Called by Committee Chair

SPECIAL MEETING - RULES, ELECTIONS, AND INTERGOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS COMMITTEE

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

JOHN FERRARO COUNCIL CHAMBER - ROOM 340 - CITY HALL - 8:00 AM

200 NORTH SPRING STREET, LOS ANGELES, CA 90012
MEMBERS:  COUNCILMEMBER NURY MARTINEZ, CHAIR
  COUNCILMEMBER MARQUEECE HARRIS-DAWSON
  COUNCILMEMBER HERB J. WESSON, JR.


(Michael Espinosa - Legislative Assistant - (213) 978-1064 or Michael.Espinosa@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.


The audio for this meeting is broadcast live on the internet at www.lacity.org/government/follow-meetings/council-committee-meetings. The live audio can also be heard at: (213) 621-CITY (Metro), (818) 904-9450 (Valley), (310) 471-CITY (Westside) and (310) 547-CITY (San Pedro Area).

Members of the public who would like to offer public comment on the items listed on the agenda should call 1 669 254 5252 and use Meeting ID No. 160 655 3266 and then press #. Press # again when prompted for participant ID. Once admitted into the meeting, press *9 to request to speak.


Requests for reasonable modification or accommodation from individuals with disabilities, consistent with the Americans with Disabilities Act can be made by contacting the City Clerk's Office at (213) 978-1133. For Telecommunication Relay Services for the hearing impaired, please see the information located at the end of this agenda.

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Note: For information regarding the Committee and its operations, please contact the Committee Legislative Assistant at the phone number and/or email address listed above. The Legislative Assistant may answer questions and provide materials and notice of matters scheduled before the City Council. Sign Language Interpreters, Communication Access Real-Time Transcription (CART), Assistive Listening Devices, or other auxiliary aids and/or services may be provided upon request. To ensure availability, you are advised to make your request at least 72 hours prior to the meeting/event you wish to attend. Due to difficulties in securing Sign Language Interpreters, five or more business days notice is strongly recommended. For additional information, please contact the Legislative Assistant listed above.

 

Notice to Paid Representatives: If you are compensated to monitor, attend, or speak at this meeting, City law may require you to register as a lobbyist and report your activity. See Los Angeles Municipal Code 48.01 et seq. More information is available at ethics.lacity.org/lobbying. For assistance, please contact the Ethics Commission at (213) 978-1960 or ethics.commission@lacity.org.

 

ITEM NO.(1)
20-0782

Department of Cannabis Regulation report relative to reorganizing, clarifying and including necessary procedures for the administration of the City’s Commercial Cannabis Licensing and Social Equity Program, and related matters.

 

Fiscal Impact Statement Submitted: No

Community Impact Statement: None submitted

 

ITEM NO.(2)
20-0446-S1

Motion (Krekorian for Harris-Dawson - Buscaino) relative to clarifying and streamlining the Phase 3 Round 1 cannabis application process for cannabis business applicants and allowing the issuance of conditional Temporary Approval to Phase 3 Applicants for commercial cannabis activity.

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted

 

ITEM NO.(3)
17-0653

Department of Cannabis Regulation report relative to the Expanded Social Equity Analysis, and related matters.

 

Fiscal Impact Statement Submitted: No

Community Impact Statement: None submitted

 

ITEM NO.(4)
20-0420

Department of Cannabis Regulation report relative to the Public Convenience or Necessity Determination Request Standards and Procedure amendments to the Cannabis Procedures Ordinance, and related matters.

 

Fiscal Impact Statement Submitted: No

Community Impact Statement: None submitted

 

ITEM NO.(5)
20-0777

Department of Cannabis Regulation report relative to revising fees to accurately represent the cost of providing services to commercial cannabis businesses and to achieve full cost recovery, and related matters.

 

Fiscal Impact Statement Submitted: Yes

Community Impact Statement: None submitted

 

ITEM NO.(6)
14-0366-S9

Communication from the Mayor relative to the reappointment of Mr. Robert L. Ahn to the Cannabis Regulation Commission.

 

Financial Disclosure Statement: Pending

Community Impact Statement: None submitted

 

TIME LIMIT FILE - JULY 23, 2020

(LAST DAY FOR COUNCIL ACTION - JULY 1, 2020)

 

ITEM NO.(7)
14-0366-S10

Communication from the Mayor relative to the reappointment of Ms. Rita Villa to the Cannabis Regulation Commission.

 

Financial Disclosure Statement: Filed

Community Impact Statement: None submitted

 

TIME LIMIT FILE - JULY 16, 2020

(LAST DAY FOR COUNCIL ACTION - JULY 1, 2020)

 

ITEM NO.(8)
20-0624

Motion (Krekorian, Koretz - Rodriguez) relative to the risks/dangers associated with unregulated non-cannabis derived CBD and what measures can be undertaken to regulate it

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted

 

ITEM NO.(9)
20-0446

Department of Cannabis Regulation report relative to the performance audit and review of the Department's Phase III Round One Licensing Process, and related matters.

 

Fiscal Impact Statement Submitted: No

Community Impact Statement: None submitted

 

ITEM NO.(10)
14-0366-S29

Motion (Martinez - Huizar) relative to the feasibility of developing a cannabis enforcement program or task force.

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted

 

ITEM NO.(11)
20-0785

Department of Cannabis Regulation report relative to reorganizing, clarifying and including necessary procedures for the administration of City’s commercial cannabis Licensing and Social Equity Program, and related matters.

 

Fiscal Impact Statement Submitted: No

Community Impact Statement: None submitted

 

If you challenge this Committee's action(s) in court, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing described in this notice, or in written correspondence delivered to the City Clerk at or prior to, the public hearing. Any written correspondence delivered to the City Clerk before the City Council's final action on a matter will become a part of the administrative record.

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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