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AGENDA

LOS ANGELES CITY COUNCIL

Tuesday, March 31, 2015
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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When debate on an item is completed, the Chair will instruct the Clerk to "call the roll". Every member present must vote for or against each item; abstentions are not permitted. The Clerk will announce the votes on each item. Any member of Council may move to "reconsider" any vote on any item on the agenda, except to adjourn, suspend the Rules, or where an intervening event has deprived the Council of jurisdiction, providing that said member originally voted on the prevailing side of the item. The motion to "reconsider" shall only be in order once during the meeting, and once during the next regular meeting. The member requesting reconsideration shall identify for all members present the agenda number, Council file number and subject matter previously voted upon. A motion to reconsider is not debatable and shall require an affirmative vote of eight (8) members of the Council.

When the Council has failed by sufficient votes to approve or reject an item, and has not lost jurisdiction over the matter, or has not caused it to be continued beyond the next regular meeting, the item is continued to the next regular meeting for the purpose of allowing the Council to again vote on the matter.

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Los Angeles City Council Agenda
Tuesday, March 31, 2015
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)
15-0160
CD 3

20254 West Hart Street.  (Lien:$1,783.14)

 

 

(b)
15-0160-S1
CD 12

18227 West Parthenia Street aka 18228 West Acre Street.  (Lien: $3,703.63)

 

 

(c)
15-0160-S2
CD 12

10551 North Blucher Avenue.  (Lien: $3,313.83)

 

 

(d)
15-0160-S3
CD 2

12906 West Lull Street.  (Lien: $1,704.86)

 

 

(e)
15-0160-S4
CD 15

1109 North Ravenna Avenue.  (Lien: $1,967.00)

 

 

(f)
15-0160-S5
CD 7

13700 West Mercer Street.  (Lien: $3,923.66)

 

 

(g)
15-0160-S6
CD 15

1409 West Anaheim Street.  (Lien: $3,955.01)

 

 

(h)
15-0160-S7
CD 15

1225 West Palos Verdes Drive North.  (Lien: $3,455.23)

 

 

(i)
15-0160-S8
CD 2

11470 West Vanowen Street. (Lien: $526.42)

 

 

(j)
15-0160-S9
CD 10

1255 South Lucerne Boulevard.  (Lien: $1,480.03)

 

 

(k)
14-0160-S481
CD 8

2801 West Slauson Avenue. (Lien: $5,449.92) 

 

(Continued from Council meeting of March 17, 2015)

 

 

(l)
14-0160-S483
CD 3

8013 North Yolanda Avenue aka 8015 North Yolanda Avenue. (Lien: $740.31) 

 

(Continued from Council meeting of March 17, 2015)

 

 

(m)
14-0160-S484
CD 12

10625 North Debra Avenue. (Lien: $2,849.71)

 

(Continued from Council meeting of March 17, 2015)

 

 

(n)
14-0160-S485
CD 7

10922 North Stanwin Avenue. (Lien: $1,705.06) 

 

(Continued from Council meeting of March 17, 2015)

 

 

(o)
14-0160-S486
CD 14

419 North Boyle Avenue aka 1624-1632 East Cesar E. Chavez Avenue. (Lien: $4,569.80) 

 

(Continued from Council meeting of March 17, 2015)

 

 

(p)
14-0160-S488
CD 7

11654 North Gladstone Avenue. (Lien: $2,945.20) 

 

(Continued from Council meeting of March 17, 2015)

 

 

(q)
14-0160-S493
CD 8

1301 West 74th Street. (Lien: $3,441.28) 

 

(Continued from Council meeting of March 17, 2015)

 

 

(r)
14-0160-S495
CD 7

13156 North Phillippi Avenue. (Lien: $1,561.21) 

 

(Continued from Council meeting of March 17, 2015)

 

 

(s)
14-0160-S536
CD 2

6659 North Radford Avenue.  (Lien: $10,253.96)

 

(Continued from Council meeting of March 17, 2015)

 

 

ITEM NO.(2)
15-0272
CD 3

CATEGORICAL EXEMPTION and COMMUNICATION FROM THE CITY ENGINEER relative to an offer to dedicate an easement for street purposes on the north side of Enadia Way west of Lurline Avenue (Right of Way No. 36000-2054).

