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LOS ANGELES CITY COUNCIL

 

 
    Tuesday, October 5, 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
MITCH O'FARRELL, Thirteenth 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
  KEVIN DE LEÓN, Fourteenth District
  JOE BUSCAINO, Fifteenth 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 [email protected].

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Los Angeles City Council Agenda
Tuesday, October 5, 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)
21-0600-S105
BUDGET AND FINANCE COMMITTEE REPORT relative to the 2021-22 Appropriations Limit.
   
  Recommendations for Council action:
 
  1. PROVIDE the public, in accordance with Section 7910 of the Government Code, the opportunity to review the attached documentation for at least 15 days before adopting an appropriations limit for 2021-22.

     
  2. ADOPT the following factors to calculate the appropriations limit for 2021-22:
    Population Percent Change: City -1.29%
    Nonresidential New Construction Percent Change: City 8.90%

     
  3. ADOPT $7,173,171,778 as the appropriations limit for 2021-22.
Fiscal Impact Statement: The City Administrative Officer reports that there is no fiscal impact in adopting the recommendations in this report. Community Impact Statement: None submitted
 
 
(2)
20-1368
CD 8
CATEGORICAL EXEMPTION and COMMUNICATION FROM THE CITY ENGINEER relative to the vacation of the alley westerly of Western Ave between 87th Street and 88th Street, VAC-E1401391 (Vacation).
   
  Recommendations for Council action:
 
  1. FIND that the Vacation is exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act of 1970, pursuant to Article III, Class 5(3) of the City's Environmental Guidelines.
     
  2. FIND that the street vacation proceedings pursuant to the Public Streets, Highways and Service Easements Vacation Law be instituted for the vacation of the public right-of way indicated below and shown on the map of the July 29, 2021 City Engineer report, attached to the Council file:

    The alley westerly of Western Ave between 87th Street and 88th Street.
     
  3. FIND that there is a public benefit to the Vacation. Upon vacation of the street, the City is relieved of its ongoing obligation to maintain the street. In addition, the City is relieved of any potential liability that might result from continued ownership of the involved street and alley easements.
     
  4. FIND that the Vacation is in substantial conformance with the purposes, intent and provisions of the General Plan, in conformance with Section 556 of the City Charter.
     
  5. FIND that the Vacation is not necessary for non-motorized transportation facilities, in conformance with Section 892 of the California Streets and Highways Code.
     
  6. FIND that the Vacation is not necessary for present or prospective public use, in conformance with Section 8324 of the California Streets and Highways Code.
     
  7. ADOPT said City Engineer's report with the conditions contained therein.

 

Fiscal Impact Statement: The City Engineer reports that the petitioner has paid a fee of $14,980 for the investigation of this request pursuant to Section 7.42 of the Los Angeles Administrative Code (LAAC). Any deficit fee to recover the cost pursuant to Section 7.44 of the LAAC will be required of the petitioner. Maintenance of the public easement by City forces will be eliminated. Community Impact Statement: None submitted
 
  (Public Works Committee waived consideration of the above matter)
(3)
21-1027
CD 14
CATEGORICAL EXEMPTION, COMMUNICATION FROM THE CITY ENGINEER and ORDINANCE FIRST CONSIDERATION relative to the dedication of City-owned real property as public street lying on Bundy Drive south of West Missouri Avenue - Right of Way No 36000-10261.
   
  Recommendations for Council action, SUBJECT TO THE APPROVAL OF THE MAYOR:
 
  1. FIND that this dedication of City-owned land as a public sidewalk is categorically exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act of 1970, under Article III, Class 5(4) of the City's Environmental Guidelines.
     
  2. DEDICATE, ACCEPT and ESTABLISH the City-owned real property lying on Bundy Drive south of West Missouri Avenue, as shown on the Exhibit Map of the August 31, 2021 City Engineer report, attached to the Council file, as part of Bundy Drive, a public street of said City.
     
  3. PRESENT and ADOPT the accompanying ORDINANCE dated September 14, 2021, authorizing the dedication, acceptance and establishment of certain real property owned by the City as part of Bundy Drive south of West Missouri Avenue, all public streets of said City.
     
  4. FIND that this dedication, acceptance, and establishment, of City-owned real property as public sidewalk is in substantial conformance with the purpose, intent, and provisions of the General Plan, pursuant to Section 556 of the City Charter.
Fiscal Impact Statement: None submitted by the City Engineer. 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 Been Held

(4)
21-0600-S96
BUDGET AND FINANCE COMMITTEE REPORT relative to funding and position authority for a Management Analyst in the Office of the City Clerk to support the Planning and Land Use Management Committee.
   
