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AGENDA

LOS ANGELES CITY COUNCIL

 

 
    Wednesday, February 23, 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, February 23, 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)
21-1499
ORDINANCE SECOND CONSIDERATION relative to amending Los Angeles Administrative Code Section 4.110 pertaining to part-time employment to provide clarifying and updated language regarding the application of benefits for half-time and intermittent employees.
   
  Fiscal Impact Statement: The CAO reports that there is no cost associated with the clarifying and updated language contained in the ordinance amending LAAC Section 4.110. Community Impact Statement: None submitted.
 
  (Personnel, Audits, and Animal Welfare Committee report adopted in Council on February 16, 2022)
(3)
21-0896
CD 11
ORDINANCE SECOND CONSIDERATION relative to granting a private line franchise to Los Angeles World Airports to install and maintain a private line telecommunications facility in the public right-of-way connecting the buildings and facilities located at 9160 South Loyola Boulevard.
   
  Fiscal Impact Statement: None submitted by the City Attorney. Neither the City Administrative Officer nor the Chief Legislative Analyst has completed a financial analysis of this report. Community Impact Statement: None submitted.
 
  (Information, Technology, and General Services Committee report adopted in Council on February 16, 2022)
(4)
14-0880-S1
CD 15
ORDINANCE SECOND CONSIDERATION relative to levying the Wilmington Commercial Business Improvement District (District) special assessment for the District’s 22nd Fiscal Year (operating year) beginning on January 1, 2022 through December 31, 2022.
 
   
  Fiscal Impact Statement: The City Clerk reports that there are no assessments for City-owned properties located within this merchant-based Business Improvement District. Therefore, there is no impact on the General Fund.
 
  (Communication from the City Attorney dated February 4, 2022 adopted on February 16, 2022)
(5)
13-1724-S1
CDs 4, 13
ORDINANCE SECOND CONSIDERATION relative to levying the Los Feliz Village Business Improvement District (District) special assessment for the District’s 21st Fiscal Year (operating year) beginning on January 1, 2022 through December 31, 2022.
   
  Fiscal Impact Statement: The City Clerk reports that there are no assessments for City-owned properties located within this merchant-based Business Improvement District. Therefore, there is no impact on the General Fund.
 
  (Communication from the City Attorney dated February 4, 2022  adopted on February 16, 2022)
(6)
13-0765-S1
CD 12
ORDINANCE OF INTENTION SECOND CONSIDERATION relative to the reconfirmation of the Chatsworth (Merchant-Based) Business Improvement District.
   
  Fiscal Impact Statement: The City Clerk reports that there is no impact to the General Fund. Community Impact Statement: None submitted.
 
  (Economic Development and Jobs Committee report adopted in Council on February 16, 2022)
(7)
22-0058
CD 4
ORDINANCE OF INTENTION SECOND CONSIDERATION relative to the renewal of the Larchmont Village (Property-Based) Business Improvement District (BID).
   
  Fiscal Impact Statement: The City Clerk reports that the assessment levied on the one City-owned property within the BID to be paid from the General Fund total $7,576.71 for the first year of the BID. Funding is available in the BID first operating year.  Proposition 218 requires the separation of general benefits from the special benefits. The general benefit portion for the Larchmont Village Business Improvement District is $5,984.00 for the first year.  However, funds other than assessment revenue must be budgeted annually for the general benefit expense for the remaining years of the BID's five-year term. Community Impact Statement: None submitted.
 
  (Economic Development and Jobs Committee report adopted in Council on February 16, 2022)
(8)
22-0040
HOUSING COMMITTEE REPORT relative to a program to help low-income city residents and Community Land Trusts (CLT’S) build and upgrade accessory dwelling units through new financial incentives that include financing for land acquisition and construction, and related matters.
   
  Recommendation for Council action, pursuant to Motion (Martinez – Cedillo): 

REQUEST the City Administrative Officer (CAO), with assistance from the Los Angeles Housing Department, the Department of City Planning, and the Los Angeles Department of Building and Safety, to report back on a program that would help low-income city residents and CLT's build and upgrade Accessory Dwelling Units (ADU) through new financial incentives. This should include:
  • Financing for land acquisition and construction
  • How to leverage SB 9 incentives for affordable housing and CLT's (Council file No. 21-1045)
  • Identifying low income homeowners at risk for foreclosure and connecting them to CLT's
  • Utilizing  Rent Escrow Account Program (REAP) properties for CLT's.
Fiscal Impact Statement: Neither the CAO nor the Chief Legislative Analyst has completed a financial analysis of this report. Community Impact Statement: None submitted. 
 
