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AGENDA

LOS ANGELES CITY COUNCIL

Tuesday, February 25, 2020
10:00 AM

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

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PresidentGILBERT A. CEDILLO, First District
NURY MARTINEZ, Sixth DistrictPAUL KREKORIAN, Second District
BOB BLUMENFIELD, Third District
President Pro TemporePAUL KORETZ, Fifth District
JOE BUSCAINO, Fifteenth DistrictMONICA RODRIGUEZ, Seventh District
MARQUEECE HARRIS-DAWSON, Eighth District
Assistant President Pro TemporeCURREN D. PRICE, JR., Ninth District
DAVID E. RYU, Fourth DistrictHERB J. WESSON, JR., Tenth District
MIKE BONIN, Eleventh District
JOHN S. LEE, Twelfth District
MITCH O'FARRELL, Thirteenth District
JOSE HUIZAR, Fourteenth District

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Los Angeles City Council Agenda
Tuesday, February 25, 2020
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)

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)
15-0160-S255
CD 8

2510 West Vernon Avenue. (Lien: $522.42)

 

 

(b)
17-0160-S160
CD 5

1001 North Beverly Glen Boulevard. (Lien: $12,508.84)

 

 

(c)
17-0160-S412
CD 1

1543 West Olympic Boulevard. (Lien: $113,815.91)

 

 

(d)
18-0160-S321
CD 9

918 East 90th Street. (Lien: $18,929.76)

 

 

(e)
19-0160-S118
CD 11

428 North Carmelina Avenue. (Lien: $3,673.56)

 

 

(f)
19-0160-S142
CD 8

1146 East Century Boulevard. (Lien: $4,715.92)

 

 

(g)
19-0160-S144
CD 4

2307 North Gower Street. (Lien: $15,218.13)

 

 

(h)
19-0160-S146
CD 15

9544 South Bandera Street Front House. (Lien: $3,351.80)

 

 

(i)
19-0160-S147
CD 15

9544 South Bandera Street Rear House. (Lien: $1,938)

 

 

ITEM NO.(2)
19-0900-S107
CD 6

CONTINUED CONSIDERATION OF HEARING PROTESTS and ORDINANCE FIRST CONSIDERATION relative to the improvement and maintenance of the Stagg Street and Case 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)
19-0900-S108
CD 6

CONTINUED CONSIDERATION OF HEARING PROTESTS and ORDINANCE FIRST CONSIDERATION relative to the improvement and maintenance of the Roscoe Boulevard and Louise Avenue No. 1 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)
19-0900-S109
CD 11

CONTINUED CONSIDERATION OF HEARING PROTESTS and ORDINANCE FIRST CONSIDERATION relative to the improvement and maintenance of the Olympic Boulevard and Bundy Drive No. 1 Street Lighting District.

 

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

 

  1. FIND that a majority protest exists in the Street Lighting Maintenance Assessment District and therefore the assessment cannot be enacted.

  2. PRESENT and ADOPT the accompanying ORDINANCE abandoning all proceedings relating to 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).

  3. INSTRUCT the Director, Bureau of Street Lighting, to ensure that the streetlights are not installed or are removed from service if previously installed.

 

 

ITEM NO.(5)
19-0900-S111
CD 3

CONTINUED CONSIDERATION OF HEARING PROTESTS and ORDINANCE FIRST CONSIDERATION relative to the improvement and maintenance of the Variel Avenue and Oxnard 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)
19-0900-S112
CD 4

CONTINUED CONSIDERATION OF HEARING PROTESTS and ORDINANCE FIRST CONSIDERATION relative to the improvement and maintenance of the Vantage Avenue and Blix 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-S113
CD 14

CONTINUED CONSIDERATION OF HEARING PROTESTS and ORDINANCE FIRST CONSIDERATION relative to the improvement and maintenance of the Astronaut Onizuka and 1st 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.(8)
18-1065
CD 4

CONSIDERATION OF PROTESTS, CATEGORICAL EXEMPTION and PUBLIC WORKS AND GANG REDUCTION COMMITTEE REPORT relative to the vacation of Eleanor Avenue from Seward Street to its westerly terminus, VAC-E1401348 (Vacation).

 

Recommendations for Council action:

 

  1. CONSIDER protests relative to the proposed Vacation.

  2. FIND that the Vacation is exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act of 1970, pursuant to Article III, Class 5(3) of the City's Environmental Guidelines.

