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AGENDA

LOS ANGELES CITY COUNCIL
Wednesday, May 13, 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

 

 

BASIC CITY COUNCIL MEETING RULES

AGENDAS - The City Council meets Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday at 10:00 A.M. The agendas for City Council meetings contain a brief general description of those items to be considered at the meetings. Council Agendas are available in the Office of the City Clerk, Council and Public Services Division, Room 395, City Hall, 200 North Spring Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012, and on the City's website at lacity.org; or lacouncilcalendar.com

Ten (10) members of the Council constitute a quorum for the transaction of business. The Council may consider an item not listed on the agenda only if it is determined by a two-thirds (10) vote that the need for action arose after the posting of an Agenda. Some items on the agenda may be approved without any discussion, however, any item may be called "special" by a Councilmember. If an item is called "special" it will be "held" until the remainder of the items on the Council agenda have been acted on by the Council. An item may also be called "special" if a member of the public has requested to speak on the item and a public hearing was not previously held.

The City Clerk will announce the items to be considered by the Council, however items will be grouped. For example, all items for which required public hearings have not previously been held are listed in one section on the printed agenda. The Council President will ask if any Councilmember or member or the public wishes to speak on one or more of these items. If anyone wishes to speak on an item, it will be called "special". The remaining items in this section will be voted on by Council with one roll call vote.

PUBLIC INPUT AT CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS - An opportunity for the public to address the Council on agenda items for which public hearings have not been held will be provided at the time the item is considered or during the Multiple Agenda Item Comment period. Members of the public who wish to speak on items shall be allowed to speak for up to one minute per item up to a total of three minutes per meeting. The Council has determined that a cumulative total of 20 minutes is a reasonable minimum amount of time for the Multiple Agenda Item segment of each regular meeting.

The Council will also provide an opportunity for the public to speak on public interest items. Each speaker shall be limited to one minute of general public comment each regular meeting for a cumulative total of ten (10) minutes. The Council shall not discuss or take action relative to any general public comment.

If you wish to provide documents to the full Council for consideration on an item, please present the Sergeant-At-Arms with 35 copies. Otherwise, your materials will simply be added to the official record.

 

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

COUNCIL DISCUSSION AND TIME LIMITS - Councilmembers requesting to address the Council will be recognized by the Council President in the order requested. For any item, the Chairperson of the Committee, or the maker of the original motion, or the member calling a matter "special" shall have up to six (6) minutes to discuss the item. All other Councilmembers may speak up to three (3) minutes each on the matter. After all members desiring to speak on a question have had an opportunity to be heard once, the time for each Member desiring to speak again shall be limited to a maximum of three (3) minutes.

A motion calling the "previous question" may be introduced by any member during a Council debate. If adopted, this motion will terminate debate on a matter and the Chair will instruct the Clerk to call the roll on the matter.

VOTING AND DISPOSITION OF ITEMS
- Most items require a majority vote of the entire membership of the Council (8 members). Items which have not been discussed in a Council Committee and have been placed directly on the agenda will require 10 votes to consider. Once considered, these items will normally require eight (8) affirmative votes to be adopted. Ordinances require a unanimous vote (at least 12 members must be present) in order to be adopted on first consideration. If an ordinance does not receive the necessary unanimous vote, it is laid over one calendar week. The votes required for approval on second consideration vary and depend upon the type of ordinance, but a typical ordinance requires eight (8) affirmative votes upon second consideration.

When debate on an item is completed, the Chair will instruct the Clerk to "call the roll". Every member present must vote for or against each item; abstentions are not permitted. The Clerk will announce the votes on each item. Any member of Council may move to "reconsider" any vote on any item on the agenda, except to adjourn, suspend the Rules, or where an intervening event has deprived the Council of jurisdiction, providing that said member originally voted on the prevailing side of the item. The motion to "reconsider" shall only be in order once during the meeting, and once during the next regular meeting. The member requesting reconsideration shall identify for all members present the agenda number, Council file number and subject matter previously voted upon. A motion to reconsider is not debatable and shall require an affirmative vote of eight (8) members of the Council.

When the Council has failed by sufficient votes to approve or reject an item, and has not lost jurisdiction over the matter, or has not caused it to be continued beyond the next regular meeting, the item is continued to the next regular meeting for the purpose of allowing the Council to again vote on the matter.

