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LOS ANGELES CITY COUNCIL

 

 
    Wednesday, September 29, 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 29, 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)
21-0729
CD 9
CATEGORICAL EXEMPTION and COMMUNICATION FROM THE CITY ENGINEER relative to an offer to dedicate an easement for sidewalk purposes lying at the northwesterly corner of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Bill Robertson Lane - Right of Way No. 36000-10238 (Dedication).
   
  Recommendations for Council action:
 
  1. FIND that the Dedication is categorically exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act of 1970 pursuant to Article III, Class 5(4) of the City's Environmental Guidelines.
     
  2. ACCEPT the petitioner's offer for the Dedication, substantially as shown on the Exhibit Map of the June 10, 2021 City Engineer report, attached to the Council file.
     
  3. AUTHORIZE the Board of Public Works to acquire the Dedication.
     
  4. INSTRUCT the City Clerk to forward a copy of the Council action on this project to the Bureau of Engineering, Real Estate Division for processing.
Fiscal Impact Statement: The City Engineer reports that a $3,416.51 fee for processing this report was paid pursuant to Sections 7.3 and 7.41.1 of the Los Angeles Administrative Code. No additional City funds are needed. Community Impact Statement: None submitted
 
 
(2)
21-0723
CD 1
CATEGORICAL EXEMPTION, COMMUNICATION FROM THE CITY ENGINEER and ORDINANCE FIRST CONSIDERATION relative to the quitclaim of the easement for sanitary sewer purposes lying on 3926 North Berenice Place - Right of Way No. 36000-2256 (Quitclaim).
   
  Recommendations for Council action, SUBJECT TO THE APPROVAL OF THE MAYOR:
 
  1. FIND that the Quitclaim is categorically exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act of 1970 pursuant to Article III, Class 5(4) of the City's Environmental Guidelines.
     
  2. APPROVE the petitioner’s request for the quitclaim of the portion of the 6-foot wide easement for sanitary sewer purposes lying on 3926 North Berenice Place, as shown on the Exhibit Map on the June 15, 2021 City Engineer report, attached to the Council file, subject to the following condition:

    That petitioner make satisfactory arrangement with the Real Estate Group of the Bureau of Engineering (BOE) with respect to the payment of the document recording fee.
     
  3. PRESENT and ADOPT the accompanying ORDINANCE dated June 9, 2021 authorizing the Quitclaim, which has been approved as to form and legality by the City Attorney.
     
  4. INSTRUCT the Real Estate Division of the BOE record and deliver the necessary quitclaim deed or deeds to the persons legally entitled thereto.
Fiscal Impact Statement: The City Engineer reports that a fee of $7,075.91 was paid for processing this request pursuant to Section 7.40 of the Los Angeles Administrative Code. Community Impact Statement: None submitted
 
 
(3)
21-0587
CD 13
CATEGORICAL EXEMPTION and COMMUNICATION FROM THE CITY ENGINEER relative to an offer to dedicate an easement for storm drain purposes lying on 2433 and 2444 Birkdale Street - Right of Way No. 36000-10241 (Dedication).
   
  Recommendations for Council action:
 
  1. FIND that the Dedication is categorically exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act of 1970 pursuant to Article III, Class 5(19) of the City's Environmental Guidelines.
     
  2. ACCEPT the petitioner's offer for the Dedication, substantially as shown on the Exhibit Map of the May 20, 2021 City Engineer report, attached to the Council file.
     
  3. AUTHORIZE the Board of Public Works to acquire the Dedication.
     
  4. INSTRUCT the City Clerk to forward a copy of the Council action on this project to the Bureau of Engineering, Real Estate Division for processing.
Fiscal Impact Statement: The City Engineer reports that a $3,416.51 fee for processing this report was paid pursuant to Sections 7.3 and 7.41.1 of the Los Angeles Administrative Code. No additional City funds are needed. Community Impact Statement: None submitted
 
 
(4)
21-0585
CD 11
CATEGORICAL EXEMPTION and COMMUNICATION FROM THE CITY ENGINEER relative to an offer to dedicate an easement for street purposes at 6366 West 79th Street - Right of Way No. 36000-10237 (Dedication).
   
  Recommendations for Council action:
 
  1. FIND that the Dedication is categorically exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act of 1970 pursuant to Article III, Class 5(4) of the City's Environmental Guidelines.
     
  2. ACCEPT the petitioner's offer for the Dedication, substantially as shown on the Exhibit Map of the May 10, 2021 City Engineer report, attached to the Council file.
     
  3. AUTHORIZE the Board of Public Works to acquire the Dedication.
     
  4. INSTRUCT the City Clerk to forward a copy of the Council action on this project to the Bureau of Engineering, Real Estate Division for processing.
Fiscal Impact Statement: The City Engineer reports that a $3,416.51 fee for processing this report was paid pursuant to Sections 7.3 and 7.41.1 of the Los Angeles Administrative Code. No additional City funds are needed. Community Impact Statement: None submitted
 
 

Items for which Public Hearings Have Been Held

(5)
17-0032
PUBLIC WORKS COMMITTEE REPORT relative to the reappointment of Mr. Jason Seward to the Innovation and Performance Commission.
   
  Recommendation for Council action:

RESOLVE that the Mayor’s reappointment of Mr. Jason Seward to the Innovation and Performance Commission for the term ending June 30, 2025 is APPROVED and CONFIRMED. Mr. Seward currently resides in Council District Four. (Current composition: M = 7; F = 2)

Financial Disclosure Statement: Filed
Community Impact Statement: None submitted
  TIME LIMIT FILE - OCTOBER 4, 2021(LAST DAY FOR COUNCIL ACTION - OCTOBER 1, 2021)
 
(6)
20-1162
PUBLIC WORKS COMMITTEE REPORT and ORDINANCE FIRST CONSIDERATION relative to amending the Los Angeles Municipal Code (LAMC) to harmonize the administrative penalty provisions with the existing Administrative Code Enforcement (ACE) program requirements.
   
