Los Angeles City Council, Journal/Council Proceeding
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
JOHN FERRARO COUNCIL CHAMBER ROOM 340, CITY HALL 200 NORTH SPRING STREET, LOS ANGELES, CA 90012 - 10:00 AM



(For further details see Official Council Files)

(For communications referred by the President see Referral Memorandum)

ROLL CALL
Members Present: Blumenfield, Bonin, Buscaino, Cedillo, Englander, Harris-Dawson, Huizar, Krekorian, O'Farrell, Ryu and President Wesson (11);  Absent: Koretz, Martinez and Price (3) 
Approval of the Minutes
Commendatory Resolutions, Introductions and Presentations

Public Testimony of Non-agenda Items Within Jurisdiction of Council
Items Noticed for Public Hearing
ITEM NO.(1)

HEARING PROTEST, APPEALS OR OBJECTIONS to Building and Safety Department report and confirmation of lien for nuisance abatement costs and/or non-compliance of code violations/Annual Inspection costs, pursuant to Los Angeles Municipal Code (LAMC) and/or Los Angeles Administrative Code (LAAC).

Recommendation for Council action:

HEAR PROTEST, APPEALS OR OBJECTIONS relative to proposed lien for nuisance abatement costs and/or non-compliance of code violations/Annual Inspection costs, pursuant to LAMC and/or LAAC and CONFIRM said lien for the following properties:

(a)16-0160-S905
16-0160-S905
CD 15

841 West 126th Street.  (Lien: $886.92)

 

(Continued from Council meeting of January 17, 2017)

 

 

Adopted, (13); Absent: Koretz
(1)
PUBLIC HEARING CLOSED - LIEN CONFIRMED
(b)16-0160-S907
16-0160-S907
CD 9

9121 South San Pedro Street.  (Lien: $8,137.64)

 

(Continued from Council meeting of January 17, 2017)

 

 

Adopted, (13); Absent: Koretz
(1)
PUBLIC HEARING CLOSED - LIEN CONFIRMED
(c)16-0160-S887
16-0160-S887
CD 7

13133 West Goleta Street.  (Lien: $2,073.48)

 

(Continued from Council meeting of January 17, 2017)

 

 

Adopted, (13); Absent: Koretz
(1)
PUBLIC HEARING CLOSED - LIEN CONFIRMED
(d)17-0160-S23
17-0160-S23
CD 6

14524 West Hamlin Street aka 14526 West Hamlin Street.  (Lien: $2,557.73)

 

(Continued from Council meeting of February 1, 2017)

 

 

Adopted, (13); Absent: Koretz
(1)
PUBLIC HEARING CLOSED - LIEN CONFIRMED
ITEM NO.(2)16-0900-S51
16-0900-S51
CD 11

HEAR PROTESTS against the proposed improvement and maintenance of the Stoner Avenue and Missouri Avenue No. 1 Street Lighting District, in accordance with Section 6.95-6.127 of the Los Angeles Administrative Code and Proposition 218.

 

(Ordinance of Intention adopted on December 14, 2016 - Continue hearing and present Ordinance on March 8, 2017 to consider report of protests to be submitted as a result of balloting, pursuant to Proposition 218)

 

 

Adopted, (13); Absent: Koretz
(1)
CONTINUE HEARING AND PRESENT ORDINANCE ON MARCH 8, 2017
ITEM NO.(3)16-0900-S52
16-0900-S52
CD 2

HEAR PROTESTS against the proposed improvement and maintenance of the Landale Street and Coldwater Canyon Avenue No. 1 Street Lighting District, in accordance with Section 6.95-6.127 of the Los Angeles Administrative Code and Proposition 218.

