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AGENDA

LOS ANGELES CITY COUNCIL
Wednesday, September 2, 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

 

 

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

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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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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.

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RULE 16 MOTIONS
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Los Angeles City Council Agenda
Wednesday, September 2, 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 for which Public Hearings Have Been Held
ITEM NO.(1)
20-1200-S6

PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE REPORT relative to the reappointment of Ms. Rocio Gandara to the Police Permit Review Panel.

 

Recommendation for Council action:

 

RESOLVE that the Mayor's reappointment of Ms. Rocio Gandara to the Police Permit Review Panel for the term ending June 30, 2025 is APPROVED and CONFIRMED.  Ms. Gandara resides in Council District 14. (Current composition:  F=4; M=2)

 

Financial Disclosure Statement:  Pending.

 

Community Impact Statement:  None submitted.

 

TIME LIMIT FILE - SEPTEMBER 28, 2020

 

(LAST DAY FOR COUNCIL ACTION - SEPTEMBER 25, 2020)

 

 

ITEM NO.(2)
20-1200-S25

PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE REPORT relative to the appointment of Ms. Maria Lou Calanche to the Board of Police Commissioners.

 

Recommendation for Council action:

 

RESOLVE that the Mayor's appointment of Ms. Maria Lou Calanche to the Board of Police Commissioners for the term ending June 30, 2022 is APPROVED and CONFIRMED. (Current composition: F=2; M=2; Vacant=1)

 

Financial Disclosure Statement:  Pending.

 

Background Check:  Pending.

 

Community Impact Statement:  None submitted.

 

TIME LIMIT ITEM - SEPTEMBER 21, 2020

 

(LAST DAY FOR COUNCIL ACTION - SEPTEMBER 18, 2020)

 

  

ITEM NO.(3)
16-0752, 16-0752-S1
CD 15

INFORMATION, TECHNOLOGY, AND GENERAL SERVICES COMMITTEE REPORT and ORDINANCE FIRST CONSIDERATION relative to the direct sale of City-owned surplus property located on 1501 East 103rd Street to the Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc.

 

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

 

  1. FIND that the City-owned property (Property) located at 1501 East 103rd Street, Los Angeles, California 90002, APN 6048-012-930, in Council District 15, is no longer required for use by the City; and, that the public interest is best served by the direct sale of the Property.

  2. PRESENT and ADOPT the accompanying ORDINANCE, dated July 17, 2020, relative to the sale of the Property, without notice of sale or advertisement of bids, to the Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc., for the sale price of $735,000.

  3. REQUEST the City Attorney to prepare a Purchase and Sale Agreement based on the terms specified in said Ordinance for the sale of the Property.

  4. INSTRUCT the Department of General Services to complete the transactions outlined in said Ordinance, process the necessary documentation to execute the sale of the Property, and deposit the proceeds into the appropriate accounts, as directed by the Los Angeles Administrative Code and as approved as to form by the City Attorney.

  5. FIND that the City shall not close escrow or transfer the deed of sale without the establishment of a parking easement that guarantees the City access to adequate replacement public parking for visitors to the adjacent Municipal Building located at 1513 East 103rd Street, Los Angeles, California 90002.

  6. AUTHORIZE the City Attorney and the City Administrative Officer to make any technical corrections that may be required to implement the intent of the Council and Mayor.

 

Fiscal Impact Statement: The Municipal Facilities Committee reports that the proposed one-time sale transaction of $735,000 will have no initial impact to the General Fund. As an Affected Taxing Entity under the Redevelopment Dissolution Statutes, in the future the City should receive back from the County of Los Angeles Auditor-Controller the equivalent of approximately 26 percent of the acquisition funds provided to the Community Redevelopment Agency(CRA)/LA, an amount estimated at $191,000 to be deposited in the General Fund. 100 percent of the proceeds due to the City from the CRA/LA will be deposited into the General Fund.

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

 

ITEM NO.(4)
17-0090-S15

HOMELESSNESS AND POVERTY COMMITTEE REPORT relative to the Proposition HHH (Prop HHH) Fiscal Year (FY) 2020-21 Project Expenditure Plan (PEP), and amendments to the Prop HHH FY 2018-19 PEP.

 

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

 

  1. APPROVE the Prop HHH Permanent Supportive Housing PEP FY 2020-2021 with an allocation not to exceed $106,516,646 for eligible costs, detailed in Attachment A1, of the May 21, 2020 Administrative Oversight Committee (AOC) report, attached to the Council file.

  2. AMEND the FY 2018-2019 PEP by increasing funding for the Depot at Hyde Park project in the amount of $960,000, detailed in Attachment B, of the May 21, 2020 AOC report.

  3. AMEND the FY 2018-2019 PEP by increasing funding for the PATH Villas Hollywood project in the amount of $540,000, detailed in Attachment B, of the May 21, 2020 AOC report.

  4. AUTHORIZE the General Manager, Los Angeles Housing and Community Investment Department (HCIDLA), or designee, to negotiate and execute loan documents, covenant/regulatory agreements, and any other documents necessary to implement the PEP FY 2020-2021, detailed in Attachment A of the May 21, 2020 AOC report, with each of the borrowers on projects selected for funding, subject to the approval of the City Attorney as to form.

  5. AUTHORIZE the disbursement of Prop HHH funds to take place after the sponsor obtains enforceable commitments for all proposed funding, including, but not limited to, the full amount of funding and/or tax credits proposed.

  6. AUTHORIZE HCIDLA to deposit all Prop HHH program income into an account to be used to fund additional Prop HHH loans via a continuing supportive housing loan program consistent with the Prop HHH goals and requirements.

 

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.(5)
19-0899
CD 9

HOMELESSNESS AND POVERTY COMMITTEE REPORT and RESOLUTION relative to the issuance of tax-exempt multifamily conduit revenue bonds for the Marcella Gardens, located at 6714 and 6722 South Main Street, and 115, 121, 125, and 129 East 68th Street Los Angeles. 

