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LOS ANGELES CITY COUNCIL

 

 
    Tuesday, February 22, 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
Tuesday, February 22, 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 Noticed for Public Hearing

(1)
19-0103
CDs 1, 10
NOTICE OF EXEMPTION, CATEGORICAL EXEMPTION and PUBLIC WORKS COMMITTEE REPORT relative to the vacation of the portion of the southeasterly side of La Fayette Park Place between Hoover Street and Wilshire Boulevard, VAC-E1401363 (Vacation).
   
  Recommendations for Council action:
 
  1. REVIEW and CONSIDER the La Fayette Park Place (Por of) (SEly Side) between Hoover Street and Wilshire Boulevard Notice of Exemption (Transmittal 3 of the December 9, 2021 City Engineer report, attached to the Council file).
     
  2. DETERMINE the Vacation is categorically exempt under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) (Public Resources Code, Sections 21000 et. seq.) pursuant to State CEQA Guidelines (California Code of Regulations, Title 14, Chapter 3,Section 15000 et. seq) Article 19, section 15305(c), Class 5, “Minor Alterations in Land Use Limitations” and as also specified in Los Angeles Environmental Quality Guidelines Article III, Section 1, Class 5, “Alterations in Land Use Limitations”, Category 3.1.
     
  3. SPECIFY that the Permit Case Management Division of the Bureau of Engineering located at 201 North Figueroa Street, Suite 290, is the custodian of the documents or other relevant material which constitute the record of the proceedings upon which the Council’s decision is based.
     
  4. FIND that the street vacation proceedings pursuant to the Public Streets, Highways and Service Easements Vacation Law be instituted for the vacation of the public right-of way indicated below and shown on the map of said City Engineer report:

    Approximately 42 feet of the southeasterly side of La Fayette Park Place between Hoover Street and Wilshire Boulevard.
     
  5. FIND that the vacation of the area shown colored orange on Exhibit B of said City Engineer report be denied.
     
  6. FIND that there is a public benefit to the Vacation. Upon vacation of the street, the City is relieved of its ongoing obligation to maintain the street. In addition, the City is relieved of any potential liability that might result from continued ownership of the involved street easements.
     
  7. FIND that the Vacation is in substantial conformance with the purposes, intent and provisions of the General Plan, in conformance with Section 556 of the City Charter.
     
  8. FIND that the Vacation is not necessary for non-motorized transportation facilities, in conformance with Section 892 of the California Streets and Highways Code.
     
  9. FIND that the Vacation is not necessary for present or prospective public use, in conformance with Section 8324 of the California Streets and Highways Code.
     
  10. ADOPT said City Engineer report with the conditions contained therein.

 

Fiscal Impact Statement: The City Engineer reports that the petitioner has paid a fee of $47,080 for the investigation of this request pursuant to Section 7.42 of the Los Angeles Administrative Code (LAAC). Any deficit fee to recover the cost pursuant to Section 7.44 of the LAAC will be required of the petitioner. Maintenance of the public easement by City forces will be eliminated. Community Impact Statement: None submitted
 
 
(2)
21-0345
CD 14
CATEGORICAL EXEMPTION and PUBLIC WORKS COMMITTEE REPORT relative to the vacation of the alley southerly of Washington Boulevard from the alley easterly of Santa Fe Avenue to its easterly terminus, VAC-E1401392 (Vacation).
   
  Recommendations for Council action:
 
  1. FIND that the Vacation is exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act of 1970, pursuant to Article III, Class 5(3) of the City's Environmental Guidelines.
     
  2. FIND that the street vacation proceedings pursuant to the Public Streets, Highways and Service Easements Vacation Law be instituted for the vacation of the public right-of way indicated below and shown on the map of the October 22, 2021 City Engineer report, attached to the Council file:

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

 

Fiscal Impact Statement: The City Engineer reports that the petitioner has paid a fee of $14,980 for the investigation of this request pursuant to Section 7.42 of the Los Angeles Administrative Code (LAAC). Any deficit fee to recover the cost pursuant to Section 7.44 of the LAAC will be required of the petitioner. Maintenance of the public easement by City forces will be eliminated. Community Impact Statement: None submitted
 
 
(3)
20-0122-S1
CD 2
CATEGORICAL EXEMPTION and PUBLIC WORKS COMMITTEE REPORT relative to the vacation of the portion of Keswick Street between Vantage Avenue and Laurel Canyon Boulevard - Walkway and Future Street Easement Vacation, VAC-E1401389 (Vacation).
   
  Recommendations for Council action:
 
  1. FIND that the Vacation is exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act of 1970, pursuant to Article III, Class 5(3) of the City's Environmental Guidelines.
     
  2. FIND that the street vacation proceedings pursuant to the Public Streets, Highways and Service Easements Vacation Law be instituted for the vacation of the public right-of way indicated below and shown on the map of the December 1, 2021 City Engineer report, attached to the Council file:

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

 

Fiscal Impact Statement: The City Engineer reports that a deposit of $14,980 is typically required from the petitioner at the time of filing for the investigation of the request, as required by Section 7.42 of the Los Angeles Administrative Code (LAAC). However, the petitioner, the Department of Recreation and Parks (RAP), has not paid the deposit. Furthermore, any deficit to recover the cost pursuant to Section 7.44 of the LAAC is required of the petitioner. Since the petitioner is a City department, it is feasible for the Bureau of Engineering (BOE) to proceed with the vacation proceedings while funding is being identified. Approval of this report will result in the need by RAP to identify sufficient funding to pay for services provided by BOE staff to process the vacation application. Maintenance of the public easement by City forces will be eliminated. Community Impact Statement: None submitted
 
 
(4)
20-1540
CD 9
CATEGORICAL EXEMPTION, PUBLIC WORKS COMMITTEE REPORT and RESOLUTION relative to the temporary closure of the alley southerly of 85th Street between Main Street and Wall Street.
   
  Recommendations for Council action:
 
  1. FIND that the temporary closure of the alley southerly of 85th Street between Main Street and Wall Street is categorically exempt under Article III, Class 5, of the Los Angeles City Guidelines for the implementation of the California Environmental Quality Act of 1970.
     
