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LOS ANGELES CITY COUNCIL

Tuesday, April 16, 2019
10:00 AM

JOHN FERRARO COUNCIL CHAMBER
ROOM 340, CITY HALL
200 NORTH SPRING STREET, LOS ANGELES, CA 90012


PresidentGILBERT A. CEDILLO, First District
HERB J. WESSON, JR., Tenth DistrictPAUL KREKORIAN, Second District
BOB BLUMENFIELD, Third District
President Pro TemporeDAVID E. RYU, Fourth District
NURY MARTINEZ, Sixth DistrictPAUL KORETZ, Fifth District
MONICA RODRIGUEZ, Seventh District
Assistant President Pro TemporeMARQUEECE HARRIS-DAWSON, Eighth District
JOE BUSCAINO, Fifteenth DistrictCURREN D. PRICE, JR., Ninth District
MIKE BONIN, Eleventh District
GREIG SMITH, Twelfth District
MITCH O'FARRELL, Thirteenth District
JOSE HUIZAR, Fourteenth District

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Los Angeles City Council Agenda
Tuesday, April 16, 2019
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

Multiple Agenda Item Comment

Public Testimony of Non-agenda Items Within Jurisdiction of Council

Items Noticed for Public Hearing
ITEM NO.(1)
18-0900-S125
CD 2

CONTINUED CONSIDERATION OF HEARING PROTESTS and ORDINANCE FIRST CONSIDERATION relative to the improvement and maintenance of the Bluebell Avenue and Otsego Street Lighting District.

 

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

 

  1. DENY the protest and confirm the assessments.

  2. PRESENT and ADOPT the accompanying ORDINANCE levying the assessments and ordering the maintenance of the above lighting district, in accordance with Sections 6.95-6.127 of the Los Angeles Administrative Code and Government Code Section 53753 (Proposition 218).

 

 

ITEM NO.(2)
18-0900-S126
CD 4

CONTINUED CONSIDERATION OF HEARING PROTESTS and ORDINANCE FIRST CONSIDERATION relative to the improvement and maintenance of the Magnolia Boulevard and Columbus Avenue Street Lighting District.

 

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

 

  1. DENY the protest and confirm the assessments.

  2. PRESENT and ADOPT the accompanying ORDINANCE levying the assessments and ordering the maintenance of the above lighting district, in accordance with Sections 6.95-6.127 of the Los Angeles Administrative Code and Government Code Section 53753 (Proposition 218).

 

 

ITEM NO.(3)
18-0900-S127
CD 13

CONTINUED CONSIDERATION OF HEARING PROTESTS and ORDINANCE FIRST CONSIDERATION relative to the improvement and maintenance of the Commonwealth and Melrose Avenues Street Lighting District.

 

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

 

  1. DENY the protest and confirm the assessments.

  2. PRESENT and ADOPT the accompanying ORDINANCE levying the assessments and ordering the maintenance of the above lighting district, in accordance with Sections 6.95-6.127 of the Los Angeles Administrative Code and Government Code Section 53753 (Proposition 218).

 

 

ITEM NO.(4)
18-0900-S128
CD 13

CONTINUED CONSIDERATION OF HEARING PROTESTS and ORDINANCE FIRST CONSIDERATION relative to the improvement and maintenance of the De Longpre Avenue and Cahuenga Boulevard Street Lighting District.

 

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

 

  1. DENY the protest and confirm the assessments.

  2. PRESENT and ADOPT the accompanying ORDINANCE levying the assessments and ordering the maintenance of the above lighting district, in accordance with Sections 6.95-6.127 of the Los Angeles Administrative Code and Government Code Section 53753 (Proposition 218).

 

 

ITEM NO.(5)
18-0900-S129
CD 3

CONTINUED CONSIDERATION OF HEARING PROTESTS and ORDINANCE FIRST CONSIDERATION relative to the improvement and maintenance of the Etiwanda Avenue and Collins Street Lighting District.

 

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

 

  1. DENY the protest and confirm the assessments.

  2. PRESENT and ADOPT the accompanying ORDINANCE levying the assessments and ordering the maintenance of the above lighting district, in accordance with Sections 6.95-6.127 of the Los Angeles Administrative Code and Government Code Section 53753 (Proposition 218).

 

 

ITEM NO.(6)
18-0900-S130
CD 13

CONTINUED CONSIDERATION OF HEARING PROTESTS and ORDINANCE FIRST CONSIDERATION relative to the improvement and maintenance of the Tamarind and Fountain Avenues Street Lighting District.

 

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

 

  1. DENY the protest and confirm the assessments.

  2. PRESENT and ADOPT the accompanying ORDINANCE levying the assessments and ordering the maintenance of the above lighting district, in accordance with Sections 6.95-6.127 of the Los Angeles Administrative Code and Government Code Section 53753 (Proposition 218).

