Personnel Department, to prepare a report on the number of funded and unfunded position authorities, by classification, in each department, including those which are held vacant for budgetary reasons; additionally the report should provide information as to which positions can be filled through the TLH Program.

 

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

 

Community Impact Statement:  None submitted.

 

 


ITEM NO.(13)
15-1146

PERSONNEL AND ANIMAL WELFARE COMMITTEE REPORT relative to workers' compensation fraud investigation statistics.

 

Recommendation for Council action:

 

INSTRUCT the Personnel Department and REQUEST the City Attorney to work with workers' compensation providers and report with a framework on what elements to look into regarding workers' compensation fraud and abuse, including a detailed and comprehensive forensic audit, with guidelines as to changes and recommendations, and how to adopt the changes into a new Request for Proposal for future providers.

 

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.(14)
17-1092-S1

PERSONNEL AND ANIMAL WELFARE COMMITTEE REPORT relative to ensuring the safety of City employees who may come into contact with Hepatitis A.

 

Recommendation for Council action, as initiated by Motion (Englander - Koretz):

 

INSTRUCT the Personnel Department to report on:

 

  1. Classifications of employees of the City, who, as a result of their employment duties and responsibilities, come into regular contact with individuals who may be infected with Hepatitis A and should receive a vaccination against the disease.

  2. Vaccinations expanding to employees of the Library Department.

 

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

 

Community Impact Statement:  Yes.

 

For:  Venice Neighborhood Council

 

 

ITEM NO.(15)
18-0063

PERSONNEL AND ANIMAL WELFARE and BUDGET AND FINANCE COMMITTEES' REPORT relative to the Department of Fire and Police Pensions (FPPD) Annual Report for Fiscal Year 2016-17.

 

Recommendation for Council action:

 

NOTE and FILE the FPPD report dated January 22, 2018, attached to the Council file, providing financial information as of June 30, 2017.

 

Fiscal Impact Statement:  Not applicable.

 

Community Impact Statement:  None submitted.

 

 

ITEM NO.(16)
17-0924-S2

INFORMATION, TECHNOLOGY, AND GENERAL SERVICES and BUDGET AND FINANCE COMMITTEES' REPORT relative to the Third Construction Projects Report (CPR) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2017-18 and related funding adjustments.

 

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

 

  1. TRANSFER $8,784,102 between departments and funds as specified in Attachment 1 of the City Administrative Officer (CAO) report dated January 31, 2018 (attached to the Council file).

  2. TRANSFER $23,315,657 between accounts within departments and funds as specified in Attachment 2 of the CAO report dated January 31, 2018.

  3. TRANSFER $6,844,902 between departments and funds from General Obligation Bond Funds as specified in Attachment 3 of the CAO report dated January 31, 2018.

  4. AUTHORIZE the Controller, in accordance to Attachment 3 of the CAO report dated January 31, 2018, to transfer cash from Special Funds to reimburse the General Fund on an as-needed basis upon proper documentation from the departments, and approval of the Program Managers and the CAO.

  5. AUTHORIZE the Controller to disencumber up to:

    1. $9,147 in FY 2014-15 encumbered balances for Charter Holdings, Inc. (Vendor Code No 100005496) within GSD Fund No. 100/40, Account No. 006030, Leasing Account, and revert $9,147 to the Reserve Fund No. 101 and transfer therefrom to the Unappropriated Balance Fund No. 100/58 and appropriate therefrom to GSD Fund No. 100/40, Account No. 006030, Leasing Account for FY 2017-18.

    2. $425,250 in FY 2015-16 encumbered balances for Charter Holdings, Inc. (Vendor Code 0000021967), within GSD Fund No. 100/40, Account No. 006030, Leasing Account, and revert $425,250 to the Reserve Fund No. 101 and transfer therefrom to the Unappropriated Balance Fund No. 100/58 and appropriate therefrom to GSD Fund No. 100/40, Account No. 006030, Leasing Account for FY 2017-18.

  6. TRANSFER $111,750 within Fund No. 655 from Account No. 94N184 entitled Street Lighting to Account No. 94LT35 entitled City of LA Eastside Trans Linkage Ph II.

  7. APPROVE the use of $6,750,000 in Municipal Improvement Corporation of Los Angeles financing included in the 2017-18 Adopted Budget for Traffic Safety Projects and related capital equipment.

  8. AUTHORIZE the CAO to make technical corrections, as necessary, consistent with this action.

Fiscal Impact Statement: The CAO reports that transfers, appropriations and expenditure authority totaling $46.13 million are recommended in this report. Of this amount, $6.93 million is for transfers, appropriations, and expenditure authority to the General Services Department, $2.26 million is for Bureau of Street Lighting, and $36.94 million is for other City funds. All transfers and appropriations are based on existing funds, reimbursements or revenues There is no estimated annual General Fund impact due to operations and maintenance costs as a result of these recommendations.

