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AGENDA

LOS ANGELES CITY COUNCIL
Tuesday, June 30, 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 1 669 254 5252 and use Meeting ID No. 160 535 8466 and then press #. Press # again when prompted for participant ID. Once admitted into the meeting, press *9 to request to speak.

 

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
VACANT, 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.

 

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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
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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
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Los Angeles City Council Agenda
Tuesday, June 30, 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)RELATED TO ITEM 59 (20-0105-S1)
20-0105
CD 14

CONTINUED CONSIDERATION OF ACTIONS RELATED TO DRAFT ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT REPORT (EIR), FINAL EIR, ERRATA, STATEMENT OF OVERRIDING CONSIDERATION, MITIGATION MONITORING PROGRAM (MMP), MITIGATION MEASURES, COMMUNICATION FROM THE LOS ANGELES CITY PLANNING COMMISSION, AND APPEAL FILED BY FRED GAINES from the entire decision of the Advisory Agency in approving Vesting Tentative Tract Map No. 74564 for the merger and re-subdivision of an approximately 1.76 acre site to create one master ground lot comprising the entire site, and pursuant to Los Angeles Municipal Code Section 17.03 A an adjustment in density of less than 20 percent in the CM Zone lot area requirements (one unit per 800 square feet of lot area) to permit a density equal to one unit per 712 square feet of lot area (11 percent) for a project to include a maximum of 110 Live/Work Units for the project Site located at 2110 and 2130 East Bay Street; 2141 East Sacramento Street, subject to Conditions of Approval.

 

Applicant: Albert Taban, Bay Capital Fund LLC

 

Representative: Jim Ries, Craig Lawson and Company LLC

 

Case No. VTT-74564-2A

 

Related Case No. CPC-2016-3479-GPA-VZC-HD-SPR

 

Environmental Nos. ENV-2016-3480-EIR; SCH 2017031007

 

Fiscal Impact Statement: The LACPC reports that there is no general fund impact as administrative costs are through fees.

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

TIME LIMIT FILE – JUNE 30, 2020

 

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

 

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

 

(Continued from Council meeting of June 9, 2020)

 

 

ITEM NO.(2)
20-0678
CD 3

HEARING COMMENTS relative to an Application for Determination of Public Convenience or Necessity for the sale of alcoholic beverages for off-site consumption at Woodland Hills 76, located at 20021 Ventura Boulevard, Woodland Hills, California 91364.

 

Recommendations for Council action:

 

  1. DETERMINE that the issuance of a liquor license at Woodland Hills 76, located at 20021 Ventura Boulevard, Woodland Hills, California 91364, 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 Woodland Hills 76, located at 20021 Ventura Boulevard, Woodland Hills, California 91364.

  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:  Ahmad Nikakhtar

 

Representative:  Sherrie Olson

 

TIME LIMIT FILE - AUGUST 27, 2020

 

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

 

 

Items for which Public Hearings Have Been Held
ITEM NO.(3)
15-0412

PERSONNEL AND ANIMAL WELFARE COMMITTEE REPORT relative to the reappointment of Mr. Adam Nathanson to the Board of Fire and Police Pension Commissioners.

 

Recommendation for Council action:

 

RESOLVE that the Mayor's reappointment of Mr. Adam Nathanson to the Board of Fire and Police Pension Commissioners for the term ending June 30, 2025 is APPROVED and CONFIRMED.  Mr. Nathanson resides in Council District Five.  (Current composition: F=2; M=3)

 

Ethics Commission Report:  Pending.

 

Community Impact Statement:  None submitted.

 

TIME LIMIT FILE - JULY 9, 2020

 

(LAST DAY FOR COUNCIL ACTION - JULY 1, 2020)

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

 

 

 

 

ITEM NO.(4)
20-1200-S20

TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE REPORT relative to the appointment of Mr. John Jones III to the Board of Transportation Commissioners.

 

Recommendation for Council action:

 

RESOLVE that the Mayor’s appointment of Mr. John Jones III to the Board of Transportation Commissioners for the term ending June 30, 2022, to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of Mr. Tafarai Bayne, is APPROVED and CONFIRMED. Mr. Jones resides in Council District 15. (Current composition: F=3; M=4)

 

Financial Disclosure Statement: Pending.

 

Background Check: Pending.

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

TIME LIMIT FILE – JULY 10, 2020

 

(LAST DAY FOR COUNCIL ACTION – JULY 1, 2020)

 

 

ITEM NO.(5)
14-0604

PLANNING AND LAND USE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE REPORT relative to the reappointment of Mr. Javier Nunez to the Board of Building and Safety Commissioners.

 

Recommendation for Council action:

 

RESOLVE that the Mayor’s reappointment of Mr. Javier Nunez to the Board of Building and Safety Commissioners is APPROVED and CONFIRMED. Mr. Nunez resides in Council District Seven.  (Current Composition: M=4; F=1)

 

Financial Disclosure Statement: Pending.

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

TIME LIMIT FILE – JULY 23, 2020

 

(LAST DAY FOR COUNCIL ACTION – JULY 1, 2020)

 

 

 

ITEM NO.(6)
18-1200-S11

PLANNING AND LAND USE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE REPORT relative to the reappointment of Ms. Karen Mack to the Los Angeles City Planning Commission (LACPC).

 

Recommendation for Council action:

 

RESOLVE that the Mayor’s reappointment of Ms. Karen Mack to the LACPC for the term ending June 30, 2025 is APPROVED and CONFIRMED. Ms. Mack resides in Council District 4.  (Current Composition: M=4; F=2)

 

Financial Disclosure Statement: Pending.

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

TIME LIMIT FILE - JULY 8, 2020

 

(LAST DAY FOR COUNCIL ACTION - JULY 1, 2020)

 

 

ITEM NO.(7)
20-0796

BUDGET AND FINANCE COMMITTEE REPORT, RESOLUTION, and ORDINANCES FIRST CONSIDERATION relative to the Authorizing Resolution for the issuance and sale of Municipal Improvement Corporation of Los Angeles (MICLA) Lease Revenue Bonds, Series 2020-A and Series 2020-B, and Lease Revenue Refunding Bonds, Series 2020-C.

 

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

 

  1. ADOPT the Authorizing RESOLUTION, including various bond documents, which authorizes the issuance and sale of up to $350 million of MICLA Lease Revenue Bonds, Series 2020-A (Capital Equipment) (2020-A Bonds), Lease Revenue Bonds, Series 2020-B (Real Property) (2020-B Bonds), and Lease Revenue Refunding Bonds, 2020-C (Real Property - Federal Taxable) (2020-C Bonds or 2020-C Taxable Refunding Bonds, as defined below, and together with the Series 2020-A Bonds and 2020-B Bonds, the Bonds).

  2. ADOPT the accompanying Fund ORDINANCE, dated June 16, 2020. to create two new special funds to record accounting transactions in connection with the issuance and sale of the 2020-A Bonds and 2020-B Bonds.

  3. ADOPT the accompanying Lease/Leaseback ORDINANCE, dated June 16, 2020. to enter into a lease and sublease between the City and MICLA of real property in connection with the issuance and sale of the 2020-B Bonds and the 2020-C Bonds.

  4. INSTRUCT the Controller to create three accounts in the Capital Finance Administration Fund (Fund 100, Department 53) that will be used to pay for future lease payments entitled MICLA 2020-A (Capital Equipment), MICLA 2020-B (Real Property), and MICLA 2020-C (Refunding) (Real Property - Federal Taxable).

  5. AUTHORIZE the City Administrative Officer (CAO) to make technical corrections and adjustments as necessary to those transactions included in this report to implement the Mayor and Council intentions.

 

Fiscal Impact Statement: The CAO reports that the issuance of the Bonds in an amount up to $350 million will be an obligation of the General Fund, subject to annual appropriations in the Adopted Budget. The resulting semi-annual lease payments are scheduled for April 15 and October 15 and will be paid from funds in the Capital Finance Administration Fund (Fund No. 100/53). The first lease payments will be made on October 15, 2020. The 2020-21 Budget contains appropriations to cover the payments.

 

Debt Impact Statement:  The CAO reports that the MICLA Lease Revenue Bonds are a General Fund obligation. The lease payments to MICLA are annually budgeted in the Capital Finance Administration Fund (Fund No. 100/53). Based on current market rates, the average annual debt service for the Series 2020-A Bonds is $10.9 million over 10 years, until November 1, 2030. The average annual debt service on the Series 2020-B Bonds is $5.7 million over 20 years, until November 1, 2040. The average annual debt service on the Series 2020-C Bonds is $5.4 million over 21 years, until November 1, 2041. The total debt service, including total principal and interest, over the life of the Bonds is approximately $340.7 million. The estimated present value savings from the refunding of the Refunded Bonds is approximately $9.3 million. When accounting for the release of the debt service reserve funds associated with the Series 2012 Bonds, the present value savings increase to approximately $30 million. Actual interest rates may differ as rates are dependent on market conditions at the time of issuance.

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

 

ITEM NO.(8)
20-0794
CD 11

BUDGET AND FINANCE COMMITTEE REPORT and ORDINANCE FIRST CONSIDERATION relative to establishing the Fiscal Year (FY) 2020-21 Tax Levy for City of Los Angeles Community Facilities District No. 4 located at Playa Vista - Phase 1.

 

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

 

ADOPT the accompanying ORDINANCE, dated June 4, 2020, relative to establishing the annual levy of a special tax on parcels within City of Los Angeles Community Facilities District No. 4 (Playa Vista - Phase 1) for FY 2020-21.

 

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

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

 

ITEM NO.(9)
20-0795
CD 7

BUDGET AND FINANCE COMMITTEE REPORT and ORDINANCE FIRST CONSIDERATION relative to establishing the Fiscal Year (FY) 2020-21 Tax Levy for City of Los Angeles Community Facilities District No. 8 located at Legends at Cascades.

 

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

 

ADOPT the accompanying ORDINANCE, dated June 4, 2020, relative to levying special taxes within City of Los Angeles Community Facilities District No. 8 (Legends at Cascades) for FY 2020-21.

 

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

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

 

ITEM NO.(10)
20-0748
CD 14

BUDGET AND FINANCE COMMITTEE REPORT and ORDINANCE FIRST CONSIDERATION relative to establishing the Fiscal Year (FY) 2020-21 Tax Levy for City of Los Angeles Community Facilities District No. 1 located at Pershing Square.

 

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

 

ADOPT the accompanying ORDINANCE, dated June 4, 2020, relative to establishing the annual levy of a special tax on parcels within City of Los Angeles Community Facilities District No. 1 (Pershing Square) for FY 2020-21.

 

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

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

 

ITEM NO.(11)
13-0275-S1

CONTINUED CONSIDERATION OF TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE REPORT and ORDINANCE FIRST CONSIDERATION relative to the lease and easement of City-owned property formerly known as the Mangrove Site to the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro).

 

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

  1. APPROVE the terms and conditions of the Revised Term Sheet attached to the City Administrative Officer (CAO) and Chief Legislative Analyst (CLA) joint report dated June 8, 2020, related to the use of City-owned property, as well as exchange of property interests between the City and Metro, with respect to properties located near First and Alameda Streets, including a City-owned site formerly known as the Mangrove Site, for a one-time payment of $20,000,000 from Metro to the City of Los Angeles.

  2. AUTHORIZE the Department of General Services (GSD) and the Department of

    Transportation (LADOT), with the assistance of the City Attorney, to execute all

    agreements and documents necessary to effectuate the transaction contemplated in the Revised Term Sheet.

  3. INSTRUCT the LADOT to deposit payment from Metro totaling $20,000,000 minus closing costs into the Special Parking Revenue Fund No. 363/94, Lease and Rental Fees, Revenue Source Code No. 4934.

  4. PRESENT and ADOPT the accompanying ORDINANCE dated June 23, 2020,

    effectuating the elements of this transaction that involve the transfer of City-owned property.

  5. AUTHORIZE the CLA, CAO, GSD, LADOT, and the City Attorney to make technical corrections, as necessary, to the above recommendations and as detailed in the Revised Term Sheet to effectuate the intent of this action.

  6. RECEIVE and FILE the CLA and CAO joint report dated August 15, 2019.

    Fiscal Impact Statement: The CAO and CLA report that this action will not have a negative impact on the General Fund. Approval of the above recommendations will result in approximately $20,000,000 in receipts to the Special Parking Revenue Fund, which is consistent with Schedule 11 of the Fiscal Year 2019-20 Adopted Budget.

