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LOS ANGELES CITY COUNCIL

 

 
    Wednesday, September 1, 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
Wednesday, September 1, 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 for which Public Hearings Have Been Held

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21-0400
CD 7
CONTINUED CONSIDERATION OF MITIGATED NEGATIVE DECLARATION (MND), PLANNING AND LAND USE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE REPORT, and ORDINANCE FIRST CONSIDERATION relative to a Zone Change for the properties located 11070-11100 North Borden Avenue.
   
 
Recommendations for Council action, SUBJECT TO THE APPROVAL OF THE MAYOR:
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  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 MND No. ENV-2020-1839-MND, adopted on December 8, 2020; and, pursuant to State California Environmental Quality Act Guidelines, Sections 15162 and 15164, no subsequent Environmental Impact Report, Negative Declaration, or Addendum is required for approval of the project.
     
  2. ADOPT the FINDINGS of the North Valley Area Planning Commission (NVAPC) as the Findings of Council.
     
  3. PRESENT and ADOPT the accompanying ORDINANCE, dated February 4, 2021, effectuating a Zone Change from A2-1-CUGU to (T)RS-1-CUGU, for the subdivision of one lot into 10 smaller lots and a Zone Change for nine of the new lots to allow for the development of nine single-family dwellings; the tenth lot will contain a church use, which has previously been approved under Case No. ZA-2016-4986-CU-ZV-ZAA-F; the existing lot is currently vacant and there is no construction being proposed as part of this project; the project also involves the creation of a cul-de-sac to provide access to the newly created single-family lots; for the properties located 11070-11100 North Borden Avenue, subject to Conditions of Approval.
     
  4. ADVISE the applicant, pursuant to Los Angeles Municipal Code Section 12.32 G:

    ...the Council may decide to impose a permanent Q Condition ... identified on the zone change map by the symbol Q in brackets... There shall be no time limit on removal of the brackets around the [Q] Qualified designation nor on removal of the [T] Tentative designation. After the conditions of the permanent [Q] Qualified classification have been fulfilled, the brackets surrounding the Q symbol shall be removed.
     
  5. ADVISE the applicant that, pursuant to State Public Resources Code Section 21081.6, the City shall monitor or require evidence that mitigation conditions are implemented and maintained throughout the life of the project and the City may require any necessary fees to cover the cost of such monitoring.
     
  6. ADVISE the applicant that, pursuant to State Fish and Game Code Section 711.4, a Fish and Game Fee and/or Certificate of Fee Exemption is now required to be submitted to the County Clerk prior to or concurrent with the Environmental Notice of Determination filing.

Applicant: The Roman Catholic Archbishop of Los Angeles

Representative: Stephen Kia, Urban Concepts

Case No. APCNV-2020-1838-ZC

Environmental No. ENV-2020-1839-MND

Related Case No. VTT-74450
Fiscal Impact Statement: The NVAPC reports that there is no General Fund impact as administrative costs are recovered through fees. Community Impact Statement: None submitted.
 
  (Continued from Council meeting of August 18, 2021)
(2)
21-0887
CD 14 INFORMATION, TECHNOLOGY, AND GENERAL SERVICES COMMITTEE REPORT relative to a new lease agreement with Homeboy Industries, Inc., dba as Homeboy General Store, for the operation of a general store and cafe at City Hall.
   
  Recommendation for Council action:

AUTHORIZE the Department of General Services to negotiate and execute a new lease agreement with Homeboy Industries, Inc. dba as Homeboy General Store, for the operation of a general store and cafe at City Hall located at 200 North Main Street for a term of five years, with two five-year extension options.
Fiscal Impact Statement: The Municipal Facilities Committee reports that the General Fund will receive $1,130.92 per month or $13,571 per year for rent from this lease, with annual Consumer Price Index escalations throughout the lease term. Community Impact Statement: None submitted
 
 
(3)
12-0347-S1
CD 14 INFORMATION, TECHNOLOGY, AND GENERAL SERVICES COMMITTEE REPORT relative to Municipal Facilities Committee report relative to a new lease agreement with Yang Kak Chon and Kyung Sim Chon, dba Express News, to operate a convenience store at the Police Administration Building.
   
  Recommendation for Council action:

AUTHORIZE the Department of General Services to negotiate and execute new lease agreement with Yang Kak Chon and Kyung Sim Chon, dba as Express News to operate a convenience store at the Police Administration Building located at 155-A South Main Street, for a term of five years with two five-year extension options.
Fiscal Impact Statement: The Municipal Facilities Committee reports that the General Fund will receive rental payments of $11,275 annually, with annual escalations of up to three percent. Community Impact Statement: None submitted
 
 
(4)
21-0860
CD 12 INFORMATION, TECHNOLOGY, AND GENERAL SERVICES COMMITTEE REPORT relative to a new lease agreement with Samip Paudyal, dba The Coffee Shop, to continue operating a coffee shop at the City-owned Chatsworth Metro Train Station.
   
  Recommendation for Council action:

AUTHORIZE the Department of General Services, on behalf of the Los Angeles Department of Transportation, to negotiate and execute a new lease agreement with Samip Paudyal, to continue operating a coffee shop at 10040-A Old Depot Road, for a term of five years, with one five-year extension.
Fiscal Impact Statement: The Municipal Facilities Committee reports that there is no impact on the General Fund. The rent receivables in the amount of $3,000 annually will generate revenue for the Proposition A Local Transit Fund 385. Community Impact Statement: None submitted
 
 
(5)
20-1559
INFORMATION, TECHNOLOGY, AND GENERAL SERVICES COMMITTEE REPORT relative to identifying opportunities to consolidate contracts and services within Information Technology Agency (ITA) to realize savings and operational efficiencies.
   
  Recommendations for Council action, pursuant to Motion (Krekorian – Harris-Dawson - Lee):
 
  1. INSTRUCT the ITA, in concert with the City Administrative Officer (CAO), to coordinate with Information Technology staff throughout city departments to review contracts, services and systems in active use throughout the city and identify where there may be duplication or redundancy, and identify opportunities to consolidate contracts and services within ITA to realize savings and operational efficiencies.
     
  2. INSTRUCT the ITA to work with the Library Department to identify any areas where the Library can partner in the provision of services to curate digital data on behalf of other city departments in the same way that libraries historically have curated data in analog formats.
Fiscal Impact Statement: Neither the CAO nor the Chief Legislative Analyst has completed a financial analysis of this report. Community Impact Statement: None submitted
 
 
(6)
21-0758
CD 8 INFORMATION, TECHNOLOGY, AND GENERAL SERVICES COMMITTEE REPORT relative to negotiating a no-cost, nonprofit lease or license agreement with Community Build, Inc. for the property at 5730-5732 South Crenshaw Boulevard.
   
