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LOS ANGELES CITY COUNCIL

Tuesday, March 27, 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 27, 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)
18-0160-S1
CD 7

12948 West Kagel Canyon Street. (Lien: $3,979.83)

 

 

(b)
18-0160-S2
CD 13

1546 West Court Street. (Lien: $1,288.56)

 

 

(c)
18-0160-S3
CD 6

17244 West Lemay Street. (Lien: $932.40)

 

 

(d)
18-0160-S4
CD 4

4829 North Lemona Avenue. (Lien: $2,072.73)

 

 

(e)
18-0160-S5
CD 2

6660 North Farmdale Avenue. (Lien: $2,609.35)

 

 

(f)
18-0160-S6
CD 15

701 East 116th Street. (Lien: $1,843.98)

 

 

(g)
18-0160-S7
CD 9

822 East 94th Street. (Lien: $1,288.56)

 

 

(h)
18-0160-S8
CD 9

8311 South Main Street. (Lien: $1,288.56)

 

 

(i)
18-0160-S9
CD 12

8750 North Paso Robles Avenue. (Lien: $1,288.56)

 

 

(j)
18-0160-S10
CD 6

8832 North Bradley Avenue. (Lien: $719.15)

 

 

(k)
18-0160-S11
CD 14

2804 North Eastern Avenue. (Lien: $2,905.27)

 

 

(l)
18-0160-S12
CD 14

1039 North Kingston Avenue. (Lien: $480.20)

 

 

(m)
16-0160-S908
CD 15

926 East Anaheim Street. (Lien: $3,521.44)

 

 

Items for which Public Hearings Have Been Held
ITEM NO.(2)
12-1297-S1

NEGATIVE DECLARATION, PLANNING AND LAND USE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE REPORT and ORDINANCE FIRST CONSIDERATION relative to amending the Los Angeles Municipal Code (LAMC) to update the City's bicycle parking regulations.

 

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

 

  1. FIND that the project was assessed in Negative Declaration No. ENV-2011-310, adopted on February 20, 2011; and, pursuant to California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Guidelines 15162 and 15164, as supported by the addendum dated February 22, 2017, no substantial revisions are required for approval of the project; adoption of a Negative Declaration is appropriate when the City Council, having considered the whole administrative record and exercising its independent judgement, determines the following: a) the City has complied with all of the procedural requirements related to the preparation, noticing and distribution of the Notice of Intent to adopt a Negative Declaration, the Negative Declaration and the initial study supporting the determination of a Negative Declaration, as set forth in Public Resources Code Section 21091 and CEQA Guidelines Sections 15071, 15072 and 15073; b) there is no substantial evidence the project will have a significant effect on the environment; and, c) the Negative Declaration reflects the City Council’s independent judgment and analysis.

  2. ADOPT the FINDINGS of the Los Angeles City Planning Commission (LACPC) report dated April 13, 2017, attached to the Council file.

  3. PRESENT and ADOPT the accompanying ORDINANCE dated February 28, 2018, disapproved by the Director of Planning on behalf of the LACPC, amending Section 12.03, 12.21 and 12.26 of the LAMC to update the bicycle parking regulations.

 

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.

 

10 VOTES REQUIRED ON SECOND READING

 

 

ITEM NO.(3)
18-0028
CD 3

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 for the property located at 6648-6670 North Reseda Boulevard.

 

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-2016-3546-MND, adopted on October 5, 2017 (under Case No. VTT-74423) with mitigation measures and the MMP; and pursuant to California Environmental Quality Act 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 November 16, 2017, effectuating a Zone Change from [Q]C2-1VL-CDO-RIO and [Q] P-1VL-CDO-RIO to (T)(Q)RAS4-1VL-CDO-RIO, subject to T and Q Conditions, for the demolition of existing commercial office/retail structures and surface parking lots, relocation/vacation of the public alley, and construction of a six-story, 61 feet in height mixed-use project with 205 residential units and 5,932 square feet of commercial space, proposing a total of 181,893 square feet of floor area on a 59,724 square foot lot (3.1:1 Floor Area Ratio), with 307 automobile parking spaces, 212 long-term bicycle parking spaces, and 26 short-term bicycle parking spaces, for the property located at 6648-6670 North Reseda Boulevard, subject to Conditions of Approval.
  6.  