  Recommendation for Council action, SUBJECT TO THE APPROVAL OF THE MAYOR:

PRESENT and ADOPT the accompanying ORDINANCE, dated May 25, 2021, relative to amending Subsections (g), (h), and (i) of Section 56.08 of the LAMC to harmonize the administrative penalty provisions with the existing ACE program requirements.
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
 
 
(7)
21-0940
CD 7
PUBLIC WORKS COMMITTEE REPORT relative to transferring funds from the Equestrian Facilities Trust Fund for a High-Intensity Activated Crosswalk beacon signal is needed at Sunland Boulevard and Johanna Avenue.
   
  Recommendations for Council action, pursuant to Motion (Rodriguez - Blumenfield), SUBJECT TO THE APPROVAL OF THE MAYOR:
 
  1. AUTHORIZE $455,500 in the Equestrian Facilities Trust Fund No. 212 to be appropriated to a new Account in the Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT) Trust Fund No. 840/94, entitled "Sunland Boulevard at Johanna Avenue Improvement".
     
  2. AUTHORIZE transfer therefrom $5,000 to LADOT General Fund No. 100/94, Overtime Account Number 001090 for staff design cost, and transfer therefrom $5,000 to Street Lighting's General Fund No. 100/84, Overtime Account No. 001090 for staff design cost.
     
  3. DIRECT the Bureau of Contract Administration (BCA) to immediately inform the departments when the above-described improvements are completed and accepted by BCA.
     
  4. AUTHORIZE the Chief Legislative Analyst (CLA), or designee, to make technical corrections or revisions as may be necessary to implement the intent of this Motion.
Fiscal Impact Statement: Neither the City Administrative Officer nor the CLA has completed a financial analysis of this report. Community Impact Statement: None submitted
 
 
(8)
21-0600-S46
PUBLIC WORKS COMMITTEE REPORT relative to the status of broadband co-location deployments and efforts to bridge the digital divide.
   
  Recommendations for Council action, SUBJECT TO THE APPROVAL OF THE MAYOR:
 
  1. AUTHORIZE the Controller, subject to the creation of the Digital Inclusion Fund, to transfer appropriations in the amount of $4 million from the Unappropriated Balance to the Digital Inclusion Fund to implement the Digital Inclusion Program:
     
      Fund/Dept Account Title Amount
    From: 100/58 580351 Digital Inclusion $4,000,000
             
    To: 100/54 TBD Digital Inclusion $4,000,000

     
  2. AUTHORIZE the Bureau of Street Lighting (BSL) to make necessary technical adjustments, subject to the approval of the City Administrative Officer; and, AUTHORIZE the Controller to implement the instructions and technical adjustments.
     
  3. AUTHORIZE the General Manager, BSL, or designee, as the administrative and fiscal agent for the Digital Inclusion Fund, to facilitate receipt and disbursement of the funds to each participating department as outlined in the implementation plan found in the BSL report dated September 9, 2021, attached to the Council file.
     
  4. INSTRUCT the BSL to:
     
    1. Report to the Mayor and Council a full accounting of the funds, the scope of projects funded, an update on the execution of the projects, and an assessment of the program.
       
    2. Coordinate with each participating department to produce and submit to the Mayor and Council a detailed project proposal for each new project or program requesting disbursement from the Digital Equity Fund.
       
    3. Working with the Connectivity and Digital Inclusion Working Group, report to Mayor and Council on a spending plan for the $10 million intended for Broadband for Low-Income Communities in the Unappropriated Balance.
Fiscal Impact Statement: The BSL reports that the $5 million for the Digital Inclusion Program has been budgeted as part of the 2021-22 Adopted Budget in the Unappropriated Balance. There is no additional General Fund impact. The creation of a Digital Inclusion Fund will effectuate the goals of the Digital Inclusion Program. This will allow funds to carryover past Fiscal Year 2021 and fund selected projects. The funds deposited in the special fund account would be exclusively for the Digital Inclusion Program. Community Impact Statement: None submitted
 
 
(9)
21-0979
PUBLIC WORKS COMMITTEE REPORT relative to the Citywide public toilet program.
   
  Recommendations for Council action, as initiated by Motion (De Leon - Blumenfield):
 
  1. INSTRUCT the Bureau of Street Services (BSS) to report on its plans and recommendations to ensure no loss of service in the public toilets provided through the Coordinated Street Furniture Program when it is transitioned to the Sidewalk and Transit Amenities Program in January 2022.
     
  2. INSTRUCT the City Administrative Officer (CAO), with assistance from the BSS, Chief Legislative Analyst (CLA) and other departments as necessary, to report on existing eligible funding sources for the City's current inventory of public restrooms and potential funding sources to expand restroom access Citywide, especially to support our parks, transit use, and tourism generally; to help protect water quality and public health and safety; and to ensure gender equity in access to restrooms and necessary personal hygiene products.
     
  3. DIRECT the CAO and CLA, in partnership with the BSS and other City departments to also look at restroom models from other cities to see if there is a current model we can replicate.
Fiscal Impact Statement: Neither the CAO nor the CLA has completed a financial analysis of this report. Community Impact Statement: None submitted
 
 
(10)
15-0989
AD HOC COMMITTEE ON THE 2028 OLYMPICS AND PARALYMPIC GAMES REPORT relative to the Fourth Amendment to Memorandum of Understanding C-129859 between the City of Los Angeles, the Los Angeles Organizing Committee for the Olympic and Paralympic Games 2028, and the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee extending the date for executing the Games Agreement from October 1, 2021 to November 1, 2021.
   
