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LOS ANGELES CITY COUNCIL

 

 
    Wednesday, November 10, 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 VACANT, Tenth District
  MIKE BONIN, Eleventh District
  JOHN S. LEE, Twelfth District
  KEVIN DE LEÓN, Fourteenth District
  JOE BUSCAINO, Fifteenth District

PUBLIC COMMENT
Pursuant to Assembly Bill 361, and due to concerns over Covid-19, the City Council will take all public comment by teleconference.

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, November 10, 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)
21-1199
CD 11
COMMUNICATION FROM THE LOS ANGELES WORLD AIRPORTS (LAWA) and CONSIDERATION OF CALIFORNIA ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY ACT (CEQA) SECTION 21151(C) APPEAL filed by the Service Employees International Union United Service Workers West (SEIU-USWW), USWW members Victor Landa, Wilma Sharpe, and Valerie King, Physicians for Social Responsibility-Los Angeles, Koreatown Immigrant Workers Alliance, and Sunrise Movement LA, of the action taken by the City of Los Angeles Board of Airport Commissioners (BOAC) at its meeting held October 7, 2021, regarding the certification of the Final Environmental Impact (EIR) Report and consideration of associated environmental findings for the Airfield and Terminal Modernization Project (ATMP) at the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).
   
  (Trade, Travel, and Tourism Committee report to be submitted in Council. If public hearing is not held in Committee, an opportunity for public comment will be provided.)

(Click on the above hyperlink or go to http://www.lacouncilfile.com for background documents.)
Community Impact Statement: None submitted
 
 
(2)
21-1108
CDs 1, 4, 10
HEARING OF PROTESTS AND ORDINANCE FIRST CONSIDERATION relative to levying the Wilshire Center Business Improvement District (“District”) special assessment for the District’s twenty-seventh fiscal year (operating year) beginning on January 1, 2022 through December 31, 2022.
 
   
  Recommendations for Council action, SUBJECT TO THE APPROVAL OF THE MAYOR:

1. HEAR PROTESTS against the proposed levying of the special assessment for the District’s 2022 fiscal year, pursuant to Section 36524 of the California Streets and Highways Code.

2. PRESENT and ADOPT accompanying ORDINANCE dated November 2, 2021 levying the special assessment for the District’s 2022 fiscal year, if a majority protest, as defined by Section 36525 of the California Streets and Highways Code is found not to exist.

3. APPROVE the Wilshire Center Business Improvement District Advisory Board for the District’s 2022 fiscal year.  

4. AUTHORIZE the City Clerk, subject to City Attorney approval, to prepare, execute and administer a contract between the City and the Wilshire Center Business Improvement Corporation, the nonprofit service provider for administration of the District.


 
Fiscal Impact Statement: The City Clerk reports that direct costs for Department administration of the District program for its 2022 fiscal year will be recovered from the assessments collected.  The amount of recoverable City costs to be charged to the District will be $22,824.72, representing 2% of the District’s anticipated assessment revenue for its 2021 fiscal year, plus an additional 1% for departmental costs associated with the direct billing of District stakeholders.  There are no assessments to be paid for City-owned properties located within the boundaries of the District.  Therefore, there is no impact on the General Fund.   
 
  (Pursuant to Council adoption of Ordinance No.187242 on October 19, 2021)
 

 

Items for which Public Hearings Have Been Held

(3)
21-1200-S38
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND JOBS COMMITTEE REPORT relative to the appointment of Ms. Germonique Ulmer to the Board of City Tourism Commissioners for the term ending June 30, 2026.
   
  Recommendation for Council action:

RESOLVE that the Mayor's appointment of Ms. Germonique Ulmer to the Board of City Tourism Commissioners for the term ending June 30, 2026 is APPROVED and CONFIRMED.  Ms. Ulmer resides in Council District Five.  (Current composition: F=1; M=3; Vacant=1)

Financial Disclosure Statement:  Pending

Background Review:  Pending

(Economic Development and Jobs Committee report to be submitted in Council. If public hearing is not held in Committee, an opportunity for public comment will be provided.)

