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LOS ANGELES CITY COUNCIL

 

 
    Wednesday, January 26, 2022

10:00 AM


JOHN FERRARO COUNCIL CHAMBER

ROOM 340, CITY HALL

200 NORTH SPRING STREET, LOS ANGELES, CA 90012

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President GILBERT A. CEDILLO, First District
NURY MARTINEZ, Sixth District PAUL KREKORIAN, Second District
  BOB BLUMENFIELD, Third District
  NITHYA RAMAN, Fourth District
President Pro Tempore PAUL KORETZ, Fifth District
MITCH O’FARRELL, Thirteenth District MONICA RODRIGUEZ, Seventh District
  MARQUEECE HARRIS-DAWSON, Eighth District
Assistant President Pro Tempore CURREN D. PRICE, JR., Ninth District
VACANT VACANT, Tenth District
  MIKE BONIN, Eleventh District
  JOHN S. LEE, Twelfth District
  KEVIN DE LEÓN, Fourteenth District
  JOE BUSCAINO, Fifteenth District

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

CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS ARE BROADCAST LIVE ON CABLE TELEVISION CHANNEL 35 AND ON THE INTERNET AT: HTTPS://CLERK.LACITY.ORG/CALENDAR. LIVE COUNCIL MEETINGS CAN ALSO BE HEARD AT: (213) 621-CITY (METRO), (818) 904-9450 (VALLEY), (310) 471-CITY (WESTSIDE) AND (310) 547-CITY (SAN PEDRO AREA)

Members of the public who wish to offer public comment to the Council should call 1 669 254 5252 and use Meeting ID No. 160 535 8466 and then press #. Press # again when prompted for participant ID. Once admitted into the meeting, press *9 to request to speak.

Requests for reasonable modification or accommodation from individuals with disabilities, consistent with the Americans with Disabilities Act can be made by contacting the City Clerk's Office at (213) 978-1133. For Telecommunication Relay Services for the hearing impaired, please see the information located on page 2 of this agenda.

Telecommunication Relay Services

Telephone communication is one of the most important forms of communication in society today. Due to advancements in technology, telephone devices have evolved with new services and capabilities. Individuals who are deaf and hard of hearing, and individuals with a speech disability are following these trends and are rapidly migrating to more advanced telecommunications methods, both for peer-to-peer and third-party telecommunications relay service (TRS) communications.

Telecommunications Relay Service is a telephone service that allows persons with hearing or speech disabilities to place and receive telephone calls. TRS is available in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. territories for local and/or long distance calls. TRS providers - generally telephone companies - are compensated for the costs of providing TRS from either a state or a federal fund. There is no cost to the TRS user.

What forms of TRS are available?There are several forms of TRS, depending on the particular needs of the user and the equipment available: TRS includes: Text to Voice TIY-Based TRS; Speech-to-Speech Relay Service; Shared Non-English Language Relay Service; Captioned Telephone Relay Service; Internet Protocol Relay Service; and Video Relay Service. Please visit this site for detail descriptions, https://www.fcc.gov/consumers/guides/telecommunications-relay-service-trs.

Don't hang up! Some people hang up on TRS calls because they think the CA is a telemarketer. If you hear, "Hello. This is the relay service .. . " when you pick up the phone, please don't hang up! You are about to talk, through a TRS provider, to a person who is deaf, hard-of-hearing, or has a speech disability.

For more information about FCC programs to promote access to telecommunications services for people with disabilities, visit the FCC's Disability Rights Office website.

SE OFRECE UN SERVICIO DE TRADUCCION AL ESPANOL EN TODAS LAS REUNIONES DEL CONSEJO MUNICIPAL

 

BASIC CITY COUNCIL MEETING RULES

AGENDAS - The City Council meets Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday at 10:00 A.M. The agendas for City Council meetings contain a brief general description of those items to be considered at the meetings. Council Agendas are available in the Office of the City Clerk, Council and Public Services Division, Room 395, City Hall, 200 North Spring Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012, and on the City's website at lacity.org; or lacouncilcalendar.com.

Ten (10) members of the Council constitute a quorum for the transaction of business. The Council may consider an item not listed on the agenda only if it is determined by a two-thirds (10) vote that the need for action arose after the posting of an Agenda. Some items on the agenda may be approved without any discussion, however, any item may be called "special" by a Councilmember. If an item is called "special" it will be "held" until the remainder of the items on the Council agenda have been acted on by the Council. An item may also be called "special" if a member of the public has requested to speak on the item and a public hearing was not previously held.

The City Clerk will announce the items to be considered by the Council, however items will be grouped. For example, all items for which required public hearings have not previously been held are listed in one section on the printed agenda. The Council President will ask if any Councilmember or member or the public wishes to speak on one or more of these items. If anyone wishes to speak on an item, it will be called "special". The remaining items in this section will be voted on by Council with one roll call vote.

PUBLIC INPUT AT CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS - An opportunity for the public to address the Council on agenda items for which public hearings have not been held will be provided at the time the item is considered or during the Multiple Agenda Item Comment period. Members of the public who wish to speak on items shall be allowed to speak for up to one minute per item up to a total of three minutes per meeting. The Council has determined that a cumulative total of 20 minutes is a reasonable minimum amount of time for the Multiple Agenda Item segment of each regular meeting.

The Council will also provide an opportunity for the public to speak on public interest items. Each speaker shall be limited to one minute of general public comment each regular meeting for a cumulative total of ten (10) minutes. The Council shall not discuss or take action relative to any general public comment.

If you wish to provide documents to the full Council for consideration on an item, please present the Sergeant-At-Arms with 35 copies. Otherwise, your materials will simply be added to the official record.

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

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

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

NOTICE TO PAID REPRESENTATIVES - If you are compensated to monitor, attend, or speak at this meeting, City law may require you to register as a lobbyist and report your activity. See Los Angeles Municipal Code 48.01 et seq. More information is available at ethics.lacity.org/lobbying. For assistance, please contact the Ethics Commission at (213) 978-1960 or ethics.commission@lacity.org.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Los Angeles City Council Agenda
Wednesday, January 26, 2022
JOHN FERRARO COUNCIL CHAMBER ROOM 340, CITY HALL 200 NORTH SPRING STREET, LOS ANGELES, CA 90012 - 10:00 AM

Roll Call

Approval of the Minutes

Commendatory Resolutions, Introductions and Presentations

Multiple Agenda Item Comment

Public Testimony of Non-agenda Items Within Jurisdiction of Council

Items for which Public Hearings Have Been Held

(1)
16-1091-S5
CD 10
HOUSING COMMITTEE REPORT relative to a contract extension between the City and Reach for the Top for the construction of the Casa Amador Project, a transitional housing facility for homeless women with children. 
   
