BUDGET AND FINANCE COMMITTEE

Monday, June 8, 2020

ROOM 1010, CITY HALL - 2:00 PM

200 NORTH SPRING STREET, LOS ANGELES, CA 90012
MEMBERS:    COUNCILMEMBER PAUL KREKORIAN, CHAIR
  COUNCILMEMBER CURREN D. PRICE, JR.
  COUNCILMEMBER PAUL KORETZ
COUNCILMEMBER BOB BLUMENFIELD
  COUNCILMEMBER MIKE BONIN

 

(Mandy Morales - Legislative Assistant - (213) 978-1082 or email Clerk.BudgetandFinanceCommittee@lacity.org)

In conformity with the Governor's Executive Order N-29-20 (March 17, 2020) and due to concerns over COVID-19, this Los Angeles City Council committee meeting will be conducted telephonically.


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MULTIPLE AGENDA ITEM COMMENT
GENERAL PUBLIC COMMENT
ITEM NO. (1)
20-0600

Mayor's Proposed Fiscal Year (FY) 2020-21 Budget for the City of Los Angeles, related Motions and Communications from City Departments, and City Administrative Officer (CAO) report relative to the impact on City services of the furlough program included in the FY 2020-21 Proposed Budget, and related matters. (Scheduled pursuant to Council action of May 21, 2020)

 

Community Impact Statement: Yes.

 

 For:

Empowerment Congress West Area Neighborhood Development Council

Lake Balboa Neighborhood Council

Northwest San Pedro Neighborhood Council

Palms Neighborhood Council

 


ITEM NO. (2)
19-0600-S180

CAO report relative to the Year-End (Fourth) Financial Status Report for FY 2019-20.

 

Fiscal Impact Statement Submitted: Yes.

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

 

ITEM NO. (3)
20-0600-S1

Motion (Martinez - Price - Wesson - Blumenfield) relative to amending the Mayor's Proposed Budget for FY 2020-21 to instruct the CAO to continue negotiations with the Labor Coalition Partners and report back before July 1, 2020, on whether it is necessary to proceed with the proposed furloughs, and instruct the CAO to report back in the first Financial Status Report with an assessment of how soon the furlough requirement can be adjusted or eliminated.

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

 

ITEM NO. (4)
20-0600-S2

Motion (Blumenfield - O'Farrell) relative to amending the Mayor's Proposed Budget for FY 2020-21 to authorize all City departments to develop cost-neutral or cost-beneficial plans on a quarterly basis for Council consideration that would achieve the same or greater savings as furloughs, and if a departmental plan is approved by Council, that department may eliminate furlough days when off-budgeted funding is secured or when its vacancies exceed double the established salary savings cap.

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

 

ITEM NO. (5)
20-0600-S3

Motion (Koretz - O'Farrell) relative to amending the Mayor's Proposed Budget for FY 2020-21 to instruct the CAO and the Controller to provide monthly status reports on the City's payroll including the City's ability to meet its payroll obligations.

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

 

ITEM NO. (6)
20-0600-S4

Motion (Blumenfield - O'Farrell) relative to amending the Mayor's Proposed Budget for FY 2020-21 to instruct the CAO with the assistance from each City department, to identify expenditures that are potentially reimbursable under the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, and to report to the Budget and Finance Committee with recommendations for requesting reimbursement for those expenditures as identified.

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

 

ITEM NO. (7)
20-0600-S5

Motion (Koretz - O'Farrell) relative to amending the Mayor's Proposed Budget for FY 2020-21 be amended to instruct the CAO to report on whether the amount of Tax and Revenue Anticipation Notes authorized for issuance in the 2020-21 Proposed Budget is sufficient to address the City's cash flow needs, to make the annual retirement system and pension fund contributions, and whether the City can borrow additional funds if necessary.

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

 

ITEM NO. (8)
20-0600-S6

Motion (Koretz - O'Farrell) relative to amending the Mayor's Proposed Budget for FY 2020-21 be amended to instruct the CAO to report on the feasibility and impact of exempting grant-funded positions, which have no impact on the General Fund, from the Furlough Program.

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

 

ITEM NO. (9)
20-0600-S11

Motion (Martinez - Krekorian) relative to amending the Mayor's Proposed Budget for FY 2020-21 be amended to instruct the Personnel Department to report on the impact of the hiring freeze on the Targeted Local Hire and Bridge to Jobs programs and how a waiting list can be utilized to help those looking for a job.

