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LOS ANGELES CITY COUNCIL

 

 
    Wednesday, December 8, 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 [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
Wednesday, December 8, 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)
21-1231
CD 15
CATEGORICAL EXEMPTION, COMMUNICATION FROM THE CITY ENGINEER and ORDINANCE FIRST CONSIDERATION relative to the quitclaim of the 60-foot wide easement for drainage purposes and the 10-foot wide easement for sanitary sewer purposes, lying on 9801 South Alameda Street - Right of Way No. 36000-2278 (Quitclaim).
   
  Recommendations for Council action, SUBJECT TO THE APPROVAL OF THE MAYOR:
 
  1. FIND that the Quitclaim is categorically exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act of 1970 pursuant to Article III, Class 5(4) of the City's Environmental Guidelines.
     
  2. APPROVE the petitioner’s request for the quitclaim of the 60-foot wide easement for drainage purposes and the 10-foot wide easement for sanitary sewer purposes, lying on 9801 South Alameda Street, as shown on the Exhibit Map on the September 21, 2021 City Engineer report, attached to the Council file, subject to the following condition:

    That petitioner make satisfactory arrangement with the Real Estate Group of the Bureau of Engineering (BOE) with respect to the payment of the document recording fee.
     
  3. PRESENT and ADOPT the accompanying ORDINANCE dated October 18, 2021 authorizing the Quitclaim, which has been approved as to form and legality by the City Attorney.
     
  4. INSTRUCT the Real Estate Division of the BOE record and deliver the necessary quitclaim deed or deeds to the persons legally entitled thereto.
Fiscal Impact Statement: The City Engineer reports that a fee of $7,075.91 was paid for processing this request pursuant to Section 7.40 of the Los Angeles Administrative Code. Community Impact Statement: None submitted
 
 
(2)
21-1347
CD 8
CATEGORICAL EXEMPTION, PUBLIC WORKS COMMITTEE REPORT and ORDINANCE FIRST CONSIDERATION relative to the name of the dedicated public street easterly of Vermont Avenue between Manchester Avenue and 85th Street being established as Evermont Place.
   
  Recommendations for Council action, SUBJECT TO THE APPROVAL OF THE MAYOR:
 
  1. FIND that the name establishment 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 name of the dedicated public street easterly of Vermont Avenue between Manchester Avenue and 85th Street, shown on Exhibit A of the City Engineer report dated September 14, 2021, attached to the Council file, be established as Evermont Place.
     
  3. PRESENT and ADOPT the accompanying ORDINANCE, dated November 12, 2021, effectuating such change and establishment, which has been approved as to form and legality by the City Attorney.
     
  4. INSTRUCT the City Clerk to transmit a copy of Ordinance upon publication to the Board of Supervisors of the County of Los Angeles pursuant to Section 34092 of the Government Code.
Fiscal Impact Statement: The City Engineer reports that a fee of $5,000 was collected pursuant to Section 19.6.1 of the Los Angeles Administrative Code. Community Impact Statement: None submitted
 
 

Items for which Public Hearings Have Been Held

(3)
21-1169
PUBLIC WORKS COMMITTEE REPORT relative to a prioritized list of potential applications for the Clean California Local Grant Program to ensure that the City is maximizing funding to beautify our communities and improve the City’s public right-of-way.
   
  Recommendations for Council action, as initiated by Motion (Blumenfield -Rodriguez):
 
  1. INSTRUCT the City Administrative Officer (CAO), in coordination with the Board of Public Works, Bureau of Street Services, Bureau of Sanitation, Bureau of Engineering, Los Angeles Department of Transportation, Department of Recreation and Parks, Department of Cultural Affairs, Zoo, El Pueblo and other departments as appropriate, to report with a prioritized list of potential applications for the Clean California Local Grant Program for Council approval prior to the grant deadline to ensure that the City is maximizing funding to beautify our communities and improve the City’s public right-of-way.
     
  2. INSTRUCT the CAO, in coordination with the Chief Legislative Analyst (CLA), prioritize projects based upon their ability to fulfill the following criteria:
     
    1. Advancing the City’s Vision Zero goal of eliminating pedestrian and bicyclist fatalities and serious injuries through new or upgraded pedestrian or bicycle facilities.
       
    2. Providing direct climate change benefits, including mitigation of the urban heat island effect.
       
    3. Completing projects that are identified as priorities for the City of Los Angeles in adopted long-range programs, including Measure M, Metro’s “28 by 28” program, or Mobility Plan 2035.
       
    4. Funding infrastructure projects that are shovel-ready (or nearly so) but have funding gaps, or have documented prior community engagement.
       
    5. Enhancing, rehabilitating and restoring landscaping, lighting and other qualifying elements along existing active transportation corridors.
       
    6. Integrating multimodal transportation, recreation, and sustainability particularly by providing disadvantaged communities with access to regional facilities.
       
  3. INSTRUCT the CAO and CLA to consult with the respective Council Districts to ensure that community outreach is performed as specified in the grant requirements.
Fiscal Impact Statement: Neither the CAO nor the CLA has completed a financial analysis of this report. Community Impact Statement: Yes

For: Downtown Los Angeles Neighborhood Council
 
 
(4)
21-1129
PUBLIC WORKS COMMITTEE REPORT relative to developing standards for bus stops.
   
  Recommendation for Council action, pursuant to Motion (De Leon - Blumenfield):

INSTRUCT the Bureau of Engineering, in coordination with the Bureau of Street Services, the Bureau of Street Lighting, the Los Angeles Department of Transportation, and the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority, to:
 
  1. Develop comprehensive policies and criteria to guide necessary to create a transit rider focused bus stop environment.
     
  2. Develop design standards based upon the above policies and criteria for bus stops within the City.
     
  3. Ensure that these standards include considerations that provide for the safety, convenience, and comfort, of bus patrons, pedestrians, cyclist, vehicular operations and other uses of Public rights-of-way including but not limited to street and sidewalk improvements such as curb extensions, bus pads, designated bus boarding and alighting areas, utility and signage rearrangements, bus stop safety lighting, street trees, street furniture, litter/recycling receptacles, informational signage, and any technical specifications needed to implement these new bus stops.
     
  4. Ensure that this analysis looks at different levels of bus stop amenities based upon the existing site infrastructure, NextGen bus plan, bus route frequency, ambient temperatures, adjacent land uses and long-term maintenance needs with a focus on sustainability.
     
  5. Determine how to implement the comprehensive improvements at all bus stops in the City, upon developing the evaluation criteria, comprehensive policy, and design standards.
Fiscal Impact Statement: Neither the City Administrative Officer nor the Chief Legislative Analyst has completed a financial analysis of this report. Community Impact Statement: None submitted
 
 
(5)
21-1210
CD 14
PUBLIC WORKS COMMITTEE REPORT relative to naming the intersection of Merton Avenue and Caspar Avenue, in the Eagle Rock community, as “RUBY DE VERA SQUARE - Dedicated her life to community service and helping veterans”.
   
  Recommendations for Council action, pursuant to Motion (De Leon - Cedillo):
 
  1. DESIGNATE the intersection at of Merton Avenue and Caspar Avenue, in the Eagle Rock community, as “RUBY DE VERA SQUARE - Dedicated her life to community service and helping veterans”.
     
  2. DIRECT the Los Angeles Department of Transportation to erect permanent ceremonial sign(s) to this effect at this location.
Fiscal Impact Statement: Neither the City Administrative Officer nor the Chief Legislative Analyst has completed a financial analysis of this report. Community Impact Statement: None submitted
 
 
(6)
16-0622
CD 8
PUBLIC WORKS COMMITTEE REPORT relative to designating the intersection at West 90th Street and South Hoover Street as "John Thomas Young Square".
   
  Recommendations for Council action, pursuant to Motion (Harris-Dawson – Wesson – Price) :
 
  1. DESIGNATE the intersection at West 90th Street and South Hoover Street as "John Thomas Young Square".
     
  2. INSTRUCT the Los Angeles Department of Transportation to erect permanent ceremonial signage to this effect at this location.
Fiscal Impact Statement: Neither the City Administrative Officer nor the Chief Legislative Analyst has completed a financial analysis of this report. Community Impact Statement: None submitted
 
 
(7)
21-0875
CD 13
HOMELESSNESS AND POVERTY COMMITTEE REPORT relative to a license agreement with Urban Alchemy (UA) for the property located at 1710 North Cherokee Avenue.
   
