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AGENDA

LOS ANGELES CITY COUNCIL
Wednesday, May 27, 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 27, 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)
19-0900-S121
CD 6

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

 

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

 

  1. DENY the protest and confirm the assessments.

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

 

 

ITEM NO.(2)
19-0900-S122
CD 7

CONTINUED CONSIDERATION OF HEARING PROTESTS and ORDINANCE FIRST CONSIDERATION relative to the improvement and maintenance of the Hillhaven Avenue and Valmont Street No. 1 Street Lighting District.

 

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

 

  1. DENY the protest and confirm the assessments.

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

 

 

ITEM NO.(3)
19-0900-S123
CD 4

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

 

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

 

  1. DENY the protest and confirm the assessments.

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

 

 

ITEM NO.(4)
19-0900-S124
CD 2

CONTINUED CONSIDERATION OF HEARING PROTESTS and ORDINANCE FIRST CONSIDERATION relative to the improvement and maintenance of the Magnolia Boulevard and Colfax Avenue No. 1 Street Lighting District.

 

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

 

  1. DENY the protest and confirm the assessments.

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

 

 

ITEM NO.(5)
19-0900-S125
CD 2

CONTINUED CONSIDERATION OF HEARING PROTESTS and ORDINANCE FIRST CONSIDERATION relative to the improvement and maintenance of the Riverside Drive and Radford Avenue No. 1 Street Lighting District.

 

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

 

  1. DENY the protest and confirm the assessments.

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

 

 

ITEM NO.(6)
19-0900-S126
CD 7

CONTINUED CONSIDERATION OF HEARING PROTESTS and ORDINANCE FIRST CONSIDERATION relative to the improvement and maintenance of the Bradley Avenue and Oro Grande Street Lighting District.

 

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

 

  1. DENY the protest and confirm the assessments.

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

 

 

ITEM NO.(7)
20-0900-S1
CD 7

CONTINUED CONSIDERATION OF HEARING PROTESTS and ORDINANCE FIRST CONSIDERATION relative to the improvement and maintenance of the Cobalt Street and San Fernando Road Street Lighting District.

 

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

 

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

  2. PRESENT and ADOPT the accompanying ORDINANCE abandoning all proceedings relating to the above lighting district, in accordance with Sections 6.95-6.127 of the Los Angeles Administrative Code and Government Code Section 53753 (Proposition 218).

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

 

 

ITEM NO.(8)
20-0900-S2
CD 8

CONTINUED CONSIDERATION OF HEARING PROTESTS and ORDINANCE FIRST CONSIDERATION relative to the improvement and maintenance of the Crenshaw Boulevard and Leimert Boulevard Street Lighting District.

 

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

 

  1. DENY the protest and confirm the assessments.

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

 

 

ITEM NO.(9)
20-0900-S5
CD 4

CONTINUED CONSIDERATION OF HEARING PROTESTS and ORDINANCE FIRST CONSIDERATION relative to the improvement and maintenance of the Bloomfield Street and Cahuenga Boulevard No. 3 Street Lighting District.

 

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

 

  1. DENY the protest and confirm the assessments.

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

 

 

ITEM NO.(10)
20-0900-S6
CD 11

CONTINUED CONSIDERATION OF HEARING PROTESTS and ORDINANCE FIRST CONSIDERATION relative to the improvement and maintenance of the Butler Avenue and Missouri Avenue No. 1 Street Lighting District.

 

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

 

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

  2. PRESENT and ADOPT the accompanying ORDINANCE abandoning all proceedings relating to the above lighting district, in accordance with Sections 6.95-6.127 of the Los Angeles Administrative Code and Government Code Section 53753 (Proposition 218).

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

 

 

ITEM NO.(11)
20-0900-S7
CD 11

CONTINUED CONSIDERATION OF HEARING PROTESTS and ORDINANCE FIRST CONSIDERATION relative to the improvement and maintenance of the Playa Del Rey Street Lighting District.

 

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

 

  1. DENY the protest and confirm the assessments.

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

 

 

ITEM NO.(12)
20-0900-S8
CD 14

CONTINUED CONSIDERATION OF HEARING PROTESTS and ORDINANCE FIRST CONSIDERATION relative to the improvement and maintenance of the Central Downtown No. 1 Street Lighting District.