(Click on the above hyperlink or go to http://www.lacouncilfile.com for background documents.)
Community Impact Statement: None submitted.
  TIME LIMIT FILE - NOVEMBER 22, 2021(LAST DAY FOR COUNCIL ACTION - NOVEMBER 12, 2021)
 
(4)
21-1039
ENERGY, CLIMATE CHANGE, ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE, AND RIVER COMMITTEE REPORT relative to the interdepartmental process to create a sustainable year-to-year municipal solar and storage program, including staffing, and maintenance needs.
   
 
Recommendations for Council action, pursuant to Motion (Krekorian – O’Farrell - Blumenfield - et al.):
 
  1. INSTRUCT the City Administrative Officer (CAO) and the Chief Legislative Analyst (CLA) to report within 60 days with recommendations to create a coordinated interdepartmental process, to create a sustainable year to year municipal solar and storage program, including staffing and maintenance needs, in coordination with the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP), and the following Departments:
     
    1. Department of General Services (GSD)
    2. Bureau of Engineering (BOE)
    3. Bureau of Street Services (BSS)
    4. Los Angeles Police Department
    5. Los Angeles Fire Department
    6. Department of Transportation
    7. Los Angeles Public Library
    8. Department Department of Recreation and Parks (RAP)
    9. Emergency Management Department
    10. Los Angeles Zoo
       
  2. DIRECT the BOE to work closely with GSD, LADWP, CAO, CLA, RAP, and other City departments, and create a Building Decarbonization Workplan assessing the renewable solar energy generation potential of existing municipal facilities, in order to prioritize projects for net-energy metered systems, resiliency generation systems, or grid-connected systems. The Workplan should identify up to 25 facilities that are strong candidates for near-term pilot distributed energy generation systems that offer a high degree of solar energy generation efficiency, high community value, and project "shovel-readiness,” giving special priority to buildings in disadvantaged communities in Los Angeles. The Workplan should leverage the existing GSD asset database, existing energy audits and physical needs assessments, existing energy use data, and pursue more comprehensive projects where feasible. The Workplan should address opportunities for cost efficiency and time efficiency through strategies such as bundling of projects and should include a funding plan for expeditiously spending the FY 21-22 funds. BOE with the assistance of the other City departments should report in 90 days on progress towards this goal.
     
  3. INSTRUCT the CAO and CLA to review the City's Financial Policies, Section 2 - Capital and Technological Improvements, and report with recommendations in order to update City resilience and sustainability policies, such that future facility/building/power-reliant projects support the goals of LA’s Green New Deal towards reaching a 100 percent clean energy grid.
     
  4. INSTRUCT the CAO and CLA, to report on options to include solar/battery/resiliency projects in the City's long-term capital and technological improvement plans.
     
  5. REQUEST the Controller to transfer $500,000 from the Unappropriated Balance to a new account in the Engineering Special Services Fund No. 682/50, entitled “Building Decarbonization Workplan” for City staff and consultant costs so that the BOE can develop a "Building Decarbonization Workplan". This Workplan will consider the building users, building area, year built, maintenance history, Energy Use Intensity, solar access, electric grid conditions, Council priorities, and other criteria.
     
  6. PROVIDE six months salary funding totaling $63,700 at the BOE for an Electrical Engineering Associate III, Account No. 1010, Salaries General.
     
  7. ADD position authority and six months funding from the Unappropriated Balance at the GSD’s, Account No. 1010, for one Building Construction Maintenance Superintendent, one Electrician Supervisor, and one Electrician, totaling $187,500.
     
  8. ADD from the Unappropriated Balance $75,000 for Maintenance Materials and Supplies into Account 3160; $37,500 for administrative and training expenses into Account No. 6010; and $50,000 for zero-emissions transportation equipment into Account No. 7340.
     
  9. AUTHORIZE the City Engineer, GSD, or designee, to make any technical and accounting corrections to the recommendation above necessary to effectuate the intent of the City Council action.
     
  10. INSTRUCT the CAO, CLA, BOE, and LADWP to report quarterly, with recommendations and updates on the program once the first set of reports are completed.
     
