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LOS ANGELES CITY COUNCIL

Tuesday, June 18, 2019
10:00 AM

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

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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
NURY MARTINEZ, Sixth DistrictPAUL KORETZ, Fifth District
MONICA RODRIGUEZ, Seventh District
Assistant President Pro TemporeMARQUEECE HARRIS-DAWSON, Eighth District
JOE BUSCAINO, Fifteenth DistrictCURREN D. PRICE, JR., Ninth District
MIKE BONIN, Eleventh District
GREIG SMITH, Twelfth District
MITCH O'FARRELL, Thirteenth District
JOSE HUIZAR, Fourteenth District

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Los Angeles City Council Agenda
Tuesday, June 18, 2019
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)
16-0160-S628
CD 9

8114 South Avalon Boulevard aka 8112-8114 South Avalon Boulevard. (Lien: $111,964.88)

 

 

(b)
18-0160-S361
CD 14

3052 East Folsom Street. (Lien: $24,117.94)

 

 

(c)
18-0160-S362
CD 10

115 1/2 South Normandie Avenue. (Lien: $21,251.28)

 

 

(d)
17-0160-S367
CD 10

115 South Normandie Avenue. (Lien: $81,576.48)

 

 

(e)
19-0160-S32
CD 14

170 South Clarence Street (Vacant Lot). (Lien: $4,459.59)

 

 

(f)
16-0160-S988
CD 14

172 South Clarence Street. (Lien: $7,982.60)

 

(g)
19-0160-S31
CD 14

659 South Soto Street. (Lien: $17,278.16)

 

 

ITEM NO.(2)
19-0595
CD 3

MOTION (BLUMENFIELD - BUSCAINO) and RESOLUTION relative to issuing one or more series of revenue bonds or other obligations in an aggregate principal amount not to exceed $25,000,000 for the purpose of financing the acquisition, renovation, improvement, furnishing, and equipping of educational facilities located at 5975 Shoup Avenue.

 

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

  1. DESIGNATE the California Enterprise Development Authority to issues bonds not to exceed $25,000,000 for the purpose of financing the acquisition, renovation, improvement, furnishing, and equipping of educational facilities located at 5975 Shoup Avenue in Council District 3.

  2. HOLD a Tax Equity and Responsibility Act of 1982 (TEFRA) hearing and ADOPT the accompanying TEFRA RESOLUTION at the City Council meeting to be held on June 18, 2019 at 10:00 a.m., located at 200 North Spring Street, Room 340, Los Angeles, California 90012.

 

 

ITEM NO.(3)
19-0526

HEARING PROTESTS and ORDINANCE FIRST CONSIDERATION relative to the proposed maintenance and operation of the annual assessment of the Fiscal Year 2019-20 Los Angeles City Lighting District.

 

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

  1. HEAR PROTESTS against the proposed maintenance and operation of the annual assessment of the Fiscal Year 2019-20 Los Angeles City Lighting District.

  2. PRESENT and ADOPT the accompanying ORDINANCE, if protests denied and assessment confirmed, in accordance with Section 6.95-6.127 of the Los Angeles Administrative Code.

 

(Ordinance of Intention adopted on May 28, 2019)

 

 

ITEM NO.(4)
19-0528

HEARING PROTESTS and ORDINANCES FIRST CONSIDERATION relative to the proposed maintenance and operation of the annual assessment of the 2019-20 Proposition 218 Confirmed Street Lighting Maintenance Assessment District.

 

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

  1. HEAR PROTESTS against the proposed maintenance and operation of the annual assessment of the 2019-20 Proposition 218 Confirmed Street Lighting Maintenance Assessment District.

  2. PRESENT and ADOPT the accompanying ORDINANCE, if protest denied and assessment confirmed, in accordance with Section 6.95-6.127 of the Los Angeles Administrative Code, for the proposed maintenance and operation of the annual assessment of the 2019-20 Proposition 218 Confirmed Street Lighting Maintenance Assessment District - Benefiting Footing Method.

  3. PRESENT and ADOPT the accompanying ORDINANCE, if protest denied and assessment confirmed, in accordance with Section 6.95-6.127 of the Los Angeles Administrative Code, for the proposed maintenance and operation of the annual assessment of the 2019-20 Proposition 218 Confirmed Street Lighting Maintenance Assessment District - Land Use Method.

 

(Ordinance of Intention adopted on May 28, 2019)

 

 

ITEM NO.(5)
19-0527

HEARING PROTESTS and ORDINANCE FIRST CONSIDERATION relative to the proposed maintenance and operation of the annual assessment of the 1996-97 Z-Series Street Lighting Maintenance Assessment District for 2019-20. 

 

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

  1. HEAR PROTESTS against the proposed maintenance and operation of the annual assessment for the 1996-97 Z-Series Street Lighting Maintenance Assessment District for 2019-20.

  2. PRESENT and ADOPT the accompanying ORDINANCE, if protests denied and assessment confirmed, in accordance with Section 6.95-6.127 of the Los Angeles Administrative Code, for the proposed maintenance and operation of the annual assessment of the 1996-97 Z-Series Street Lighting Maintenance Assessment District for 2019-20. 

 

(Ordinance of Intention adopted on May 28, 2019)

 

 

Items for which Public Hearings Have Been Held
ITEM NO.(6)
18-1200-S17

PERSONNEL AND ANIMAL WELFARE COMMITTEE REPORT relative to the reappointment of Dr. Erica L. Jacquez to the Board of Civil Service Commissioners.

 

Recommendation for Council action:

 

RESOLVE that the Mayor's reappointment of Dr. Erica L. Jacquez to the Board of Civil Service Commissioners for the term ending June 30, 2024 is APPROVED and CONFIRMED.  Dr. Jacquez resides in Council District 14. (Current composition:  F=3; M=2)

 

Financial Disclosure Statement:  Pending.

 

Community Impact Statement:  None submitted.

 

TIME LIMIT FILE - JULY 1, 2019

 

(LAST DAY FOR COUNCIL ACTION - JUNE 28, 2019)

 

 

ITEM NO.(7)
19-1200-S24

PERSONNEL AND ANIMAL WELFARE COMMITTEE REPORT relative to the appointment of Ms. Marina A. Torres to the Board of Civil Service Commissioners.

 

Recommendation for Council action:

 

RESOLVE that the Mayor's appointment of Ms. Marina A. Torres to the Board of Civil Service Commissioners for the term ending June 30, 2022 is APPROVED and CONFIRMED.  Ms. Torres resides in Council District 14. (Current composition:  F=3; M=2)

 

Financial Disclosure Statement:  Pending.

 

Background Check:  Pending.

 

Community Impact Statement:  None submitted.

 

TIME LIMIT FILE - JULY 15, 2019

 

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

 

 

ITEM NO.(8)
19-0304
CD 7

MITIGATED NEGATIVE DECLARATION (MND), MITIGATION MEASURES, MITIGATION MONITORING PROGRAM, PLANNING AND LAND USE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE REPORT and ORDINANCE FIRST CONSIDERATION relative to Zone Change for the property located at 12070 West Pierce Street.

