Meeting

Public Works Committee

Wednesday, January 25, 2023

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

MEMBERS:   COUNCILMEMBER JOHN S. LEE, CHAIR
    COUNCILMEMBER BOB BLUMENFIELD
    COUNCILMEMBER NITHYA RAMAN
     

(Michael Espinosa - Legislative Assistant - (213) 978-1064 or [email protected])

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.

The audio for this meeting is broadcast live on the internet at https://clerk.lacity.org/calendar. The live audio can also be heard at: (213) 621-CITY (Metro), (818) 904-9450 (Valley), (310) 471-CITY (Westside) and (310) 547-CITY (San Pedro Area). If the live audio is unavailable via one of these channels, members of the public should try one of hte other channels.

Members of the public who would like to offer public comment on the items listed on the agenda should call 1 669 254 5252 and use Meeting ID No. 160 947 2351 and then press #. Press # again when prompted for participant ID. Once admitted into the meeting, press *9 to request to speak.

Requests for reasonable modification or accommodation from individuals with disabilities, consistent with the Americans with Disabilities Act can be made by contacting the City Clerk's Office at (213) 978-1133. For Telecommunication Relay Services for the hearing impaired, please see the information located at the end of this agenda.

Submit written comment at LACouncilComment.com


Note: For information regarding the Committee and its operations, please contact the Committee Legislative Assistant at the phone number and/or email address listed above. The Legislative Assistant may answer questions and provide materials and notice of matters scheduled before the City Council. Sign Language Interpreters, Communication Access Real-Time Transcription (CART), Assistive Listening Devices, or other auxiliary aids and/or services may be provided upon request. To ensure availability, you are advised to make your request at least 72 hours prior to the meeting/event you wish to attend. Due to difficulties in securing Sign Language Interpreters, five or more business days notice is strongly recommended. For additional information, please contact the Legislative Assistant listed above.

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MULTIPLE AGENDA ITEM COMMENT

GENERAL PUBLIC COMMENT

ITEM(S)

(1)
22-1547
Motion (O'Farrell - Koretz) relative to the feasibility of and recommendations for designating the California native Coastal Live Oak (Quercus agrifolia) as an official tree of the City. (This item was referred to the Public Works Committee and Planning and Land Use Management Committee)
   
 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted 

   
(2)
15-0719-S27
CD 3
Motion (Blumenfield - Bonin) relative to potentially including pedestrian bridges and tunnels over and under the 101 Freeway in the Third Council District to form part of the Neighborhood Enhanced Network (NEN).
   
 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted

   
(3)
22-0580
CD 7
City Engineer report relative to the vacation of a portion of alley south of Brand Boulevard, between Burnet Avenue and Noble Avenue, and storm drain easement on northeast corner (VAC- E1401416).
   
 

Fiscal Impact Statement: Yes

   
 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted

   
(4)
22-0948-S1
Motion (Harris-Dawson – Krekorian) relative to including the 2022 Inauguration Ceremonies of Mayor-elect Karen Bass, incoming City Council Members and the City Attorney in the City wide List of Special Events, and related matters.
   
 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted

   
(5)
19-0659
CD 4
City Engineer report relative to the vacation of a portion of the easterly side of Vermont Avenue, from Prospect Avenue to Hollywood Boulevard (VAC- E1401364).
   
 

Fiscal Impact Statement: Yes

   
 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted

   
(6)
22-1542
CD 9
Resolution (Price – O'Farrell) relative to declaring the property located at 116 East 59th Place a Public Nuisance as the result of the presence of a homeless encampment, excessive trash and debris, and inoperable vehicles.
   
 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted

   
(7)
22-1567
CD 7
Motion (Rodriguez – McOsker) relative to an exception to the City's one-year, street cut moratorium on Foothill Boulevard to allow the Los Angeles Department of Transportation to install Northeast Valley Traffic and Mobility Improvement project elements at various locations along this street segment.
   
 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted

   
(8)
21-0859-S1
CD 9
Motion (Price - Hutt) relative to working cooperatively with the applicant and its representatives through the B-permit process regarding the Chick Hearn Court Vacation identified in Revocable Permit Application No. 2022000118; and, issuing a Revocable Permit prior to the completion of the street vacation.
   
 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted

   
(9)
22-0156-S1
Motion (Lee – Blumenfield) relative to the enforcement strategies that are underway and/or in consideration in support of the City's efforts to fortify the street lighting network; and, an overview of prosecution efforts related to crimes committed against the City's street lighting network.
   
 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted

   
(10)
22-1476
Motion (Harris-Dawson for Raman, Bonin, Blumenfield - Price) relative to reforming the City’s street dedication process. (This item was referred to the Public Works Committee and Planning and Land Use Management Committee)
   
 

Community Impact Statement: Yes

For: Los Feliz Neighborhood Council

   
(11)
22-1141
Motion (Blumenfield - Buscaino) relative to the construction and maintenance of alternative surfaces for pedestrian walkways in the public right of way and at City-owned or operated facilities.
   
 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted

   
(12)
21-0561
CD 14
Bureau of Engineering report and Ordinance relative to the sale of parcels to the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LACMTA) for the Regional Connector Bunker Hill Station Project located on Flower Street between Hope Street and Second Street (Parcel A), and the other property bound by General Thaddeus Kosciuszko Way, Flower Street, Hope Street, and Third Street (Parcel B).
   
 

Fiscal Impact Statement: Yes

   
 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted

   

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.