  11. DIRECT the CAO and CLA, with the assistance of the LADWP, BOE, GSD, RAP, and BSS to report within 60 days outlining the staffing, training needs, project management, vendor coordination, routine system maintenance, and monitoring for construction and maintenance of these investments. Staffing needs may be for implementation of Net Energy Metered, Resiliency Generation Systems, and Grid-Connected Systems at City-owned facilities. The report should indicate if the departments have existing position vacancies that could fulfill the above-mentioned roles, and, if they were used for the municipal solar and storage program, how they might impact other citywide goals.
     
  12. DIRECT the CAO and CLA to report on the financial benefits of the LADWP’s Feed-in-Tariff program and clarify if City facilities, including the proprietaries, could participate.
Fiscal Impact Statement:
Neither the CAO nor the CLA has completed a financial analysis of this report
Community Impact Statement: Yes

For:
Westside Neighborhood Council
 
  (Budget and Finance Committee waived consideration of the above matter)
(5)
21-1167
ENERGY, CLIMATE CHANGE, ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE, AND RIVER COMMITTEE REPORT relative to the instructions for the Department of Emergency Management, in consultation with the Climate Emergency Mobilization Office, to report the City’s extreme heat preparedness efforts, along with recommendations to improve the City’s efforts, including early warning systems, and related matters.
   
 
Recommendations for Council action, pursuant to Motion (Koretz – O’Farrell – Rodriguez):
 
  1. DIRECT the Department of Emergency Management, in consultation with the Climate Emergency Mobilization Office, to report in 30 days on the status of the City’s extreme heat preparedness efforts, along with recommendations to improve the City’s efforts, including early warning systems.
     
  2. DIRECT the City Administrative Officer (CAO) and the Chief Legislative Analyst (CLA), in consultation with the Department of Emergency Management and the Climate Emergency Mobilization Office to report in 30 days on available State and Federal funding to assist the City’s emergency preparedness planning and implementation for worsening heatwaves, and a plan to access such funds if they are available.
     
  3. DIRECT the Department of Emergency Management to consult with the appropriate State agencies and the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) and report in 30 days on the status and cost of a surveillance system for use within the City to track when and where heat-related deaths and injuries are occurring, the identification of vulnerable populations in those locations, and the development of plans to minimize to near-zero deaths related to heat.
     
  4. REQUEST the City Attorney to report in 30 days on an ordinance that would institute a mandatory charge of criminal negligence to an employer for any employee deaths associated with businesses operations that occur due to preventable heat-related deaths.
Fiscal Impact Statement: Neither the CAO nor the CLA has completed a financial analysis of this report. Community Impact Statement: None submitted
 
 

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

(6)
20-0291

RESOLUTION relative to the Declaration of Local Emergency by the Mayor, dated March 4, 2020, wherein he declared that conditions of disaster or of extreme peril to the safety of persons and property have arisen both internationally and within the United States as a result of the introduction of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), pursuant to the provisions of the Los Angeles Administrative Code (LAAC) Section 8.27.

   
  Recommendation for Council action:

Adopt the accompanying RESOLUTION to:
  1. Resolve that a local emergency continues to persist within the City of Los Angeles, within the meaning of Los Angeles Administrative Code Section 8.21, et seq., and the continuance of the Mayor’s March 4, 2020, Declaration of Local Emergency through 30 days from the adoption of this Resolution is therefore necessary.
           
  2. Direct, in accordance with the LAAC, Section 8.21 et seq., all appropriate City departments, agencies and personnel shall continue to perform all duties and responsibilities to represent the City of Los Angeles in this matter for the purpose of abating the emergency and for the receipt, processing and coordination of all inquiries and requirements necessary to obtain whatever State and Federal assistance that may become available to the citizens of Los Angeles who may be affected by the emergency.
     
  3. Instruct the General Manager, Emergency Management Department, to advise the Mayor and City Council on the need for extension of this Declaration of Local Emergency as may be required.
     
  4. Instruct the City Clerk to forward copies of this Resolution to the Governor of the State of California, the Director of the California Office of Emergency Services, and the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors.
 
