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AGENDA

LOS ANGELES CITY COUNCIL
Tuesday, October 20, 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
KEVIN DE LEON, Fourteenth District

Telecommunication Relay Services

Telephone communication is one of the most important forms of communication in society today. Due to advancements in technology, telephone devices have evolved with new services and capabilities. Individuals who are deaf and hard of hearing, and individuals with a speech disability are following these trends and are rapidly migrating to more advanced telecommunications methods, both for peer-to-peer and third-party telecommunications relay service (TRS) communications.

 

Telecommunications Relay Service is a telephone service that allows persons with hearing or speech disabilities to place and receive telephone calls. TRS is available in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. territories for local and/or long distance calls. TRS providers - generally telephone companies - are compensated for the costs of providing TRS from either a state or a federal fund. There is no cost to the TRS user.

 

What forms of TRS are available?There are several forms of TRS, depending on the particular needs of the user and the equipment available: TRS includes: Text to Voice TIY-Based TRS; Speech-to-Speech Relay Service; Shared Non-English Language Relay Service; Captioned Telephone Relay Service; Internet Protocol Relay Service; and Video Relay Service. Please visit this site for detail descriptions, https://www.fcc.gov/consumers/guides/telecommunications-relay-service-trs.

 

Don't hang up! Some people hang up on TRS calls because they think the CA is a telemarketer. If you hear, "Hello. This is the relay service .. . " when you pick up the phone, please don't hang up! You are about to talk, through a TRS provider, to a person who is deaf, hard-of-hearing, or has a speech disability.

 

For more information about FCC programs to promote access to telecommunications services for people with disabilities, visit the FCC's Disability Rights Office website.

SE OFRECE UN SERVICIO DE TRADUCCION AL ESPANOL EN TODAS LAS REUNIONES DEL CONSEJO MUNICIPAL

 

 

BASIC CITY COUNCIL MEETING RULES

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



Los Angeles City Council Agenda
Tuesday, October 20, 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)
20-1163
CD 11

HEARING COMMENTS relative to an Application for Determination of Public Convenience or Necessity for the sale of alcoholic beverages for off-site consumption at Amazon Retail LLC, located at 6855 South La Cienega Boulevard, Los Angeles, California 90045.

 

Recommendations for Council action:

 

  1. DETERMINE that the issuance of a liquor license at Amazon Retail LLC, located at 6855 South La Cienega Boulevard, Los Angeles, California 90045, 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 Amazon Retail LLC, located at 6855 South La Cienega Boulevard, Los Angeles, California 90045.

  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:  Park Westchester Business Center

 

Representative:  Stephen Jamieson on behalf of Solomon, Saltsman and Jamieson

 

TIME LIMIT FILE - DECEMBER 10, 2020

 

(LAST DAY FOR COUNCIL ACTION - DECEMBER 9, 2020)

 

 

Items for which Public Hearings Have Been Held
ITEM NO.(2)
14-0385
CD 14

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE REPORT and ORDINANCE OF INTENTION FIRST CONSIDERATION relative to the reconfirmation of the Little Tokyo Merchant-Based Business Improvement District (BID).

 

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

 

  1. FIND that the:

    1. Assessments imposed by the Little Tokyo BID for the 2021 Fiscal Year provide services that directly benefit each of the businesses which pay the assessments.

    2. Services funded by the assessment are provided only to each of the assessed businesses within the boundaries of the BID.

    3. Assessment imposed does not exceed the reasonable cost of conferring the benefits.

    4. Proposed improvements and activities are completely separate from the day-to-day operations of the City.

    5. Assessments for the proposed business-based BID are not taxes and that the BID qualifies for exemption from Proposition 26 under Exemption 1 of Article XIII C, Section 1(e)(1).

    6. Services to be provided by the Owners' Association, the Little Tokyo Business Association, are in the nature of professional, expert, technical or other special services, that the services are of a temporary and occasional character, and that the use of competitive bidding would be impractical, not advantageous, undesirable or where the common law otherwise excuses compliance with competitive bidding requirements.

  2. PRESENT and ADOPT the accompanying ORDINANCE OF INTENTION, dated October 2, 2020, to confirm the Annual Report for the Little Tokyo BID and to levy an annual assessment for the BID's 18th operating year beginning January 1, 2021.

  3. INSTRUCT the City Clerk to schedule, prepare, publish, and mail the public hearing notice, as required by the provisions of Section 36500 et seq. of the California Streets and Highways Code.

  4. DIRECT the City Clerk, subject to approval by the City Attorney as to form and legality, to prepare and present an enabling Ordinance levying the special assessment for the Little Tokyo BID's 18th operating period, January 1, 2021 to December 31, 2021.

  5. APPROVE the Little Tokyo Business Association to administer the proposed services of the Little Tokyo BID pursuant to Section 36500 et seq. of the California Streets and Highways Code and City regulations.

  6. AUTHORIZE the City Clerk, subject to City Attorney approval, to prepare, execute, and administer a contract between the City and the Little Tokyo Business Association to administer the Little Tokyo BID, if the Ordinance reconfirming the BID is adopted.

  7. APPOINT the Advisory Board as listed in the City Clerk report dated October 6, 2020, attached to the Council file.

 

Fiscal Impact Statement: The City Clerk reports that there is no impact on the General Fund.

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

 

ITEM NO.(3)
18-1011
CD 11

ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT REPORT (EIR), MITIGATION MEASURES, MITIGATION MONITORING PROGRAM, PLANNING AND LAND USE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE REPORT AND ORDINANCE FIRST CONSIDERATION relative to authorizing the execution of a Development Agreement by and between the City of Los Angeles and Westside Campus Owner LLC, a Delaware limited liability company, for the properties located at 11355 and 11377 West Olympic Boulevard.

 

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

 

  1. FIND, based on the independent judgment of the City Council and after consideration of the whole of the administrative record, the project was fully assessed in the Environmental Impact Report (ENV-2016-1463-EIR; State Clearinghouse No. 2017011045) certified on June 27, 2018, in accordance with the requirements of California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), and no subsequent environmental clearance is required for approval of the project.

  2. ADOPT the FINDINGS of the Los Angeles City Planning Commission (LACPC) dated September 27, 2018 (attached to the Council file) as the Findings of Council.

  3. PRESENT and ADOPT the accompanying ORDINANCE, dated August 19, 2020, authorizing the execution of a development agreement by and between the City of Los Angeles and Westside Campus Owner LLC, a Delaware limited liability company, relating to real property in the West Los Angeles Community Plan area for the renovation of two existing 10-story office towers consisting of 342,078 square feet and the addition of a 120,000 square-foot expansion that includes connecting the towers on levels five, seven, and nine; a two-story podium element that would connect the towers on floors two through three; and the addition of ground floor dining uses; also updated outdoor and recreational amenities, including roof gardens and an outdoor recreation deck and pedestrian improvements along Olympic Boulevard would be provided; the existing two 10-story office towers are connected by a parking structure that includes three levels of above-grade and two levels of subterranean parking, development of the project would increase the buildings' total square footage, adding 115,000 gross square feet of office and 5,000 gross square feet of restaurant use to the existing 330,758 square feet of office and 11,320 square feet of retail totaling 462,078 square feet, the height of the existing office towers will remain; upon completion, the Project would result in a total maximum floor area ratio (FAR) of 3:1; for the property located at 11355 and 11377 West Olympic Boulevard. (The project was fully assessed in the Environmental Impact Report (ENV-2016-1463-EIR; State Clearinghouse No. 2017011045) certified on June 27, 2018, in accordance with the requirements of CEQA, and no subsequent environmental clearance is required for approval of the project.)

