Meeting

PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE

Wednesday, September 1, 2021

ROOM 1010, CITY HALL - 3:30 PM 200 NORTH SPRING STREET, LOS ANGELES, CA 90012

MEMBERS:   COUNCILMEMBER MONICA RODRIGUEZ, CHAIR
    COUNCILMEMBER MITCH O’FARRELL
    COUNCILMEMBER JOE BUSCAINO
    COUNCILMEMBER JOHN S. LEE
    COUNCILMEMBER MARQUEECE HARRIS-DAWSON
     

(Keyonna Kidd - Legislative Assistant - (213) 978-1071 or keyonna.kidd@lacity.org)

In conformity with the Governor's Executive Order N-29-20 (March 17, 2020) and due to concerns over COVID-19, this Los Angeles City Council committee meeting will be conducted telephonically.

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MULTIPLE AGENDA ITEM COMMENT

GENERAL PUBLIC COMMENT

ITEM(S)

(1)
21-0898
Mayor's report relative to the appointment of Carol Parks as the Permanent General Manager of the Emergency Management Department. 

Financial Disclosure Statement: Pending

Background Check Review: Pending
   
  Community Impact Statement: None submitted
  TIME LIMIT FILE - 9/23/2021(LAST DAY FOR COUNCIL ACTION - 9/22/2021)
 
(2)
18-0529-S1
City Administrative Officer and City Attorney reports relative to authority to accept grant funding from the California Victim Compensation Board for the Joint Powers of Verification Unit to provide reimbursement for staff conducting claims verifications and related program expenses for a grant performance period from July 1, 2021 though June 30, 2022. 
   
  Fiscal Impact Statement: Yes Community Impact Statement: None submitted 
 
 
(3)
20-1079-S2
Board of Police Commissioners report relative to a Supplemental Police Account (SPA) Third Quarterly Report for July through September 2020. 
   
  Fiscal Impact Statement: No Community Impact Statement: None submitted. 
 
 
(4)
21-0556
Board of Police Commissioners report relative to a Supplemental Police Account (SPA) First Quarterly Report for January through March 2021. 
   
  Fiscal Impact Statement: No Community Impact Statement: None submitted 
 
 
(5)
21-0913
City Administrative Officer report relative to proposed adjustments to the Police Commission Service Fee study for Fiscal Year 2021-22 and recommended fee decreases for three services: False Alarms, Information Cards, and Noise Variances. 
   
  Fiscal Impact Statement: Yes Community Impact Statement: None submitted 
 
 
(6)
20-0769
City Administrative Officer report relative to a second status update and draft Request for Proposals (RFP) relative to an unarmed model of crises response.
   
  Fiscal Impact Statement: Yes Financial Policies Statement: Yes  Community Impact Statement: Yes
For: Hermon Neighborhood Council 
 
 
(7)
20-0793
Verbal status report from the City Attorney relative to a Motion relating to the use of the 911 Emergency System to make a false or frivolous report of an emergency when the call is motivated or based on racial bias. 
   
  Fiscal Impact Statement: No Community Impact Statement: Yes. 
For: West Hills Neighborhood Council 
 
 
(8)
21-0892
Motion (Rodriguez – De Leon) relative to funding from the Biden Administration for various Community Violence Intervention (CVI) strategies, designed to reduce violence without relying on incarceration including violence interruption programs. 
   
  Fiscal Impact Statement: No Community Impact Statement: None submitted 
 
 
(9)
21-0870
Motion (Rodriguez – Blumenfield) relative to examining the feasibility of both temporary and permanent traffic calming measures including but not limited to speed humps, rumble strips, raised center medians, curb extensions, and traffic circles, in light of the increasingly dangerous nature of illegal street racing on local roads. 
   
  Fiscal Impact Statement: No Community Impact Statement: None submitted
 
 
(10)
20-1267
Motion (Krekorian – O’Farrell) relative to enforcement of regulations for modified mufflers, and whether the current local laws are sufficient to address public safety and quality of life issues that modified mufflers pose for communities. 
   