 
(7)
21-1189
COMMUNICATION FROM THE CITY ATTORNEY relative to finding in accordance with AB 361 Section 3(e)(1)(B) whether meeting in person would present imminent risks to the health or safety of attendees because of the continuing state of emergency related the Covid-19 pandemic, as originally proclaimed by the Governor on March 4, 2020; related actions.
   
  Recommendations for Council action:
 
  1. FIND in accordance with AB 361 Section 3(e)(3) that, while the state of emergency due to the Covid-19 pandemic, as originally proclaimed by the Governor on March 4, 2020, remains active and/or state or local officials have imposed or recommended measures to promote social distancing, the City Council has reconsidered the circumstances of the state of emergency and finds for City Council, including its advisory Committees, that the state of emergency continues to directly impact the ability of the members to meet safely in person and/or state or local officials continue to impose or recommend measures to promote social distancing.
  2. FIND in accordance with AB 361 Section 3(e)(3) that, while the state of emergency due to the Covid-19 pandemic, as originally proclaimed by the Governor on March 4, 2020, remains active and/or state or local officials have imposed or recommended measures to promote social distancing, the City Council has reconsidered the circumstances of the state of emergency and finds for all City Brown Act bodies that the state of emergency continues to directly impact the ability of the members to meet safely in person and/or state or local officials continue to impose or recommend measures to promote social distancing.
  3. INSTRUCT the Clerk to place on the agenda for a Council meeting not more than 30 calendar-days after Council adopts these findings and recommendations an item entitled “Findings to Continue Teleconference Meetings Pursuant to AB 361 and Related Actions” and include these same recommendations for adoption by Council; and instruct the Clerk to continue to do so on the agenda for a Council meeting not more than 30 calendar-days after each time Council adopts these findings and recommendations, until Council instructs the Clerk to cease doing so.
 
 
(8)
18-1065
CD 4
CONTINUED CONSIDERATION OF CATEGORICAL EXEMPTION, COMMUNICATION FROM THE CITY ENGINEER and RESOLUTION TO VACATE relative to vacating Eleanor Avenue from Seward Street to its Westerly Terminus, VAC-E1401348 (Vacation).
   
  Recommendations for Council action:
 
  1. REAFFIRM the FINDINGS of February 25, 2020, that the Vacation, pursuant to the City of Los Angeles Environmental Guidelines, is exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act of 1970, pursuant to Article III, Class 5(3) of the City of Los Angeles Environmental Guidelines.
     
  2. REAFFIRM the FINDINGS of February 25, 2020, that the Vacation is in substantial conformance with the General Plan pursuant to Section 556 of the Los Angeles City Charter.
     
  3. ADOPT the accompanying RESOLUTION TO VACATE No. 21-1401348 for the Vacation.
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
 
  (Continued from Council meeting of October 27, 2021)
(9)
21-0011-S16
CD 1
MOTION (CEDILLO – DE LEON) relative to providing funds for transit related projects, sidewalk projects, curb/sidewalk improvements, beautification projects needed to improve conditions for public transit patrons, and all expensed relating or incidental thereto, as well as on general services to the community in each Council District.
   
  Recommendation for Council action, SUBJECT TO THE APPROVAL OF THE MAYOR:
 
  1. TRANSFER and APPROPRIATE $5,980 in the Council District 1 portion of the Street Furniture Revenue Fund No. 43D/50 to the Street Services Fund No. 100/86, Account No. 003040 (Contractual Services) for a holiday tree lighting beautification project at the median island located at 4044 Eagle Rock Boulevard.
     
  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.
 
 
(10)
21-1280
CD 13
MOTION (O’FARRELL – DE LEON) relative to funding for services in connection with the Council District 13 observance of Indigenous Missing Women & Girls Awareness on November 7, 2021 including the illumination of City Hall.
   
