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AGENDA

LOS ANGELES CITY COUNCIL
Tuesday, November 24, 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.

 

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

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

VOTING AND DISPOSITION OF ITEMS
- 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, November 24, 2020
JOHN FERRARO COUNCIL CHAMBER ROOM 340, CITY HALL 200 NORTH SPRING STREET, LOS ANGELES, CA 90012 - 10:00 AM



Roll Call
Approval of the Minutes

Commendatory Resolutions, Introductions and Presentations

Multiple Agenda Item Comment

Public Testimony of Non-agenda Items Within Jurisdiction of Council

Items Noticed for Public Hearing
ITEM NO.(1)
19-1579-S1
CD 4

MOTION (RYU - KORETZ) and RESOLUTION relative to incurring one or more tax-exempt loans, in an aggregate principal amount not to exceed $23,000,000 (Obligations) to provide financing and refinancing for costs of acquisition, construction, improvement, renovation, furnishing, and equipping of educational facilities at 3900, 3951, 3920, and 3929 Stansbury Avenue in Council District 4.

 

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

  1. ALLOW California Municipal Finance Authority to issue obligations not to exceed $23,000,000 to provide financing and refinancing for costs of acquisition, construction, improvement, renovation, furnishing, and equipping of educational facilities at 3900, 3951, 3920, and 3929 Stansbury Avenue in Council District 4.

  2. HOLD a Tax Equity and Fiscal Responsibility Act of 1982 (TEFRA) Hearing and ADOPT the accompanying TEFRA RESOLUTION at the City Council meeting to be held on Tuesday, November 24, 2020 at 10:00 a.m., located at 200 North Spring Street, Room 340, Los Angeles, California.

 

 

ITEM NO.(2)
19-1134
CD 2

PUBLIC WORKS AND GANG REDUCTION COMMITTEE REPORT relative to consideration of and recommendation to Council on the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Section 21151(c) appeal by the Sunshine Hills Residents Association, (Appellant) of the tree removal permit issued for 11472 West Laurelcrest Drive. 

 

Recommendations for Council action: 


  1. DENY the appeal by the Appellant for a tree removal permit issued for 11472 West Laurelcrest Drive. 

  2. DETERMINE, based on the whole of the administrative record, that the Project as described in the Bureau of Street Services (BSS) report dated October 6, 2020, attached to the Council file is exempt from CEQA pursuant to State CEQA Guidelines sections 15303 and 15332, and there is no substantial evidence demonstrating that any exception to the categorical exemptions listed in CEQA Guidelines section 15300.2 applies; and, INSTRUCT the BSS to file a CEQA Notice of Exemption reflecting this determination. 

  3. DETERMINE that the Los Angeles Municipal Code does not provide Appellant a legal right to appeal the decision to issue a protected tree permit and the Appellant's sole right to appeal exists pursuant to CEQA. 

  4. SUSTAIN the Board of Public Works September 13, 2019 approval of the Permit to Remove Protected Trees and Replant (Permit No. 1-130056931) (RA 5). 

 

Fiscal Impact Statement: None submitted by the BSS. 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.(3)
20-1347
CD 4

HEARING COMMENTS relative to an Application for Determination of Public Convenience or Necessity for the sale of alcoholic beverages for off-site consumption at Target, located at 415 South La Brea Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90036.

 

Recommendations for Council action:

 

  1. DETERMINE that the issuance of a liquor license at Target, located at 415 South La Brea Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90036, 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 Target, located at 415 South La Brea Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90036.

  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:  Target Corporation

 

Representative:  Beth Aboulafia, Hinman & Carmichael LLP

 

TIME LIMIT FILE - JANUARY 12, 2021

 

(LAST DAY FOR COUNCIL ACTION - JANUARY 12, 2021)

 

 

Items for which Public Hearings Have Been Held
ITEM NO.(4)
20-1200-S37

PLANNING AND LAND USE MANAGEMENT (PLUM) COMMITTEE REPORT relative to the appointment of Ms. Juana Torres to the South Valley Area Planning Commission (SVAPC).

 

Recommendation for Council action:

 

RESOLVE that the Mayor's appointment of Ms. Juana Torres to the SVAPC for the term ending June 30, 2025 is APPROVED and CONFIRMED. Ms. Torres resides in Council District Five. (Current composition: F=3; M=2)

 

Financial Disclosure Statement: Filed

 

Background Check: Pending.

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

TIME LIMIT FILE - NOVEMBER 30, 2020

 

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

 

ITEM NO.(5)
20-1200-S40

PLANNING AND LAND USE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE REPORT relative to the appointment of Ms. Alexis Laing to the West Los Angeles Area Planning Commission (WLAAPC).

 

Recommendation for Council action:

 

RESOLVE that the Mayor’s appointment of Ms. Alexis Laing to the WLAAPC for the term ending June 30, 2024 is APPROVED and CONFIRMED. Ms. Laing resides in Council District 11 (Current composition: M=2; F=3).

 

Financial Disclosure Statement: Pending.

 

Background Check: Pending.

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

TIME LIMIT FILE - DECEMBER 7, 2020


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

 

 

ITEM NO.(6)
20-1200-S38

PLANNING AND LAND USE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE REPORT relative to the appointment of Mr. Ajay Relan to the Los Angeles City Planning Commission (LACPC).

 

Recommendation for Council action:

 

RESOLVE that the Mayor’s appointment of Mr. Ajay Relan to the LACPC for the term ending June 30, 2024 is APPROVED and CONFIRMED. Mr. Relan resides in Council District 5 (Current composition: M=4; F=5).

 

Financial Disclosure Statement: Pending.

 

Background Check: Pending.

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

TIME LIMIT FILE - DECEMBER 7, 2020

 

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

 

 

ITEM NO.(7)
13-1724
CD 4, 13

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE REPORT and ORDINANCE OF INTENTION FIRST CONSIDERATION relative to the reconfirmation of the Los Feliz Village 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 Los Feliz Village 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 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 September 18, 2020, confirming the Los Feliz Village BID Annual Report and levying an annual assessment for the Los Feliz Village BID’s 20th operating year, January 1, 2021 to December 31, 2021.

  3. DIRECT 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. INSTRUCT 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 Los Feliz Village BID's 20th operating period, January 1, 2021 to December 31, 2021.

  5. APPROVE the the Los Feliz Village Business Improvement Corporation, a California nonprofit mutual benefit corporation, to administer the proposed services of the Los Feliz Village 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 Los Feliz Village Business Improvement Corporation to administer the Los Feliz Village BID, if the Ordinance reconfirming the BID is adopted.

  7. APPOINT the Advisory Board as listed in the City Clerk report dated November 4. 2020, attached to the Council file.

 

Fiscal Impact Statement: The City Clerk reports that there are no assessments for City-owned properties within this merchant-based BID. Therefore, there is no impact on the General Fund.

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

 

ITEM NO.(8)
20-1365

TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE REPORT relative to expanding and broadening the economic hardship relief programs for persons who have received parking fines.

 

Recommendation for Council action, as initiated by Motion (Bonin – Ryu):

 

DIRECT the Los Angeles Department of Transportation to report relative to expanding and broadening economic hardship relief programs for persons who have received parking fines, including: data on the number and percentage of applications for low-income payment plans who are denied and reasons for denial, the number of incomplete applications for low-income payment plans, the number of late unpaid citations, and an estimate of the percentage of unpaid citations that are due to economic hardship; and, examining the economic hardship relief programs offered by other agencies, and the different criteria used to qualify for such programs.

 

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.(9)
20-1420

TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE REPORT and RESOLUTION relative to a Clean Transportation Program for Zero-Emission Transit Fleet Infrastructure Deployment grant for the Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT).

 

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

 

  1. AUTHORIZE the General Manager, LADOT, to submit the application for Clean Transportation Program for Zero-Emission Transit Fleet Infrastructure Deployment grant funding in the amount of $6,000,000 from the California Energy Commission.

  2. ADOPT the accompanying California Energy Commission grant RESOLUTION.

Fiscal Impact Statement: The LADOT reports that this action will not impact the General Fund nor will the Department leverage Proposition A funds. The match will be provided by an in-kind match share from LADOT's 2018 Transit and Intercity Rail Capital Program (TIRCP) grant award with a specific allotment for the purposes of electric vehicle charging infrastructure upgrades and implementation. If awarded funding, LADOT will request an allocation of the 2018 TIRCP grant award funding for the project at the time of accepting the grant.

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

 

ITEM NO.(10)
20-1430
CD 3, 10

TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE REPORT relative to Sustainable Communities Program call for projects solicitation grant funding for the Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT).

 

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

 

  1. APPROVE the final list of projects accompanying the LADOT report dated October 29, 2020, and entitled Attachment A, as the City’s priorities for pursuing Sustainable Communities Program grant funding.

  2. AUTHORIZE the General Manager, LADOT, and/or the Director or General Manager of the respective lead City department to:

    1. Submit grant applications to Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) on behalf of the City for all recommended projects for funding through this grant.

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

Fiscal Impact Statement: The LADOT reports that this action will not impact the General Fund. No local match is required for these projects. There will be no impact to any special funds and no need for future appropriations. SCAG will lead the consultant procurement process and serve as the grant administrator. City staff will provide general project management support with existing staff resources.

