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LOS ANGELES CITY COUNCIL

Tuesday, June 9, 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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Los Angeles City Council Agenda
Tuesday, June 9, 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 for which Public Hearings Have Been Held
ITEM NO. (1)
13-1612
CD 4

PLANNING AND LAND USE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE REPORT relative to the reappointment of Ms. Janny H. Kim to the South Valley Area Planning Commission.

 

Recommendation for Council action:

 

RESOLVE that the Mayor's reappointment of Ms. Janny H. Kim to the South Valley Area Planning Commission for the term ending June 30, 2020, is APPROVED and CONFIRMED.  Ms. Kim resides in Council District Four. (Current Commission gender composition: M= 2; F=3)

 

Financial Disclosure Statement: Pending.

 

Community Impact Statement:  None submitted.

 

TIME LIMIT FILE - JULY 12, 2015

 

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

ITEM NO. (2)
15-0607

BUDGET AND FINANCE COMMITTEE REPORT relative to an escheatment from the Unclaimed Monies Seized Incidental To Arrest Trust Fund (UMSIATF) to the General Fund.

 

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

 

  1. INSTRUCT the Los Angeles Police Department and the City Treasurer to process the sum of $1,433,758.29 from the UMSIATF No. 7772.

  2. TRANSFER all identified eligible monies to the General Fund, Fund No. 100/70, Revenue Source Code 4834.

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. (3)
14-1680

TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE REPORT relative to technical revisions of the 2015 Los Angeles County Metropolitan Authority (Metro) Call for Projects list of proposed projects for the City of Los Angeles.

 

Recommendation for Council action:

 

APPROVE the final list of proposed projects submitted to Metro for the 2015 Call for Projects grants attached to the Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT) report to Council dated May 21, 2015.

 

Fiscal Impact Statement: The LADOT reports that this action will not impact the General Fund. For projects awarded grant funding by Metro, City staff will identify the required matching funds and staff resources through the annual budget process.

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

 

ITEM NO. (4)
14-1284-S3

BUDGET AND FINANCE COMMITTEE REPORT relative to the Fourth Construction Projects Reports for Fiscal Year 2014-15.

 

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

  1. TRANSFER $1,259,692 between departments and funds as specified in Attachment 1 of the City Administrative Officer (CAO) report dated May 28, 2015 attached to the Council file.

  2. TRANSFER $1,426,191 between funds and other financings, as specified in Attachment 2.

  3. TRANSFER $1,345,767 between accounts within departments and funds as specified in Attachment 3.
       
  4. TRANSFER $1,384,176 between departments and funds from General Obligation Bond Funds as specified in Attachment 4.
       
  5. AUTHORIZE the Controller, in accordance with Attachment 2, to transfer cash from Special Funds to reimburse the General Fund on an as-needed basis upon proper documentation from the departments and approval of the Program Managers and the CAO.

  6. AUTHORIZE the Controller, in accordance with Attachment 4, to transfer cash from the appropriate General Obligation Bond Funds to reimburse the General Fund on an as-needed basis upon proper documentation from the departments and approval of the Program Managers and the CAO.

  7. AUTHORIZE the Controller, in accordance with Attachment 3, to increase appropriations to the Capital Finance Administration Fund, Commercial Paper Account No. 0316, totaling $688,282 which includes $193,394 from a quarterly payment paid by the Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association (GLAZA) for the Elephants of Asia Exhibit Municipal Improvement Corporation of Los Angeles (MICLA) Debt Service and $494,888 from the sale of surplus property known as Elephant Hill which was partially financed through MICLA.

  8. AUTHORIZE the Controller, in accordance with Attachment 3, to appropriate $64,509 from AB1290 Funds, Fund No. 53P, Account 281213, entitled CD13 Redevelopment Project - Services, to GSD, Trust Fund 843/40 for tenant improvement work to be performed by the landlord at 1722 Sunset Boulevard.

  9. AUTHORIZE the Controller to appropriate $10,900 from AB1290 Funds, Fund No. 53P, Account 281213, entitled CD 13 Redevelopment Project- Services, to GSD Construction Forces Accounts, Fund 100/40 for signage and tenant improvement work, also at 1722 Sunset Boulevard. 
           
