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AGENDA

LOS ANGELES CITY COUNCIL

Friday, August 29, 2014
10:00 AM

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

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President GILBERT A. CEDILLO, First District
HERB J. WESSON, JR., Tenth District PAUL KREKORIAN, Second District
BOB BLUMENFIELD, Third District
President Pro Tempore PAUL KORETZ, Fifth District
MITCHELL ENGLANDER, Twelfth District NURY MARTINEZ, Sixth District
FELIPE FUENTES, Seventh District
Assistant President Pro Tempore BERNARD C. PARKS, Eighth District
TOM LABONGE, Fourth District CURREN 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
Friday, August 29, 2014
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
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)
14-0160-S115
CD 1

425 North Boylston Street. (Lien: $2,838.83)

 

(Continued from the Council meeting of August 15, 2014)

 

 

(b)
14-0160-S206
CD 7

13973 West Del Sur Street. (Lien: $2,760.30)

 

(Continued from the Council meeting of August 15, 2014)

 

 

(c)
14-0160-S207
CD 7

13463 West Almetz Street. (Lien: $3,685.16)

 

(Continued from the Council meeting of August 15, 2014)

 

 

(d)
13-0160-S167
CD 8

552 West 110th Street. (Lien: $6,555.99)

 

(Continued from Council meeting of August 19, 2014)

 

 

ITEM NO.(2)
14-0960
CD 14

HEARING COMMENTS relative to Application for Determination of Public Convenience or Necessity for the sale of alcoholic beverages for on-site consumption at El Dorado Bar and lounge.

 

Recommendations for Council action: 

  1. DETERMINE that the issuance of a liquor license at El Dorado Bar and lounge located at 416 South Spring Street, Los Angeles, 90013, will serve the Public Convenience or Necessity and will not tend to create a law enforcement problem.

  2. GRANT the Application for Determination of Public Convenience or Necessity for the sale of alcoholic beverages for on-site consumption at 416 South Spring Street.

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

Applicant: Rio Hackford (Elizabeth Peterson, representative)

 

TIME LIMIT FILE – SEPTEMBER 15, 2014

 

(LAST DAY FOR COUNCIL ACTION - SEPTEMBER 12, 2014)

 

 

Items for which Public Hearings Have Been Held
ITEM NO.(3)
13-1609

COMMUNICATION FROM THE MAYOR relative to the reappointment of Ms. Misty Sanford to the Board of Recreation and Parks Commissioners.

 

Recommendation for Council action:

 

RESOLVE that the Mayor's reappointment of Ms. Misty Sanford to the Board of Recreation and Parks Commissioners for the term ending June 30, 2014 is APPROVED and CONFIRMED. Ms. Sanford resides in Council District One. (Current Board gender composition: F=5; M=0)

 

Financial Disclosure Statement:  Pending.

 

Community Impact Statement:  None submitted.

 

TIME LIMIT FILE - SEPTEMBER 19, 2014

 

(LAST DAY FOR COUNCIL ACTION - SEPTEMBER 19, 2014)

 

(Arts, Parks, Health, Aging and River Committee report to be submitted in Council. If public hearing is not held in Committee, an opportunity for public comment will be provided.)

 

(Click on the above hyperlink or go to www.lacouncilfile.com for background documents.)

 

 

ITEM NO.(4)
14-1092

BUDGET AND FINANCE COMMITTEE REPORT, RESOLUTIONS AND ORDINANCES FIRST CONSIDERATION relative to authorization to issue up to $200 million in Municipal Improvement Corporation of Los Angeles (MICLA) Lease Revenue Bonds, Series 2014 (Capital Equipment), Series 2014-A (Real Property) and Refunding Series 2014-B (Real Property).

 

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

  1. PRESENT and ADOPT the accompanying ORDINANCES relative to issuance of MICLA Lease Revenue Bonds, Series 2014-A and 2014-B amending two ordinances for the lease/leaseback of real properties, approving the lease/leaseback of real properties and amending the Los Angeles Administrative Code (LAAC) to add Sections 5.162.34 and 5.162.35 to create related special funds.

  2. PRESENT and ADOPT the accompanying ORDINANCE amending the LAAC to add Section 5.162.33 to create a special fund related to the lease of equipment from MICLA to the City.