  Recommendations for Council action, as initiated by Motion (Harris-Dawson - Price), SUBJECT TO THE APPROVAL OF THE MAYOR:
  1. APPROVE position authority for one new Management Analyst in the Office of the City Clerk.
  2. INSTRUCT the City Administrative Officer (CAO) to report with potential funding sources to support hiring that position through the Financial Status Report process.
Fiscal Impact Statement: Neither the CAO nor the Chief Legislative Analyst has completed a financial analysis of this Motion. Community Impact Statement: None submitted
 
 
(5)
21-1007
BUDGET AND FINANCE COMMITTEE REPORT relative to transferring/appropriating funds for Cannabis Enforcement, contractual services expenditures, and related costs necessary to padlock, barricade and fence property where unlicensed commercial cannabis activity occurs.
   
  Recommendations for Council action, pursuant to Motion (Harris-Dawson - Rodriguez - Krekorian), SUBJECT TO THE APPROVAL OF THE MAYOR:
 
  1. TRANSFER and APPROPRIATE $874,000 from the Unappropriated Balance Fund No. 100/58, Account 580342 (Commercial Cannabis Business Enforcement) to the below named funds/ accounts, and in the amounts and for the purposes specified:
     
    1. $324,000 to the Cannabis Fund No. 100/13, Account No. 001070 (Salaries As-Needed), for administrative hearings associated with the implementation of the padlock ordinance.
       
    2. $150,000 to the Building and Safety Fund No. 100/08, Account No. 001090 (Salaries - Overtime) for implementation of the padlock ordinance.
       
    3. $400,000 to a new Account in the Repair and Demolition Fund No. 346/08, entitled Cannabis Enforcement: for contractual services (vendor) expenditures and related costs necessary to padlock, barricade and fence property where unlicensed commercial cannabis activity occurs.
       
  2. AUTHORIZE the Department of Cannabis Regulation to make any corrections, clarifications, or revisions to the above fund transfer instructions, including any new instructions, in order to effectuate the intent of this Motion; said corrections / clarifications / changes may be made orally, electronically or by any other means.
Fiscal Impact Statement: Neither the City Administrative Officer nor the Chief Legislative Analyst has completed a financial analysis of this Motion. Community Impact Statement: None submitted
 
 
(6)
21-0997
BUDGET AND FINANCE COMMITTEE REPORT and RESOLUTIONS relative to the extension of the credit facilities for the Los Angeles Wastewater System Commercial Paper Program.
   
  Recommendations for Council action, SUBJECT TO THE APPROVAL OF THE MAYOR:
 
  1. ADOPT the accompanying Amended and Restated First Supplemental RESOLUTION (Attachment A of the City Administrative Officer (CAO) report dated September 9, 2021), which supplements and amends the Wastewater System Subordinate Revenue Bonds General Resolution and certain Supplemental Resolutions thereto previously adopted by the City Council on March 26, 1991, and amends and restates the Original First Supplemental Resolution to eliminate the need to amend the definitions or other terms of the Original First Supplemental Resolution to conform to the mechanical provisions relating to Advances under the Credit Agreements or to conform to the repayment terms of the Credit Agreements and the Bank Notes by Supplemental Resolution in connection with each substitution or extension, and to consolidate all of the amendments contained in the Previous Commercial Paper Supplemental Resolutions.
     
  2. ADOPT the accompanying Authorizing RESOLUTION (Attachment B of said CAO report), which authorizes, among other things, the negotiation, execution, and delivery of certain legal documents (Attachments C through I of said CAO report) in connection with the expansion of the Los Angeles Wastewater System Commercial Paper Program through the increase of the stated amounts of the letters of credit with Barclays Bank PLC and Toronto-Dominion (TD) Bank, New York Branch and the extension of the expiration dates of such letters of credit.
     
  3. AUTHORIZE the CAO to make technical changes and adjustments as necessary to those transactions in this report and to implement the intent of the Mayor and the City Council.
Fiscal Impact Statement: The CAO reports that there is no impact to the General Fund from the approval of the proposed recommendation to extend and increase the stated amounts of the Credit Facilities for the Wastewater System Commercial Paper Program as the Letter of Credit (LOC) fees, interest costs, and other fees associated with this transaction are budgeted in the Sewer Construction and Maintenance Fund for Fiscal Year 2021-22. Financial Policies Statement: The CAO reports that the recommendations in this report comply with the City’s Financial Policies in that all fees, interest and principal related to the Los Angeles Wastewater Commercial Paper Program will be paid from the Sewer Construction and Maintenance Fund. Debt Impact Statement: The CAO reports that there is no impact to the General Fund from the approval of the proposed recommendation to extend and increase the stated amounts of the Credit Facilities for the Wastewater System Commercial Paper Program as the interest costs associated with this transaction are budget in the Sewer Construction and Maintenance Fund for Fiscal Year 2021-22. The total LOC fees for both Barclays and TD Bank, assuming a $250 million Los Angeles Wastewater Commercial Paper Program increase to $400 million, as proposed, is estimated to be $948,000 through October 2022. Community Impact Statement: None submitted
 