 

 

ITEM NO.(7)
19-0900-S1
CD 14

HEAR PROTESTS against the proposed improvement and maintenance of the Los Angeles and 3rd Streets Lighting District, in accordance with Sections 6.95-6.127 of the Los Angeles Administrative Code and Proposition 218.

 

(Ordinance of Intention adopted on February 12, 2019 - Continue hearing and present Ordinance on May 7, 2019 to consider report of protests to be submitted as a result of balloting, pursuant to Proposition 218)

 

 

ITEM NO.(8)
19-0900-S2
CD 1

HEAR PROTESTS against the proposed improvement and maintenance of the Ingraham and Witmer Streets Lighting District, in accordance with Sections 6.95-6.127 of the Los Angeles Administrative Code and Proposition 218.

 

(Ordinance of Intention adopted on February 12, 2019 - Continue hearing and present Ordinance on May 7, 2019 to consider report of protests to be submitted as a result of balloting, pursuant to Proposition 218)

 

 

 

ITEM NO.(9)
19-0900-S3
CD 14

HEAR PROTESTS against the proposed improvement and maintenance of the Boyle Heights Street Lighting District, in accordance with Sections 6.95-6.127 of the Los Angeles Administrative Code and Proposition 218.

 

(Ordinance of Intention adopted on February 12, 2019- Continue hearing and present Ordinance on May 7, 2019 to consider report of protests to be submitted as a result of balloting, pursuant to Proposition 218)

 

 

ITEM NO.(10)
19-0900-S4
CD 6

HEAR PROTESTS against the proposed improvement and maintenance of the Gilmore Street and Columbus Avenue Street Lighting District, in accordance with Sections 6.95-6.127 of the Los Angeles Administrative Code and Proposition 218.

 

(Ordinance of Intention adopted on February 12, 2019 - Continue hearing and present Ordinance on May 7, 2019 to consider report of protests to be submitted as a result of balloting, pursuant to Proposition 218)

 

 

 

ITEM NO.(11)
19-0900-S5
CD 3

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

 

(Ordinance of Intention adopted on February 12, 2019 - Continue hearing and present Ordinance on May 7, 2019 to consider report of protests to be submitted as a result of balloting, pursuant to Proposition 218)

 

 

 

ITEM NO.(12)
19-0900-S6
CD 13

HEAR PROTESTS against the proposed improvement and maintenance of the Elysian Valley Lighting Improvement Phase 6 Street Lighting District, in accordance with Sections 6.95-6.127 of the Los Angeles Administrative Code and Proposition 218.

 

(Ordinance of Intention adopted on February 12, 2019 - Continue hearing and present Ordinance on May 7, 2019 to consider report of protests to be submitted as a result of balloting, pursuant to Proposition 218)

 

 

 

ITEM NO.(13)
19-0234
CD 13

HEARING COMMENTS relative to an Application for Determination of Public Convenience or Necessity for the sale of alcoholic beverages for on-site consumption at Upright Citizens Brigade (UCB) Theater, located at 5419 West Sunset Boulevard.

 

Recommendations for Council action:

 

  1. DETERMINE that the issuance of a liquor license at Upright Citizens Brigade (UCB) Theater located at 5419 West Sunset Boulevard, will serve the Public Convenience or Necessity and will not tend to create a law enforcement problem.

  2. GRANT the Application for Determination of Public Convenience or Necessity for the sale of alcoholic beverages for on-site consumption at 5419 West Sunset Boulevard.

  3. INSTRUCT the City Clerk to transmit this determination to the State Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control as the required findings under Business and Professions Code Section 23958.4.

 

 

Applicant:  Upright Citizens Brigade Theater

 

Representative:  Jorge Barake

 

TIME LIMIT FILE - JUNE 3, 2019

 

(LAST DAY FOR COUNCIL ACTION - MAY 31, 2019)

 

 

ITEM NO.(14)
19-0266
CD 14

HEARING COMMENTS relative to an Application for Determination of Public Convenience or Necessity for the sale of alcoholic beverages for on-site consumption at Grandma's Cabinet located at 425 West 8th Street.

 

Recommendations for Council action:

 

  1. DETERMINE that the issuance of a liquor license at Grandma's Cabinet, located at 425 West 8th Street, will serve the Public Convenience or Necessity and will not tend to create a law enforcement problem.

  2. GRANT the Application for Determination of Public Convenience or Necessity for the sale of alcoholic beverages for on-site consumption at 425 West 8th Street.

  3. INSTRUCT the City Clerk to transmit this determination to the State Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control as the required findings under Business and Professions Code Section 23958.4.

 

 

Applicant:  Strukaid LLC

 

Representative:  Maria Impala, Art Rodriguez Associates

 

TIME LIMIT FILE - JUNE 11, 2019

 

(LAST DAY FOR COUNCIL ACTION - JUNE 11, 2019)

 

 

Items for which Public Hearings Have Been Held
ITEM NO.(15)
19-0161
CD 7

MITIGATED NEGATIVE DECLARATION, MITIGATION MEASURES, MITIGATION MONITORING PROGRAM (MMP), PLANNING AND LAND USE MANAGEMENT (PLUM) COMMITTEE REPORT, RESOLUTION and ORDINANCE FIRST CONSIDERATION relative to a General Plan Amendment (GPA) and Vesting Zone Change for the property located at 12420 West Osborne Street, (Project).