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

 

ITEM NO.(11)
20-1328

TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE REPORT relative to developing a regulatory framework for personal delivery devices that operate in the City’s public right-of-way.

 

Recommendation for Council action, as initiated by Motion (Blumenfield – Bonin):

 

INSTRUCT the Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT) and the Bureau of Street Services, with the assistance of the City Attorney, to develop a regulatory framework for personal delivery devices that operate in the City’s public right-of-way, including, at a minimum: sidewalk accessibility and utilization, the use of digital management tools, public right-of-way use fees, limitations on advertising, enforcement capacity, consumer and public privacy, and what public benefits there are, if any; and, an option to prohibit the deployment of the devices in the City's public right-of-way.

 

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.(12)
20-1175

PLANNING AND LAND USE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE REPORT relative to notifying property owners and financial institutions when an Order to Abate Vacant Structure for violations of Los Angeles Municipal Code (LAMC) 91.8904 et seq is issued, and ACE citations issuance for violations of LAMC 91.8904 et seq.

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

 

  1. REQUEST the City Attorney, with the assistance of the Los Angeles Department of Building and Safety (LADBS), to notify property owners and financial institutions that carry a mortgage on the property via written correspondence when LADBS issues an Order to Abate Vacant Structure for violations of LAMC 91.8904 et seq, and warn they could be subject to fines, criminal prosecution, and recovery of city abatements costs through a lien against the property, if corrective action is not taken prior to the compliance date on a LADBS Order.

  2. REQUEST the City Attorney and the LADBS, to report with recommendations and the necessary resources to begin issuing ACE citations for violations of LAMC 91.8904 et seq, that are not corrected prior to the Compliance Date on a LADBS Order.
               

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

Community Impact Statement:  Yes

 

For: Bel Air-Beverly Crest Neighborhood Council

 

ITEM NO.(13)
20-0539
CD 1

CATEGORICAL EXEMPTION and PLANNING AND LAND USE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE REPORT relative to a Revocation Appeal for the property known as the Stuart Hotel located at 718 South Union Street.

 

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

 

  1. DETERMINE based on the whole of the administrative record, as supported by the justification prepared and found in the case file, the project is exempt for California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) pursuant to CEQA Guidelines, Section 15321, and there is no substantial evidence demonstrating that any exceptions contained in Section 15300.2 of the State CEQA Guidelines regarding location, cumulative impacts, significant effects or unusual circumstances, scenic highways or hazardous waste sites or historical resources applies.

  2. ADOPT the FINDINGS of the Department of City Planning (DCP) as the Findings of Council.

  3. RESOLVE TO GRANT THE APPEALS filed by Pravin Ahir (Representative: Frank A. Weiser, Esq., Law Offices of Frank A. Wiser), Mayur B. Patel (Representative: Frank A. Weiser, Esq., Law Offices of Frank A. Wiser), and Balubhai G. Patel, Trustee of Balubhai Patel Trust (Representative: Frank A. Wiser, Esq., Law Offices of Frank A. Weiser), and THEREBY OVERTURN the decision of the Zoning Administrator in determining that the operation of the Stuart Hotel has substantially complied with corrective conditions set forth in Case No. DIR-2002-3323-RV-PA1, and the continued imposition of conditions is necessary in order to mitigate the land use impacts caused by the hotel; in denying the request for modification of Condition Nos. 1 and 5; in modifying Condition Nos. 1, 5, 9, 15, 16, 18, 19, 23, 24, 26, 28, 29, 31, 32, 34; in adding Condition Nos. 35 and 36; and in deleting Condition Nos. 11, 22, and 30, for the continued operation of the hotel known as the Stuart Hotel, located at 718 South Union Avenue, subject to Conditions of Approval.

 

Applicant: Balubhai G. Patel

 

Representative: Frank A. Weiser Esq., Law Offices of Frank A. Weiser

 

Case No. DIR-2002-3323-RV-PA2 Environmental No.

 

ENV-2018-5644-CE

 

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

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

 

ITEM NO.(14)
20-0712

AD HOC ON COVID-19 RECOVERY AND NEIGHBORHOOD INVESTMENT COMMITTEE REPORT relative to the development of a New Deal style hiring plan for a Community Care Corps.

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

 

  1. AUTHORIZE the General Manager, the General Manager, Economic and Workforce Development Department (EWDD), to:

    1. Accept up to $5 million in CARES Act funding to implement the LA Community Care Corp program, in order to provide transitional employment services to 608 individuals impacted by the novel coronavirus pandemic and to allocate funding as follows:
           
      No.   Service Amount
       1  Service Providers  $4,700,000
       2  EWDD Program / Administration  300,000
         Total:  $5,000,000
       
    2. Use existing WorkSource Centers (WSC) selected through a Request for Proposals in 2018 to provide transitional employment and career services.

    3. Negotiate and execute agreements with 16 existing WSC's for the period November 17, 2020 through December 30, 2020 in the amounts described in Table 1, attached to the Council file,  subject to review by the City Attorney as to form and legality.

    4. Negotiate and execute an agreement with Community Build Inc, in the amount not to exceed $200,000 to provide technical assistance to the LA Community Care Corps project.

    5. Negotiate reallocate funding between service providers, as necessary in order to maximize services to Los Angeles residents.

  2. INSTRUCT the General Manager, EWDD, to prepare Controller instructions and/or any necessary technical adjustments consistent with Mayor and Council action, subject to the review of the City Administrative Officer.

 

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

 

Community Impact Statement: Submitted.

For if Amended:

Greater Cypress Park Neighborhood Council

For:

Arroyo Seco Neighborhood Council

Historic Highland Park Neighborhood Council

 

ITEM NO.(15)
20-1349, 20-1374

AD HOC ON COVID-19 RECOVERY AND NEIGHBORHOOD INVESTMENT COMMITTEE REPORT relative to the allocation of the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act Funds, and the Program Year 46 (2020-21) Housing and Community Development Consolidated Action Plan.

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

 

ADOPT the recommendations detailed in the November 12, 2020 Los Angeles Housing and Community Investment Department (HCIDLA) report, attached to the Council file, with the following amendments:

  1. Instruct the General Manager, HCIDLA, or designee, to amend the City's Program Year 46 CDBG contract with the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA) to add $1,620,000 in CDBG-CV funds for LAHSA to implement homeless prevention programming previously supported by Measure H in the City for the term of November 1, 2020- June 30, 2021.

  2. Authorize the General Manager, Economic Workforce Development Department, or designee, to amend contracts with Los Angeles Regional Initiative for Social Enterprise (LA:RISE) to add an amount not to exceed $750,000 in CDBG-CV funds with the contractors identified in Council file No. 17 -0408-S1, December 4, 2018, City Administrative Officer report Attachment 1, supported by Measure H in the City for the term of November 1, 2020-June 30, 2021. The contracts should be amended to reflect the change in funding at the same ratio as approved previously by Mayor and Council in Council file No. 17-0708-S1.

  3. Authorize the City Attorney to add $232,965 in CDBG-CV funds for the Criminal Record Clearing Project and any associated contracts as supported by Measure H in the City for the term of November 1, 2020 - June 30, 2021.

 

Fiscal Impact Statement: The HCIDLA reports that there is no fiscal impact to the General Fund. All costs will be paid by CDBG-CV federal grants.

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

ITEM NO.(16)
20-0841, 20-0841-S3

STATUTORY EXEMPTION and AD HOC ON COVID-19 RECOVERY AND NEIGHBORHOOD INVESTMENT COMMITTEE REPORT relative to Bridge Home facilities on 5941 Hollywood Boulevard, 1060 North Vignes Street, and 12600 North Saticoy Street; and the Third Report for funding recommendations to implement the COVID-19 Homelessness Roadmap Projects.

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

 

  1. DETERMINE the Bridge Home facilities on the addresses listed below are statutorily exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) as set forth in the Notice of Exemption, attached to the Council file, and as follows:

    1. 5941 Hollywood Boulevard Hollywood Salvation Army in CD 13, which allows for the minor interior tenant improvements, and the operations of an existing homeless shelter with a maximum of 30 beds, is statutorily exempt from CEQA under Public Resources Code Section 21080(b)(4) as a specific action necessary to prevent or mitigate an emergency as also reflected in CEQA Guideline Section 15269(c); and under  Government  Code 65660 (AB 101) applicable to providing financial assistance to Low Barrier Navigational Centers.

    2. 1060 North Vignes Street Homeless Shelter in CD 14, which allows for providing financial assistance to the County of Los Angeles (County) for the operations of a new homeless shelter on a County owned parcel with a maximum of 232 beds, is statutorily exempt under Public Resources Code 21080(b)(4) as a specific action necessary to prevent or mitigate an emergency as also reflected in CEQA Guideline Section 15269(c);  Government Code 8698.4 and 65660, applicable to actions providing financial assistance to construct a homeless shelter; CEQA Guidelines 15332,15301(a), (h); 15303(d), (e), 15304(a), (b), (f); 15311(b).

