Please Note Public Comment Will Be Taken In-Person Only.
Called by Committee Chair
SPECIAL – Ad Hoc Committee on City Governance Reform
Thursday, April 20, 2023 – 4:00 PM
EXPO Center / Community (Comrie) Hall
3980 Bill Robertson Lane - 2nd Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90037
|MEMBERS:||COUNCILMEMBER PAUL KREKORIAN, CHAIR|
|COUNCILMEMBER NITHYA RAMAN|
|COUNCILMEMBER BOB BLUMENFIELD|
|COUNCILMEMBER MARQUEECE HARRIS-DAWSON|
|COUNCILMEMBER HEATHER HUTT|
|COUNCILMEMBER EUNISSES HERNANDEZ|
|COUNCILMEMBER TRACI PARK|
(Mandy Morales - Legislative Assistant - (213) 978-1057 or [email protected])
Submit written comment at LACouncilComment.com
Interpreters, including Sign Language, 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.
The Committee will take public comment from members of the public in-person only; there will be no public comment by teleconference. Additional information regarding Committee procedures provided at the end of this agenda.
SE OFRECE UN SERVICIO DE TRADUCCIÓN AL ESPAÑOL EN ESTA REUNIÓN.
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PUBLIC INPUT AT CITY COUNCIL COMMITTEE MEETINGS
Members of the public who wish to speak on one or multiple items shall have an opportunity to speak up to one minute per item up to a total of two minutes for two or more agenda items. At regular meetings, members of the public shall also have an opportunity to speak up to one minute for general public comment on any matter within the subject-matter jurisdiction of the Committee. The Committee is not required to take general public comment at special meetings. The Committee may limit the total amount of time for public comment on any specific agenda item, on all agenda-items collectively, and/or on general public comment, based on the anticipated time required to hear from public speakers on any given or all agenda items, on the availability of Committee members and the need to maintain quorum, and on any other relevant factor. The Committee shall not discuss or take action relative to any general public comment except as explicitly permitted under the Brown Act.
COMMITTEE INFORMATION, ASSIGNMENTS, AND STRUCTURE
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 Telecommunications Relay Service for the hearing impaired, please see the information below.
NOTICE TO PAID REPRESENTATIVES
If a member of the public is compensated to monitor, attend, or speak at this meeting, City law may require them to register as a lobbyist and report this activity. More information can be found at Los Angeles Municipal Code 48.01 et seq. or at ethics.lacity.org/lobbying. Further assistance can be found by contacting the Ethics Commission at (213) 978-1960 or [email protected].
EXHAUSTION OF ADMINISTRATIVE REMEDIES
A member of the public seeking to challenge a City action in court may be limited to raising only those issues raised at the public hearing described in this notice, or in written correspondence delivered to the City Clerk prior to the public hearing in time reasonably to be considered by the Committee members. 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.
TELECOMMUNICATIONS RELAY SERVICE (TRS) COMMUNICATIONS
Individuals who are deaf and hard of hearing, and individuals with a speech disability, may be able to avail themselves of 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 caller 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.