  Recommendation for Council action:


AUTHORIZE the Department of General Services to negotiate and execute a license agreement with UA to allow UA to utilize a Los Angeles Department of Transportation owned property at 1710 North Cherokee Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90028 in Council District 13 as an operations site for a license agreement term starting on the date the license is attested by City Clerk through June 30, 2022.
Fiscal Impact Statement: The Municipal Facilities Committee reports that there is no anticipated impact to the General Fund and no revenue will be generated. $0 in rent annually will be collected through this agreement. Funding for any costs will be considered through the City’s annual budget process, which is subject to Mayor and Council approval. Community Impact Statement: None submitted
 
  (Information, Technology, and General Services Committee waived consideration of the above matter)
(8)
21-1041
CD 4
HOMELESSNESS AND POVERTY COMMITTEE REPORT relative to funding for the encampment to home program for various locations in Council District 4.
   
  Recommendations for Council action, as initiated by Motion (Raman - Ridley-Thomas), SUBJECT TO THE APPROVAL OF THE MAYOR:
 
  1. APPROVE $450,000 from the Additional Homeless Services General City Purposes Fund No. 100/56, Account No. 000931 for a Council District 4 Encampment to Home Program.
     
  2. APPROVE $772,569 from Fund No. 100, General City Purposes Department No. 56, Account No. 000977, Council District 4 Neighborhood Service Enhancements, for a Council District 4 Encampment to Home Program.
     
  3. REQUEST the Controller to establish a new account in the Los Angeles Housing Department (LAHD) Fund No.10A/43, Account No. 43VXXX, titled “CD 4 Encampment to Home” and to transfer $450,000 from the Additional Homeless Services General City Purposes Fund No. 100/56, Account No. 000931 to the new account established in 10A/43 for this purpose.
     
  4. REQUEST the Controller to transfer $772,569 from Fund No. 100, General City Purposes Department No. 56, Account No. 000977, Council District 4 Neighborhood Service Enhancements, to the new account established in 10A/43 for this purpose.
     
  5. INSTRUCT the General Manager, LAHD, or designee, to amend the City’s 2021-22 General Fund contract with the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA), C-138630, to increase funding by $1,222,569 for a Council District 4 Encampment to Home Program.
     
  6. REQUEST that the LAHSA execute a new or amend an existing sole source subcontract with The People Concern for an amount of $1,222,569 for the term of October 1, 2021 - June 30, 2022, to implement the Council District 4 Encampment to Home Program.
     
  7. REQUEST a report back on the operation outcomes associated with the above-referenced budget in order to help further establish a baseline for these operations.
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:  Atwater Village Neighborhood Council
        Wilshire Center Koreatown Neighborhood Council
        Los Feliz Neighborhood Council
        Echo Park Neighborhood Council
 
 
(9)
20-1469
PUBLIC WORKS COMMITTEE REPORT relative to improving coordination of construction activities and minimizing public impact resulting from construction within the public right-of-way.
   
  Recommendations for Council action:
 
  1. DIRECT the Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT), Bureau of Engineering (BOE), Bureau of Street Services (BSS), Bureau of Contract Administration (BCA), and other departments as deemed appropriate, to report on the resources needed to establish a pilot program to actively manage street, lane and sidewalk closures (SLS Closures) in the public right-of-way within one or two designated areas with a high volume of closures, and to develop polices and protocols utilizing the Public Way Reservation System (PWRS). The proposed pilot program would improve the coordination of SLS Closures by construction projects and other activities that ensures pedestrian, bicycle, and vehicular impacts are minimized.
     
  2. DIRECT the LADOT, BOE, BSS, BCA, and other departments as deemed appropriate, to report in one year after the establishment of the pilot program with findings and recommendations for the expansion of the program citywide.
     
  3. DIRECT the LADOT, BOE, BSS, BCA, and other departments as deemed appropriate, to submit a joint budget proposal or coordinated individual budget proposals to the City Administrative Officer for Fiscal Year 2022-23 to request staffing to develop protocols utilizing the PWRS that ensures pedestrian, bicycle and vehicular impacts are minimized for all SLS Closures; and, DIRECT departments that have not already submitted a proposal to do so.
Fiscal Impact Statement: The LADOT reports that the budget process will determine the future financial resources needed. Community Impact Statement: None submitted
 
 
(10)
21-1119
CD 11
PUBLIC WORKS COMMITTEE REPORT relative to requiring businesses located in the Venice neighborhood that rent motorized scooters, electric personal assistive mobility devices, e-bikes, or similar devices that are prohibited from either Ocean Front Walk and/or the Marvin Braude Beach Bike Path to comply with certain requirements.
   
  Recommendation for Council action, pursuant to Motion (Bonin - Koretz):

REQUEST the City Attorney to prepare and present an ordinance to require businesses located in the Venice neighborhood that rent motorized scooters, electric personal assistive mobility devices, e-bikes, or similar devices that are prohibited from either Ocean Front Walk and/or the Marvin Braude Beach Bike Path to comply with the following requirements:
 
  1. Require businesses to notify customers prior to rental, both verbally and via prominently displayed in-store signage, of the legal limitations on the use of the device being rented on either Ocean Front Walk and/or the beach bike path.
     
  2. Require businesses to include notice in the rental agreement, and require specific customer acknowledgement by separate signature or initial, of all limitations on the use of the device.
     
  3. Ban the business, located within 500 feet of Ocean Front Walk, from displaying outside of the premises any device that cannot be ridden legally on Ocean Front Walk or the beach bike path unless the device has a notice alerting potential renters of the restrictions on the use of the device.
     
  4. Require an employee of the business, located within 500 feet of Ocean Front Walk, to transfer custody of the restricted device to a customer at least 100 yards from Ocean Front Walk or the beach bike path.
Fiscal Impact Statement: Neither the City Administrative Officer nor the Chief Legislative Analyst has completed a financial analysis of this report. Community Impact Statement: None submitted
 
 
(11)
21-1141
CD 13
PUBLIC WORKS COMMITTEE REPORT relative to an exception to the City’s one-year, street cut moratorium to allow for the installation of a conduit required by the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power for the residential hotel at 1732 Whitley Avenue.
   
  Recommendation for Council action, pursuant to Motion (O'Farrell - Krekorian):
 
  1. APPROVE an exception to the City’s one-year, street cut moratorium on Whitley Avenue to allow for the installation of a conduit required by the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power for the residential hotel at 1732 Whitley Avenue.
     
  2. REQUIRE the permittee to properly repair and resurface the street cut area in accordance with Bureau of Engineering requirements and standards and, upon completion of the work, the repaired street cut be inspected by the Bureau of Contract Administration to maximize the longevity of the street.
Fiscal Impact Statement: Neither the City Administrative Officer nor the Chief Legislative Analyst has completed a financial analysis of this report. Community Impact Statement: None submitted
 
 
(12)
20-0246
CD 11
CONSIDERATION OF and ACTIONS RELATED TO A CATEGORICAL EXEMPTION and COMMUNICATION FROM THE CULTURAL HERITAGE COMMISSION (CHC) relative to the following separate actions:
   
 
  1. Consideration of rescission of the City Council’s prior action taken on June 29, 2021 (Council file No. 20-0246; Case No. CHC-2019-6975-HCM), in which the City Council adopted the Finding of the Planning and Land Use Management Committee as the Finding of Council, and disapproved the recommendation of the CHC, thereby denying the application for the inclusion of the Chili Bowl in the list of Historic-Cultural Monuments.
     
  2. Consideration of a Categorical Exemption from the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) pursuant to Article 19, Section 15308, Class 8, and Article 19, Section 15331, Class 31 of the State CEQA Guidelines, and a report from the CHC relative to the inclusion of the Chili Bowl, located at 12244-12248 West Pico Boulevard, in the list of Historic-Cultural Monuments.