  3. FIND that the street vacation proceedings pursuant to the Public Streets, Highways and Service Easements Vacation Law be instituted for the vacation of the public right-of way indicated below and shown colored blue on Exhibit B of the December 27, 2019 City Engineer report, attached to the Council file:

    Eleanor Avenue from Seward Street to its westerly terminus

  4. FIND that the vacation of the area shown colored orange on Exhibit B of said City Engineer report, be denied.

  5. FIND that there is a public benefit to the Vacation. Upon vacation of the street, the City is relieved of its ongoing obligation to maintain the street. In addition, the City is relieved of any potential liability that might result from continued ownership of the involved street easements.

  6. FIND that the Vacation is in substantial conformance with the purposes, intent and provisions of the General Plan, in conformance with Section 556 of the City Charter.

  7. FIND that the Vacation is not necessary for non-motorized transportation facilities, in conformance with Section 892 of the California Streets and Highways Code.

  8. FIND that the Vacation is not necessary for present or prospective public use, in conformance with Section 8324 of the California Streets and Highways Code.

  9. ADOPT the said City Engineer's report with the conditions contained therein.

 

Fiscal Impact Statement: The City Engineer reports that the petitioner has paid a fee of $14,980 for the investigation of this request pursuant to Section 7.42 of the Los Angeles Administrative Code (LAAC). Any deficit fee to recover the cost pursuant to Section 7.44 of the LAAC will be required of the petitioner. Maintenance of the public easement by City forces will be eliminated.

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

 

ITEM NO.(9)
19-1316
CD 11

CONTINUED CONSIDERATION OF CATEGORICAL EXEMPTION and COMMUNICATION FROM THE CITY ENGINEER relative to an offer to dedicate an easement for sidewalk purposes lying on 99 Ocean Way - Right of Way No. 36000-10184 (Dedication).

 

Recommendations for Council action:

 

  1. FIND that the Dedication is categorically exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act of 1970 pursuant to Article III, Class 5(19) of the City's Environmental Guidelines.

  2. ACCEPT the petitioner's offer for the Dedication, substantially as shown on the Exhibit Map of the October 23, 2019 City Engineer report, attached to the Council file.

  3. AUTHORIZE the Board of Public Works to acquire the Dedication.

  4. INSTRUCT the City Clerk to forward a copy of the Council action on this project to the Bureau of Engineering, Real Estate Division for processing.

 

Fiscal Impact Statement: The City Engineer reports that a $3,416.51 fee for processing this report was paid pursuant to Sections 7.3 and 7.41.1 of the Los Angeles Administrative Code. No additional City funds are needed.

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

(Continued from Council meeting of February 18, 2020)

 

 

 

 

Items for which Public Hearings Have Been Held
ITEM NO.(10)
20-1200-S6

PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE REPORT relative to the appointment of Ms. Rocio Gandara to the Police Permit Review Panel.

 

Recommendation for Council action:

 

RESOLVE that the Mayor's appointment of Ms. Rocio Gandara to the Police Permit Review Panel for the term ending June 30, 2020 is APPROVED and CONFIRMED.  Ms. Gandara resides in Council District 14. (Current composition:  F=2; M=4)

 

Financial Disclosure Statement:  Pending.

 

Background Check:  Pending.

 

Community Impact Statement:  None submitted.

 

TIME LIMIT FILE - MARCH 12, 2020

 

(LAST DAY FOR COUNCIL ACTION - MARCH 6, 2020)

 

 

ITEM NO.(11)
20-0081
CD 6

MITIGATED NEGATIVE DECLARATION (MND), MITIGATION MEASURES, MITIGATION MONITORING PROGRAM (MMP), PLANNING AND LAND USE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE REPORT and ORDINANCE FIRST CONSIDERATION relative to a Vesting Zone Change for the property located at 8547-8549 1/2 North Sepulveda Boulevard.

 

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

 

  1. FIND, pursuant to a California Environmental Quality Act Guidelines Section 15074(b), after consideration of the whole of the administrative record, including the MND No. ENV-2019-3845- MND and all comments received, with the imposition of mitigation measures, there is no substantial evidence that the Project will have a significant effect on the environment; FIND the MND reflects the independent judgment and analysis of the City; FIND the mitigation measures have been made enforceable conditions of the project; and, ADOPT the MND and the MMP prepared for MND.