 

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

 

  1. NOTE and FILE the Los Angeles Housing and Community Investment Department (HCIDLA) transmittal dated July 15, 2020 relative to the issuance of tax-exempt multifamily conduit revenue bonds for the Marcella Gardens.

  2. ADOPT the accompanying RESOLUTION provided as Attachment A, in the July 15, 2020 HCIDLA report, attached to the Council file, authorizing the issuance of up to $15,900,000 in tax-exempt multifamily conduit revenue bonds for the Marcella Gardens, located at 6714 and 6722 South Main Street, and 115, 121, 125, and 129 East 68th Street Los Angeles.

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

    1. Negotiate and execute the relevant bond documents for the Marcella Gardens, subject to the approval of the City Attorney as to form.

    2. Negotiate and reduce, if necessary, the interest rate of the Marcella Gardens Project’s Proposition HHH Supportive Housing loan of $12 million from 3 percent to a 1 percent simple interest rate.

 

Fiscal Impact Statement:  The City Administrative Officer reports that there will be no impact to the General Fund as a result of the issuance of these tax-exempt multifamily conduit revenue bonds for the Marcella Gardens. The City is a conduit issuer and does not incur liability for the repayment of the bonds, which are a limited obligation payable solely from the revenues of the Marcella Gardens Project, and the City will in no way be obligated to make payments on the bonds.

 

Community Impact Statement:  None submitted.

 

ITEM NO.(6)
20-0388

HOMELESSNESS AND POVERTY COMMITTEE REPORT relative to the site approval and authority to issue Proposition HHH (Prop HHH) Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH) Loan Program Commitments for Prop HHH Innovative Housing Challenge projects.

Recommendations for Council action:

  1. APROVE the site selections for five Prop HHH Housing Projects at the addresses and within the Council districts listed in Table 1 of the July 24, 2020, Administrative Oversight Committee (AOC) report, attached to the Council file, as amended to remove the project located at 7521 Lankershim Boulevard.

  2. AUTHORIZE the General Manager, Los Angeles Housing and Community Investment Department (HCIDLA), or designee, to:

    1. Issue conditional financial commitments for five Proposition HHH Housing Challenge projects totaling a maximum of $43,575,000 with each project’s address and maximum financial commitment as listed in Table 1 of the July 24, 2020, AOC report.

    2. Negotiate acquisition, predevelopment, construction, permanent loan agreements for each applicable project identified in Table 1 of the July 24, 2020, AOC report, subject to the satisfaction of all conditions and criteria contained in the HHH Housing Challenge Request for Proposal, the July 24, 2020 AOC report, and the HCIDLA Award Letter (if applicable), subject to the following condition:

      1. HHH financial project commitments are subject to review and approval by the Proposition HHH Citizens Oversight Committee and the AOC before recommendations are forwarded to the City Council and Mayor.

Fiscal Impact Statement:  HCIDLA reports that there is no impact to the City's General Fund.

 

Community Impact Statement:  None submitted.

 

ITEM NO.(7)
20-0915
CD 13

CATEGORICAL EXEMPTION and HEALTH, EDUCATION, NEIGHBORHOODS, PARKS, ARTS, AND RIVER COMMITTEE REPORT relative to Contract No. 3625 and amendments with Hilltop Nursery School, Inc. (HNS) for the management and operation of a recreational child development and childcare center at the Bellevue Recreation Center.

 

Recommendations for Council action:

 

  1. APPROVE the award of contract to HNS, for the management and operation of a recreational child development and childcare center; Categorical Exemption from the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Pursuant to Article III, Section 1, Class 1 (14) of the City CEQA Guidelines (Issuance of License to Use an Existing Facility Involving Negligible Expansion of Use).

  2. APPROVE the first amendment to Contract No. 3625 with HNS to change the financial reporting requirements from quarterly to semi-annual reporting.

  3. APPROVE the second amendment to Contract No. 3625 with HNS to temporarily increase the allowable maximum percentage request for yearly increases to tuition rate and fee for Fiscal Year 2020-2021.
       

Fiscal Impact Statement:  The Board of Recreation and Parks Commissioners report that there will be no impact to RAP’s General Fund as a result of the Board’s approval of the agreement and subsequent first and second amendment.

Community Impact Statement:  None submitted.

TIME LIMIT FILE - SEPTEMBER 21, 2020

(LAST DAY FOR COUNCIL ACTION - SEPTEMBER 18, 2020)

 

 

 

 

ITEM NO.(8)
20-0896

HEALTH, EDUCATION, NEIGHBORHOODS, PARKS, ARTS, AND RIVER COMMITTEE REPORT relative to acceptance of Juvenile Justice Crime Prevention Act (JJCPA) grant funds for the Department of Recreation and Parks (RAP) Clean and Safe Spaces Parks Youth Employment Internship Program for Fiscal Year 2020-21.

 

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

 

  1. AUTHORIZE the RAP to accept and receive the grant award, pursuant to Los Angeles Administrative Code Section 14.6 et seq. as may be amended.

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

  3. AUTHORIZE the General Manager, RAP, to enter into a Memorandum of Understanding, with the County of Los Angeles Probation Department (County) for a term of one year, as further detailed in Report No. 20-128, attached to the Council file.

       

Fiscal Impact Statement:  The Board of Recreation and Park Commissioners reports that the JJCPA Grant is administered on a reimbursement basis from the County to allow RAP the ability to negotiate services in a timely manner. Acceptance of this grant has no fiscal impact on RAP General Fund, as all funding is being provided by the County, at no cost to RAP, for the benefit of participating youth and teens from various communities throughout Los Angeles.

Community Impact Statement:  None submitted.

 

 

ITEM NO.(9)
19-0955

HEALTH, EDUCATION, NEIGHBORHOODS, PARKS, ARTS, AND RIVER COMMITTEE REPORT relative to California Department of Aging (CDA) Standard Agreement CF-1920-25 for the Calfresh Expansion Program Fiscal Year 2019-20 Grant.