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

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

     

  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: 6648 Reseda, LLC

 

Representative: Brad Rosenheim, Rosenheim and Associates, Inc.

 

Case No. CPC-2016-3545-ZC-DB-SPR-CDO

 

Environmental No. ENV-2016-3546-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 - APRIL 9, 2018

 

(LAST DAY FOR COUNCIL ACTION - MARCH 28, 2018)

 

 

ITEM NO.(4)
90-0049-S6
CD 3

ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT REPORT (EIR), STATEMENT OF OVERRIDING CONSIDERATIONS, MITIGATION MEASURES, MITIGATION MONITORING PROGRAM, PLANNING AND LAND USE MANAGEMENT (PLUM) COMMITTEE REPORT, RESOLUTION, and ORDINANCE FIRST CONSIDERATION relative to a General Plan Amendment, Vesting Zone Change and Height District Change for the property located at 18321, 18365 and 18411 West Clark Street, and 18370, 18410 and 18420 West Burbank Boulevard.

 

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, that the project was assessed in the previously certified Providence Tarzana Medical Center Project EIR No. ENV-2016-1662-EIR, SCH No. 2016071041; and, associated Statement of Overriding Considerations, accompanying mitigation measures, and Mitigation Monitoring Program, and no subsequent EIR or addendum is required for approval on the Project.

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

  3. ADOPT the accompanying Resolution dated March 20, 2018, as recommended by the Mayor and the LACPC, approving the GPA to add a site-specific footnote to the Encino-Tarzana Community Plan to read as follows:

    Height District 1. The use of this property shall be limited to Height District 1 and as established in the Ordinance implementing CPC-2016-2248-GPA-VZC-HD-SP-CU-ZV-WDI

  4. PRESENT and ADOPT the accompanying NEW ORDINANCE, dated March 22, 2018, effectuating a Vesting Zone Change and Height District Change from [Q]C2-1L, C2-1 and P-1 to [T][Q]C2-1 for the renovation and construction of new facilities at the Providence Tarzana Medical Center, including replacing the Hospital’s Main Building and new canopy, improvement of the Emergency Department and Walk-in canopy, expanding the diagnostic and treatment areas and adding a new canopy, constructing a new central utility plant in the basement of the New Patient Wing, and constructing a new patient wing and construction of a new above-grade, six-level parking structure that would provide approximately 565 parking spaces, for a total of 1,500 parking spaces and 78 bicycle spaces for the property located at 18321, 18365 and 18411 West Clark Street, and 18370, 18410 and 18420 West Burbank Boulevard, subject to Conditions of Approval, as modified by the PLUM Committee.

  5. REQUEST the City Attorney to prepare and present a Specific Plan Amendment to the Ventura-Cahuenga Boulevard Corridor Specific Plan to exclude the Project Site from Map 5 - Tarzana Section and from Exhibit B, Pedestrian Oriented Areas.
       
  6. INSTRUCT the Department of City Planning (DCP) to update the General Plan and appropriate maps pursuant to this action.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. NOT PRESENT and ORDER FILED the Ordinance dated January 25, 2018.

 

Applicant: Jeremy Stremme, Providence Health System - Southern California

 

Representative: Cindy Starrett and Beth Gordie, Latham and Watkins, LLC

 

Case No.: CPC-2016-2248-GPA-VZC-HD-SP-CU-ZV-WDI

 

Environmental No.: ENV-2016-1662-EIR; SCH No. 2016071041

 

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 - MAY 21, 2018

 

(LAST DAY FOR COUNCIL ACTION - MAY 18, 2018)

 

10 VOTES REQUIRED ON SECOND READING

 

 

ITEM NO.(5)
17-1035

PUBLIC WORKS AND GANG REDUCTION COMMITTEE REPORT relative to the new trench repair Standard Plan S-477-0.

