CORRECTED ITEM NO. 10

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AGENDA

LOS ANGELES CITY COUNCIL
Wednesday, April 22, 2020
10:00 AM
JOHN FERRARO COUNCIL CHAMBER
ROOM 340, CITY HALL

200 NORTH SPRING STREET, LOS ANGELES, CA 90012

PUBLIC COMMENT

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

 

CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS ARE BROADCAST LIVE ON CABLE TELEVISION CHANNEL 35 AND ON THE INTERNET AT: HTTPS://WWW.LACITY.ORG/GOVERNMENT/FOLLOW-MEETINGS/CITY-COUNCIL-MEETINGS. LIVE COUNCIL MEETINGS 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 wish to offer public comment to the Council should call (669) 900-6833 and use Meeting ID No.459 499 150 and then press #. Press # again when prompted for participant ID.

 

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 on page 2 of this agenda.

 

Submit written comment at LACouncilComment.com


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

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 the FCC's Disability Rights Office website.

SE OFRECE UN SERVICIO DE TRADUCCION AL ESPANOL EN TODAS LAS REUNIONES DEL CONSEJO MUNICIPAL

 

 

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Los Angeles City Council Agenda
Wednesday, April 22, 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)
19-0757
CD 4

CONTINUED CONSIDERATION OF CATEGORICAL EXEMPTION and COMMUNICATION FROM THE CITY ENGINEER relative to an offer to dedicate an easement for street and sidewalk purposes on Wilshire Boulevard east of Ogden Drive and west of Spaulding Avenue - Right of Way No. 36000-10116 (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 Maps of the July 2, 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 $4,000.73 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.

 

(Continued from Council meeting of December 4, 2019)

 

 

ITEM NO.(2)
19-0835
CD 10

CONTINUED CONSIDERATION OF CATEGORICAL EXEMPTION and PUBLIC WORKS AND GANG REDUCTION COMMITTEE REPORT relative to the vacation of T-Shaped Alley Northerly of Adams Boulevard between Alsace Avenue and Sycamore Avenue (VAC E1401366).

 

Recommendations for Council action:

 

  1. FIND that the vacation of T-shaped Alley Northerly of Adams Boulevard between Alsace Avenue and Sycamore Avenue, is exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act of 1970, pursuant to Article III, Class 5(3) of the City's Environmental Guidelines.

  2. FIND that street vacation proceedings pursuant to the Public Streets, Highways and Service Easement Vacations Law be for the vacation of the public right-of-way indicated below and shown on the map of the attached Exhibit A:

    T-Shaped Alley Northerly of Adams Boulevard between Alsace Avenue and Sycamore Avenue.

  3. FIND that there is a public benefit to this 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.

  4. FIND that in conformance with Section 556 of the City Charter, the Council make the finding that the vacation is in substantial conformance with the purposes, intent and provisions of the General Plan.

  5. FIND that in conformance with Section 892 of the California Streets and Highways Code, the Council determine that the vacation area is not necessary for non-motorized transportation facilities.

  6. FIND that in conformance with Section 8324 of the California Streets and Highways Code, the Council determine that the vacation area is not necessary for present or prospective public use.

  7. ADOPT the City Engineer’s report dated January 28, 2020 with the conditions contained therein as amended, detailed in the February 14, 2020 City Engineer communication, attached to the Council file for Condition No. 5 to read as follows:

    Dedicate a 2.5-foot wide strip of land along Lot 242, 241, and 186 on Adams Boulevard to complete a 47.5-foot wide standard half right-of-way according to the Modified Avenue I standard including 20-foot radius property line returns or 15-foot by 15-foot corner cuts at the intersections with Alsace Avenue.

 

Fiscal Impact Statement: The Bureau of Engineering reports that the petitioner has paid a fee of $14,980.00 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.

 

Community Impact Statement: None Submitted

 

(Continued from Council meeting of April 7, 2020)

 

 

ITEM NO.(3)
19-0782
CD 3

CONSIDERATION OF AND ACTIONS RELATED TO CATEGORICAL EXEMPTION, COMMUNICATION FROM THE CULTURAL HERITAGE COMMISSION relative to inclusion of the Bothwell Ranch located at 5300 North Oakdale Avenue, in the list of Historic-Cultural Monuments.

 

Recommendations for Council action:

 

  1. DETERMINE that the proposed designation is categorically exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), pursuant to Article 19, Section 15308, Class 8 and Article 19, Section 15331, Class 31 of the State CEQA Guidelines.

  2. DETERMINE that the property conforms with the definition of a Monument pursuant to Section 22.171.7 of the Los Angeles Administrative Code.

  3. ADOPT the Findings of the Cultural Heritage Commission (CHC) as the Findings of Council.

  4. APPROVE the recommendation of the CHC relative to the inclusion of the Bothwell Ranch, located at 5300 North Oakdale Avenue, in the list of Historic Cultural Monuments.

 

Applicant: City of Los Angeles

 

Owners: Helen Ann Bothwell, Co-Trustee, Et al. Bothwell Trust and Blair B. Davis; Helen A. Bothwell, Trustee, Helen A. Bothwell Trust; Helen A. Bothwell, Trustee, Helen A. Bothwell Trust and Helen A. Bothwell

 

Case No. CHC-2019-5114-HCM

 

Environmental No. ENV-2019-5115-CE

 

Fiscal Impact Statement: None submitted by the CHC.  Neither the City Administrative Officer nor the Chief Legislative Analyst has completed a financial analysis of this report.
 

Community Impact Statement:  None submitted.

 

TIME LIMIT FILE - MAY 20, 2020

 

(LAST DAY FOR COUNCIL ACTION - MAY 20, 2020)

 

(Planning and Land Use Management Committee waived consideration of the above matter)

 

 

 

Items for which Public Hearings Have Been Held
ITEM NO.(4)
20-0087
CD 10

CATEGORICAL EXEMPTION and PLANNING AND LAND USE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE REPORT relative to a California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) appeal for the property located at 738 South Normandie Avenue.

 

Recommendations for Council action:

 

  1. DETERMINE that based on the whole of the administrative record as supported by the justification prepared and found in the environmental case file, the project is exempt from CEQA pursuant to CEQA Guidelines, Section 15332 (Class 32 Urban In-Fill Development), and there is no substantial evidence demonstrating that any exceptions contained in Section 15300.2 of the State CEQA Guidelines regarding location, cumulative impacts, significant effects or unusual circumstances, scenic highways, or hazardous waste sites, or historical resources applies.

  2. ADOPT the FINDINGS of the Director of Planning, dated December 19, 2019, as the Findings of Council.

  3. RESOLVE TO DENY THE APPEAL filed by Carolyn Zanelli and THEREBY APPROVE the Categorical Exemption for the construction, use and maintenance of a seven-story residential structure over one level of subterranean parking garage, containing 50 dwelling units, including five units reserved for Extremely Low Income Households and 45 market-rate units, with the building being a maximum of 80 feet 3 inches, as measured from grade to the top of parapet, and contain approximately 27,500 square feet of floor area with a floor area ratio of 5.75 with the unit mix being comprised of 45 studio units and five one-bedroom units, providing 25 vehicular parking spaces located at grade and within one level of subterranean parking garage and also providing 42 long-term and 4 short-term bicycle parking spaces, with the project totaling 3,750 square feet of open space, including a 2,350 square feet roof deck and 1,400 square feet of private balconies, for the property located at 738 South Normandie Avenue, subject to Conditions of Approval.

 

Applicant: 738 Normandie LP

 

Representative: Allen Park

 

Case No. DIR-2019-929-TOC

 

Environmental No. ENV-2019-930-CE

 

Fiscal Impact Statement: None submitted by the Department of City Planning. Neither the City Administrative Officer nor the Chief Legislative Analyst has completed a financial analysis of this report.

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

TIME LIMIT FILE – APRIL 30, 2020

 

(LAST DAY FOR COUNCIL ACTION – APRIL 29, 2020)

 

 

 

Items for which Public Hearings Have Not Been Held - (10 Votes Required for Consideration)
ITEM NO.(5)
20-1200-S10

COMMUNICATION FROM THE MAYOR relative to the appointment of Ms. Patricia Alarcon to the El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historic Monument Authority.

 

Recommendation for Council action:

 

RESOLVE that the Mayor’s appointment of Ms. Patricia Alarcon to the El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historic Monument Authority for the term ending June 30, 2021, is APPROVED and CONFIRMED. Ms. Alarcon resides in Council District 14. (Current Board composition: M=4; F=3.)

 

Financial Disclosure Statement: Pending.

 

Background Check: Pending.

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

TIME LIMIT FILE - APRIL 24, 2020

 

(LAST DAY FOR COUNCIL ACTION - APRIL 22, 2020)

(Health, Education, Neighborhoods, Parks, Arts, and River Committee waived consideration of the above matter)

 


 

ITEM NO.(6)
20-0365

COMMUNICATION FROM THE MAYOR relative to the appointment of Mr. Osama K. Younan as permanent General Manager of the Los Angeles Department of Building and Safety.

 

Recommendation for Council action:

 

RESOLVE that the Mayor's appointment of Mr. Osama K. Younan as permanent General Manager of the Los Angeles Department of Building and Safety, is APPROVED and CONFIRMED.

 

Financial Disclosure Statement: Filed.

 

Background Check: Pending

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

TIME LIMIT FILE - MAY 11, 2020

 

(LAST DAY FOR COUNCIL ACTION - MAY 8, 2020)

 

(Planning and Land Use Management Committee waived consideration of the above matter)

 

 

ITEM NO.(7)
20-1200-S13

COMMUNICATION FROM THE MAYOR relative to the appointment of Ms. Araceli Campos to the Civil and Human Rights Commission.

 

Recommendation for Council action:

 

RESOLVE that the Mayor’s appointment of Ms. Araceli Campos to the Civil and Human Rights Commission for the term ending June 30, 2024, to fill the vacancy created by Gideon Kracov, is APPROVED and CONFIRMED. Ms. Campos resides in Council District Five. (Current composition: M=1; F=5)

 

Financial Disclosure Statement: Pending.

 

Background Check: Pending.

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

TIME LIMIT FILE – MAY 11, 2020

 

(LAST DAY FOR COUNCIL ACTION – MAY 8, 2020)

 

(Immigrant Affairs, Civil Rights, and Equity Committee waived consideration of the above matter)

 

 

ITEM NO.(8)
20-1200-S14

COMMUNICATION FROM THE MAYOR relative to the appointment of Ms. Jill Cohen to the Board of Animal Services Commissioners.

 

Recommendation for Council action:

 

RESOLVE that the Mayor's appointment of Ms. Jill Cohen to the Board of Animal Services Commissioners for the term ending June 30, 2021 is APPROVED and CONFIRMED.  Ms. Cohen resides in Council District Three. (Current composition:  F=2; M=2; Vacant=1)

 

Financial Disclosure Statement:  Filed.

 

Background Check:  Pending.

 

Community Impact Statement:  None submitted.

 

TIME LIMIT FILE - MAY 11, 2020

 

(LAST DAY FOR COUNCIL ACTION - MAY 8, 2020)

 

(Personnel and Animal Welfare Committee waived consideration of the above matter)

 

 

ITEM NO.(9)
20-1200-S12

COMMUNICATION FROM THE MAYOR relative to the appointment of Mr. Charley M. Mims to the Police Permit Review Panel.

 

Recommendation for Council action:

 

RESOLVE that the Mayor's appointment of Mr. Charley M. Mims to the Police Permit Review Panel for the term ending June 30, 2022 is APPROVED and CONFIRMED.  Mr. Mims resides in Council District Four. (Current composition:  F=3; M=3)

 

Financial Disclosure Statement:  Filed.

 

Background Check:  Pending.

 

Community Impact Statement:  None submitted.

 

TIME LIMIT FILE - APRIL 27, 2020

 

(LAST DAY FOR COUNCIL ACTION - APRIL 22, 2020)

 

(Public Safety Committee waived consideration of the above matter)

 

 

ITEM NO.(10)
20-0147-S15, 20-0147-S35, 20-0147-S42

COMMUNICATION FROM THE CHIEF LEGISLATIVE ANALYST (CLA) relative to providing Right of Recall and Worker Retention protections to workers laid off during the COVID-19 pandemic.


Recommendation for Council action:

 

Relative to the communication from the City Attorney and proposed ordinances providing Right of Recall and Worker Retention protections to workers laid off during the COVID-19 crisis, consider and take actions on each policy element below and request the City Attorney to prepare and present to the Council the revised ordinances consistent with Council direction.

 

Right of Recall and Citywide Worker Retention Ordinances

 

 

1.  Amend both ordinances to apply only to businesses with more than 50 employees (Bonin - Ryu).

2.  Amend both ordinances to exempt restaurants (Buscaino - Rodriguez).

3. Amend both ordinances to apply to hospitality workers only (Cedillo - Rodriguez). Further discussion on the definition of hospitality workers would be required.

 

Right of Recall Ordinance Only

 

4.  Define Employer to not include non-profit institutions of higher learning that operate medical centers in the City of Los Angeles (Sec. 200.31.B) (Price - Wesson).

 

5.  Allow an employer to notify laid off qualified workers of recall opportunities in writing and electronic mail (Sec. 200.32.A) (Lee - Buscaino).

6.  Eliminate language that identifies a qualified worker as one that can perform the job with additional training. (Sec. 200.32.A) (Lee - Buscaino).

7.  Change the time limit in which a laid off worker must respond to the notice of recall opportunity from 10 days to 48 hours, and provide later priority to those who respond between 48 hours and 10 days (Sec. 200.32.B) (Lee - Buscaino).

8.  Eliminate language which would allow punitive damages to be awarded to a laid off worker if an employer violates this ordinance (Sec. 200.33.A.3.) (Lee - Buscaino).

9.  Eliminate language that would void a waiver of rights by a laid off worker and any waiver request by an employer would constitute a violation of this article (Sec. 200.35) (Lee - Buscaino).