Applicant: Adrian Scott Fine, Los Angeles Conservancy

Owners: David J. Manzano, et al. and Katherine M. Manzano; and 12244 Pico, LLC c/o Rohit Jain

Case No. CHC-2019-6975-HCM

Environmental No. ENV-2019-6976-CE​​​​

(Planning and Land Use Management Committee report to be submitted in Council. If public hearing is not held in Committee, an opportunity for public comment will be provided.)

(Click on the above hyperlink or go to http://www.lacouncilfile.com for background documents.)
Fiscal Impact Statement: None submitted by the CHC. Neither the City Administrative Officer nor the Chief Legislative Analyst has completed a financial analysis of this report. Community Impact Statement: None submitted
 
 
(13)
21-0119
CD 13
CONSIDERATION OF and ACTIONS RELATED TO A CATEGORICAL EXEMPTION and COMMUNICATION FROM THE CULTURAL HERITAGE COMMISSION (CHC) relative to the following separate actions:
   
 
  1. Consideration of rescission of the City Council’s prior action taken on June 2, 2021 for Council file No. 21-0119 (Case No. CHC-2020-5524-HCM), in which the City Council determined that the proposed designation of the Taix French Restaurant, located at 1911-1929 West Sunset Boulevard and 1910-2018 West Reservoir Street, as a Historic-Cultural Monument is categorically exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), and that the subject property conforms with the definition of a Monument pursuant to Section 22.171.7 of the Los Angeles Administrative Code; adopted the Findings of the CHC, as amended by the Planning and Land Use Management Committee on May 4, 2021, as the Findings of Council; and, approved the recommendations of the CHC relative to the inclusion of the Taix French Restaurant in the list of Historic-Cultural Monuments.
     
  2. Consideration of a Categorical Exemption from CEQA pursuant to Article 19, Section 15308, Class 8, and Article 19, Section 15331, Class 31 of the State CEQA Guidelines, and a report from the CHC relative to the inclusion of the Taix French Restaurant, located at 1911-1929 West Sunset Boulevard and 1910-2018 West Reservoir Street, in the list of Historic-Cultural Monuments.

Applicant: Annie Sperling, The Silver Lake Heritage Trust

Owners: 1911 Sunset Investors LLC c/o Chris Riha; and Raymond M. and Tony R. Taix, et al.

Case No. CHC-2020-5524-HCM

Environmental No. ENV-2020-5525-CE

(Planning and Land Use Management Committee report to be submitted in Council. If public hearing is not held in Committee, an opportunity for public comment will be provided.)

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Fiscal Impact Statement: None submitted by the CHC. Neither the City Administrative Officer nor the Chief Legislative Analyst has completed a financial analysis of this report. Community Impact Statement: None submitted
 
 
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21-1303
PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE REPORT relative to the donation of a V-Armed Virtual Reality System, valued at $1,578,660.43 from the Los Angeles Police Foundation for the benefit of the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) Training Bureau.
   
  Recommendation for Council action:

APPROVE the acceptance of the donation of a V-Armed Virtual Reality System, valued at $1,578,660.43 from the Los Angeles Police Foundation for the benefit of the LAPD Training Bureau; and, THANK the donor for this generous donation.
Fiscal Impact Statement: None submitted by the Board of Police Commissioners. Neither the City Administrative Officer nor the Chief Legislative Analyst has completed a financial analysis of this report. Community Impact Statement: None submitted 
 
 
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17-0600-S45
PERSONNEL, AUDITS, AND ANIMAL WELFARE COMMITTEE report relative to implementation, benchmarks, and hiring goals for the Targeted Local Hiring (TLH) Program.
   
  Recommendation for Council action:

NOTE and FILE the November 12, 2021 Personnel Department report relative to implementation, benchmarks, and hiring goals for the TLH and Strategic Workforce Development Task Force.
Fiscal Impact Statement: Not applicable. Community Impact Statement: None submitted.
 
 
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21-0600-S109
PERSONNEL, AUDITS, AND ANIMAL WELFARE COMMITTEE REPORT relative to substitute and in-lieu Position Authorities for Fiscal Year 2021-22.
   
 
Recommendation for Council action:

NOTE and FILE the November 19, 2021 City Administrative Officer report, inasmuch as this report is for information only and no Council action is required.
Fiscal Impact Statement: Not applicable. Community Impact Statement: None submitted.
 
 
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21-1363
PERSONNEL, AUDITS, AND ANIMAL WELFARE COMMITTEE REPORT relative to proposed salaries for a new Local Hiring Trainee Program at the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP).
   
 
Recommendation for Council action:

APPROVE the following:
 
  1. The salary for one new exempt classification of Utility Worker (Class Code 3119).
     
  2. The addition of six classifications to Schedule B from Schedule A of the Los Angeles Administrative Code as follows:
     
    1. Assistant Gardener (Class Code 3142)
       
    2. Custodial Services Assistant (Class Code 3149)
       
    3. Garage Assistant (Class Code 3538)
       
    4. Warehouse and Toolroom Assistant (Class Code 1831)
       
    5. Delivery Driver Assistant (Class Code 1124)
       
    6. Office Services Assistant (Class Code 1360)
       
  3. The salary amendment of  two existing LADWP classifications for deployment in the LADWP Local Hiring Trainee Program as detailed in the October 14, 2021 LADWP report, attached to the Council File. 
Fiscal Impact Statement: The LADWP reports that there is no fiscal impact to the General Fund. The establishment of this Trainee Program and costs of future hiring are: unknown, undetermined, and yet to be determined. The LADWP will budget appropriately in future budget years. Community Impact Statement: None submitted.
 
 
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21-1329
PERSONNEL, AUDITS, AND ANIMAL WELFARE COMMITTEE REPORT relative to updating the City's policies regarding military leave and compensation to extend the existing provisions to City employees for inactive duty training.
   
 
Recommendation for Council action, pursuant to Motion (Buscaino – O’Farrell – Lee):

INSTRUCT the Personnel Department, with assistance from the City Attorney and the City Administrative Officer (CAO), to report on regard to the feasibility of updating the City's policies regarding military leave and compensation to extend the existing provisions to City employees for inactive duty training, the feasibility of removing the 30-day cap, and the potential fiscal impacts of these changes.
Fiscal Impact Statement: Neither the CAO nor the Chief Legislative Analyst has completed a financial analysis of this report. Community Impact Statement: None submitted.
 
 
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21-1200-S54
COMMUNICATION FROM THE MAYOR relative to the appointment of Ms. Daedre Levine to the South Los Angeles Area Planning Commission (SLAAPC).
   
  Recommendation for Council action:
 
RESOLVE that the Mayor’s appointment of Ms. Daedre Levine to the SLAAPC for the term ending June 30, 2024 is APPROVED and CONFIRMED. Ms. Levine resides in Council District 10. (Current Composition: M = 1; F = 3).

Financial Disclosure Statement: Pending

Background Check: Pending
 
(Planning and Land Use Management Committee report to be submitted in Council. If public hearing is not held in Committee, an opportunity for public comment will be provided.)

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Community Impact Statement: None submitted
  TIME LIMIT FILE - JANUARY 3, 2022(LAST DAY FOR COUNCIL ACTION - DECEMBER 8, 2021)
 
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16-0312
ENERGY, CLIMATE CHANGE, ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE, AND RIVER COMMITTEE REPORT relative to Amendment No. 1 to C-127499 with USA Waste of California, Inc. dba Waste Management, for the receipt, processing, and reuse of green material, food material, and/or horse manure for the Curbside Collection Program.
   
