Meeting

Public Safety Committee

Wednesday, May 4, 2022

ROOM 1010, CITY HALL - 3:30 PM 200 NORTH SPRING STREET, LOS ANGELES, CA 90012

MEMBERS:   COUNCILMEMBER MONICA RODRIGUEZ, CHAIR
    COUNCILMEMBER JOHN S. LEE
    COUNCILMEMBER JOE BUSCAINO
    COUNCILMEMBER MARQUEECE HARRIS-DAWSON
    COUNCILMEMBER PAUL KORETZ
     

(Luigi Verano - Legislative Assistant - (213) 978-1082 or Juan.L.Verano@lacity.org)

Pursuant to Assembly Bill 361, and due to concerns over COVID-19, this Los Angeles City Council committee meeting will take all public comment by teleconference.

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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 at the end of this agenda.

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MULTIPLE AGENDA ITEM COMMENT

GENERAL PUBLIC COMMENT

ITEM(S)

(1)
11-0255
City Administrative Officer and City Attorney reports relative to the Underserved Victim and Outreach Program Grant for Fiscal Year 2021-22.
   
  Fiscal Impact Statement: Yes Financial Policies Statement: Yes Community Impact Statement: None submitted
 
 
(2)
16-1189-S2
City Administrative Officer and City Attorney reports relative to the County Victim Services Program Fiscal Year 2022 Victims of Crime Act Grant Award.
   
  Fiscal Impact Statement: Yes Financial Policies Statement: Yes Community Impact Statement: None submitted
 
 
(3)
20-1156-S1
City Administrative Officer report and Communication from the Mayor relative to budget modifications and contracting authorities for Fiscal Years 2019 and 2020 of the Urban Areas Security Initiative Grant Programs.
   
  Fiscal Impact Statement: No Community Impact Statement: None submitted
  TIME LIMIT FILE - MAY 16, 2022(LAST DAY FOR COUNCIL ACTION - MAY 13, 2022)
 
(5)
21-1320
City Administrative Officer report and Communication from the Mayor relative to the Fiscal Year 2021 Urban Areas Security Initiative Grant Award.
   
  Fiscal Impact Statement: Yes Community Impact Statement: None submitted
 
 
(6)
21-1293
City Administrative Officer and Board of Fire Commissioners reports relative to the acceptance of the 2021 Federal Emergency Management Agency Grant Award for the Urban Search and Rescue Task Force.
   
  Fiscal Impact Statement: Yes Financial Policies Statement: Yes Community Impact Statement: None submitted
 
 
(8)
22-0317
Board of Fire Commissioners report and Resolution relative to the annual cost of Special Services Fee Adjustments for Fiscal Year 2021-22.
   
  Fiscal Impact Statement: Yes Community Impact Statement: None submitted
 
 
(9)
22-0411
Board of Police Commissioners report relative to a donation of surplus ballistic helmets and ballistics vests from the Los Angeles Police Department to the First-In Fire Foundation.
   
  Fiscal Impact Statement: No Community Impact Statement: None submitted
 
 
(10)
22-0413
Board of Police Commissioners report relative to the Official Police Garage contract renewal for U.S. Tow, Inc. for Service Area 13.
   
  Fiscal Impact Statement: No Community Impact Statement: None submitted
  TIME LIMIT FILE - JUNE 7, 2022(LAST DAY FOR COUNCIL ACTION - JUNE 7, 2022)
 
(11)
22-0461
Board of Police Commissioners report relative to a monetary donation of $20,363.66 to be used toward the costs associated with the Los Angeles Police Department’s West Los Angeles Area Holiday party from Police and Community Together.        
   
  Fiscal Impact Statement: No Community Impact Statement: None submitted
 
 
(12)
20-1601
Board of Police Commissioners report relative to community engagement expectations of the Los Angeles Police Department and the metrics used to measure the success of these assignments.
   
  Fiscal Impact Statement: No Community Impact Statement: None submitted
 
 
(13)
22-0455
Board of Police Commissioners report relative to a monetary donation of $1,000,000 to support the implementation of Active Bystandership for Law Enforcement Training from the Los Angeles Police Foundation.
   
  Fiscal Impact Statement: No Community Impact Statement: None submitted
 
 
(14)
21-1059
Los Angeles Police Department report relative to the 2021-22 Selective Traffic Enforcement Program; traffic enforcement and education strategies; and related matters.
   
  Fiscal Impact Statement: No Community Impact Statement: None submitted
 
 
(15)
21-1115
City Attorney report and Ordinance relative to adding Section 56.15.3 to the Los Angeles Municipal Code to prohibit the assembly, disassembly, sale, offer of sale, distribution, offer of distribution, or storage of bicycles and bicycle parts on public property.
   
  Fiscal Impact Statement: No Community Impact Statement: Yes

For:
South Robertson Neighborhood Council
Northwest San Pedro Neighborhood Council
Sunland-Tujunga Neighborhood Council

Against:
Atwater Village Neighborhood Council
North Westwood Neighborhood Council
Palms Neighborhood Council
Los Feliz Neighborhood Council
 
  (This item is referred to the Public Safety and Public Works Committees)
(16)
22-0415
Motion (Buscaino – O’Farrell) relative to improving safety in City transit systems and station stops as it relates to serious and violent crimes; and past and upcoming efforts to curtail the issue of violent crimes on trains, buses and transportation stops, including an analysis of armed and unarmed response models.
   
  Community Impact Statement: None submitted
 
  (This item is referred to the Public Safety and Transportation Committees)
(17)
22-0029
CD 2
Motion (Krekorian – O’Farrell) relative to an Ordinance requiring property owners to install and maintain fire life safety equipment and enhanced security measures at any structure that remains vacant for more than 180 days; and a proactive vacant structure inspection program that will ensure that vacant structures throughout the City are held to the standards contemplated in the aforementioned Ordinance; and related matters.
   
  Community Impact Statement: Yes

For if Amended:
Studio City Neighborhood Council
 
 
 
(18)
20-0769-S5
Motion (Martinez – Wesson) relative to existing City Unarmed Crisis Response Programs.
   
  Community Impact Statement: None submitted
 
 
(19)
22-0390
Motion (Lee – O’Farrell - Krekorian) relative to an Ordinance prohibiting the unlawful possession of catalytic converters, similar to those approved by the Cities of Lake Forest, Desert Hot Springs, Mission Viejo, Irvine and others.
   
  Community Impact Statement: Yes

For:
Westside Neighborhood Council
 
 
 

If you challenge this Committee's action(s) 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.

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).

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 theFCC's Disability Rights Office website.