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

 

(Continued from Council meeting of June 23, 2020)

 

 

ITEM NO.(12)
20-0702
CD 13

INFORMATION, TECHNOLOGY, AND GENERAL SERVICES COMMITTEE REPORT relative to a ten-year lease for office space located at 888 South Vermont Avenue to relocate the Parking Enforcement and Traffic Control Unit (PETCU) of the Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT) Hollywood Enforcement Area Division.

 

Recommendations for Council action:

 

  1. AUTHORIZE the Department of General Services (GSD) to:

    1. Negotiate and execute a new ten-year lease with 888 Vermont Avenue LLC for office/warehouse space located at 888 South Vermont Avenue, Los Angeles, California 90005, for use by the PETCU of the LADOT Hollywood Enforcement Area Division, under the terms and conditions outlined in the subject Municipal Facilities Committee (MFC) report dated June 8, 2020, attached to Council file No. 20-0720.

    2. Utilize a consultant to develop a workspace plan that maximizes the number of PETCU work units that can be accommodated at the 888 South Vermont Avenue lease site, in order to relocate PETCU staff from the current City-owned facility located at 411 North Vermont Avenue, which is required due to structural deficiencies that cannot remediated at this time due to significant costs of $50-70 million.

  2. REQUEST that the LADOT, GSD, and the City Administrative Officer, with any assistance that may be required from the Personnel Department, to develop a parking plan that would prioritize the use of on-site leased parking and any potential use of parking available at the current City-owned facility for overflow purposes; and, report to the MFC with the final proposed workspace and parking plan, along with any potential relocation of impacted staff to space available at the LADOT lease site located at 1111 Mateo Street, including an analysis of associated costs and recommended funding sources.

 

Fiscal Impact Statement: The MFC reports that there is no immediate impact to the General Fund as a result of the recommendations in the subject MFC report. The rental payments for the upcoming year are fully funded by monies budgeted for this purpose as part of the GSD's 2020-21 leasing account. A portion of the GSD's projected year-end lease savings is recommended as part of the Year-End Financial Status Report, which would fully offset the estimated one-time costs of moving and communication services. The ongoing leasing costs would be budgeted as part of the GSD's leasing account in future years, along with a three percent escalation factor. An additional allowance of $1.9 million will be incurred at the owner's expense to complete tenant improvements.

 

There is a potential impact to the General Fund if this allowance is not sufficient to fully fund needed site improvements. However, City staff will work to prioritize these needs to remain within available funding, or identify other cost offsets or contributing funds; and, update the MFC on the final space plan, supplemental parking options, and funding options if costs exceed budgeted sources of funds as detailed in the subject MFC report.

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

 

ITEM NO.(13)
20-0677
CD 14

INFORMATION, TECHNOLOGY, AND GENERAL SERVICES COMMITTEE REPORT relative to a new license agreement between the City and Fooda, Inc. for the operation of a pop-up restaurant in the Los Angeles Mall located at 201 North Los Angeles Street.

 

Recommendation for Council action:

 

AUTHORIZE the Department of General Services to negotiate and execute a license agreement between the City and Fooda, Inc. to operate a pop-up restaurant in Space 102 in the Los Angeles Mall located at 201 North Los Angeles Street, Los Angeles, California 90012, under the terms and conditions substantially as outlined in the subject Municipal Facilities Committee (MFC) report dated May 29, 2020, attached to Council File No. 20-0677.

 

Fiscal Impact Statement: The MFC reports that the General Fund will receive revenues in the amount of three percent of profits from each day of gross receipts in excess of $600.

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

 

ITEM NO.(14)
20-0804
CD 1, 2, 8, 13, 14

COMMUNICATION FROM THE CITY ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER (CAO) relative to Affordable Housing Managed Pipeline projects applying to the California Tax Credit Allocation Committee in 2020 Round 2, and various actions related to other existing Managed Pipeline projects.

 

(Homelessness and Poverty Committee report to be submitted in Council.  If public hearing is not held in Committee, an opportunity for public comment will be provided.)

 

(Click on the above hyperlink or go to www.lacouncilfile.com for background documents.)

 

 

ITEM NO.(15)
20-0676
CD 6

INFORMATION, TECHNOLOGY, AND GENERAL SERVICES COMMITTEE REPORT relative to a new lease agreement between the City and Isahq Deeb dba Pazza Pasta for the operation of a fast-casual restaurant in the Marvin Braude Retail Mall located at 6262 Van Nuys Boulevard.

 

Recommendation for Council action:

 

AUTHORIZE the Department of General Services to negotiate and execute a new lease agreement between the City and Isahq Deeb dba Pazza Pasta for the operation of a fast-casual Italian restaurant in Space B of the Marvin Braude Retail Mall located at 6262 Van Nuys Boulevard, Van Nuys, California 91401, under the terms and conditions substantially as outlined in the subject Municipal Facilities Committee (MFC) report dated May 29, 2020, attached to Council File No. 20-0676.

 

Fiscal Impact Statement: The MFC reports that the General Fund will receive revenues at a base rate of $32,418 annually, adjusted for three percent annual escalations for the term of the lease agreement. 

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

TIME LIMIT FILE - JULY 30, 2020

 

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

 

 

ITEM NO.(16)
13-0815
CD 1, 14

INFORMATION, TECHNOLOGY, AND GENERAL SERVICES COMMITTEE REPORT relative to the University of Southern California (USC) private line franchise application request for new facility additions located at 2001 North Soto Street and 4121 East Valley Boulevard.

 

Recommendation for Council action:

 

APPROVE USC's application request for the City to grant four additions to its current private line telecommunications franchise to install and maintain private line telecommunications facilities located at 2001 North Soto Street and 4121 East Valley Boulevard, Los Angeles, California 90032, as detailed in the Information Technology Agency's (ITA) report dated May 11, 2020, attached to Council file No. 13-0815.

 

Fiscal Impact Statement: The ITA reports that implementation of the private line telecommunications franchise will generate new revenue in the total amount of $750 per year, in addition to USC's current annual franchise fee obligation in the amount of $288,606.88, for a new annual total of $289,356.88. USC is required to continue to maintain a franchise performance bond in the amount of $4.5 million.

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

TIME LIMIT FILE - JULY 10, 2020

 

(LAST DAY FOR COUNCIL ACTION - JULY 1, 2020)

 

ITEM NO.(17)
20-0149
CD 7

INFORMATION, TECHNOLOGY, AND GENERAL SERVICES COMMITTEE REPORT relative to a non-profit lease agreement with Heroes of Life, Inc. for space in a City-owned facility located at 11243 Glenoaks Boulevard.

 

Recommendation for Council action, as initiated by Motion (Rodriguez - Price):

 

  1. INSTRUCT the Department of General Services, with the assistance of the City Attorney, to negotiate and execute a non-profit lease agreement with the Heroes of Life, Inc., a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, for space in a City-owned facility located at 11243 Glenoaks Boulevard, Pacoima, California 91331.

  2. INSTRUCT the Los Angeles Housing and Community Investment Department to forgive any back owed rent, and future rent to be charged until such time said lease agreement is signed.

 

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

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

ITEM NO.(18)
19-0665

INFORMATION, TECHNOLOGY, AND GENERAL SERVICES COMMITTEE REPORT relative to the feasibility of establishing a Digital Inclusion Fund to receive and disburse funds for the implementation of digital inclusion projects.

 

Recommendation for Council action, pursuant to Motion (Blumenfield - Wesson):

 

INSTRUCT the City Administrative Officer (CAO), with the assistance of the Bureau of Street Lighting and the Information Technology Agency, to report on the feasibility of establishing a Digital Inclusion Fund to receive and disburse funds, including pole attachment fees, for the implementation of digital inclusion projects.

 

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

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

 

ITEM NO.(19)
20-0712

CONTINUED CONSIDERATION OF AD HOC ON COVID-19 RECOVERY AND NEIGHBORHOOD INVESTMENT COMMITTEE REPORT relative to a hiring plan for a Community Care Corps, to fill gaps in our health care system as well as provide meaningful employment to residents who need it.

Recommendation for Council action, pursuant to Motion (Wesson - Martinez):

 

INSTRUCT the Economic and Workforce Development Department and the Personnel Department with assistance from the City Administrative Officer and Chief Legislative Analyst, to work with the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, to solicit input from community groups and non-profits and report back with a public/private, New Deal style hiring plan for a Community Care Corps, to fill gaps in our health care system as well as provide meaningful employment to residents who need it.

 

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.

 

(Continued from Council meeting of June 23, 2020)

 


 

ITEM NO.(20)
15-1450-S2

TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE REPORT relative to the status of the Los Angeles Department of Transportation's (LADOT) Code the Curb project.

 

Recommendations for Council action:

 

  1. RECEIVE and FILE the LADOT dated June 12, 2020, relative to the status of the Department's Code the Curb project to create a digital inventory of the City’s physical curbside assets and regulations.

  2. DIRECT the Chief Legislative Analyst to prepare a Motion for consideration by the Ad Hoc on Covid-19 Recovery and Neighborhood Investment Committee relative to identifying pandemic emergency recovery funds to support the LADOT's Code the Curb project.

  3. DIRECT the LADOT to report in 180 days with a status update on the Code the Curb project.

Fiscal Impact Statement: The LADOT reports that this action will not impact the General Fund inasmuch as the Department's report is informational.

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

 

ITEM NO.(21)
19-0914

COMMUNICATION FROM THE CITY ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER (CAO) relative to funding recommendations for the State of California Homeless Housing, Assistance, and Prevention (HHAP) Program grant application for A Bridge Home (ABH) sites and hygiene services.

 

 

 

(Homelessness and Poverty Committee report to be submitted in Council. If public hearing is not held in Committee, an opportunity for public comment will be provided.)

 

(Click on the above hyperlink or go to www.lacouncilfile.com for background documents.)

 

 

ITEM NO.(22)
19-1373

TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE REPORT relative to the next steps and resources needed to develop five- and twenty-year Mobility Investment Program (MIP) for transportation capital projects.

 

Recommendation for Council action:

 

RECEIVE and FILE the Los Angeles Department of Transportation dated June 12, 2020, relative to the next steps and resources needed to develop five- and twenty-year MIPs for transportation capital projects.

 

Fiscal Impact Statement: Not applicable.

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

 

ITEM NO.(23)
19-0885

TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE REPORT relative to the NextGen Bus Speed Engineering Working Group and its designation of priority transit corridors for infrastructure improvement and conducting community engagement.

 

Recommendation for Council action:

 

RECEIVE and FILE the Los Angeles Department of Transportation dated June 12, 2020, relative to the NextGen Bus Speed Engineering Working Group and its designation of priority transit corridors for infrastructure improvement and conducting community engagement.

 

Fiscal Impact Statement: Not applicable.

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

 

ITEM NO.(24)
19-1355

TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE REPORT relative to Los Angeles Department of Transportation's (LADOT) principles and guidelines for the protection, use, and retention of data from dockless scooter and e-bike permits.

 

Recommendation for Council action:

 

RECEIVE and FILE the LADOT dated June 12, 2020, relative to the Department's principles and guidelines for the protection, use, and retention of data from dockless scooter and e-bike permits.

 

Fiscal Impact Statement: Not applicable.

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

 

ITEM NO.(25)
10-0996-S1

TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE REPORT relative to extending the terms of the existing taxi franchise agreements set to expire June 30, 2020.

 

Recommendation for Council action:

 

DIRECT the Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT) to extend the current taxi cab franchises for eight months with the ability for Council to revoke or terminate them at any time within that period upon adoption of a new regulatory model.

 

Fiscal Impact Statement: The LADOT reports that this action will not impact the General Fund. With the proposed extension, fees will continue to be collected, if ordered, until a new permit fee structure is put in place.

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

 

ITEM NO.(26)
14-0499-S5

TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE REPORT relative to a Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT) application for 2021 Active Transportation Program (ATP) – Cycle 5 - Quick Build Call for Projects grant funding from the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans).

 

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

 

  1. AUTHORIZE the General Manager, LADOT, to:

    1. Submit one application to Caltrans for 2021 ATP – Cycle 5 - Quick Build Call for Projects grant funding.

    2. Execute any necessary funding and contractual documents for accepting the grant, subject to the approval of the City Attorney as to form and legality.

