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LOS ANGELES CITY COUNCIL

 

 
    Tuesday, August 31, 2021

10:00 AM


JOHN FERRARO COUNCIL CHAMBER

ROOM 340, CITY HALL

200 NORTH SPRING STREET, LOS ANGELES, CA 90012

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President GILBERT A. CEDILLO, First District
NURY MARTINEZ, Sixth District PAUL KREKORIAN, Second District
  BOB BLUMENFIELD, Third District
  NITHYA RAMAN, Fourth District
President Pro Tempore PAUL KORETZ, Fifth District
JOE BUSCAINO, Fifteenth District MONICA RODRIGUEZ, Seventh District
  MARQUEECE HARRIS-DAWSON, Eighth District
Assistant President Pro Tempore CURREN D. PRICE, JR., Ninth District
VACANT MARK RIDLEY-THOMAS, Tenth District
  MIKE BONIN, Eleventh District
  JOHN S. LEE, Twelfth District
  MITCH O'FARRELL, Thirteenth District
  KEVIN DE LEÓN, Fourteenth District

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://CLERK.LACITY.ORG/CALENDAR. 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.

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.

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.

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.

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, August 31, 2021
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

(1)
21-0884
CD 15
HEARING COMMENTS relative to an Application for Determination of Public Convenience or Necessity for the sale of alcoholic beverages for off-site consumption at Edge Americas Distributors, located at 257 West 7th Street.
   
 

Recommendations for Council action:

  1. DETERMINE that the issuance of a liquor license at Edge Americas Distributors, located at 257 West 7th Street, 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 Edge Americas Distributors, located at 257 West 7th Street.
     
  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/Representative:  Jeffrey Whalen

  TIME LIMIT FILE - NOVEMBER 3, 2021(LAST DAY FOR COUNCIL ACTION - NOVEMBER 3, 2021)
 
(2)
21-0900-S15
CD 13 CONTINUED CONSIDERATION OF HEARING PROTESTS and ORDINANCE FIRST CONSIDERATION relative to the improvement and maintenance of the Fletcher Drive and Avenue 38 Street Lighting District.
   
  Recommendations for Council action, SUBJECT TO THE APPROVAL OF THE MAYOR:
 
  1. DENY the protest and confirm the assessments.
     
  2. PRESENT and ADOPT the accompanying ORDINANCE levying the assessments and ordering the maintenance of the above lighting district, in accordance with Sections 6.95-6.127 of the Los Angeles Administrative Code and Government Code Section 53753 (Proposition 218).​
 
 
(3)
21-0900-S25
CD 4 CONTINUED CONSIDERATION OF HEARING PROTESTS and ORDINANCE FIRST CONSIDERATION relative to the improvement and maintenance of the Witzel Drive and Hollyline Avenue No. 2 Street Lighting District.
   
  Recommendations for Council action, SUBJECT TO THE APPROVAL OF THE MAYOR:
  1. FIND that a majority protest exists in the Street Lighting Maintenance Assessment District and therefore the assessment cannot be enacted.
     
  2. PRESENT and ADOPT the accompanying ORDINANCE abandoning all proceedings relating to the above lighting district, in accordance with Sections 6.95-6.127 of the Los Angeles Administrative Code and Government Code Section 53753 (Proposition 218).
     
  3. INSTRUCT the Director, Bureau of Street Lighting, to ensure that the streetlights are not installed or are removed from service if previously installed.
 
 
(4)
21-0900-S26
CD 11 CONTINUED CONSIDERATION OF HEARING PROTESTS and ORDINANCE FIRST CONSIDERATION relative to the improvement and maintenance of the Gorham Avenue and Gretna Green Way Street Lighting District.
   
  Recommendations for Council action, SUBJECT TO THE APPROVAL OF THE MAYOR:
 
  1. DENY the protest and confirm the assessments.
     
  2. PRESENT and ADOPT the accompanying ORDINANCE levying the assessments and ordering the maintenance of the above lighting district, in accordance with Sections 6.95-6.127 of the Los Angeles Administrative Code and Government Code Section 53753 (Proposition 218).​
 
 
(5)
21-0900-S27
CD 4 CONTINUED CONSIDERATION OF HEARING PROTESTS and ORDINANCE FIRST CONSIDERATION relative to the improvement and maintenance of the Glendale Boulevard and Farwell Avenue Street Lighting District.
   
  Recommendations for Council action, SUBJECT TO THE APPROVAL OF THE MAYOR:
  1. FIND that a majority protest exists in the Street Lighting Maintenance Assessment District and therefore the assessment cannot be enacted.
     
  2. PRESENT and ADOPT the accompanying ORDINANCE abandoning all proceedings relating to the above lighting district, in accordance with Sections 6.95-6.127 of the Los Angeles Administrative Code and Government Code Section 53753 (Proposition 218).
     
  3. INSTRUCT the Director, Bureau of Street Lighting, to ensure that the streetlights are not installed or are removed from service if previously installed.
 
 
(6)
21-0900-S28
CD 2 CONTINUED CONSIDERATION OF HEARING PROTESTS and ORDINANCE FIRST CONSIDERATION relative to the improvement and maintenance of the Allot Avenue and Erwin Street Lighting District.
   
  Recommendations for Council action, SUBJECT TO THE APPROVAL OF THE MAYOR:
 
  1. DENY the protest and confirm the assessments.
     
  2. PRESENT and ADOPT the accompanying ORDINANCE levying the assessments and ordering the maintenance of the above lighting district, in accordance with Sections 6.95-6.127 of the Los Angeles Administrative Code and Government Code Section 53753 (Proposition 218).​
 
 
(7)
21-0900-S29
CD 15 CONTINUED CONSIDERATION OF HEARING PROTESTS and ORDINANCE FIRST CONSIDERATION relative to the improvement and maintenance of the Vermont and 157th Avenues Street Lighting District.
   
