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LOS ANGELES CITY COUNCIL

Wednesday, October 10, 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
Wednesday, October 10, 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)
18-0900-S77
CD 2

HEAR PROTESTS against the proposed improvement and maintenance of the San Fernando Road and Arvilla Avenue Street Lighting District, in accordance with Section 6.95-6.127 of the Los Angeles Administrative Code and Proposition 218.

 

(Ordinance of Intention adopted on August 8, 2018 - Continue hearing and present Ordinance on October 31, 2018 to consider report of protests to be submitted as a result of balloting, pursuant to Proposition 218)

 

 

ITEM NO.(2)
18-0900-S78
CD 6

HEAR PROTESTS against the proposed improvement and maintenance of the San Fernando Road and Penrose Street Lighting District, in accordance with Section 6.95-6.127 of the Los Angeles Administrative Code and Proposition 218.

 

(Ordinance of Intention adopted on August 8, 2018 - Continue hearing and present Ordinance on October 31, 2018 to consider report of protests to be submitted as a result of balloting, pursuant to Proposition 218)

 

 

ITEM NO.(3)
18-0900-S79
CD 6

HEAR PROTESTS against the proposed improvement and maintenance of the San Fernando Road and Sheldon Street Lighting District, in accordance with Section 6.95-6.127 of the Los Angeles Administrative Code and Proposition 218.

 

(Ordinance of Intention adopted on August 8, 2018 - Continue hearing and present Ordinance on October 31, 2018 to consider report of protests to be submitted as a result of balloting, pursuant to Proposition 218)

 

 

Items for which Public Hearings Have Been Held
ITEM NO.(4)
09-1977-S2

PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE REPORT and ORDINANCE FIRST CONSIDERATION relative to brush clearance activities in the Very High Fire Hazard Severity Zone (VHFHSZ).

 

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

 

PRESENT and ADOPT the accompanying ORDINANCE dated September 14, 2018, adding Sections 57.305.5.2, 57.305.5.2.1, 57.322.1.1.10 and 57.322.1.1.10.1, and amending Section 57.322.1.1 to Article 7, Chapter V of the Los Angeles Municipal Code, to prohibit the use of certain metal cutting blades for brush clearance activities in the VHFHSZ, establishing specific requirements for engaging in brush clearance activities in the VHFHSZ, and establishing penalties for violations of such Sections.

 

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:  Yes.

 

For:  Bel Air-Beverly Crest Neighborhood Council

 

URGENCY CLAUSE - 12 VOTES REQUIRED ON SECOND READING

 

 

ITEM NO.(5)
17-0461

IMMIGRANT AFFAIRS, CIVIL RIGHTS, AND EQUITY COMMITTEE REPORT and ORDINANCE FIRST CONSIDERATION relative to adding Article 5.4 to the Los Angeles Municipal Code (LAMC) to establish legal protections against the disclosure of tenants' information or citizenship status to third parties.

 

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

 

PRESENT and ADOPT the accompanying ORDINANCE, dated January 26, 2018, adding Article 5.4 to Chapter IV of the LAMC to establish legal protections against the disclosure of tenants' information or citizenship status to third parties.

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.(6)
18-0787

PLANNING AND LAND USE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE REPORT relative to Mills Act Historical Property Contracts for 2018.

 

Recommendation for Council action:

 

AUTHORIZE the Director of Planning to execute 30 Historical Property Contracts, as listed in the Department of City Planning report dated, August 8, 2018, attached to the Council file.

 

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.

 

 

ITEM NO.(7)
18-0762
CD 5

CATEGORICAL EXEMPTION (CE) and PLANNING AND LAND USE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE REPORT relative to a Vesting Tentative Tract appeal for the property located at 836-838 North Poinsettia Place.

 

Recommendations for Council action:

 

  1. FIND, based on the whole of the administrative record, that the project is exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) pursuant to State CEQA Guidelines Section 15332, 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 Lucille Saunders and La Brea Willoughby Coalition (Representative: Venskus and Associates), and THEREBY SUSTAIN the determination of the CLAAPC in approving Vesting Tentative Tract VTT-76054-SL-1A for the demolition of an existing one-story triplex, subdivision of one lot comprising of 7,735 net square feet of lot area into five small lots, and construction, use, and maintenance of a three-story, new small lot single-family dwelling with an attached two-car garage on each of the five subdivided lots, with the floor area of each dwelling ranging from 1,080 to 1,864 square feet, totaling 8,360 square feet for all five dwellings, whereby the application for Vesting Tentative Tract Map No. VTT-76054-SL was approved on June 21, 2018, for the property located at 836-838 North Poinsettia Place, subject to Conditions of Approval.