  10. AUTHORIZE the Controller to establish a new fund entitled Bridge Improvement Program Cash Flow Fund in Department 50 to provide cash flow on a revolving basis and receive and disburse funds from both the State and Federal governments as reimbursement for the Bridge Improvement Program.

  11. INSTRUCT the Controller to establish appropriation accounts within the new fund entitled Bridge Improvement Program Cash Flow Fund based on the projects in the Bridge Improvement Program as in the Subventions and Grants Fund 305.

  12. INSTRUCT the Controller to transfer the appropriations, encumbrances, pre-encumbrances, and expenditures in the Bridge Improvement Program cash flow accounts in the Subventions and Grants Fund 305 to the newly created Bridge Improvement Program Cash Flow Fund accounts.   
           
  13. AUTHORIZE the CAO to transfer funds between accounts within the various Funds associated with the Proposition F Fire and Animal Facilities and Proposition Q Citywide Public Safety Facilities GOB Programs provided that such transfers do not exceed the overall budgets of the respective programs, as approved the Proposition F and Proposition Q Administrative Oversight Committees and by the Mayor and Council.    
               
  14. AUTHORIZE the CAO to make technical corrections, as necessary, to those transactions included in this report to implement Mayor and Council intentions.

 

Fiscal Impact Statement:  The CAO reports that transfers, appropriations and expenditure authority totaling $5,415,826 are recommended in this report. Of this amount, $4,429,950 is for transfers, appropriations, and expenditure authority to the General Services Department, $297,594 is for other City funds and $688,282 for the Capital Finance Administration Fund. All transfers and appropriations are based on existing funds, reimbursements or revenues. There is no estimated annual impact due to operations and maintenance costs as a result of these recommendations (Attachment No. 5).

 

Community Impact Statement:  None submitted.

 

 

ITEM NO. (5)
15-0445-S1
CD 4

TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE REPORT relative to expanding the parking restrictions for Preferential Parking Districts (PPD) Nos. 180, 189, 190, 192, and 195 for neighborhoods located near the Hollywood Sign.

 

Recommendations for Council action, as initiated by Motion (LaBonge – O'Farrell):

 

  1. DIRECT the Los Angeles Department of Transportation to report with recommendations for expanding the parking restrictions for PPD Nos. 180, 189, 190, 192, and 195.

  2. DIRECT the Los Angeles Fire Department to report relative to emergency fire access in these PPD's as well as the surrounding Beachwood Canyon area.

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

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

 

ITEM NO. (6)
15-0427

BUDGET AND FINANCE COMMITTEE REPORT relative to additional funding and term extensions for various outside counsel contracts.

 

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

  1. TRANSFER $1,295,000 from the Unappropriated Balance, Outside Counsel Including Workers Compensation line item to the City Attorney, Fund No. 100/12, Account No. 009301.

  2. TRANSFER $15,000 from the Unappropriated Balance, Outside Counsel Including Workers Compensation line item to the City Attorney, Fund No. 100/12, Account No. 009302.

  3. AUTHORIZE the City Attorney's Office to amend to increase maximum compensation for the following contracts by these respective amounts:
           
    106214  Colantuono & Levin, P.C. $100,000 
    113455 Drinker Biddle & Reath, LLP $46,000 
    123475    Greines Martin Richland Stein     $15,000 
    108296 Liebert, Cassidy & Whitmore  $50,000 
    108297        Liebert, Cassidy & Whitmore  $25,000 
    113155 Liebert, Cassidy & Whitmore  $750,000 
    120019 Meyers Nave  $15,000 
    Ogletree, Deakins, Nash,  
    122193  Smoak & Stewart, P.C.  $80,000 
    122342 Theodora Oringher, P.C. $154,000 
       
  4. AUTHORIZE the City Attorney to amend the term of the following Workers Compensation panel law firms to May 31, 2018:
       
    110451        Adelson, Testan, Brundo, Novell & Jimenez 
    110450  Ara Aghishian, Law Offices of 
    110454  Camilo A. Becerra, A Law Corporation 
    110453  Daniel J. Donahue, Law Offices of 
    108308  Gurvitz, Marlowe & Ferris 
    110452  Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith 
    108660  Louie & Stettler 
    108315  Martin & Martin 
    108311  Patrick C. Stacker & Associates 
    110596  Tennenhouse, Minassian & Adham 
       
  5. AUTHORIZE the City Attorney to amend the term of contract number 118698 with Christie Parker & Hale (Intellectual Property matter) to July 31, 2017.

