Los Angeles City Council, Journal/Council Proceeding
Friday, January†19, 2018
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, Harris-Dawson, Huizar, Kortez, Krekorian, Martinez,  Price, Rodriguez, Ryu and President Wesson (12); Absent: Cedillo, Englander and O'Farrell (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)17-0160-S610
17-0160-S610
CD 12

19122 West Napa Street. (Lien: $1,288.56)

 

 

Adopted, (13); Absent: Englander
, O'Farrell
(2)
PUBLIC HEARING CLOSED - LIEN CONFIRMED
(b)17-0160-S611
17-0160-S611
CD 5

10721 West Charnock Road. (Lien: $1,288.56)

 

 

Adopted, (13); Absent: Englander
, O'Farrell
(2)
PUBLIC HEARING CLOSED - LIEN CONFIRMED
(c)17-0160-S612
17-0160-S612
CD 15

9310 South Wilmington Avenue. (Lien: $1,288.56)

 

 

Adopted, (13); Absent: Englander
, O'Farrell
(2)
PUBLIC HEARING CLOSED - LIEN CONFIRMED
(d)17-0160-S613
17-0160-S613
CD 4

4217 North Sunnyslope Avenue. (Lien: $3,714.81)

 

 

Adopted to Continue, Unanimous Vote (13); Absent: Englander
, O'Farrell
(2)
CONTINUED TO FEBRUARY 16, 2018
(e)17-0160-S614
17-0160-S614
CD 11

674 West Olive Street. (Lien: $2,628.63)

 

 

Adopted to Continue, Unanimous Vote (13); Absent: Englander
, O'Farrell
(2)
CONTINUED TO FEBRUARY 9, 2018
(f)17-0160-S615
17-0160-S615
CD 3

22113 West Cantlay Street. (Lien: $3,608.44)

 

 

Adopted, (13); Absent: Englander
, O'Farrell
(2)
PUBLIC HEARING CLOSED - LIEN CONFIRMED
(g)17-0160-S616
17-0160-S616
CD 9

7316 South Wadsworth Avenue. (Lien: $1,288.56)

 

 

Adopted, (13); Absent: Englander
, O'Farrell
(2)
PUBLIC HEARING CLOSED - LIEN CONFIRMED
(h)17-0160-S617
17-0160-S617
CD 4

8312 West Utica Drive. (Lien: $2,293.55)

 

 

Adopted to Continue, Unanimous Vote (13); Absent: Englander
, O'Farrell
(2)
CONTINUED TO FEBRUARY 16, 2018
(i)17-0160-S618
17-0160-S618
CD 15

320 West 17th Street. (Lien: $1,288.56)

 

 

Adopted to Receive and File, Unanimous Vote (13); Absent: Englander
, O'Farrell
(2)
RECEIVED AND FILED INASMUCH AS THE LIEN HAS BEEN PAID IN FULL
(j)17-0160-S619
17-0160-S619
CD 6

9719 North Varna Avenue. (Lien: $1,288.56)

 

 

Adopted to Continue, Unanimous Vote (13); Absent: Englander
, O'Farrell
(2)
CONTINUED TO JANUARY 26, 2018
(k)17-0160-S620
17-0160-S620
CD 6

8226 North Webb Avenue. (Lien: $2,414.31)

 

 

Adopted, (13); Absent: Englander
, O'Farrell
(2)
PUBLIC HEARING CLOSED - LIEN CONFIRMED
(l)17-0160-S621
17-0160-S621
CD 11

555 East Rose Avenue aka 553 East Rose Avenue. (Lien: $1,288.56)

 

 

Adopted, (13); Absent: Englander
, O'Farrell
(2)
PUBLIC HEARING CLOSED - LIEN CONFIRMED
(m)17-0160-S622
17-0160-S622
CD 12

8322 North Reseda Boulevard. (Lien: $1,288.56)

 

 

Adopted, (13); Absent: Englander
, O'Farrell
(2)
PUBLIC HEARING CLOSED - LIEN CONFIRMED
(n)17-0160-S623
17-0160-S623
CD 8

3138 West 59th Place. (Lien: $1,288.56)

 

