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PLANNING AND LAND USE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE

*REVISED - PLANNING AND LAND USE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE

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Tuesday, June 19, 2018

JOHN FERRARO COUNCIL CHAMBER, ROOM 340, CITY HALL - 2:30 PM

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200 NORTH SPRING STREET, LOS ANGELES, CA 90012

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MEMBERS: COUNCILMEMBER JOSE HUIZAR, CHAIR COUNCILMEMBER MARQUEECE HARRIS-DAWSON COUNCILMEMBER MITCHELL ENGLANDER COUNCILMEMBER BOB BLUMENFIELD

COUNCILMEMBER CURREN D. PRICE, JR.

*REQUEST TO CONTINUE ITEM NO. 13

(Sharon Dickinson- Legislative Assistant - (213) 978-1077)

(Written comments on agenda items may be submitted to clerk.plumcommittee@lacity.org)

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Note: For information regarding the Committee and its operations, please contact the Committee Legislative Assistant at the phone number and/or email

address listed above. The Legislative Assistant may answer questions and provide materials and notice of matters scheduled before the City Council. Sign Language Interpreters, Communication Access Real-Time Transcription (CART), Assistive Listening Devices, or other auxiliary aids and/or services may be provided upon request. To ensure availability, you are advised to make your request at least 72 hours prior to the meeting/event you wish to attend. Due to difficulties in securing Sign Language Interpreters, five or more business days notice is strongly recommended. For additional information, please contact the Legislative Assistant listed above.
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MULTIPLE AGENDA ITEM COMMENT

GENERAL PUBLIC COMMENT

ITEM NO. (1) 07-1175

Director of Planning oral status report relative to ongoing development of City planning policies, work programs, operations, and other items of

interest.
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ITEM NO. (2) 16-1253

Motion (O'Farrell - Harris-Dawson) relative to instructing the Department of

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City Planning, in consultation with the City Attorney, to prepare a report regarding the City's implementation process of AB 52 (Gatto), Native

Americans and the California Environmental Quality Act, Chapter 532, Statutes of 2014, and to provide an overview of the intent and scope of the law and its fiscal/communication challenges.
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Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

ITEM NO. (3) 16-0181-S2 CD 14 Motion (Huizar - Martinez) relative to instructing the Chief Legislative Analyst,

with the assistance of the City Attorney, to report on options available to the City to compel the California Department of Toxic Substance Control

(DTSC) or Exide Technologies to perform the necessary clean ups on a faster timeline and with a sense of urgency that this contamination demands; to instruct the Los Angeles Department of Building and Safety to report on the process it has established to expedite permitting and inspections for DTSC-led clean up activities; and for the Director of DTSC appear before the Planning and Land Use Management Committee to report on the clean up status. (Also referred to Energy, Climate Change, and Environmental Justice Committee)
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Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

ITEM NO. (4) 17-0487

TIME LIMIT: 7/5/18; LAST DAY FOR COUNCIL ACTION: 7/3/18 Communication from the Mayor relative to the reappointment of Ms. Lys Mendez to the Central

Los Angeles Area Planning Commission for the term ending June 30, 2023.
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Financial Disclosure Statement: Filed.

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Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

ITEM NO. (5) 18-0408 CD 13 TIME LIMIT AND LAST DAY FOR COUNCIL ACTION: 8/7/18

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Application filed by Bar Keeper LLC and Communication from Council District 13, relative to granting the application for Determination of Public

Convenience or Necessity for the on-site and off-site sales of alcoholic beverages for Bar Keeper located at 614 North Hoover Street.
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Applicant: Bar Keeper LLC

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Owner: 614 Hoover Partners LLC

Representative: FE Design and Consulting

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Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

ITEM NO. (6) 18-0464 CD 13 TIME LIMIT AND LAST DAY FOR COUNCIL ACTION: 8/1/18

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Categorical Exemption from the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) pursuant to Article 19, Section 15308, Class Eight, and Article 19,

Section 15331, Class 31 of the State CEQA Guidelines and report from the Cultural Heritage Commission relative to the inclusion of the Sabsay House located at 2351 North Silver Ridge Avenue in the list of Historic-Cultural Monuments.
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Applicant: Sharon Sabsay, Trustee

Owner: Sharon Sabsay, Trustee, Shoemaker Sabsay Family Trust

Case No. CHC-2018-776-HCM

Environmental No. ENV-2018-777-CE

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Fiscal Impact Statement: No

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

ITEM NO. (7) 18-0463 CD 12 TIME LIMIT AND LAST DAY FOR COUNCIL ACTION: 8/1/18

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Categorical Exemption from the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) pursuant to Article 19, Section 15308, Class Eight, and Article 19,

Section 15331, Class 31 of the State CEQA Guidelines and report from the Cultural Heritage Commission relative to the inclusion of Rancho El Escorpion Lime Kiln located at El Escorpion Park between Bell Canyon Road and intersection of Castle Peak Drive and Woodland Lane in the list of Historic-Cultural Monuments.
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Applicant: Albert Knight, Los Angeles-Ventura Cultural Research Alliance