 

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

 

  1. FIND, based on the independent judgement of the decision-maker, after consideration of the whole of the administrative record, the project was assessed in Mitigated Negative Declaration, No. ENV-2016-2569-MND, adopted on January 10, 2019; and pursuant to California Environmental Quality Act Guidelines, Sections 15162 and 15164, no subsequent Environmental Impact Report, negative declaration, or addendum is required for approval of the Project.

  2. ADOPT the FINDINGS of the Los Angeles City Planning Commission (LACPC) as the Findings of Council.

  3. ADOPT the accompanying RESOLUTION, as recommended by the Mayor and the LACPC, approving a GPA to the Arleta-Pacoima Community Plan, from Low Residential to Limited Industrial.

  4. PRESENT and ADOPT the accompanying land use designation ORDINANCE, dated January 10, 2019, effectuating a Vesting Zone Change from R1-1-CUGU to (T)[Q]MR1-1-CUGU subject to (T) and [Q] conditions for the demolition of an existing one-story, approximately 940 square-foot single-family dwelling; and the construction, use and maintenance of a one-story, approximately 21-feet 4-inches in height, 1,940 square-foot commissary / food catering establishment for the film and television industry, which will include a catering kitchen preparation area, office, walk-in refrigeration, storage, and laundry room with 11 parking spaces all on an 11,628 square-foot lot for the property located at 12420 West Osborne Street, subject to Conditions of Approval, as modified by the PLUM Committee and attached to the Council file.

  5. ADVISE the applicant, pursuant to Los Angeles Municipal Code Section 12.32 G:

    ...property shall not remain in a Q Qualified classification for more than six years unless during that time: (1) there is substantial physical development of the property to allow for one or more of the uses for which the Q Qualified classification was adopted; or (2) if no physical development is necessary, then the property is used for one or more of the purposes for which the Q Qualified classification was adopted... When these time limitations expire, the Q Qualified classification and the authority contained therein shall become null and void, the rezoning proceedings shall be terminated, and the property thereafter may only be utilized for those purposes permitted prior to the commencement of such rezoning proceedings.

  6. INSTRUCT the Department of City Planning to update the General Plan and appropriate maps pursuant to this action.

  7. ADVISE the applicant that, pursuant to State Public Resources code Section 21081.6, the City shall monitor or require evidence that mitigation conditions are implemented and maintained throughout the life of the Project and the City may require any necessary fees to cover the cost of such monitoring.

  8. ADVISE the applicant that, pursuant to State Fish and Game Code Section 711.4, a Fish and Game Fee and/or Certificate of Fee Exemption is now required to be submitted to the County Clerk prior to or concurrent with the Environmental Notice of Determination filing.

 

Applicant:  Jose Trujillo

 

Representative:  Veronica Becerra, Rabuild Commercial Services, LLC

 

Case No. CPC-2016-2568-GPA-VZC

 

Fiscal Impact Statement:  The LACPC reports that there is no General Fund impact as administrative costs are recovered through fees.

 

Community Impact Statement:  None submitted.

 

TIME LIMIT FILE - APRIL 30, 2019

 

(LAST DAY FOR COUNCIL ACTION - APRIL 30, 2019)

 

 

ITEM NO.(16)
19-0071
CD 6

CATEGORICAL EXEMPTION, PLANNING AND LAND USE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE REPORT and ORDINANCES FIRST CONSIDERATION relative to effectuating a Zone Change and a Building Line removal for the property located at 17210 West Roscoe Boulevard.

 

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

 

  1. DETERMINE, based on the whole of the administrative record, that the project is exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) pursuant to State CEQA Guidelines, Article 19, Section 15332, Class 32, and that there is no substantial evidence demonstrating that a categorical exemption pursuant to CEQA Guidelines, Section 15300.2 applies.

  2. ADOPT the FINDINGS of the South Valley Area Planning Commission (SVAPC), attached to the Council file, as the Findings of Council.

  3. PRESENT and ADOPT the accompanying ORDINANCE, dated December 13, 2018, for a Zone Change from RA-1 to (T)(Q)RD3-1 for the first five lots to a depth of 163.4 feet post-dedication on the northern portion of the site closest to Roscoe Boulevard, and from RA-1 to (T)(Q)RD5-1 for the four lots on the remaining southern portion of the site.