  Recommendation for Council action:

AUTHORIZE the Mayor and Council President to execute the Fourth Amendment to the Memorandum of Understanding C-129859 between the parties including the City of Los Angeles, the Los Angeles Organizing Committee for the Olympic and Paralympic Games 2028, formerly referred to as the Los Angeles 2024 Exploratory Committee, and the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee in order to extend the date for executing the Games Agreement from October 1, 2021 to November 1, 2021.
Fiscal Impact Statement: The City Administrative Officer and the Chief Legislative Analyst reports that there is no fiscal impact resulting from the recommendation in this report. Community Impact Statement: None submitted
 
 
(11)
21-0775
CD 9
PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE REPORT relative to funding from various departmental expense accounts to replenish the Environmental Equity and Justice Fund, which advanced funds for the cleanup, repair, and support costs related to the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) controlled detonation of illegal fireworks on East 27th Street. 
   
  Recommendations for Council Action, SUBJECT TO THE APPROVAL OF THE MAYOR:
  1. AUTHORIZE the Controller to transfer $1,163,000 from various LAPD expense accounts to General City Purposes Fund No. 100/56, Account 000452, Environmental Equity and Justice Fund – CD 9 as detailed in the attachments to the City Administrative Officer (CAO) report dated September 3, 2021, attached to the Council file, in order to replenish funds used to support the response to the LAPD controlled detonation of illegal fireworks on the 700 block of East 27th Street.
     
  2. AUTHORIZE the CAO to make technical corrections as necessary to those transactions included in this report to implement Mayor and Council intentions.
     
  3. REQUEST the City Attorney to report on the feasibility of seeking restitution from the individual responsible for transporting and stockpiling the illegal fireworks involved in the explosion in Council District Nine. 
Fiscal Impact Statement: The CAO reports that there is no additional impact to the General Fund. Funding from the LAPD’s 2021-22 Adopted Budget is being provided to replenish the Environmental Equity and Justice Fund. Financial Policies Statement: The CAO reports that there is no additional impact to the General Fund. Funding from the LAPD’s 2021-22 Adopted Budget is being provided to replenish the Environmental Equity and Justice Fund. Community Impact Statement: None submitted 
 
 
(12)
21-0472
CD 2
CATEGORICAL EXEMPTION and PLANNING AND LAND USE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE REPORT relative to the inclusion of the Magnolia Boulevard Oak Trees, located at 11755-11805 West Magnolia Boulevard, in the list of Historic-Cultural Monuments.
   
  Recommendations for Council action:​
 
  1. DETERMINE that the proposed designation is categorically exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), pursuant to Article 19, Section 15308, Class 8 and Article 19, Section 15331, Class 31 of the State CEQA Guidelines.
     
  2. DETERMINE that the subject property conforms with the definition of a Monument pursuant to Section 22.171.7 of the Los Angeles Administrative Code.
     
  3. ADOPT the FINDINGS of the Cultural Heritage Commission (CHC) as the Findings of Council.
     
  4. APPROVE the recommendations of the CHC relative to the Magnolia Boulevard Oak Trees, located at 11755-11805 West Magnolia Boulevard, in the list of Historic-Cultural Monuments.​

Applicant: Valley Village Neighborhood Council

Owner: City of Los Angeles Department of Public Works, Bureau of Street Services (StreetsLA), Urban Forestry Division

Case No. CHC-2020-7441-HCM

Environmental No. ENV-2020-7442-C
Fiscal Impact Statement: None submitted by the CHC. Neither the City Administrative Officer nor the Chief Legislative Analyst has completed a financial analysis of this report. Community Impact Statement: None submitted.
 
 
(13)
21-0569
CD 15
CATEGORICAL EXEMPTION and PLANNING AND LAND USE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE REPORT relative to the inclusion of the Point Fermin Light Station, located at 807 West Paseo Del Mar, in the list of Historic-Cultural Monuments.
   
  Recommendations for Council action:​
 
  1. DETERMINE that the proposed designation is categorically exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), pursuant to Article 19, Section 15308, Class 8 and Article 19, Section 15331, Class 31 of the State CEQA Guidelines.
     
  2. DETERMINE that the subject property conforms with the definition of a Monument pursuant to Section 22.171.7 of the Los Angeles Administrative Code.
     
  3. ADOPT the FINDINGS of the Cultural Heritage Commission (CHC) as the Findings of Council.
     
  4. APPROVE the recommendations of the CHC relative to the Point Fermin Light Station, located at 807 West Paseo Del Mar, in the list of Historic-Cultural Monuments.​

Applicant: Elena Maggioni, City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks

Owner: City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks

Case No. CHC-2020-513-HCM

Environmental No. ENV-2020-514-CE
Fiscal Impact Statement: None submitted by the CHC. Neither the City Administrative Officer nor the Chief Legislative Analyst has completed a financial analysis of this report. Community Impact Statement: None submitted.
 
 
(14)
21-0562
CD 4
CATEGORICAL EXEMPTION and PLANNING AND LAND USE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE REPORT relative to the inclusion of the Dolores Del Rio Residence, located at 1903 North Outpost Drive and 1900 North El Cerrito Place, in the list of Historic-Cultural Monuments.
   
  Recommendations for Council action:​
 
  1. DETERMINE that the proposed designation is categorically exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), pursuant to Article 19, Section 15308, Class 8 and Article 19, Section 15331, Class 31 of the State CEQA Guidelines.
     