 

Recommendations for Council action, SUBJECT TO THE APPROVAL OF THE MAYR\OR:

 

  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-2016-0072-MND, adopted on May 11, 2017; and pursuant to California Environmental Quality Act Guidelines, Sections 15162 and 15164, no subsequent Environmental Impact Report, Negative Declaration, or Addendum is required for approval of the project.

  2. ADOPT the FINDINGS of the North Valley Area Planning Commission (NVAPC) as the Findings of Council.

  3. PRESENT and ADOPT the accompanying ORDINANCE dated March 7, 2019, effectuating a Zone Change from A2-1 to (T)(Q)RS-1, for the construction, use, and maintenance of three new single-family dwellings each providing 2,472 square feet of floor area with a 387 square-foot garage, located on separate Parcels B, C, and D of the approved Parcel Map AA-2016-71-PMLA, respectively; Parcel A will remain improved with an existing 1,268 square foot single-family dwelling, on an approximately 43,567 square-foot (1.0 acre) site; with the proposed new residences to provide a minimum of two residential parking spaces per dwelling unit; the removal of up to six of the eight trees located both on-site and within the adjacent public right-of-way, and the one on-site protected oak (Quercus agrifolia) tree to be preserved in-place; and proposed minimal grading for the construction of the three proposed single-family dwellings, for the property at 12070 West Pierce Street, subject to Conditions of Approval.

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

  5. 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.

  6. 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:  Sergio Valencia

 

Representative:  Ramon Gallardo, RG Design and Consulting

 

Case No. APCNV-2016-0070-ZC

 

Environmental No. ENV-2016-0072-MND

 

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

 

Community Impact Statement:  None submitted.

 

TIME LIMIT FILE – JUNE 25, 2019

 

(LAST DAY FOR COUNCIL ACTION – JUNE 25, 2019)

 

 

ITEM NO.(9)
19-0511

PERSONNEL AND ANIMAL WELFARE COMMITTEE REPORT and ORDINANCES FIRST CONSIDERATION, relative to updating the salaries of certain non-represented Civil Service classes in conformance with the Los Angeles Minimum Wage Ordinance (Ordinance No. 184320).

 

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

 

  1. PRESENT and ADOPT the accompanying ORDINANCES:

    1. Ordinance dated April 24, 2019 to amend Schedule B of Los Angeles Administrative Code (LAAC) Section 4.900.1 to update the salary of a non-represented classification employed by the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power to conform to the Los Angeles Minimum Wage Ordinance (Ordinance No. 184320).   

    2. Ordinance dated May 20, 2019 to amend Schedule A of LAAC Section 4.61 to update the salaries of certain non-represented classifications to conform with the Los Angeles Minimum Wage Ordinance (Ordinance No. 184320).

  2. AUTHORIZE the Controller and City Administrative Officer (CAO) to correct any clerical errors, or, if approved by the City Attorney, any technical errors on the Ordinances detailed above in Recommendation No. 1.

 

Fiscal Impact Statement:  The CAO reports that  any costs associated with the minimum wage salary updates reflected in the Ordinances will be absorbed within budgeted funds for the employing departments.

 

Community Impact Statement:  None submitted.

 

 

ITEM NO.(10)
14-1635-S7

BUDGET AND FINANCE COMMITTEE REPORT and ORDINANCE FIRST CONSIDERATION relative to adding Chapter 170 to Division 5 of the Los Angeles Administrative Code (LAAC) to create a Short-Term Rental Enforcement Trust Fund.

 

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

 

PRESENT and ADOPT the accompanying ORDINANCE dated May 6, 2019, adding Chapter 170 to Division 5 of the LAAC to create a Short-Term Rental Enforcement Trust Fund.

 

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.(11)
18-0462

HOUSING COMMITTEE REPORT and ORDINANCE FIRST CONSIDERATION relative to amending the Los Angeles Municipal Code (LAMC) to protect affordable housing opportunities for persons using rental assistance or other sources of income.

 

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

 

  1. PRESENT and ADOPT the accompanying ORDINANCE dated  June 6, 2019 adding Article 5.6.1 to Chapter IV of the LAMC to protect affordable housing opportunities for persons using rental assistance and other sources of income, such as Section 8 vouchers, as payment for rent.

  2. NOTE and FILE the June 7, 2019 Chief Legislative Analyst (CLA) report, inasmuch as the report is for information only and no Council action is required.

  3. INSTRUCT the Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA), with the assistance of the CLA, to report in 60 days in regard to the following:

    1. The feasibility and cost of expanding the Pre-Qualifying Inspections and holding deposit incentives offered under the Homeless Incentive Program to all owners who participate in the Section 8 Voucher program.

    2. The number of additional inspectors and associated funding required to bring the HACLA's inspection time down to 2-3 days across all properties in the City.

    3. Work with property owners to reduce and modify the requirements under the Health Quality Standards inspection.

  4. INSTRUCT the Los Angeles Housing and Community Investment Department, with the assistance of the CLA, to report in regard to the feasibility of using the City’s affordable housing preservation programs to offer low interest rehabilitation loans to property owners who offer their units to Section 8 voucher holders.

         

Fiscal Impact Statement:  None submitted by the City Attorney or CLA.  Neither the City Administrative Officer nor the CLA has completed a financial analysis of this report.  

 

Community Impact Statement:  Yes

 

For:

East Hollywood Neighborhood Council

Los Feliz Neighborhood Council

 

 

ITEM NO.(12)
19-0348

PERSONNEL AND ANIMAL WELFARE COMMITTEE REPORT relative to the 2017-22 Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) Security Bargaining Unit.

 

Recommendation for Council action:

 

CONCUR with the Board of Water and Power Commissioner's (Board) April 2, 2019 action to approve the MOU for the LADWP Security Bargaining Unit represented by Service Employees International Union for the term October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2022.

 

Fiscal Impact Statement:  The Board reports that the fiscal impact associated with the proposed MOU is approximately $1.39 million for the period of October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2022, for direct costs, or $2.34 million, including an estimated impact to overtime and the uniform/shoe allowance.  Assumptions are based on Cost-of-Living Adjustments of 2.9 percent based on the Consumer Price Index and other identified miscellaneous new MOU provisions.  Any additional funding needed to cover these estimated costs will be pursued through LADWP’s budgetary re-estimation process.

 

Community Impact Statement:  None submitted.

 

 

ITEM NO.(13)
19-0543

PERSONNEL AND ANIMAL WELFARE COMMITTEE REPORT relative to amending Los Angeles Administrative Code (LAAC) Section 5.199 to prohibit expenditures from the Animal Sterilization Trust Fund for staff salaries and benefits not directly related with the specific services described in LAAC Sections 5.199b and 5.199h.