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

 

ITEM NO.(17)
15-0435-S1
CD 13

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE REPORT relative to the proposed Supplemental Agreement to Contract No. C-126302 with Urban Place Consulting Group, Inc. (Urban Place Consulting) to extend the contract term in connection with the formation of the proposed Hollywood Western Business Improvement District (BID).

 

Recommendations for Council action:

 

  1. FIND that the execution of the Supplemental Agreement to Contract No. C-126302 is necessary for the continuation of formation activities for the Hollywood Western BID.

  2. AUTHORIZE and INSTRUCT the City Clerk to execute the Supplemental Agreement to Contract No. C-126302, attached to the Council file, with Urban Place Consulting, which amends the original contract, subject to the approval of the City Attorney as to form and legality.

  3. AUTHORIZE the City Clerk to make any clarification or technical corrections to effectuate the intent of this Council action.

 

Fiscal Impact Statement:  The City Clerk reports that there is no impact on the General Fund.

 

Community Impact Statement:  None submitted.

 

 

ITEM NO.(18)
18-0036
CD 7

PLANNING AND LAND USE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE REPORT relative to building permits and fee waivers for reconstruction of buildings damaged in the La Tuna Canyon and Creek wildfires.

 

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

 

INSTRUCT the Los Angeles Department of Building and Safety, the Department of City Planning, and the Los Angeles Fire Department, with the assistance of the City Administrative Officer (CAO) and any other relevant City departments, to report in 15 days on the expediting of building permits and the granting of fee waivers associated with the reconstruction of homes, and other buildings damaged in the La Tuna Canyon and Creek wildfires.

 

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.(19)
18-0141
CD 10

PLANNING AND LAND USE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE REPORT relative to initiating consideration to include the property located at 1828 South Gramercy Place in the list of Historic-Cultural Monuments.

 

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

 

  1. INITIATE consideration of the property located at 1828 South Gramercy Place as a Historic-Cultural Monument (HCM) under the procedures of Section 22.171.10 of the Los Angeles Administrative Code; and, INSTRUCT the Department of City Planning to prepare the HCM application for review and consideration by the Cultural Heritage Commission (CHC).
  2.  

  3. REQUEST the CHC, after reviewing the application, to submit its report and recommendation to the Council regarding the inclusion of the property located at 1828 South Gramercy Place 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.

 

 

ITEM NO.(20)
16-0037-S60

PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE REPORT relative to the donation of small  Unmanned Aerial Systems (sUAS) for the benefit of the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD).

 

Recommendations for Council action:

 

  1. ACCEPT the donation of sUAS from the Los Angeles Police Foundation, valued at $31,528.36, to be used by the  Special Weapons and Tactics Team, for the benefit of the LAPD, Metropolitan Division; and, THANK the donor for this generous donation.

  2. INSTRUCT the LAPD that any modifications to the sUAS Deployment Policy need to be presented to the Board of Police Commissioners, the Public Safety Committee and the City Council.

 

Fiscal Impact Statement:  None submitted by the Board of Police Commissioners.  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.(21)
18-0023
CD 4

INFORMATION, TECHNOLOGY, AND GENERAL SERVICES COMMITTEE REPORT relative to an agreement with The Lamar Companies for a single-faced junior poster sign on City-owned property.

 

Recommendation for Council action:

 

AUTHORIZE the Department of General Services (GSD) to execute a new lease agreement with The Lamar Companies to operate a single-sided advertising billboard located at 1901 North Highland Avenue, pursuant to the terms and conditions substantially outlined in the GSD report dated December 21, 2017 (attached to the Council file).

 

Fiscal Impact Statement: The GSD reports that the annual base revenue generated to the General Fund from this billboard will be $2,520, an increase of $2,160 over the current lease.

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

TIME LIMIT FILE -  MARCH 6, 2018

(LAST DAY FOR COUNCIL ACTION - MARCH 6, 2018)

(Scheduled pursuant to Los Angeles Administrative Code Section 10.5(a))

 

 

 

ITEM NO.(22)
18-0025
CD 4

INFORMATION, TECHNOLOGY, AND GENERAL SERVICES COMMITTEE REPORT relative to an agreement with Clear Channel Outdoor, Inc., for a double-sided billboard on City-owned property.

 

Recommendation for Council action:

 

AUTHORIZE the Department of General Services (GSD) to execute a new lease agreement with Clear Channel Outdoor, Inc., to operate a double-sided advertising billboard located at 1901 North Highland Avenue, pursuant to the terms and conditions substantially outlined in the GSD report dated December 21, 2017 (attached to the Council file).