 

Permanent Retention Ordinance

 

10. Instruct the CLA and City Attorney to develop a Permanent Retention Ordinance for hospitality, tourism, and janitorial workers as discussed in the CLA. Further, authorize CLA to hire the necessary consultants and report in 30 days with a status report (Martinez - Krekorian).

 

 

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

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

  

ITEM NO.(11)
20-0451

COMMUNICATION FROM THE CITY ATTORNEY and ORDINANCE FIRST CONSIDERATION relative to amending Los Angeles Municipal Code (LAMC) Section 47.12 relating to excessive price increases and excessive accumulation of supplies for resale at inflated prices during a state of emergency. 

 

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

 

PRESENT and ADOPT the accompanying ORDINANCE dated April 17, 2020 amending LAMC Section 47.12 to prohibit excessive price increases and excessive accumulation of certain supplies for resale at inflated prices during a declared emergency.    

 

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:  None submitted.

 

URGENCY CLAUSE - 12 VOTES REQUIRED ON SECOND READING

 

 

ITEM NO.(12)
20-0319

COMMUNICATION FROM THE CITY ATTORNEY and ORDINANCE OF INTENTION FIRST CONSIDERATION relative to setting the date for hearing objections against the 2020 Annual Weed and Brush Abatement Assessment Roll Schedule for locations stated on personal appeals attached to the file. 

 

Recommendation for Council action, pursuant to Government Code Sections 39560 to 39588, SUBJECT TO THE APPROVAL OF THE MAYOR:    

 

PRESENT and ADOPT the accompanying ORDINANCE OF INTENTION establishing MAY 12, 2020, as the date for hearing objections to the proposed removal of weeds and/or rubbish, refuse and dirt upon certain streets, sidewalks, parkways and/or on or in front of certain private properties in the City of Los Angeles, and are a public nuisance, and declaring Council’s intention to order the abatement of said nuisance.  

 

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:  None submitted.

 

 

ITEM NO.(13)
12-1543
CD 2

COMMUNICATION FROM THE CITY CLERK and ORDINANCE OF INTENTION FIRST CONSIDERATION relative to modifications to the Studio City Property-based Business Improvement District (BID).

 

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

 

  1. PRESENT and ADOPT the accompanying ORDINANCE OF INTENTION, dated March 18, 2020, to modify the Management District Plan for the Studio City BID.

  2. INSTRUCT the City Clerk to schedule a public hearing before Council to consider modification of the Studio City BID’s Management District Plan.

  3. REQUEST the City Attorney, with the assistance of the City Clerk, to prepare an Ordinance authorizing modification of the Studio City BID for Council consideration during the required public hearing.

 

Fiscal Impact Statement: The City Clerk reports that funding for the three City-owned properties located within the BID to be paid from the General Fund was included in the General Fund allocation to the 2020 BID Trust Fund No. 659.

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

(Economic Development Committee waived consideration of the above matter)

 

 

ITEM NO.(14)
14-1072
CD 9

COMMUNICATION FROM THE CITY CLERK and ORDINANCE OF INTENTION FIRST CONSIDERATION relative to the renewal of the South Los Angeles Industrial Tract Property-based Business Improvement District (BID).

 

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

 

  1. PRESENT and ADOPT the accompanying ORDINANCE OF INTENTION, dated March 18, 2020, to establish a BID to be known as the South Los Angeles Industrial Tract BID pursuant to the Provisions of the BID Law of 1994 (Division 18, Part 7, Streets and Highways Code, State of California) and to levy assessments.

  2. ADOPT the Preliminary Report of the City Clerk, attached to the Council file.

  3. ADOPT the Management District Plan, attached to the Council file.

  4. ADOPT the Engineer's Report, attached to the Council file.

  5. FIND that:

    1. The petitions submitted on behalf of the proponents of the proposed South Los Angeles Industrial Tract BID are signed by property owners who will pay more than 50 percent of the assessments proposed to be levied.

    2. All parcels included in the BID will receive a special benefit from the improvements and activities that are to be provided.

    3. All parcels will have a special benefit conferred upon them and upon which an assessment would be imposed are those as identified in the Management District Plan.

    4. In accordance with Article XIIID of the California Constitution, all assessments are supported by the Engineer’s Report, prepared by a registered professional engineer certified by the State of California.

    5. In accordance with Article XIIID of the California Constitution and based on the facts and conclusions contained in the Engineer’s Report, the assessment levied on each parcel within the proposed BID is proportionate to the special benefit derived from the improvements and activities that are to be provided.

    6. In accordance with Article XIIID of the California Constitution and based on the facts and conclusions contained in the Engineer’s Report, the Engineer has separated the general from special benefits. The Engineer's Report identified general benefits in the amount of 1.8244 percent to be separated from the special benefits conferred on parcels within the proposed BID. The yearly general benefits cost must be paid from funds other than the assessments collected for the South Los Angeles Industrial Tract BID. The general benefit cost for first year of operation is $ 15,277.

    7. No publicly owned parcel is exempt from assessment.

    8. The assessments for the proposed BID are not taxes and that the BID qualifies for exemption from Proposition 26 under exemption 7 of Article XIIIC, Section 1(e).

    9. The services to be provided by the Owners’ Association are in the nature of professional, expert, technical or other special services, that the services are of a temporary and occasional character, and that the use of competitive BIDding would be impractical, not advantageous, undesirable or where the common law otherwise excuses compliance with competitive BIDding requirements.

    10. The proposed improvements and activities are completely separate from the day-to-day operations of the City.

  6. APPROVE the South Los Angeles Industrial Tract Property Owners Association to administer the South Los Angeles Industrial Tract BID, if the BID is renewed.

  7. AUTHORIZE the City Clerk, upon establishment of the BID, to prepare, execute and administer a contract between the City and South Los Angeles Industrial Tract Property Owners Association, a non-profit corporation, for the administration of the BID’s programs.

  8. INSTRUCT the City Clerk to comply with the notice, protest, and hearing procedures prescribed in the Proposition 218 Omnibus Implementation Act (California Government Code, Section 53750 et seq.).

  9. REQUEST the City Attorney, with the assistance of the City Clerk, to prepare an enabling Ordinance establishing the South Los Angeles Industrial Tract BID for Council consideration at the conclusion of the required public hearing.

 

Fiscal Impact Statement: The City Clerk reports that there are no assessments for City-owned properties within the BID, therefore there is no impact on the General Fund. Proposition 218 requires the separation of general benefits from the special benefits. The general benefit portion for the South Los Angeles Industrial Tract BID is $15,277 for the first year. However, funds other than assessment revenue must be budgeted annually for the general benefit expense for the remaining years of the BID's four-year term.

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

(Economic Development Committee waived consideration of the above matter)

 

 

ITEM NO.(15)
15-0460
CD 11

COMMUNICATION FROM THE CITY CLERK and ORDINANCE OF INTENTION FIRST CONSIDERATION relative to the renewal of the Pacific Palisades property-based Business Improvement District (BID).

 

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

 

  1. PRESENT and ADOPT the accompanying ORDINANCE OF INTENTION, dated April 11, 2020, to establish a Property and Business Improvement District to be known as the Pacific Palisades BID pursuant to the Provisions of the Property and Business Improvement District Law of 1994 (Division 18, Part 7, Streets and Highways Code, State of California) and to levy assessments.

  2. ADOPT the Preliminary Report of the City Clerk, attached to the Council file.

  3. ADOPT the Management District Plan, attached to the Council file.

  4. ADOPT the Engineer's Report, attached to the Council file.

  5. FIND that:

    1. The petitions submitted on behalf of the proponents of the proposed Pacific Palisades BID are signed by property owners who will pay more than 50 percent of the assessments proposed to be levied.

    2. All parcels included in the BID will receive a special benefit from the improvements and activities that are to be provided.

    3. All parcels will have a special benefit conferred upon them and upon which an assessment would be imposed are those as identified in the Management District Plan.

    4. In accordance with Article XIIID of the California Constitution all assessments are supported by the Engineer’s Report, prepared by a registered professional engineer certified by the State of California.

    5. In accordance with Article XIIID of the California Constitution and based on the facts and conclusions contained in the Engineer’s Report, the assessment levied on each parcel within the proposed BID is proportionate to the special benefit derived from the improvements and activities that are to be provided.

    6. In accordance with Article XIIID of the California Constitution and based on the facts and conclusions contained in the Engineer’s Report, the Engineer has separated the general from special benefits. The Engineer's Report identified general benefits in the amount of two percent to be separated from the special benefits conferred on parcels within the proposed BID. The yearly general benefits cost must be paid from funds other than the assessments collected for the Pacific Palisades BID. The general benefit cost for first year of operation is $3,102.

    7. No publicly owned parcel is exempt from assessment.

    8. The assessments for the proposed BID are not taxes and that the BID qualifies for exemption from Proposition 26 under exemption 7 of Article XIIIC, Section 1(e).

    9. The services to be provided by the Owners’ Association are in the nature of professional, expert, technical or other special services, that the services are of a temporary and occasional character, and that the use of competitive bidding would be impractical, not advantageous, undesirable or where the common law otherwise excuses compliance with competitive bidding requirements.

    10. The proposed improvements and activities are completely separate from the day-to-day operations of the City.

  6. APPROVE the Pacific Palisades Business Improvement District, Incorporated to administer the Pacific Palisades BID if the BID is renewed.

  7. AUTHORIZE the City Clerk, upon establishment of the BID, to prepare, execute and administer a contract between the City and Pacific Palisades Business Improvement District, Incorporated, a non-profit corporation, for the administration of the BID’s programs.

  8. INSTUCT the City Clerk to comply with the notice, protest, and hearing procedures prescribed in the Proposition 218 Omnibus Implementation Act (California Government Code, Section 53750 et seq.).

  9. REQUEST the City Attorney, with the assistance of the City Clerk, to prepare an enabling Ordinance establishing the Pacific Palisades BID for City Council consideration at the conclusion of the required public hearing.

 

Fiscal Impact Statement: The City Clerk reports that the assessment levied on the one City-owned parcel within the BID to be paid from the General Fund totals $675 for the first year of the BID. Funding for the assessment levied on this City-owned property within the BID was requested in the 2019-20 Budget. The assessment levied on the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power parcel within the BID will not be paid from the General Fund. Proposition 218 requires the separation of general benefits from the special benefits. The general benefit portion for the Pacific Palisades BID is $3,102 for the first year. However, funds other than assessment revenue must be budgeted annually for the general benefit expense for the remaining years of the BID'S ten-year term.

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

(Economic Development Committee waived consideration of the above matter)

 

 

ITEM NO.(16)
20-0020
CD 10

COMMUNICATION FROM THE CITY CLERK and ORDINANCE OF INTENTION FIRST CONSIDERATION relative to the formation of the West Adams Property and Business Improvement District (BID).

 

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

 

  1. PRESENT and ADOPT the accompanying ORDINANCE OF INTENTION, dated April 11, 2020, to establish a BID to be known as the West Adams BID pursuant to the Provisions of the BID Law of 1994 (Division 18, Part 7, Streets and Highways Code, State of California) and to levy assessments.

  2. ADOPT the Preliminary Report of the City Clerk, attached to the Council file.

  3. ADOPT the Management District Plan, attached to the Council file.

  4. ADOPT the Engineer's Report, attached to the Council file.

  5. FIND that:

    1. The petitions submitted on behalf of the proponents of the proposed West Adams BID are signed by property owners who will pay more than 50 percent of the assessments proposed to be levied.

    2. All parcels included in the BID will receive a special benefit from the improvements and activities that are to be provided.

    3. All parcels will have a special benefit conferred upon them and upon which an assessment would be imposed are those as identified in the Management District Plan.

    4. In accordance with Article XIIID of the California Constitution all assessments are supported by the Engineer’s Report, prepared by a registered professional engineer certified by the State of California.

    5. In accordance with Article XIIID of the California Constitution and based on the facts and conclusions contained in the Engineer’s Report, the assessment levied on each parcel within the proposed BID is proportionate to the special benefit derived from the improvements and activities that are to be provided.

    6. In accordance with Article XIIID of the California Constitution and based on the facts and conclusions contained in the Engineer’s Report, the Engineer has separated the general from special benefits. The Engineer's Report identified general benefits in the amount of two percent to be separated from the special benefits conferred on parcels within the proposed BID. The yearly general benefits cost must be paid from funds other than the assessments collected for the West Adams BID. The general benefit cost for first year of operation is $4,294.

    7. No publicly owned parcel is exempt from assessment.

    8. The assessments for the proposed BID are not taxes and that the BID qualifies for exemption from Proposition 26 under exemption 7 of Article XIIIC, Section 1(e).

    9. The services to be provided by the Owners’ Association are in the nature of professional, expert, technical or other special services, that the services are of a temporary and occasional character, and that the use of competitive bidding would be impractical, not advantageous, undesirable or where the common law otherwise excuses compliance with competitive bidding requirements.

    10. The proposed improvements and activities are completely separate from the day-to-day operations of the City.

  6. APPROVE the West Adams Boulevard BID, Incorporated to administer the West Adams BID if the BID is renewed.

  7. AUTHORIZE the City Clerk, upon establishment of the BID, to prepare, execute and administer a contract between the City and West Adams Boulevard BID, Incorporated, a non-profit corporation, for the administration of the BID’s programs.

  8. DIRECT the City Clerk to comply with the notice, protest, and hearing procedures prescribed in the Proposition 218 Omnibus Implementation Act (California Government Code, Section 53750 et seq.).

  9. REQUEST the City Attorney, with the assistance of the City Clerk, to prepare an enabling Ordinance establishing the West Adams BID for City Council consideration at the conclusion of the required public hearing.

  10. AUTHORIZE the Controller, upon establishment of the PBID, to establish a special trust fund within Financial Management System entitled West Adams BID and assign a new revenue source code, if needed, to this special fund.

 

Fiscal Impact Statement: The City Clerk reports that there are no assessments for City-owned properties within the BID, therefore there is no impact the General Fund. Proposition 218 requires the separation of general benefits from the special benefits. The general benefit portion for the West Adams BID is $4,294 (two percent of the total budget) for the first year. However, funds other than assessment revenue must be budgeted annually for the general benefit expense for the remaining years of the BID's five-year term.