  2. FIND that the alley as shown in the City Engineer report dated December 1, 2021, attached to the Council file, subject to the conditions contained herein, be temporarily closed pursuant to State Vehicle Code Section 21101.4 for a period of eighteen months upon Council approval.
     
  3. ADOPT the accompanying RESOLUTION, signed by the City Attorney.
     
  4. ADOPT the following findings:
     
    1. There is substantial evidence of serious and continual criminal activities in the alley recommended for temporary closure.
       
    2. The temporary closure of the alley will reduce the criminal activity in the area.
       
    3. The alley does not provide necessary vehicular or pedestrian access to adjacent properties.
       
    4. The closure will not adversely affect traffic flow, safety on adjacent streets or in the surrounding neighborhoods, operation of emergency vehicles, and performance of municipal or public utility services.
    5. Vehicular and pedestrian traffic on the alley contribute to the criminal activities.
       
    6. The alley has not been designated as a through highway or arterial street.
Fiscal Impact Statement: The City Engineer reports that the Bureau of Engineering is absorbing the cost of processing the request in the approximate amount of $5,000. Maintenance of the public easement by City forces will be eliminated. Community Impact Statement: None submitted
 
 

Items for which Public Hearings Have Been Held

(5)
21-1223
TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE REPORT and ORDINANCE FIRST CONSIDERATION relative to amending the Los Angeles Municipal Code (LAMC) to effect speed limit reductions for certain street segments.
   
 
Recommendation for Council action, SUBJECT TO THE APPROVAL OF THE MAYOR:
 
PRESENT and ADOPT the accompanying ORDINANCE dated February 10, 2022 amending Section 80.81, Division “P” of Chapter VIII of the LAMC to effect speed limit reductions on certain City street segments. 
Fiscal Impact Statement: The Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT) reports that it estimates that the manufacturing costs for sign replacement will be $52,282 and will be paid by General Fund, Account No. 3350 Paint and Sign Maintenance and Repairs. The LADOT will support the procurement and replacement of these signs through the LADOT's regular budget. Community Impact Statement: Yes

For:
Mid City West Neighborhood Council 
South Robertson Neighborhood Council 
Sunland-Tujunga Neighborhood Council
 
 
 
(6)
21-0716
HOUSING COMMITTEE REPORT relative to the Tenant Anti-Harassment Ordinance and related matters.
   
 
Recommendations for Council action, as initiated by Motion (Raman – Martinez):
 
  1. INSTRUCT the Los Angeles Housing Department (LAHD), with the assistance of the City Administrative Officer (CAO), the Chief Legislative Analyst (CLA), and the City Attorney, to report after the Tenant Anti-Harassment Ordinance has been in effect for one year with data and metrics the Council may utilize to assess the effectiveness of the Ordinance. The report should include, among any other relevant factors:
     
    1. The number of cases filed by private attorneys that include the Ordinance as a cause of action.
       
    2. The number of cases filed by the City Attorney that include the Ordinance as a cause of action.
       
    3. The number of criminal cases filed by the City Attorney, related to the Ordinance.
       
    4. The number of cases brought under the Ordinance in which judges have awarded attorneys’ fees to prevailing tenants.
       
    5. The number of complaints made to LAHD regarding landlord harassment (via phone calls, online forms, or any other intake mechanism).
       
    6. The demographics (including race, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, income level, disability status, family status, and membership in other relevant protected classes) of tenants who lodge complaints with LAHD regarding landlord harassment and tenants who file cases under the Ordinance.
       
  2. INSTRUCT the CLA with the assistance of LAHD, to report concurrently to Council with a comparative analysis of other California cities’ protocols and programs for enforcing tenant anti-harassment ordinances. This analysis should include a review of enforcement programs in San Francisco and Santa Monica, among any other relevant comparable cities.
     
  3. INSTRUCT LAHD and the City Attorney, with the assistance of the CAO, building upon the December 2018 LAHD report, to report back concurrently on a recommended tenant anti-harassment program for the City, including the resources necessary to create permanent City staff positions to monitor and enforce the Tenant Anti-Harassment Ordinance.
Fiscal Impact Statement: Neither the CAO nor the CLA has completed a financial analysis of this report. Community Impact Statement: None submitted
 
 
(7)
21-1216
HOUSING COMMITTEE REPORT relative to the feasibility of using Tax Increment Financing (TIF) to preserve and protect affordable housing citywide, including geographies that are not “high resource areas” as defined by the Citywide Inclusionary Housing Policy.
   
 
Recommendation for Council action, as initiated by Motion (Rodriguez – De Leon):

DIRECT the Chief Legislative Analyst (CLA), in coordination with the Los Angeles Housing Department, to report back on the feasibility of using alternative public financing mechanisms, including but not limited to, TIF to preserve and protect affordable housing citywide, including geographies that are not “high resource areas” as defined by the Citywide Inclusionary Housing Policy in Council file No. 19-0416.
Fiscal Impact Statement: Neither the City Administrative Officer nor the CLA has completed a financial analysis of this report. Community Impact Statement: None submitted
 
 
(8)
17-1001-S1
HOMELESSNESS AND POVERTY COMMITTEE REPORT relative to the Enhanced Comprehensive Homeless Strategy (ECHS) First Quarterly Performance Report for Fiscal Year 2021-22 (FY 21-22).
   
  Recommendation for Council action:

NOTE and FILE the Homeless Strategy Committee report dated February 3, 2022, relative to the ECHS First Quarterly Performance Report for FY 21-22.
Fiscal Impact Statement: Not applicable. Community Impact Statement: None submitted
 
 
(9)
21-1415
HOMELESSNESS AND POVERTY COMMITTEE REPORT relative to identifying all Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA) staff and LAHSA contracted providers, and all City departments that received naloxone training and distribution with opportunities to expand and require naloxone training and distribution to all contracted street-based services and shelter sites; and related matters.
   