 

Adopted, (13); Absent: Englander
, O'Farrell
(2)
PUBLIC HEARING CLOSED - LIEN CONFIRMED
(o)17-0160-S624
17-0160-S624
CD 9

1713 East Vernon Avenue aka 4320 Long Beach Avenue. (Lien: $1,288.56)

 

 

Adopted to Receive and File, Unanimous Vote (13); Absent: Englander
, O'Farrell
(2)
RECIEVED AND FILED INASMUCH AS THE LIEN HAS BEEN PAID IN FULL
(p)17-0160-S505
17-0160-S505
CD 13

4328 North Edenhurst Avenue. (Lien: $4,043.89)

 

(Continued from Council meeting of November 21, 2017)

 

 

Adopted to Receive and File, Unanimous Vote (13); Absent: Englander
, O'Farrell
(2)
RECEIVED AND FILED INASMUCH AS THE PROPERTY WAS DETERMINED TO BE AN OWNER-OCCUPIED, SINGLE-FAMILY DWELLING AND, THUS EXEMPT FROM LIEN PROCESSING
(q)17-0160-S506
17-0160-S506
CD 3

6116 North Dill Place. (Lien: $1,288.56)

 

(Continued from Council meeting of November 21, 2017)

 

 

Adopted to Continue, Unanimous Vote (13); Absent: Englander
, O'Farrell
(2)
CONTINUED TO FEBRUARY 16, 2018
(r)17-0160-S507
17-0160-S507
CD 6

6858 North Lasaine Avenue. (Lien: $1,288.56)

 

(Continued from Council meeting of November 21, 2017)

 

 

Adopted, Unanimous Vote (13); Absent: Englander
, O'Farrell
(2)
PUBLIC HEARING CLOSED - LIEN AMOUNT REDUCED TO $488.56; LIEN PARTIALLY PAID AND CONFIRMED
(s)17-0160-S132
17-0160-S132
CD 15

1268 North Ravenna Avenue.  (Lien: $3,630.48)

 

(Continued from Council meeting of November 21, 2017)

 

 

Adopted to Continue, Unanimous Vote (13); Absent: Englander
, O'Farrell
(2)
CONTINUED TO FEBRUARY 16, 2018
(t)17-0160-S501
17-0160-S501
CD 12

6654 North Valley Circle Boulevard.  (Lien: $1,288.56)

 

(Continued from Council meeting of November 21, 2017)

 

 

Adopted to Receive and File, Unanimous Vote (13); Absent: Englander
, O'Farrell
(2)
RECEIVED AND FILED INASMUCH AS THE PROPERTY WAS DETERMINED TO BE AN OWNER-OCCUPIED, SINGLE-FAMILY DWELLING AND THUS EXEMPT FROM LIEN PROCESSING
(u)17-0160-S530
17-0160-S530
CD 10

2519 West Jefferson Boulevard.  (Lien: $2,751.73)

 

(Continued from Council meeting of December 5, 2017)

 

 

Adopted, (13); Absent: Englander
, O'Farrell
(2)
PUBLIC HEARING CLOSED - LIEN CONFIRMED
(v)17-0160-S535
17-0160-S535
CD 8

8924 South Main Street.  (Lien: $2,377.84)

 

(Continued from Council meeting of December 5, 2017)

 

 

Adopted, (13); Absent: Englander
, O'Farrell
(2)
PUBLIC HEARING CLOSED - LIEN CONFIRMED
(w)16-0160-S405
16-0160-S405
CD 12

9200 North Wilbur Avenue. (Lien: $2,602.04)

 

(Continued from Council meeting of December 5, 2017)

 

 

Adopted to Receive and File, Unanimous Vote (13); Absent: Englander
, O'Farrell
(2)
RECEIVED AND FILED INASMUCH AS THE PROPERTY WAS DETERMINED TO BE AN OWNER-OCCUPIED, SINGLE-FAMILY DWELLING AND EXEMPT THUS FROM LIEN PROCESSING
(x)17-0160-S579
17-0160-S579
CD 4

14040 West Ventura Boulevard.  (Lien: $1,288.56)

 

(Continued from Council meeting of January 12, 2018)

 

 

Adopted, (13); Absent: Englander
, O'Farrell
(2)
PUBLIC HEARING CLOSED - LIEN CONFIRMED
Items for which Public Hearings Have Been Held
ITEM NO.(2)11-1783
11-1783

HOUSING COMMITTEE REPORT relative to the release of a Request for Proposals (RFP) for tenant outreach and educational services for the Rent Escrow Account Program (REAP) and the Utility Maintenance Program (UMP).