 

Applicant: Haytham Kafouf, 836 Poinsettia, LLC

 

Representative: Sami Kohanim, Land Use Developers Corp.

 

Case No. VTT-76054-SL-1A

 

Environmental No. ENV-2017-2090-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.

 

TIME LIMIT FILE - NOVEMBER 9, 2018

 

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

 

 

ITEM NO.(8)
15-0547-S5

PLANNING AND LAND USE MANAGEMENT and PUBLIC WORKS AND GANG REDUCTION COMMITTEES' REPORT relative to the development of a capital improvement planning process for Downtown Los Angeles (DTLA).

 

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

 

  1. INSTRUCT the Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT) and the Department of City Planning, with the assistance and cooperation of the Department of Public Works, to:
  2.  

    1. Develop a capital improvement planning process for DTLA to assess and identify infrastructure improvements in keeping with future growth, as well as identifying funding strategies to support this new planning process.
    2.  

    3. Conduct public workshops, through the Community Plan outreach process, that identify specific infrastructure needs regarding: improving access to transit and mobility services; providing safer multimodal travel options; and, reducing vehicle miles traveled (VMT).
    4.  

    5. Evaluate, through the Community Plan program, the relationship between parking needs and VMT in DTLA that will be used to develop policies to promote increased access and connectivity, and improve parking management, while reducing VMT.

     

  3. AUTHORIZE the Controller to transfer and appropriate $250,000 from the Council District 14 Public Benefits Trust Fund to Transportation Review Fee Fund No. 50Y, in an account to be determined by LADOT, for Fiscal Year 2018-19 to cover the cost for consultant services to develop and execute an engagement strategy, define a project list, and identify a funding strategy for a DTLA capital improvement plan.
  4.  

  5. DIRECT the LADOT to prepare and release a task order solicitation for consultant services to develop a funding strategy to implement infrastructure improvements that serve increased population growth, while satisfying sustainability goals and providing safe and attractive travel choices, subject to a Charter Section 1022 determination.

 

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)
14-0081
CD 6

CATEGORICAL EXEMPTION and TRADE, TRAVEL, AND TOURISM COMMITTEE REPORT relative to extending the term of the Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) lease agreement with Air Center Aviation, Inc.

 

Recommendations for Council action:

 

  1. ADOPT the determination by the Board of Airport Commissioners that the proposed action is categorically exempt under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) in accordance with Article III Class 1(18)(c) of the Los Angeles City CEQA Guidelines.

  2. APPROVE the First Amendment to LAWA Lease No. VNA-8795 with Air Center Aviation, Inc., to extend the term by 18 months through June 30, 2020, for the use of a general aviation operations facility located at 16303 Waterman Drive at Van Nuys Airport.

  3. CONCUR with the action taken by the Board of Airport Commissioners on September 6, 2018 by Resolution No. 26563, authorizing the Chief Executive Officer, LAWA, to execute the First Amendment to Lease No. VNA-8795 with Air Center Aviation, Inc.

Fiscal Impact Statement: The City Administrative Officer reports that this action will not impact the General Fund or LAWA's capital budget. Approval of the proposed First Amendment with Air Center Aviation, Inc., will result in annual revenue of approximately $205,063 and approximately $307,595 over the 18-month term extension (excluding the automatic annual rental rate and Consumer Price Index adjustments). This lease complies with LAWA's financial policies.

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

TIME LIMIT FILE – OCTOBER 22, 2018

 

(LAST DAY FOR COUNCIL ACTION – OCTOBER 19, 2018)

 

 

ITEM NO.(10)
18-0591
CD 14

INFORMATION, TECHNOLOGY, AND GENERAL SERVICES COMMITTEE REPORT relative to renegotiating the lease of the Old Northeast Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) Station located at 6045 York Boulevard.

 

Recommendation for Council action, pursuant to Motion (Huizar – O’Farrell):

 

INSTRUCT the Department of General Services to renegotiate the lease of the Old Northeast LAPD Station by the Los Angeles Police Historical Society, Inc. for a new 30-year term that includes increased use of facility for community purposes while ensuring that any space to be used by the public is safe and accessible.