  2. DIRECT the General Manager, LADOT, to identify any additional resource needs, including staff, and/or overtime funding, for the implementation of the projects awarded funding through this grant opportunity, and to seek approval for any additional staffing from Council prior to accepting the grant funds.

Fiscal Impact Statement: The LADOT reports that this action will not impact the General Fund. No local match is required for this project. There is also no immediate impact on special funds; however, future appropriations by the Mayor and Council will be required to finalize approved grant memorandum of understanding and to deliver the projects (i.e. design, project management, construction and inspection). For projects awarded grant funding, LADOT - in conjunction with the City Administrative Officer and the Chief Legislative Analyst - will identify the recommended appropriate sources of funds from available revenues during the development of each fiscal years’ budget as well as multi-year schedules for transportation special funds.

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

 

ITEM NO.(27)
20-0726
CD 9

TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE REPORT relative to a re-appropriation of funds from Vision Zero Corridor Projects to the ADAPT Program to pay for the resurfacing of bike lanes located on a segment of Avalon Boulevard.

 

Recommendations for Council action, pursuant to Motion (Price – O'Farrell), SUBJECT TO THE APPROVAL OF THE MAYOR:

 

  1. TRANSFER $276,000 from Fund No. 59V/50, Account No. 50PKGD, Vision Zero Corridor Projects to Fund No. 100/86, as follows, to pay for the resurfacing of bike lanes on lanes on Avalon Boulevard between 51st Street and Manchester Avenue:

    Account No.  Title Amount
    001010  Salaries, General $69,000
    003030  Construction Expense 69,000
     006020 Operating Supplies 138,000
       Total:  $276,000
       
  2. AUTHORIZE the Bureau of Street Services to make any technical corrections or clarifications to the above fund transfer instructions in order to effectuate the intent of this action.

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.(28)
20-0008-S15
CD 8

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

 

Recommendations for Council action, pursuant to Resolution (Harris-Dawson - Bonin):

 

  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 Raymond Avenue between West Jefferson Boulevard and West 35th Place.

  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.(29)
20-0008-S16
CD 6

TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE REPORT relative to establishing oversize vehicle parking restrictions along a segment of Plummer 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 Plummer Street from Van Nuys Boulevard westbound to the Pacoima Wash.

  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.(30)
20-0437
CD 10

CATEGORICAL EXEMPTION, TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE REPORT, and RESOLUTION relative to establishing Preferential Parking District (PPD) No. 280 in the Pico neighborhood.

 

Recommendations for Council action:

 

  1. FIND that businesses and their employees cause adverse parking impacts on the adjacent residential blocks from which the residents deserve immediate relief.

  2. FIND that the establishment of PPD No. 280, pursuant to Los Angeles Municipal Code (LAMC) Section 80.5S.d, is categorically exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) under Article III. 1.a.3 of the 2002 Los Angeles City CEQA Guidelines.

  3. ADOPT the accompanying RESOLUTION establishing the boundaries of PPD No. 280, pursuant to Rules and Procedures for Preferential Parking Districts approved by Council on March 16, 2016, for the residential area comprised of Olympic Boulevard between Cochran Avenue and Orange Drive, Orange Drive between Olympic Boulevard and La Brea Avenue, La Brea Avenue between Orange Drive and San Vicente Boulevard, San Vicente Boulevard between La Brea and Cochran Avenues, and Cochran Avenue between San Vicente and Olympic Boulevards.

  4. AUTHORIZE the following parking restrictions for use on the residential portions of all streets in PPD No. 280:

    1. 2 HOUR PARKING 8 AM TO 6 PM; VEHICLES WITH DISTRICT NO. 280 PERMITS EXEMPT

    2. NO PARKING 6 PM TO 8 AM, 2 HOUR PARKING 8 AM TO 6 PM; VEHICLES WITH DISTRICT NO. 280 PERMITS EXEMPT

    3. NO PARKING 8 AM TO 6 PM; VEHICLES WITH DISTRICT NO. 280 PERMITS EXEMPT

    4. NO PARKING 6 PM TO 8 AM; VEHICLES WITH DISTRICT NO. 280 PERMITS EXEMPT

  5. INSTRUCT the Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT) to:

    1. Initiate the necessary procedures for the preparation and sale of parking, permits to residents within PPD No. 280, as specified in Section 80.58 of the LAMC.

    2. Post or remove the authorized parking restrictions on the residential portions of the street segment enumerated above, except for areas where parking is currently prohibited in the interest of traffic flow or public safety.

    3. Post or remove the authorized parking restrictions upon receipt and validation of petitions containing signatures from at least 75 percent of the dwelling units, covering more than 50 percent of the developed frontage on blocks requesting installation or removal of the parking restriction set forth in the above recommendation, after establishment of this PPD by Council, without further action of Council.

Fiscal Impact Statement: The LADOT reports that revenue from the sale of permits will cover the cost of implementing, administering, and enforcing PPD No. 280. Additionally, violations of the posted parking restrictions may result in citation fines deposited into the General Fund.

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

 

ITEM NO.(31)
19-1416

COMMUNICATION FROM THE CITY ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER relative to a Department of Convention and Tourism Development agreement with the Los Angeles Tourism and Convention Board to promote Los Angeles as a destination for conventions and leisure travel, for the term July 1, 2020, through June 30, 2030, and for compensation in the amount of one-fourteenth of the annual amount of Transient Occupancy Tax collected by the City of Los Angeles.

 

(Trade, Travel, and Tourism Committee report to be submitted in Council. If a public hearing is not held in Committee, an opportunity for public comment will be provided.)

 

(Click on the above hyperlink or go to: www.lacouncilfile.com for background documents.)

 

 

ITEM NO.(32)
20-0438
CD 11

CATEGORICAL EXEMPTION, TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE REPORT, and RESOLUTION relative to establishing Preferential Parking District (PPD) No. 291 in the Westchester neighborhood.

 

Recommendations for Council action:

 

  1. FIND that customers and employees of the businesses in the adjacent commercial district cause adverse parking impacts on the residential blocks from which the residents deserve immediate relief.

  2. FIND that the establishment of PPD No. 291, pursuant to Los Angeles Municipal Code (LAMC) Section 80.5S.d, is categorically exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) under Article III. 1.a.3 of the 2002 Los Angeles City CEQA Guidelines.

  3. ADOPT the accompanying RESOLUTION establishing the boundaries of PPD No. 291, pursuant to Rules and Procedures for Preferential Parking Districts approved by Council on March 16, 2016, for the residential area bounded by Knowlton Street between La Tijera and La Cienega Boulevards, the centerline to the west side of La Cienega Boulevard between the alley immediately north of Knowlton and Thornburn Streets, Thornburn Street between La Cienega and La Tijera Boulevards, and the centerline to the east side of La Tijera Boulevard between Thornburn and Knowlton Streets.

  4. AUTHORIZE the following parking restrictions for use on the residential portions of all streets in PPD No. 291:

    1. NO PARKING 6 PM TO 8 AM, 2 HOUR PARKING 8 AM TO 6 PM; VEHICLES WITH DISTRICT NO. 291 PERMITS EXEMPT

    2. NO PARKING 8 AM TO 6 PM; VEHICLES WITH DISTRICT NO. 291 PERMITS EXEMPT

    3. 2 HOUR PARKING 8 AM TO 6 PM; VEHICLES WITH DISTRICT NO. 291 PERMITS EXEMPT

    4. NO PARKING 6 PM TO 8 AM; VEHICLES WITH DISTRICT NO. 291 PERMITS EXEMPT

  5. INSTRUCT the Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT) to:

    1. Initiate the necessary procedures for the preparation and sale of parking, permits to residents within PPD No. 291, as specified in Section 80.58 of the LAMC.

    2. Post or remove the authorized parking restrictions on the residential portions of the street segment enumerated above, except for areas where parking is currently prohibited in the interest of traffic flow or public safety.

    3. Post or remove the authorized parking restrictions upon receipt and validation of petitions containing signatures from at least 75 percent of the dwelling units, covering more than 50 percent of the developed frontage on blocks requesting installation or removal of the parking restriction set forth in the above recommendation, after establishment of this PPD by Council, without further action of Council.

Fiscal Impact Statement: The LADOT reports that revenue from the sale of permits will cover the cost of implementing, administering, and enforcing PPD No. 291. Additionally, violations of the posted parking restrictions may result in citation fines deposited into the General Fund.

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

 

ITEM NO.(33)
20-0436
CD 2

CATEGORICAL EXEMPTION, TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE REPORT, and RESOLUTION relative to establishing Preferential Parking District (PPD) No. 277 in the Laurel Grove neighborhood.

 

Recommendations for Council action:

 

  1. FIND that the construction of NoHo West, a large commercial development consisting of apartment units, retail, and office space, is causing adverse parking impacts on the surrounding residential blocks from which the residents deserve immediate relief.

  2. FIND that the establishment of PPD No. 277, pursuant to Los Angeles Municipal Code (LAMC) Section 80.5S.d, is categorically exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) under Article III. 1.a.3 of the 2002 Los Angeles City CEQA Guidelines.

  3. ADOPT the accompanying RESOLUTION establishing the boundaries of PPD No. 277, pursuant to Rules and Procedures for Preferential Parking Districts approved by Council on March 16, 2016, for the residential area comprised of the south side of Victory Boulevard between Laurel Canyon Boulevard and Colfax Avenue, the west side of Colfax Avenue between Victory and Burbank Boulevards, the north side of Burbank Boulevard between Colfax Avenue and the State Route (SR) 101 Hollywood Freeway, the SR-101 Hollywood Freeway between Burbank and Laurel Canyon Boulevards, and the east side of Laurel Canyon Boulevard between the SR-101 Hollywood Freeway and Victory Boulevard.

  4. AUTHORIZE the following parking restrictions for use on the residential portions of all streets in PPD No. 277:

    1. 2 HOUR PARKING 8 AM TO 6 PM; VEHICLES WITH DISTRICT NO. 277 PERMITS EXEMPT

    2. NO PARKING 6 PM TO 8 AM, 2 HOUR PARKING 8 AM TO 6 PM; VEHICLES WITH DISTRICT NO. 277 PERMITS EXEMPT

    3. NO PARKING 8 AM TO 6 PM; VEHICLES WITH DISTRICT NO. 277 PERMITS EXEMPT

    4. NO PARKING 6 PM TO 8 AM; VEHICLES WITH DISTRICT NO. 277 PERMITS EXEMPT

  5. INSTRUCT the Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT) to:

    1. Initiate the necessary procedures for the preparation and sale of parking, permits to residents within PPD No. 277, as specified in Section 80.58 of the LAMC.

    2. Post or remove the authorized parking restrictions on the residential portions of the street segments listed above, except for areas where parking is currently prohibited in the interest of traffic flow or public safety.

    3. Post or remove the authorized parking restrictions upon receipt and validation of petitions containing signatures from at least 75 percent of the dwelling units, covering more than 50 percent of the developed frontage on blocks requesting installation or removal of the parking restriction set forth the above recommendation, after establishment of this PPD by Council, without further action of Council.

Fiscal Impact Statement: The LADOT reports that revenue from the sale of permits will cover the cost of implementing, administering, and enforcing PPD No. 277. Additionally, violations of the posted parking restrictions may result in citation fines deposited into the General Fund.

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

 

ITEM NO.(34)
19-0685

HOUSING COMMITTEE REPORT and RESOLUTION relative to the use of funds for the Permanent Local Housing Allocation Plan Program. 

 

Recommendations for Council action, as initiated by Motion (Cedillo - Krekorian), SUBJECT TO THE APPROVAL OF THE MAYOR: 

 

  1. APPROVE the proposed grant activities, as recommended by the General Manager, Los Angeles Housing and Community Investment Department (HCIDLA), on behalf of the City. 

  2. AUTHORIZE the General Manager, HCIDLA, or designee, to: 

    1. Sign on behalf of the City as an applicant as determined by the Permanent Local Housing Allocation (PLHA) Program as per the attached City Resolution.

    2. Lead the coordination, partnership and engagement in the development of the required application requirements, including the development of a five-year allocation plan detailing eligible activities and prioritization of PLHA funds for housing-related projects and programs that assist in addressing the City's unmet housing needs.

    3. Lead the coordination, partnership and execution of the required Standard Agreement, annual progress reports or any related documents in accordance with the PLHA grant requirements.

    4. Accept PHLA grant funds on behalf of the City totaling $26,219,573 for the 2020 allocation year and an estimated five-year formula allocation amount of $131,097,864 listed in the Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) released by the State in 2020.