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

  3. PRESENT and ADOPT the accompanying ORDINANCE dated December 19, 2019, effectuating a Vesting Zone Change from [Q]C2-1VL to (T)(Q)C2-1VL to remove permanent Q Conditions established by Ordinance No. 164750, for the construction, use, and maintenance of a four-story, 52 feet in height, 37,850 square foot, 54 unit multi-family residential apartment building on a 22,214 square foot lot with a 100 percent affordable (excluding the Manager’s Unit) and will be composed of three units (six percent) for Extremely Low Income Households, 50 units (93 percent) for Low Income Households, and one Manager’s Unit at Market Rate, with a minimum of two and a maximum of 20 automobile parking spaces and 49 bicycle parking spaces (44 long-term and 5 short-term) being provided at grade and involving the demolition of one approximately 6,400 square foot commercial building with ten non-protected trees proposed for removal, and 230 cubic yards of export are proposed for grading purposes, for the property located at 8547-8549 1/2 North Sepulveda Boulevard, subject to Conditions of Approval.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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: Stephanie Klasky-Gamer and Elizabeth Tooke, The Angel 2018 LP

 

Representative: Christopher Murray and Jessica Pakdaman, Rosenheim and Associates Inc.

 

Case No. CPC-2019-3844-VZCJ-SPR

 

Environmental No. ENV-2019-3845-MND

 

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 21, 2020

 

(LAST DAY FOR COUNCIL ACTION – APRIL 21, 2020)

 

 

ITEM NO.(12)
17-1115

TRANSPORTATION and TRADE, TRAVEL, AND TOURISM COMMITTEES REPORTS and ORDINANCE FIRST CONSIDERATION relative to making it unlawful to operate a tour bus on any street unsafe for tour bus operation.

 

  1. TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE REPORT

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

    1. PRESENT and ADOPT the accompanying ORDINANCE dated August 2, 2019, adding Section 80.36.11 to the Los Angeles Municipal Code (LAMC) making it unlawful to operate a tour bus on any street the Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT) has determined unsafe for tour bus operation.

    2. APPROVE the proposed Tour Bus Prohibition Criteria, excluding Warrant 6, to provide an evaluation methodology for the LADOT to determine whether a specific roadway segment has unique safety challenges for tour buses that may require prohibiting tour buses (See Attachment A of the LADOT report dated September 18, 2019, excluding Warrant No. 6).

    3. AUTHORIZE the LADOT, in coordination with the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD), to make technical revisions to the Tour Bus Prohibition Criteria as necessary, to ensure that the policy is flexible to address ongoing safety concerns as well as unique problems that may arise, and to address any enforcement-related concerns.

    4. DIRECT the LADOT to work with the tour bus operators to identify and provide additional locations for sightseeing bus zones.

  2. TRADE, TRAVEL, AND TOURISM COMMITTEE REPORT

    Recommendations for Council action, SUBJECT TO THE APPROVAL OF THE MAYOR:
              
    1. CONCUR with the recommendations of the Transportation Committee, as amended to:

      1. Delete Warrant No. 4 from the Tour Bus Prohibition Criteria inasmuch as overgrown vegetation is an existing violation of LAMC Section 56.08.

      2. Revise Transportation Committee Recommendation No. 4 to direct the LADOT to work with tour bus operators to identify and provide locations for tour bus routes, loading and unloading zones, holding areas and to make any additional recommendations to mitigate the traffic impacts of tour bus operations, and to help improve the visitor experience for tour bus passengers, and to report back to Council in 90 days.

    2. REQUEST the City Attorney to prepare and present an Ordinance requiring the LADOT to obtain Council approval prior to restricting streets for tour bus operators.

    3. DIRECT the LADOT to post a map on its website of all streets where tour buses are restricted, and revise and update the map as additional streets are added.

    4. DIRECT the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) to issue warnings in lieu of citations for 30 days following the installation of tour bus restriction signs by LADOT.

    Fiscal Impact Statement: The LADOT reports that this action will not impact the General Fund. Approving the recommendations above may necessitate future budgetary requests for additional staff.

     

    Community Impact Statement: Yes.

    For: Hollywood Hills West Neighborhood Council

 

ITEM NO.(13)
17-0863

PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE REPORT relative to a bicycle registration program.

 

Recommendation for Council action:

 

NOTE and FILE the November 20, 2019 Los Angeles Police Department report relative to  a bicycle registration program.

 

Fiscal Impact Statement:  Not applicable.

 

Community Impact Statement:  None submitted.

 

 

 

ITEM NO.(14)
19-1467

PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE REPORT relative to providing emergency notifications and alerts in languages other than English.

 

Recommendation for Council action, pursuant to Motion (Rodriguez - Lee):

 

INSTRUCT the Los Angeles Police Department, Los Angeles Fire Department and Emergency Management Department to report in regard to existing processes for providing emergency notifications and alerts in languages other than English, and on ways to increase the City’s ability to provide emergency notice to residents who do not speak English, both via personal notice and existing notification systems such as NotifyLA.