  Recommendations for Council action, SUBJECT TO THE APPROVAL OF THE MAYOR:
 
  1. DENY the protest and confirm the assessments.
     
  2. PRESENT and ADOPT the accompanying ORDINANCE levying the assessments and ordering the maintenance of the above lighting district, in accordance with Sections 6.95-6.127 of the Los Angeles Administrative Code and Government Code Section 53753 (Proposition 218).​
 
 
(8)
21-0900-S30
CD 13 CONTINUED CONSIDERATION OF HEARING PROTESTS and ORDINANCE FIRST CONSIDERATION relative to the improvement and maintenance of the Western and Franklin Avenues Street Lighting District.
   
  Recommendations for Council action, SUBJECT TO THE APPROVAL OF THE MAYOR:
 
  1. DENY the protest and confirm the assessments.
     
  2. PRESENT and ADOPT the accompanying ORDINANCE levying the assessments and ordering the maintenance of the above lighting district, in accordance with Sections 6.95-6.127 of the Los Angeles Administrative Code and Government Code Section 53753 (Proposition 218).​
 
 
(9)
21-0900-S31
CD 12 CONTINUED CONSIDERATION OF HEARING PROTESTS and ORDINANCE FIRST CONSIDERATION relative to the improvement and maintenance of the Plummer Street and Darby Avenue Street Lighting District.
   
  Recommendations for Council action, SUBJECT TO THE APPROVAL OF THE MAYOR:
 
  1. DENY the protest and confirm the assessments.
     
  2. PRESENT and ADOPT the accompanying ORDINANCE levying the assessments and ordering the maintenance of the above lighting district, in accordance with Sections 6.95-6.127 of the Los Angeles Administrative Code and Government Code Section 53753 (Proposition 218).​
 
 
(10)
21-0900-S32
CD 13 CONTINUED CONSIDERATION OF HEARING PROTESTS and ORDINANCE FIRST CONSIDERATION relative to the improvement and maintenance of the Bellevue and Westlake Avenues Street Lighting District.
   
  Recommendations for Council action, SUBJECT TO THE APPROVAL OF THE MAYOR:
  1. FIND that a majority protest exists in the Street Lighting Maintenance Assessment District and therefore the assessment cannot be enacted.
     
  2. PRESENT and ADOPT the accompanying ORDINANCE abandoning all proceedings relating to the above lighting district, in accordance with Sections 6.95-6.127 of the Los Angeles Administrative Code and Government Code Section 53753 (Proposition 218).
     
  3. INSTRUCT the Director, Bureau of Street Lighting, to ensure that the streetlights are not installed or are removed from service if previously installed.
 
 
(11)
21-0900-S33
CD 11 CONTINUED CONSIDERATION OF HEARING PROTESTS and ORDINANCE FIRST CONSIDERATION relative to the improvement and maintenance of the Venice Boulevard and Frances Avenue Street Lighting District.
   
  Recommendations for Council action, SUBJECT TO THE APPROVAL OF THE MAYOR:
 
  1. DENY the protest and confirm the assessments.
     
  2. PRESENT and ADOPT the accompanying ORDINANCE levying the assessments and ordering the maintenance of the above lighting district, in accordance with Sections 6.95-6.127 of the Los Angeles Administrative Code and Government Code Section 53753 (Proposition 218).​
 
 
(12)
17-0164
CD 15 CATEGORICAL EXEMPTION and TRADE, TRAVEL, AND TOURISM COMMITTEE REPORT and ORDINANCE FIRST CONSIDERATION relative to amending the Port of Los Angeles (POLA) Tariff No. 4, Section Three, Item No. 330 – Charges for Pilotage.
   
  Recommendations for Council action, SUBJECT TO THE APPROVAL OF THE MAYOR:
 
  1. ADOPT the determination by the Board of Harbor Commissioners (Board) that the action is exempt from the requirements of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) in accordance with Article IIl, Class 1(31) of the City CEQA Guidelines.
     
  2. APPROVE  the POLA Resolution No. 20-9724 authorizing proposed Permanent Order No. 21-7295 to amend POLA Tariff No. 4, Section Three, Item No. 330 - Charges for Pilotage.
     
  3. PRESENT and ADOPT the accompanying ORDINANCE, dated March 25, 2021, approving Order No. 21-7295 of the Board amending the POLA Tariff No. 4.
Fiscal Impact Statement: The Board reports that there is no impact to the General Fund. Community Impact Statement: None submitted
 
 
(13)
06-2035-S1
CD 15 CATEGORICAL EXEMPTION and TRADE, TRAVEL, AND TOURISM COMMITTEE REPORT and ORDINANCE FIRST CONSIDERATION relative to amending the Port of Los Angeles (POLA) Tariff No. 4, Section Three, Item No. 370 – Vessel Traffic Service User Fees.
   
  Recommendations for Council action, SUBJECT TO THE APPROVAL OF THE MAYOR:
 
  1. ADOPT the determination by the Board of Harbor Commissioners (Board) that the action is exempt from the requirements of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) in accordance with Article IIl, Class 1(31) of the City CEQA Guidelines.
     
  2. APPROVE the POLA Resolution No. 21-9765 authorizing Permanent Order No. 21-7292 to amend the POLA Tariff No. 4, Section Three, Item No. 370 - Vessel Traffic Service User Fees.
     