 

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

 

AUTHORIZE the Department of Aging, General Manager, or designee, to execute the CDA Standard Agreement CF-1920-25 Amendment Number 1, Attachment 1 of the Aging report dated June 23, 2020, attached to the Council file.

   

Fiscal Impact Statement:  The department reports that the proposed action involve the use of federal and state grant funds.  There is no additional impact to the City General Fund.

Community Impact Statement:  None submitted.

 

 

ITEM NO.(10)
20-0921
CD 15

HEALTH, EDUCATION, NEIGHBORHOODS, PARKS, ARTS, AND RIVER COMMITTEE REPORT relative to Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with the Friends of Cabrillo  Marine Aquarium (FCMA) to support the Cabrillo Marine Aquarium.

 

Recommendations for Council action:

 

  1. APPROVE a proposed 10-year MOA, with one option to extend the term for an additional five years, with the FCMA, establishing the respective roles, responsibilities, and financial relationship of the Department of Recreation and Parks (RAP) and FCMA, to support the Cabrillo Marine Aquarium (Aquarium).

  2. AUTHORIZE the Board of Recreation and Park Commissioners (Board) President and Secretary to execute the MOA upon receipt of the necessary approvals.

       

Fiscal Impact Statement:  The Board reports that the proposed MOA has no negative impact on the Aquarium’s operations and RAP General Fund, inasmuch as all funds generated by FCMA will be used to support the Aquarium and offset program and capital improvement expenditures. By defining the relationship between the City and FCMA, however, the MOA provides the foundation for continued support of the Aquarium by FCMA.  The relationship with FCMA almost certainly will afford additional fundraising opportunities, which will enable the Aquarium to continue and/or expand services without bearing the full cost of those services.

Community Impact Statement:  None submitted.

TIME LIMIT FILE - SEPTEMBER 22, 2020

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

 

 

ITEM NO.(11)
20-0871

INFORMATION, TECHNOLOGY, AND GENERAL SERVICES COMMITTEE REPORT relative to a Citywide policy for accepting and placing statues, monuments, honorifics, and naming rights on City-owned property and the public right-of-way, a deaccessioning policy for the removal of art, and a renaming process for City facilities.

 

Recommendations for Council action, pursuant to Motion (O'Farrell - Price - Ryu - Wesson):

 

  1. DIRECT the Chief Legislative Analyst (CLA) to convene a working group comprised of the Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA), Department of Recreation and Parks, El Pueblo de Los Angeles Monument Authority, and other City departments as needed, in order to make recommendations on a Citywide policy for accepting statues, monuments, honorifics, and naming rights on City-owned land, property, and the public right-of-way.

  2. INSTRUCT the DCA, with the assistance of other City departments as needed, to report with an inventory from the City's Art collection of statues, plaques, monuments, and other honorifics located on City land, property, and the public right-of-way; and, a list of City buildings and facilities that have been named after an individual, group, or event.

  3. INSTRUCT the DCA to create a deaccessioning policy for the removal of art pieces, and a process for renaming City buildings and facilities that are deemed necessary for removal/renaming.

 

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

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

 

ITEM NO.(12)
20-0870
CD 14

INFORMATION, TECHNOLOGY, AND GENERAL SERVICES COMMITTEE REPORT relative to the repurposing of Municipal Improvements Corporation of Los Angeles (MICLA) funding for space improvements in the Los Angeles Mall, to house the Civil and Human Rights Commission (CHRC).

 

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

 

  1. AUTHORIZE the repurposing of $3 million in MICLA funding, currently authorized for delayed capital projects at Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) facilities, which includes $2 million for Solar Energy installations and $1 million for Electric Vehicle Chargers, to be repurposed for proposed improvements to Spaces 3A, 6, 15A, and 18B of the Los Angeles Mall, to house the CHRC.

  2. AUTHORIZE the Controller to create a new account within the MICLA Fund No. 298, and TRANSFER appropriations totaling $3 million, as follows:
                 
    From:             
    Fund/Dept.   Account    Account Name   Amount
    298/50   50RTSF Solar Energy Installation Municipal Facilities   $2,000,000
    298/70   70S738   Electric Vehicle Chargers - LAPD      1,000,000
             Total:   $3,000,000
     To:            
    Fund/Dept.   Account   (New) Account Name   Amount
    298/40   TBD*   Space Opti CHR Commission    $2,200,000
    298/50   TBD*   Space Opti CHR Commission         800,000
            *To Be Determined (TBD)    $3,000,000
                 
  3. AUTHORIZE the City Administrative Officer to prepare any necessary technical adjustments; and, AUTHORIZE the Controller to implement those instructions.

 

Fiscal Impact Statement: The Municipal Facilities Committee (MFC) reports that there is no additional impact on the General Fund, as the $3 million in the previously authorized MICLA funds recommended for repurposing would be used to offset the current funding shortfall projected for the required modifications to the Los Angeles Mall space assigned to the new CHRC.

 

Debt Impact Statement: The MFC reports that the issuance of bonds through the MICLA is a General Fund obligation. The use of MICLA financing for this project would cause the City to borrow $3 million at a 5.5 percent interest rate over 20 years. The total estimated debt service is $5 million, which includes the borrowing amount and interest of $2 million. During the life of the bonds, the estimated average annual debt service is $250,000 over 20 years. Actual interest rates may differ as rates are dependent on market conditions at the time of issuance.

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

 

ITEM NO.(13)
19-0320
CD 14

INFORMATION, TECHNOLOGY, AND GENERAL SERVICES COMMITTEE REPORT relative to the licenses, easements, and other necessary agreements/documents to facilitate the City's purchase of the North Parcel located at 1925 North Marianna Avenue.

 

Recommendation for Council action:

 

AUTHORIZE the Department of General Services to negotiate and execute the licenses, easements, and other agreements/documents with 1925 N Marianna, LLC that are necessary to facilitate the City's purchase of the North Parcel located at 1925 North Marianna Avenue, Los Angeles, California 90032, APNs 5223-002-007 and 5223-002-015, under the terms and conditions substantially outlined in the subject Municipal Facilities Committee (MFC) report dated August 3, 2020, attached to Council File No. 19-0320.