The City Council rules provide that all items adopted by the Council will not be presented to the Mayor, or other designated officer by the City Clerk until the adjournment of the regular Council meeting following the date of the Council action. A motion to send an item "forthwith" if adopted by ten (10) votes, suspends these rules and requires the City Clerk to forward the matter to the Mayor, or other officer, without delay.

RULE 16 MOTIONS
- Council Rule No. 16, in part, allows a member to send an item directly to the Council without it having to go to a Council Committee first, by giving the City Clerk a motion (seconded by an additional member) during a Council session to be placed on the next regular available Council agenda.



Los Angeles City Council Agenda
Wednesday, May 13, 2020
JOHN FERRARO COUNCIL CHAMBER ROOM 340, CITY HALL 200 NORTH SPRING STREET, LOS ANGELES, CA 90012 - 10:00 AM



Roll Call
Approval of the Minutes

Commendatory Resolutions, Introductions and Presentations

Multiple Agenda Item Comment

Public Testimony of Non-agenda Items Within Jurisdiction of Council

Items Noticed for Public Hearing
ITEM NO.(1)

HEARING PROTEST, APPEALS OR OBJECTIONS to Building and Safety Department report and confirmation of lien for nuisance abatement costs and/or non-compliance of code violations/Annual Inspection costs, pursuant to Los Angeles Municipal Code (LAMC) and/or Los Angeles Administrative Code (LAAC).

Recommendation for Council action:

HEAR PROTEST, APPEALS OR OBJECTIONS relative to proposed lien for nuisance abatement costs and/or non-compliance of code violations/Annual Inspection costs, pursuant to LAMC and/or LAAC and CONFIRM said lien for the following properties:

(a)
19-0160-S123
CD 14

943 South Dacotah Street. (Lien: $5,157.25)

 

(Continued from Council meeting of April 7, 2020)

 

 

(b)
19-0160-S141
CD 1

3446 North Arroyo Seco Avenue. (Lien: $2,511.39)

 

(Continued from Council meeting of April 7, 2020)

 

 

(c)
14-0160-S365
CD 7

10954 North Sutter Avenue. (Lien: $2,797.15)

 

(Continued from Council meeting of April 7, 2020)

 

 

(d)
15-0160-S499
CD 12

10414 North Irondale Avenue. (Lien: $1,284.56)

 

(Continued from Council meeting of April 7, 2020)

 

 

(e)
19-0160-S162
CD 7

10446 North El Dorado Avenue. (Lien: $1,284.56)

 

(Continued from Council meeting of April 7, 2020)

 

 

(f)
19-0160-S163
CD 9

127 East 51st Street. (Lien: $1,284.56)

 

(Continued from Council meeting of April 7, 2020)

 

 

(g)
19-0160-S164
CD 2

11335 West Moorpark Street aka 11343 West Moorpark Street. (Lien: $1,284.56)

 

(Continued from Council meeting of April 7, 2020)

 

 

(h)
19-0160-S166
CD 7

11244 North Cometa Avenue. (Lien: $2,845.03)

 

(Continued from Council meeting of April 7, 2020)

 

 

(i)
19-0160-S169
CD 7

10501 North Cayuga Avenue. (Lien: $1,284.56)

 

(Continued from Council meeting of April 7, 2020)

 

 

(j)
19-0160-S170
CD 10

1218 South Dunsmuir Avenue. (Lien: $428.40)

 

(Continued from Council meeting of April 7, 2020)

 

 

ITEM NO.(2)
20-0387
CD 4

HEARING COMMENTS relative to an Application for Determination of Public Convenience or Necessity for the sale of alcoholic beverages for off-site consumption at Cloud Kitchens, located at 611-615 North Western Avenue.

 

Application filed by:  Bebidas Bananas Operations II LLC (Representative:  Louie F. Cano)

 

TIME LIMIT FILE - JUNE 30, 2020

 

(LAST DAY FOR COUNCIL ACTION - JUNE 30, 2020)

 

(Findings and Council recommendations relative to the above application required)

 

 

ITEM NO.(3)
20-0386
CD 6

HEARING COMMENTS relative to an Application for Determination of Public Convenience or Necessity for the sale of alcoholic beverages for off-site consumption at Vallarta Supermarket, located at 16040 Sherman Way.