  3. PRESENT and ADOPT the accompanying ORDINANCE, dated February 22, 2021, approving Order No. 21-7292 of the Board of Harbor Commissioners, amending the POLA Tariff No. 4.
Fiscal Impact Statement: The Board reports that there is no impact to the General Fund. Community Impact Statement: None submitted
 
 

Items for which Public Hearings Have Been Held

(14)
19-1389-S1
CD 13
STATUTORY EXEMPTION, SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITIES PROJECT EXEMPTION (SCPE), and PLANNING AND LAND USE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE REPORT relative to Vesting Tentative Tract (VTT) appeals for the properties located at 4629-4651 West Maubert Avenue.
   
  Recommendations for Council action:
 
  1. FIND, based on the independent judgment of the decision-maker, after consideration of the whole of the administrative record, that the project was assessed in the SCPE, Case No. ENV-2019-3761-SCPE, which the City Council approved on January 14, 2020, and determined that the project was statutorily exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act as a Sustainable Community Project pursuant to Public Resource Code Section 21155.1.
     
  2. ADOPT the FINDINGS of the Los Angeles City Planning Commission (LACPC) as the Findings of Council.
     
  3. RESOLVE to DENY THE APPEALS filed by Abraham Soghomonian, Los Feliz Preservation Coalition, and Amy Gustincic, Los Feliz Improvement Association, and THEREBY SUSTAIN the decision of the LACPC in denying the appeals and sustaining the Director of Planning’s determination, dated August 5, 2020; and, approving VTT Map No. 82654 with Conditions, pursuant to Sections 17.03, 17.06 and 17.15 of the Los Angeles Municipal Code, for the merger and subdivision of five lots into one lot, in conjunction with the demolition of three existing multi-family buildings and accessory buildings; and the construction, use and maintenance of an eight-story apartment building, with two levels of above grade parking and 143,785 square feet of floor area consisting of 153 dwelling units, within Subarea C (Community Center) of the Vermont/Western Station Neighborhood Area Plan Specific Plan, for the properties located at 4629-4651 West Maubert Avenue, subject to Conditions of Approval.

Applicant: Will Cipes, Maubert LA VI, LLC

Representative: Heather Waldstein, Rosenheim and Associates

Case No. VTT-82654-2A

Environmental Nos. ENV-2019-3761-SCPE

Related Case No. DIR-2019-3760-TOC-SPP-SPR-1A
Fiscal Impact Statement: The LACPC reports that there is no General Fund impact as administrative costs are recovered through fees. Community Impact Statement: None submitted.
  TIME LIMIT FILE - AUGUST 31, 2021(LAST DAY FOR COUNCIL ACTION - AUGUST 31, 2021)
 
(15)
19-1389-S2
CD 13
STATUTORY EXEMPTION and PLANNING AND LAND USE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE REPORT relative to a haul route appeal for the property located at 4629-4651 Maubert Avenue.
   
 
Recommendations for Council action:​
 
  1. FIND, based on the whole of the administrative record, that the project is Statutorily Exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act pursuant to Section 21155.1 of the Public Resources Code (Case No. ENV-2019-3761-SCPE), per the Notice of Exemption prepared by the Department of City Planning.
     
  2. ADOPT the FINDINGS of the Board of Building and Safety Commissioners (BBSC) as the Findings of Council.
     
  3. RESOLVE TO DENY THE APPEAL filed by Susan Winsberg from the determination of the BBSC, and THEREBY SUSTAIN the decision of the BBSC in approving an application to export 5,835 cubic yards of earth from the property located at 4629-4651 Maubert Avenue, subject to Conditions of Approval.

Applicant: Haas Consulting Group

Owner:  Maubert LA VI LLC c/o Cox Castle, Nicholson LLP and Corin M Koreanaga

Board File No. 210003

Environmental No. ENV-2019-3761-SCPE
Fiscal Impact Statement: None submitted by the BBSC. Neither the City Administrative Officer nor the Chief Legislative Analyst has completed a financial analysis of this report. Community Impact Statement: None submitted.
 
 
(16)
16-0804
TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE REPORT relative to proposed Third Amendment to Contract No. C-128057 with AAMCOM, LLC (AAMCOM) for the continued management of the Cityride Paratransit Program Coordinator and Transit Technology Service.
   
 
Recommendation for Council action:

AUTHORIZE the General Manager, Los Angeles Deportment of Transportation (LADOT) to execute the Third Amendment to Agreement No. C-128057 with AAMCOM, extending the term of the Agreement for a period of twelve months and increasing the contract ceiling by $1,287,365, subject to the approval of the City Attorney as to form and legality.
Fiscal Impact Statement: The LADOT reports that funding for the Cityride Paratransit Program Coordinator is included in the Fiscal Year (FY) 2019-20 Proposition A local Transit Assistance Paratransit Program Coordinator Fund No. 385 Account 94S241 and FY 2020-21 Fund No. 385 Account 94T241. This project, therefore, does not create an impact on the City's General Fund budget. Community Impact Statement: None submitted.
  TIME LIMIT FILE - OCTOBER 11, 2021(LAST DAY FOR COUNCIL ACTION - OCTOBER 8, 2021)
 
(17)
21-0480
CD 13
CATEGORICAL EXEMPTION and PLANNING AND LAND USE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE REPORT relative to a California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) appeal filed for the property located at 139-147 South Occidental Boulevard.
   
 
Recommendations for Council action:​
 
  1. FIND, based on the whole of the administrative record, that the project is exempt from CEQA pursuant to CEQA Guidelines, Article 19, Section 15332 (Class 32), and there is no substantial evidence demonstrating that an exception to a categorical exemption pursuant to CEQA Guidelines, Section 15300.2 applies.
     