  6. AUTHORIZE the City Attorney to amend the term of contract number 108296 with Liebert Cassidy Whitmore (Alaniz matter) to June 6, 2018.

  7. AUTHORIZE the City Attorney to amend the term of contract number 108297 with Liebert Cassidy Whitmore (Nolan matter) to June 6, 2018.

  8. AUTHORIZE the City Attorney to amend the term of contract number 109883 with Liebert Cassidy Whitmore (Haro matter) to May 31, 2018.

  9. AUTHORIZE the City Attorney to amend the term of contract number 120558 with Remcho Johansen & Purcell (Fiscal Advice matter) to June 17, 2018.

  10. AUTHORIZE the City Attorney to enter into a contract with Albright Yee & Schmit (Miles matter) in the amount of $180,000.

  11. AUTHORIZE the City Attorney to enter into a contract with Lozano Smith (ADA  matter) in the amount of $60,000.

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

 

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

 
Community Impact Statement:  None submitted.

(The City Council may recess to Closed Session, pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9(d)(1) to confer with its legal counsel relative to the above matter)

 

ITEM NO. (7)
05-0173
CD 4, 13

PUBLIC WORKS AND GANG REDUCTION COMMITTEE REPORT relative to the Glendale Boulevard-Hyperion Avenue complex of bridges improvement project California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) compliance and project approval.

 

SUBMITS WITHOUT RECOMMENDATION the following recommendations of the Board of Public Works (BPW):

 

  1. CONSIDER the Initial Study and the proposed Mitigated Negative Declaration (IS/MND) as revised, prepared in accordance with the CEQA, for the Glendale Boulevard-Hyperion Avenue Complex of Bridges Improvement Project, which finds that the project, with mitigation, will not have a significant environmental impact.

  2. FIND that, on the basis of the whole record before it, that there is no substantial evidence that the project as mitigated will have a significant effect on the environment, and find that the IS/MND reflects the City’s independent judgment and analysis.

  3. ADOPT the IS/MND (Transmittal No. 1 of the May 18, 2015 BPW submission, attached to the Council file).

  4. APPROVE the project as described in the IS/MND, which includes the Recommended Option (Transmittal No. 4 of the May 18, 2015 BPW submission, attached to the Council file) with the:

    1. Addition of bicycle lanes to the roadway of Hyperion Avenue Viaduct.

    2. Elimination of a continuous, concrete median barrier.

  5. ADOPT the Mitigation Monitoring Plan (Transmittal No. 5 of the May 18, 2015 BPW submission, attached to the Council file).

 

Fiscal Impact Statement: The BPW reports that there is no impact on the General Fund. The project is funded through the federal Highway Bridge Program and the City’s Proposition G funds (Seismic Bond), supplemented by Metro Call for Projects grants.

 

Community Impact Statement: Yes.

 

 For Proposal:  Atwater Village Neighborhood Council
   
 Against Proposal:  Los Feliz Neighborhood Council
   Silver Lake Neighborhood Council

 

 

Items for which Public Hearings Have Not Been Held - (10 Votes Required for Consideration)
ITEM NO. (8)
15-0540

GENERAL EXEMPTION, COMMUNICATION FROM CITY ATTORNEY and ORDINANCE FIRST CONSIDERATION relative to amending Article I of Chapter XII of the Los Angeles Municipal Code (LAMC) to clarify prohibited uses and modify certain water conservation requirements of the Water Conservation Plan of the City of Los Angeles.

 

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

 

  1. PRESENT and ADOPT the accompanying ORDINANCE amending Article I of Chapter XII of the LAMC to clarify prohibited uses and modify certain water conservation requirements of the Water Conservation Plan of the City of Los Angeles.

  2. FIND that amending the City of Los Angeles Emergency Water Conservation Plan Ordinance is exempt pursuant to the General Exemption described in California Environmental Quality Act Guidelines Section 15061(b)(3) in that General Exemptions apply in situations where it can be seen with reasonable certainty that there is no possibility that the activity in question may have a significant effect on the environment.