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

(Economic Development Committee waived consideration of the above matter)

 

 

ITEM NO.(17)
19-1606
CD 9

EXEMPTION, and COMMUNICATION FROM THE BOARD OF RECREATION AND PARK COMMISSIONERS (Board) relative to the MLB-MLBPA Youth Development Foundation (MLB-YDF) grant for backstop fencing at the Gilbert Lindsay Recreation Center baseball field (Project) located at 429 East 42nd Place.

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

 

  1. DETERMINE that the Project is exempt from the provisions of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) pursuant to Article III, Section 1, Class 1(1) (external alterations of existing structures with negligible expansion of use) and Class 2(2) (replacement of existing structures with a new structure of substantially the same size and purpose) of City CEQA Guidelines and Article 19, Sections 15301(a) and 15302(b) of California CEQA Guidelines.

  2. AUTHORIZE the Department of Recreation and Parks (RAP) Chief Accounting Employee to prepare a check to the Los Angeles County Clerk in the amount of $75 for the purpose of filing a Notice of Exemption.

  3. AUTHORIZE the General Manager, RAP,  or designee to accept and receive the awarded grant in the amount of $10,000 from MLB-YDF in support of replacing the backstop fencing at the Project, subject to the approval of the Mayor and City Council.

  4. APPROVE the scope of work for the project to remove and replace fencing along the backstop and dugouts, and repair fencing along the foul lines and outfield at the Project, as described in the April 14, 2020 Board report, attached to the Council file.

  5. AUTHORIZE the RAP to submit a grant application to the MLB-YDF through their Baseball Tomorrow Fund in the amount of $10,000 toward replacing the backstop fencing at the Project, which was submitted without prior Mayor or Council approval due to this being a competitive grant with notice of funding availability being published less than 61 days in advance of the application deadline, pursuant to Los Angeles Administrative Code Section 14.6 et seq. as may be amended.

  6. DESIGNATE the General Manager, Chief Accounting Employee, or Assistant General Manager, RAP, as the agent to conduct all negotiations, execute and submit all documents, including but not limited to applications, agreements, amendments, and payment requests, which may be necessary for the acceptance and use of the grant funds.

  7. AUTHORIZE the Chief Accounting Employee, RAP, or designee, to:

    1. Establish the necessary account and/or to appropriate funding received within Recreation and Parks Grant Fund No. 205 to accept the grant funds in the amount of 10,000 toward the replacement of backstop fencing at the Project.

    2. Make any technical corrections as necessary to carry out the intent of the April 14, 2020 Board report, attached to the Council file.

 

Fiscal Impact Statement: The Board reports that acceptance of this grant will provide essential funding to augment the maintenance budget. The total cost to complete the project scope is $24,875. Funding has been allocated from the Contractual Maintenance fund to supplement the $10,000 grant award in order to complete the replacement and repairs of fencing at Project.

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

(Health, Education, Neighborhoods, Parks, and River Committee waived consideration of the above matter)

 

 

ITEM NO.(18)
20-0280
CD 2, 4, 6

COMMUNICATION FROM THE L.A. FOR KIDS STEERING COMMITTEE relative to the Phase III of the Los Angeles Riverfront Park project, which includes a bikeway and greenway along the Los Angeles River, from the Orange Line Busway to Balboa Boulevard.

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

 

AUTHORIZE the Bureau of Engineering (BOE) to:

  1. Utilize $225,000 of the remaining balance of Proposition K funds, approximately $800,000, for Phase III of the Los Angeles Riverfront Park Proposition K Specified Project (Prop K-ID No. R18).

  2. Prepare final construction documents for Phase III of the Prop K-ID No. R18 that includes 0.6 mile bikeway and greenway along the Los Angeles River from the Orange Line Busway to Balboa Boulevard.

 

Fiscal Impact Statement: The L.A. For Kids Steering Committee reports that there is a potential future impact on the General Fund to the extent that the capital funding shortfall for the project is not resolved through additional commitments of supplemental program funds, Special Fund monies or grant opportunities. Following project completion there is also a potential General Fund impact for operation and maintenance costs that would be addressed through the City Budget process in future years.

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

(Health, Education, Neighborhoods, Parks, and River Committee waived consideration of the above matter)

 

ITEM NO.(19)
19-1353

COMMUNICATION FROM CHAIR AND MEMBER, BUDGET AND FINANCE COMMITTEE relative to the proposed Capital and Technology Improvement Policy.

 

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

 

  1. ADOPT the Capital and Technology Improvement Policy for the City of Los Angeles [Attachment A of the City Administrative Officer (CAO) report dated March 3, 2020], which will replace the existing Capital Improvement Expenditure Program Funding Policy adopted as part of the City's Financial Policies in April 2005 (Council file No. 04-1822-S3). 

  2. APPROVE the new minimum target of annual investment at one-and-a-half percent (1.5 percent) of the General Fund revenue starting in Fiscal Year 2021-22. This annual investment may be adjusted periodically as additional metrics, including the return on the City's investment, become available and allocated to:

    1. Capital maintenance and repair of the City's existing assets. 

    2. Information Technology projects.

    3. New capital projects.

  3. AUTHORIZE the CAO to develop and implement procedures based on the approved policy. 

  4. REQUEST the City Attorney, with the assistance of the CAO, to prepare and present to the Council and Mayor, any necessary ordinances required to codify the Capital and Technology Improvement Policy within the City's Financial Policies for the City of Los Angeles.

 

Fiscal Impact Statement: The CAO reports that the actual impact on the General Fund will be determined based on the total revenue for future budget cycles, as the specific annual investment level for the Capital and Technology Improvement Expenditure Program will be determined each year as part of the City's annual budget process.

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

(Information, Technology, and General Services, and Public Works and Gang Reduction Committees waived consideration of the above matter)

 

 

 

ITEM NO.(20)
20-0278

COMMUNICATION FROM THE L.A. FOR KIDS STEERING COMMITTEE relative to the applications for Measure A grant funds for fifteen capital improvement projects, and related actions.

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

  1. AUTHORIZE the Department of Recreation and Parks (RAP), the designated Grant Administrator for Measure A Grant Program, to submit 15 Measure A grant applications for capital projects detailed in Attachment 1 of the February 26, 2020 RAP report, attached to the Council file, to the County of Los Angeles Regional Park and Open Space District.

  2. AUTHORIZE the General Manager, RAP, to accept the grants if awarded, and execute the attached grant agreement, detailed in Attachment 2 of the February 26, 2020 RAP report, attached to the Council file, for the grant amount, scope, and the grant performance period for the project indicated in Attachment 1 of the February 26, 2020 RAP report, attached to the Council file, subject to the approval of the Mayor and City Council pursuant to Section 14.6(c) of the Los Angeles Administrative Code.

  3. SUBMIT RAP’s grant request to the Health, Education, Neighborhoods, Parks, Arts, and River Committee in accordance with City Council instructions (Council file No. 18-0611) and to the Mayor and City Council for approval pursuant to Section 14.6(c) of the Los Angeles Administrative Code.

  4. AUTHORIZE RAP staff to make any technical adjustments to the Measure A applications as necessary to carry out the intent of this report.

Fiscal Impact Statement: The L.A. For Kids Steering Committee reports that the RAP utilizes potential grant awards to complete new developments and improvements, the department will be able to offset a portion of any incremental increase in operations and maintenance costs with Measure A maintenance and servicing funds. There is a potential impact on the General Fund for any increases in operations and maintenance costs that are not offset by Measure A funding sources, that would be addressed through the City’s annual budget process following acquisition and/or the completion of the respective projects.

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

(Health, Education, Neighborhoods, Parks, and River Committee waived consideration of the above matter)

 

ITEM NO.(21)
14-1743

COMMUNICATION FROM THE CITY ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER (CAO) relative to proposed Third Amendment to Contract No. C-125329 with VCA Animal Hospitals, Inc. dba VCA West Los Angeles Animal Hospital (VCA) for Veterinary Services for LAPD Canine Units.

 

Recommendation for Council action:

 

AUTHORIZE the Chief of Police, or designee, Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD), to execute the Third Amendment to Contract No. C-125329 with VCA for veterinary services for the LAPD Canine (K-9) Platoons: Metropolitan Division, Gang and Narcotics Division, and Emergency Services Division’s Bomb Squad and Bomb Detection K-9 Unit, subject to the review and approval by the City Attorney as to form.  The amendment will extend the contract term an additional one year from February 23, 2020 to February 23, 2021.

 

Fiscal Impact Statement:  The CAO reports that approval of the recommendation contained in the February 19, 2020 CAO report, attached to the Council file, will have no additional impact to the General Fund.  Funding for this contract has already been provided and is available in the LAPD's Fiscal Year 2019-20 Contractual Services Account.  Approval of the recommendation contained in the February 19, 2020 CAO report complies with the City's Financial Policies in that contract expenditures will be limited to the use of approved budgeted funds.

 

Community Impact Statement:  None submitted.

 

TIME LIMIT FILE - MAY 19, 2020

 

(LAST DAY FOR COUNCIL ACTION - MAY 19, 2020)

 

(Public Safety Committee waived consideration of the above matter)

 

 

ITEM NO.(22)
20-0245
CD 8

CONSIDERATION OF MOTION (HARRIS-DAWSON – BLUMENFIELD) relative to an exception to the City’s one-year street cut moratorium on 38th Street to allow for the installation of water service for the property located at 1170 West 38th Street.

 

Recommendations for Council action:

 

  1. APPROVE an exception to the City’s one-year street cut moratorium on 38th Street to allow for the installation of water service for the property located at 1170 West 38th Street.

  2. REQUIRE the permittee to properly repair and resurface the street cut area in accordance with the Bureau of Engineering requirements and standards; and, upon completion of the work, the repaired street cut be inspected by the Bureau of Contract Administration to maximize the longevity of the street.

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

(Public Works and Gang Reduction Committee waived consideration of the above matter)

 

ITEM NO.(23)
20-0405

CONSIDERATION OF MOTION (RODRIGUEZ – O’FARRELL) relative to using full street closures to complete right-of-way projects more expeditiously.

 

Recommendations for Council action:

 

  1. DIRECT the Bureau of Engineering (BOE), with the assistance of the Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT), Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, Bureau of Street Services (BSS), and any other relevant City departments, to reprioritize capital project schedules that may be accelerated through the use of full street closures. 

  2. DIRECT the BOE, with LADOT, BSS, and any other relevant departments, to consider full street closures when reviewing their traffic control plans to accelerate telecommunication and utility projects in the right-of-way.

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

(Public Works and Gang Reduction Committee waived consideration of the above matter)

 

 

ITEM NO.(24)
19-0023
CD 1

CONSIDERATION OF MOTION (CEDILLO – KORETZ) relative to the issuance of a revocable permit for construction of the mixed-use development project at 942 North Broadway Avenue prior to the recordation of the Final Tract Map.

 

Recommendation for Council action:

 

AUTHORIZE the Bureau of Engineering to issue a revocable permit to TF Broadway LP (applicant) for construction of the mixed-use development project at 942 North Broadway Avenue, subject to satisfaction of the conditions for issuing such permit, to excavate and start construction in the subsurface area of the existing public right-of-way along North Broadway Avenue prior to the recordation of Final Tract Map No. 82227-CN.

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

(Public Works and Gang Reduction Committee waived consideration of the above matter)

 

 

 

ITEM NO.(25)
20-0413

CONSIDERATION OF MOTION (O'FARRELL – BLUMENFIELD) relative to streamlining the review and approval process for street closures and parking enforcement changes to allow medical providers providing healthcare services to combat the COVID-19 outbreak to operate within the the public right-of-way. 

 

Recommendation for Council action:

 

INSTRUCT the Bureau of Street Services, with the assistance of the Bureau of Engineering, the Los Angeles Department of Transportation, and any other necessary departments, to report on streamlining the review and approval process for street closures and parking enforcement changes to allow medical providers providing healthcare services to combat the COVID-19 outbreak to operate within the public right-of-way including on our City’s sidewalks.

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

(Public Works and Gang Reduction Committee waived consideration of the above matter)

 

 

 

ITEM NO.(26)
19-0201
CD 14

CONSIDERATION OF MOTION (HUIZAR – BONIN) relative to the issuance of a revocable permit for the vacation of Banning Street, Jackson Street, and Ducommum Street from Center Street to their easterly terminuses (VAC-E1401334).

 

Recommendation for Council action:

 

DIRECT the Bureau of Engineering to issue a revocable permit to the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority, in connection with the Division 20 Portal Widening and Turnback Facility Project, subject to the satisfaction of the conditions for issuing the permit, to close, gate, occupy, excavate, and construct permanent structures within the existing public-right-of-way, prior to finalizing and recording street vacations (VAC-E1401334), as follows: Jackson Street from Center Street to its easterly terminus.

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

(Public Works and Gang Reduction Committee waived consideration of the above matter)

 

 

 

ITEM NO.(27)
14-1174-S85
CD 10

CONSIDERATION OF MOTION (WESSON – RYU) relative to utilizing the Community Redevelopment Agency of Los Angeles (CRA/LA) Excess Bond Proceeds (EBP) for the Olympic Gateway Project (Project).

 

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

 

  1. AUTHORIZE the Bureau of Engineering (BOE), to approve, negotiate, and execute contracting documents with the Los Angeles Neighborhood Initiative as required to effectuate the Project in Council District 10 subject to the approval of the Board of Public Works prevailing wage requirements, and the City Attorney as to form.

  2. AUTHORIZE the Controller, subject to the requirements identified in Council’s approval of Project related recommendations on October 30, 2019, the availability of funds, and a duly executed and encumbered contract, to expend up to $1,755,166 plus interest from the CRA/LA EBP Fund No. 57D, Account No. 22L9TT and 22S9TT Wilshire Center/Koreatown Taxable Series 2006-A and 2008-B, and to expend up to the total amount of interest available from the EBP Fund No. 57D, Account No. 22S9TN Wilshire Center/Koreatown Tax-Exempt Series 2008-C, for activities related to the Project upon presentation of proper documentation by the BOE, and satisfactory review and approval of the Economic and Workforce Development Department (EWDD) in accordance with the terms and conditions of the Bond Expenditure Agreement (Contract No. C-125212).