  2. ADOPT the FINDINGS of the Department of City Planning (DCP) as the Findings of Council.
     
  3. RESOLVE TO DENY THE APPEAL filed by Margarita Lopez, Coalition for Equitable Westlake/MacArthur Park (Representative: Claudia Medina, Law Office of Claudia Medina), and THEREBY SUSTAIN the Director of Planning’s determination in approving a Categorical Exemption as the environmental clearance for a proposed qualifying Tier 1 Transit Oriented Communities Affordable Housing project involving the construction, use, and maintenance of a residential building with a total of 74 dwelling units; the proposed unit mix consists of 10 studio units, 46 one-bedroom units, and 18 two-bedroom units (including nine affordable units made up of six units for Extremely Low Income Households, one unit for Very Low Income Households, and two units for Low Income Households, for a period of 55 years); a total floor area of approximately 59,460 square feet for an approximate Floor Area Ratio of 4.2:1; the building is proposed to be 69 feet and 4 inches in height, built to six stories plus a roof deck (the measurement of building height may exclude roof structures and equipment as defined by Section 12.21.1 of the Los Angeles Municipal Code), providing a total of 6,311 square feet of open space comprised of 950 square feet of private open space and 5,361 square feet of common open space, including large landscaped courtyards on the 2nd floor, 5th floor, and the roof deck; the proposed project will have one level of at-grade parking and one level of subterranean parking containing 79 automobile parking spaces and 64 bicycle stalls; for the property located at 139-147 South Occidental Boulevard.

Applicant: c/o Thomas Giordano, Spudland, LLC

Representative: Matthew Hayden, Hayden Planning

Case No. DIR-2020-6816-TOC-HCA

Environmental No. ENV-2020-6817-CE-1A
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.
 
 
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21-0370
CD 9
CATEGORICAL EXEMPTION and PLANNING AND LAND USE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE REPORT relative to a California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) appeal filed for the property located at 1122 West 30th Street.
   
  Recommendations for Council action:​
 
  1. FIND, based on the whole of the administrative record, that the project is exempt from CEQA pursuant to CEQA Guidelines, Article 19, Section 15303 (Class 3), Section 15331 (Class 31), and Section 15332 (Class 32 Infill), and there is no substantial evidence demonstrating that an exception to a categorical exemption pursuant to CEQA Guidelines, Section 15300.2 applies.
     
  2. ADOPT the FINDINGS of the South Los Angeles Area Planning Commission (SLAAPC) as the Findings of Council.
     
  3. RESOLVE TO DENY THE APPEAL filed by James R. Childs, North University Park Community Association, and THEREBY SUSTAIN the determination of the SLAAPC in approving a Categorical Exemption as the environmental clearance for the construction of an approximately 3,037 square-foot, three-story duplex with ground floor interior parking for six cars, landscaping and hardscaping, and restoration work to the existing historic primary structure at the front of the lot; for the property located at 1122 West 30th Street.

Applicant: Jeff Zbikowski, JZA Architecture

Case No. DIR-2020-2122-COA-DRB-SPP-1A

Environmental No. ENV-2020-2123-CE-1A
Fiscal Impact Statement: The SLAAPC reports that there is no General Fund impact as administrative costs are recovered through fees. Community Impact Statement: None submitted.
 
 
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21-0371
CD 14 RELATED TO COUNCIL FILE NO. 21-0371-S1
CATEGORICAL EXEMPTION, ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT REPORT (EIR), ADDENDA, and PLANNING AND LAND USE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE REPORT relative to a California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) appeal filed for the property located at 1550 North San Pablo Street, Unit No. 100 (2200 East Trojan Way).
   
  Recommendations for Council action:​
 
  1. FIND, based on the whole of the administrative record, that the project is exempt from CEQA pursuant to CEQA Guidelines, Article 19, Section 15301 (Class 1), and there is no substantial evidence demonstrating that an exception to a categorical exemption pursuant to CEQA Guidelines, Section 15300.2 applies; and, FIND, based on the independent judgment of the decision-maker, after consideration of the whole of the administrative record, the project was assessed in the previously certified EIR, No. ENV-2004-1950-EIR, certified on July 18, 2006, and Addenda dated March 2013 and April 2014; and pursuant to CEQA Guidelines, Sections 15162 and 15164, no subsequent EIR, negative declaration, or addendum is required for approval of the project.
     
  2. ADOPT the FINDINGS of the East Los Angeles Area Planning Commission (ELAAPC) as the Findings of Council.
     
  3. RESOLVE TO DENY THE APPEAL filed by Susan Li, Service Employees International Union Local 721, and Eastside LEADS (Representative: Jordan R. Sisson, Esq., Law Office of Gideon Kracov), and THEREBY SUSTAIN the determination of the ELAAPC in approving a Categorical Exemption, No.  ENV-2020-1129-CE, and related CEQA findings as the environmental clearance; and, denying the appeal and sustaining the Zoning Administrator’s determination dated October 29, 2020 to approve, pursuant to Section 12.24 M of the Los Angeles Municipal Code, a Master Plan Approval to allow the sale and dispensing of a full line of alcoholic beverages for on-site consumption in conjunction with live entertainment in conjunction with a proposed 200 guest room hotel with a 18,400 square-foot ground-floor lobby, restaurant, bar, conference rooms and outdoor pool area; for the property located at 1550 North San Pablo Street, Unit No. 100 (2200 East Trojan Way).

Applicant: Tom Weigel, MHH-LA Liquor Subsidiary, LLC

Representative: Lee Rabun, CLR Enterprises, Inc.
 
Case No. ZA-2020-1128-MPA-1A
 
Environmental No. ENV-2020-1129-CE-1A

Related Case No. ZA-2020-1097-MPA-1A
Fiscal Impact Statement: The ELAAPC reports that there is no General Fund impact as administrative costs are recovered through fees. Community Impact Statement: Yes

For (Appeal):
Lincoln Heights Neighborhood Council
Historic Highland Park Neighborhood Council
 
 
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21-0371-S1
CD 14 RELATED TO COUNCIL FILE NO. 21-0371
CATEGORICAL EXEMPTION, ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT REPORT (EIR), ADDENDA, and PLANNING AND LAND USE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE REPORT relative to a California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) appeal filed for the property located at 1550 North San Pablo Street, Unit No. 070 (2200 East Trojan Way).
   