  2. DETERMINE that the subject property conforms with the definition of a Monument pursuant to Section 22.171.7 of the Los Angeles Administrative Code.
     
  3. ADOPT the FINDINGS of the Cultural Heritage Commission (CHC) as the Findings of Council.
     
  4. APPROVE the recommendations of the CHC relative to the Dolores Del Rio Residence, located at 1903 North Outpost Drive and 1900 North El Cerrito Place, in the list of Historic-Cultural Monuments.​

Applicants/Owners: Andrea Landi and Reggio Properties LLC

Case No. CHC-2021-363-HCM

Environmental No. ENV-2021-364-CE
Fiscal Impact Statement: None submitted by the CHC. Neither the City Administrative Officer nor the Chief Legislative Analyst has completed a financial analysis of this report. Community Impact Statement: None submitted.
 
 
(15)
21-0834
CD 1
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 831-835 ½ South Westlake Avenue.
   
  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, 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 an 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, No. ENV-2019-2894-CE, as the environmental clearance for a proposed qualifying Tier 3 Transit Oriented Communities project involving the involving the demolition of a 17 dwelling unit multi-family apartment building, and the construction, use, and maintenance of a 73-feet one-inch, seven-story in height, multi-family apartment building consisting of 79 dwelling units within 52,740 square feet of floor area; the project includes 40 vehicular parking spaces, six short-term bicycle parking spaces and 60 long-term bicycle parking spaces; on-site restricted affordable unit composition for the project includes six dwelling units restricted for Extremely Low Income Households and six dwelling units restricted for Very Low Income Households, for a total of 12 on-site restricted affordable dwelling units for a minimum period of 55 years; the project includes 6,187.75 square feet of open space after a 25 percent reduction of 8,150 square feet otherwise required by the Los Angeles Municipal Code, including a roof top deck that includes 4,286.75 square feet, a courtyard on the third level containing 1,001 square feet, and 900 square feet of private open spaces; for the property located at 831-835 ½ South Westlake Avenue.

Applicant: Westlake Apartments, LP

Representative: Behrouz Bozorgnia, Mobbil Inc.

Case No. DIR-2019-2893-TOC

Environmental No. ENV-2019-2894-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 submited.
 
 
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14-1487
CD 15
CATEGORICAL EXEMPTION and PLANNING AND LAND USE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE REPORT relative to the inclusion of the Granada Theater, located at 628-634 North Avalon Boulevard, in the list of Historic-Cultural Monuments.
   
  Recommendations for Council action:​
 
  1. DETERMINE that the proposed designation is categorically exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), pursuant to Article 19, Section 15308, Class 8 and Article 19, Section 15331, Class 31 of the State CEQA Guidelines.
     
  2. DETERMINE that the subject property conforms with the definition of a Monument pursuant to Section 22.171.7 of the Los Angeles Administrative Code.
     
  3. ADOPT the FINDINGS of the Cultural Heritage Commission (CHC) as the Findings of Council.
     
  4. APPROVE the recommendations of the CHC relative to the Granada Theater, located at 628-634 North Avalon Boulevard, in the list of Historic-Cultural Monuments.​

Applicant: City of Los Angeles

Owners: Platinum Global Entertainment, Inc. and OPEG, Inc.

Case No. CHC-2021-408-HCM

Environmental No. ENV-2021-409-CE
Fiscal Impact Statement: None submitted by the CHC. Neither the City Administrative Officer nor the Chief Legislative Analyst has completed a financial analysis of this report.  Community Impact Statement: Yes

For: Wilmington Neighborhood Council
 
 
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20-1173
CD 11
CATEGORICAL EXEMPTION and PLANNING AND LAND USE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE REPORT relative to the inclusion of the First Baptist Church of Venice, located at 671-685 East Westminster Avenue and 686-688 East Westminster Avenue, in the list of Historic-Cultural Monuments.
   
 
Recommendations for Council action:​
 
  1. DETERMINE that the proposed designation is categorically exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), pursuant to Article 19, Section 15308, Class 8 and Article 19, Section 15331, Class 31 of the State CEQA Guidelines.
     
  2. DETERMINE that the subject property conforms with the definition of a Monument pursuant to Section 22.171.7 of the Los Angeles Administrative Code.
     
  3. ADOPT the FINDINGS of the Cultural Heritage Commission (CHC) as the Findings of Council.
     
  4. APPROVE the recommendations of the CHC relative to the First Baptist Church of Venice, located at 671-685 East Westminster Avenue and 686-688 East Westminster Avenue, in the list of Historic-Cultural Monuments.​

Applicant: City of Los Angeles

Owners: 1036 North Highland Management LLC c/o Lee J. Polster, and 685 Westminster Holdings LLC c/o Jay Penske

Case No. CHC-2020-4034-HCM

Environmental No. ENV-2020-4050-CE
Fiscal Impact Statement: None submitted by the CHC. 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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21-0672
CD 13
CATEGORICAL EXEMPTION and PLANNING AND LAND USE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE REPORT relative to the inclusion of the Atwater Bungalows, located at 1401-1435 West Avon Park Terrace, 1406 West Cerro Gordo Street, and 2245-2247 North Park Drive; in the list of Historic-Cultural Monuments.
   
  Recommendations for Council action:
  1. DETERMINE that the proposed designation is categorically exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), pursuant to Article 19, Section 15308, Class 8 and Article 19, Section 15331, Class 31 of the State CEQA Guidelines.
     
  2. DETERMINE that the subject property conforms with the definition of a Monument pursuant to Section 22.171.7 of the Los Angeles Administrative Code.
     