  3. DETERMINE that, in accordance to Charter Section 1022, due to the limited scope of work and the extensive experience of Los Angeles Neighborhood Initiative on the Project and in providing community neighborhood improvement projects with stakeholders, it is more feasible and economical for this work to be done by a contractor than by City employees.

  4. AUTHORIZE the Interim General Manager, EWDD, or designee, to prepare Controller instructions and/or make technical adjustments that may be required and are consistent with this action, subject to the approval of the City Administrative Officer.

  5. AUTHORIZE the Controller to implement these instructions.

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

(Public Works and Gang Reduction Committee waived consideration of the above matter)

 

 

ITEM NO.(28)
09-0234-S4

CONSIDERATION OF MOTION (MARTINEZ - WESSON - ET AL. - RODRIGUEZ) relative to potential amendments to the Responsible Banking Ordinance to ensure that the City is doing business with financial institutions that are providing maximum protections to property owners and renters during the COVID-19 emergency.

 

Recommendations for Council action:

 

  1. INSTRUCT the Chief Legislative Analyst, in consultation with City Attorney, Office of Finance (Finance), and City Administrative Officer (CAO), to report on potential amendments to the Responsible Banking Ordinance to ensure that the City, consistent with current law and reporting requirements, is doing business with financial institutions that are providing maximum protections to property owners and renters during the COVID-19 emergency, including but not limited to:

    1. Requiring financial institutions already providing or seeking City banking business to disclose, within 30 days, the institution’s policies and programs to provide relief to its customers and borrowers who may be suffering from the economic impacts of the COVID-19 emergency and any specific relief programs it has offered to holders of mortgages on rental properties.

    2. Requiring financial institutions already providing or seeking City banking business to disclose every 30 days how many applications have been received, how many customers and borrowers have been assisted, and how many applications for relief have been rejected, prioritize and emphasize Rent Stabilization Ordinance (RSO) housing providers.

    3. Requiring financial institutions already providing or seeking City banking business to disclose, every 30 days during the COVID-19 emergency, the number of foreclosures it has sought or executed against rental properties in the City and, where the financial institution is itself a landlord within the City, any evictions for nonpayment of rent it has sought or executed, prioritize and emphasize RSO housing providers.

    4. Requiring financial institutions already providing or seeking City banking business to disclose within 30 days any stimulus funding received and how the funding will be utilized nationwide and specifically in the City of Los Angeles, prioritize and emphasize RSO housing providers. 

    5. Scoring financial services bids to prioritize bidders that demonstrate they are providing the greatest available relief to rental property mortgage holders and their tenants during and in the aftermath of the COVID-19 emergency, prioritize and emphasize RSO housing providers. 

    6. Requiring a publicly accessible scorecard of financial institutions’ performance specifically related to meeting the City's goals of mortgage and rent payment relief, helping landlords maintain rental properties, and helping renters stay in their homes during and in the aftermath of the COVID-19 emergency, prioritize and emphasize RSO housing providers.

    7. Any other amendments to integrate linked mortgage and rent payment relief for rental properties during and in the aftermath of the COVID-19 emergency into the Responsible Banking Ordinance and regulations, and to strengthen enforcement of the ordinance to better protect and sustain housing stability in Los Angeles during this crisis.

         
  2. INSTRUCT the CLA, in consultation with City Attorney, Finance, and CAO, to report on other possible actions within the City’s authority to require or incentivize rent suspension, including mortgage relief conditioned on rent suspension for rental properties during and in the aftermath of the COVID-19 emergency.

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

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

 

 

ITEM NO.(29)
20-1100

COMMUNICATIONS FROM THE CITY CLERK and RESOLUTIONS relative to the certified results of the City of Los Angeles Primary Nominating Election held on Tuesday, March 3, 2020.

 

Recommendation for Council action:

 

ADOPT the accompanying RESOLUTION declaring the results for the City of Los Angeles Primary Nominating Election held on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, attached to the City Clerk report dated April 9, 2020, for the various candidates for the Offices of Member of the Los Angeles City Council District Numbers 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, and 14, and for the various candidates for the Offices of the Member of the Board of Education of the Los Angeles Unified School District in District Numbers 1, 3, 5, and 7.

 

Fiscal Impact Statement: The City Clerk reports that while there is no fiscal impact of declaring the results for this election, the total estimated cost of the Primary Nominating election is $10 million. The City Clerk expects to receive a bill from the County for the Primary Election in June. $9.8 million in funds were set aside in the Unappropriated Balance.

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

 

ITEM NO.(30)
12-0302

COMMUNICATION FROM THE CITY ETHICS COMMISSION (CEC) relative to adjustments to Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) Board of Education (Board) Contribution Limits.

 

Recommendation for Council action:

 

APPROVE the adjustments to the LAUSD Board Contribution Limits to reflect changes in the Consumer Price Index, as identified in Section C of the CEC report dated February 25, 2020, attached to the Council file.

 

Fiscal Impact Statement: None submitted by the CEC. Neither the City Administrative Officer nor the Chief Legislative Analyst has completed a financial analysis of this report.

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

TIME LIMIT FILE - APRIL 27, 2020

 

(LAST DAY FOR COUNCIL ACTION - APRIL 22, 2020)

 

(Rules, Elections, and Intergovernmental Relations Committee waived consideration of the above matter)

 

 

ITEM NO.(31)
20-0165

COMMUNICATION FROM THE CITY ETHICS COMMISSION (CEC) relative to amending the Conflict of Interest Codes for the Department of Recreation and Parks (RAP).

 

Recommendation for Council action:

 

ADOPT the amended Conflict of Interest Code for the RAP, attached to the CEC report dated May 5, 2020, attached to the Council file.

 

Fiscal Impact Statement: None submitted by the CEC. Neither the City Administrative Officer nor the Chief Legislative Analyst has completed a financial analysis of this report.

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

TIME LIMIT FILE - MAY 5, 2020

 

(LAST DAY FOR COUNCIL ACTION - MAY 5, 2020)

 

(Rules, Elections, and Intergovernmental Relations Committee waived consideration of the above matter)

 

 

ITEM NO.(32)
20-0299

COMMUNICATION FROM THE CITY ETHICS COMMISSION (CEC) relative to amending the Conflict of Interest Codes for the Department of Neighborhood Empowerment (DONE).

 

Recommendation for Council action:

 

ADOPT the amended Conflict of Interest Code for the DONE, attached to the CEC report dated March 5, 2020, attached to the Council file.

 

Fiscal Impact Statement: None submitted by the CEC. Neither the City Administrative Officer nor the Chief Legislative Analyst has completed a financial analysis of this report.

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

TIME LIMIT FILE - JUNE 3, 2020

 

(LAST DAY FOR COUNCIL ACTION - JUNE 3, 2020)

 

(Rules, Elections, and Intergovernmental Relations Committee waived consideration of the above matter)

 

 

ITEM NO.(33)
20-0419

CONSIDERATION OF MOTION (O'FARRELL - MARTINEZ - RODRIGUEZ) relative to a review of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act and the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, addressing federal assistance gaps and resources for undocumented people.

 

Recommendation for Council action:

 

INSTRUCT the Chief Legislative Analyst, with the assistance of the City Attorney and the Los Angeles Housing, Community and Investment Department, to review the Families First Coronavirus Response Act and the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, and report with recommendations on how the City can address any federal assistance gaps and resources for undocumented people.

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

(Economic Development Committee waived consideration of the above matter)

 

 

ITEM NO.(34)
20-0424

CONSIDERATION OF MOTION (RODRIGUEZ – O'FARRELL) relative to using DASH, LAnow, and Commuter Express buses to assist homeless service providers and to transport clients to shelter intake sites.

 

Recommendations for Council action:

 

  1. DIRECT the Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT), in consultation with the Los Angeles Homeless Service Authority (LAHSA) and with the assistance of the Chief Legislative Analyst (CLA), to report relative to the feasibility of establishing routes dedicated to assisting homeless service providers using DASH, LAnow, and Commuter Express busses currently out of service as a result of reduced ridership due to COVID-19; routes should be explored both for the movement of meals and equipment from distribution centers to shelters and housing sites, and for the transportation of clients to shelter intake sites.

  2. REQUEST the LAHSA to assist the LADOT to identify current transportation needs by geographic area of the City of Los Angeles to inform a potential process for scheduling buses on either an as-needed basis or establishing routes, and frequency of service.

  3. REQUEST the LADOT and the LAHSA to asses the Personal Protective Equipment and staffing support needed by drivers to implement the proposed transportation program, identify what equipment is available within each agency/department, and outline any additional needs.

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

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

(Transportation Committee waived consideration of the above matter)

 

 

ITEM NO.(35)
20-0426

CONSIDERATION OF MOTION (RODRIGUEZ - O'FARRELL) relative to a review of national examples and best practices of COVID-19 related relief programs being offered by Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) for implementation in the City.

 

Recommendations for Council action:

 

  1. INSTRUCT the Economic Workforce Development Department (EWDD) to review national examples and best practices of COVID-19 related relief programs being offered by CDFIs, and to work directly with each City CDFI contractor to implement similar programs in the City, as well as document/advertise the programs they are offering to small businesses.

  2. INSTRUCT the EWDD to work with the Department of Finance, the Chief Legislative Analyst, and any other relevant departments, to explore options for implementing reporting requirements or auditing metrics, similar to the reporting the City requires of financial institutions through the Responsible Banking Ordinance, for CDFIs to ensure they are meeting the City’s standards for community investment.

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

(Economic Development Committee waived consideration of the above matter)

 

 

ITEM NO.(36)
20-0122
CD 2

CONSIDERATION OF MOTION (KREKORIAN - O'FARRELL) relative to a transfer of jurisdiction for City-owned property (Property) located at the corner of Keswick Street and Vantage Avenue in Council District 2 for use as a pocket park.

 

Recommendations for Council action:

 

  1. INSTRUCT the Department of General Services to effectuate a non-financial transfer of jurisdiction of the Property located at the corner of Keswick Street and Vantage Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 91605 (APN No. 2307-012-901) in Council District 2 to the Department of Recreation and Parks (RAP).

  2. INSTRUCT the Department of Public Works to complete any necessary street or easement vacation necessary for the transfer of the Property at no cost to the RAP.

  3. REQUEST that the RAP consider, approve, and accept the transfer of jurisdiction for the Property for use as a pocket park.

 

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

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

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

 

 

ITEM NO.(37)
20-0407

CONSIDERATION OF MOTION (BONIN - RYU - HARRIS-DAWSON) relative to freezing rent increases during the City of Los Angeles State of Emergency that was declared on March 4, 2020.  

 

Recommendation for Council action:

 

REQUEST the City Attorney, with the assistance of the Los Angeles Housing and Community Investment Department, Chief Legislative Analyst (CLA) and City Administrative Officer (CAO), to:

 

  1. Prepare and present an Ordinance freezing rent increases on occupied rental units that are subject to the City’s Rent Stabilization Ordinance, retroactive to the implementation of the Mayor’s March 4, 2020 Declaration of a local emergency and effective until 90 days after the end of the declaration of a local emergency.

  2. Prepare and present an Ordinance freezing rent increases on all residential rental units not controlled, regulated or subsidized by a governmental unit, agency or authority, retroactive to the implementation of the Mayor's March 4, 2020 declaration of a local emergency, effective until 90 days after the end of the declaration of a local emergency, and call on the State to lift any legal barriers that would need to be suspended in order to effectuate the freeze.

 

 

Community Impact Statement:  None submitted.

 

(Housing Committee waived consideration of the above matter)

 

 

ITEM NO.(38)
20-0409

CONSIDERATION OF MOTION (BONIN - RYU - HARRIS-DAWSON) relative to classifying unpaid rent as consumer debt, not subject to the unlawful detainer process and allowing landlords and tenants to create temporary rent reduction agreements.  

 

Recommendation for Council action:

 

REQUEST the City Attorney to:

 

  1. Prepare and present an Ordinance, in coordination with the Chief Legislative Analyst (CLA), to classify unpaid rent under Council file No. 20-0147-S19 as consumer debt, not subject to the unlawful detainer process.

  2. Prepare and present an Ordinance, in coordination with the Los Angeles Housing and Community Investment Department, allowing landlords and tenants to create a temporary rent reduction agreement, in which monthly or annual rent owed is reduced, without reducing the base rent used to calculate annual rent increases under the City’s Rent Stabilization Ordinance with said written agreement between the parties to include a statement that the reduction is temporary and unrelated to market conditions, habitability, or reduction in housing services.

 

 

Community Impact Statement:  None submitted.

 

(Housing Committee waived consideration of the above matter)

 

 

ITEM NO.(39)
20-0404

CONSIDERATION OF MOTION (BONIN - RYU - HARRIS-DAWSON) relative to prohibiting the termination of a tenancy during the City of Los Angeles State of Emergency that was declared on March 4, 2020.  

 

Recommendation for Council action:

 

REQUEST the City Attorney to prepare and present an emergency Ordinance that prohibits any owner or property manager from terminating a tenancy, serving a notice to terminate a tenancy, or using lockouts or utility shutoff actions to terminate a tenancy, or otherwise evict a residential tenant, except to protect the health and safety of other occupants of the property with the provisions of the Ordinance to apply from the date of the declaration of the City of Los Angeles State of Emergency, March 4, 2020, until 30 days following the conclusion of the State of Emergency.

 

Community Impact Statement:  None submitted.

