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LOS ANGELES CITY COUNCIL

 

 
    Tuesday, September 20, 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 HEATHER HUTT, 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
 
The Council meetings will be broadcast live on Cable Television Channel 35, on the internet at https://clerk.lacity.org/calendar, and on YouTube. The live audio of the hearing will be available via telephone at: (213) 621-CITY (Metro), (818) 904-9450 (Valley), (310) 471-CITY (Westside), and (310) 547-CITY (San Pedro Area). If the live video or audio is unavailable via one of these channels, members of the public should try another channel.
 
Members of the public may also attend the Council meetings in-person. Live, oral public comment will be taken in-person, only, and not via teleconference. Please note that, pursuant to Municipal Code Section 200.123, proof of full Covid-19 vaccination or of a negative Covid-19 test within the prior 72 hours will be required to enter the City Hall building for any purpose. Proof of a negative test requires a printed document, email, or text message displayed on a phone from a test provider or laboratory showing the results of a PCR or antigen Covid-19 test. Additionally, pursuant to Mayoral directives, indoor masking will be required regardless of vaccination status or proof of a negative test. Written public comment may be submitted at LACouncilComment.com.
 
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 [email protected]
 
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, September 20, 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)
22-0022
CD 8
CATEGORICAL EXEMPTION and PUBLIC WORKS COMMITTEE REPORT relative to the vacation of a portion of the alley west of Broadway, between 87th Street and 88th Street, VAC-E1401411 (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 June 30, 2022 City Engineer report, attached to the Council file:

    Portion of alley west of Broadway between 87th Street and 88th Street.
     
  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

   
(2)
22-0937
CD 13
HEARING COMMENTS relative to an Application for Determination of Public Convenience or Necessity for the sale of alcoholic beverages for off-site consumption at Target, located at 609 North Dillon Street.
   
 

Recommendations for Council action:

  1. DETERMINE that the issuance of a liquor license at Target, located at 609 North Dillon Street, will serve the Public Convenience or Necessity and will not tend to create a law enforcement problem.
     
  2. GRANT the Application for Determination of Public Convenience or Necessity for the sale of alcoholic beverages for  off-site consumption at Target, located at 609 North Dillon Street.
     
  3. INSTRUCT the City Clerk to transmit this determination to the State Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control as required findings under Business and Professions Code Section 23958.4.
 

Applicant: Target Corporation

Representative: Beth Aboulafia, Hinman & Carmichael LLP

   
 

TIME LIMIT FILE - NOVEMBER 10, 2022

   
 

(LAST DAY FOR COUNCIL ACTION - NOVEMBER 9, 2022)

   

Items for which Public Hearings Have Been Held

(3)
20-0304
CD 7
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND JOBS COMMITTEE REPORT relative to the establishment of a Jobs and Economic Development Incentive (JEDI) Zone for a portion of the Van Nuys Boulevard Corridor between Bradley Avenue to the northeast and Laurel Canyon Boulevard to the southwest in Council District Seven.
   
 

Recommendations for Council action:
  1. DESIGNATE the Van Nuys Boulevard Corridor, between Bradley Avenue and Laurel Canyon Boulevard as a City of Los Angeles JEDI Zone (Van Nuys Corridor JEDI Zone), for a period of five years. as detailed in the September 6, 2022 Economic and Workforce Development Department (EWDD) report, attached to the Council File.
     
  2. AUTHORIZE the EWDD  to implement a Business Incentive Plan for the area, as set forth herein, consistent with the adopted JEDI Establishment Policy, including providing permit subsidies of up to $10,000 for up to 20 businesses within the Van Nuys Corridor JEDI Zone, with a total allocation of up to $200,000 from previously appropriated JEDI Program funds. 

   
 

Fiscal Impact Statement: The EWDD reports that there is no impact to the General Fund. During the establishment of the JEDI Zone program, the City Council and Mayor authorized the use of $1,000,000 of former Urban Development Action Grant funds to provide permit fee reductions for businesses located in designated JEDI Zones (Council File No. 13-0934-S2). 

   
 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

   
(4)
20-1536-S2
INITIAL STUDY/MITIGATED NEGATIVE DECLARATION (IS/MND) and PUBLIC WORKS and BUDGET AND FINANCE COMMITTEE REPORT relative to a contract with Tranzito-Vector, LLC, for the Sidewalk and Transit Amenities Program (STAP) to install, upgrade, and maintain transit shelters, to continue development of shade structures and associated amenities, and procure advertising for the structures; and California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) compliance, and related matters.
   