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

 

ITEM NO. (10)
20-0600-S15

Motion (Martinez - O'Farrell) relative to amending the Mayor's Proposed Budget for FY 2020-21 to instruct the Department of Recreation and Parks (RAP) to report with a plan and funding sources to secure and maintain the Sepulveda Basin.

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

 

ITEM NO. (11)
20-0600-S39

Motion (Rodriguez - Martinez) relative to amending the Mayor's Proposed Budget for FY 2020-21 to provide $100,000 funding to expand the Los Angeles (LAPD)'s Through our Eyes program partnership to all Community Safety Partnership sites and identify additional youth-serving organizations to build similar engagement and relationship based programs.

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

 

ITEM NO. (12)
20-0600-S42

Motion (Rodriguez - Lee) relative to amending the Mayor's Proposed Budget for FY 2020-21 to delete the request to the City Attorney to prepare and present ordinances amending the Los Angeles Administrative Code (LAAC) regarding the Arts and Cultural Facilities Trust Fund, as further detailed in Exhibit H, Budget Page 39: I. Ordinance Changes 2 and 3.

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

 

ITEM NO. (13)
20-0600-S43

Motion (Krekorian - O'Farrell) relative to amending the Mayor's Proposed Budget for FY 2020-21 to instruct the CAO to report on the feasibility of allowing non-City entities such as utilities and telecommunications providers, to pre-pay permitting costs for the entire fiscal year at permit issuing bureaus, specifically the Bureau of Street Lighting and the Bureau of Engineering, and whether such mechanism would generate general fund savings and cover upfront City staffing costs at the start of the upcoming fiscal year.

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

 

ITEM NO. (14)
20-0600-S45

Motion (Ryu - Koretz) relative to amending the Mayor's Proposed Budget for FY 2020-21 to instruct the CAO, with the assistance of the Chief Legislative Analyst (CLA), to report on the feasibility of using additional reserve funds to offset proposed furloughs in City departments that provide direct housing, homeless, senior, and social services, including the Housing and Community Investment Department, Economic and Workforce Development Department, Department of Aging, Department on Disability, and RAP.

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

 

ITEM NO. (15)
20-0600-S48

Motion (Ryu - Koretz) relative to amending the Mayor's Proposed Budget for FY 2020-21 to delete the request to the City Attorney to prepare and present an ordinance amending the LAAC regarding Transit Occupancy Tax and the Arts and Cultural Facilities Trust Fund, as further detailed in Exhibit H, Budget Page 39: I. Ordinance Changes 2.

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

 

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Materials relative to items on this agenda can be obtained from the Office of the City Clerk's Council File Management System, at lacouncilfile.com by entering the Council File number listed immediately following the item number (e.g., 00-0000).

Telecommunication Relay Services

Telephone communication is one of the most important forms of communication in society today. Due to advancements in technology, telephone devices have evolved with new services and capabilities. Individuals who are deaf and hard of hearing, and individuals with a speech disability are following these trends and are rapidly migrating to more advanced telecommunications methods, both for peer-to-peer and third-party telecommunications relay service (TRS) communications.

Telecommunications Relay Service is a telephone service that allows persons with hearing or speech disabilities to place and receive telephone calls. TRS is available in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. territories for local and/or long distance calls. TRS providers - generally telephone companies - are compensated for the costs of providing TRS from either a state or a federal fund. There is no cost to the TRS user.

What forms of TRS are available?There are several forms of TRS, depending on the particular needs of the user and the equipment available: TRS includes: Text to Voice TIY-Based TRS; Speech-to-Speech Relay Service; Shared Non-English Language Relay Service; Captioned Telephone Relay Service; Internet Protocol Relay Service; and Video Relay Service. Please visit this site for detail descriptions, https://www.fcc.gov/consumers/guides/telecommunications-relay-service-trs.

Don't hang up! Some people hang up on TRS calls because they think the CA is a telemarketer. If you hear, "Hello. This is the relay service .. . " when you pick up the phone, please don't hang up! You are about to talk, through a TRS provider, to a person who is deaf, hard-of-hearing, or has a speech disability.

For more information about FCC programs to promote access to telecommunications services for people with disabilities, visit theFCC's Disability Rights Office website.

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