  Recommendations for Council action, pursuant to Motion (Cedillo - Rodriguez):
 
  1. DIRECT LAHSA to identify and report in 30 days, all agency staff and contracted providers that received naloxone training and distribution along with frequency and status and opportunities to expand and require naloxone training and distribution to all contracted street-based services and shelter sites (Interim Housing, Winter Shelter Program, Augmented Winter Shelter, Project Roomkey, Project Homekey) and their participants.
     
  2. DIRECT the Chief Legislative Analyst (CLA) to identify and report in 30 days, all City departments that have contact with, or provide services to people experiencing homelessness and indicate if the department provides employees with naloxone training and distribution along with frequency and opportunities to expand at existing departments and new departments.
     
  3. DIRECT the CLA to identify any current and future 2021-2025 years County, State, and Federal legislation for Council to consider taking an official position that would:
     
    1. Decrease the amount of time required to secure Drug Medi-Cal certification for new residential and non-residential service sites to enable the more rapid expansion of substance use disorder treatment networks to meet the needs of people experiencing homelessness.
       
    2. Decrease wait times between substance use disorder screening and treatment admissions by funding and improving Los Angeles County (County) contracted providers' timely reporting of available beds using the Service Bed Availability Tool (SBAT), a web-based platform that tracks substance use disorder services in the County.
       
    3. Increase federal matching dollars for services for people experiencing homelessness that are currently covered by Medi-Cal and explore opportunities to change Medi-Cal reimbursement policies to allow billing for services provided by multidisciplinary teams treating people experiencing homelessness in non-clinical settings like multi-disciplinary outreach teams.
       
    4. Increase distribution of naloxone to people experiencing homelessness in street settings and shelter/interim housing settings, and to those exiting jail and correctional facilities.
       
    5. Increase education of homeless service providers and people experiencing homelessness about the signs, symptoms and dangers of overdose.
       
    6. Increase investment in Recovery Bridge Housing to ensure that all people experiencing homelessness receiving outpatient substance use disorder treatment services have access to interim housing for the duration of their treatment.
       
    7. Expand syringe exchange programs into areas with high concentrations of overdose deaths among people experiencing homelessness to reduce overdose deaths, HIV, Hepatitis-C, and other infectious diseases in this vulnerable population.
       
    8. Expand and enhance County contracted substance use disorder provider utilization of LAHSA's Homeless Management Information System to improve coordination of care and housing focused case management for people experiencing homelessness.
Fiscal Impact Statement: Neither the City Administrative Officer nor the CLA has completed a financial analysis of this report. Community Impact Statement: Yes

For:
East Hollywood Neighborhood Council
Greater Cypress Park Neighborhood Council
Reseda Neighborhood Council
Los Feliz Neighborhood Council
Studio City Neighborhood Council
Atwater Village Neighborhood Council
 
 
(10)
19-0604
TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE REPORT relative to the impacts of vehicle pollution and idling.
   
 
Recommendations for Council action:
 
  1. DIRECT  the Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT) to report within 120 days on potential state funding opportunities that could be accessed to fund an estimated $5 million to $10 million dollar educational campaign, the feasibility of using City assets as part of a broader marketing campaign, and potential partnerships that could be pursued to advance this work, including with the South Coast Air Quality Management District and/or the California Air Resources Board.
     
  2. DIRECT the Chief Sustainability Officers of each relevant City Department to report within 120 days on opportunities to reduce idling within all City-owned fleets, to include creating and displaying a "Don't Be Idle" decal on all City vehicle dashboards to remind employees to turn off the engine whenever appropriate.
     
  3. DIRECT the LADOT, working with the Department of City Planning, to report within 120 days on all options to better regulate drive-throughs, in terms of both idling and design, in a way that does not impede the public right-of-way.
Fiscal Impact Statement: The LADOT reports that there is no financial impact from its February 10, 2022 report, attached to the Council File. Community Impact Statement: Yes
For:
Arroyo Seco Neighborhood Council
Del Rey Neighborhood Council
Eagle Rock Neighborhood Council
Encino Neighborhood Council
Greater Valley Glen Neighborhood Council
Historic Cultural Neighborhood Council Historic
Highland Park Neighborhood Council
Los Feliz Neighborhood Council
Mar Vista Community Neighborhood Council
Palms Neighborhood Council
Silver Lake Neighborhood Council
West Los Angeles Neighborhood Council

For, if amended:
Porter Ranch Neighborhood Council
 
 
(11)
21-0979
PUBLIC WORKS COMMITTEE REPORT relative to the Public Toilet Replacement Plan.
   
  Recommendations for Council action, SUBJECT TO THE APPROVAL OF THE MAYOR:
 
  1. APPROVE the Public Toilet Replacement Plan; and INSTRUCT the Bureau of Street Services (BSS) to replace all 14 Automatic Public Toilets (APTs) with 14 prefabricated toilets before Jan 1, 2023.
     
  2. TRANSFER the following for the 2021-22 Capital costs associated with the procurement of the replacement of 14 APTs:
     
      Fund/Dept Account Title Amount
    From: 100/56 000931 Additional Homeless Services $1,481,000
             
    To: 100/86 003040 Contractual Services Account $1,481,000

     
  3. AUTHORIZE the BSS and City Administrative Officer (CAO) to make any changes or corrections to the above fund transfer instructions in order to effectuate the intent of this matter.
     
  4. AUTHORIZE the BSS to procure the Portland Loo and utilize the Department of Recreation and Parks (RAP) Contract (C-3804) with Public Restroom Company for the procurement of the prefabricated toilets.
     
  5. INSTRUCT the RAP and the Department of General Services (GSD) to assist with procurement of the toilets.
     
  6. INSTRUCT the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power and Bureau of Sanitation (BOS) to assist with the utility work necessary for installation of the 14 replacement toilets.
     
  7. INSTRUCT the GSD, in coordination with the BOS, BSS and RAP, to report on the staff and resources needed, including the feasibility of using the targeted local hire program, for city staff to maintain the 14 public toilet units.
     
  8. REQUEST the Board of Public Works, in consultation with the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority, the Convention and Tourism Department, and the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority, to report with an analysis of the best locations in the city for an expanded public toilet program including major tourist destinations, high volume transit stops, and areas with a high concentration of homeless individuals.
     