 

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

  1. ADOPT the findings, including under CEQA attached to the Board of Public Works (BPW) report dated May 11, 2022, attached to the Council file.
     
  2. ADOPT the IS/MND as found at the link attached to the Council file.
     
  3. ADOPT the Mitigation Monitoring Program prepared for the IS/MND attached to said BPW report.
     
  4. AUTHORIZE the Director, Bureau of Street Services (BSS), or designee, to execute the proposed contract with Tranzito-Vector, LLC as found in the City Administrative Officer (CAO) report dated August 18, 2022, attached to the Council file, to procure, install, upgrade, maintain transit shelters, and to continue development of shade structures and associated amenities and procure advertising for the structures, for a term of 20 years (ten years with two additional five-year options), to be effective beginning January 1, 2023, subject to the approval of the City Attorney as to form.
     
  5. AUTHORIZE the Controller to transfer the following for the purchase and installation of transit shelters as part of the BSS STAP:
     
      Fund/Dept Account Title Amount
    From: 100/58 580401 Street Furniture Implementation $1,000,000
             
    To: 100/86 003040 Contractual Services Account $1,000,000

     
  6. INSTRUCT the BSS to report to Council on a monthly basis with the status of the STAP, including how many shelters have been installed each week in each Council District.
     
  7. INSTRUCT the BSS to report in 30 days on processes for coordinating with other bureaus and departments to expedite implementation of the STAP.
     
  8. INSTRUCT the BSS to work with each Council District to develop an implementation plan for transit shelters in their District that ensure no District is left behind.

   
 

Fiscal Impact Statement: The CAO reports that there is no immediate General Fund impact.  The Contract does not require any funding upon approval and provides flexibility for the Council and Mayor to establish a desired level of funding. After the execution of the contract, there will be a potential General Fund impact for the capital funding of new transit amenities.  There is also anticipated revenue to the General Fund for the sale of advertising on transit amenities that will be dependent upon the level of funding provided to the Contract.  The exact impact on the General Fund is unknown at this time.

   
 

Financial Policies Statement: The CAO reports that the recommendation stated in said CAO report complies with City Financial Policies in that $1,000,000 in funding has been set aside in the Adopted 2022-23 Budget for the Program.

   
 

Community Impact Statement: Yes

Against:
Chatsworth Neighborhood Council
Coastal San Pedro Neighborhood Council
Granada Hills North Neighborhood Council
Westside Neighborhood Council

   
 

TIME LIMIT FILE - OCTOBER 17, 2022

   
 

(LAST DAY FOR COUNCIL ACTION - OCTOBER 14, 2022)

   
 

(Personnel, Audits, and Animal Welfare Committee waived consideration of the above matter)

   
(5)
20-1536
PUBLIC WORKS COMMITTEE REPORT and ORDINANCE FIRST CONSIDERATION relative to amending the Los Angeles Municipal Code (LAMC) to clarify the definition of outdoor advertising structure, and to exempt certain approved structures from the prohibition of outdoor advertising structures in the public right-of-way.
   
 

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

PRESENT and ADOPT the accompanying ORDINANCE, dated November 16, 2021, relative to amending Sections 67.01(a) and 67.02(b) of the LAMC to clarify the definition of outdoor advertising structure, and to exempt certain approved structures from the prohibition of outdoor advertising structures in the public right-of-way.

   
 

Fiscal Impact Statement: None submitted by the City Attorney. Neither the City Administrative Officer nor the Chief Legislative Analyst has completed a financial analysis of this report.

   
 

Community Impact Statement: Yes

For:
Downtown Los Angeles Neighborhood Council
West Hills Neighborhood Council
Mar Vista Community Council
Westwood Neighborhood Council
Bel Air-Beverly Crest Neighborhood Council

Against:
Westside Neighborhood Council
Hollywood United Neighborhood Council
Boyle Heights Neighborhood Council
Woodland Hills-Warner Center Neighborhood Council
Sunland-Tujunga Neighborhood Council
Coastal San Pedro Neighborhood Council

For if Amended:
West Los Angeles Neighborhood Council
Del Rey Neighborhood Council
Northwest San Pedro Neighborhood Council
Sun Valley Area Neighborhood Council

Neutral Position:
Reseda Neighborhood Council

   

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

(6)
22-0005-S148
CD 8
COMMUNICATION FROM THE LOS ANGELES HOUSING DEPARTMENT (LAHD) and RESOLUTION relative to removing the property at 7111 South Harvard Boulevard (Case No. 721361), Assessor I.D. No. 6015-036-001, from the Rent Escrow Account Program (REAP).
   