 

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

 

REQUEST the City Attorney to prepare and present an Ordinance to amend LAAC Section 5.199 to add language preventing any expenditures from the Animal Sterilization Trust Fund from being used for staff salaries and benefits which are not directly connected with the delivery or performance of the specific services described in LAAC Sections 5.199b. and 5.199h.

 

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)
18-0819
CD 5

PLANNING AND LAND USE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE REPORT relative to declining the inclusion of the Goldstein Apartments located at 132-134 1/2 North Kings Road in the list of Historic-Cultural Monuments.

 

Recommendations for Council action:

 

  1. ADOPT the FINDINGS of the Cultural Heritage Commission (CHC) as the Findings of Council.

  2. DETERMINE that the property does not conform with the definition of a Monument pursuant to the Los Angeles Administrative Code Chapter 9, Division 22, Article 1, Section 22.171.7, and THEREBY DENY the designation of the Goldstein Apartments located at 132-134 1/2 North Kings Road in the list of Historic-Cultural Monuments.

 

Owners:  Feldberg Family Partnership c/o Martin Feldberg; Feldberg Family Partnership

 

Applicant:  City of Los Angeles

 

Case No. CHC-2018-7214-HCM

 

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

 

Community Impact Statement:  None submitted.

 

TIME LIMIT FILE - JUNE 24, 2019

 

(LAST DAY FOR COUNCIL ACTION - JUNE 21, 2019)

 

 

ITEM NO.(15)
19-0267

BUDGET AND FINANCE COMMITTEE REPORT relative to the Investment Reports for the months of January, February, and March 2019.

 

Recommendation for Council action:

 

NOTE and FILE the Investment Reports submitted by the Office of Finance dated March 13, 2019, April 9, 2019, and May 1, 2019, for the months of January, February, and March 2019, respectively.

 

Fiscal Impact Statement: Not applicable.

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

 

ITEM NO.(16)
19-0293
CD 4

CATEGORICAL EXEMPTION and PLANNING AND LAND USE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE REPORT relative to the inclusion of the Tom Bergin's located at 840 South Fairfax Avenue in the list of Historic-Cultural Monuments.

 

Recommendations for Council action:

 

  1. DETERMINE that the proposed designation is categorically exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), pursuant to Article 19, Section 15308, Class 8 and Article 19, Section 15331, Class 31 of the State CEQA Guidelines.

  2. DETERMINE that the property conforms with the definition of a Monument pursuant to Section 22.171.7 of the Los Angeles Administrative Code.

  3. ADOPT the FINDINGS of the Cultural Heritage Commission (CHC) as the findings of Council.

  4. APPROVE the inclusion of the Tom Bergin's located at 840 South Fairfax Avenue in the list of Historic-Cultural Monuments, excluding the parking lot from the designation.

 

Owners:  Vintage Vices LLC; TK and MK LLC

 

Applicants:  Adrian Scott Fine, Los Angeles Conservancy; Miracle Mile Residential Association

 

Case No. CHC-2018-5803-HCM

 

Environmental No. ENV-2018-5804-CE

 

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

 

Community Impact Statement:  None submitted.

 

TIME LIMIT FILE - JUNE 20, 2019

 

(LAST DAY FOR COUNCIL ACTION - JUNE 19, 2019)

 

 

ITEM NO.(17)
16-0185-S1
CD 4

CATEGORICAL EXEMPTION (CE) and PLANNING AND LAND USE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE REPORT relative to California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) appeals for the property located at 4511 West Russell Avenue.

 

Recommendations for Council action:

 

  1. DETERMINE that based on the whole of the administrative record, the Project is exempt (No. ENV-2018-2765-CE) from CEQA pursuant to City of Los Angeles CEQA Guidelines, Article III, Section 1, Class 3, Category 2 (Apartments, duplexes, and similar structures designed for no more than six dwelling units in an urbanized area), and there is no substantial evidence demonstrating that an exemption to a categorical exemption pursuant to CEQA Guidelines, Section 15300.2 applies.

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

  3. RESOLVE TO DENY THE APPEALS filed by Concerned Citizens of Los Feliz (Representative:  David Lawrence Bell, The Law Offices of David Bell) and Los Feliz Improvement Association (Representative:  Jamie T. Hall, Channel Law Group, LLP) and THEREBY SUSTAIN the determination of the CLAAPC in determining that the project is exempt from CEQA pursuant to City of Los Angeles CEQA Guidelines, Article III, Section 1, Class 3, Category 2 (Apartments, duplexes, and similar structures designed for no more than six dwelling units in an urbanized area), for the demolition of two single-family dwellings, and the construction, use and maintenance of a three-story, 4,816 square-foot, four-unit, residential building within Subarea A (Neighborhood Conservation) of the Vermont/Western Station Neighborhood Area Plan (SNAP), for the property located at 4511 West Russell Avenue.

 

Applicant:  Gevork George Afifi

 

Representative:  Mihran Keolyan, StudioMK Design and Drafting Company

 

Case No. ENV-2018-2765-CE

 

Related Case No. DIR-2018-2764-SPP-1A

 

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

 

Community Impact Statement:  None submitted.

 

 

ITEM NO.(18)
18-0517
CD 8

HOUSING COMMITTEE REPORT and RESOLUTION relative to authorization to issue Tax-Exempt Multifamily Conduit Revenue Bonds and related actions for the Pointe on Vermont Apartments Project located at 7600-7610 South Vermont Avenue and 950 West 76th Street.

 

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

 

  1. ADOPT the accompanying RESOLUTION authorizing the issuance of up to $15,196,222 in Tax-Exempt Multifamily Conduit Revenue Bonds (Series 2019K) for the Pointe on Vermont Apartments Project located at 7600-7610 South Vermont Avenue and 950 West 76th Street.

     

  2. AUTHORIZE the Controller to establish and appropriate a new appropriation Account No. 43R803 entitled Pointe on Vermont in the amount of $2,500,000 within the Low and Moderate Income Housing Fund (LMIHF) No. 55J/43 from the available cash balance of the LMIHF Fund.
                   

  3. AUTHORIZE the General Manager, Los Angeles Housing and Community Investment Department, or designee, to:

    1. Negotiate and execute relevant bond documents for the Pointe on Vermont Apartments Project, subject to the approval of the City Attorney as to form.

    2. Issue a financial commitment letter not to exceed $1,700,000 using funds from the HOME Investment Partnership Program Fund No. 561/43, Account No. 43R011 Affordable Housing Trust Fund.

    3. Issue a financial commitment letter not to exceed $2,500,000 using funds from the LMIHF Fund No. 55J/43, Account No. 43R803 Pointe on Vermont.

    4. Negotiate and execute a loan agreement with Pointe on Vermont, LP, including but not limited to, revisions in the interest rate, loan terms, affordability terms, and subordination to new permanent loans, subject to the approval of the City Attorney.