 

Recommendations for Council action:

 

  1. FIND that the offer to dedicate an easement for street purposes on the north side of Enadia Way west of Lurline Avenue is categorically exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act of 1970 pursuant to Article III, Class 5(19) of the City's Environmental Guidelines.

  2. ACCEPT the petitioner's offer to dedicate the easement for street purposes on the north side of Enadia Way west of Lurline Avenue, as depicted on the Exhibit Map in the February 26, 2015 City Engineer report, attached to the Council file.

  3. AUTHORIZE the Board of Public Works to acquire the easement for street purposes on the north side of Enadia Way west of Lurline Avenue, as depicted on the Exhibit Map in the February 26, 2015 City Engineer report, attached to the Council file.

  4. INSTRUCT the City Clerk to forward a copy of the Council action on this project to the Real Estate Division of the Bureau of Engineering for processing.

 

Fiscal Impact Statement: The City Engineer reports that a $3,317 fee for processing this report was paid pursuant to Sections 7.3 and 7.41.1 of the Administrative Code. No additional City Funds are needed.

 

 

Items for which Public Hearings Have Been Held
ITEM NO.(3)
14-0604
CD 7

PLANNING AND LAND USE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE REPORT relative to the reappointment of Mr. Javier Nunez to the Board of Building and Safety Commissioners.

 

Recommendation for Council action:

 

RESOLVE that the Mayor’s reappointment of Mr. Javier Nunez to the Board of Building and Safety Commissioners for a term ending June 20, 2020 is APPROVED and CONFIRMED.  Mr. Nunez resides in Council District Seven.  (Current Commission gender composition:  M = 3; F = 2)

 

Financial Disclosure Statement:  Pending.

 

Community Impact Statement:  None submitted.

 

TIME LIMIT FILE – APRIL 25, 2015

 

 (LAST DAY FOR COUNCIL ACTION - APRIL 22, 2015)

ITEM NO.(4)
15-0197

TRADE, COMMERCE, AND TOURISM COMMITTEE REPORT and ORDINANCE FIRST CONSIDERATION relative to authorizing the General Manager, Harbor Department, to enter into multi-year contracts that would otherwise require approval by the Board of Harbor Commissioners.

 

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

 

PRESENT and ADOPT the accompanying ORDINANCE amending Subsection (c) of Section 10.1.1 of Article 1, Chapter 1 of Division 10 of the Los Angeles Administrative Code to allow the Board of Harbor Commissioners to authorize the General Manager, Harbor Department, to enter into multi-year contracts, up to three years, that would otherwise require approval by the Board of Harbor Commissioners.

 

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.(5)
15-0194
CD 4

PLANNING AND LAND USE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE REPORT relative to the inclusion of the Villa Manola located at 5900 Manola Way 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 the Council.

  2. APPROVE the recommendations of the CHC relative to the inclusion of the Villa Manola located at 5900 Manola Way in the list of Historic-Cultural Monuments.

    Applicant: Sheryl A. Hellard
    Owner's Representative: Charles J. Fisher

    Case No. CHC-2014-4408-HCM

 

Fiscal Impact Statement: The CHC reports that such designation in and of itself has no fiscal impact. Future applications for permits may cause minimal administrative costs.

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

TIME LIMIT FILE - MAY 6, 2015

 

(LAST DAY FOR COUNCIL ACTION - MAY 6, 2015)

 

 

 

ITEM NO.(6)
14-0439

ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENT COMMITTEE REPORT relative to funding from the United States Department of Energy (USDOE) and Leonardo Technologies, Inc. (Leonardo Technologies) and/or a new USDOE prime contractor for alternative fuel vehicle programmatic support of the Los Angeles Clean Cities Coalition.

 

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

   

  1. AUTHORIZE the Director, Bureau of Sanitation (BOS), or designee, to execute and submit all documents, including, but not limited to, applications, agreements, or amendments, subject to the approval of the City Attorney as to form, which may be necessary to secure contract funds in an amount not to exceed $30,000 for alternative fuel vehicle programmatic support for the period November 16, 2014 through November 15, 2015.

  2. AUTHORIZE the BOS to continue to participate in the Clean Cities Program by completing the re-designation process from the USDOE during Fiscal year (FY) 2015-16.

  3. AUTHORIZE the BOS to receive contract funds from Leonardo Technologies and/or the other selected USDOE vendor and appropriate up to $30,000 into the Environmental Affairs Trust Fund, Fund 537/50, Account (FY 2015 Clean Cities- Programmatic Support).