  Fiscal Impact Statement: No Community Impact Statement: Yes. 
For: 
West Hills Neighborhood Council 
Sherman Oaks Neighborhood Council 
Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council 
United Neighborhoods Neighborhood Council 

Against unless Amended:
Greater Valley Glen Neighborhood Council  
 
 
(11)
20-0776
Motion (Harris-Dawson – Price – O’Farrell) relative to the President Obama’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing recommendation that all police departments create a policy on seeking consent before conducting warrantless searches in order to build public trust. 
   
  Fiscal Impact Statement: No Community Impact Statement: None submitted 
 
 
(12)
20-1200-S42
Mayor's report relative to the appointment of Nahtahna Cabanes to the Police Permit Review Panel. 

Financial Disclosure Statement: Filed 

Background Check: Pending 
   
  Community Impact Statement: None submitted 
  TIME LIMIT FILE - 9/27/2021(LAST DAY FOR COUNCIL ACTION - 9/24/2021)
 
(13)
21-0849
City Administrative Officer and Board of Police Commissioners reports relative to retroactive approval to apply for and accept a grant award for the 2020 Project Safe Neighborhoods Violent Gang and Crime Reduction Program by and through The Children’s Initiative with the United States Attorney’s Office, Central District of California, with funding from the Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Assistance for the period of September 1, 2021 through September 1, 2023. 
   
  Fiscal Impact Statement: Yes Financial Policies Statement: Yes  Community Impact Statement: None submitted 
 
 
(14)
14-0955-S6
City Administrative Officer and Board of Police Commissioners reports relative to retroactive approval to apply for and accept a grant award for the 2021-22 Real Estate Fraud Prosecution Program grant from the Los Angeles County Real Estate Fraud Prosecution Trust Fund Committee for the period of July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2022. 
   
  Fiscal Impact Statement: Yes Financial Policies Statement: Yes  Community Impact Statement: None submitted 
 
 
(15)
21-0654
City Administrative Officer and Board of Police Commissioners reports relative to retroactive approval to apply for and accept a grant award for the 2021-22 Cannabis Tax Fund Grant Program – Law Enforcement from the California Highway Patrol for the period of July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2022. 
   
  Fiscal Impact Statement: Yes Financial Policies Statement: Yes  Community Impact Statement: None submitted 
 
 
(16)
21-0645
City Administrative Officer and Board of Police Commissioners reports relative to retroactive approval to apply for and accept a grant award for the 2021-22 Cannabis Tax Fund Grant Program – Toxicology Laboratory from the California Highway Patrol for the period July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2023. 
   
  Fiscal Impact Statement: Yes Financial Policies Statement: Yes  Community Impact Statement: None submitted 
 
 
(18)
15-1313
City Administrative Officer report relative to authority to retroactively authorize and execute Amendment Sixteen to Contract No. C-123897 (Contract) with Motorola Solutions, Inc.; and, authority to execute the Seventeenth Amendment to the Contract. (Also referred to Budget and Finance Committee) 
   
  Fiscal Impact Statement: Yes Financial Policies Statement: Yes  Community Impact Statement: None submitted 
  TIME LIMIT FILE - October 19, 2021(LAST DAY FOR COUNCIL ACTION - October 19, 2021)
 
(19)
21-0945
Board of Police Commissioners report relative to reward payment in connection with the arrest and conviction of a person responsible for the Fatal Hit and run of Bobby James Arnold on February 11, 2017 (DR No. 17-13-06548). 
   
  Fiscal Impact Statement: No Community Impact Statement: None submitted 
 
 
(20)
21-0171-S1
Board of Police Commission report relative to authority to negotiate and execute an agreement with Black & White Garage, Inc. to serve as the Official Police Garage for Service Area 15. 
   
  Fiscal Impact Statement: No Community Impact Statement: None submitted 
  TIME LIMIT FILE - October 25, 2021(LAST DAY FOR COUNCIL ACTION - October 22, 2021)
 
(21)
20-1178
Chief Legislative Analyst report relative to a Memorandum of Agreement between the Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD) and the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Heath for Therapeutic Van Pilot Program, and between LAFD, Los Angeles Police Department  and Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services for a Mental Health Services Pilot Program. 
   
  Fiscal Impact Statement: Yes Community Impact Statement: None submitted
 
 

If you challenge this Committee's action(s) 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.

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).

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 theFCC's Disability Rights Office website.