  3. ADOPT the FINDINGS of the Cultural Heritage Commission (CHC) as the Findings of Council.
     
  4. APPROVE the recommendations of the CHC relative to the Atwater Bungalows, located at 1401-1435 West Avon Park Terrace, 1406 West Cerro Gordo Street, and 2245-2247 North Park Drive; in the list of Historic-Cultural Monuments.​

Applicant: Jim Schneeweis, Echo Park Historical Society

Owners: Ronald C. Atwater, Co-Trustee, Atwater Trust Fund, and Regis Toby Atwater

Case No. CHC-2020-7776-HCM

Environmental No. ENV-2020-7777-CE
Fiscal Impact Statement: None submitted by the CHC. Neither the City Administrative Officer nor the Chief Legislative Analyst has completed a financial analysis of this report. Community Impact Statement: None submitted.
 
 
(19)
21-0671
CD 4
CATEGORICAL EXEMPTION and PLANNING AND LAND USE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE REPORT relative to the inclusion of the Howard Hughes Headquarters, located at 7000 West Romaine Street, 930-956 North Sycamore Avenue, and 931-953 North Orange Drive; in the list of Historic-Cultural Monuments.
   
  Recommendations for Council action:​
 
  1. DETERMINE that the proposed designation is categorically exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), pursuant to Article 19, Section 15308, Class 8 and Article 19, Section 15331, Class 31 of the State CEQA Guidelines.
     
  2. DETERMINE that the subject property conforms with the definition of a Monument pursuant to Section 22.171.7 of the Los Angeles Administrative Code.
     
  3. ADOPT the FINDINGS of the Cultural Heritage Commission (CHC) as the Findings of Council.
     
  4. APPROVE the recommendations of the CHC relative to the inclusion of the Howard Hughes Headquarters, located at 7000 West Romaine Street, 930-956 North Sycamore Avenue, and 931-953 North Orange Drive; in the list of Historic-Cultural Monuments.​

Applicant: Margot Gerber, Art Deco Society of Los Angeles

Owners: 7000 Romaine Holdings LLC c/o David M. Bass and Associates, Inc.

Case No. CHC-2020-5220-HCM

Environmental No. ENV-2020-5221-CE
Fiscal Impact Statement: None submitted by the CHC. 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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21-0795
CD 14
ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT REPORT (EIR), MITIGATION MONITORING PROGRAM (MMP), and RELATED CALIFORNIA ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY ACT (CEQA) FINDINGS; and PLANNING AND LAND USE MANAGEMENT (PLUM) COMMITTEE REPORT relative to the Transfer of Floor Area Rights (TFAR) for the property located at 1033-1057 South Olive Street.
   
  Recommendations for Council action, SUBJECT TO THE APPROVAL OF THE MAYOR:​
 
  1. 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 1045 Olive Project EIR, No. ENV-2016-4630-EIR (SCH No. 2017121047), certified on February 7, 2020; 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 Los Angeles City Planning Commission (LACPC), as modified by the PLUM Committee on September 14, 2021, attached to the Council file, as the Findings of Council.
     
  3. APPROVE, pursuant to Los Angeles Municipal Code (LAMC) Section 14.5.6, the TFAR Transfer Plan for the transfer of Development Rights greater than 50,000 square feet, to allow  for  the  transfer  of  up  to  523,195  square feet  of  floor  area  for  a  Transit  Area  Mixed  Use  project,  from  the  Los  Angeles  Convention  Center (Donor  Site),  located  at  1201  South  Figueroa  Street,  to  the  Project  Site  (Receiver  Site),  thereby  permitting a  maximum  13:1  Floor Area Ratio (FAR)  in  lieu  of  the  otherwise  permitted  6:1  FAR; and, a TFAR Transfer Payment and Public Benefits Payment by the Applicant, 1045 Olive, LLC, as described and conditioned in the LACPC report dated July 13, 2021, attached to the Council file; for the construction and operation of a 70-story mixed-use high-rise development, with up to 751,777 square feet of floor area on a 38,097 square foot site; the project would include up to 794 residential units, 12,504 square feet of ground-floor commercial (restaurant/retail) uses, a ground-floor public plaza, and residential open space amenities; the project would have a maximum height of 810 feet, with a 61-story tower above a nine-level podium; eight podium levels would be automobile parking and would be partially wrapped with residential units; the project would also have six subterranean levels of parking (depth of 70 feet), and would require the excavation and export of approximately 89,713 cubic yards of soil; five existing single-story commercial buildings containing 35,651 square feet of floor area would be removed from the project site; the project is a certified Environmental Leadership Development Project; for the property located at 1033-1057 South Olive Street, subject to Conditions of Approval as modified by the PLUM Committee on September 14, 2021, attached to the Council file, amending Condition No. 3.a.i relative to the Public Benefit Payment to deposit the Affordable Housing Public Benefit funds into the CD 14 Public Benefits Trust Fund Affordable Housing Subaccount in the amount of $10,649,255 (98 percent), which funds shall be utilized for construction and operation of affordable housing developments.
     
  4. INSTRUCT the Chief Legislative Analyst to convene the Public Benefit Trust Fund Committee within six months of the receipt of the Public Benefits Payment by the Public Benefit Trust Fund, pursuant to LAMC Section 14.5.12.

Applicant: 1045 Olive, LLC

Representative: Cindy Starrett, Latham and Watkins

Case No. CPC-2017-3251-TDR-MCUP-SPR

Environmental Nos. ENV-2016-4630-EIR; SCH No. 2017121047

Related Cases: VTT-74531-CN; ZA-2017-4745-ZAI
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.
 