    5. Develop and issue a request for proposals to complete necessary studies for eligible project delivery activities and recommend consultants for Council approval, as necessary. 

  3. AUTHORIZE the City Clerk to place on the agenda on the first regular Council meeting on July 1, 2020, or shortly thereafter the following instruction:  

    AUTHORIZE the Controller to: 

    1. Establish a new interest-bearing fund entitled, SB 2 Permanent Local Housing, for the receipt and disbursement of the SB 2 grant from the State of California Department of Housing and Community Development, to be administered by HCIDLA. 

    2. Establish new accounts and appropriate funds upon receipt of the grant from HCD as follows:

      Account  Title Amount
       43T244  Administrative Reserve   $1,255,423
       43T723  Rental - New Construction  11,397,186
       43T724  Rental - Preservation  5,706,378
       43T726  Home Ownership MIPA  4,175,315
       43T919  Eviction Prevention Rental Assistance  1,265,153
       43T920  ADU  Accelerator Program   1,000,000
       43T143  Housing and Community Investment 786,644
       43T299  Reimbursement of General Fund Cost  433,473
       43T900  Contract Programming - For Systems Upgrades  200,000
         Total:     $26,219,573


    3. Increase appropriations in the amount of $786,644 in the following accounts within Fund No. 100/43:

      Account   Title Amount
       001010  Salaries, General   $646,473
       002120  Printing & Binding   3,500
       003040  Contractual Services   10,000
       006010  Office & Administrative   29,700 
       006030  Leasing   96,971
         Total:   $786,644


  4. DIRECT the General Manager, HCIDLA, or designee, to report on the acceptance of funds upon award. The report back shall include, but not be limited to, the following: recommended administration and distribution of funds, implementation of eligible activities, and program delivery timelines for the successful coordination, process and completion of SB 2/PLHA grant funded projects and programs. 

  5. APPROVE the accompanying RESOLUTION (Appendix E), as required by the State for Entitlement local governments, in order to submit the final application for the SB 2 PLHA program. 

  6. AUTHORIZE the General Manager, HCIDLA, or designee, to prepare Controller's instructions and any technical adjustments consistent with Mayor and Council actions related to this matter, subject to the approval of this City Administrative Officer (CAO), and request the Controller to implement these instructions. 

  7. INSTRUCT the CAO to prepare a report. 

 

Fiscal Impact Statement: The HCIDLA reports that adopting the recommendations in this report will allow the City to receive the approximately $26 million allocated through the PLHA formula allocation for FY 2020-21, including approximately $433,000 as a reimbursement to the General Fund for related costs. 

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted. 

 

 

ITEM NO.(35)
19-1204

CATEGORICAL EXEMPTION and HOUSING COMMITTEE REPORT relative to the 2020-21 46th Program Year of the Housing and Community Development Consolidated Plan (PY 46 Con Plan).

 

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

 

  1. FIND that the PY 46 Con Plan Action Plan will not have a significant effect on the environment, pursuant to the City’s California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Guidelines, and in compliance with the CEQA of 1970; that the Notice of Exemption reflects the independent judgement of the lead agency of the City; that the documents constituting the record of proceedings in this matter are located in the Council File (CF) in the custody of the City Clerk, and acknowledge the Notice of Exemption for the PY 46 Con Plan, to be submitted by the Los Angeles Housing and Community Investment Department (HCIDLA) and attached to the Council File.

    All new federally-funded projects are subject to environmental review under the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and pursuant to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) regulations, prior to any commitment of federal funds for expenditure, unless they are exempt from such review. HCIDLA has determined that some action is programmatically exempted per Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 58.34 and categorically excluded per CFR 58.35 (a)(b) from the annual environmental requirement.

    Commitment of funding for new projects that could result in a direct or indirect physical change to the environment are also subject to environmental review under the CEQA, if implementation of the projects is authorized as part of the budgeting process. HCIDLA has determined that some action is programmatically exempt annually under CEQA Guidelines for General Exemptions, Article 18 Statutory Exemptions Section 15260 through 15285, and Article 19 Categorical Exemptions Section 15300 through 15333.

    Those projects that are not exempt or not yet defined are approved, subject to: 1) confirmation that the project to be funded is categorically excluded under NEPA pursuant to 24 CFR Part 58 and exempt under CEQA pursuant to the Guidelines prior to project implementation; or, 2) appropriate environmental review prior to project implementation.

    All projects involving new construction and/or major rehabilitation will require the preparation of a Mitigated Negative Declaration/Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact or Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact Statement on a site-by-site basis.

  2. APPROVE the PY 46 Con Plan and the related budget for the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnership (HOME) Program, Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG), and Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) Grant included as Attachments A of the Chief Legislative Analyst report dated June 3, 2020.

  3. AUTHORIZE the General Manager, HCIDLA, or designee, to sign, on behalf of the City, the application for Federal Assistance for the CDBG, HOME, HOPWA, and ESG Programs and the associated Grantee Certifications, subject to the review and approval of the City Attorney as to form.

  4. AUTHORIZE the General Manager of HCIDLA, or designee, to submit the annual 2020-21 PY 46 Action Plan to HUD after Council and Mayor approval and the public comment period ends.

  5. INSTRUCT the General Manager, HCIDLA, or designee to:

    1. Provide written notification to PY 46 Action Plan applicants, as follows:

      1. To successful applicants, advising them of final award recommendations and required contracting process to facilitate program implementation.

      2. To unsuccessful applicants, informing them that they are not recommended for award and further advising them of current and forthcoming alternative competitive application processes.

      3. For all categories, notify all departments that have requested CDBG funding, the relevant Council Offices, and the City Attorney of these correspondences. 

    2. Monitor public services and administrative services expenditures against the PY 46 statutory spending limitations respectively and report to the Mayor and Council within 30 days with recommendations for necessary adjustments in the event it is anticipated that either cap will be exceeded.

    3. Prepare, with the assistance from the Economic and Workforce Development Department (EWDD) and the Community Redevelopment Agency of the City of Los Angeles (Designated Local Authority), quarterly reports for submission to the Mayor and Council on program income receipts for all Con Plan sources.

    4. Prepare Controller instructions and/or make any technical adjustments that may be required and are consistent with the intent of the PY 46 Con Plan actions, upon approval of the Chief Legislative Analyst (CLA), and request the Controller to implement these instructions. 

  6. INSTRUCT the HCIDLA, with the assitance of the City Administrative Officer (CAO), and CLA, to ensure that PY 46 projects recommended for funding are in compliance with the City’s CDBG expenditure policy and guidelines (CF 01-2765-S2), to establish a multi-year future projects priority-funding list, and to revise the current CDBG expenditure policy to comply with the aforementioned multi-year funding list for future Program Years.

    1. Authorize the City Controller to process a Reserve Fund loan for up to $10 million, to be available July 1, 2020 or soon thereafter for the period of July 1, 2020 through October 31, 2020 for cash flow purposes related to the Con Plan Grants (CDBG, ESG, HOME, HOPWA) with said loan to be fully reimbursed from grant receipts in PY 2020-21, and subject to the availability of Reserve Funds for this purpose.

    2. Instruct the CAO to work with HCIDLA on cash flow issues to minimize the need for a Reserve Fund Loan.

  7. APPROVE the reprogramming of $3,015,504 in HOPWA prior year savings, as a source of revenue for the PY 46 Action Plan Budget.

  8. AUTHORIZE the General Managers, or their designees, of program implementing departments to negotiate and execute contracts, contract amendments and/or interdepartmental agreements as needed with grants recipients, as identified and listed in the attached Contract Authorities and consistent with Council action, in an amount not to exceed that set forth in Revenues and Allocations, as attached to this report, in consultation with HCIDLA as grant administrator, and in substantial conformance with the pro forma agreements for public service activities or construction as provided in CF No. 06-2366, subject to City Attorney review and approval as to form and review and approval by the Public Works Bureau of Contract Administration as to compliance with the City's contracting requirements. 

  9. INSTRUCT all departments receiving CDBG funds to submit billing and reimbursement documentation on a quarterly basis to HCIDLA, and to continue to work with the CLA and CAO to identify salary and expense savings throughout the fiscal year and transfer those savings to the General Fund to compensate for unrecovered related costs. 

  10. INSTRUCT the HCIDLA, with the assistance of the CLA and CAO, to meet with all departments with active CDBG projects on an as-needed basis to determine if additional savings can be realized and, if such savings are found, direct HCIDLA, with the assistance of the CLA, to report to Council with recommendations for new expenditures of these funds. 

  11. INSTRUCT the HCIDLA to provide the CLA with a quarterly, at minimum, of the CDBG timeliness ration and CDBG balances and notify the CLA immediately should the City be at risk for missing the timeliness test.  

  12. FIND that work can be performed more economically or feasibly by independent contractors than by City employees and, in accordance with Charter Section 1022, approve of the use of the contractors listed in the Contract Authorities as attached to this report. 

  13. INSTRUCT the General Manager, HCIDLA, or designee, with the assistance of the CLA and CAO to report within 30 days of the Council and Mayor's approval of the PY 46 Con Plan with an analysis, recommendations and any necessary additional implementing language for related authorities and administrative allocations.

  14. INSTRUCT the HCIDLA to report with an update on Program Income receipts for CDBG and HOME grants on an as-need basis and to identify other sources of funds that may be leveraged to address any potential need for administrative costs. 

  15. APPROVE the attached updated CDBG Future Vested and Priority Projects List (Attachment E), which adds the following projects: Chavez Community Garden (CD1) and Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard Street Lighting (CD9). 

  16. INSTRUCT the HICDLA to consider the following projects for future reprogramming opportunities, subject to determination of eligibility: All Neighborhood Improvement projects subject to the approximately 11.5 percent reduction; Martin Luther King Jr. Street Lighting (CD9); and, Elysian Valley Lighting Project Phases III to VII (CD13). 

  17. INSTRUCT the Economic and Workforce Development Department (EWDD) to report within 30 days on: 1) the number of clients served, outreach efforts, jobs created, and program outcomes for the GRID110, Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator; and, 2) an update of the Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator's efforts to reduce and eventually eliminate its CDBG amount starting in PY 46 and future Program Years thereafter (CF No. 18-0106).

  18. INSTRUCT the EWDD to issue a Request for Proposal (RFP) for the proposed CD 8 - Small Business Technical Assistance Project. 

  19. INSTRUCT the HCIDLA to issue Request for Proposals for the following programs as described in the Contract Authorities as attached to this report, and report to the Council with the recommended award: Systems for Various Programs (Information Technology), Urgent Repair Program Construction Services, and the Real Estate Information Services. 

  20. INSTRUCT the HCIDLA to prepare any additional contract authorities, Controller instructions, and/or any other documents necessary to meet HUD deadlines, and instruct the CLA to submit these documents to the City Council for approval. 

  21. RECOGNIZE the $2,344,545.44 General Fund reimbursement to the Letter of Credit to resolve HUD findings regarding previous CDBG projects as revenue, subject to the Mayor and Council's approval of the General Fund appropriation in the 2020-21 budget process (CF No. 17-1392-S1). 

  22. REALLOCATE $1,327,695 from line item number 36 in the Mayor’s Economic Development Budget that funds CEDS (incentive zone for commercial districts) to fund the JEDI Zone Facade Improvement Program as specified in the 46th year Con Plan Program.

 

Fiscal Impact Statement: The CAO reports that PY 46 CDBG will provide approximately $28.7 million to support positions (direct salaries: $13.5 million; expenses including contracts: $6.4 million; and related cost reimbursement: $8.8 million). For PY 46, the CAO has calculated total related costs to be approximately $9.4 million. Of this amount, approximately $8.8 million can be funded with CDBG dollars. This will result in a balance of approximately $600,000 in unfunded related costs that may be considered by the Council and Mayor to be potentially funded with a General Fund allocation. For reference, the previous year's PY 46 fiscal impact was estimated at $300,000 in related costs paid by the General Fund. The City's Financial Policies state that the City will pursue programs grants, but will limit financial support of these programs to avoid commitments beyond available funding. 

 

It should be noted that Cost Allocation Plan (CAP) 42 is the plant used to calculate related costs for 2020-21, and in some cases, CAP 42 is higher than CAP 41, the rate used to calculate related costs in PY 45. These estimated also do not include the impact of potential furloughs on direct salary expenditures. A reduction in salary expenditures could result in additional funding available to reimburse the General Fund for related costs, reducing the estimated impact of the Consolidated Plan on the General Fund. It is a policy decision regarding how and at what level the City will contribute City resources, specifically the General Fund, to leverage CDBG grant program activities. 

