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LOS ANGELES CITY COUNCIL

 

 
    Friday, May 6, 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 HERB J. WESSON, JR., Tenth District
  MIKE BONIN, Eleventh District
  JOHN S. LEE, Twelfth District
  KEVIN DE LEÓN, Fourteenth District
  JOE BUSCAINO, Fifteenth District
Listening To, Attending, and Providing Public Comment at City Council Meetings
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Members of the public may also attend City Council meetings in-person. Public comment will be taken in-person, only, and not via teleconference. Please note that, pursuant to Mayoral directives, proof of Covid-19 vaccination or proof of a negative Covid-19 test within the prior 72 hours will be required to enter the City Hall building, and indoor masking will be required regardless of vaccination status.
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 below.
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
Friday, May 6, 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)
21-1136
CD 11
TRADE, TRAVEL, AND TOURISM COMMITTEE REPORT relative to decarbonizing and electrifying the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).
   
  Recommendation for Council action:

NOTE and FILE the Los Angeles World Airports report dated March 17, 2022, attached to the Council file, relative to decarbonizing and electrifying LAX.
Fiscal Impact Statement: Not applicable. Community Impact Statement: None submitted
 
 
(2)
22-0146
TRADE, TRAVEL, AND TOURISM COMMITTEE REPORT relative to improving passenger experience using the West Gates at Tom Bradley International Terminal.
   
  Recommendation for Council action:

NOTE and FILE Motion (Lee – Buscaino) relative to requesting the Los Angeles World Airports to report on their efforts to improve the experience for passengers using the West Gates at Tom Bradley International Terminal including, but not limited to dedicated security or customs lines for passengers as well as airline personnel; additional courtesy carts/shuttles for passengers who need special accommodation; improved signage; and improved concession options or easier access to other options.
Fiscal Impact Statement: Not applicable. Community Impact Statement: None submitted
 
 
(3)
22-0458
ADMINISTRATIVE AND CATEGORICAL EXEMPTION AND TRADE, TRAVEL, AND TOURISM COMMITTEE REPORT relative to approving the award of a contract with CSDA Design Group for project and construction management services for the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) Residential Sound Insulation Program.
   
  Recommendations for Council action:
 
  1. ADOPT the determination by the Board of Airport Commissioners (Board) that this action is exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) pursuant to Article ll, Section 2(f) and Article lll, Class 1 (1) of the Los Angeles City CEQA Guidelines.
     
  2. APPROVE award of a seven year contract to CSDA Design Group covering project management/construction management services for the LAX Residential Sound Insulation Program, for cost not to exceed $35,700,000.
     
  3. CONCUR with the Board’s action on March 17, 2022, by Resolution No. 27463, authorizing the Chief Executive Officer, or designee, of Los Angeles World Airports to execute said Contract with CSDA Design Group.
Fiscal Impact Statement: The Board reports that there is no impact to the General Fund. Community Impact Statement: None submitted
  TIME LIMIT FILE - JUNE 20, 2022(LAST DAY FOR COUNCIL ACTION - JUNE 17, 2022)
 
(4)
21-0339
ADMINISTRATIVE EXEMPTION AND TRADE, TRAVEL, AND TOURISM COMMITTEE REPORT relative to approving the Second Amendment to Contract DA-5272 with Sharp Electronics Corporation, to add funding of $957,421 and extend the term by one year, with a one year renewal option, covering ongoing managed print services (multi-function photocopiers) for Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA).
   
  Recommendations for Council action:
 
  1. ADOPT the determination by the Board of Airport Commissioners (Board) that this action is exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) pursuant to Article ll, Section 2(f) of the Los Angeles City CEQA Guidelines.
     
  2. APPROVE the Second Amendment to Contract DA-5272 with Sharp Electronics Corporation, to add funding $957,421, for new total not to exceed $3,457,421, and extend the term by one year, with a one year renewal option, covering ongoing managed print services (multi-function photocopiers) for LAWA.
     