 

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

 

  1. DENY the protest and confirm the assessments.

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

 

 

ITEM NO.(13)
20-0900-S9
CD 14

CONTINUED CONSIDERATION OF HEARING PROTESTS and ORDINANCE FIRST CONSIDERATION relative to the improvement and maintenance of the Chestnut Avenue and Hough Street No. 1 Street Lighting District.

 

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

 

  1. DENY the protest and confirm the assessments.

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

 

 

ITEM NO.(14)
20-0900-S10
CD 14

CONTINUED CONSIDERATION OF HEARING PROTESTS and ORDINANCE FIRST CONSIDERATION relative to the improvement and maintenance of the Mission Road and Cesar E Chavez Avenue Street Lighting District.

 

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

 

  1. DENY the protest and confirm the assessments.

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

 

 

ITEM NO.(15)
20-0900-S11
CD 11

CONTINUED CONSIDERATION OF HEARING PROTESTS and ORDINANCE FIRST CONSIDERATION relative to the improvement and maintenance of the Rennie Avenue and Rose Court Street Lighting District.

 

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

 

  1. DENY the protest and confirm the assessments.

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

 

 

ITEM NO.(16)
20-0900-S12
CD 6

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

 

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

 

  1. DENY the protest and confirm the assessments.

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

 

 

ITEM NO.(17)
20-0136
CD 6

CATEGORICAL EXEMPTION and COMMUNICATION FROM THE CITY ENGINEER relative to an offer to dedicate an easement for sidewalk purposes on 14954 Sherman Way - Right of Way No. 36000-10198 (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(4) of the City's Environmental Guidelines.

  2. ACCEPT the petitioner's offer for the Dedication, substantially as shown on the Exhibit Map of the January 29, 2020 City Engineer report, attached to the Council file.

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

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

 

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

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

 

ITEM NO.(18)
19-0894
CD 11

CATEGORICAL EXEMPTION and COMMUNICATION FROM THE CITY ENGINEER relative to an offer to dedicate an easement for sidewalk purposes lying on 6081 West Center Drive - Right of Way No. 36000-10168 (Dedication).

 

Recommendations for Council action:

 

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

  2. ACCEPT the petitioner's offer for the Dedication, substantially as shown on the Exhibit Map of the August 8, 2019 City Engineer report, attached to the Council file.

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

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

 

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

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

 

ITEM NO.(19)
19-0275
CD 4

CATEGORICAL EXEMPTION, COMMUNICATION FROM THE CITY ENGINEER and ORDINANCE FIRST CONSIDERATION relative to the quitclaim of the easement for storm sewer purposes lying on 7922 Hollywood Boulevard westerly of Fairfax Avenue and Repealing Ordinance No. 186045 - Right of Way No. 36000-2171 (Quitclaim).

 

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

 

  1. FIND that the Quitclaim is categorically exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act of 1970 pursuant to Article III, Class 5(4) of the City's Environmental Guidelines.

  2. APPROVE the Quitclaim as shown on the November 5, 2019 City Engineer report, attached to the Council file; and, REPEAL Ordinance No. 186045, approved April 5, 2019, subject to the following condition:

    That petitioner make satisfactory arrangement with the Bureau of Engineering, Real Estate Division (BOE) with respect to the payment of the document recording fee.

  3. PRESENT and ADOPT the accompanying ORDINANCE dated October 10, 2019, authorizing the quitclaim of an easement for sanitary sewer and storm drainage purposes, lying on 7922 Hollywood Boulevard, westerly of Fairfax Avenue and repealing Ordinance No. 186045, approved April 5, 2019.

  4. INSTRUCT the BOE to record and deliver the necessary quitclaim deed or deeds to the persons legally entitled thereto.

  5. INSTRUCT the City Clerk to forward a copy of the Council action and Ordinance to the BOE for processing.

 

Fiscal Impact Statement: The City Engineer reports that a fee of $7,075.91 was paid for processing this request pursuant to Section 7.40 of the Los Angeles Administrative Code.

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

 

ITEM NO.(20)
20-0018
CD 14

CATEGORICAL EXEMPTION and COMMUNICATION FROM THE CITY ENGINEER relative to an offer to dedicate an easement for sidewalk purposes at the intersection of 4th Street and Spring Street - Right of Way No. 36000-10188 (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(18) of the City's Environmental Guidelines.