 

(Ordinance of Intention adopted on December 14, 2016 - Continue hearing and present Ordinance on March 8, 2017 to consider report of protests to be submitted as a result of balloting, pursuant to Proposition 218)

 

 

Adopted, (13); Absent: Koretz
(1)
CONTINUE HEARING AND PRESENT ORDINANCE ON MARCH 8, 2017
ITEM NO.(4)16-0900-S53
16-0900-S53
CD 4

HEAR PROTESTS against the proposed improvement and maintenance of the Santa Monica Boulevard and Las Palmas Avenue Street Lighting District, in accordance with Section 6.95-6.127 of the Los Angeles Administrative Code and Proposition 218.

 

(Ordinance of Intention adopted on December 14, 2016 - Continue hearing and present Ordinance on March 8, 2017 to consider report of protests to be submitted as a result of balloting, pursuant to Proposition 218)

 

 

Adopted, (13); Absent: Koretz
(1)
CONTINUE HEARING AND PRESENT ORDINANCE ON MARCH 8, 2017
Items for which Public Hearings Have Been Held
ITEM NO.(5)17-0032
17-0032

INNOVATION, GRANTS, TECHNOLOGY, COMMERCE, AND TRADE COMMITTEE REPORT relative to the appointment of Mr. Jason Seward to the Innovation and Performance Commission.

 

Recommendation for Council action:

 

RESOLVE that the Mayor’s appointment of Mr. Jason Seward to the Innovation and Performance Commission for the term ending September 6, 2017, to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of Mr. Vincent Jones, is APPROVED and CONFIRMED. Mr. Seward resides in Council District Four. (Current Board composition: M=2; F=3.)

 

Financial Disclosure Statement: Filed.

 

Background Check: Pending.

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

TIME LIMIT FILE - FEBRUARY 23, 2017

 

(LAST DAY FOR COUNCIL ACTION - FEBRUARY 22, 2017)

 

 

Adopted, (11); Absent: Koretz
, Martinez
, Price
(3)
ITEM NO.(6)16-1465
16-1465

PLANNING AND LAND USE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE REPORT relative to proposed supplemental agreements to Contract Nos. C-116894 with Rincon Consultants, Inc., C-116897 with Atkins North America, Inc., and C-116898 with Terry A. Hayes Associates, Inc. for services related to environmental impact reports.

 

Recommendation for Council action:

 

AUTHORIZE the Director of Planning, or designee, to execute the third Supplemental Agreement to the following contracts: 1) Contract No. C-116894 with Rincon Consultants, Inc.; 2) Contract No. C-116897 with Atkins North America, Inc.; and 3) Contract No. C-116898 with Terry A. Hayes Associates, Inc. to extend each contract term by 24 months, from February 24, 2017 through February 23, 2019, for the continued provision of services related to environmental impact reports, for a total revised contract term of February 24, 2010 through February 23, 2019, subject to the review and approval of the City Attorney as to form and compliance with City contracting requirements, satisfactory contractor performance, and ongoing need.

 

Fiscal Impact Statement:  The City Administrative Officer reports there is no impact on the General Fund. The proposed Supplemental Agreements will extend the performance period of the existing contracts and do not require any additional funding. This recommendation is in compliance with the City's Financial Policies in that there is no additional cost to the City.

 

Community Impact Statement:  None submitted.

 

TIME LIMIT FILE - FEBRUARY 21, 2017

 

(LAST DAY FOR COUNCIL ACTION - FEBRUARY 21, 2017)

 

 

Adopted, (11); Absent: Koretz
, Martinez
, Price
(3)
ITEM NO.(7)16-0043
16-0043

PERSONNEL AND ANIMAL WELFARE COMMITTEE REPORT relative to fee structure review for the Department of Animal Services (DAS).

 

Recommendations for Council action, as initiated by Motion (Ryu - Krekorian):

 

  1. APPROVE the augmentation of DAS fees as detailed in the November 18, 2016 DAS report, attached to the Council file.

  2. REQUEST the City Attorney to prepare and present an Ordinance to amend the Los Angeles Municipal Code to make it consistent with Recommendation No. 1.

 

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

 

Community Impact Statement:  None submitted.