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

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

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

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

  8. ADVISE the applicant that, pursuant to State Fish and Game Code Section 711.4, a Fish and Game Fee and/or Certificate of Fee Exemption is now required to be submitted to the County Clerk prior to or concurrent with the Environmental Notice of Determination filing.

 

Applicant: Westside Campus Owner LLC

 

Case No. CPC-2016-3880-DA

 

Environmental Nos. ENV-2016-1463-EIR; SCH No. 2017011045

 

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

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

 

ITEM NO.(4)
20-0514
CD 13

DRAFT AND FINAL ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT REPORT (EIR), ERRATUM, MITIGATION MONITORING PROGRAM (MMP), MITIGATION MEASURES, PLANNING AND LAND USE MANAGEMENT (PLUM) COMMITTEE REPORT, RESOLUTION relative to a General Plan Amendment, ORDINANCE FIRST CONSIDERATION relative to a Vesting Zone Change and Height District Change and a Site Plan Review Appeal for the properties located at 1546 North Argyle Avenue and 6224 West Selma Avenue.

 

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

 

  1. FIND based on the independent judgment of the decision-maker, after consideration of the whole of the administrative record, that the Project was assessed in the EIR No. ENV-2016-3743-EIR (State Clearinghouse (SCH) No. 2017081039) which includes the Draft EIR dated April 2019, the Final EIR, dated October 2019, and Erratum dated November 2019, previously certified on November 6, 2019; and pursuant to California Environmental Quality Act Guidelines, Sections 15162 and 15164, no subsequent EIR, negative declaration, or addendum is required for approval of the project.

  2. ADOPT the FINDINGS of the PLUM Committee as the Findings of Council.

  3. ADOPT the accompanying RESOLUTION, approved by the Mayor and the Los Angeles City Planning Commission (LACPC), for a General Plan Amendment to the Hollywood Community Plan to re-designate the Site from Commercial Manufacturing to Regional Center Commercial land use.

  4. PRESENT and ADOPT the accompanying new ORDINANCE, dated October 7, 2020, disapproved by the Director of Planning on behalf of the LACPC, effectuating a Vesting Zone Change and Height District Change from [Q]C4-1VL-SN to (T)(Q)C4-2D-SN to remove an existing Q Condition prohibiting residential uses (per Ordinance No. 165-662), and to establish Height District No. 2 to allow for a 4.5:1 Floor Area Ratio (FAR) for the demolition of a surface parking lot and six commercial buildings totaling 61,816 square feet of floor area, and the development of a new mixed-use building, including 276 dwelling units of which five percent of the permitted base density would be set aside for Very Low Income Households, and up to 27,000 square feet of ground floor commercial space; the Project includes two commercial space options: Option 1 would include 24,000 square feet of retail and/or restaurant space, while Option 2 would include a 27,000 square-foot grocery store, in total, the Project would contain up to 260,250 square feet of floor area on a 48,403 square foot lot, for a FAR of 5.4:1; the proposed uses would be located within a seven-story building with a maximum building height of 99 feet for the properties located at 1546 North Argyle Avenue and 6224 West Selma Avenue, subject to Conditions of Approval, including an updated Exhibit A dated June 16, 2020, as modified by the PLUM Committee and attached to the Council file.

  5. NOT PRESENT and ORDER FILED the Ordinances dated January 23, 2019 and January 23, 2020.  

  6. RESOLVE TO GRANT THE APPEAL filed by the Applicant, Samuel Simone, MCRT Investments, LLC (Representative: Todd Nelson, Armbruster Goldsmith and Delvac LLP) and THEREBY OVERTURN the determination of the LACPC to include Site Plan Review Condition of Approval No. 9.

  7. ADVISE the applicant, pursuant to Los Angeles Municipal Code Section 12.32 G:

    ...property shall not remain in a Q Qualified classification for more than six years unless during that time: (1) there is substantial physical development of the property to allow for one or more of the uses for which the Q Qualified classification was adopted; or (2) if no physical development is necessary, then the property is used for one or more of the purposes for which the Q Qualified classification was adopted... When these time limitations expire, the Q Qualified classification and the authority contained therein shall become null and void, the rezoning proceedings shall be terminated, and the property thereafter may only be utilized for those purposes permitted prior to the commencement of such rezoning proceedings.

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

  9. ADVISE the applicant that, pursuant to State Fish and Game Code Section 711.4, a Fish and Game Fee and/or Certificate of Fee Exemption is now required to be submitted to the County Clerk prior to or concurrent with the Environmental Notice of Determination filing.

  10. INSTRUCT the Department of City Planning to update the General Plan and appropriate maps pursuant to this action.

 

Applicant: Sam Simone/Clayton Williams MCR

 

Representative: Todd Nelson Armbruster Goldsmith and Delvac LLP

 

Case No. CPC-2016-3742-GPA-VZC-HD-DB-MCUP-SPR

 

Environmental No. ENV-2016-3743-EIR; SCH 2017081039

 

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

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

10 VOTES REQUIRED ON SECOND READING

 

 

ITEM NO.(5)
19-1496
CD 13

CATEGORICAL EXEMPTION and PLANNING AND LAND USE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE REPORT relative to two California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Appeals for the property located at 1719-1731 North Whitley Avenue.

 

Recommendations for Council action:

 

  1. DETERMINE that based on the whole of the administrative record, the Project is exempt from CEQA pursuant to CEQA Guidelines, Section 15332, and there is no substantial evidence demonstrating that an exception to a categorical exemption pursuant to CEQA Guidelines Section 15300.2, applies.

  2. ADOPT the FINDINGS of the Central Los Angeles Area Planning Commission (CLAAPC) as the Findings of Council.

  3. RESOLVE TO DENY THE APPEALS filed 1) Casey Maddren on behalf of United Neighborhoods for Los Angeles (UN4LA) and 2) Susan Hunter, Los Angeles Tenants Union, Hollywood Local, and THEREBY APPROVE the Categorical Exemption from CEQA pursuant to CEQA Guidelines Section 15332 and related CEQA findings for the demolition of six structures with 40 dwelling units and the construction, use, and maintenance of a 10-story, 156 room hotel with 122 automobile parking spaces for the property located at 1719-1731 North Whitley Avenue, subject to Conditions of Approval.

 

Applicant: Fairborz Moshfegh, Whitley Apartments, LLC

 

Representative: Matthew Hayden, Hayden Planning

 

Case No. DIR-2016-4920-SPR-1A

 

Environmental No. ENV-2016-4921-CE

 

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

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

 

ITEM NO.(6)
20-0892
CD 14

CATEGORICAL EXEMPTION and PLANNING AND LAND USE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE REPORT relative to a haul route appeal for the property located at 4032-4041 North Eagle Rock Boulevard.