  2. ACCEPT the petitioner's offer for the Dedication, substantially as shown on the Exhibit Map of the December 30, 2019 City Engineer report, attached to the Council file.

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

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

 

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

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

 

ITEM NO.(21)
19-1610
CD 3

CATEGORICAL EXEMPTION and COMMUNICATION FROM THE CITY ENGINEER relative to an offer to dedicate an easement for street purposes on 4830-4846 North Calderson Road - Right of Way No. 36000-10167 (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(18) of the City's Environmental Guidelines.

  2. ACCEPT the petitioner's offer for the Dedication, substantially as shown on the Exhibit Map of the December 19, 2019 City Engineer report, attached to the Council file.

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

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

 

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

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

 

ITEM NO.(22)
19-1565
CD 4

CATEGORICAL EXEMPTION and COMMUNICATION FROM THE CITY ENGINEER relative to an offer to dedicate an easement for sanitary sewer purposes lying on W.C. Fields Drive east of Lankershim Boulevard - Right of Way No. 36000-10189 (Dedication).

 

Recommendations for Council action:

 

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

  2. ACCEPT the petitioner's offer for the Dedication, substantially as shown on the Exhibit Map of the December 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 $3,416.51 fee for processing this report was paid pursuant to Sections 7.3 and 7.41.1 of the Los Angeles Administrative Code. No additional City funds are needed.

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

 

ITEM NO.(23)
19-1564
CD 5

CATEGORICAL EXEMPTION and COMMUNICATION FROM THE CITY ENGINEER relative to an offer to dedicate an easement for street purposes on Vidor Drive southwest of Roxbury Drive, northeast of Peck Drive - Right of Way No. 36000-10179 (Dedication).

 

Recommendations for Council action:

 

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

  2. ACCEPT the petitioner's offer for the Dedication, substantially as shown on the Exhibit Map of the December 9, 2019 City Engineer report, attached to the Council file.

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

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

 

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

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

 

ITEM NO.(24)
19-1562
CD 4

CATEGORICAL EXEMPTION and COMMUNICATION FROM THE CITY ENGINEER relative to an offer to dedicate an easement for sanitary sewer purposes lying on 8732 West St. Ives Drive - Right of Way No. 36000-10175 (Dedication).

 

Recommendations for Council action:

 

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

  2. ACCEPT the petitioner's offer for the Dedication, substantially as shown on the Exhibit Map of the December 9, 2019 City Engineer report, attached to the Council file.

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

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

 

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

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

 

ITEM NO.(25)
19-1317
CD 11

CATEGORICAL EXEMPTION and COMMUNICATION FROM THE CITY ENGINEER relative to an offer to dedicate an easement for alley and street purposes on Louella Avenue and the alley northwest of Venice Boulevard, southeast of Lucille Avenue - Right of Way No. 36000-10181 (Dedication).

 

Recommendations for Council action:

 

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

 

ITEM NO.(26)
18-0386
CD 14

CONSIDERATION OF AND ACTIONS RELATED TO CATEGORICAL EXEMPTION, COMMUNICATION relative to a Revocation appeal for the modification of the operation of the market known as El Sereno Liquor Store, located at 3323-3331 North Eastern Avenue.

 

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

 

  1. FIND 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 the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), pursuant to CEQA Guidelines, Section 15321, Class 21, 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 Department of City Planning (DCP), Zoning Administrator dated January 30, 2020 (attached to the Council file), as the Findings of Council.

  3. RESOLVE TO DENY THE APPEAL filed by Inoor N. Cina, and THEREBY SUSTAIN the determination of the Zoning Administrator, pursuant to Los Angeles Municipal Code Section 12.27.1-E, in approving plans to modify Condition No. 8 (Security), and to add new Condition No. 24 (Indemnification), for the operation of the market known as El Sereno Liquor Store, located at 3323-3331 North Eastern Avenue, subject to Conditions of Approval.    