  Recommendations for Council action, as initiated by Motion (Ridley-Thomas - Blumenfield): 
 
  1. AUTHORIZE the Los Angeles Housing Department (LAHD) and the Community Investment for Families Department (CIFD), with the assistance of the City Attorney, to extend the contract between the City and Reach for the Top for the Casa Amador project (C-126691) from June 30, 2021, to September 30, 2022.
     
  2. AUTHORIZE the LAHD and CIFD to make any technical changes or adjustments to the above instructions in order to effectuate the intent of this Motion.
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 
 
 
(2)
21-1431
HOUSING COMMITTEE REPORT relative to an ordinance that requires the replacement obligations and occupant protection provisions of California Government Code Section 66300 to apply to Housing Development Projects that submit a complete application, file a complete set of building plans for plan check and permit, or receive a project or permit approval on or after January 1, 2022.
   
  Recommendation for Council action, as initiated by Motion (Bonin – Raman – Harris-Dawson):

DIRECT the Los Angeles Housing Department, in consultation with the Department of City Planning, with the assistance of the City Attorney, to draft and present an Ordinance with an urgency clause and sunset provision approved as to form and legality that requires the replacement obligations and occupant protection provisions of California Government Code Section 66300 to apply to Housing Development Projects that submit a complete application, file a complete set of building plans for plan check and permit, or receive a project or permit approval on or after January 1, 2022 in order to: (1) eliminate any gap in applicability of the replacement obligations and occupant protections, (2) prevent the unintended loss of replacement units and occupant protections, and (3) maintain consistency of the application of replacement obligations and occupant protections.
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
 
 
(3)
21-1479
ARTS, PARKS, HEALTH, EDUCATION, AND NEIGHBORHOODS COMMITTEE REPORT relative to the acceptance of grant funds from Communities Actively Living Independent and Free (CALIF) to support the Aging and Disability Resource Connection (ADRC) program.
   
 

Recommendations for Council action, SUBJECT TO THE APPROVAL OF THE MAYOR:

  1. APPROVE the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between CALIF, Department of Aging (Aging), and 211 Los Angeles, as detailed in Attachment 1 of the December 10, 2021, Aging report, attached to the Council file.
     
  2. AUTHORIZE the Interim General Manager, Aging, or designee, to: accept $50,000 in grant funds from CALIF for the ADRC program, prepare Controller instructions for any technical adjustments, subject to the approval of the City Administrative Officer, and authorize the Controller to implement the instructions.
     
  3. AUTHORIZE the Controller to:
     
    1. Transfer FY 20-21 ADRC Grant savings of $54,023.18 to FY 21-22 and appropriate funds within the Fund No. 597 funds for Senior Services as follows:
       
        Fund No. Account No. Account Title Amount
      From: 597 02T102 Aging $54,023.18
      To: 597 02V102 Aging $54,023.18

       
    2. Increase appropriation within Fund No. 100/02 and transfer funds on an as-needed basis as follows:
       
        Fund No. Account No. Account Title Amount
      From: 597 02T102 Aging $54,023.18
      To: 100/02 006010 Office & Admin Expenses $4,023.18
        100/02 001070 Salaries As Needed $50,000.00

       
    3. Establish a new account and appropriate FY 21-22 ADRC funds within the Fund No. 597 funds for Senior Services as follows:
       
      Account No. Account Title Amount
      02V102 Aging $50,000
        Total: $50,000

       
    4. Increase appropriation within Fund No. 100/02 and transfer funds on an as-needed basis as follows:
       
        Fund No. Account No. Account Title Amount
      From: 597 02V102 Aging $50,000
      To: 100/02 001010 Salaries General $5,000
        100/02 006010 Salaries As Needed $42,000
        100/02 001070 Office & Admin Expenses $3,000
Fiscal Impact Statement: The Aging reports that the recommendations will have no impact on the General Fund. Community Impact Statement: None submitted
 
 
(4)
21-1486
CD 9, CD 10
ARTS, PARKS, HEALTH, EDUCATION, AND NEIGHBORHOODS COMMITTEE REPORT and RESOLUTION relative to a grant funding application to the California Department of Education (CDE) to support subsidized preschool services at the Jim Gillam Child Care Center and Ralph M. Parsons Preschool at Expo Center through the California State Preschool Program (CSPP) for Fiscal Year 2022-23.
   
 
Recommendations for Council action:
 
  1. APPROVE the submission by the Department of Recreation and Parks (RAP) of a continued funding application to the CDE for subsidized preschool services at RAP’s two licensed child care providers, Jim Gilliam Child Care Center, and Ralph M. Parsons Preschool, at EXPO Center through the CSPP for Fiscal Year 2022-2023 in the amount of $561,884 for the CSPP for subsidized preschool services at the Jim Gilliam Child Care Center and Ralph M. Parsons Preschool at EXPO Center (Application), as detailed on the December 16, 2021. RAP report, attached to the Council file.
     
  2. ADOPT the accompanying RESOLUTION as required for the submission of the Application.
     
  3. AUTHORIZE the Chief Accounting Employee, RAP, to make any technical corrections, as may be necessary to effectuate the intent of this report.
Fiscal Impact Statement: The RAP reports that the application of the CSPP grant does not impact RAP's General Fund. If awarded and accepted, the grant would provide funding to continue the subsidized preschool programs at the Jim Gilliam Child Care Center and Ralph M. Parsons Preschool within EXPO Center. Community Impact Statement: None submitted
 
 
(5)
21-1485
CD 12
ARTS, PARKS, HEALTH, EDUCATION, AND NEIGHBORHOODS COMMITTEE REPORT relative to the proposed Land Use Covenant and Agreement, Environmental Restriction between the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) and the Department of Recreation and Parks (RAP).
   
 
Recommendations for Council action:
 
  1. APPROVE a proposed Land Use Covenant and Agreement – Environmental Restrictions (LUC), substantially in the form on file in the Board of Recreation and Park Commissioners (Board) Office and detailed in Attachment 1, of the December 16, 2021. RAP report, attached to the Council file, between the California DTSC and RAP, regarding environmental restrictions on the use of approximately 21 acres remediated and redeveloped area of Chatsworth Park South, subject to the approval of the City Attorney as to form.
     