 
(9)
22-0038
HOUSING COMMITTEE REPORT relative to the resources needed to build out the City’s First-Time Homebuyer program and increase the number of loans and financing options provided to Los Angeles homebuyers.
   
  Recommendation for Council action, pursuant to Motion (Martinez – De Leon):

DIRECT the Los Angeles Housing Department (LAHD) to report back with an assessment of the financial need among low- and moderate-income potential homebuyers in Los Angeles; and, PROVIDE recommendations, with the assistance of the City Administrative Officer (CAO) in preparation for budget discussions for FY 2022-23, on the resources needed to further build out the City’s First-Time Homebuyer program and meaningfully increase the number of loans and financing options provided to Los Angeles homebuyers.
Fiscal Impact Statement: Neither the CAO nor the Chief Legislative Analyst has completed a financial analysis of this report.  Community Impact Statement: None submitted
 
 
(10)
21-1060
PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE REPORT relative to the grant application and award for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2021-22 Department of Homeland Security Port Security Grant Program in the amount of $150,000 for the period of September 1, 2021 through August 31, 2024.
   
  Recommendations for Council action, SUBJECT TO THE APPROVAL OF THE MAYOR:
 
  1. AUTHORIZE the Chief, Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD), or designee, to:
     
    1. Retroactively apply for and accept the grant award from the United States Department of Justice, Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency, for Fiscal Year 2021 Port Security Grant Program (FY21 PSGP) in the amount of $150,000 for the period of September 1, 2021 through August 31, 2024.
       
    2. Negotiate and execute the grant award agreement, subject to the approval of the City Attorney as to form.
       
  2. AUTHORIZE the LAPD to:
    1. Spend up to the total grant amount of $150,000 in accordance with the grant award agreement.
       
    2. Submit grant reimbursement requests to the grantor and deposit the grant receipts in the Police Department Grant Fund No. 339/70.
       
    3. Prepare Controller instructions for any technical adjustments, subject to the approval of the City Administrative Officer (CAO), and authorize the Controller to implement the instructions.
       
  3. AUTHORIZE the Controller to:
    1. Establish a grant receivable and appropriate $150,000 to an appropriation account to be determined, in the Fund No. 339/70, for the receipt and disbursement of the FY21 PSGP funds.
Fiscal Impact Statement: The CAO reports that approval of the recommendations within this report will provide up to $150,000 in funding to the LAPD for the FY21 PSGP. The LAPD will provide $50,000 in expense account funding as an in-kind match to meet the 25-percent match requirement. This funding is already provided as a part of the Department’s FY 2021-22 Adopted Budget. There is no impact to the General Fund as a result of these recommendations. Financial Policies Statement: The CAO reports that the recommendations provided in this report comply with the City’s Financial Policies in that one-time grant funding will be utilized for one-time program expenditures. Community Impact Statement: None submitted
 
 
(11)
21-1292
PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE REPORT relative to the grant application and award for the 2021 Community Policing Development De-Escalation Training Program (21 CPDDTP) in the amount of $200,000 for the period of October 1, 2021 through September 30, 2023.
   
  Recommendations for Council action, SUBJECT TO THE APPROVAL OF THE MAYOR:
 
  1. AUTHORIZE the Chief, Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD), or designee, to:
     
    1. Retroactively apply for and accept the grant award in the amount of $200,000 from the United States Department of Justice, Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS), for the 21 CPDDTP for the period of October 1, 2021 through September 30, 2023.
       
    2. Negotiate and execute the grant award agreement, subject to the approval of the City Attorney as to form.
       
  2. AUTHORIZE the LAPD to:
     
    1. Submit grant reimbursement requests to the grantor and deposit grant receipts in Fund No. 339/70.
       
    2. Spend up to the total grant amount of $200,000 in accordance with the grant award agreement.
       
    3. Prepare Controller instructions for any technical adjustments, subject to the approval of the City Administrative Officer (CAO), and authorize the Controller to implement the instructions.
       
  3. AUTHORIZE the Controller to:
     
    1. Establish a grant receivable and appropriate $200,000 to appropriation, account number to be determined, within Fund No. 339/70, for disbursement of the COPS 21 CPDDTP.
       
