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AGENDA

LOS ANGELES CITY COUNCIL
Tuesday, December 15, 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 TemporeNITHYA RAMAN, Fourth District
JOE BUSCAINO, Fifteenth DistrictPAUL KORETZ, Fifth District
MONICA RODRIGUEZ, Seventh District
Assistant President Pro TemporeMARQUEECE HARRIS-DAWSON, Eighth District
VACANTCURREN D. PRICE, JR., Ninth District
MARK RIDLEY-THOMAS, Tenth District
MIKE BONIN, Eleventh District
JOHN S. LEE, Twelfth District
MITCH O'FARRELL, Thirteenth District
KEVIN DE LEON, Fourteenth District

Telecommunication Relay Services

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

 

BASIC CITY COUNCIL MEETING RULES

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



Los Angeles City Council Agenda
Tuesday, December 15, 2020
JOHN FERRARO COUNCIL CHAMBER ROOM 340, CITY HALL 200 NORTH SPRING STREET, LOS ANGELES, CA 90012 - 10:00 AM


Roll Call

Approval of the Minutes

Commendatory Resolutions, Introductions and Presentations

Multiple Agenda Item Comment

Public Testimony of Non-agenda Items Within Jurisdiction of Council

Items Noticed for Public Hearing
ITEM NO.(1)
20-1419
CD 14

HEARING COMMENTS relative to an Application for Determination of Public Convenience or Necessity for the sale of alcoholic beverages for both on-site and off-site consumption at South Park Pharmacy & Market Place, located at 1120 South Grand Avenue, Unit 103, Los Angeles, CA 90015.

 

Recommendations for Council action:

 

  1. DETERMINE that the issuance of a liquor license at South Park Pharmacy & Market Place, located at 1120 South Grand Avenue, Unit 103, Los Angeles, CA 90015, 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 both on-site & off-site consumption at South Park Pharmacy & Market Place, located at 1120 South Grand Avenue, Unit 103, Los Angeles, CA 90015.

  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:  Rahul Kumar

 

Representative:  Kevin Hufford, ABC Liquor Consultants

 

TIME LIMIT FILE - JANUARY 25, 2021

 

(LAST DAY FOR COUNCIL ACTION - JANUARY 22, 2021)

 

 

ITEM NO.(2)
20-1414
CD 1

HEARING COMMENTS relative to an Application for Determination of Public Convenience or Necessity for the sale of alcoholic beverages for both on-site and off-site consumption at Bar Now, located at 980 North Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90012.

 

Recommendations for Council action:

 

  1. DETERMINE that the issuance of a liquor license at Bar Now, located at 980 North Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90012, 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 both on-site and off-site consumption at Bar Now, located at 980 North Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90012.

  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:  elotro LLC (c/o Zach Jarrett)

 

Representative:  Gary Benjamin, Alchemy Planning + Land Use

 

TIME LIMIT FILE - JANUARY 25, 2021

 

(LAST DAY FOR COUNCIL ACTION - JANUARY 22, 2021)

 

 

ITEM NO.(3)
20-1418
CD 1

HEARING COMMENTS relative to an Application for Determination of Public Convenience or Necessity for the sale of alcoholic beverages for on-site consumption at Permanent Records, located at 1906 Cypress Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90065.

 

Recommendations for Council action:

 

  1. DETERMINE that the issuance of a liquor license at Permanent Records, located at 1906 Cypress Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90065, 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 on-site consumption at Permanent Records, located at 1906 Cypress Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90065.

  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:  Permanent Records, LLC

 

Representative:  Brett Engstrom-Engstrom Planning

 

TIME LIMIT FILE - JANUARY 25, 2021

 

(LAST DAY FOR COUNCIL ACTION - JANUARY 22, 2021)

 

 

ITEM NO.(4)
20-1440
CD 14

HEARING COMMENTS relative to an Application for Determination of Public Convenience or Necessity for the sale of alcoholic beverages for off-site consumption at Healthy Indulgence, located at 2037 East 7th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90021.

 

Recommendations for Council action:

 

  1. DETERMINE that the issuance of a liquor license at Healthy Indulgence, located at 2037 East 7th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90021, 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 Healthy Indulgence, located at 2037 East 7th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90021.

  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:  Shi Echo Park LLC

 

Representative:  Shi Echo Park LLC

 

TIME LIMIT FILE - JANUARY 27, 2021

 

(LAST DAY FOR COUNCIL ACTION - JANUARY 27, 2021)

 

 

ITEM NO.(5)
20-1456
CD 2

HEARING COMMENTS relative to an Application for Determination of Public Convenience or Necessity for the sale of alcoholic beverages for off-site consumption at Chandler NOHO - CVS, located at 5401-5415 North Lankershim Boulevard and 11307 West Chandler Boulevard, North Hollywood, CA 91601.

 

Recommendations for Council action:

 

  1. DETERMINE that the issuance of a liquor license at Chandler NOHO - CVS, located at 5401-5415 North Lankershim Boulevard and 11307 West Chandler Boulevard, North Hollywood, CA 91601, 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 Chandler NOHO - CVS, located at 5401-5415 North Lankershim Boulevard and 11307 West Chandler Boulevard, North Hollywood, CA 91601.