 

Recommendations for Council action:

 

  1. FIND that the project is Categorically Exempt pursuant to section 15332 (Class 32) of the State California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Guidelines (Case No. ENV-2018-3359-CE), per the Notice of Exemption prepared by the Department of City Planning.

  2. ADOPT the FINDINGS of the Board of Building and Safety Commissioners (BBSC) as the Findings of Council.

  3. RESOLVE TO DENY THE APPEAL filed by Mr. Niltos A. Delazeri, Mrs. Elenir K. Delazeri, Ms. Teresita Alcayde, Ms. Vanessa Choy, and Mr. Abner Valencia (Representative Robert L. Glushon, Esq.)  from the determination of the BBSC, and THEREBY SUSTAIN the decision of the BBSC in approving an application to export 5,300 cubic yards of earth for the property located at 4032-4041 North Eagle Rock Boulevard, subject to Conditions of Approval.

 

Applicant: Carolyn Wilson, BMR Enterprises

 

Owner: AmeriPacific Developments LLC

 

Board File No. 200012

 

Environmental No. ENV-2018-3359-CE

 

Fiscal Impact Statement: None submitted by the BBSC. 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.(7)
20-0199

HOUSING COMMITTEE REPORT relative to recommendations on a citywide ordinance requiring the disclosure of beneficial ownership of Limited Liability Corporations (LLC's) purchasing residential real estate in the City. 

 

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

 

  1. REQUEST the City Attorney, in consultation with the Office of the Chief Legislative Analyst (CLA), the Los Angeles Housing and Community Investment Department (HCIDLA), and researchers, experts and activists in the field, to report back with recommendations on a citywide ordinance requiring the disclosure of beneficial ownership (individuals who exercise substantial control over an LLC) of LLC’s purchasing residential real estate in Los Angeles.

  2. REQUEST the City Attorney, CLA, and HCIDLA, in consultation with experts in the field, report back with recommendations on including other types of corporations, beyond LLC’s, in the ordinance.

  3. INSTRUCT the CLA, City Administrative Officer (CAO), and HCIDLA to report back with an estimate of the number of residential units currently owned by LLC’s in Los Angeles, including as a proportion of total units.

 

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

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

 

ITEM NO.(8)
19-0646

HOUSING COMMITTEE REPORT relative to drafting an Interim Control Ordinance requiring an initial 12-month minimum lease in Rent Stabilization Ordinance (RSO) buildings, the impact of corporate housing, and related matters.

 

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

 

  1. REQUEST the City Attorney, and INSTRUCT the Department of City Planning (DCP) and the Los Angeles Housing and Community Investment Department (HCIDLA), to draft an Interim Control Ordinance requiring an initial 12-month minimum lease in RSO buildings.

  2. INSTRUCT the Chief Legislative Analyst (CLA), in coordination with the City Administrative Officer (CAO), the DCP, and the HCIDLA to report on the number of corporate housing units in use in the City of Los Angeles; the number of units subject to the RSO being used for corporate housing; the number of units not subject to the RSO being used for corporate housing; and the impact corporate housing has on the stock of long-term rental housing supply, in general, including recommendations drawing from actions taken by other cities as well as new ideas to address corporate housing, and the fastest process by which such action could occur in Los Angeles.

 

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

 

Community Impact Statement:  Yes.

 

For:   Greater Cypress Park Neighborhood Council

Hollywood United Neighborhood Council

 

 

ITEM NO.(9)
20-0306, 20-0261

RULES, ELECTIONS, AND INTERGOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS COMMITTEE REPORT relative to the 2020 Primary Nominating Election and the Voting Solutions for All People (VSAP) system.

 

Recommendations for Council action:

 

  1. NOTE and FILE the City Clerk report dated August 6, 2020 relative to the 2020 Primary Nominating Election and the VSAP system.

  2. REQUEST the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk report to Council on October 20, 2020, to discuss the March primary election and the upcoming election.

 

Fiscal Impact Statement: Not applicable.

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

 

ITEM NO.(10)
20-1087

RULES, ELECTIONS, AND INTERGOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS COMMITTEE REPORT relative to access to casting Vote-by-Mail ballots in the November 3, 2020 General Election.

 

Recommendation for Council action:

 

NOTE and FILE the City Clerk report dated September 21, 2020 relative to access to casting Vote-by-Mail ballots in the November 3, 2020 General Election.

 

Fiscal Impact Statement: Not applicable.

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

 

ITEM NO.(11)
20-1222

HOMELESSNESS AND POVERTY COMMITTEE REPORT relative to a discussion with Patrick Soon-Shiong and/or the Soon-Shiong Foundation regarding City and Los Angeles County partnership to provide medical and mental health services to City residents in need of acute care at St. Vincent Medical Center. 

Recommendation for Council action, pursuant to Motion (O'Farrell - Martinez):

INSTRUCT the Chief Legislative Analyst (CLA) and City Administrative Officer (CAO), in coordination with Los Angeles County, to initiate discussions with Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong and/or the Soon-Shiong Foundation on how the City and County of Los Angeles can partner to provide medical and mental health services to the residents of the City of Los Angeles, particularly low income, elderly, uninsured/underinsured, and people experiencing homelessness in need of acute care at St. Vincent Medical Center.
   

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

Community Impact Statement:  None submitted.

 

ITEM NO.(12)
20-0145
CD 9

HOMELESSNESS AND POVERTY COMMITTEE REPORT and RESOLUTION relative to the issuance of tax-exempt multifamily conduit revenue bonds for the Hope on Broadway, located at 5138 South Broadway, Los Angeles, CA, 90037. 

 

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 September 1, 2020, relative to the issuance of tax-exempt multifamily conduit revenue bonds for the Hope on Broadway.

  2. ADOPT the accompanying RESOLUTION attached to the September 1, 2020 HCIDLA report, attached to the Council file, authorizing the issuance of up to $12,105,623 million in tax-exempt multifamily conduit revenue bonds or notes for the Hope on Broadway, located at 5138 South Broadway, Los Angeles, CA, 90037.

  3. REQUIRE that America First Investors, L.P., fulfill the reporting requirements of the Responsible Banking Ordinance adopted by the Council on May 25, 2012 through Council file No. 09-0234, prior to the execution of the relevant bond or note documents.

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

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

    2. Negotiate and reduce, if necessary, the interest rate of the Chesterfield Apartments’ Proposition HHH Supportive Housing loan of $6,720,000 from 3.0 percent to a 1.0 percent simple interest rate.

 

Fiscal Impact Statement:  The City Administrative Officer (CAO) 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 or notes for the Hope on Broadway. The City is a conduit issuer and does not incur liability for the repayment of the bonds or notes, which are a limited obligation payable solely from the revenues of the Hope on Broadway, and the City will in no way be obligated to make payments on the bonds or notes.