    2. Increase appropriations as needed from Fund No. 339/70, COPS 21 CPDDTP appropriation, account number to be determined, to Fund No. 100/70, account number and amount as follows:

Account No. 001092, Overtime Sworn, $37,080
 
  1. AUTHORIZE the City Clerk to:
     
    1. Place the following action relative to the COPS 21 CPDDTP on the Council agenda on July 1, 2022 or the first meeting day thereafter:

      Authorize the Controller to transfer from Fund No. 339/70, appropriation account number to be determined, to Fund No. 100/70, account number and amount as follows:
 
Account No. 001092, Overtime Sworn, $37,080
Fiscal Impact Statement: The CAO reports that approval of the recommendations within this report will provide $200,000 in grant funding to the LAPD for the 21 CPDDTP. The grant will provide overtime funding for sworn personnel, training and travel, supplies and software development expenses. No matching funds are required for this grant. There is no impact to the General Fund as a result of these recommendations. Financial Policies Statement: The CAO reports that the recommendations in this report comply with the City’s Financial Policies in that one-time revenue is used for one-time expenses. Community Impact Statement: None submitted
 
 
(12)
13-1301-S5
PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE REPORT relative to extending the grant performance period and contract authorities for the Securing the Cities (STC) Grant Program.
   
  Recommendations for Council action, SUBJECT TO THE APPROVAL OF THE MAYOR:
 
  1. AUTHORIZE the Mayor, or designee, to:
     
    1. Approve the time extension of the STC grant award from all approved budget periods, Fiscal Years 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016 (FY 12, 13, 14, 15, 16), extending the grant performance period through October 14, 2022.
       
    2. Negotiate and execute a contract amendment with Insight Global Consulting Group, Inc. (Contract No. C-136315) to extend the term of the agreement through October 14, 2022, subject to the approval of the City Attorney as to form.
       
    3. Negotiate and execute a contract amendment with the Long Beach Police Department (Contract No. C-124773) to decrease its total contract amount by $33,818.00 from the previous approved amount of $89,442.50 for a new contract amount of $55,624.50, subject to the approval of the City Attorney as to form.
       
  2. AUTHORIZE the Mayor, or designee, to prepare Controller instructions for any technical adjustments, subject to approval of the City Administrative Officer (CAO); and, AUTHORIZE the Controller to implement the instructions.
Fiscal Impact Statement: The CAO reports that approval of the recommendations in this report will modify the STC grant program budget through funding reallocations, reappropriations, and amended subrecipient agreement terms for the FY 12, 13, 14, 15, 16 STC grant awards. No matching funds are required. There is no additional impact to the General Fund. Financial Policies Statement: The CAO reports that the recommendations in this report are in compliance with the City's Financial Policies in that grant funds will be expended for grant-eligible activities and costs. Community Impact Statement: None submitted
 
 
(13)
21-1465
PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE REPORT relative to violent and property crimes originating from or occurring within corridors populated with recreational vehicles.
   
  Recommendations for Council action, as initiated by (Rodriguez - Koretz):
 
  1. DIRECT the Los Angeles Police Department to report on violent and property crimes originating from or occurring within corridors populated with recreational vehicles.
     
  2. INSTRUCT the Los Angeles Fire Department to report on fires originating from or occurring within corridors populated with recreational vehicles.
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
 
 
(14)
21-1461
PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE REPORT relative to replacing the Los Angeles Fire Department’s (LAFD) Complaint Tracking System (CTS) with the Training Evaluation and Management System (TEAMS II), or a comparable system, to track internal complaints and investigations of misconduct.
   
  Recommendation for Council action, pursuant to Motion (Rodriguez - Krekorian):

INSTRUCT the LAFD, with assistance of the Los Angeles Police Department, to report on the feasibility of replacing the CTS with the TEAMS II, or a comparable system, to track internal complaints and investigations of misconduct.
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
 
 
(15)
21-1283
PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE REPORT relative to maintaining adequate sworn personnel staffing levels in the event of substantial noncompliance with the City’s vaccination requirement for City workers.
   
  Recommendation for Council action, pursuant to Motion (Cedillo - Rodriguez):

INSTRUCT the Los Angeles Fire Department, with assistance of the City Administrative Officer (CAO) and the Personnel Department, to report with a plan to maintain adequate sworn personnel staffing levels in the event of substantial noncompliance with the City's vaccination requirement for City workers.
Fiscal Impact Statement: Neither the CAO nor the Chief Legislative Analyst has completed a financial analysis of this report. Community Impact Statement: Yes

For:
Sherman Oaks Neighborhood Council

Against:
Sunland-Tujunga Neighborhood Council
 
 
 
(16)
21-0028
PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE REPORT relative to the security measures the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) currently has in place to control access to City Hall; the actions taken to prepare for large-scale demonstrations in the Civic Center area; and enhancing City Hall security to prevent an intrusion similar to the January 6, 2021 incident at the United States Capitol.
   