  Recommendation for Council action, pursuant to Motion (Harris-Dawson - Raman):

DIRECT the Department of General Services, with the assistance of the City Administrative Officer (CAO) and the City Attorney, to negotiate a no-cost, nonprofit lease or license agreement with Community Build, Inc., a 501(c)3 organization, for the City-owned property at 5730-5732 South Crenshaw Boulevard, Los Angeles CA 90043.
Fiscal Impact Statement: Neither the CAO nor the Chief Legislative Analyst has completed a financial analysis of this report. Community Impact Statement: None submitted
 
 
(7)
21-0896
INFORMATION, TECHNOLOGY, AND GENERAL SERVICES COMMITTEE REPORT relative to a Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) franchise application for a private line telecommunications facility.
   
  Recommendations for Council action:
 
  1. APPROVE LAWA’s request for a private line telecommunications franchise and the request to waive the payment of franchise fees, as outlined in the Information Technology Agency (ITA) report dated August 9, 2021, attached to the Council file.
     
  2. REQUEST the City Attorney to prepare and present an Ordinance granting this franchise as outlined in said ITA report.
Fiscal Impact Statement: The ITA reports that the granting of the private line telecommunications franchise will generate revenue in the amount of $5,650 per year. If LAWA were to pay the full amount due for the term of the franchise, the revenue due will be $118,650. Per LAWA, the required franchise performance bond was waived. Community Impact Statement: None submitted
 
 
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12-1894
INFORMATION, TECHNOLOGY, AND GENERAL SERVICES COMMITTEE REPORT relative to Amendment No. 7 to a contract with CenturyLink Communications, LLC for Citywide internet connectivity services.
   
  Recommendation for Council action:

APPROVE and AUTHORIZE the General Manager, Information Technology Agency (ITA), or designee, to execute Amendment No. 7 to Contract No. C-117048 with CenturyLink Communications, LLC for Citywide internet connectivity services to extend the term by one year through September 30, 2022 for a revised term of 12 years and six and a half months, and to increase the contract compensation limit by an additional $1 million for a total compensation amount of $3 million, subject to the approval of the City Attorney.
Fiscal Impact Statement: The City Administrative Officer (CAO) reports that funding for the proposed Amendment is available in the 2021-22 Adopted Budget for ITA, within the Communications Services account. There is no additional impact to the General Fund. The above recommendation complies with the City’s Financial Policies in that contract expenditures will be limited to the use of approved budgeted funds. Financial Policies Statement: The CAO reports that the above recommendation is in compliance with the City’s Financial Policies as budgeted funding is available to support anticipated contract expenditures. Community Impact Statement: None submitted
  TIME LIMIT FILE - OCTOBER 11, 2021(LAST DAY FOR COUNCIL ACTION - OCTOBER 8, 2021)
 
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21-0879
INFORMATION, TECHNOLOGY, AND GENERAL SERVICES COMMITTEE REPORT relative to the impacts to the City of SB 156 which expands broadband infrastructure and enhances internet access for underserved communities across California.
   
  Recommendation for Council action, pursuant to Motion (Krekorian - Blumenfield - Price):

INSTRUCT the City Administrative Officer (CAO) and the Information Technology Agency, with assistance from the Economic and Workforce Development Department, to report on the impacts of SB 156, any potential revenue the City expects to receive as a result of passage of this legislation, current broadband assistance programs available to individuals and businesses within the City, and potential uses of funds provided by this legislation that will enhance the City's digital inclusion efforts.
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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16-0492
CD 11 INFORMATION, TECHNOLOGY, AND GENERAL SERVICES COMMITTEE REPORT relative to granting a renewed option to lease to Friends of Historic Fire Station 62 for use of the City-owned former Fire Station 62, located at 3631-35 South Centinela Avenue in the community of Mar Vista.
   
  Recommendation for Council action, pursuant to Motion (Bonin - Harris-Dawson): 

DIRECT the Department of General Services, in consultation with the City Administrative Officer (CAO) and the City Attorney, to grant a renewed option to lease to Friends of Historic Fire Station 62 based on the terms of original Agreement (C-131624), for use of the City-owned former Fire Station 62, located at 3631-35 South Centinela Avenue in the community of Mar Vista, subject to compliance with applicable requirements of the Surplus Land Act, on the same terms and conditions as the original Agreement; and, AUTHORIZE City staff to make any technical changes, including dates, to effectuate the intent of this Motion.
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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21-0897
INFORMATION, TECHNOLOGY, AND GENERAL SERVICES COMMITTEE REPORT relative to an Amendment to the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) for office space in the Police Administration Building for joint task force and law enforcement programs.
   
  Recommendation for Council action:

AUTHORIZE the Department of General Services to negotiate and execute an Amendment to the MOA between the FBI and the City for the FBI’s continued occupancy and to make further modifications to the office space in the Police Administration Building located at 100 West First Street, for joint task force and law enforcement programs, for a term of ten years, commencing on the date of execution.
Fiscal Impact Statement: The Municipal Facilities Committee reports that there is no additional General Fund impact beyond a potential contribution of approximately $15,000 towards space modifications using monies budgeted within the annual capital program budgeted for police facilities, with a contribution of up to $113,440 from the FBI to address the majority of the projected capital improvement costs. Under the proposed terms, no additional fees would be charged to the FBI for the use of this space. Community Impact Statement: None submitted
 
 
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21-0701
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND JOBS COMMITTEE REPORT relative to developing an Entrepreneurship Leadership Program for the City of Los Angeles.
   
 
Recommendation for Council action, as initiated by Motion (Ridley-Thomas – Price – Rodriguez):

DIRECT the Economic and Workforce Development Department, with the assistance of the City Administrative Officer (CAO) and the Chief Legislative Analyst (CLA), and in consultation with outside contractors, as appropriate, be directed to report in 60 days with an assessment of Entrepreneurship Leadership Programs across other US cities, with potential features and components for developing a similar program to serve the City of Los Angeles, and utilizing the $1,000,000 Equity Fund allocated as part of the Fiscal Year 2021-22 Budget for this purpose, with the goal of launching the program 120 days following their assessment and with said program features and components to include but not be limited to:
  1. Engagement with philanthropy and corporations to leverage funding for the program to increase access to capital; Collaboration with Los Angeles Unified School District high schools and community colleges as well as start-up firms, small and large businesses to expand opportunities for mentorship and sponsorship.
     
  2. Resources to foster entrepreneurship in high-growth industries and support rising entrepreneurs in communities of color with successful tools to navigate the business building process.
     