 

Community Impact Statement: Yes. 

For: Arroyo Seco Neighborhood Council 

 

 

ITEM NO.(36)
20-0600-S5

BUDGET AND FINANCE COMMITTEE REPORT and RESOLUTION relative to the issuance of Tax and Revenue Anticipation Notes (TRAN) for Fiscal Year 2020-21.

 

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

 

ADOPT the accompanying RESOLUTION, attached to the City Administrative Officer (CAO) report dated June 19, 2020, authorizing the issuance and sale of the 2020 TRAN in an aggregate amount not to exceed $1.85 billion.

 

Fiscal Impact Statement: The CAO reports that the proposed 2020 TRAN financing will result in estimated net savings of $40.5 million to the General Fund. The estimated total debt service cost is $1.84 billion, which the City will repay from collected General Fund revenues and taxes. There is no fiscal impact as funds are budgeted in the 2020-21 Budget for the repayment of the notes.

 

Debt Impact Statement: The CAO reports that there is no impact to the City's debt capacity as this transaction represents a short-term borrowing, which the City will repay within the same fiscal year.

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

 

ITEM NO.(37)
20-0600-S20

BUDGET AND FINANCE COMMITTEE REPORT relative to amending the Mayor's Proposed Budget for Fiscal Year (FY) 2020-21 to correct the anticipated unbalanced deficit in the Office of the Controller and to fill vacant positions to support the payroll operations section.

 

Recommendation for Council action:

 

NOTE and FILE Motion (Koretz - O'Farrell) relative to amending the Mayor's Proposed Budget for FY 2020-21 to add funding to correct the anticipated unbalanced deficit in the Office of the Controller due to retirement and sick leave payouts and to fill vacant positions to support the payroll operations section.

 

Fiscal Impact Statement: Not applicable.

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted. for its consideration.

 

 

ITEM NO.(38)
20-0600-S26
CD 6, 7

BUDGET AND FINANCE COMMITTEE REPORT relative to amending the Mayor's Proposed Budget for Fiscal Year (FY) 2020-21 to add funding and positions in the Department of City Planning (DCP) to develop a Transit Oriented District Specific Plan for the San Fernando Valley Transit Corridor Project.

 

Recommendation for Council action:

 

NOTE and FILE Motion (Rodriguez - Martinez - O'Farrell) relative to amending the Mayor's Proposed Budget for FY 2020-21 to add nine months funding and resolution authority for various positions, and expenses, in the DCP, to develop a Transit Oriented District Specific Plan for the San Fernando Valley Transit Corridor Project.

 

Fiscal Impact Statement: Not applicable.

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

 

 

ITEM NO.(39)
20-0600-S49

BUDGET AND FINANCE COMMITTEE REPORT relative to amending the Mayor's Proposed Budget for Fiscal Year (FY) 2020-21 to restore resolution authority for one Environmental Specialist II and one City Planning Associate in the Department of City Planning (DCP) without funding to conduct the Wildlife Pilot Study.

 

Recommendation for Council action:

 

NOTE and FILE Motion (Ryu - Koretz) relative to amending the Mayor's Proposed Budget for FY 2020-21 amending the Mayor's Proposed Budget for FY 2020-21 to instruct the City Administrative Officer, with the assistance of the Chief Legislative Analyst to report with recommended deletions of position authority from departments whose operations may be reduced in light of the COVID-19 State of Emergency, in order to restore resolution authority for one Environmental Specialist II and one City Planning Associate in the DCP without funding to conduct the Wildlife Pilot Study.

 

Fiscal Impact Statement: Not applicable.

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

 

ITEM NO.(40)
20-0600-S54

BUDGET AND FINANCE COMMITTEE REPORT relative to amending the Mayor's Proposed Budget for Fiscal Year (FY) 2020-21 to set aside funding for Climate Change Emergency Mobilization and Climate Change Emergency Projects.

 

Recommendation for Council action:

 

NOTE and FILE Motion (Koretz - O'Farrell) relative to amending the Mayor's Proposed Budget for FY 2020-21 to set aside funding for Climate Change Emergency Mobilization and Climate Change Emergency Projects.

 

Fiscal Impact Statement: Not applicable.

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

 

ITEM NO.(41)
20-0600-S22

BUDGET AND FINANCE COMMITTEE REPORT relative to amending the Mayor's Proposed Budget for Fiscal Year (FY) 2020-21 to add funding in the Office of the Controller to support the Human Resources and Payroll replacement project.

 

Recommendation for Council action:

 

NOTE and FILE Motion (Koretz - O'Farrell) relative to amending the Mayor's Proposed Budget for FY 2020-21 amending the Mayor's Proposed Budget for FY 2020-21 to add 9-months funding in the Office of the Controller to fill two vacant Payroll Analyst positions to support the Human Resources and Payroll replacement project.

 

Fiscal Impact Statement: Not applicable.

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

 

ITEM NO.(42)
20-0600-S12

BUDGET AND FINANCE COMMITTEE REPORT relative to amending the Mayor's Proposed Budget for Fiscal Year (FY) 2020-21 to exempt the Bureau of Street Services (BSS) from the hiring freeze.

 

Recommendation for Council action, as initiated by Motion (Blumenfield - O'Farrell):

 

INSTRUCT the BSS to negotiate Memoranda of Understanding with Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority and the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power to ensure that the BSS's costs will be covered promptly and report to the Budget and Finance Committee to determine whether it will be appropriate to adjust hiring and furloughs.

 

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

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

 

ITEM NO.(43)
13-1646-S2
CD 15

BUDGET AND FINANCE COMMITTEE REPORT and RESOLUTIONS relative to the establishment of Community Facilities District (CFD) No. 10 (Ponte Vista) (District) in the San Pedro neighborhood of Council District 15.

 

Recommendations for Council action:

 

  1. ADOPT the accompanying RESOLUTION of the City of Los Angeles of Intention to Establish CFD No. 10 (Ponte Vista), included as Attachment A of the City Administrative Officer (CAO) report dated June 18, 2020, attached to Council File No. 13-1646-S2

  2. ADOPT the accompanying RESOLUTION of the City of Los Angeles to Incur Bonded Indebtedness of the proposed CFD No. 10 (Ponte Vista), included as Attachment B of said CAO report.

  3. INSTRUCT the City Clerk to mail a notice by July 6, 2020 of a Public Hearing to take place on August 19, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. during a regularly scheduled Council meeting, which is no less than 30 days following approval of the Resolution of the City of Los Angeles of Intention to Establish CFD No. 10 (Ponte Vista), pursuant to information to be provided by the CAO.

  4. INSTRUCT the City Clerk to publish a notice by July 27, 2020 of a Public Hearing to take place on August 19, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. during a regularly scheduled Council meeting, which is no less than 30 days following approval of the Resolution of the City of Los Angeles of Intention to Establish CFD No. 10 (Ponte Vista) pursuant to information to be provided by the CAO.

  5. AUTHORIZE the CAO to make technical adjustments as necessary to implement the intent of the Mayor and Council actions.

 

Fiscal Impact Statement: The CAO reports that there is no impact to the General Fund as a result of the recommended actions. All consultant costs associated with the formation of the CFD are paid by the developer via the terms of the Deposit and Reimbursement Agreement.

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

 

ITEM NO.(44)
20-0600-S56

COMMUNICATION FROM THE CITY ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER relative to the Separation Incentive Program Letters of Agreement.

 

(Budget and Finance Committee report to be submitted in Council. If a public hearing is not held in Committee, an opportunity for public comment will be provided.)

 

(Click on the above hyperlink or go to: www.lacouncilfile.com for background documents.)

 

 

ITEM NO.(45)
20-0600-S57

COMMUNICATION FROM THE CITY ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER relative to instructing the General Managers of all affected City departments to delay the implementation of furloughs.

 

(Budget and Finance Committee report to be submitted in Council. If a public hearing is not held in Committee, an opportunity for public comment will be provided.)

 

(Click on the above hyperlink or go to: www.lacouncilfile.com for background documents.)

 

 

ITEM NO.(46)
20-0600

CONSIDERATION OF THE FISCAL YEAR 2020-21 BUDGET FOR THE CITY OF LOS ANGELES, RELATED MOTIONS AND COMMUNICATIONS FROM CITY DEPARTMENTS AND CITY ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER, CHIEF LEGISLATIVE ANALYST TO REPORT.

 

(Budget and Finance Committee report to be submitted in Council. If a public hearing is not held in Committee, an opportunity for public comment will be provided.)

 

(Click on the above hyperlink or go to: www.lacouncilfile.com for background documents.)

 

 

ITEM NO.(47)
14-1738-S2

AD HOC COMMITTEE ON POLICE REFORM REPORT relative to equipping Body-Worn Video Cameras (BWVC) to all police officers.

 

Recommendation for Council action, pursuant to Motion (Harris-Dawson - Koretz - Bonin):

 

DIRECT the LAPD, with the assistance of the City Administrative Officer (CAO), to report in regard to the costs associated with equipping all police officers with BWVCs, not just those assigned to field duties with said report to include an analysis of any federal grant funds available for BWVC expansion, including any federal grants being contemplated in the recently introduced Justice in Policing Act of 2020.

 

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

 

Community Impact Statement:  None submitted.

 

 

ITEM NO.(48)
20-0769

AD HOC COMMITTEE ON POLICE REFORM REPORT relative to developing an unarmed model of crisis response.

 

Recommendations for Council action, as initiated by Motion (Wesson - Martinez - Harris-Dawson - Price - Blumenfield - O'Farrell):

 

  1. INSTRUCT the Chief Legislative Analyst (CLA) and the City Administrative Officer (CAO), with assistance from the Los Angeles Police Department and the Los Angeles Housing Services Authority and in cooperation with the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health and other relevant government service providers, to develop an unarmed model of crisis response that would divert non-violent calls for service (mental health crisis, substance abuse, neighbor disputes etc.) away from LAPD to the appropriate non-law enforcement agencies.

  2. INSTRUCT the CLA to analyze and report back on programs utilized both domestically and internationally such as CAHOOTS in Eugene, Oregon as well other models of crisis intervention.

 

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

 

Community Impact Statement:  None submitted.

 

 

ITEM NO.(49)
20-0778

AD HOC COMMITTEE ON POLICE REFORM REPORT relative to the investigation of misconduct of recent events by the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD).

 

Recommendation for Council action, pursuant to Motion (Harris-Dawson - Price - Wesson - Rodriguez):

 

DIRECT the LAPD to  report in regard to how it will investigate allegations of misconduct resulting from the LAPD’s response to recent protests, and what disciplinary actions will be imposed on any officers found to have used excessive force against protesters or otherwise violated LAPD policies.

 

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.(50)
20-0730

AD HOC COMMITTEE ON POLICE REFORM REPORT relative to updating use of force standards in the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) as related to the use of carotid holds.

 

Recommendation for Council action, pursuant to Motion (Blumenfield - Harris-Dawson - Bonin):

 

DIRECT the LAPD to  report in regard to how it will update its use of force standards as related to die use of carotid holds, and what disciplinary actions could be taken against officers who continue to employ the technique now that the LAPD has ended its use.

 

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.(51)
20-0731

AD HOC COMMITTEE ON POLICE REFORM REPORT relative to tactics used by Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) personnel on May 30, 2020.

 

Recommendations for Council action, pursuant to Motion (Price - Ryu - Rodriguez):

 

  1. REQUEST the Office of the Inspector General, with assistance from the LAPD and the Department of Civil and Human Rights (CHRD), to:

    1. Report with a thorough review and explanation of the tactics used by LAPD personnel on Saturday, May 30, 2020, particularly in the vicinity of the Fairfax District and to include an explanation of the chain of events that led the decision to have LAPD officers engage with protesters.

    2. Investigate complaints filed against LAPD for use of force in dispersing demonstrators, including the purposes and types of less-than-lethal tools used, use of force for crowds already dispersing, and claims of LAPD focusing on protest gatherings reducing response times for smaller groups committing acts of arson, looting, and vandalism.

  2. INSTRUCT the LAPD, CHRD, Chief Legislative Analyst (CLA) and other relevant agencies to conduct a thorough review and evaluation of current LAPD protocols for crowd control and foe levels of force on peaceful protesters and report with their findings and recommendations to address any issues found.