 
Recommendation for Council action:

AUTHORIZE the Board of Public Works (Board), or two members of the Board, on behalf of the Bureau of Sanitation, to execute Amendment No. 1 to C-127499 with USA Waste of California, Inc. dba Waste Management for the receipt, processing, and reuse of green material, food material, and/or horse manure for the Curbside Collection Program in the amount of $60,952,231 to extend the term by three years for a new term effective May 9, 2016 through November 8, 2024 for total maximum compensation of $142,877,685, subject to the approval of the City Attorney and compliance with the City’s contracting requirements.
Fiscal Impact Statement: The City Administrative Officer (CAO) reports that funding in the amount of $6 million is identified in the Bureau’s Board Report for 2021-22 and is provided by the Solid Waste Resources Revenue Fund. The Solid Waste Resources Revenue Fund is not considered a full cost recovery fund as such the services provided by this fund are subsidized by the General Fund. Funding beyond the current year will be appropriated through the City’s budget process. The agreement contains a Financial Liability Clause which limits the City’s annual financial obligation to the amount approved in the corresponding year’s budget. Financial Policies Statement: The CAO reports that the recommendation complies with the City’s financial policies in that expenditures of special funds are limited to the mandates of the funding sources. Community Impact Statement: None submitted
  TIME LIMIT FILE - JANUARY 21, 2022(LAST DAY FOR COUNCIL ACTION - JANUARY 21, 2022)
 
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21-0600-S110
COMMUNICATION FROM THE CITY ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER (CAO) relative to the Second Financial Status Report for Fiscal Year 2021-22.
   
 

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

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Community Impact Statement: None submitted
 
 
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21-0031
ENERGY, CLIMATE CHANGE, ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE, AND RIVER COMMITTEE REPORT relative to the service-based protocols for Comprehensive Cleaning and Rapid Engagement Plus (CARE+) operations, COVID-19 Crisis, Homeless Encampments, and related matters.
   
 
Recommendations for Council Council action, SUBJECT TO THE APPROVAL OF THE MAYOR:
 
  1. AUTHORIZE the Bureau of Sanitation (BOS) to:
     
    1. Hire Administrative Support Staff within Livability Services Division and affirm the current 14-day priority scheduling to be synchronized for all citywide service operations.
    2. Hire and deploy two CARE+ Teams on Altered Shift, on a pilot basis including proper supervisorial staff.
    3. Hire staff in the Unappropriated Balance which will allow for continuous hiring and deployment of resources on an altered work shift of 3:00 pm - 11:30 pm. When facilities come online, the staff will transition and be incorporated into the 22 CARE+ teams to bring these teams to full capacity.
       
  2. APPROPRIATE $5,838,000 from the Unappropriated Balance Fund No. 100/58, to LA Sanitation and Environment Fund No. 100/82, various accounts to be used to provide the services of seven CARE+ Teams and support to keep City sidewalks and other public areas safe, clean, sanitary, and accessible, removing abandoned waste from the public right-of-way, and cleaning homeless encampments as follows:
    1. $3,095,000 to APPR Unit No. 001010, Salaries General.
    2. $2,274,000 to APPR Unit No. 003040, Contractual Services.
    3. $32,000 to APPR Unit No. 003090, Field Equipment.
    4. $11,000 to APPR Unit No. 004430, Uniforms.
    5. $81,000 to APPR Unit No. 006010, Office and Administrative.
    6. $345,000 to APPR Unit No. 006020, Operating Supplies.
Fiscal Impact Statement: None submitted by the BOS. Neither the City Administrative Officer nor the Chief Legislative Analyst has completed a financial analysis of this report. Community Impact Statement: None submitted
 
  (Personnel, Audits, and Animal Welfare Committee and Budget and Finance Committee waived consideration of the above matter)
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21-0593-S1
CD 5
CONSIDERATION OF and ACTIONS RELATED TO A CATEGORICAL EXEMPTION FROM THE CALIFORNIA ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY ACT (CEQA) PURSUANT TO ARTICLE 19, SECTION 15332, CLASS 32 OF THE CEQA GUIDELINES, and RELATED CEQA FINDINGS; COMMUNICATION FROM THE CENTRAL LOS ANGELES AREA PLANNING COMMISSION (CLAAPC), and an APPEAL filed by Daniel Sidis (Representative: Joshua C. Greer, Berger Greer, LLP), from the determination of the CLAAPC in approving a Categorical Exemption as the environmental clearance for a proposed project involving the demolition and removal of three duplexes, and the construction, use, and maintenance of an approximately 56,796 square-foot Eldercare Facilities development consisting of both assisted living and Alzheimer's/Dementia uses; the proposed Eldercare Facility will contain 80 guest rooms, of which 62 guest rooms will be designated for Assisted Living Care, and 18 guest rooms will be designated for Alzheimer's/Dementia Care; the proposed five-story building will have a total Floor Area Ratio (FAR) of 4.99:1 and a maximum height of 58 feet, with the following deviations: a) a maximum of 80 guest rooms in lieu of the otherwise permitted 36 guest rooms pursuant to the Los Angeles Municipal Code (LAMC) Section 12.10 C.4; b) a maximum FAR of 4.99:1 (basement parking though 5th floor) in lieu of the otherwise permitted 3:1 FAR pursuant to LAMC Section 12.21.1; c) a maximum building height of 58 feet in lieu of the otherwise maximum 45 feet pursuant to LAMC Section 12.21.1; d) a continuous width of the exterior walls fronting Holt Avenue to exceed 40 feet without a change in plane as otherwise required pursuant to Ordinance No. 167,335; e) a 10-foot front yard in lieu of the otherwise required 20-foot front yard pursuant to Ordinance No. 167,335; f) six-foot side yards in lieu of the otherwise required 8-foot side yards pursuant to Ordinance No. 167,335; and, g) waiver of the long-term bicycle parking requirements otherwise required pursuant to LAMC Section 12.21 A.16(a)(2); for the property located at 825-837 Holt Avenue.
   
  ​Applicant: Daniel Kianmahd, The Panorama Group, Inc.

Representative: Stephen Kia, Urban Concepts

Case No. ZA-2020-2164-ELD-SPR-1A

Environmental No. ENV-2020-2165-CE-1A
 
(Planning and Land Use Management Committee report to be submitted in Council. If public hearing is not held in Committee, an opportunity for public comment will be provided.)

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Fiscal Impact Statement: The CLAAPC reports that there is no General Fund impact as administrative costs are recovered through fees. Community Impact Statement: None submitted
 
 
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21-1362
PERSONNEL, AUDITS, AND ANIMAL WELFARE COMMITTEE REPORT relative to Targeted Local Hire (TLH) and Bridge to Jobs Program position requests.
   
  Recommendations for Council action, SUBJECT TO THE APPROVAL OF THE MAYOR:
  1. RESOLVE that the following positions, subject to allocation by the Board of Civil Service Commissioners, to be employed in the Departments indicated, to further the City’s goal of hiring 750 employees through the TLH Hire and Bridge Programs for the period January 2, 2022 through June 30, 2022:
     
    Department No. Class Code Title
    City Administrative Officer (CAO) 1 1358 Administrative Clerk
    CAO 1 1223 Accounting Clerk
    Community Investment for Families Department (CIFD) 3 1358 Administrative Clerk
    City Clerk 1 1358 Administrative Clerk
    City Clerk 1 1223 Accounting Clerk
    El Pueblo 1 1223 Accounting Clerk
    Personnel 3 1358 Administrative Clerk
    Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) 2 3531 Garage Attendant
    LAPD 1 3141 Gardener Caretaker
    LAPD 2 3112 Maintenance Laborer
    LAPD 1 3156 Custodian
    Board of Public Works 1 1358 Administrative Clerk
    Bureau of Contract Administration 1 1223 Accounting Clerk
    Bureau of Street Lighting 4 3112 Maintenance Laborer
    Zoo 2 3112 Maintenance Laborer
    Zoo 1 3156 Custodian
    Zoo  1  1223 Accounting Clerk
    Total: 27    
  1. Transfer $572,304 from the Unappropriated Balance No. 58, General Fund No. 100, Account No. 580340 entitled Targeted Local Hire to the following Departmental accounts:
     
    No. Department Fund Account Amount
    10 CAO 100 1010, Salaries General $45,236
    21 CIFD 100 1010, Salaries General 19,345
    14 City Clerk 100 1010, Salaries General 71,127
    33 El Pueblo 100 1010, Salaries General 25,891
    70 LAPD 100 1010, Salaries General 193,837
    74 Board of Public Works 100 1010, Salaries General 19,345
    84 Bureau of Street Lighting 100 1010, Salaries General 77,088
    87 Zoo 100 1010, Salaries General    120,435
          Total:  $572,304
Fiscal Impact Statement: The CAO reports that approval of the recommendations contained in the November 16, 2021 CAO report, attached to the Council File, will result in a transfer of $572,304 from the Unappropriated Balance to various City Departments to hire employees through the TLH and Bridge to Jobs Programs in 2021-22.  Estimated expenditures for the 27 new positions authorized as part of this report are anticipated to exceed $1.1 million in 2022-23.  In order to continue these positions in 2022-23, offsetting reductions or increased revenue will need to be identified. Community Impact Statement: None submitted
 
  (Budget and Finance Committee report to be submitted in Council.) 