 
(7)
21-0883
BUDGET AND FINANCE COMMITTEE REPORT, RESOLUTION and ORDINANCE FIRST CONSIDERATION relative to the issuance and sale of General Obligation Bonds, Series 2021-A (Taxable) for Proposition HHH Projects; and General Obligation Refunding Bonds, Series 2021-B (Tax-Exempt).
   
  Recommendations for Council action, SUBJECT TO THE APPROVAL OF THE MAYOR:
 
  1. ADOPT the accompanying Authorizing RESOLUTION providing for the issuance and sale of the General Obligation Bonds, Series 2021-A (Taxable) (Social Bonds) in an aggregate amount not to exceed $240 million for Proposition HHH Projects, and the General Obligation Refunding Bonds, Series 2021-B (Tax-Exempt) for refunding in an aggregate amount not to exceed $70 million (collectively, the “Bonds”).

     
  2. PRESENT and ADOPT the accompanying Fund ORDINANCE to create new special funds for the administration of the bond proceeds and for purposes of payment of principal and interest on the Bonds, as submitted by the City Attorney under separate cover.

     
  3. AUTHORIZE the City Administrative Officer (CAO) to receive and open bids on the published sale date and to award the Bonds to the bidder(s) with the lowest true interest cost on behalf of the City as described in the Notice Inviting Bids for the Bonds.

     
  4. REQUEST the Controller to apply sufficient funds from various General Obligation Bond Debt Service Funds, as determined by the CAO, relating to the refunding of General Obligation Bonds Series 2011-B, General Obligation Bonds Series 2012-A, and any other series that may be refunded, to the payment of principal and interest of the refunded bonds.
Fiscal Impact Statement: The CAO reports that there is no fiscal impact on the General Fund from the issuances of the General Obligation Bonds, Series 2021-A (Taxable) (Social Bonds) and General Obligation Refunding Bonds, Series 2021-B (Tax-Exempt), as they will be repaid from ad valorem taxes levied upon all of the taxable properties within the City. Financial Policies Statement: The CAO reports that the issuance of the bonds will not cause the City’s debt service payments to exceed 15 percent of General Revenues for voter and non-voter approved debt, as established in the City’s Financial Policies, Debt Management Section. After the issuance, the projected voter approved debt ratio is 4.86 percent. Debt Impact Statement: The CAO reports that the issuance of the General Obligation Bonds, Series 2021-A (Taxable) (Social Bonds) will result in annual estimated debt service payments of $13.7 million over 20 years. The issuance of the General Obligation Refunding Bonds, Series 2021-B (Tax-Exempt) is projected to result in net present value interest savings of approximately $3.8 million over the life of the bonds. The actual amount of savings will be determined at the time of issuance subject to market conditions and the City’s Debt Management Policies. The Bonds will be repaid from ad valorem taxes levied upon all of the taxable properties within the City. Community Impact Statement: None submitted
 
 
(8)
19-1235
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND JOBS COMMITTEE REPORT relative to the public bank formation process.
   
 
Recommendations for Council action:
 
  1. AUTHORIZE the Chief Legislative Analyst (CLA) to draft and release a Request for Proposals (RFP) in 60 days, seeking consultant services needed to conduct policy, fiscal, and economic analyses related to the formation of a public bank serving the City of Los Angeles with the following criteria:
     
    1. Consultant or subcontractor should have a history of working for and studying public banks/public financial funds, or other mission-based financial institutions.
       
    2. Consultant or sub-contractor should have experience in facilitating community stakeholder consultations and shall facilitate such consultations on key areas of importance to the Public Bank business plan, including but not limited to:
       
      1. Credit access for small businesses, especially those owned by or employing residents in socioeconomically disadvantaged neighborhoods.
         
      2. Affordable and social housing finance.
         
      3. Climate change mitigation and green energy investment; governance and accountability.
         
      4. Transformative credit programs for preserving and developing local economic growth and worker and tenant ownership.
    3. The consultant's cost-benefit analysis shall include an estimate of:
      1. Anticipated impacts of a public bank on affordable housing construction.
         