  9. INSTRUCT the BSS to work with the affected Council Districts and the local communities on aesthetic treatments for the 14 new public toilets.
Fiscal Impact Statement: None submitted by the BSS. Neither the CAO nor the Chief Legislative Analyst has completed a financial analysis of this report. Community Impact Statement: None submitted
 
 
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21-1432
CD 1
PUBLIC WORKS COMMITTEE REPORT relative to erecting permanent ceremonial sign(s) at 743 South Grand View Street in recognition of the historical location of the Chouinard Institute of the Arts.
   
  Recommendation for Council action, pursuant to Motion (Cedillo - De Leon):

INSTRUCT the Los Angeles Department of Transportation to erect permanent ceremonial sign(s) at 743 South Grand View Street in recognition of the historical location of the Chouinard Institute of the Arts.
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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21-0561
CD 14
PUBLIC WORKS COMMITTEE REPORT relative to declaring two properties owned by the City on Flower Street between Hope Street and Second Street, and the other bound by General Thaddeus Kosciuszko Way, Flower Street, Hope Street, and Third Street, as exempt surplus land.
   
  Recommendations for Council action:
 
  1. DECLARE two properties owned by the City, currently being used as public right-of-way; one located on Flower Street between Hope Street and Second Street (Parcel “A”), and the other bound by General Thaddeus Kosciuszko Way, Flower Street, Hope Street, and Third Street (Parcel “B”), which are also described in Exhibit A (Transmittal Nos. 1 and 2) and depicted in Exhibit B (Transmittal Nos. 3 and 4) of the Bureau of Engineering (BOE) report dated January 27, 2022, attached to the Council file, as “exempt surplus land” in order to satisfy certain relevant requirements of the new State law promulgated through Assembly Bill 1486.
     
  2. INSTRUCT the BOE to prepare the sale ordinance to effectuate the City’s sale of Parcels “A” and “B” to the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro), subject to City Attorney review and approval.
Fiscal Impact Statement: The BOE reports that there is no negative fiscal impact. The said BOE report only seeks the Council’s approval to declare Parcels “A” and “B” as exempt surplus land. Upon the Council’s approval and California Department of Housing and Community Development concurrence, the City will receive fair market value compensation from Metro on the sale of Parcels “A” and “B”. Community Impact Statement: None submitted
 
 
(14)
22-0104
PUBLIC WORKS COMMITTEE REPORT relative to adopting the List of Citywide Special Events in conformance with the City’s Special Event Permit Procedure.
   
  Recommendation for Council action, as initiated by Motion (Blumenfield - Buscaino):

ADOPT the List of Citywide Special Events, attached to the Council file, prepared by the Chief Legislative Analyst (CLA) in conformance with the City’s Special Event Permit Procedure (Ordinance No. 180881) with the following amendments:
 
  1. For Council District 13, Add: Atwater Village Tree Lighting Ceremony ($7,000).
     
  2. For Council District 14, Add: 6th Street Bridge Programming ($250,000), a Downtown Arts District Event ($30,000), Orgullo Fest ($30,000), the Parol Lantern Festival ($35,000), Dia de Los Muertos ($30,000); and, Remove: Glassell Park Tree Lighting ($14,000), the Jonathan Gold Celebration ($2,500).
Fiscal Impact Statement: Neither the City Administrative Officer nor the CLA has completed a financial analysis of this report. Community Impact Statement: None submitted
 
 
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22-0124
HOMELESSNESS AND POVERTY COMMITTEE REPORT relative to improving the delivery of services for individuals experiencing homelessness provided by the Los Angeles County (County) Department of Mental Health (DMH) and Public Health (DPH) for “A Bridge Home”, “Tiny Home Villages”, “Safe Parking”, and all congregate and non-congregate shelters in the City; and related matters.
   
  Recommendations for Council action, pursuant to Motion (O'Farrell - De Leon):
 
  1. DIRECT the City Administrative Officer (CAO), with the assistance of the Los Angeles Homelessness Service Authority (LAHSA) and the Los Angeles Housing Department, to review and assess, with recommendations for improvement, all County DMH and DPH services, including but not limited to:
     
Substance abuse, mental and behavioral health, housing navigation, crisis and conflict resolution for "A Bridge Home", "Tiny Home Villages", "Safe Parking" and all congregate and non-congregate shelters, citywide.
 
  1. DIRECT the CAO, with the assistance of LAHSA, to request feedback and comments from congregate and non-congregate shelter operators citywide as stated, specific to the delivery of County DMH and DPH services for all clients experiencing homelessness.
     
  2. DIRECT the CAO, with the assistance of LAHSA, to include information on any agreements for service delivery, including any thresholds, for all Los Angeles County services at congregate and non-congregate shelters as stated, specific to the delivery of County DMH and DPH services for all clients experiencing homelessness.
Fiscal Impact Statement: Neither the CAO nor the Chief Legislative Analyst has completed a financial analysis of this report. Community Impact Statement: None submitted
 
 
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20-1624-S1
CD 5
SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITIES ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT (SCEA), ERRATUM, MITIGATION MONITORING PROGRAM (MMP), MITIGATION MEASURES, and ENVIRONMENTAL FINDINGS; and PLANNING AND LAND USE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE REPORT relative to a Vesting Tentative Tract (VTT) appeal for the property located at 10822 West Wilshire Boulevard and 10812 West Ashton Avenue.
   
  Recommendations for Council action:​
 
  1. FIND, that on May 18, 2021, the City Council held a public hearing and adopted the SCEA, dated May 2021 (ENV-2019-5735-SCEA), Erratum dated February 2021, the MMP prepared for the SCEA, and the Environmental Findings, pursuant to Public Resources Code Section 21155.2(b), through Council file No. 20-1624.
     