 

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

 

INSTRUCT the Bureau of Engineering and the Bureau of Contract Administration to report within 60 days on the implementation of the new trench repair Standard Plan S-477-0, including any challenges encountered in implementing the new standard, an update on the number of permits issued since September 1, 2017, the number of restorations that have been completed in accordance with the new standard plan, and any additional resources which may be required to ensure that utilities are complying with the new standard.

 

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.(6)
17-1106
CD 9

PUBLIC WORKS AND GANG REDUCTION COMMITTEE REPORT relative to naming the intersection at Compton Avenue and East 52nd Street as Pastor Joe H. Waller - Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church Square.

 

Recommendations for Council action, pursuant to Motion (Price - Rodriguez):

 

  1. DESIGNATE the intersection at Compton Avenue and East 52nd Street as Pastor Joe H. Waller - Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church Square.

  2. INSTRUCT the Los Angeles Department of Transportation to fabricate and install appropriate ceremonial signs 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.

 

 

ITEM NO.(7)
18-0115
CD 5

PUBLIC WORKS AND GANG REDUCTION COMMITTEE REPORT relative to naming the intersection at La Brea Avenue and Melrose Avenue as Pink's Square.

 

Recommendations for Council action, pursuant to Motion (Koretz - Ryu):

 

  1. DESIGNATE the intersection at La Brea Avenue and Melrose Avenue as Pink's Square.

  2. INSTRUCT the Los Angeles Department of Transportation to fabricate and install appropriate ceremonial signs 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.

 

 

ITEM NO.(8)
18-0116
CD 15

PUBLIC WORKS AND GANG REDUCTION COMMITTEE REPORT relative to naming the intersection at 186th Street and South Denker Avenue as Marcia Reed Square.

 

Recommendations for Council action, pursuant to Motion (Buscaino - Blumenfield):

 

  1. DESIGNATE the intersection at 186th Street and South Denker Avenue as Marcia Reed Square.

  2. INSTRUCT the Los Angeles Department of Transportation to erect permanent 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.

 

 

ITEM NO.(9)
17-1143

PUBLIC WORKS AND GANG REDUCTION COMMITTEE REPORT relative to withdrawals and reinstatements of public streets.

 

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

 

  1. INSTRUCT the Department of Public Works to report in 90 days with a comprehensive list of all streets which have been removed from public use by Ordinance, including the Council District in which such streets are located.

  2. INSTRUCT the Department of Public Works to report in 90 days on the current procedures for processing street reinstatement requests, the standards used to determine whether a street can be reinstated, the resources necessary to conduct a comprehensive assessment of all remaining streets withdrawn from public use and cost estimates to repair such streets which do not meet current City standards, alternative approaches to accepting streets which do not meet current City standards, and the identification of potential funding sources for this work, including a comprehensive assessment of the streets withdrawn from public, a determination of the current condition and lane miles of all streets withdrawn from public use, and work required to bring withdrawn streets up to current City standards and be accepted into the City street system.

 

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.(10)
08-3420-S1
CD 13

ENERGY, CLIMATE CHANGE, AND ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE  COMMITTEE REPORT relative to authorization to execute a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) between the Bureau of Engineering (BOE) and the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) to develop a master plan for the Silver Lake Reservior Complex (SLRC; E1908268).

 

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

 

  1. AUTHORIZE the City Engineer to accept up to $2,914,545 from the LADWP to develop a master plan for the SRC as detailed in the MOA, attached to the Council file.

  2. AUTHORIZE the Director, Office of Accounting, Board of Public Works (BPW), to appropriate up to $2,914,545 to the Engineering Special Services Fund, Fund No. 682, Department No. 50, to a new appropriation Unit entitled Silver Lake Reservoir Complex.