      2. Credit access among small businesses, especially minority and women-owned businesses.
         
      3. The expansion of banking services among currently unbanked populations.
    4. The consultant shall identify, in collaboration with the Chief Administrative Officer and Office of Finance, viable strategies for capitalization, including source of capitalization funds necessary to establish a public bank.
  2. INSTRUCT the CLA to report with:
    1. The results of the RFP selection process.
       
    2. A source of funding for the necessary studies.
       
    3. A developed timeline for establishment of a public bank, to include but not limited to the following stages:
      1. Interim report from consultant on community stakeholder consultation.
         
      2. Presentation of consultant report with actionable options for City Council to establish the Public Bank.
         
      3. Preparation and submission of application to state regulatory authorities for bank charter.
  3. REQUEST the City Attorney to retain outside counsel to advise and assist the City of Los Angeles in its deliberations of a public bank, including preparation of necessary documents related to the formation of such a bank.
Fiscal Impact Statement: The CLA reports that there is no fiscal impact on the General Fund associated with this action. Community Impact Statement: Yes

For:
Boyle Heights Neighborhood Council
Central Hollywood Neighborhood Council
Central San Pedro Neighborhood Council
East Hollywood Neighborhood Council
Eagle Rock Neighborhood Council
Echo Park Neighborhood Council
Empowerment Congress West Area Neighborhood Development Council
Historic Highland Park Neighborhood Council
Mid City WEST Neighborhood Council
North Hollywood Northeast Neighborhood Council
Palms Neighborhood Council
Silver Lake Neighborhood Council
Hollywood Studio District Neighborhood Council
Arroyo Seco Neighborhood Council
Reseda Neighborhood Council
Atwater Village Neighborhood Council

For, If Amended:
Empowerment Congress North Area NDC

Against:
Northridge West Neighborhood Council
 
 
(9)
21-0658
PLANNING AND LAND USE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE REPORT relative to a report on a strategic plan to streamline 100 percent deed-restricted affordable housing projects in the City of Los Angeles, and to improve processes and procedures for the development process.
   
 
Recommendations for Council action, as initiated by Motion (Raman – Harris-Dawson):‚Äč
 
  1. INSTRUCT the Department of City Planning, with the assistance of the Los Angeles Housing Department and the Los Angeles Department of Building and Safety, to report to the Council within 90 days with a strategic plan to streamline 100 percent deed-restricted affordable housing projects in the City of Los Angeles; such report should consider, among other strategies, increased Departmental resources to facilitate shorter staff review times, shorter appeal times, accelerated prioritization for 100 percent affordable housing projects over and above that already provided by Mayor Garcetti’s Executive Directive 13, modifications to site plan review thresholds, and use of an administrative review process for 100 percent deed-restricted affordable housing projects; and, such report should address the staffing and resources needed to implement these strategies.
     
  2. INSTRUCT the Bureau of Engineering and the Los Angeles Fire Department to also report to the Council on ways to improve their respective processes and procedures as a part of this broader effort, as these additional City departments also play a significant role in the development process.
Fiscal Impact Statement: Neither the City Administrative Officer nor the Chief Legislative Analyst has completed a financial analysis of this report. Community Impact Statement: Yes

For:
Hermon Neighborhood Council
Mid City West Neighborhood Council
NoHo Neighborhood Council
Los Feliz Neighborhood Council
Historic Highland Park Neighborhood Council
Hollywood United Neighborhood Council
Wilshire Center-Koreatown Neighborhood Council
East Hollywood Neighborhood Council
Mission Hills Neighborhood Council

For, if Amended:
Mar Vista Community Council
 
 

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

(10)
21-0900-S76
CD 4
COMMUNICATION FROM THE BUREAU OF STREET LIGHTING and ORDINANCE OF INTENTION FIRST CONSIDERATION relative to establishing a hearing date for the maintenance of Cahuenga Street and Bloomfield Street Lighting District.
   
  Recommendations for Council action, SUBJECT TO THE APPROVAL OF THE MAYOR:
 
  1. ADOPT the report of the Director, Bureau of Street Lighting, dated on September 8, 2021.
     
  2. PRESENT and ADOPT the accompanying ORDINANCE OF INTENTION setting the date of December 7, 2021 as the hearing date for the maintenance of the Cahuenga Boulevard and Bloomfield Street Lighting District, in accordance with Proposition 218, Articles XIIIC and XIIID of the California Constitution and Government Code Section 53753.
Fiscal Impact Statement: The Bureau of Street Lighting reports that if adopted, $1,906.73 will be collected annually starting with tax year 2021-22 that will go into a dedicated street lighting maintenance assessment account for the use in the operation and maintenance of this street lighting system. Community Impact Statement: None submitted.
 
