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LOS ANGELES CITY COUNCIL

 

 
    Wednesday, June 1, 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
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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
Wednesday, June 1, 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)
22-0586
CD 6
CATEGORICAL EXEMPTION and COMMUNICATION FROM THE CITY ENGINEER relative to an offer to dedicate an easement for traffic signal purposes at 11267 Penrose Street - Right of Way No. 36000-10284 (Dedication).
   
  Recommendations for Council action:
 
  1. FIND that the Dedication is categorically exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act of 1970 pursuant to Article III, Class 5(4) of the City's Environmental Guidelines.
     
  2. ACCEPT the petitioner's offer for the Dedication, substantially as shown on the Exhibit Map of the May 10, 2022 City Engineer report, attached to the Council file.
     
  3. AUTHORIZE the Board of Public Works to acquire the Dedication.
     
  4. INSTRUCT the City Clerk to forward a copy of the Council action on this project to the Bureau of Engineering, Survey Division for processing.
Fiscal Impact Statement: The City Engineer reports that a $3,416.51 fee for processing this report was paid pursuant to Sections 7.3 and 7.41.1 of the Los Angeles Administrative Code. No additional City funds are needed. Community Impact Statement: None submitted
 
 
(2)
22-0585
CD 2
CATEGORICAL EXEMPTION and COMMUNICATION FROM THE CITY ENGINEER relative to an offer to dedicate an easement for sidewalk purposes on 11168 West Morrison Street - Right of Way No. 36000-10221 (Dedication).
   
  Recommendations for Council action:
 
  1. FIND that the Dedication is categorically exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act of 1970 pursuant to Article III, Class 5(4) of the City's Environmental Guidelines.
     
  2. ACCEPT the petitioner's offer for the Dedication, substantially as shown on the Exhibit Map of the May 10, 2022 City Engineer report, attached to the Council file.
     
  3. AUTHORIZE the Board of Public Works to acquire the Dedication.
     
  4. INSTRUCT the City Clerk to forward a copy of the Council action on this project to the Bureau of Engineering, Survey Division for processing.
Fiscal Impact Statement: The City Engineer reports that a $7,740.22 fee for processing this report was paid pursuant to Sections 7.3 and 7.41.1 of the Los Angeles Administrative Code. No additional City funds are needed. Community Impact Statement: None submitted
 
 

Items for which Public Hearings Have Been Held

(3)
22-0587
CD 3
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND JOBS COMMITTEE REPORT and ORDINANCE OF INTENTION FIRST CONSIDERATION relative to the renewal of the Tarzana Safari Walk Property-Based Business Improvement District (BID).
   
 
Recommendations for Council action, SUBJECT TO THE APPROVAL OF THE MAYOR:
 
  1. FIND that:

     
    1. The petitions submitted on behalf of the proponents of the proposed Tarzana Safari Walk BID are signed by property owners who will pay more than 50 percent of the assessments proposed to be levied.
       
    2. All the parcels included in the BID will receive a special benefit from the improvements and activities that are to be provided.
       
    3. All parcels identified in the Management District Plan, attached to the Council File, will have a special benefit conferred upon them and upon which an assessment would be imposed.
       
    4. In accordance with Article XIIID of the California Constitution all assessments are supported by the Engineer’s report, attached to the Council File and prepared by a registered professional engineer certified by the State of California.
       
    5. In accordance with Article XIIID of the California Constitution and based on the facts and conclusions presented in the Engineer’s report, attached to the Council file:
       
      1. The assessment levied on each parcel within the proposed BID is proportionate to the special benefit derived from the improvements and activities that are to be provided. 
         
      2. The engineer has separated the general from special benefits with said Engineer’s report identifying general benefits in the amount of 3.5 percent to be separated from the special benefits conferred on parcels in the proposed BID; the yearly general benefits cost to be paid from funds other than assessments collected for the Tarzana Safari Walk BID; and, the general benefit cost for the operation to be $2,593.
         
    6. No publicly owned parcel is exempt from assessment.
       
    7. The assessments for the proposed BID are not taxes and that the BID qualifies for exemption from Proposition 26 under exemption 7 of Article XIIIC Section 1(e).
       