 

Fiscal Impact Statement: The GSD reports that the current revenue generated to the General Fund is $2,000 per year. The new lease will generate $14,550 to the General Fund, an increase of over 627 percent.

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

TIME LIMIT FILE -  MARCH 9, 2018

 

(LAST DAY FOR COUNCIL ACTION - MARCH 9, 2018)

(Scheduled pursuant to Los Angeles Administrative Code Section 10.5(a))

 

 

Items for which Public Hearings Have Not Been Held - (10 Votes Required for Consideration)
ITEM NO.(23)

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)
18-0005-S52
CD 1

2347 West Ocean View Avenue (Case No. 604171) Assessor I.D. No. 5154-036-008

 

 

(b)
18-0005-S53
CD 15

421 West Santa Cruz Street (Case No. 622867) Assessor I.D. No. 7449-022-017

 

 

ITEM NO.(24)
17-0805

COMMUNICATION FROM THE EXECUTIVE EMPLOYEE RELATIONS COMMITTEE (EERC) relative to the salary recommendation for Mr. Richard H. Llewellyn, Jr. as the City Administrative Officer.

Recommendation for Council action:

RESOLVE that the salary rate for the position of City Administrative Officer, BE ESTABLISHED as recommended by the Mayor and approved by the EERC on February 23, 2018.  The recommended annual salary of $288,206.64 shall be effective as of the date of the Council's confirmation of the appointment.

(Council may recess to Closed Session, pursuant to Government Code Section 54957.6 relative to the salary recommendation.)

 

 

ITEM NO.(25)
18-0112

CONTINUED CONSIDERATION OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE REPORT and RESOLUTION relative to proposed Opportunity Zones in the City of Los Angeles.

 

Recommendations for Council action, as initiated by Motion (Buscaino - Price), SUBJECT TO THE CONCURRENCE OF THE MAYOR:

 

  1. ADOPT the accompanying RESOLUTION to include in the City's 2017-18 State Legislative Program, SUPPORT for the inclusion of the list (Attachment 2 to the February 26, 2018 Chief Legislative Analyst (CLA) report, attached to the Council file), as amended, of low-income Los Angeles Census Tracts for the Opportunity Zone Program, attached to the Resolution and the Council file.

               

  2. INSTRUCT the CLA to evaluate the new Federal Opportunity Zones and report with recommendations on how to establish zones in the City of Los Angeles with consideration of the Promise Zones, Clean Up Green Zones, and the Transformative Climate Communities where possible.

  3. AMEND the list of Los Angeles Census Tracts as detailed in Attachment 2 of the February 26, 2018 CLA report, attached to the Council file and Resolution, to:

    1. Delete Census Tract No. 06037980014

    2. Add Census Tract No. 06037297110

   

Fiscal Impact Statement:  The CLA reports that there is no General Fund impact at this time.

 

Community Impact Statement:  None submitted.

 

A.  AMENDING MOTION 13A (O'FARRELL - MARTINEZ for CEDILLO)

 

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

 

AMEND the Economic Development Committee report to instruct the Chief Legislative Analyst to review the Promise Zone Census Tracts in Council District 13 and Council District One omitted from the list, as well as additional commercial tracts in Hollywood, for eligibility and inclusion into the final list.

 

B.  AMENDING MOTION 13B (RODRIGUEZ - MARTINEZ)

 

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

 

AMEND the Economic Development Committee report to include the following Council District Seven census tracts, that were inadvertently omitted, in the list of Primary low-income Los Angeles Census Tracts for the Opportunity Zone Program:

 

06037104703

06037104404

06037104320

06037104701

06037104310

06037106520

06037104201

06037104203

06037104704

06037106604

 

(Continued from Council meeting of March 2, 2018)

 

 

ITEM NO.(26)
16-0503
CD 14

CONTINUED CONSIDERATION OF PLANNING AND LAND USE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE REPORT relative to an appeal for the property located at 3401-3415 East First Street and 116-126 South Lorena Street.

 

Recommendation for Council action:

 

RESOLVE TO GRANT THE APPEAL filed by Pedro A. Rosado and Marlene Rosado, El Mercado de Los Angeles, and THEREBY OVERTURN the determination of the Director of Planning and NOT ADOPT the Mitigated Negative Declaration (ENV-2014-2392-MND) and the corresponding Mitigation Monitoring Program as the environmental clearance for DIR-2015-1998-DB, for the construction of an approximately 90,000 square foot, four to five story, mixed use residential development containing 49 apartment units and approximately 10,000 square foot of ground floor commercial space, with the maximum building height approximately 70 feet to the top of the building parapet, with commercial, residential and guest parking located in a single level subterranean parking lot, for the property located at 3401-3415 East First Street and 116-126 South Lorena Street.