  Recommendation for Council action, SUBJECT TO THE APPROVAL OF THE MAYOR:

TRANSFER and APPROPRIATE $400 from the Council’s portion of the Heritage Month Celebration and Special Events-Council line item in the General City Purposes Fund No. 100/56 to the General Services Fund No. 100/40, Account No. 1070 (Salaries-As Needed), for services in connection with the Council District 13 observance of Indigenous Missing Women & Girls Awareness on November 7, 2021 including the illumination of City Hall. 
 
 
(11)
21-1281
MOTION (LEE – KREKORIAN) relative to funding the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power to bring the City’s first ever indoor pod farm to Council District 12.
   
  Recommendations for Council action, SUBJECT TO THE APPROVAL OF THE MAYOR:
  1. TRANSFER and APPROPRIATE $5000 in the AB1290 Fund No.53P Account No. 281212 (CD 12 Redevelopment Projects – Services) to the Water and Power Fund No. 705/98 Revenue Source Code No. 5166 for contributions towards the indoor pod farm located in CD12.
     
  2. AUTHORIZE the City Clerk to make any corrections or clarifications to the above instructions in order to effectuate the intent of this Motion.
 
 
(12)
21-1155
CD 14
COMMUNICATION FROM THE CITY CLERK and ORDINANCE FIRST INTENTION relative to the reconfirmation of the Little Tokyo Merchant-Based Business Improvement District.
   
  Recommendations for Council action, SUBJECT TO THE APPROVAL OF THE MAYOR:
  1. FIND that:
     
    1. The assessments imposed by the Little Tokyo BID for the 2022 fiscal year (FY) provide services that directly benefit each of the businesses which pay the assessments.
       
    2. The services funded by the assessment are provided only to each of the assessed businesses within the boundaries of the BID.
       
    3. The assessment imposed does not exceed the reasonable cost of conferring the benefits.
       
    4. The proposed improvements and activities are completely separate from the day-to-day operations of the City of Los Angeles.
       
    5. The assessments for the proposed business-based District are not taxes and that the BIDt qualifies for exemption from Proposition 26 under exemption 1 of Article XIII C Section 1(e)(1).
       
    6. The services to be provided by the Owners' Association, the Little Tokyo Business Association, are in the nature of professional, expert, technical or other special services, that the services are of a temporary and occasional character, and that the use of competitive bidding would be impractical, not advantageous, undesirable or where the common law otherwise excuses compliance with competitive bidding requirements.
  2. PRESENT and ADOPT the accompanying ORDINANCE OF INTENTION dated October 4, 2021 confirming the Little Tokyo BID Annual Report, levying an annual assessment for the Little Tokyo Business Improvement District’s 19th operating year, January 1, 2022 to December 31, 2022.
     
  3. DIRECT the City Clerk to:
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    1. Schedule, prepare, publish, and mail the public hearing notice, as required by the provisions of Section 36500 et seq. of the California Streets and Highways Code.
       
    2. Prepare, subject to approval by the City Attorney as to form and legality, an enabling Ordinance levying the special assessment for the Little Tokyo BID’s 19th operating period beginning January 1, 2022 to December 31, 2022.
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  4. APPROVE the Little Tokyo Business Association to administer the proposed services of the Little Tokyo BID pursuant to Section 36500 et seq. of the California Streets and Highways Code and City regulations.
     
  5. AUTHORIZE the City Clerk, subject to City Attorney approval, to prepare, execute, and administer a contract between the City and the Little Tokyo Business Association to administer the Little Tokyo BID, if the Ordinance reconfirming said BID is adopted.
     
  6. APPOINT the attached Advisory Board as detailed in the October 4, 2021 City Clerk report, attached to the Council File.
Fiscal Impact Statement: The City Clerk reports that there is no impact on the General Fund. Community Impact Statement: None submitted.
 
  (Economic Development and Jobs Committee waived consideration of the above matter.)
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21-1200-S37
COMMUNICATION FROM THE MAYOR relative to the appointment of Mr. Kirkpatrick Tyler to the Rent Adjustment Commission.
   
  Recommendation for Council action:


RESOLVE that the Mayor's appointment of Mr. Kirkpatrick Tyler to the Rent Adjustment Commission for the term ending May 20, 2022 is APPROVED and CONFIRMED. Mr. Tyler resides in Council District 10. (Current composition: M=1; F=5)

Financial Disclosure Statement: Pending.