 

Applicant: Kazi Sohrab, El Sereno Liquor and Convenience Store

 

Case No. DIR-2016-4686-RV-PA1-1A

 

Environmental No. ENV-2019-3168-CE

 

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

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

 

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

 

 

ITEM NO.(27)
20-0287
CD 5

CONSIDERATION OF AND ACTIONS RELATED TO CATEGORICAL EXEMPTION, AND COMMUNICATION FROM the Central Los Angeles Area Planning Commission (CLAAPC) relative to a Zone Variance appeal filed for the property located at 8472 West Melrose Place.

 

Recommendations for Council action:

 

  1. FIND based on the whole of the administrator record, that the Project is exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) pursuant to CEQA Guidelines, Section 15301 (Class 1a) and Section 15305 (Class 5), and there is no substantial evidence demonstrating that an exception to a categorical exemption pursuant to CEQA Guidelines, Section 15300.2 applies.

  2. ADOPT the FINDINGS of the CLAAPC as the Findings of Council, attached to the Council file.

  3. RESOLVE TO DENY THE APPEAL filed by Jack Simantob and THEREBY SUSTAIN the CLAAPC's determination in approving a Categorical Exemption from CEQA for a Zone Variance to allow a 1,000 square foot rooftop patio dining area with 50 seats that is not otherwise permitted in the C4 Zone for the sale and dispensing of a full-line of alcoholic beverages for on-site consumption between the hours of 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m. daily, in conjunction with a three story private 5,065 square feet women’s club, including a 1,064 square foot spa and salon on the ground floor with 16 seats (including treatment seating) on the first floor, 2,648 square feet on the second floor, which includes the restaurant, kitchen and 69 seats and a 1,000 square foot patio area with 50 seats to be used for meetings, dining and yoga classes and limited live entertainment consisting of acoustical musicians, live speakers, comedians and movie screenings for the property located at 8472 West Melrose Place, subject to Modified Conditions of Approval.

 

Applicant: Debbie Wosskow, The Albright Group, LLC

 

Representative: Benjamin Hanelin, Latham and Watkins

 

Case No. ZA-2019-652-CUB-ZV-2A

 

Environmental No. ENV-2019-653-CE

 

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

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

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

 

 

ITEM NO.(28)RELATED TO ITEM NO. 39 (18-0174-S3)
18-0174, 18-0174-S2
CD 14

CONSIDERATION OF AND ACTIONS RELATED TO ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT REPORT (EIR), COMMUNICATION FROM CITY ATTORNEY  and ORDINANCE FIRST CONSIDERATION relative to the execution of a development agreement between the City and the City Market of Los Angeles, Inc., for property located at 1057 South San Pedro Street and ancillary locations.

 

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

 

  1. FIND, based on the independent judgment of the decision-maker, after consideration of the whole of the administrative record, the project was assessed in The City Market Los Angeles EIR, No. ENV-2012-3003-EIR (State Clearinghouse [SCH] No. 2013021046) certified on November 9, 2017; and pursuant to California Environmental Quality Act Guidelines Sections 15162 and 15164, no subsequent EIR negative declaration, or addendum is required for approval of the project.

  2. ADOPT the FINDINGS prepared by the Department of City Planning and approved by the PLUM Committee on June 19, 2018 as the Findings of Council.

  3. PRESENT and ADOPT the accompanying ORDINANCE dated November 20, 2019, disapproved by the Director of Planning on behalf of the Los Angeles City Planning Commission, authorizing the execution of the Development Agreement by and between the City of Los Angeles and The City Market of Los Angeles, Inc., a California corporation, relating to real property in the Central City Community Plan area, and located at 1057 South San Pedro Street and ancillary locations (Block 1: 900-1080 South San Julian Street; 901 -1075 South San Pedro Street; Block 2: 1100-1118 South San Julian Street; 1122-1132 South San Julian Street; 1150 South San Julian Street; 1154 South San Julian Street; 1101-1145 South San Pedro Street; 612-624 East 11th Street; Block 3: 1021-1023 South San Julian Street; 1027 South San Julian Street; Block 4: 929 South San Julian Street; 933 South San Julian Street; 941-945 South San Julian Street.

  4. REQUEST the Mayor to execute the Development Agreement on behalf of the City.

  5. REQUEST the City Attorney, subject to the effective date of the Ordinance, to obtain all necessary signatures needed to process the Development Agreement.

  6. ADVISE the applicant that, pursuant to Government Code Section 65868.5 that the Development Agreement is required to be filed with the County Clerk no later than ten days after the City has entered into the agreement.