  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:  Diana Sbardellati c/o Garfield Beach CVS LLC

 

Representative:  Rosenheim & Associates, Inc. (Attn: Christopher Murray)

 

TIME LIMIT FILE - FEBRUARY 3, 2021

 

(LAST DAY FOR COUNCIL ACTION - FEBRUARY 3, 2021)

 

 

ITEM NO.(6)
20-1466
CD 13

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 7021 West Hollywood Boulevard, Suite 100, Los Angeles, CA 90028.

 

Recommendations for Council action:

 

  1. DETERMINE that the issuance of a liquor license at Target, located at 7021 West Hollywood Boulevard, Suite 100, Los Angeles, CA 90028, 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 7021 West Hollywood Boulevard, Suite 100, Los Angeles, CA 90028.

  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 - FEBRUARY 8, 2021

 

(LAST DAY FOR COUNCIL ACTION - FEBRUARY 5, 2021)

 

 

ITEM NO.(7)
20-1573
CD 1

MOTION (CEDILLO - KORETZ) and RESOLUTION relative to issuing one or more series of revenue bonds in an aggregate principal amount not to exceed $50,000,000 for the acquisition, construction, improvement and equipping of a hospital, health care facilities, and related administrative facilities for Barlow Respiratory Hospital at 2000 Stadium Way.

 

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

  1. ALLOW California Municipal Finance Authority to issue bonds not to exceed $50,000,000 to provide financing for the costs of acquisition, construction, improvement and equipping of a hospital, health care, and related administrative facilities for Barlow Respiratory Hospital at 2000 Stadium Way in Council District 1.
       

  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, December 15, 2020 at 10:00 a.m., located at 200 North Spring Street, Room 340, Los Angeles, California.

 

 

Items for which Public Hearings Have Been Held
ITEM NO.(8)
20-1476

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE REPORT relative to establishing standards for third party automated employment selection tools to promote equitable hiring across race, ethnicity, and gender.

 

Recommendation for Council action, pursuant to Motion (Buscaino - Price):

 

DIRECT the Chief Legislative Analyst (CLA), with the assistance of the Bureau of Contract Administration, City Attorney, and any other departments as needed, to report with recommendations to establish standards for third party automated employment selection tools to promote equitable hiring across race, ethnicity, and gender.

 

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

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

 

ITEM NO.(9)
20-1473

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE REPORT relative to developing a multi-tiered and multilingual technical assistance business assistance program.

 

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

 

  1. INSTRUCT the Economic Workforce Development Department (EWDD), Chief Legislative Analyst (CLA) and Information Technology Agency to develop a multi-tiered and multilingual technical assistance business assistance program, which should include the following elements:

    1. An initial business assessment that determines the level of technical assistance intervention needed and where and how this program would be best utilized.

    2. Possible opportunities to partner with technology companies that have solutions for online business to offer services to qualifying businesses that could receive a subsidized rate for training and utilization of these services.

    3. Creation of a business to business mentorship program that matches well-established online businesses with developing online businesses for greater information sharing, collaboration and online workshops.

    4. Services and benefits most beneficial to struggling small, local businesses within the City with a focus on restaurants and boutique shops.

  2. INSTRUCT the EWDD, CLA and City Administrative Officer (CAO) to estimate the cost of such a program based on the various levels of need as determined by EWDD's findings.

 

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

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

 

ITEM NO.(10)
20-1386

PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE REPORT relative to acceptance of grant funds for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 Assistance to Firefighters Program- COVID-19 Supplemental (AFG-S).

 

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

 

  1. ACCEPT the  FY 2020 AFG-S funding in the amount up to $868,591.69 for the performance period of July 20, 2020 through July 19, 2021 and any extension of the performance period granted by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

  2. AUTHORIZE the Chief, Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD), or designee, to:

    1. Execute any documents or agreements necessary to accept the grant on the City’s behalf.

    2. Expend funds in the amount up to $998,880.44 from the LAFD's Fund No. 100/38, Account No. 6020 for the purchase of Personal Protective Equipment in accordance with the FY 2020 AFG-S award.

  3. AUTHORIZE the LAFD to:

    1. Deposit FY 2020 AFG-S fund reimbursements into Fund No. 335/38, Account to be determined.

    2. Prepare Controller instructions for any technical adjustments, subject to the approval of the City Administrative Officer, and authorize and instruct the Controller to implement the instructions.

  4. AUTHORIZE the Controller to:

    1. Transfer up to $868,591.69 from Fund No. 335/38, Account to be determined to Fund No. 100/38, Account No. 6020 upon submission of proper documentation by the LAFD of expenses incurred during the grant performance period.

    2. Transfer $130,288.75 from Fund No. 100/38, Account No. 1012, Salaries Sworn, to Fund No. 100/38, Account No. 6020, Operating Supplies, to support the City’s match requirement for the grant.

 

Fiscal Impact Statement:  The LAFD reports that the LAFD FY 2020-21 General Fund budget will front-fund the expenditure of up to $998,880.44 associated with the FY 2020 AFG-S.  FEMA will reimburse the LAFD up to a total of $868,591.69; the required cost share of up to $130,288.75 will be absorbed by LAFD Account No. 6020. 

 

Community Impact Statement:  None submitted.

 

 

ITEM NO.(11)
20-1493

PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE REPORT relative to the in-kind donation of multiple items to Fire Station 27.

 

Recommendation for Council action:

 

ACCEPT the  in-kind donation of multiple items valued at $31,992.30 to the Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD) for Fire Station 27; and, THANK the donor for their generous donation.

 

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

 

Community Impact Statement:  None submitted.