  4. PRESENT and ADOPT the accompanying ORDINANCE, dated December 13, 2018, for a Building Line removal of the 25-foot building line along Roscoe Boulevard established under Ordinance No. 96753; for the demolition of an existing single-family dwelling and construction, use and maintenance of nine single-family dwellings, with a proposed maximum height of 26 feet and six inches, with Lots 1-5 to include 2-story, 2,264 square-foot single-family dwellings and Lots 6-9 to include 2-story, 2,829 square-foot dwellings, with a proposed unit density based on the (T)(Q)RD3-1 and (T)(Q)RD5-1 Zones, and access to the residential subdivision by means of a proposed 20-foot wide community driveway access and 8-foot sidewalk from Roscoe Boulevard, as corrected on March 29, 2019, for the property located at 17210 West Roscoe Boulevard, subject to the Conditions of Approval.

  5. ADVISE the applicant, pursuant to Los Angeles Municipal Code Section 12.32 G:

    ...property shall not remain in a Q Qualified classification for more than six years unless during that time: (1) there is substantial physical development of the property to allow for one or more of the uses for which the Q Qualified classification was adopted; or (2) if no physical development is necessary, then the property is used for one or more of the purposes for which the Q Qualified classification was adopted... When these time limitations expire, the Q Qualified classification and the authority contained therein shall become null and void, the rezoning proceedings shall be terminated, and the property thereafter may only be utilized for those purposes permitted prior to the commencement of such rezoning proceedings.

  6. ADVISE the applicant that, pursuant to State Public Resources Code Section 21081.6, the City shall monitor or require evidence that mitigation conditions are implemented and maintained throughout the life of the project and the City may require any necessary fees to cover the cost of such monitoring.

  7. ADVISE the applicant that, pursuant to State Fish and Game Code Section 711.4, a Fish and Game Fee and/or Certificate of Fee Exemption is now required to be submitted to the County Clerk prior to or concurrent with the Environmental Notice of Determination filing.

 

Applicant:  Bryan Coggins/Matt Hamilton, Preface Group, LLC

 

Representative:  Sheryl Brady, The Permit Place

 

Case No. APCSV-2017-877-ZC-BL-ZAA

 

Environmental No. ENV-2017-878-CE

 

Fiscal Impact Statement:  The SVAPC reports that there is no General Fund impact as administrative costs are recovered through fees.

 

Community Impact Statement:  None submitted.

 

TIME LIMIT FILE - APRIL 17, 2019

 

(LAST DAY FOR COUNCIL ACTION - APRIL 17, 2019)

 

 

ITEM NO.(17)
12-1269-S5

RULES, ELECTIONS, AND INTERGOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS COMMITTEE REPORT and ORDINANCE FIRST CONSIDERATION relative to amending the Los Angeles Administrative Code (LAAC) and the Los Angeles Municipal Code (LAMC) to revise the City's Public Matching Funds Program.

 

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

 

  1. PRESENT and ADOPT the accompanying ORDINANCE dated April 5, 2019, amending Chapter 3 of Division 24 of the LAAC to revise the City Ethics Commission (CEC) regulations regarding public matching funds for campaigns.

  2. REQUEST the City Attorney to prepare and present an Ordinance relative to amending the LAMC to provide technical amendments, reduce the aggregate contribution thresholds, and clarify the debate and town hall meeting requirements of the Public Matching Funds Program as outlined in the CEC report dated February 25, 2019 (attached to Council file No. 12-1269-S5).

 

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: Yes

For:  Encino Neighborhood Council 



TIME LIMIT FILE - APRIL 20, 2019

 

(LAST DAY FOR COUNCIL ACTION - APRIL 17, 2019)

 

ITEM NO.(18)
19-0156

ENERGY, CLIMATE CHANGE, AND ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE COMMITTEE REPORT relative to the development of a plan for a Green New Deal for Los Angeles.

 

Recommendation for Council action, pursuant to Motion (Bonin - Harris-Dawson - Koretz - Martinez - Price - Rodriguez - Wesson):

 

INSTRUCT the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, the Bureau of Sanitation, the Los Angeles Department of Transportation, the Department of City Planning, the City Administrative Officer (CAO) and the Chief Legislative Analyst (CLA) to jointly provide a report for the development of a plan for a Green New Deal for Los Angeles including:

 

  1. An assessment of the Green New Deal (GND), including a recommended framework for a Green New Deal for Los Angeles which can be adopted by the Council, and which mirrors the principles and priorities of the GND in order to recalibrate and strengthen and create new environmental sustainability initiatives.

  2. Establishment of clear core principles on environmental sustainability which incorporate strident Environmental and Restorative Justice Directives in a manner that specifically guides policy and operations for the realities of and fight against Climate Change in frontline communities, disadvantaged communities, communities of color, and the region as a whole. 

  3. A review of local environmental burdens and cumulative impacts using tools such as the CalEnviroScreen, combined with proposals to ensure grassroots community engagement to prioritize and develop neighborhood specific Climate Change and environmental justice strategies defined by and targeted towards communities and residents that have historically borne the environmental burden of the City’s growth but have not shared in the City’s economic and environmental progress.

 

Fiscal Impact Statement: Neither the CAO nor the CLA has completed a financial analysis of this report.