  2. AUTHORIZE the General Manager, RAP, to execute the proposed LUC, upon receipt of the necessary approval.
     
  3. AUTHORIZE the RAP staff to make technical corrections to carry out the intent of this report.
Fiscal Impact Statement: The RAP reports that it is anticipated that there will be a fiscal impact to RAP's General Fund, associated with costs related to DTSC's oversight of the environmental restrictions of the LUC. The fiscal impact to RAP's General Fund for the period from July 1, 2021, to June 30, 2022, is estimated at $5,634. For each subsequent annual period, it is anticipated that there will be small incremental increases in the amount. Community Impact Statement: None submitted
 
 
(6)
21-1458
HOMELESSNESS AND POVERTY COMMITTEE REPORT relative to evaluating contracting procedures with the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority and recommending procedures to ensure timely payment to service providers.
   
  Recommendation for Council action, pursuant to Motion (O'Farrell - De Leon): 

INSTRUCT the Los Angeles Housing Department, with the assistance of the Chief Legislative Analyst (CLA), City Administrative Officer (CAO), and City Attorney, to evaluate contracting procedures with the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority and recommend procedures to ensure timely payment to service providers.
Fiscal Impact Statement: Neither the CAO nor the CLA has completed a financial analysis of this report. Community Impact Statement: None submitted
 
 
(7)
21-0679
CD 15
HOMELESSNESS AND POVERTY COMMITTEE REPORT and RESOLUTION relative to issuing multifamily conduit revenue bonds for Beacon Landing, a supportive housing project, located at 311-345 North Beacon Street, Los Angeles, CA.
   
  Recommendations for Council action, SUBJECT TO THE APPROVAL OF THE MAYOR:
 
  1. NOTE and FILE the Los Angeles Housing Department (LAHD) report dated December 17, 2021 relative to the issuance of tax-exempt and taxable multifamily conduit revenue bonds for the Beacon Landing Project.
     
  2. ADOPT the accompanying RESOLUTION attached to City Administrative Officer (CAO) report dated January 6, 2022, attached to the Council file, authorizing the issuance of up to $23,043,032 in tax-exempt multifamily conduit revenue bonds and up to $5,500,000 in taxable multifamily conduit revenue bonds for the Beacon Landing Project, located at 311-345 North Beacon Street, Los Angeles, CA.
     
  3. AUTHORIZE the General Manager, LAHD, or designee, to negotiate and execute the relevant bond documents for the Beacon Landing Project, subject to the approval of the City Attorney as to form.
Fiscal Impact Statement: The CAO reports that there will be no impact to the General Fund as a result of the issuance of these multifamily conduit revenue bonds for the Beacon Landing project. The City is a conduit issuer and does not incur liability for the repayment of the bonds, which are a limited obligation payable solely from the revenues of the Project, and the City is not, under any circumstances, obligated to make payments on the bonds. Financial Policies Statement: The CAO reports that the above recommendations comply with the City Financial Policies. Debt Impact Statement: The CAO reports that there is no debt impact as these bonds or notes are a conduit issuance debt and not a debt of the City. Community Impact Statement: None submitted
 
 
(8)
21-4118-S16
CD 15
HOMELESSNESS AND POVERTY COMMITTEE REPORT relative to designating locations in Council District 15 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 41.18.
   
  Recommendation for Council action:

NOTE and FILE the Resolution (Buscaino - Lee) relative to designating locations in Council District 15 as indicated on the Resolution, attached to the Council file No. 21-4118-S16, 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 41.18.
Fiscal Impact Statement: Not applicable. Community Impact Statement: None submitted
 
 
(9)
21-4118-S18
CD 15
HOMELESSNESS AND POVERTY COMMITTEE REPORT relative to designating locations in Council District 15 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 41.18.
   
  Recommendation for Council action:

NOTE and FILE the Resolution (Buscaino - Lee) relative to designating locations in Council District 15 as indicated on the Resolution, attached to the Council file No. 21-4118-S18, 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 41.18.
Fiscal Impact Statement: Not applicable. Community Impact Statement: None submitted
 
 
(10)
21-4118-S19
CD 15
HOMELESSNESS AND POVERTY COMMITTEE REPORT relative to designating locations in Council District 15 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 41.18.
   
  Recommendation for Council action:

NOTE and FILE the Resolution (Buscaino - Lee) relative to designating locations in Council District 15 as indicated on the Resolution, attached to the Council file No. 21-4118-S19, 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 41.18.
Fiscal Impact Statement: Not applicable. Community Impact Statement: None submitted
 
 
(11)
21-1490
CD 11
HOMELESSNESS AND POVERTY COMMITTEE REPORT and RESOLUTIONS relative to issuing multifamily conduit revenue bonds or notes for the development of The Journey (formerly known as Lincoln Apartments), a supportive housing project, located at 2471 Lincoln Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA.
   
  Recommendations for Council action, SUBJECT TO THE APPROVAL OF THE MAYOR:

  1. NOTE and FILE the Los Angeles Housing Department (LAHD) report dated December 21, 2021 relative to the issuance of tax-exempt and taxable multifamily conduit revenue bonds, or notes, for The Journey (formerly known as Lincoln Apartments) Project.
     
  2. CONSIDER the results of the Tax Equity and Fiscal Responsibility Act of 1982 (TEFRA) hearing held on July 22, 2021 for The Journey Project attached to this report.
     
  3. ADOPT the accompanying TEFRA RESOLUTION attached to City Administrative Officer (CAO) report dated January 5, 2022, attached to the Council file, approving the issuance of up to $17,250,000 in tax-exempt multifamily conduit revenue bonds, or notes, for The Journey Project, located at 2471 Lincoln Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA.
     
  4. ADOPT the accompanying AMENDED RESOLUTION attached to CAO addendum report dated January 12, 2022, attached to the Council file, authorizing the issuance of up to $13,855,452 in tax-exempt multifamily conduit revenue bonds, or notes, and up to $2,351,296 in taxable multifamily conduit revenue bonds, or notes, for The Journey Project, located at 2471 Lincoln Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA.
     