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20-0450-S2
CONTINUED CONSIDERATION OF ADMINISTRATIVE EXEMPTION and TRADE, TRAVEL, AND TOURISM COMMITTEE REPORT relative to an Amendment to 20 Concession Agreements at the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).
   
  Recommendations for Council action:
 
  1. ADOPT the determination by the Board of Airport Commissioners (Board) that the action is exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) pursuant to Article ll, Section 2(f) of the Los Angeles City CEQA Guidelines.
     
  2. APPROVE the Amendment to the 20 Concession Agreements, listed in Attachment 1 of Resolution No. 27363, dated November 15, 2021, attached to the Council file, to revise the payment terms due to continuing impacts of COVID-19.
     
  3. CONCUR with the Board’s action on October 21, 2021, by Resolution 27363, authorizing the Chief Executive Officer of Los Angeles World Airports to execute the Amendment to said 20 Concession Agreements at LAX.
Fiscal Impact Statement: The Board reports that there is no impact to the General Fund. Community Impact Statement: None submitted
  TIME LIMIT FILE - DECEMBER 17, 2021(LAST DAY FOR COUNCIL ACTION - DECEMBER 8, 2021)
  (Continued from Council meeting of December 3, 2021)
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21-0725
CD 3
CONSIDERATION OF and ACTIONS RELATED TO A STATUTORY EXEMPTION FROM THE CALIFORNIA ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY ACT (CEQA) PURSUANT TO CALIFORNIA GOVERNMENT CODE SECTION 65457, ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT REPORT (EIR), and RELATED CEQA FINDINGS; COMMUNICATION FROM THE SOUTH VALLEY AREA PLANNING COMMISSION (SVAPC), and a CEQA APPEAL filed by Dr. Gina K. Thornburg, Coalition for Valley Neighborhoods, from the determination of the SVAPC in approving a Statutory Exemption, No. ENV-2018-2337-SE, as the environmental clearance for the demolition of one commercial office building totaling approximately 53,412 square feet on a 44,014 square-foot lot before dedications, and the construction of a new, eight-story, single-phase, multi-family residential building, approximately 85 feet in height and 166,995 square-foot in area; the project includes 193 dwelling units, including 11 Work-Live units for a total of 161,549 square feet of Residential Floor Area, and approximately 5,446 square feet of Work-Live units as Non-Residential Floor Area according to the Warner Center 2035 Specific Plan; the project also includes four levels of parking, two of which are subterranean, 249 vehicle parking spaces, 12 short-term bicycle parking spaces, and 121 long-term bicycle parking spaces; approximately 6,732 square feet of Publicly Accessible Open Space, and the removal and replacement of three street trees in the public right-of-way; the project is located in and subject to the regulations of the Warner Center 2035 Specific Plan; for the properties located at 21507-21529 West Vanowen Street.
   
  Applicant: Eri Kroh, 21515 Vanowen Street Associates,  

Representative: Sarah Golden, Rosenheim and Associates, Inc.

Case No. DIR-2018-2336-SPP-SPPA-1A

Environmental No. ENV-2018-2337-SE-1A

Related Environmental Nos. ENV-2008-3471-EIR; SCH No. 1990011055
Fiscal Impact Statement: The SVAPC reports that there is no General Fund impact as administrative costs are recovered through fees. Community Impact Statement: None submitted
 
  (Planning and Land Use Management Committee report to be submitted in Council. If public hearing is not held in Committee, an opportunity for public comment will be provided.) 

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21-0039
COMMUNICATION FROM THE CITY ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER (CAO) relative to the Fiscal Year 2021-22 Interim Budget Request to prioritize equity in budgeting and capital planning.
   
 

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

(Personnel, Audits, and Animal Welfare Committee waived consideration of the above matter.)

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Community Impact Statement: Yes

For:
NoHo Neighborhood Council
Atwater Village Neighborhood Council
United Neighborhoods Neighborhood Council
Los Feliz Neighborhood Council
Hollywood Studio District Neighborhood Council
Mid City WEST Neighborhood Council
Wilshire Center Koreatown Neighborhood Council
Reseda Neighborhood Council
 
 

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

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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.
 
 
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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.
 
 
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21-1390
CD 15
COMMUNICATION FROM THE CITY ENGINEER relative to initiating vacation proceedings for portions of Southern Pacific Drive and Pennington Avenue (VAC-E1401405).
   
  Recommendations for Council action:
 
  1. ADOPT the City Engineer report dated November 23, 2021, attached to the Council file, to initiate the vacation proceedings to vacate portions of Southern Pacific Drive and Pennington Avenue, as shown on Exhibit A of said City Engineer report, pursuant to California Streets and Highways Code, Division 9, Part 3, Public Streets, Highways and Service Easements Vacation Law.
     
  2. DIRECT the Bureau of Engineering to investigate and report regarding the feasibility of this vacation request.
Fiscal Impact Statement: The City Engineer reports that a fee of $47,080 was paid by the petitioner 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 LAAC Section 7.44 will be required of the petitioner. Community Impact Statement: None submitted
 
 
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21-0007-S18
CD 13
COMMUNICATION FROM THE CITY ENGINEER relative to the installation of the name of DJ KHALED on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
   
  Recommendation for Council action:

APPROVE the installation of the name of DJ KHALED at 6212 Hollywood Boulevard.
Fiscal Impact Statement: The City Engineer reports that there is no General Fund impact. All costs are paid by the permittee. Community Impact Statement: None submitted
 
 
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21-1306
CD 14
COMMUNICATION FROM THE CITY ENGINEER relative to initiating vacation proceedings for the portion of alley northerly of Weaver Street between Milwaukee Avenue and Toledo Street (VAC-E1401407).
   
  Recommendations for Council action:
 
  1. ADOPT the City Engineer report dated November 2, 2021, attached to the Council file, to initiate the vacation proceedings to vacate the portion of alley northerly of Weaver Street between Milwaukee Avenue and Toledo Street, as shown on Exhibit A of said City Engineer report, pursuant to California Streets and Highways Code, Division 9, Part 3, Public Streets, Highways and Service Easements Vacation Law.
     
  2. DIRECT the Bureau of Engineering to investigate and report regarding the feasibility of this vacation request.
Fiscal Impact Statement: The City Engineer reports that a fee of $14,980 was paid by the petitioner 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 LAAC Section 7.44 will be required of the petitioner. Community Impact Statement: None submitted
 
 
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19-0138
CD 10
CATEGORICAL EXEMPTION, COMMUNICATION FROM THE CITY ENGINEER and RESOLUTION TO VACATE relative to vacating a portion of Western Avenue (easterly side) and a portion of Oxford Avenue (westerly side) both southerly of 8th Street, VAC-E1401353 (Vacation).
   
  Recommendations for Council action:
 
  1. REAFFIRM the FINDINGS of October 15, 2019, 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 October 15, 2019, 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. 21-1401353 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
 
 
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14-0077
CD 14
CATEGORICAL EXEMPTION, COMMUNICATION FROM THE CITY ENGINEER and RESOLUTION TO VACATE relative to vacating portions of the northwesterly side of Main Street between 9th Street and 11th Street, VAC-E1401227 (Vacation).
   
  Recommendations for Council action:
 
  1. REAFFIRM the FINDINGS of July 29, 2014, 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 July 29, 2014, 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. 21-1401227 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
 
 
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21-1228
CD 15
COMMUNICATION FROM THE CITY ENGINEER relative to initiating vacation proceedings for the portions of Viewland Place and Front Street (VAC-E1401404).
   