 

 

Adopted, (11); Absent: Koretz
, Martinez
, Price
(3)
ITEM NO.(8)13-1090-S1
13-1090-S1

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE REPORT relative to a Request for Proposals (RFP) to develop a Citywide Economic Development Strategy.

 

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 release an RFP, attached to the Council file, to identify a contractor to develop a Citywide Economic Development Strategy.
                   
  2. INSTRUCT the General Manager, EWDD, or designee, to submit the RFP results and recommendations for the selection of a contractor(s) to prepare the Citywide Economic Development Strategy and related recommendations for implementation.

  3. AUTHORIZE the General Manager, EWDD, or designee, to prepare such Controller’s instructions as are necessary to implement actions approved by the Mayor and City Council on matters presented in or deriving from this transmittal, and/or to make necessary technical adjustments, subject to review by the City Administrative Officer; and REQUEST that the Controller implement such instructions.

 

Fiscal Impact Statement:  The EWDD reports that  the recommendations contained in the December 15, 2016 EWDD report, attached to the Council file, have no impact to the General Fund.  On November 2, 2016, the City Council authorized funds totaling $500,000 to be transferred from the Unappropriated Balance to the EWDD’s contractual services account Fund No. 100/22 for the procurement of qualified contractors to develop a Citywide Economic Development Strategy (Council file No.16-0600-S167).

 

Community Impact Statement:  None submitted.

 

(Ad Hoc on Comprehensive Job Creation Plan Committee waived consideration of the above matter)

 

 

Adopted - TO THE MAYOR FORTHWITH, (11); Absent: Koretz
, Martinez
, Price
(3)
ITEM NO.(9)17-0088
17-0088

ADMINISTRATIVE EXEMPTION and INNOVATION, GRANTS, TECHNOLOGY, COMMERCE AND TRADE COMMITTEE REPORT relative to the third amendment to the contract with Kronick, Moskovitz, Tiedemann and Girard (Kronick) covering legal services to assist Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) and the City Attorney with the complex Antelope Valley groundwater adjudication matter.

 

Recommendations for Council action:

 

  1. ADOPT the determination by the Board of Airport Commissioners (Board) 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 third amendment to Contract DA-4717 with Kronick covering legal services to assist LAWA and the City Attorney with the complex Antelope Valley groundwater adjudication matter.

  3. CONCUR with the Board’s action of January 10, 2017 by Board Resolution No. 26147 authorizing the Chief Executive Officer, LAWA, to execute the third amendment to Contract DA-4717 with Kronick covering legal services to assist LAWA and the City Attorney with the complex Antelope Valley groundwater adjudication matter.

 

Fiscal Impact Statement: The City Administrative Officer reports that approval of the third amendment will have no impact on the City’s General Fund. Including the proposed $600,000 increase to the contract amount, the total funding allocation is $1,300,000. Financing is available in LAWA’s Fiscal Year 2016-17 Operating Budget in Cost Center 1110004 - Legal Services Division, Commitment Item 520 - Contractual Services. Future years’ funding will be requested as part of LAWA’s annual budget process. The use of these outside legal services complies with LAWA’s adopted Financial Policies and the provisions of Charter Section 275, Employment of Other Legal Counsel.

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

TIME LIMIT FILE – MARCH 21, 2017

 

(LAST DAY FOR COUNCIL ACTION – MARCH 21, 2017)

 

 

Adopted, (11); Absent: Koretz
, Martinez
, Price
(3)
ITEM NO.(10)10-0073
10-0073

ADMINISTRATIVE EXEMPTION and INNOVATION, GRANTS, TECHNOLOGY, COMMERCE AND TRADE COMMITTEE REPORT relative to a first amendment to the Master Services Contract with Southern California Gas Company (SoCalGas) covering intrastate transmission of noncore natural gas for the Central Utility Plant at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).