    3. 12600 North Saticoy St. Pallet Shelter in CD 2, which allows for the lease of State of California land to construct and operate a new homeless Pallet Shelter site with a maximum of 150 beds, is statutorily exempt from CEQA under Public Resources Code Section 21080(b)(4) as a specific action necessary to prevent or mitigate an emergency as also reflected in CEQA Guideline Section 15269(c); and because the project uses Homeless Housing, Assistance, and Prevention Program funds, it is exempt under Governor’s order N-32-20.

  2. APPROVE the reprogramming up to $33,092,261 from HHAP Category 3 - Prevention, Shelter Diversion to Permanent Housing and Bridge Home Housing Operations ($23,878,171) and HHAP Category 4 - Rental Assistance and Rapid Rehousing and Permanent Housing ($9,214,090) to HHAP Category 1 A Bridge Home Capital and reserve up to $34,226,628 to cover construction costs for Roadmap projects.

    1. Appropriate up to $23,878,171 from HHAP Special Fund Grant Fund No. 62Y, Account No. 10S652 to HHAP Special Fund Grant Fund No. 62Y, Account No. 10S650.

    2. Appropriate up to $9,214,090 from HHAP Special Fund Grant Fund No. 62Y, Account No. 10S653 to HHAP Special Fund Grant Fund No. 62Y, Account No. 10S650.

    3. Reserve up to $11,667,250 in HHAP Category 1 - A Bridge Home Capital funding for construction costs for pending Roadmap sites.

  3. APPROVE and APPROPRIATE up to $13,678,378 from the HHAP Special Fund Grant Fund No. 62Y, Account No. 10S650, HHAP Category 1 - A Bridge Home Capital to the Fund No. 62Y/10, account numbers to be determined, for previously approved Roadmap projects and to add funding to reflect actual costs based on contractor bid amounts as follows, if the Coronavirus Relief Funds (CRF) expenditure deadline of December 30, 2020 is not extended.
           
    CD  Site  Number of Beds   CDBG-COVID Amount
     2   11471 Chandler Blvd.  66   $1,309,719
     2  6099 Laurel Canyon Blvd.  200  6,181,215
     3  6700 Vanalden Ave.  104  1,676,419
     3  6073 Reseda Blvd.  146  1,132,050
     15  1221 Figueroa Pl.  75  3,378,975
       Total  591  $13,678,378
           
  4. APPROVE and APPROPRIATE up to $8,881,000 in HHAP funding for the construction of a tiny home village at 12600 Saticoy in CD 2, pending the Department of Recreation and Parks Commission releasing the Porterville lease on this site with the State of California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) and the Department of General Services executing a new lease with Caltrans as part of the City COVID-19 Homelessness Roadmap (Roadmap):
           
     CD  Site Number of Beds  Amount
     2  12600 Saticoy  150  $8,881,000

    1. DIRECT the Department of General Services, with the assistance of the City Attorney, to negotiate and execute a no-cost lease for up to five years with Caltrans for the use of the 12600 Saticoy Street site.

                 
  5. AUTHORIZE the City Administrative Officer (CAO) to allocate an estimated balance of up to $18,041,234 from the COVID-19 Federal Relief Fund No. 63M/10, Account No. 10T695 if the Coronavirus Relief Fund expenditure deadline is extended to reduce the HHAP allocation in recommendations two through four above.
           
  6. APPROVE the following two new Roadmap sites with a total of 262 beds:

    1. 5941 Hollywood Boulevard, owned by the Salvation Army, to establish 30 new interim housing beds for individual adult men.

    2. 1060 Vignes Street, being constructed by the County on County-owned property, establishing 232 new interim housing beds for individual adults.

  7. APPROVE up to $25,202,621 for operations/services for Homelessness Roadmap sites through June 30, 2022, from the following sources:

    1. $20,237,195 from Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG-COVID); $451,561 of this amount will be allocated to furniture, fixtures, and equipment.

    2. $4,965,426 from the Homelessness Efforts - County Funding Agreement Fund.

    3. Appropriate up to $4,965,426 from the Homelessness Efforts - County Funding Agreement Fund No. 63Q/10, Account No. 10T618 to the Homelessness Efforts - County Funding Agreement Fund No. 63Q/43, Account No. 43TXXX, Pallet Shelter - 1060 Vignes Street, and appropriate up to $20,237,195 within ESG-COVID Fund No. 517/43, account numbers to be determined for the cost of operations as described below.
                   
      CD   Site No. of Beds Operating Costs through June 30, 2020 Furniture, Fixtures, and Equipment Total  Service Provider
       2 11471 Chandler Boulevard  66  $1,825,890  $23,500 $1,849,350 Hope of the Valley
       2 6099 Laurel Canyon   200  4,741,000  35,300  4,776,500  Hope of the Valley
       2 12600 Saticoy  150  3,073,950  126,000  3,199,950  TBD
       3 6700 Vanalden Avenue  104  2,562,560  20,500  2,583,060  TBD
       3 6073 North Reseda Boulevard  146  3,597,440  62,000  3,659,440  TBD
       13 5941 Hollywood Boulevard  30  950,400  85,226  1,035,626  The Salvation Army
       14 1060 Vignes Street  232  6,201,360  0  6,201,360  TBD
       15 1221 South Figueroa Street  75  1,798,500  98,835  1,897,335  TBD
        Total   591  $24,751,100  $451,561  $25,202,621  


  8. REQUEST the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA) to:

    1. Execute contracts with the providers described in recommendation seven for furniture, fixtures and equipment, services and operations costs through June 30, 2022 at these sites.

    2. Work with the Council Offices to identify service providers for the facilities listed above without named service providers in recommendation seven and execute contracts for furniture, fixtures and equipment, services and operations costs through June 30, 2022 at these sites.

  9. APPROVE up to $39,000 from the COVID-19 Federal Relief Fund No. 63M/10, Account No. 10T695 to Fund No. 100/40, for the cost to relocate storage containers to allow construction of the tiny home village at 6073 North Reseda Boulevard as follows:
         
    Appropriation Unit  Description  Amount
     001040 Construction Salaries  $15,624
     003180 Construction Materials  23,376
       Total  $39,000


  10. APPROVE funds in the amount of $109,506 for an RV Safe Parking site at 15380 Oxnard Street in CD 4 for four months from March 1, 2021 through June 30, 2021.

    1. Allocate $109,506 from the Homelessness Efforts - County Funding Agreement Fund No. 63Q, Department No. 10, Account No. 10T618 to the Homelessness Efforts - County Funding Agreement Fund No. 63Q/43, Account No. 43TXXX, Safe Parking -15380 Oxnard Street.

  11. REQUEST the LAHSA to execute a contract with North Valley Caring Services to operate the RV Safe Parking site at 15380 Oxnard Street in CD 4 for four months from March 1, 2021 through June 30, 2021.

  12. AUTHORIZE the CAO to execute a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the County of Los Angeles, or designee, to accept $2,100,000 from the County for the construction of a family bridge housing facility located at 3061 Riverside Drive in CD 4, which is one of the 700 Homelessness Roadmap sites in existing agreements with the County.

  13. AUTHORIZE the Controller to deposit $2,100,000 to the Capital Improvement Expenditure Program Fund No 100/54, Account No. 00T761, Bridge Housing - 3061 Riverside Drive upon receipt from the County, or designee.

  14. AUTHORIZE the CAO to negotiate and execute a letter of agreement with the County of Los Angeles, or designee, agreeable to Council District 14, for the construction of a bridge housing facility located at 1060 Vignes Street, outlining the following:

    1. All 232 bed at this site will count toward the Roadmap target of 6,700 new homeless interventions.

    2. The County will fund all capital costs.

    3. The City will fund operating costs up to $55 per bed per night through June 30, 2025.

    4. The County will pay any operating costs in excess of $55 per bed per night.

    5. The target date to begin operations is March 1, 2021.

             
  15. APPROVE up to $6,658,937 from the Federal Emergency Shelter Grant Fund No. 517 for ESG-COVID administrative costs as follows:

    1. APPROPRIATE $5,500,682 within the Federal Emergency Shelter Grant Fund No. 517, Account No. 43TXXX, ESG-COVID LAHSA Administrative Costs for interim housing sites in this report ($2,520,262) and Project Homekey sites ($2,980,420).

    2. APPROPRIATE $1,158,255 within the Federal Emergency Shelter Grant Fund No. 517, Account No. 43TXXX, ESG-COVID HCID Administrative Costs.

      1. Transfer $649,832 from Fund No. 517, Account No. 43TXXX, ESG-COVID HCID Administrative Costs to the General Fund No. 100/43, Account No. 001010, Salaries General.

      2. Transfer $410,948 from Fund No. 517, Account No. 43TXXX, ESG-COVID HCID Administrative Costs to Fund No. 517, Account No. 43T299 Reimbursements of General Fund Costs, and further reimburse to the General Fund No. 100/43, RSRC 5366, Federal Emergency Shelter Related Costs.

      3. Transfer $97,475 from Fund No. 517, Account No. 43TXXX, ESG-COVID HCID Administrative Costs to the General Fund No. 100/43, Account No. 006030, Leasing.