  Recommendations for Council action:
 
  1. ADOPT the City Engineer report dated October 19, 2021, attached to the Council file, to initiate the vacation proceedings to vacate the portions of Viewland Place and Front Street, as shown on Exhibit A of said City Engineer report, pursuant to California Streets and Highways Code, Division 9, Part 3, Public Streets, Highways and Service Easements Vacation Law.
     
  2. DIRECT the Bureau of Engineering to investigate and report regarding the feasibility of this vacation request.
Fiscal Impact Statement: The City Engineer reports that a fee of $79,180 was paid by the petitioner 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 LAAC Section 7.44 will be required of the petitioner. Community Impact Statement: None submitted
 
 
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21-4118-S20
CD 9
RESOLUTION (PRICE – O’FARRELL) relative to designation locations in Council District 9 as indicated on the Resolution for enforcement against sitting, lying, sleeping, or storing, using, maintaining, or placing personal property, or otherwise obstructing the public right-of-way, as further detailed in Los Angeles Municipal Code (LAMC) 41.18.
   
  Recommendations for Council action:
 
  1. RESOLVE, pursuant to Section 41.18 of the LAMC, to designate the following locations for enforcement against sitting, lying, sleeping, or storing, using, maintaining, or placing personal property, or otherwise obstructing the public right-of-way, up to the maximum distance and effective for the maximum period of time prescribed, and as further detailed in the code. 
     
    1. Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard and the 110 Freeway – underpass
    2. 39th Street and the 110 Freeway – underpass
    3. 37th Street and the 110 Freeway – underpass
    4. 54th Street and the 110 Freeway – overpass
    5. 51st Street and the 110 Freeway – overpass
    6. 52nd Place and the 110 Freeway – overpass
    7. 49th Street and the 110 Freeway – overpass
    8. 47th Street and the 110 Freeway – overpass
    9. Vernon Avenue and the 110 Freeway – overpass
    10. 43rd Street and the 110 Freeway – overpass
    11. 42nd Street and the 110 Freeway – overpass

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  2. RESOLVE that the City Department(s) with jurisdiction over the identified locations are hereby directed and authorized to post appropriate notices of the above prohibitions at these locations, and to begin enforcement upon the expiration of any required posting period.
 
 
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21-1410
MOTION (DE LEON – O’FARRELL) relative to funding for services in connection with the Council District 14 commemoration at City Hall on November 29, 2021 of solidarity for Peace in Ethiopia, including the illumination of City Hall.
   
  Recommendation for Council action, SUBJECT TO THE APPROVAL OF THE MAYOR:

TRANSFER and APPROPRIATE $400 from the General City Purposes Fund No. 100/56, Account No. 0714 (CD-14 Community Services) to the General Services Fund No. 100/40, Account No. 1070 (Salaries-As Needed), for services in connection with the Council District 14 commemoration at City Hall on November 29, 2021 of solidarity for Peace in Ethiopia, including the illumination of City Hall.
 
 
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20-0466-S1
MOTION (BUSCAINO - BLUMENFIELD) relative to waiving review of agreements with the California Air Resources Board and Pasha Stevedoring & Terminals LP.
   
  Recommendation for Council action,

RESOLVE to waive, pursuant to Charter 245 (b), review of the anticipated December 2, 2021 action of the Board of Harbor Commissioners to approve the Fourth Amendment to Agreement No. 16-3395 between the City of Los Angeles Harbor Department and the California Air Resources Board for the Green Omni Terminal Project, and the First Amendment to Subrecipient Agreement No. 21-9812 with Pasha Stevedoring & Terminals LP to reflect the changes to the Grant Agreement.
  TIME LIMIT FILE - JANUARY 11, 2022(LAST DAY FOR COUNCIL ACTION - JANUARY 11, 2022)
 
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21-1412
CD 10
MOTION (MARTINEZ – PRICE) relative to funding for costs associated with design and implementation of the Leimert Park Village Infrastructure Project.
   
  Recommendations for Council action, SUBJECT TO THE APPROVAL OF THE MAYOR:
 
  1. TRANSFER and APPROPRIATE $100,000 in the Council Community Projects line item in the General City Purposes Fund No. 100/56, Appropriation Unit No. 000903 (Leimert Park Beautification Efforts) to a new account in the Engineering Special Services Fund No. 682/50, entitled "Leimert Park Village Infrastructure Project” for costs associated with design and implementation of the Leimert Park Village Infrastructure Project.
     
  2. AUTHORIZE the Bureau of Engineering to make any technical corrections or clarifications to the above fund transfer instructions in order to effectuate the intent of this Motion, including any corrections and changes to fund or account numbers.  
 
 
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21-0011-S15
CD 14
MOTION (DE LEÓN – BLUMENFIELD) relative to funding for improvements to the Huntington Drive median and lighting installation.
   
  Recommendations for Council action, SUBJECT TO THE APPROVAL OF THE MAYOR:
 
  1. TRANSFER $20,000 in the District Fourteen portion of the Street Furniture Revenue Fund No. 43D/50 to the Department of Public Works, Bureau of Street Services, Fund No. 100/86 Account No. 3040, Contractual Services for lighting installation in Council District 14.
     
  2. AUTHORIZE the Board of Public Works to amend Contract C137063 with BMC Landscaping for an amount up to and not to exceed $20,000 for lighting installation within Council District 14.
     
  3. INSTRUCT the Bureau of Street Services to make any technical changes to effectuate the intent of this Motion.
 
 
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21-1411
CD 15
MOTION (BUSCAINO – LEE) relative to funding for a mural project within the Harbor City Neighborhood Council in Council District 15.
   
  Recommendations for Council action, SUBJECT TO THE APPROVAL OF THE MAYOR:
 
  1. TRANSFER and REAPPROPRIATE $5,000 within Neighborhood Council Fund No. 59B/14 from Revenue Source Code No. 5188 (Miscellaneous Revenue) to Account No. 141233 (Harbor City Neighborhood Council) to fund a Harbor City mural project.
     
  2. AUTHORIZE any corrections, clarifications or revisions to the above fund allocation, transfer instructions, including any new instructions, in order to effectuate the intent of this Motion, including any corrections and changes to fund or account numbers; said corrections clarifications changes may be orally, electronically, or by any other means.
 
 
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21-1408
MOTION (DE LEON – PRICE) relative to funding for the upcoming New Year’s Eve event in the Civic Center and Grand Park.
   
  Recommendation for Council action:

AUTHORIZE the Department of General Services to issue any needed right of entry permit and to process and execute any other related document(s) to the organizers / sponsors of the upcoming New Year’s Eve event in the Civic Center and Grand Park, subject to appropriate terms and conditions of operation; as well as to issue, process and/or execute any hold harmless, and risk management documents acceptable to the City Administrative Officer, with the understanding that all City costs associated with this event shall be reimbursed to the City by the event sponsor. 
 
 
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21-1413
MOTION (MARTINEZ – DE LEON) relative to directing the Department of General Services to erect in the Rotunda a Christmas tree and an unlit Menorah, as well as to display appropriately any other symbols of holidays celebrated during this time. 
   
  Recommendation for Council action:

DIRECT the Department of General Services to erect in the City Hall Rotunda during the December holiday season a Christmas tree and an unlit Menorah as well as to display appropriately any other symbols of holidays celebrated during this time such as Kwanzaa, Las Posadas, Ramadan and others; to acknowledge that the tree is a gift to the City presented by the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 11, and the National Electrical Contractors Association, Los Angeles County Chapter, with the installation coordinated by Project Restore; to express the City’s appreciation to the donors; and to provide coordination with them and Project Restore for the installation of this gift. 
 
 
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21-1409
MOTION (LEE – KREKORIAN) relative to funding for Neighborhood Council elections.
   
