Public Works Committee

Wednesday, March 8, 2023



(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 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.

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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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CD 6
Bureau of Engineering report relative to identifying funds for the Tonopah Street Pedestrian Tunnel Closure project to limit access to the tunnel.

Fiscal Impact Statement: Yes


Community Impact Statement: Yes
For: Arleta Neighborhood Council

Motion (McOsker, Rodriguez - Lee) relative to a comprehensive assessment of all City-funded beautification and cleaning programs.

Community Impact Statement: None submitted

Motion (Lee - Hernandez, McOsker) relative to options for consideration to amend Los Angeles Municipal Code Section 62.06, relating to the establishment of the Street Damage Restoration Fee (SDRF), in an effort to modify the need to repave an entire block when repaving within the first year after a street cut.

Community Impact Statement: None submitted

Motion (Lee - Park) relative to sustainable solutions and best practices to sidewalk repairs, implemented by other cities, that preserve the City's mature street trees while ensuring safe sidewalks; and, securing federal funding under the urban forestry program of the new infrastructure bill.

Community Impact Statement: None submitted

Motion (De Leon – Krekorian) relative to issuing a revocable permit to Universal Waste Systems, Inc. to close, fence, occupy, demolish, excavate, and construct in the public right-of-way of the T-shaped alley south of 24th Street between Santa Fe Avenue and Minerva Street prior to finalizing and recording the street vacation (VAC-E1401397) of a portion of this alley.

Community Impact Statement: None submitted

CD 10
Motion (Hutt – Harris-Dawson, Price) relative to designating Jefferson Boulevard from St. Andrews Place to 10th Avenue as the "New Orleans Corridor".

Community Impact Statement: None submitted

Board of Public Works report relative to a Public Works Trust Fund Loan for the City Controller to alleviate the City's General Fund short-term cash flow deficits.

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 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,

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.