 
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21-0470
CD 2
CATEGORICAL EXEMPTION and PLANNING AND LAND USE MANAGEMENT (PLUM) COMMITTEE REPORT relative to the inclusion of the Studio City Golf and Tennis Club, located at 4047-4155 North Whitsett Avenue and 12506-12630 West Valley Spring Lane, in the list of Historic-Cultural Monuments.
   
  Recommendations for Council action:​
 
  1. DETERMINE that the proposed designation is categorically exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), pursuant to Article 19, Section 15308, Class 8 and Article 19, Section 15331, Class 31 of the State CEQA Guidelines.
     
  2. DETERMINE that the subject property conforms with the definition of a Monument pursuant to Section 22.171.7 of the Los Angeles Administrative Code.
     
  3. ADOPT the following FINDINGS of the PLUM Committee as the Findings of Council:
     
    1. Studio City Golf and Tennis Club “exemplifies significant contributions to the broad cultural, economic or social history of the nation, state, city or community” as an excellent example of a 1950s private recreational facility open for public use in Studio City.
       
    2. Studio City Golf and Tennis Club “embodies the distinctive characteristics of a style, type, period, or method or construction,” including the clubhouse, golf ball light standards, putting green, and brick wall with weeping mortar surrounding the front lawn at the northeast edge of the property, as an excellent example of a 1950s community recreational facility.
       
  4. APPROVE the recommendations of the Cultural Heritage Commission (CHC) relative to the Studio City Golf and Tennis Club, located at 4047-4155 North Whitsett Avenue and 12506-12630 West Valley Spring Lane, in the list of Historic-Cultural Monuments.​

Applicant: Teresa Austin

Owner: 4141 Whitsett LLC c/o David Weil

Case No. CHC-2020-7764-HCM

Environmental No. ENV-2020-7765-CE
Fiscal Impact Statement: None submitted by the CHC. Neither the City Administrative Officer nor the Chief Legislative Analyst has completed a financial analysis of this report. Community Impact Statement: Yes

For: 
Reseda Neighborhood Council
NoHo Neighborhood Council
North Hollywood West Neighborhood Council
Bel Air-Beverly Crest Neighborhood Council
Panorama City Neighborhood Council
Greater Valley Glen Neighborhood Council
North Hollywood Northeast Neighborhood Council
Studio City Neighborhood Council
Sun Valley Area Neighborhood Council
Greater Toluca Lake Neighborhood Council
Encino Neighborhood Council
Neighborhood Council Valley Village
 
 
(22)
21-0698
CD 10
CATEGORICAL EXEMPTION and PLANNING AND LAND USE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE REPORT relative to the inclusion of the Medway Residence, located at 146 North Harvard Boulevard, in the list of Historic-Cultural Monuments.
   
  Recommendations for Council action:​
 
  1. DETERMINE that the proposed designation is categorically exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), pursuant to Article 19, Section 15308, Class 8 and Article 19, Section 15331, Class 31 of the State CEQA Guidelines.
     
  2. DETERMINE that the subject property conforms with the definition of a Monument pursuant to Section 22.171.7 of the Los Angeles Administrative Code.
     
  3. ADOPT the FINDINGS of the Cultural Heritage Commission (CHC) as the Findings of Council.
     
  4. APPROVE the recommendations of the CHC relative to the Medway Residence, located at 146 North Harvard Boulevard, in the list of Historic-Cultural Monuments.​

Applicants/Owners: George S. Kay and Jodie A. Mendelson, Trustees, Kay Mendelson Trust; and Mario and Letha Tan, Trustees, M. and L. Tan Family Trust

Case No. CHC-2021-1133-HCM

Environmental No. ENV-2021-1135-CE
Fiscal Impact Statement: None submitted by the CHC. 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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21-0559
PLANNING AND LAND USE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE REPORT relative to a grant agreement with the State of California Office of Historic Preservation (CalOHP) for a 2021-2022 Certified Local Government (CLG) grant, for the development of a mobile device and web-friendly public engagement program for HistoricPIacesLA, a historic resources inventory and management system.
   
 
Recommendations for Council action, SUBJECT TO THE APPROVAL OF THE MAYOR:​
 
  1. AUTHORIZE, retroactively, the Director of Planning, Department of City Planning (DCP), or designee, to apply for a CLG grant from the CalOHP to develop a mobile device and web-friendly public engagement program utilizing Quick Response codes to connect users to new Augmented Reality content in HistoricPlacesLA.
     
  2. AUTHORIZE the Director of Planning, DCP, or designee to:
     
    1. Accept a CLG grant from the CalOHP and execute a grant agreement with the CalOHP in the amount of $40,000 for a one-year term, from October 1, 2021 through September 30, 2022, to develop a mobile device and web-friendly public engagement program utilizing Quick Response codes to connect users to new Augmented Reality content in HistoricPlacesLA, in substantial conformance with the attached grant project agreement, included as Attachment 1 of the City Administrative Officer (CAO) report dated September 15, 2021, attached to the Council file, subject to the review and approval of  the City Attorney as to form and legality.
       
    2. Submit grant reimbursement requests to the CalOHP, and deposit grant receipts in the City Planning Grants Trust Fund No. 46Y/68.
    3. Prepare Controller instructions and make any necessary technical adjustments consistent with the Mayor and Council action on this matter, subject to the approval of the CAO; and, request the Controller to implement these instructions.
       