 

Recommendation for Council action:

APPROVE the LAHD report recommendation dated September 12, 2022, attached to the Council file, and ADOPT the accompanying RESOLUTION removing the property at 7111 South Harvard Boulevard (Case No. 721361), Assessor I.D. No. 6015-036-001, 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.

   
(7)
22-0005-S149
CD 2
COMMUNICATION FROM THE LOS ANGELES HOUSING DEPARTMENT (LAHD) and RESOLUTION relative to removing the property at 5529 North Elmer Avenue (Case No. 650648), Assessor I.D. No. 2350-008-045, from the Rent Escrow Account Program (REAP).
   
 

Recommendation for Council action:

APPROVE the LAHD report recommendation dated September 12, 2022, attached to the Council file, and ADOPT the accompanying RESOLUTION removing the property at 5529 North Elmer Avenue (Case No. 650648), Assessor I.D. No. 2350-008-045, 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.

   
(8)
22-0005-S150
CD 1
COMMUNICATION FROM THE LOS ANGELES HOUSING DEPARTMENT (LAHD) and RESOLUTION relative to removing the property at 1428 South Magnolia Avenue (Case No. 685033), Assessor I.D. No. 5056-007-015, from the Rent Escrow Account Program (REAP).
   
 

Recommendation for Council action:

APPROVE the LAHD report recommendation dated September 12, 2022, attached to the Council file, and ADOPT the accompanying RESOLUTION removing the property at 1428 South Magnolia Avenue (Case No. 685033), Assessor I.D. No. 5056-007-015, 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.

   
(9)
22-0010-S19
MOTION (PRICE - HUTT) relative to an offer of reward for information leading to the identification, apprehension, and conviction of person(s) responsible for the death of Darick Dantignac Jr. on January 22, 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 Darick Dantignac Jr. on January 22, 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.

   
(10)
22-0010-S3
MOTION (HARRIS-DAWSON - RODRIGUEZ) relative to reinstating the reward offer in the death of Mikeona Johnson for an additional six months.
   
 

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

  1. REAFFIRM the Council's findings and REINSTATE the reward offer relative to the death of Mikeona Johnson (Council action of February 16, 2022, Council file No. 22-0010-S3) for an additional period of six months from the publication of the renewed offer of reward by the City Clerk; and, further, that the sum of $50,000 shall be the aggregate maximum sum of any payment or payments of a City reward in this instance.
     
  2. DIRECT the City Clerk to publish the reward notice in the Our Weekly, Los Angeles Sentinel, and LA Watts Times, in addition to the regular publications used by the City Clerk for reward notices, to ensure adequate community notice.

   
(11)
21-1442
CD 14
MOTION (DE LEON - PRICE) relative to amending the Council action of January 25, 2022 regarding the naming of “ROBERT VARGAS SQUARE ARTIST - ANGELENO” (Council file No. 21-1442).
   
 

Recommendation for Council action:

AMEND the Council action of January 25, 2022 relative to the naming of “ROBERT VARGAS SQUARE ARTIST – ANGELENO” to change the location of the name of this square to the intersection of First Street and State Street.

   
(12)
21-1012-S1
CD 4
MOTION (RAMAN - DE LEON) relative to funding for street beautification services in Council District 4.
   
 

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

  1. TRANSFER and APPROPRIATE $380,000 from the AB1290 Fund No. 53P, Account No. 281204 (CD 4 Redevelopment Projects - Services), to the Board of Public Works Fund No. 100/74, Account No. 3040 (Contractual Services) for street beautification services coordinated by the Office of Community Beautification with services provided by the Los Angeles Conservation Corps.
     
  2. INSTRUCT and AUTHORIZE the Board of Public Works, Office of Community Beautification to prepare, process and execute the necessary documents with and/or payments to the Los Angeles Conservation Corps, or any other agency or organization, as appropriate, utilizing the above amount, for the above purpose, subject to the approval of the City Attorney as to form.
     
  3. AUTHORIZE the Department of Public Works, Office of Accounting to make any technical corrections or clarifications as necessary to the above fund transfer instructions in order to effectuate the intent of this Motion.