 

IN THE ALTERNATIVE, HOLD A PUBLIC HEARING pursuant to CEQA Guidelines Section 15074.1(b), to consider substitution of mitigation measures in Mitigated Negative Declaration (ENV-2014-2392-MND) and adoption of written findings in support thereof; and DENY THE APPEAL and ADOPT the revised Mitigated Negative Declaration (ENV-2014-2392-MND) and revised Mitigation Monitoring Program, including to reflect the substituted mitigation measures as the environmental clearance for DIR-2015-1998-DB, for the construction of an approximately 90,000 square foot, four to five story, mixed use residential development containing 49 apartment units and approximately 10,000 square foot of ground floor commercial space, with the maximum building height approximately 70 feet to the top of the building parapet, with commercial, residential and guest parking located in a single level subterranean parking lot, for the property located at 3401-3415 East First Street and 116-126 South Lorena Street. 

 

Applicant: Dora Leong Gallo, A Community of Friends

 

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

 

Case No. DIR-2015-1998-DB

 

CEQA No. ENV-2014-2392-MND

 

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

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

[The City Council may recess into Closed Session, pursuant to  Government Code Sections 54956.9(d)(2) and 54956.9(e)(5) to confer with its legal counsel relative to threatened litigation regarding the Lorena Plaza Project. (One potential case.)]

 

(Continued from Council meeting of March 2, 2018)

 

 

ITEM NO.(27)
18-0010-S5

MOTION (HARRIS-DAWSON - ENGLANDER) relative to an offer of reward for information leading to the identification, apprehension, and conviction of the person(s) responsible for a series of robberies across the City of Los  Angeles beginning on January 4, 2018. 

 

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

 

  1. PROVIDE an offer of reward in the amount of $25,000 for information leading to the identification, apprehension, and conviction of the person(s) responsible for a series of robberies across the City of Los  Angeles beginning on January 4, 2018.

  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.(28)
17-1365-S1
CD 12

MOTION (ENGLANDER - BUSCAINO) relative to funding for additional Police services in Council District 12.

 

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

 

  1. TRANSFER/APPROPRIATE $49,200 in the AB1290 Fund No. 53P, Account No. 281212 (CD 12 Redevelopment Projects - Services) to the Police Fund No. 100/70, Account No. 001092 (Overtime - Police Officers) to fund additional Police services in the Council District 12.

  2. AUTHORIZE the Los Angeles Police Department to make any corrections or clarifications to the above instructions in order to effectuate the intent of this Motion.

 

 

ITEM NO.(29)
17-1411-S1
CD 12

MOTION (ENGLANDER - BUSCAINO) relative to funding for additional sanitation services in Council District 12.

 

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

 

TRANSFER/APPROPRIATE $51,724 in the AB1290 Fund No. 53P, Account No. 281212 (CD 12 Redevelopment Projects - Services) to the below listed accounts and in the amounts specified in the Sanitation fund to fund additional Sanitation services in Council District 12:

 

Fund  Account Account Name Amount
100       1010         Salaries, General $11,234
100 1090 Salaries, Overtime $23,602
100 3040 Contractual Services $7,712
100 6010 Office and Administration     $5,222
100 6020 Operating and Supplies    $3,954
    Total:     $51,724 

 

 


ITEM NO.(30)
18-0010-S6

MOTION (PRICE - RODRIGUEZ) relative to an offer of reward for information leading to the identification, apprehension, and conviction of the person(s) responsible for the death of Herbert Boyd, Jr. and injury of Monisha Repulse on October 7, 2017. 

 

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

 

  1. PROVIDE an offer of reward in the amount of $75,000 for information leading to the identification, apprehension, and conviction of the person(s) responsible for the death of Herbert Boyd, Jr. and injury of Monisha Repulse.

  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 La Opinion, Our Weekly, the Wave, Los Angeles Sentinel and LA Focus, in addition to the regular publications used by the City Clerk for reward notices, to ensure adequate community notice.

 

 

Items Called Special

Motions for Posting and Referral

Council Members' Requests for Excuse from Attendance at Council Meetings
Closed Session
ITEM NO.(31)
17-0692
CD 11

CONTINUED CONSIDERATION, 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 Jatuan Valentine, et al. v. City of Los Angeles, et al, Los Angeles Superior Court Case No. BC603647 [Council District 11].

 

(Arts, Entertainment, Parks and River Committee waived consideration of the above matter)

 

(Continued from Council meeting of February 28, 2018)

 

 

Adjourning Motions

Council Adjournment

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