  5. AUTHORIZE the General Manager, LAHD, or designee, to negotiate and execute the relevant bond, or note, documents.
Fiscal Impact Statement: The CAO reports that there will be no impact to the General Fund as a result of the issuance of these multifamily conduit revenue bonds or notes for The Journey, formerly known as Lincoln Apartments. The City is a conduit issuer and does not incur liability for the repayment of the bonds or notes, which are a limited obligation payable solely from the revenues of the Project, and the City is not, under any circumstances, obligated to make payments on the bonds or notes. Financial Policies Statement: The CAO reports that the above revised recommendations comply with the City Financial Policies. Debt Impact Statement: The CAO reports that there is no debt impact as these bonds or notes are a conduit issuance debt and not a debt of the City. Community Impact Statement: None submitted
 
 
(12)
21-0661
CD 6
HOMELESSNESS AND POVERTY COMMITTEE REPORT and RESOLUTION relative to issuing multifamily conduit revenue bonds or notes for My Angel, a supportive housing project, located at 8545 North Sepulveda Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA.
   
  Recommendations for Council action, SUBJECT TO THE APPROVAL OF THE MAYOR:
 
  1. NOTE and FILE the Los Angeles Housing Department (LAHD) report dated December 17, 2021 relative to the issuance of tax-exempt and taxable multifamily conduit revenue bonds, or notes, for the My Angel Project.
     
  2. ADOPT the accompanying RESOLUTION attached to City Administrative Officer (CAO) report dated January 6, 2022, attached to the Council file, authorizing the issuance of up to $16,692,427 in tax-exempt multifamily conduit revenue bonds, or notes, and up to $1,477,768 in taxable multifamily conduit revenue bonds, or notes, for the My Angel Project, located at 8545 North Sepulveda Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA.
     
  3. AUTHORIZE the General Manager, LAHD, or designee, to negotiate and execute the relevant bond, or note, documents for the My Angel Project, subject to the approval of the City Attorney as to form.
     
  4. REQUIRE that Comerica Bank fulfill the reporting requirements of the Responsible Banking Ordinance adopted by the Council on May 25, 2012 (Council file No. 09-0234) prior to the execution of the relevant bond, or note, documents.
Fiscal Impact Statement: The CAO reports that there will be no impact to the General Fund as a result of the issuance of these multifamily conduit revenue bonds or notes for the My Angel Project. The City is a conduit issuer and does not incur liability for the repayment of the bonds or notes, which are a limited obligation payable solely from the revenues of the project, and the City is not, under any circumstances, obligated to make payments on the bonds or notes. Financial Policies Statement: The CAO reports that the above recommendations comply with the City Financial Policies. Debt Impact Statement: The CAO reports that there is no debt impact as these bonds or notes are a conduit issuance debt and not a debt of the City. Community Impact Statement: None submitted
 
 
(13)
17-0090
HOMELESSNESS AND POVERTY COMMITTEE REPORT relative to the Quarterly Report for the Proposition HHH (Prop HHH) Fiscal Years (FY) 2017-18 and 2018-19 Bond Issuances, and the FYs 2017-18, 2018-19, 2019-20, and 2020-21 Project Expenditure Plans (July 1 – September 30, 2021).
   
  Recommendation for Council action:

NOTE and FILE the Proposition HHH Administrative Oversight Committee (AOC) report dated December 9, 2021, relative to the Quarterly Report for the Prop HHH FYs 2017-18 and 2018-19 Bond Issuances, and the FYs 2017-18, 2018-19, 2019-20, and 2020-21 Project Expenditure Plans (July 1 – September 30, 2021), inasmuch as no action is required at this time.
Fiscal Impact Statement: Not applicable. 
 
Community Impact Statement: None submitted
 
 
(14)
21-1071
CD 11
PLANNING AND LAND USE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE REPORT relative to the development of a Coastal Equity and Environmental Justice Policy.
   
  Recommendations for Council action, as initiated by Motion (Bonin – Rodriguez):​
 
  1. DIRECT the Department of City Planning (DCP), in coordination with the DCP’s Office of Racial Justice, Equity, and Transformative Planning, to report to the Council within 60 days with a work program to develop a Coastal Equity and Environmental Justice Policy that will inform future land use policy, promote greater public participation and engagement with underrepresented and/or underserved communities, and be reflected in project determinations in the Coastal Zone.
     
  2. DIRECT the DCP, with assistance from the Los Angeles Housing Department (LAHD) and other relevant agencies, to report to the Council with a detailed analysis within 60 days on topics related to housing equity and access in the Coastal Zone; including but not limited to, the following:
     
    1. Historic housing and demographic trends
       
    2. Displacement and gentrification effects on historically marginalized populations
       
    3. Impact of new development and housing typologies, such as small lots and mansionization, on available market rate and affordable housing stock
       
    4. The cumulative impacts of historic downzoning and land use policy on housing capacity.
       
  3. INSTRUCT the DCP, with assistance from the LAHD and other relevant agencies, to develop and present Environmental Justice policy and program recommendations as part of the upcoming Venice Local Coastal Program, Venice Community Plan, and the “Plan for a Healthy Los Angeles" updates.
     
  4. AUTHORIZE the DCP to prepare and submit an application for the Local Coastal Program, Local Assistance Grant Program from the California Coastal Commission offering a new, non-competitive, rolling grant that may assist with the development of a Coastal Equity and Environmental Justice Policy, in addition to any other local, County, State, and/or Federal grants that are intended to further environmental justice and climate resiliency efforts in the Coastal Zone.
     
  5. DIRECT the DCP to report to the Council regarding implementation of the grant and any necessary authorities to accept the grant funds, should the DCP’s application be selected for the upcoming grant cycle.
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
 
 
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21-0809
CD 13
SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITIES PROJECT EXEMPTION (SCPE) and PLANNING AND LAND USE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE REPORT relative to a SCPE request for the properties located at 6817-6831 ½ West Hawthorn Avenue.
   
  Recommendations for Council action:​
 
  1. FIND, upon a review of the entire administrative record, including the SCPE Case No. ENV-2020-6166-SCPE, and all comments received, that: 
     
    1. The proposed project qualifies as a transit priority project pursuant to Public Resources Code (PRC) Section 21155(b), which by definition means that the proposed project is consistent with the general use designations, density, building intensity, and applicable policies specified for the project area in the Regional Transportation Plan/Sustainable Communities Strategy prepared by the Southern California Association of Governments pursuant to PRC Section 21155(a); and contains more than 50 percent residential; provides a minimum net density greater than 20 units an acre; and is within one-half mile of a major transit stop or high-quality transit corridor included in a regional transportation plan per PRC Section 21155(b).
       
    2. All criteria in PRC Section 21155.1(a) and (b) are met, including environmental criteria, land use criteria; and, at least one criteria (affordable housing) in PRC Section 21155.1(c).
       