  3. ADOPT the accompanying AUTHORIZING RESOLUTIONS, including various documents required for the execution of the bonds, which authorizes the issuance of up to $200 million in MICLA Lease Revenue Bonds.

  4. AUTHORIZE the City Administrative Officer (CAO) to pay Fiscal Year 2014-15 debt service on the bond issuance from monies in the Capital Finance Administration Fund (Fund 100/53).

  5. AUTHORIZE the Controller to create three new accounts in the Capital Finance Administration Fund that will be used to pay for future debt service: MICLA 2014 Commercial Paper Capital Equipment Refinancing), MICLA 2014-A (Commercial Paper Real Property Refinancing), MICLA 2014-B (Refunding of MICLA Series 2002-AT, 200-AV, and 2003-AW).

Fiscal Impact Statement:  The CAO reports that the issuance of up to $200 million in MICLA Lease Revenue Bonds Series 2014 (Capital Equipment), Series 2014-A (Real Property) and Refunding Series 2014-B (Real Property) will be an obligation of the General Fund and the resulting debt service will be paid from funds in the Capital Finance Administration Fund (CFAF). The total debt service for Fiscal Year 2014-15 is projected to be approximately $13.4 million for Series 2014 (Capital Equipment), Series 2014-A (Real Property) and Refunding Series 2014-B (Real Property) which is budgeted in the 2014-15 CFAF.

 

Debt Impact Statement: The CAO reports that the issuance of up to $200 million in MICLA Lease Revenue Bonds Series 2014, Series 2014-A and Refunding Series 2014-B will not cause the City's debt service payments to exceed six percent of General Fund revenues for non-voter approved debt as established in the City's Financial Policies, Debt Management Section. The debt service for Fiscal Year 2014-15 is projected to be approximately $13.4 million for Series 2014 (Capital Equipment), Series 2014-A (Real Property) and Refunding Series 2014-B (Real Property). During the life of the bonds, the average annual debt service will be approximately $8.1 million for Series 2014 (Capital Equipment) over 10 years, $4.1 million for Series 2014-A over 20 years and $3.7 million for Refunding Series 2014-B over 18 years. Based on current market rates, the interest savings for the potential refunding of outstanding MICLA Series 2002-AT, 2003-AV, and 2003-AW bonds is approximately $9.7 million over the life of the bonds. The average annual interest savings from the potential refunding is approximately $539,000.

 

Community Impact Statement:  None submitted.

 

  

ITEM NO.(5)
13-0343
CD 14

CONTINUED CONSIDERATION OF CATEGORICAL EXEMPTION and PUBLIC WORKS AND GANG REDUCTION COMMITTEE REPORT relative to the vacation of the T-shaped alley southerly of Washington Boulevard and easterly of Santa Fe Avenue (VAC-E1401221).

Recommendations for Council action:

  1. FIND that the vacation of the T-shaped alley southerly of Washington Boulevard and easterly of Santa Fe Avenue is exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act of 1970, pursuant to Article III, Class 5(3) of the City's Environmental Guidelines.

  2. ADOPT the FINDINGS of the City Engineer dated October 3, 2013, as the Findings of Council.

  3. FIND that the street vacation proceedings pursuant to the Public Streets, Highways and Service Easements Vacation Law be instituted for the vacation of the T-shaped alley southerly of Washington Boulevard and easterly of Santa Fe Avenue and shown colored blue on Exhibit B of the October 3, 2013 City Engineer report, attached to the Council file:

    The T-shaped alley southerly of Washington Boulevard and easterly of Santa Fe Avenue.

  4. FIND that the vacation of the area shown colored orange on Exhibit B of the October 3, 2013 City Engineer report, attached to the Council file, be denied.

  5. FIND that there is a public benefit to the vacation of the T-shaped alley southerly of Washington Boulevard and easterly of Santa Fe Avenue. Upon vacation of the alley, the City is relieved of its ongoing obligation to maintain the right-of-way. In addition, the City is relieved of any potential liability that might result from continued ownership of the involved alley easement.

  6. FIND that the vacation of the T-shaped alley southerly of Washington Boulevard and easterly of Santa Fe Avenue is in substantial conformance with the purposes, intent and provisions of the General Plan, in conformance with Section 556 of the City Charter.