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

  8. ADVISE the applicant that, pursuant to State Fish and Game Code Section 71 1.4, a Fish and Game Fee and/or Certificate of Fee Exemption is now required to be submitted to the County Clerk prior to or concurrent with the Environmental Notice of Determination filing.

 

Applicant: Peter Fleming, The City Market of Los Angeles, Inc.

 

Representative: Craig Lawson and Co., LLC

 

Case No. CPC-2013-4051 -DA

 

Environmental No. ENV-2012-3003-EIR, SCH No. 2013021046

 

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.

 

TIME LIMIT FILE - JUNE 12, 2020

 

(LAST DAY FOR COUNCIL ACTION - JUNE 12, 2020)

 

10 VOTES REQUIRED ON SECOND READING

 

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

 

 

Items for which Public Hearings Have Been Held
ITEM NO.(29)
20-0398

PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE REPORT relative to acceptance of an award of $500,000 from the State of California, Office of Emergency Services (OES) Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) Resiliency Allocation to Cities Program.

 

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

 

  1. AUTHORIZE the General Manager, Emergency Management Department (EMD), or designee, to:

    1. Retroactively apply for and accept a grant award in the amount of $500,000 from the OES for the PSPS Resiliency Allocation to Cities Program for the period of July 1, 2019 through October 31, 2022.

    2. Negotiate and execute the grant agreement, subject to the approval of the City Attorney as to form.

    3. Release Requests for Proposal, evaluate proposals, negotiate and execute up to four contracts for the purchase of approved equipment and planning items as detailed in the 2019 PSPS Resiliency Allocation to Cities Program grant budget, subject to the approval of the City Attorney as to form.

    4. Spend up to the total grant amount of $500,000 and disperse funds in accordance with the grant award agreement.
            
    5. Prepare Controller instructions for any technical adjustments as necessary to transactions included in the May 5, 2020 City Administrative Officer (CAO) report, attached to the Council file, to implement Mayor and Council intentions, subject to the approval of the CAO; and, authorize the Controller to implement these instructions.

  2. AUTHORIZE the Controller to:

    1. Establish a grant receivable and appropriate $500,000 in Emergency Operations Fund No. 392/34, Emergency Operations Board, Revenue Source Code No. 3361, State Grants-Other, for the receipt and disbursement of the 2019 PSPS Resiliency Allocation to Cities Program grant funds.

    2. Increase appropriations in the amount of $500,000 in the Emergency Operations Fund No. 392/34, Emergency Operations Board, Account No. 343040, Contractual Services from revenue received within the Emergency Operations Fund No. 392/34, Revenue Source Code No. 3361, State Grants-Other.

    3. Transfer cash from the Emergency Operations Fund No. 392/34, Emergency Operations Board, Account No. 343040, Contractual Services, on an as-needed basis, to the Department of General Services (GSD) No. 40, Fund and Account No. to be determined to allow the GSD to begin implementation of projects in accordance with the 2019 PSPS Resiliency Allocation to Cities Program.

    4. Transfer $362,701 from the Emergency Operations Fund No. 392/34, Emergency Operations Board, Account No. 343040, Contractual Services to the Municipal Improvement Corporation of Los Angeles Fund No. 298 for reimbursement (Council file No. 19-0926-S3).

     

Fiscal Impact Statement:  The CAO reports that approval of the recommendations contained in the May 5, 2020 CAO report, attached to the Council file, will provide $500,000 in funding to the Emergency Management Department for the 2019 PSPS Resiliency Allocation to Cities Program.  There is no impact to the General Fund as a result of these recommendations.

 

Community Impact Statement:  None submitted

 

 

ITEM NO.(30)
20-0008-S11
CD 12

TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE REPORT relative to establishing oversize vehicle parking restrictions along segments of Rinaldi Street and Blucher Avenue.

 

Recommendations for Council action, pursuant to Resolution (Lee - Price):

 

  1. RESOLVE, pursuant to Los Angeles Municipal Code Section 80.69.4 and California Vehicle Code Section 22507, to hereby prohibit the parking of vehicles that are in excess of 22 feet in length or over seven feet in height, during the hours of 2:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m., along the north side of Rinaldi Street between Woodley and Gaynor Avenues, and Blucher Avenue between Harvest Street and Stranwood Avenue.