  2. FIND that the proposed project qualifies as a transit priority project that is declared to be a Sustainable Communities Project and is therefore statutorily exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act, in accordance with PRC Section 21155.1; for the demolition of an existing surface parking lot and the construction, use, and maintenance of a new, eight-story, 97-foot (103 feet, 10 inches to the top of the elevator penthouse), mixed-use building consisting of a 1,207 square-foot ground-floor café and 137 dwelling units, of which 14 units will be reserved for Extremely Low Income Households; the project includes 54 studio units, 56 one-bedroom units, and 20 two-bedroom units, and a total of 12,405 square feet of open space; and will provide 150 automobile parking spaces located within two subterranean levels; for the properties located at 6817-6831 ½ Hawthorn Avenue.

Applicant: Michael Nazzal, Yorkwood, LLC

Representative: Gary Benjamin, Alchemy Planning + Land Use

Case No. DIR-2020-6165-TOC-SPR-VHCA

Environmental No. ENV-2020-6166-SCPE
Fiscal Impact Statement: None submitted by the Department of City Planning. Neither the City Administrative Officer nor the Chief Legislative Analyst has completed a financial analysis of this report. Community Impact Statement: None submitted
 
 
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21-1157
CD 7
MITIGATION NEGATIVE DECLARATION (MND), MITIGATION MEASURES, MITIGATION MONITORING PROGRAM (MMP), and RELATED CALIFORNIA ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY ACT (CEQA) FINDINGS; PLANNING AND LAND USE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE REPORT, RESOLUTION, AND ORDINANCE FIRST CONSIDERATION relative to a General Plan Amendment (GPA) and a Zone and Height District Change for the property located at 9666 and 9668 North Sunland Boulevard.
   
 
Recommendations for Council action, SUBJECT TO THE APPROVAL OF THE MAYOR:​
 
  1. FIND, pursuant to CEQA Guidelines Section 15074(b), after consideration of the whole of the administrative record, including the MND No. ENV-2018-3004-MND, and all comments received, with the imposition of mitigation measures, there is no substantial evidence that the project will have a significant effect on the environment; FIND that the MND reflects the independent judgment and analysis of the City; FIND that the mitigation measures have been made enforceable conditions of the project; and, ADOPT the MND and the MMP prepared for the MND.
     
  2. ADOPT the FINDINGS of the Los Angeles City Planning Commission (LACPC) as the Findings of Council.
     
  3. ADOPT the accompanying RESOLUTION, as recommended by the Mayor and the LACPC, approving the GPA to the Sunland – Tujunga – Lake View Terrace – Shadow Hills – East La Tuna Canyon Community Plan, pursuant to Sections 555, 556, and 558 of the City Charter and Section 11.5.6 of the Los Angeles Municipal Code (LAMC); to change the land use designation of the site from Very Low I Residential and Neighborhood Commercial to Neighborhood Commercial across the entire site.
     
  4. PRESENT and ADOPT the accompanying ORDINANCE, dated May 27, 2021, effectuating a Zone and Height District Change from the existing RE40-1-K to (T)(Q)C1-1VL-K, pursuant to LAMC Section 12.32 F, subject to the (Q) Qualified Classification conditions as set forth in the attached exhibit, for the construction of a two-story, 25-foot in height building with 6,006 square feet of floor area over a 1,430 square-foot subterranean basement comprised of six general office spaces, one medical office space, and one coffee shop on a currently vacant, approximately 10,797 square-foot site; the project will provide 12 automobile parking spaces at-grade and 11 bicycle parking spaces (four short-term and seven long-term), and a maximum of 800 cubic yards of grading is proposed; for the property located at 9666 and 9668 North Sunland Boulevard, subject to Conditions of Approval.
     
  5. ADVISE the applicant, pursuant to LAMC Section 12.32 G:

    ...property shall not remain in a Q Qualified classification for more than six years unless during that time: (1) there is substantial physical development of the property to allow for one or more of the uses for which the Q Qualified classification was adopted; or (2) if no physical development is necessary, then the property is used for one or more of the purposes for which the Q Qualified classification was adopted... When these time limitations expire, the Q Qualified classification and the authority contained therein shall become null and void, the rezoning proceedings shall be terminated, and the property thereafter may only be utilized for those purposes permitted prior to the commencement of such rezoning proceedings.
     
  6. ADVISE the applicant that, pursuant to State Public Resources Code Section 21081.6, the City shall monitor or require evidence that mitigation conditions are implemented and maintained throughout the life of the project and the City may require any necessary fees to cover the cost of such monitoring.
     
  7. ADVISE the applicant that, pursuant to State Fish and Game Code Section 711.4, a Fish and Game Fee and/or Certificate of Fee Exemption is now required to be submitted to the County Clerk prior to or concurrent with the Environmental Notice of Determination filing.
     
  8. INSTRUCT the Department of City Planning (DCP) to update the General Plan and appropriate maps pursuant to this action.

Applicant: David Muradyan

Representative: Mailan and Associates

Case No. CPC-2018-3003-GPA-ZC-HD-SPP

Environmental No. ENV-2018-3004-MND
Fiscal Impact Statement: The LACPC reports that there is no General Fund impact as administrative costs are recovered through fees. Community Impact Statement: None submitted
 
 
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21-1273
CD 1
CATEGORICAL EXEMPTION FROM THE CALIFORNIA ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY ACT (CEQA) and PLANNING AND LAND USE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE REPORT relative to a CEQA appeal filed for the property located at 2401-2417 West 8th Street and 729-751 South Park View Street.
   
  Recommendations for Council action:​
 
  1. FIND, based on the whole of the administrative record, that the project is exempt from CEQA pursuant to CEQA Guidelines, Article 19, Section 15332 (Class 32), and that there is no substantial evidence demonstrating that any exceptions contained in Section 15300.2 applies.
     