  16. APPROPRIATE $811,302.82 to AB1290 Fund No. 53P, Department No. 28, Account No. 281202, Council District 2 Redevelopment Projects - Services to repay the loan from the Council District 2 Council’s budget for the design, engineering, architecture, and preliminary work on the Council District 2 tiny home villages as follows:

    1. $321,350.17 from the COVID-19 Federal Relief Fund No. 63M/10, Account No. 10T612, 11471 Chandler Boulevard.

    2. $471,063.43 from the COVID-19 Federal Relief Fund No. 63M/10, Account No. 10T613, 6099 Laurel Canyon.

    3. $18,889.22 from the COVID-19 Federal Relief Fund No. 63M/10, Account No. 10T695, CIEP/Homelessness Roadmap/Capital.

  17. ALLOCATE $923,911 in previously approved funds from the Homelessness Efforts - County Funding Agreement Fund No. 63Q/10, Account No. 10T618 to the Homelessness Efforts - County Funding Agreement Fund No. 63Q/43, account numbers to be determined with updated amounts for previously approved overnight safe parking sites for six months from January 1, 2021 to June 30, 2021 as follows:
               
    No.  Location  Council District Ownership  Proposed No. of Spaces  Proposed Funding 
     1 7128 Jordan Ave.  3 Public-LADOT  25  $135,869
     2 11000 National Blvd.  5 Private-Church   30  163,043
     3 4301 S. Central Ave.  9 Public-GSD  10  54,348
     4 2444-2450 S. Crenshaw Blvd. 10 Public-HCID  10  54,348
     5 Cahuenga Branch Library 4591 Santa Monica Blvd.  13 Public-Library  10  54,348
     6 711 S. Beacon 15  Public-GSD  30  163,043
     7 19610 Hamilton Ave. 15 Public-HACLA  25  135,869
     8  8775 Wilbur Ave.  12 Public-LADOT  20  108,695
     9  1033 Cole Ave.  13 LADWP  10  54,348
           Total:  170  $923,911
           
  18. INSTRUCT the General Manager, Los Angeles Housing and Community Investment Department, or designee, to amend the City's Roadmap Contract with LAHSA to be effective for the term September 1, 2020 - September 30, 2022 and to reflect funding allocations in this report.

  19. APPROPRIATE $426,000 from the ESG Federal Emergency Shelter Grant Fund No. 517 and $2,602,965 from the Community Development Trust Fund No. 424/43, account numbers to be determined for previously approved three months funding for four Measure H strategies A5, B4, C7 and D6 for the period from November 1, 2020 through January 31, 2021 as follows:

    1. Increase $426,000 within the ESG Federal Emergency Shelter Grant Fund No. 517, Account No. 43TXXX, LAHSA - HACLA Measure H Strategy B4 (Landlord Incentives).

    2. Increase $1,620,000 within the Community Development Trust Fund No. 424, Account No. 43TXXX, LAHSA Measure H Strategy A5 (Prevention for Adults).

    3. Increase $750,000 within the Community Development Trust Fund No. 424, Account No. 43TXXX, Measure H Strategy C7 (Employment).

      1. Transfer $75,000 from Fund No. 424, Account No. 43TXXX, Measure H Strategy C7 (Employment) to City GF Homeless Program Fund No. 10C, Economic and Workforce Development Department No. 22, Account No. 22T622, EWDD Oversight.

      2. Transfer $675,000 from Fund No. 424, Account No. 43TXXX, Measure H Strategy C7 (Employment) to City GF Homeless Program Fund No. 10C, Economic and Workforce Development Department No. 22, Account No. 22TXXX, LA RISE City CDBG-COVID.

    4. Increase $232,965 within the Community Development Trust Fund No. 424, Account No. 43TXXX, Measure H Strategy D6 (Criminal Record Clearing Project).

      1. Transfer $152,751 from Fund No. 424, Account No. 43TXXX, Measure H Strategy D6 (Criminal Record Clearing Project) to the General Fund No. 100, Office of the City Attorney Department No. 12, Account No. 001010, Salaries General.

      2. Transfer $10,529 from Fund No. 424, Account No. 43TXXX, Measure H Strategy D6 (Criminal Record Clearing Project) to the General Fund No. 100, Office of the City Attorney Department No. 12, Account No. 006010, Expenses.

      3. Transfer $69,685 from Fund No. 424, Account No. 43TXXX, Measure H Strategy D6 (Criminal Record Clearing Project) to Fund No. 424, Account No. 43T291 Reimbursements of General Fund Costs - City Attorney, and further reimburse to the General Fund No. 100, Department No. 12, Account No. RSC 5334.

  20. AUTHORIZE the CAO to:

    1. Prepare Controller Instructions or make necessary technical adjustments, including to the names of the Special Fund accounts recommended for this report, consistent with the Mayor and Council action in this matter, and authorize the Controller to implement these instructions.

    2. Prepare any additional Controller instructions to reimburse City Departments for their accrued labor, material or permit costs related to projects in this report consistent with the Mayor and Council action on this matter; and, authorize the Controller to implement these instructions.        

 

Fiscal Impact Statement: The CAO reports that there is no impact to the General Fund as a result of the recommendations in this report at this time. All of the recommendations in this report will be funded with CARES Act, HHAP funding and the County of Los Angeles service funding commitment in FY 2020-21 and FY 2021-22. Beginning in FY 2022-23, $34,450,478 will be needed for the City share of all approved Roadmap intervention operating costs. Funding for these costs will be considered through the City’s annual budget process, which is subject to Mayor and Council approval.

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

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

ITEM NO.(17)
20-0862

AD HOC ON COVID-19 RECOVERY AND NEIGHBORHOOD INVESTMENT COMMITTEE REPORT relative to the Senior Meal Emergency Response Program Funding for the period of November through December 2020.

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

 

  1. AUTHORIZE a Reserve Fund loan in the amount of $8,636,901 to the Department of Aging and subsequently transfer $8,636,901 from the Reserve Fund to the Unappropriated Balance and appropriate therefrom to the Aging Fund No. 100/02, Account No. 003040, Contractual Services, for the Senior Meals Emergency Response program, anticipated to be reimbursed by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and the State General Fund.

  2. TRANSFER $67,032 from Fund No. 100/58, Unappropriated Balance, Account No. 580196 Reserve for Mid-Year Adjustments, to Aging Fund No. 100/02, Account No. 003040, Contractual Services, for the Senior Meals Emergency Response program costs on December 31, 2020 that is not covered by the CARES Act funding.

  3. INCREASE appropriations totaling $4,731,831 within Fund No. 63M/10, COVID-19 Federal Relief Fund No. 63M, Account No. TBD, Senior Meals Emergency Response program.

  4. TRANSFER $4,731,831 from Fund No. 63M/10, COVID-19 Federal Relief Fund, Account No. TBD, Senior Meals Emergency Response program to the Aging Fund No. 100/02, Account No. 003040, Contractual Services, for the Senior Meals Emergency Response program costs that are not eligible for FEMA reimbursement.

  5. AUTHORIZE the City Administrative Officer (CAO) to make technical corrections to these instructions as necessary to implement the Mayor and Council intentions.

 

Fiscal Impact Statement: The CAO reports that based on the Reserve Fund balance reported in the First Financial Status Report, the approval of an $8.64 million Reserve Fund Loan will reduce the Reserve Fund from 3.80 percent to 3.67 percent of General Fund revenues. If the pending $74 million reimbursement for COVID-19 response costs is approved, the Reserve Fund will be at 4.78 percent of General Fund revenues.

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

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

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

 

ITEM NO.(18)
20-0147-S38, 20-1450

AD HOC ON COVID-19 RECOVERY AND NEIGHBORHOOD INVESTMENT COMMITTEE REPORT relative to the Coronavirus Relief Funds (CRF) allocations, including programs implemented, contracts executed, costs, expenditures; and the COVID-19's short/long term impacts on the City’s Budget.

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

 

ADOPT the recommendations detailed in the November 13, 2020 City Administrative Officer (CAO) report, attached to the Council file, with the following amendments:

  1. Amend Recommendation 6 to read as follows:

    6. If an extension to current deadline of December 30th is not enacted, authorize the CAO, in coordination with the Chief Legislative Analyst, to apply unrecovered public safety salary and benefit expense towards any remaining CRF allocation in accordance with Treasure guidelines based upon the final expenditures for all other approved CRF projects and transfer funds from the COVID-19 Federal Relief Fund No. 63M, Account No. 10T955, Reimbursement of City Expenditures to the Reserve Fund as reimbursement for eligible public safety expenditures incurred from March 1, 2020 to December 30, 2020.

  2. Delete Recommendations 15.i and replace with the following:

    i. Increase appropriations totaling $2,362,313 within the COVID-19 Federal Relief Fund No. 63M/43, for the Emergency Rental Assistance Subsidy (ERAS) Program as follows:
         
    Account No.   Account Name Amount
     43T143  Housing and Community Investment Department  $356,778
     43T299  Reimbursement of General Fund Costs  181,921
     43T983  ERAS Technical Contracts  140,000
     43T984  ERAS Call Center and Outreach Contracts   183,614
     43T985  ERAS Program Administration Contract - Grant  1,500,000
      Total  $2,362,313
      
  3. Add Recommendations 18 and 19 to read as follows:

    18. Retroactively execute a First Amendment, dated October 23, 2020, to City contract number C-137058 with Jenesse Center, Inc. to increase the compensation amount by $129,600 for a cumulative compensation amount not to exceed $371,324.41 for the continuation of Project Safe Haven, subject to the approval of the City Attorney as to form and legality, compliance with the City's contracting requirements, and funding availability.