  2. ADOPT the FINDINGS of the Los Angeles City Planning Commission (LACPC) as the Findings of Council.
     
  3. RESOLVE TO DENY THE APPEAL filed by Kay Waldman, on behalf of Westwood Neighbors for Sensible Growth (Representative: Kristina Kropp, Esq., Luna and Glushon), from the determination of the LACPC in denying the appeal and sustaining the Deputy Advisory Agency’s Determination, dated July 21, 2021, and approving VTT Map No. 82107, pursuant to Sections 17.01, 17.03, 17.06, 17.13, and 17.15 of the Los Angeles Municipal Code; for the merger and re-subdivision of six lots into three lots (Lot 1 would accommodate the Sanctuary, Lot 2 would accommodate the Eldercare Facility, and Lot 3 would accommodate the Childcare Facility) and 10 commercial condominium units, designation of yards as shown on the proposed map attached to the LACPC communication dated December 2, 2021, attached to the Council file; and to grant approval of a haul route for the export of approximately 62,000 cubic yards of earth on a 70,558 square-foot lot in the [Q]R5-3-O and R1-1 Zones; for the property located at 10822 West Wilshire Boulevard and 10812 West Ashton Avenue, subject to Conditions of Approval.

Applicant: Belmont Village Senior Living

Representative: Todd Nelson, Armbruster Goldsmith and Delvac LLP

Case No. VTT-82107-2A

Environmental No. ENV-2019-5735-SCEA

Related Cases: ZA-2018-3422-ELD-CU-DRB-SPP-SPR-1A; DIR-2020-3896-DRB-SPP; DIR-2020-3896-DRB-SPP-P
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
  TIME LIMIT FILE - FEBRUARY 28, 2022(LAST DAY FOR COUNCIL ACTION - FEBRUARY 25, 2022)
 
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22-1200-S3
PLANNING AND LAND USE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE REPORT relative to the appointment of Ms. Vanessa Barraza to the South Valley Area Planning Commission (SVAPC).
   
  Recommendation for Council action:

RESOLVE that the Mayor’s appointment of Ms. Vanessa Barraza to the SVAPC for the term ending June 30, 2025 is APPROVED and CONFIRMED. Ms. Barraza resides in Council District 4. (Current Composition: M = 1; F = 3).

Financial Disclosure Statement: Filed

Background Check: Completed
Community Impact Statement: None submitted
  TIME LIMIT FILE - MARCH 14, 2022(LAST DAY FOR COUNCIL ACTION - MARCH 11, 2022)
 
(18)
21-1495
CD 11
CATEGORICAL EXEMPTION and PLANNING AND LAND USE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE REPORT relative to a Vesting Tentative Tract (VTT) appeal for the property located at 1801-1821 South Penmar Avenue and 1169 East Palms Boulevard.
   
 
Recommendations for Council action:​
 
  1. FIND, based on the whole of the administrative record, that the project is exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Guidelines, Article 19, Section 15301, Class 1, and that there is no substantial evidence demonstrating that an exception to a categorical exemption pursuant to CEQA Guidelines, Section 15300.2 applies.
     
  2. ADOPT the FINDINGS of the West Los Angeles Area Planning Commission (WLAAPC) as the Findings of Council.
     
  3. RESOLVE TO DENY THE APPEAL filed by William Wood, East Venice Neighborhood Association, and THEREBY SUSTAIN the determination of the WLAAPC in approving a Categorical Exemption as the environmental clearance, denying the appeal and sustaining the Deputy Advisory Agency’s determination, dated August 31, 2021; and, approving VTT Map No. 82077-SL, pursuant to Sections 17.03, 17.15, and 12.22 C.27 of the Los Angeles Municipal Code; to permit the subdivision of one lot into seven residential bungalow court lots and one bungalow court lot for parking with a total of seven parking spaces for the purposes of a Small Lot Subdivision, as shown on the map stamp-dated August 13, 2020, in the Venice Community Plan; for the property located at 1801-1821 South Penmar Avenue and 1169 East Palms Boulevard, subject to Conditions of Approval.

Applicant: 1169 Palms LLC, SHS Management

Representative: Nick Leathers and Tony Russo, Crest Real Estate

Case No. VTT-82077-SL-2A

Environmental No. ENV-2020-4774-CE
Fiscal Impact Statement: The WLAAPC reports that there is no General Fund impact as administrative costs are recovered through fees. Community Impact Statement: None submitted
  TIME LIMIT FILE - FEBRUARY 28, 2022(LAST DAY FOR COUNCIL ACTION - FEBRUARY 25, 2022)
 

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

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22-0032
ENERGY, CLIMATE CHANGE, ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE, AND RIVER COMMITTEE REPORT, RESOLUTIONS and ORDINANCE FIRST CONSIDERATION relative to the issuance of subordinate bonds for the Wastewater System (Bonds), and amending Sections 5.168.1(a) and 5.168.1(d) of the Los Angeles Administrative Code (LAAC) to add special funds related to the issuance of the Bonds and prior Commercial Paper Issuances.
   
 
Recommendations for Council action, SUBJECT TO THE APPROVAL OF THE MAYOR:
 
  1. PRESENT and ADOPT the accompanying ORDINANCE dated January 6, 2022, providing for the issuance of subordinate bonds for the Wastewater System, and amending Sections 5.168.1(a) and 5.168.1(d) of the LAAC to add special funds related to the issuance of the Bonds and prior Commercial Paper Issuances.
     
  2. ADOPT the accompanying Twenty-Seventh Supplemental Subordinate General RESOLUTION attached to the addendum included in the February 4, 2022, City Administrative Officer (CAO) report, attached to the Council file, which authorizes the negotiated sale of up to $750 million of Los Angeles Wastewater System Subordinate Revenue Bonds, Series 2022, including refunding bonds, in one or more series, on a tax-exempt and taxable basis, proposes amendments and supplements to the Subordinate General Resolution which require bondholder consent, and authorizes the execution of various documents required to consummate the transactions, including approval for the CAO to take necessary actions required to manage the transaction.
     
  3. ADOPT the accompanying Thirtieth Supplemental General RESOLUTION, which includes non-material amendments to Section 1.01, Section 5.07, and Section 6.09 of the Wastewater System Revenue Bonds General Resolution.
     