  Recommendations for Council action:​
 
  1. FIND, based on the whole of the administrative record, that the project is exempt from CEQA pursuant to CEQA Guidelines, Article 19, Section 15301 (Class 1), and there is no substantial evidence demonstrating that an exception to a categorical exemption pursuant to CEQA Guidelines, Section 15300.2 applies; and, FIND, based on the independent judgment of the decision-maker, after consideration of the whole of the administrative record, the project was assessed in the previously certified EIR, No. ENV-2004-1950-EIR, certified on July 18, 2006, and Addenda dated March 2013 and April 2014; and pursuant to CEQA Guidelines, Sections 15162 and 15164, no subsequent EIR, negative declaration, or addendum is required for approval of the project.
     
  2. ADOPT the FINDINGS of the East Los Angeles Area Planning Commission (ELAAPC) as the Findings of Council.
     
  3. RESOLVE TO DENY THE APPEAL filed by Susan Li, Service Employees International Union Local 721, and Eastside LEADS (Representative: Jordan R. Sisson, Esq., Law Office of Gideon Kracov), and THEREBY SUSTAIN the determination of the ELAAPC in approving a Categorical Exemption, No.  ENV-2020-1091-CE, and related CEQA findings as the environmental clearance; and, denying the appeal and sustaining the Zoning Administrator’s determination dated October 29, 2020 to approve, pursuant to Section 12.24 M of the Los Angeles Municipal Code, a Master Plan Approval to allow the sale and dispensing of a full line of alcoholic beverages for on-site consumption in conjunction with a proposed 20,548 square-foot conference center with live entertainment; for the property located at 1550 North San Pablo Street, Unit No. 070 (2200 East Trojan Way).

Applicant: Dick Dejong, University of Southern California

Representative: Lee Rabun, CLR Enterprises, Inc.

Case No. ZA-2020-1097-MPA-1A

Environmental No. ENV-2020-1091-CE-1A

Related Case No. ZA-2020-1128-MPA-1A
Fiscal Impact Statement: The ELAAPC reports that there is no General Fund impact as administrative costs are recovered through fees. Community Impact Statement: Yes

For (Appeal):
Lincoln Heights Neighborhood Council
Historic Highland Park Neighborhood Council
 
 
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21-0774
INFORMATION, TECHNOLOGY, AND GENERAL SERVICES AND HOMELESSNESS AND POVERTY COMMITTEES’ REPORT relative to identifying City-owned properties not suitable for permanent or interim housing that can be utilized to create a City-wide network of shipping-container storage facilities for people experiencing homelessness in the City.
   
  Recommendation for Council action, pursuant to Motion (Raman - Harris-Dawson):

DIRECT the City Administrative Officer (CAO) to identify City-owned parking lots, vacant parcels, and other properties not suitable for permanent or interim housing that can be utilized to create a distributed, City-wide network of small-scale, shipping-container storage facilities for people experiencing homelessness in Los Angeles, and to report within 60 days with a plan for the funding and establishment of an initial five such facilities in key locations throughout the City where there is a great unmet need among homeless residents for storage solutions.
Fiscal Impact Statement: Neither the CAO nor the Chief Legislative Analyst has completed a financial analysis of this report. Community Impact Statement: None submitted
 
 
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21-0002-S155
RULES, ELECTIONS, AND INTERGOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS COMMITTEE REPORT and RESOLUTION relative to supporting the right of Security Officers at CommonSpirit/Dignity Health to form their union in SEIU-UHW or, at the very least, allow these Security Officers to hold a free and fair election so they can vote to form their union in SEIU-UHW.
   
  Recommendation for Council action, SUBJECT TO THE CONCURRENCE OF THE MAYOR:

RESOLVE to support the right of Security Officers at CommonSpirit/Dignity Health to form their union in SEIU-UHW or, at the very least, allow these Security Officers to hold a free and fair election so they can vote to form their union in SEIU-UHW.
Fiscal Impact Statement: Neither the City Administrative Officer nor the Chief Legislative Analyst has not completed a financial analysis of this report Community Impact Statement: None submitted
 
 
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21-0316
CD 3 HOMELESSNESS AND POVERTY COMMITTEE REPORT relative to working with the local service providers to develop a pilot storage program.
   
  Recommendations for Council action, pursuant to Motion (Blumenfield - Krekorian):
  1. INSTRUCT the Bureau of Sanitation (BOS) to work with Los Angeles Homeless Service Authority and the local service providers in Council District 3 to develop a pilot storage program where residents at these facilities (a new bridge home shelter and two cabin communities) can store their excess belongings at local storage facilities to ensure a smooth transition from the street into temporary housing. 
     
  2. INSTRUCT that City Administrative Officer (CAO) and Chief Legislative Analyst (CLA) be requested to identify sources of funding and any necessary contract amendments to implement this pilot program.
Fiscal Impact Statement: Neither the CAO nor the CLA has completed a financial analysis of this report. Community Impact Statement: None submitted
 
 
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17-0950-S2
TRANSPORTATION and PUBLIC WORKS COMMITTEES REPORT relative to the first three projects for the second round of the Corridors, Complete Streets Program.
   