Owner: City of Los Angeles, Department of Recreation and Parks, Planning and Development Branch

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Case No. CHC-2018-815-HCM

Environmental No. ENV-2018-816-CE

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Fiscal Impact Statement: No

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

ITEM NO. (8) 18-0434 CD 4 TIME LIMIT AND LAST DAY FOR COUNCIL ACTION: 8/1/18

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Categorical Exemption from the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) pursuant to Article 19, Section 15308, Class Eight, and Article 19,

Section 15331, Class 31 of the State CEQA Guidelines and report from the Cultural Heritage Commission relative to the inclusion of the Benjamin Carre Residence located at 2754 North Woodshire Drive in the list of Historic- Cultural Monuments.
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Applicant/Owner: Frederica Sainte-Rose

Case No. CHC-2018-802-HCM

Environmental No. ENV-2018-803-CE

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Fiscal Impact Statement: No

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

ITEM NO. (9) 18-0491 CD 4 TIME LIMIT AND LAST DAY FOR COUNCIL ACTION: 8/1/18

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Categorical Exemption from the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) pursuant to Article 19, Section 15308, Class Eight, and Article 19,

Section 15331, Class 31 of the State CEQA Guidelines and report from the Cultural Heritage Commission relative to the inclusion of CBS Television City located at 7800-7860 West Beverly Boulevard in the list of Historic-Cultural Monuments.
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Applicant: Adrian Scott Fine, Los Angeles Conservancy

Owner: CBS Incorporated, c/o Ryan LLC / Emily Ferris; Columbia Broadcasting System, c/o Ryan and Co. / Terry White

Case No. CHC-2018-476-HCM

Environmental No. ENV-2018-477-CE

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Fiscal Impact Statement: No

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Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

ITEM NO. (10) 18-0141 CD 10 TIME LIMIT AND LAST DAY FOR COUNCIL ACTION: 8/1/18

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Categorical Exemption from the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) pursuant to Article 19, Section 15308, Class Eight, and Article 19,

Section 15331, Class 31 of the State CEQA Guidelines and report from the Cultural Heritage Commission relative to the inclusion of the Cordary Family Residence and Pacific Ready-Cut Cottage located at 1828-1830 South Gramercy Place in the list of Historic-Cultural Monuments.
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Applicant: City of Los Angeles

Owner: Advanced Properties LLC

Case No. CHC-2018-1371-HCM

Environmental No. ENV-2018-1372-CE

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Fiscal Impact Statement: No

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

ITEM NO. (11) 90-0049-S6 CD 3 Environmental Impact Report, Statement of Overriding Considerations,

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Mitigation Measures, Mitigation Monitoring Program and related California Environmental Quality Act findings, report from the City Attorney and draft

Ordinance relative to amending the Ventura-Cahuenga Boulvard Corridor Specific Plan to exclude the Providence Tarzana Medical Center Project site, located at 18321, 18365 and 18411 West Clark Street; 18370, 18410 and 18420 West Burbank Boulevard; and APN No. 2160010035.
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Applicant: Jeremy Stremme, Providence Health System - Southern California

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Representative: Cindy Starrett and Beth Gordie, Latham and Watkins, LLC

Case No. CPC-2016-2248-GPA-VZC-HD-SP-CU-ZV-WDI

Environmental No. ENV-2016-1662-EIR; SCH No. 2016071041

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Fiscal Impact Statement: No.

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

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ITEM NO. (12)

18-0387 CD 4 TIME LIMIT AND LAST DAY FOR COUNCIL ACTION: 7/31/18

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Categorical Exemption from California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) pursuant to Public Resources Code Section 15332, and related CEQA findings,

report from the South Valley Area Planning Commission and draft Ordinance relative to a Zone Change from [Q]RD-1.5-1 to (T)[Q]R3-1, for the construction of a three-story, nine-unit, residential apartment building over subterranean parking, with a maximum height of 35 feet, including 17 parking spaces, 15 bicycle spaces, plus an accessible disabled parking space at grade level (rear of site), including the demolition of a one-story, three-dwelling unit structure and detached carport with no tree removal, for the properties located at 14719-14723 West Magnolia Street, subject to Conditions of Approval.
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Applicant: Adam and Simon Moloudi

Representative: Ken Stockton, Ken Stockton Architects Inc.

Case No. APCSV-2017-894-ZC

Environmental No. ENV-2017-895-CE

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Fiscal Impact Statement: Yes.