 

(Housing Committee waived consideration of the above matter)

 

 

ITEM NO.(40)
20-0396

COMMUNICATION FROM THE LOS ANGELES DEPARTMENT OF WATER AND POWER (LADWP) relative to waiving review of actions taken by the Board of Water and Power Commissioners (Board):

 

Recommendation for Council action:

 

WAIVE review of the following actions by the Board, pursuant to Charter Section 245(b):

 

  1. Approval of Agreement No. 47572 for Laboratory Sample Testing and Consulting Services with EMAX Laboratories, Inc., for a term of one year with two one-year renewal options and an amount not to exceed $3,600,000. Board approved on March 10, 2020.

  2. Approval of proposed changes to Funding and Authority of the General Manager, LADWP, for Electric Transportation Customer Rebate Programs. Board approved on March 10, 2020.

  3. Approval of Amendment No. 1 to Contract No. 727 for 34.5 kiloVolt Interrupter Switches with Donna Hinton Group Enterprise to extend the term by two additional one-year renewal periods and increase the amount by $2,130,590. Board approved on March 10, 2020.

  4. Approval of Amendment No. 1 to Contract No. 759 for Substructures, Precast Concrete, and Accessories with Jensen Precast, to extend the term by two additional one-year renewal periods and increase the amount by $8,000,000. Board approved on March 10, 2020.

  5. Approval of Amendment No. 1 to Contract Nos. 780A, 780B, and 780C for Galvanized Steel Distribution Poles, Spun Concrete Distribution Poles, Fiberglass Distribution Poles, Ductile Iron Distribution Poles, and Fiberglass Crossarms with Anixter, Inc.; WESCO Distribution, Inc.; and McWane Poles, to extend the term by two additional one-year renewal periods and increase the cumulative amount by $16,485,408. Board approved on March 10, 2020.

  6. Approval of Water Supply Assessment - Crenshaw Crossing Mixed Use Project located within the West Adams - Baldwin Hills - Leimert Community Plan area of the City. Board approved on March 10, 2020.

  7. Approval of Contract Nos. 122A and 122B with Calmat Co. dba Vulcan Materials Company and California Waste Services, respectively, for Dumping Privileges for the dumping of dirt, asphalt, and concrete; for a term of one year with four optional one-year renewals and an amount not to exceed $72,818,143. Board approved on March 10, 2020.

  8. Approval of Clean Grid LA - Memorandum of Understanding between the LADWP and the Department of Recreation and Parks regarding the installation of Distributed Energy and Resiliency Resources. Board approved on March 31, 2020.

  9. Approval of Amendment No. 1 to Agreement No. 47431-7 for Acquisition and Management of Habitat Management Lands with Heron Pacific, LLC dba Wildlands, to extend the term by two years. Board approved on March 31, 2020.

  10. Approval of Adoption of the Copper Sulfate Application Project Mitigated Negative Declaration in accordance with the California Environmental Quality Act. Board approved on March 31, 2020.

 

Fiscal Impact Statement: None submitted by the LADWP. Neither the City Administrative Officer nor the Chief Legislative Analyst has submitted a financial analysis of this report.

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

TIME LIMIT FILE - APRIL 29, 2020

 

(LAST DAY FOR COUNCIL ACTION - APRIL 29, 2020)

 

(Energy, Climate Change, and Environmental Justice Committee waived consideration of the above matter)

 

ITEM NO.(41)
19-0386

COMMUNICATION FROM THE CITY ATTORNEY relative to settlement instructions in the case entitled Linderman, et al. v. City of Los Angeles, Los Angeles Superior Court Case No. BC650785.

 

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

 

  1. AUTHORIZE the Controller to transfer $2,975,000 from the Liability Claims Fund No. 100/59, Account No. 009798, Miscellaneous Liability Payouts, to Fund No. 100/59, Account No. 009792, Police Liability Payouts. 

  2. AUTHORIZE the City Attorney to draw a demand from Fund No. 100/59, Account No. 009792, Police Liability Payouts, made payable to: City of Los Angeles Alarm Permit Settlement Fund in the amount of $2,975,000. 

  3. AUTHORIZE the City Attorney to receive a reimbursement up to $1,840,000, plus applicable interest, from the City of Los Angeles Alarm Permit Settlement Fund and deposit it into Fund No. 100/59, Revenue Source No. 5188, Miscellaneous Revenue-Others; and, AUTHORIZE the Controller to appropriate an equivalent amount within Fund No. 100/59, Account No. 009798, Miscellaneous Liability Payouts. 

  4. AUTHORIZE and INSTRUCT the Executive Director of the Board of Police Commissioners to implement Fee Adjustment Credits toward the Renewal Fee for Alarm Permits for the 2021 calendar year in accordance with the settlement terms. 

  5. AUTHORIZE the City Attorney, or designee, to make necessary corrections, clarifications or technical adjustments to effectuate the intent of this settlement, subject to the approval of the City Administrative Officer (CAO); and, AUTHORIZE the Controller to implement the instructions.

  6. AUTHORIZE the City Attorney, or designee, to prepare instructions for the Executive Director of the Board of Police Commissioners for any necessary corrections, clarifications or technical adjustments to effectuate the intent of this settlement; and, AUTHORIZE the Executive Director to implement these instructions.

 

Fiscal Impact Statement: None submitted by the City Attorney. Neither the CAO nor the Chief Legislative Analyst has completed a financial analysis of this report.

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

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

 

 

ITEM NO.(42)
14-1174-S91

COMMUNICATION FROM THE COMMUNITY REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY OF LOS ANGELES (CRA/LA) relative to the allocation of CRA/LA Excess Non-Housing Taxable Bond Proceeds (EBP) from all CRA/LA Redevelopment Project Areas to cover the 2019-20 staffing costs for administration and management of the CRA/LA Excess Non-Housing Bond Program.

 

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

 

APPROVE the recommendations contained in the CRA/LA Bond Oversight Committee report dated February 27, 2020, attached to the Council file, relative to the allocation of CRA/LA EBP from all CRA/LA Redevelopment Project Areas to cover the 2019-20 staffing costs for administration and management of the CRA/LA Excess Non-Housing Bond Program.

 

Fiscal Impact Statement: The City Administrative Officer reports that there is no impact on the City’s General Fund from the proposed allocation. The CRA/LA EBP Fund No. 57D is funded solely from transfers totaling approximately $88.4 million in pre-2011 tax allocation bond proceeds from CRA/LA to the City (Council file No. 14-1174). Said transfers have been deposited with the Controller.

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

(Economic Development Committee waived consideration of the above matter)

 

 

ITEM NO.(43)
19-1558

CONSIDERATION OF MOTION (HARRIS-DAWSON - WESSON) and RESOLUTION relative to accessing state and federal level summary criminal history information through the Department of Justice for licensing of all owners of commercial cannabis businesses in the City.

 

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

 

ADOPT the accompanying RESOLUTION to authorize the Department of Cannabis Regulation to access state and federal level summary criminal history information through the Department of Justice for licensing of all owners of commercial cannabis businesses in the City and may not disseminate the information to a private entity.

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

(Rules, Elections, and Intergovernmental Relations Committee waived consideration of the above matter)

 

 

ITEM NO.(44)
19-1547

CONSIDERATION OF MOTION (HARRIS-DAWSON - WESSON) and RESOLUTION relative to accepting grant funding to assist local social equity applicants and licensees.

 

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

 

  1. ADOPT the accompanying RESOLUTION, as required by the California Department of Consumer Affairs and the Bureau of Cannabis Control, to authorize the Executive Director, Department of Cannabis Regulation, or designee, to accept a grant in the amount of $1,834,156.38 in equity grant funding through the California Cannabis Equity Act of 2018, and upon receipt, to deposit this amount into a new account in Fund No. 60E-13 entitled Local Equity Grant Funding Program Grant Funds, and to further transfer and appropriate $183,415 therefrom to the Cannabis Fund No. 100-13, Account No. 001010 (Salaries-General).

  2. AUTHORIZE the Executive Director, Department of Cannabis Regulation, or designee, to execute the standard agreement with the Bureau of Cannabis Control, attached to the Council file, for the period of July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020, including any extensions or amendments thereof, subject to the approval of the City Attorney as to form and legality.

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

(Rules, Elections, and Intergovernmental Relations Committee waived consideration of the above matter)

 

 

ITEM NO.(45)
20-0397

COMMUNICATION FROM THE LOS ANGELES WORLD AIRPORTS relative to waiving review of actions taken by the Board of Airport Commissioners (BOAC).

 

Recommendations for Council action:

 

  1. WAIVE review of the following BOAC actions taken on March 5, 2020, pursuant to Charter Section 245(b):

    1. Acceptance of a grant offer and execution of a grant agreement with the Federal Aviation Administration relative to Airport Improvement Program funds of $13,765,958 as partial funding source for the Secured Access Area Post and Enabling Project at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX); and, determination that this action is administratively exempt under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) in accordance with Article II, Section 2.i of the Los Angeles City CEQA Guidelines.

    2. Approval of a six-month agreement with UTWiz Technologies, LLC, with two one-month extension options, for operation and maintenance services for on-demand bus dispatch system at LAX, for a cost not to exceed $113,856.98; and, determination that this action is administratively exempt under CEQA in accordance with Article II, Section 2.f of the Los Angeles City CEQA Guidelines.

    3. Approval of a three-year contract with Waters Environmental Services and Technologies Corporation d.b.a. Westcorp for duct cleaning and repair services at LAX and Van Nuys Airport, for a total cost not to exceed $2,700,000; and, determination that this action is administratively exempt under CEQA in accordance with Article II Class 1 (2) of the Los Angeles City CEQA Guidelines.

    4. Approval of the First Amendment to Equipment Acquisition Agreement DA-5323 with Tom Bradley International Terminal Equipment Company to extend the term by nine months, for the acquisition of installation of common use bag drop equipment in the Tom Bradley International Terminal at LAX; and, determination that this action is categorically exempt under CEQA in accordance with Article III, Class 1 (18)(c) of the Los Angeles City CEQA Guidelines.

    5. Approval of the component guaranteed maximum price revision under Contract DA-5182 with Myers and Sons-Griffith, a Joint Venture, for a credit amount of $3,700,000; and, the release of $3,700,000 in appropriations under said contract for the Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) Utilities and Landside Access Modernization Program Enabling Projects; and, determination that this action is administratively exempt under CEQA in accordance with Article II, Section 2.i of the Los Angeles City CEQA Guidelines.

    6. Approval of a one-year contract with Blois Construction Inc., for the installation of a 48-inch water line for the Century Trunk Line Project at LAX, for a cost not to exceed $3,360,283; determination that this action is administratively exempt under CEQA in accordance with Article II, Section 2.i of the Los Angeles City CEQA Guidelines; finding that the work can be performed more economically or feasibly by an independent contractor than by City employees; and, further finding for the reasons set forth in the LAWA report relative to this matter and also pursuant to Charter Section 371 (e)(10), use of competitive bidding for the contract is undesirable, impractical, or impossible.

  2. WAIVE review of the following BOAC actions taken April 2, 2020, pursuant to Charter Section 245(b):

    1. Approval of a one-year lease with Western Jet Aviation, Inc., with a one-year extension option, for aircraft and employee vehicle parking located at 16101 Saticoy Street within Van Nuys Airport, for estimated minimum annual revenue of $136,098; and, determination that this action is categorically exempt under CEQA in accordance with Article III, Class 1 (18)(c) of the Los Angeles City CEQA Guidelines.

    2. Approval of a one-year lease with Clay Lacy Aviation, Inc., with a one-year extension option, for aircraft and employee vehicle parking located at 7701 Woodley Avenue within Van Nuys Airport, for estimated annual revenue of $89,238; and, determination that this action is categorically exempt under CEQA in accordance with Article III, Class 1 (18)(c) of the Los Angeles City CEQA Guidelines.

    3. Approval of a five-year lease with Galpin Motors, Inc., for a leasehold located at 16841 Roscoe Boulevard within Van Nuys Airport, for estimated minimum revenue of $853,860 over the term; and, determination that this action is categorically exempt under CEQA in accordance with Article III, Class 1 (18)(c) of the Los Angeles City CEQA Guidelines.

    4. Approval of a reallocation of funds between specific commitment items within the Fiscal Year 2019-2020 LAWA Operating Budget, and appropriation and allocation of new funds to the Operating and Capital Budgets, and determination that this action is administratively exempt under CEQA in accordance with Article II, Section 2.f of the Los Angeles City CEQA Guidelines.

    5. Authorize the execution of an Other Transaction Agreement with the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) for the acceptance of reimbursement funds relative to design of eligible checked baggage inspection system upgrades in Terminal 5 at LAX; and, determination that this action is administratively exempt under CEQA in accordance with Article II, Section 2.f of the Los Angeles City CEQA Guidelines.

    6. Approval of modifications to two Other Transaction Agreements, and the execution of a new three-year Other Transaction Agreement, with the TSA for the acceptance of funds for both the Law Enforcement Officer Reimbursement Program and National Explosives Detection Canine Team Program, for public safety services at LAX; and, determination that this action is administratively exempt under CEQA in accordance with Article II, Section 2.f of the Los Angeles City CEQA Guidelines.

    7. Approval of a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with the Mayor's Office of Public Safety for the acceptance of 2019 Urban Area Security Initiative grant funds of $676,000, relative to radio system upgrades at LAX and Van Nuys Airport; and, determination that this action is administratively exempt under CEQA in accordance with Article II, Section 2.f of the Los Angeles City CEQA Guidelines.

    8. Approval of a three-year Memorandum of Understanding with the Department of Public Works, Bureau of Contract Administration, for the management, administration, and implementation of LAWA contractor compliance with Living Wage, Worker Retention, Equal Benefits policies, and Affirmative Action/Equal Employment provisions performance of contractors, for a cost not to exceed $1,771,184; and, determination that this action is administratively exempt under CEQA in accordance with Article II, Section 2.f of the Los Angeles City CEQA Guidelines.

    9. Approval of two agreements with the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority for the continued participation of LAWA in the Transit Access Pass program, which provides regional cooperative effort with participating transit operators in Los Angeles County and allows for electronic payment of FlyAway fares and, determination that this action is administratively exempt under CEQA in accordance with Article II, Section 2.r of the Los Angeles City CEQA Guidelines.