    8. The services to be provided by the Owners’ Association are in the nature of professional, expert, technical or other special services, that the services are of a temporary and occasional character, and that the use of competitive bidding would be impractical, not advantageous, undesirable or where the common law otherwise excuses compliance with competitive bidding requirements.
       
    9. The proposed improvements and activities are completely separate from the day-to-day operations of the City of Los Angeles.
       
  2. APPROVE the Tarzana Improvement Association to administer the Tarzana Safari Walk BID if the BID is renewed.
     
  3. ADOPT the following, attached to the Council File:
    1. City Clerk report dated May 10, 2022
       
    2. Management District Plan
       
    3. Engineer’s Report
  4. PRESENT and ADOPT the accompanying ORDINANCE OF INTENTION dated May 18, 2022.
     
  5. AUTHORIZE the City Clerk, upon establishment of the BID, to prepare, execute, and administer a contract between the City and the Tarzana Improvement Association, a non-profit corporation, for the administration of the BOD’s programs.
     
  6. DIRECT the City Clerk to comply with the notice, protest, and hearing procedures prescribed in the Proposition 218 Omnibus Implementation Act (California Government Code Section 53750 et seq.).
     
  7. REQUEST the City Attorney, with the assistance of the City Clerk, to prepare and present an enabling Ordinance establishing the Tarzana Safari Walk BID for City Council consideration at the conclusion of the required public hearing. 
Fiscal Impact Statement: The City Clerk reports that there are no assessments for City-owned properties within the BID, therefore there is no impact on the General Fund.  Proposition 218 requires the separation of general benefits from the special benefits.  The general benefit portion for the Tarzana Safari Walk BID is $2,593 for the first year.  However, funds other than assessment revenue must be budgeted annually for the general benefit expense for the remaining years of the BID’s ten-year term. Community Impact Statement: None submitted.
 
 
(4)
09-0136
CD 9
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND JOBS COMMITTEE REPORT and ORDINANCE FIRST CONSIDERATION relative to rate adjustments for the Los Angeles Convention Center (LACC).
   
 
Recommendation for Council action, SUBJECT TO THE APPROVAL OF THE MAYOR:

PRESENT and ADOPT the accompanying ORDINANCE, dated November 30, 2021, amending Sections 8.149.1, 8.149.6, and 8.149.7 of the Los Angeles Administrative Code to allow flexible pricing for the Convention Center through 2024, flexible spending to establish a rate for equipment, and to allow a schedule of rates for spaces not previously captured.
Fiscal Impact Statement: None submitted by the City Attorney.  Nether the City Administrative Officer nor the Chief Legislative Analyst has completed a financial analysis of this report. Community Impact Statement: None submitted.
 
 
(5)
14-1072-S1
CD 9
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND JOBS COMMITTEE REPORT relative to the South Los Angeles Industrial Tract 2021-2024 Business Improvement District’s (BID) Annual Report for the 2022 Fiscal Year (FY).
   
 
Recommendations for Council action:
 
  1. FIND that:
     
    1. The Annual Planning Report, attached to the Council File, for the South Los Angeles Industrial Tract 2021-2024 BID's 2022 FY complies with the requirements of the State Law.
       
    2. The increase in the 2022 budget concurs with the intentions of the South Los Angeles Industrial Tract 2021-2024 BID's Management District Plan and does not adversely impact the benefits received by assessed property owners.
       
  2. ADOPT the Annual Planning Report, attached to the Council File, for the South Los Angeles Industrial Tract 2021-2024 BID's 2022 FY, pursuant to the State Law.
Fiscal Impact Statement: The City Clerk reports that there is no impact to the General Fund associated with this action. Community Impact Statement: None submitted.
 
 
(6)
20-1074-S1
TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE REPORT relative to the status of the City of Los Angeles Al Fresco Program. 
   
 
Recommendation for Council action:

APPROVE the Los Angeles Department of Transportation’s (LADOT) recommended eligibility criteria and process for selecting and prioritizing locations for funding through the contractual services provided for in the Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 budget, as detailed in the March 30, 2022 LADOT report, attached to the Council File.
Fiscal Impact Statement: The LADOT reports that the FY 2022 Budget identified and appropriated $1,614,791 in the General Fund to launch the grant program.  The LADOT is not requesting additional funding or staff at this time in order to launch the program. Community Impact Statement: None submitted.
 