    19. Instruct Economic Workforce Development Department to identify any unspent funds within the Childcare Grant Program, and work with the Low Income Investment Fund to hold a second lottery to increase grants by an amount up to $5,000 to existing awardees based on funds availability.

 

Fiscal Impact Statement: The CAO reports that the overall General Fund impact is currently estimated at $395 million by December 30, 2020, of which $145 million in CRF funds have already been provided for the City’s ongoing response efforts. This leaves an estimated General Fund impact of $249.8 million.  As of this report, $75 million has been loaned from the Public Works Trust Fund to assist departments needing to cash flow their response efforts but it is anticipated that additional funds will be required to meet ongoing response and recovery efforts as we enter the new calendar year.

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

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

 

ITEM NO.(19)
14-1174

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE REPORT relative to the Community Redevelopment Agency of Los Angeles (CRA/LA) Excess Bond Proceeds (EBP) Quarterly Project Status Report as of October 1, 2020.

 

Recommendation for Council action:

 

NOTE and FILE the CRA/LA Bond Oversight Committee report dated March 2, 2020 relative to CRA/LA EBP Quarterly Project Status Report as of October 1, 2020.

 

Fiscal Impact Statement: Not applicable.

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

 

ITEM NO.(20)
12-0782
CD 5

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE REPORT relative to the Century City Property-Based Business Improvement District (BID) Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 Annual Planning Report.

 

Recommendations for Council action:

 

  1. FIND that the FY 2021 Annual Planning Report for the Century City BID, attached to the City Clerk report dated October 12, 2020, attached to the Council file, complies with the requirements of the State Law.

  2. ADOPT said FY 2021 Annual Planning Report for the Century City BID, attached to the Council file, pursuant to the State Law.

 

Fiscal Impact Statement: The City Clerk reports that there is no impact to the General Fund associated with this action.

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

 

ITEM NO.(21)
14-0101
CD 1, 10

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE REPORT relative to the Byzantine Latino Quarter - Pico (Property-Based) Business Improvement District (BID) Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 Annual Planning Report.

 

Recommendations for Council action:

 

  1. FIND that:

    1. The FY 2021 Annual Planning Report for the Byzantine Latino Quarter - Pico BID, attached to the City Clerk report dated October 26, 2020, attached to the Council file, complies with the requirements of the State Law.

    2. The increase in the 2021 budget concurs with the intentions of the Byzantine Latino Quarter - Pico BID's Management District Plan and does not adversely impact the benefits received by assessed property owners.

  2. ADOPT said FY 2021 Annual Planning Report for the Byzantine Latino Quarter - Pico BID, pursuant to the State Law.

 

Fiscal Impact Statement: The City Clerk reports that there is no impact to the General Fund associated with this action.

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

 

ITEM NO.(22)
15-1207-S1

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE REPORT relative to the Los Angeles Convention Center (LACC) Expansion Project.

 

Recommendation for Council action:

 

AUTHORIZE the Chief Legislative Analyst (CLA), with the assistance of the City Attorney, to negotiate and execute an extension to the Exclusive Negotiating Agreement with AEG Plenary Convention Los Angeles, LLC for the expansion of the LACC for a period of one year, from January 10, 2021 to January 9, 2022, with two optional mutual extensions of 180 days each.

 

Fiscal Impact Statement: None submitted by the CLA. The City Administrative Officer has not completed a financial analysis of this report.

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

 

Items for which Public Hearings Have Not Been Held - (10 Votes Required for Consideration)
ITEM NO.(23)
20-1200-S39

COMMUNICATION FROM THE MAYOR relative to the appointment of Mr. Alex Ibarra to the El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument Authority.

 

Recommendation for Council action:

 

RESOLVE that the Mayor's appointment of Mr. Alex Ibarra to the El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument Authority for the term ending June 30, 2024 is APPROVED and CONFIRMED. Mr. Ibarra resides in Council District 14. (Current composition: F=3; M=5)

 

Financial Disclosure Statement: Pending.

 

Background Check: Pending.

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

TIME LIMIT FILE - DECEMBER 7, 2020

 

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

(Health, Education, Neighborhoods, Parks, Arts, and River Committee waived consideration of the above matter)

 

 

ITEM NO.(24)
20-1376

FOR DISCUSSION ONLY (NO ACTION TO BE TAKEN) - CONTINUED CONSIDERATION OF MOTION (BLUMENFIELD - RODRIGUEZ - et. al - PRICE - et. al), COMMUNICATION FROM THE CITY ATTORNEY and ORDINANCE FIRST CONSIDERATION, AMENDING MOTION (BLUMENFIELD - CEDILLO), and SUBSTITUTE MOTION (BONIN - RYU) relative to amending Los Angeles Municipal Code (LAMC) Section 41.18 to specify the particular times at which and the particular locations where it shall be unlawful for a person to sit, lie, or sleep upon public property, and amending LAMC Section 56.11 to align Section 56.11 with Section 41.18, and to note the suspension of two subsections in Section 56.11 pending the outcome of the judicial appeal related to those subsections.

 

  1. MOTION (BLUMENFIELD - RODRIGUEZ - et. al - PRICE - et. al)

    Recommendations for Council action:

    1. REQUEST the City Attorney to draft an Ordinance that repeals the current version of LAMC 41.18 and replaces it with an ordinance consistent with the current practice by the City in enforcing 41.18, including the Ninth Circuit decision in Boise v. City of Martin.

    2. REQUEST the City Attorney to include the following considerations in the draft Ordinance:

      1. That the replacement for LAMC Code Section 41.18 allows the City Council, by Resolution and after the postage of signage, to ban sitting, sleeping, or lying within up to 500 feet of a designated freeway overpass, underpass, ramp, tunnel, or pedestrian subway where lodging unsheltered or in tents or makeshift shelters is unhealthful or incompatible with the critical route provided by the infrastructure.

      2. That the replacement for LAMC Section 41.18 bans sitting, sleeping or otherwise obstructing the public right of way in a manner that restricts passage as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act.

      3. That the replacement for LAMC Section 41.18 allows the City Council, by Resolution and after the postage of signage, to ban sitting, sleeping, or lying within up to 500 feet of a facility opened after January 1, 2018, to provide housing, shelter, supportive services, safe parking or storage to homeless persons.

    3. REQUEST the City Attorney to amend LAMC Code Section 56.11 to align it to the new version of Section 41.18 by banning the storage of personal property in any area where sitting, lying, and sleeping is banned by 41.18, and to suspend the Bulky Item provisions (Subsection 56.11.3(i) and 56.11.10(d)) pending the outcome of the appeal in of Garcia v. City of Los Angeles, Federal District Court, Central District of California case number 2:19-cv-06182-DSF-PLA.

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

  2. CITY ATTORNEY REPORT and DRAFT ORDINANCE

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

    PRESENT and ADOPT the accompanying ORDINANCE, dated October 26, 2020, amending LAMC Section 41.18 to specify the particular times and locations where it shall be unlawful for a person to sit, lie, or sleep upon public property, and amending LAMC Section 56.11 to align LAMC Section 56.11 with LAMC Section 41.18, and to note the suspension of two subdivisions in Section 56.11 pending the outcome of the judicial appeal related to those subdivisions.

    URGENCY CLAUSE - 12 VOTES REQUIRED ON SECOND READING

  3. AMENDING MOTION (BLUMENFIELD - CEDILLO)

    Recommendation for Council action:

    STRIKE the following language from the draft ordinance for LAMC Section 41.18:

    (d) At no time shall any person who has been offered shelter sit, lie or sleep in or upon any street, sidewalk, or other public right-of-way, or publicly owned property.

  4. SUBSTITUTE MOTION (BONIN - RYU)

    Recommendations for Council action:

    1. REQUEST the City Attorney to detail what steps need to be taken, and by which agency, body, or person, to begin commandeering hotels and motels for use as homeless housing, and report back to the Council within 10 days.

    2. DIRECT that Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA), in consultation with the City Administrative Officer, develop a plan for a significant expansion of Encampment to Homes programs, coupled with a significantly scaled-up City of Los Angeles Master Leasing program. Such programs could use a coordinated, concentrated, services-based approach to rapidly house residents of an entire encampment simultaneously, through readily available master leased units. The report should include cost and staffing estimates, and consider federal grants, COVID relief funds, state and County assistance, and reprogramming from other efforts that do not result in the rapid housing of unhoused individuals.

    3. REQUEST that LAHSA detail, within 10 days, what is prohibiting the development and use of a broadly accessible app that would provide real-time information on available housing and shelter beds and how to access them, and detail resources required to develop it and make it available.

    4. REQUEST that U.S. District Court Judge David O. Carter facilitate a settlement agreement between the City of Los Angeles, County of Los Angeles, unhoused residents and their advocates, the Alliance for Human Rights, and other parties as appropriate, similar to the settlement agreement he brokered in Orange County Catholic Worker, et al, vs. Orange County, City of Costa Mesa, City of Anaheim and City of Orange, which led to the housing of thousands of unhoused residents and left public rights of way free of encampments without a single arrest.

