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LOS ANGELES CITY COUNCIL

 

 
    Friday, May 27, 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
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 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 27, 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)
22-0595
CD 12
MOTION (LEE - KREKORIAN) and RESOLUTION relative to the issuance of revenue bonds or other obligations for the Hope of the Valley Rescue Mission facilities located at 16641 Roscoe Place in Council District 12.
   
  Recommendations for Council action, SUBJECT TO THE APPROVAL OF THE MAYOR:
 
  1. ADOPT the RESOLUTION, attached to the Motion, approving the issuance of bonds by the California Enterprise Development Authority in an aggregate principal amount not to exceed $5,000,000 to finance, refinance, or reimburse the cost of acquiring, developing, improving, installing, equipping, and furnishing the Facilities located at 16641 Roscoe Place, North Hills, California 91343 in Council District 12.
     
  2. HOLD a Tax Equity and Fiscal Responsibility Act of 1982 (TEFRA) public hearing, and ADOPT the TEFRA RESOLUTION, attached to the Motion, at the City Council Meeting to be held on Friday, May 27, 2022 at 10:00am, located at 200 North Spring Street, Room 340, Los Angeles.
 
 

Items for which Public Hearings Have Been Held

(2)
20-0348
ADMINISTRATIVE EXEMPTION and COMMUNICATION FROM THE BOARD OF AIRPORT COMMISSIONERS (BOAC) relative to approving the Fifth Amendment to a Contract with Nossaman, LLP, for Landside Access Modernization Program related legal services for property acquisitions of the Los Angeles World Airports.
   
  (Trade, Travel, and Tourism 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.)
Fiscal Impact Statement: The BOAC reports that this action will not impact the General Fund. Community Impact Statement: None submitted
  TIME LIMIT FILE - MAY 31, 2022(LAST DAY FOR COUNCIL ACTION - MAY 31, 2022)
 
(3)
22-0394
ADMINISTRATIVE EXEMPTION and COMMUNICATION FROM THE BOARD OF AIRPORT COMMISSIONERS (BOAC) relative to approving a Second Amendment to Contract DA-5507 with Hensel Phelps Construction Company to cover design and construction services for the Terminal 4 Baggage Handling System Replacement Project at the Los Angeles International Airport.
   
  (Trade, Travel, and Tourism 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.)
Fiscal Impact Statement: The BOAC 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)
 
(4)
17-0981-S4
CD 11
PLANNING AND LAND USE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE REPORT relative to activating a new streamlined permitting land use regulatory process, the Restaurant Beverage Program, in Council District 11.
   
 
Recommendations for Council action, pursuant to Resolution (Bonin - Krekorian):
 
  1. RESOLVE, that by the adoption of the Resolution attached to the Council file, inclusive of the Map (Exhibit A) and Findings (Exhibit B) attached to the Resolution, the Council hereby activates a new streamlined permitting land use regulatory process, the Restaurant Beverage Program, that shall be in force and full effect in the geographical boundaries attached in Exhibit A.
     
  2. RESOLVE, that based on the Findings outlined in Exhibit B relative to the geographic boundaries found in the Exhibit A maps, the Restaurant Beverage Program is in conformity with the public necessity, convenience, general welfare, and good zoning practice.
Fiscal Impact Statement: Neither the City Administrative Officer nor the Chief Legislative Analyst has completed a financial analysis on this report. Community Impact Statement: None submitted
 
 
(5)
17-0981-S5
CD 3
PLANNING AND LAND USE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE REPORT relative to activating a new streamlined permitting land use regulatory process, the Restaurant Beverage Program, in Council District 3.
   
 
Recommendations for Council action, pursuant to Resolution (Blumenfield - Krekorian):
 
  1. RESOLVE, that by the adoption of the Resolution attached to the Council file, inclusive of the Map (Exhibit A) and Findings (Exhibit B) attached to the Resolution, the Council hereby activates a new streamlined permitting land use regulatory process, the Restaurant Beverage Program, that shall be in force and full effect in the geographical boundaries attached in Exhibit A.
     