  Recommendation for Council action, pursuant to Motion (Buscaino - Rodriguez - Martinez):

DIRECT the LAPD to report, in closed session as necessary, on security measures currently in place to control access to City Hall, the actions the LAPD undertakes to prepare for large-scale demonstrations in the Civic Center area, and recommendations to enhance City Hall security and prevent an intrusion similar to the January 6, 2021 incident at the United States Capitol.
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
 
  (Council may recess to Closed Session, pursuant to Government Code Section 54957(a), to confer with the LAPD on matters posing a threat to security of public buildings, a threat to the security of essential public services, or a threat to the public’s right of access to public services or public facilities.)
(17)
15-0103-S4
CONTINUED CONSIDERATION OF PLANNING AND LAND USE MANAGEMENT (PLUM) COMMITTEE REPORT and AMENDING MOTION (RAMAN – KORETZ) relative to a detailed work plan and timeline for a comprehensive review and update to the Health and Wellness Element, and/or the General Plan Framework, and/or the creation of a standalone Environmental Justice Element, to guide the City’s climate, land use, and housing policies alongside the citywide zoning program.
   
 
A.  PLUM COMMITTEE REPORT

Recommendation for Council action, pursuant to Motion (Raman – Price – Bonin – Martinez):
 
INSTRUCT the Department of City Planning to report to the Council within 90 days following the adoption of the 2021-2029 Housing Element with a detailed work plan and timeline for a comprehensive review and update to the Health and Wellness Element, and/or the General Plan Framework Element, and/or the creation of a standalone Environmental Justice Element to guide the City’s climate, land use, and housing policies alongside the citywide rezoning program; this work plan should include funding, staff, and resources required to carry out this critical task; and, the report should:
 
  1. Conduct an evaluation of Chapter 8 “Implementation Programs” of the Plan for a Healthy Los Angeles, also known as the Health and Wellness Element, that identifies the barriers, challenges, and opportunities for successful implementation.
     
  2. Identify impacted and disadvantaged communities using CalEnviroScreen and other demographic data highlighting housing insecurity and climate displacement risk, proximity to freeways and noxious land uses, formerly redlined areas and current high opportunity and high poverty areas, and other important population characteristics that capture environmental racism.
     
  3. Develop a strategy for thorough public outreach and community engagement, especially to marginalized, historically underserved, and disadvantaged communities.
     
  4. Establish and convene an Environmental Justice Working Group composed of resident leaders and community organizations representing impacted communities, subject area experts, and City staff from relevant departments to co-develop targeted environmental justice priorities, policy recommendations, and solutions-oriented implementation actions.
     
  5. Detail a process to conduct a climate change vulnerability assessment in order to guide priorities in climate adaptation, emergency and safety preparedness, risk management, and community resilience.
     
  6. Include a plan for regular maintenance and updates to the City’s General Plan to ensure that it exceeds State standards, exemplifies best practices in environmental justice planning, and maintains active stakeholder involvement.
     
B. AMENDING MOTION (RAMAN – KORETZ)

Recommendation for Council action:

ADOPT the following in lieu of Recommendation d. of the above-listed PLUM report:
  1. Establish and convene an Environmental Justice Working Group composed of representatives of the Climate Emergency Mobilization Office and the Climate Emergency Commission, resident leaders and community organizations representing impacted communities, subject area experts, and City staff from relevant departments to co-develop targeted environmental justice priorities, policy recommendations, and solutions-oriented implementation actions.
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
 
  (Continued from Council meeting of February 16, 2022)
(18)
21-1188-S2
BUDGET AND FINANCE COMMITTEE REPORT relative to the proposed legal services agreements with Beveridge and Diamond PC and Everett Dorey LLP; a conflicts waiver recommendation; and amendments to contracts regarding the July 11, 2021 flooding incident at the Hyperion Water Reclamation Plant.
   
  Recommendations for Council action:
 
  1. APPROVE the retention of Beveridge & Diamond PC and Everett Dorey LLP with a not-to-exceed amount of $2.3 million and $1.4 million, respectively, related to the aforementioned civil and administrative representation.
     