  3. CONCUR with the Board’s action on March 3, 2022, by Resolution No. 27445, authorizing the Chief Executive Officer, or designee, of LAWA to execute said Second Amendment to Contract DA-5272 with Sharp Electronics Corporation.
Fiscal Impact Statement: The Board reports that there is no impact to the General Fund. Community Impact Statement: None submitted
  TIME LIMIT FILE - MAY 31, 2022(LAST DAY FOR COUNCIL ACTION - MAY 31, 2022)
 
(5)
17-0217
ADMINISTRATIVE EXEMPTION AND TRADE, TRAVEL, AND TOURISM COMMITTEE REPORT relative to approving the First Amendment to Contract DA-5173 with RS&H California, Inc., to extend the term by three years, covering professional engineering design and construction administration services at the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).
   
  Recommendations for Council action:
 
  1. ADOPT the determination by the Board of Airport Commissioners (Board) that this action is exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) pursuant to Article ll, Section 2(f) of the Los Angeles City CEQA Guidelines.
     
  2. APPROVE the First Amendment to Contract DA-5173 with RS&H California, Inc., to extend the term by three years, covering professional engineering design and construction administration services at LAX.
     
  3. CONCUR with the Board’s action on March 3, 2022, by Resolution No. 27446, authorizing the Chief Executive Officer, or designee, of Los Angeles World Airports to execute said First Amendment to Contract DA-5173 with RS&H California, Inc.
Fiscal Impact Statement: The Board reports that there is no impact to the General Fund. Community Impact Statement: None submitted
  TIME LIMIT FILE - MAY 31, 2022(LAST DAY FOR COUNCIL ACTION - MAY 31, 2022)
 
(6)
22-1200-S16
HOUSING COMMITTEE REPORT relative to the appointment of Mr. Gerard Garcia to the Affordable Housing Commission.
   
  Recommendation for Council action:

RECEIVE and FILE the communications from the Mayor, dated April 7, 2022 and April 13, 2022, relative to the appointment of Mr. Gerard Garcia to the Affordable Housing Commission, inasmuch as Mr. Garcia has withdrawn from further consideration.
Community Impact Statement: None submitted
  TIME LIMIT FILE - MAY 23, 2022(LAST DAY FOR COUNCIL ACTION - MAY 20, 2022)
 
(7)
21-1177
CD 8
HOUSING COMMITTEE REPORT and RESOLUTION relative to the issuance of tax-exempt and taxable multifamily conduit revenue bonds, or notes, to finance the construction of the Manchester Urban Homes affordable housing project (Project) located at 8721-8761 (formerly 8721-8765) South Broadway.
   
  Recommendations for Council action, SUBJECT TO THE APPROVAL OF THE MAYOR:
 
  1. NOTE and FILE the Los Angeles Housing Department (LAHD) report, dated April 6, 2022, attached to the Council file, relative to the issuance of tax-exempt and taxable multifamily conduit revenue bonds, or notes, for the Project located at 8721-8761 (formerly 8721-8765) South Broadway, Los Angeles, California 90003 in Council District 8.
     
  2. ADOPT the accompanying RESOLUTION, attached to the LAHD report dated April 6, 2022 in the Council file, authorizing the issuance of up to $35,933,000 in tax-exempt multifamily conduit revenue bonds, or notes, and up to $28,000,000 in taxable multifamily conduit revenue bonds, or notes, for the Project.
     
  3. AUTHORIZE the General Manager, LAHD, or designee, to negotiate and execute the relevant bond or note documents for the Project, subject to the approval of the City Attorney as to form.
Fiscal Impact Statement: The City Administrative Officer (CAO) reports that there will be no fiscal impact to the General Fund as a result of the issuance of the multifamily conduit revenue bonds or notes (bonds/notes) for the Project. The City is a conduit issuer and does not incur liability for the repayment of the bonds/notes, which are a limited obligation payable solely from the revenues of the Project; and, the City is not, under any circumstances, obligated to make payments on the bonds/notes. Financial Policies Statement: The CAO reports that the recommended actions comply with the City’s Financial Policies. Debt Impact Statement: The CAO reports that there is no debt impact as the bonds or notes are a conduit issuance debt and not a debt of the City. Community Impact Statement: None submitted
 
 
(8)
22-0372
CD 15
HOUSING COMMITTEE REPORT relative to the adoption of a Watts-based Geographic Preference Policy for the Jordan Downs redevelopment effort in Council District 15.
   