  2. RESOLVE, that based on the Findings outlined in Exhibit B relative to the geographic boundaries found in the Exhibit A maps, the Restaurant Beverage Program is in conformity with the public necessity, convenience, general welfare, and good zoning practice.
Fiscal Impact Statement: Neither the City Administrative Officer nor the Chief Legislative Analyst has completed a financial analysis on this report. Community Impact Statement: None submitted
 
 
(6)
17-0981-S7
CD 5
PLANNING AND LAND USE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE REPORT relative to activating a new streamlined permitting land use regulatory process, the Restaurant Beverage Program, in Council District 5.
   
 
Recommendations for Council action, pursuant to Resolution (Koretz - Krekorian):
 
  1. RESOLVE, that by the adoption of the Resolution attached to the Council file, inclusive of the Map (Exhibit A) and Findings (Exhibit B) attached to the Resolution, the Council hereby activates a new streamlined permitting land use regulatory process, the Restaurant Beverage Program that shall be in force and full effect in the geographical boundaries attached in Exhibit A.
     
  2. RESOLVE, that based on the Findings outlined in Exhibit B relative to the geographic boundaries found in the Exhibit A maps, the Restaurant Beverage Program is in conformity with the public necessity, convenience, general welfare, and good zoning practice.
Fiscal Impact Statement: Neither the City Administrative Officer nor the Chief Legislative Analyst has completed a financial analysis on this report. Community Impact Statement: Yes
For: Westside Neighborhood Council
 
 
(7)
17-0981-S8
CD 10
PLANNING AND LAND USE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE REPORT relative to activating a new streamlined permitting land use regulatory process, the Restaurant Beverage Program, in Council District 10.
   
 
Recommendations for Council action, pursuant to Resolution (Wesson - Raman):
 
  1. RESOLVE, that by the adoption of the Resolution attached to the Council file, inclusive of the Map (Exhibit A) and Findings (Exhibit B) attached to the Resolution, the Council hereby activates a new streamlined permitting land use regulatory process, the Restaurant Beverage Program that shall be in force and full effect in the geographical boundaries attached in Exhibit A.
     
  2. RESOLVE, that based on the Findings outlined in Exhibit B relative to the geographic boundaries found in the Exhibit A maps, the Restaurant Beverage Program is in conformity with the public necessity, convenience, general welfare, and good zoning practice.
Fiscal Impact Statement: Neither the City Administrative Officer nor the Chief Legislative Analyst has completed a financial analysis on this report. Community Impact Statement: None submitted
 
 
(8)
22-0151
PLANNING AND LAND USE MANAGEMENT and ENERGY, CLIMATE CHANGE, ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE, AND RIVER COMMITTEES REPORT relative to a plan for the implementation of an Ordinance and/or regulatory framework that will require all new residential and commercial buildings in Los Angeles to be built to achieve zero-carbon emissions.
   
 
Recommendations for Council action, pursuant to Motion (Raman – O’Farrell – Martinez – Harris-Dawson – Koretz – Blumenfield):

INSTRUCT the Los Angeles Department of Building and Safety (LADBS), with assistance from the City Attorney, the Climate Emergency Mobilization Office (CEMO), and all relevant departments, to report back within 180 days with a plan for the implementation of an ordinance and/or regulatory framework, effective or before January 1, 2023, that will require all new residential and commercial buildings in Los Angeles to be built so that they will achieve zero-carbon emissions. The plan should integrate and be informed by the findings of the CEMO’s Climate Equity LA Series on building decarbonization, as well as by the LADBS’ engagement with technical experts and key stakeholders per Council file No. 21-1463 and additional engagement with building owner/operators, and should include:
 
  1. A recommended timeline for the implementation of the ordinance and/or regulatory framework, by building type.
     
  2. Recommended regulatory language to ensure that the Ordinance and/or regulatory framework does not place the economic burden of transitioning to decarbonized construction on low-income tenants or contribute to housing destabilization or community displacement pressures.
     
  3. An analysis of any negative impacts to construction costs and timelines for publicly-funded residential buildings and recommendations for mitigating measures.
     