 
Recommendations for Council action:
 
  1. RECEIVE AND FILE the recommended project base scope elements and budgets contained in Attachment A of the August 9, 2021 Joint Bureau of Engineering (BOE), Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT), Bureau of Street Services (BOSS), Bureau of Sanitation (BOS), and Bureau of Street Lighting (BSL) report, attached to the Council File,  for the three projects listed below, based on the pre-design findings discussed in said report:
     
    1. Culver Boulevard from Centinela Avenue to Slauson Avenue
       
    2. La Brea Avenue from Coliseum Street to Adams Boulevard
       
    3. Highland Avenue from Santa Monica Boulevard to Franklin Avenue
       
  2. INSTRUCT the BOE, with support from the LADOT, the BOSS and the BOS to initiate the design of Culver Boulevard, La Brea Avenue and Highland Avenue Complete Streets Projects, in parallel, progressing commensurate with the available funding.
     
  3. RECOMMEND including in the Fiscal Year 2022-23 proposed budget funding:
     
    1. To complete the balance of the design for the Culver Boulevard, La Brea Avenue and Highland Avenue Complete Streets Projects.
       
    2. For design funding for the Vision Zero scope of work for the intersection of Culver Boulevard and Berryman Avenue.

       
  4. RECOMMEND that additional studies be conducted at the intersection of Culver Boulevard and Inglewood Boulevard to improve southbound vehicle and bicycle movements.
     
  5. INSTRUCT the City Administrative Officer to report in regard with the following:
     
    1. A review of infrastructure cost trends in Southern California for public works projects with a focus on similar reconstruction projects.
       
    2. An assessment of cost trends for the City of Los Angeles for infrastructure projects.
       
    3. Best practices from peer agencies on project development and cost estimation, including how other agencies predict costs early in the project’s life cycle.
       
    4. Recommendations to mitigate construction cost escalation across all City infrastructure projects.
       
    5. When evaluating a Complete Streets project also evaluate the cost compared to the cost to each part separately. 
Fiscal Impact Statement: None submitted by the BOE, LADOT, BOS, BOSS, or BSL.  Neither the CAO nor the Chief Legislative Analyst has completed a financial analysis of this report. Community Impact Statement: None submitted
 
  (Energy, Climate Change, Environmental Justice, and River Committee waived consideration of the above matter)
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21-0192
TRANSFER OF FUNDS relative to the Innovation and Performance Commission‘s Innovation Fund (IF) funding for the Connecting Neighborhood Justice Program from the Office of the City Attorney.
   
  Recommendation for Council action, SUBJECT TO THE APPROVAL OF THE MAYOR:

TRANSFER $170,000 from the IF Fund No. 105/10, Account to be Established, City Attorney - Connecting Neighborhood Justice Program Fund No. 100/12 as follows:
 
Fund Account Title     Amount
100/12 003040 Contractual Services $170,000

(Scheduled pursuant to Council action of March 24, 2021)
 
 

Items for which Public Hearings Have Not Been Held - (10 Votes Required for Consideration)

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21-0900-S56
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 Weddington Street No. 6 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 July 21, 2021.
     
  2. PRESENT and ADOPT the accompanying ORDINANCE OF INTENTION setting the date of November 2, 2021 as the hearing date for the maintenance of the Hermitage Avenue and Weddington Street No. 6 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, $357.41 will be collected annually starting with tax year 2021-22 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:  October 27, 2021)
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21-0900-S57
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 Vermont Avenue and 84th 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 July 21, 2021.
     
  2. PRESENT and ADOPT the accompanying ORDINANCE OF INTENTION setting the date of November 2, 2021 as the hearing date for the maintenance of the Vermont Avenue and 84th 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, $4,498.66 will be collected annually starting with tax year 2021-22 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:  October 27, 2021)
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21-0900-S58
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 Lankershim and Chandler Boulevards 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 July 21, 2021.
     
  2. PRESENT and ADOPT the accompanying ORDINANCE OF INTENTION setting the date of November 2, 2021 as the hearing date for the maintenance of the Lankershim and Chandler Boulevards 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, $2,833.97 will be collected annually starting with tax year 2021-22 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:  October 27, 2021)
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21-0900-S59
CD 4 COMMUNICATION FROM THE BUREAU OF STREET LIGHTING and ORDINANCE OF INTENTION FIRST CONSIDERATION relative to establishing a hearing date for the maintenance of the Riverside Drive and Hyperion Avenue (Reballot) 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 July 21, 2021.
     
  2. PRESENT and ADOPT the accompanying ORDINANCE OF INTENTION setting the date of November 2, 2021 as the hearing date for the maintenance of the Riverside Drive and Hyperion Avenue (Reballot) 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, $1,353.46 will be collected annually starting with tax year 2021-22 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:  October 27, 2021)
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21-0900-S60
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 Tupper Street and Langdon 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 July 21, 2021.
     
  2. PRESENT and ADOPT the accompanying ORDINANCE OF INTENTION setting the date of November 2, 2021 as the hearing date for the maintenance of the Tupper Street and Langdon 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, $244.98 will be collected annually starting with tax year 2021-22 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:  October 27, 2021)
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21-0900-S61
CD 11 COMMUNICATION FROM THE BUREAU OF STREET LIGHTING and ORDINANCE OF INTENTION FIRST CONSIDERATION relative to establishing a hearing date for the maintenance of the Butler Avenue and La Grange 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 July 21, 2021.
     
  2. PRESENT and ADOPT the accompanying ORDINANCE OF INTENTION setting the date of November 2, 2021 as the hearing date for the maintenance of the Butler Avenue and La Grange 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, $455.78 will be collected annually starting with tax year 2021-22 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:  October 27, 2021)
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21-0900-S62
CD 12 COMMUNICATION FROM THE BUREAU OF STREET LIGHTING and ORDINANCE OF INTENTION FIRST CONSIDERATION relative to establishing a hearing date for the maintenance of the Topanga Canyon Boulevard and Old Santa Susana Pass Road 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 July 28, 2021.
     