  3. AUTHORIZE the Controller to set up a grant receivable of $40,000, and establish an appropriation account within the City Planning Grant Trust Fund No. 46Y/68 for the disbursement of funds for the project.
Fiscal Impact Statement: The CAO reports that there is no additional impact to the General Fund, as funding for the cost of City staff to complete the grant project, and to pay for consulting services prior to reimbursement from the grantor, is available through existing appropriations in the Fiscal Year (FY) 2021-22 DCP budget. Financial Policies Statement: The CAO reports that the recommended actions comply with the City’s Financial Policies in that the recommended grant project will be fully supported by existing budgetary appropriations and grant funds. Community Impact Statement: None submitted.
 
 
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21-0753
CD 15
CATEGORICAL EXEMPTION and PLANNING AND LAND USE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE REPORT relative to the inclusion of the Watts Happening Cultural Center, located at 1827 East 103rd Street, in the list of Historic-Cultural Monuments.
   
  Recommendations for Council action:​
 
  1. DETERMINE that the proposed designation is categorically exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), pursuant to Article 19, Section 15308, Class 8 and Article 19, Section 15331, Class 31 of the State CEQA Guidelines.
     
  2. DETERMINE that the subject property conforms with the definition of a Monument pursuant to Section 22.171.7 of the Los Angeles Administrative Code.
     
  3. ADOPT the FINDINGS of the Cultural Heritage Commission (CHC) as the Findings of Council.
     
  4. APPROVE the recommendations of the CHC relative to the Watts Happening Cultural Center, located at 1827 East 103rd Street, in the list of Historic-Cultural Monuments.​

Applicant: Friends at Mafundi

Owner: City of Los Angeles General Services Department

Case No. CHC-2021-2238-HCM

Environmental No. ENV-2021-2239-CE
Fiscal Impact Statement: None submitted by the CHC. Neither the City Administrative Officer nor the Chief Legislative Analyst has completed a financial analysis of this report. Community Impact Statement: None submitted.
 
 
(25)
21-0656
CD 1
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 621 East Frontenac Avenue.
   
 
Recommendations for Council action:​
 
  1. FIND, pursuant to CEQA Guidelines, Article 19, Section 15303, Class 3, that the project is exempt from CEQA, 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 East Los Angeles Area Planning Commission (ELAAPC) as the Findings of Council.
     
  3. RESOLVE TO DENY THE APPEAL filed by Padraic Cassidy, and THEREBY SUSTAIN the determination of the ELAAPC in approving a Categorical Exemption, No. ENV-2019-4702-CE, as the environmental clearance for the construction, use, and maintenance of a new 2,472 square-foot, two-story single family dwelling with a 411 square-foot attached garage on a vacant 9,498.1 square-foot lot within the Mount Washington-Glassell Park Specific Plan; for the property located at 621 East Frontenac Avenue.

Applicant: Meghan Daum

Representative: Robert Rees

Case No. ZA-2019-4701-ZAD-SPP-1A

Environmental No. ENV-2019-4702-CE-1A
Fiscal Impact Statement: The ELAAPC reports that there is no General Fund impact as administrative costs are recovered through fees. Community Impact Statement: None submitted.
 
 
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21-0943
CD 3
SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITIES PROJECT EXEMPTION (SCPE) and PLANNING AND LAND USE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE REPORT relative to a SCPE request for the properties located at 7322-7340 North Topanga Canyon Boulevard.
   
 
Recommendations for Council action:​
 
  1. FIND, upon a review of the entire administrative record, including the SCPE Case No. ENV-2020-7091-SCPE, and all comments received, that:
     
    1. The proposed project qualifies as a Transit Priority Project pursuant to Public Resources Code (PRC) Section 21155(b), which by definition means that the proposed project is consistent with the general use designations, density, building intensity, and applicable policies specified for the project area in the Regional Transportation Plan/Sustainable Communities Strategy prepared by the Southern California Association of Governments pursuant to PRC Section 21155(a); and contains more than 50 percent residential; provides a minimum net density greater than 20 units an acre; and is within one-half mile of a major transit stop or high-quality transit corridor included in a regional transportation plan per PRC Section 21155(b).
      ​​​​​​​
    2. All criteria in PRC Section 21155.1(a) and (b) are met, including environmental criteria, land use criteria; and, at least one criteria (affordable housing) in PRC Section 21155.1(c).
       
  2. FIND that the proposed project qualifies as a Transit Priority Project that is declared to be a Sustainable Communities Project and is therefore statutorily exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act, in accordance with PRC Section 21155.1; for the demolition of an existing commercial office building, and the construction, use, and maintenance of a new, five-story, 56 feet in height, 100 percent affordable multi-family residential building consisting of 149 dwelling units; the project will provide 79 vehicular parking spaces located within one at-grade parking level and a total of 110 bicycle parking stalls; for the properties located at 7322-7340 North Topanga Canyon Boulevard.

Applicant: John Shaw, Alliant Strategic Development, LLC

Representative: Heather Waldstein, Rosenheim and Associates, Inc. 

Case No. DIR-2020-7090-TOC-SPR-HCA

Environmental No. ENV-2020-7091-SCPE
Fiscal Impact Statement: None submitted by the Department of City Planning. 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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21-0350
CD 11
HOMELESSNESS AND POVERTY COMMITTEE REPORT relative to evaluating site feasibility and identifying funding for potential homeless interventions in Council District 11.
   
  Recommendation for Council action:

NOTE and FILE the City Administrative Officer (CAO) report, dated August 10, 2021, attached to the Council file, inasmuch as no further action is required at this time.
Fiscal Impact Statement: The CAO reports that there is no impact to the General Fund at this time. Financial Policies Statement: The CAO reports that the recommendations in the subject CAO report comply with the City Financial Policies. Community Impact Statement: None submitted
 
 

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

(28)
21-0005-S140
CD 9
COMMUNICATION FROM THE LOS ANGELES HOUSING DEPARTMENT (LAHD) and RESOLUTION relative to removing the property at 850 East 79th Street (Case No. 469427) Assessor I.D. No. 6029-003-003 from the REAP.
   