  4. Strategies to mitigate and offset any potential impacts to construction jobs through programs and/or policies, developed in consultation with workers and labor union representatives for workers in the building trades impacted by the decarbonization of buildings, that would lead to the creation of new, quality jobs for workers working in impacted industries and that could bolster the City’s ongoing Targeted Local Hire and Bridge to Jobs programs.
Fiscal Impact Statement:
Neither the City Administrative Officer nor the Chief Legislative Analyst has completed a financial analysis of this report.
Community Impact Statement: Yes

For: Westside Neighborhood Council
       Hollywood United Neighborhood Council
       Del Rey Neighborhood Council
 
 
(Economic Development and Jobs Committee and Housing Committee waived consideration of the above matter)
(9)
21-1039
ENERGY, CLIMATE CHANGE, ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE, AND RIVER COMMITTEE REPORT relative to developing a Building Decarbonization Work Plan for the City’s existing building stock and identifying City facilities for near-term installation of distributed energy generation systems.
   
 
Recommendations for Council action, SUBJECT TO THE APPROVAL OF THE MAYOR:
 
  1. INSTRUCT the Controller to transfer $28,589,000 from the Unappropriated Balance Fund 100/58, Account No. 580370, Renewable Energy to new and existing accounts in the Engineering Special Services Fund No. 682, Department No. 50, for project implementation costs including project engineering, design, construction, and other associated program costs, as shown in the table detailed in the May 3, 2022 Bureau of Engineering report, attached to the Council file.
     
  2. AUTHORIZE the City Engineer or designee to make technical corrections to the recommendations in order to effectuate the intent of the City Council.
     
  3. AUTHORIZE the City Engineer, with concurrence from the Municipal Facilities Committee, to reallocate project funding based on further investigation of the proposed projects.
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
 
  (Budget and Finance Committee waived consideration of the above matter)
(10)
15-0499-S2
PLANNING AND LAND USE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE REPORT relative to preparing a report with recommendations on ongoing tree and biodiversity planning, strategies and/or efforts to protect and grow the City’s urban canopy; provide recommendations to require the placement of trees, and timing of any tree removals, at an earlier phase in the land use/environmental review, and permitting review process, and thereby maximize City efforts to grow tree canopy coverage; and, to prepare and present an Ordinance to effectuate these directives.
   
 
Recommendations for Council action, as initiated by Motion (Harris-Dawson – Blumenfield):
 
  1. INSTRUCT the Department of City Planning (DCP), the Department of Building and Safety, the Bureau of Street Services, the City’s Community Forest Advisory Committee, and. the Board of Public Works Forest Office, with the assistance of the City Attorney, to: (1) prepare a report with recommendations relative to ongoing tree and biodiversity planning, strategies and/or efforts to protect and grow the City’s urban canopy, as instructed by the Council on August 12, 2020 (Council file No. 15-0499-S1); and (2) provide recommendations to require the placement of trees, and timing of any tree removals, at an earlier phase in the land use/environmental review, and permitting review process, and thereby maximize City efforts to grow tree canopy coverage; and (3) prepare and present an ordinance to effectuate these directives.
     
  2. INSTRUCT DCP to report in 30 days.
     
  3. INSTRUCT DCP to propose an equity strategy or plan on how to improve tree canopy in Council Districts with very low tree canopy coverage per Council file No. 15-0499-S1.
     
  4. INSTRUCT DCP to report on security and lighting.
     
  5. INSTRUCT DCP to report on roots and impacts on sidewalks.
Fiscal Impact Statement: Neither the City Administrative Officer nor the Chief Legislative Analyst has completed a financial analysis on this report. Community Impact Statement: Yes

For: Pico Union Neighborhood Council
       United Neighborhoods Neighborhood Council
       Westside Neighborhood Council
       Empowerment Congress North Area Neighborhood Development Council
 
 

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

(11)
22-0600
ANNUAL BUDGET RESOLUTION FOR FISCAL YEAR 2022-23 TO BE SUBMITTED BY THE CITY ATTORNEY, CITY ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER AND CHIEF LEGISLATIVE ANALYST.
   
  Community Impact Statement: Yes
 
Neutral Position: Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council
Against Unless Amended: Reseda Neighborhood Council
 
 
(12)
21-0600-S101
CONSIDERATION OF MOTION (CEDILLO – DE LEON) and COMMUNICATION FROM THE LOS ANGELES HOUSING DEPARTMENT (LAHD) relative to Reserve Fund loan recommendations to initiate the acquisition of Hillside Villa Apartments.
   