 

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.(11)
18-0921

ADMINISTRATIVE EXEMPTION and TRADE, TRAVEL, AND TOURISM COMMITTEE REPORT relative to extending the term of the Port of Los Angeles (POLA) agreement with Sasaki Associates, lnc.

 

Recommendations for Council action:

 

  1. ADOPT the determination by the Board of Harbor Commissioners that the proposed action is administratively exempt under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) in accordance with Article II, Section 2(f) of the Los Angeles City CEQA Guidelines.

  2. APPROVE the Port Resolution No. 18-8325 for the First Amendment to POLA Agreement No. 18-3348-A with Sasaki Associates, lnc., extending the contract term four years through October 8, 2022, for planning, engineering, architectural design, landscape design and bidding and design support for the construction of the Wilmington Waterfront Promenade Project.

Fiscal Impact Statement: The City Administrative Officer (CAO) reports that this action will not impact the General Fund. Approval of the proposed First Amendment to the agreement with Sasaki Associates, Inc., will extend the contract term by four years for a total of seven years. The original agreement included a compensation amount of $3,190,000. The First Amendment will not include any increase in compensation. Sasaki Associates, lnc., has spent approximately $1,760,000 of the existing compensation amount in the agreement. The POLA will continue to be financially responsible for payment of expenditures from the Harbor Revenue Fund. POLA funds are available in this fiscal year as part of the annual budget process.

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

TIME LIMIT FILE – NOVEMBER 26, 2018

 

(LAST DAY FOR COUNCIL ACTION – NOVEMBER 21, 2018)

 

 

ITEM NO.(12)
18-0920

BUDGET AND FINANCE COMMITTEE REPORT relative to the retention of Sanders Roberts LLP as outside counsel.

 

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

 

  1. APPROVE the retention of Sanders Roberts, LLP under a contract for a three-year term, in an initial amount not to exceed $100,000, for outside legal services in the case entitled Jennifer Francis v. City of Los Angeles.

  2. TRANSFER the amount of $100,000 from the Unappropriated Balance, City Attorney Outside Counsel Including Workers' Compensation line item, to the City Attorney Fund No. 100/12, Account No. 009301, for the contract.

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.

 

(The City Council may recess to Closed Session, pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9(d)(1), to confer with its legal counsel relative to the retention of Sanders Roberts LLP as outside counsel for legal services in the matter entitled Jennifer Francis v. City of Los Angeles, Los Angeles Superior Court Case No. BC526258.)

 

 

ITEM NO.(13)
18-0896

BUDGET AND FINANCE COMMITTEE REPORT relative to disclosure by prospective contractors with the City of Los Angeles of contracts or sponsorships with the National Rifle Association (NRA).

 

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

 

REQUEST the City Attorney, with the assistance of the Bureau of Contract Administration, to prepare and present an Ordinance directing any prospective contractor with the City of Los Angeles to disclose under affidavit: any contracts it, or any of its subsidiaries, has with the NRA; and, any sponsorship it, or any of its subsidiaries, provides to the NRA.

 

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)
05-0686-S1
CD 14

INFORMATION, TECHNOLOGY, AND GENERAL SERVICES COMMITTEE REPORT relative to negotiating a ground lease with the Go For Broke National Education Center.

 

Recommendations for Council action, pursuant to Motion (Huizar – Harris-Dawson)

 

  1. INSTRUCT the Department of General Services (GSD), Bureau of Engineering, and other appropriate departments, with assistance of the City Attorney, to negotiate a new ground lease that reflects the current needs of the Go For Broke National Education Center, and allows for the construction of a new interpretive education center and permanent supportive housing as approved uses.

  2. INSTRUCT the GSD to report with the final lease terms and the appropriate California Environmental Quality Act clearance for Council approval.

 

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)
08-1077-S1
CD 13

INFORMATION, TECHNOLOGY, AND GENERAL SERVICES COMMITTEE REPORT relative to negotiating a new lease for office space located at 6801 Hollywood Boulevard.

 

Recommendation for Council action, pursuant to Motion (O’Farrell – Price):

 

INSTRUCT the Department of General Services, with the assistance of the City Attorney, to negotiate a new lease at a below market rate for office space at 6801 Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles, 90028 that will be used to support Los Angeles Police Department and Bureau of Street Services operations in the surrounding area.