  4. AUTHORIZE the BOS to transfer and appropriate $30,000 from the Environmental Affairs Trust Fund, Fund 537/50, Account (FY 2015 Clean Cities- Programmatic Support) to Fund 100/82, Account 1070, As-Needed Salaries.

  5. AUTHORIZE the Controller to make technical adjustments as necessary.

 

Fiscal Impact Statement:  The Board of Public Works reports that there is no impact to the General Fund.  The Environmental Affairs Trust Fund (Trust Fund) will front-fund the project and the Trust Fund will be reimbursed by the contractor once the tasks of the contract have been completed.

 

Community Impact Statement:  None submitted.

 

 

ITEM NO.(7)
15-0193
CD 4

PLANNING AND LAND USE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE REPORT relative to the inclusion of the Zeiger House located at 8941 Wonderland Park Avenue 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 the Council.

  2. APPROVE the recommendations of the CHC relative to the inclusion of the Zeiger House located at 8941 Wonderland Park Avenue in the list of Historic-Cultural Monuments.

    Applicant: Landau Levy Family Trust, Arnaud and Tania Levy, Trustees
    Owner's Representative: Charles J. Fisher

    Case No. CHC-2014-4411-HCM

 

Fiscal Impact Statement: The CHC reports that such designation in and of itself has no fiscal impact. Future applications for permits may cause minimal administrative costs.

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

 

TIME LIMIT FILE - MAY 6, 2015

 

 (LAST DAY FOR COUNCIL ACTION - MAY 6, 2015)

 

 

 

ITEM NO.(8)
15-0192
CD 1

NEGATIVE DECLARATION, ADDENDUM, PLANNING AND LAND USE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE REPORT and RESOLUTION relative to a proposed General Plan Amendment to redesignate the segment of Shatto Street between Valencia Street and Witmer Street.

 

Recommendations for Council action:

 

  1. FIND that Negative Declaration, adopted on March 5, 2013, together with the Addendum [ENV-2014-4017-ND-REC], adequately serve as environmental clearance for the project, pursuant to Public Resources Code Section 21166 and California Environmental Qualtiy Act Guidelines Sections 15162 and 15164.

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

  3. ADOPT the accompanying RESOLUTION, as recommended by the Mayor and the Director of Planning on behalf of the LACPC, APPROVING the proposed General Plan Amendment to the Westlake Community Plan and Transportation Element of the City's General Plan for the re-designation of the segment of Shatto Street between Valencia Street and Witmer Street from a Collector Street to a Local Street, for the proposed expansion of a stand-alone surface parking lot in the Central City West Specific Plan, located at 1301- 1355 West Wilshire Boulevard; 627-635 South Witmer Street; and 1304-1336 West Shatto Street.

  4. INSTRUCT the Department of City Planning to update the General Plan and appropriate maps pursuant to this action.

  5. ADVISE  the  applicant  that,  pursuant  to  California  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: Andrew Leeka, Good Samaritan Hospital

Representative: Paul Rothenberg, Canyon Consulting

Case No. CPC-2014-2331-GPA-CU

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

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

TIME LIMIT FILE - MAY 3, 2015

(LAST DAY FOR COUNCIL ACTION - MAY 1, 2015)

 

ITEM NO.(9)
15-0243

CATEGORICAL EXEMPTION and TRADE, COMMERCE, AND TOURISM COMMITTEE REPORT relative to the proposed Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ) agreement with Spectrum Brands, Inc. for FTZ 202, Site 20A.

 

Recommendations for Council action:

 

  1. ADOPT the determination by the Los Angeles Harbor Department that the proposed action is exempt under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) as provided in Article Ill, Section 1 (14) of the Los Angeles City CEQA Guidelines.

  2. APPROVE the FTZ General Purpose Operating Agreement 15-3307 between the City of Los Angeles Harbor Department and Spectrum Brands, Inc. FTZ 202, Site 20A.

 

Fiscal Impact Statement: The City Administrative Officer reports that the proposed FTZ Operator Agreement with Spectrum Brands, Inc. will have no impact on the City General Fund. Spectrum Brands has already paid a one-time Minor Boundary Modification Application fee of $2,500 and application or activation fee of $5,000, for a total of $7,500. In addition to the $7,500 fee, Spectrum Brands will pay an annual administrative fee of $7,750 per year or $38,750 for one five-year contract term, with three additional contract renewal options, subject to ratification by the Board, for up to a total 20-year contract term and total revenue of $162,500, if the contract is renewed. There will be no impact on the City General Fund. All Funds will be deposited in the Harbor Revenue Fund.