  3. An analysis and evaluation of current programs that are run or supported by the City of Los Angeles related to business incubation and entrepreneurship, including but not limited to:
     
    1. Business Source Centers
       
    2. Community Development Block Grant-funded incubators such as Grid110 and the Business Response Unit.
       
  4. Relevant information to include but not be limited to:
     
    1. Who these programs serve
       
    2. What level of success they have achieved.
       
    3. What the City has learned through implementing them.
       
    4. A gap analysis, examining how the new program will fill existing gaps in the local ecosystem of business incubation and entrepreneurship programs, including those run by institutions other than the City of Los Angeles.
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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14-1174
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND JOBS COMMITTEE REPORT relative to the Community Redevelopment Agency of Los Angeles (CRA/LA) Excess Bond Proceeds (EBP) Quarterly Project Status Report as of May 15, 2021.
   
  Recommendation for Council action:

NOTE and FILE the June 2, 2021 CRA/LA Bond Oversight Committee report relative to CRA/LA EBP Quarterly Project Status Report as of May 15, 2021.
Fiscal Impact Statement: Not applicable. Community Impact Statement: None submitted.
 
 
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20-1176
ENERGY, CLIMATE CHANGE, ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE, AND RIVER COMMITTEE REPORT, RESOLUTION, and ORDINANCE FIRST CONSIDERATION relative to the issuance of a subordinate bond to support the Donald C. Tillman Advanced Water Purification Facility and Groundwater Replenishment Project through private placement with the United States Environmental Protection Agency's Series 2021 Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) Bond Program; and amending the Los Angeles Administrative Code (LAAC) to add special funds related to the Series 2021 WIFIA Bond.
   
  Recommendations for Council action, SUBJECT TO THE APPROVAL OF THE MAYOR:
  1. PRESENT and ADOPT the accompanying ORDINANCE dated August 10, 2021, providing for issuance of a subordinate bond for the Wastewater System through a private placement with the United States Environmental Protection Agency (Series 2021 WIFIA Bond) and amending Sections 5.168.1(a) and 5.168.1(d) of the LAAC to add special funds related to the 2021 WIFIA Bond.
     
  2. ADOPT the accompanying Twenty-Sixth Supplemental Subordinate General RESOLUTION, which includes findings related to the private placement of the Series 2021 WIFIA Bond, approval of the form of the WIFIA Loan Agreement, authorization for the City Administrative Officer (CAO) to execute and enter into the WIFIA Loan Agreement, execution of various documents required to consummate the transaction, and authorizes the CAO to take necessary actions required to manage the transaction.
     
  3. AUTHORIZE the CAO to make technical changes and adjustments necessary to those transactions included in the CAO report dated August 9, 2021, attached to the Council file, and to implement the intent of the Mayor and City Council.
Fiscal Impact Statement: The CAO reports that there is no impact to the General Fund as a result of the recommended Los Angeles Wastewater System Subordinate Series 2021 WIFIA Bond as debt service is paid solely from the Sewer Construction and Maintenance Fund. Financial Policies Statement: The CAO reports that the recommendations comply with the City’s Financial Policies in that debt service on the Los Angeles Wastewater System Subordinate Series 2021 WIFIA Bond will be paid from the Sewer Construction and Maintenance Fund. Debt Impact Statement: The CAO reports that there is no debt impact to the City’s General Fund from the approval of the recommendations in this report as debt service on the Wastewater System Revenue Bonds (including the Los Angeles Wastewater System Subordinate Series 2021 WIFIA Bond) are paid from the Sewer Construction and Maintenance Fund. The issuance of approximately $224 million in Los Angeles Wastewater System Subordinate Series 2021 WIFIA Bond is currently expected to result in the City paying a total of approximately $320 million, including $96 million in interest, over 30 years at a true interest cost of approximately 2.25 percent. Debt service payments will commence on December 1, 2026. The City will only pay interest for the first five years (approximately $5,038,223 annually), followed by relatively level debt service payments thereafter of approximately $11,808,696 (annually). Debt service amounts are conservatively estimated, subject to the receipt of a final debt service schedule from the United States Environmental Protection Agency upon the effective date of the loan. Community Impact Statement: None submitted.
 
 
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21-0874
BUDGET AND FINANCE COMMITTEE REPORT relative to the COVID-19 Emergency Response Account - General City Purposes Fund Status Reports.
   
  Recommendation for Council action:

NOTE and FILE the City Administrative Officer reports, attached to the Council file, relative to the COVID-19 Emergency Response Account - General City Purposes Fund Status Report for the weeks ending July 30, 2021 through August 13, 2021.
Fiscal Impact Statement: Not applicable. Community Impact Statement: None submitted
 
 
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17-1259-S1
BUDGET AND FINANCE COMMITTEE REPORT relative to executing Amendments to Contracts with JP Morgan Chase Bank, N.A. and its subsidiary Paymentech, LLC.
   
  Recommendations for Council action:
 
  1. AUTHORIZE the Director, Office of Finance (Finance), or designee, to execute Amendment No. 1 to Contract C-135446 with Paymentech, LLC, a subsidiary of JP Morgan Chase Bank, N.A. to provide merchant processing services, subject to the review of the City Attorney as to form.
     
  2. AUTHORIZE the Director, Finance, or designee, to execute Amendment No. 2 to Contract C-135446 with JP Morgan Chase Bank, N.A. to provide general banking depository services, subject to the review of the City Attorney as to form.
     
  3. AUTHORIZE the Director, Finance, or designee, to negotiate and enter into a Standby Letter of Credit Facility of up to $4 million with JP Morgan Chase Bank, N.A. through April 19, 2025 to support the City's Contractor Development and Bonding Assistance Program, subject to the review of the City Attorney as to form.
     
  4. INSTRUCT Finance to ensure the Contractor submits compliance documents for Equal Benefits and First Source Hiring and Disclosure Ordinances prior to contract execution.
Fiscal Impact Statement: The CAO reports that there is no additional General Fund impact as sufficient funding is provided in the Department’s Bank Service Fees Account No. 004040. Financial Policies Statement: The CAO reports that the actions recommended in this report comply with the City’s Financial Policies in that ongoing expenditures will be funded by ongoing revenues. Community Impact Statement: None submitted
 
 
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21-0908
BUDGET AND FINANCE COMMITTEE REPORT relative to the methodology for proactive financial planning with regards to the types of expenses expected to be incurred as a result of stronger strains of COVID-19.
   
  Recommendation for Council action, pursuant to Motion (Rodriguez - Blumenfield):

INSTRUCT the City Administrative Officer (CAO) to report on the methodology for proactive financial planning with regards to the types of expenses expected to be incurred as a result of stronger strains of COVID-19 including: what resources may be necessary, what safeguards should be in place to trigger whether we use those resources, and available funding sources, including the responsibilities of and funding available to other government entities.
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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21-0600-S90
BUDGET AND FINANCE COMMITTEE REPORT relative funding to lease a parking lot along Crenshaw Boulevard to replace parking for the small businesses impacted by the new Crenshaw/LAX light rail line.
   