 

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.(16)
18-0666

PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE REPORT relative to the Fiscal Year 2017 (FY 17) Improving Criminal Justice Responses (ICJR) Program Grant.

 

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

 

  1. AUTHORIZE the Mayor, or designee, to:

    a.  Accept the FY 17 ICJR Program Grant in the amount of $900,000 from the United States Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women, for a performance period of October 1, 2017 to September 30, 2020.

    b.  Execute the Grant Award Agreement; and, Authorize the Mayor's Office of Public Safety to submit to the grantor any other necessary agreements and documents relative to the grant award, subject to the approval of the City Attorney as to form.
     
    c.  Execute six Professional Services Agreements between the City of Los Angeles and five community-based organizations for Domestic Abuse Response Team/Sexual Assault Response Team/Family Justice Center services for a term within the applicable grant performance period, for a not-to-exceed cumulative total of $708,000, subject to the approval of the City Attorney as to form, as follows: 

         Agency Name  Services to be Provided  Amount
      Strength United Family Justice Center  Sexual Assault Response Team  $ 50,000
      Center for the Pacific Asian Family  Sexual Assault Response Team   50,000
      Peace Over Violence  Sexual Assault Response Team   50,000
      1736 Family Crisis Center  Domestic Abuse Response Team  176,000
      Casa de la Familia  Domestic Abuse Response Team  272,000
      Casa de la Familia  Family Justice Center  110,000
        Total   $708,000
  2. APPROVE the FY 17 ICJR Program budget; and, AUTHORIZE the Mayor's Office of Public Safety to expend the grant in accordance with the grantor-approved budget.

  3. AUTHORIZE the Controller to:

    a.  Establish a new interest-bearing Fund entitled FY 17 ICJR Grant, create a receivable in the Fund in the amount of $900,000, and create new appropriation accounts within the new Fund No.  XXX/46 as follows:

         Account  Title  Amount
      46R146    Mayor  $115,678
      46R299  Reimbursement of General Fund Costs    57,122
      46R304  Contractual Services  708,000
      46R213  Travel  10,000
      46R965  Department on Disability  9,200
        Total  $900,000

    b.  Transfer appropriations from Fund No.  XXX/46 to the General Fund to reimburse grant related expenditures as follows: 

         Transfer From:         
      Fund  Account  Title    Amount 
      XXX/46  46R146  Mayor    $115,678.00 
      XXX/46  46R213  Travel    5,430.17 
            Total  $121,108.17 
               
      Transfer To:         
      Fund  Account  Title    Amount 
      100/46  001020  Salaries, Grant Reimbursement    $115,678.00 
      100/46  002130  Travel    5,430.17 
            Total  $121,108.17 

    c.  Expend funds upon presentation of proper demands from the Office of the Mayor.
     
  4. AUTHORIZE the Controller to transfer up to $57,122 from Fund No. XXX/46, Account No. 46R299 to Fund No. 100/46, Revenue Source No. 5346 for reimbursement of fringe benefits of grant-funded personnel in the Mayor's Office.

  5. AUTHORIZE the Controller to transfer cash from Fund No. XXX/46 to reimburse the General Fund, on an as-needed basis, upon presentation of proper documentation from City departments.

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

 

Fiscal Impact Statement:  The CAO reports that there is no impact to the General Fund.  Acceptance of the FY 17 ICJR Program award in the amount of $900,000 will provide funding for the Domestic Abuse Response Team's expansion to reduce domestic violence, the Sexual Assault Response Team's Sexual Assault Team Enhancement and Expansion Project, and the expansion of the Los Angeles Police Department's Central Bureau Family Justice Center Program.  Acceptance of the grant and the recommendations in this report are in compliance with the City's Financial Policies in that one-time grant funds will be used for one-time expenditures.

 

Community Impact Statement:  None submitted.

 

 

ITEM NO.(17)
18-0783

PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE REPORT relative to the Fiscal Year 2017 (FY 17) State Homeland Security Program (SHSP) grant acceptance.