 

Fiscal Impact Statement:  The BPW reports that there is no impact on the General Fund.  Funding in the amount of $2,914,545 shall come from the LADWP.

 

Community Impact Statement:  None submitted.

 

 

ITEM NO.(11)
18-0149
CD 10

CONTINUED CONSIDERATION OF TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE REPORT and AMENDING MOTION (WESSON - HARRIS-DAWSON) relative to conducting a neighborhood traffic study in the area bounded by West 39th Street to the north, West Vernon Avenue to the south, South La Brea Avenue to the west and Arlington Avenue to the east.

 

A. TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE REPORT

 

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

 

INSTRUCT the Los Angeles Department of Transportation to conduct a neighborhood traffic study in the area bounded by West 39th Street to the north, West Vernon Avenue to the south, South La Brea Avenue to the west and Arlington Avenue to the east, including updated traffic volume counts and a realistic evaluation of the forthcoming Metro Crenshaw light rail station.

 

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.

 

B. AMENDING MOTION (WESSON - HARRIS-DAWSON)

 

Recommendation for Council action:

 

AMEND the Transportation Committee Report to revise the boundaries of the proposed neighborhood traffic study, as follows:

 

West Jefferson Boulevard to the north, West Slauson Avenue to the south, South La Brea Avenue to the west and Arlington Avenue to the east.

 

(Continued from Council meeting of March 20, 2018)

 

 

ITEM NO.(12)
18-0190
CD 15

CATEGORICAL EXEMPTION and TRADE, TRAVEL, AND TOURISM COMMITTEE REPORT relative to the Port of Los Angeles (POLA) agreement with Leeward Bay Marina for the continued use of a berth for the construction, operation, and maintenance of the marina for berthing of recreational vessels; and, related provisions.

 

Recommendations for Council action:

 

  1. ADOPT the determination by the Board of Harbor Commissioners that the proposed action is categorically exempt under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) in accordance with Article Ill, Classes 1 (14) of the Los Angeles City CEQA Guidelines.

  2. APPROVE the Port Resolution No. 17-8215 authorizing proposed Permit No. 921 with Leeward Bay Marina for the continued use of Berth 200-1 for the construction, operation and maintenance of the marina for berthing of recreational vessels, the continuation of the sublease with the Chowder Barge restaurant, and the cancellation of Temporary Entry and Use Permit No. 814 for temporary use of the water area, for a minimum fixed rental rate of approximately $77,983 for a period of ten years.

Fiscal Impact Statement: The City Administrative Officer reports that the terms of the proposed successor permit with Leeward Bay Marina will be similar to nine other marinas approved by the POLA in 2016 for the Wilmington Marinas. The permit will authorize a 10-year lease, which will become effective retroactively from November 2015 and terminate in October 2025, comprised of POLA property for land, water, slips and the existing buildings and structure. The minimum fixed rental rate will be approximately $77,983 per year. Consistent with the other marinas, the minimum fixed rental rate for Leeward Bay Marina will be adjusted every five years with no annual Consumer Price Index adjustments.

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

TIME LIMIT FILE - APRIL 9, 2018

 

(LAST DAY FOR COUNCIL ACTION – MARCH 28, 2018)

 

 

ITEM NO.(13)
09-0969-S2

PLANNING AND LAND USE MANAGEMENT (PLUM) COMMITTEE REPORT relative to removing previous references to Mills Act fees.

 

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

 

INSTRUCT the Department of City Planning, in consultation with the City Attorney, to prepare and present an Ordinance to remove previous references to Mills Act fees that are contained in the Los Angeles Administrative Code (LAAC), and thereby remove the existing fee amounts contained in LAAC Section 19.144, and instead to cross-reference the Mills Act fee amounts that are part of the newly adopted Planning Fee Ordinance, and included as part of Section 19.01.F of the Los Angeles Municipal Code.

 

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)
18-0164
CD 1

PLANNING AND LAND USE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE REPORT relative to removing the inclusion of the property located at 1300 West Pico Boulevard within the Pico-Union Historic Overlay Zone (HPOZ).