 

Recommendations for Council action:

 

  1. ADOPT the determination by the Board of Airport Commissioners (Board) 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 a first amendment to the Master Services Contract with SoCalGas covering intrastate transmission of noncore natural gas for the Central Utility Plant at LAX.

  3. CONCUR with the Board’s action of January 10, 2017 by Board Resolution No. 26146 authorizing the Chief Executive Officer, Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA), to execute to a first amendment to the Master Services Contract with SoCalGas covering intrastate transmission of noncore natural gas for the Central Utility Plant at LAX.

 

Fiscal Impact Statement: The City Administrative Officer reports that approval of the first amendment to the Master Services Contract for Intrastate Transmission Service for the supply of natural gas to the LAX’s new Central Utility Plan will have no impact on the City’s General Fund. The not-to-exceed cost of $2,100,000 - up from the initial expenditure cap of $400,000 - will be recovered through landing fees, terminal rates and charges, and non-aeronautical revenues such as food/beverage, retail, rental cars, etc. The initial funding is available in LAWA’s Fiscal Year 2016-2017 Operating Budget in LAX Cost Center 2001454 - FTS Co-Generation System, Commitment Item 523 - Utilities with future years’ funding to be requested as part of the annual budget process. Approval of the first amendment to Master Services Contract DA-4979 complies with LAWA’s adopted Financial Policies.

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

TIME LIMIT FILE – MARCH 21, 2017

 

(LAST DAY FOR COUNCIL ACTION – MARCH 21, 2017)

 

 

Adopted, (11); Absent: Koretz
, Martinez
, Price
(3)
ITEM NO.(11)17-0139
17-0139
CD 4

PUBLIC WORKS AND GANG REDUCTION COMMITTEE REPORT relative to a loan from the Public Works Trust Fund to the Department of Recreation and Parks for property acquisition for the expansion of Runyon Canyon Park.

 

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

 

  1. AUTHORIZE the Controller to establish a new account within the Department of Recreation and Parks Grant Fund 205, Department 88, Account number to be determined, entitled Runyon Canyon Park, subject to the approval by the Board of Public Works, of a new loan of up to $1,500,000 from the Public Works Trust Fund for the Runyon Canyon Park expansion project.

  2. INSTRUCT the Department of Recreation and Parks to repay the $1,500,000 loan from the Public Works Trust Fund upon completion of close-out of the Statewide Land and Water Conservation Fund grant and the receipt of grant reimbursement from the State of California.

Fiscal Impact Statement:  The City Administrative Officer (CAO) reports that approving the above recommendations has no immediate impact on the City’s General Fund. However, there is a potential impact to the Department of Recreation and Parks operational budget for increased operations and maintenance costs in an amount to be determined, which will be addressed through the City budget process once property acquisition is complete.

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

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

 

 

Adopted, (11); Absent: Koretz
, Martinez
, Price
(3)
Items for which Public Hearings Have Not Been Held - (10 Votes Required for Consideration)
ITEM NO.(12)13-0068
13-0068

COMMUNICATION FROM THE CITY ATTORNEY and ORDINANCE FIRST CONSIDERATION relative to amending the Los Angeles Municipal Code (LAMC) to add a sunset date of July 1, 2017 to the Ordinance banning the possession of large-capacity ammunition magazines.

 

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

 

PRESENT and ADOPT the accompanying ORDINANCE, dated January 31, 2017, amending the LAMC to add a new Subsection (e) to Section 46.30 of Article 6.7, Chapter IV, which adds a sunset date of July 1, 2017 to the ordinance banning the possession of large-capacity ammunition magazines.

 

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.

 

(Public Safety Committee waived consideration of the above matter)

 

 

Adopted, (13); Absent: Koretz
(1)
ITEM NO.(13)13-1493
13-1493

COMMUNICATION FROM THE CITY ATTORNEY and TWO ORDINANCES FIRST CONSIDERATION relative to amending Los Angeles Municipal Code (LAMC) Section 42.00(b) to limit enforcement of violations for street vending to issuance of citations under the Administrative Citation Enforcement Program and amending LAMC Section 11.00 to remove the potential to use a criminal remedy against a person who fails to pay an administrative citation.