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

TIME LIMIT FILE - APRIL 27, 2015

 

(LAST DAY FOR COUNCIL ACTION - APRIL 22, 2015)

 

 

ITEM NO.(10)
15-0244

CATEGORICAL EXEMPTION and TRADE, COMMERCE, AND TOURISM COMMITTEE REPORT relative to the proposed Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ) agreement with Schenker, Inc. for FTZ 202, Site 41.

 

Recommendations for Council action:

 

  1. ADOPT the determination by the Los Angeles Harbor Department that the proposed action is exempt under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) as provided in Article Ill, Section 1(14) of the Los Angeles City CEQA Guidelines.

  2. APPROVE FTZ General Purpose Operating Agreement 15-3306 between the City of Los Angeles Harbor Department and Schenker, Inc. FTZ 202, Site 41.

 

Fiscal Impact Statement: The City Administrative Officer reports that the proposed FTZ Operator Agreement With Schenker, Inc. will have no impact on the City General Fund. Schenker has already paid a one-time Minor Boundary Modification Application fee of $2,500 and application or activation fee of $5,000, for a total of $7,500. In addition to the $7,500 fee, Schenker will pay an annual administrative fee of $7,750 per year or $38,750 for one five-year contract term, with three additional contract renewal options, subject to ratification by the Board, for up to a total 20-year contract term and total revenue of $162,500, if the contract is renewed. There will be no impact on the City General Fund. All Funds will be deposited in the Harbor Revenue Fund.

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

TIME LIMIT FILE - APRIL 27, 2015

 

(LAST DAY FOR COUNCIL ACTION - APRIL 22, 2015)

 

 

ITEM NO.(11)
14-0655

CONTINUED CONSIDERATION OF HOUSING COMMITTEE REPORT relative to the use of the Coordinated Entry System to improve the delivery of homeless services.

 

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

 

INSTRUCT the Los Angeles Housing and Community Investment Department, with input from the Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles and the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority, to report to Council within 45 days on how funding to house the chronically homeless can be directed to make use of the Coordinated Entry System.

 

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

 

Community Impact Statement:  None submitted.

 

(Continued from Council meeting of March 24, 2015)

 

 

ITEM NO.(12)
15-0101

CONTINUED CONSIDERATION OF HOUSING COMMITTEE REPORT relative to funding for the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA).

 

Recommendation for Council action, as initiated by Motion (Cedillo - Bonin):

 

REQUEST the LAHSA to:

 

  1. Report on the $91.9 million received from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), including which programs will be funded, how much of the funding will be attributed to programs in the City of Los Angeles, and any other details that will enable the City and LAHSA to ensure the funds are efficiently spent and achieve the greatest benefit.

  2. Report on how the $10.1 million in new funding from HUD for permanent supportive housing will be used in the City.

  3. Provide an accounting of the City's General Fund monies administered by LAHSA.

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.

 

(Continued from Council meeting of March 24, 2015)

 

 

ITEM NO.(13)
15-0211

CONTINUED CONSIDERATION OF HOUSING COMMITTEE REPORT relative to a review of the resources used by City departments on activities related to homelessness.

 

Recommendation for Council action, as initiated by Motion (Cedillo - Bonin):

 

INSTRUCT the City Administrative Officer (CAO) to conduct a review of the resources being used by various departments on activities related to homelessness, and the budgetary impact on the City's General Fund, including an analysis of the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority budget and/or any other relevant outside entity; and, report in 30 days on this matter.

 

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

 

Community Impact Statement:  None submitted.

  

(Continued from Council meeting of March 24, 2015)

 

 

ITEM NO.(14)
15-0290

BUDGET AND FINANCE COMMITTEE REPORT relative to a refund claim filed by KPMG, LLP.

 

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

 

APPROVE the refund claim filed by KPMG, LLP for overpayment of business tax in the amount of $170,438.69 plus accumulated interest.

  

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

 

Community Impact Statement:  None submitted.

 

 

ITEM NO.(15)
15-0291

BUDGET AND FINANCE COMMITTEE REPORT relative to a refund claim filed by Cosmetic Laboratories of America, LLC.