 

Financial Policies Statement:  The CAO reports that the recommendations in this report comply with the City’s Financial Policies.

 

Debt Impact Statement:  The CAO reports that there is no debt impact as these bonds are a conduit issuance debt and not a debt of the City.

 

Community Impact Statement:  None submitted.

 

ITEM NO.(13)
20-1236

HOMELESSNESS AND POVERTY COMMITTEE REPORT relative to funding identification for a consultant to make recommendations to address the needs of the Native American homeless community including, improved outreach, and services. 

Recommendation for Council action, pursuant to Motion (O'Farrell - Price):

INSTRUCT the City Administrative Officer (CAO) and Chief Legislative Analyst (CLA) to identify funding, including the use of the State’s Homeless, Housing, Assistance and Prevention program grant, to hire a consultant to make recommendations to the City and County to best address the needs of the Native American homeless community including, improved outreach, services, and housing.
   

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

Community Impact Statement:  None submitted.

 

ITEM NO.(14)
20-1179
CD 13

HOMELESSNESS AND POVERTY COMMITTEE REPORT relative to the feasibility of using the Hollywood Recreation Center facility at 1122 Cole Avenue as interim housing for persons experiencing homelessness in Council District 13. 

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

  1. INSTRUCT the City Administrative Officer (CAO) and Bureau of Engineering, with assistance from the Department of Recreation and Parks, to evaluate the feasibility of using the Hollywood Recreation Center facility at 1122 Cole Avenue as interim housing for persons experiencing homelessness in Council District 13.

  2. REQUEST the Board of Recreation and Park Commissioners to hear this matter within 30 days for consideration of approval of the usage of the Hollywood Recreation Center for temporary interim housing for people experiencing homelessness.

  3. REQUEST the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority to work with staff from Council District 13 and the CAO to identify a service provider and execute a service agreement for the operation of this site as an interim housing facility.
       

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

Community Impact Statement:  Yes.

For:

Hollywood Studio District Neighborhood Council

 

ITEM NO.(15)
20-1203

HOMELESSNESS AND POVERTY COMMITTEE REPORT relative to the state of Adult Residential Facilities and Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly citywide, and the integration of Board and Care facility programs into the City’s Homelessness Strategic Plan. 

Recommendation for Council action, pursuant to Motion (O'Farrell - Martinez - et al. - Wesson - et al.):

DIRECT the Los Angeles Housing and Community Investment Department with the assistance of Los Angeles Housing Services Authority to report to Council on the state of Adult Residential Facilities and Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly citywide, and to provide context and recommendations on how to further integrate Board and Care facility programs into the City’s Homelessness Strategic Plan.
   

Fiscal Impact Statement:  Neither the Chief Administrative Office nor the Chief Legislative Analyst has competed a financial analysis of this report.

Community Impact Statement:  None submitted.

 

ITEM NO.(16)
20-0769-S2

HOMELESSNESS AND POVERTY COMMITTEE REPORT relative to an in-depth analysis of the health services delivery system, and the City's Health Commission hearings focused on people experiencing homelessness. 

Recommendations for Council action, pursuant to Motion (O'Farrell - Martinez - et al. - Wesson - et al.):

  1. DIRECT the office of the Chief Legislative Analyst (CLA) and the office of the City Administrative Officer (CAO), with the assistance of the Los Angeles Housing and Community Investment Department, and all relevant City departments, to review the delivery of health, mental health, and social services by the County of Los Angeles, to the over 41,000 unsheltered residents within the city limits, including the coordination of those services between the County, Los Angeles Homelessness Service Authority (LAHSA) and non-governmental partners, and report to Council with recommendations as outlined in the Motion.

  2. REQUEST the Los Angeles City Health Commission, with the assistance of the CLA, CAO and City Clerk, to hold hearings focused on people experiencing homelessness and the delivery of health, mental health and social services by the County of Los Angeles, LAHSA and other non-governmental partners.

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

Community Impact Statement:  None submitted.

 

ITEM NO.(17)
20-1151

HOMELESSNESS AND POVERTY COMMITTEE REPORT relative to a unified, streamlined reporting system for all Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA) funded programs and activities to measure contract performance, dollars spent per-person, and per-program. 

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

  1. INSTRUCT the City Administrative Office (CAO) and the Chief Legislative Analyst (CLA), with input from the Mayor’s Office, LAHSA and the Los Angeles Housing and Community Investment Department (HCIDLA), to develop a unified, streamlined reporting system for all LAHSA-funded programs and activities to measure contract performance, and dollars spent per-person, per-program, and incorporate the data into the Enhanced Comprehensive Homeless Strategy report presented to Council and Mayor each quarter.

  2. REQUEST LAHSA to report to the City all service delivery and outcome measurements that subrecipient service providers currently report to LAHSA for City-funded programs.

  3. INSTRUCT the CAO, CLA, and LAHSA, pursuant to Council file No. 20-0042, to align the stated goals in the Enhanced Comprehensive Homeless Strategy with the contract reporting metrics required by various City entities.

  4. INSTRUCT the HCIDLA, CAO, and CLA, in consultation with the City Attorney, to work jointly to evaluate the following:

    1. The criteria used to determine which funds and programs are awarded through LAHSA as sole source contracts and which are competitively procured.

    2. Whether to provide LAHSA additional direction regarding which programs and services are best procured competitively versus sole source.

    3. Whether to provide LAHSA direction regarding how to provide technical assistance, and if necessary, discontinue service providers that do not meet service targets, financial reporting or other administrative requirements established by LAHSA.   
         

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

Community Impact Statement:  None submitted.

 

Items for which Public Hearings Have Not Been Held - (10 Votes Required for Consideration)
ITEM NO.(18)
20-0600-S80

COMMUNICATIONS FROM THE CITY ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER (CAO) and CITY ATTORNEY, and ORDINANCE FIRST CONSIDERATION relative to amending the Los Angeles Administrative Code (LAAC) to add unpaid holidays for non-represented City employees for Fiscal Year (FY) 2020-21.

 

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

 

  1. PRESENT and ADOPT the accompanying ORDINANACE dated October 7, 2020 to amend LAAC Section 4.120 to add unpaid holidays for non-represented City employees for FY 2020-21.

  2. AUTHORIZE the Controller and the CAO to correct any clerical errors, or, if approved by the City Attorney, any technical errors in the above Ordinance.

 

Fiscal Impact Statement:  The CAO reports that the fiscal impact reported in the original transmittal of the 11 Letters of Agreement was approximately $21.4 million in FY 2020-21. That figure is inclusive of savings from non-represented employees.

 

Community Impact Statement:  None submitted.