 
(7)
14-0499-S6
TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE REPORT relative to the Active Transportation Program (ATP) Cycle 6 Call for Projects from the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans).
   
 
Recommendations for Council action, SUBJECT TO THE APPROVAL OF THE MAYOR:
 
  1. APPROVE the final list of projects as detailed in Attachment A of the May 11, 2022 Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT) report, attached to the Council file,  as the City's priorities for pursuing this funding opportunity.
     
  2. AUTHORIZE the General Manager, LADOT, or Director of the respective lead City Department, to:
     
    1. Submit grant applications to Caltrans on behalf of the City of Los Angeles for the recommended projects for possible funding through this grant.
       
    2. Execute any necessary funding and contractual documents, subject to the approval of the City Attorney as to form and legality, for accepting the grant.
       
  3. DIRECT the General Manager, or Director of the respective lead City department, to identify any additional resource needs, including staff, and/or overtime funding, for the implementation of the projects that are awarded funding through this grant opportunity, and to seek approval for any additional staffing from the City Council prior to accepting the grant funds.
Fiscal Impact Statement: The LADOT reports that there is no impact to the City’s General Fund.  There is also no immediate impact on special funds; however, for projects awarded grant funding, City agencies, in conjunction with the City Administrative Officer, will identify the recommended front funding appropriations from available and appropriate funding sources in that current fiscal year to deliver the projects (i.e., design, project management, construction and inspection).  Once the City learns which projects, if any, receive funding, LADOT will return to request the appropriate staff positions to implement the projects as needed.  The Mayor and Council will determine funding in subsequent budget years as part of the annual budget process. Community Impact Statement: None submitted.
 
 
(8)
21-1131
CD 14
TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE REPORT relative to a feasibility study to implement car-free streets in Downtown Los Angeles.
   
 
Recommendation for Council action:

DIRECT the Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT) to initiate a feasibility study of street closure pilot demonstrations in Downtown Los Angeles, assess resources needed to implement the series of pilots, and conduct an evaluation study on initial findings, stakeholder feedback, and potential for permanent treatments.
Fiscal Impact Statement: The LADOT reports that no impact to the General Fund is anticipated unless Council allocates funds to advance the car-free feasibility study.  Community Impact Statement: Yes

For, If Amended: Downtown Los Angeles Neighborhood Council
 
 
(9)
21-1134
TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE REPORT relative to upgrading all uncontrolled crosswalks throughout the City of Los Angeles.
   
 
Recommendation for Council action:

NOTE and FILE the May 10, 2022 Los Angeles Department of Transportation report, inasmuch as this report is for information only and no Council action is required.
Fiscal Impact Statement: Not applicable. Community Impact Statement: Yes

For: Downtown Los Angeles Neighborhood Council
 
 
(10)
22-0268
PLANNING AND LAND USE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE REPORT relative to an ordinance amending Section 16.05(C)(1)(b) of the City Zoning Code to exempt deed-restricted affordable units in the site plan review threshold calculations, so long as the total number of units is consistent with the relevant zoning.
   
 
Recommendation for Council action, pursuant to Motion (Krekorian – Harris-Dawson – Cedillo – Martinez – O’Farrell):

INSTRUCT the Department of City Planning, with the assistance of the City Attorney, to prepare and present an ordinance that would amend Section 16.05(C)(1)(b) of the City Zoning Code to exempt deed-restricted affordable units in the site plan review threshold calculations, so long as the total number of units is consistent with the relevant zoning.
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
 