 

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

 

INSTRUCT the Department of City Planning, in consultation with the City Attorney, to prepare and present an Ordinance, to remove the inclusion of the property located at 1330 West Pico Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90015, within the geographical boundaries of the Pico-Union HPOZ adopted in 2004, inasmuch as the original intent was to exclude main commercial corridors from the HPOZ and the subject property was mistakenly included in the final HPOZ boundary.

 

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.(15)
17-1392

HOUSING and BUDGET AND FINANCE COMMITTEES' REPORT relative to the resolution of a US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) audit regarding previous community development block grant projects.

 

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

 

  1. APPROVE the proposal from the Los Angeles Housing and Community Investment Department (HCIDLA) as detailed in its November 28, 2017 report, attached to the Council file,  to resolve the HUD audit and review findings with payment in the total amount of $5,974,497.54 in General Fund over three years, as outlined in the draft letter to HUD attached to the November 28, 2017 HCIDLA report, attached to the Council file.

  2. AUTHORIZE the General Manager, HCIDLA, or designee, to submit the draft letter attached to the November 28, 2017 HCIDLA report, attached to the Council file.

  3. INSTRUCT the General Manager, HCIDLA, or designee, upon response by HUD regarding the City’s proposal, to report to the Mayor and Council with recommendations to implement the response from HUD.

 

Fiscal Impact Statement:  The City Administrative Officer reports that there is a direct impact to the General Fund.  Approval of the recommendations under Option A in the February 8, 2018 City Administrative Officer report, attached to the Council file, provides approval of the HCIDLA’s proposal to submit a request to HUD to utilize the General Fund to repay HUD in the total amount of up to $5,974,497.54 over a period of three years to resolve audit and review findings regarding previous Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and Section 108 Loan projects. Approval of the recommendations under Option B in this report instructs HCIDLA to revise their draft letter to HUD to propose repayment as either a reduction to the City’s future CDBG allocations or a combination of the grant reduction and General Fund repayment over a three-year period.

 

Community Impact Statement:  None submitted.

 

 

ITEM NO.(16)
18-0002-S13

RULES, ELECTIONS, AND INTERGOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS COMMITTEE REPORT and RESOLUTION relative to establishing the City's position regarding SB 827 (Wiener), which would allow construction of housing developments near major transit stops without compliance with local land use regulations.

 

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

 

ADOPT the accompanying RESOLUTION to include in the City's 2017-18 State Legislative Program, OPPOSITION to SB 827 (Wiener), which would allow the construction of housing developments near major transit stops without compliance with local land use regulations.

 

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

 

Community Impact Statement: Yes.

 

For:    Northridge East Neighborhood Council
  Greater Echo Park Elysian Neighborhood Council
  Bel Air-Beverly Crest Neighborhood Council
  Rampart Village Neighborhood Council
Against:   Empowerment Congress North Area Neighborhood Council

 

 

Items for which Public Hearings Have Not Been Held - (10 Votes Required for Consideration)
ITEM NO.(17)
17-0999

COMMUNICATION FROM THE L.A. FOR KIDS STEERING COMMITTEE and RESOLUTION relative to initiating proceedings for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2018-19 Proposition K Assessment.

Recommendation for Council action:

ADOPT the accompanying RESOLUTION to initiate proceedings for the FY 2018-19 Proposition K Assessment which instructs the City Engineer to present a report to Council which describes the acquisition and capital improvements to parks and recreation and community facilities Citywide to be undertaken in the upcoming fiscal year, pursuant to the Landscaping and Lighting Act of 1972.
      

Fiscal Impact Statement:  The L.A. for Kids Steering Committee reports that the approval of the above recommendation will initiate proceedings to levy the annual $25 million Proposition K assessment which will be used to fund acquisitions and capital improvements to parks and recreational and community facilities serving youth Citywide.

Community Impact Statement:  None submitted.