 

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

 

Community Impact Statement:  None submitted.

 

 

ITEM NO.(15)
14-0730-S1

PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE REPORT relative to increasing cooperation and partnership between the City and the equestrian community on the evacuation of horses and other large animals during emergencies.

 

Recommendations for Council action:

 

  1. NOTE and FILE the November 9, 2019 and February 6, 2020 Department of Animal Services (DAS) reports relative to equine and large animal emergency evacuation procedures.

  2. DIRECT the DAS to:

    1. Report in regard to the establishment of a 24/7 on-call duty program similar to the Emergency Management Department and the Department of Recreation and Parks with said report to include any request for funding and/or positions necessary for the implementation of said program.

    2. Update its Emergency Response Plan so that DAS standard emergency response procedures can be activated prior to a Mayoral declaration of local emergency and include use of the City's emergency notification systems.   

 

Fiscal Impact Statement:  The DAS reports that there is no fiscal impact.

 

Community Impact Statement:  None submitted.

 

 

ITEM NO.(16)
19-1401

PUBLIC SAFETY and PERSONNEL AND ANIMAL WELFARE COMMITTEES' REPORT relative to the Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 Los Angeles County Victim Services Program Grant.

 

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

 

  1. RESOLVE that five positions of Witness Service Coordinator (Class Code 0531) are APPROVED and CONFIRMED for the period of January 1, 2020 through December 31, 2020.

  2. AUTHORIZE the City Attorney, or designee, to:

    1. Accept the grant award for the FY 2020 Los Angeles County Victim Services Program Grant from the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (OES) and execute said grant award on behalf of the City, subject to the approval of the City Attorney as to form.

    2. Accept the FY 2020 Los Angeles County Victim Services Program Grant award in the amount of $1,585,200 for a grant performance period of January 1, 2020 through December 31, 2020.

    3. Execute vendor agreements between the City Attorney's Office and contractual service providers as follows:

      1. Peace Over Violence

      2. Center for the Pacific Asian Families, Inc.

      3. Coalition Against Slavery and Trafficking

      4. Journey Out

      5. Strength United Family Justice Center

      6. Children's Institute Inc.

    4. Prepare Controller instructions for any necessary technical adjustments, subject to the approval of the City Administrative Officer (CAO); and, authorize the Controller to implement the instructions.

  3. AUTHORIZE the Controller to:

    1. Establish a receivable within Fund No. 368 in the amount of $1,585,200 from the OES.

    2. Establish a new appropriation account within Fund No. 368 as follows:

      Account No. 12S321, Victim Assistance XC Program CY 2020, $1,585,200

    3. Transfer $181,825 from Fund No. 368/12, Account No. 12S321 to Fund No. 100/12, Account No. 001010, Salaries, General.

    4. Upon receipt of grant funds, transfer up to $298,592 from Fund No. 368/12, Account No. 12S321 to Fund No. 100/12, Revenue Account No. 5346, Related Cost Reimbursements from Grants.
                     
  4. INSTRUCT the City Clerk to place the following action relative to the FY 2020 Los Angeles County Program Grant on the City Council agenda on July 1, 2020 or the first meeting day thereafter:
       
    Authorize the Controller to transfer $181,825 from Fund No. 368/12, Account No. 12S321 to Fund No. 100/12, Account No. 1010, Salaries, General.

  

Fiscal Impact Statement:  The CAO reports that the total cost of the FY 2020 Los Angeles County Victim Services Program Grant is $1,664,460, of which $1,585,200 will be reimbursed by the OES.  The match requirement for the grant is $79,260, which will be satisfied through the City’s in-kind match of $36,332 from 720 community volunteer hours and $42,928 from the in-kind match of volunteer hours and cash contributions from partnering service providers.  Funding and position authority, for the City Attorney Administrative Coordinator IV and City Attorney Administrative Coordinator I, have already been provided in the City Attorney’s FY 2019-20 Adopted Budget.  Funding for the requested five Witness Service Coordinators will be fully provided by the FY 2020 Los Angeles County Program Grant.  There are no further impacts to the General Fund as a result of these recommendations.  The recommendations in this report are in compliance with the City's Financial Policies in that budgeted appropriations will be balanced against grant receipts.

 

Community Impact Statement:  None submitted.