 

Recommendations for Council action:

 

  1. DETERMINE that the issuance of a liquor license at Vallarta Supermarket, located at 16040 Sherman Way, will serve the Public Convenience or Necessity and will not tend to create a law enforcement problem.

  2. GRANT the Application for Determination of Public Convenience or Necessity for the sale of alcoholic beverages for off-site consumption at Vallarta Supermarket, located at 16040 Sherman Way.

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

 

Applicant:  Vallarta Food Enterprises, Inc.

 

Representative:  Brett Engstrom - LiquorLicense.com

 

TIME LIMIT FILE - JUNE 29, 2020

 

(LAST DAY FOR COUNCIL ACTION - JUNE 26, 2020)

 

 

Items for which Public Hearings Have Been Held
ITEM NO.(4)
20-0192
CD 11

CATEGORICAL EXEMPTION and PUBLIC WORKS AND GANG REDUCTION COMMITTEE REPORT and ORDINANCE FIRST CONSIDERATION relative to the name change of the public street Ea Way, lying between Jefferson Boulevard and Fountain Park Drive, to Waters Edge Way.

 

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

 

  1. FIND that the name change and establishment of Ea way, between Jefferson Boulevard and Fountain Park Drive, to Waters Edge Way, is exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act of 1970, pursuant to Article III, Class 5 of the City’s Environmental Guidelines.

  2. ESTABLISH that Ea Way, between Jefferson Boulevard and Fountain Park Drive, shown on Exhibit A of the City Engineer report dated February 10, 2020, attached to the Council file, be changed to Waters Edge Way. 

  3. PRESENT and ADOPT the accompanying ORDINANCE, dated January 23, 2020, changing the name of Ea Way, between Jefferson Boulevard and Fountain Park Drive, and establishing the same as Waters Edge Way.

  4. INSTRUCT the City Clerk to transmit the following:

    1. A copy of the Ordinance upon publication to the Board of Supervisors of the County of Los Angeles pursuant to Section 34092 of the Government Code.

    2. A copy of the City Council’s action on this matter to the Los Angeles Department of Transportation, City-wide Investigation Section, 100 South Main Street.

 

Fiscal Impact Statement: The City Engineer reports that a fee of $5,000 was collected pursuant to Section 19.6.1 of the Los Angeles Administrative Code.

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

 

ITEM NO.(5)
19-0860

PUBLIC WORKS AND GANG REDUCTION COMMITTEE REPORT and ORDINANCE FIRST CONSIDERATION relative to requiring a Special Event Permit recipient to provide equal compensation and prize money for any athletic event featuring athletes of more than one sex or gender.

 

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

 

PRESENT and ADOPT the accompanying ORDINANCE, dated February 21, 2020, relative to amending Section 41.20 of the Los Angeles Municipal Code to require a Special Event Permit recipient to provide equal compensation and prize money for any athletic event featuring athletes of more than one sex or gender.

 

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.(6)
20-0325

PUBLIC WORKS AND GANG REDUCTION COMMITTEE REPORT relative to a Public Works Trust Fund loan to the Bureau of Street Lighting (BSL) for Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) electricity payments.

 

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

 

  1. AUTHORIZE the Board of Public Works to transfer $10,000,000 from available funds within the Public Works Trust Fund (Fund No. 834/50) to the Street Lighting Maintenance Assessment Fund (Fund No. 347/84), and appropriate said amount to make payment for overdue energy payments due to the LADWP.

  2. AUTHORIZE reimbursement of loan payments up to $10,000,000 from collected assessment district property taxes, transferred from the Los Angeles County Assessor’s Office and deposited into Fund No. 347/84, to Fund No. 834/50 in annual repayment installments of $2.5 million per year commencing in Fiscal Year 2022 and ending in Fiscal Year 2025.

  3. AUTHORIZE the Director, BSL or the Chief Administrative Officer, or designees, to request and make technical or accounting corrections as necessary to effectuate the intent of the Mayor and Council.

 

Fiscal Impact Statement: The City Administrative Officer reports that there is no impact to the General Fund as a result of the recommendations above.

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

 

 

ITEM NO.(7)
19-0600-S80

PUBLIC WORKS AND GANG REDUCTION COMMITTEE REPORT relative to the status of testing alternative construction materials and designs for sidewalk repair. Recommendation for Council action:

 

NOTE and FILE the Bureau of Engineering report dated March 10, 2020 relative to the status of testing alternative construction materials and designs for sidewalk repair.