 
  1. MOTION

    Recommendations for Council action:
     
    1. INSTRUCT the City Administrative Officer (CAO) to present for adoption on July 1, 2021, a Reserve Fund loan proposal of up to $45,695,000 during Fiscal Year 2021-22 to initiate the acquisition of Hillside Villas, a 124-unit housing development located at 636 Notth Hill Place, for the preservation of affordable housing. The loan funds are anticipated to be repaid within two to five years by funding sources secured by a developer or nonprofit entity selected through a Request for Proposals process to take ownership and management of the affordablhe housing (Council file No. 20-0148-S2).
       
    2. INSTRUCT the LAHD, with assistance from the City Attorney, to initiate the acquisition of Hillside Villa Apartments, including obtaining a California Environmental Quality Act review, with the offer subject to a contingency that the property will need a thorough inspection and an accessibility report by a licensed and Certified Accessibility Consultant.
       
    3. DIRECT the CAO to report on a revised time frame for the reserve loan fund repayment if the City’s purchase offer is accepted by the property owner.
       
    4. DIRECT the LAHD to establish an expedited timeframe fo the transfer of the property to a qualified owner/manager if the City’s purchase offer is accepted by the property owner.
       
  2. LAHD REPORT

    Recommendations for Council action:
     
    1. AUTHORIZE the General Manager, LAHD, or designee, to obtain an updated appraisal of Hillside Villa Apartments located at 636 North Hill Place, Los Angeles, CA 90012.
       
    2. AUTHORIZE the General Manager, LAHD, or designee, to make an offer to purchase Hillside Villa Apartments in the amount not to exceed the updated appraised value with customary conditions and due diligence reviews.
       
    3. INSTRUCT the LAHD to report back to the Council and Mayor with a feasible financing plan prior to the release of all conditions and to request authority for a Reserve Fund loan and/or commercial financing loan for the acquisition of Hillside Villa Apartments.
       
    4. AUTHORIZE the General Manager, LAHD, or designee, to enter into a Professional Services Agreement with the Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA) to assist with the acquisition and to conduct and pay for due diligence at commercially reasonable rates including appraisals, physical needs inspections, environmental site assessments (Phase l and ll), Certified Access Specialist (CASp) inspection, and any other due diligence reports deemed necessary; Authorize the City Attorney’s Office to assist with conducting due diligence, by including applying for an order permitting entry and making a deposit for the same; and, Authorize the LAHD to reimburse the HACLA up to $125,000 of the cost of the noted due diligence reports from the Affordable Housing Linkage Fee (AHLF) account.
       
    5. AUTHORIZE the General Manager, LAHD, or designee, to negotiate a Purchase and Sale Agreement with the HACLA to acquire, rehabilitate and operate the property as covenanted affordable housing for 55 years. As part of the Agreement, the HACLA will agree to provide rental vouchers and to issue bonds. Execution of the Agreement will be contingent upon securing site control of Hillside Villas, and upon approval of a recommendation to the Mayor and Council for a conditional commitment to provide a deferred payment, residual receipts loan with terms and conditions as set forth in the Council approved Affordable Housing Managed Pipeline guidelines.
       
    6. AUTHORIZE the General Manager, LAHD, or designee, to obligate AHLF funds for the project listed below for reimbursement of due diligence related costs:

      Project Name                    Fund No.          Account No.                   Amount 
      Hillside Villa Apartments   Fund No. 59T   Account No. 43R724   $125,000
Fiscal Impact Statement: LAHD reports that the proposed acquisition price would be paid with a loan from the General Fund Reserve, to be secured by the property and repaid at the earlier of four years or when all permanent financing is secured. Community Impact Statement: None submitted
 
  (Budget and Finance Committee waived consideration of the matter)

[The City Council may recess to Closed Session, pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9(e)(3) (one potential case) and 54956.8 (instructions to negotiator Ann Sewill, General Manager of Los Angeles Housing Department, concerning price and terms).]
(13)
22-0594
CD 9
MOTION (PRICE - WESSON) relative to installing street banners across the Los Angeles region to celebrate and recognize the Ninth Summit of the Americas.
   
  Recommendations for Council action:
 
  1. APPROVE, in accordance with Los Angeles Municipal Code Section 62.132, the Street Banner Program coordinated by the Los Angeles Ninth Summit of the Americas Host Committee in partnership with the Los Angeles City Tourism Department, as a City of Los Angeles Non-event Street Banner Program for the period of June 6-10, 2022.