    10. Approval of a one-year non-exclusive permit for CIC Research, Inc., with four one-year renewal options, to conduct field collections for the Survey of International Air Travelers at LAX, on behalf of the United States Department of Commerce, National Travel and Tourism Office and, determination that this action is administratively exempt under CEQA in accordance with Article II, Class 6 (2) of the Los Angeles City CEQA Guidelines.

    11. Approval of a three-year contract with Kronick, Moskovitz, Tiedemann, and Girard for legal services to assist the City Attorney's Office and LAWA with Antelope Valley groundwater adjudication and related matters, for a cost not to exceed $600,000; determination that this action is administratively exempt under CEQA in accordance with Article II, Section 2.f of the Los Angeles City CEQA Guidelines; and, finding that pursuant to Charter Section 1022 that the work can be performed more economically or feasibly by an independent contractor than by City employees.

    12. Approval of the First Amendment to MOA LAA-9010 with the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power to increase the amount to a new total of $34,122,128, for the design and construction of the Century Trunk Line Unit 1 Project at LAX; approval of an appropriation of funds in an amount not to exceed $19,953,537 for said project; and, determination that this action is administratively exempt under CEQA in accordance with Article II, Section 2.i of the Los Angeles City CEQA Guidelines.

    13. Approval of Final Change Order No. 8 to Contract DA-5215 with Steve Bubalo Construction Company, for a cost not to exceed $641,757, for unforeseen costs for the North Central Outfall Sewer Project at LAX, granting of an excusable non-compensable time extension; and determination that this action is categorically exempt under CEQA in accordance with Article III, Classes 1 (2) and 11 (8) of the Los Angeles City CEQA Guidelines.

    14. Approval of Change Order No. 295 to Contract DA-4971 with Turner I PCL, a Joint Venture, for a cost not to exceed $13,400,203, to compensate for the finish trade extended overhead for contaminated soils impact at the Midfield Satellite Concourse, Passenger West Tunnel at LAX; and, determination that this action is administratively exempt under CEQA in accordance with Article II, Section 2.i of the Los Angeles City CEQA Guidelines.

    15. Approval of a New Temporary Employee Parking Rate for the Central Terminal Area parking facilities for temporary use at LAX, for a duration of two months with option to extend month-to-month for total of six months, with the ability to terminate with two weeks-notice, as determined by the Chief Executive Officer, LAWA; and, determination that this action is categorically exempt under CEQA in accordance with Article III, Class 1 (31) of the Los Angeles City CEQA Guidelines.    

 

Fiscal Impact Statement: None submitted by the BOAC. Neither the City Administrative Officer nor the Chief Legislative Analyst has completed a financial analysis of this report.

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

TIME LIMIT FILE – APRIL 28, 2020

 

(LAST DAY FOR COUNCIL ACTION – APRIL 28, 2020)

 

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

 

 

ITEM NO.(46)
20-0440

COMMUNICATION FROM THE BOARD OF AIRPORT COMMISSIONERS (BOAC) relative to waiving Council review pursuant to City Charter Section 245(b) of various recent critical and time-sensitive actions approved by BOAC.

 

Recommendations for Council action:

 

  1. WAIVE review of the following BOAC actions taken April 9, 2020, pursuant to Charter Section 245(b):

    1. Approve the extension of the Deadline to Execute and Deliver the Amended and Restated Rate Agreement for airlines and Los Angeles World Airports - approved airline consortiums using passenger terminals at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX); and, determination that this action is administratively exempt under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) in accordance with Article II, Section 2.f of the Los Angeles City CEQA Guidelines.

    2. Approve the applicability of the Passenger Airline Relief Program to defer fee payment under the Los Angeles International Airport Passenger Terminal Tariff for passenger air carriers and existing airline consortium for April and May 2020, and suspend all gate utilization calculations and/or requirements under the Los Angeles International Airport Passenger Terminal Tariff for the same period; and, determination that this action is administratively exempt under CEQA in accordance with Article II, Section 2.f of the Los Angeles City CEQA Guidelines.

  2. WAIVE review of the following BOAC action taken April 16, 2020, pursuant to Charter Section 245(b): Approve the amendment to Letter Agreement, previously approved by the Board by Resolution No. 26995, for Air Carriers and Airline Consortiums at LAX to extend the deadline to execute said Letter Agreement, under the Los Angeles International Airport Passenger Terminal Tariff upon the approval of the Airline Rent Relief Program for deferral of the payment of terminal rental, terminal use and airfield fees; and, determination that this action is administratively exempt under CEQA in accordance with Article II, Section 2.f of the Los Angeles City CEQA Guidelines.

 

Fiscal Impact Statement: None submitted by the BOAC. Neither the City Administrative Officer nor the Chief Legislative Analyst has completed a financial analysis of this report.

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

TIME LIMIT FILE – MAY 5, 2020

 

(LAST DAY FOR COUNCIL ACTION – MAY 5, 2020)

 

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

 

 

ITEM NO.(47)
20-0439

ADMINISTRATIVE EXEMPTION and COMMUNICATION FROM THE BOARD OF AIRPORT COMMISSIONERS (BOAC) relative to the implementation of a Temporary Passenger Airline Relief Program.

 

Recommendations for Council action:

 

  1. ADOPT the determination by the Board of Airport Commissioners that the proposed action is administratively exempt under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) in accordance with Article II, Section 2.f of the Los Angeles City CEQA Guidelines.

  2. APPROVE a deferral of the payment of terminal rental, terminal use, and airfield fees under Non-Exclusive Air Carrier Operating Permits, and all Terminal Lease and License Agreements, listed in Attachment 1 of Resolution No. 26996, due in the months of April and May 2020 per the terms described in the Resolution.

  3. APPROVE a suspension of all gate utilization calculations and/or requirements in the Terminal Lease and License Agreements, listed in Attachment 1 of Resolution No. 26996, during the months of April and May 2020.

  4. APPROVE the amended Letter Agreement and Updated List of Non-Exclusive Air Carrier Operating Permits, and Terminal Lease and License Agreements, as listed in Attachment 1 of Resolution No. 27006, for deferral of payment of terminal rental, terminal use and airfield fees.

  5. CONCUR with the action taken by the BOAC on April 9, 2020, by Resolution No. 26996, authorizing the Interim Chief Executive Officer, Los Angeles World Airports, to implement a Temporary Passenger Airline Relief Program as set forth in the Resolution and execute the associated Letter Agreement, subject to approval as to form and legality by the City Attorney.

  6. CONCUR with the action taken by the BOAC on April 16, 2020, by Resolution No. 27006, authorizing the Interim Chief Executive Officer, or designee, to execute the amended Letter Agreement with the revised execution date, upon approval as to form and legality by the City Attorney.

Fiscal Impact Statement: The BOAC reports that this action will not impact the General Fund.

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

TIME LIMIT FILE – MAY 11, 2020

 

(LAST DAY FOR COUNCIL ACTION – MAY 8, 2020)

 

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

 

 

ITEM NO.(48)
20-0435
CD 15

COMMUNICATION FROM THE PORT OF LOS ANGELES relative to waiving review of actions taken by the Board of Harbor Commissioners (BOHC).

 

Recommendations for Council action:

 

  1. WAIVE review of the following BOHC actions taken March 5, 2020, pursuant to Charter Section 245(b):

    1. Approve Resolution No. 20-9617 for a Port of Los Angeles (POLA) agreement with Occupational Health Centers of California for occupational medical services.

    2. Approve Resolution No. 20-9618 authorizing BOHC Vice-President Edward R. Renwick to travel on a one-day business development trip to Oakland, CA.

    3. Approve Resolution No.20-9619 for the Second Amendment to POLA Agreement No. 17-3548 with Timothy J. Riley for public safety technology project management and coordination.

  2. WAIVE review of the following BOHC actions taken April 2, 2020, pursuant to Charter Section 245(b):

    1. Approve Resolution No. 20-9621 for an Order resetting compensation under Permit No. 897 with Catalina Channel Express, Inc.

    2. Approve Resolution No. 20-9623 for POLA Revocable Permit No. 19-09 with the Southern California Marine Institute.

    3. Approve Resolution No. 20-9626 for the adoption of the Final Initial Study / Negative Declaration and approval of the Pacific Crane Maintenance Company Chassis Repair and Storage Facility Project at 895 Reeves Avenue (POLA Permit No. 180628-111; State Clearinghouse No. 2020019025).

    4. Approve Resolution No. 20-9627 for a construction contract contractor: Sully-Miller Contracting Company San Pedro Waterfront Harbor Boulevard from Miner Street to SP Slip Roadway Improvements Specification No. 2774.

    5. Approve Resolution No. 20-9629 to implement Council action.

Fiscal Impact Statement: None submitted by the BOHC. Neither the City Administrative Officer nor the Chief Legislative Analyst has completed a financial analysis of this report.

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

TIME LIMIT FILE – APRIL 28, 2020

 

(LAST DAY FOR COUNCIL ACTION – APRIL 28, 2020)

 

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

 

 

 

ITEM NO.(49)
19-0926-S3

COMMUNICATIONS FROM THE CITY ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER (CAO) relative to the Fourth Construction Projects Report (Fourth CPR) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2019-20.

 

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

 

  1. AUTHORIZE the Controller to transfer $19,810,864 between departments and funds as specified in Attachment 1 of the Fourth CPR for FY 2019-20 dated April 3, 2020, attached to Council file (C.F.) No. 19-0926-S3.

  2. AUTHORIZE the Controller to transfer $768,581 between accounts within departments and funds as specified in Attachment 2 of said Fourth CPR.

  3. AUTHORIZE the Controller to appropriate $938,270 between accounts within departments and funds as specified in Attachment 3 of said Fourth CPR.

  4. AUTHORIZE the Controller to transfer $1,000,258 between departments and funds from General Obligation Bond Funds as specified in Attachment 4 of said Fourth CPR.

  5. AUTHORIZE the Controller to reimburse the General Fund with Municipal Improvements Corporation of Los Angeles (MICLA) funds in accordance with Recommendation Nos. 1 and 3, upon CAO approval and receipt of requesting department's labor services, construction materials and supplies invoices for completed work, including the department's labor services documentation that must contain an hourly breakdown with task codes detailing the completed MICLA eligible work, relative to the respective departmental accounts designated for the following projects as specified in said Fourth CPR:

     

    1. Asphalt Plant II (Item Z);
    2. Barnsdall Art Park (Item OO);
    3. Ahmanson Training Center Electrical Service Upgrade (Item WW); and, 
    4. Jefferson Park Animal Shelter Emergency Generator (Item ZZ).
         
  6. AUTHORIZE the CAO to make technical corrections, as necessary, to the transactions authorized through said Fourth CPR, as required to implement the Mayor and Council's intentions.

  7. AUTHORIZE a change in funding source for a delayed invoice in the amount of $191,897.16 from the original funding source authorized within MICLA Fund No. 298, to the new funding source authorized through said Fourth CPR, using monies available within Capital Improvement Expenditure Program (CIEP) Fund No. 100, Dept. 54, Account 00P297, CD 8 Cost Recovery, in order to proceed with repayment of Reserve Fund loan(s) generated for Invoice No. C18044 (Item DD).

  8. AUTHORIZE the establishment of a new appropriation in the Transportation Grants Fund No. 655, Dept. 94, Account name to be determined, in the amount of $1,568,100 for the design and construction of the Central Avenue Historic Corridor Streetscape project (Item EE).

  9. AUTHORIZE the transfer of $631,416 from the Measure R Local Return Fund No. 51Q, Dept. 94, Account No. 94K491 Project Match funds to the new project account to be established in Transportation Grants Fund No 655, Dept. 94, Account name to be determined, for the design and construction of the Central Avenue Historic Corridor Streetscape project (Item EE).

  10. AUTHORIZE the increase of the existing project appropriation for the Central Avenue SAFETEA-LU Historic Corridor Streetscape Improvements project in the Transportation Grants Fund 655, Dept. 94, Account No. 94NT70, Central Avenue SAFETEA-LU Historic Corridor Streetscape by $160,234 in order to fund the additional design costs needed for the project (Item FF).

  11. AUTHORIZE the cancellation of the Hollywood Media District Wayfinding Signage Project (C.F. 04-0488), de-obligation of up to $225,000 in project funds, and decrease the corresponding appropriation within the Department of Transportation (LADOT), Transportation Grants Fund No. 655, Dept. No. 94, Accounts 94W915 and 94A915, and return the funds to Metro (Item GG).

  12. RESCIND the LADOT report, dated January 4, 2008 (C.F. No. 07-2585), which recommended the transfer of $900,000 from Ventura/Cahuenga Boulevard Corridor Specific Plan Trust Fund No. 523, Dept. No. 94, Account No. 941002, to the Transportation Grants Fund No. 655, Dept. No. 94, Account 94F460; and, return the funding from the Transportation Grants Fund cash account to the originating account as the project is no longer needed (Item HH).

  13. AUTHORIZE the cancellation of the Victory Boulevard Widening Phase II project (C.F. No. 06-1080- S2) and de-obligation of up to $3,851,993 in project funds within the LADOT, Transportation Grants Fund No. 655, Dept. No. 94; and, hold discussions with Metro regarding potential reprogramming of the grant to existing Call projects, including but not limited to San Fernando Road at Balboa Road, Olympic Boulevard at Mateo Street, and Slauson Avenue between Crenshaw Boulevard and Western Avenue (Item II).

  14. AUTHORIZE the establishment of new appropriations in the amount of $15,135,386 within the Transportation Grants Fund for the five Highway Efficiency Operational Improvements and Transportation System and Mobility Improvement projects and amounts listed on Attachment 5 of said CAO report for the implementation of new grant-funded projects (Item JJ).

  15. AUTHORIZE a change in funding source for prior year expenditures totaling $120,527.33 from the original funding source authorized within MICLA Fund No. 298 for the City Hall 19th and 21st Floors Tenant Improvements project, to the new funding source authorized through said Fourth CPR using monies available within Fund No. 100, Dept. 54, Account 00S736, in order to proceed with repayment of the Reserve Fund loan(s) generated for Invoice No. C18141 (Item QQ).