Community Impact Statement:  Yes

For:

Woodland Hills - Warner Center Neighborhood Council

For, If Amended:

Greater Cypress Park Neighborhood Council

Against:

Palms Neighborhood Council

Silver Lake Neighborhood Council

Wilshire Center Koreatown Neighborhood Council

Against Ordinance:
Hollywood Studio District Neighborhood Council

Against Unless Amended:
Hollywood Studio District Neighborhood Council

North Westwood Neighborhood Council

East Hollywood Neighborhood Council

(Continued from Council meeting of October 28, 2020)

 

 

 

 

 

 

ITEM NO.(25)
20-0900-S69
CD 2

COMMUNICATION FROM THE BUREAU OF STREET LIGHTING and ORDINANCE OF INTENTION FIRST CONSIDERATION relative to establishing a hearing date for the maintenance of the Vanowen Street and Riverton Avenue Street Lighting District.

 

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

 

  1. ADOPT the report of the Director, Bureau of Street Lighting, dated September 30, 2020.

  2. PRESENT and ADOPT the accompanying ORDINANCE OF INTENTION setting the date of February 2, 2021 as the hearing date for the maintenance of the Vanowen Street and Riverton Avenue Street Lighting District, in accordance with Proposition 218, Articles XIIIC and XIIID of the California Constitution and Government Code Section 53753.

 

Fiscal Impact Statement:  The Bureau of Street Lighting reports that if adopted, $3,187.15 will be collected annually starting with tax year 2020-21 that will go into a dedicated street lighting maintenance assessment account for the use in the operation and maintenance of this street lighting system.

 

(Board of Public Works Hearing Date:  January 22, 2021)

 

 

ITEM NO.(26)
20-0900-S70
CD 2

COMMUNICATION FROM THE BUREAU OF STREET LIGHTING and ORDINANCE OF INTENTION FIRST CONSIDERATION relative to establishing a hearing date for the maintenance of the Hermitage Avenue and Chandler Boulevard No. 1 Street Lighting District.

 

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

 

  1. ADOPT the report of the Director, Bureau of Street Lighting, dated September 30, 2020.

  2. PRESENT and ADOPT the accompanying ORDINANCE OF INTENTION setting the date of February 2, 2021 as the hearing date for the maintenance of the Hermitage Avenue and Chandler Boulevard No. 1 Street Lighting District, in accordance with Proposition 218, Articles XIIIC and XIIID of the California Constitution and Government Code Section 53753.

 

Fiscal Impact Statement:  The Bureau of Street Lighting reports that if adopted, $503.10 will be collected annually starting with tax year 2020-21 that will go into a dedicated street lighting maintenance assessment account for the use in the operation and maintenance of this street lighting system.

 

(Board of Public Works Hearing Date:  January 22, 2021)

 

 

ITEM NO.(27)
20-0900-S71
CD 8

COMMUNICATION FROM THE BUREAU OF STREET LIGHTING and ORDINANCE OF INTENTION FIRST CONSIDERATION relative to establishing a hearing date for the maintenance of the Haskell Avenue and Stagg Street Lighting District.

 

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

 

  1. ADOPT the report of the Director, Bureau of Street Lighting, dated September 30, 2020.

  2. PRESENT and ADOPT the accompanying ORDINANCE OF INTENTION setting the date of February 2, 2021 as the hearing date for the maintenance of the Haskell Avenue and Stagg Street Lighting District, in accordance with Proposition 218, Articles XIIIC and XIIID of the California Constitution and Government Code Section 53753.

 

Fiscal Impact Statement:  The Bureau of Street Lighting reports that if adopted, $543.67 will be collected annually starting with tax year 2020-21 that will go into a dedicated street lighting maintenance assessment account for the use in the operation and maintenance of this street lighting system.

 

(Board of Public Works Hearing Date:  January 22, 2021)

 

 

ITEM NO.(28)
20-0900-S72
CD 6

COMMUNICATION FROM THE BUREAU OF STREET LIGHTING and ORDINANCE OF INTENTION FIRST CONSIDERATION relative to establishing a hearing date for the maintenance of the Forbes Avenue and Wyandotte Street Lighting District.

 

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

 

  1. ADOPT the report of the Director, Bureau of Street Lighting, dated October 1, 2020.

  2. PRESENT and ADOPT the accompanying ORDINANCE OF INTENTION setting the date of February 2, 2021 as the hearing date for the maintenance of the Forbes Avenue and Wyandotte Street Lighting District, in accordance with Proposition 218, Articles XIIIC and XIIID of the California Constitution and Government Code Section 53753.

 

Fiscal Impact Statement:  The Bureau of Street Lighting reports that if adopted, $616.28 will be collected annually starting with tax year 2020-21 that will go into a dedicated street lighting maintenance assessment account for the use in the operation and maintenance of this street lighting system.

 

(Board of Public Works Hearing Date:  January 22, 2021)

 

 

ITEM NO.(29)
20-0900-S73
CD 15

COMMUNICATION FROM THE BUREAU OF STREET LIGHTING and ORDINANCE OF INTENTION FIRST CONSIDERATION relative to establishing a hearing date for the maintenance of the Athens No. 1 Street Lighting District.

 

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

 

  1. ADOPT the report of the Director, Bureau of Street Lighting, dated October 21, 2020.

  2. PRESENT and ADOPT the accompanying ORDINANCE OF INTENTION setting the date of February 2, 2021 as the hearing date for the maintenance of the Athens No. 1 Street Lighting District, in accordance with Proposition 218, Articles XIIIC and XIIID of the California Constitution and Government Code Section 53753.

 

Fiscal Impact Statement:  The Bureau of Street Lighting reports that if adopted, $10,091.69 will be collected annually starting with tax year 2020-21 that will go into a dedicated street lighting maintenance assessment account for the use in the operation and maintenance of this street lighting system.

 

(Board of Public Works Hearing Date:  January 22, 2021)

 

 

ITEM NO.(30)
20-0900-S74
CD 7

COMMUNICATION FROM THE BUREAU OF STREET LIGHTING and ORDINANCE OF INTENTION FIRST CONSIDERATION relative to establishing a hearing date for the maintenance of the Wentworth Street and Whitegate Avenue No. 1 Street Lighting District.

 

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

 

  1. ADOPT the report of the Director, Bureau of Street Lighting, dated October 28, 2020.

  2. PRESENT and ADOPT the accompanying ORDINANCE OF INTENTION setting the date of February 2, 2021 as the hearing date for the maintenance of the Wentworth Street and Whitegate Avenue No. 1 Street Lighting District, in accordance with Proposition 218, Articles XIIIC and XIIID of the California Constitution and Government Code Section 53753.

 

Fiscal Impact Statement:  The Bureau of Street Lighting reports that if adopted, $136.26 will be collected annually starting with tax year 2020-21 that will go into a dedicated street lighting maintenance assessment account for the use in the operation and maintenance of this street lighting system.

 

(Board of Public Works Hearing Date:  January 22, 2021)

 

 

ITEM NO.(31)
20-0900-S75
CD 7

COMMUNICATION FROM THE BUREAU OF STREET LIGHTING and ORDINANCE OF INTENTION FIRST CONSIDERATION relative to establishing a hearing date for the maintenance of the Wentworth Street and Mount Gleason Avenue No. 1 Street Lighting District.

 

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

 

  1. ADOPT the report of the Director, Bureau of Street Lighting, dated October 28, 2020.

  2. PRESENT and ADOPT the accompanying ORDINANCE OF INTENTION setting the date of February 2, 2021 as the hearing date for the maintenance of the Wentworth Street and Mount Gleason Avenue No. 1 Street Lighting District, in accordance with Proposition 218, Articles XIIIC and XIIID of the California Constitution and Government Code Section 53753.

 

Fiscal Impact Statement:  The Bureau of Street Lighting reports that if adopted, $241.07 will be collected annually starting with tax year 2020-21 that will go into a dedicated street lighting maintenance assessment account for the use in the operation and maintenance of this street lighting system.

 

(Board of Public Works Hearing Date:  January 22, 2021)

 

 

ITEM NO.(32)
20-0900-S76
CD 6

COMMUNICATION FROM THE BUREAU OF STREET LIGHTING and ORDINANCE OF INTENTION FIRST CONSIDERATION relative to establishing a hearing date for the maintenance of the Roscoe Boulevard and Haskell Avenue Street Lighting District.

 

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

 

  1. ADOPT the report of the Director, Bureau of Street Lighting, dated October 28, 2020.

  2. PRESENT and ADOPT the accompanying ORDINANCE OF INTENTION setting the date of February 2, 2021 as the hearing date for the maintenance of the Roscoe Boulevard and Haskell Avenue Street Lighting District, in accordance with Proposition 218, Articles XIIIC and XIIID of the California Constitution and Government Code Section 53753.

 

Fiscal Impact Statement:  The Bureau of Street Lighting reports that if adopted, $1,944.07 will be collected annually starting with tax year 2020-21 that will go into a dedicated street lighting maintenance assessment account for the use in the operation and maintenance of this street lighting system.