    5. Prepare Controller instructions and make any necessary technical adjustments consistent with the Mayor and Council action on this matter, subject to the approval of the City Administrative Officer (CAO).

         

Fiscal Impact Statement:  The CAO reports that there will be no impact to the General Fund as a  result of the issuance of these tax-exempt multifamily conduit revenue bonds (bonds) for the Pointe on Vermont Apartments Project.  The City is a conduit issuer and does not incur liability for the repayment of the bonds, which are a limited obligation payable solely from the revenues of the Project, and the City will in no way be obligated to make payments on the bonds.  The recommendations contained in the June 6, 2019 CAO report, attached to the Council file, are in compliance with the City's Financial Policies in that the additional $1,700,000 and $2,500,000 loan commitments are fully funded by the HOME Investment Partnership Program Fund and the LMIHF.  

 

Community Impact Statement:  None submitted.

 

 

ITEM NO.(19)
16-1115-S1

HOUSING COMMITTEE REPORT relative to proposed Fourth Amendment to Contract No. C-129916 with Forsyth Street Advisors, LLC (Forsyth Street Advisors) for technical services related to financial structuring of affordable housing projects and programs.

 

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

 

  1. AUTHORIZE the General Manager, Los Angeles Housing and Community Investment Department (HCIDLA), or designee, to:

    1. Execute the Fourth Amendment to Contract No. C-129916 with Forsyth Street Advisors for the continued provision of technical services related to the financial structuring of affordable housing projects and programs and to increase compensation by $65,000 for a cumulative total not to exceed $353,000, in substantial conformance with the draft Fourth Amendment, attached to the Council file, subject to the review and approval of the City Attorney as to form and compliance with the City’s contracting requirements.
        
    2. Prepare Controller instructions and make any necessary technical adjustments consistent with the Mayor’s actions on this matter, subject to the approval of the City Administrative Officer (CAO); and request the Controller to implement the instructions.

  2. AUTHORIZE the Controller to transfer $65,000 within the Municipal Housing Finance Fund No. 815 as follows:

    From:     
    Account  Title   Amount
    43H412  Service Delivery   $5,375.48
    43J245  Professional Service   52.50
    43K231  Loan Servicing   88.80
    43K412  Service Delivery   1,784.34
    43L143  Housing and Community Investment   31.15
    43L412  Service Delivery   30,742.00
    43M245  Professional Service Contract   26,925.73
       Total:  $65,000.00
         
    To:     
    43R722  Technical Contracts   $65,000.00

 

Fiscal Impact Statement:  The CAO reports there is no impact to the General Fund.  The funding for the Fourth Amendment to Contract No. C-129916 with Forsyth Street Advisors will be provided by the Municipal Housing Finance Fund No. 815.  The recommendations contained in the June 3, 2019 CAO report, attached to the Council file, are in compliance with the City Financial Policies in that funding is available within the identified funds.

 

Community Impact Statement:  None submitted.

 

 


ITEM NO.(20)
19-0507

HOUSING COMMITTEE REPORT relative to Request for Qualifications (RFQ) and associated actions in connection with the Accessible Housing Program (AHP).

 

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

 

  1. APPROVE the Los Angeles Housing and Community Investment Department (HCIDLA) prequalified list of contractors consisting of one vendor, AG Pacific Construction and Development Corporation, identified through the AHP Licensed General Contractors RFQ, for a term of three years, effective May 1, 2019 through April 30, 2022, with the option to extend for up to two one-year terms.

  2. FIND that work can be performed more economically or feasibly by independent contractors than by City employees and, in accordance with Charter Section 1022, approve of the use of affordable housing property owners for the provision of retrofit work on developments that have been recommended by the City’s Expert Accessibility Consultant and where tenant relocation is not required. 

  3. AUTHORIZE the General Manager, HCIDLA, or designee, to:

    1. Negotiate and execute a new contract with AG Pacific Construction and Development Corporation for the provision of general construction services on an on-call basis in substantial conformance with the Draft On-Call General Contractors Agreement attached to the April 25, 2019 HCIDLA report, attached to the Council file, for a compensation amount not to exceed $6,000,000 and a term of three years from May 1, 2019 through April 30, 2022, with an option to extend for up to two additional one-year terms, subject to the review and approval of the City Attorney as to form, compliance with the City's contracting requirements, and funding availability.

    2. Solicit bids for projects from the proposed prequalified list of contractors identified through the AHP RFQ in substantial conformance with the Draft Request for Bids Packet attached to the April 25, 2019 HCIDLA report.
             

    3. Prepare and release subsequent RFQs to supplement the list of prequalified licensed and bonded general contractors to retrofit apartment unit developments so that units and common areas are accessible for persons with mobility and/or hearing/vision impairments, pursuant to the Corrected Settlement Agreement, and State and Federal accessibility laws and regulations, in substantial conformance with the Draft RFQ attached to the April 25, 2019 HCIDLA report, subject to approval by the City Attorney as to form.

    4. Use the Authorization for Expenditure (AFE) process for the provision of minor construction services for retrofit work on developments that have been recommended by the City’s Expert Accessibility Consultant and where tenant relocation is not required, for a compensation amount not to exceed $5,000 per AFE, subject to the approval of the City Attorney and funding availability.

    5. Negotiate and execute sole-source agreements with the City’s affordable housing property owners for the provision of retrofit work on developments that have been recommended by the City’s Expert Accessibility Consultant, where tenant relocation is not required, in substantial conformance with the Draft Property Owner Sole-Source Agreement Template attached to the June 11, 2019 City Administrative Officer (CAO) report, for a compensation amount not to exceed $100,000 per agreement, and a term of one-year effective upon contract execution, with an option to extend for up to one six-month term, subject to the review and approval of the City Attorney as to form, compliance with the City’s contracting requirements, and funding availability.
                     

  4. REQUEST the Controller to:

    1. Establish new accounts within the Accessible Housing Fund No. 10D/43 as follows:

      Account Title 
      43R621  Court Monitor 
      43R698  Retrofit 

                   
    2. Transfer an appropriation in the amount of $2,450,669 from the Unappropriated Balance Fund No. 100/58, Account No. 580238- Accessible Housing Program to Fund No. 10D/43, New Appropriation Account No. 43R698 for retrofit for retrofit work of properties to comply with the Corrected Settlement Agreement in the lawsuit Independent Living Center of Southern California, et al, vs. City of Los Angeles (US Court Case CV12-0551). 

    3. Reduce appropriations in the HCIDLA No. 43, General Fund No. 100 and transfer funding within the Accessible Housing Fund No. 10D as follows:

      1. Reduce appropriations in the amount of $1,720,000 in Fund No. 100/43, Account No. 3040, Contractual Services.

      2. Transfer appropriations in the amount of $490,000 within Fund No. 10D/43 from Account No. 43R143, HCIDLA to Account No. 43R621, Court Monitor for services provided by the mandated court monitor per the Corrected Settlement Agreement.