 

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.

 

(Energy and Environment Committee waived consideration of the above matter)

 

  

ITEM NO. (9)

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-S183
CD 1

2649 West San Marino Street (Case No. 160442) Assessor I.D. No. 5077-027-018

 

 

(b)
15-0005-S184
CD 8

4160 South Hillcrest Drive (Case No. 475375) Assessor I.D. No. 5031-007-016

 

 

ITEM NO.(10)
15-0018

CONTINUED CONSIDERATION OF COMMUNICATION FROM CHAIR AND MEMBER, ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENT COMMITTEE relative to the status of the Harbor Refineries Pipeline and Terminal Island Advanced Water Purification Facility Projects.

 

Recommendation for Council action:

 

RECEIVE and FILE the March 11, 2015 Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) and April 10, 2015 Joint LADWP/Bureau of Sanitation reports in response to Motion (Buscaino - Bonin) relative to the status of the Harbor Refineries Pipeline and Terminal Island Advanced Water Purification Facility Projects, inasmuch as this report is for information only and no Council action is required.

 

Fiscal Impact Statement:  Not applicable.

 

Community Impact Statement:  None submitted.

 

(Continued from Council meeting of May 26, 2015)

 

 

ITEM NO.(11)
14-0010-S7

COMMUNICATION FROM VICE-CHAIR, PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE relative to payment of a reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the defendants in the hit-and-run death of Mr. David Pregerson.

 

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

 

  1. APPROVE payment to the claimant of a reward offer in the amount of $50,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the defendants in the hit-and-run death of Mr. David Pregerson on December 27, 2013.

  2. INSTRUCT the City Clerk to:

    1. Transfer $50,000 from the Reserve Fund to the Unappropriated Balance and APPROPRIATE therefrom to the Special Reward Trust Fund No. 436/14.

    2. Transfer $50,000 from the Special Reward Trust Fund No. 436/14, Account No. XXXXXX to the Police Department Fund No. 100/70, Secret Service Account No. 004310.

  3. INSTRUCT the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) to make the appropriate reward payments.

Fiscal Impact Statement: None submitted by the LAPD. 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.(12)
12-0010-S9

COMMUNICATION FROM VICE-CHAIR, PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE relative to payments of a reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the three defendants responsible for the shooting death of Mr. Fernando Hernandez.

 

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

 

  1. APPROVE payments to two claimants of a reward offer in the total amount of $50,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the three defendants responsible for the shooting death of Mr. Fernando Hernandez on January 28, 2012.

  2. INSTRUCT the City Clerk to:

    1. Transfer $50,000 from the Reserve Fund to the Unappropriated Balance and APPROPRIATE therefrom to the Special Reward Trust Fund No. 436/14.

    2. Transfer $50,000 from the Special Reward Trust Fund No. 436/14, Account No. XXXXXX to the Police Department Fund No. 100/70, Secret Service Account No. 004310.

  3. INSTRUCT the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) to make the appropriate reward payments.

Fiscal Impact Statement: None submitted by the LAPD. 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.(13)
14-0457

CONTINUED CONSIDERATION OF COMMUNICATION FROM CHAIR AND MEMBER, PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE relative to reprogramming funds for the 2012 Forensic DNA Backlog Reduction Program.

 

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

 

AUTHORIZE the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) to:

 

  1. Reprogram funds totaling $71,495 within the 2012 Forensic DNA Backlog Reduction Program from the United States Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, National Institute of Justice, as follows:
           

    Category 

    Current

    Change

    New

    Personnel

    $415,863

     ($7,597)

    $408,266

    Fringe Benefits

     0

     0

     0

    Travel

     0

     49,418

     49,418

    Equipment

     0

     0

     0

    Supplies

     0

     0

     0

    Contractual

    1,031,300

    (63,898)

     967,402

    Other

     0

     22,077

     22,077

    Indirect Costs 

     0

     0

     0

     Total:

    $1,447,163

     0

     $1,447,163
                
  2. Prepare Controller instructions for any technical adjustments, subject to the approval of the City Administrative Officer (CAO); and, AUTHORIZE the Controller to implement the instructions.