 

Fiscal Impact Statement: The MFC reports that there is no additional impact on the General Fund, as Municipal Improvement Corporation of Los Angeles funds previously budgeted for this purpose are available to fully fund the acquisition and associated costs.

 

Community Impact Statement:  None submitted.

 

 

ITEM NO.(14)
18-0675
CD 8

INFORMATION, TECHNOLOGY, AND GENERAL SERVICES COMMITTEE REPORT relative to a new Lease between the City and the First African Methodist Episcopal Assistance (FAME) Assistance Corporation for a Council District (CD) 8 Field Office located at 1968 West Adams Boulevard.

 

Recommendation for Council action:

 

AUTHORIZE the Department of General Services (GSD) to negotiate and execute a new Lease between the City and FAME Assistance Corporation for office space located at 1968 West Adams Boulevard, Los Angeles, California 90018, with a term of five years and one five-year option to extend, for use as a CD 8 Field Office under the terms and conditions substantially outlined in the subject Municipal Facilities Committee (MFC) report dated August 10, 2020, attached to Council File No. 18-0675.

 

Fiscal Impact Statement: The MFC reports that there is no additional impact on the General Fund anticipated in the current year, as funding budgeted within the GSD leasing account along with prior-year savings are sufficient to fully fund the Fiscal Year 2020-21 leasing costs of $64,506.

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

TIME LIMIT FILE - OCTOBER 9, 2020

(LAST DAY FOR COUNCIL ACTION - OCTOBER 2, 2020)

 

 

ITEM NO.(15)
16-0520
CD 4

INFORMATION, TECHNOLOGY, AND GENERAL SERVICES COMMITTEE REPORT relative to a new nonprofit Lease Agreement with the Hollywood United Methodist Church (HUMC) for vacant land located at 4958 Cahuenga Boulevard, to operate urban gardening classes and field trips for local students.

 

Recommendation for Council action:

 

AUTHORIZE the Department of General Services to negotiate and execute a new Lease Agreement between the City and HUMC, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, for use of vacant land located at 4958 Cahuenga Boulevard, North Hollywood, CA 91606, APN 2420-001-901, for a term of five years with two one-year options to extend, at an annual rental rate of $0, to operate urban gardening classes and field trips for local students under the terms and conditions substantially outlined in the subject Municipal Facilities Committee (MFC) report dated August 10, 2020, attached to Council File No. 16-0520.

 

Fiscal Impact Statement: The MFC reports that there is no anticipated impact to the General Fund, as the nonprofit agency will be responsible for operational and maintenance costs and no revenue will be generated from said Lease Agreement.

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

TIME LIMIT FILE - OCTOBER 9, 2020

(LAST DAY FOR COUNCIL ACTION - OCTOBER 2, 2020)

 

 

ITEM NO.(16)
05-0686-S1
CD 14

INFORMATION, TECHNOLOGY, AND GENERAL SERVICES COMMITTEE REPORT relative to a long-term Ground Lease with the Go For Broke National Education Center (GFBNEC) and the Little Tokyo Service Center (LTSC) for a proposed affordable and permanent supportive housing development at the Go For Broke Monument site.

 

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

 

  1. INSTRUCT the General Manager, Los Angeles Housing and Community Investment Department (HCIDLA), or designee, to negotiate and execute a Ground Lease with the GFBNEC and LTSC, or an assignee of the parties' right to enter into the Ground Lease which shall only be an affiliated limited partnership, in which the LTSC shall be the managing general partner and the GFBNEC shall be the general partner, to supersede the existing Supplemental Ground Lease Agreement for approximately 37,270 square feet of property located on a portion of City-owned land located west and adjacent to the physical location of the Go For Broke Monument in Downtown Los Angeles, commonly referred to as Lot 2, bound by Temple Street to the north, Alameda Street to the east, Jackson Street to the south (a legal paper street not physically used as a street), and Judge John Aiso Street to the west on a portion of APN 5161-012-901; for an affordable and permanent supportive housing project with the educational and interpretive center on the ground floor, for a term of up to 99 years at a rate of $1 per year.

  2. INSTRUCT the General Manager, Department of General Services, or designee, to negotiate and execute a new Lease for the Go For Broke Monument with the GFBNEC, for a term of up to 99 years at a rate of $1 per year.

  3. INSTRUCT the Bureau of Engineering (BOE) to process a street vacation application for Jackson Street and Central Avenue; and, INSTRUCT the BOE Survey Division to determine and provide the final footprint for the project site.

  4. AUTHORIZE the City Administrative Officer to make technical corrections as necessary.

 

Fiscal Impact Statement: The Municipal Facilities Committee reports that approval of the recommended actions will have no immediate impact on the General Fund. The LTSC intends to apply for affordable housing financing from the HCIDLA. If affordable housing is built on site, there may be an impact on the Affordable Housing Trust Fund or Proposition HHH, depending on how the housing is financed. A full estimate of these costs and impact will be known once the LTSC applies for this funding, and submitted to the Council at the time of approval.

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

TIME LIMIT FILE - OCTOBER 3, 2020

(LAST DAY FOR COUNCIL ACTION - OCTOBER 2, 2020)

 

 

ITEM NO.(17)
19-0451
CD 8

INFORMATION, TECHNOLOGY, AND GENERAL SERVICES COMMITTEE REPORT relative to a new nonprofit License Agreement with the Watts Labor Community Action Committee (WLCAC) for use of a City facility located at 5133 South Crenshaw Boulevard, to operate a senior care center.

 

Recommendation for Council action:

 

AUTHORIZE the Department of General Services to negotiate and execute a new License Agreement between the City and WLCAC, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, for use of a City facility located at 5133 South Crenshaw Boulevard, Los Angeles, California 90043, for an annual rental rate of $0, to provide senior services under the terms and conditions substantially outlined in the subject Municipal Facilities Committee (MFC) report dated August 10, 2020, attached to Council file No. 19-0451.