 

 

ITEM NO.(12)
20-1499

PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE REPORT relative to the non-monetary donation of conflict resolution training in the value of $50,000 for the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD), Risk Management and Policies Division.

 

Recommendation for Council action:

 

ACCEPT the  in-kind donation of conflict resolution training for the LAPD, Risk Management and Policies Division in the value of $50,000; and, THANK the donor for their generous donation.

 

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

 

Community Impact Statement:  None submitted.

 

 

ITEM NO.(13)
20-1503

PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE REPORT relative to the non-monetary donation of an underwater sonar system valued at $51,160 for the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD), Metropolitan Division's Underwater Dive Unit.

 

Recommendation for Council action:

 

ACCEPT the  in-kind donation of an underwater sonar system for the LAPD, Metropolitan Division's Underwater Dive Unit in the value of $50,000; and, THANK the donor for their generous donation.

 

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

 

Community Impact Statement:  None submitted.

 

 

ITEM NO.(14)
20-1500

PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE REPORT relative to the in-kind donation of health and wellness equipment to Fire Station No. 4 in Little Tokyo.

 

Recommendation for Council action:

 

ACCEPT the  in-kind donation of health and wellness equipment for Fire Station No. 4 in Little Tokyo in the estimated value of $5,358.39; and, THANK the donor for their generous donation.

 

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

 

Community Impact Statement:  None submitted.

 

 

ITEM NO.(15)
20-1495

PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE REPORT relative to proposed decisions and recommendations for the 2019 Brush Clearance Assessment Appeals.

 

Recommendations for Council action:

 

  1. CONFIRM and APPROVE the 2019 Brush Clearance Assessments, as recommended by the Board of Fire Commissioners (Board) at its meeting held on November 17, 2020 and detailed in the November 18, 2020 Board report, attached to the Council file.

  2. AMEND the 2019 Brush Clearance Assessments for the following appeals:

    1. Waive the administrative fee of $1,312 and confirm the total assessment of $750 for the parcel identified as APN 5209002003, situs address vacant lot located at 3125 North Eva Terrace.

    2. Waive the administrative fees totaling $3,936 and confirm the total assessment of $28,500 as detailed below:

      APN  Situs Address  Assessment
      5556035011  Vacant lot north of 1936 North Crescent Heights Boulevard   $19,500
      5556035012  Vacant lot north of 1916 North Crescent Heights Boulevard   $4,500
      5556035014  Vacant lot north of 1908 North Crescent Heights Boulevard  $4,500
         Total:  $28,500


    3. Waive the administrative fee of $1,312 and confirm the total assessment of $29,950 for the parcel identified as APN 2601032032, situs address 11751 Zelzah Avenue.

    4. Waive the administrative fee of $1,312 and confirm the total assessment of $2,600 for the parcel identified as APN 5213007003, situs address 4731 East Huntington Drive North.

    5. Waive the administrative fee of $1,312 and confirm the total assessment of $1,550 for the parcel identified as APN 4392009012, situs address 9267 Cordell Drive.

    6. Waive the administrative fee, reduce the cost of clearance by 50 percent and confirm the total assessment of $4,750 for the parcel identified as 4420020006, situs address 1218 Tellum Drive.

    7. Waive the administrative fee, reduce the cost of clearance by 50 percent and confirm the total assessment of $850.

  3. DIRECT the Los Angeles Fire Department to: 

       
    1. Mail the notification letter (Attachment 2 of the November 18, 2020 Board report, attached to the Council file), to the property owner regarding the Board findings, conclusion and proposed assessment.

    2. Transmit November 18, 2020 Board report and proposed decision of the hearing officers to the City Attorney.

    3. Forward the November 18, 2020 Board report, attached to the Council file, upon approval by Council, to the Los Angeles County Tax Collector for placement on the Los Angeles County 2020 Property Tax rolls.  

 

Fiscal Impact Statement:  The Board reports that property owners are assessed an administrative fee of $1,304 and the cost of clearance to abate the hazard for failure to comply with brush clearance requirements.  The average cost of clearance is $1,000 to 5,000.  For the 2019 brush season, 97 appeal requests were received from property owners electing to appeal their assessments.  Of the 97 appeals received, seven were granted or reduced.  The Brush Clearance Assessment Hearings estimated total revenue is $517,128.

 

Community Impact Statement:  None submitted.

 

 


ITEM NO.(16)
20-1120

PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE REPORT relative to the acceptance of the Fiscal Year 2019 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (FY 19 JAG).

 

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

 

  1. AUTHORIZE the Mayor, or designee, to:

    1. Retroactively apply for and accept the FY 19 JAG in the amount of $2,386,696 for the period effective from October 1, 2018 through September 30, 2022.

    2. Negotiate and execute the Grant Award Agreement on behalf of the City and submit any other necessary agreements and documents relative to the grant award, subject to the approval of the City Attorney as to form.

    3. Execute a Sub-recipient Agreement between the City of Los Angeles and the County of Los Angeles for the FY 19 JAG for up to 45 months, within the applicable grant performance period, for a total amount not to exceed $1,074,013.20, subject to the approval of the City Attorney as to form.

    4. Execute a contract between the City of Los Angeles and the County of Los Angeles for the Community Law Enforcement and Recovery (CLEAR) Program for up to 12 months, within the applicable grant performance period, for a total amount not to exceed $719,735.36, subject to the approval of the City Attorney as to form and upon submission of invoices and approval by the Mayor, or designee, of such invoices for JAG-related expenditures:

      Account Title   Amount
      46T216  District Attorney   $469,247.36
      46T216  Probation Department   250,488.00
         Total:  $719,735.36

           
    5. Prepare Controller instructions for any technical adjustments, subject to the approval of the City Administrative Officer (CAO); and authorize the Controller to implement the instructions.
             