Fiscal Impact Statement: None submitted by the LAPD. Neither the CAO nor the Chief Legislative Analyst has completed a financial analysis of this report.

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

(Continued from the Council meeting of May 29, 2015)

 

 

ITEM NO.(14)
14-1375

CONTINUED CONSIDERATION OF COMMUNICATION FROM CHAIR AND MEMBER, PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE relative to the extension and budget modification of the 2012 Solving Cold Cases with DNA Program.

 

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

 

  1. AUTHORIZE the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) to reprogram funds totaling $51,197 within the 2012 Solving Cold Cases with DNA Program from the United States Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, National Institute of Justice, as follows:
       
    Category 

    Current

    Change

    New

    Personnel 

    $175,982

     $51,197

    $227,179

    Fringe Benefits

     0

     0

     0

    Travel

     32,483

     (5,028)

     27,455

    Equipment

     0

     0

     0

    Supplies

     0

     0

     0

    Construction

     0

     0

     0

    Contractual

     257,425

     (45,304)

     212,121

    Other

     34,110

     (865)

     33,245

    Indirect Costs

     0

     0

     0

    Travel:

     $500,000

     0

     $500,000
           
  2. AUTHORIZE the Chief, LAPD, or designee, to accept the no-cost extension for the 2012 Solving Cold Cases with DNA Program from the United States Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, National Institute of Justice, extending the award period to September 30, 2015.

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

Fiscal Impact Statement: None submitted by the LAPD. Neither the CAO nor the Chief Legislative Analyst has completed a financial analysis of this report.

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

(Continued from the Council meeting of May 29, 2015)

 

 

ITEM NO.(15)
12-0744

COMMUNICATION FROM THE LOS ANGELES DEPARTMENT OF BUILDING AND SAFETY relative to authority to accept Fiscal Year (FY) 2015-16 Enforcement Assistance Grant (EA-26) in the amount of approximately $62,641 from the California Department of Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle). 

 

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

 

  1. AUTHORIZE the General Manager, Los Angeles Department of Building and Safety (LADBS), or designee, to accept the Local Agency Enforcement Grant (EA-26) in the amount of approximately $62,641 from CalRecycle for the Grant Performance Period of July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2016 (FY 2015-16).

  2. AUTHORIZE the General Manager, LADBS, or designee, to execute the EA-26 Grant Award Agreement with CalRecycle, and to execute any other necessary documents relative to the grant award.

  3. AUTHORIZE the Controller to accept and deposit EA-26 grant funds in the LADBS Fund entitled Local Enforcement Agency (LEA) Landfill Fund, Fund No. 527 and to create an account entitled Enforcement Assistance Grants.

  4. AUTHORIZE the General Manager, LADBS, or designee, to expend said funds from the account listed above in Recommendation No. 3, for the purposes set forth in the May 20, 2015 LADBS report, attached to the Council file, and consistent with the grant requirements.

  5. AUTHORIZE the LADBS to prepare Controller instructions and/or make any technical adjustments that may be required, subject to the approval of the City Administrative Officer (CAO); and, AUTHORIZE the Controller to implement these instructions.

  6. AUTHORIZE the General Manager, LADBS, or designee, to negotiate, enter into, execute, administer, expend funds and otherwise manage Contract No.  C-120979 with E. Tseng and Associates, Incorporated, (or subsequent contract replacing Contract No. C-120979) consistent with the terms of the CalRecycle EA-26 LEA grant, subject to the approval of the City Attorney as to form and legality.

 

Fiscal Impact Statement:  None submitted by the LADBS.  Neither the CAO nor the Chief Legislative Analyst has completed a financial analysis of this report.

 

Community Impact Statement:  None submitted.

 

(Energy and Environment Committee waived consideration of the above matter)

 

 

ITEM NO.(16)
15-0590
CD 5

MOTION (KORETZ - BUSCAINO) relative to amending prior Council action of May 20, 2015 regarding overtime costs associated with traffic control during construction of the Charing Cross and Hilgard Regulator Station Bypass in Council District Five.