  Recommendation for Council action, as initiated by Motion (Harris-Dawson - Ridley-Thomas):

INSTRUCT the City Administrative Officer (CAO) to report on potential funding sources within the framework of the Motion attached to the Council file.
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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21-0600-S88
BUDGET AND FINANCE COMMITTEE REPORT relative to funding for the Crenshaw Corridor Streetscape Improvement in the Unappropriated Balance to support the following projects: B-Permit Work, Sankofa Park, Cultural Infrastructure, and Wayfinding Signage.
   
  Recommendation for Council action, as initiated by Motion (Harris-Dawson - Bonin):

INSTRUCT the City Administrative Officer (CAO) to report on potential funding sources within the framework of the Motion attached to the Council file.
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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21-0600-S91
CD 1 BUDGET AND FINANCE COMMITTEE REPORT relative to funding for the Homeboy Industries Feed HOPE Project which would produce 25,000 meals weekly in Council District 1.
   
  Recommendation for Council action, as initiated by Motion (Cedillo - de Leon):

INSTRUCT the City Administrative Officer (CAO) to report on potential funding sources within the framework of the Motion attached to the Council file.
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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20-1269
BUDGET AND FINANCE COMMITTEE REPORT and ORDINANCE FIRST CONSIDERATION relative to amending the Los Angeles Administrative Code (LAAC) to facilitate and streamline the process for donating City-owned surplus equipment.
   
  Recommendation for Council action, SUBJECT TO THE APPROVAL OF THE MAYOR:

PRESENT and ADOPT the accompanying ORDINANCE dated June 15, 2021, amending Section 22.547 of the LAAC to facilitate and streamline the process for donating City-owned surplus equipment.
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
 
 
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19-0730
INFORMATION, TECHNOLOGY, AND GENERAL SERVICES COMMITTEE REPORT relative to the agreements with Chicago Title Company and First American Title Insurance Company for Title and Escrow Services.
   
  Recommendations for Council action:
 
  1. APPROVE and AUTHORIZE the General Manager, Department of General Services (GSD), to execute the proposed Supplemental Agreement (Agreement) with Chicago Title Company for title and escrow services for an additional one-year term, for a cumulative term of six years, beginning June 15, 2016 through June 14, 2022 and a maximum contract ceiling of $150,000, subject to the review and approval of the City Attorney.
     
  2. APPROVE and AUTHORIZE the General Manager, GSD, to execute the proposed Agreement with First American Title Insurance Company for title and escrow services for an additional one-year term, for a cumulative term of six years, beginning June 28, 2016 through June 27, 2022 and a maximum contract ceiling of $150,000, subject to the review and approval of the City Attorney.
     
  3. INSTRUCT the GSD to ensure that contract compliance documentation are maintained, to coordinate with the Bureau of Contract Administration for the verification of submitted compliance documentation in the Business Assistance Virtual Network, and to ensure that evidence of the Contractors’ insurance coverage meeting the limits deemed appropriate by City Administrative Officer (CAO) Risk Manager, must be submitted through KwikComply, prior to executing the proposed Amendments.
Fiscal Impact Statement: The CAO reports that partial funding is available in the GSD Contractual Services Account. The Amendments comply with the City’s Financial Policies in that the City’s financial obligation is limited to funds budgeted for the contracted services according to the City’s Standard Provisions. Community Impact Statement: None submitted
  TIME LIMIT FILE - SEPTEMBER 27, 2021(LAST DAY FOR COUNCIL ACTION - SEPTEMBER 27, 2021)
 
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21-0002-S113
RULES, ELECTIONS, AND INTERGOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS COMMITTEE REPORT and RESOLUTION relative to including the City's position in the 2021-22 State Legislative Program for Assembly Bill (AB) 935 (Maienschein), the Mothers and Children Mental Health Support Act of 2021, to improve screening and referral processes for perinatal depression, access to therapy, medication, and other services for expecting and new mothers and children.
   
  Recommendation for Council action, SUBJECT TO THE CONCURRENCE OF THE MAYOR:

ADOPT the accompanying revised RESOLUTION, attached to the Chief Legislative Analyst (CLA) report dated June 9, 2021, to include in the City’s 2021-2022 State Legislative Program SUPPORT for AB 935 (Maienschein), the Mothers and Children Mental Health Support Act of 2021, to improve screening and referral processes for perinatal depression, access to therapy, medication, and other services for expecting and new mothers and children.
Fiscal Impact Statement: None submitted by the CLA.  The City Administrative Officer has not completed a financial analysis of this report Community Impact Statement: None submitted
 
 
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21-0002-S138
RULES, ELECTIONS, AND INTERGOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS COMMITTEE REPORT and RESOLUTION relative to including the City's position in the 2021-22 Federal Legislative Program, for H.R. 1182 (Takano), the Veteran Deportation Prevention and Reform Act, which would protect non-citizen veteran military personnel from deportation and assist with the naturalization process.
   
  Recommendation for Council action, pursuant to Resolution (Rodriguez – Cedillo – De Leon), SUBJECT TO THE CONCURRENCE OF THE MAYOR:

ADOPT the accompanying RESOLUTION relative to including in the City's 2021-22 Federal Legislative Program, SUPPORT of H.R. 1182 (Takano), the Veteran Deportation Prevention and Reform Act, which would protect non-citizen veteran military personnel from deportation and assist with the naturalization process.
Fiscal Impact Statement: None submitted by the Chief Legislative Analyst. The City Administrative Officer has not completed a financial analysis of this report Community Impact Statement: None submitted
 
 
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21-0002-S95
RULES, ELECTIONS, AND INTERGOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS COMMITTEE REPORT and RESOLUTION relative to including the City's position in the 2021-22 State and Federal Legislative Program, for AB 506 (Gonzalez) which would require public or private youth organizations to establish policies that protect children from abuse, including background checks and training, and mandate long-term volunteers who supervise children to report abuse.
   
  Recommendation for Council action, pursuant to Resolution (Rodriguez - Krekorian), SUBJECT TO THE CONCURRENCE OF THE MAYOR:

ADOPT the accompanying RESOLUTION relative to including in the City's 2021-22 State and Federal Legislative Program, SUPPORT for AB 506 (Gonzalez) which would require public or private youth organizations to establish policies that protect children from abuse, including background checks and training, and mandate long-term volunteers who supervise children to report abuse
Fiscal Impact Statement: None submitted by the Chief Legislative Analyst. The City Administrative Officer has not completed a financial analysis of this report Community Impact Statement: None submitted
 
 
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21-0002-S122
RULES, ELECTIONS, AND INTERGOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS COMMITTEE REPORT and RESOLUTION relative to including the City's position in the 2021-22 State Legislative Program for Assembly Bill (AB) 1007 to establish the Forced or Involuntary Sterilization Compensation Program to compensate survivors of State-sponsored sterilizations conducted pursuant to California eugenics laws that existed between 1909 and 1979, and to survivors of coercive sterilization performed in prisons after 1979.
   