     
  2. APPROVE the content of the street banner designs attached to the Motion.
 
 
(14)
22-0591
MOTION (HARRIS-DAWSON - WESSON) relative to funding for services in connection with the Mayor’s special recognition for the victims of the Buffalo, New York shooting.
   
  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 Special Events line item in the General City Purposes Fund No. 100/56 to the General Services Fund No. 100/40, Account No. 1070 (Salaries-As Needed), for services in connection with the Mayor’s special recognition on May 16, 2022, for the victims of the Buffalo, New York shooting, including the illumination of City Hall.
 
 
(15)
22-0002-S53
CONSIDERATION OF RESOLUTION (KORETZ – RAMAN – KREKORIAN – O’FARRELL – WESSON) relative to establishing the City's position regarding Senate Bill (SB) 1393 (Archuleta – Rodriguez), which will dangerously inhibit the City's ability to meet its building decarbonization targets in time to protect against severe climate disruption and continuing climate disasters, and related matters.
   
  Recommendation for Council action, SUBJECT TO THE CONCURRENCE OF THE MAYOR:

RESOLVE to include in the City's 2021-22 State Legislative Program OPPOSITION for SB 1393 (Archuleta – Rodriguez), which will dangerously inhibit the City's ability to meet its building decarbonization targets in time to protect against severe climate disruption and continuing climate disasters.
Community Impact Statement: None submitted
 
  (Rules, Elections and Intergovernmental Relations Committee waived consideration of the above matter)
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22-0436
CONSIDERATION OF MOTION (RAMAN – DE LEON – PRICE) relative to the expansion of live interpreting services to all City Council Committee meetings for the entirety of the meeting.
   
  Recommendation for Council action:

INSTRUCT the City Clerk with the assistance of the Information Technology Agency, and any other relevant departments, to report within 60 days with recommendations to expand live interpreting services to all City Council Committee meetings for the entirety of the meeting. The report should include:
 
  1. A list of required software, technology, and hardware to facilitate the implementation of interpreting services for City Council Committee meetings virtually and in person.
     
  2. Contracting options to address the shortage of interpreters able to offer in-person services.
     
  3. Any additional funding and/or resources that will be needed to implement the expansion of interpreting services to all City Council Committee meetings.
Community Impact Statement: None submitted
 
  (Rules, Elections, and Intergovernmental Relations Committee and Budget and Finance Committee waived consideration of the above matter)
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21-1028-S4
COMMUNICATIONS FROM THE CITY ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER (CAO) relative to the Fifth Construction Projects Report (CPR) and Addendum.
   
 
  1. COMMUNICATION FROM THE CAO 

    Recommendations for Council action, SUBJECT TO THE APPROVAL OF THE MAYOR:
     
    1. AUTHORIZE the Controller to transfer $3,601,005 between Departments and Funds as specified in Attachment No 1, attached to the CAO report dated May 4, 2022, attached to the Council file.
       
    2. AUTHORIZE the Controller to transfer $8,496,759 between accounts within Departments and Funds as specified in Attachment No. 2.
       
    3. AUTHORIZE the Controller to appropriate $1,968,163 between accounts within Departments and Funds as specified in Attachment No. 3.
       
    4. In accordance with Recommendation No. 1, authorize the Controller to reimburse the General Fund with Municipal Improvement Corporation of Los Angeles (MICLA), upon CAO approval and receipt of requesting Departments’ labor services, construction materials, and supplies invoices for completed word, including the Departments’ labor services documentation that must contain an hourly breakdown with task codes detailing the completed MICLA eligible work, relative to the respective Departmental accounts designated for the following projects:
      1. Operations Valley Bureau, Old Fire Station 39 (Item C)
         
      2. Asphalt Plant 1, Phase 2 (25th and Harriet Street) (Item K)
         
      3. North Hollywood EV Infrastructure (Item L)
         
      4. Capital Projects and Maintenance at Various Buildings (Item LL)
    5. AUTHORIZE the CAO to make technical corrections, as necessary, to the transactions authorized through the report, as required to implement the intent of those transactions.
       