 

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

 

AMEND prior Council action of May 20, 2015 regarding overtime costs associated with traffic control during construction of the Charing Cross and Hilgard Regulator Station Bypass in Council District Five   to increase the transfer/appropriation amount from $130,000 to $145,000.

 

 

ITEM NO.(17)
11-1179

MOTION (KORETZ - BUSCAINO) relative to reactivating Council file No. 11-1179 regarding the initiation of alley vacation proceedings to vacate a portion of Scenario Lane from Basil Land to approximately 85 feet westerly.

 

Recommendation for Council action:

 

REACTIVE  the matter of the Motion (Huizar - Koretz) relative to the initiation of alley vacation proceedings to vacate a portion of Scenario Lane from Basil Land to approximately 85 feet westerly thereof, as recorded under Council file No. 11-1179, which expired per Council policy, and that the matter be restored to its most recent legislative status as of the date of the File's expiration.

 

 

ITEM NO.(18)
15-0010-S18

MOTION (PARKS - O'FARRELL) relative to an offer of reward for information leading to the identification, apprehension, and conviction of the person(s) responsible for the the shooting death of Larry McKay on July 17, 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 identification, apprehension, and conviction of the person(s) responsible for the shooting death of Larry McKay on July 17, 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 in the Our Weekly and LA Watts Times, in addition to the regular publications used by the City Clerk for reward notices, to ensure adequate community notice.

 

 

ITEM NO.(19)
15-0663
CD 8

MOTION (PARKS - O'FARRELL) relative to accepting the donation by Turf Terminators LLC of labor, material and equipment for a water efficient drip irrigation system and drought tolerant landscaping at Fire Department Station 64 located at 10811 Main Street.

 

Recommendations for Council action:

 

  1. ACCEPT the generous donation by Turf Terminators LLC of labor, material and equipment for a water efficient drip irrigation system and drought tolerant landscaping at Fire Department Station 64 located at 10811 Main Street, with an estimated value of $50,000; and, THANK the donor of behalf of the City.

  2. AUTHORIZE the Turf Terminators LLC to perform the landscaping work described above.

  3. REQUEST the City Attorney to negotiate the necessary agreement(s) with Turf Terminators LLC relative to this donation, including a provision to indemnify and hold harmless Turf Terminators from third party liability that might arise after completion of the installation; and, AUTHORIZE the Councilmember of the Eighth District to execute this and any other related agreement on behalf of the City, subject to the approval of the City Attorney as to form and legality.

  4. DIRECT the General Services Department and the Fire Department to grant reasonable access to Turf Terminators LLC to enter the Fire Department Station 64 property to perform the work.

 

 

ITEM NO.(20)

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)
15-0677
CD 4

FINAL MAP OF TRACT NO. 71872 located at 2722-2730 North Auburn Street northeasterly of Rowena Avenue.

 

(Bond No. C-125669)

(Quimby Fee: $21,154)

Subdivider: Alleycat Homes, LLC; Surveyor: Bryan Gentry

 

 

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.(21)
15-0283

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 Paul Novros v. City and Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company and The American Insurance Company v. City, Los Angeles Superior Court Case No. BC521560. (This matter involves an inverse condemnation claim for damages caused by a sewer backup into plaintiff’s business.)

 

(Budget and Finance Committee waived consideration of the above matter)

 

ITEM NO.(22)
15-0568

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 Alejandro Rodriguez, et al v. City of Los Angeles, Claim Nos. C15-1217, C15-1218, C15-1219. (This matter involves a court ordered return of property resulting from an incident which occurred on January 30, 2009 at 1132 Pioneer Ave., Wilmington, CA.)

 

(Budget and Finance Committee waived consideration of the above matter)

 

ITEM NO.(23)
15-0567

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 David Podesta v. City of Los Angeles, Los Angeles Superior Court Case No. BC 478742. (This matter arises from an incident involving members of the Los Angeles Police Department that occurred beginning in February 2009.) 

 

(Budget and Finance Committee considered the above matter in Closed Session on June 1, 2015)

 

Adjourning Motions

Council Adjournment

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Materials related to an item on this Agenda submitted to the Council after distribution of the agenda packet are available for public inspection in the City Clerk's Office at 200 North Spring Street, City Hall, Room 395, during normal business hours.