  Recommendation for Council action, pursuant to Motion (Buscaino – Price):

REQUEST the Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles to adopt a policy similar to the City of San Francisco’s Neighborhood Resident Housing Preference for the Watts community as defined by the boundaries of the Watts Neighborhood Council.
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
 
 
(9)
22-0052
PERSONNEL, AUDITS, AND ANIMAL WELFARE COMMITTEE REPORT relative to the number of sworn officers performing civilian functions, and recommendations on further minimizing this practice, including increasing hiring for civilian positions.
   
  Recommendation for Council action, pursuant to Motion (Buscaino – Rodriguez – Lee):

INSTRUCT the Los Angeles Police Department, with the assistance of the City Administrative Officer (CAO), to report on the number of sworn officers performing civilian functions, and provide recommendations on further minimizing this practice, including increasing hiring for civilian positions.
Fiscal Impact Statement: Neither the CAO 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)
(10)
19-0605-S1
CD 14
ARTS, PARKS, HEALTH, EDUCATION, AND NEIGHBORHOODS COMMITTEE REPORT relative to the Proposition 68 Round Three grant award for El Sereno Arroyo playground expansion, termination of the grant agreement, and transfer of the grant award to the Trust for Public Land (TPL).
   
 
Recommendations for Council action, SUBJECT TO THE APPROVAL OF THE MAYOR:
 
  1. APPROVE the termination of the Grant Agreement C9801056 between the State of California Department of Parks and Recreation (State Parks) and the Department of Recreation and Parks (RAP).
     
  2. AUTHORIZE the General Manager, RAP, or designee, to approve the transfer of the State Parks Proposition 68 Round Three grant award for the El Sereno Arroyo Playground Expansion project (Grant) as awarded under the Grant Agreement from the RAP to the TPL.
     
  3. RESCIND the approval of the Resolution reflected in Attachment 1 of the Board of Recreation and Park Commissioners (Board) report, dated February 4, 2022, attached to the Council file, which was previously approved by the Board through Board Report 19-165, and further detailed in Report No. 22-020, attached to the Council file.
Fiscal Impact Statement: The Board reports that the approval will have no immediate fiscal impact on RAP’s General Fund. RAP has, to date, paid TPL in the amount of $15,000  for services related to community engagement and grant writing for the Grant under Grant Contract No. 9801056. The grant writing portion in the amount of $9,943 is not an allowable expenditure under the terms of the Proposition 68 program, and those costs were expended by RAP in developing its application for the Grant. The community engagement activities are an allowable portion of the Proposition 68 program and as such, RAP would have sought reimbursement from State Parks under the Grant. Upon transfer of the Grant to TPL, TPL shall be required to reimburse RAP the portion for the community engagement in the amount of $5,057, and then seek reimbursement from State Parks under its Grant award for the Project. TPL is required to reimburse RAP prior to the close of the Project with State Parks. The on-going maintenance and operations of the park expansion will be included in future budget requests and be an extension of the existing maintenance and operations of the property parcels already managed by the RAP. Community Impact Statement: None submitted
 
 
(11)
22-0322
CD 14
CATEGORICAL EXEMPTION and ARTS, PARKS, HEALTH, EDUCATION, AND NEIGHBORHOODS COMMITTEE REPORT relative to the Rental Agreement Amendment with the State of California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), regarding the property located at the corner of Concord Avenue, Alhambra Avenue, and Lowell Avenue for the El Sereno Arroyo Playground.
   