  2. ADOPT the FINDINGS of the Central Los Angeles Area Planning Commission (CLAAPC) as the Findings of Council.
     
  3. RESOLVE TO DENY THE APPEAL filed by Enrique Velasquez, Coalition for An Equitable Westlake MacArthur Park, and THEREBY SUSTAIN the decision of the CLAAPC in sustaining the Director of Planning’s determination approving a Categorical Exemption, No. ENV-2020-5511-CE, as the environmental clearance for a proposed Transit Oriented Communities project involving the construction, use, and maintenance of a new seven-story mixed-use development, 92 feet and 6 inches in height, containing a total of 264 dwelling units, with 27 proposed dwelling units reserved for Extremely Low Income Households; the proposed development will contain approximately 266,438 square feet of floor area, including 9,724 square feet of ground floor commercial space; the project will provide a total of 22,137 square feet of open space comprised of public courtyards, a fitness center/sport lounge, patios, terraces, and private balconies; contains one subterranean parking level and ground level parking that will provide a total of 230 vehicular parking spaces (217 residential parking stalls and 13 commercial parking stalls); and, will provide 172 bicycle parking stalls; for the properties located at 2401-2417 West 8th Street and 729-751 South Park View Street.

Applicant: John Safi, Pacific Parkview LP

Representative: Daniel Ahadian, nur – Development Consulting

Case No. DIR-2020-5510-TOC-SPR-HCA-1A

Environmental No. ENV-2020-5511-CE-1A
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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21-0119
CD 13
CATEGORICAL EXEMPTION and PLANNING AND LAND USE MANAGEMENT (PLUM) COMMITTEE REPORT 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.
   
  Recommendations for Council action:​
 
  1. RESCIND 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 Cultural Heritage Commission (CHC), as amended by the PLUM 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. DETERMINE that the proposed designation is categorically exempt from CEQA, pursuant to Article 19, Section 15308, Class 8 and Article 19, Section 15331, Class 31 of the State CEQA Guidelines.
     
  3. DETERMINE that the subject property conforms with the definition of a Monument pursuant to Section 22.171.7 of the Los Angeles Administrative Code (LAAC).
     
  4. ADOPT the FINDINGS of the Cultural Heritage Commission (CHC), as amended by the PLUM Committee to include the supplemental Findings in the communication from the Council District (CD) 13 Office, dated December 6, 2021, attached to the Council file; as the Findings of Council.
     
  5. APPROVE the recommendations of 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
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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21-0593-S1
CD 5
CATEGORICAL EXEMPTION FROM THE CALIFORNIA ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY ACT (CEQA) and PLANNING AND LAND USE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE REPORT relative to a CEQA appeal filed for the property located at 825-837 Holt Avenue.
   
  Recommendations for Council action:​
 
  1. FIND, based on the whole of the administrative record, that the project is exempt from CEQA pursuant to CEQA Guidelines, Article 19, Section 15332, Class 32 (In-Fill Development Projects), and there is no substantial evidence demonstrating that an exception to a categorical exemption pursuant to CEQA Guidelines, Section 15300.2 of the State CEQA Guidelines regarding location, cumulative impacts, significant effects or unusual circumstances, scenic highways, or hazardous waste sites, or historical resources applies.
     
  2. ADOPT the FINDINGS of the Central Los Angeles Area Planning Commission (CLAAPC) as the Findings of Council.
     
  3. RESOLVE TO DENY THE APPEAL filed by Daniel Sidis (Representative: Jamie T. Hall, Channel Law Group, LLP), and THEREBY SUSTAIN 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
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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13-1634-S3
CD 15
ADMINISTRATIVE EXEMPTION AND COMMUNICATION FROM THE BOARD OF HARBOR COMMISSIONERS relative to authorizing the Fourth Amendment to Amended and Restated Lease No. 904A with Altasea at the Port of Los Angeles.
   
  (Trade, Travel, and Tourism Committee report to be submitted in Council. If public hearing is not held in Committee, an opportunity for public comment will be provided.)

(Click on the above hyperlink or go to http://www.lacouncilfile.com for background documents.)
Fiscal Impact Statement: The Board of Harbor Commissioners report that there is no impact to the General Fund. Community Impact Statement: None submitted
  TIME LIMIT FILE - FEBRUARY 18, 2022(LAST DAY FOR COUNCIL ACTION - FEBRUARY 18, 2022)
 
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21-1185
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND JOBS COMMITTEE REPORT  relative to authority to accept the Economic Development Administration (EDA) - Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act Funds. 
   
 
Recommendations for Council action, SUBJECT TO THE APPROVAL OF THE MAYOR:
  1. AUTHORIZE the General Manager, Economic and Workforce Development Department (EWDD), or designee, to:
    1. Accept the US Department of Commerce, Economic Development Administration’s (EDA) Financial Assistance Award Number 07-79-07609, under the CARES Program totaling $2,591,856.
       
    2. Incorporate an addendum to the existing EDA Revolving Loan Fund (RLF) Administrative Plan to encompass the new CARES RLF Program for the purpose of disbursing the EDA-CARES Funds, as detailed in the proposed in September 30, 2021 EWDD report, attached to the Council File.
       
    3. Submit the CARES RLF Administrative Plan Addendum to the EDA for final approval.
       
    4. Implement the CARES RLF Program.
       
    5. Prepare Controller instructions and/or make technical adjustments that may be required and are consistent with this action, subject to the approval of the City Administrative Officer; and, authorize the Controller to implement these instructions.
       
  2. AUTHORIZE the EWDD to open a new interest-bearing account at US Bank to be used for the deposit and disbursement of EDA CARES Funds for the CARES Revolving Loan Fund.
     
  3. AUTHORIZE the Controller to:
     
    1. Establish a new interest-bearing fund titled EDA CARES Revolving Loan Fund No. XXX to be administered by the EWDD.
       
    2. Establish a receivable within the newly established EDA CARES Revolving Loan Fund No. XXX from the US Department of Commerce for $2,591,856.
       
    3. Establish new accounts within the newly established EDA CARES Revolving Loan Fund No. XXX and appropriate as follows:
       
      Account Title Amount
      22VXXX EDA CARES Revolving Loan Fund $2,360,000
      22V122 Economic and Workforce Development 161,892
      22V299 Reimbursement of General Fund Costs 69,964
        Total: $2,591,856
    4. Increase appropriations within Fund No. 100/22 as follows:
       
      Account Title Amount
      1010 Salaries General $152,792
      6010 Office and Administrative 9,100
        Total: $161,892

       
    5. Transfer funds from the newly established EDA CARES Revolving Loan Fund No. XXX, Account No. 22VXXX, EDA CARES Revolving Loan Fund, to the new US Bank account for the disbursement of loans, upon presentation of proper documentation by EWDD.