    6. AUTHORIZE the Controller to deposit reimbursements totaling $292,045, including any future reimbursements from Metro to the Subvention and Grants Fund No. 305/50, Revenue Source Code No. 3681, Intermodal Surface Transportation.
       
    7. REAPPROVE the use of up to $1.3 million in MICLA financing, provided in the 2017-18 Adopted Budget for the construction of various Livability Services Division deployment sites, and authorize the continued use of these funds beyond the City’s MICLA Three-Year Policy, until the anticipated project completion date of June 2023.
       
    8. AUTHORIZE the Department of General Services (GSD) to utilize a remaining balance of $4,406 within GSD’s budgetary accounts from the Los Angeles Police Department’s Parking Lot 3 abatement project to address remediation and abatement needed at 1463 and 1467 Angelus parking lots.
       
    9. RESCIND the recommended transfer of funds in the amount of $40,053 in the 2021-22 Fourth CPR Addendum (Council file 21-1028-S3). This authorization is a duplicate of a similar transfer to GSD’s budgetary accounts that was authorized by Council in the 2021-22 Third CPR (Council file No. 21-1028-S2).
       
    10. RESCIND the prior Controller’s instruction previously approved by Council as part of the 2021-22 Second CPR relative to the reappropriation of $534,198.17 in prior year funding within the Citywide Leasing program to avoid a year-end shortfall within the current year leasing portfolio (Council file No. 21-1028-S1; Recommendation No. 8, Item No. R), and authorize the Controller to implement replacement instructions as follows:
      1. Disencumber $433,538.05 within the GSD Fund No. 100/40, Leasing Account No. 006030, as follows:
        1. Fiscal Year 2017-18, $113,629
           
        2. Fiscal Year 2018-19, $319,909
      2. Revert said funds to the Reserve Fund and subsequently transfer from the Reserve Fund to the Unappropriated Balance, and appropriate therefrom to the Citywide Leasing Fund No. 100/63, Account No. 0000024, General Fund Leasing, to offset unfunded expenses authorized as part of the 2021-22 Citywide leasing portfolio.
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    11. Rescind the recommended appropriation of funds in the amount of $272,113 ($250,000 in MICLA and $22,113 in the Capital and Technology Expenditure Program (CTIEP)) included in the 2021-22 3rd CPR (Council file No. 21-1028-S2) Item NO. AAA. Zoo, Capital Projects and Maintenance at Various Buildings from Fund No. 100/54, Account No. 00V799, Capital Program, Zoo, and Fund No. 289/40, Account No. 40T25K, Capital Program, Zoo, to Zoo’s budgetary account No. 87R975, Zoo Repairs and replace with the following controller’s instructions:
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      1. $250,000 from Fund No. 289/40, Account No. 40T25K, Capital Program, Zoo, to Fund No. 289/87, Account No. 87TBD, Capital Program, Zoo.
         
      2. $22,113 from Fund No. 100/54, Account No. 00V799, Capital Program, Zoo, to Fund No. 40E/87, Account No. 87R975, Zoo Repairs.
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    12. APPROVE the repurposing of $583,143 in CTIEP funds and $484,714 in Sites and Facilities monies remaining for various completed Municipal Facilities projected located in Council District Eight, and authorize the use of these monies to provide contributing funds for the Manchester Junior Arts Center replacement project that will be co-located with other community programming at the former Fire Station No. 54 lcoated in the vicinity of Crenshaw Boulevard and Slauson avenue (transfer instructions included in Attachment No. 1, Item OO).
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  2. ADDENDUM FROM CAO

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

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    1. AUTHORIZE the Controller to transfer $8,245,125 between Departments and Funds as specified in Attachment No. 1, attached to the CAO report addendum, attached to the Council file.
       
    2. AUTHORIZE the Controller to transfer $2,873,183 between accounts within Departments and Funds as specified in Attachment No. 2.
       
    3. AUTHORIZE the Controller to appropriate $3,782,614 between accounts within Departments and Funds as specified in Attachment No. 3.
       
    4. In accordance with Recommendation No. 7, authorize the Controller to reimburse the General Fund with MICLA, upon CAO approval and receipt of requesting Departments’ labor services, construction materials, and supplies invoices for completed work, including the Departments’ labor services documentation that must contain an hourly breakdown with task codes detailing the completed MICLA eligible work, relative to the respective Departmental accounts designated for the following project:
      ​​​​​​​
      1. Sixth Street Viaduct Replacement Project Funds Reauthorization (Item B)
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    5. AUTHORIZE the CAO to make technical corrections, as necessary, to the transactions authorized through the report, as required to implement the intent of those transactions.
       