  16. AUTHORIZE the Controller to reimburse MICLA (Fund 298) upon the Council's acceptance and receipt of the State of California Office of Emergency Services Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) Resiliency Allocation to Cities program grant for the Ahmanson Recruit Training Center Electrical Service Upgrade project (Item WW).

  17. AUTHORIZE a change in funding source for prior year expenditures totaling $32,988 from the original funding source authorized within Fund No 26G for the William Grant Still Arts Center project, to the new funding source authorized through said Fourth CPR using monies available within Fund No. 100, Dept. 54, Account 00S736, in order to proceed with repayment of the Reserve Fund loan(s) generated for Invoice Nos. C18109 and C18150 (Item GGG).

  18. AUTHORIZE a change in the project location previously authorized for the installation of fire extractors as part of the 2019-20 Second Construction Projects Report (C.F. No. 19-0926-S2, Item EE), to reflect a revised prioritization provided by the Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD) for the following facilities: Fire Station Nos. 1, 26, 57, 6, and 91 (Item KKK).

  19. RESCIND the recommended transfer of funds in the amount of $289,364 in the 2019-20 2nd CPR (C.F. No. 19-0926-S1) Item ZZ - Recreation and Parks Oakridge Estate Roof Repairs from the Sites and Facilities Fund No. 209, Dept. 88, Account 88RMEH Oakridge Roof Repairs to Recreation and Parks Fund No. 302, Dept. 89, Account 89270K General Capital (Item LLL).

  20. RESCIND Item WW - Fire Station Nine Hazard Mitigation of the 2019-20 Third CPR (C.F. No. 19-0926-S2), which recommended a transfer of expenditures of $2,993 from 26G/50/50P140, General Services, to 100/54/00S686, LAFD Facilities (Item MMM).

  21. AUTHORIZE a change in funding source for prior year expenditures totaling $2,993 from the original funding source authorized within MICLA Fund No. 26G/50, 50P140, General Services, to the new funding source authorized through said Fourth CPR using monies available within CIEP Fund No. 100/54, 00S736, Muni Facilities Contingency, in order to proceed with repayment of the Reserve Fund loan(s) generated for Invoice No. Cl9007 (Item MMM).

  22. AUTHORIZE a $670,000 exchange of funding sources between MICLA Fund 298 and CIEP Fund 100/54 for LADOT Leased Yards and Shops (Item PPP), in order to resolve ineligible expenses associated with tenant improvements for two sites under lease to relocate displaced LADOT operations, as follows:

    1. REDUCE the appropriation for CIEP account 100/54/00P310 - CD 8 Constituent Service Center, from the current available balance of $670,000, to a revised balance of $0, and revert $670,000 to the cash balance;

    2. ESTABLISH a new CIEP account within Fund 100/54 entitled DOT MATEO TIs, and appropriate $670,000 from the cash balance within the same Fund to the new account.

    3. TRANSFER $670,000 in MICLA monies between previously established accounts within MICLA Fund 298/40, from 298/40/S20L - Space Optimization Tenant Work to 298/40/40P21K - CD8 Constituent Service Center.

    4. TRANSFER $670,000 from the new CIEP account 100/54/TBD - DOT MATEO TIs, to the GSD leasing account 100/40/6030, to fund tenant improvements at two sites under lease for LADOT operations.

  23. AUTHORIZE the Controller to establish a new cash flow account within the Sites and Facilities Fund No. 209/88, to be used by the Department of General Services (GSD) to transfer funds into an escrow account to be established for acquisition of Phase II of the Proposition K specified project for the Southeast Valley Roller and Skateboard Rink, with monies to be repaid by Proposition K funding authorized for the project through the forthcoming 2020-21 Proposition K Assessment Report, as follows:
           
      Fund Account Name  Amount 
    From:  209/88   Account 209/88/88S210 - Various Facilities  $100,000
    To: 209/88 Account TBD - Ph II SE Valley Acquisition Cash Flow   $100,000
           
  24. AUTHORIZE the Controller to transfer up to $53,566,526 in appropriations and expenditures from the capital salaries of the Bureau of Contract Administration, Bureau of Engineering, and Bureau of Sanitation in Sewer Capital Fund No. 761/50 to the Wastewater System Subordinate Revenue Bond Funds or other wastewater commercial paper funds, subject to CA) approval and receipt of requesting department's labor services documentation that must contain an hourly breakdown with task codes detailing the completed work that is to be paid from the proceeds of tax exempt bonds.

 

Fiscal Impact Statement: The CAO reports that transfers, appropriations, and expenditure authority totaling $46.11 million are recommended in said Fourth CPR. Of this amount, $17.5 million is for transfers, appropriations, and expenditure authority for the LADOT, $10.12 million for the GSD, and $18.49 million is for other City funds. All transfers and appropriations are based on existing funds, reimbursements, or revenues. There is no immediate impact to the General Fund for operational and maintenance costs reflected in Attachment 6 of said Fourth CPR as a result of the proposed actions. Special Fund monies will fund the full cost of acquisition of the Proposition K specified project for the Southeast Valley Roller and Skateboard Rink. An anticipated impact on the General Fund is anticipated in future years for operational and maintenance costs at the time the new facility becomes operational, which will be addressed through future City budgets.

 

Debt Impact Statement: The CAO reports that there is no debt impact to the General Fund as a result of the recommendations in said Fourth CPR as there are no new debt issuance authorizations recommended. The recommendations included in said Fourth CPR include transfers from previously authorized MICLA projects. Debt service on Wastewater System Revenue Bonds is paid from the Sewer Construction and Maintenance (SCM) Fund. Of the $53,566,526 in recommended transfers, as much as $15 million is expected to be issued as new debt, while the balance is expected to be paid with available bond proceeds held with the City. The issuance of $15 million for eligible capital costs is expected to result in the City paying a total of $31 million, including $16 million in interest, over 30 years at a rate of 5.5 percent. During the life of the bonds, the estimated average annual debt service is $1,033,000 over 30 years. Actual interest rates may differ as rates are dependent on market conditions at the time of issuance

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

(Budget and Finance and Information, Technology, and General Services Committees waived consideration of the above matter)

 

 

ITEM NO.(50)
20-0427

CONSIDERATION OF MOTION (RYU - BLUMENFIELD) relative to the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) Novel Coronavirus/COVID-19 Rapid Response Initiative, and possible funding opportunities.

 

Recommendation for Council action:

 

INSTRUCT the City Administrative Officer (CAO), to report on the benefits of the UCLA Novel Coronavirus/COVID-19 Rapid Response Initiative, and possible funding opportunities that the City can use to contribute to the studies.

 

Fiscal Impact Statement: Neither the CAO nor the Chief Legislative Analyst has submitted a financial analysis of this report.

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

(Health, Education, Neighborhoods, Parks, Arts, and River Committee waived consideration of the above matter)

 

 

ITEM NO.(51)
19-0360

COMMUNICATION FROM THE CHIEF LEGISLATIVE ANALYST (CLA) relative to accepting funds from the County of Los Angeles to support 2020 Census outreach and education efforts.

 

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

 

  1. AUTHORIZE the Mayor to accept $426,866.35 from the County of Los Angeles, and to deposit the funds into Fund No. 100/46, Account No. 3040 (Contractual Services), to support 2020 Census outreach and education efforts.

  2. AUTHORIZE the City Administrative Officer to make any corrections, clarifications or needed new instructions to the above fund transfer instructions in order to effectuate the intent of this report.

 

Fiscal Impact Statement: The CLA reports that the General Fund will receive $426,866.35 to fund Census 2020 outreach and education activities as a result of this action.

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

(Rules, Elections, and Intergovernmental Relations Committee waived consideration of the above matter)

 

 

ITEM NO.(52)
20-0333

COMMUNICATION FROM THE COUNCIL PRESIDENT relative to the Council meeting recess schedule consistent with the Council President's directive of April 13, 2020 addressing COVID-19 (Coronavirus).

 

RESOLVE, in accordance with Charter Section 2.2, to approve the following Council recesses, consistent with the Council President's directive of April 13, 2020, addressing COVID-19 (Coronavirus): 

 

Tuesdays, April 21 and April 28, 2020           
   

Community Impact Statement:  None submitted.

     

 

ITEM NO.(53)
19-0592-S2

COMMUNICATION FROM THE CITY ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER (CAO) relative to the additional grant funds from the California Department of Aging (CDA) and amendment to the Fiscal Year (FY) 2019-20 Senior and Family Caregiver contract (Contract).

 

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

 

  1. APPROVE the acceptance of $2,548,641 in additional CDA grant funds under Area Plan AP-1920-25 Amendment Number 2, attached to the March 25, 2020 CAO report, attached to the Council file.

  2. APPROVE the Area Plan Budget for AP-1920-25 as detailed in Attachment 8 of said CAO report.

  3. APPROVE the execution of the Contract amendments, subject to review by the City Attorney as to form, as detailed in Attachment 7 of said CAO report.
       

  4. AUTHORIZE the Controller to:

    1. Increase the appropriations within the Area Plan for the Aging Title III Fund No. 395/02 as follows:

      Account  Title   Amount
      02S102  Aging   $217,044
      02SA01  Social Services IIIB   392,278
      02SA02  Congregate Meals III C1   672,816
      02SA04  Home Delivered Meals III C2   1,067,245
      02SA06  Preventive Health III D   63,089
      02SA07  NSIP Congregate Meals III C1   13,973
      02SA08  NSIP Home Delivered Meals III C2   15,119
      02SA09  Family Caregiver Support Program IIIE    97,286
         Total:  $2,538,850
                     
    2. Increase the appropriations within the Title VII Older American Act Fund No. 564/02 as follows:

      Account  Title  Amount
      02SB01  Ombudsman VII A Prog.   $6,851
      02SB02  Elder Abuse Prevention   2,940
         Total:  $9,791
           
    3. Establish and appropriate a new account entitled Furniture, Office and Technical Equipment within Department of Aging Fund No. 100/02. Increase the appropriations within Fund No. 100/02 and transfer funds on an as-needed basis as follows:

        Fund No.  Account  Title Amount
      From:  395  02S102 Aging      $217,044
               
       To:  100  001070 Salaries, As-Needed 12,000
         100  002120 Printing and Binding  5,000
         100  006010 Office and Administrative Expense 150,044
         100  007300 Furniture, Office and Technical Equipment 50,000
               
  5. AUTHORIZE the General Manager, Los Angeles Department of Aging, or designee, to:

    1. Execute the Standard Agreement AP-1920-25 Amendment Number 2, as detailed in Attachment 9 of said CAO report.

    2. Prepare Controller Instructions for any technical adjustments, subject to the approval of the CAO, and authorize the Controller to implement the instructions.

 

Fiscal Impact Statement:  The CAO reports that funding for the proposed amendments will be provided by the Older American Act funds from the State of California Department of Aging. There is no additional impact to the City General Fund.

 

Community Impact Statement:  None submitted.

(Health, Education, Neighborhoods, Parks, Arts, and River Committee waived consideration of the above matter)

 

ITEM NO.(54)
19-0592-S1

COMMUNICATION FROM THE CITY ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER (CAO) relative to the additional grant funds from the California Department of Aging (CDA) and amendment to the Fiscal Year (FY) 2019-20 Senior and Family Caregiver contract (Contract).

 

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

 

  1. APPROVE the acceptance of $460,629 in CDA grant funds under Area Plan AP-1920-25 Amendment Number 1, attached to the February 6, 2020 CAO report, attached to the Council file.

  2. APPROVE the Area Plan Budget for AP-1920-25 Amendment Number 1, in Attachment 1 of said CAO report.

  3. AUTHORIZE the amendment to the WISE and Healthy Aging Contract No. 133771, Attachment 3 of said CAO report, for the award of $460,629 in grant funds, subject to review by the City Attorney as to form.
       

  4. AUTHORIZE the Controller to:

    1. Increase the appropriations within the Area Plan for the Aging Title III Fund No. 395/02 as follows:

      Account  Title   Amount
      02SA01  Social Services III B   $334,529
         Total:  $334,529
           
                     
    2. Increase the appropriations within the Ombudsman Initiative Program Fund No. 46V/02 as follows:

      Account  Title  Amount
      02SC03  State Health Facilities Citation Penalties Act  $126,100
         Total:  $126,100
           
    3. Disburse funds to WISE and Healthy Aging upon submission of proper demand from the General Manager, Los Angeles Department of Aging (Aging), or designee.

  5. AUTHORIZE the General Manager, Aging, or designee, to:

    1. Execute the Standard Agreement AP-1920-25, Attachment 2 of said CAO report.

    2. Prepare Controller Instructions for any technical adjustments, subject to the approval of the CAO, and authorize the Controller to implement the instructions.

 

Fiscal Impact Statement:  The CAO reports that funding for the proposed amendments will be provided by the Federal Older American Act funds from the State of California Department of Aging. There is no additional impact to the City General Fund.

 

Community Impact Statement:  None submitted.

(Health, Education, Neighborhoods, Parks, Arts, and River Committee waived consideration of the above matter)

 

ITEM NO.(55)
19-0600-S177

COMMUNICATION FROM THE CITY ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER (CAO) relative to Interim Budget Adjustments and Transactions.

 

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

 

APPROVE the recommendations of the CAO report, dated April 10, 2020 (attached to the Council file).

 

Fiscal Impact Statement: The CAO reports that this report recommends transfers, appropriations, and other adjustments totaling approximately $21.79 million.

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

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

 

 

ITEM NO.(56)
16-0752-S1
CD 15

COMMUNICATION FROM THE CHAIR OF THE MUNICIPAL FACILITIES COMMITTEE relative to a Surplus Land Declaration for the eventual sale of City-owned property known as the former Watts Library (Property), located at 1501 East 103rd Street in Council District 15.

 

Recommendations for Council action:

 

  1. FIND and DETERMINE that the Property located at 1501 East 103rd Street, Los Angeles, California 90002 (APN 6048-012-930), is no longer required for use by the City, and that the public interest is best served by its disposal.