      3. Transfer appropriations in the amount of $730,000 within Fund No. 10D/43 from Account No. 43R143, HCIDLA to Account No. 43R844, Technical Services for the existing contract with the Expert Accessibility Consultant for architectural services.

      4. Transfer appropriations in the amount of $499,060 within Fund No.  10D/43 from Account No. 43R143, HCIDLA to Account No. 43R698, Retrofit, for the construction of first floor powder rooms at 4080-4100 South Vermont Avenue.

      5. Transfer appropriations in the amount of $940 within Fund No. 10D/43 from Account No. 43R143, HCIDLA to Account No. 43R778, Crescent Villages Apartments.

    4. Expend funds upon proper demand of the General Manager, HCIDLA, or designee.

  5. INSTRUCT the HCIDLA to report on a quarterly basis in regard to implementing the above recommendations. 

         

Fiscal Impact Statement:  The CAO reports that there is no impact to the General Fund.  The funding for the proposed contract with AG Pacific Construction and Development Corporation will be provided by the Accessible Housing Fund No. 10D and funding available in the Unappropriated Balance for general contractors to conduct accessibility retrofits.  The recommendations contained in the June 11, 2019 CAO report, attached to the Council file, are in compliance with the City's Financial Policies in that funding for the proposed activities is available within the identified funds.

 

Community Impact Statement:  None submitted.

 

 

ITEM NO.(21)
18-0930
CD 1

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AND GENERAL SERVICES and HOUSING COMMITTEES REPORTS relative to the transfer of jurisdiction of City-owned properties located at 901 and 903 North Main Street to the Los Angeles Housing and Community Investment Department (HCIDLA).

 

 

  1. INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AND GENERAL SERVICES COMMITTEE REPORT

    Recommendations for Council action:

    1. AUTHORIZE the General Manager, Department of General Services, or designee, to transfer jurisdiction of the properties at 901 and 903 North Main Street (Assessor's Parcel Number 5408-009-909) to the HCIDLA.

                 
    2. AUTHORIZE the General Manager, HCIDLA, or designee, to negotiate and execute an Exclusive Negotiation Agreement (ENA) with Friends of Homeboy, LLC for the properties located at 901 and 903 North Main Street, Los Angeles, California, 90012, if the HCIDLA determines the sites are feasible for a mixed-use development that may include affordable housing and services and if the ENA creates no financial exposure to the City.

    3. INSTRUCT the General Manager, HCIDLA, or designee to seek authorization from the Mayor and City Council for the terms of any future development and lease agreements for the development of these sites.

                     
  2. HOUSING COMMITTEE REPORT

    Recommendations for Council action:
  1. CONCUR with the May 29, 2019 action of the Information Technology and General Services Committee as detailed in the above recommendations.

  2. AMEND the March 26, 2019 Municipal Facilities Committee (MFC) report, attached to the Council file, to change all references to Assessor's Parcel Number 5408-009-909 to 5409-009-909.    

Fiscal Impact Statement:  The MFC reports that there is no immediate impact to the General Fund from approval of the recommendations contained in the March 29, 2019 MFC  report, attached to the Council file.  If affordable housing is built on site, there may be an impact to the Affordable Housing Trust Fund or Proposition HHH, depending on how the housing is financed.  A full estimate of these costs and impact will be included with the Disposition and Development Agreement for this site, and submitted to the Council at the time of approval.

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

   

ITEM NO.(22)
14-1174-S60
CD 6

CATEGORICAL EXEMPTION and ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE REPORT relative to utilizing Community Redevelopment Agency of Los Angeles (CRA/LA) Excess Non-Housing Bond Proceeds (EBP) for the Allegheny Park Property Acquisition Project (Project) within the Pacoima/Panorama City Redevelopment Project Area.

 

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

 

  1. FIND that the Project consisting of acquiring open space for future park use and fence installation is categorically exempt pursuant to California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Guidelines Article 19, Section 15311 and 15325(f). The Project is also exempt pursuant to the City CEQA Guide Article III, Section 1, Class 11, Category 3, and Class 25.

  2. APPROVE up to $7,300 in taxable, and $3,425,000 in tax-exempt, CRA/LA EBP for a combined total of $3,432,300 available to Council District Six from the Pacoima/Panorama City Redevelopment Project Area for the Project.

  3. AUTHORIZE the Department of General Services (GSD) to act on behalf of the Department of Recreation and Parks (RAP) to acquire real properties located at 11957, 11961 and 11963 Allegheny Street, Sun Valley, CA 91352.

  4. AUTHORIZE the RAP to be the implementing department for activities related to the Project.

  5. AUTHORIZE the GSD to execute a Purchase and Sale Agreement (PSA) and related transactional documents as needed with the owner of the Property (Seller) for a purchase price of up to $3,380,000 including all related closing costs.

  6. INSTRUCT the GSD to transmit copies of all duly executed agreement(s) related to the Project to Economic and Workforce Development Department (EWDD).

  7. AUTHORIZE the Controller, subject to the availability of funds and a duly executed PSA between the City and Seller, to expend up to $7,300 from the EBP Fund No. 57D, Account No. 22L9MT, Pacoima/Panorama City Taxable Series 2003-A, and up to $3,425,000 from the EBP Fund No. 57D, Account No. 22L9MN, Pacoima/Panorama City Tax-Exempt Series 2009-D, for activities related to the Project upon presentation of proper documentation by the GSD and RAP, and satisfactory review by EWDD in accordance with the terms and conditions of the Bond Expenditure Agreement.

  8. INSTRUCT the RAP to file a CEQA Notice of Exemption with the City Clerk and Los Angeles County Clerk upon Council approval.

  9. INSTRUCT the RAP to report on its work accomplishments to the City Administrative Officer (CAO), and fund expenditures to EWDD, on a quarterly and as-needed basis.

  10. AUTHORIZE the Interim General Manager, EWDD, or designee, to prepare Controller instructions and/or make technical adjustments that may be required and are consistent with this action subject to the approval of the CAO; and, AUTHORIZE the Controller to implement these instructions.

 

Fiscal Impact Statement: The CRA/LA Bond Oversight Committee reports that there is no impact on the City’s General Fund from the proposed appropriation of CRA/LA EBP. The CRA/LA EBP Fund No. 57D is funded solely from two transfers of approximately $86 million in pre-2011 tax allocation bond proceeds from CRA/LA to the City. Said transfers have been deposited with the Controller.

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

 

Items for which Public Hearings Have Not Been Held - (10 Votes Required for Consideration)
ITEM NO.(23)
19-0900-S57
CD 2

COMMUNICATION FROM THE BUREAU OF STREET LIGHTING and ORDINANCE OF INTENTION FIRST CONSIDERATION relative to establishing a hearing date for the maintenance of the Victory Boulevard and Bakman Avenue Street Lighting District.