  Recommendation for Council action:

APPROVE the LAHD report recommendation dated September 17, 2021, attached to the council file and ADOPT the accompanying RESOLUTION removing the property at 850 East 79th Street (Case No. 469427) Assessor I.D. No. 6029-003-003 from the REAP.
Fiscal Impact Statement: None submitted by the LAHD. Neither  the City Administrative  Officer nor the Chief  Legislative Analyst has completed a financial analysis of this report. Community Impact Statement: None submitted.
 
 
(29)
21-0005-S144
CD 14
COMMUNICATION FROM THE LOS ANGELES HOUSING DEPARTMENT (LAHD) and RESOLUTION relative to removing the property at 340 North Saratoga Street (Case No. 737142) Assessor I.D. No. 5180-018-014 from the REAP.
   
  Recommendation for Council action:

APPROVE the LAHD report recommendation dated September 17, 2021, attached to the council file and ADOPT the accompanying RESOLUTION removing the property at 340 North Saratoga Street (Case No. 737142) Assessor I.D. No. 5180-018-014 from the REAP.
Fiscal Impact Statement: None submitted by the LAHD. Neither  the City Administrative  Officer nor the Chief  Legislative Analyst has completed a financial analysis of this report. Community Impact Statement: None submitted.
 
 
(30)
21-0005-S145
CD 8
COMMUNICATION FROM THE LOS ANGELES HOUSING DEPARTMENT (LAHD) and RESOLUTION relative to removing the property at 3911 South Harvard Boulevard (Case No. 723348) Assessor I.D. No. 5036-025-020 from the REAP.
   
  Recommendation for Council action:

APPROVE the LAHD report recommendation dated September 17, 2021, attached to the council file and ADOPT the accompanying RESOLUTION removing the property at 3911 South Harvard Boulevard (Case No. 723348) Assessor I.D. No. 5036-025-020 from the REAP.
Fiscal Impact Statement: None submitted by the LAHD. Neither  the City Administrative  Officer nor the Chief  Legislative Analyst has completed a financial analysis of this report. Community Impact Statement: None submitted.
 
 
(31)
21-0005-S146
CD 11
COMMUNICATION FROM THE LOS ANGELES HOUSING DEPARTMENT (LAHD) and RESOLUTION relative to removing the property at 518 East Westminster Avenue (Case No. 292451) Assessor I.D. No. 4239-023-014 from the Rent Escrow Account Program (REAP).
   
  Recommendation for Council action:

APPROVE the LAHD report recommendation dated September 17, 2021, attached to the council file and ADOPT the accompanying RESOLUTION removing the property at 518 East Westminster Avenue (Case No. 292451) Assessor I.D. No. 4239-023-014 from the REAP.
Fiscal Impact Statement: None submitted by the LAHD. Neither the City Administrative Officer nor the Chief Legislative Analyst has completed a financial analysis of this report. Community Impact Statement: None submitted.
 
 
(32)
21-0909
CD 14
CONSIDERATION OF MOTION (DE LEON - RAMAN) relative to an agreement with the California Children's Academy (CAO) for the City-owned property located at 233 North Breed Street for the continued operation of a child care center for low income residents.
   
  Recommendation for Council action:

DIRECT the Department of General Services to negotiate a no-cost, non-profit license agreement with the CCA for the City-owned property located at 233 North Breed Street, Los Angeles CA 90033, for the continued operation of a child care center for low income residents. The term of this agreement should be five years, with CCA responsible for maintenance.
Community Impact Statement: None submitted
 
  (Information, Technology, and General Services Committee waived consideration of the above matter)
(33)
21-1040
CONSIDERATION OF MOTION (O'FARRELL - KORETZ) relative to accepting a grant awarded by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) - Community Compost and Food Waste Reduction Pilot Project.
   
  Recommendation for Council action, SUBJECT TO THE APPROVAL OF THE MAYOR:

AUTHORIZE the Director, Bureau of Sanitation, or designee, to negotiate, accept, execute, and submit all documents, including, but not limited to, agreements, amendments, and payment requests etc., subject to the approval of the City Attorney as to form, which may be necessary to secure the grant awarded by the USDA - Community Compost and Food Waste Reduction Pilot Project (NR213A750001C022).
 
  (Energy, Climate Change, Environmental Justice, and River Committee waived consideration of the above matter)
(34)
21-0878
COMMUNICATION FROM THE CITY ATTORNEY and ORDINANCE FIRST CONSIDERATION relative to adding Article 10 to Chapter XX of the Los Angeles Municipal Code (LAMC) to require proof of full vaccination with a COVID-19 vaccine to enter certain indoor public locations, large events, and City buildings.
   
  Recommendation for Council action, SUBJECT TO THE APPROVAL OF THE MAYOR:

PRESENT and ADOPT the accompanying ORDINANCE dated September 24, 2021 adding Article 10 to Chapter XX of the LAMC to require proof of full vaccination with a COVID-19 vaccine to enter certain indoor public locations, large events, and City buildings.
Community Impact Statement: Yes
 
Against:  Northridge West Neighborhood Council
  Arleta Neighborhood Council 



 
 
 
URGENCY CLAUSE - 12 VOTES REQUIRED ON SECOND READING

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

Council may recess into closed session pursuant to Government Code section 54956.9(d)(2), (e)(3) (one potential case).

Items Called Special

Motions for Posting and Referral

Council Members' Requests for Excuse from Attendance at Council Meetings

Adjourning Motions

Council Adjournment

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