 

Fiscal Impact Statement: The MFC reports that there is no impact on the General Fund as the nonprofit agency will be responsible for operational and maintenance costs, and no revenue will be generated from the License Agreement.

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

 

ITEM NO.(18)
19-0281
CD 10

INFORMATION, TECHNOLOGY, AND GENERAL SERVICES COMMITTEE REPORT relative to a new nonprofit License Agreement with the Watts Labor Community Action Committee (WLCAC) for use of a City facility located at 2528 South West Boulevard, to operate a senior care center.

 

Recommendation for Council action:

 

AUTHORIZE the Department of General Services to negotiate and execute a new License Agreement between the City and WLCAC, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, for use of a City facility located at 2528 South West Boulevard, Los Angeles, California 90016, for an annual rental rate of $0, to provide senior services under the terms and conditions substantially outlined in the subject Municipal Facilities Committee (MFC) report dated August 10, 2020, attached to Council file No. 19-0281.

 

Fiscal Impact Statement: The MFC reports that there is no impact to the General Fund, as the nonprofit agency will be responsible for operational and maintenance costs and no revenue will be generated from said License Agreement.

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

 

ITEM NO.(19)
18-0529

PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE REPORT relative to the California Victim Compensation and Government Claims Board, Joint Powers of Verification Unit (JPVU) Sub-Award.

 

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

 

  1. AUTHORIZE the City Attorney, or designee, to accept and execute the grant award agreement in the amount of $772,076 for continuation funding in support of the JPVU from July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021.

  2. ACCEPT the funding in the amount of $772,076 from the State Victim Compensation and Government Claims Board and the County of Los Angeles (County).

  3. AUTHORIZE the Controller to:

    1. Establish a receivable from the County in the amount of $772,076.

    2. Establish the following appropriation account within Fund No. 368/12: Account No. 12T501- Fiscal Year (FY) 2020-21 JPVU - $772,076.

    3. Transfer $527,525 from Fund No. 368/12, Account No. 12T501 to Fund No. 100/12, Account No. 1010- Salaries, General.

    4. Transfer, upon receipt of grant funds, up to $240,657 from Fund No. 368/12, Account No.12T501 to Fund No. 100/12, Account No. 5346, Related Cost Reimbursements- Grant Funds.
                 
  4. REQUEST the City Attorney, or designee, to prepare Controller instructions for any necessary technical adjustments, subject to the approval of the City Administrative Officer; and, REQUEST the Controller to implement the instructions.

 

Fiscal Impact Statement:  The City Attorney reports that the General Fund contribution is $264,554 for related indirect costs (Central Services and Department Administration) not reimbursed from the grant. These costs are associated to existing staff positions and are included in the adopted Fiscal Year 2020-21 Budget.

 

Community Impact Statement:  None submitted.

 

 

ITEM NO.(20)
20-1036

PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE REPORT relative to the increase in motor vehicle thefts in 2020.

 

Recommendation for Council action:

 

NOTE and FILE the Motion (Buscaino - Rodriguez) relative to the increase in motor vehicle thefts in 2020.

 

Fiscal Impact Statement:  Not applicable.

 

Community Impact Statement:  None submitted.

 

 

ITEM NO.(21)
20-1022

PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE REPORT relative to the in-kind donation of $18,000 for website hosting and maintenance of the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) online website.

 

Recommendation for Council action:

 

ACCEPT the in-kind donation of $18,000 for website hosting and maintenance of the LAPD online website for the Media Relations Division of the LAPD; and, THANK the donor for this generous donation.

 

Fiscal Impact Statement:  None submitted by the Board of Police Commissioners.  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.(22)
20-1035

PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE REPORT relative to investigating the swatting incident that occurred on Wednesday, August 12, 2020 targeting Dr. Melina Abdullah, the co-founder of Black Lives Matter LA.

 

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

 

DIRECT the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) to report to City Council, the Mayor, and public within 21 days on the swatting incident that occurred on Wednesday, August 12, 2020 targeting Dr. Melina Abdullah, the co-founder of Black Lives Matter LA with said report to include information on what occurred, the nature of the false 911 call, any information on the suspect or suspects and if their actions were politically motivated, and background on LAPD's investigation into this matter.

 

Fiscal Impact Statement Submitted:  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.(23)
20-1053

PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE REPORT relative to the in-kind donation of a one-year subscription to SnapStream Media, Inc. to the Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD) in the value of $14,400.

 

Recommendation for Council action:

 

ACCEPT the in-kind donation of a one-year subscription to the SnapStream Media Inc. for use by the Community Service Unit of the LAFD; and, THANK the donor for this generous donation.

 

Fiscal Impact Statement:  The Board of Fire Commissioners reports that there is no fiscal impact to the LAFD's budget from the acceptance of this donation. Donations provide the necessary items meeting the needs of the respective fire stations or administration sections. Replacement or repair of items meeting City specifications and LAFD business needs may be borne by General Fund, subject to budgetary constraints.

 

Community Impact Statement:   None submitted.

 

 

ITEM NO.(24)
20-1003

BUDGET AND FINANCE COMMITTEE REPORT relative to identifying funds to augment services for the Prison to Employment Reentry Program and execute an amendment to Contract with the Coalition for Responsible Community Development.

 

Recommendations for Council action, pursuant to Motion (Harris-Dawson - Krekorian):

 

  1. INSTRUCT the City Administrative Officer (CAO) to identify funds in the amount of $150,000 to augment services for the Prison to Employment Reentry Program.

  2. INSTRUCT the Economic and Workforce Development Department, with the assistance of the CAO and City Attorney, to negotiate and execute an amendment to Contract No. 135288 with the Coalition for Responsible Community Development and designated subrecipient(s) for the Prison to Employment Reentry Program for an additional $150,000 (from $370,000 to $520,000) for areas of Council District 8 that have been affected by the early release of prisoners due to the coronavirus pandemic, subject to review and approval by the City Attorney and compliance with the City’s contracting requirements.