   
(13)
22-1066
CD 5
MOTION (KORETZ - LEE) relative to funding for tree maintenance and climate sustainability efforts on Melrose Avenue in Council District 5.
   
 

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

  1. TRANSFER and APPROPRIATE $100,000 in the Council District 5 portion of the Neighborhood Service Enhancements line item in the General City Purposes Fund No. 100/56 to the Board of Public Works Fund No. 100/74, Account No. 3040 (Contractual Services), for tree maintenance and climate sustainability efforts on Melrose Avenue as part of the Melrose Avenue Pedestrian Improvements project, coordinated by the Office of Community Beautification.
     
  2. AUTHORIZE the Board of Public Works, Office of Community Beautification to identify an appropriate contractor and prepare, process and execute the necessary documents with and/or payments to the contractor selected, or any other agency or organization, in the above amount for the above purpose, subject to the approval of the City Attorney as to form.
     
  3. AUTHORIZE the Department of Public Works, Office of Accounting to make any technical corrections or clarifications as necessary to the above fund transfer instructions in order to effectuate the intent of this Motion.

   
(14)
22-1067
CD 11
MOTION (HARRIS-DAWSON for BONIN - RAMAN) relative to funding for additional community services in Council District 11.
   
 

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

  1. TRANSFER $400,000 within the General City Purposes Fund No. 100/56 from the Council District 11 portion of the Special Events Fee Subsidy Line Item (Account No. 000868) to Account No. 000711 (CD-11 Community Services) for additional services in Council District 11.
     
  2. AUTHORIZE the City Clerk to make any corrections, clarifications, or revisions to the above fund transfer instructions, including any new instructions, in order to effectuate the intent of this Motion, and including any corrections and changes to fund or account numbers; said corrections / clarifications / changes may be made orally, electronically or by any other means.

   
(15)
13-0933-S5
MOTION (HARRIS-DAWSON for BONIN - RAMAN) relative to amending the Council action of December 11, 2021 regarding the Arts Development Fee Update and adopting the Arts Development Fee Expenditure Report (Council file No. 13-0933-S5), to change the proposed use of accounts.
   
 

Recommendation for Council action:

AMEND the Council action of December 11, 2021 relative to the Arts Development Fee Update and adopting the Arts Development Fee Expenditure Report (Council file No. 13-0933-S5), to change the proposed use of Council District 11 Account No. L873 from “District-Wide Mural project” to “Literary Exhibition”; to change the proposed use of Council District 11 Account No. L877 from “District-Wide Mural project” to Youth-Art Festival”; to change the proposed use of two Council District 11 Accounts (C330 and M922) from “District-Wide Mural project” to “Block Party”; and, to authorize the Cultural Affairs Department to make any corrections, clarifications, or revisions to the above instructions, including any new instructions, in order to effectuate the intent of this Motion; said corrections, clarifications, and changes may be made orally, electronically or by any other means.

   
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22-1068
CD 2
COMMUNICATION FROM THE CITY ENGINEER relative to the final map of Parcel Map L.A. No. 2018-5860 located at 7940 North Ethel Avenue, southerly of Strathern.
   
 

Recommendation for Council action:

APPROVE the final map of Parcel Map L.A. No. 2018-5860, located at 7940 North Ethel Avenue, southerly of Strathern Street and accompanying Subdivision Improvement Agreement and Contract with security documents.

(Bond No. C-141360)
Owner: Gor Petrosyan; Surveyor: Gor Mkrtchyan

   
 

Fiscal Impact Statement: The City Engineer reports that the subdivider has paid a fee of $9,064 for the processing of this final parcel map pursuant to Section 19.02(B) (3) of the Los Angeles Municipal Code. No additional City funds are needed.

   
 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

   
(17)
22-1074
CD 13
COMMUNICATION FROM THE CITY ENGINEER relative to the final map of Parcel Map L.A. No. 2009-3514 located at 1916 North Silver Lake Boulevard, southerly of Ewing Street.
   
 

Recommendation for Council action:

APPROVE the final map of Parcel Map L.A. No. 2009-3514, located at 1916 North Silver Lake Boulevard, southerly of Ewing Street and accompanying Subdivision Improvement Agreement and Contract with security documents.