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

 

ITEM NO.(19)
19-0002-S53

RULES, ELECTIONS, AND INTERGOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS COMMITTEE REPORT and RESOLUTION relative to establishing the City's position regarding AB 857 (Chiu - Santiago), which would permit a local government to apply for a banking charter to establish a public bank.

 

Recommendation for Council action, pursuant to Resolution (Wesson - Koretz - Krekorian - Cedillo), SUBJECT TO THE CONCURRENCE OF THE MAYOR:

 

ADOPT the accompanying RESOLUTION to include in the City's 2019-20 State Legislative Program, SUPPORT for AB 857 (Chiu - Santiago), which would permit a local government to apply for a banking charter to establish a public bank.

 

Fiscal Impact Statement: None submitted by the Chief Legislative Assistant. The City Administrative Officer has not completed a financial analysis of this report.

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

 

ITEM NO.(20)
14-1635-S7

BUDGET AND FINANCE COMMITTEE REPORT relative to the administration and implementation of the Home-Sharing Ordinance.

 

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

 

  1. AUTHORIZE a Reserve Fund loan in the amount of $485,609 to the Department of City Planning (DCP); TRANSFER $485,609 from the Reserve Fund to the Unappropriated Balance; and, APPROPRIATE from the Unappropriated Balance to the City Planning Fund No. 100/68, Account No. 003040, Contractual Services, for the short-term rental compliance services to be repaid from the Short-Term Rental Enforcement Trust Fund by June 30, 2020.

  2. RESOLVE that the following positions in the DCP are APPROVED and CONFIRMED for a term of April 1, 2019 to June 30, 2019 to support the Home-Sharing Program, subject to position allocation by the Board of Civil Service Commissioners:

    No.   Title Class Code
    1 Senior City Planner 7947
    1 City Planner 7944
    1 City Planning Associate 7941
    1 Management Analyst 9184
    1 Senior Administrative Clerk 1368
    1 Administrative Clerk 1358
       
  3. INSTRUCT the DCP to use current year General Fund appropriations to fund the cost of the six positions, for the three-month term in an amount up to $123,554 and the administrative fee study in an amount up to $40,000; and, INSTRUCT the DCP to report in the Year-End Financial Status Report if the DCP is able to absorb the costs with General Fund savings or if it will require an appropriation to offset these costs.

  4. REQUEST the City Attorney to prepare and present an Ordinance to establish a Short-Term Rental Enforcement Trust Fund for the receipt of registration fees and Per-Night fees in support of Home-Sharing, and to include the retention and disbursement of monies collected by the City, to be used to address the enforcement of Short-Term Rental activities in the City.

  5. INSTRUCT the DCP, with the assistance of the City Attorney and the City Administrative Officer (CAO), to develop an administrative fee study to ensure the appropriateness of the fees charged by the City for Home-Sharing related to a Per-Night fee prior to the execution of the administrative fee study contract.

 

Fiscal Impact Statement: The CAO reports if the anticipated revenue is not achieved in Fiscal Year 2019-20 and the Reserve Fund loan is not repaid, there would be a General Fund impact of up to $485,609. The cost for the positions recommended in this report is approximately $123,554 for the three-month term and the cost of the Per-Night fee study is approximately $40,000. The CAO report proposes that the DCP fund these costs using anticipated General Fund savings. If the DCP is not able to fund these costs, there may be a General Fund impact of up to $163,554 that would be addressed in the Year-End Financial Status Report.

 

Community Impact Statement: Yes

 

For: Los Feliz Neighborhood Council


(Planning and Land Use Management and Personnel and Animal Welfare Committees waived consideration of the matter)

 

 

ITEM NO.(21)
18-1226

PLANNING AND LAND USE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE REPORT relative to an analysis on Senate Bill (SB) 50 detailing its potential impacts to the City's land use regulatory process and zoning.

 

Recommendation for Council action, pursuant to Motion (Koretz - Harris-Dawson):

 

INSTRUCT the Department of City Planning, with the assistance of the City Attorney, to prepare a report with an analysis on SB 50 detailing its potential impacts to the City's land use regulatory process and zoning including, but not limited to, potential impacts to Historic Preservation Overlay Zones, affordable housing incentive programs such as Transit Oriented Communities, and Community Plan Updates; and including background information on SB 50's proposed concepts of major transit stops and job-rich areas.

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

 

Community Impact Statement:  Yes.