  Recommendations for Council actions, SUBJECT TO THE APPROVAL OF THE MAYOR:
  1. AUTHORIZE an early reversion of a disencumbrance for $30,262.61 from 2020-21 DONE Fund No. 100 and revert to the Reserve Fund and transfer there from to Unappropriated Balance Fund No. 100/58 and appropriate therefrom to the FY 2021-22 DONE’s Fund No. 100/47 for 2021 NC Elections as follows:
     
    Account No. Account Name Amount
    001070 Salary, As Needed $9,400
    006010 Office and Administration $20,862.61
  2. TRANSFER $27,628.76 from Reserve Fund to the Unappropriated Balance Fund No. 100/58 and appropriate therefrom to the 2021-22 DONE’s Fund No. 100/47 for 2021 NC Elections as follows:
     
    Account No. Account Name Amount
    003040 Contractual Service $20,491.37
    006010 Office and Administration $7,137.39
  3. AUTHORIZE the Department of Neighborhood Empowerment to prepare Controller instructions and make technical corrections as necessary to the above transaction to effectuate the intent of this Motion, subject to the approval of the City Administrative Officer; and, request the Controller to implement those instructions.
 
 
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16-0520
CD 4
MOTION (RAMAN – KREKORIAN) relative to amending the Council action of September 2, 2020 regarding the 4958 Cahuenga Boulevard / Hollywood United Methodist Church / Greater Toluca Lake Neighborhood Council / Lease (Council file No. 16-0520).
   
  Recommendation for Council action:

AMEND the Council action of September 2, 2020 regarding the 4958 Cahuenga Boulevard / Hollywood United Methodist Church / Greater Toluca Lake Neighborhood Council / Lease and APPROVE the following recommendation in lieu of the recommendation in the original action relative to the use of vacant land located at 4958 Cahuenga Boulevard:

​​​​Authorize the Department of General Services to negotiate and execute a new Lease Agreement between the City and Toluca Lake Beautification Partners, a Project of Community Partners, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, for use of vacant land located at 4958 Cahuenga Boulevard, North Hollywood, CA 91606, APN 2420-001-901, for a term of five years with two one-year options to extend, at an annual rental rate of $0, to operate urban gardening classes and field trips for local students under the terms and conditions substantially outlined in the subject Municipal Facilities Committee report dated August 10, 2020, attached to Council file No. 16-0520.
 
 
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21-1424
CD 15
CONSIDERATION OF MOTION (BUSCAINO – DE LEON) relative to the installation of a decorative crosswalk at the intersection of Figueroa Street and West “L” Street in Council District 15. 
   
 
Recommendation for Council action:

AUTHORIZE the Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT) to:
  1. Amend the existing contract with Baker Electric (Contract No. C-138471) as follows:
     
    1. Add the scope of work for the decorative crosswalk at Figueroa Street and West “L” Street, which is part of the LADOT Streets for People: Parklets and Plazas Project.
       
    2. Increase the contract authority by an amount not to exceed $63,000.
  2. Make any technical corrections or clarifications to the above instructions in order to effectuate the intent of this Motion.​​​​​​​
Community Impact Statement: None submitted
 
  (Transportation Committee waived consideration of the above matter)
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21-1388
CD 8
CONSIDERATION OF MOTION (HARRIS-DAWSON - BONIN) relative to dedicating portions of the City-owned property at 4444 Crenshaw Boulevard to the public right-of-way as part of Destination Crenshaw's Sankofa Park Project.
   
  Recommendation for Council action:

REQUEST the City Attorney, with the assistance of the Bureau of Engineering and the Department of General Services, to prepare and present an Ordinance to authorize the dedication of portions of the City-owned property at 4444 Crenshaw Boulevard to the public right-of-way as part of Destination Crenshaw's Sankofa Park Project.
Community Impact Statement: None submitted
 
  (Public Works Committee waived consideration of the above matter)
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13-0933-S5
COMMUNICATION FROM THE LOS ANGELES DEPARTMENT OF CULTURAL AFFAIRS (DCA) relative to the updated annual Expenditure Plan and Fee Status Report for the Arts Development Fee  (ADF) Program for Fiscal Year (FY) 2021-22.
   
  Recommendations for Council action, SUBJECT TO THE APPROVAL OF THE MAYOR:
 
  1. APPROVE the public art project commitments and associated findings relative to a total of $391,499.98 comprised of “Priority Fees” as identified in the FY 2021/22 ADF Expenditure Plan and Fee Status Report detailed in Attachment A of the November 29, 2021, DCA report, attached to the Council file.
     
  2. INSTRUCT the DCA to update the accrued interest to each of the appropriation accounts, within Fund No. 516, to be used in tandem with the original ADF fee collected.
     
  3. AUTHORIZE the City Controller to approve the interest appropriations, within Fund No. 516, as recommended by the DCA.
Fiscal Impact Statement: The DCA reports that there will be no impact on the General Fund. Community Impact Statement: None submitted
 
 
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17-1002-S1
CD 9
BUDGET AND FINANCE COMMITTEE REPORT, COMMUNICATION FROM THE MUNICIPAL FACILITIES COMMITTEE and ORDINANCE FIRST CONSIDERATION relative to the sale of City-owned surplus property located at 3971/3973 South Flower Drive and 3977/3979 South Flower Drive to SGRE Fig and Flower Investors 1, LLC.
   
 
  1. BUDGET AND FINANCE COMMITTEE REPORT

    Recommendation for Council action:

    DETERMINE that the sale of City-owned surplus property located at 3971/3973 South Flower Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90037 (APN 5037-032-900); and 3977/3979 South Flower Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90037 (APN 5037-032- 901) is categorically exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), pursuant to a Class 12 exemption as authorized by Section 15312 of the State’s CEQA Guidelines as well as Class 12, Section I of the City’s CEQA Guidelines. 

    (Information, Technology, and General Services Committee waived consideration of this matter.)
     
  2. COMMUNICATION FROM THE MUNICIPAL FACILITIES COMMITTEE

    Recommendations for Council action, SUBJECT TO THE APPROVAL OF THE MAYOR:
     
    1. PRESENT and ADOPT the accompanying ORDINANCE dated March 30, 2021, (Exhibit X), from the Municipal Facilities Committee report, dated October 13, 2021, attached to the Council file, authorizing the “As Is and with all faults” sale of the real property located at 3971/3973 South Flower Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90037 (APN 5037-032-900); and 3977/3979 South Flower Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90037 (APN 5037-032-901), including all stated Exceptions and Reservations, without notice of sale or advertisement of bids, to the SGRE FIG & FLOWER INVESTORS 1, LLC for the negotiated sale price of $2,850,000.
       
    2. REQUEST the City Attorney to prepare the purchase and sale agreement based on the terms specified in the Ordinance, for the sale of the real property located at 3971/3973 South Flower Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90037 (APN 5037-032-900); and 3977/3979 South Flower Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90037 (APN 5037-032-901).
       
    3. INSTRUCT the Department of General Services (GSD), to complete the transactions outlined in the Ordinance dated March 30, 2021, process the necessary documentation to execute the sale, retain and deposit funds for GSD closing costs associated with the transaction into the appropriate GSD accounts, and deposit the sale proceeds, one-half into Council District 9 Real Property Trust Fund No. 691, and one-half into General Fund No. 100/40, Revenue Source No. 5141.
       
    4. AUTHORIZE the City Administrative Officer and Controller to make any necessary technical corrections to implement the intent of those transactions.
Fiscal Impact Statement: The Municipal Facilities Committee reports that the sale of the City-owned property for $2,850,000 will have a positive impact on the General Fund. Upon the close of escrow, 50 percent of the net proceeds of the sale shall be deposited into the Council District 9 Real Property Trust Fund, and the remaining 50 percent into General Fund, after payment of closing costs related to the transaction. Community Impact Statement: None submitted
 
  (Information, Technology, and General Services Committee and Budget and Finance Committee waived consideration of this matter.)
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19-1485
CD 15
CATEGORICAL EXEMPTION AND COMMUNICATION FROM THE BOARD OF HARBOR COMMISSIONERS relative to the Second Amendment with Tetra Tech, Incorporated, for administration services of the Clean Truck Program at the Port of Los Angeles.
   
  Recommendations for Council action:
 
  1. ADOPT the determination by the Board of Harbor Commissioners (Board) that the proposed action is categorically exempt from the requirements of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) in accordance with Article lll, Class 6(2) of the Los Angeles City CEQA Guidelines.
     