  4. AUTHORIZE the CAO to make technical changes and adjustments necessary to those transactions included in this report and to implement the intent of the City Council and the Mayor.
Fiscal Impact Statement: The CAO reports that there is no impact to the General Fund as a result of the recommendations contained in this report. The Los Angeles Wastewater System Subordinate Revenue Bonds, Series 2022 are payable solely from revenues and from amounts in the Sewer Construction and Maintenance Fund.  All costs associated with these transactions shall be paid from bond proceeds or existing Sewer Construction and Maintenance funds, and in no event shall the General Fund be called upon for the repayment of any principal and interest on the Series 2022 Subordinate Bonds. Financial Policies Statement: The CAO reports that the recommendations comply with the City’s Financial Policies in that debt service on the Los Angeles Wastewater System Subordinate Revenue Bonds, Series 2022 Bonds will be paid from the Sewer Construction and Maintenance Fund. Debt Impact Statement: The CAO reports that there is no debt impact to the City’s General Fund from the approval of the recommendations in the CAO report as debt service on all Los Angeles Wastewater System Revenue Bonds are paid from the Sewer Construction and Maintenance (SCM) Fund. The issuance of approximately $541.69 million (par amount) in Los Angeles Wastewater System Subordinate Series 2022-AB Bonds and Refunding Bonds, Series 2022-C is currently expected to result in the City paying a total of approximately $779.45 million, including $237.76 million in interest, over 30 years at a true interest cost of approximately 2.20 percent. Debt service payments will commence on June 1, 2022. The average annual debt service for the Series 2022 Subordinate Bonds is $25,838,236.80. The proposed Refunding Bonds, Series 2022-C are expected to generate savings over the life of the bonds for the SCM Fund. The estimated present value savings from the Refunding Bonds, Series 2022- C is $57.6 million or 12.96 percent of the refunded bonds. These borrowing amounts and interest rates are based on market conditions as of January 19, 2022.  Actual borrowing amounts and interest rates are subject to change based on market conditions at the time of pricing. Community Impact Statement: None submitted
 
 
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22-0005-S28
CD 13
COMMUNICATION FROM THE LOS ANGELES HOUSING DEPARTMENT (LAHD) and RESOLUTIONS relative to removing the property at 1613 North Micheltorena Street (Case Nos. 163166 and 53710 (4522)) Assessor I.D. No. 5429-026-002 from the Rent Escrow Account Program (REAP).
 
   
  Recommendation for Council action:

APPROVE the LAHD report recommendation dated February 14, 2022, attached to the council file and ADOPT the accompanying RESOLUTIONS removing the property at 1613 North Micheltorena Street (Case Nos. 163166 and 53710 (4522)) Assessor I.D. No. 5429-026-002 from the REAP.
 
Fiscal Impact Statement: None submitted by the LAHD. Neither the City Administrative Officer nor the Chief Legislative Analyst has completed a financial analysis of this report.
 
Community Impact Statement: None submitted.
 
 
(21)
22-0166
MOTION (CEDILLO - DE LEON) relative to installing street banners to promote the 2022 Major League Baseball (MLB) All-Star Game which will be held on July 19, 2022 at the Los Angeles Dodgers Stadium in the City of Los Angeles.
   
  Recommendations for Council action:
  1. APPROVE, in accordance with Los Angeles Municipal Code Section 62.132, the Street Banner program welcoming the Major League Baseball All-Star Game to the City of Los Angeles for the period of March 12, 2022-July 22, 2022.
  2. APPROVE the content of the street banner design attached to the Motion.
 
 
(22)
22-0168
CD 7
MOTION (RODRIGUEZ - KREKORIAN) relative to funding for health care, environmental, and transportation projects, programs, and services in Council District 7.
   
  Recommendations for Council action, SUBJECT TO THE APPROVAL OF THE MAYOR:
  1. TRANSFER and APPROPRIATE the unallocated/unencumbered balance in the Council District 7 portion of the Athens Services Community Benefits Trust Fund No. 56W/14 to the Street Services Fund No. 100/86, Account No. 6020 to continue remediation of the area and to reopen the La Tuna Canyon trailhead, including removal of the existing gate, construction of a new gate, clearance of the right-of-way, and placement of k-rails to prevent vehicular access into theses ecologically vulnerable areas.
  2. AUTHORIZE the Bureau of Street Services to make any technical corrections or clarifications to the above fund transfer instructions in order to effectuate the intent of this Motion.
 
 
(23)
22-0010-S4
MOTION (DE LEON - PRICE) relative to an offer of reward for information leading to the identification, apprehension, and conviction of person(s) responsible for the death of Michael Casey McGarry on November 15, 2020.
   
 

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

  1. PROVIDE an offer of reward in the amount of $50,000 for information leading to the identification, apprehension, and conviction of the person(s) responsible for the death of Michael Casey McGarry on November 15, 2020.
     
  2. FIND that the subject reward complies with the provisions of Chapter 12, Article 1, Division 19, of the Los Angeles Administrative Code.
     
  3. DIRECT the City Clerk to publish the required notices and/or advertisements to effectuate this reward.
 
 
(24)
22-0169
CD 12
MOTION (LEE - RODRIGUEZ) relative to funding for tree services in Council District 12.
   
  Recommendations for Council action, SUBJECT TO THE APPROVAL OF THE MAYOR:
  1. TRANSFER and APPROPRIATE $11,000 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 Services Fund No. 100/86, Account No. 1090 for tree services in Council District 12.
  2. AUTHORIZE the Bureau of Street Services to make any technical corrections or clarifications to the above fund transfer instructions in order to effectuate the intent of this Motion.
 
 
(25)
22-0174
CD 10
CONSIDERATION OF MOTION (MARTINEZ - O'FARRELL - KORETZ - CEDILLO) relative to the appointment of Herb Wesson to hold the office of Council District 10.
   
  Recommendation for Council action:

APPOINT, pursuant to Charter Section 409, Herb Wesson to hold the office of Council District 10 through December 31, 2022, or until Mr. Ridley-Thomas is acquitted or the charges against him are dropped, whichever comes first.
Community Impact Statement: None submitted
 
  The City Council may recess to Closed Session, pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9(d)(2), (e)(3) to confer with its legal counsel relative to a threat of litigation (one potential case).