  (Board of Public Works Hearing Date: December 1, 2021)
(11)
21-0900-S77
CD 7
COMMUNICATION FROM THE BUREAU OF STREET LIGHTING and ORDINANCE OF INTENTION FIRST CONSIDERATION relative to establishing a hearing date for the maintenance of Mount Gleason Avenue and Apperson Street No. 1 Street Lighting District.
   
  Recommendations for Council action, SUBJECT TO THE APPROVAL OF THE MAYOR:
 
  1. ADOPT the report of the Director, Bureau of Street Lighting, dated on August 18, 2021.
     
  2. PRESENT and ADOPT the accompanying ORDINANCE OF INTENTION setting the date of December 7, 2021 as the hearing date for the maintenance of the Mount Gleason Avenue and Apperson Street No. 1 Street Lighting District, in accordance with Proposition 218, Articles XIIIC and XIIID of the California Constitution and Government Code Section 53753.
Fiscal Impact Statement: The Bureau of Street Lighting reports that if adopted, $319.54 will be collected annually starting with tax year 2021-22 that will go into a dedicated street lighting maintenance assessment account for the use in the operation and maintenance of this street lighting system. Community Impact Statement: None submitted.
 
  (Board of Public Works Hearing Date: December 1, 2021)
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21-0900-S79
CD 11
COMMUNICATION FROM THE BUREAU OF STREET LIGHTING and ORDINANCE OF INTENTION FIRST CONSIDERATION relative to establishing a hearing date for the maintenance of Barry Avenue and La Grange Avenue No. 2 Street Lighting District.
   
  Recommendations for Council action, SUBJECT TO THE APPROVAL OF THE MAYOR:
 
  1. ADOPT the report of the Director, Bureau of Street Lighting, dated on August 25, 2021.
     
  2. PRESENT and ADOPT the accompanying ORDINANCE OF INTENTION setting the date of December 7, 2021 as the hearing date for the maintenance of the Barry Avenue and La Grange Avenue No. 2 Street Lighting District, in accordance with Proposition 218, Articles XIIIC and XIIID of the California Constitution and Government Code Section 53753.
Fiscal Impact Statement: The Bureau of Street Lighting reports that if adopted, $221.54 will be collected annually starting with tax year 2021-22 that will go into a dedicated street lighting maintenance assessment account for the use in the operation and maintenance of this street lighting system. Community Impact Statement: None submitted.
 
  (Board of Public Works Hearing Date: December 1, 2021)
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21-0900-S80
CD 8
COMMUNICATION FROM THE BUREAU OF STREET LIGHTING and ORDINANCE OF INTENTION FIRST CONSIDERATION relative to establishing a hearing date for the maintenance of Athens Way and Imperial Highway Street Lighting District.
   
  Recommendations for Council action, SUBJECT TO THE APPROVAL OF THE MAYOR:
 
  1. ADOPT the report of the Director, Bureau of Street Lighting, dated on August 25, 2021.
     
  2. PRESENT and ADOPT the accompanying ORDINANCE OF INTENTION setting the date of December 7, 2021 as the hearing date for the maintenance of the Athens Way and Imperial Highway Street Lighting District, in accordance with Proposition 218, Articles XIIIC and XIIID of the California Constitution and Government Code Section 53753.
Fiscal Impact Statement: The Bureau of Street Lighting reports that if adopted, $2,080.17 will be collected annually starting with tax year 2021-22 that will go into a dedicated street lighting maintenance assessment account for the use in the operation and maintenance of this street lighting system. Community Impact Statement: None submitted.
 
  (Board of Public Works Hearing Date: December 1, 2021)
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21-0900-S81
CD 14
COMMUNICATION FROM THE BUREAU OF STREET LIGHTING and ORDINANCE OF INTENTION FIRST CONSIDERATION relative to establishing a hearing date for the maintenance of Essex and 16th Streets Lighting District.
   
  Recommendations for Council action, SUBJECT TO THE APPROVAL OF THE MAYOR:
 
  1. ADOPT the report of the Director, Bureau of Street Lighting, dated on September 15, 2021.
     
  2. PRESENT and ADOPT the accompanying ORDINANCE OF INTENTION setting the date of December 7, 2021 as the hearing date for the maintenance of the Essex and 16th Streets Lighting District, in accordance with Proposition 218, Articles XIIIC and XIIID of the California Constitution and Government Code Section 53753.
Fiscal Impact Statement: The Bureau of Street Lighting reports that if adopted, $379.18 will be collected annually starting with tax year 2021-22 that will go into a dedicated street lighting maintenance assessment account for the use in the operation and maintenance of this street lighting system. Community Impact Statement: None submitted.
 