  2. APPROVE the Port of Los Angeles Resolution No. 21-9899 authorizing the proposed Second Amendment Agreement No. 21-3421-B between the City of Los Angeles Harbor Department and Tetra Tech, Inc.
Fiscal Impact Statement: The Board reports that there is no impact to the General Fund. Community Impact Statement: None Submitted
  TIME LIMIT FILE - JANUARY 3, 2022(LAST DAY FOR COUNCIL ACTION - DECEMBER 8, 2021)
  (Scheduled pursuant to Charter Section 606)
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21-1421
CD 10
CONSIDERATION OF MOTION (MARTINEZ – PRICE) relative to requesting the City Attorney to prepare and present an ordinance to amend Los Angeles Administrative Code (LAAC) Section 5.537 relative to the Council District 10 Pico/Genessee Community Pocket Park Trust Fund.
   
  Recommendation for Council action:

REQUEST the City Attorney to prepare and present an Ordinance to amend LAAC Section 5.537 relative to the Council District 10 Pico/Genessee Community Pocket Park Trust Fund, to expand the use of trust funds set aside for a Pico/Genessee Community Pocket Park for non-park beautification projects in Council District 10.
 
  (Budget and Finance Committee waived consideration of the above matter)
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21-1427
CD 1
MOTION (CEDILLO – DE LEON) relative to funding for improvements to the Lincoln High School Athletic Field in Council District 1.
   
  Recommendations for Council action: SUBJECT TO THE APPROVAL OF THE MAYOR:
  1. TRANSFER and APPROPRIATE $2,000,000 in the General City Purposes Fund No. 100/56, Account No. 000421 (LAUSD-Lincoln Heights Athletic Field-CD 1), Account No. 003040 (Contractual Services) for improvements to the Lincoln High School Athletic Field in CD 1 to be made by the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD), as part of the Lincoln High School Comprehensive Modernization Plan, and as further detailed in the text of the Motion.
  2. INSTRUCT and AUTHORIZE the Community Investment for Families Department (CIFD) to prepare, process and execute the necessary agreement(s) with the LAUSD, in the above amount, for the above purpose, for a term of January 2022 and December 2027, including provision for an advanced payment not to exceed 50% of contract amount and/or an escrow account, and subject to the approval of the City Attorney as to form.
  3. AUTHORIZE the CIFD to make any corrections, clarifications or revisions to the above fund transfer and contracting 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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21-1428
CD 4
MOTION (RAMAN – KREKORIAN) relative to funding for consulting services to be provided by Daeco Management, LLC to assist in identifying locations and planning for the construction of affordable and permanent supportive housing in Council District 4.
 
   
  Recommendations for Council action, SUBJECT TO THE APPROVAL OF THE MAYOR:
  1. TRANSFER and APPROPRIATE $120,000 in the Council District 4 portion of the "Neighborhood Service Enhancements" line item in the General City Purposes Fund No. 100/56 to the Affordable Housing Trust Fund No. 44G/43, Account No. 43VB56 (Affordable Housing Land Review) for services to be provided by Daeco Management, LLC to assist in identifying locations and planning for the eventual construction of affordable and permanent supportive housing in Council District 4 to help reduce homelessness.
  2. AUTHORIZE the Los Angeles Housing Department (LAHD) to prepare, process, and execute the necessary documents with Daeco Management, LLC, or any other agency or organization, as appropriate, in the above amount, for the above purpose, for a period of 12 months, subject to the approval of the City Attorney as to form.
  3. FIND that the services provided by Daeco Management LLC are of an expert and technical nature and are temporary and occasional in character and therefore competitive bidding is not practicable or advantageous and the work can be performed more economically or feasibly by an independent contractor than by City employees.
  4. AUTHORIZE the LAHD 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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21-0010-S23
MOTION (CEDILLO – RODRIGUEZ) relative to an offer of reward for information leading to the identification, apprehension, and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the death of Jason Cortez on September 10, 2021.
   
  Recommendations for Council action, SUBJECT TO THE APPROVAL OF THE MAYOR:
  1. PROVIDE an offer of reward in the amount of $50,000 for information leading to the identification, apprehension, and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the death of Jason Cortez on September 10, 2021.
  2. FIND that the subject reward complies with the provisions of Chapter 12, Article 1, Division 19, of the Los Angeles Administrative Code.
  3. DIRECT the City Clerk to publish the required notices and/or advertisements to effectuate this reward.
 
 
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21-1429
CD 8
MOTION (HARRIS-DAWSON – BLUMENFIELD) and RESOLUTION relative to entering into an agreement with the State of California for grant funding for the advancement of the Destination Crenshaw Project.
 
   
  Recommendations for Council action, SUBJECT TO THE APPROVAL OF THE MAYOR:
  1. ADOPT the accompanying RESOLUTION, attached to the Council file, authorizing the City Engineer, or designee, to enter into an agreement with the State of California for $6.5 million in grant funding for the advancement of the Destination Crenshaw Project.
  2. AUTHORIZE the Bureau of Engineering to accept the $6.5 million in funding designated in the 2021-22 State Budget for the Destination Crenshaw Project, deposit these funds, including any additional earned interest, into the Engineering Special Services Fund No. 682/50, Account No. 50RVDU "Destination Crenshaw," and expend the funds for construction materials, workforce development programming, public art commissions, infrastructure improvements, and direct project expenses to build the Destination Crenshaw project, consistent with the City's existing contract with Destination Crenshaw (C-134516) and consistent with the agreement with the State of California for said funding.
  3. AUTHORIZE the City Administrative Officer to make any technical corrections or clarifications to the above fund transfer instructions in order to effectuate the intent of this Motion, including any corrections and to fund or account numbers.
 
 
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21-0647-S1
COMMUNICATION FROM THE CHIEF LEGISLATIVE ANALYST (CLA) relative to the Workforce Development Board (WDB) /Local Elected Officials (LEO) Four-Year Agreement.
   
 
Recommendations for Council action:
  1. AUTHORIZE the extension of the WDB/LEO agreement from December 31, 2021 to June 30, 2022 to continue the negotiations.
     
  2. INSTRUCT the CLA, with the assistance of the City Attorney, to amend the WDB/LEO Four-Year Agreement by incorporating the following provisions:
     
    1. "WDB Executive Director" shall mean the Chief Executive Officer of the WDB who is selected by the Mayor to provide policy advice to the WDB and to perform certain policy-related tasks under the supervision of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Administrator (Economic and Workforce Development Department [EWDD]) with daily consultation and support from the WDB President and the Mayor.
       
    2. "WDB Executive Staff' shall mean the WDB Executive Director and those City employees assigned to provide policy advice to the WDB and to perform certain policy-related tasks under the supervision of the WIOA Administrator (EWDD) with daily consultation and support from the WDB President and the Mayor.
       
    3. Should the need to collaborate with other local or regional boards arise, the WIOA Administrator (EWDD) shall report to the Economic Development and Jobs Committee (EDJC), or its successor, in order to receive guidance on how such collaboration shall take place.  In the event there is insufficient time to obtain EDJC's guidance before making a decision on collaboration with other local or regional boards, the WIOA Administrator shall provide input to the WDB on behalf of EDJC and report the same to the EDJC at the next EDJC meeting.  In cases where the EDJC's guidance conflicts with WDB's position and a compromise is not reached, the decision of the EDJC as represented by the WIOA Administrator, shall prevail.
       
    4. The Executive Committee shall be comprised of WDB Officers (i .e., the WDB Chair, the WDB Secretary, the WDB Treasurer, Vice Chairs/the Chairs of WDB Standing Committees) and a person designated by the City Council Chair of the EDJC.  The WDB Chair shall have the authority to appoint up to 2 additional WDB members to the Executive Committee, subject to the approval of the full WDB, consistent with the current WDB Bylaws.  No fewer than 50 percent plus one members of the Executive Committee shall be WDB representatives of private industry/business, as required by federal law.
       
  3. INSTRUCT the CLA, with the assistance of the City Attorney and the WIOA Administrative Entity, to review the WDB Bylaws and report to Council with recommendations to improve the representation and composition of the WDB membership, including the Youth Council, and ensure that the City and WDB are meeting the needs of job seekers and employers.
Fiscal Impact Statement: The CLA reports that approval of the recommendations contained in the December 2, 2021 CLA report, attached to the Council File, will have 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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