 

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

 

PRESENT and ADOPT the accompanying ORDINANCES dated February 10, 2017, amending LAMC Section 42.00(b) to limit enforcement of violations for street vending to issuance of citations under the Administrative Citation Enforcement Program and amending LAMC Section 11.00 to remove the potential to use a criminal remedy against a person who fails to pay an administrative citation.

 

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.

 

(Economic Development and Public Works and Gang Reduction Committees waived consideration of the above matter)

 

ADOPTED

 

AMENDING MOTION (RYU - HUIZAR)

 

REQUEST the City Attorney to report back in 15 days relative to current and past misdemeanor violations under the Administrative Citation Enforcement Program.

 

 

Adopted as Amended, (13); Absent: Koretz
(1)
ITEM NO.(14)15-1396
15-1396
CD 11

CATEGORICAL EXEMPTION, COMMUNICATION FROM THE CITY ENGINEER and RESOLUTION TO VACATE relative to vacating a portion of the northerly side of Abbot Kinney Boulevard from approximately 120 feet to 200 feet westerly of Westminster Avenue (VAC-E1401252).

 

Recommendations for Council action:

 

  1. REAFFIRM the FINDINGS of March 1, 2016, that the vacation of a portion of the northerly side of Abbot Kinney Boulevard from approximately 120 feet to 200 feet westerly of Westminster Avenue, 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 1, 2016, 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. 17-1401252 for the vacation of a portion of the northerly side of Abbot Kinney Boulevard from approximately 120 feet to 200 feet westerly of Westminster Avenue.

  4. INSTRUCT the City Clerk to transmit, following Council adoption, Resolution to Vacate No. 17-1401252 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.

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

 

Adopted, (13); Absent: Koretz
(1)
ITEM NO.(15)17-0121
17-0121

COMMUNICATION FROM THE OFFICE OF FINANCE relative to a refund claim filed by Credit Suisse Securities (USA), LLC.

 

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

 

APPROVE the refund claim filed by Credit Suisse Securities (USA), LLC in the amount of $1,337,700.21, 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.

 

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

 

 

Adopted, (13); Absent: Koretz
(1)
ITEM NO.(16)17-0135
17-0135
CD 9

MOTION (PRICE - RYU) relative to funding for the purchase and installation of fitness equipment for Central Park.

 

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

 

  1. TRANSFER/APPROPRIATE $60,000 in the AB1290 Fund No. 53P, Account No. 281209 (CD Nine Redevelopment Projects - Services) to the Department of Recreation and Parks (RAP) Special Fund No. 302/89/270K Revenue Source No. 4155, for the purchase and installation of fitness equipment for Central Park in Council District Nine.

  2. AUTHORIZE the RAP to make any corrections, clarifications or revisions to the above fund transfer instructions, including any new instructions, in order to effectuate the intent of this Motion.

 

 

Adopted, (13); Absent: Koretz
(1)
ITEM NO.(17)17-0154
17-0154
CD 9

MOTION (PRICE - RYU) relative to funding for the installation of reclaimed asphalt pavement in the alley west of San Pedro Street from 87th Street to 87th Place.

 

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

 

  1. TRANSFER/APPROPRIATE $12,864 in the AB1290 Fund No. 53P, Account No. 281209 (CD Nine Redevelopment Projects - Services) to the Street Services Fund No. 100/86, as follows: $6,000 to Account No. 1090 (Salaries - Overtime), $3,000 to Account No. 3030 (Construction Materials), $1,000 to Account No. 3040 (Contractual Services), and $2,864 to Account No. 6020 (Operating Supplies and Expense) for the installation of reclaimed asphalt pavement in the alley west of San Pedro Street from 87th Street to 87th Place.