 
(11)
22-0505
CD 5
CATEGORICAL EXEMPTION and COMMUNICATION FROM THE WEST LOS ANGELES AREA PLANNING COMMISSION (WLAAPC) relative to the WLAAPC’S determination in denying the appeal filed by Yeshiva University Los Angeles Boys High School (Representative: John M. Bowman, Esq. Elkins Kalt Weintraub Reuben) and sustaining the Zoning Administrator’s Determination dated January 26, 2022, denying Zone Variance requests for on-site wall/monument signs,and adopting the Findings; for the installation of twelve new on-site signs at the existing Yeshiva University Los Angeles Boys High School, on a site zoned for commercial and residential uses; nine of the proposed new signs are not allowed by-right as proposed and designed and would require a variance, six of the proposed signs are in the commercially zoned portion of the site; three of the proposed signs in the commercially zoned portion of the site are allowed by-right and three of the signs in the commercially zoned portion of the site (Signs ST-23, ST-24, and ST-31) are not allowed by-right as proposed and designed as they exceed the allowable maximum sign areas for monument signs, wall projections, and/or maximum awning or canopy placement, the six proposed signs in the residentially zoned portion of the site are not allowed by-right as proposed and designed as they exceed the allowable maximum sign areas, wall projections, and/or maximum awning or canopy placement, five of the six signs on the residentially zoned portion of the lot are internal to the campus and not visible from the public right of-way (ST-02b, ST-04, ST-05, ST-06, and ST-11b), one sign on the residentially zoned portion of the lot is visible from the public right-of-way (Sign ST-02a). Sign ST-02a is proposed to face east and be placed above the primary entrance to the campus from Castello Avenue, the proposed total combined sign area for the six signs proposed within the residentially zoned portion of the lot is 108.96 square feet, this revised project, incorporates changes made prior to or during the public hearing on May 6, 2021, the initial project was presented by the applicant prior to the WLAAPC appeal hearing on September 16, 2020; after consideration, the WLAAPC remanded the matter back to the Zoning Administrator to consider new evidence that three of the proposed signs are on the commercially zoned portion of the lot, rather than the residentially zoned portion of the lot, and to consider the proposed relocation of a sign (ST-07) that was subsequently removed from the proposed project by the Applicant; for property located at 9760 West Pico Boulevard. 

Applicant: Yeshiva University Los Angeles Boys High School

Representative: John M. Bowman, Esq. Elkins Kalt Weintraub Rueben

Case No.: ZA-2019-5552-ZA-1A

Environmental No.: ENV-2019-5553-CE

[On May 11, 2022, the City Council adopted Motion (Koretz – Harris-Dawson), pursuant to Charter Section 245, asserting jurisdiction over the April 13, 2022 (Letter of Determination dated April 28, 2022) of the WLAAPC]

(Planning and Land Use Management Committee report to be submitted in Council. If public hearing in not held in Committee, an opportunity for public comment will be provided.)

(Click on www.lacouncilfile.com for background documents.)
   
  Community Impact Statement: None submitted
  TIME LIMIT FILE - JUNE 1, 2022(LAST DAY FOR COUNCIL ACTION - JUNE 1, 2022)
 
(12)
19-1334
ORDINANCE SECOND CONSIDERATION relative to prohibiting a person required to possess a City permit from obstructing the free passage of pedestrians required under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
   
  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: None submitted
 
  (Public Works Committee report adopted in Council on May 25, 2022)
(13)
20-0464-S1
HOUSING COMMITTEE REPORT relative to authorizing the Los Angeles Housing Department (LAHD) to execute a Second Amendment to Contract No. C-136338 with Keyser Marston Associates, Inc., to increase the total contract compensation for financial analysis and loan underwriting services.
   
  Recommendations for Council action:
 
  1. AUTHORIZE the General Manager, LAHD, or designee, to execute a Second Amendment to Contract No. 136338 with Keyser Marston Associates, Inc. for the continued provision of financial analysis and loan underwriting services, to increase the compensation amount by $20,000, for a new compensation total of $60,000, in substantial conformance with the draft Second Amendment attached to the LAHD report dated May 9, 2022, attached to the Council file, subject to the approval of the City Attorney as to form and legality, contractor performance, funding availability, and compliance with the City’s contracting requirements.
     
  2. RECEIVE and FILE the LAHD report dated May 9, 2022, attached to the Council file.
Fiscal Impact Statement: The City Administrative Officer (CAO) reports that there is no impact to the General Fund. The proposed Second Amendment to Contract No. C-136338 with Keyser Marston Associates, Inc. will be funded by the Municipal Housing Finance Fund ($10,000) and the Low and Moderate Income Housing Fund ($10,000). Financial Policies Statement: The CAO reports that the recommended action complies with the City’s Financial Policies. Community Impact Statement: None submitted
 
 
(14)
22-0554
ADMINISTRATIVE EXEMPTION and TRADE, TRAVEL, AND TOURISM REPORT relative to approving a Third Amendment to Lease and Non-Exclusive Right-of-Way License Agreement with LAXFuel Corporation to reduce the demised premises and reimburse initial project costs related to the Taxiway D Project at the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).
   