(Bond No. C-141361)
Owner: Robert Kayvon; Surveyor: Hooshmand Jahanpour-Burke

   
 

Fiscal Impact Statement: The City Engineer reports that the subdivider has paid a fee of $8,720 for the processing of this final parcel map pursuant to Section 19.02(B) (3) of the Los Angeles Municipal Code. No additional City funds are needed.

   
 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

   
(18)
16-0763-S3
CD 11
COMMUNICATION FROM THE CITY ENGINEER relative to the final map of Tract No. 72298 located at 12101 West Olympic Boulevard, westerly of Bundy Drive.
   
 

Recommendation for Council action:

APPROVE the final map of Tract No. 72298, located at 12101 West Olympic Boulevard, westerly of Bundy Drive and accompanying Subdivision Improvement Agreement and Contract with security documents.

(Bond No. C-141365)
Subdivider: Philena Investment Holdings, LLC; Surveyor: Robert S. Rodgers

   
 

Fiscal Impact Statement: The City Engineer reports that the subdivider has paid a fee of $15,180 for the processing of this final tract map pursuant to Section 19.02(A) (2) of the Los Angeles Municipal Code. No additional City funds are needed.

   
 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

   
(19)
22-1085
CD 7
COMMUNICATION FROM THE CITY ENGINEER relative to the final map of Tract No. 83067 located at 7026 West Valmont Street, easterly of Silverton Avenue.
   
 

Recommendation for Council action:

APPROVE the final map of Tract No. 83067, located at 7026 West Valmont Street, easterly of Silverton Avenue and accompanying Subdivision Improvement Agreement and Contract with security documents

(Bond No. C-141368)
Owner: Valmont Holdings, LLC; Surveyor: Kris Joseph Rigdon

   
 

Fiscal Impact Statement: The City Engineer reports that the subdivider has paid a fee of $9,064 for the processing of this final tract map pursuant to Section 19.02(B) (3) of the Los Angeles Municipal Code. No additional City funds are needed.

   
 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

   
(20)
22-1086
CD 11
COMMUNICATION FROM THE CITY ENGINEER relative to the final map of Tract Map L.A. No. 82781, located at 1452 South Butler Avenue, northerly of Ohio Avenue.
   
 

Recommendation for Council action:

APPROVE the final map of Tract Map L.A. No. 82781, located at 1452 South Butler Avenue, northerly of Ohio Avenue and accompanying Subdivision Improvement Agreement and Contract with security documents.

(Bond No. C-141369)
Owner: The 1454 Butler Avenue, LLC; Surveyor: Mo Sahebi, Planex Associates Inc.

   
 

Fiscal Impact Statement: The subdivider has paid a fee of $9,064 for the processing of this final Tract map pursuant to Section 19.02(B)(3) of the Los Angeles Municipal Code. No additional City funds are needed.

   
 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

   
(21)
22-1200-S54
COMMUNICATION FROM THE CHAIR, ARTS, PARKS, HEALTH, EDUCATION, AND NEIGHBORHOODS COMMITTEE relative to the appointment of Ms. Lori Quon to the El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument Authority.
   
 

Recommendation for Council action:

RESOLVE that the Mayor's appointment of Ms. Lori Quon to the El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument Authority for the term ending June 30, 2026 is APPROVED and CONFIRMED. Ms. Quon resides in Council District 11. (Current Composition: M=5; F=3; Vacant=1).

Financial Disclosure Statement: Filed

Background Review:  Pending

   
 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted

   
 

TIME LIMIT FILE - OCTOBER 3, 2022

   
 

(LAST DAY FOR COUNCIL ACTION - SEPTEMBER 30, 2022)

   
(22)
21-0112-S1
CDs 3, 4, 6,
8, 11-13, 15
COMMUNICATIONS FROM THE LOS ANGELES HOUSING DEPARTMENT (LAHD) relative to the selection of Development Teams for the Homekey Program Round 2 sites of nine City Project Homekey projects; and related matters.
   
 

A. COMMUNICATION FROM LAHD DATED SEPTEMBER 14, 2022

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

  1. APPROVE the recommended Owner/Operators listed in Attachment 1, contained in the LAHD report dated September 14, 2022, attached to Council file No. 21-0112-S1.
     
  2. AUTHORIZE the General Manager, LAHD, or designee to:
     
    1. Negotiate and execute loan agreements with a promissory note, deed of trust, regulatory agreement, and any other necessary legal documents to execute loan agreements with the Owner/Operators as listed in Attachment 1.
       