 

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

 

  1. AUTHORIZE the Mayor, or designee to:

    a.  Accept on behalf of the City, the FY 17 SHSP grant award in the amount of $587,806 for the grant performance period of September 1, 2017 through March 31, 2020 to fund approved projects within the Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD), as outline in Attachment 3 of the Mayor's transmittal dated August 10, 2018 (attached to the Council file). 

    b.  Negotiate and execute an agreement with the County of Los Angeles from September 1, 2017 through March 31, 2020 for receipt of FY 17 SHSP funds, consistent with the approved grant budget and in accordance with the agreement included in Attachment 2 of the Mayor's transmittal dated August 10, 2010 (attached to the Council file), subject to the approval of the City Attorney as to form.
     
    c.  Negotiate and execute, on behalf of the City, a contract with a vendor to conduct All-Hazards Incident Management Team trainings, for up to three sessions at $12,667 per session, for a term of up to 12 months within the grant performance period, and for an amount not to exceed $38,000, subject to the approval of the City Attorney as to form.
     
    d.  Submit to the grantor on behalf of the City, the requests for drawdown of funds or reimbursements of City funds expended for approved grant purposes.
     
  2. AUTHORIZE the Controller to:

    a.  Establish a new interest-bearing fund entitled FY 17 SHSP Grant, and create a receivable in Fund No. XXX in the amount of $587,806 for the FY 17 SHSP grant. 

    b.  Expend and receive funds, upon presentation of documentation and proper demand by the Mayor’s Office of Public Safety, to reimburse City departments. 

    c.  Appropriate funds within Fund No. XXX/46 as follows: 

         Fund  Account  Title  Amount 
      XXX/46    46R138    LAFD    $587,806

    d.  Transfer appropriations in the amount of $587,806 within the FY 17 SHSP Grant Fund No. XXX on an as-needed basis to reimburse for grant-related expenditures as follows:

         Transfer From:         
      Fund Account Title   Amount
      XXX/46  46R138  LAFD    $587,806
               
      Transfer To:         
      Fund  Account  Title    Amount
      392/34  343040  Contractual Services    $ 38,000
      100/38  001098  Overtime, Variable Staffing    414,806
      100/38  006020  Operating Supplies    135,000
          Total   $587,806

  3. AUTHORIZE the Controller to transfer cash from Fund No. XXX/46 to reimburse the General Fund, on an as-needed basis, upon presentation of proper documentation from the LAFD.

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

 

Fiscal Impact Statement:  The CAO reports that there is no impact to the General Fund. Acceptance of the FY 17 SHSP award in the amount of $587,806 will provide funding for the LAFD for planning, equipment, training, exercises and grant administration for emergency prevention, preparedness, and response. Acceptance of the grant and the recommendations in this report are in compliance with the City's Financial Policies in that one-time grant funds will be used for one-time expenditures.

 

Community Impact Statement:  None submitted.

 

 

ITEM NO.(18)
18-0838

PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE REPORT relative to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's Alcohol and Drug Impaired Driving Vertical Prosecution Program Grant.

 

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

 

  1. AUTHORIZE the City Attorney, or designee, to approve the grant award between the City of Los Angeles and the California Office of Traffic Safety, and to execute the grant award on behalf of the City, subject to the approval of the City Attorney as to form.

  2. AUTHORIZE the City Attorney, or designee, to accept the grant award in the amount of $715,961 for funding the Alcohol and Drug Impaired Driving Vertical Prosecution Program for the period of October 1, 2018 to September 30, 2019.

  3. RESOLVE that the following position is APPROVED and CONFIRMED, in the City Attorney's Office for the period of October 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019, for one Deputy City Attorney (Class Code 0594).

  4. AUTHORIZE the Controller to:

    a.  Establish a receivable within Fund No. 368/12 in the amount of $715,961.
     
    b.  Establish Appropriation Account No. 12R231 - Impaired Driving Prosecution to Fund No. 100/12, in the amount of $715,961. 

    c.  Transfer $270,330 from Fund No. 368/12, Account No. 12R231 - lmpaired Driving Prosecution to Fund No. 100/12, Account No. 001010 Salaries General.
     
    d.  Transfer, upon receipt of grant funds, $321,010 from Fund No. 368/12, Account No. 12R231 - Impaired Driving Prosecution to Fund No. 100/12, Account No. 5631 Revenue Costs Reimbursement-Other. 