 

(Personnel and Animal Welfare and Budget and Finance Committees waived consideration of the above matter)

 

 

ITEM NO.(19)

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)
11-0005-S116
CD 9

433 West 54th Street (Case No. 684688) Assessor I.D. No. 5001-035-017

 

 

(b)
14-0005-S494
CD 9

1425 East 21st Street (Case No. 668827) Assessor I.D. No. 5119-030-007

 

 

(c)
20-0005-S225
CD 9

3758 South Crawford Street (Case No. 662541) Assessor I.D. No. 5121-017-018

 

 

(d)
20-0005-S226
CD 10

2417 West 39th Street (Case No. 161185 and Case No. 247295) Assessor I.D. No. 5034-017-059

 

 

(e)
20-0005-S227
CD 13

1968 North Avon Street (Case No. 89597 and Case No. 53694(4242) Assessor I.D. No. 5415-009-017

 

 

ITEM NO.(20)
20-1282

COMMUNICATIONS FROM THE CTIY ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER (CAO) and LOS ANGELES HOUSING AND COMMUNITY INVESTMENT DEPARTMENT (HCIDLA) relative to approving the results of the expert auditor Request for Proposal and grant authority to enter into a contract with Abt Associates, Inc., grant authority to enter into a sole source contract with Even Terry Associates (ETA), enter into agreements to pay monitor and plaintiff fees, establish new special service accounts, and transfer funds for the Accessible Housing Program (AcHP). 

 

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

 

  1. AUTHORIZE the General Manager, HCIDLA, or designee, to negotiate and execute a new contract with Abt Associates, Inc. for an amount up to $4.8 million for a five-year period, effective on or about November 16, 2020 through November 15, 2025, with the option to extend for up to two additional two-year terms, in substantial conformance to Attachment 1, to provide auditor services, subject to funding availability, in compliance with the City's contracting policies, and approval of the City Attorney as to form. 

  2. AUTHORIZE the General Manager, HCIDLA, or designee, to negotiate and execute a new sole source contract with  ETA for up to five years, with terms and conditions subject to approval of the City Attorney as to form. The first year's estimated funding of $4,000,000 was allocated in this fiscal year's adopted budget. Funding for the subsequent four years will be included in those fiscal years' budget requests. 

  3. AUTHORIZE the General Manager, HCIDLA, or designee, to expend funds up to $1,007,000 for Fiscal Year (FY) 2020, up to $1,283,000 for FY 2021, and up to $1,155,000 for FY 2022 for Court Monitor fees. 

  4. AUTHORIZE the General Manager, HCIDLA, or designee, to negotiate and execute a Fee Agreement with the Plaintiffs, subject to approval of the City Attorney as to form, that increases the fees as described above, sets a flat annual fee amount to be paid quarterly, and caps the fees for the remainder of the Corrected Settlement Agreement (CSA), except in the case of a major breach of the CSA . 

  5. AUTHORIZE the Controller to: 

    1. Transfer appropriations in the amount of $589,107.28 within AcHP Fund No. 10D to pay for the increased Court Monitor's fees for FY 2020 and FY 2021 as follows: 

       Account No.  Account Name  Amount 
       From: 
       
       43R621  Court Monitor   $427,052.14
       43N900  Contract Programming   38,444.22
       43N245  Professional Services  123,610.92
         Total:  $589,107.28
       To:     
       43S621  Court Monitor (FY2020)   $156,107.28
       43T621  Court Monitor (FY2021)  433,000.00
         Total:   $589,107.28


    2. Establish a new account, 43T644 - Outside Auditor, within AcHP Fund 10D and transfer appropriations in the amount of $640,000 to pay for auditor services for FY2021 as follows: 

       Account No.   Account Name  Amount 
       From:     
       43T143  HCID $195,000.00 
       43N245  Professional Services   216,474.18
       43T158  Unappropriated Balance   228,525.82
        Total:  $640,000.00
       To:     
       43T644  Outside Auditor  $640,000.00


      Decrease appropriations in the HCIDLA Fund No. 100/43, Contractual Services Account No. 003040 for $195,000 and Unappropriated Balance Fund No. 100/58, Accessible Housing Program Retrofit Contracts Account 580238 for $228,525.82.

    3. Establish a new account, 43T280 - Plaintiff Counsel, within AcHP Fund No. 10D and transfer appropriation of $552,000 from the City Attorney's FY2021 liability claims budget as follows: 

       Account No.  Account Name Amount 
       From:    
       43T159  Liability Claims  $552,000.00
       To:    
       43T280  Plaintiff Counsel   $552,000.00


      Decrease appropriation in the amount of $552,000 in the City Attorney Liability Fund No. 100/59, Miscellaneous Liability Payouts Account 009798. 

    4. Establish a new account, 43T995 - Plaintiff Counsel PY, within the AcHP Fund No. 10D and transfer unexpended prior years funds from the City Attorney's Liability Fund No. 100/59, Account No. 009798 as follows:

       Fiscal Year  Fund No. Account Name Amount
       From:      
       2017  100/59  009798 - Misc. Liability Payouts  $650.34
       2019  100/59  009798 - Misc. Liability Payouts   1.67
       2020  100/59  009798 - Misc. Liability Payouts   473.500
           Total:  $474,152.01
       To:       
       2021 10D/43 43T995 - Plaintiff Counsel PY  $474,152.01


    5. Expend funds upon proper demand of the General Manager, HCIDLA, or designee. 


  6. AUTHORIZE the General Manager, HCIDLA, or designee, to prepare Controller instructions and make any technical adjustments consistent with actions of the City Council and Mayor on this matter, subject to the approval of the Office of the CAO; and, request the Controller to implement these instructions. 

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

    1. Negotiate and execute a contract with Abt Associates for the provision of auditing services for the Management, Education, and Compliance (MCE) components of the AcHP with a compensation amount not to exceed $4,800,000, and a five-year contract term commencing on or about October 31, 2020 through October 30, 2025, with the option to extend for up two additional two-year terms, in substantial conformance with the draft Agreement attached to this report, subject to funding availability, compliance with the City's contracting policies, and approval of the City Attorney as to form. 

    2. Negotiate and execute a sole-source contract with ETA for the provision of expert and neutral accessibility consultant services for the AcHP with a compensation amount not to exceed $20,000,000, and a five-year contract term commencing on or about November 16, 2020 through November 15, 2025, with the option to extend for up to two additional two-year terms, subject to funding availability, compliance with the City's contracting policies, review of the negotiated Scope of Work by the CAO prior to contract execution, and approval of the City Attorney as to form. 

  8. ADOPT Recommendations C through F of the HCIDLA transmittal dated October 2, 2020 relative to their request to negotiate and execute a Fee Agreement with the Plaintiffs in the City's CSA with the Independent Living Center of Southern California, et al., establishing new accounts for special services, and transfer Accessible Housing Funds for the AcHP.

 

Fiscal Impact Statement: The HCIDLA reports that the AcHP program is funded by the General Fund, and ineligible for federal funds as stipulated in the CSA and Voluntary Compliance Agreement. There is no increased impact on the General Fund in this fiscal year. Ongoing funding for this work will be considered as part of the annual budget process. 

 

The CAO reports that there is no impact to the General Fund. Partial funding for the proposed contracts with Abt Associates and ETA will be provided by the Accessible Housing Fund No. 10D and funding available in the Unappropriated Balance for the Accessible Housing Program. Funding for subsequent years of the contract is subject to approval as part of the 2021-22 and subsequent annual budget processes. 