 
Recommendations for Council action:​
 
  1. FIND the proposed project is categorically exempt from the provisions of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) pursuant to Article III, Sections 1, Class 1(14) [Amendment of a lease to use an existing facility involving negligible or no expansion of use] of City CEQA Guidelines and to Article 19, Section 15301 of California CEQA Guidelines, and direct Department of Recreation and Parks (RAP) staff to file a Notice of Exemption with the Los Angeles County Clerk.
     
  2. APPROVE the proposed Rental Agreement Amendment between the Caltrans and the City, regarding the leasing of the Caltrans property, located at the corner of Concord Avenue, Alhambra Avenue and Lowell Avenue, in the El Sereno community, to be developed and maintained as a passive and active use playground ,wherein the term of such lease is extended to a term of 40 years; as further detailed in Report No. 22-066, attached to the Revised Board of Recreation and Park Commissioners report dated March 17, 2022, attached to the Council file.
Community Impact Statement: None submitted
 
 
(Information, Technology, and General Services Committee report to be submitted in Council. If public hearing is not held in Committee, an opportunity for public comment will be provided.)

(Click on the above hyperlink or go to http://www.lacouncilfile.com for background documents.)

(Public Works Committee waived consideration of the above matter)

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

(12)
22-0467
COMMUNICATIONS FROM THE CITY ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER (CAO), CITY ATTORNEY, and ORDINANCE FIRST CONSIDERATION relative to amending the Los Angeles Administrative Code to update the salary for Assistant General Manager, Civil, Human Rights, and Equity Department.
   
  Recommendations for Council action, SUBJECT TO THE APPROVAL OF THE MAYOR:
 
  1. PRESENT and ADOPT the accompanying ORDINANCE dated March 29, 2022, attached to the Council file, relative to amending Schedule A of Section 4.61 of the Los Angeles Administrative Code to update the salary for the Assistant General Manager, Civil, Human Rights and Equity Department classification, and to reflect class title changes adopted by the Civil Service Commission for non-represented classifications.
     
  2. APPROVE the proposed salary range for the classification of Assistant General Manager, Civil, Human Rights and Equity Department (Class Code 7319) at Salary Range 6684 ($143,403 – $209,656).
     
  3. AUTHORIZE the CAO, upon accretion of said class to a bargaining unit, to amend the appropriate Memorandum of Understanding to reflect the salary approved by Ordinance.
     
  4. AUTHORIZE the CAO and Controller to correct any clerical or technical errors in the accompanying Ordinance.
Fiscal Impact Statement: The CAO reports that these positions are included in the Department’s annual budget; therefore, there is no anticipated impact to the General Fund. Community Impact Statement: None submitted
 
  (Personnel, Audits, and Animal Welfare Committee waived consideration of the above matter)
(13)
21-0570
AD HOC COMMITTEE ON COVID-19 RECOVERY AND NEIGHBORHOOD INVESTMENT REPORT relative to protecting small businesses against eviction due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
   
  Recommendations for Council action, SUBJECT TO THE APPROVAL OF THE MAYOR:
 
  1. AUTHORIZE the Economic and Workforce Development Department (EWDD) and the Community Investment for Families Department (CIFD) to reprogram $250,000 in Community Development Block Grant-Coronavirus (CDBG-CV) funds from the LA Optimized Program to a temporary program entitled “Small Business Legal Assistance,” which will provide support for COVID-19 related lease renegotiation, debt negotiation, and other services.
     
    1. Authorize the Controller to establish new account and transfer appropriation within the Community Development Trust Fund No. 424 as follows:

      From: Account 43T8CV CV-19 LA's Business Source $250,000
      To:     Account 21VXXX Small Business Legal Assistance $250,000
       
  2. AUTHORIZE the Controller to transfer the following to the EWDD F551, Dept 22, Acct 22V4AE (Legal Aid Program) for the provision of legal assistance to income-qualified small businesses:
     
    1. $375,000 from the Building and Safety Fund No. 100/88, Account No 001090 (Salaries Overtime).
      ​​​​​​​
    2. $625,000 from the Unappropriated Balance, Fund No. 100/58, Account No. 580350, COVID-19 Emergency Response.
       