  Recommendations for Council action:
 
  1. ADOPT the determination by the Board of Airport Commissioners (Board) that the action is exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) pursuant to Article ll, Section 2(i) of the Los Angeles City CEQA Guidelines.
     
  2. APPROVE the Third Amendment to Lease and Non-Exclusive Right-of-Way License Agreement LAA-5316 with LAXFuel Corporation, to reduce the demised premises and reimburse said corporation for up to $4,000,000 for initial project costs associated with work required to accommodate construction of the Taxiway D Project at LAX.
     
  3. CONCUR with the Board’s action on March 17, 2022, by Resolution No. 27459, authorizing the Chief Executive Officer, Los Angeles World Airports, to execute said Third Amendment to Lease and Non-Exclusive Right-of-Way License Agreement LAA-5316 with LAXFuel Corporation.
Fiscal Impact Statement: The Board reports that there is no impact to the General Fund. Community Impact Statement: None submitted
  TIME LIMIT FILE - JUNE 9, 2022(LAST DAY FOR COUNCIL ACTION - JUNE 8, 2022)
 
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21-0685
HOUSING COMMITTEE REPORT relative to the results of the Affordable Housing Information System Request for Proposals (RFP), and authority for the Los Angeles Housing Department (LAHD) to execute a contract for a new housing development software system.
   
  Recommendations for Council action:
 
  1. AUTHORIZE the General Manager, LAHD, or designee, to:
     
    1. Execute a contract with Emphasys Computer Solutions, Inc., dba Emphasys Software, to access and customize their software suite to meet the LAHD’s systems needs for a new housing development software system, with a compensation amount of up to $970,000, and a two-year contract term commencing on or about July 1, 2022, with a one-year renewal option, in substantial conformance with the draft contract attached to the LAHD report dated March 24, 2022, attached to the Council file, subject to funding availability, contractor performance, compliance with the City’s contracting requirements and applicable Federal, State, and local government legislation, and review and approval of the City Attorney as to form and legality.
       
    2. Execute a contract with the second qualified proposer, ProLink Solutions, for the same purpose and contract terms outlined in Recommendation 1a above, in the event that contract negotiations with Emphasys Software are unsuccessful.
       
  2. RECEIVE and FILE the LAHD report dated March 24, 2022, attached to the Council file.
Fiscal Impact Statement: The City Administrative Officer (CAO) reports that there is no impact to the General Fund. The proposed contract for the development of a new affordable housing information system will be funded by the Housing Impact Trust and the Local Early Action Planning Grant funds. Financial Policies Statement: The CAO reports that the recommended actions comply with the City’s Financial Policies. Community Impact Statement: None submitted
  TIME LIMIT FILE - JUNE 12, 2022(LAST DAY FOR COUNCIL ACTION - JUNE 10, 2022)
 
(Personnel, Audits, and Animal Welfare Committee waived consideration of the above matter)
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21-1328
CD 10
HOUSING COMMITTEE REPORT relative to the transfer of property located at 2949 Edgehill Drive to the Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA) to use as long-term affordable housing.
   
  Recommendations for Council action, pursuant to Motion (Martinez – Bonin):
 
  1. DETERMINE, that pursuant to Los Angeles Administrative Code Section 7.27, the public interest or necessity requires the transfer of the property located at 2949 Edgehill Drive in the City of Los Angeles (Property) to the HACLA without notice of sale or advertisement for bids, and at no cost, on condition that the HACLA rehabilitate the property, and use the property as long-term affordable housing with priority given to voucher holders seeking housing, given that there are still many voucher holders facing difficulties in locating a unit and many vouchers regularly expire or remain unused, and furthermore, because the sale to the HACLA will increase desperately needed affordable housing.
     
  2. DECLARE that the Property constitutes “exempt surplus land” for the purposes of the Surplus Land Act under Government Code Sections 54221(f)(1)(D) based on the facts that the property will be transferred to the HACLA for the purpose of developing an affordable housing project and direct the Los Angeles Housing Department to submit this Motion to the California Department of Housing and Community Development.
     