Background Check: Pending.
Community Impact Statement: None submitted
  TIME LIMIT FILE - NOVEMBER 22, 2021(LAST DAY FOR COUNCIL ACTION - NOVEMBER 12, 2021)
  (Housing Committee waived consideration of the above matter)
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21-1277
CONSIDERATION OF MOTION (KREKORIAN – BLUMENFIELD – KORETZ – MARTINEZ – O’FARRELL) relative to the establishment of a City of Los Angeles Chief Heat Officer (CHO), creation of a Heat Action Plan, early warning system, interagency emergency response plan, and related matters.
   
 
Recommendations for Council action:

 
  1. INSTRUCT the Chief Legislative Analyst, with the assistance of the City Administrative Officer, to report within 90 days on options to establish a City of Los Angeles Chief Heat Officer (CHO). The report should describe the potential responsibilities of the CHO, recommended governance, position authority, and annual budget. The CHO should be responsible for creating a Heat Action Plan, which at minimum should include the establishment of an early warning system, interagency emergency response plan (as described in Council file No. 21-1167), and opportunities to reduce exposure using long-term strategies. The report should be prepared in consultation with relevant city departments and informed by non-profit organizations and community groups with expertise on extreme heat such as Los Angeles Urban Cooling Collaborative members and participants in the CEMO Community Assemblies process. The report should also consider funding strategies, including opportunities for foundation or federal or state grant funding, including from the Governor's FY 21-22 budget.
     
  2. INSTRUCT the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power to report on the strategies being taken to mitigate the impacts of extreme heat on the power system, including opportunities to expand customer-facing programs such as demand response and energy efficiency programs, and expanding the tree distribution program for eligible ratepayers.
     
  3. DIRECT the Los Angeles Department of Buildings and Safety to report on the feasibility of updating building codes to require that all new and existing buildings provide cooling, or be cooling-ready; develop energy efficiency requirements for new and existing buildings that will reduce the load on the power sector and save customers on utility costs: and expand requirements under the cool roof ordinance to coat and treat non-roof surfaces with "cool" materials, including parking structures, and public buildings and infrastructure throughout the City.
     
  4. INSTRUCT the Department of Emergency Management, with the assistance of the Department of Recreation and Parks and the Climate Emergency Mobilization Office, report on opportunities to improve the network of cooling centers, including non-traditional models for public and community partnership that engage local nonprofits and houses of worship in providing such spaces and in identifying Angelenos most vulnerable to heat.
     
  5. INSTRUCT the Streets L.A. to report on the impacts of its comprehensive Cool Streets LA program with recommendations for its expansion, particularly in the San Fernando Valley.
     
  6. DIRECT the Department of City Planning to report on strategies to expand access to cool spaces, to sustain and increase tree canopy cover, and to encourage or require access to more green spaces and shade hubs (such as "cool routes" or "safe routes to school") in neighborhoods, including progress on its Climate Action Plan.
Community Impact Statement: None submitted
 
  (Energy, Climate Change, Environmental Justice, and River Committee waived consideration of the above matter)
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21-0766
COMMUNICATION FROM THE LOS ANGELES DEPARTMENT OF WATER AND POWER (LADWP) relative to the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California and the LADWP to provide updates on the Colorado River Compact to meet the worsening drought conditions, including the implementation of water conservation elements, water recycling, watershed management approaches, and the City’s ongoing response efforts.
   
  Community Impact Statement: None submitted
 
  (Energy, Climate Change, Environmental Justice, and River 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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21-1090
The City Council may recess to Closed Session, pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9(d)(1), to confer with its legal counsel relative to the case entitled Tamerin Lewis, et al. v. City of Los Angeles, et al., Los Angeles Superior Court Case No. BC645185. (This matter arises from an incident involving members of the Los Angeles Police Department on June 20, 2016, in Los Angeles, California.)

(Budget and Finance Committee to consider the above matter in Closed Session on November 8, 2021)
   
 
 
 

Adjourning Motions

Council Adjournment

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