  Recommendation for Council action, pursuant to Resolution (Harris-Dawson – Martinez - et al), SUBJECT TO THE CONCURRENCE OF THE MAYOR:

ADOPT the accompanying RESOLUTION relative to including in the City's 2021-22 State Legislative Program, SUPPORT for AB 1007 to establish the Forced or Involuntary Sterilization Compensation Program to compensate survivors of State-sponsored sterilizations conducted pursuant to California eugenics laws that existed between 1909 and 1979, and to survivors of coercive sterilization performed in prisons after 1979.
Fiscal Impact Statement: None submitted by the Chief Legislative Analyst. The City Administrative Officer has not completed a financial analysis of this report Community Impact Statement: None submitted
 
 
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21-1200-S21
COMMUNICATIONS FROM THE MAYOR relative to the appointment of Mr. Harry Harout Semerdjian to the South Valley Area Planning Commission.
   
  Community Impact Statement: None submitted.
  TIME LIMIT FILE - SEPTEMBER 13, 2021(LAST DAY FOR COUNCIL ACTION - SEPTEMBER 10, 2021)
 
(Planning and Land Use Management Committee report to be submitted in Council. If public hearing is not held in Committee, an opportunity for public comment will be provided.)

(Click on the above hyperlink or go to http://www.lacouncilfile.com for background documents.)
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16-0243-S2
ENERGY, CLIMATE CHANGE, ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE, AND RIVER COMMITTEE REPORT relative to a hiring and workforce plan that coincides with the LA100 study, project labor agreements, prevailing wage, targeted hiring requirements; and hiring from City neighborhoods in environmentally and economically disadvantaged communities.
   
  Recommendation for Council action, pursuant to Motion (O'Farrell - Krekorian - Martinez):

INSTRUCT the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP), with the assistance of the Personnel Department, City Administrative Officer (CAO), Chief Legislative Analyst (CLA), and labor partners, to create a long term hiring and workforce plan that coincides with a pathway identified in the LA100 study, which focuses on ensuring project labor agreements, prevailing wage and targeted hiring requirements, and increases hiring from city neighborhoods in environmentally and economically disadvantaged communities. The plan should include the LADWP and contractor workforce that builds and maintains solar, wind, storage, transmission, and all other aspects needed to accomplish the LA100 clean energy grid goals.
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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21-0352
ENERGY, CLIMATE CHANGE, ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE, AND RIVER COMMITTEE REPORT relative to the Strategic Long Term Resource Plan that achieves 100 percent carbon-free energy by 2035; and related matters.
   
  Recommendations for Council action, as initiated by Motion (Krekorian - O'Farrell - Martinez):
 
  1. INSTRUCT the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) to prepare a Strategic Long Term Resource Plan that achieves 100 percent carbon-free energy by 2035, in a way that is equitable and has minimal adverse impact on ratepayers.
     
  2. PRIORITIZE equity in the Strategic Long Term Resource Plan for environmental justice communities, defined as those scoring at or above the 75th percentile on CalEnviroScreen. The plan should ensure that emissions are not increased for any period of time at facilities in environmental justice communities, particularly Valley Generating Station.
     
  3. REQUEST the LADWP, with the assistance of the Chief Legislative Analyst (CLA), to report on the “no-regrets” projects that are common to all LA 100 paths and present an accelerated pathway to launch and complete those projects. This report should include a list of "shovel-ready" projects that LADWP can be ready to act on in order to seize on Federal and State funding opportunities.
     
  4. REQUEST the LADWP in collaboration with City agencies to report on community engagement and outreach strategies focusing on equity-based pollution reduction to impacted communities shifting energy benefits to renters at equitable rates.
     
  5. REQUEST the LADWP to report every six months to the Energy, Climate Change, Environmental Justice, and River Committee to give an update on its efforts.  A one-page report card listing all the necessary ingredients to achieve the clean grid by 2035. Include the barriers and challenges that are very real, including the streamlining of transmission upgrades.
Fiscal Impact Statement: Neither the City Administrative Officer nor the CLA has completed a financial analysis of this report. Community Impact Statement:
For:
Los Feliz Neighborhood Council
Eagle Rock Neighborhood Council
Historic Highland Park Neighborhood Council
Sherman Oaks Neighborhood Council
Westside Neighborhood Council
Central Hollywood Neighborhood Council
Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council
Del Rey Neighborhood Council

Against unless Amended:
Greater Valley Glen Neighborhood Council
 
 
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21-0002-S141
RULES, ELECTIONS, AND INTERGOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS COMMITTEE REPORT and RESOLUTION relative to including the City's position in the 2021-22 State Legislative Program for SB 17 (Pan), which would create the State Office of Racial Equity to be governed by a Racial Equity Advisory and Accountability Council.
   
  Recommendation for Council action, pursuant to Resolution (Harris-Dawson – Lee), SUBJECT TO THE CONCURRENCE OF THE MAYOR:

ADOPT the accompanying RESOLUTION relative to including in the City's 2021-22 State Legislative Program, SUPPORT for SB 17 (Pan), which would create the State Office of Racial Equity to be governed by a Racial Equity Advisory and Accountability Council.
Fiscal Impact Statement: None submitted by the Chief Legislative Analyst. The City Administrative Officer has not completed a financial analysis of this report Community Impact Statement: None submitted
 
 
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21-0002-S66
RULES, ELECTIONS, AND INTERGOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS COMMITTEE REPORT and RESOLUTION relative to including the City's position in the 2021-22 State Legislative Program for SB 739 (Cortese) which would establish the California Universal Basic Income for Transition Age Youth pilot program to provide $1,000 a month to California residents who are 21 years of age and have exited the foster care system.
   
  Recommendation for Council action, pursuant to Resolution (Buscaino – Rodriguez), SUBJECT TO THE CONCURRENCE OF THE MAYOR:

ADOPT the accompanying RESOLUTION relative to including in the City's 2021-22 State Legislative Program, SUPPORT for SB 739 (Cortese) which would establish the California Universal Basic Income for Transition Age Youth pilot program to provide $1,000 a month to California residents who are 21 years old and have exited the foster care system.
Fiscal Impact Statement: None submitted by the Chief Legislative Analyst. The City Administrative Officer has not completed a financial analysis of this report Community Impact Statement: Yes
For:
Silver Lake Neighborhood Council
East Hollywood Neighborhood Council
United Neighborhoods Neighborhood Council
 
 
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21-0002-S142
RULES, ELECTIONS, AND INTERGOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS COMMITTEE REPORT and RESOLUTION relative to including the City's position in the 2021-22 State Legislative Program for SB 15 (Portantino), which would require the California Department of Housing and Community Development to administer a program to provide grants to local governments that rezone idle sites used for a big box retailer, or a commercial shopping center, to allow the development of housing, defined as a rental or owner-occupied housing development in which 100 percent of the total units are for lower/moderate income households, through the issuance of a Notice of Funding Availability for each calendar year in which funds are made available.
   