 

Financial Policies Statement: The CAO reports that the recommendations in this report comply with the City's Financial Policies in that the Citys financial obligation is limited to funds budgeted for this purpose according to the City's Standard Provisions. 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

TIME LIMIT FILE - DECEMBER 4, 2020

 

(LAST DAY FOR COUNCIL ACTION - DECEMBER 4, 2020) 

 

(Housing Committee waived consideration of the above matter)

 

 

 

ITEM NO.(21)
19-1516

CONSIDERATION OF MOTION (MARTINEZ - BONIN) relative to legislation to fund, preserve, and expand board-and-care facilities to continue to serve the most vulnerable residents. 

 

Recommendation for Council action: 

 

INSTRUCT the Los Angeles Housing and Community Investment Department and the City Administrative Officer to work with the County of Los Angeles and any other appropriate entities, and report with recommendations to retain and preserver board-and-care facilities in the City; and, recommend any legislative or administrative actions that the City could take to secure resources, including Mental Health Services Act funding, to preserve the facilities. 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted. 

 

(Housing Committee waived consideration of the above matter) 

 

 

ITEM NO.(22)
20-1276

COMMUNICATION FROM THE MAYOR relative to the procurement process for the Title II, as well as the Youth Reinvestment Grant (YRG) grant awards. 

 

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

 

  1. AUTHORIZE the Mayor, or designee, to negotiate and execute the Tittle II grant award contracts with contractors: Centinela Youth Services, as well as Hollenbeck Police Activities League, which were selected through a procurement, to provide youth diversion services in the City of Los Angeles, for a term within the performance period of July 1, 2020 to November 30, 2022, in a total amount not to exceed $735,000, said contract amount will vary based on projected numbers of youth to be referred for services in lieu of arrest of citation, and will be subject to the approval of the City Attorney as to form and legality and compliance with City contracting requirements. 

  2. AUTHORIZE the Mayor, or designee, to negotiate and execute the YRG grant award contracts with contractor: Soledad Enrichment Action, selected through a procurement, to provide youth diversion services in the City of Los Angeles, for a term within the performance period of July 1, 2020 to February 28, 2023, in a total amount not to exceed $900,000, said contract amount will vary based on projected numbers of youth to be referred for services in lieu of arrest or citation, and will be subject to the approval of the City Attorney as to form and legality and compliance with City contracting requirements. 

 

Fiscal Impact Statement: The City Administrative Officer (CAO) reports that the total cost of the Fiscal Years 2018, 2019, and 2020 Title II/Los Angeles Youth Diversion Partnership Program is $2,468,602, of which $1,050,000 is the amount awarded to the City that will be reimbursed with BSCC state funds. Although there is no matching requirement for this grant, there is an estimated total of $1,418,602 in staff salaries and benefits not covered by the grant. As funding for these program positions is already included in the 2019-20 Adopted Budget, and presumably in subsequent budgets, there is no additional impact on the General Fund. However, the proposed Reserve Fund loan of $350,000 will be used to address a cash flow issue for service providers and is anticipated to be repaid upon reimbursement of the Title II grant funds. Even though the majority of program costs are fully reimbursed by the grant, any significant delay in the repayment of the Reserve Fund loan may result in a negative impact to the General Fund. In order to mitigate the financial burden to the City, this Officer recommends that the Mayors Office submit invoices on a quarterly basis to ensure repayment of the Reserve Fund loan in a timely manner. 

 

Financial Policies Statement: The CAO reports that the City's Financial Policies require that the City pursue federal, state and private grants but strictly limit financial support of these programs to avoid commitments that continue beyond available funding. The recommendations in this report comply with City Financial Policies in that the proposed funding is based against established revenue approved by Council actions and from Federal or State grants. All funding is subject to the availability of grant funds and funding determinations by Mayor and Council. 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted. 

 

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

 

 

ITEM NO.(23)
18-0902
COMMUNICATION FROM THE CITY ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER (CAO) relative to Amendment No. 2 to Contract No. C-125796 with AT and T Corporation (ATT) for Citywide telecommunication services through the State of California's (State) CALNET 3 Program.

 

Recommendation for Council action:

 

AUTHORIZE the General Manager, Information Technology Agency (ITA), or designee, to execute Amendment No. 2 to Contract No. C-125796 with ATT for Citywide telecommunication services through the State's CALNET 3 Program, to extend the contract term by 18 months for a new term of June 1, 2015 to December 31, 2021; and, to increase the compensation amount by $6,800,000 for a total amount not to exceed $36,800,000, subject to the approval of the City Attorney as to form.

 

Fiscal Impact Statement: The CAO reports that impact to the General Fund is limited to the availability of funds appropriated in the budget. Funding for this Contract is available in the ITA's Communications Services Account, Fund No. 100, Account No. 009350. The proposed Amendment is subject to termination on December 31, 2021, or at such time as all funding provided for the Contract has been expended, whichever occurs first.

 

Financial Policies Statement: The CAO reports that the recommended action is in compliance with the City's Financial Policies as budgeted funding is available to support anticipated contract expenditures.

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

TIME LIMIT FILE - NOVEMBER 23, 2020

(LAST DAY FOR COUNCIL ACTION - NOVEMBER 13, 2020)

 

(Information, Technology, and General Services Committee waived consideration of the above matter)

 

 

ITEM NO.(24)
20-1122
CD 8

CONTINUED CONSIDERATION OF INFORMATION, TECHNOLOGY, AND GENERAL SERVICES COMMITTEE REPORT AND AMENDING MOTION (LEE - HARRIS-DAWSON) relative to a new Lease Agreement for a Council District (CD) 8 Field Office located at 5462 Crenshaw Boulevard.

 

  1. INFORMATION, TECHNOLOGY, AND GENERAL SERVICES COMMITTEE REPORT

    Recommendation for Council action:

    AUTHORIZE the Department of General Services (GSD) to negotiate and execute a new Lease Agreement between the City and Mama Moti LLC and YHK 18 LLC, for a CD 8 Field Office located at 5462 Crenshaw Boulevard, Los Angeles, California, for a five-year term with two five-year options to extend, and under the terms and conditions substantially outlined in the subject Municipal Facilities (MFC) report dated September 3, 2020, attached to Council File No. 20-1122.

    Fiscal Impact Statement: The MFC reports that there is no additional impact to the General Fund, as sufficient funding budgeted for a Crenshaw Field Office is available within the GSD's City-wide leasing account to fully fund current year leasing expenses, along with associated costs of utilities and janitorial services, and one-time costs including moving expenses and tenant improvements.

     

    Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

  2. AMENDING MOTION (LEE - HARRIS-DAWSON)

    Recommendation for Council action:

AUTHORIZE the Department of General Services to negotiate and execute a new Lease Agreement between the City and PEI Investments, LLC., for a CD 8 Field Office located at 5462 Crenshaw Boulevard, Los Angeles, California, for a five-year term with two five-year options to extend, and under the terms and conditions substantially outlined in the subject Municipal Facilities report dated September 3, 2020, attached to Council File No. 20-1122.