    2. Enter into any agreements necessary to approve the transfer of title and funds from the Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA) to Owners.
       
  3. REQUEST the City Attorney to work with LAHD to develop a promissory note, deed of trust, regulatory agreement, and any other necessary legal documents to execute loan agreements with Owner/Operators after the purchase of Homekey properties, ensuring the City’s interests and the sites’ use meet the goals of the City and the Homekey Program.
     
  4. AUTHORIZE the General Manager, LAHD, or designee to enter into a Sole Source Contract with LINC Housing for the 36-unit new construction site in Council District 6, located at 7639 Van Nuys Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 91405, subject to the approval of the City Attorney as to form.
     
  5. AUTHORIZE the General Manager, LAHD, or designee to enter into a Sole Source Contract with A Community of Friends for the 101-unit new construction site in Council District 3, located at 21121 Vanowen Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 91303, subject to the approval of the City Attorney as to form.
     
  6. MODIFY the approved Recommendation No. 7 contained in the City Administrative Officer (CAO) report dated June 17, 2022, attached to Council file No. 21-0112, with the following recommendations to align with the California Department of Housing and Community Development.
     
    1. Disburse all committed funding for the Homekey round 2 projects, not to exceed $234,565,929.
       
    2. Increase amounts and/or replace funding sources for each HOMEKEY project, this is an increase from the previous approval of $215,362,320 to $234,565,929, an increase of $19,203,609. The total funding will not exceed the total allocation of the Funding Source or the Total Match Amount of $234,565,929.

      Project Homekey – City of Los Angeles LA Funding Matching Minimums
       
      No. Site CD City Match
      1 7639 Van Nuys 6 $11,418,534
      2 1654 West Florence 8 29,562,840
      3 2812 West Temple/916 North Alvarado 13 20,201,400
      4 6531 South Sepulveda 11 31,001,350
      5 18602 South Vermont 15 15,989,297
      6 20205 Ventura 3 21,943,600
      7 19325 Londelius 12 28,150,850
      8 2010 Highland 4 19,764,058
      9 21121 Vanowen 3 41,534,000
        Loan to HACLA   15,000,000
          Total: $234,565,929

       
  7. AUTHORIZE the General Manager, LAHD, or designee to enter into Escrow Funding Agreements, subject to the approval of the City Attorney as to form, with the HACLA to disburse funds to the HACLA for the acquisition of the Homekey properties as outlined in the executed Professional Services Agreement between HACLA and the City
     
  8. AUTHORIZE the Controller to establish new accounts and appropriate the following within Fund GOB Series 2021-A (Taxable), Prop HHH Construction Fund No. 17E.
     
    Account Title Amount
    43WC40 6531 Sepulveda $16,938,550
    43WC41 18602 Vermont 850,000
    43WC42 20205 Ventura 6,530,000
    43WC43 19325 Londelius 15,800,000
      Total: $40,118,550

     
  9. AUTHORIZE the General Manager, LAHD, or designee to release the Request for Proposals/Qualifications (RFP/RFQ) for Project Homekey Round 3.
     
  10. AUTHORIZE the General Manager, LAHD, or designee to prepare Controller instructions and any technical corrections as necessary to the transactions included in the LAHD report dated September 14, 2022, including the creation of special appropriation accounts or corrections to account names, to implement the intent of those transactions, subject to the approval of the CAO, and request the Controller to implement those instructions.


B. COMMUNICATION FROM LAHD DATED SEPTEMBER 15, 2022

Recommendations for Council action, SUBJECT TO THE APPROVAL OF THE MAYOR:
 
  1. APPROVE the recommended Owner/Operators listed in Attachment 1, contained in the LAHD report dated September 15, 2022, attached to Council file No. 21-0112-S1.
     
  2. AUTHORIZE the General Manager, LAHD, or designee to enter into a Sole Source Contract with LINC Housing for the 36‐unit new construction site in Council District 6, located at 7639 Van Nuys Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 91405, subject to the approval of the City Attorney as to form.
     
  3. AUTHORIZE the General Manager, LAHD, or designee to enter into a Sole Source Contract with A Community of Friends for the 101‐unit new construction site in Council District 3, located at 21121 Vanowen Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 91303, subject to the approval of the City Attorney as to form.
     
  4. MODIFY the approved Recommendation No. 7 contained in the CAO report dated June 17, 2022, attached to Council file No. 21-0112, with the following recommendations to align with the California Department of Housing and Community Development.
     