  Recommendation for Council action, pursuant to Resolution (Buscaino – Koretz), SUBJECT TO THE CONCURRENCE OF THE MAYOR:

RESOLVE to include in the City's 2021-22 State Legislative Program, SUPPORT for SB 15 (Portantino), which upon appropriation by the Legislature, would require the California Department of Housing and Community Development to administer a program to provide grants to local governments that rezone idle sites used for a big box retailer, or a commercial shopping center, to instead allow the development of housing defined as a rental or owner occupied housing development in which 100 percent of the total units are for lower/moderate income households, through the issuance of a Notice of Funding Availability for each calendar year in which funds are made available.
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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21-0002-S123
RULES, ELECTIONS, AND INTERGOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS COMMITTEE REPORT and RESOLUTION relative to including the City's position in the 2021-22 State Legislative Program for AB 1524 (O’Donnell), which would require the State Air Resources Board to provide financial incentives to support the purchase and deployment of zero-emission drayage trucks at ports.
   
  Recommendation for Council action, pursuant to Resolution (Buscaino – Bonin), SUBJECT TO THE CONCURRENCE OF THE MAYOR:

ADOPT the accompanying RESOLUTION relative to including in the City's 2021-22 State Legislative Program, SUPPORT for AB 1524 (O’Donnell), which would require the State Air Resources Board to provide financial incentives to support the purchase and deployment of zero-emission drayage trucks at ports.
Fiscal Impact Statement: None submitted by the Chief Legislative Analyst. The City Administrative Officer has not completed a financial analysis of this report Community Impact Statement: None submitted
 
 
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15-1033
PERSONNEL, AUDITS, AND ANIMAL WELFARE and BUDGET AND FINANCE COMMITTEES’ REPORT and ORDINANCE FIRST CONSIDERATION relative to amending the Los Angeles Administrative Code (LAAC) to clarify the applicability of the Paid Parental Time Pilot Program to part-time, non-represented employees eligible for Family and Medical Leave.
   
 
Recommendations for Council action, SUBJECT TO THE APPROVAL OF THE MAYOR:
 
  1. PRESENT and ADOPT the accompanying ORDINANCE dated June 11, 2021 amending Subsection (i) of LAAC Section 4.129 to clarify the applicability of the Paid Parental Time pilot program to part-time, non-represented employees eligible for Family and Medical Leave.
     
  2. AUTHORIZE the Controller and the City Administrative Officer (CAO) to correct any clerical errors, or, if approved by the City Attorney, any technical errors in the above Ordinance.
Fiscal Impact Statement: The CAO reports that any cost associated with non-represented, part-time employees using Paid Parental Time during Family and Medical Leave will be absorbed within budgeted funds. Community Impact Statement: None submitted
 
 
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21-0808
CD 3
COMMUNICATION FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF CITY PLANNING (DCP) and Appeal filed by Janet Jha (Representative: Akhilesh Jha) from the DCP’s determination of completeness under the Permit Streamlining Act, California Government Code Section 65943(c), for an application filed for a seven-story mixed-use project comprising of one commercial unit and 67 residential units; for the property located at 5353 Del Moreno Drive.

Applicant: Janet Jha

Representative: Akhilesh Jha
   
  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.
  TIME LIMIT FILE - SEPTEMBER 6, 2021(LAST DAY FOR COUNCIL ACTION - SEPTEMBER 3, 2021)
 
(Planning and Land Use Management Committee report to be submitted in Council. If public hearing is not held in Committee, an opportunity for public comment will be provided.)

(Click on the above hyperlink or go to http://www.lacouncilfile.com for background documents.)
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19-1334
PUBLIC WORKS COMMITTEE REPORT and ORDINANCE FIRST CONSIDERATION relative to prohibiting a person required to possess a City permit from obstructing the free passage of pedestrians required under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
   
  Recommendation for Council action, SUBJECT TO THE APPROVAL OF THE MAYOR:

PRESENT and ADOPT the accompanying ORDINANCE, dated February 9, 2021, to amending Subsections (j) and (k) to Section 56.08 of the Los Angeles Municipal Code to prohibit a person required to possess a City permit from obstructing the free passage of pedestrians required under the ADA.
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
 
 

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

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21-0010-S17
MOTION (HARRIS-DAWSON - PRICE) relative to an offer of reward for information leading to information leading to the identification, apprehension, and conviction of person(s) responsible for the death of Daryle Sellers on June 5, 2021.
   
  Recommendations for Council action, SUBJECT TO THE APPROVAL OF THE MAYOR:
  1. PROVIDE an offer of reward in the amount of $50,000 for information leading to the identification, apprehension and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the death of Daryle Sellers on June 5, 2021
  2. DIRECT  the City Clerk to cause notices and/or advertisements to be duly published according to the requirements of Division 19, Chapter 12, Article 1 of the Los Angeles Administrative Code.
  3. DIRECT the City Clerk to publish the reward notice in the “Our Weekly”, “Los Angeles Sentinel”, and “L.A. Watts Times”, in addition to the regular publications used by the City Clerk for reward notices, to ensure adequate community notice.
 
 
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21-0832
COMMUNICATION FROM CHAIR, PERSONNEL, AUDITS, AND ANIMAL WELFARE COMMITTEE relative to proposed Second Amendment to Contract No. C-132599 with Ernst and Young LLP to provide professional services related to tax reporting and Employer Shared Responsibility services under the Affordable Care Act.
   
 
Recommendation for Council action:

AUTHORIZE the General Manager, Personnel Department, to execute, the Second Amendment to Professional Services Agreement C-132599 with Ernst and Young LLP to extend the term one additional year providing a four-year term effective September 1, 2018 through August 31, 2022, and to increase the expenditure authority from $666,000 to a total not to exceed $891,040, subject to City Attorney approval as to form.
Fiscal Impact Statement: The City Administrative Officer (CAO) reports that funding is provided in the 2021-22 Adopted Budget in the Human Resources Benefits Contractual Services Account. Financial Policies Statement: The CAO reports that as budgeted funds are available to support the proposed Agreement and expenditures in the current year, and future year expenditures are limited to the appropriation of funds, the recommendation of this report complies with the City's Financial Policies. Community Impact Statement: None submitted.
  TIME LIMIT FILE - SEPTEMBER 24, 2021(LAST DAY FOR COUNCIL ACTION - SEPTEMBER 24, 2021)
 
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21-0783
COMMUNICATION FROM CHAIR, PERSONNEL, AUDITS, AND ANIMAL WELFARE COMMITTEE and ORDINANCE FIRST CONSIDERATION relative to  amending the Los Angeles Administrative Code to reflect the correct salary ranges and bargaining unit accretion for the classes of Senior Water Biologist (Class Code 7859) and Senior Water Microbiologist (Class Code 7861).
   