  (Board of Public Works Hearing Date: December 1, 2021)
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21-0900-S82
CD 15
COMMUNICATION FROM THE BUREAU OF STREET LIGHTING and ORDINANCE OF INTENTION FIRST CONSIDERATION relative to establishing a hearing date for the maintenance of Plaza Del Amo Street Lighting District.
   
  Recommendations for Council action, SUBJECT TO THE APPROVAL OF THE MAYOR:
 
  1. ADOPT the report of the Director, Bureau of Street Lighting, dated on September 15, 2021.
     
  2. PRESENT and ADOPT the accompanying ORDINANCE OF INTENTION setting the date of December 7, 2021 as the hearing date for the maintenance of the Plaza Del Amo Street Lighting District, in accordance with Proposition 218, Articles XIIIC and XIIID of the California Constitution and Government Code Section 53753.
Fiscal Impact Statement: The Bureau of Street Lighting reports that if adopted, $3,608.65 will be collected annually starting with tax year 2021-22 that will go into a dedicated street lighting maintenance assessment account for the use in the operation and maintenance of this street lighting system. Community Impact Statement: None submitted.
 
  (Board of Public Works Hearing Date: December 1, 2021)
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21-0900-S83
CD 14
COMMUNICATION FROM THE BUREAU OF STREET LIGHTING and ORDINANCE OF INTENTION FIRST CONSIDERATION relative to establishing a hearing date for the maintenance of the 7th Street Streetscape Street Lighting District.
   
  Recommendations for Council action, SUBJECT TO THE APPROVAL OF THE MAYOR:
 
  1. ADOPT the report of the Director, Bureau of Street Lighting, dated September 15, 2021.
     
  2. PRESENT and ADOPT the accompanying ORDINANCE OF INTENTION setting the date of December 7, 2021 as the hearing date for the maintenance of the 7th Street Streetscape Street Lighting District, in accordance with Proposition 218, Articles XIIIC and XIIID of the California Constitution and Government Code Section 53753.
Fiscal Impact Statement: The Bureau of Street Lighting reports that if adopted, $69,507.30 will be collected annually starting with tax year 2021-22 that will go into a dedicated street lighting maintenance assessment account for the use in the operation and maintenance of this street lighting system. Community Impact Statement: None submitted.
 
  (Board of Public Works Hearing Date: December 1, 2021)
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21-0900-S84
CD 5
COMMUNICATION FROM THE BUREAU OF STREET LIGHTING and ORDINANCE OF INTENTION FIRST CONSIDERATION relative to establishing a hearing date for the maintenance of the Overland Avenue and Missouri Avenue No. 1 Street Lighting District.
   
  Recommendations for Council action, SUBJECT TO THE APPROVAL OF THE MAYOR:
 
  1. ADOPT the report of the Director, Bureau of Street Lighting, dated September 20, 2021.
     
  2. PRESENT and ADOPT the accompanying ORDINANCE OF INTENTION setting the date of December 7, 2021 as the hearing date for the maintenance of the Overland Avenue and Missouri Avenue No. 1 Street Lighting District, in accordance with Proposition 218, Articles XIIIC and XIIID of the California Constitution and Government Code Section 53753.
Fiscal Impact Statement: The Bureau of Street Lighting reports that if adopted, $570.90 will be collected annually starting with tax year 2021-22 that will go into a dedicated street lighting maintenance assessment account for the use in the operation and maintenance of this street lighting system. Community Impact Statement: None submitted.
 
  (Board of Public Works Hearing Date: December 1, 2021)
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21-0900-S85
CD 13
COMMUNICATION FROM THE BUREAU OF STREET LIGHTING and ORDINANCE OF INTENTION FIRST CONSIDERATION relative to establishing a hearing date for the maintenance of the Fargo Street and Apex Avenue Street Lighting District.
   
  Recommendations for Council action, SUBJECT TO THE APPROVAL OF THE MAYOR:
 
  1. ADOPT the report of the Director, Bureau of Street Lighting, dated September 20, 2021.
     
  2. PRESENT and ADOPT the accompanying ORDINANCE OF INTENTION setting the date of December 7, 2021 as the hearing date for the maintenance of the Fargo Street and Apex Avenue Street Lighting District, in accordance with Proposition 218, Articles XIIIC and XIIID of the California and Government Code Section 53753.
Fiscal Impact Statement: The Bureau of Street Lighting reports that if adopted, $276.94 will be collected annually starting with tax year 2021-22 that will go into a dedicated street lighting maintenance assessment account for the use in the operation and maintenance of this street lighting system. Community Impact Statement: None submitted.
 