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.(25)
20-0973

BUDGET AND FINANCE COMMITTEE REPORT relative to the approval of five resolution position authorities in the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) to staff the Community Safety Partnership Bureau.

 

Recommendations for Council action, as initiated by Motion (Harris-Dawson - Koretz - Price):

 

  1. RESOLVE that the following positions are APPROVED and CONFIRMED, subject to allocation by the Personnel Department and paygrade determination by the City Administrative Officer (CAO), from August 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021, in the LAPD to staff the Department's new Community Safety Partnership Bureau:

    No.      Class Code Title
     1  Police Deputy Chief I  2262-1
     2  Police Captain Ill  2244-3
     1  Police Administrator II  9196-2
     1  Executive Administrative Assistant II        1117-2


  2. DIRECT the LAPD to hold vacant one Management Analyst position and reduce sworn hiring by eight positions to offset the costs of these new resolution position authorities.

  3. INSTRUCT the CAO to work with the LAPD to ensure that the addition and deletion of positions is fully cost neutral.

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

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

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

 

 

ITEM NO.(26)
20-0147-S46

BUDGET AND FINANCE COMMITTEE REPORT relative to the COVID-19 Emergency Response Account - General City Purposes Fund Status Reports.

 

Recommendation for Council action:

 

NOTE and FILE the City Administrative Officer reports attached to the Council file, relative to the COVID-19 Emergency Response Account - General City Purposes Fund Status Report for the weeks ending April 3, 2020 through August 14, 2020.

 

Fiscal Impact Statement: Not applicable.

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

 

ITEM NO.(27)
20-0600

BUDGET AND FINANCE COMMITTEE REPORT relative to the adjusted 2020-21 City Budget as of July 1, 2020.

 

Recommendation for Council action:

 

NOTE and FILE the City Administrative Officer report, dated July 24, 2020, attached to the Council file, relative to the adjusted 2020-21 City Budget as of July 1, 2020.

 

Fiscal Impact Statement: Not applicable.

 

Community Impact Statement: Yes.

 

For, if amended:

Central San Pedro Neighborhood Council 
Against, if amended:  Arroyo Seco Neighborhood Council

 

 

ITEM NO.(28)
20-1055

BUDGET AND FINANCE COMMITTEE REPORT relative to a summary of the Tax Penalty Amnesty Program Fiscal Year 2020-21 and related actions.

 

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

 

  1. INSTRUCT the Office of Finance (Finance) to move forward with implementing a Tax Penalty Amnesty Program with a window of October 1, 2020 through December 18, 2020. 

  2. REQUEST the Office of the City Attorney to draft, and present an ordinance, similar to the attachment in the report, dated August 20, 2020, attached to the Council file, to effectuate the Tax Penalty Amnesty Program as proposed by Finance.

  3. INSTRUCT the City Administrative Officer to immediately evaluate the request to unfreeze 10 Tax Compliance Officer positions.

  4. AUTHORIZE Finance to spend $95,000 on a public outreach and communications campaign.

  5. INSTRUCT Finance to prepare a report with the businesses that participated in the Tax Penalty Amnesty Program in 2009, 2013, and that will participate in 2020, to determine if there are any repeat businesses on the list, and if so, how to reconcile prior to approving a future amnesty program.

 

Fiscal Impact Statement: Finance anticipates the Tax Penalty Amnesty Program will have a positive General Fund impact of approximately $15 million to $20 million during the 2020-21 Fiscal Year. 

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

 

ITEM NO.(29)
20-0977

BUDGET AND FINANCE COMMITTEE REPORT relative to a request for additional funding, term extensions, and new contracts for outside counsel.

 

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

 

  1. TRANSFER $1,500,000 from the Unappropriated Balance, Outside Counsel Including Workers Compensation line item to the City Attorney, Fund No. 100/12, Account No. 009301.
       
  2. AUTHORIZE the City Attorney to amend to increase maximum compensation for the following contracts by these respective amounts:

    Contract No.   Title Amount 
     C134975 Arnall Golden $24,873
     C133518 Kaplan Kirsch Rockwell $186,127
     C135524 Hogan Lovells $800,000
     C132070 Law Offices of Christopher Wong $49,000
     C128735 Orbach Huff Suarez and Henderson      $440,000


  3. AUTHORIZE the City Attorney to extend contract C134975 with Arnall Golden to December 31, 2020.

  4. AUTHORIZE the City Attorney to extend contract C128213 with Downey Brand to August 11, 2022.

  5. AUTHORIZE the City Attorney to extend contract C131106 with Downey Brand to September 28, 2022.

  6. AUTHORIZE the City Attorney to extend contract C130439 with Downey Brand to October 11, 2022.

  7. AUTHORIZE the City Attorney to extend contract C127651 with Liebert Cassidy Whitmore to January 31, 2022.

  8. AUTHORIZE the City Attorney to extend contract C121421 with Meyers Nave to September 26, 2022.

  9. AUTHORIZE the City Attorney to extend contract C130402 with Sanders Roberts to July 9, 2022.

  10. AUTHORIZE the City Attorney to amend its contract C132207 with Best Best and Krieger to add the sum of $150,000, as funded by the Information Technology Agency's Telecommunications Development Account, and to add a billing category for paralegals.

  11. AUTHORIZE the City Attorney to enter into contingency contracts with Rose Klein and Marias and Laughlin Falbo Levy and Moresi for assistance with subrogation work.

  12. AUTHORIZE the City Attorney or designee to prepare Controller instructions for any necessary technical adjustments, subject to the approval of the City Administrative Officer (CAO); and, AUTHORIZE the Controller to implement the instructions.

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

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

(Council may recess to Closed Session, pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9(d)(1), to confer with its legal counsel relative to the above matter.)

 

 

ITEM NO.(30)
20-0853

BUDGET AND FINANCE COMMITTEE REPORT relative to delinquent accounts receivables submitted by the Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT), Los Angeles Housing and Community Investment Department (HCIDLA), and the Los Angeles Department of Building and Safety (LADBS) to the Collections Board of Review (Board).