       
  4. INSTRUCT the General Manager, EWDD, or designee, to:
     
    1. Report on program status within 90 days from EDA approval of the CARES RLF Administrative Plan Addendum.
       
    2. Report in regard to the administrative costs in regard to the EWDD's various loan programs to include data on administrative costs versus funds loaned and any caps on administrative costs.
Fiscal Impact Statement: The EWDD reports that the recommendations contained in the September 30, 2021 EWDD report, attached to the Council File, will not have a negative impact on the City General Funds, as the proposed CARES RLF Program will be funded with Federal EDA CARES Funds. Community Impact Statement: None submitted.
 
  (The Ad Hoc Committee on COVID-19 Recovery and Neighborhood Investment waived consideration of the above matter)
(22)
13-1158
ENERGY, CLIMATE CHANGE, ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE, AND RIVER COMMITTEE REPORT relative to Amendment No. 2 to Contract No. C-123701 with Miron Electric Construction Corporation, for specialized high voltage services for the City’s wastewater system.
   
 
Recommendation for Council action:

AUTHORIZE the President or two members, Board of Public Works, and the Director, Bureau of Sanitation to execute the proposed amendment with Miron Electric Construction Corporation for specialized high voltage services to extend the term by two years and four months for a total term of eight years and a cost not-to-exceed $6 million, subject to approval by the City Attorney and compliance with the City’s contracting requirements.
Fiscal Impact Statement: The City Administrative Officer (CAO) reports that there is no impact to the General Fund. Funding is to be provided by the Sewer Construction and Maintenance Fund. 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 as expenditures of special funds are limited to the mandates of the funding source. Community Impact Statement: None submitted
  TIME LIMIT FILE - FEBRUARY 7, 2022(LAST DAY FOR COUNCIL ACTION - FEBRUARY 4, 2022)
 
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21-1319
ENERGY, CLIMATE CHANGE, ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE, AND RIVER COMMITTEE REPORT relative to the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with Council for Watershed Health for a term of three years.
   
 
Recommendation for Council action:

AUTHORIZE the President or two members, Board of Public Works, and the Director, Bureau of Sanitation to execute a MOA with Council for Watershed Health for a term of three years with an option to renew for an additional three years and a cost not to exceed $600,000.
Fiscal Impact Statement: The City Administrative Officer (CAO) reports that there is no impact to the General Fund. Funding will be provided by the Sewer Operations and Maintenance Fund. The MOA 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 to the extent that special fund expenditures are limited to the mandates of the funding source.
Community Impact Statement: None submitted
 
 
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17-0447
ENERGY, CLIMATE CHANGE, AND ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE (ECCEJ), PLANNING AND LAND USE MANAGEMENT (PLUM), AND BUDGET AND FINANCE COMMITTEES REPORTS relative to the feasibility of amending current City Land Use Codes in connection with health impacts at oil and gas wells and drill sites.
   
  Recommendations for Council action:​
 
  1. ECCEJ COMMITTEE
     
    1. INSTRUCT the Department of City Planning (DCP) to report on the necessary budget and staff needs to further address oil wells in urban residential neighborhoods in the City, including:
       
      1. Hiring an expert to conduct an amortization study of drill sites in residential neighborhoods of the City to determine a legally justifiable amortization period for the establishment of health and safety buffers for existing wells, including the development of parameters for this study.
         
      2. Developing changes to the zoning code, upon completion of an amortization study, to codify restrictions, processes, and requirements with respect to drill sites in residential neighborhoods, particularly in disadvantaged neighborhoods.
         
      3. Working with the assistance of the City Attorney to begin drafting an Ordinance in the interim to prohibit oil and gas extraction, and make extraction activities a non-conforming use in all zones.
         
    2. INSTRUCT the Office of Petroleum and Natural Gas Administration and Safety (OPNGAS) to report on the types of health assessments available, and on the costs necessary to conduct health assessments at oil and gas drill sites in residential neighborhoods in the City.
       
    3. INSTRUCT the OPNGAS to participate in the California Air Resources Board's Study of Neighborhood Air near Petroleum Sources (SNAPS) programs and studies and utilize the findings to develop air monitoring and community notification programs for drill sites in residential neighborhoods in the City.
       
    4. INSTRUCT the Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD) to report on the necessary budget and staff needs if designated with Health Officer Authority, and/or to transfer the Hazardous Waste Generator Program to the LAFD from the County of Los Angeles (County).
       
    5. ADOPT Recommendations 6 and 10 of the OPNGAS report dated July 29, 2019, attached to Council File No. 17-0447, as follows:
       
      1. INSTRUCT the Petroleum Administrator and other relevant City Staff to report back on possible measures to establish Community Emergency Preparedness and Comprehensive Safety Plans at oil and gas drills sites across the City.
         
      2. INSTRUCT the Chief Legislative Officer (CLA) to add to the City’s Legislative Agenda the funding for additional oil and gas health studies to be conducted by State of California, Southern California Air Quality Management District, and the County Department of Public Health.
         
  2. PLUM COMMITTEE
     
    1. INSTRUCT the DCP, with the assistance of the City Administrative Officer (CAO), to report on the necessary budget and staff needs to further address oil wells in urban residential neighborhoods in the City, including:
      1. Hiring an expert to conduct an amortization study of drill sites in residential neighborhoods of the City to determine a legally justifiable amortization period for the establishment of health and safety buffers for existing wells, including the development of parameters for this study.
         
      2. Developing changes to the zoning code, upon completion of an amortization study, to codify restrictions, processes, and requirements with respect to drill sites in residential neighborhoods, particularly in disadvantaged neighborhoods.
         
    2. INSTRUCT the DCP, with the assistance of the City Attorney, to prepare and present an Ordinance in the interim to prohibit oil and gas extraction, and make extraction activities a nonconforming use in all zones, contingent on the results of the amortization study and the proposed revisions to the zoning code.
       
    3. CONCUR with Recommendation Nos. 2, 3, 4, 5, of the ECCEJ Committee, dated December 1, 2020, as listed above.
       
    4. INSTRUCT the Economic and Workforce Development Department, with the assistance of the DCP, to prepare a report on the job impacts associated with the Ordinance prohibiting oil and gas extraction.
       
    5. DIRECT the Director of Planning, DCP, in coordination with the City Attorney, to take necessary steps to ensure that drilling is no longer allowed by-right in any zone.
       
    6. DIRECT the OPNGAS to organize a Strike Team comprised of representatives from the Los Angeles Department of Building and Safety and LAFD, in coordination with other County and State regulatory entities, to proactively visit oil and gas extraction facilities on a regular basis to ensure the facilities are in compliance with existing regulations, which should be a full cost-recovery undertaking modeled on other collaborative efforts such as the Administrative Citation Enforcement (ACE) Program; and, modeled after the existing County Strike Team.
       