 

 

TIME LIMIT FILE - NOVEMBER 2, 2020

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

(Continued from Council meeting of October 13, 2020)

 

 

ITEM NO.(25)
20-1292

COMMUNICATION FROM THE GENERAL MANAGER, LOS ANGELES DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (LADOT) relative to amending the Department's contract with CicLAvia, Inc.

 

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

 

  1. AUTHORIZE the General Manager, LADOT, to execute the Fifth Amendment to extend Agreement C-129849 with CicLAvia, Inc., for 17 months to December 31, 2021, subject to the approval of the City Attorney as to form and legality.

  2. AUTHORIZE the inclusion of planning, communications, and delivery of Open Streets programs as part of COVID-19 emergency response, specifically L.A. Al Fresco, in this Fifth Amendment to Contract C-129849.

  3. AUTHORIZE the LADOT to make any technical adjustments as necessary and consistent with this action, subject to the approval of the City Administrative Officer; and, AUTHORIZE the Controller to implement these adjustments.

Fiscal Impact Statement: The LADOT reports that this action will not impact the General Fund. Open Streets events are largely funded through Metro Open Streets grants. The Adopted Budget provides front funding and City local match costs through Mobile Source Air Pollution Reduction Trust Fund, Proposition C Local Transit Assistance funds, Transportation Development Act Article 3's Local Transportation Fund, and Measure M Local Return Fund. The LADOT requests no additional funding over the current contract ceiling for C-129849.

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

(Transportation Committee waived consideration of the above matter)

 

 

ITEM NO.(26)
20-1304
CD 13MOTION (O'FARRELL - MARTINEZ) relative to coordinating street banners to be used as an outreach tool to encourage stakeholders to become involved in the Rampart Village Neighborhood Council programs and activities.

 

Recommendations for Council action:

 

  1. APPROVE, in accordance with the Los Angeles Municipal Code (LAMC) Section 62.132, the Street Banner Program identifying the Rampart Village Neighborhood Council as a City of Los Angeles Non-Event Street Banner Program for the period of October 13, 2020 to October 13, 2021.

  2. APPROVE the content of the street banner design, as attached to the Motion.

 

 

ITEM NO.(27)
20-1306
CD 10

MOTION (WESSON - PRICE) and RESOLUTION relative to issuing Multifamily Housing Revenue Bonds, in an amount not to exceed $17,500,000 to finance the new construction of the 43-unit multifamily housing project known as Solaris Apartments (Project) located at 1141-1145 Crenshaw Boulevard.

 

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

  1. CONSIDER the results of the Tax Equity and Fiscal Responsibility Act of 1982 (TEFRA) public hearing held on September 14, 2020 for the Solaris Apartments, attached to the Motion.

  2. ADOPT the accompanying TEFRA RESOLUTION approving the issuance of bonds in an amount not to exceed $17,500,000 for the new construction of a 43-unit multifamily housing project located at 1141-1145 Crenshaw Boulevard in Council District 10.

 

 

ITEM NO.(28)
20-1305
CD 14

MOTION (MARTINEZ - PRICE) and RESOLUTION relative to issuing Multifamily Housing Revenue Bonds, in an amount not to exceed $63,250,000 to finance the new construction of the 144-unit multifamily housing project known as Weingart Tower II located at 555-561 South Crocker Street, Los Angeles, CA 90013.

 

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

  1. CONSIDER the results of the Tax Equity and Fiscal Responsibility Act of 1982 (TEFRA) public hearing held on September 14, 2020 for Weingart Tower II, attached to the Motion.

  2. ADOPT the accompanying TEFRA RESOLUTION approving the issuance of bonds in an amount not to exceed $63,250,000 for the new construction of a 144-unit multifamily housing project located at 555-561 South Crocker Street, Los Angeles, CA 90013 in Council District 14.

 

 

ITEM NO.(29)
20-1309
CD 14

MOTION (MARTINEZ - PRICE) and RESOLUTION relative to issuing Multifamily Housing Revenue Bonds, in an amount not to exceed $61,000,000 to finance the new construction of the 134-unit multifamily housing project known as Weingart Tower I located at 555-561 South Crocker Street, Los Angeles, CA 90013.

 

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

  1. CONSIDER the results of the Tax Equity and Fiscal Responsibility Act of 1982 (TEFRA) public hearing held on September 14, 2020 for Weingart Tower I, attached to the Motion.

  2. ADOPT the accompanying TEFRA RESOLUTION approving the issuance of bonds in an amount not to exceed $61,000,000 for the new construction of a 134-unit multifamily housing project located at 555-561 South Crocker Street, Los Angeles, CA 90013 in Council District 14.

 

 

ITEM NO.(30)
20-1308
CD 14

MOTION (MARTINEZ - PRICE) and RESOLUTION relative to issuing Multifamily Housing Revenue Bonds, in an amount not to exceed $19,099,000 to finance the acquisition and new construction of the 44-unit multifamily housing project known as La Guadalupe located at 110 South Boyle Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90033.

 

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

  1. CONSIDER the results of the Tax Equity and Fiscal Responsibility Act of 1982 (TEFRA) public hearing held on September 14, 2020 for La Guadalupe, attached to the Motion.

  2. ADOPT the accompanying TERFA RESOLUTION approving the issuance of bonds in an amount not to exceed $19,099,000 for the acquisition and new construction of a 44-unit multifamily housing project located at 110 South Boyle Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90033, in Council District 14.

 

 

ITEM NO.(31)
20-1307
CD 14

MOTION (MARTINEZ - PRICE) and RESOLUTION relative to issuing Multifamily Housing Revenue Bonds, in an amount not to exceed $30,475,000 to finance the new construction of the 95-unit multifamily housing project known as 803 East 5th Street Project located at 803-813 East 5th Street.

 

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

  1. CONSIDER the results of the Tax Equity and Fiscal Responsibility Act of 1982 (TEFRA) public hearing held on September 14, 2020 for 803 East 5th Street Project, attached to the Motion.

  2. ADOPT the accompanying TEFRA RESOLUTION approving the issuance of bonds in an amount not to exceed $30,475,000 for the new construction of a 95-unit multifamily housing project located at 803-813 East 5th Street in Council District 14.

 

 

ITEM NO.(32)
20-1325
CD 5

MOTION (KORETZ - HARRIS-DAWSON) relative to funding for tree watering efforts at the Westwood Recreation Center coordinated by the Office of Community Beautification with services to be provided by the Koreatown Youth and Community Center.

 

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

 

  1. TRANSFER and APPROPRIATE $8,000 from the Fifth Council District's GCP Fund No. 100/56, Account No. 00705, to the Board of Public Works Fund No. 100/74, Account No. 3040 (Contractual Services) for tree watering efforts at the Westwood Recreation Center coordinated by the Office of Community Beautification with services to be provided by the Koreatown Youth and Community Center.

  2. AUTHORIZE the Board of Public Works, Office  of Community Beautification to prepare the necessary documents with and/or payments to the Koreatown Youth and Community Center, or any other agency or organization, in the above amount for the above purpose, subject to the approval of the City Attorney as to form. 