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

 

ITEM NO.(18)
17-1385

RESOLUTION relative to the Declaration of Local Emergency by the Mayor, dated December 5, 2017 due to the wild fire that has burned in excess of 6,500 acres in the Sylmar area (Creek Fire), pursuant to the provisions of the Los Angeles Administrative Code (LAAC) Section 8.27.

 

Recommendation for Council action:

 

ADOPT the accompanying RESOLUTION to:

  1. Resolve that a local emergency exists and continues to persist within the City of Los Angeles and within the meaning of LAAC Section 8.21, et seq., and the continuation of the Mayor’s Declaration of Local Emergency is therefore necessary.

  2. Direct, in accordance with the LAAC, Section 8.21 et seq., all appropriate City departments, agencies and personnel to continue to perform all duties and responsibilities to represent the City of Los Angeles in this matter for the purpose of abating the emergency and receipt, processing and coordination of all inquiries and requirements necessary to obtain whatever State and Federal assistance that may become available to the citizens of the City of Los Angeles who may be affected by the emergency.

  3. Instruct the General Manager, Emergency Management Department, to advise the Mayor and City Council on the need for extension of this Proclamation of Local Emergency as may be required.

  4. Instruct the City Clerk to schedule the Mayor’s Declaration of Local Emergency for City Council consideration and review no later than every ten regular Council meeting days, but not to exceed 30 calendar days from the adoption of this motion thereafter until rescinded.

  5. Instruct the City Clerk to forward copies of this Resolution to the Governor of the State of California, the Director of the Office of Emergency Services of the State of California, and the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors.

 

(Pursuant to Section 8.27 of the LAAC, Council approval of the existence of a local emergency and need for continuing state of local emergency is required within seven days from the original declaration by the Mayor and no later than every ten regular Council meeting days, thereafter, but not to exceed 30 calendar days, until terminated.)

 

 

ITEM NO.(19)
17-1386

RESOLUTION relative to the Declaration of Local Emergency by the Mayor, dated December 6, 2017 due to the wild fire that has burned approximately 475 acres in the hilly terrain adjacent to the 405 Freeway in the area between the San Fernando Valley and West Los Angeles, in the general area of both the Skirball Cultural Center and Getty Center (Skirball Fire), pursuant to the provisions of the Los Angeles Administrative Code (LAAC) Section 8.27.

 

ADOPT the accompanying RESOLUTION to:

  1. Resolve that a local emergency exists and continues to persist within the City of Los Angeles and within the meaning of LAAC Section 8.21, et seq., and the continuation of the Mayor’s Declaration of Local Emergency is therefore necessary.

  2. Direct, in accordance with the LAAC, Section 8.21 et seq., all appropriate City departments, agencies and personnel to continue to perform all duties and responsibilities to represent the City of Los Angeles in this matter for the purpose of abating the emergency and receipt, processing and coordination of all inquiries and requirements necessary to obtain whatever State and Federal assistance that may become available to the citizens of the City of Los Angeles who may be affected by the emergency.

  3. Instruct the General Manager, Emergency Management Department, to advise the Mayor and City Council on the need for extension of this Proclamation of Local Emergency as may be required.

  4. Instruct the City Clerk to schedule the Mayor’s Declaration of Local Emergency for City Council consideration and review no later than every ten regular Council meeting days, but not to exceed 30 calendar days from the adoption of this motion thereafter until rescinded.

  5. Instruct the City Clerk to forward copies of this Resolution to the Governor of the State of California, the Director of the Office of Emergency Services of the State of California, and the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors.

 

(Pursuant to Section 8.27 of the LAAC, Council approval of the existence of a local emergency and need for continuing state of local emergency is required within seven days from the original declaration by the Mayor and no later than every ten regular Council meeting days, thereafter, but not to exceed 30 calendar days, until terminated.)

 

 

ITEM NO.(20)
18-0239
CD 8

CONSIDERATION OF MOTION (HARRIS-DAWSON - CEDILLO) relative to relocation assistance for the tenants of the residential property located at 7715 Crenshaw Boulevard.