  7. FIND that the vacation of the T-shaped alley southerly of Washington Boulevard and easterly of Santa Fe Avenue is not necessary for non-motorized transportation facilities, in conformance with Section 892 of the California Streets and Highways Code.

  8. FIND that the vacation of the T-shaped alley southerly of Washington Boulevard and easterly of Santa Fe Avenue is not necessary for present or prospective public use, in conformance with Section 8324 of the California Streets and Highways Code.

  9. ADOPT the City Engineer's report dated October 3, 2013 with the conditions contained therein.

  10. INSTRUCT the City Clerk to set a public hearing date for OCTOBER 15, 2014.

Fiscal Impact Statement: The City Engineer reports that the petitioner has paid a fee of $14,980 for the investigation of this request pursuant to Section 7.42 of the Administrative Code. Any deficit fee to recover the cost pursuant to Section 7.44 of the Administrative Code may be required of the petitioner.

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

(Continued from Council meeting of July 29, 2014)

 

 

ITEM NO.(6)
13-0347
CD 14

CONTINUED CONSIDERATION OF CATEGORICAL EXEMPTION and PUBLIC WORKS AND GANG REDUCTION COMMITTEE REPORT relative to the vacation of the alley northerly of Olympic Boulevard and westerly of Mateo Street (VAC-E1401214).

Recommendations for Council action:

  1. FIND that the vacation of the alley northerly of Olympic Boulevard and westerly of Mateo Street is exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act of 1970, pursuant to Article III, Class 5(3) of the City's Environmental Guidelines.

  2. ADOPT the FINDINGS of the City Engineer dated October 3, 2013, as the Findings of Council.

  3. FIND that the street vacation proceedings pursuant to the Public Streets, Highways and Service Easements Vacation Law be instituted for the vacation of the alley northerly of Olympic Boulevard and westerly of Mateo Street and shown colored blue on Exhibit B of the October 3, 2013 City Engineer report, attached to the Council file:

    The L-shaped alley northerly of Olympic Boulevard and westerly of Mateo Street.

  4. FIND that the vacation of the area shown colored orange on Exhibit B of the October 3, 2013 City Engineer report, attached to the Council file, be denied.

  5. FIND that there is a public benefit to the vacation of the alley northerly of Olympic Boulevard and westerly of Mateo Street. Upon vacation of the alley, the City is relieved of its ongoing obligation to maintain the right-of-way. In addition, the City is relieved of any potential liability that might result from continued ownership of the involved alley easement.

  6. FIND that the vacation of the alley northerly of Olympic Boulevard and westerly of Mateo Street is in substantial conformance with the purposes, intent and provisions of the General Plan, in conformance with Section 556 of the City Charter.

  7. FIND that the vacation of the alley northerly of Olympic Boulevard and westerly of Mateo Street is not necessary for non-motorized transportation facilities, in conformance with Section 892 of the California Streets and Highways Code.

  8. FIND that the vacation of the alley northerly of Olympic Boulevard and westerly of Mateo Street is not necessary for present or prospective public use, in conformance with Section 8324 of the California Streets and Highways Code.

  9. ADOPT the City Engineer's report dated October 3, 2013 with the conditions contained therein.

  10. INSTRUCT the City Clerk to set a public hearing date for OCTOBER 15, 2014.

Fiscal Impact Statement: The City Engineer reports that the petitioner has paid a fee of $10,700 for the investigation of this request pursuant to Section 7.42 of the Administrative Code. Any deficit fee to recover the cost pursuant to Section 7.44 of the Administrative Code may be required of the petitioner.

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

(Continued from Council meeting of July 29, 2014)

 

 

ITEM NO.(7)
14-0298-S1

INNOVATION, TECHNOLOGY AND GENERAL SERVICES COMMITTEE REPORT and RESOLUTION relative to authorization to destroy obsolete records from the City Employee Retirement System (CER/00 - 24 Boxes) for the period of January 1, 1964 through November 28, 2008.

 

Recommendation for Council action:

 

ADOPT the accompanying RESOLUTION to authorize the destruction of certain obsolete records from the City Employee Retirement System (CER/00 - 24 Boxes) for the period of January 1, 1964 through November 28, 2008.