  3. AUTHORIZE the Department of Public Works, Office of Accounting to make any technical corrections or clarifications as necessary to the above instructions in order to effectuate the intent of this Motion.

 

 

ITEM NO.(33)
20-1319
CD 4

MOTION (RYU - CEDILLO) relative to funding for the Measure M Fund (Speed Hump Program) for construction of speed hump(s) on 8th Street from Ridgely Drive to Hauser Boulevard.

 

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

 

  1. TRANSFER and APPROPRIATE $19,000 from the AB1290 Fund No. 53P, Account No. 281204 (CD4 Redevelopment Projects - Services) to the Measure M Fund No. 59C-94, Account No. 94TD11 (Speed Hump Program) for construction of speed hump(s) on 8th Street from Ridgely Drive to Hauser Boulevard.

  2. AUTHORIZE the Los Angeles Department of Transportation be authorized to make any technical corrections or clarifications to the above fund transfer instructions in order to effectuate the intent of this Motion.

 

 

ITEM NO.(34)
20-1320

MOTION (KREKORIAN - O'FARRELL) relative to funding for services in connection with the City's recognition of Peace in Armenia and Artsakh at City Hall on October 14, 2020, including the illumination of City Hall.

 

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

 

APPROPRIATE $120 from the Unappropriated Balance Fund No. 100/58 to the General Services Fund No. 100/40, Account No. 1070 (Salaries-As Needed), for services in connection with the City's recognition of Peace in Armenia and Artsakh at City Hall on October 14, 2020, including the illumination of City Hall - said funds to be reimbursed to the General Fund by Council District 2.

 

 

ITEM NO.(35)
20-1321

MOTION (O'FARRELL - PRICE) relative to the Conflict of Interest Waiver for the law firm of AlvaradoSmith with respect to its representation in the redevelopment of the former Shriners Hospital for Children and in connection with various ongoing eminent domain matters.

 

Recommendation for Council action:

 

AUTHORIZE the Conflict of Interest Waiver for the law firm of AlvaradoSmith with respect to its representation of Dr. Kyung Cho, Mitaa Group and Geneva Cho, LLC (collectively, Geneva) in the redevelopment of the former Shriners Hospital for Children located at 3160 Geneva Street, Los Angeles, CA 90020, inasmuch as the firm of AlvaradoSmith also represents the City in connection with various ongoing eminent domain matters and has provided assurance that it will not represent Geneva in any litigation against the City, should any arise; and AUTHORIZE the City Attorney or his designee, to execute the Conflict of Interest Waiver on behalf of the City.

 

 

ITEM NO.(36)
17-0769-S6

MOTION (MARTINEZ - HARRIS-DAWSON) relative to transferring jurisdiction of all matters relating to cannabis to the Planning and Land Use Committee.

 

Recommendation for Council action:

 

RESOLVE, pursuant to Charter Section 242(b), to transfer to the jurisdiction of the Planning and Land Use Committee the Cannabis Department and all other matters relating to cannabis.

 

 

ITEM NO.(37)
20-1326
CD 4

MOTION (RYU - BLUMENFIELD) relative to funding for work related to the 2173 1/2 North Bronson Avenue traffic island.

 

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

 

  1. TRANSFER and APPROPRIATE $8,409 from the AB1290 Fund No. 53P, Account No. 281204 (CD 4 Redevelopment Projects - Services) to the Water and Power Fund No. 705/98, Account No. 0000, Revenue Source 5166 for work related to the 2173 1/2 North Bronson Avenue traffic island.

  2. AUTHORIZE the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power to make any technical corrections or clarification as necessary to the above instructions in order to effectuate the intent of this Motion.

 

 

ITEM NO.(38)

FINAL MAPS in the various Council Districts.

Recommendation for Council action:

APPROVE the Final Maps and Adopt the City Engineer Reports as detailed in the various listed Council files, including bonds, agreements, contracts and other related issues as specified:

(a)
20-1322
CD 4

FINAL MAP OF PARCEL MAP L.A. No. 2014-2463 located at 14619 West Valley Vista Boulevard, westerly of Van Nuys Boulevard.

 

(Bond No. C-137135)

Owner: 14619 Valley Vista, LLC; Surveyor: Kacie A. Plouff

 

Fiscal Impact Statement: The subdivider has paid a fee of $9,064 for the processing of this final parcel map pursuant to Section 19.02(B) (3) of the Los Angeles Municipal Code. No additional City funds are needed.

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

 

(b)
20-1323
CD 4

FINAL MAP OF PARCEL MAP L.A. No. 2019-1582 located at 822 South Plymouth Boulevard, southwesterly of 8th Street.

 

(Bond No. C-137136)

Owner: PSA Management Group, LLC; Surveyor: Jeff Tsalyuk

 

Fiscal Impact Statement: The subdivider has paid a fee of $14,064 for the processing of this final parcel map pursuant to Section 19.02(B) (3) of the Los Angeles Municipal Code. No additional City funds are needed.

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

 

(c)
20-1329
CD 5

FINAL MAP OF TRACT No. 74137 located at 1415-1423 Reeves Street and 9573-9575 West Alcott Street easterly of Edris Drive.

 

(Bond No. C-137139)

Subdivider: 1400 Reeves, LP; Surveyor: Cesar Moran

 

Fiscal Impact Statement: The subdivider has paid a fee of $9,064 for the processing of this final tract map pursuant to Section 19.02(A)(2) of the Los Angeles Municipal Code. No additional City funds are needed.

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

 

(d)
20-1330
CD 13

FINAL MAP OF TRACT No. 74172 located at 5929-5945 Sunset Boulevard easterly of Gordon Street.

 

(Bond No. C-137140)

Subdivider: 5929 Sunset (Hollywood), LLC; Surveyor: David T. Rosell

 

Fiscal Impact Statement: The subdivider has paid a fee of $13,420 for the processing of this final tract map pursuant to Section 19.02(A)(2) of the Los Angeles Municipal Code. No additional City funds are needed.

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

 

 

(e)
20-1332
CD 10

FINAL MAP OF TRACT NO. 80308 located at 1821-1829 South Redondo Boulevard southerly of Venice Boulevard.

 

(Bond No. C-137143)

Subdivider: Redondo Houses, LLC; Surveyor: Taik Kim

 

Fiscal Impact Statement: The subdivider has paid a fee of $9,064 for the processing of this final tract map pursuant to Section 19.02(A)(2) of the Los Angeles Municipal Code. No additional City funds are needed.

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

 

(f)
20-1333
CD 11

FINAL MAP OF TRACT NO. 74945 located at 11743 West Avon Way northeasterly of Kensington Road.

 

(Bond No. C-137144)

Subdivider: GFD, LLC; Surveyor: Erik Bowers

 

Fiscal Impact Statement: The subdivider has paid a fee of $9,064 for the processing of this final tract map pursuant to Section 19.02(A)(2) of the Los Angeles Municipal Code. No additional City funds are needed.

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

 

Items Called Special

Motions for Posting and Referral

Council Members' Requests for Excuse from Attendance at Council Meetings
Adjourning Motions

Council Adjournment

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