For:

Bel Air - Beverly Crest Neighborhood Council

Sunland-Tujunga Neighborhood Council

 

 

Items for which Public Hearings Have Not Been Held - (10 Votes Required for Consideration)
ITEM NO.(22)

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 (HCIDLA), Code Enforcement Unit, habitability citations, pursuant to Ordinance 173810, and ADOPT the Findings contained in the HCIDLA's report attached to the Council File:

(a)
19-0005-S66
CD 8

2013 West 73rd Street (Case No. 595821) Assessor I.D. No. 6017-003-025

 

 

(b)
19-0005-S67
CD 8

10974 South Figueroa Street (Case No. 664428) Assessor I.D. No. 6075-032-033

 

 

(c)
19-0005-S68
CD 9

211 East 81st Street (Case No. 421558) Assessor I.D. No. 6030-004-003

 

 

(d)
19-0005-S69
CD 9

435 East Vernon Avenue (Case No. 53731 (4773) Assessor I.D. No. 5113-015-010

 

 

(e)
19-0005-S70
CD 2

5703 North Klump Avenue (Case No. 600765) Assessor I.D. No. 2337-034-037

 

 

(f)
19-0005-S71
CD 4

819 South Orange Grove Avenue (Case No. 555384) Assessor I.D. No. 5086-008-004

 

 

(g)
19-0005-S72
CD 15

226 West 10th Street (Case No. 670381) Assessor I.D. No. 7455-024-015

 

 

(h)
19-0005-S73
CD 14

359 South Pecan Street (Case No. 631917) Assessor I.D. No. 5172-023-024

 

 

(i)
19-0005-S74
CD 8

1194 West 39th Place (Case No. 274005) Assessor I.D. No. 5037-006-012

 

 

ITEM NO.(23)
14-0425-S9
CD 8

COMMUNICATIONS FROM THE ECONOMIC AND WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT (EWDD) and CITY ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER (CAO) relative to an exclusive negotiating agreement with Bethune Hotel Ventures, LLC (Buyer) for the City-optioned property located at 3685 South Vermont Avenue, APN 5040-030-905 (Property).

 

Recommendations for Council action:

 

  1. AUTHORIZE the Interim General Manager, EWDD, or designee, to prepare and execute an Exclusive Negotiating Agreement with Buyer, to construct a hospitality project, and effectuate the purchase and sale of the Property.

  2. REQUEST the City Attorney to prepare a Purchase and Sale Agreement, and related documents to effectuate the City’s purchase of the Property from Community Redevelopment Agency of Los Angeles, a Designated Local Authority for the fair market value as determined by the methods described within the Option Agreement C-125175.

  3. REQUEST the City Attorney to prepare and present a Development and Disposition Agreement, a Grant Deed, Covenant Agreement, and Sale Ordinance to effectuate the City’s sale of the Property to Buyer under the terms to be negotiated and for the fair market value as determined by the methods described within the Option Agreement.

  4. AUTHORIZE the Interim General Manager, EWDD, or designee, with the assistance of the Chief Legislative Analyst and CAO to prepare any additional documents necessary to effectuate the purchase and sale of the Property.

  5. AUTHORIZE the Interim General Manager, EWDD, or designee, to make technical corrections or adjustments that may be required and are consistent with this action, subject to the approval of the CAO.

 

Fiscal Impact Statement: The CAO reports that the proposed actions regarding the purchase and sale of the Property are not anticipated to have an impact on the General Fund. As an Affected Taxing Entity under the Dissolution Statute, the City will receive into its General Fund a portion of the sales proceeds as property tax income upon the future sale of the property, in an amount currently estimated at $728,000.

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

(Economic Development Committee waived consideration of the above matter)

 

 

ITEM NO.(24)
19-0358

CONSIDERATION OF MOTION (KORETZ - KREKORIAN - O'FARRELL) relative to an amicus brief in support of an appeal of Duncan, et al. v. Becerra.

 

Recommendation for Council action:

 

REQUEST the City Attorney to file an amicus brief in support of the California Attorney General's forthcoming appeal of Duncan, et al. v. Becerra with the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted

 

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

 

 

ITEM NO.(25)
19-0106
CD 14

COMMUNICATION FROM THE MUNICIPAL FACILITIES COMMITTEE (MFC) relative to authorization for the Department of General Services (GSD) to negotiate and execute the necessary leases for the operation of a bridge housing facility at 1426 Paloma Street.

 

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

 

  1. AUTHORIZE the GSD to negotiate and execute a lease with B.F.P.Z., LLC, under the terms and conditions outlined in the GSD report (relative to a 3-year lease at 1426 Paloma Street for use as a bridge housing facility), attached to the MFC communication dated April 11, 2019 (attached to the Council file).

  2. AUTHORIZE the Controller to transfer $1,295,000 from the General City Purposes Fund No. 100/56, Account No. 000931 to GSD Fund No. 100/40, Leasing Account No. 006030 for the purpose of funding the three-year lease and security deposit at 1426 Paloma Street, Los Angeles, California.

  3. AUTHORIZE the GSD to negotiate and execute a sub-lease with Home-At-Last CDC under the terms and conditions outlined in the GSD report (relative to a sub-lease with the operator of the bridge housing facility at 1426 Paloma Street), attached to the MFC communication dated April 11, 2019 (attached to the Council file).