  (Board of Public Works Hearing Date: December 1, 2021)
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21-1085
CD 13
MOTION (O’FARRELL – KREKORIAN) relative to amending Council action of December 9, 2020 regarding the Arts Development Fee Update and adopting the Arts Development Fee Expenditure Report.
   
  Recommendation for Council action:

AMEND the Council action of December 9, 2020 to:

 
  1. Change the proposed use of Council District 13 Account No. RB75, from “TBD” to “LAG Security Services.”
     
  2. Authorize the Department of Cultural Affairs to make any corrections, clarifications or revisions to the above instructions, including any new instructions, in order to effectuate the intent of this Motion; said corrections/clarifications/changes may be made orally, electronically or by any other means.
 
 
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21-1065
CD 11
MOTION (BONIN – BLUMENFIELD) relative to funding for the Great Streets Program in Council District 11.
   
  Recommendations for Council action, SUBJECT TO THE APPROVAL OF THE MAYOR:
 
  1. TRANSFER and APPROPRIATE $130,000 of the funding designated for improvements in connection with the Great Streets Program for Venice Boulevard (Fund No. 59C/94, Account No. 94RV38) to the Street Lighting Fund No. 100/84 as follows:  $22,900 to Account No. 100/84/001010 (General Salaries), $25,200 to Account No. 100/84/001090 (Overtime), $75,600 to Account No. 100/84/008780 (Materials), and $6,300 to Account No. 100/84/006020 (Equipment Usage),  for a project which includes bus stop lighting installed at four existing bus stop locations on Venice Boulevard between Inglewood Boulevard and Beethoven Street to add illumination to the corridor for safety and ambiance.
     
  2. AUTHORIZE the Bureau of Street Lighting to make any corrections, clarifications or revisions to the above fund transfer instructions, including any new instructions, in order to effectuate the intent of this Motion, and including any corrections and changes to fund or account numbers; said corrections / clarifications / changes may be made orally, electronically or by any other means.
 
 
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21-0011-S13
CD 11
MOTION (BONIN – BLUMENFIELD) relative to funding for ecological rehabilitation surrounding the Freshwater Marsh and the Ballona Wetlands in Council District 11.
   
  Recommendations for Council action, SUBJECT TO THE APPROVAL OF THE MAYOR:
 
  1. TRANSFER $63,450 of the Council District 11 portion of the Street Furniture Revenue Fund No. 43D/50 to the Board of Public Works Fund No. 100/74 Account No. 3040 (Contractual Services) for ecological rehabilitation surrounding the Freshwater Marsh and the Ballona Wetlands in Council District 11 coordinated by the Friends of the Ballona Wetlands.
     
  2. AUTHORIZE the Board of Public Works, Office of Community Beautification to prepare the necessary documents with and/or payments to the Friends of Ballona Wetlands, or any other agency or organization, in the above amount for the above purpose, subject to the approval of the City Attorney as to form.
     
  3. AUTHORIZE the Department of Public Works Office of Accounting to  make any technical corrections of clarification as necessary to the above instructions in order to effectuate the intent of the motion.
 
 
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21-0011-S14
CD 5
MOTION (KORETZ – BONIN) relative to funding for street tree related maintenance services in Council District 5.
   
  Recommendations for Council action, SUBJECT TO THE APPROVAL OF THE MAYOR:
 
  1. TRANSFER and APPROPRIATE $106,356 in the Council District 5 portion of the Street Furniture Revenue Fund No. 43D/50 to the Street Services Fund No. 100/86, Account No. 001090 (Salaries – Overtime) for street tree related maintenance services in Council District 5.
     
  2. AUTHORIZE the Bureau of Street Services to make any technical corrections or clarifications to the above fund transfer instructions in order to effectuate the intent of this Motion.
 
 
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21-1068
CD 5
MOTION (KORETZ – BONIN) relative to acceptance of funding from the California Community Foundation to install two speed feedback signs along San Vicente Boulevard between Fairfax Avenue and Wilshire Boulevard.
   
  Recommendation for Council action, SUBJECT TO THE APPROVAL OF THE MAYOR:

AUTHORIZE  the Department of Transportation to receive $19,163.17 from the California Community Foundation, deposit said amount into Department of Transportation Trust Fund No. 840/94 and appropriate therein to a new account entitled San Vicente Boulevard Speed Feedback Signs to address speeding along San Vicente Boulevard between Fairfax Avenue and Wilshire Boulevard.
 
 
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21-1066
CD 8
MOTION (KREKORIAN for HARRIS-DAWSON – RAMAN) relative to funding for supplemental street sweeping services in Council District Eight.
   