 

(Board of Public Works Hearing Date:  January 22, 2021)

 

 

ITEM NO.(33)
20-0900-S77
CD 5

COMMUNICATION FROM THE BUREAU OF STREET LIGHTING and ORDINANCE OF INTENTION FIRST CONSIDERATION relative to establishing a hearing date for the maintenance of the Amestoy Avenue and Weddington Street Lighting District.

 

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

 

  1. ADOPT the report of the Director, Bureau of Street Lighting, dated August 12, 2020.

  2. PRESENT and ADOPT the accompanying ORDINANCE OF INTENTION setting the date of February 2, 2021 as the hearing date for the maintenance of the Amestoy Avenue and Weddington Street Lighting District, in accordance with Proposition 218, Articles XIIIC and XIIID of the California Constitution and Government Code Section 53753.

 

Fiscal Impact Statement:  The Bureau of Street Lighting reports that if adopted, $704.34 will be collected annually starting with tax year 2020-21 that will go into a dedicated street lighting maintenance assessment account for the use in the operation and maintenance of this street lighting system.

 

(Board of Public Works Hearing Date:  January 22, 2021)

 

 

ITEM NO.(34)
20-0401

COMMUNICATION FROM THE CITY ATTORNEY and ORDINANCE FIRST CONSIDERATION relative to amending the Los Angeles Administrative Code (LAAC) to allow for the acceptance of private donations into the Emergency Rental Assistance Subsidy Program Trust Fund and to permit direct subsidy payments to either low income tenants or to their landlords.

 

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

 

PRESENT and ADOPT the accompanying ORDINANCE dated November 19, 2020 amending Subsections (c) and (e) of Section 5.596 of Chapter 190, Division 5 of the LAAC to allow for the acceptance of private donations into the Emergency Rental Assistance Subsidy Program Trust Fund and to permit direct subsidy payments to either low income tenants or to their landlords.

 

 

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.

 

(Ad Hoc on COVID-19 Recovery and Neighborhood Investment Committee waived consideration of the above matter)

 

ITEM NO.(35)

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

Recommendation for Council action:

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

(a)
20-0005-S234
CD 10

1823 South Carmona Avenue (Case No. 711831) Assessor I.D. No. 5064-013-010

 

 

(b)
20-0005-S235
CD 14

2418 North Eastern Avenue (Case No. 87496) Assessor I.D. No. 5216-007-004

 

 

(c)
06-0005-S234
CD 9

1130 West 48th Street (Case No. 625415) Assessor I.D. No. 5017-021-006

 

 

(d)
20-0005-S236
CD 9

161 East 56th Street (Case No. 685298) Assessor I.D. No. 5101-016-016

 

 

ITEM NO.(36)
13-0856-S4

CONSIDERATION OF MOTION (MARTINEZ - O'FARRELL) relative to amending an agreement between the City and Conqur Endurance Group LLC (Contract No. C-93753) regarding the Los Angeles Marathon.

 

Recommendations for Council action:

 

  1. AMEND Section 2 of the Second Amended and Restated Agreement between the City and Conqur Endurance Group LLC (Contract No. C-93753) to read as follows: “Beginning in 2018, the Marathon shall be held on a Sunday in March other than the first Sunday in March.  If the Marathon cannot be held in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic or any other local or state emergency, the Ad Hoc Marathon Working Group (as defined in Section 17) shall establish other dates, subject to Council approval, that are available on the City’s Events Calendar and beneficial for the Marathon as determined by CONQUR. The Marathon will have a target start time of6:25 a.m. for the first wave and 6:55 a.m. for the main start (Los Angeles Time)”.

  2. AUTHORIZE and INSTRUCT the City Administrative Officer (CAO), with the assistance of the City Attorney, to prepare modifications to the Second Amended and Restated Agreement as may be necessary to reflect the provisions set forth above, subject to the approval of the City Attorney as to form, and establish May 23, 2021 as a contingency date.

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

(Health, Education, Neighborhoods, Parks, Arts, and River Committee waived consideration of the above matter)

 

 

ITEM NO.(37)
20-1451
CD 1

CONSIDERATION OF MOTION (CEDILLO - RODRIGUEZ) relative to modernizing the athletic field at Lincoln High School.

 

Recommendations for Council action:

 

  1. INSTRUCT the City Administrative Officer to identify funding to invest in modernizing the athletic field at Lincoln High School as well as work with the Los Angeles Unified School District’s Board of Education and Office of the Superintendent on formalizing an agreement to share the cost of modernizing the athletic field.

  2. REQUEST the Department of Recreation and Parks (RAP) to work on a joint use agreement with the Los Angeles Unified School District that would allow the Lincoln High School athletic field’s utilization by the RAP, the Community Safety Partnership program, and by other City departments for youth athletic activities and allow Lincoln High School use of local parks.

       

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

(Health, Education, Neighborhoods, Parks, Arts, and River Committee waived consideration of the above matter)

 

 

ITEM NO.(38)
20-0127
CD 15

ADMINISTRATIVE EXEMPTION and COMMUNICATION FROM THE BOARD OF HARBOR COMMISSIONERS (BOHC) relative to amending the Port of Los Angeles (POLA) lease with San Pedro Public Market, LLC.

 

Recommendations for Council action:

 

  1. ADOPT the determination by the BOHC that the proposed action has been previously evaluated pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) in accordance with Article 11, Class 2(i) of the Los Angeles City CEQA Guidelines.

  2. APPROVE POLA Resolution No. 20-9721 authorizing proposed Second Amendment to Lease No. 915 with San Pedro Public Market, LLC, adding two new option periods which would extend the entire period, requiring substantial completion notice for specific phases, defining and requiring delivery notices for specific phases, and modifying performance responsibilities.

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

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

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

 

 

ITEM NO.(39)
20-1465

COMMUNICATION FROM THE GENERAL MANAGER, LOS ANGELES DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (LADOT) relative to an application for State of California Department of Transportation's (Caltrans) Local Roadway Safety Plan (LRSP) Call for Applications grant award funding.

 

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

 

  1. AUTHORIZE the General Manager, LADOT, to:

    1. Submit one grant application to Caltrans on behalf of the City for the recommended project for LRSP Call for Applications grant funding.

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

  2. DIRECT the General Manager, LADOT to identify any additional resource needs, including staff, and/or overtime funding, for the implementation of the project that is awarded funding through this grant opportunity prior to accepting the grant funds.

Fiscal Impact Statement: The LADOT reports that this action will not impact the General Fund. Caltrans requires a 10 percent local match for LRSP projects. The total project cost is $200,000, so the local match would be $20,000. The LADOT proposes to cover this local match through staff time in lieu of cash. There is also no immediate impact on special funds; however, future appropriations by the Mayor and Council will require a final memorandum of understanding or notice of award (i.e. design, project management, construction, and inspection). The LADOT, the City Administrative Officer, and the Chief Legislative Analyst will identify the recommended appropriation sources of funds from available revenues during the development of each fiscal year's budget, as well as multi-year schedules for transportation special funds.

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

(Transportation Committee waived consideration of the above matter)

 

 

ITEM NO.(40)
20-1460
COMMUNICATION FROM THE BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS (BPW) relative to grant funding from the Goldhirsh Foundation 2020 My LA2050 Grants Challenge for the LA Industry Circular Textile Project (Project).

 

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

 

AUTHORIZE the Director, Bureau of Sanitation (BOS), or designee, to apply for, accept, negotiate, execute, and submit all documents, including, but not limited to, applications, agreements, amendments, and payment requests, etc., subject to the approval of the City Attorney as to form, which may be necessary to secure grant funds from the Goldhirsh Foundation 2020 My LA2050 Grants Challenge, in the amount of $25,000, for the Project.

 

Fiscal Impact Statement: The BPW reports that there is no impact to the General Fund. Proceeds from the Goldhirsh Foundation will be deposited in the Citywide Recycling Trust Fund 46D, which will be funding the Project with Departmental Revenue Source Code 518806 (grant from private organization).

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

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

 

 

ITEM NO.(41)
20-1350
CD 14

CONSIDERATION OF MOTION (DE LEON - PRICE) relative to a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Los Angeles County for the (County) for the development of homeless interventions, including beds in a property located at the 1060 North Vignes Street.

 

Recommendations for Council action:

 

  1. REQUEST the City Council to partner with the County, and authorize the City Administrative Officer (CAO) to negotiate a MOU with the County that ensures the development of 6,000 new homeless interventions, including 232 beds in Council District 14 located at the 1060 North Vignes Street property, and to report on the status of the negotiations in 30 days.

  2. INSTRUCT the CAO to identity funding for the operations of the 232 beds located at the 1060 North Vignes Street property at $55/bed/night from March 1, 2021 - June 30, 2025 and report with recommendations as necessary.    

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

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

 

 

ITEM NO.(42)
20-0291

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

 

Recommendation for Council action:

 

ADOPT the accompanying RESOLUTION to:

  1. Resolve that a local emergency continues to persist within the City of Los Angeles, within the meaning of Los Angeles Administrative Code Section 8.21, et seq., and the continuance of the Mayor’s March 4, 2020, Declaration of Local Emergency through 30 days from the adoption of this Resolution is therefore necessary.
           