 

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

 

APPROVE the refund claim filed by Cosmetic Laboratories of America, LLC for overpayment of business tax in the amount of $102,937.56 plus accumulated interest.

  

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

 

Community Impact Statement:  None submitted.

 

 

ITEM NO.(16)
15-0248

BUDGET AND FINANCE COMMITTEE REPORT relative to a contract amendment with Transworld Systems, Incorporated (formerly NCO Financial Services) for continuation of services related to the collection of delinquent accounts owed to the City.

 

Recommendation for Council action:

 

AUTHORIZE the Director, Office of Finance, or designee, to proceed with executing an amendment to Contract No. C-122244 to reflect the new vendor name, Transworld Systems, Inc. once all City-required compliance documents and insurance certificate are provided. The terms of the original contract shall remain unchanged.
  

Fiscal Impact Statement:  The City Administrative Officer reports that the recommendation in this report is in compliance with the City's Financial Policies in that funding is provided on a contingency fee basis to the contractor from revenues recovered.

 

Community Impact Statement:  None submitted.

 

 

ITEM NO.(17)
15-0156
CD 14

ARTS, PARKS, HEALTH, AGING AND RIVER COMMITTEE REPORT relative to a proposed revised amendment to Loan Agreement No. 2386 with FIDM Museum and Library, Inc. (FIDM) for the loan of costumes and textile artifacts of the Hollywood Museum Collection owned by the City.

 

Recommendation for Council action:

 

APPROVE and AUTHORIZE the President and Secretary, Board of Recreation and Park Commissioners, to execute the revised proposed amendment to the loan agreement between the City and FIDM for the loan of costumes and textile artifacts owned by the City, for a cumulative term of 50 years, including the revised renewal period, subject to the approval of the City Attorney as to form.

       

Fiscal Impact Statement:  The City Administrative Officer reports that FIDM will insure, store, conserve, restore where possible, and display the Collection when appropriate, at no cost to the City. There is no known impact to the General Fund. To the extent applicable, the recommendation stated above is in compliance 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 -  MAY 18, 2015

 

(LAST DAY FOR COUNCIL ACTION - MAY 15, 2015)

 

ITEM NO.(18)
15-0271

ARTS, PARKS, HEALTH, AGING AND RIVER COMMITTEE REPORT relative to a request from the Bureau of Sanitation (BOS) for authorization to execute a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Council for Watershed Health (CWH) for monitoring and management of the Los Angeles River Watershed Monitoring Program (LARWMP).

 

Recommendation for Council action:

 

AUTHORIZE the BOS to execute an MOU with the CWH for the monitoring and program management of the LARWMP.

       

Fiscal Impact Statement:  The City Administrative Officer reports that there is no General Fund impact.  Funding for the City's first year costs are available in the Sewer Construction and Maintenance Fund. Future year funding will be provided through the City's annual budget process, which is subject to Mayor and Council approval. The above recommendation complies with the City's Financial Policies as sufficient revenues are available to support proposed expenditures. The City's participation will be limited to the extent of available funds appropriated in the City's annual budget in any given year of the MOU.

 

Community Impact Statement:  None submitted.

 

 

ITEM NO.(19)
15-0285

CATEGORICAL EXEMPTION and TRADE, COMMERCE, AND TOURISM COMMITTEE REPORT relative to the proposed second amendment to the Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ) agreement with Industrial Developments International, Inc. (IDI) for FTZ 202, Site 20.

 

Recommendations for Council action:

 

  1. ADOPT the determination by the Los Angeles Harbor Department that the proposed action is exempt under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) as provided in Article Ill, Section 1(14) of the Los Angeles City CEQA Guidelines.

  2. APPROVE the second amendment to FTZ Developer Agreement No. 2369 between the City of Los Angeles Harbor Department and IDI.

 

Fiscal Impact Statement: The City Administrative Officer reports that the proposed second the amendment to FTZ Developer Agreement No. 2369 with IDI, FTZ No. 202, Site No. 20, is to continue the FTZ Developer site for an additional five-year term and approve the name change from IDI, Inc., to IDI, LLC, located in the City of Jurupa Valley (formerly the City of Mira Loma), California. IDI has paid an initial fee of $2,500 to the Harbor Department, a one-time activation fee of $5,000 and an administrative fee of $7,750 per year for a total of $38,750 for each five-year term and a maximum of $160,000 over the proposed 20-year life of the agreement. Approval of the agreement provides tax and operating benefits to IDI and economic development in the region. There will be no additional payment to the Harbor Department and will have no impact on the City General Funds. Any funds will be deposited in the Harbor Revenue Fund.