 

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

 

  1. ADOPT the report of the Director, Bureau of Street Lighting, dated May 22, 2019.

  2. PRESENT and ADOPT the accompanying ORDINANCE OF INTENTION setting the date of AUGUST 20, 2019 as the hearing date for the maintenance of the Victory Boulevard and Bakman Avenue Street Lighting District, in accordance with Proposition 218, Articles XIIIC and XIIID of the California Constitution and Government Code Section 53753.

 

Fiscal Impact Statement:  The Bureau of Street Lighting reports that if adopted, $1,516.16 will be collected annually starting with tax year 2019-20 that will go into a dedicated street lighting maintenance assessment account for the use in the operation and maintenance of this street lighting system.

 

(Board of Public Works Hearing Date:  August 14, 2019)

 

 

ITEM NO.(24)
19-0900-S58
CD 2

COMMUNICATION FROM THE BUREAU OF STREET LIGHTING and ORDINANCE OF INTENTION FIRST CONSIDERATION relative to establishing a hearing date for the maintenance of the Miranda Street and Tujunga Avenue Street Lighting District.

 

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

 

  1. ADOPT the report of the Director, Bureau of Street Lighting, dated May 22, 2019.

  2. PRESENT and ADOPT the accompanying ORDINANCE OF INTENTION setting the date of AUGUST 20, 2019 as the hearing date for the maintenance of the Miranda Street and Tujunga Avenue  Street Lighting District, in accordance with Proposition 218, Articles XIIIC and XIIID of the California Constitution and Government Code Section 53753.

 

Fiscal Impact Statement:  The Bureau of Street Lighting reports that if adopted, $553.18 will be collected annually starting with tax year 2019-20 that will go into a dedicated street lighting maintenance assessment account for the use in the operation and maintenance of this street lighting system.

 

(Board of Public Works Hearing Date:  August 14, 2019)

 

 

ITEM NO.(25)
19-0900-S59
CD 5

COMMUNICATION FROM THE BUREAU OF STREET LIGHTING and ORDINANCE OF INTENTION FIRST CONSIDERATION relative to establishing a hearing date for the maintenance of the Lindley Avenue and Erwin Street Lighting District.

 

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

 

  1. ADOPT the report of the Director, Bureau of Street Lighting, dated May 22, 2019.

  2. PRESENT and ADOPT the accompanying ORDINANCE OF INTENTION setting the date of AUGUST 20, 2019  as the hearing date for the maintenance of the Lindley Avenue and Erwin Street Lighting District, in accordance with Proposition 218, Articles XIIIC and XIIID of the California Constitution and Government Code Section 53753.

 

Fiscal Impact Statement:  The Bureau of Street Lighting reports that if adopted, $328.45 will be collected annually starting with tax year 2019-20 that will go into a dedicated street lighting maintenance assessment account for the use in the operation and maintenance of this street lighting system.

 

(Board of Public Works Hearing Date:  August 14, 2019)

 

 

ITEM NO.(26)
19-0900-S60
CD 2

COMMUNICATION FROM THE BUREAU OF STREET LIGHTING and ORDINANCE OF INTENTION FIRST CONSIDERATION relative to establishing a hearing date for the maintenance of the Bloomfield Street and Coldwater Canyon Avenue Street Lighting District.

 

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

 

  1. ADOPT the report of the Director, Bureau of Street Lighting, dated May 22, 2019.

  2. PRESENT and ADOPT the accompanying ORDINANCE OF INTENTION setting the date of AUGUST 20, 2019 as the hearing date for the maintenance of the Bloomfield Street and Coldwater Canyon Avenue Street Lighting District, in accordance with Proposition 218, Articles XIIIC and XIIID of the California Constitution and Government Code Section 53753.

 

Fiscal Impact Statement:  The Bureau of Street Lighting reports that if adopted, $233.87 will be collected annually starting with tax year 2019-20 that will go into a dedicated street lighting maintenance assessment account for the use in the operation and maintenance of this street lighting system.

 

(Board of Public Works Hearing Date:  August 14, 2019)

 

 

ITEM NO.(27)
19-0900-S61
CD 14

COMMUNICATION FROM THE BUREAU OF STREET LIGHTING and ORDINANCE OF INTENTION FIRST CONSIDERATION relative to establishing a hearing date for the maintenance of the 7th and Mill Streets Lighting District.

 

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

 

  1. ADOPT the report of the Director, Bureau of Street Lighting, dated May 23, 2019.

  2. PRESENT and ADOPT the accompanying ORDINANCE OF INTENTION setting the date of AUGUST 20, 2019 as the hearing date for the maintenance of the 7th and Mill Streets Lighting District, in accordance with Proposition 218, Articles XIIIC and XIIID of the California Constitution and Government Code Section 53753.

 

Fiscal Impact Statement:  The Bureau of Street Lighting reports that if adopted, $2,182.72 will be collected annually starting with tax year 2019-20 that will go into a dedicated street lighting maintenance assessment account for the use in the operation and maintenance of this street lighting system.

 

(Board of Public Works Hearing Date:  August 14, 2019)

 

 

ITEM NO.(28)
14-0366-S5

COMMUNICATION FROM THE CITY ATTORNEY and ORDINANCE FIRST CONSIDERATION relative to amending the Los Angeles Municipal Code (LAMC) regarding commercial cannabis activity.

 

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

 

PRESENT and ADOPT the accompanying ORDINANCE, dated May 28, 2019, amending Section 104.06.1 of Article 4 of Chapter 10 of the LAMC to provide that if an applicant would have been among the 100 Tier 1 and Tier 2 applicants eligible for further processing in Round 1 of Phase 3 of Type 10 retail licensing except that its business premises is located in an area of undue concentration, the applicant shall be eligible for further processing if the City Council ultimately finds that approval of the License application would serve public convenience or necessity pursuant to Section 104.03 of the LAMC.

 

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.

 

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

 

 

ITEM NO.(29)
14-1170

COMMUNICATION FROM THE CITY ATTORNEY and ORDINANCE FIRST CONSIDERATION relative to amending Section 22.353.1 of the Los Angeles Administrative Code (LAAC) to extend the sunset date for the waiver of use charges for filming and photography on certain City facilities, sites, pieces of equipment, or other City property.

 

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

 

PRESENT and ADOPT the accompanying ORDINANCE dated June 11, 2019 amending Section 22.353.1 of the LAAC to extend the sunset date for the waiver of use charges for filming and photography on certain City facilities, sites, pieces of equipment, or other City property.

     

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.