Fiscal Impact Statement:  The GSD reports for Recommendation Nos. 1 and 2 above that the annual lease expenditure is approximately $420,000. The Crisis and Bridge Housing Fund in the General City Purposes Budget will finance this lease. Additionally, the GSD reports for Recommendation No. 3 that there is no additional impact to the General Fund.

 

Community Impact Statement:  None submitted.

 

(Homelessness and Poverty Committee waived consideration of the above matter)

 

 

ITEM NO.(26)
17-0133
CD 2

COMMUNICATION FROM THE MUNICIPAL FACILITIES COMMITTEE (MFC) relative to an amended license agreement with the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) for property located at 11839 Sherman Way.

 

Recommendation for Council action:

 

APPROVE the amendments to the license agreement included in the subject MFC report dated April 12, 2019, and AUTHORIZE the Department of General Services to negotiate and execute the new license agreement with the LADWP for the City-owned property located at 11839 Sherman Way, Los Angeles, California 91605 for use as a Day Laborer Resource Program Center and Homeless Navigation and Storage Center. 

 

Fiscal Impact Statement: The MFC reports that the total capital improvements of $4,164,000 will be funded by Proposition HHH bond funds ($2,871,000), Capital Improvement Expenditure Plan funds ($893,000), and State of California Homeless Emergency Aid Program funds ($400,000). Any additional impact for operational costs associated with the sub-licensee agreements will be reported separately with funding to be requested as part of the Fiscal Year 2019-20 City Budget.

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

(Information, Technology and General Services Committee waived consideration of the above matter)

 

 

ITEM NO.(27)
19-0002-S38

COMMUNICATION FROM THE CHIEF LEGISLATIVE ANALYST (CLA) and RESOLUTION relative to establishing the City's position regarding SB 50 (Wiener), which would allow construction of multi-family residential buildings near major transit stops.

 

Recommendation for Council action, pursuant to Resolution (Koretz - Harris-Dawson), SUBJECT TO THE CONCURRENCE OF THE MAYOR:

 

ADOPT the accompanying RESOLUTION (Koretz - Harris-Dawson) to include in the City's 2019-20 State Legislative Program, OPPOSITION to SB 50 (Wiener), which would allow the construction of multi-family residential buildings near major transit stops otherwise prohibited by local land use regulations and procedures, unless the bill is amended to exclude the City of Los Angeles from its provisions.

 

Fiscal Impact Statement: None submitted by the CLA. The City Administrative Officer has not completed a financial analysis of this report.

 

Community Impact Statement: Yes

For:

Rampart Village Neighborhood Council

Empowerment Congress West Area Neighborhood Development Council

Westwood Neighborhood Council

Sunland-Tujunga Neighborhood Council

 

 

ITEM NO.(28)
13-0531
CD 9

MOTION (RODRIGUEZ for PRICE - WESSON) relative to amending prior Council action of October 24, 2018 regarding a new lease agreement with Teens Exploring Technology (TXT) for the operation of a non-profit program located at 4255 South Olive Street.

 

Recommendation for Council action:

 

AMEND prior Council action of October 24, 2018, instructing the Department of General Services (GSD), with the assistance of the City Attorney, to prepare a new lease agreement with Community Partners, which is a non-profit organization that sponsors the TXT program, with the same lease terms and conditions outlined in the GSD report dated July 26, 2018.

 

 

ITEM NO.(29)
14-0521-S5
CD 14

MOTION (HUIZAR - PRICE) relative to recognizing Fiesta Broadway as a Special Event on the celebration of its 30th Anniversary on April 28, 2019.

 

Recommendations for Council action:

 

  1. DETERMINE Fiesta Broadway to be a Special Event as defined in Los Angeles Municipal Code (LAMC) Section 41.201(c).

  2. AUTHORIZE the Department of Public Works, Bureau of Street Services to issue a permit and collect permit fees for the conduct of Fiesta Broadway on April 28, 2019, a production of All Access Entertainment, in installments (for a total estimated to date amount of $27,709.29) per LAMC Section 41.20.1(c) and in accordance with the schedule of payments as set forth in the Motion.

  3. AUTHORIZE the Councilmember of the 14th District to execute the agreement, attached to the Motion, between the City and All Access Entertainment.

 

 

ITEM NO.(30)
19-0327
CD 8

MOTION (O'FARRELL for HARRIS-DAWSON - HUIZAR) and RESOLUTION relative to issuing multifamily housing revenue bonds in an amount not to exceed $15,000,000 to finance the new construction of a 54-unit multifamily housing project known as Isla de Los Angeles located at 283 West Imperial Highway in Council District Eight.

 

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

  1. CONSIDER the results of the Tax Equity and Fiscal Responsibility Act of 1982 (TEFRA) public hearing held on March 20, 2019 for Isla de Los Angeles.

  2. ADOPT the accompanying TEFRA RESOLUTION and Minutes approving the issuance of bonds in an amount not to exceed $15,000,000 to finance the new construction of a 54-unit multifamily housing project located at 283 West Imperial Highway in Council District Eight.