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

TIME LIMIT FILE – MAY 10, 2015

 

(LAST DAY FOR COUNCIL ACTION – MAY 8, 2015)

 

 

ITEM NO.(20)
15-0284
CD 15

ADMINISTRATIVE EXEMPTION and TRADE, COMMERCE, AND TOURISM COMMITTEE REPORT relative to five proposed agreements for on-call construction management services for construction projects throughout the Port of Los Angeles.

 

Recommendations for Council action:

 

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

  2. APPROVE the proposed personal services agreements with Aecom Technical Services, Inc. (Aecom); Berg and Associates, Inc. (Berg and Assoc.); CH2M Hill Engineers, Inc. (CH2M Hill); Integrated Engineering Management (IEM); and, Simplus Management Corp. (Simplus).

 

Fiscal Impact Statement: The City Administrative Officer reports that the proposed personal services agreements with AECOM, Berg and Assoc., CH2M Hill, IEM, and Simplus for on-call construction management services will include compensation amounts not to exceed $2 million for each contract for a total amount of $10 million during the next five years. The Harbor Department has budgeted $1.0 million for the 2014-15 fiscal year. There is no impact on the City General Fund and funding for the agreements will be included in the Harbor Revenue Fund.

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

TIME LIMIT FILE – MAY 10, 2015

 

(LAST DAY FOR COUNCIL ACTION – MAY 8, 2015)

 

 

ITEM NO.(21)
15-0103

NEGATIVE DECLARATION, PLANNING AND LAND USE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE REPORT and RESOLUTION relative to a proposed General Plan amendment to adopt the Plan for a Healthy Los Angeles.

 

Recommendations for Council action:

 

  1. FIND that this project will not have a significant effect on the environment, pursuant to the City's Environmental Guidelines and is in compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act; that the Negative Declaration reflects the independent judgment of the City of Los Angeles; that the documents constituting the record of proceedings in this matter are located in Council file No. 15-0103 in the custody of the City Clerk and in the files of the Department of City Planning in the custody of the Environmental Review Section; and ADOPT the Negative Declaration [ENV-2014-372-ND].

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

  3. ADOPT the accompanying RESOLUTION, as recommended by the Mayor and the Director of Planning on behalf of the LACPC, APPROVING the proposed General Plan amendment adopt the Plan for a Healthy Los Angeles, a new Health and Wellness Element.

Applicant: City of Los Angeles

Fiscal Impact Statement:  None submitted by the LACPC.  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 - APRIL 14, 2015

(LAST DAY FOR COUNCIL ACTION - APRIL 14, 2015)

 

Items for which Public Hearings Have Not Been Held - (10 Votes Required for Consideration)
ITEM NO.(22)

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)
15-0005-S100
CD 6

15231 West Arce Street (Case No. 481345) Assessor I.D. No. 2654-009-019

 

 

(b)
15-0005-S101
CD 9

1339 East 49th Street (Case No. 293529) Assessor I.D. No. 5107-024-025

 

 

(c)
15-0005-S102
CD 9

4818 South Figueroa Street (Case No. 372774) Assessor I.D. No. 5018-036-026

 

 

(d)
15-0005-S103
CD 13

1011 North Heliotrope Drive (Case No. 476650) Assessor I.D. No. 5538-019-007

 

 

ITEM NO.(23)
10-0224
CD 14

CATEGORICAL EXEMPTION, COMMUNICATION FROM THE CITY ENGINEER and RESOLUTION TO VACATE relative to vacating an alley southwesterly of La Lorna Road from 233 feet southeasterly of Genevieve Avenue to its southeasterly terminus (VAC-E1401152).

 

Recommendations for Council action:

 

  1. REAFFIRM the FINDINGS of March 18, 2015, that the vacation of an alley southwesterly of La Lorna Road from 233 feet southeasterly of Genevieve Avenue to its southeasterly terminus, pursuant to the City of Los Angeles Environmental Guidelines, is exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act of 1970, pursuant to Article III, Class 5(3) of the City of Los Angeles Environmental Guidelines.

  2. REAFFIRM the FINDINGS of March 18, 2015, that this vacation is in substantial conformance with the General Plan pursuant to Section 556 of the Los Angeles City Charter.