  2. AUTHORIZE the Bureau of Street Services to make any corrections, clarifications or revisions to the above instructions, including any new instructions, in order to effectuate the intent of the Motion, including any corrections and changes to fund or account numbers; said corrections / clarifications / changes may be made orally, electronically or by any other means.

 

 

Adopted, (13); Absent: Koretz
(1)
Closed Session
ITEM NO.(18)17-0153
17-0153

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 Canyon Capital Advisors, LLC and ICE Canyon, LLC v. City of Los Angeles, Los Angeles Superior Court Case Nos. BC561149 and BC627419. (This matter involves an offer of settlement made by Canyon Capital Advisors, LLC and ICE Canyon, LLC to resolve their actions against the City for refund of business taxes).

 

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

 

ADOPTED

 

MOTION (KREKORIAN - ENGLANDER)

 

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

  1. APPROVE and AUTHORIZE the City Attorney to accept the proposed settlement offer:

    1. Plaintiffs agree to be taxed under the business tax rate according to Los Angeles Municipal Code Section 21.49, and forfeit all their refund claims totaling over $5.2 million for tax years 2009-2014 in exchange for significant tax credits.

    2. Credits in the amount of $5,890,000 to be applied towards Plaintiffs' future business tax liability according to the following schedule.

      Tax Year(s)  Amount
      2014-2016 $2,650,000
      2017  330,000
      2018 330,000
      2019 330,000
      2020 330,000
      2021 600,000
      2022 330,000
      2023 330,000
      2024 330,000
      2025 330,000
        $5,890,000
         
    3. City agrees that in the event an unrelated comparable firm were to successfully challenge its classification under Section 21.49 and a court were to agree that it should be taxed under Section 21.108 (Money Lenders), Plaintiffs would be entitled to the benefit of such ruling.

  2. AUTHORIZE the City Attorney to execute the necessary documents to carry out the settlement in accordance with the above terms.

  3. AUTHORIZE the City Attorney, or designee, to make any necessary technical adjustments, subject to the approval of the City Administrative Officer; and, AUTHORIZE the Director of Finance (or the Controller, as appropriate) to implement the instructions.

 

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

 

 

Adopted, (12); Absent: Buscaino
, Koretz
(2)
MOTION (KREKORIAN - ENGLANDER) ADOPTED IN OPEN SESSION
ITEM NO.(19)15-0149
15-0149

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 cases entitled: Roberto Alaniz v. City of Los Angeles. United States District Court (U.S.D.C.) Case No. CV-04-8592 AG (AJWx); Cesar Mata v. City of Los Angeles. U.S.D.C. Case No. CV-7-6782 AG (AJWx); Troy Abordo v. City of Los Angeles. U.S.D.C. Case No. CV14-5640 R (AJWx); Andre Abrams v. City of Los Angeles, U.S.D.C. Case No. CV14-5646 ODW (Shx); Benny Abucejo v. City Los Angeles. U.S.D.C. Case No. CV14-5666 OW (MRWx); Victor Acevedo v. City of Los Angeles. U.S.D.C. Case No. CV14- 5661 OHK (PJWx); Efren Acosta v. City of Los Angeles. U.S.D.C. Case No. CV14-5682 R (AJWx); Randolph Agard v. City of Los Angeles. U.S.D.C. Case No. CV14-5668 PSG (JCx); Roy Agbanawag v. City of Los Angeles. U.S.D.C. Case No. CV14-5649 R (AJWx); Juan Aguilar v. City of Los Angeles, U.S.D.C. Case No. CV14-5633 PSG (JCx); Horacio Aguirre v. City of Los Angeles. U.S.D.C. Case No. CV14-5659 CBM (SSx); Guadalupe Alaniz v. City of Los Angeles. U.S.D.C. Case No. CV14-5658 PSG (MRWx); Ismael Aldaz Sr. v. City of Los Angeles. U.S.D.C. Case No. CV14-05642 CAS (SSx); Fredger Alexander v. City of Los Angeles. U.S.D.C. Case No. CV14-564S CBM (SSx); Mark Aragon v. City of Los Angeles. U.S.D.C. Case No. CV14-5631 R (AJWx); Roger Archambualt v. City of Los Angeles. U.S.D.C. Case No. CV14-5660 FMO (VBKx); Camille Armstead v. City of Los Angeles. U.S.D.C. Case No. CV14-5675 MMM (CWx); Carolyn Coward v. City of Los Angeles. U.S.D.C. Case No. CV14- 5676 DMG (JCx) (this matter arises from wage and hour litigation pursuant to the Fair Labor Standards Act involving members of the Los Angeles Police Department)