 

Fiscal Impact Statement: Not applicable. 

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

ITEM NO.(8)
19-1590
CD 12

PUBLIC WORKS AND GANG REDUCTION COMMITTEE REPORT relative to erecting a ceremonial sign at The Apeta Momonga Mission Trail, a Historical-Cultural Monument located at 20825 Rinaldi Street.

 

Recommendation for Council action, pursuant to Motion (Lee - O’Farrell):

 

DIRECT the Los Angeles Department of Transportation to erect permanent ceremonial sign(s) at the following Historic-Cultural Monument located in Council District 12:

 

The Apeta Momonga Mission Trail: Historical-Cultural Monument No. 1177 located at 20825 Rinaldi Street, in the public right of way.

 

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

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

 

ITEM NO.(9)
20-0507
CD 12

PUBLIC WORKS AND GANG REDUCTION COMMITTEE REPORT relative to a loan from the Public Works Trust Fund (PWTF) to front fund costs for the Los Angeles River Way - San Fernando Valley Completion Project - Vanalden Avenue to Balboa Boulevard.

 

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

 

  1. APPROVE the release of the undisbursed loan portion in the amount of $200,000 from the existing Taylor Yard Bikeway/Pedestrian Bridge Project PWTF Loan (Council file No. 17-0665).

  2. AUTHORIZE a new $200,000 loan from the PWTF (Fund No. 834/50), payable by the Engineering Special Services Fund (Fund No. 682/50) to front fund the additional design costs needed for the Los Angeles River Way - San Fernando Valley Completion Project - Vanalden Avenue to Balboa Boulevard.

  3. AUTHORIZE the Director of Accounting to transfer $200,000 from available funds within the PWTF to the Fund No. 682/50, Account No. 50PVCN.

  4. AUTHORIZE the Director of Accounting to assess and collect monthly interest on the loan at the rate that the Office of Finance is using to allocate interest to various investment pools, any unpaid interest at the end of the year will be added to the principal amount of the loan.

  5. AUTHORIZE the reimbursement of funds from the Fund No. 682/50, to Fund No. 834/50, upon receipt of the proceeds from the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) as directed by the City Engineer by no later than June 30, 2021.

  6. AUTHORIZE the City Engineer, or designee, to make any technical or accounting updates to the recommendations above to effectuate the intent of the Mayor and Council.

 

Fiscal Impact Statement: The Board of Public Works reports that there is no impact to the General Fund. The PWTF will provide the $200,000 loan and will still be below the high-threshold Balance-to-Loan ratio of 25 percent, which is the current PWTF standard loan practice. Loan funds will be transferred from Fund No. 834/50 to Fund No. 682/50, Account No. 50PVCN. The Bureau of Engineering will make repayments by June 30, 2021 when the Active Transportation Program funding is transferred from Caltrans to the Fund No. 682/50, and subsequently to the Fund No. 834/50. Therefore, the Baseline Agreement with the Caltrans is considered a reliable repayment source.

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

Items for which Public Hearings Have Not Been Held - (10 Votes Required for Consideration)
ITEM NO.(10)
20-0377

CONSIDERATION OF AND ACTIONS RELATED TO COMMUNICATION FROM THE CITY ATTORNEY and ORDINANCE FIRST CONSIDERATION relative to amending the Los Angeles Municipal Code (LAMC) to temporarily waive the appeal fee for administrative appeals filed to request an extension of time to comply with an order issued by the Department of Building and Safety.

 

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

 

PRESENT and ADOPT the accompanying ORDINANCE dated May 7, 2020 amending Section 98.0403.2 of the LAMC to temporarily waive the appeal fee for administrative appeals filed to request an extension of time to comply with an order issued by the Department of Building and Safety.

 

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

 

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

 

 

ITEM NO.(11)
20-0381

CONSIDERATION OF AND ACTIONS RELATED TO COMMUNICATION FROM THE CITY ATTORNEY and ORDINANCE FIRST CONSIDERATION relative to amending the Los Angeles Municipal Code (LAMC) to temporarily change the Code Violation Inspection Fee payment deadline and temporarily change the Non-Compliance Fee payment deadline.