  2. DIRECT the Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT), upon approval of this action, to post signs giving notice of a Tow Away, No Parking restriction for oversize vehicles within the specific hours detailed.

  3. AUTHORIZE the LADOT to make any technical corrections or clarifications to the above instructions in order to effectuate the intent of this Resolution.

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.(31)
20-0008-S12
CD 12

TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE REPORT relative to establishing oversize vehicle parking restrictions along a segment of Devonshire Street.

 

Recommendations for Council action, pursuant to Resolution (Lee - Price):

 

  1. RESOLVE, pursuant to Los Angeles Municipal Code Section 80.69.4 and California Vehicle Code Section 22507, to hereby prohibit the parking of vehicles that are in excess of 22 feet in length or over seven feet in height, during the hours of 2:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m., along Devonshire Street between Wilbur and Vanalden Avenues.

  2. DIRECT the Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT), upon approval of this action, to post signs giving notice of a Tow Away, No Parking restriction for oversize vehicles within the specific hours detailed.

  3. AUTHORIZE the LADOT to make any technical corrections or clarifications to the above instructions in order to effectuate the intent of this Resolution.

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.(32)
20-0008-S13
CD 3

TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE REPORT relative to establishing oversize vehicle parking restrictions along a segment of Avenue San Luis.

 

Recommendations for Council action, pursuant to Resolution (Blumenfield - Rodriguez):

 

  1. RESOLVE, pursuant to Los Angeles Municipal Code Section 80.69.4 and California Vehicle Code Section 22507, to hereby prohibit the parking of vehicles that are in excess of 22 feet in length or over seven feet in height, during the hours of 2:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m., along Avenue San Luis between Mulholland Drive and Abbeyville Avenue.

  2. DIRECT the Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT), upon approval of this action, to post signs giving notice of a Tow Away, No Parking restriction for oversize vehicles within the specific hours detailed.

  3. AUTHORIZE the LADOT to make any technical corrections or clarifications to the above instructions in order to effectuate the intent of this Resolution.

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.(33)
20-0008-S14
CD 6

TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE REPORT relative to establishing oversize vehicle parking restrictions along a segment of Raymer Street.

 

Recommendations for Council action, pursuant to Resolution (Martinez - Price):

 

  1. RESOLVE, pursuant to Los Angeles Municipal Code Section 80.69.4 and California Vehicle Code Section 22507, to hereby prohibit the parking of vehicles that are in excess of 22 feet in length or over seven feet in height, during the hours of 2:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m., along Raymer Street from Woodley Avenue to the westerly cul-de-sac (16333 Raymer Street).

  2. DIRECT the Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT), upon approval of this action, to post signs giving notice of a Tow Away, No Parking restriction for oversize vehicles within the specific hours detailed.

  3. AUTHORIZE the LADOT to make any technical corrections or clarifications to the above instructions in order to effectuate the intent of this Resolution.

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.(34)
20-0565

TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE REPORT relative to converting push-button crosswalk signals to automatic, non-button pedestrian signals in response to the COVID-19 pandemic emergency.

 

Recommendation for Council action, pursuant to Motion (Huizar – Price):

 

INSTRUCT the Los Angeles Department of Transportation to report on the status of the conversion of push-button crosswalk signals to automatic, non-button pedestrian in response to the COVID-19 pandemic emergency, including where the new devices have been installed, efforts to expand their use citywide, and cleaning protocols for the remaining push-button pedestrian signals in the City of Los Angeles.

 

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.(35)
20-0504

TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE REPORT relative to transit projects eligible to compete for funding from the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) Active Transport Cycle 1 Call for Projects.

 

Recommendation for Council action:

 

RECEIVE and FILE Los Angeles Department of Transportation report dated April 21, 2020, relative to recommending active transportation corridors and eight First Last Mile station projects to compete for funding from the Metro Active Transport Cycle 1 Call for Projects.

 

Fiscal Impact Statement: Not applicable.

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

 

ITEM NO.(36)
20-0513

TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE REPORT relative to the Los Angeles Department of Transportation's (LADOT) response to, and ongoing operations during the COVID-19 pandemic emergency.