  2. APPROVE the requested conflict waiver by Beveridge & Diamond PC.
     
  3. APPROVE the contract amendments with Summa LLP for a revised not-to-exceed amount of $1.6 million and with Beveridge & Diamond PC for a revised not-to-exceed amount of $1.15 million.
Fiscal Impact Statement: None submitted by the City Attorney. Neither the City Administrative Officer nor the Chief Legislative Analyst has completed a financial analysis of this report. Community Impact Statement: None submitted
 
 
(19)
21-0874-S1
BUDGET AND FINANCE COMMITTEE REPORT relative to the COVID-19 Emergency Response Account – General City Purposes Fund Status Reports.
   
  Recommendation for Council action:

NOTE and FILE the City Administrative Officer (CAO) reports dated January 21, 2022 and February 4, 2022, attached to the Council file, relative to the COVID-19 Emergency Response Account – General City Purposes Fund Status Report for the weeks ending January 14, 2022 and January 31, 2022.
Fiscal Impact Statement: Not applicable. Community Impact Statement: None submitted
 
 
(20)
22-0095
BUDGET AND FINANCE COMMITTEE REPORT relative to approving the retention of Kutak Rock LLP, and Hawkins, Delafield and Woods LLP, to provide bond, special tax, disclosure, and related legal counsel services.
   
  Recommendation for Council action:

AUTHORIZE the City Attorney to enter into three year contracts with Kutak Rock LLP and Hawkins, Delafield & Wood LLP for the provision of housing bond counsel services to the Los Angeles Housing Department.
Fiscal Impact Statement: None submitted by the City Attorney. Neither the City Administrative Officer nor the Chief Legislative Analyst has completed a financial analysis of this report. Community Impact Statement: None submitted
 
 
(21)
22-0096
BUDGET AND FINANCE COMMITTEE REPORT relative to the below market value sale of one tack truck to the City of Carson.
   
  Recommendations for Council action, pursuant to Motion (Blumenfield – De Leon):
 
  1. FIND that the City of Carson is eligible to purchase one surplus tack truck (VIN#2NP2H28XOLM701104) at below market value ($1.00), in accordance with LAAC Sec. 22.547 (Donation of Surplus City Equipment), as the recipient is a governmental agency and the cost to discard, recycle, or transport the surplus equipment would impose a net financial burden to the City.
     
  2. REQUEST the City Attorney to prepare a contract to effectuate the sale and transfer of the above identified surplus equipment at below market value to the City of Carson.
     
  3. INSTRUCT the City Clerk to inform the City of Carson [Eliza Jane Whitman, Director of Public Works, City of Carson, 701 East Carson Street, Carson, CA 90745, (310) 952-1754] that the surplus equipment must be claimed within 60 days from the date of Council approval of the request after which time it will revert to the City’s surplus equipment pool for disposal by the Department of General Services.
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
 
 
(22)
22-0090
BUDGET AND FINANCE COMMITTEE REPORT relative to funding the Mayor’s Office of Gang Reduction and Youth Development (GRYD) for pilot programs regarding unarmed alternatives to policing at GRYD zones most acutely affected by the recent surge of gun violence.
   
  Recommendations for Council action, pursuant to Motion (Rodriguez – Harris-Dawson – Price), SUBJECT TO THE APPROVAL OF THE MAYOR:
 
  1. TRANSFER and APPROPRIATE $2,295,000 from the Unappropriated Balance Fund No. 100/58, Community Initiatives Account No. 580335, to Mayor Fund No. 100/46, Contractual Services Account No. 003040, to provide the Mayor’s Office of GRYD funding for deploying unarmed alternatives to policing pilot programs targeted specifically at those GRYD zones most acutely affected by the recent surge in gun violence.
  2. AUTHORIZE the Mayor’s Office to prepare, process and execute any documents, including contracts and contract amendments, with service providers or any other agencies or organizations, as appropriate to provide said pilot programs.
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)

(23)
22-0175
CD 12
MOTION (LEE - BUSCAINO) relative to funding for a pilot program in Council District 12 aimed at eliminating copper wire theft from vulnerable locations.
   
 

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

  1. TRANSFER and APPROPRIATE $60,000 in the Council District 12 portion of the Neighborhood Service Enhancements line-item General City Purposes Fund No. 100/56, to the Bureau of Street Lighting Fund No. 100/84, Account No. 001090 to fund a pilot program in Council District 12 aimed at eliminating copper wire theft from vulnerable locations.
     
  2. AUTHORIZE the Bureau of Street Lightning to make any technical corrections or clarifications to the above fund transfer instructions in order to effectuate the intent of this motion.
 
