Energy, Climate Change, Environmental Justice, and River Committee

Thursday, October 6, 2022



(Eric Villanueva - Legislative Assistant - (213) 978-1075 or [email protected])

Pursuant to Assembly Bill 361, and due to concerns over COVID-19, this Los Angeles City Council committee meeting will take all public comment by teleconference.

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

Members of the public who would like to offer public comment on the items listed on the agenda should call 1 669 254 5252 and use Meeting ID No. 160 919 4459 and then press #. Press # again when prompted for participant ID. Once admitted into the meeting, press *9 to request to speak.

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

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City Administrative Officer and Office of Petroleum and Natural Gas Administration and Safety report relative to the structure of petroleum oil extraction tax and revenue proposal for placement on a Municipal Election Ballot, the imposition of penalties and fees on production, funding of a study to phase out production, and related matters.

Fiscal Impact Statement: Yes


Community Impact Statement: None submitted


(Also referred to the Rules, Elections, and Intergovernmental Relations Committee)

Mitigated Negative Declaration and related California Environmental Quality Act findings and Report and Recommendations from the Los Angeles City Planning Commission for a draft Ordinance amending Los Angeles Municipal Code Sections 12.03, 12.20, 12.23, 12.24, and 13.01 to prohibit new oil and gas extraction and make existing extraction activities a nonconforming use in all zones. The proposed Ordinance would phase out all oil drilling activities in the City of Los Angeles by immediately banning new oil and gas extraction and requiring the abandonment of existing wells after an amortization period.

Fiscal Impact Statement: No


Community Impact Statement: Submitted in 17-0447


(Also referred to Planning and Land Use Management Committee and Arts, Parks, Health, Education, and Neighborhoods Committee)

Related to 17-0447 and 17-0447-S1

Applicant: City of Los Angeles City
Planning Case No.: CPC-2022-4864-CA
Environmental Case No.: ENV-2022-4865-MND

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Board of Public Works report relative to the inspection of the Rancho Park Drill Site, the status and results of the ongoing air monitoring, ongoing efforts to remove the Mercaptan odorant equipment, and related matters.

Fiscal Impact Statement: No


Community Impact Statement: None submitted

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Board of Public Works report relative to the existence or creation of an effective transition plan when City staff and/or oil and gas operator personnel change for ongoing enforcement of existing agreements with oil and gas operators, in order to effectively protect human health and the environment.

Fiscal Impact Statement: No


Community Impact Statement: None submitted

Los Angeles Department of Water and Power report with information from Bureau of Sanitaion and Metropolitan Water District relative to Governor Newsom's Executive Order N-7-22 about the Statewide drought, water shortage, voluntary/mandatory conservation, and related matters.

Fiscal Impact Statement: No


Community Impact Statement: None submitted


If you challenge this Committee's action(s) in court, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing described in this notice, or in written correspondence delivered to the City Clerk at or prior to, the public hearing. Any written correspondence delivered to the City Clerk before the City Council's final action on a matter will become a part of the administrative record.

Materials relative to items on this agenda can be obtained from the Office of the City Clerk's Council File Management System, at by entering the Council File number listed immediately following the item number (e.g., 00-0000).

Telecommunication Relay Services

Telephone communication is one of the most important forms of communication in society today. Due to advancements in technology, telephone devices have evolved with new services and capabilities. Individuals who are deaf and hard of hearing, and individuals with a speech disability are following these trends and are rapidly migrating to more advanced telecommunications methods, both for peer-to-peer and third-party telecommunications relay service (TRS) communications.

Telecommunications Relay Service is a telephone service that allows persons with hearing or speech disabilities to place and receive telephone calls. TRS is available in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. territories for local and/or long distance calls. TRS providers - generally telephone companies - are compensated for the costs of providing TRS from either a state or a federal fund. There is no cost to the TRS user.

What forms of TRS are available?There are several forms of TRS, depending on the particular needs of the user and the equipment available: TRS includes: Text to Voice TIY-Based TRS; Speech-to-Speech Relay Service; Shared Non-English Language Relay Service; Captioned Telephone Relay Service; Internet Protocol Relay Service; and Video Relay Service. Please visit this site for detail descriptions,

Don't hang up! Some people hang up on TRS calls because they think the CA is a telemarketer. If you hear, "Hello. This is the relay service .. . " when you pick up the phone, please don't hang up! You are about to talk, through a TRS provider, to a person who is deaf, hard-of-hearing, or has a speech disability.

For more information about FCC programs to promote access to telecommunications services for people with disabilities, visit theFCC's Disability Rights Office website.