 

Recommendation for Council action:

 

RECEIVE and FILE the LADOT report dated April 23, 2020, relative to the Department's response to, and ongoing operations during the COVID-19 pandemic emergency.

 

Fiscal Impact Statement: Not applicable.

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

 

ITEM NO.(37)
20-0595
CD 14

TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE REPORT relative to closing or repurposing certain street segments in Council District 14 to reduce or restrict vehicular travel and prioritized for safer non-vehicular modes of travel.

 

Recommendation for Council action, pursuant to Motion (Huizar – O'Farrell):

 

DIRECT the Los Angeles Department of Transportation to report relative to which streets and/or street segments located in Council District 14 can be repurposed to reduce or restrict vehicular travel and prioritized for safer non-vehicular modes of travel.

 

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.

 

 

Items for which Public Hearings Have Not Been Held - (10 Votes Required for Consideration)
ITEM NO.(38)
20-0472

COMMUNICATION FROM THE CITY ATTORNEY and ORDINANCE FIRST CONSIDERATION relative to amending the Los Angeles Municipal Code (LAMC) to provide temporary protection for occupants of self-service storage facilities during the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

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

 

PRESENT and ADOPT the accompanying ORDINANCE dated May 20, 2020 adding Article 14.05 to Chapter IV of the LAMC to provide temporary protection for occupants of self-service storage facilities during the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

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.(39)RELATED TO ITEM NO. 28 (18-0174, 18-0174-S2)
18-0174-S3
CD 14

CONSIDERATION OF AND ACTIONS RELATED TO ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT REPORT (EIR), COMMUNICATION FROM THE CITY ATTORNEY AND ORDINANCE FIRST CONSIDERATION relative to establishing the City Market Signage Supplemental Use District.

 

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

 

  1. FIND pursuant to California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Guidelines Section 15162, that no subsequent EIR or subsequent Mitigated Negative Declaration is required for the current discretionary approval where the whole of the administrative record demonstrates that no major revisions to the EIR are necessary due to the involvement of new significant environmental effects or a substantial increase in the severity of a previously identified significant effect resulting from changes to the project, changes to circumstances, or the existence of new information; and, FIND that no addendum is required if no changes or additions to the EIR are necessary pursuant to CEQA Guidelines Section 15164. (The City Council certified EIR No. ENV-2012-3003-EIR, SCH No. 2013021046, for a prior discretionary approval for the project on March 2, 2018.)

  2. ADOPT the FINDINGS of the Director of Planning dated May 21, 2020, attached to the Council file No. 18-0174-S3, as the Findings of Council.

  3. PRESENT and ADOPT the accompanying ORDINANCE dated March 6, 2020, disapproved by the Director of Planning on behalf of the Los Angeles City Planning Commission, creating a new signage supplemental use district (The City Market Sign District or Sign District) for the City Market Project, which is a mixed-used project consisting of 1,699,536 square feet of total developed floor area, including 945 residential dwelling units, 210 hotel rooms, 272,283 square feet of commercial office uses, 224,864 of retail uses, and 312,112 square feet of corporate/educational campus, with the project anticipated to be built over a 20-year period under a development agreement.

 

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.

 

10 VOTES REQUIRED ON SECOND READING

 

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

 

 

 

ITEM NO.(40)
20-0380-S1

CONSIDERATION OF AND ACTIONS RELATED TO MOTION (BLUMENFIELD - PRICE) relative to an emergency ordinance to eliminate financial and regulatory burdens on small businesses affected by the Coronavirus COVID-19 Emergency Declaration.

 

Recommendation for Council action:

 

DIRECT the Department of City Planning (DCP), with the assistance of the City Attorney, to prepare and present an emergency ordinance or ordinances to do the following:

 

  1. Extend all expiring Conditional Use Permits (CUP) for a period of 12 months after the expiration of the Coronavirus COVID-19 Emergency Declaration, unless the Los Angeles Police Department or the Council Office provides the DCP with a written statement of reasons why the business has created a nuisance or otherwise should not be renewed.

  2. Suspend any requirement that a property owner or business provide additional parking in connection with a change of use in an existing structure, where such change of use occurs during the 12 months after the expiration of the Coronavirus COVID-19 Emergency Declaration.

  3. Suspend any condition requiring a property owner or business to provide off-site or valet parking, for a period of six months after the expiration of the Coronavirus COVID-19 Emergency Declaration.