  3. REQUEST the City Attorney to prepare and present an Ordinance authorizing the transfer of the Property for City Council approval, with a clause that specifies that if the property is ceased to be used for the aforementioned purpose, ownership shall revert to the City.
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
 
 
(17)
19-0229
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND JOBS COMMITTEE REPORT relative to amending the Los Angeles Municipal Code (LAMC) to provide fair work week employment standards for workers of retail employers and implementing enforcement measures for the new fair work week employment standards.
   
 
Recommendations for Council action:
 
  1. APPROVE the recommendations contained in the March 29, 2022 Bureau of Contract Administration (BCA) report, attached to the Council file.
     
  2. REQUEST the City Attorney to amend the draft Ordinance dated February 7, 2022 in accordance with the BCA report as well as including the following:
     
    1. Add an effective date of April 1, 2023.
       
    2. Remove language around “self-schedulers” in the Ordinance.
       
    3. Add language that gives employers the “right to cure” similar to the language found in the City’s Right of Recall Ordinance.
       
    4. Add language to clarify that electronic communication is considered a form of “written” notice.
       
    5. Strike the language "or unanticipated customer need" from LAAC Section 185.06.B.2.
       
  3. INSTRUCT the BCA to:
    1. Add language to the rules and regulations to reflect Recommendation 2b.
       
    2. Report in regard to staffing and funding necessary to implement the Fair Work Week policy.
Fiscal Impact Statement: None submitted by the BCA.  Neither the City Administrative Officer nor the Chief Legislative Analyst has completed a financial analysis of this report. Community Impact Statement: Yes

For:
Arroyo Seco Neighborhood Council 
Canoga Park Neighborhood Council
Empowerment Congress North Area NDC 
Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council
NoHo Neighborhood Council 
Northwest San Pedro Neighborhood Council
Pico Union Neighborhood Council  
Rampart Village Neighborhood Council
Tarzana Neighborhood Council
United Neighborhoods Neighborhood Council 
Westside Neighborhood Council  
 
 

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

(18)
22-0600
CONSIDERATION OF THE MAYOR'S VETO MESSAGE, upon receipt, pursuant to Charter Section 315. The Council has five days, excluding Saturdays, Sundays, and legal holidays, upon receipt of the Mayor's veto to overcome such action of the Mayor relative to any item or items of the budget.

(The Mayor has until June 2, 2022, to submit his Veto Message to the Council, pursuant to Charter Section 314.) 
   
  Community Impact Statement: Yes
 
Neutral Position: Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council
Against Unless Amended: Reseda Neighborhood Council
For if Amended: Central Hollywood Neighborhood Council
 
 
(19)
22-0589
COMMUNICATION FROM THE BUREAU OF STREET LIGHTING (BSL) and ORDINANCE OF INTENTION FIRST CONSIDERATION relative to establishing a hearing date for the maintenance and operation of the annual assessment for the 1996/97 Z-Series Street Lighting Maintenance Assessment District for 2022-23.
   
  Recommendation for Council action, SUBJECT TO THE APPROVAL OF THE MAYOR:
 
  1. ADOPT the report of the Director, BSL, dated May 18, 2022.
     
  2. PRESENT and ADOPT the accompanying ORDINANCE OF INTENTION setting the date of June 21, 2022 as the hearing date for the maintenance and operation of the annual assessment of the 1996/97 Z-Series Street Lighting Maintenance Assessment District of 2022-23.
Fiscal Impact Statement: The BSL reports that approval will result in assessment revenue of $114,468 to the Street Lighting Maintenance Assessment Fund. A total of 1,673 parcels are included in this assessment district.
 
  (Board of Public Works Hearing Date: June 15, 2022) 
(20)
22-0598
COMMUNICATION FROM THE BUREAU OF STREET LIGHTING (BSL) and ORDINANCES OF INTENTION FIRST CONSIDERATION relative to establishing a hearing date for the maintenance and operation of the annual assessment of the 2022-23 Proposition 218 Confirmed Street Lighting Maintenance Assessment District.
   
  Recommendations for Council action, SUBJECT TO THE APPROVAL OF THE MAYOR:
  1. ADOPT the report of the Director, BSL, dated May 18, 2022.
     