  2. APPROVE the FY 19 JAG budget; and, AUTHORIZE the Mayor to expend the grant in accordance with the approved budget.

  3. APPROVE a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the City of Los Angeles and the County of Los Angeles for the FY 19 JAG for the period of October 1, 2018 through September 30, 2022 for a total amount not to exceed $2,386,696; and, AUTHORIZE the Mayor, or designee, to execute the MOU, subject to the approval of the City Attorney as to form.

  4.  AUTHORIZE the Controller to:
    1. Create a new interest-bearing Fund, titled FY 19 Justice Assistance Grant Fund, establish a receivable in this new Fund in the amount of $2,386,696, expend funds upon presentation of proper documentation from the Mayor's Office and create new appropriation accounts within the new Fund No. XXX/46, as follows:

            
      Account Title Amount
      46T216     CLEAR Contractual Services    $719,735.36
      46T912   City Attorney Grant Allocation 314,897.36
      46T146 Mayor 157,765.15
      46T299  Related Costs  77,904.45
      46T210 Mayor's- Office and Administrative            3,000.00
      46T668 Partner Jurisdiction   1,074,013.20
      46T970 Los Angeles Police Department Grant Allocation  39,380.48
      Total:   $2,386,696.00

                 
    2. Expend funds upon presentation of proper demands from Mayor's Office.

    3. Transfer up to $157,765.15 from FY 19 JAG Fund No. XXX/46, Account No. 46T146 to the General Fund No. 100/46, Account No. 1020 for reimbursement of grant-funded personnel salaries.

    4. Transfer up to $77,904.45 from FY 19 JAG Fund No. XXX/46, Account No. 46T299 to the General Fund No. 100/46, Revenue Source Code No. 5346 to reimbursement of grant-funded fringe benefits.

 

Fiscal Impact Statement:  The CAO reports that approval of the recommendations contained in the November 6, 2020 CAO report, attached to the Council file., will provide $2,386,696 to the City and County of Los Angeles for the implementation of the FY 19 JAG.  As established through a joint spending plan, the City’s allocation is approximately $1,312,683, whereas $1,074,013 will be provided to the County.  Of the City’s share of $1,312,683, costs will be distributed as follows: $1,034,633 to the CLEAR Program personnel; $238,670 to the Mayor’s Office for grant management and administration expenses; and, $39,380 to the Los Angeles Police Department to meet State and Federal crime-reporting requirements.  Of the $1,034,633 for the CLEAR program, approximately $719,735 will be appropriated for County support staff, and about $314,897 will partially fund nine Deputy City Attorney positions in the City Attorney’s Office.  The City Attorney’s Office will be required to absorb any unfunded salary obligations with available funds in the 2020-21 City Budget.  There is no match requirement associated with this grant.

 

Financial Policies Statement:  The CAO reports that the recommendations contained in the November 6, 2020 CAO report, attached to the Council file, are in compliance with the City's Financial Policies in that grant funds will be utilized for grant-eligible activities.   

 

Community Impact Statement:  None submitted.

 

 

ITEM NO.(17)
18-0542-S1
CD 13

HOMELESSNESS AND POVERTY COMMITTEE REPORT and RESOLUTION relative to the issuance of tax-exempt multifamily conduit revenue bonds for the PATH Villas Hollywood project located at 5627 West Fernwood Avenue. 

 

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

 

  1. NOTE and FILE the Los Angeles Housing and Community Investment Department (HCIDLA) transmittal dated November 4, 2020, relative to the issuance of tax-exempt multifamily conduit revenue bonds for the PATH Villas Hollywood project.

  2. ADOPT the accompanying RESOLUTION attached to the November 4, 2020 HCIDLA report, attached to the Council file, authorizing the issuance of up to $24,440,000 in tax-exempt multifamily conduit revenue bonds for the PATH Villas Hollywood project.

  3. AUTHORIZE the General Manager,  HCIDLA, or designee, to negotiate and execute the relevant bond documents for Path Villas Hollywood, subject to the approval of the City Attorney as to form.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Community Impact Statement:  None submitted.

 

ITEM NO.(18)
18-0628

HOMELESSNESS AND POVERTY COMMITTEE REPORT relative to the State Homeless Emergency Aid Program - Seventh Quarterly Expenditure Report (July 1 - September 30, 2020) and reprogramming and funding recommendations.

 

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

 

  1. APPROVE the recommendations detailed in Attachment A of the revised November 19, 2020 City Administrative Officer (CAO) report, attached to the Council file.

  2. AUTHORIZE the Controller to implement the instructions provided in Attachment B of the revised November 19, 2020 CAO report, attached to the Council file.

Fiscal Impact Statement:  The CAO reports that there is no additional impact to the General Fund as a result of the recommendations in the attached report. Sufficient funding is available within the Homeless Emergency Aid Program to support these recommendations.

 

Community Impact Statement:  None submitted.

 

ITEM NO.(19)
20-0527
CD 8

HOMELESSNESS AND POVERTY COMMITTEE REPORT and RESOLUTION relative to the issuance of tax-exempt multifamily conduit revenue bonds for the West Terrace project located at 6576 and 6604 South West Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90043. 