  3. AUTHORIZE the EWDD to negotiate and execute a subrecipient agreement with Bet Tzedek in a total amount not to exceed $1.25 million, for the provision of legal assistance to income-qualified small businesses, subject to City Attorney review and approval as to form.
     
  4. AUTHORIZE the Chief Legislative Analyst (CLA) to make the necessary technical adjustments consistent with Council’s actions, and authorize the Controller to implement these instructions.
Fiscal Impact Statement: Neither the City Administrative Officer nor the CLA has completed a financial analysis of this report. Community Impact Statement: None submitted.
 
 
(14)
21-0540
AD HOC COMMITTEE ON COVID-19 RECOVERY AND NEIGHBORHOOD INVESTMENT REPORT relative to an update on solid resources utility relief for debt incurred during the COVID-19 pandemic and the implementation of long-term affordability strategies.
   
  Recommendations for Council action, SUBJECT TO THE APPROVAL OF THE MAYOR:
 
  1. TRANSFER appropriations up to $8 million for the reimbursement of solid waste fee arrearages for low-income customers for the period of March 4, 2020 to June 15, 2021:
     
      Fund/Dept   Account   Title
    From: 100/558 580368 Utility Assistance Debt Relief
           
    To: 508/50 TBD Solid Resources Fund Low Income Customer Arrearage Payment Program

     
  2. INSTRUCT the Bureau of Sanitation (BOS), in coordination with the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, to implement the Solid Resources Fund Low Income Customer Arrearage Program as detailed in the Chief Legislative Analyst (CLA) report dated April 21, 2022, attached to Council file No. 21-0540, and report to Council on the final amount credited to customers at the completion of the program.
     
  3. INSTRUCT the City Administrative Officer (CAO) to report on the proposed use of any unspent program funds in a future Financial Status Report.
     
  4. INSTRUCT the City Clerk to place on the agenda of the first regular Council meeting on July 1, 2022, or shortly thereafter, the following instruction:
     
    1. Reappropriate $2,000,000 from the Unappropriated Balance included in the Fiscal Year (FY) 2021-22 Budget, Fund No. 100/58, Account No. 580368, Utility Assistance Debt Relief, in the same amount; and, into the same account as exists on June 30, 2022.
       
  5. AUTHORIZE the CAO, with the assistance of the BOS, to prepare Controller's instructions and make the necessary technical adjustments consistent with Council's actions, and authorize the Controller to implement these instructions.
Fiscal Impact Statement: The CLA reports that a total of $10 million is set aside in the Unappropriated Balance for utility relief in the FY 2021-22 Adopted Budget. This report recommends transferring $8 million of these funds to the BOS to implement a solid resources financial assistance program for registered low-income customers for the period of March 4, 2020 to June 15, 2021. To provide Council with the option of extending utility relief during FY 2022-23, this report includes a recommendation to reappropriate the remaining $2 million on July 1, 2022. Community Impact Statement: None submitted.
 
 
(15)
22-0097
CONSIDERATION OF MOTION (MARTINEZ - PRICE) relative to establishing a new Office of Job Quality Stabilization within the Economic and Workforce Development Department (EWDD), and related matters.
   
  Recommendations for Council action:
 
  1. ESTABLISH a new Office of Job Quality Stabilization within the EWDD. This office’s role will be to:
     
    1. Coordinate Federal, County, and local efforts around industries at risk from automation and other disruptions such as workers in the fossil fuel industry, at the port, and truck drivers within the City.
       
    2. Ensure that the City’s climate policies such as LA 100 and electric charging stations are implemented with good jobs.
       
    3. Create and implement a program to provide pension/retirement guarantees for all workers; re-employment and income-level guarantees for all displaced workers; retraining and relocation support as needed; and glide-path income support for workers between 60- 64. This will be created through public dollars (from the State and Federal funds as well as a potential new barrel tax) as well as private dollars from the energy sector.
       