  2. PRESENT and ADOPT the accompanying ORDINANCE OF INTENTION setting the date of June 21, 2022 as the hearing date for the maintenance and operation of the annual assessment of the 2022-23 Proposition 218 Confirmed Street Lighting Maintenance Assessment District - Benefiting Footage Method.
     
  3. PRESENT and ADOPT the accompanying ORDINANCE OF INTENTION setting the date of June 21, 2022 as the hearing date for the maintenance and operation of the annual assessment of the 2022-23 Proposition 218 Confirmed Street Lighting Maintenance Assessment District- Land Use Method.
Fiscal Impact Statement: The BSL reports that approval will result in assessment revenue of $3,772,408 to the Street Lighting Maintenance Assessment Fund. A total of 38,400 parcels are included in this assessment district.
 
  (Board of Public Works Hearing Date: June 15, 2022)
(21)
22-0593
COMMUNICATION FROM THE BUREAU OF STREET LIGHTING (BSL) and ORDINANCE OF INTENTION FIRST CONSIDERATION relative to establishing a hearing date for the Annual Assessment for Street Lighting Maintenance and Operation for Fiscal Year 2022-23 – Los Angeles City Lighting District.
   
  Recommendation for Council action, SUBJECT TO THE APPROVAL OF THE MAYOR:
 
  1. ADOPT the report of the Director, BSL, dated May 18, 2022.
     
  2. PRESENT and ADOPT the accompanying ORDINANCE OF INTENTION setting the date of June 21, 2022 as the hearing date for the Los Angeles City Street Lighting Maintenance Assessment District.
Fiscal Impact Statement: The BSL reports that approval will result in assessment revenue of $44,782,135 to the Street Lighting Maintenance Assessment Fund for 2022-23 street lighting operations, slightly more than in 2021-22. An amount of $2,600,000 is budgeted from the Water and Electricity Fund for the City's share of the public property assessments. About 510,000 parcels are included in this assessment district.
 
  (Board of Public Works Hearing Date: June 15, 2022)
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22-0613
CD 15
MOTION (BUSCAINO - LEE) relative to funding for the 2022 annual Italian American Heritage Month celebrations.
   
 

Recommendation for Council action:

DIRECT the City Clerk to place on the Council Agenda for July 1, 2022, or soon thereafter as possible, the following actions for adoption:
 

  1. Utilize $20,000 in the Council’s portion of the Heritage Month Celebration & Special Events line item in the General City Purposes Fund No. 100/56 to fund any aspect of the Italian American Heritage Month celebrations.
     
  2. Direct the City Clerk to prepare and process the necessary document(s) and/or payment(s) with any appropriate agency or organization(s), as appropriate, in the above amount, for the above purpose, subject to the approval of the City Attorney as to form, if needed; and, Authorize the City Clerk to execute any such documents on behalf of the City.
     
  3. Authorize the City Clerk to make any corrections, clarifications or revisions to the above fund transfer instructions in order to effectuate the intent of this Motion.
 
 
(23)
21-0678-S1
CD 15
MOTION (BUSCAINO - LEE) relative to additional funding to support local neighborhood programs services and needs in Council District 15.
   
  Recommendations for Council action, SUBJECT TO THE APPROVAL OF THE MAYOR:
 
  1. TRANSFER and APPROPRIATE the unallocated balance in the General City Purposes Fund No. 100/56, Account No. 000872 (CD 15 Council Fee Subsidy) to the General City Purposes Fund No. 100/56, Account No. 000715 (CD 15 Community Services) for additional support of local neighborhood programs, services, and needs in Council District 15.
     
  2. AUTHORIZE the City Clerk to make clarifications or technical corrections to the above fund transfer instructions as may be necessary to implement the intent of this Motion.
 
 
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22-0611
CD 8
MOTION (HARRIS-DAWSON – RAMAN) relative to funding for enhanced maintenance and services in Council District 8.