 

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

 

  1. NOTE and FILE the Los Angeles Housing and Community Investment Department (HCIDLA) transmittal dated October 21, 2020, relative to the issuance of tax-exempt multifamily conduit revenue bonds or notes for the West Terrace project.

  2. ADOPT the accompanying RESOLUTION attached to the October 21, 2020 HCIDLA report, attached to the Council file, authorizing the issuance of up to $19,087,000 in tax-exempt multifamily conduit revenue bonds or notes for the West Terrace project.

  3. AUTHORIZE the General Manager,  HCIDLA, or designee, to negotiate and execute the relevant bond documents for West Terrace, subject to the approval of the City Attorney as to form.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Community Impact Statement:  None submitted.

 

ITEM NO.(20)
20-1524

HOMELESSNESS AND POVERTY COMMITTEE REPORT relative to the application for the Homeless Housing, Assistance, and Prevention (HHAP) Round 2 funding. 

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

  1. INSTRUCT the City Administrative Officer (CAO) to apply for the Homeless HHAP Round 2 funding within the 60 days of application period starting on November 30, 2020.

  2. INSTRUCT the CAO and the Chief Legislative Analyst (CLA) to take into consideration input from Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority, City departments, and priorities from the Council and Mayor and report to Council with recommendations on the HHAP Round 2 funding categories to be submitted to the State as part of the application.
       

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

Community Impact Statement:  None submitted.

 

ITEM NO.(21)
20-1457

PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE REPORT relative to proposed First Amendment to Contract No. C-131261 with Clean Harbors Environmental Services, Inc. (Clean Harbors) for hazardous waste disposal services.

 

Recommendations for Council action:

 

  1. INSTRUCT the Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD) to modify the term of the First Amendment to Contract No. C-131261 to not extend beyond June 30, 2021, consistent with the term of the underlying agreement, with Clean Harbors, and revise the maximum allowable compensation to an increase of $350,000.

           
  2. AUTHORIZE the Chief, LAFD, or designee, to execute the proposed First Amendment to Contract No. C-131261 with Clean Harbors to provide hazardous waste disposal services with said amendment to extend the contract term by nine months from November 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021, and increase the maximum allowable compensation by $350,000 from $1,050,000 to $1,400,000, subject to approval by the City Attorney as to form.

 

Fiscal Impact Statement:  The City Administrative Officer (CAO) reports that approval of the recommendations contained in the October 13, 2020 CAO report, attached to the Council file, will authorize the LAFD to extend the term with Clean Harbors through June 30, 2021.  The maximum allowable compensation shall not exceed $350,000 annually.  Funding for this agreement is provided within the LAFD's 2020-21 Contractual Services Account- Environmental Compliance Waste Disposal line item.  There is no additional impact to the General Fund..

 

Financial Policies Statement:  The CAO reports that the recommendations stated in the October 13, 2020 CAO report, attached to the Council file, comply with the City’s Financial Policies in that current operations will be funded by current revenues. 

 

Community Impact Statement:  None submitted.

 

TIME LIMIT FILE - JANUARY 4, 2021

 

(LAST DAY FOR COUNCIL ACTION - DECEMBER 15, 2020)

 

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

 

 

ITEM NO.(22)RELATED TO ITEM NO. 23 (13-1339)
13-1339

PUBLIC WORKS AND GANG REDUCTION COMMITTEE REPORT relative to amending provisions of the Los Angeles Municipal Code pertaining to Protected Tree, to include the Mexican Elderberry and Toyon and update regulations. 

 

Recommendations for Council action:

 

  1. REQUEST the City Attorney to prepare and present an Ordinance based on the Department of City Planning proposed Ordinance dated May 3, 2019, attached to the Council File, with the revisions recommended in the Bureau of Street Services (BSS) report dated October 14, 2020, with two exceptions:

    1. Recommend the measurement at which these trees are protected be at four inches cumulative. 

    2. Strike the word designee and replace it with licensed or certified arborist on page three of said department report, or within the Ordinance under 17.05.R.4.a and 46.02.c.1, attached to the Council file; and, include that when replacement concerns more than two of the protected trees, the permit in question will have a full public hearing at the Board of Public Works as quickly as possible. 

  2. Instruct the City Administrative Officer (CAO) and BSS to report with a staffing plan for the administration of the additional work generated by the addition of the Mexican Elderberry and Toyon to the Protected Tree Ordinance, including the BSS recommendation of a minimum staffing level increase of two Tree Surgeon Supervisors and one Management Analyst to manage the Protected Tree Removal Program.

  3. Instruct the CAO and BSS to report with an updated fee structure in order to fully recover the City’s costs for the protection and replacement of protected trees and shrubs.

 

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

 

Community Impact Statement: Yes. 

 

For: 
Arroyo Seco Neighborhood Council 

Bel Air-Beverly Crest Neighborhood Council

For, if amended:

Encino Neighborhood Council 

Greater Echo Park Elysian Neighborhood Council 

Historic Highland Park Neighborhood Council

 

Against: 

Greater Valley Glen Neighborhood Council

Granada Hills North Neighborhood Council 

 

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

 

 

Items for which Public Hearings Have Not Been Held - (10 Votes Required for Consideration)
ITEM NO.(23)
13-1339

CONSIDERATION OF AND ACTIONS RELATED TO CATEGORICAL EXEMPTION, COMMUNICATION FROM THE CITY ATTORNEY AND ORDINANCE FIRST CONSIDERATION relative to amending the Los Angeles Municipal Code (LAMC) to include the Mexican Elderberry (Sambucus Mexicana) and Toyon (Heteromeles arbutifolia) shrubs in the class of protected trees and shrubs, and to update related regulations protecting such vegetation.