 

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

 

PRESENT and ADOPT the accompanying ORDINANCE dated May 7, 2020 amending Section 98.0421 of the LAMC to temporarily change the Code Violation Inspection Fee payment deadline from 30 days to 90 days and amending Section 98.0411 of the LAMC to temporarily change the Noncompliance Fee payment deadline from 30 days to 90 days.

 

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

 

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

 

 

ITEM NO.(12)
20-0432

COMMUNICATION FROM THE CITY ATTORNEY and ORDINANCE FIRST CONSIDERATION relative to amending the Los Angeles Administrative Code (LAAC) to allow the City Council to authorize the head of a City Department to approve a contract extension for any contract that is scheduled to expire within a year from the declared emergency and to temporarily suspend during a declared emergency the requirements for contracts with other governmental entities, or that continue City services, or that safeguard life, health, safety, and property.

 

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

 

PRESENT and ADOPT the accompanying ORDINANCE dated May 6, 2020 adding Subsection (a)(8) to Section 10.5 of the LAAC to allow delegation to the head of a City Department or a Chief Administrative Officer to approve a contract extension for up to one year for any contract scheduled to expire within one year from the declared emergency; and adding Section 10.5.5 to the LAAC to temporarily suspend during a declared emergency the requirements in Division 10, beginning with Section 10.7, for contracts with other governmental entities, or that continue City services, or that safeguard life, health, safety, and property.

 

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

 

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

 

 

ITEM NO.(13)
20-0433

COMMUNICATION FROM THE CITY ATTORNEY and ORDINANCE FIRST CONSIDERATION relative to amending the Los Angeles Administrative Code (LAAC) to allow the City Council to delegate contracting authority during declared emergencies to the chief administrative officers of City departments.

 

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

 

PRESENT and ADOPT the accompanying ORDINANCE dated May 6, 2020 adding Subsection (f) to Section 10.1.1 of the LAAC to allow the delegation of contracting authority during declared emergencies to the Chief Administrative Officers of City Departments.

 

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

 

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

 

 

ITEM NO.(14)
20-0472

CONSIDERATION OF MOTION (RYU - RODRIGUEZ) relative to prohibiting the sale, disposal, donation, or confiscation of personal belongings in rented storage units, if an individual’s storage lease goes into default resulting from the effects of the Coronavirus emergency.

 

Recommendation for Council action:

 

REQUEST the City Attorney to prepare and present an Ordinance prohibiting the sale, disposal, donation, or confiscation of personal belongings in rented storage units, if an individual’s storage lease goes into default resulting from the effects of the Coronavirus emergency.

 

Community Impact Statement:  None submitted.

 

(Public Safety Committee waived consideration of the above matter)

 

 

ITEM NO.(15)
20-0534

CONSIDERATION OF MOTION (BUSCAINO - MARTINEZ) relative to ensuring that all full-time City employees who are activated as a result of the deployment of military personnel in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, receive the difference between their regular City salaries and their military salaries.

 

Recommendation for Council action:

 

REQUEST the City Attorney, with the assistance of the Personnel Department and the City Administrative Officer, to prepare and present an Ordinance to ensure that all full-time City employees who are activated as a result of the deployment of military personnel in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, receive the difference between their regular City salaries and their military salaries and enjoy continuation of current City medical, dental, and life insurance program benefits for the duration of their military assignment, with an urgency clause and made retroactive to March 4, 2020, the date of the Mayor's emergency declaration.

 

Community Impact Statement:  None submitted.

 

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

 

 

ITEM NO.(16)
20-0496

CONSIDERATION OF MOTION (RYU - RODRIGUEZ) relative to developing a restaurant relief program.

 

Recommendations for Council action:

 

  1. INSTRUCT the Economic and Workforce Development Department (EWDD), with the assistance of the Chief Legislative Analyst (CLA) and City Administrative Officer (CAO), to immediately develop a restaurant relief program that would allow local independent restaurants to temporarily contract with the City to provide meals to residents experiencing homelessness located at emergency shelters, seniors who were previously receiving congregate meals at city dining centers and/or home delivered meals, students who received meals or supplemental nutrition as part of a city-sponsored after-school program, the City’s first-responders, and City employees that are temporarily serving in a Disaster Service Worker capacity, amongst others, as necessary, and transmit the proposed program for Council consideration.

  2. INSTRUCT the EWDD, with the assistance of the Office of Finance, CLA and CAO, to identify any short-term options to improve restaurant and local food chain operations, and offer any remedies to reduce costs and impacts, such as an abatement of the City’s business taxes, a waiver of fees including the suspension of permitting fees for change of use, amongst others, as necessary.