 
Recommendations for Council action, SUBJECT TO THE APPROVAL OF THE MAYOR:
 
  1. PRESENT and ADOPT the accompanying ORDINANCE dated May 6, 2021 to amend Schedule "A” of Los Angeles Administrative Code Section 4.61, to reflect the correct salary ranges and bargaining unit accretion for the classes of Senior Water Biologist (Class Code 7859) and Senior Water Microbiologist (Class Code 7861).
     
  2. AUTHORIZE the City Administrative Officer (CAO) to amend the appropriate Memorandum of Understanding to reflect the salary approved by Ordinance.
     
  3. AUTHORIZE the Controller and the CAO to correct any clerical errors, or, if approved by the City Attorney, any technical errors in the above Ordinance.
Fiscal Impact Statement: The CAO reports that there is no impact on the General Fund, as the salaries of the Senior Water Biologist and Senior Water Microbiologist positions are Special Funded in the Public Works Bureau of Sanitation. As such, any increase in costs associated with the salary range corrections in the Ordinance will be absorbed within the Bureau's Special Funds. Community Impact Statement: None submitted.
 
 
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21-0831
COMMUNICATION FROM CHAIR, PERSONNEL, AUDITS, AND ANIMAL WELFARE COMMITTEE relative to proposed Second Amendment and restated agreement to Contract No. C-131322 with Steven Siemers Dispute Resolution, LLC to continue the administration of an Alternative Dispute Resolution program for active and retired members of the Los Angeles Police Protective League. 
   
 
Recommendation for Council action:

AUTHORIZE the General Manager, Personnel Department, to execute, the Second Amended and Restated Professional Services Agreement C-131322 with Steven Siemers Dispute Resolution to:
  1. Extend the term for a revised term effective February 15, 2018 through June 30, 2022.
     
  2. Maintain the expenditure authority at not to exceed $450,000, subject to approval as to form by the City Attorney.
Fiscal Impact Statement: The City Administrative Officer (CAO) reports that funding is included in the 2021-22 Adopted Budget within the Human Resources Benefits Contractual Services Account for this purpose.  There is no additional impact to the General Fund. Financial Policies Statement: The CAO reports that as budgeted funds are available to support the proposed Agreement and expenditures, the recommendation of this report complies with the City's Financial Policies. Community Impact Statement: None submitted.
  TIME LIMIT FILE - SEPTEMBER 24, 2021(LAST DAY FOR COUNCIL ACTION - SEPTEMBER 24, 2021)
 
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21-0847
COMMUNICATION FROM CHAIR, PERSONNEL, AUDITS, AND ANIMAL WELFARE COMMITTEE relative to proposed Second Amended and Restated Professional Services Agreement (Contract No. C-131581) with Aeon Nexus Corporation to provide support, licensing, and maintenance for the Customer Relationship Management Platform and Online Candidate Portal utilized in the recruitment process for Police Officer candidates.
   
 
Recommendation for Council action:

AUTHORIZE the General Manager, Personnel Department, to execute, the Second Amended and Restated Professional Services Agreement C-131581 with Aeon Nexus Corporation to extend the term by two years for a revised term of five years effective July 16, 2018 through July 15, 2023, and to increase the expenditure authority from $784,185 to a total not to exceed $1,262,185, subject to approval as to form by the City Attorney.
Fiscal Impact Statement: The City Administrative Officer reports that funding is provided by the General Fund, in the Personnel Department’s Contractual Services account within the line item titled “Case Management System” which is budgeted $239,000 in the 2021-22 Adopted Budget.  Funding from the Innovation Fund in the amount of $250,000 was awarded in 2018-19 for the development and implementation of a CRM Platform and Online Candidate Portal. Financial Policies Statement: The CAO reports that as budgeted funds are available to support the proposed Agreement and expenditures in the current year, and future year expenditures are limited to the appropriation of funds, the recommendation of this report complies with the City's Financial Policies. Community Impact Statement: None submitted.
  TIME LIMIT FILE - SEPTEMBER 24, 2021(LAST DAY FOR COUNCIL ACTION - SEPTEMBER 24, 2021)
 
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21-0811
COMMUNICATION FROM CHAIR, PERSONNEL, AUDITS, AND ANIMAL WELFARE COMMITTEE relative to the 2022 LAwell Program.
   
 
Recommendations for Council action:
 
  1. APPROVE the 2022 LAwell Program including the employee benefit plans, benefit plan premiums and rates, and program design features embodied therein as detailed in the August 9, 2021 Personnel Department report, attached to the Council File.
     
  2. NOTE and FILE the July 20, 2021 Personnel Department report relative to a request to approve the 2022 LAwell Program along with two recommendations for contract extensions with LAwell Program health plan providers Kaiser and Anthem, inasmuch as the requested actions are replaced by the first recommendation in this report dated August 9, 2021.
Fiscal Impact Statement: The Personnel Department reports that the City budgets for the LAwell Program on a fiscal year basis.  Projected expenditures for Fiscal Year (FY) 2021-22 represent a combination of premiums for 2021 and 2022. Incorporating vendor selection and service provider renewals, the overall cost of the LAwell Program is expected to be consistent with the adopted budget amount for FY 2021-22.  Actual costs will further vary based on changes in enrollment and member benefit elections that occur throughout the year, particularly elections made during Open Enrollment in October 2021. Community Impact Statement: None submitted.
  TIME LIMIT FILE - SEPTEMBER 20, 2021(LAST DAY FOR COUNCIL ACTION - SEPTEMBER 17, 2021)
 
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21-1200-S22
COMMUNICATION FROM CHAIR, PERSONNEL, AUDITS, AND ANIMAL WELFARE COMMITTEE relative to the appointment of Ms. Sumi Parekh to the Board of Fire and Police Pension Commissioners.
   
  Recommendation for Council action:

RESOLVE that the Mayor's appointment of Ms. Sumi Parekh to the Board of Fire and Police Pension Commissioners for the term ending June 30, 2024 is APPROVED and CONFIRMED. Ms. Parekh resides in Council District Ten.  (Current composition: F=1; M=3; Vacant=1)

Financial Disclosure Statement:  Pending.

Background Check:  Pending.
Community Impact Statement: None submitted.
  TIME LIMIT FILE - SEPTEMBER 20, 2021(LAST DAY FOR COUNCIL ACTION - SEPTEMBER 17, 2021)
 
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21-0540
AD HOC ON COVID-19 RECOVERY AND NEIGHBORHOOD INVESTMENT COMMITTEE REPORT relative to funds for utility debt relief for low-income customers, and an equitable distribution mechanism for said funds. 
   
  Recommendations for Council action, pursuant to Motion (Martinez - De León):
 
  1. INSTRUCT that the Chief Legislative Analyst (CLA) and the City Administrative Officer (CAO) work with the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) to determine and report back in 10 days on the appropriate amount of money the City can provide the agency for the purposes of utility debt relief. 
     