 

 

Items for which Public Hearings Have Not Been Held - (10 Votes Required for Consideration)
ITEM NO.(17)

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)
20-0005-S47
CD 5

411 North Stanley Avenue (Case No. 704911) Assessor I.D. No. 5527-026-016

 

 

(b)
20-0005-S48
CD 8

157 East 104th Street (Case No. 665691) Assessor I.D. No. 6063-016-053

 

 

(c)
20-0005-S49
CD 8

5316 South Manhattan Place (Case No. 683429) Assessor I.D. No. 5005-030-015

 

 

(d)
20-0005-S50
CD 9

1257 West 56th Street (Case No. 679606) Assessor I.D. No. 5002-010-001

 

 

ITEM NO.(18)
18-0376
CD 15

ENVIRONMENTAL ADDENDUM AND DETERMINATION and COMMUNICATION FROM THE BOARD OF HARBOR COMMISSIONERS relative to a Port of Los Angeles (POLA) Permit with Space Exploration Technologies Corp. (SpaceX), for the construction and operation of a research, design, and manufacturing facility for aerospace components for spacecraft.

 

Recommendations for Council action:

 

  1. CONSIDER the Addendum to the certified 2018 Final Initial Study / Mitigated Negative Declaration along with the 2018 Initial Study / Mitigated Negative Declaration (State Clearinghouse No. 2017121023) adopted by the Board of Harbor Commissioners on March 15, 2018 (Resolution No. 18-8259).

  2. ADOPT the determination by the Board of Harbor Commissioners that the proposed permit and associated restoration of existing buildings will not result in any new significant environmental effects or any substantially more severe effects than previously analyzed in the certified 2018 Final Initial Study / Mitigated Negative Declaration in accordance with the provisions of the California Environmental Quality Act Guidelines Section 15164.

  3. APPROVE POLA Resolution No. 20-9610 authorizing proposed Permit No. 949 with SpaceX for the construction and operation of a research, design, and manufacturing facility for aerospace components for spacecraft at the former Southwest Marine site at Terminal Island, for a period of ten years with two 10-year extension options, exercisable by SpaceX.

Fiscal Impact Statement: The Board of Harbor Commissioners reports that this action will not impact the General Fund.

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

TIME LIMIT FILE – MARCH 23, 2020

 

(LAST DAY FOR COUNCIL ACTION – MARCH 20, 2020)

 

(Trade, Travel, and Tourism Committee waived consideration of the above matter)

 

 

ITEM NO.(19)
20-0218
CD 4

MOTION (RYU - RODRIGUEZ) relative to funding overtime labor costs for special traffic control services in the Lake Hollywood area.

 

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

 

  1. TRANSFER and APPROPRIATE $7,884 in the AB1290 Fund No. 53P, Account No. 281204 (CD 4 Redevelopment Projects - Services) to the Transportation Trust Fund No. 840/94, Revenue Source Account No. 4355 (Transportation Control Services) to pay for overtime labor costs for special traffic control services in the Lake Hollywood area on Saturday, February 15, Sunday, February 16, and Monday, February 17, 2020.

  2. AUTHORIZE the Los Angeles Department of Transportation 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, and including any corrections and changes to fund or account numbers; said corrections / clarifications / changes may be made orally, electronically or by any other means.

 

 

ITEM NO.(20)
17-0010-S7

MOTION (HARRIS-DAWSON - RODRIGUEZ) relative to reinstating a reward offer for the murder of Fidel Campos and Ricardo Mendoza for an additional period of six months.

 

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

 

  1. REAFFIRM Council's findings and REINSTATE the reward offer relative to the murder of Fidel Campos and Ricardo Mendoza (Council action of February 21, 2017, Council file No. 17-0010-S7) 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 $75,000 shall be the aggregate maximum sum of any payment or payments of a City reward in this instance.

  2. DIRECT the City Clerk to publish the reward notice in the Our Weekly, Los Angeles Sentinel and LA Watts Times, in addition to the regular publications used by the City Clerk for reward notices, to ensure adequate community notice.

 

 

ITEM NO.(21)
15-0495-S2
CD 3

MOTION (BLUMENFIELD - BONIN) relative to transferring funds for the continuation of the internship programs coordinated by the Bureau of Engineering (BOE).

 

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

  1. AUTHORIZE the Controller to transfer $300,000 within the BOE, Fund No. 100/78, (761/50S178), for up to 60 summer internship opportunities:
         
    From: 001010, Salaries General $300,000
         
    To:  001070, As Needed Salaries  $300,000
         
  2. AUTHORIZE the City Engineer, or designee, to make any necessary technical and/or accounting adjustments to the recommendation above to effectuate the intent of the City Council action.

 


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