 

[Council adopted the above Substitute Motion (O'Farrell for Harris-Dawson - Huizar) and continued it from Council meeting of April 9, 2019]

 

 

ITEM NO.(31)
17-0274

RESOLUTION (CEDILLO - MARTINEZ) relative to the Affordable Housing Linkage Fee Guidelines for the expenditure of Linkage Fee revenue during Fiscal Year 2018-19.

 

Recommendation for Council action:

 

RESOLVE, to adopt the following Affordable Housing Linkage Fee Guidelines for the expenditure of Linkage Fee revenue during Fiscal Year 2018-19:

 

Account  Code Amount
HCID Administration   43R680 

$138,559

Innovative Housing Demo - Accessory Dwelling Unit Program (Pending Council Approval of Program Guidelines and Staffing Plan)      

43R727 $1,176,471
 Total:   $1,315,029
     
Appropriations    
Management Analyst  9184 100 percent Salary
Housing, Planning, and Economic Analyst  8504 50 percent Salary
Consultants  XXXXX Up to $75,000

Innovative Housing Demo - Accessory Dwelling Unit Program (Pending Council Approval of Program Guidelines and Staffing Plan)

XXXXX $1,176,471
Total not to exceed:   $1,315,029


ITEM NO.(32)
19-0377

MOTION (O'FARRELL - KREKORIAN) relative to preparing and submitting the necessary grant application documents to the United Way.

 

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

  1. AUTHORIZE the Office of the Mayor to prepare and submit the necessary grant application documents to the United Way for an amount not to exceed $1,160,000 and the Mayor's Fund of Los Angeles for an amount not to exceed $250,000 (Grants) and upon award, negotiate the required grant agreements on behalf of the City for the expansion of the Mayor's Housing Crisis Solutions Team.

  2. INSTRUCT upon award of the Grants, the City Administrative Officer, in consultation with the Mayor's Office, to report with recommendations for fund deposits, positions needed, a breakdown of the positions' duties, the coordination of duties with other departments, including the Housing and Community Investment Department that carries out similar work, salary and related costs associated with the five positions to be funded over three years, any position authorities required, any General Fund impact should these positions be filled, the specific obligations of the City under these Grants, and any other actions required by the City to implement these Grants, prior to the execution of any grant agreement.

 

 

ITEM NO.(33)
16-0877
CD 1

MOTION (CEDILLO - BUSCAINO) relative to amending prior Council action of April 5, 2017 regarding  street vacation proceedings for the alley northeasterly of San Fernando Road (northeast roadway) from Figueroa Street to its southeasterly terminus- VAC-E1401253.

 

Recommendation for Council action:

 

AMEND prior Council action of April 5, 2017 (Council file No. 16-0877), relative to street vacation proceedings for the alley northeasterly of San Fernando Road (northeast roadway) from Figueroa Street to its southeasterly terminus- VAC-E1401253, to REMOVE the following condition set forth in the City Engineer's report dated January 18, 2017:

Condition 6: That consent to the vacation be secured from the State of California Department of Transportation (Caltrans).

 

 

ITEM NO.(34)
17-0822-S2

MOTION (WESSON - MARTINEZ) relative to funding for the embRACE LA program.

 

Recommendations for Council action:

  1. ALLOCATE $750,000 in the embRACE LA line item in the General City Purposes Fund No. 100/56 to Community Coalition to assist the City's embRACE LA program.

  2. DIRECT the City Clerk to prepare the necessary document(s) and/or agreement(s), including any contract amendments, with Community Coalition, or any other agency or organization, as appropriate, in the above amount, for the above purpose, subject to the approval of the City Attorney as to form and legality, if needed; and, AUTHORIZE the Councilmember of the 10th District to execute such agreement or other document(s) on behalf of the City.

  3. AUTHORIZE the City Clerk 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.

 

 

ITEM NO.(35)

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)
19-0365
CD 13

FINAL MAP OF TRACT No. 74109 located at 3022-3034 North Coolidge Avenue and 2927-2935 Denby Avenue, northerly of Blake Avenue.

 

(Bond No. C-133031)

Subdivider: Frogtown Village, LLC; Surveyor: Bryan Gentry

 

Fiscal Impact Statement: The subdivider has paid a fee of $13,200 for the processing of this final tract map pursuant to Section 19.02(A)(2) of the Los Angeles Municipal Code. No additional City funds are needed.

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

 

Items Called Special

Motions for Posting and Referral

Council Members' Requests for Excuse from Attendance at Council Meetings
Closed Session
ITEM NO.(36)
12-0647-S11

The Council shall recess to Closed Session, pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9(d)(4), to confer with its legal counsel relative to a potential resolution of past due registration fees and penalties assessed against Residential Credit Solutions, Inc. under the City’s Foreclosure Registry Program, Los Angeles Municipal Code Section 164.00, et seq.

 

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

 

 

Adjourning Motions

Council Adjournment

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