(Rules, Elections and Intergovernmental Relations Committee waived consideration of the above matter)
(26)
22-1300-S1
CONSIDERATION OF MOTION (MARTINEZ – KORETZ) relative to adopting the order and letter designation request for the single ballot measure to be placed on the June 7, 2022 State of California Primary Election.
   
  Recommendations for Council action:
 
  1. ADOPT the following order and letter designation request for the single ballot measure to be placed on the June 7, 2022 State of California Primary Election:


    1st Measure:       LOCAL PREFERENCE FOR LA CITY BUSINESSES.
                                 CHARTER AMENDMENT BB.

     
  2. DIRECT the City Clerk to transmit the ballot order and letter request designation adopted by this Motion to the County Registrar-Recorder without delay.
     
  3. AUTHORIZE the Council President to propose alternate letter designations to the County Registrar-Recorder in the event that the requested designations are not available.
Community Impact Statement: None submitted
 
  (Rules, Elections and Intergovernmental Relations Committee waived consideration of the above matter)
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22-0167
COMMUNICATIONS FROM THE LOS ANGELES HOUSING DEPARTMENT (LAHD) and CITY ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER (CAO) relative to issuing funding awards and support letters to existing Affordable Housing Managed Pipeline (AHMP) projects applying to the California Tax Credit Allocation Committee (CTCAC) in 2022 Round 1 and various actions related to other existing AHMP projects. 
   
  A. COMMUNICATION FROM THE LAHD

Recommendations for Council action, SUBJECT TO THE APPROVAL OF THE MAYOR: 
  1. AUTHORIZE the General Manager, LAHD, or designee, to issue a funding recommendation letter for each project requesting new funds as identified in Table 1 of the LAHD report, dated February 14, 2022, subject to the following conditions:
     
    1. The final funding commitment will not exceed the amount listed.
       
    2. The project sponsor must apply to the CTCAC in the next available Low Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTC) allocation round.
       
    3. The disbursement of LAHD funds will occur only after the sponsor obtains enforceable commitments for all proposed funding.
       
  2. AUTHORIZE the General Manager, LAHD, or designee, subject to review and approval of the City Attorney as to form, to negotiate and execute acquisition/ predevelopment/construction/permanent loan agreements with the legal owner of each applicable project identified in Table 1 of the LAHD report, dated February 14, 2022, which receive awards from the proposed leveraging sources, subject to the satisfaction of all conditions and criteria contained in the LAHD Pipeline application, this transmittal, and the LAHD Award Letter (if applicable).
     
  3. AUTHORIZE the General Manager, LAHD, or designee, to execute subordination agreements of the City’s financial commitment, wherein the City Loan and Regulatory Agreements are subordinated to their respective conventional or municipally funded construction and permanent loans, as required.
     
  4. AUTHORIZE the General Manager, LAHD, or designee, to allow the transfer of the City’s financial commitment to a limited partnership or other legal entity formed solely for the purpose of owning and operating the project in accordance with City and Federal requirements.
     
  5. AUTHORIZE the General Manager, LAHD, or designee, to issue CTCAC tie-breaker letters to the 9% LIHTC projects in the Geographic Apportionment set-aside, as identified in Table 1 of the LAHD report, dated February 14, 2022. 
     
  6. AUTHORIZE the General Manager, LAHD, or designee, to effectuate a non-financial transfer of jurisdiction and control of certain properties located at 200 North Central Avenue and 150 North Judge John Aiso Street to LAHD and approval to effectuate all other related documents necessary to assemble the land, subject to City Attorney approval as to form, to assist LAHD in the development of affordable and supportive housing.
     
  7. AUTHORIZE the General Manager, LAHD, or designee, to negotiate and execute a Disposition and Development Agreement (DDA) and all other necessary and related documents, with the The Go For Broke National Education Center and LTSC Community Development Corporation and/or an assignee of the parties (GFB Developer) for the properties located at 200 North Central Avenue and 150 North Judge John Aiso Street.
     
  8. DECLARE that the disposition of the Project Site by ground lease to Go for Broke National Education Center and LTSC Community Development Corporation or the to-be-formed Joint Venture constitutes exempt surplus property under Government Code Section 37364 based on the facts set forth herein; and, that LAHD is directed to take any necessary actions for compliance with the requirements of the State Surplus Land Act (SLA).
     
  9. AUTHORIZE the General Manager, LAHD or designee to:
     
    1. Obligate HOME funds for the projects listed below:
       
      Project Name  Fund No.  Account No.  Amount
      Alvarado Kent Apartments 561 43S800 $7,400,000
      GFB- South  561 43S800 $4,805,197
      Miramar Gold  561 43V010 $9,035,075
          TOTAL: $21,240,272
    2. Obligate City of LA Housing Impact Trust 59T (Linkage Fee) funds for the projects listed below:
       
      Project Name Fund No. Account No.  Amount
      GFB- South 59T 43S723 $2,000,000
      Kite Crossings (Red Tail) 59T 43S723 $1,200,000
      Miramar Gold 59T 43S723 $2,000,000
          TOTAL:  $5,200,000

       
    3. Obligate HOPWA funds for the projects listed below:
       
      Project Name  Fund No. Account No.  Amount
      Alvarado Kent Apartments 569 43P440 $1,000,000
  10.  AUTHORIZE the General Manager, LAHD, or designee, to prepare the Controller instructions and any necessary technical adjustments consistent with Mayor and Council actions, subject to the approval of the CAO; and, instruct the Controller to implement the instructions.
B. COMMUNICATION FROM THE CAO 

Recommendations for Council action, SUBJECT TO THE APPROVAL OF THE MAYOR: 
  1. NOTE AND FILE the LAHD transmittal, dated February 14, 2022, relative to issuing funding awards and support letters to existing Affordable and Supportive Housing Managed Pipeline projects applying to the CTCAC in 2022 Round 1 and various actions related to other existing Managed Pipeline projects. 
     