 

(Health, Education, Neighborhoods, Parks, Arts, and River Committee waived consideration of the above matter)

 

 

ITEM NO.(30)

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 (HCIDLA), Code Enforcement Unit, habitability citations, pursuant to Ordinance 173810, and ADOPT the Findings contained in the HCIDLA's report attached to the Council File:

(a)
19-0005-S112
CD 5

425 South Veteran Avenue (Case No. 622441) Assessor I.D. No. 4366-026-002

 

 

(b)
19-0005-S113
CD 10

3867 South Arlington Avenue (Case No. 657435) Assessor I.D. No. 5034-020-009

 

 

(c)
19-0005-S114
CD 9

352 West 74th Street (Case No. 662909) Assessor I.D. No. 6031-009-027

 

 

(d)
08-0005-S554
CD 15

835 West Rosecrans Avenue (Case No. 639734) Assessor I.D. No. 6119-015-016

 

 

ITEM NO.(31)
19-0431
CD 5

COMMUNICATION FROM THE CITY ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER (CAO) relative to the agreement with The Tavern at Rancho Park LLC for the redevelopment, operation and maintenance of the food and beverage concession at Rancho Park Golf Course located at 10460 West Pico Boulevard.

 

Recommendation for Council action:

 

APPROVE and AUTHORIZE the President and Secretary, Board of Recreation and Park Commissioners, to execute the proposed agreement with The Tavern at Rancho Park LLC for the redevelopment, operation and maintenance of the food and beverage concession at Rancho Park Golf Course, for a term of ten years with one five-year renewal option, subject to review and approval by the City Attorney as to form.

 

Fiscal Impact Statement: The CAO reports that The Tavern at Rancho Park LLC will pay the City at least $1,046,388 during the first ten-year term of the agreement based on the built-in escalation defined in the Request For Proposal. Revenues from the Concession Agreement will be deposited into the Department of Recreation and Parks’ Golf Surcharge Account. There is no additional impact on the General Fund. To the extent applicable, the recommendation stated in this report complies with the City Financial Policies in that user charges and fees are set to support the full cost of operations for which the fees are charged.

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

TIME LIMIT FILE - JUNE 24, 2019

 

(LAST DAY FOR COUNCIL ACTION - JUNE 21, 2019)

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

 

ITEM NO.(32)
19-0630

MOTION (HARRIS-DAWSON - SMITH for WESSON) relative to funding for various Heritage Month celebrations as listed below.

 

Recommendation for Council action:

 

DIRECT the City Clerk to place on the Council agenda for JULY 1, 2019, or soon thereafter as possible, the following recommendations for adoption:

 

  1. ALLOCATE $105,000 in the Council's portion of the Heritage Month Celebration and Special Event line item in the General City Purposes Fund No. 100/56  as follows:

    MLK Festival  $20,000 
    Caribbean Heritage Month  $15,000 
    Memorial Day Celebration  $5,000 
    Cesar Chavez Celebration  $10,000 
    LGBTQ Our Pride (CD's 8 and 10)  $20,000 
    Holiday Celebration  $35,000 
       
           
  2. DIRECT the City Clerk to prepare and process the necessary documents and / or payments with any appropriate agency or organizations, as appropriate in the above amounts, for the above purposes, subject to the approval of the City Attorney as to form, if needed; and authorize the Councilman of the 8th District to execute any such documents on behalf of the City.

  3. AUTHORIZE the City Clerk to make any technical corrections or clarifications to the above instructions in order to effectuate the intent of this Motion.

 

 

ITEM NO.(33)
19-0626
CD 4, 9, 13

MOTION (PRICE - RYU - O'FARRELL - KREKORIAN) relative to funding to close various pedestrian tunnels in Council Districts 4, 9 and 13.

 

Recommendation for Council action:

 

DIRECT the City Clerk to place on the Council agenda for JULY 1, 2019, or soon thereafter as possible, the following recommendations for adoption:

 

  1. AUTHORIZE the Controller to establish a new project account titled Various Pedestrian Tunnel Closures in Engineering Special Services Fund No. 682/50.

  2. TRANSFER and APPROPRIATE $600,000 from the Various Tunnels Closures CD 13 portion of the Council Community Projects line item and $600,000 from the Various Tunnels Closures CD 9 line item in the General City Purposes Fund No. 100/56 to the above newly created account within the Engineering Special Services Fund.

  3. TRANSFER and APPROPRIATE $100,000 from the Hollywood / New Hampshire Pedestrian Tunnel Closure line item in the 2019-20 Capital Improvement Expenditure Program (CIEP) Account - 100/54/TBD - to the above newly created account within the Engineering Special Services Fund.

  4. INSTRUCT the Bureau of Engineering to report to Council if the estimates received are higher than the allocations stated above.

  5. AUTHORIZE the Board of Public Works to make the technical corrections necessary to effectuate the intent of this Motion.

 

 

ITEM NO.(34)
19-0010-S9

MOTION (PRICE - SMITH) relative to an offer of reward for information leading to the identification, apprehension, and conviction of the person(s) responsible for the death of Eduardo Garcia on May 8, 2019.

 

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

  1. PROVIDE an offer of reward in the amount of $50,000 for information leading to the identification, apprehension, and conviction of the person(s) responsible for the death of Eduardo Garcia.

  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. 

 

ITEM NO.(35)
19-0010-S10

MOTION (PRICE - SMITH) relative to an offer of reward for information leading to the identification, apprehension, and conviction of the person(s) responsible for the death of Donte Jones on February 15, 2019.

 

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

  1. PROVIDE an offer of reward in the amount of $50,000 for information leading to the identification, apprehension, and conviction of the person(s) responsible for the death of Donte Jones.

  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. 

 

ITEM NO.(36)
19-0629

MOTION (MARTINEZ - O'FARRELL) relative to funding for Valley Pride, Women's History, and Women's Equality Day.

 

Recommendation for Council action:

 

INSTRUCT the City Clerk to place on the Council agenda for July 1, 2019, or soon thereafter as possible, the following recommendations for adoption:

 

  1. That $35,000 in the Council's portion of the Heritage Month Celebration and Special Events line item in the General City Purposes Fund No. 100/56 be utilized to fund any aspect of the following three events and in the amounts specified: Valley Pride $20,000, Women's History Month $10,000, and Women's Equality Day $5,000.

  2. That the City Clerk be directed to prepare and process the necessary documents and/or payments, directly with the vendor(s)/service provider(s), and / or any other agency or organization, as appropriate, in the above amount(s), for the above purpose(s), subject to the approval of the City Attorney as to form, if needed; and that the City Clerk be authorized to execute any such documents on behalf of the City.

  3. That the City Clerk be authorized 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.(37)
16-1168-S1
CD 9

MOTION (PRICE - O'FARRELL) and RESOLUTION relative to grant and project agreements regarding the Central - Jefferson High and Quincy Jones Green Alley Networks Storm Water Capture Projects.

 

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

 

  1. ADOPT the accompanying RESOLUTION as required by the State of California authorizing the Director of the Bureau of Sanitation (BOS), or designee, to enter into a grant agreement with the State Water Resources Control Board as the operator of the facilities of the proposed Central - Jefferson High Green Alley Network Storm Water Capture Project.

  2. AUTHORIZE and DIRECT the Board of Public Works and BOS, to negotiate and execute, with the assistance from the City Attorney, City Administrative Officer, and Chief Legislative Analyst, a project agreement with the Trust for Public Land, a US non-profit organization, to implement the Central - Jefferson High Green Alley Network Project.