 

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

 

Community Impact Statement:  Yes

 

General Comment

Arroyo Seco Neighborhood Council

 

 

ITEM NO.(52)
20-0791

AD HOC COMMITTEE ON POLICE REFORM REPORT relative to an overview of the Los Angeles Police Department's (LAPD) Special Orders regarding the use of force, body-worn video cameras, and digital in-car video (Special Orders 4, 12 and 45, respectively).

 

Recommendations for Council action, pursuant to Motion (O'Farrell - Price - Harris-Dawson - Cedillo):

 

  1. DIRECT the LAPD to report within 60 days in regard to an overview of the LAPD Special Orders related to the Use of Force (Special Order 4), Body Worn Video Cameras (Special Order 12) and Digital In-Car Video (Special Order 45) with said report to include data on LAPD compliance with these Special Orders and how LAPD supervisors enforce them.

  2. REQUEST the Board of Police Commissioners and the Office of the Inspector General to audit the LAPD's compliance with Special Orders 4, 12 and 45.

  3. DIRECT the City Administrative Officer (CAO), with the assistance of the LAPD, to report in regard to funding required to ensure audits of compliance with Special Orders 4, 12 and 45 are performed annually.

 

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

 

Community Impact Statement:  None submitted.

 

 

ITEM NO.(53)
20-0793

AD HOC COMMITTEE ON POLICE REFORM REPORT relative to making it illegal to use the 911 emergency system to make false reports to law enforcement agencies that an emergency or threat exists when the call is motivated/based on racial bias.

 

Recommendation for Council action, pursuant to Motion (Price - Wesson - Harris-Dawson - Koretz):

 

REQUEST the City Attorney, with the assistance of the Los Angeles Police Department, to report back within 30 days in regard to options to make it illegal to use the 911 emergency system to make a report, or cause a report to be made to law enforcement agencies, that an emergency or threat exists when the call is motivated/based on racial bias, and the caller knows that the report is false or frivolous, as further detailed in the text of this Motion.

 

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

 

Community Impact Statement:  None submitted.

 

 

ITEM NO.(54)
20-0717

PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITEE REPORT relative to instructing the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) to release all vehicles impounded during the recent civil unrest without requiring payments from vehicle owners.

 

Recommendations for Council action, as initiated by Motion (Bonin - Harris-Dawson - Ryu):

 

  1. INSTRUCT the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) to work with the City’s Official Police Garages (OPG) to release all vehicles impounded during the recent civil unrest without requiring payments from vehicle owners whose cars were towed due to only curfew violations with any costs incurred by the OPGs as a result of this action to be paid for by the LAPD.

  2. DIRECT the City Administrative Officer (CAO) and LAPD to identify a source of funds from the Los Angeles City Budget that can be pay for the costs as detailed above in Recommendation No. 1 and report with their findings..

  3. REFER this matter, along with any reports submitted to Council in response to Recommendation No. 2, to the Budget and Finance Committee.

 

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

 

Community Impact Statement:  None submitted.

 

 

ITEM NO.(55)
20-0729

AD HOC COMMITTEE ON POLICE REFORM REPORT relative to an analysis of the crowd control tactics used by the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD).

 

Recommendations for Council action, as initiated by Motion (Harris-Dawson - Bonin - Rodriguez - Ryu):

 

  1. INSTRUCT the LAPD to do the following:

 

  1. Include an analysis of the LAPD’s crowd control tactics and compliance with existing departmental policies and legal mandates during the recent civil unrest as part of the After Action Report requested by Motion (Rodriguez - Harris-Dawson, Council file No. 20-0686 with said analysis to also include:

    1. A discussion on the firing of rubber bullets and other types of riot control ammunition into crowds of people, at bystanders and at people’s beads,

    2. The steps the LAPD used to announce unlawful assemblies and curfews and how those decisions were enforced, and decisions to deploy officers to block peaceful protesters from marching.

    3. Report in regard to how individuals arrested during the protests for curfew violations or failure to disperse when ordered to do so were handled after their arrest, including information if social distancing and other public health guidelines were followed to reduce the spread of COVID-19 with said report to include information on how LAPD enforced curfews and dispersal orders on unhoused individuals.

    4. Request that Mr. Gerald Chaleff, the author of the LAPD’s review of the 2007 May Day incident in MacArthur Park, take the lead of the review of LAPD actions during the recent protests.

  2. INSTRUCT the City Administrative Officer (CAO) and Chief Legislative Analyst (CLA) to investigate using funding from the LAPD Liability Claims Account to fund the study as detailed above in Recommendation No. 1.  

 

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

 

Community Impact Statement:  Yes

 

For:

Arroyo Seco Neighborhood Council

Los Feliz Neighborhood Council

 

(Public Safety Committee waived consideration of the above matter)

 

 

Items for which Public Hearings Have Not Been Held - (10 Votes Required for Consideration)
ITEM NO.(56)
14-0026

COMMUNICATION FROM THE MAYOR relative to the reappointment of Mr. Otto Padron to the Board of Convention and Tourism Development Commissioners.

 

Recommendation for Council action:

 

RESOLVE that the Mayor’s reappointment of Mr. Otto Padron to the Board of Convention and Tourism Development Commissioners for the term ending June 30, 2025, is APPROVED and CONFIRMED. Mr. Padron resides in Council District Four. (Current composition: M = 3; F = 2)

 

Financial Disclosure Statement: Filed.

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

TIME LIMIT FILE – JULY 9, 2020

 

(LAST DAY FOR COUNCIL ACTION – JULY 1, 2020)

 

(Economic Development Committee waived consideration of the above matter)

 

 

ITEM NO.(57)
17-0810

COMMUNICATION FROM THE MAYOR relative to the reappointment of Ms. Janet Burt to the Affordable Housing Commission. 

 

Recommendation for Council action: 

 

RESOLVE that the Mayor's reappointment of Ms. Janet Burt to the Affordable Housing Commission for the term ending June 30, 2025, is APPROVED and CONFIRMED. Ms. Janet Burt currently resides in Council District 3 . (Current composition: M = 4; F = 3) 

 

Financial Disclosure Statement: Pending. 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted. 

 

TIME LIMIT FILE - JULY 9, 2020


(LAST DAY FOR COUNCIL ACTION - JULY 1, 2020) 

 

(Housing Committee waived consideration of the above matter) 

 

 

ITEM NO.(58)
20-0393
CD 3

CONSIDERATION OF AND ACTIONS RELATED TO NEGATIVE DECLARATION, COMMUNICATION FROM THE SOUTH VALLEY AREA PLANNING COMMISSION (SVAPC) and ORDINANCE FIRST CONSIDERATION relative to a Vesting Zone Change from [Q]R2-1L-CDO-RIO to (T)[Q]RAS4-1L-CDO-RIO, pursuant to Los Angeles Municipal Code (LAMC) Section 11.5.11 (e); and approval of one Developer's Incentive for an Affordable Housing Project to permit a 20 percent reduction of open space to provide 2,600 square feet of open space in lieu of the required 3,225 square feet, for the demolition of two existing single-story duplexes, totaling four units and the construction, use, and maintenance of a four-story, 27-unit multi-family residential building, consisting of one floor of at-grade parking and three floors of residential units above, providing a maximum height of 45 feet and a total of 28,892 square feet of floor area, and setting aside two units for Very Low Income Households and two units for Low Income Households, providing a total of 44 vehicle parking spaces and 30 bicycle parking spaces, removing one non-protected tree onsite, with 2,640 square feet of open space, and grading approximately 2,000 cubic yards of soil during construction with a net export of 400 cubic yards; for a project located at 6834-6840 North Baird Avenue, subject to Conditions of Approval.

 

Applicant: Luis Rosa, LBMP Baird, LLC

 

Representative: Peter Elias, Quality Mapping Services

 

Case No. APCSV-2016-4523-VZCJ-CDO

 

Environmental No. ENV-2016-4519-ND

 

Fiscal Impact Statement: The SVAPC reports 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.(59)RELATED TO ITEM 1 (20-0105)
20-0105-S1
CD 14

CONSIDERATION OF AND ACTIONS RELATED TO DRAFT AND FINAL ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT REPORT (EIR) AND ERRATA, MITIGATION MEASURES, MITIGATION MONITORING PROGRAM (MMP), AND RELATED CALIFORNIA ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY ACT (CEQA) FINDINGS, COMMUNICATIONS FROM THE LOS ANGELES CITY PLANNING COMMISSION (LACPC) AND MAYOR, RESOLUTION relative to a GENERAL PLAN AMENDMENT and ORDINANCE FIRST CONSIDERATION effectuating a Vesting Zone Change and Height District Change from M3-RIO to (T)(Q)CM-2D-RIO AND APPEAL FILED  BY FRED GAINES, Blue Arch Investments, Inc. from the determination of the LACPC in finding that no subsequent EIR is required and approving the Site Plan Review for the Project Site currently developed with a surface parking lot, an open-air warehouse shed to be incorporated into the new development, and a 4,000 square foot manufacturing building to be demolished; the Project proposes a new residential and commercial development including 110 live/work units, including 11 restricted affordable units, and 113,350 square feet of creative office, 50,848 square feet of new commercial space (that may include retail and/or restaurant floor area) and 8,114 square feet of covered ancillary space; the Project would consist of three buildings built on top of three levels of subterranean parking containing 479 parking spaces and a 6-story office building which would be located on the eastern half of the site while the remaining western half contains an approximately 30-foot tall existing shed that will be adaptively reused as part of the two-level retail component fronting Bay Street; an 11-story structure fronting Sacramento Street would contain the Live/Work Units; the maximum building height is 139 feet and its proposed 287,137 square feet of floor area generates a Floor Area Ratio of 3.9:1 for the properties located at 2110 and 2130 East Bay Street and 2141 East Sacramento Street, subject to Conditions of Approval. (The project was assessed in the previously certified Bay Street Mixed-Use Project EIR, which includes the Draft EIR, No. ENV-2016-3480-EIR (SCH No. 2017031007) dated November 2018, the Final EIR, dated April 2019, and the Errata, dated October 2019, certified on April 26, 2019; and pursuant to CEQA Guidelines, Sections 15162 and 15164, no subsequent EIR or addendum is required for approval of the Project.)

 

Applicant: Albert Taban, Bay Capital Fund LLC

 

Representative: Jim Ries, Craig Lawson and Co., LLC

 

Case No. CPC-2016-3479-GPA-VZC-HD-SPR

 

Environmental No. ENV-2016-3480-EIR (SCH. 2017031007)

 

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

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

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

 

 

ITEM NO.(60)
20-0754

COMMUNICATION FROM CITY ATTORNEY AND ORDINANCE FIRST CONSIDERATION relative to establishing the Fiscal Year (FY) 2020-21 Tax Levy for Communities Facilities District No. 3 (Cascades Business Park and Golf Course).

 

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

 

PRESENT and ADOPT the accompanying ORDINANCE dated June 4, 2020, establishing FY 2020-2021 tax levy for Community Facilities District No. 3 (Cascades Business Park and Golf Course).

 

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.

 

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

 

 

ITEM NO.(61)
20-0420, 20-0446-S1, 17-0653, 20-0446, 20-0782, 20-0785

COMMUNICATION FROM THE CITY ATTORNEY and ORDINANCE FIRST CONSIDERATION relative to amending Article 4, Chapter X of the Los Angeles Municipal Code (LAMC) regulating commercial cannabis activity.

 

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

 

PRESENT and ADOPT the accompanying ORDINANCE, dated June 26, 2020, amending Article 4, Chapter X of the LAMC regulating commercial cannabis activity.

 

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.

 

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

 

 

ITEM NO.(62)

RESOLUTIONS relative to removing various properties from the Rent Escrow Account Program.