    4. Launch an education campaign for at-risk workers including a website that provides social safety net resources, reemployment programs, as well as an outreach program executed by unions and community organizations.
       
    5. Strengthen worker re-employment through skills-based workforce development programs that prioritize displaced workers and members of frontline communities.
       
    6. Incentivize public bidding processes and demand-side interventions that link public contracts to High Road job creation and other employment benefits such as the targeted hiring of displaced workers.
       
    7. Establish an advisory group to give input on these programs and other functions that includes labor, business, advocates, frontline communities, and other stakeholders.
       
  2. APPOINT a representative from the Office of Job Quality Stabilization to serve on the Los Angeles County Just Transition Task Force.
     
  3. INSTRUCT the EWDD to report on the number of positions and funding they need to start the Office of Job Quality Stabilization.
Community Impact Statement: None submitted
 
  (Economic Development and Jobs Committee waived consideration of the above matter)
(16)
22-0498
MOTION (MARTINEZ - O’FARRELL) relative to funding the Office of the City Clerk to hire as-needed signature verification staff.
   
 
Recommendations for Council action, SUBJECT TO THE APPROVAL OF THE MAYOR:
 
  1. TRANSFER $600,000 from the City Clerk’s Elections Expense Account Fund No. 100/14, Account No. 004170, to the City Clerk’s Salaries, As-Needed Account Fund No. 100/14, Account No. 001070, to cover the costs to hire staff to review the initiative petitions.
     
  2. AUTHORIZE the Office of the City Clerk to make any technical corrections or clarifications as necessary to the above fund transfer instructions to effectuate the intent of this Motion.
 
 
(17)
22-0500
MOTION (MARTINEZ - O’FARRELL) relative to funding for services in connection with the Mayor’s special recognition of IX Summit of the Americas, including the illumination of City Hall.
   
  Recommendation for Council action, SUBJECT TO THE APPROVAL OF THE MAYOR:

TRANSFER and APPROPRIATE $400 from the Mayor’s portion of the Heritage Month Celebration and Special Events line item in the General City Purposes Fund No. 100/56 to the General Service Fund No. 100/40, Account No. 1071 (Salaries-As Needed), for services in connection with the Mayor’s special recognition on June 6, 7, 8, and 9, 2022 of IX Summit of the Americas, including the illumination of City Hall. 
 
 
(18)
22-0501
MOTION (LEE - RAMAN) relative to funding for services in connection with the City’s special recognition for LA RISE and Mental Health Awareness Month, including the illumination of City Hall.
   
  Recommendation for Council action, SUBJECT TO THE APPROVAL OF THE MAYOR:
 
APPROPRIATE $800 from the Council’s portion of the Heritage Month Celebration and Special Events - Council line item in the General City Purposes Fund No. 100/56 to the General Service Fund No. 100/40, Account No. 1070 (Salaries-As Needed) for services in connection with the City’s special recognition for LA RISE and Mental Health Awareness Month on May 2, 2022 and May 3, 2022 at City Hall, including the illumination of City Hall.
 
 
(19)
22-0010-S17
MOTION (LEE for PRICE - WESSON) relative to an offer of reward for information leading to the identification, apprehension, and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the death of Sabino Reyna on December 15, 2021.
   
  Recommendations for Council action, SUBJECT TO THE APPROVAL OF THE MAYOR:
 
  1. PROVIDE an offer of reward in the amount of $50,000 for information leading to the identification, apprehension, and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the death of Sabino Reyna on December 15, 2021.
     
  2. FIND that the subject reward complies with the provisions of Chapter 12, Article 1, Division 19, of the Los Angeles Administrative Code.
     
  3. DIRECT the City Clerk to publish the required notices and/or advertisements to effectuate this reward.
 
 

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