 

Recommendations for Council action:

 

  1. APPROVE the Board recommendation to authorize the LADOT to remove from its active accounts receivables 2,438 parking citations totaling $305,581.44. 

  2. APPROVE the Board recommendation to authorize the HCIDLA to remove from its active accounts receivables 1 uncollectible invoice totaling $6,324.72. 

  3. APPROVE the Board recommendation to authorize the LADBS to remove from its active accounts receivables 3 accounts totaling $49,748.74.

 

Fiscal Impact Statement: The Board reports the proposed action will decrease the City's receivable base by $361,654.90.

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

 

 

ITEM NO.(31)
19-0600-S170

BUDGET AND FINANCE COMMITTEE REPORT relative to outside counsel expenditures for Fiscal Year (FY) 2019-20.

 

Recommendation for Council action:

 

NOTE and FILE the City Attorney report, dated May 22, 2020, attached to the Council file, relative to Citywide Outside Counsel Expenditures for FY 2019-20 as of December 31, 2019.

 

Fiscal Impact Statement: Not applicable.

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

 

ITEM NO.(32)
20-1001

BUDGET AND FINANCE COMMITTEE REPORT relative to a refund claim filed by Hensel Phelps Herzog Joint Venture.

 

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

 

APPROVE the refund claim filed by Hensel Phelps Herzog Joint Venture in the amount of $162,201.96, plus accumulated interest.

 

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

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

 

ITEM NO.(33)
20-0999

BUDGET AND FINANCE COMMITTEE REPORT relative to a refund claim filed by FabFitFun, Incorporation.

 

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

 

APPROVE the refund claim filed by FabFitFun, Incorporation in the amount of $628,328.69, plus accumulated interest.

 

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

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

 

ITEM NO.(34)
20-0996

BUDGET AND FINANCE COMMITTEE REPORT relative to a refund claim filed by Baatz Enterprises Incorporated.

 

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

 

APPROVE the refund claim filed by Baatz Enterprises Incorporated. in the amount of $51,955.95, plus accumulated interest.

 

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

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

 

ITEM NO.(35)
20-1002

BUDGET AND FINANCE COMMITTEE REPORT relative to a refund claim filed by Microsoft Corporation.

 

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

 

APPROVE the refund claim filed by Microsoft Corporation in the amount of $449,060.14, plus accumulated interest.

 

Fiscal Impact Statement: None submitted by the Office of Finance. 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.(36)
20-0640

BUDGET AND FINANCE COMMITTEE REPORT relative to the below market value sale of three Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT) 2011 Freightliner Trolley vehicles to the San Pedro Property Owners Alliance.

 

Recommendations for Council action, pursuant to Motion (Buscaino - Lee):

 

  1. FIND that the San Pedro Property Owners Alliance is eligible to purchase three LADOT 2011 Freightliner Trolley vehicles (VIN#4UZAACB36ACAT4677) (VIN#4UZAACB38ACAT4678) (VIN#4UZAACB3XACAT4679) at below market value ($3), in accordance with Los Angeles Administrative Code Section 22.547 (Donation of Surplus City Equipment), as the recipient is a non-profit organization that has been established exclusively to further the services provided by the City.

  2. REQUEST the City Attorney prepare a contract to effectuate the sale and transfer of the above identified surplus equipment at below market value to the San Pedro Property Owner's Alliance.

  3. INSTRUCT the City Clerk to inform the San Pedro Property Owners Alliance [Board President, 390 W 7th St, San Pedro, CA 90731, (310) 832-2183] that the surplus equipment must be claimed within 60 days from the date of Council approval of the request after which time it will revert to the City's surplus equipment pool for disposal by the Department of General Services.

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.(37)
20-1034

BUDGET AND FINANCE COMMITTEE REPORT relative to the below market value sale of one 2002 GMC 2500 regular cab truck to the Harbor Interfaith Services.

 

Recommendations for Council action, pursuant to Motion (Buscaino - Bonin):

 

  1. FIND that Harbor Interfaith Services is eligible to purchase one 2002 GMC 2500 regular cab truck (VIN#IGTHC24U72E197533) at below market value ($1.00) in accordance with Los Angeles Administrative Code Section 22.547 (Donation of Surplus City Equipment), as the recipient is a non-profit organization that has been established exclusively to further the services provided by the City.

  2. REQUEST the City Attorney to expedite preparation of appropriate documents to effectuate the sale and transfer.

  3. INSTRUCT the City Clerk to inform Harbor Interfaith Services [Tahia Hayslet, Executive Director, (310) 831-0603, 670 West 9lh Street, San Pedro. CA 90731] that the surplus equipment must be claimed within 60 days from the date of Council approval of the request or notification of availability of the equipment, whichever occurs later, at which time the equipment will revert to the City's surplus equipment pool for disposal by the Department of General Services.

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.(38)
16-0388

BUDGET AND FINANCE COMMITTEE REPORT relative to the escheatment of funds from the Unclaimed Monies Seized Incidental to Arrest Trust Fund (UMSIATF) to the City's General Fund.

 

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

 

  1. INSTRUCT the Los Angeles Police Department and the City Treasurer to process the sum of $505,217.58 from the UMSIATF No. 7772.

  2. TRANSFER all identified eligible monies to the City's General Fund, Fund No. 100/70, Revenue Source Code No. 4834.

Fiscal Impact Statement: None submitted by the Office of Finance. 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.(39)
20-0330

BUDGET AND FINANCE COMMITTEE REPORT relative to the Investment Reports for the months of January, February, March, April, May and June, 2020.

 

Recommendation for Council action:

 

NOTE and FILE the Investment Reports submitted by the Office of Finance for the months of January, February, March, April, May and June, 2020, attached to the Council file.

 

Fiscal Impact Statement: Not applicable.

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

 

ITEM NO.(40)
19-0600-S182

BUDGET AND FINANCE COMMITTEE REPORT relative to the Status of Liability Accounts as of March 31, 2020.