 

Recommendation for Council action:

 

AUTHORIZE the Los Angeles Housing and Community Investment Department to:

 

  1. Report, with the assistance of the appropriate Departments, including the Department of Building and Safety and the City Attorney, in regard to whether an Order to Vacate or similar action is necessary for the property located at 7715 Crenshaw Boulevard.

  2. Determine the eligibility of the tenants at the above-referenced address to receive relocation assistance.

  3. Identify funds to provide relocation assistance to the tenants, subject to eligibility requirements.

  4. Report with the authorities required, including any necessary findings, to provide assistance to the tenants.

 

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.

 

(Housing Committee waived considered of the above matter)

 

 

 

 

ITEM NO.(21)
12-0049-S16

CONSIDERATION OF MOTION (HUIZAR - HARRIS-DAWSON) relative to the extension of the City's Exclusive Negotiation Agreement (ENA) with Weingart Center for the Homeless, for the property located at 557 South Crocker Street, to December 31, 2018.

 

Recommendation for Council action: 

 

INSTRUCT the General Manager, Los Angeles Housing and Community Investment Department, to extend the term of the ENA with Weingart Center for the Homeless, for the property located at 557 South Crocker Street, to December 31, 2018; and, prepare and execute any documents necessary to facilitate or implement such extension, subject to the approval of the City Attorney.

 

Community Impact Statement:  None submitted.

 

(Homelessness and Poverty Committee waived consideration of the above matter)

 

 

ITEM NO.(22)
18-0229

MOTION (CEDILLO - HARRIS-DAWSON) relative to funding for services in connection with a reception on March 18, 2018 at the City Hall Roybal Public Works Room.

 

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

 

APPROPRIATE $461 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 a reception on March 18, 2018 at the City Hall Roybal Public Works Room - said funds to be reimbursed to the General Fund by the Shakespeare Center of Los Angeles.

 

 

ITEM NO.(23)
13-1641-S1
CD 1

MOTION and RESOLUTION (CEDILLO - O'FARRELL) relative to applying for funding from the California Ocean Protection Council's Proposition 1 Grant Program to complete the environmental documentation and design of the interim plans for the Taylor Yard G-2 parcel (Taylor Yard G-2) located at 2850 Kerr Street.

 

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

 

  1. ADOPT the accompanying Resolution and AUTHORIZE the City Engineer to apply for the California Ocean Protection Council's Proposition 1 Grant Program in the amount of $4.56 million for the environmental documentation and detailed design for interim uses of the Taylor Yard G-2 located at 2850 Kerr Street in Council District 1.

  2. INSTRUCT the City Engineer to report to Council with the terms of the grant agreement prior to accepting the grant, if awarded.

 

 

ITEM NO.(24)
18-0011-S1
CD 4

MOTION (RYU - RODRIGUEZ) relative to funding for various street and curb repairs in Council District Four.

 

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

 

  1. TRANSFER/APPROPRIATE $8,000 in the Council District Four portion of the Street Furniture Revenue Fund No. 43D/50 to the Street Services Fund No. 100/86, as follows: $4,000 to Account No. 1090 (Salaries - Overtime), $3,000 to Account No. 3030 (Construction Materials) and $1,000 to Account No. 6020 (Operating Supplies and Expense) for various street and curb repairs in Council District Four.

  2. AUTHORIZE the Bureau of Street Services to make any technical corrections or clarifications as necessary to the above instructions in order to effectuate the intent of this Motion.

 

 

ITEM NO.(25)
18-0231

MOTION (RODRIGUEZ - MARTINEZ) relative to authorizing the Department of General Services (GSD) to use the City Hall South Lawn to host the second annual Vendor Fair on May 10, 2018.

 

Recommendation for Council action:

 

AUTHORIZE the GSD to use the City Hall South Lawn on Thursday, May 10, 2018, during normal business hours.