 

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

 

  1. DETERMINE based on the whole of the administrative record, that the draft Ordinance amending LAMC Sections 12.21, 17.02, 17.05, 17.06, 17.51,46.00, 46.01,46.02, 46.03, and 46.06 is exempt under California Public Resources Code Section 15308 (categorical exemption for actions taken by regulatory agencies to assure the maintenance, restoration, enhancement, or protection of the environment), and that none of the exceptions under 15300.2 apply. 

  2. FIND, pursuant to Charter Section 558(b)(3), that adoption of the draft Ordinance will be in conformity with public necessity, convenience, general welfare, and good zoning practice. 

  3. ADOPT the FINDINGS of the Los Angeles City Planning Commission (LACPC) as the Findings of Council, attached to the Council file. 

  4. ADOPT the accompanying ORDINANCE, dated December 11, 2020, disapproved by the Director of Planning on behalf of the LACPC, amending Sections 12.21, 17.02, 17.05, 17.06, 17.51, 46.00, 46.01, 46.02, 46.03, and 46.06 of the LAMC to include the Mexican Elderberry (Sambucus Mexicana) and Toyon (Heteromeles arbutifolia) shrubs in the class of protected trees and shrubs, and to update related regulations protecting such vegetation.

 

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:  Yes

 

For:

Bel Air-Beverly Crest Neighborhood Council 

Arroyo Seco Neighborhood Council

 

For if Amended:

Encino Neighborhood Council

Greater Echo Park Neighborhood Council

Historic Highland Park Neighborhood Council

 

Against:

Greater Valley Glen Neighborhood Council

Granada Hills North Neighborhood Council

 

 

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

 

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

 

10 VOTES REQUIRED ON SECOND READING

ITEM NO.(24)
20-1588

CONSIDERATION OF RESOLUTION (BONIN - MARTINEZ) relative to establishing the City's position regarding the distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine and prioritization of the recovery of the public education system by providing teachers and school support staff with vaccines immediately after health care professionals, and subsidizing the costs of vaccines to ensure equitable and timely access. 

 

Recommendation for Council action: 

ADOPT the accompanying RESOLUTION to:

 

  1. Resolve to urge Governor Newson, the California Department of Public Health, and all other state health officials to prioritize the recovery of our public education system by providing teachers and school support staff with vaccines immediately after health care professionals so that we can safely reopen schools and get students back into the classroom as soon as possible.

  2. Resolve to urge Governor Newson, the California Department of Public Health, and all other state health officials to ensure that the costs of COVID-19 vaccines for all educators and school support staff be subsidized by our state and federal government to ensure equitable and timely access to these vaccines. 

 

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. 

 

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

 

 

ITEM NO.(25)
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.(26)
20-0065

CONSIDERATION OF MOTION (MARTINEZ - O'FARRELL) relative to an Ordinance to extend interim regulations prohibiting the construction or operation of private detention centers, and community detention facilities, for unaccompanied minors in the city.

 

Recommendation for Council action:

 

REQUEST the City Attorney, in consultation with the Department of City Planning, to prepare and present an Ordinance to extend interim regulations prohibiting the construction or operation of private detention centers, and community detention facilities, for unaccompanied minors in the city for a period of one year. 

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

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

 

 

ITEM NO.(27)
20-1533
CD 9CONSIDERATION OF MOTION (PRICE - O'FARRELL) relative to a non-profit lease and/or license agreement with the Coalition for Responsible Community Development (CRDC) and Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles (CHIRLA), for space in the Old Junipero Serra Library (Library) located at 4255 South Olive Street.

 

Recommendation for Council action:

 

DIRECT the Department of General Services, with the assistance of the City Attorney and City Administrative Officer (CAO), to negotiate a non-profit lease and/or license agreement with the CRCD and CHIRLA, for a term of 25 years, for space in the City-owned Library located at 4255 South Olive Street, Los Angeles, California 90037.

 

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

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

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

 

 

ITEM NO.(28)
20-1443
CD 14

SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITIES ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT (SCEA) MITIGATION MEASURES, MITIGATION MONITORING PROGRAM (MMP), ENVIRONMENTAL FINDINGS and PLANNING AND LAND USE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE REPORT relative to the future development for the properties located at 350-356 South Figueroa Street; 830 West Third Street; 825 West Fourth Street; and, 333-361 South Flower Street. 

 

Recommendations for Council action:

 

  1. FIND, upon a review of the entire administrative record, including the SCEA No. ENV-2017-615-SCEA, and all comments received, that:

    1. The Proposed Project qualifies as a transit priority project pursuant to Public Resources Code Section 21155. 

    2. The Proposed Project is consistent with the general use designations, density, building intensity, and applicable policies specified for the project area in the Regional Transportation Plan/Sustainable Communities Strategy (RTP/SCS) prepared by the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG).

    3. The Proposed Project contains more than 50 percent residential; provides a minimum net density greater than 20 units an acre; and is within one-half mile of a major transit stop or high-quality transit corridor included in a regional transportation plan. 