  2. Direct, in accordance with the LAAC, Section 8.21 et seq., all appropriate City departments, agencies and personnel shall continue to perform all duties and responsibilities to represent the City of Los Angeles in this matter for the purpose of abating the emergency and for the receipt, processing and coordination of all inquiries and requirements necessary to obtain whatever State and Federal assistance that may become available to the citizens of Los Angeles who may be affected by the emergency.

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

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

 


 
ITEM NO.(43)
20-0380-S1

CONSIDERATION OF AND ACTIONS RELATED TO MOTION (KORETZ - BLUMENFIELD) relative to amending Council action of May 27, 2020 regarding an emergency Ordinance to eliminate financial and regulatory burdens on small businesses affected by the COVID-19 Emergency Declaration.

 

Recommendation for Council action:

 

AMEND Council's action of May 27, 2020 instructing the Department of City Planning (DCP) with the assistance of the City Attorney, to prepare and present an emergency Ordinance to eliminate financial and regulatory burdens on small businesses affected by the COVID-19 Emergency Declaration (Council file No. 20-0380-S1), to include language in the requested Ordinance to temporarily authorize the DCP to approve the placement of on-site signage within the Ventura-Cahuenga Boulevard Corridor Specific Plan and the Westwood Village Specific Plan, during the COVID-19 pandemic crisis, via administrative clearance.

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

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

 

 

ITEM NO.(44)
20-1470

MOTION (RYU - RODRIGUEZ) relative to authorizing the Department on Disability (DOD) to accept a donation for the ReelAbilities Film Festival: Los Angeles 2020 event.

 

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

 

  1. AUTHORIZE the DOD to accept the generous donation to the City of $10,000 from Disney Worldwide Services Inc. for the ReelAbilities Film Festival: Los Angeles 2019; and to deposit such funds into the Disabilities Trust Fund No. 849/65, Account No. 65100N.

  2. AUTHORIZE the DOD to make any corrections, clarifications or revisions to the above fund transfer instructions, including any new instructions, in order to effectuate the intent of the Motion, and including any corrections and changes to fund or account numbers; said corrections / clarifications / changes may be made orally, electronically or by any other means.

 

 

ITEM NO.(45)
20-1471
CD 4

MOTION (RYU - KORETZ) relative to funding the fabrication and installation of twenty No Smoking public safety signs on selected streets in the vicinity of the Hollywood Hills areas.

 

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

 

  1. UTILIZE $1,228 in the AB1290 Fund No. 53P, Account No. 281204 (CD4 Redevelopment Projects - Services) to pay for the fabrication and installation of twenty No Smoking public safety signs on selected streets in the vicinity of the Hollywood Hills areas of Council District Four; and authorize the Board of Public Works, Office of Accounting to make any payment to Myers and Sons Hi-Way Safety, Inc. not exceeding the above amount, for the above purpose, and to prepare and process any other document as may be required for this purpose.

  2. AUTHORIZE the Board of Public Works, Office of Accounting to make any technical corrections or clarifications to the above fund transfer instructions in order to effectuate the intent of this Motion.

 

 

ITEM NO.(46)
20-0010-S19

MOTION (HARRIS-DAWSON - RODRIGUEZ) relative to an offer of reward for information leading to the identification, apprehension, and conviction of the person(s) responsible for the death of Oz'Taz Massey on August 18, 2020. 

 

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

 

  1. PROVIDE an offer of reward in the amount of $50,000 for information leading to the identification, apprehension, and conviction of the person(s) responsible for the death of Oz'Taz Massey on August 18, 2020.

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

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

  4. DIRECT the City Clerk to publish the reward notice in the Our Weekly, Los Angeles Sentinel and LA Watts Times in addition to the regular publications used by the City Clerk for reward notices, to ensure adequate community notice.

 

 

ITEM NO.(47)
20-1472

MOTION (HARRIS-DAWSON - BONIN) and RESOLUTION relative to applying for the State of California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) Illegal Disposal Site Abatement Grant Program for fiscal year 2020-21.

 

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

 

  1. AUTHORIZE the Director and General Manager of the Bureau of Sanitation (BOS), or designee, to negotiate, accept, execute, and submit all documents, including, but not limited to, applications, agreements, amendments, and payment requests etc., subject to the approval of the City Attorney as to form, which may be necessary to secure grant funds for the Project from the CalRecycle Illegal Disposal Site Abatement Grant Program FY 2020-21 Funding Cycle.

  2. ADOPT the attached RESOLUTION required by the State related to the administration of the Grant for the Project.

 

 

ITEM NO.(48)

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)
20-1480
CD 5

FINAL MAP OF PARCEL MAP L.A. No. 2010-2953 located at 838-840 North Mansfield Avenue, northerly of Waring Avenue.

 

(Bond No. C-137356)

Owner: Stamco, L.P.; Surveyor: Cynthia A. De Leon

 

Fiscal Impact Statement: The subdivider has paid a fee of $8,720 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)
20-1483
CD 14

FINAL MAP OF TRACT NO. 77189 located at 2337-2343 West Ridgeview Avenue easterly of Ellenwood Drive.

 

(Bond No. C-137363)

Subdivider: Avanova, LLC; Surveyor: Quguang Zhang

 

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.

 

 

(c)
17-0816-S1
CD 6

FINAL MAP OF PARCEL MAP L.A. No. 2016-4682 located at 7736 North Haskell Avenue (7736-7742, 7748, and 7754 North Haskell Avenue; 7737, 7743, 7749, and 7755 North Aqueduct Avenue) southerly of Stagg Street.

 

(Bond No. C-137390)

Owner: AEI California OZ Fund, LLC; Surveyor: Taik Yul Kim

 

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.

 

 

(d)
20-1494
CD 6

FINAL MAP OF PARCEL MAP L.A. No. 2017-4289 located at 7328 North Forbes Avenue, northerly of Wyandotte Street.

 

(Bond No. C-137392)

Owner: Mavmar, LLC.; Surveyor: Ryan C. Johnston

 

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.

 

 

(e)
18-0228-S1
CD 6

FINAL MAP OF TRACT No. 74079 located at 14451 West Nordhoff Street easterly of Wakefield Avenue.

 

(Bond No. C-137394)

Subdivider: 4 Semillas, LLC; Surveyor: Karen Korganyan

 

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)
20-1497
CD 9

FINAL MAP OF TRACT No. 74151 located at 3501-3515 South Central Avenue northerly of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.

 

(Bond No. C-137395)

Subdivider: Florence Mills Apartment, L.P.; Surveyor: Ofer Shapira

 

Fiscal Impact Statement: The subdivider has paid a fee of $18,860 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.

 

 

 

(g)
20-1504
CD 3

FINAL MAP OF PARCEL MAP L.A. No. 2017-3443 located at 23388 Mulholland Drive, southerly of Calabasas Road.

 

(Bond No. C-137416)

Owner: Motion Picture and Television Fund; Surveyor: Gregory D. Hindson

 

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.

 

 

Items Called Special

Motions for Posting and Referral

Council Members' Requests for Excuse from Attendance at Council Meetings
Closed Session
ITEM NO.(49)
20-1390

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 Mercedes Baker v. City of Los Angeles and Sean Kenney, Los Angeles Superior Court Case No. BC699755. (This matter involves a left-turn traffic collision on Hill Street at its intersection with 12th Street.)

 

(Budget and Finance Committee considered the matter above in Closed Session on November 9, 2020) 

 

 

ITEM NO.(50)
20-1411

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 L.D., a minor, and Juan Frias, et al., v. City of Los Angeles, et al., United States District Court Case Nos. CV16-04626, CV17-00827, and CV18-02787, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal Case No. 20-55553. (This matter involves an appeal from a judgment entered after a jury verdict in favor of plaintiff.)

 

(Budget and Finance Committee considered the matter above in Closed Session on November 9, 2020)

 

 

ITEM NO.(51)
19-0809

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 Estate of Anthony Soderberg, et al., v. City of Los Angeles, et al., United States District Court Case No. CV18-03861-FMO (JPRx). (This matter arises from an incident involving members of the Los Angeles Police Department on May 8, 2017, in Tujunga, California.)

 

(Budget and Finance Committee considered the matter above in Closed Session on November 9, 2020)

 

 

ITEM NO.(52)
20-1389

The City Council shall recess to Closed Session, pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9(d)(2), (d)(4), to confer with its legal counsel relative to pre-litigation dispute between City of Los Angeles and Key Information Systems, Inc. (This matter concerns potential claims by the City against a City vendor relating to transactions between the vendor and the City's Department of Building and Safety, as well as potential claims by the vendor against the City relating to alleged unpaid invoices.)

 

(Budget and Finance Committee considered the matter above in Closed Session on November 9, 2020)

 

 

ITEM NO.(53)
15-0455-S3

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 Environmental Justice Collaborative vs. City of Los Angeles, et al., Los Angeles Superior Court Case No. BS162453.  (This case arises from a challenge to the City’s approval of a mixed-use development project located at 805-823 South Catalina Street and 806-820 South Kenmore Avenue.)

 

(Budget and Finance and Planning and Land Use Management Committees waived consideration of the above matter) 

 

 

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.

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