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Called by the Council President
Thursday, May 21, 2020 at 10:00 AM


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.




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

PresidentGILBERT A. CEDILLO, First District
NURY MARTINEZ, Sixth DistrictPAUL KREKORIAN, Second District
President Pro TemporePAUL KORETZ, Fifth District
JOE BUSCAINO, Fifteenth DistrictMONICA RODRIGUEZ, Seventh 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,


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.





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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.

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.

- 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.

- 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
Thursday, May 21, 2020 - 10:00 AM


Roll Call
An Opportunity for Public Comment will be Provided for All Items on the Agenda, Regardless of Whether a Public Hearing has been Previously Held
Items for which Public Hearings Have Been Held



Community Impact Statement:  Yes


For:  Northwest San Pedro Neighborhood Council
  Palms Neighborhood Council




BUDGET AND FINANCE COMMITTEE REPORT relative to the City's financial health for the remainder of the 2019-2020 Fiscal Year (FY) and upcoming 2020-2021 FY and CITY ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER (CAO) REPORT relative to the impact on City services of the furlough program included in the 2020-21 proposed budget and related matters.  


Recommendations for Council action:


  1. NOTE and FILE the CAO report dated May 7, 2020, from the CAO Relative to COVID-19 Emergency Response and Expenditures and Funding.

  2. NOTE and FILE the Office of Finance (Finance) report dated May 7, 2020, relative to revenue impacts of the pandemic.

  3. INSTRUCT the CAO to continue to work with departments to refine furlough plans, identify service impacts and calculate total savings from the proposed furloughs in the Mayor's proposed budget for FY 2020-2021.

  4. INSTRUCT the CAO and the Chief Legislative Analyst (CLA) to compile the requests included in all department letters on Council file No. 20-0600, the Mayor's proposed budget, into a single report and verify department calculations and budgetary impact for accuracy and provide comments as to the efficacy of those requests on City services.

  5. INSTRUCT the CAO to work with Labor partners to explore additional alternate measures to generate budget savings including detailed scenario and cost modeling to ensure that any projected savings are verifiable and sufficient, within the context of the three scenarios detailed in the Finance report dated May 7, 2020 (attached to the Council file), with the CLA to assist in cost verification.

  6. INSTRUCT the CAO and CLA to report every month with updates on City revenues, the pace at which departments are expending funds, and the status of any reimbursement of costs.

  7. INSTRUCT the CAO to report on Councilmember requests relative to departmental furlough plans as detailed in Attachment 1 of this Budget and Finance Committee report dated May 11, 2020.

Fiscal Impact Statement: Not applicable.


Community Impact Statement: None submitted.



Items Called Special

Motions have been Referred and will be Posted on the City Clerk's Website shortly after the Council Meeting

Council Adjournment

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CODE OF CIVIL PROCEDURE SECTION 1094.5 - If a Council action is subject to judicial challenge pursuant to Code of Civil Procedure Section 1094.5, be advised that the time to file a lawsuit challenging a final action by the City Council is limited by Code of Civil Procedure Section 1094.6 which provides that the lawsuit must be filed no later than the 90th day following the date on which the Council's action becomes final.

Materials relative to items on this agenda can be obtained from the Office of the City Clerk's Council File Management System, at by entering the Council File number listed immediately following the item number (e.g., 00-0000).