 

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

 

ADOPTED

 

MOTION (KREKORIAN - ENGLANDER)

 

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

  1. AUTHORIZE the City Attorney to pay a total of $495,151.11, plus applicable interest, to comply with the Court's judgments and to resolve the above referenced cases.

  2. AUTHORIZE the Controller to transfer $500,000 from the Liability Claims Fund No. 100/59 Account No. 009798, Miscellaneous Liability Payouts, to Fund No. 100/59, Account No. 009792, Police Liability Payouts.

  3. AUTHORIZE the City Attorney to pay the Court judgment for attorney's fees and costs in the amount of $242,005.84, plus applicable interest, to Farris Riley and Pitt, LLP, from Fund No. 100/59, Account No. 009792, Police Liability Payouts, made payable to Farris, Riley and Pitt, LLP.

  4. AUTHORIZE the City Attorney to pay the Court judgment for attorney's fees and costs in the amount of $106,608.39, plus applicable interest, to the Law Offices of Herbert Hafif, from Fund No. 100/59, Account No. 009792, Police Liability Payouts, made payable to Law Offices of Herbert Hafif.

  5. AUTHORIZE the City Attorney to pay the Court judgment for attorney's fees and costs in the amount of $146,536.88, plus applicable interest, to Gregory G. Petersen, A Law Corp., from Fund No. 100/59, Account No. 009792, Police Liability Payouts, made payable to Gregory G. Petersen, A Law Group.

  6. AUTHORIZE the City Attorney, or designee, to prepare Controller instructions for any necessary technical adjustments, subject to the approval of the City Administrative Officer; and, AUTHORIZE the Controller to implement the instructions, including adding post-judgment interest to the above-referenced payments, if deemed necessary.

 

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

 

 

Adopted, (12); Absent: Buscaino
, Koretz
(2)
MOTIONS/RESOLUTIONS PRESENTED PURSUANT TO RULE NO. 16 - TO BE PLACED ON THE NEXT AVAILABLE AGENDA
12-1690-S9
12-1690-S9MOTION (HARRIS-DAWSON - HUIZAR) relative to declaring a Shelter Crisis and extending the Winter Shelter Program through the end of March 2017.
17-0175
17-0175MOTION (CEDILLO - BUSCAINO) relative to funding for maintenance services for a parcel being acquired by the City to be used as open space.
COMMENDATORY RESOLUTIONS ADOPTED IN HONOR OF:
17-0004
17-0004
Jaime Pasillas      Huizar - Martinez

At the conclusion of this day's Council Session ADJOURNING MOTIONS WERE ADOPTED in tribute to the memory of:
17-0003
17-0003
David Moorman      Englander - All Councilmembers

ENDING ROLL CALL
Roll Call
Blumenfield, Bonin, Cedillo, Englander, Harris-Dawson, Huizar, Krekorian, Martinez, O'Farrell, Price, Ryu and President Wesson (12);  Absent: Buscaino and Koretz (2)
Whereupon the Council did adjourn.
Closing text

ATTEST: Holly L. Wolcott, CITY CLERK
 
 
 
By
 
 
 
Council Clerk                                                       PRESIDENT OF THE CITY COUNCIL