 
(24)
20-1205-S1
ENERGY, CLIMATE CHANGE, ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE, AND RIVER COMMITTEE REPORT relative to grant funding from the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy (SMMC) for the Sepulveda Basin Vision Plan Project.
   
 
Recommendations for Council action, pursuant to Motion (Martinez – Raman), SUBJECT TO THE APPROVAL OF THE MAYOR:
 
  1. AUTHORIZE the City Engineer, Bureau of Engineering (BOE), to apply for a grant up to $950,000 from the SMMC, execute agreements if successful, receive funding, and to administer project implementation for the Sepulveda Basin Vision Plan Project.
     
  2. AUTHORIZE the City Engineer, BOE, to make any correction, revisions, or clarifications to the above instructions 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: Yes

For if Amended:
Encino Neighborhood Council
 
 
(25)
22-0171
COMMUNICATION FROM THE BOARD OF POLICE COMMISSIONERS relative to a donation of registration costs for the Los Angeles Women Peace Officers and Associates 26th Symposium from the Los Angeles Police Foundation.
   
  Recommendation for Council action:

APPROVE the acceptance of the donation of registration costs to attend the Los Angeles Women Peace Officers and Associates 26th Symposium, valued at $40,000, from the Los Angeles Police Foundation for the Los Angeles Police Department’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Group; 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
 
  (Public Safety Committee waived consideration of the above matter)

Items Called Special

Motions for Posting and Referral

Council Members' Requests for Excuse from Attendance at Council Meetings

Closed Session

(26)
22-0076
The City Council may recess to Closed Session, pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9(d)(1), to confer with its legal counsel relative to the case entitled Matthew Allen Haugle Jr, et al. v. City of Los Angeles, Los Angeles Superior Court Case No. BC709005. (This matter arises from treatment administered by Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics during an ambulance run on August 26, 2017.)

(Budget and Finance Committee considered the above matter in Closed Session on February 14, 2022)
   
 
 
 
(27)
22-0131
The City Council may recess to Closed Session, pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9(d)(1), to confer with its legal counsel relative to the case entitled Lysa Cooper v. City of Los Angeles, Los Angeles Superior Court Case No. 20STCV07211. (This matter arises from a trip and fall accident at 903 Superba Avenue in the Venice area on March 28, 2019.)

(Budget and Finance Committee considered the above matter in Closed Session on February 14, 2022)
   
 
 
 
(28)
22-0134
The City Council may recess to Closed Session, pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9(d)(1), to confer with its legal counsel relative to the case entitled Armando Sandoval v. City of Los Angeles, et al., Los Angeles Superior Court Case No. 21STCV14856. (This matter involves a traffic accident that occurred on March 31, 2020 near Vermont Avenue and 119th Street, in the City of Los Angeles.)

(Budget and Finance Committee considered the above matter in Closed Session on February 14, 2022)
   
 
 
 
(29)
22-0136
The City Council may recess to Closed Session, pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9(d)(1), to confer with its legal counsel relative to the case entitled Tu Ly v. City of Los Angeles, Los Angeles Superior Court Case No. 19STCV33791. (This matter arises from the employment of a contractor with the Information Technology Agency that ended in 2019.)

(Budget and Finance Committee considered the above matter in Closed Session on February 14, 2022)
   
 
 
 
(30)
22-0107
The City Council may recess to Closed Session, pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9(d)(1), (2), to confer with its legal counsel relative to the case entitled City of Los Angeles v. Cellco Partnership, Case No. 17-CV-000810-TLN-AC; City of Los Angeles v. New Cingular Wireless National Accounts LLC, Case No. 17-CV-00816-TLN-AC; City of Los Angeles v. Sprint Solutions, Inc., et al., Case No. 17-000811-TLN-AC; Cost/Benefit Corporation, Contract No. C-120227. (The contractual dispute concerns payment on the City’s contract with Cost/Benefit Corporation for the audits of its wireless carrier invoices. The pending litigation concerns the City’s California False Claims Act claims for overcharges in connection with the provision of wireless services.)

(Budget and Finance Committee considered the above matter in Closed Session on February 14, 2022)
   
 
 
 
(31)
21-1334
The City Council may recess to Closed Session, pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9(d)(1), to confer with its legal counsel relative to the case entitled Emanuel Brown v. City of Los Angeles, et al., Los Angeles Superior Court Case No. BC716880. (This matter arises from Plaintiff’s claim of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation under the Fair Employment and Housing Act.)

(Budget and Finance Committee considered the above matter in Closed Session on January 24, 2022)
   
 
 
 

Adjourning Motions

Council Adjournment

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