 

Fiscal Impact Statement: The City Clerk reports that the retention of 24 records boxes beyond the required retention time period, based on industry commercial standard rates, will continue to cost the City the equivalent of a minimum of $3.89 per month, or $46.66 per year.

 

Community Impact Statement:  None submitted.

 

 

ITEM NO.(8)
14-0974

INNOVATION, TECHNOLOGY AND GENERAL SERVICES COMMITTEE REPORT and RESOLUTION relative to authorization to destroy obsolete records from the Fire and Police Pension System (FPP/01 - 150 Boxes) for the period of January 2, 2002 through April 24, 2013.

 

Recommendation for Council action:

 

ADOPT the accompanying RESOLUTION to authorize the destruction of certain obsolete records from the Fire and Police Pension System (FPP/01 - 150 Boxes) for the period of January 2, 2002.

 

Fiscal Impact Statement: The City Clerk reports that the retention of 150 records boxes beyond the required retention time period, based on industry commercial standard rates, will continue to cost the City the equivalent of a minimum of $24.30 per month, or $291.60 per year.

 

Community Impact Statement:  None submitted.

 

 

ITEM NO.(9)
14-1161

COMMUNICATION FROM THE CITY ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER relative to proposed amendments to 24 Senior and Family Caregiver Services contracts and acceptance and distribution of vouchers from the Senior Farmers' Market Nutrition Program.

 

TIME LIMIT FILE - OCTOBER 20, 2014

 

(LAST DAY FOR COUNCIL ACTION - OCTOBER 17, 2014)

 

(Arts, Parks, Health, Aging and River Committee report to be submitted in Council.  If public hearing is not held in Committee, an opportunity for public comment will be provided.)

 

(Click on the above hyperlink or go to www.lacouncilfile.com for background documents.)

 

 

ITEM NO.(10)
14-1086

COMMUNICATION FROM THE BOARD OF RECREATION AND PARK COMMISSIONERS and RESOLUTION relative to proposed exchange of properties between the Department of Recreation and Parks and the Porter Ranch Development Company.

 

(Arts, Parks, Health, Aging and River Committee report to be submitted in Council.  If public hearing is not held in Committee, an opportunity for public comment will be provided.)

 

(Click on the above hyperlink or go to www.lacouncilfile.com for background documents.)

 

 

ITEM NO.(11)
14-1174

COMMUNICATION FROM THE CITY ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER and CHIEF LEGISLATIVE ANALYST relative to a bond expenditure agreement and related bond spending plan between the Community Redevelopment Agency of Los Angeles and the City of Los Angeles.

 

(Economic Development Committee report to be submitted in Council.  If a public hearing is not held in Committee, an opportunity for public comment will be provided.)

 

(Click on the above hyperlink or go to: http://www.lacouncilfile.com for background documents.)

 

 

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

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

Recommendation for Council action:

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

(a)
14-0005-S336
CD 2

11122 West Morrison Street (Case No. 455023) Assessor I.D. No. 2353-017-023

 

 

(b)
140005-S337
CD 8

1747 West 35th Place (Case No. 397461) Assessor I.D. No. 5041-006-031

 

 

(c)
14-0005-S338
CD 9

1315 East Adams Boulevard (Case No. 459758) Assessor I.D. No. 5118-009-017

 

 

(d)
14-0005-S339
CD 9

337 East 52nd Street (Case No. 291684) Assessor I.D. No. 5109-024-026

 

 

(e)
14-0005-S340
CD 9

337 East 52nd Street (Case No. 349458) Assessor I.D. No. 5109-024-026

 

 

ITEM NO.(13)
14-1170

CONSIDERATION OF MOTION (Krekorian - Blumenfield - Fuentes) relative to eliminating certain fees for film, television, and commercial production use of City facilities, sites, and equipment.

 

Recommendation for Council Action:

 

REQUEST the City Attorney to prepare and present an ordinance to extend the provisions of Section 22.353.1, Article 8, Chapter 13 of the Los Angeles Administrative Code to eliminate certain fees for film, television, and commercial production use of City facilities, sites, and equipment and to retroactively apply this waiver to productions that have used City facilities, sites, or equipment after June 30, 2014, as well as designate the Economic and Workforce Development Department as the responsible reporting agency for this incentive.