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

(Economic Development Committee waived consideration of the above matter)

 

 

ITEM NO.(17)
20-0480

CONSIDERATION OF MOTION (RODRIGUEZ - PRICE) relative to expanding the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) Low Income Discount Program and Lifeline Program to include customers financially affected by the COVID-19 Disease.

 

Recommendation for Council action:

 

REQUEST that the LADWP immediately report to the Council on the feasibility of expanding the Lifeline Program to include COVID-19 related economic hardship as a qualifying criteria, or the creation of a new reduced rate program for its low-income customers who have been financially affected by the COVID-19 disease.

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

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

 

ITEM NO.(18)
20-0002-S48

COMMUNICATION FROM THE CHIEF LEGISLATIVE ANALYST (CLA) and RESOLUTION (BLUMENFIELD - O'FARRELL) relative to establishing the City’s position regarding legislation that would amend the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act to provide $500 recovery rebates for children born in 2020.

 

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 that would amend the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act to provide $500 recovery rebates for children born in 2020.

 

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.(19)
20-0002-S60

COMMUNICATION FROM THE CHIEF LEGISLATIVE ANALYST (CLA) and RESOLUTION (BLUMENFIELD - PRICE) relative to establishing the City’s position regarding any legislation and/or administrative action to address the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on society to provide funds support state and local governments; increase Federal Medical Assistance Percentages to provide greater healthcare coverage; provide funds for education; expand health coverage for government employees: and, create an infectious disease standard to protect frontline 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 any legislation and/or administrative action to address the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on society to provide funds support state and local governments; increase Federal Medical Assistance Percentages to provide greater healthcare coverage; provide funds for education; expand health coverage for government employees: and, create an infectious disease standard to protect frontline workers.

 

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.(20)
20-0531
CD 2

CONSIDERATION OF MOTION (KREKORIAN - MARTINEZ) relative to the Council District Two Emergency Grant Program that will assist live performance spaces with operating expenses through the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

Recommendations for Council action:

 

  1. INSTRUCT the Department of Cultural Affairs with assistance from the City Attorney's Office to develop guidelines for a Council District Two Emergency Grant using the following parameters:

    1. Eligible organizations include both for-profit and nonprofit live performing arts located in Council District Two with under 50 employees, including sole proprietors, independent contractors, and the self-employed.

    2. The program will allocate $8,000 individual grants to live performing arts venues that can be used for operating capital in return for a virtual publicly accessible performance, lesson or workshop and/or a certain number of free, publicly accessible performances, lessons or workshops upon re-opening.

  2. APPROVE the reallocation of $200,000 in Council District Two from the art project commitments and associated findings identified in the Fiscal Year 2019-2020 Arts Development Fee Expenditure Plan and Fee Status Report to the new Council District Two Emergency Grant Program.

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

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

 

 

ITEM NO.(21)
20-0423
CD 4

COMMUNICATION FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF CULTURAL AFFAIRS (DCA) relative to Arts Development Fee (ADF) funds for Council District Four (CD 4) and the ADF Expenditure Plan and Fee Status Report for Fiscal Year (FY) 2019-20.

 

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

 

  1. APPROVE the reallocation of $368,810.64 in CD 4 ADF from the art project commitments and associated findings identified in the FY 2019-2020 ADF Expenditure Plan and Fee Status Report, to a new CD 4 project typology titled CD 4 COVID-19 Emergency Response Program, as detailed in Attachment A of the May 6, 2020 DCA report, attached to the Council file.

  2. APPROVE the reallocation of $181,653 in CD 4 ADF from the art project commitments and associated findings identified in the FY 2019-2020 ADF Expenditure Plan and Fee Status Report to a new Citywide project typology titled Citywide COVID-19 Emergency Response Program, as detailed in Attachment A of the May 6, 2020 DCA report, attached to the Council file.

  3. INSTRUCT the DCA to update the accrued interest in the CD 4 appropriation accounts within Fund No. 516 identified for the COVID-19 Emergency Response Program, to be used in tandem with the original ADF fee collected.

  4. AUTHORIZE the City Controller to approve the CD 4 interest appropriations, within Fund No. 516, recommended by the DCA, and to waive the Fiscal Year-end deadlines in order for the DCA to encumber the amended contracts and pay the related invoices.