    4. The Proposed Project is a residential or mixed-use project as defined by Public Resources Code Section 21159.28(d). 

    5. The Proposed Project incorporates all feasible mitigation measures, performance standards, or criteria set forth in the prior environmental reports, including SCAG’s 2016-2040 RTP/SCS Program Environmental Impact Report.

    6. All potentially significant or significant effects required to be identified and analyzed pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) in an initial study have been identified and analyzed in an initial study.

    7. With respect to each significant effect on the environment required to be identified in the initial study, changes or alterations have been required in or incorporated into the project that avoids or mitigates the significant effects to a level of insignificance.

    8. Mitigation measures will be made enforceable conditions on the project.

  2. FIND that the Proposed Project complies with the requirements of CEQA for using an SCEA as authorized pursuant to Public Resources Code Section 21155.2(b).

  3. ADOPT the SCEA and the Mitigation Monitoring Program prepared for the SCEA, including the Environmental Findings, for the future consideration of the development project identified in the Department of City Planning (DCP) Case No. DIR-2018-2699-SPP.

 

Applicant: 350 South Figueroa, LLC

 

Representative: Donna Shen Tripp, Craig Lawson and Co., LLC

 

Case No. DIR-2018-2699-SPP

 

Environmental No. ENV-2018-2700-SCEA

 

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.(29)
20-1234

PLANNING AND LAND USE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE REPORT relative to authorizing the Director of Planning to execute a 2020 Mills Act Historical Property Contract for the property located at 612-616 South Broadway. 

 

Recommendation for Council action:

 

AUTHORIZE the Director, Department of City Planning (DCP), or designee, to execute a 2020 Mills Act Historical Property Contract for the property located at 612-616 South Broadway. This Contract is being transmitted separately from the 21 Contracts that were sent under the cover letter dated August 28, 2020 due to COVID19 related processing delays.

 

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.(30)
18-0114
CD 3

MOTION (BLUMENFIELD - RODRIGUEZ) relative to funding for a proposed personal services contract for services to be performed from January 1, 2021 to December 31, 2021 in Council District 3.

 

Recommendations for Council action:

  1. APPROVE the personal services contract, attached to the Motion, with Kevin Mikio Tamaki dba Tamaki Consulting for providing services to the Third Council District as set for therein.

  2. AUTHORIZE the Councilmember of the Third District to execute this contract on behalf of the City; and, INSTRUCT the City Clerk to encumber the necessary funds against the Contractual Services Account of the Council Fund for Fiscal Year 2020-2021 and to reflect it as a charge against the budget of the involved Council Office.

 

ITEM NO.(31)
20-1576

MOTION (BUSCAINO - BLUMENFIELD) relative to waiving review of a December 3, 2020 Board of Harbor Commissioners (BOHC) action approving a resolution for an agreement with International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) for the Cyber Resilience Center.

 

Recommendation for Council action:   

 

RESOLVE to waive review, pursuant to Charter Section 245(b), of the December 3, 2020 action of the BOHC to adopt a Resolution for an agreement with IBM for the establishment, operation, and maintenance of a Cyber Resilience Center, as further described in the text of this Motion.   

 

TIME LIMIT FILE - JANUARY 13, 2021   

 

(LAST DAY FOR COUNCIL ACTION - JANUARY 13, 2021)  

 

 

ITEM NO.(32)
20-1577
CD 5

MOTION (KORETZ - BUSCAINO) relative to installing street banners promoting pedestrian character and walkability to help beautify the Westwood Village and to identify the commercial area boundaries.

 

Recommendations for Council action:

  1. APPROVE, in accordance with the Los Angeles Municipal Code (LAMC) Section 62.132, the Street Banner program identifying the Westwood Village Improvement Association, as a City of Los Angeles Non-Event Street Banner Program.

  2. APPROVE the content for the banner design, attached to the Motion.

 

 

ITEM NO.(33)
20-1583
CD 14

MOTION (DE LEON - RODRIGUEZ) relative to funding for beautification services assistance to clean up trash and debris and to maintain the public right of way.

 

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

 

  1. TRANSFER $329,000 from the Central Los Angeles Recycling and Transfer Station (CLARTS) Community Amenities Trust Fund No. 47S/14, to the Department of Public Works, Office of Community Beautification, Fund No. 100/74, Account No. 3040, Contractual Services for beautification services within Council District 14.

  2. AUTHORIZE the Board of Public Works to amend contract C-122614 with Gang Alternatives Program for an amount not to exceed $329,000 for beautification services within Council District 14.

  3. INSTRUCT the Board of Public Works Office of Community Beautification to make any technical changes to effectuate the intent of this Motion.

 

 

ITEM NO.(34)
20-1584

MOTION (DE LEON - BUSCAINO) and RESOLUTION relative to applying for the Food Waste Prevention and Rescue Grant Program from the Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2019-20 Grant Cycle.

 

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

 

  1. AUTHORIZE the Director and General Manager, LA Sanitation and Environment (LASAN), 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 from CalRecycle's Food Waste Prevention and Rescue Grant Program 2020 to support the Food Rescue 4-Part Project from the FY 2019-20 Grant Cycle.

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

 

 

ITEM NO.(35)
20-0011-S15
CD 8

MOTION (HARRIS-DAWSON - KREKORIAN) relative to funding various beautification projects throughout Council District Eight, including street sweeping on Western Avenue and various other projects, such as tree trimming.