    6. AUTHORIZE the Board of Public Works, on behalf of the Bureau of Engineering, to transfer and appropriate a total of $35,363.51 to the Bureau of Engineering, Fund No. 100/78, Account No. 001010, Salaries General ($24,248.19) and to Revenue Source Code No. 5361, Related Costs Reimbursements, Others, ($11,115.32) for related costs, subject to receipt of proper documentation from the Bureau of Engineering.
       
    7. INSTRUCT the Controller to reimburse the funding source that was used to front-fund staffing costs for the Proposition O Program for 2021-22, subject to approval of the invoice by the CAO.
       
    8. AUTHORIZE GSD to utilize a remaining balance of $16,298 within GSD’s budgetary accounts from the Jefferson Park Animal Shelter generator project to address remediation and abatement needed at City Hall East P-4, Room E122.
       
    9. AUTHORIZE the repurposing of up to $857,311 in CTIEP account residuals to address projected year-end shortfalls for transfer authorized by Council as part of prior Construction Projects Reports ($6,187), to revert project funding residual to the originating account ($16,298) and to provide new funding for the purchase of portable high-efficiency air cleaners for up to 36 City facilities ($365,826), and to address repairs and upgrades for the Lincoln Heights Field Office ($469,000).
       
    10. INSTRUCT the City Clerk to place the following item on the Council agenda, on or shortly following July 1, 2022:
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      1. Approve and authorize the Controller to reappropriate up to $834,826, within Fund No. 100/54, for the following accounts, in order to provide access to funding to initiate the impacted projects:
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        1. $365,826 to Account No. TBD, High-efficiency Portable Air Cleaners.
           
        2. $469,000 to Account No. TBD, Lincoln Heights Field Office.
Fiscal Impact Statement: The CAO reports that the transfers, appropriations, and expenditure authority totaling $14.36 million are recommended in the report. Of this amount, $1.58 million is for transfers, appropriations, and expenditure authority for the GSD, $5.18 million for the Los Angeles Department of Transportation, $1.33 million for Bureau of Street Services and $6.27 million is for other City funds. All transfers and appropriations are based on existing funds, reimbursements, or revenues. There is no immediate General Fund impact for operations and maintenance costs as a result of these recommendations.

The CAO also reports in the addendum that transfers, appropriations, and expenditure authority totaling $14.9 million are recommended in this report. Of this amount, $5 million is for transfers, appropriations, and expenditure authority for the Bureau of Engineering, $3.78 million for the Bureau of Sanitation, and $1.91 million for the Bureau of Street Lighting, $1.3 million for the General Services Department, and $2.91 is for other City funds. All transfers and appropriations are based on existing funds, reimbursements, or revenues. There is no immediate General Fund impact for operations and maintenance costs as a result of these recommendations.
Financial Policies Statement: The CAO reports that the actions recommended in the report comply with the City’s Financial Policies. Debt Impact Statement: The CAO reports that the issuance of MICLA Bonds is a General Fund obligation. The issuance of MICLA for the proposed reauthorization of the Livability Services Division Facilities project would cause the City to borrow $1,300,000 at an approximate 5.5 percent interest rate over 20 years. The total estimated debt service for this project is $2,180,000, including interest of $880,000. During the life of the bonds, the estimated average annual debt service is $109,000 over 20 years. Actual interest rates may differ as rates are dependent on market conditions at the time of issuance. The CAO cannot fully predict what interest rates will be in the future. In accordance with the City's Debt Management Policy, the City has an established debt ceiling to guide in evaluating the affordability for future debt. The debt ceiling for non-voted direct debt as a percentage of General Fund revenues is 6.0 percent. The City is currently at 3.35 percent for 2021-22. The issuance of debt for this project will not impact the City's debt capacity for non-voter approved debt as the issuance of debt for this project is already included in the debt ratio Community Impact Statement: None submitted
 
  (Information, Technology, and General Services and Budget and Finance Committees waived consideration of the matter)

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