Recommendation for Council action:

ADOPT the accompanying RESOLUTIONS removing the following properties from the Rent Escrow Account Program (REAP), inasmuch as the owner(s) have corrected the cited REAP violations and provided proof of compliance with the Los Angeles Housing and Community Investment Department (HCIDLA), Code Enforcement Unit, habitability citations, pursuant to Ordinance 173810, and ADOPT the Findings contained in the HCIDLA's report attached to the Council File:

(a)
20-0005-S147
CD 8

1918 West 54th Street (Case No. 678279) Assessor I.D. No. 5005-022-017

 

 

(b)
11-0005-S335
CD 8

2955 South Kenwood Avenue (Case No. 356753) Assessor I.D. No. 5054-007-014

 

 

(c)
20-0005-S148
CD 8

6621 South Crenshaw Boulevard (Case Numbers 54045 (7714) and 253836) Assessor I.D. No. 4006-018-020

 

 

(d)
20-0005-S149
CD 8

1408 1/2 West 55th Street (Case No. 686594) Assessor I.D. No. 5003-024-035

 

 

 

(e)
20-0005-S150
CD 9

1025 East 27th Street (Case No. 665810) Assessor I.D. No. 5128-024-030

 

 

(f)
20-0005-S151
CD 9

512 East 48th Street (Case No. 54185 (8209)) Assessor I.D. No. 5109-020-031

 

 

(g)
20-0005-S152
CD 9

801 East 84th Place (Case No. 472662) Assessor I.D. No. 6029-022-007

 

 

(h)
20-0005-S153
CD 14

2130 North Brawley Street (Case No. 578335) Assessor I.D. No. 5216-027-012

 

 

ITEM NO.(63)
20-0291

RESOLUTION relative to the Declaration of Local Emergency by the Mayor, dated March 4, 2020, wherein he declared that conditions of disaster or of extreme peril to the safety of persons and property have arisen both internationally and within the United States as a result of the introduction of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), pursuant to the provisions of the Los Angeles Administrative Code (LAAC) Section 8.27.

 

Recommendation for Council action:

 

ADOPT the accompanying RESOLUTION to:

  1. Resolve that a local emergency continues to persist within the City of Los Angeles, within the meaning of LAAC Section 8.21, et seq., and the continuance of the Mayor’s March 4, 2020, Declaration of Local Emergency is therefore necessary.
           
  2. Direct, in accordance with the LAAC, Section 8.21 et seq., all appropriate City departments, agencies and personnel shall continue to perform all duties and responsibilities to represent the City of Los Angeles in this matter for the purpose of abating the emergency and for the receipt, processing and coordination of all inquiries and requirements necessary to obtain whatever State and Federal assistance that may become available to the citizens of Los Angeles who may be affected by the emergency.

  3. Instruct the General Manager, Emergency Management Department, to advise the Mayor and City Council on the need for extension of this Declaration Of Local Emergency as may be required.

  4. Instruct the City Clerk to place on the agenda at least every 30 days, from the adoption of this Resolution thereafter unless rescinded.

  5. Instruct the City Clerk to forward copies of this Resolution to the Governor of the State of California, the Director of the California Office of Emergency Services, and the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors.

 

ITEM NO.(64)
20-0764

CONSIDERATION OF MOTION (RODRIGUEZ - BUSCAINO) relative to the policing reform efforts that the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) implemented in compliance with the consent decree and the actions that have been taken in response to the recommendations produced by the Christopher Commission, the Rampart Independent Review Panel, and the President’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing.

 

Recommendation for Council action:

 

DIRECT the LAPD and REQUEST and the Board of Police Commissioners to direct the Inspector General, to report to the Public Safety Committee in 30 days with a comprehensive report of the policing reform efforts that the department implemented in compliance with the consent decree and the actions that have been taken in response to the recommendations produced by the Christopher Commission, the Rampart Independent Review Panel, and the President’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing with said report to include a list of recommended items that remain to be completed and a plan to carry out new and outstanding police reform efforts.

 

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.

 

(The Ad Hoc Committee on Police Reform waived consideration of the above matter)

 

 

ITEM NO.(65)
20-0656

CONSIDERATION OF MOTION (LEE - RODRIGUEZ) relative to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and Safe at Home Order on Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) residential and commercial utility bills.

 

Recommendation for Council action:

 

REQUEST that the LADWP report to the Council on the impact that the COVID-19 pandemic and the subsequent Safer at Home Order has had on LADWP residential and commercial utility bills throughout the City; and, on opportunities and options for the LADWP to provide aid to all City residents relating to their additional water and power usage costs that have been a direct result of the COVID-19 pandemic and the Safer at Home Order.

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

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

 

ITEM NO.(66)
20-0704

COMMUNICATION FROM THE CITY ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER (CAO) relative to a request for a $9,250,000 waiver of Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILOT) to provide services to public housing residents and amendment of a waiver of PILOT for Calendar Years (CY) 2018-20 from the Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA). 

 

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

 

  1. APPROVE the waiver of the HACLA PILOT for CY 2021-23, totaling $9,250,000. 

  2. APPROVE the following PILOT funds expenditure plan and request HACLA to allocate the $9,250,000 in PILOT funds for CY 2021-23 to the following expenditures: 

     Program  2021 2022 2023  3-Year Total
    Youth Employment  $1,300,000  $1,300,000  $1,300,000  $3,900,000
    Safety Infrastructure (Cameras)  350,000  350,000  350,000  1,050,000
    Computer Learning Centers   400,000  400,000  400,000  1,200,000
    Recreation Center Partners*  560,000  550,000  550,000  1,660,000
    Open Space Improvements  1,140,000  150,000  150,000  1,440,000
     Total: $3,750,000  $2,750,000  $2,750,000  $9,250,000
     *Funding is based on the standard fiscal year (i.e. July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2023)


  3. AUTHORIZE the Executive Director, HACLA, or designee, to:

    1. Expend up to $3,900,000 directly for the Youth Employment Program (formerly Summer Youth Employment Program or SYEP) and request the Executive Director, HACLA, to report to Council every six months on the status of its payments.

    2. Expend up to $1,050,000 directly for safety infrastructure and camera systems maintenance at 14 HACLA sites. 

    3. Expend up to $1,200,000 directly to support staffing and needed enhancements for HACLA's Employment Technology Centers/Computer Labs. 

    4. Expend up to $1,660,000 directly for Recreation and Education Programs at eight HACLA sites. 

    5. Expend up to $1,440,000 directly to maintain and enhance the ball fields, playgrounds, basketball courts, and other open and recreational spaces. 

    6. Reprogram $750,000 from the PILOT budget for CY 2018 through 2020, that will not be expended by June 30, 2020, which represents the balance of an allocation for camera systems upgrade and maintenance at five HACLA sites, to the following programs for CY 2021-23:

      1. $500,000 to Youth Employment Programs

      2. $50,000 to Employment Technology Centers/Computer Labs

      3. $200,000 to Recreation and Education Programs

 

Fiscal Impact Statement: The CAO reports that there is no impact to the General Fund as a result of the recommendations in this report. The funding recommended in this report is provided through the waiver of the HACLA PILOT for the jobs for youth, improvements, and staffing costs associated with those programs.  The recommendations in this report comply with the City's Financial Policies. 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted. 

 

(Housing Committee waived consideration of the above matter) 

 

 

ITEM NO.(67)
19-0513

CONSIDERATION OF MOTION (RODRIGUEZ - HUIZAR) and CHIEF LEGISLATIVE ANALYST (CLA) report relative to homeless-related litigation brought against the City, and Survey of Municipal Codes.

 

Recommendations for Council action:

 

  1. INSTRUCT the CLA in consultation with the City Attorney, to report on all homeless-related litigation brought against the City that is settled, pending, or threatened. The report should include details of any decisions and settlement terms, and how City policies, procedures, and operations have been changed in response to these cases.

  2. INSTRUCT the CLA to  include a comparative analysis that juxtaposes the City's public right-of-way policy and protocols with those of neighboring municipalities in the County of Los Angeles.

  3. NOTE and FILE the June 22, 2020 CLA report relative to the Survey of Local Municipal Codes and Homelessness, attached to the Council file.

 

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

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

(Homelessness and Poverty Committee waived consideration of the above matter)

 

 

ITEM NO.(68)
20-0825
CD 6

CONSIDERATION OF RESOLUTION (MARTINEZ - O'FARRELL) relative to effectuating the abatement of Public Nuisance located at 7111 Sepulveda Boulevard. 

 

Recommendations for Council action, pursuant to Section 7.35.2(c) of the Los Angeles Administrative Code (LAAC): 

ADOPT the accompanying RESOLUTION to: 

 

  1. Declare the property located at 7111 Sepulveda Boulevard (APN 2222029005) a Public Nuisance as the result of the presence of illegal dumping, trash and inoperable vehicles. 

  2. Direct the Board of Public Works to expedite the issuance of appropriate notices and documentation that me be necessary to effectuate the abatement of the nuisance at 7111 Sepulveda Boulevard. 

  3. Direct the Board of Public Works, or designees, to proceed with the abatement process, as may be necessary; and, pursuant to Section 7.35.3 of the LAAC, invoice the property owner for all and any abatement costs incurred by the City. 

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted. 

 

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

 

 

ITEM NO.(69)
20-0716
COMMUNICATION FROM THE BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS (BPW) and RESOLUTION relative to a grant application to the State of California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) for the Los Angeles Urban Forest Management for the Future Project (Project).

 

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

 

  1. FIND that the loan proceeds will be deposited into the City's General Fund No. 100 (Dept No. 74), which interest earned is retained by said fund and is also the same fund where interest earned in the Public Works Trust Fund No. 834 is transferred to on an interim basis.
           
  2. APPROVE the waiver of interest assessment.

  3. ADOPT the accompanying RESOLUTION authorizing the BPW to submit the grant application to the CAL FIRE.

  4. AUTHORIZE the Executive Officer, BPW, or designee, to apply for, accept, negotiate, execute, and submit all grant documents, including but not limited to, applications, agreements and amendments, subject to the approval of the City Attorney as to form, which may be necessary to receive funding, if awarded a grant from the CAL FIRE for the Project.

  5. AUTHORIZE a new $1,500,000 loan from the Public Works Trust Fund (Fund No. 834/50), payable by the General Fund (Fund No. 100/74, Revenue Source Code No. 5188), to front-fund the Los Angeles Urban Forest Management for the future Project if the grant is awarded, or in the amount of the State approved award if the Project is partially funded.

  6. AUTHORIZE the BPW, Director of Accounting, subject to proof of grant award from CAL FIRE, to transfer up to $1,500,000 from available funds within the Public Works Trust Fund (Fund 834/Dept. 50) to the General Fund No. 100/74, BPW, and increase appropriation account authority, as follows:

    Account   Title Amount
    001010 Salaries, General    $   245,000
    002120 Printing and Binding     1,500
    003040 Contractual Services  1,250,000
    006010  Office and Admin.           3,500
         $1,500,000
       
  7. AUTHORIZE the reimbursement of grants funds received from the CAL FIRE to be deposited into the General Fund (Fund No. 100/74, Revenue Source Code No. 5188) and subsequently transfer back to the Public Works Trust Fund (Fund No. 834/50) no later than one week after the deposit has been made until full repayment is made by no later than June 30, 2024.
           
  8. AUTHORIZE the BPW, Executive Officer, or designee, to make any technical or accounting updates to the recommendations above to effectuate the intent of the Mayor and the Council.

     

Fiscal Impact Statement: The BPW reports that there is no impact to the General Fund, if the grant is awarded as proposed. The Public Works Trust Fund will provide the $1,500,000 loan to front-fund the Project, and loan repayment will be made as reimbursements from CAL FIRE are received on a quarterly basis upon start of the program. Upon proof of grant award from CAL FIRE, funds will be disbursed and transferred from the Public Works Trust Fund No. 834/50, to the General Fund No. 100/74, Various Appropriations Accounts, as described in Recommendation No. 6. The BPW will make final loan payments by June 30, 2024 from CAL FIRE grant funds deposited into the General Fund No. 100/74, Revenue Source Code No. 5188.

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

(Energy, Climate Change, and Environmental Justice and Public Works and Gang Reduction Committees waived consideration of the above matter)

 

 

ITEM NO.(70)
19-0600-S178

COMMUNICATION FROM THE CITY ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER (CAO) relative to declaring a surplus in the 2019-20 Special Parking Revenue and transferring to the Reserve Fund.

 

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

 

  1. DECLARE a surplus for Fiscal Year 2019-20 of up to $31,294,008 within the Special Parking Revenue Fund and instruct the Department of Transportation, and authorize the Controller, to transfer up to $31,294,008 from the Special Parking Revenue Fund Available Cash Balance to the Reserve Fund. 

  2. AUTHORIZE the CAO to make technical corrections, if necessary, to effectuate the intent of the Mayor and Council.

Fiscal Impact Statement: The CAO reports that approval of the recommendations will provide up to $31,294,008 in surplus funding from the 2019­ 20 Special Parking Revenue Fund monies to the Reserve Fund. The recommendations are consistent with the City's Financial Policies as sufficient funds exist to the support this transfer.