  2. PRESENT and ADOPT the accompanying ORDINANCE OF INTENTION setting the date of November 2, 2021 as the hearing date for the maintenance of the Topanga Canyon Boulevard and Old Santa Susana Pass Road 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, $1,614.74 will be collected annually starting with tax year 2021-22 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:  October 27, 2021)
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21-0900-S63
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 Foothill Boulevard and Tujunga Valley Street 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 August 4, 2021.
     
  2. PRESENT and ADOPT the accompanying ORDINANCE OF INTENTION setting the date of November 2, 2021 as the hearing date for the maintenance of the Foothill Boulevard and Tujunga Valley Street 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, $2,055.37 will be collected annually starting with tax year 2021-22 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:  October 27, 2021)
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21-0900-S65
CD 9 COMMUNICATION FROM THE BUREAU OF STREET LIGHTING and ORDINANCE OF INTENTION FIRST CONSIDERATION relative to establishing a hearing date for the maintenance of the Grand Avenue and Adams Boulevard 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 4, 2021.
     
  2. PRESENT and ADOPT the accompanying ORDINANCE OF INTENTION setting the date of November 2, 2021 as the hearing date for the maintenance of the Grand Avenue and Adams Boulevard 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, $4,824.98 will be collected annually starting with tax year 2021-22 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:  October 27, 2021)
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21-0900-S66
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 Venice Boulevard and Comey 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 August 4, 2021.
     
  2. PRESENT and ADOPT the accompanying ORDINANCE OF INTENTION setting the date of November 2, 2021 as the hearing date for the maintenance of the Venice Boulevard and Comey 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, $921.17 will be collected annually starting with tax year 2021-22 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:  October 27, 2021)
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21-0900-S67
CD 4 COMMUNICATION FROM THE BUREAU OF STREET LIGHTING and ORDINANCE OF INTENTION FIRST CONSIDERATION relative to establishing a hearing date for the maintenance of the Griffith Park and Colony Circle 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 August 4, 2021.
     
  2. PRESENT and ADOPT the accompanying ORDINANCE OF INTENTION setting the date of November 2, 2021 as the hearing date for the maintenance of the Griffith Park and Colony Circle 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, $119.29 will be collected annually starting with tax year 2021-22 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:  October 27, 2021)
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20-0668
COMMUNICATION FROM THE CITY ATTORNEY and ORDINANCE FIRST CONSIDERATION relative to amending Section 2.21 of the Los Angeles Administrative Code (LAAC) to extend the date by which the redistricting commissions must present their proposals to the City Council to October 29, 2021.
   
  Recommendation for Council action, SUBJECT TO THE APPROVAL OF THE MAYOR:

PRESENT AND ADOPT the accompanying ORDINANCE dated August 12, 2021, to amend Section 2.21 of the LAAC to extend the date by which the redistricting commissions must present their proposals to the City Council to October 29, 2021.
Fiscal Impact Statement: None submitted by the City Attorney.  Neither the City Administrative Officer nor the Chief Legislative Analyst has completed a financial analysis of this report Community Impact Statement: None submitted.
 
  (Rules, Elections, and Intergovernmental Relations Committee waived consideration of the above matter)
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21-0005-S135
CD 10 COMMUNICATION FROM THE LOS ANGELES HOUSING AND COMMUNITY INVESTMENT DEPARTMENT (HCIDLA) and RESOLUTION relative to removing the property at 2035 West 31st Street (Case No. 134569) Assessor I.D. No. 5053-006-017) from the Rent Escrow Account Program (REAP).
   
  Recommendation for Council action:

APPROVE the HCIDLA report recommendation dated August 20, 2021, attached to the Council file and ADOPT the accompanying RESOLUTION
removing the property at 2035 West 31st Street (Case No. 134569) Assessor I.D. No. 5053-006-017 from the REAP.
Fiscal Impact Statement: None submitted by the HCIDLA. Neither the City Administrative Officer nor the Chief Legislative Analyst has completed a financial analysis of this report. Community Impact Statement: None submitted.
 
 
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21-0005-S136
CD 4 COMMUNICATION FROM THE LOS ANGELES HOUSING AND COMMUNITY INVESTMENT DEPARTMENT (HCIDLA) and RESOLUTION relative to removing the property at 861 South Norton Avenue (Case No. 548568) Assessor I.D. No. 5092-005-024 from the Rent Escrow Account Program (REAP).
   
  Recommendation for Council action:

APPROVE the HCIDLA report recommendation dated August 20, 2021, attached to the council file and ADOPT the accompanying RESOLUTION removing the property at 861 South Norton Avenue (Case No. 548568) Assessor I.D. No. 5092-005-024 from the REAP.
Fiscal Impact Statement: None submitted by the HCIDLA. Neither the City Administrative Officer nor the Chief Legislative Analyst has completed a financial analysis of this report. Community Impact Statement: None submitted.
 
 
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21-0899
CONTINUED CONSIDERATION OF MOTION (KORETZ – KREKORIAN – O’FARRELL) relative to the use of “ghost guns”, weapons that are assembled from parts or kits that include one unfinished piece and have no serial number; and, establishing an Ordinance like that recently approved in the City of San Diego that prohibits buying, selling or possessing the frame of an unfinished gun unless it has a serial number essentially treating the unfinished part like a completed firearm, a violation that would be a misdemeanor. 
   
  Recommendations for Council action:
 
  1. REQUEST the City Attorney to draft an Ordinance prohibiting the possession, purchase, sale, receipt and transportation of non-serialized, unfinished frames and unfinished receivers, and non-serialized firearms with the City.
     