  2. AUTHORIZE the General Manager, LAHD, or designee, to:
     
    1. Issue a funding recommendation letter for the Alvarado Kent Apartments, Miramar Gold, Kite Crossings (also known as Red Tail), and Luna Vista Apartments projects identified in the Table contained in the CAO report, dated February 18, 2022, subject to the following conditions:
       
      1. The final funding commitment will not exceed the amount listed.
         
      2. The project sponsor must apply to the CTCAC in the next available LIHTC allocation round.
         
      3. The disbursement of LAHD funds will occur only after the sponsor obtains enforceable commitments for all proposed funding.
         
    2. Negotiate and Execite acquisition/ predevelopment/construction/permanent loan agreements with the legal owner of each applicable project identified in the Table containted in the CAO report, dated February 18, 2022, which receive awards from the proposed leveraging sources, subject to the satisfaction of all conditions and criteria contained in the LAHD Pipeline application, LAHD’s transmittal, and the LAHD Award Letter (if applicable), and the review and approval of the City Attorney as to form. 
       
    3. Execute subordination agreements of the City’s financial commitment for all of the projects identified in the Table contained in the CAO report, dated February 18, 2022, wherein the City Loan and Regulatory Agreements are subordinated to their respective conventional or municipally-funded construction and permanent loans, as required.
       
    4. Allow the transfer of the City’s financial commitment for all of the projects identified in the CAO report, dated February 18, 2022, to a limited partnership or other legal entity formed solely for the purpose of owning and operating the project, in accordance with City and Federal requirements.
       
    5. Issue None Percent LIHTC tie-breaker letters of support for the Kite Crossings (also known as Red Tail) project in the Geographic set-aside, as identified in the Table containted in the CAO report, dated February 18, 2022. 
       
    6. Obligate HOME Investment Partnership Program (HOME) funds for the projects listed below:
       
      Project Fund  Account  Account Name Amount
      Alvarado Kent Apartments 561/143 43S800 Affordable Housing Managed Pipeline $7,400,000
      Luna Vista Apartments 561/143 43R011 Affordable Housing Trust Fund 1,767,626
      Miramar Gold  561/143 43V010 Affordable Housing Trust – PY 9,035,075
            TOTAL: $18,202,701
    7. Obligate Housing Impact Trust Fund funds for the projects listed below:
       
      Project Fund Account Account Name Amount
      Luna Vista Apartments 59T/43 43S723 Rental New Construction $2,000,000
      Kite Crossings (Red Tail) 59T/43 43S723 Rental New Construction $1,200,000
      Miramar Gold 59T/43 43S723 Rental New Construction $2,000,000
            TOTAL: $5,200,000

       
    8. Obligate Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) funds for the project listed below:
       
      Project Fund Account Account Name Amount
      Alvarado Kent Apartments 569/43 43P440 HOPWA PSH $1,000,000
    9.  Prepare Controller instructions and any technical corrections as necessay to the transactions included in the CAO report, dated February 18, 2022, to implement the intent of those transactions, subject to the approval of the CAO. 
Fiscal Impact Statement: The LAHD reports that there is no impact to the General Fund. The recommendations in Table 1 of the LAHD report, dated February 14, 2022, will authorize LAHD to fund a total of four new developments with a combined total of 344 affordable housing units with $27,440,272 direct funding from non-General Fund sources. In addition, the authorization to enter into a DDA will allow for the development of an additional 248 affordable and supportive housing units.

The CAO reports that there is no impact to the General Fund. The AHMP commitments are funded by the HOME Investment Partnerships Program Fund, Housing Impact Trust Fund, and Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS Fund. 
Financial Policies Statement: The CAO reports that the recommendations in this report comply with the City’s Financial Policies.  Community Impact Statement: None submitted. 
 
  (Housing 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

(28)
22-0070
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 Eduardo Mendoza v. City of Los Angeles, et al., Los Angeles Superior Court Case No. 19STCV21384. (This matter arises from a bicycle incident that occurred on June 12, 2018 on Victoria Avenue, between 12th Street and Country Club Drive, in Los Angeles.)

(Budget and Finance Committee considered the above matter in Closed Session on February 14, 2022)
   
 
 
 
(29)
22-0071
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 Baltazar Hernandez, et al. v. City of Los Angeles, et al., Los Angeles Superior Court Case No. BC668119. (This matter arises from an automobile accident that occurred on July 2, 2016 at the intersection of Adams Boulevard and Naomi Avenue in the City of Los Angeles.)

(Budget and Finance Committee considered the above matter in Closed Session on February 14, 2022)
   
 
 
 
(30)
22-0072
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 Robert Duran and Jesse Silva v. City of Los Angeles, et al., Los Angeles Superior Court Case No. 19STCV02354. (This matter arises from an automobile accident that occurred on January 10, 2018 at the intersection of Hubbard Street and Gladstone Avenue in the Sylmar Area.)

(Budget and Finance Committee considered the above matter in Closed Session on February 14, 2022)
   
 
 
 
(31)
22-0074
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 Mac Shorty v. City of Los Angeles, et al., United States District Court Case No. CV19-09355 DSF (KSx). (This matter arises from an incident involving members of the Los Angeles Police Department on October 31, 2017, in Los Angeles, California.)

(Budget and Finance Committee considered the above matter in Closed Session on February 14, 2022)
   
 
 
 

Adjourning Motions

Council Adjournment

EXHAUSTION OF ADMINISTRATIVE REMEDIES - If you challenge a City action in court, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing described in this notice, or in written correspondence delivered to the City Clerk at or prior to, the public hearing. Any written correspondence delivered to the City Clerk before the City Council's final action on a matter will become a part of the administrative record.

CODE OF CIVIL PROCEDURE SECTION 1094.5 - If a Council action is subject to judicial challenge pursuant to Code of Civil Procedure Section 1094.5, be advised that the time to file a lawsuit challenging a final action by the City Council is limited by Code of Civil Procedure Section 1094.6 which provides that the lawsuit must be filed no later than the 90th day following the date on which the Council's action becomes final.

Materials relative to items on this agenda can be obtained from the Office of the City Clerk's Council File Management System, at lacouncilfile.com by entering the Council File number listed immediately following the item number (e.g., 00-0000).