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

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

 

 

ITEM NO.(71)
19-0600-S179

COMMUNICATION FROM THE CONTROLLER relative to the authorization for the Year-End Reserve Fund Borrowing.

 

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

 

  1. AUTHORIZE the Controller to process Reserve Fund borrowing for each departmental budget authority appropriation up to $50,000 or one percent of the budget authority, whichever amount is greater, to balance departmental expenditures with appropriated amounts when expenditures exceed departmental budget authority.

  2. REQUEST the Controller, and INSTRUCT the City Administrative Officer (CAO), to work with departments to cancel encumbrances where expenditures and encumbrances exceed either appropriation or available receipts.

  3. REQUEST the Controller to include in the Preliminary Financial Report to the Mayor and Council a list of year-end Reserve Fund advances resulting from this authority.

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

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

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

 

 

ITEM NO.(72)
20-0188
CD 15

CONSIDERATION OF MOTION (BUSCAINO - MARTINEZ) relative to initiating a review of the City-owned property at 711 South Beacon Street in San Pedro utilizing the Asset Management Framework to determine its suitability for redevelopment purposes.

 

Recommendations for Council action:

 

  1. DIRECT the City Administrative Officer (CAO), with the assistance of the Chief Legislative Analyst, Department of General Services, Economic and Workforce Development Department, and any other relevant City departments, as needed, to initiate a review of the City-owned property at 711 South Beacon Street in San Pedro utilizing the Asset Management Framework to determine its suitability for redevelopment purposes, and provide a report within 60 days.

  2. DIRECT the CAO to hire a qualified consultant, if necessary, to provide assistance with assessing highest and best use for the property given the local market conditions, determining financing structures, and drafting a Request for Proposals.

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

(Economic Development Committee waived consideration of the above matter)

 

 

ITEM NO.(73)
20-0148
CD 1

COMMUNICATION FROM THE MAYOR relative to various properties, including Hillside Villa and Grand Plaza Apartments, and recommendations for the acquisition through the use of eminent domain to preserve affordable housing. 

 

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

 

  1. AUTHORIZE the General Manager, HCIDLA, or designee, subject to review and approval of the City Attorney as to form, to negotiate and enter into a new regulatory agreement with the legal owner(s) of Grand Plaza, located at 601 North Grand Avenue, under the terms outlined. 
     
  2. AUTHORIZE the General Manager, HCIDLA, or designee, to execute subordination agreements of the City's financial commitment, wherein the City loan and regulatory agreements are subordinated to their respective conventional or municipally funded loans, as required. 

  3. AUTHORIZE the General Manager, HCIDLA, or designee, to allow the transfer of the City's financial commitment to a limited partnership or other legal entity formed solely for the purpose of owning and operating the project in accordance with City and Federal requirements. 

  4. AUTHORIZE the General Manager, HCIDLA, or designee, to negotiate and execute amendment documents related to the preservation of the affordability of Grand Plaza, subject to review and approval of the City Attorney. 


Fiscal Impact Statement
: The Mayor reports that there is no impact to the General Fund. 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted. 

 

(Housing Committee waived consideration of the above matter) 

ITEM NO.(74)
20-0673

COMMUNICATION FROM THE CITY ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER (CAO), ECONOMIC AND WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT (EWDD) WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT BOARD (WDB) and CHIEF LEGISLATIVE ANALYST (CLA) relative to the WDB Year Twenty-One Annual Plan for Program Year (PY) 2020-21 and related matters.

 

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

 

  1. APPROVE the recommendations contained in the CAO report, dated June 10, 2020, attached to the Council file, relative to the WDB Year Twenty-One Annual Plan for PY 2020-21.

  2. APPROVE the recommendations contained in the joint EWDD/WDB report, dated May 28, 2020, attached to the Council file, relative to the WDB Year Twenty-One Annual Plan for PY 2020-21.

  3. APPROVE the recommendations contained in the CLA report, dated June 24, 2020, attached to the Council file, relative to the WDB Year Twenty-One Annual Plan for PY 2020-21.

 

Fiscal Impact Statement: The CAO reports that there is an indirect impact to the General Fund in the amount of $1.3 million in Fiscal Year (FY) 2020-21. Approval of the CAO report recommendations would reduce reimbursements for the EWDD salary related costs to the General Fund from the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Fund in this amount. This reduction is due to WIOA administrative expenses exceeding the federal grant cap of ten percent. Should EWDD realize a General Fund surplus at the end of 2020-21, those funds may be used to mitigate the impact of the reduced reimbursements to the General Fund. The CAO report recommendations are in compliance with the City’s Financial Policies in that federal, state, and local grant sources and the 2020-21 Adopted Budget support budgeted costs in the Annual Plan. The recommendations involve the allocation of approximately $81.8 million toward the WDB PY 2020-21 (FY 2020-21) Annual Plan from various federal and state grants, and local sources, including the WIOA, Los Angeles County grants, and other formula and competitive grant sources.

 

The EWDD/WDB reports that the recommendations contained in said EWDD/WDB report involve the allocation of approximately $81.8 million to the WDB Year 21 Annual Plan (FY 2020-21) from various federal and state formula and competitive grants (including WIOA Title I funds) and from local sources (including city and county sources). The budget reflects the City’s preliminary CAP 42 rates for related costs (fringe benefits and central services) applicable for FY 2019-20, which are still pending approval from the City’s federal cognizant agency for indirect costs. The said EWDD/WDB report complies with City financial policies that allow reimbursement up to grant limitations. The said EWDD/WDB report provides for reimbursement of related costs to the General Fund, save for the administrative component of the related costs under the WIOA fund that is in excess of the WIOA administrative cap limitation of 10 percent, currently estimated to be approximately $1.4 million. The WIOA funds will reimburse the General Fund for its related costs as allowed by federal grant. Subject to WIOA grant limitations, the recommendations contained in said EWDD/WDB report comply with City Financial Policies in that federal, state, and local grant sources and the PY 2020-21 Adopted Budget support budgeted costs in the Annual Plan. There is no additional impact on the General Fund as a result of the 2020 Day Labor Resource Center (DLRC) Request for Proposal (RFP) recommendations. The DLRC’s are funded through the approved Annual Budget Resolution for FY 2020-21.

 

The CLA reports that the recommendations contained in said CLA report will not result in a fiscal impact to the General Fund.

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

(Economic Development Committee waived consideration of the above matter)

 

 

ITEM NO.(75)
19-1230
CD 15

COMMUNICATION FROM THE HOUSING AUTHORITY OF THE CITY OF LOS ANGELES relative to executing a contract for award of $35 million for the Watts Rising Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 Choice Neighborhoods Implementation Grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

 

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

 

  1. AUTHORIZE the Mayor, or designee, to sign the FY 2019 Choice Neighborhoods Implementation Grant Agreement (CNI Grant Agreement) on behalf of the City as Co-Applicant for the grant and to execute any agreements, forms, verifications as required by HUD, and any amendments thereto.
     
     
  2. OBLIGATE the City to the terms and conditions of the CNI Grant Agreement, including but not limited to:

    1. Allocation of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds over the CNI Grant term in an amount equal to 10 percent of the estimated 46th Program Year (2020-21), valued at approximately $5,433,479 for Watts Rising designated projects subject to each project’s environmental and programmatic review during the six year grant term.

    2. Continuation and completion of all leverage funds and projects committed in the grant application, including funding one full-time project management position in the Mayor’s Office of Economic Opportunity during the term of the grant to oversee implementation of the Neighborhood Projects; commitment of 9 percent Low Income Housing Tax Credits to Phases 3-7 of Jordan Downs redevelopment to construct up to 174 units of affordable housing for the City of Los Angeles, with the restriction of funding no more than one 9 percent project in any one fiscal year; annual funding for the FamilySource Center in Watts;  and creating a new Watts Skate Park.


  3. AUTHORIZE the Mayor, or designee, to undertake various actions reasonably necessary to effectuate the terms of the CNI Grant Agreement, including but not limited to, negotiating, executing, approving, and delivering any related and ancillary documents and agreements.  


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

Community Impact Statement: None submitted. 

 

(Housing Committee waived consideration of the above matter) 

ITEM NO.(76)
20-0824
CD 1

MOTION (CEDILLO - O'FARRELL) relative to identifying funding to secure and protect the Radio Hill from unintentional or intentional damage.

 

Recommendation for Council action:

 

INSTRUCT the City Administrative Officer to identify funding including State or Federal Funds that could be used to secure and protect Radio Hill from unintentional or intentional damage.

 

 

ITEM NO.(77)
17-0538

MOTION (CEDILLO - KORETZ) relative to reactivating and restoring Council file No. 17-0538 to its most recent legislative status.

 

Recommendation for Council action:

 

REACTIVATE Council file No. 17-0538, which expired per Council policy (Council file No. 05-0553) and RESTORE, to its most recent legislative status as of the date of the File's expiration, the matter of the preparation of a report with recommendations by the Los Angeles Department of Transportation to prohibit the blockage of two-way vehicular traffic on the public streets in the vicinity of active hillside construction sites.

 

 

ITEM NO.(78)
20-0010-S11
CD 7MOTION (RODRIGUEZ - MARTINEZ) relative to an offer of reward for information leading to the identification, apprehension, and conviction of the person(s) responsible for the death of Davon Pledger on May 9, 2020.

 

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

  1. PROVIDE an offer of reward in the amount of $50,000 for information leading to the identification, apprehension, and conviction of the person(s) responsible for the death of Davon Pledger on May 9, 2020.

  2. FIND that the subject reward complies with the provisions of Chapter 12, Article 1, Division 19, of the Los Angeles Administrative Code.

  3. DIRECT the City Clerk to publish the required notices and/or advertisements to effectuate this reward.

 

 

ITEM NO.(79)
20-0822

MOTION (MARTINEZ - O'FARRELL) relative to funding to provide 200 eligible persons living with HIV / AIDS and their families with transportation services for access to food and nutrition.

 

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

 

  1. ACCEPT the Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS supplemental grant award of $167,434 to provide 200 eligible persons living with HIV / AIDS and their families with transportation services for access to food and nutrition and associated tasks to respond to COVID-19.

  2. INSTRUCT the General Manager, Los Angeles Housing and Community Investment Department to:

  • Negotiate and execute the required Grant Award Agreement and any other necessary documents relative to this grant award, including but not limited to executing sub-recipient agreements on behalf of the City, subject to the review and approval of the City Attorney as to form.

  • Prepare Controller instructions and any necessary technical corrections consistent with the Mayor and Council action on this matter, subject to the approval of the Chief Legislative Analyst, and authorize the Controller to implement the instructions.

 

 

ITEM NO.(80)
20-0831

MOTION (BLUMENFIELD - O'FARRELL) and RESOLUTION relative to applying for  grant funding for the LA River Way, San Fernando Valley Completion Project.

 

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

 

  1. AUTHORIZE  the Bureau of Engineering (BOE) to apply for up to $6,000,000 in grant funding for the LA River Way, San Fernando Valley Completion Project from the California Natural Resources Agency (CNRA) and negotiate a grant agreement and any other necessary agreements to receive funding.

  2. INSTRUCT the BOE, should funding be awarded, to return to Council prior to receiving authority to accept/execute any necessary grant agreements the accompanying Resolution require by the CNRA as part of the grant application process.

  3. ADOPT the accompanying RESOLUTION required by the CNRA as part of the grant application process.

 

 

ITEM NO.(81)
20-0774-S1

RESOLUTION (O'FARRELL - PRICE) relative to declaring ALL BLACK LIVES MATTER mural as a temporary feature of Hollywood Boulevard.

 

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

 

ADOPT the RESOLUTION declaring the ALL BLACK LIVES MATTER mural as a temporary feature of Hollywood Boulevard to commemorate the ABLM-LA March which occurred on June 14, 2020.

 

 

Items Called Special

Motions for Posting and Referral

Council Members' Requests for Excuse from Attendance at Council Meetings
Closed Session
ITEM NO.(82)
20-0701

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 Social Equity Owners and Workers Association, Inc. et al. v. City of Los Angeles et al., Los Angeles Superior Court Case No. 20STCP01426. (This matter involves claims against the City’s cannabis social equity license application process.)

 

 

Adjourning Motions

Council Adjournment

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