  Recommendations for Council action, SUBJECT TO THE APPROVAL OF THE MAYOR:
 
  1. TRANSFER and APPROPRIATE $75,000 in the AB1290 Fund No. 53P, Account No. 281208 (CD 8 Redevelopment Projects - Services) to the Street Services Fund No. 100/86, Account No. 1090 (Salaries - Overtime) for supplemental street sweeping services in Council District Eight in order to continue street sweeping on Western Avenue during the current fiscal year.
     
  2. AUTHORIZE the Bureau of Street Services to make any corrections, clarifications or revisions to the above fund transfer instructions, including any new instructions, in order to effectuate the intent of this Motion, and including any corrections and changes to fund or account numbers; said corrections / clarifications / changes may be made orally, electronically or by any other means.
 
 
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21-1067
MOTION (RODRIGUEZ – BUSCAINO) relative to funding for the illumination of City Hall on October 2, 2021.
   
  Recommendation for Council action, SUBJECT TO THE APPROVAL OF THE MAYOR:

TRANSFER and APPROPRIATE $400 in the Fire Department Fund No. 100/38, Account No. 6010 (Office and Administrative), to the General Services Fund No. 100/40, Account No. 1070 (Salaries-As Needed). for services in connection with the special recognition at City Hall on October 2, 2021 of firefighters who have fallen in the line of duty, including the illumination of City Hall.
 
 
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21-0902
CD 8
MOTION (KREKORIAN for HARRIS-DAWSON - RAMAN) relative to amending the Council action of August 17, 2021 regarding funding for a Career Apprenticeship Program.
   
  Recommendations for Council action, SUBJECT TO THE APPROVAL OF THE MAYOR:
 
  1. AMEND the Council action of August 17, 2021 regarding funding for a Career Apprenticeship Program to adopt the following fund transfer instructions in lieu of the instructions contained in the original Council action: "Transfer $166,000 from the General City Purposes Fund No. 100/56, Account No. 000451 to the General City Purposes Fund No. 100/56, Account No. 000708 (CD 8 Community Services)."
  2. AUTHORIZE the City Clerk to make any corrections, clarifications or revisions to the above fund transfer instructions, including any new instructions, in order to effectuate the intent of this Motion.
 
 
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21-1062
CD 15
COMMUNICATION FROM THE BOARD OF HARBOR COMMISSIONERS (BOARD) relative to authorizing a permit with Pacific Crane Maintenance Company, LLC (PCMC), to operate a chassis depot facility located at 895 Reeves Avenue.
   
  Recommendations for Council action:
 
  1. ADOPT the determination by the Board that the proposed action has been previously evaluated pursuant to the requirements of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) in accordance with Article Il, Section 2(i) of the Los Angeles City CEQA Guidelines.
     
  2. APPROVE Board Resolution No. 21-9880 authorizing proposed Permit No. 954 with PCMC.
Fiscal Impact Statement: The Board reports that there is no impact to the General Fund. Community Impact Statement: None submitted
  TIME LIMIT FILE - OCTOBER 25, 2021(LAST DAY FOR COUNCIL ACTION - OCTOBER 22, 2021)
  (Trade, Travel, and Tourism Committee waived consideration of the above matter)
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19-1416
COMMUNICATION FROM THE CITY ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER (CAO) relative to Amendment No. 1 to a contract for promoting Los Angeles as a destination for conventions and leisure travel, amending certain provisions regarding the preparation and payment of quarterly invoices.
   
  Recommendation for Council action:

AUTHORIZE the Executive Director, Department of Convention and Tourism Development, to execute Amendment No. 1 to Contract No. C-136003 with the Los Angeles Tourism and Convention Board (Board) for promoting Los Angeles as a destination for conventions and leisure travel, amending certain provisions regarding the preparation and payment of quarterly invoices.
Fiscal Impact Statement: The CAO reports that the recommendation included in the CAO report dated April 6, 2021, attached to the Council file, will result in cash flow relief to the City by mitigating potential overpayments to the Board. Financial Policies Statement: The CAO reports that the action recommended in said CAO report complies with the City’s Financial Policies in that appropriations for funds should be limited to the sum of available cash balances and revenues estimated to be received in the current budget year. Community Impact Statement: None submitted
 
  (Trade, Travel, and Tourism 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

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19-1497
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 Jesse Pelaez, et al. v. City of Los Angeles, et al., Los Angeles Superior Court Case No. BC721774. (This is a complex police tort case against the City of Los Angeles.)
   
 
 
  (Budget and Finance Committee considered the above matter in Closed Session on September 27, 2021.)

Adjourning Motions

Council Adjournment

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