  

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

 

  1. AUTHORIZE the General Manager, Los Angeles Housing and Community Investment Department (HCIDLA), or designee, to issue and release an RFP for Tenant Outreach Services for REAP and UMP in substantial conformance with the draft RFP attached to the HCIDLA transmittal dated December 4, 2017, attached to the Council file, subject to the approval of the City Attorney as to form.

  2. DIRECT the General Manager, HCIDLA, or designee, to evaluate the responses to the subject RFP and submit the evaluation results with recommendations to the City Council and to the Mayor, including funding levels and necessary implementation instructions.

  3. AUTHORIZE the General Manager, HCIDLA, or designee, to prepare Controller instructions for any necessary technical adjustments consistent with the Council and the Mayor’s actions in this matter, subject to the approval of the City Administrative Officer; and, AUTHORIZE the Controller to implement these instructions.
      

Fiscal Impact Statement:  The HCIDLA reports that there is no impact on the General Fund. The future contracts resulting from this proposed RFP will be fully supported by the monthly REAP Administration Fee of $50 per unit per month in REAP and UMP.  The HCIDLA may fund the contracts at $150,000 annually, or $450,000 for three years at the rate of 99 percent ($148,500 annually) from the Code Enforcement Trust Fund, and one percent ($1,500 annually) from the Rent Stabilization Trust Fund for each contract; the total expenditure over three years would be $1,800,000.

 

Community Impact Statement:  None submitted.

 

 

Adopted, (13); Absent: Englander
, O'Farrell
(2)
Items for which Public Hearings Have Not Been Held - (10 Votes Required for Consideration)
ITEM NO.(3)

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)18-0005-S24
18-0005-S24
CD 2

11850 West Magnolia Boulevard (Case No. 586733) Assessor I.D. No. 2355-006-023

 

 

Adopted, (13); Absent: Englander
, O'Farrell
(2)
(b)18-0005-S25
18-0005-S25
CD 8

1510 West 58th Place (Case No. 367416) Assessor I.D. No. 6002-006-036

 

 

Adopted, (13); Absent: Englander
, O'Farrell
(2)
 
(c)18-0005-S26
18-0005-S26
CD 10

1241 South Sycamore Avenue (Case No. 580519) Assessor I.D. No. 5084-030-011

 

 

Adopted, (13); Absent: Englander
, O'Farrell
(2)
(d)18-0005-S27
18-0005-S27
CD 10

4442 West Pico Boulevard (Case No. 496445) Assessor I.D. No. 5082-012-008

 

 

Adopted, (13); Absent: Englander
, O'Farrell
(2)
(e)18-0005-S28
18-0005-S28
CD 14

2626 East 2nd Street (Case No. 533584) Assessor I.D. No. 5180-012-007

 

 

Adopted, (13); Absent: Englander
, O'Farrell
(2)
ITEM NO.(4)18-0041
18-0041
CD 12

MOTION (ENGLANDER - BONIN) relative to funding for additional Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT) resources and services for the residents and facilities of Council District 12.

 

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

 

  1. TRANSFER/APPROPRIATE $17,585.20 from the AB1290 Fund No. 53P, Account No. 281212 (CD 12 Redevelopment Projects - Services) to the Transportation Fund No. 100/94, Account No. 1090 (Salaries - Overtime) for additional LADOT resources and services for the residents and facilities of Council District 12.

  2. AUTHORIZE the LADOT to make any corrections or clarifications to the above instructions in order to effectuate the intent of this Motion.