  3. ADOPT the accompanying RESOLUTION TO VACATE No. 15-1401152 for the vacation of an alley southwesterly of La Lorna Road from 233 feet southeasterly of Genevieve Avenue to its southeasterly terminus.

  4. INSTRUCT the City Clerk to transmit, following Council adoption the Resolution to Vacate No. 15-1401152 to the Land Development Group of the Bureau of Engineering for recordation of said Resolution with the Los Angeles County Recorder.

 

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

 

 

ITEM NO.(24)
12-1607-S9
CD 9

CONSIDERATION OF MOTION (PRICE - WESSON) relative to a change of use of $500,000 in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds for a community sit-down restaurant at the Dunbar Village Project located at 4225 South Central Avenue.

 

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

 

  1. AUTHORIZE the General Manager, Economic and Workforce Development Department (EWDD), or designee, to negotiate and execute a contract with Dunbar Village, LLC, a non-profit, for a total amount of $500,000 in CDBG funding, subject to eligibility and the approval of the City Attorney as to form and legality.

  2. INSTRUCT the General Manager, EWDD, or designee, to request an amendment to the CDBG 39th Program Year Consolidated Plan (Consolidated Plan), in order to change the use of CDBG funds from the construction of a credit union to the construction of a restaurant using eligible costs only.

  3. INSTRUCT the General Manager, EWDD, or designee, to prepare Controller Instructions and/or make any technical adjustments that may be required and consistent with this action, subject to the approval of the Chief Legislative Analyst; and, AUTHORIZE the Controller to implement the instructions.

  4. AUTHORIZE the General Manager, Los Angeles Housing and Community Investment Department, or designee, to prepare and submit an amendment to the Consolidated Plan, as necessary.

Community Impact Statement:  None submitted.

 

(Housing Committee waived consideration of the above matter)

 

 

ITEM NO.(25)
14-0765-S1
CD 4

MOTION (LABONGE - KREKORIAN) relative to lease approval for office space at 711 South Plymouth Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90005.

 

Recommendation for Council action:

 

APPROVE the executed Neighborhood Council Lease Agreement between the City of Los Angeles, through the Department of Neighborhood Empowerment (on behalf of the Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council), and the Wilshire United Methodist Church, for office space at 711 South Plymouth Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90005, under terms and conditions substantially in conformance and consistent with the Standard Neighborhood Council Lease Agreements, attached to the Council file.

 

 

ITEM NO.(26)
15-0011-S7
CD 7

MOTION (FUENTES - HUIZAR) relative to funding  for services to the community by coordinating efforts to create a series of art installations by local artists on City-owned traffic signal utility boxes at several intersections along the Foothill Boulevard Corridor in Sunland-Tujunga.          

 

Recommendations for Council action:

  1. ALLOCATE $3,460 in the Council District Seven portion of the Street Furniture Revenue Fund No. 43D/50 to the Sunland-Tujunga Shadow Hills Rotary Club for services relative to coordinating efforts to create a series of art installations by local artists on City-owned traffic signal utility boxes at several intersections along the Foothill Boulevard Corridor in Sunland-Tujunga; and, AUTHORIZE the Board of Public Works, Office of Accounting, to make any payment to the Sunland-Tujunga Shadow Hills Rotary Club, or any other agency or organization, in the above amount for the above purpose, and to prepare and process any other document(s) as may be required for this purpose.  

  2. AUTHORIZE the Bureau of Street Services and/or the Board of Public Works, Office of Accounting, to make any technical corrections or clarifications to the above instruction in order to effectuate the intent of this Motion.

 

 

ITEM NO.(27)
15-0011-S8
CD 7

MOTION (FUENTES - HUIZAR) relative to funding for the acquisition and installation of three pet waste receptacles in park areas immediately adjacent to sidewalks in Council District Seven.  

 

Recommendations for Council action:

  1. UTILIZE $4,401.75 in the Council District Seven portion of the Street Furniture Revenue Fund No. 43D/50 for the acquisition and installation of three pet waste receptacles in park areas immediately adjacent to sidewalks in Council District Seven; and, AUTHORIZE the Board of Public Works, Office of Accounting, to make any payment to Great Western Park and Playground, or any other agency or organization, in the above amount for the above purpose, and to prepare and process any other document as may be required or appropriate for this purpose.  