  3. AUTHORIZE and DIRECT the Board of Public Works and BOS, to negotiate and execute, with the assistance from the City Attorney, City Administrative Officer, and Chief Legislative Analyst, a project agreement with the Trust for Public Land, a US non-profit organization, to implement the Quincy Jones Green Alley Network Project provided that the project receives full funding.

 

 

ITEM NO.(38)
19-0627

MOTION (RYU - RODRIGUEZ) relative to funding for Asian Pacific American Heritage Month event.

 

Recommendation for Council action:

 

INSTRUCT the City Clerk to place on the Council agenda for July 1, 2019, or soon thereafter as possible, the following recommendations for adoption:

  1. That $50,000 in the Council's portion of the Heritage Month Celebration and Special Events line item in the General City Purposes Fund No. 100/56 be utilized to fund any aspect of the Asian Pacific American Heritage Month event.

  2. That the City Clerk be directed to prepare and process the necessary documents and/or payments, directly with the vendor(s)/service provider(s), and / or any other agency or organization, as appropriate, in the above amount(s), for the above purpose(s), subject to the approval of the City Attorney as to form, if needed; and that the City Clerk be authorized to execute any such documents on behalf of the City.

  3. That the City Clerk be authorized 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.(39)
19-0010-S11

MOTION (WESSON - KORETZ) relative to an offer of reward for information leading to the identification, apprehension, and conviction of the person responsible for a series of armed robberies across the City of Los Angeles beginning on January 9, 2019.

 

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 responsible for a series of armed robberies across the City of Los Angeles beginning on January 9, 2019.

  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. 

 

 

ITEM NO.(40)
19-0632

MOTION (RYU - SMITH) relative to authorizing the Department of Neighborhood Empowerment (DONE) to use various spaces in City Hall for the Congress of Neighborhoods event on September 28, 2019.

 

Recommendation for Council action:

 

AUTHORIZE the DONE to use various spaces in City Hall, as further identified in the text of this Motion, on Saturday, September 28, 2019 conditioned upon the receipt of permission from the various City offices in charge of each space and with the understanding that all costs incurred by the Department of General Services associated with this event will be reimbursed by the DONE.

 

 

ITEM NO.(41)
19-0600-S160

MOTION (KREKORIAN - RODRIGUEZ) relative to funding for the Los Angeles Police Department  Targeted  Sworn  Recruitment.

 

Recommendation for Council action:

 

DIRECT the City Clerk to place on the agenda for JULY 1, 2019, or soon thereafter as possible, the following instruction:

 

Transfer/Appropriate $750,000   from  the  Unappropriated   Balance,  Fund  No. 100/58,  Police  Department  Targeted  Sworn  Recruitment line  item,  to the  following accounts and in the amounts specified within Police Department Fund No. 100/70:

 

Account No.  Title Amount
002130  Travel      $94,000
003040  Contractual Services   456,000
006010  Office and Admin    200,000
                        TOTAL:       $750,000

 


ITEM NO.(42)
13-0933
CD 7

MOTION (RODRIGUEZ - RYU) relative to amending prior Council action of December 5, 2018 regarding Arts Development Fee update and adopting the Arts Development Fee Expenditure Report.

 

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

 

AMEND prior Council action of December 5, 2018 to change the category / proposed use of two Council District Seven Accounts (E386, designated FACILITY and E356, designated MURAL) from Facility and Mural, respectively, to Festival; and, AUTHORIZE the Cultural Affairs Department to make any corrections, clarifications or revisions to the above instructions, including any new instructions, in order to effectuate the intent of this Motion; said corrections / clarifications / changes may be made orally, electronically or by any other means.

 

 

ITEM NO.(43)
14-1223-S1
CD 7

MOTION (RODRIGUEZ - RYU) relative to amending prior Council action of May 18, 2016 regarding the allocation of Council District Seven General City Purposes Council Community Projects funds to the Valley Economic Development Center for the Pacoima Arts Incubator project.

 

Recommendation for Council action:

 

AMEND prior Council action of May 18, 2016 to instruct and authorize the City Clerk to prepare, process and execute the documents necessary to extend the term of City Contract No. C-128419 with the Valley Economic Development Center by one year for a new term ending date of May 31, 2020 and to expand the scope of work to include public art projects, community festivals, and arts activation throughout the Seventh Council District, utilizing any funds remaining under this contract.

 

 

ITEM NO.(44)
19-0645

MOTION (KORETZ - BONIN) relative to authorizing Project Restore to use the City Hall Tom Bradley Room for an event on Saturday, June 29, 2019.

 

Recommendation for Council action:

 

AUTHORIZE Project Restore to use the City Hall Tom Bradley Room on Saturday, June 29, 2019 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. with the understanding that Project Restore will reimburse the City for any costs associated with this activity.

 

 

ITEM NO.(45)

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)
19-0618
CD 4

FINAL MAP OF TRACT No. 72973 located at 14403-14411 West Tiara Avenue easterly of Van Nuys Boulevard.

 

(Bond No. C-133294)

Subdivider: Tiara Townhomes, LLC; Surveyor: William M. Raymond

 

Fiscal Impact Statement: The subdivider has paid a fee of $8,981.60 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.

 

 

(b)
19-0617
CD 14

FINAL MAP OF PARCEL MAP L.A. No. 2016-1486 located at 353 South Broadway Street northerly of 4th Street.

 

(Bond No. C-133293)

Owner: 353 South Broadway, LLC; Surveyor: Robert L. Sims 

 

Fiscal Impact Statement: The Subdivider has paid a fee of $18,860.00 for the processing of this final parcel map pursuant to Section 19.02(B) (3) of the Los Angeles Municipal Code. No additional City funds are needed.

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

 

(c)
13-1684-S2
CD 1

FINAL MAP OF TRACT No. 70452 located at 1545 North San Fernando Road westerly of Arvia Street.

 

(Bond No. C-133301)

Subdivider: The Los Angeles County Metropolitan; Surveyor: Joseph W. Wideman

 

Fiscal Impact Statement: The subdivider has paid a fee of $14,080 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.

 

 

(d)
19-0634
CD 1

FINAL MAP OF TRACT No. 73836 located at 599 West Avenue 28 southeasterly of Idell Street.

 

(Bond No. C-133311)

Subdivider: Idell 10, LLC; Surveyor: Erik Bowers

 

Fiscal Impact Statement: The subdivider has paid a fee of $9,064 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
Closed Session
ITEM NO.(46)
12-0291
The City Council shall recess to Closed Session, pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9(d)(2) and (e)(2), in order to confer with legal counsel relative to significant exposure to litigation (one potential case) in relation to the U.S. Department of Justice investigation in connection with the Fair Housing Act, ADA and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; and in relation to negotiations regarding a Voluntary Compliance Agreement with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
Adjourning Motions

Council Adjournment

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