Community Impact Statement:  None submitted.

 

(Ad Hoc Committee on Film and TV Production Jobs waived consideration of the above matter)

 

 

ITEM NO.(14)
13-1265-S1
CD 13

COMMUNICATION FROM THE LOS ANGELES HOUSING AND COMMUNITY INVESTMENT DEPARTMENT (HCIDLA) and RESOLUTION relative to authorization to issue up to $8,750,000 in Tax-Exempt Multi-Family Conduit Revenue Bonds for the Berendos Apartments Project.

 

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

  1. ADOPT the accompanying RESOLUTION, attached to the HCIDLA transmittal dated July 9, 2014 (attached to Council file [C.F.] No. 13-1265-S1), authorizing the issuance of up to $8,750,000 in Tax-Exempt Multi-Family Conduit Revenue Bonds for the development of the Berendos Apartments Project located at 235 and 266 South Berendo Street, Los Angeles, CA  90004.

  2. APPROVE the related bond loan documents, attached to the HCIDLA transmittal dated July 9, 2014 (attached to C.F. No. 13-1265-S1), subject to the approval of the City Attorney as to form.

  3. AUTHORIZE the General Manager, HCIDLA, or designee, to negotiate and execute the relevant bond loan documents, subject to the approval of the City Attorney as to form.

  4. AUTHORIZE the General Manager, HCIDLA, or designee, to negotiate and execute amendments to the loan documents related to the existing HCIDLA loans. Revisions will include but are not limited to interest rate, loan and affordability terms, paydown and accrued interest forgiveness, subordination to new permanent loans, and assignment and transfer to a new limited partnership, subject to the approval of the City Attorney as to form and legality.

Fiscal Impact Statement:  The HCIDLA reports that there will be no fiscal impact on the General Funds as a result of the issuance of the bonds. The City is a conduit issuer and does not incur liability for repayment of the bonds. The bond debt is payable solely from revenues or other funds provided by the Borrower. The City does not incur liability for repayment of the bonds.

 

Community Impact Statement:  None submitted.

 

(Housing Committee waived consideration of the above matter)

 

 

ITEM NO.(15)
13-0303-S5

COMMUNICATION FROM THE LOS ANGELES HOUSING AND COMMUNITY INVESTMENT DEPARTMENT (HCIDLA) relative to adjustments to Affordable Housing Trust Fund (AHTF) projects and retroactive expansion of the Supportive Services Reserve Fund.

 

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

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

    1. Reallocate funds within the General Fund-Permanent Supportive Housing Fund (GF-PSHP) in the amount of $212,500 as follows:
                     
      Project Fund/Dept. No.     Account       Title Amount
      From:     Courtleigh Villas 44G/43 43J441 GF-PSHP      $212,500
                 
      To: South West View     44G/43 43J441 GF-PSHP $212,500
                          
    2. Amend the loan agreement between the former Community Redevelopment Agency of the City of Los Angeles (CRA/LA) and Hollywood Community Housing Corporation for the Florence Mills project, to provide for the use of CRA/LA funds for the acquisition of two parcels (1036 East 35th Street, Los Angeles, California 90011 and 1037 East Martin Luther King Boulevard, Los Angeles, California 90011) not currently included in the CRA/LA loan agreement, subject to approval as to form by the City Attorney.

    3. Amend the loan agreement between the former CRA/LA and Hollywood Community Housing Corporation for the Coronel Apartments project, to remove references to a reduced loan amount, which would allow the full amount of the CRA/LA acquisition/predevelopment loan amount to be converted to a permanent loan, and to add $1.5 million from the Camden project (previously approved via Council file No. 13-1543-S1) as a funding source, subject to approval as to form by the City Attorney.

    4. Retroactively extend the Supportive Service Reserve Fund to AHTF projects that were in predevelopment, construction, or otherwise not completed at the time of the Reserve Fund's implementation.

    5. Prepare Controller Instructions and any necessary technical adjustment(s), consistent with Mayor and City Council actions, subject to the approval of the City Administrative Officer, and authorize the Controller to implement the instructions.