 

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

 

  1. TRANSFER and APPROPRIATE $50,000 in the Council District 8 portion of the Street Furniture Revenue Fund No. 43D/50 to the Street Services Fund No. 100/86, as follows: $35,000 to Account No. 1010 (Salaries - General) and $15,000 to Account No. 6020 (Operating Supplies and Expense) to fund various beautification projects throughout Council District Eight, including street sweeping on Western Avenue and various other on demand projects, such as tree trimming.

  2. AUTHORIZE the Bureau of Street Services to make any technical corrections or clarifications to the above instructions in order to effectuate the intent of this Motion.

 

 

ITEM NO.(36)
20-1585
CD 8

MOTION (HARRIS-DAWSON - BLUMENFIELD) relative to funding for watering trees in Council District 8 to be coordinated by the Office of Community Beautification.

 

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

 

  1. TRANSFER and APPROPRIATE $8,000 from the AB1290 Fund No. 53P, Account No. 281208 (CD 8 Redevelopment Projects - Services) to the Board of Public Works Fund No. 100/74, Account No. 3040 (Contractual Services) for watering 40 trees in Council District 8 coordinated by the Office of Community Beautification with services to be provided by the Koreatown Youth and Community Center.

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

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

 

 

ITEM NO.(37)
20-0111-S1
CD 3

MOTION (BLUMENFIELD - O'FARRELL) relative to amending Council action on September 8, 2020 regarding the appropriation of funds to support the Homeless Housing and Recovery Project in partnership with Tarzana Treatment Centers, Inc. and Providence.

 

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

 

  1. AMEND Council action on September 8, 2020 regarding the appropriation of funds to support the Homeless Housing and Recovery Project in partnership with Tarzana Treatment Centers, Inc. and Providence to authorize the Controller to:

    1. Establish a new account, 43TA24 LAHSA-Tarzana Treatment Center, within the Housing and Community Investment Department Fund No. 10A/43.

    2. Transfer $450,000 from the General City Purposes Fund No. 100/56, Account 000931, Additional Homeless Services Account to the Housing and Community Investment Department Fund No. 10A/43, Account No. 43TA24, Tarzana Treatment Center-TTC. 
       
  2. AUTHORIZE the City Administrative Officer to prepare additional Controller instructions or make any necessary technical adjustments, consistent with the Mayor and Council action on this matter; and, AUTHORIZE the Controller to implement these instructions.

 

 

ITEM NO.(38)
20-1580
CD 9

MOTION (PRICE - O'FARRELL) relative to funding for services in Council District 9 in regards to the heavy increase in trash and bulky items on the streets, alleys and public right of way.

 

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

 

  1. TRANSFER and APPROPRIATE $139,500 in the AB1290 Fund No. 53P, Account No. 281209 (CD 9 Redevelopment Project) to the Bureau of Sanitation for the following:

    Title  Fund No.  Account No.  Amount 
    Labor OT Salaries  100  1090  $  70,000 
    HHW Disposal (Clean Harbors)  100  3040  $  49,500 
    Community Outreach  100  2120  $  20,000 
          $139,500 
       


  2. TRANSFER $10,500 in the AB1290 Fund No. 53P, Account No. 281209 (CD 9 Redevelopment Project) to General Services Fund No. 100, Account No. 9130 for community outreach.

  3. AUTHORIZE the City Clerk to make any technical corrections or clarifications to the above fund transfer instructions in order to effectuate the intent of this Motion.

 

 

ITEM NO.(39)
20-1581
CD 9

MOTION (PRICE - O'FARRELL) relative to funding for environmental work for the Slauson Connect project.

 

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

 

TRANSFER and APPROPRIATE $350,000 from the USC - Recreation and Parks Account in the Council District 9 Public Benefits Trust Fund No. 48X/14, to a new Account in the Engineering Special Services Fund No. 682/50, entitled Slauson Connect Recreation Center, for environmental work including an Initial Study, a Mitigated Negative Declaration, geotechnical engineering, and related services for the Slauson Connect project; and to authorize the Bureau of Engineering to make any corrections, clarifications or revisions to the above fund transfer instructions, including any new instructions, in order to effectuate the intent of this 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.(40)
18-0106-S3
CD 9

MOTION (PRICE - O'FARRELL) relative to extending the contract between the City and the Coalition for Responsible Community Development for the Council District 9 Sidewalk Improvements Project from December 31, 2020 to May 31, 2021.

 

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

 

  1. AUTHORIZE the Los Angeles Housing and Community Investment Department (HCIDLA), with the assistance of the City Attorney, to extend the contract between the City and the Coalition for Responsible Community Development for the Council District 9 Sidewalk Improvements Project (C-130701) from December 31, 2020 to May 31, 2021.

  2. AUTHORIZE HCIDLA to make any technical changes or adjustments to the above instructions in order to effectuate the intent of this Motion.

 

 

ITEM NO.(41)
20-0008-S20
CD 7

MOTION (RODRIGUEZ - BLUMENFIELD) and RESOLUTION relative to amending Council action of October 13, 2020 relative to oversize vehicle parking restrictions.

 

Recommendation for Council action:

 

AMEND the October 13, 2020 Council action relative to establishing oversize vehicle parking restrictions along a segment of Frank Modugno Drive in Sylmar, (Council file No. 20-0008-S20), to adopt the revised RESOLUTION, attached to the Motion, which corrects the location of the parking restriction.

 

 

Items Called Special

Election of Council President - City Clerk Presiding

Election of Council President Pro Tempore - Council President Presiding


Motions for Posting and Referral

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

Council Adjournment

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