  2. INSTRUCT that the LADWP report back in 20 days on a plan to distribute these funds via an equitable distribution mechanism that eliminates any barriers for low income households and promotes long-term affordability. LADWP should then report back to the City Council in the future on the effectiveness of this allocation. 
     
  3. Publicly SUPPORT, by the City of Los Angeles and LADWP, a $2 billion allocation in the State budget for unpaid water and power utility bills and REQUEST the State to provide these funds to the City for these purposes.
     
  4. INSTRUCT that the LADWP waive all late fees and penalties and extend the shutoff moratorium through the end of the year. 
     
  5. INSTRUCT that the LADWP implement long-term affordability strategies such as bill stabilization programs, streamlined enrollment for discount and energy savings programs, and arrearage management programs.
Fiscal Impact Statement: Neither the CAO nor the CLA has completed a financial analysis of this report. Community Impact Statement: None submitted 
 
 
(45)
21-0042-S1
AD HOC ON COVID-19 RECOVERY AND NEIGHBORHOOD INVESTMENT COMMITTEE REPORT relative to reopening the Emergency Rental Assistance Subsidy Program (ERAP) application portal to assist low income tenants with rental arrears and placement on the waitlist.
   
  Recommendation for Council action, pursuant to Motion (Martinez - O’Farrell):


INSTRUCT the Los Angeles Housing Department (LAHD) to reopen the ERAP rental assistance housing application portal in order to allow low-income tenants and working families who are unable to pay their rent due to the COVID-19 pandemic to be placed on the ERAP waitlist.
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
 
 
(46)
21-0872
AD HOC ON COVID-19 RECOVERY AND NEIGHBORHOOD INVESTMENT COMMITTEE REPORT relative to effectuating the “Housing is Key” State of California COVID-19 Rent Relief program.
   
  Recommendation for Council action, pursuant to Motion (O’Farrell - Martinez):


INSTRUCT that the Los Angeles Housing Department report to Council with recommendations to effectuate the "Housing is Key" State of California COVID-19 Rent Relief program meant to help renters and landlords to apply for and receive the State sponsored 100% rent buy-back assistance.
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
 
 
(47)
21-0351
AD HOC ON COVID-19 RECOVERY AND NEIGHBORHOOD INVESTMENT COMMITTEE REPORT relative to the status of COVID testing within the City. 
   
  Recommendation for Council action, pursuant to Motion (Lee - Rodriguez):


REQUEST that the Mayor's office and INSTRUCT that the Chief Legislative Analyst (CLA), and all necessary City departments to report on the status of COVID testing within the City including the following:
 
  1. A complete analysis of costs and effectiveness of the different types of COVID testing used by the City. 
     
  2. An analysis of costs and effectiveness of different types of COVID testing not used by the City and options for improving the City's COVID testing program.
Fiscal Impact Statement: Neither the City Administrative Officer nor the CLA has completed a financial analysis of this report.  Community Impact Statement: None submitted
 
 
(48)
21-0042-S2
AD HOC ON COVID-19 RECOVERY AND NEIGHBORHOOD INVESTMENT COMMITTEE REPORT relative to resources needed to process and pay all outstanding Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) applications.
   
  Recommendation for Council action, as initiated by Motion (De Leon – Cedillo – Rodriguez):


INSTRUCT the Los Angeles Housing Department to:
 
  1. Develop a robust, multi-lingual outreach campaign to directly engage Angelinos who did not submit applications in April and who do not have easy access to a digital device or face other barriers to completing an application.
     
  2. Report within 10 days on the funding allocated to the Eviction Defense Program, when the program will be fully operational, and how the public will be able to know about and access the program.
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
 
 
(49)
21-0002-S92
CONSIDERATION OF RESOLUTION (BLUMENFIELD - KORETZ) and COMMUNICATION FROM THE CHIEF LEGISLATIVE ANALYST (CLA) relative to the City's position regarding protecting domesticated and wildlife animals from inhumane conditions and practices.
   
  A. RESOLUTION (BLUMENFIELD - KORETZ)

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

RESOLVE to include in the City’s 2021-2022 State Legislative Program SUPPORT for AB 702 (Santiago), AB 1282 (Bloom- Wilk), SB 376 (Stern), and AB 534 (Bonta), which seek to protect domesticated and wildlife animals from inhumane conditions and practices.

B. COMMUNICATION FROM THE CLA

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

ADOPT the revised RESOLUTION (Blumenfield – Koretz), attached the CLA report dated June 14, 2021 included in the Council file, to include in the City’s 2021-2022 State Legislative Program SUPPORT for AB 1282 (Bloom –Wilk), SB 376 (Stern), and AB 534 (Bonta), which seek to protect domesticated and wildlife animals from inhumane conditions and practices; and SUPPORT for AB 702 (Santiago) if amended to have the State provide sufficient resources to aid local jurisdictions to meet the bill’s intent of implementing local breeder permitting programs.
Fiscal Impact Statement: None submitted by the CLA. The City Administrative Officer has not completed a financial analysis of this report. Community Impact Statement: None submitted
 
  (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

(50)
21-0789
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 City of Los Angeles v. Michael Gitter MD, Inc, Los Angeles Superior Court Case No. 20STCV24358. (This case arises from an action filed against taxpayer for non-payment of business license taxes.)

(Budget and Finance Committee considered the above matter in Closed Session on August 23, 2021)
   
 
 
 
(51)
21-0786
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 City of Los Angeles v. US Metro Group, Inc, Los Angeles Supreme Court Case: 20STCV24357. (This case arises from business tax assessments issued to US Metro Group, Inc., for tax years 2008-2017.)

(Budget and Finance Committee considered the above matter in Closed Session on August 23, 2021)
   
 
 
 
(52)
21-0894
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 Maria Arias, et al. v. City of Los Angeles, Los Angeles Superior Court Case No. 19STCV41735. (This matter arises from a trip-and-fall which occurred on the sidewalk of 363 East 71st Street in the City of Los Angeles.)

(Budget and Finance Committee considered the above matter in Closed Session on August 23, 2021)
   
 
 
 
(53)
21-0895
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 Adrienne McColl v. City of Los Angeles, et al., Los Angeles Superior Court Case No. BC610002. (This pending litigation concerns tort claims arising out of the alleged conduct of a part-time employee at the Cabrillo Marine Aquarium.)

(Budget and Finance Committee considered the above matter in Closed Session on August 23, 2021)
   
 
 
 
(54)
21-0886
The City Council shall recess to Closed Session, pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9(d)(4), to confer with its legal counsel relative to a disputed loan balance of Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) Loan No. 875348-003, Los Angeles Superior Court Case No. 19STCV28520. (This matter involves the potential resolution of the disputed loan balance and pay-off of CRA Loan No. 875348-003.)

(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.

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