  5. INSTRUCT the DCA to update the FY 2019-2020 Cultural Grantees contracts for services for small and mid-sized organizations and individual artists located in CD 4 and Citywide in order to allow them to produce works of art and/or provide arts and cultural services accessible online through the new CD 4 and Citywide COVID-19 Emergency Response Programs, as detailed in Attachment B of the May 6, 2020 DCA report, attached to the Council file.

  6. INSTRUCT the DCA to consult with individual City Council Offices before modifying the FY 2019-2020 ADF Expenditure Plan and Fee Status Report and/or re-allocating funds in each council district, and report with recommendations for reallocating additional ADF to the COVID-19 Emergency Response Programs within seven days or at the next Council meeting whichever is sooner.        

 

Fiscal Impact Statement: The DCA reports that there is no fiscal impact to the City's General Fund.  Neither the City Administrative Officer 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.(22)
20-0002-S62, 20-0002-S63

COMMUNICATION FROM THE CHIEF LEGISLATIVE ANALYST (CLA) and RESOLUTION (RYU - HARRIS-DAWSON) and REVISED RESOLUTION (BLUMENFIELD - RODRIGUEZ) relative to establishing the City’s position regarding the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).

 

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

 

  1. ADOPT the accompanying RESOLUTION (Ryu - Harris-Dawson) to include in the City’s 2019-20 Federal Legislative Program SUPPORT for any legislation or administrative action that would provide additional assistance and support for the SNAP, including the proposed Closing the Meal Gap Act of 2020.

  2. ADOPT the accompanying REVISED RESOLUTION (Blumenfield - Rodriguez) to include in the City’s 2019-20 Federal Legislative Program SUPPORT for any legislation or administrative action that would:

    1. Make critical improvements to the SNAP including boosting the maximum benefit by 15 percent, increasing the minimum benefit to $30 per month, and suspending rule changes to SNAP until the economy has fully recovered.

    2. Expand programs to allow Electronic Benefit Transfer use on additional grocery delivery platforms, and work with merchants to eliminate burdensome fees and minimum purchase requirements.

    3. Remove legislative and administrative barriers that limit SNAP participation in vulnerable groups such as military families, refugees, seniors, Tribal Nations, college students, and working families.

 

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.(23)
20-0002-S66

CONSIDERATION OF RESOLUTION (RYU - O'FARRELL) relative to establishing the City’s position regarding HR 908 (Meng), condemning all forms of anti-Asian sentiment as related to 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 of HR 908 (Meng), condemning all forms of anti-Asian sentiment as related to COVID-19, which would recommit U.S. leadership to (1) prioritize language access and inclusivity in communication practices, and (2) combat misinformation and discrimination that put Asian Americans at risk.

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

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

 

 

ITEM NO.(24)
20-0002-S68

CONSIDERATION OF RESOLUTION (WESSON - PRICE) relative to establishing the City’s position regarding H.R. 908 (Meng) and proposed Senate Resolution (Harris-Duckworth-Hirono) or any similar legislation or administrative action which would condemn all forms of anti-Asian sentiment as related to 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 H.R. 908 (Meng) and proposed Senate Resolution (Harris-Duckworth-Hirono) or any similar legislation or administrative action which would condemn all forms of anti-Asian sentiment as related to COVID-19.

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

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

 

 

ITEM NO.(25)
20-0560
CD 14

MOTION (HUIZAR - PRICE) relative to funding the COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance Subsidy (ERAS) Program to provide qualifying renters cash subsidies to protect against potential housing displacement impacts and generally mitigate the overwhelming economic hardship resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

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

 

  1. TRANSFER and APPROPRIATE $500,000 from the Council District 14 Public Benefit Trust Fund - Affordable Housing Fund No. 57L Account No. 140001, to the Los Angeles Housing and Community Investment Department (HCIDLA) COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance Subsidy Fund, subject to Council approval of the fund, to assist eligible renters in Council District 14 while prioritizing households with children 18 years of age and younger, and those that include seniors age 62 and older.

  2. AUTHORIZE HCIDLA, with the assistance of the City Clerk, to prepare the necessary Controller instructions, identify the appropriate fund and account numbers, and make any corrections, clarification 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 may be made orally, electronically, or by any other means.

 

 

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