  2. AUTHORIZE the Bureau of Street Services and/or the Board of Public Works, Office of Accounting to make any technical corrections or clarifications to the above instructions in order to effectuate the intent of this Motion.

 

 

ITEM NO.(28)
15-0336
CD 12

MOTION (ENGLANDER - MARTINEZ) relative to funding for the improvement of the Devonshire Police Station.

 

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

  1. RESOLVE to ALLOCATE/APPROPRIATE $50,000 in the Sunshine Canyon Community Amenities Trust Fund No. 699/14 for any aspect of the efforts/operations of the Supporters of Law Enforcement in Devonshire (S.O.L.I.D) to improve the Devonshire Police Station.

  2. DIRECT the City Clerk to prepare and process the necessary document(s) with, and/or payment(s) to S.O.L.I.D, or any other agency or organization, as appropriate, in the above amount, from the above source, and for the above purposes, subject to the approval of the City Attorney as to form, if needed; and that, if needed, AUTHORIZE the Councilmember of the Twelfth 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 fund transfer instructions in order to effectuate the intent of this Motion.

 

 

ITEM NO.(29)
15-0011-S9
CD 8

MOTION (PARKS - MARTINEZ) relative to funding for various neighborhood groups for community beautification projects in Council District Eight.

 

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

 

  1. TRANSFER $90,000 in the Council District Eight portion of the Street Furniture Revenue Fund No. 43D/50 to the below named Accounts and for the below stated purposes and in the amounts indicated in the Neighborhood Empowerment Fund No. 44B/47:
                 
    Account           Amount            Account Title / Purpose
    47L230 $15,000

    Empowerment Congress North Area Neighborhood Development Council - for Beautificationn projects (Jefferson Boulevard) and street banners (Jefferson Boulevard from Western Avenue to Vermont Avenue)

     

    47L231 $15,000

    Empowerment Congress West Area Neighborhood Development Council - for Community Beautification projects (planting, doggy waste stations), street banners, consultant study

     

    47L232 $15,000

    Empowerment Congress Central Area Neighborhood Development Council - for Community Beautification projects (alley cleaning, sidewalk repair. etc)

     

    47L233 $15,000

    Empowerment Congress Southwest Area Neighborhood Development Council - for Beautification projects (tree planting, other plantings along Western Avenue, street banners)

     

    47L234 $15,000

    Empowerment Congress Southeast Area Neighborhood Development Council - for Beautification projects, street banners (Vermont Corridor), security cameras, alley clean up

     

    47L235

     $15,000

     

     

    Park Mesa Heights Community Council - for Big Belly Solar Trash Compactors at corners of Slauson and Crenshaw and Florence and Crenshaw

                   
  2. AUTHORIZE the Department of Neighborhood Empowerment to make any technical corrections or clarifications to the above instructions in order to effectuate the intent of this Motion.

 

 

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
Closed Session
ITEM NO.(30)
15-0257

The City Council shall recess to Closed Session, pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9(d)(1), to confer with its legal counsel relative to the case entitled Sandra Thomas Moses, et al. v. City of Los Angeles, United States District Court Case No. CV13-05565 CAS (JCGx). (This matter arises from an incident involving members of the Los Angeles Police Department that occurred on July 21, 2012, in Los Angeles, CA.)

 

(Budget and Finance Committee considered the above matter in Closed Session on March 23, 2015)

 

ITEM NO.(31)
15-0231

The City Council shall recess to Closed Session, pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9(d)(1), to confer with its legal counsel relative to the case entitled Ahmed Jackson v. Justin Kravetz, et al., United States District Court Case No. CV13-04524 DDP(JCx). (This matter arises from an incident involving members of the Los Angeles Police Department on August 12, 2011, in Los Angeles, CA.)

 

(Budget and Finance Committee considered the above matter in Closed Session on March 23, 2015)

 

ITEM NO.(32)
15-0286

The City Council shall recess to Closed Session, pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9(d)(1), to confer with its legal counsel relative to the case entitled Juana Isabel Flores Garcia v. City of Los Angeles, et al., United States District Court Case No. CV14-08868 RGK (FFMx). (This matter arises from an incident involving members of the Los Angeles Police Department that occurred on September 6, 2013.)

 

(Budget and Finance Committee considered the above matter in Closed Session on March 23, 2015)

 

Adjourning Motions

Council Adjournment

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