 

 

ITEM NO.(26)
08-3229-S1

MOTION (RODRIGUEZ - MARTINEZ) relative to authorizing the Board of Public Works (Office of Community Beautification) to use the City Hall Tom Bradley Room on May 31, 2017.

 

Recommendation for Council action:

 

AUTHORIZE the Board of Public Works (Office of Community Beautification) to use the Tom Bradley Room in City Hall on Thursday, May 31, 2017, during normal business hours.

 

 

ITEM NO.(27)
17-0355
CD 10

MOTION (WESSON - PRICE) relative to amending prior Council action of April 5, 2017 regarding the transfer of Council District Ten Public Benefits funds for the rehabilitation of the Tom Bradley Youth and Family Center to transfer a portion of the funds to pay a Water and Power bill for the Center and  to return the balance to Council District Ten.

 

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

 

  1. AMEND prior Council action of April 5, 2017 regarding the transfer of Council District Ten Public Benefits funds for the rehabilitation of the Tom Bradley Youth and Family Center (Council file No. 17-0355), to transfer a small portion of the funds remaining to pay a Water and Power bill for the Center (Account No. 257 171 0000) and  to return the balance to Council District Ten, as follows: TRANSFER/APPROPRIATE $100,000 from the Tom Bradley Center Construction Grant Account in the Engineering Services Trust Fund No. 682/50 as follows: $6,289.42 to the Water and Power Fund No. 704/98, revenue source code 5166, and $93,710.58 to the Council District Ten Public Benefits Trust Fund No. 50R/14.

  2. AUTHORIZE the City Clerk to make any corrections,  clarifications or revisions to the above fund transfer instructions, including any new instructions, in order to effectuate the intent of this 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.(28)
17-0321-S1

MOTION (WESSON - RYU) relative to  hosting an awards ceremony and reception in the City Hall Rotunda, Spring Street Forecourt and John Ferraro Council Chambers on March 29, 2018.

 

Recommendation for Council action:

 

AUTHORIZE the Department of Neighborhood Empowerment (DONE) to use the City Hall Rotunda, Spring Street Forecourt and John Ferraro Council Chambers on Thursday, March 29, 2018 from 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm, with the understanding that all costs incurred by the Department of General Services associated with this event will be reimbursed to that Department by the DONE.

 

 

ITEM NO.(29)
14-0521-S4
CD 14

MOTION (HUIZAR - HARRIS-DAWSON) relative to recognizing Fiesta Broadway as a Special Event on the celebration of its 29th Anniversary on April 29, 2018.

 

Recommendations for Council action:

 

  1. DETERMINE Fiesta Broadway to be a Special Event at a major venue as defined in Los Angeles Municipal Code Section 41.201(c).

  2. AUTHORIZE the Department of Public Works, Bureau of Street Services to issue a permit and collect permit fees for the conduct of Fiesta Broadway on April 29, 2018, a production of All Access Entertainment, in installments (for a total estimated to date amount of $44,743) per Los Angeles Municipal Code Section 41.20.1(c) and in accordance with the schedule of payments as set forth above.

  3. AUTHORIZE the Councilmember of the 14th District to execute the agreement, attached to the Council file, between the City and Access Entertainment.

 

 

ITEM NO.(30)

FINAL MAPS in the various Council Districts.

Recommendation for Council action:

APPROVE the Final Maps and Adopt the City Engineer Reports as detailed in the various listed Council files, including bonds, agreements, contracts and other related issues as specified:

(a)
02-1565-S1
CD 7

FINAL MAP OF TRACT NO. 53287 located at 14724 Cobalt Avenue northeasterly of Dronfield Avenue.

 

(Bond No. C-130770)

Subdivider: Benny Silva; Surveyor: Richard Prutz

 

Fiscal Impact Statement: The subdivider has paid a fee of $2,693 for the processing of this final tract map pursuant to Section 19.02(A) (2) of the Los Angeles Municipal Code. No additional City funds are needed.

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

 

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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