 

 

Adopted, (13); Absent: Englander
, O'Farrell
(2)
ITEM NO.(5)17-0010-S24
17-0010-S24

MOTION (CEDILLO - ENGLANDER) relative to reinstating the reward offer for the unsolved murder of Christian Nino for an additional six months.

 

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

 

REAFFIRM Council's findings and REINSTATE the reward offer in the unsolved murder of Christian Nino (Council Action of August 18, 2017 Council file No. 17-0010-S24) for an additional period of six months from the publication of the renewed offer of reward by the City Clerk and, further, that the sum of $50,000 shall be the aggregate maximum sum of any payment or payments of a City reward in this instance.

 

 

Adopted, (13); Absent: Englander
, O'Farrell
(2)
ITEM NO.(6)18-0010
18-0010

MOTION (PRICE - HARRIS-DAWSON) relative to an offer of reward for information leading to the identification, apprehension, and conviction of the person(s) responsible for the death of Robert Harris on December 11, 2017. 

 

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

 

  1. PROVIDE an offer of reward in the amount of $50,000 for information leading to the identification, apprehension, and conviction of the person(s) responsible for the death of Robert Harris on December 11, 2017.

  2. FIND that the subject reward complies with the provisions of Chapter 12, Article 1, Division 19, of the Los Angeles Administrative Code.

  3. DIRECT the City Clerk to publish the required notices and/or advertisements to effectuate this reward.

 

 

Adopted, (13); Absent: Englander
, O'Farrell
(2)
ITEM NO.(7)17-0600-S113
17-0600-S113

MOTION (ENGLANDER - BLUMENFIELD) relative to amending prior Council action of November 3, 2017 regarding the First Financial Status Report (FSR) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2017-18 (Council file No. 17-0600-S113).

 

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

 

AMEND prior Council action of November 3, 2017 regarding the First Financial Status Report for Fiscal Year 2017-18 (Council file No. 17-0600-S113) to approve the line item relative to the transfer of $1,600,000 for HOPE Teams and Summer Night Lights programs from Fund No. 339/70, Police Department Grant Fund No. 70N170, Police, to Fund No. 100/70, Police Department No. 001092, Overtime Sworn, under Recommendation No. 1/Attachment 5 (FY 2017-18 Budget Adjustments - Special Fund Reappropriations) of  the First FSR for FY 2017-18 inasmuch as all outstanding issues relative to this matter have been resolved.

 

 

Adopted, (13); Absent: Englander
, O'Farrell
(2)
MOTIONS/RESOLUTIONS PRESENTED PURSUANT TO RULE NO. 16 - TO BE PLACED ON THE NEXT AVAILABLE AGENDA
16-0609-S2
16-0609-S2

MOTION (BUSCAINO - BONIN) relative to funding for additional support of local neighborhood programs, services and needs in Council District 15.

COMMENDATORY RESOLUTIONS ADOPTED IN HONOR OF:
18-0004-S1
18-0004-S1
Mike SchaadtBuscaino - Harris-Dawson
Minnie Mouse      Ryu for O'Farrell - Martinez

At the conclusion of this day's Council Session ADJOURNING MOTIONS WERE ADOPTED in tribute to the memory of:
18-0003-S1
18-0003-S1
Ethel D. Watson    Wesson - All Councilmembers
Ed MosesBonin - All Councilmembers

ENDING ROLL CALL
Roll Call
Blumenfield, Bonin, Buscaino, Cedillo, Harris-Dawson, Huizar, Kortez, Krekorian, Martinez, Price, Rodriguez, Ryu and President Wesson (13); Absent: Englander and O'Farrell (2)
Whereupon the Council did adjourn.
Signature

ATTEST:  Holly L. Wolcott, CITY CLERK

 

 

 

By

            Council Clerk                                PRESIDENT OF THE CITY COUNCIL
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Regular meeting recessed at 10:24 a.m.
Special meeting convened at 10:24 a.m.
Special meeting adjourned at 10:33 a.m.
Regular meeting convened at 10:33 a.m.