  2. REQUEST the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD), with the assistance of the City Attorney as needed, to report back to Council in 14 days with current data on the impact of ghost guns in the City, including but not limited to the number of nonserialized firearms confiscated from individuals and recovered at crime scenes, as well as the number of cases, shootings and homicides in which non-serialized ghost guns were involved.
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 
 
  (Public Safety Committee has waived consideration of the above matter) 

(Continued from Council meeting of August 25, 2021)
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21-1200-S20
COMMUNICATION FROM THE MAYOR relative to the appointment of Ms. Dora Quach to the Commission on the Status of Women.
   
  Recommendation for Council action: 

RESOLVE that the Mayor’s appointment of Ms. Dora Quach to the the Commission on the Status of Women for the term ending June 30, 2024, is APPROVED and CONFIRMED.  Ms. Quach will fill the vacancy created by Maryam Zar, who has resigned.  Ms. Quach resides in Council District 14.  (Current composition: M = 0; F = 7)

Financial Disclosure Statement: Filed

Background Check: Pending
 
Community Impact Statement: None submitted
  TIME LIMIT FILE - September 13, 2021(LAST DAY FOR COUNCIL ACTION - September 10, 2021)
  (Scheduled pursuant to Charter Section 502)
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21-0875
CD 13 CONSIDERATION OF MOTION (O'FARRELL - KREKORIAN) relative to an agreement with Urban Alchemy for the use of 1710 North Cherokee Avenue, Suite No.3 as part of the Crisis and Incident Response through Community Lead Engagement (CIRCLE) Pilot Program.
   
  Recommendation for Council action:

DIRECT the Department of General Services, with the assistance of the Los Angeles Department of Transportation, Los Angeles Police Department, City Administrative Officer, City Attorney and Mayor's Office, to negotiate a license or lease agreement, subject to Council approval, with Urban Alchemy for the use of 1710 North Cherokee Avenue, Suite No.3 as part of the CIRCLE Pilot Program and for services to reduce the transmission of COVID-19 among persons experiencing homelessness in Hollywood (C-138635), with terms and conditions consistent with the City's contracts with Urban Alchemy for these programs.
Community Impact Statement: None submitted
 
  (Information, Technology, and General Services Committee waived consideration of the above matter)
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21-0951
CD 2 COMMUNICATION FROM THE CITY ENGINEER relative to the final map of Parcel Map L.A. No. 2019-6353, located at 6304 North Allott Avenue, northerly of Erwin Street.
   
  Recommendation for Council action:

APPROVE the final map of Parcel Map L.A. No. 2019-6353, located at 6304 North Allott Avenue, northerly of Erwin Street and accompanying Subdivision Improvement Agreement and Contract with security documents.

(Bond No. C-138794)
Owner: Dana Ser & Yossef Luzon;  Surveyor: Nick Kazemi
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.
 
 
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21-0960
CD 4 COMMUNICATION FROM THE CITY ENGINEER relative to the final map of Tract No. 73726, located at 1408 and 1410 North Poinsettia Place, southerly of Sunset Boulevard.
   
  Recommendation for Council action:

APPROVE the final map of Tract No. 73726, located at 1408 and 1410 North Poinsettia Place, southerly of Sunset Boulevard and accompanying Subdivision Improvement Agreement and Contract with security documents.

(Bond No. C-138807)
Owner: 1408 North Poinsettia LLC;  Surveyor: Yoshiaki Miyamoto
Fiscal Impact Statement: The subdivider has paid a fee of $13,981.60 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.
 
 
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21-0002-S149
CONSIDERATION OF RESOLUTION (BONIN - HARRIS-DAWSON) relative to establishing the City's position in its 2021-2022 State Legislative Program regarding Senate Bill (SB) 679 which would establish a Los Angeles County Affordable Housing Solutions Agency.
   
  Recommendation for Council action, SUBJECT TO THE CONCURRENCE OF THE MAYOR:

ADOPT the accompanying RESOLUTION to include in the City's 2021-2022 State Legislative Program SUPPORT for SB 679 which would establish a Los Angeles County Affordable Housing Solutions Agency.
Community Impact Statement: None submitted
 
  (Rules, Elections, and Intergovernmental Relations Committee waived consideration of the above matter)

Items Called Special

Motions for Posting and Referral

Council Members' Requests for Excuse from Attendance at Council Meetings

Closed Session

(46)
21-0823
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 Antone Austin, et al. v. City of Los Angeles, et al., United States District Court (USDC) Case No. CV20-03985-AB-JC. [This matter arises from an incident involving members of the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) on May 24, 2019, in Los Angeles, California.]

(Budget and Finance Committee considered the above matter in Closed Session on August 23, 2021)
   
 
 
 
(47)
21-0815
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 Sara Langolf v. City of Los Angeles, Los Angeles Superior Court Case No. 19STCV45459. (This matter arises from an incident that occurred on April 21, 2019 involving an LAPD vehicle and a pedestrian in Venice Beach.)

(Budget and Finance Committee considered the above matter in Closed Session on August 23, 2021)
   
 
 
 
(48)
21-0824
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 Ann Janette Cortez v. City of Los Angeles, et al., USDC Case No. CV18-03248-CAS-(JPRx). (This matter arises from an incident involving members of the LAPD on June 22, 2017, in Los Angeles, California.)

(Budget and Finance Committee considered the above matter in Closed Session on August 23, 2021)
   
 
 
 
(49)
21-0837
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 Jason Kong v. City of Los Angeles, et al., Los Angeles Superior Court Case No. 20STCV15345. (This matter arises from an incident that occurred on May 21, 2019 when a LYFT vehicle in which the plaintiff was a passenger hit a depression in the street on Wilton Place near the intersection with Ingraham Street.)

(Budget and Finance Committee considered the above matter in Closed Session on August 23, 2021)
   
 
 
 

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).