  2. DECLARE that the Property is Surplus Land, pursuant to Assembly Bill 1486.

 

Fiscal Impact Statement: The City Administrative Officer reports that there is no immediate fiscal impact to the General Fund for the Surplus Land Declaration.

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

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

 

ITEM NO.(57)
20-0412

CONSIDERATION OF MOTION (RODRIGUEZ - O'FARRELL) relative to contracting with hotels, motels, and other lodging providers for space to house first responders exposed to COVID-19 for required and self-isolation.

 

Recommendation for Council action:

 

DIRECT the City Administrative Officer (CAO), Department of General Services, Emergency Management Department, and any other City departments or offices as necessary, to contract with hotels, motels, and other lodging providers for space to house first responders that have been exposed to COVID-19 and are required to be isolated or choose to be isolated.

 

Fiscal Impact Statement: Neither the CAO nor the Chief Legislative Analyst has submitted a financial analysis of this report.

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

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

 

 

ITEM NO.(58)
20-0002-S42

CONSIDERATION OF RESOLUTION (PRICE - BONIN - RYU - HARRIS-DAWSON) relative to establishing the City’s position regarding a mortgage payment relief conditioned on a corresponding rental suspension for rental properties and implementing a combined mortgage and rental payment suspension program during and in the aftermath of the COVID-19 emergency.

 

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

 

ADOPT the accompanying RESOLUTION:

 

  1. To include in the City's 2019-20 State Legislative Program SUPPORT for legislative or administrative action that would provide mortgage payment relief conditioned on a corresponding rental suspension for rental properties during and in the aftermath of the COVID-19 emergency.

  2. To include in the City's 2019-20 Federal Legislative Program SUPPORT for legislative or administrative action to implement a combined mortgage and rental payment suspension program during and in the aftermath of the COVID-19 emergency.

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

(Rules, Elections, and Intergovernmental Relations Committee waived consideration of the above matter)

 

 

ITEM NO.(59)
20-0002-S43

CONSIDERATION OF RESOLUTION (O'FARRELL - MARTINEZ - RODRIGUEZ - KREKORIAN) relative to establishing the City’s position regarding legislation or administrative action that would provide billions of dollars to support housing relief funds to relieve the impacts of COVID-19.

 

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

 

ADOPT the accompanying RESOLUTION to include in the City's 2019-20 Federal Legislative Program SUPPORT for legislation or administrative action that would provide billions of dollars to support housing relief funds for purposes such as to extend forgiveness assistance to renters, property owners, and mortgage holders; extend assistance to working families, small to mid-sized businesses, educational institutions, hospitals, and first responders; and other programs that relieve the impacts of COVID-19.

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

(Rules, Elections, and Intergovernmental Relations Committee waived consideration of the above matter)

 

 

ITEM NO.(60)
20-0002-S44

CHIEF LEGISLATIVE ANALYST (CLA) REPORT and RESOLUTION (O'FARRELL - RODRIGUEZ - KREKORIAN - BLUMENFIELD) relative to establishing the City’s position regarding the PAID Leave Act (Providing Americans Insured Days of Leave Act).

 

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

 

ADOPT the accompanying RESOLUTION to include in the City's 2019-20 Federal Legislative Program SUPPORT for the PAID Leave Act, which proposes a comprehensive emergency paid sick days and paid family and medical leave program, fully funded by the federal government during this emergency, to provide additional support to workers and businesses during the coronavirus outbreak and future public health emergencies.

 

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

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

(Rules, Elections, and Intergovernmental Relations Committee waived consideration of the above matter)

 

 

ITEM NO.(61)
20-0002-S45

CONSIDERATION OF RESOLUTION (RYU - BONIN - HARRIS-DAWSON) relative to establishing the City’s position regarding legislative, administrative or executive action that would establish a comprehensive rent and mortgage relief program for people impacted by COVID-19.

 

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

 

ADOPT the accompanying RESOLUTION:

 

  1. To include in the City's 2019-20 State Legislative Program SUPPORT for state legislative, administrative or executive action that would establish a statewide comprehensive rent and mortgage relief program for Californians impacted by COVID-19 to ensure that no property owner or renter would be required to make mortgage or rental payments, or accumulate interest, late fees or other housing related debt, for the duration of the health emergency.

  2. To include in the City's 2019-20 Federal Legislative Program SUPPORT for federal legislative, administrative or executive action that would establish a nationwide comprehensive rent and mortgage relief program for Americans impacted by COVID-19 to ensure that no property owner or renter would be required to make mortgage or rental payments, or accumulate interest, late fees or other housing related debt, for the duration of the health emergency.

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

(Rules, Elections, and Intergovernmental Relations Committee waived consideration of the above matter)

 

 

ITEM NO.(62)
20-0002-S46

CONSIDERATION OF RESOLUTION (BLUMENFIELD - O'FARRELL) relative to establishing the City’s position regarding legislation or administrative action that would allocate additional Federal funding that could be used to support a rent relief program to assist residents in paying rent due during the Declaration of Local Emergency.

 

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

 

ADOPT the accompanying RESOLUTION to include in the City's 2019-20 Federal Legislative Program SUPPORT for legislation or administrative action that would allocate additional Federal funding that could be used to support a rent relief program to assist residents in paying rent due during the Declaration of Local Emergency.

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

(Rules, Elections, and Intergovernmental Relations Committee waived consideration of the above matter)

 

 

ITEM NO.(63)
20-0002-S47

CHIEF LEGISLATIVE ANALYST (CLA) REPORT and RESOLUTION (BLUMENFIELD - O'FARRELL) relative to establishing the City’s position regarding legislation or administrative action to extend all work permits and visas for critical workers.

 

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

 

ADOPT the accompanying RESOLUTION to include in the City's 2019-20 Federal Legislative Program SUPPORT for legislation or administrative action to extend all work permits and visas for critical workers, including healthcare professionals such as doctors and nurses, who are providing life-saving medical services for our communities.

 

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

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

(Rules, Elections, and Intergovernmental Relations Committee waived consideration of the above matter)

 

 

ITEM NO.(64)
20-0449

ADMINISTRATIVE EXEMPTION and COMMUNICATION FROM THE BOARD OF AIRPORT COMMISSIONERS (BOAC) relative to revising payment terms of Non-Exclusive License Agreements for Non-Concessionaire Rental Car Services at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) affected by the decline in passengers resulting from COVID-19 impacts.

 

Recommendations for Council action:

 

  1. ADOPT the determination by the Board of Airport Commissioners that the proposed action is administratively exempt under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) in accordance with Article II, Section 2.f of the Los Angeles City CEQA Guidelines.

  2. APPROVE the Revision of Payment Terms of Non-Exclusive License Agreements for Non-Concessionaire Rental Car Services at LAX to establish a percentage rent of 10 percent of gross revenues and allow for payment of the lower of the percentage rent or the license fee from April 1, 2020, through June 30, 2020, for said services affected by the decline in passengers resulting from COVID-19 impacts.

  3. CONCUR with the action taken by the BOAC on April 16, 2020, by Resolution No. 27004, authorizing the Interim Chief Executive Officer, Los Angeles World Airports, or designee, to execute the letter agreement with the revised payment terms.

Fiscal Impact Statement: The BOAC reports that this action will not impact the General Fund.

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

TIME LIMIT FILE – MAY 18, 2020

 

(LAST DAY FOR COUNCIL ACTION – MAY 5, 2020)

 

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

 

 

ITEM NO.(65)
20-0450

ADMINISTRATIVE EXEMPTION and COMMUNICATION FROM THE BOARD OF AIRPORT COMMISSIONERS (BOAC) relative to revising Los Angeles World Airport (LAWA) concessionaire agreements.

 

Recommendations for Council action:

 

  1. ADOPT the determination by the Board of Airport Commissioners that the proposed action is administratively exempt under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) in accordance with Article II, Section 2.f of the Los Angeles City CEQA Guidelines.

  2. APPROVE a revision of the payment terms of all concession agreements listed in Attachment Nos. 1, 2, and 3 of Resolution No. 27003, to only require payment of percentage rent as defined in their respective concession agreement instead of minimum annual guarantee for the period April 1, 2020, through June 30, 2020.

  3. APPROVE a revision of the payment terms for all concession agreements listed in Attachment No. 1 of Resolution No. 27003, to allow deferral of payment of percentage rent until July 1, 2020, through December 31, 2020, in equal monthly installments.

  4. CONCUR with the action taken by the BOAC on April 16, 2020, by Resolution No. 27003, authorizing the Interim Chief Executive Officer, LAWA, to implement a program to revise concession agreements and to implement a temporary policy to forbear on implementing default provisions related to payment of minimum annual guarantees for the affected concessionaires.

  5. CONCUR with the action taken by the BOAC on April 16, 2020, by Resolution No. 27003, authorizing the Interim Chief Executive Officer, LAWA, or designee, to execute letter agreements with the terms and conditions in the program.

Fiscal Impact Statement: The BOAC reports that this action will not impact the General Fund.

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

TIME LIMIT FILE – MAY 18, 2020

 

(LAST DAY FOR COUNCIL ACTION – MAY 5, 2020)

 

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

 

 

ITEM NO.(66)
20-0401

MOTION (MARTINEZ - WESSON) relative to the COVID-19 Emergency Renters Relief Program (COVID-19 ERRP).

 

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

 

  1. INSTRUCT the Los Angeles Housing and Community Investment Department (HCIDLA) to establish the COVID-19 ERRP similar to the former Emergency Renters Relief Program established to assist renters facing financial difficulties with rent subsidies as a program component of the City's Eviction Defense Program; report on sources of funds to supplement the Council District 6 and Council District 10 AB 1290 funds and how program funds will be distributed; and prepare key amendments to the City's Eviction Defense Program, as necessary, in response to COVID-19 emergency orders.

  2. TRANSFER and APPROPRIATE $1 million in the AB 1290 Fund No. 53P, Account No. 281206 (CD 6 Redevelopment Projects - Services) to the HCIDLA for the newly established - COVID-19 ERRP - (account numbers to be determined) to provide assistance to tenants facing economic hardship.

  3. TRANSFER and APPROPRIATE $150,000 in the AB1290 Fund No. 53P, Account No. 281210 (CD 10 Redevelopment Projects - Services) to the HCIDLA for the newly established - COVID-19 ERRP - (account numbers to be determined) to provide assistance to tenants facing economic hardship.

  4. AUTHORIZE the HCIDLA, with assistance of the City Clerk, to prepare the necessary Controller instructions, identify the appropriate fund and account numbers, and make any corrections, clarifications or revisions to the above instructions, including any corrections and changes to fund or account numbers to effectuate the intent of this motion; said corrections/ clarifications and may be made orally, electronically or by any other means.

 

 

ITEM NO.(67)
20-0375

MOTION (KREKORIAN - LEE) relative to implementing a six-month forbearance period for all outstanding city loans to small businesses.

 

Recommendation for Council action:

 

INSTRUCT the Economic and Workforce Development Department to implement a six-month forbearance period for all outstanding city loans to small businesses,  including the City's Section 108 loan program, expanded COVID-19 emergency microloan program, and small business loan program.

 

 

ITEM NO.(68)
20-0376

MOTION (KREKORIAN - MARTINEZ) relative to relaxing quality of life and vegetation related code enforcement activities.

 

Recommendation for Council action:

 

INSTRUCT the Los Angeles Department of Building and Safety to relax quality of life and vegetation related code enforcement activities (other than fire-prevention brush clearance requirements).

 

 

ITEM NO.(69)
20-0381

MOTION (KREKORIAN - KORETZ) relative to drafting an emergency ordinance amending Los Angeles Municipal Code (LAMC) Section 98.0421 and Section 98.0411.

 

Recommendation for Council action:

 

REQUEST the City Attorney draft an emergency ordinance amending LAMC Section 98.0421 and Section 98.0411 to temporarily waive the Code Violation Inspection Fee and extend the Non-Compliance Fee payment deadline from 30 days to 90 days from the invoice print date, with a sunset date of September 24, 2020.

 

 

ITEM NO.(70)
20-0377

MOTION (KREKORIAN - O'FARRELL) relative to drafting an emergency ordinance amending Los Angeles Municipal Code (LAMC) Section 98.0403.2(a)2.

 

Recommendation for Council action:

 

REQUEST the City Attorney to draft an emergency ordinance amending LAMC Section 98.0403.2(a)2 to create an exception that no appeal fee shall be required to request an extension of time on an order issued by the Los Angeles Department of Building and Safety, with a sunset date of September 24, 2020.

 

 

ITEM NO.(71)
20-0379

MOTION (KREKORIAN - BONIN) relative to paying any outstanding invoices to local businesses.

 

Recommendation for Council action:

 

INSTRUCT the Controller, Bureau of Contract Administration, Board of Public Works, and all other contracting departments, to pay any outstanding invoices to local businesses, as identified by Small Local Business Enterprise and Local Business Enterprise certifications, on a 15-day timeline for a period of six-months.

 

 

Items Called Special

Motions for Posting and Referral

Council Members' Requests for Excuse from Attendance at Council Meetings
Closed Session
ITEM NO.(72)
20-0394

The City Council shall recess to Closed Session, pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9(d)(4), to confer with its legal counsel relative to the potential resolution of penalties assessed against JP Morgan Chase Bank, N.A. under the City's Foreclosure Registry Program.

 

(Budget and Finance Committee waived consideration of the matter)

 

 

ITEM NO.(73)
19-0822

The City Council shall recess to Closed Session, pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9(d)(1), to confer with its legal counsel relative to the case entitled Janet Garcia, et al. v. City of Los Angeles, et al., US Central District Court Case No. 2:19-CV-6182.

 

ITEM NO.(74)
20-0263

The City Council shall recess to Closed Session, pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9(d)(1), to confer with its legal counsel relative to the case entitled LA Alliance for Human Rights, et al. v. City of Los Angeles, et al., US Central District Court Case No. 2:20-cv-02291.

 

 

Adjourning Motions

Council Adjournment

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