 

   
  Recommendations for Council action, SUBJECT TO THE APPROVAL OF THE MAYOR:
 
  1. TRANSFER funds to benefit the community and neighborhoods in Council District 8, as follows:


    For CD 8 Beautification:
     
     

    Account

    Amount

    From:

    Bureau of Sanitation Fund No. 100/82, Account No. 006020

    $250,000

    To:

    Board of Public Works, Office of Community Beautification Fund 100/74, Account No. 003040 (Contractual Services) - CRCD Contract C-136650 

    $150,000

     

    Board of Public Works, Office of Community Beautification Fund 100/74, Account No. 003040 (Contractual Services) - GAP Contract C-136595

    $100,000

         

    For Tree Trimming Services:
     
     

    Account

    Amount

    From:

    Board of Public Works, Office of Community Beautification Fund 100/74, Account No. 003040 (Contractual Services)

    $200,000

    To:

    Bureau of Street Services Fund 100/86, Account No. 001090 (Salaries Overtime)

    $180,000

     

    Bureau of Street Services Fund 100/86, Account No. 006020 (Operating Supplies)

     

    $20,000

         

    For Summer Night Lights Extended Hours and Additional Staffing:
     
     

    Account

    Amount

    From: 

    Department of Recreation and Parks Fund No. 302/89, Account No. 89725H (Youth Program) 

    $500,000

    To:

    Los Angeles Brotherhood Crusade Contract C-138622

    $500,000

         

     
  2. AUTHORIZE the City Clerk to extend the term of Contract C-138622 with the Los Angeles Brotherhood Crusade for Summer Night Lights for an additional six months, from June 2023 to December 2023.
     
  3. REAPPROPRIATE any funds relative to the above transfers that are unspent as of June 30, 2022 to the same accounts and for the same purpose in 2022-23.
     
  4. AUTHORIZE the Controller to prepare Controller instructions and implement these instructions, and to make technical adjustments that may be required and are consistent with this action.
 
 
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22-0614
CD 13
MOTION (O'FARRELL - PRICE) relative to installing street banners to promote the celebration and recognition of the 41st Annual Lotus Festival at Echo Park on July 9 and 10, 2022.
   
  Recommendations for Council action:
 
  1. APPROVE, in accordance with the Los Angeles Municipal Code Section 62.132, the Street Banner Program to recognize and celebrate the 41st Annual Lotus Festival at Echo Park to be held on July 9 and 10, 2022, as a City of Los Angeles Event Street Banner Program.
     
  2. APPROVE the content of the banner design, attached to the Motion.
 
 
(26)
22-0495
COMMUNICATION FROM THE BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS (Board) and RESOLUTION relative to a grant application for the Citywide Brownsfields Program from the California Environmental Protection Agency (CalEPA), Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC), Equitable Community Revitalization Grant.
   
 
Recommendations for Council action, SUBJECT TO THE APPROVAL OF THE MAYOR:
 
  1. AUTHORIZE the Director of the Bureau of Sanitation, or designee, to negotiate, accept, execute, and submit all documents, including, but not limited to, applications, agreements, amendments, and payment requests etc., subject to the approval of the City Attorney as to form, which may be necessary to secure grant funds for the Citywide Brownfields Program from the CalEPA, DTSC - Equitable Community Revitalization Grant.
     
  2. ADOPT the accompanying RESOLUTION authorizing the acceptance of the CalEPA, DTSC – Equitable Community Revitalization Grant.
Fiscal Impact Statement: The Board reports that there is no impact to the General Funds. Community Impact Statement: None submitted
 
 
(Energy, Climate Change, Environmental Justice, and River Committee waived consideration of above matter)
(27)
18-1104
COMMUNICATION FROM THE CITY ATTORNEY and ORDINANCE FIRST CONSIDERATION relative to adding Sections 46.90.1 and 46.90.2 to the Los Angeles Municipal Code (LAMC) to limit the sale of flavored tobacco products, and amending Sections 41.50, 46.90, 46.91, 46.92, 46.93, 46.97, 46.98, 46.99, 47.14, and 63.44 of the LAMC to update various provisions related to tobacco retailing.
   
 
Recommendation for Council action, SUBJECT TO THE APPROVAL OF THE MAYOR:

PRESENT and ADOPT the accompanying ORDINANCE, dated May 4, 2022, adding Sections 46.90.1 and 46.90.2 to the LAMC to limit the sale of flavored tobacco products, and amending Sections 41.50, 46.90, 46.91, 46.92, 46.93, 46.97, 46.98, 46.99, 47.14, and 63.44 of the LAMC to update various provisions related to tobacco retailing.
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: None submitted
 
 
(Arts, Parks, Health, Education, and Neighborhoods 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

Adjourning Motions

Council Adjournment

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