  3. BUDGET AND FINANCE COMMITTEE 
    1. CONCUR with Recommendation Nos. 3, 4, and 5a of the ECCEJ Committee, dated December 1, 2020, as listed above.
       
    2. CONCUR with Recommendation No. 6 of the PLUM Committee, dated April 20, 2021, as listed above.
       
    3. INSTRUCT the DCP, with the assistance of the City Attorney, to prepare and present an Ordinance to prohibit new oil and gas extraction and make extraction activities a nonconforming use in all zones.
       
    4. INSTRUCT the OPNGAS to hire an expert to conduct an amortization period for existing wells.
       
    5. INSTRUCT the OPNGAS, Climate Emergency Mobilization Office, and other relevant City departments, to participate in the County’s recently relaunched Just Transition Taskforce.
       
    6. INSTRUCT the OPNGAS, in collaboration with the DCP and LAFD, to draft a new City policy to ensure proper plugging and abandonment of wells and comprehensive site remediation to be completed within 3-5 years of those sites ceasing active oil production, with the intention of ensuring oil companies bear the responsibility for abandonment and remediation; OPNGAS should identify which City departments should play a role in oversight of site remediation and explore collaboration with the Los Angeles Regional Water Board, California Geologic Energy Management Division, South Coast Air Quality Management District, and the County Department of Public Health, in this process.
    7. ADD position authorities to DCP for one Senior Administrative Clerk, and one GIS Supervisor I, and six months funding from the “Amortization Study of Oil Sites” line item in the Unappropriated Balance for those positions, as well as existing authorities for two City Planners and two City Planning Associates, for the purposes of supporting the Office of Zoning Administration and Code Studies with the administration of zoning amendments and land use work related to the regulation of oil and gas.
Fiscal Impact Statement: None submitted by the Board of Public Works or DCP. Neither the CAO nor the CLA has completed a financial analysis of this report. Community Impact Statement: Yes

For:
Silver Lake Neighborhood Council
Wilmington Neighborhood Council
Empowerment Congress North Area Neighborhood Development Council
Hollywood Studio District Neighborhood Council
Arroyo Seco Neighborhood Council
Northwest San Pedro Neighborhood Council
Rampart Village Neighborhood Council
Glassell Park Neighborhood Council
Venice Neighborhood Council
Greater Echo Park Elysian Neighborhood Council
Coastal San Pedro Neighborhood Council
Los Feliz Neighborhood Council
Van Nuys Neighborhood Council
North Hollywood Northeast Neighborhood Council
Tarzana Neighborhood Council
Park Mesa Heights Neighborhood Council
Eagle Rock Neighborhood Council
Community and Neighborhoods for Ninth District Unity Neighborhood Council
Atwater Village Neighborhood Council
Bel Air-Beverly Crest Neighborhood Council
Lake Balboa Neighborhood Council
Zapata-King Neighborhood Council
Northridge South Neighborhood Council
Encino Neighborhood Council
Boyle Heights Neighborhood Council
Palms Neighborhood Council
Downtown Los Angeles Neighborhood Council
Hollywood United Neighborhood Council
Central Hollywood Neighborhood Council
Westwood Neighborhood Council                                                                       
West Adams Neighborhood Council
Mid-City West Neighborhood Council
Westside Neighborhood Council
Harbor Gateway North Neighborhood Council
Sunland-Tujunga Neighborhood Council
South Robertson Neighborhood Council
Sherman Oaks Neighborhood Council

For, As Is:
Central San Pedro Neighborhood Council
 
For, if Amended:
Greater Valley Glen Neighborhood Council
Central San Pedro Neighborhood Council
Northridge East Neighborhood Council
Del Rey Neighborhood Council

Against, Unless Amended:
Historic Highland Park Neighborhood Council
 
 
(Arts, Parks, Health, Education, and Neighborhoods Committee waived consideration of the above matter)
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21-0077
TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE REPORT relative to extending Contract No. C-127028 with MV Transportation, Inc. (MV Transportation) for continued operation of the of the Cityride/Dial-a-Ride Program.
   
 
Recommendation for Council action, as initiated by Motion (Bonin – Krekorian):

AUTHORIZE the Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT) to extend the existing contract with MV Transportation (C-127028) for the continued operation of the Cityride/Dial-a-Ride Program and adjust the sliding compensation rate, attached to the Council File, consistent with the new Collective Bargaining Agreement for its drivers effective February 2, 2022, with no increase in the Council approved budget and no increase in the contract ceiling, until no later than April 1, 2022, subject to the approval of the City Attorney as to form and legality.
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.
 
 

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

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20-0144-S1
CD 6
MOTION (MARTINEZ – RAMAN) relative to approving the Street Banner program promoting participation in Van Nuys Neighborhood Council activities.
   
  Recommendations for Council action:
 
  1. APPROVE the Street Banner program, in accordance with Los Angeles Municipal Code Section 62.132, promoting participation in Van Nuys Neighborhood Council activities, as a City of Los Angeles Non-Event Street Banner Program.
     
  2. APPROVE the content of the Street Banner, as attached to the Motion.
 
 
(27)
21-4118-S26
CD 1
CONTINUED CONSIDERATION OF RESOLUTION (CEDILLO - KREKORIAN) relative to designation locations in Council District 1 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. Washington Boulevard between Normandie and Walton – Public Safety
    2. Pico Boulevard between Menlo and Westmoreland – Public Safety
    3. Sunset Place between Wilshire Place and Hoover – Public Safety
    4. Bonnie Brae and Wilshire Boulevard – Public Safety
    5. Burlington and Wilshire Boulevard – Public Safety
    6. Witmer between Wilshire Boulevard and Ingraham Street – Public Safety
    7. Oak Street between 14th Street and Venice Boulevard – Public Safety
    8. 739 South Union Avenue – Public Safety
    9. 10th Street between Lake Street and Dead End – Public Safety
    10. Park View between Olympic Boulevard and 10th St – Public Safety
    11. Ave 35 between Verdugo Road and Eagle Rock Boulevard – Public Safety
    12. Carlota Boulevard between Ave 45 and Ave 44 – Public Safety
       
  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.
 
  (Continued from Council meeting of January 12, 2022)

Items Called Special

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Council Members' Requests for Excuse from Attendance at Council Meetings

Adjourning Motions

Council Adjournment

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