Los Angeles City Council Agenda, Continuation Agenda
Friday, January†19, 2018
JOHN FERRARO COUNCIL CHAMBER ROOM 340, CITY HALL 200 NORTH SPRING STREET, LOS ANGELES, CA 90012 - 10:00 AM


CONTINUED FROM: JANUARY 17, 2018




Items for which Public Hearings Have Not Been Held - (10 Votes Required for Consideration)
ITEM NO.(8)00-1073-S1
00-1073-S1

CONTINUED CONSIDERATION OF PUBLIC WORKS AND GANG REDUCTION COMMITTEE REPORT relative to the Year Six Review of the Cityís Coordinated Street Furniture Program (Program).

 

PUBLIC WORKS AND GANG REDUCTION (PWGR) COMMITTEE REPORT

 

     Recommendations for Council action:

 

  1. INSTRUCT the Bureau of Street Services (BSS) and the Chief Legislative Analyst (CLA), with the assistance of the City Attorney, to complete negotiations with Outfront JC Decaux, LLC to achieve the following recommendations:

    1. Adjust the Minimum Annual Fee (MAF) to reflect the current status of the 20-year agreement, Contract No. C-102477 (Agreement). To the extent revenues continue to increase as the result of higher advertising rates or increased sales, the City will continue to receive payments in excess of the adjusted MAF.

    2. Clarify the past and future Possessory Interest Tax payments.

    3. Amend the Agreementís site approval process to help facilitate future Street Furniture installations moving forward in a timely manner.

    4. Pursue the installation of transit-related Street Furniture structures that reflects the types and quantities originally contemplated by the Agreement, including some upgraded services and technologies.

    5. Extend the Program term by an additional ten years.

    6. Add power washing and additional trash pickups to frequently used bus stops.

    7. Include the use of Big Belly trash receptacles at bus stops.

    8. Add full-time attendants to monitor certain public restrooms.

    9. Expand the use of shade shields to bus stops.

    10. Expand the use of wireless networking technology (Wi-Fi) bus stops.

  2. INSTRUCT the BSS to report annually on the Program.

 

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

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

ADOPTED

 

AMENDING MOTION 8B (BUSCAINO - BONIN)

 

Recommendation for Council action:

 

INSTRUCT the BSS and the CLA, with assistance of the City Attorney, to negotiate a contract extension with JC Decaux, LLC that specifically excludes digital interactive media kiosks which display sponsored content while in passive mode, and provide directory applications to draw residents and visitors to nearby restaurants, hotels, shopping, events and civic resources, and that the term Public Amenity Kiosk be defined to exclude such digital interactive media kiosks.

 

REFERRED

 

AMENDING MOTION 8C (KREKORIAN - BLUMENFIELD - WESSON)

 

Recommendation for Council action:

 

AMEND the PWGR Committee Report relative to the Year Six Review of the City's Coordinated Street Furniture Program (CF 00- 1073-S1 and item 8 on today's Council Continuation agenda) to incorporate the following changes:

 

  1. Recommendation 1(g) should read as follows: Include the placement of refuse bins at the same locations as any street furniture, including a competitive solicitation to add solar-powered trash compactor type waste bins.

  2. Recommendation 2 should read: INSTRUCT the BSS to conclude negotiations with JC Decaux LLC after no more than 120 days and report to the PWGR and Budget and Finance Committees with the amended contract upon completion of the negotiations.

  3. Add Recommendation 3 to read: INSTRUCT the BSS to report annually on the Program.

  4. Add Recommendation 4 to read: INSTRUCT the BSS, if negotiations do not conclude within 120 days or otherwise do not result in an extension of the existing program, to prepare a new Request for Proposal for a successor to the Coordinated Street Furniture Program, including consideration of a secondary competitive solicitation for public restroom facilities.

 

ADOPTED

Adopted as Amended, (11); Nays: Bonin
, Buscaino
(2); Absent: Englander
, O'Farrell
(2)
PUBLIC WORKS AND GANG REDUCTION (PWGR) COMMITTEE REPORT ADOPTED AS AMENDED BY MOTION 8C (KREKORIAN - BLUMENFIELD - WESSON); AMENDING MOTION 8B (BUSCAINO-BONIN) REFERRED TO THE PWGR COMMITTEE