  5. INSTRUCT the City Clerk to place on the agenda for the first regular Council meeting on JULY 1, 2019, or shortly thereafter, the following action relative to the Alcohol and Drug Impaired Driver Vertical Prosecution Program:

    Authorize the Controller to transfer $120,621 from Fund No. 368/12, Account No. 12R231-FY 18-19 Impaired Driving Prosecution to Fund No. 100/12, Account No. 001010 Salaries General.

  6. AUHTORIZE the City Attorney to prepare Controller instructions for any necessary technical adjustments, subject to the approval of the City Administrative Officer (CAO); and, AUTHORIZE the Controller to implement the instructions.

 

Fiscal Impact Statement:  The CAO reports that approval of this request will allow for the disbursement of Alcohol and Drug Impaired Driving Vertical Prosecution Program funding from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.  Grant funding will cover the direct and indirect costs of two existing Deputy City Attorney II and one new Deputy City Attorney I positions.  There is no new General Fund impact.  The recommendations in this report are in compliance with the City's Financial Policies in that budgeted appropriations will be balanced against receipts expected from this  grant.

 

Community Impact Statement:  None submitted.

 

 

ITEM NO.(19)
14-1326

PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE REPORT relative to the Disaster Assistance Trust Fund Annual Financial Report for the Fiscal Year (FY) ending June 30, 2018.

 

Recommendation for Council action:

 

RECEIVE and FILE the report from the City Administrative Officer dated September 18, 2018, which provides the Disaster Assistance Trust Fund Annual Financial Report for the FY ending June 30, 2018.

 

Fiscal Impact Statement:  Not applicable.

 

Community Impact Statement:  None submitted.

 

 

ITEM NO.(20)
16-0377-S1

TRADE, TRAVEL, AND TOURISM COMMITTEE REPORT relative to the Citywide implementation of the Phase II eCivis Grants Management System Program to track competitive grants and electronic generation of reports for the acceptance of grant funds.

 

Recommendation for Council action:

 

DIRECT the City Administrative Officer (CAO) to work with all City departments to implement the Phase II eCivis Grants Management System Program.

 

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

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

 

Items for which Public Hearings Have Not Been Held - (10 Votes Required for Consideration)
ITEM NO.(21)
18-0828

COMMUNICATION FROM THE CITY ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER relative to the salary recommendation for Mr. Adel Hagekhalil as the permanent Executive Director of the Public Works Bureau of Street Services.

 

Recommendation for Council action:

RESOLVE that the annual salary for Mr. Adel Hagekhalil, as the permanent Executive Director, Department of Public Works, Bureau of Street Services, BE ESTABLISHED as $249,312.42 as recommended by the Mayor and approved by the Executive Employee Relations Committee on September 28, 2018.

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

 

 


Items Called Special

Motions for Posting and Referral

Council Members' Requests for Excuse from Attendance at Council Meetings
Closed Session
ITEM NO.(22)
18-0883

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 Linda Allstot v. City of Los Angeles, Los Angeles Superior Court Case No. BC592492. (This matter arises from Plaintiff's claims of Fair Employment and Housing Act and Labor Code Section 1102.5 violations in the City workplace.)

 

(Budget and Finance Committee considered the above matter in Closed Session on October 1, 2018)

 

 

ITEM NO.(23)
18-0885

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 Mariposa Perez, et al. v. City of Los Angeles, Los Angeles Superior Court Case No. BC623417. (This matter arises from a traffic accident on December 15, 2015 at Figueroa Street and Avenue 60.)

 

(Budget and Finance Committee considered the above matter in Closed Session on October 1, 2018)

 

 

ITEM NO.(24)
18-0870

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 Marco Milla v. City of Los Angeles, United States Court of Appeal for the 9th Circuit, Case No. 17-55330; and, United States District Court, Case No. CV 16-00134. (This matter arises from an incident which occurred on September 29, 2001, in the 1500 block of West 204th Street in Los Angeles.)

 

(Budget and Finance Committee considered the above matter in Closed Session on October 1, 2018)

 

 

ITEM NO.(25)
18-0638

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 Venice Justice Committee, et al. v. City of Los Angeles, et al., United States District Court Case No. 2:16-CV-01115 (DPP) (SS). (This pending litigation concerns Los Angeles Municipal Code Section 42.15.)

 

(Budget and Finance Committee considered the above matter in Closed Session on October 1, 2018)

 

 

Adjourning Motions

Council Adjournment

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