 

Recommendation for Council action:

 

NOTE and FILE the City Attorney report, dated June 16, 2020, relative to the Status of Liability Accounts as of March 31, 2020.

 

Fiscal Impact Statement: Not applicable.

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

 

Items for which Public Hearings Have Not Been Held - (10 Votes Required for Consideration)
ITEM NO.(41)
20-0600-S74

COMMUNICATION FROM THE CITY ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER (CAO) and RESOLUTION relative to the proposed Declaration of Fiscal Emergency.

 

Recommendation for Council action:

 

ADOPT the accompanying RESOLUTION relative to the proposed Declaration of Fiscal Emergency.

 

Fiscal Impact Statement: The CAO reports that adoption of the Declaration of Fiscal Emergency is one action necessary to implement the proposed budget. There is no additional fiscal impact.

 

Community Impact Statement:  None submitted.

 

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

 

 

ITEM NO.(42)
20-0600-S56

COMMUNICATION FROM THE CITY ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER (CAO) relative to amendments to the Letters of Agreement (LOA) for the Separation Incentive Program (SIP) to remove the 1,300 participant minimum.

 

Recommendation for Council action:

 

APPROVE the eleven amendments, attached to Council file No. 20-0600-S56, to the previously adopted SIP LOAs for the following labor organizations:

 

  1. Service Employee International Union, Local 721

  2. Los Angeles Professional Managers Association

  3. City Employees Association, Council 36

  4. Los Angeles/Orange Counties Building and Construction Trades Council

  5. Laborers International Union of North America

  6. Engineers and Architects Association

  7. Municipal Construction Inspectors Association

  8. Los Angeles City Attorneys Association

  9. International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 501

  10. Los Angeles City Attorneys Management Association

  11. Fiscal and Policy Professionals Association

 

Fiscal Impact Statement: The CAO reports that as of June 22, 2020, $23.2 million were estimated in savings in FY 2020-21 with 1,425 participants. As the participation rate of the current SIP is lower, the savings from the program have been reduced. The actual savings will be determined primarily by the speed in which LACERS is able to process retirement applications.

 

Community Impact Statement:  None submitted.

 

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

 

 

ITEM NO.(43)
20-0600-S57

COMMUNICATION FROM THE CITY ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER (CAO) relative to Fiscal Year (FY) 2020-21 furlough implementation.

 

Recommendation for Council action:

 

INSTRUCT the General Managers of all affected City departments to implement furloughs effective October 11, 2020, through June 20, 2021 , for up to 18 days in FY 2020-21.

 

Fiscal Impact Statement:  The CAO reports that each pay period furloughs represent a savings of $5.79 million. Based on the targeted timeline for implementation of furloughs, the City will achieve a savings of $104.2 million for FY 2020-21.

 

Community Impact Statement:  None submitted.

 

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

 

 

Items Called Special

Motions for Posting and Referral

Council Members' Requests for Excuse from Attendance at Council Meetings
Closed Session
ITEM NO.(44)
19-0612

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 Dermont Givens v. City of Los Angeles, et al., Los Angeles Superior Court Case No. 18STCV01900. (This matter arises from an incident involving members of the Los Angeles Police Department on December 16, 2017, in Los Angeles, California.)

 

(Budget and Finance Committee considered the matter above in Closed Session on August 24, 2020)

 

 

ITEM NO.(45)
20-0907

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 Donna Walker, et al. v. City of Los Angeles, et al., United States District Court Case No. 18-CV-00857. (This matter arises from an incident involving members of the Los Angeles Police Department on July 21, 2016, in Los Angeles, California.)

 

(Budget and Finance Committee considered the matter above in Closed Session on August 24, 2020)

 

 

ITEM NO.(46)
20-0908

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 Floyd Hills Nelson v. City of Los Angeles, et al., United States District Court Case No. CV 11-5407 PSG (JPRx). (This matter arises from an incident involving members of the Los Angeles Police Department on July 11, 2008, in Los Angeles, California.)

 

(Budget and Finance Committee considered the matter above in Closed Session on August 24, 2020)

 

 

ITEM NO.(47)
20-0802

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 Pacific Specialty Insurance Company v. City of Los Angeles, Los Angeles Superior Court Case No. 19STCV20505. (This is a dangerous condition of public property action in which Pacific Specialty Insurance Company seeks recovery for alleged damages arising out of a parkway tree falling on the home of its insureds located at 3907 Dixie Canyon Avenue, Sherman Oaks, California 91423.)

 

(Budget and Finance Committee considered the matter above in Closed Session on August 24, 2020)

 

 

ITEM NO.(48)
20-0903

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 Susan Vercellino v. City of Los Angeles, Los Angeles Superior Court Case No. BC705563. (This matter arises out of a trip and fall accident that occurred on a sidewalk near 6423 Wilshire Boulevard on February 2, 2018, in the City of Los Angeles.)

 

(Budget and Finance Committee considered the matter above in Closed Session on August 24, 2020)

 

 

ITEM NO.(49)
20-0899

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 William Mercier v. City of Los Angeles, Los Angeles Superior Court Case No. BC719817. (This matter arises from a bicycle accident on Imperial Highway near Ballona Creek.)

 

(Budget and Finance Committee considered the matter above in Closed Session on August 24, 2020)

 

 

ITEM NO.(50)
20-0901

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 Farmers Insurance Exchange v. City of Los Angeles, Los Angeles Superior Court Case No. 20STCV01860. (This matter arises from a traffic accident on April 13, 2018 at Washington Boulevard and Hooper Avenue.)

 

(Budget and Finance Committee considered the matter above in Closed Session on August 24, 2020)

 

 

Adjourning Motions

Council Adjournment

EXHAUSTION OF ADMINISTRATIVE REMEDIES - If you challenge a City action in court, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing described in this notice, or in written correspondence delivered to the City Clerk at or prior to, the public hearing. Any written correspondence delivered to the City Clerk before the City Council's final action on a matter will become a part of the administrative record.

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

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