    1. Disburse all committed funding for the Homekey round 2 projects, not to exceed $234,565,929.
       
    2. Increase amounts and/or replace funding sources for each Homekey project, this is an increase from the previous approval of $215,362,320 to $234,565,929, an increase of $19,203,609. The total funding will not exceed the total allocation of the Funding Source or the Total Match Amount of $234,565,929.

      Project Homekey – City of Los Angeles LA Funding Matching Minimums
       
      No. Site CD City Match
      1 7639 Van Nuys 6 $11,418,534
      2 1654 West Florence 8 29,562,840
      3 2812 West Temple/916 North Alvarado 13 20,201,400
      4 6531 South Sepulveda 11 31,001,350
      5 18602 South Vermont 15 15,989,297
      6 20205 Ventura 3 21,943,600
      7 19325 Londelius 12 28,150,850
      8 2010 Highland 4 19,764,058
      9 21121 Vanowen 3 41,534,000
        Loan to HACLA   15,000,000
          Total: $234,565,929

       
  5. AUTHORIZE the General Manager, LAHD, or designee to enter into Escrow Funding Agreements, subject to the approval of the City Attorney as to form, with the HACLA to disburse funds to the HACLA for the acquisition of the Homekey properties as outlined in the executed Professional Services Agreement between HACLA and the City.
     
  6. APPROVE the Proposition HHH Fiscal Year 2020‐2021 PEP to be amended and increased as follows: $4,969,012.49 for the 18602 Vermont Project.
     
  7. AUTHORIZE the Controller to establish new accounts and appropriate the following within Fund GOB Series 2021‐A (Taxable), Prop HHH Construction Fund No. 17E.
     
    Account Title Amount
    43WC40 6531 Sepulveda $15,245,537.51
    43WC41 18602 Vermont 4,969,012.49
    43WC42 20205 Ventura 5,535,464.51
    43WC43 19325 Londelius 14,368,535.49
      Total: $40,118,550

     
  8. AUTHORIZE the General Manager of LAHD, or designee to release the RFP/RFQ for Project Homekey Round 3.
     
  9. AUTHORIZE the General Manager, LAHD, or designee to prepare Controller instructions and any technical corrections as necessary to the transactions included in this report, including the creation of special appropriation accounts or corrections to account names, to implement the intent of those transactions, subject to the approval of the CAO, and request the Controller to implement those instructions.

   
 

Fiscal Impact Statement: The LAHD reports that there is no General Fund impact anticipated at this time.

   
 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted

   
 

(Homelessness and Poverty 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

(23)
22-0903
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 Davin Link v. City of Los Angeles, et al., Los Angeles Superior Court Case No. 19STCV01672. (This matter arises from a motorcycle accident at 16685 Calneva Drive.)

(Budget and Finance Committee considered the above matter in Closed Session on September 12, 2022)
   
(24)
22-0912
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 Baizar Aprahamian v. City of Los Angeles, et al., Los Angeles Superior Court Case No. 21STCV09093. (This matter arises from a trip and fall incident that occurred on July 7, 2022 on the sidewalk located at 4271 Denny Avenue in North Hollywood.)

(Budget and Finance Committee considered the above matter in Closed Session on September 12, 2022)
   
(25)
22-0911
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 Janet Rivani v. City of Santa Monica, et al., Los Angeles Superior Court Case No. 20STCV36754. (This matter arises from a trip and fall that occurred on December 31, 2018, approximately on Santa Monica Boulevard, next to 1840 Century Park East, in the City of Los Angeles.)

(Budget and Finance Committee considered the above matter in Closed Session on September 12, 2022)
   
(26)
22-0917
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 Sage Moloney v. City of Los Angeles, et al., United States District Court Case No. CV21-06157 CBM (ASx). (This matter arises from incidents involving members of the Los Angeles Police Department on May 30, 2020 and June 3, 2020 in Los Angeles, California.)

(Budget and Finance Committee considered the above matter in Closed Session on September 21, 2022)
   
(27)
22-0904
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 David Lopez v. County of Los Angeles, et al., Los Angeles Superior Court Case No. 21STCV38354. (This matter arises from an incident involving members of the Los Angeles Police Department on October 11, 2020 in Los Angeles, California.)

(Budget and Finance Committee considered the above matter in Closed Session on September 12, 2022)
   

Adjourning Motions

Council Adjournment

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