  4. Implement the Restaurant Beverage Program as instructed by Council on August 14, 2018, to be made retroactive to include any pending applications for CUPs where the applicant accepts the standard conditions of the Restaurant Beverage Program.

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

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

 

 

ITEM NO.(41)
20-0581
CD 6

ADMINISTRATIVE EXEMPTION and COMMUNICATION FROM THE BOARD OF AIRPORT COMMISSIONERS (BOAC) relative to deferring rent for certain Van Nuys Airport tenants.

 

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 deferral of rents for approve deferral of the 2020 Periodic Rental Rate Adjustment until July 1, 2021, at Van Nuys Airport for April and May, 2020, with repayment to occur over a period of six months.

  3. APPROVE the deferral of the 2020 Periodic Rental Rate Adjustment until July 1, 2021.

  4. APPROVE the repayment of rents over a period of six months, following the end of the local emergency period, for those Van Nuys Airport tenants eligible for rent deferral under Ordinance No. 186585.

  5. CONCUR with the action taken by the BOAC on May 7, 2020, by Resolution No. 27018, authorizing the Interim Chief Executive Officer, Los Angeles World Airports, to execute letter agreements for appropriate Van Nuys Airport Tenants.

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

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

TIME LIMIT FILE – JUNE 10, 2020

 

(LAST DAY FOR COUNCIL ACTION – JUNE 10, 2020)

 

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

 

ITEM NO.(42)
20-0495

CONSIDERATION OF MOTION (MARTINEZ - O'FARRELL for WESSON) relative to establishing a new ad hoc committee of the Council with the name of Ad Hoc Committee on COVID-19 Recovery and Neighborhood Investment, and related matters.

 

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

 

  1. ESTABLISH a new ad hoc committee of the Council with the name of Ad Hoc Committee on COVID-19 Recovery and Neighborhood Investment with the responsibilities to include the development and implementation of a COVID-19 recovery strategy with guiding principles and priorities for the investment of state and federal aid by:

    1. Identifying the disparate health, economic, and housing impacts of this crisis in key vulnerable communities and populations.

    2. Ensuring that the City receives its fair share of any state and federal relief, and in turn utilizes that aid to meet the critical short and long term needs of residents and businesses.

    3. Identifying key actions the City can take to strategically address the immediate need for direct aid and to transition those strategies into economic recovery, stability, and growth for all Angelenos, including job creation opportunities particular for working families and those often overlooked both during times of need as well as times of economic prosperity.

    4. Engaging both the philanthropic community as well as local community-based organizations, grassroots non-profits, and neighborhood leaders in frontline communities to help inform community-defined solutions and opportunities.

  2. REQUEST the Controller to establish a new emergency fund, the COVID-19 Federal Relief Fund within Department 10 to receive and disburse the Federal Coronavirus Relief Funds.

  3. DESIGNATE the City Administrative Officer (CAO) as the grant administrator and be authorized to execute any necessary documents to accept funding on behalf of the City.

  4. INSTRUCT the CAO to spend funds from the COVID-19 Federal Relief line item at the direction of the Ad Hoc Committee on COVID-19 Recovery and Neighborhood Investment that is established to oversee the economic recovery from the COVID-19 public health crisis.

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

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

 

 

ITEM NO.(43)
20-0493

CONSIDERATION OF MOTION (MARTINEZ - PRICE for CEDILLO) relative to pursuing legal options to protect the rights of children and families excluded through the stimulus package; and, support for the Leave No Tax Payer Behind Act.

 

Recommendations for Council action:

 

  1. RESOLVE to pursue any and all legal options to protect the rights of children and families excluded through the discriminatory language in the stimulus package; and, INSTRUCT the Chief Legislative Analyst (CLA), with the assistance of the City Attorney, to report to Council with legal avenues to pursue a challenge this federal action.

  2. INSTRUCT the CLA to prepare a resolution to support the Leave No Tax Payer Behind Act introduced by Congressmembers Lou Correa, Judy Chu, and Raul Grijalva.

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

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

 

 

Items Called Special

Motions for Posting and Referral

Council Members' Requests for Excuse from Attendance at Council Meetings
Closed Session
ITEM NO.(44)
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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