  2. AUTHORIZE the Controller to:

    1. Expend funds upon proper demand of the General Manager, HCIDLA, as follows:         
             
      Project Fund/Dept. No.     Account       Title Amount
      South West View                    44G/43 43J441 GF-PSHP     $212,500

Fiscal Impact Statement:  The HCIDLA reports that there is no impact to the General Fund. GF-PSHP funds will be reallocated between AHTF projects for the development of permanent supportive housing.

 

Community Impact Statement:  None submitted.

 

(Housing Committee waived consideration of the above matter)

 

 

ITEM NO.(16)
14-0011-S18
CD 14

MOTION (FUENTES FOR HUIZAR - BUSCAINO) relative to funding for trimming individual trees within Council District 14.

 

Recommendations for Council action:

  1. ALLOCATE $24,885 in the Council District 14 portion of the Street Furniture Revenue Fund No. 43D/50 to Mariposa Landscapes, Inc. for trimming individual trees within Council District 14.

  2. DIRECT the Bureau of Street Services (BSS) to prepare and execute the necessary document(s), and/or payment(s) to Mariposa Landscapes, Inc., or any other agency or organization, as apporpiate, in this amount and for this purpose, subject to the approval of the City Attorney as to form.

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

 

ITEM NO.(17)
14-0010-S21

MOTION (WESSON - PRICE) relative to an offer of reward for information leading to the apprehension and conviction of the person(s) responsible for the shooting of Sigmund Chornes on February 2, 2014.

 

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 apprehension and conviction of the person(s) responsible for the shooting of Sigmund Chornes on February 2, 2014.

  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.(18)
13-0437-S1

MOTION (WESSON - PRICE) relative to approval to lease office space at 3701 Stocker Street, No. 106, Los Angeles, CA 90008 on behalf of the Empowerment Congress West Area Neighborhood District Council.

 

Recommendation for Council action:

 

APPROVE, retroactively, the executed Neighborhood Council Lease Agreement between the City of Los Angeles, through the Department of Neighborhood Empowerment (on behlaf of the Empowerment Congress West Area Neighborhood District Council), and Infinity Redevelopment LLC, under terms and conditions substantially in conformance and consistent with the Standard Neighborhood Council Lease Agreements contained in the files.

 

 

 

ITEM NO.(19)
14-1167
CD 8

MOTION (PARKS - O'FARRELL)  relative to funding for increased support of police and community activities in Council District Eight.

 

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

  1. TRANSFER/APPROPRIATE $29,106.65 in the General City Purposes Fund 100/56, Account No. 0708 (CD-8 Community Services) to the Council District Eight Public Benefits Trust Fund No. 49F/14 for increased support of police and community activities in Council District Eight.

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

 

ITEM NO.(20)
13-0010-S26

MOTION (KREKORIAN - LABONGE) relative to reinstating the reward offer in the unsolved hit and run collision which occurred on August 17, 2013 and resulted in the death of pedestrian Michael Spencer Bonanomi for an additional six months.

 

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

 

REAFFIRM Council's findings and REINSTATE the reward offer relative to the unsolved hit and run collision which occurred on August 17, 2013 and resulted in the death of pedestrian Michael Spencer Bonanomi (Council actions of August 28, 2013 and February 19, 2014) for an additional period of six months from the publication of the offer of reward by the Office of the City Clerk and, further, that the sum of $50,000 shall be the aggregate maximum sum of any payment or payments of a City reward in this instance.

 

 

 

ITEM NO.(21)
14-1168

MOTION (WESSON - BUSCAINO) relative to the Street Banner Program identifying the Leimert Park Merchants Association's celebration of African American history and culture.

 

Recommendations for Council action:

  1. APPROVE, in accordance with Los Angeles Municipal Code Section 62.132, the Street Banner program identifying the Leimert Park Merchants Association's celebration of African American history and culture from September 1, 2014 through September 1, 2015, as a City of Los Angeles Non-Event Street Banner program.

  2. APPROVE the content of the Street Banner designs, as attached to the Council file.

 

Items Called Special

Public Testimony of Non-agenda Items Within Jurisdiction of Council

Motions for Posting and Referral

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

Council Adjournment

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