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

ITEM NO. (13) REQUEST TO CONTINUE TO 7/31/18 18-0166-S1 CD 5 Mitigated Negative Declaration (MND), Mitigation Measures, Mitigation

Monitoring Program and related California Environmental findings, report from the Central Los Angeles Area Planning Commission, and appeals filed by

1) Rabbi Berish Goldenberg, Yeshivath Torath Emeth Academy (Representative: George Mihlsten Esq. / David Thompson, Latham and Watkins LLP); 2) Rabbi Avrohom Czapnik, Jewish Learining Exchange; and 3) Shulamith Y. May, Bnos Devorah High School; Murielle Chocron, City View Villa; Steven Berger, La Brea Rehabilitation Center LLC; Rabbi Avrohom Union, Rabbinical Council of California; Jonas Landau, Congregation Kollel Yechiel Yehuda (Representative: Wayne Sachs Esq., Law Offices of Wayne Sachs) from the determination of the CLAAPC in approving the MND for a Conditional Use Permit, subject to modified Conditions of Approval, for the sale and dispensing of a full line of alcoholic beverages for on-site consumption and public dancing in a proposed theater with live entertainment, for the properties located at 520, 520 and 522 North La Brea Avenue.
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Applicant: Dorothy M. Braun Trust

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Representative: Kiyoshi Graves, Urban Planning Studios

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Case No. ZA-2016-2548-CUB-CUX-1A

Environmental No. ENV-2016-2549-MND

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Fiscal Impact Statement: Yes.

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

ITEM NO. (14) 18-0174-S1 CD 14 CONTINUED FROM 6/12/18

TIME LIMIT AND LAST DAY FOR COUNCIL ACTION: 6/29/18 Environmental Impact Report and related California Environmental Quality Act findings, reports

from the Mayor and the Los Angeles City Planning Commission (LACPC); Resolution for a General Plan Amendment to the Central City Community to change the property's land use designation from Light Manufacturing to Regional Commercial and to apply the existing Central City Community Plan Footnote No. 4 to the project site to allow Height District No. 2D; a draft Ordinance effecting a Vesting Zone Change from M2-2D Zone to [T][Q]C2-2D to permit the construction of the project, including provisions for the application of the Land Use Equivalency Program; and an appeal filed by Mark Levy on behalf of The City Market of Los Angeles, Inc. (Representative: Jim Ries, Craig Lawson and Co., LLC) from the determination of the LACPC, for disapproving a Supplemental Use District to establish a Sign District for the site, for the demolition of approximately 91,729 square feet of the existing structures on-site and the construction of a mixed-use project consisting of 1,719,658 square feet of total developed floor area, including the construction of 945 residential dwelling units, 210 hotel rooms, 294,641 square feet of commercial office uses, 224,862 square feet of retail uses (including restaurants, bars, event space, wholesale uses, and a cinema with 744 seats), and 312,112 square feet corporate/educational campus, including a total of 3,671 parking spaces, with the project anticipated to be built over a 20-year period, for the properties located at 900-1080 South San Julian Street; 901-1075 South San Pedro Street; 1100-1118 South San Julian Street; 1122-1132 South San Julian Street; 1150 South San Julian Street; 1154 South San Julian Street; 1101-1145 South San Pedro Street; 612-624 East 11th Street; 1021-1023 South San Julian Street; 1027 South San Julian Street; 929 South San Julian Street; 933 South San Julian Street; and 941-945 South San Julian Street, subject to modified Conditions of Approval.
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Applicant: Peter Flemming, The City Market of Los Angeles, Inc.

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Representative: Jim Ries, Craig Lawson and Co., LLC.

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Case No. CPC-2013-4050-GPA-VZC-HD-SN-CU-MCUP-SPR

Environmental No. ENV-2012-3003-EIR; SCH No. 2013021046

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Fiscal Impact Statement: Yes.

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

ITEM NO. (15) 18-0174 CD 14 Environmental Impact Report and related California Environmental Quality Act

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findings and report from the Los Angeles City Planning Commission relative to authorizing the execution a Development Agreement between the City of

Los Angeles and The City Market of Los Angeles, Inc., for the provision of community benefits, with a combined value of 8,598,290, for the project located at 900-1080 South San Julian Street; 901-1075 South San Pedro Street; 1100-1118 South San Julian Street; 1122-1132 South San Julian Street; 1150 South San Julian Street; 1154 South San Julian Street; 1101- 1145 South San Pedro Street; 612-624 East 11th Street; 1021-1023 South San Julian Street; 1027 South San Julian Street; 929 South San Julian Street; 933 South San Julian Street and 941-945 South San Julian Street.
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Applicant: Peter Flemming, The City Market of Los Angeles, Inc.

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Representative: Jim Ries, Craig Lawson and Co., LLC

Case No. CPC-2013-4051-DA

Environmental No. ENV-2012-3003-EIR; SCH No. 2013021046

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Fiscal Impact Statement: Yes.

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

If you challenge this Committee's action(s) in court, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public

hearing described in this notice, or in written correspondence delivered to the City Clerk at or prior to, the public hearing. Any written correspondence delivered to the City Clerk before the City Council's final action on a matter will become a part of the administrative record.
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Materials relative to items on this agenda can be obtained from the Office of the City Clerk's Council File Management System, at lacouncilfile.com

by entering the Council File number listed immediately following the item number (e.g., 00-0000).
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PLANNING LAND USE MANAGEMENT

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MOTION

On September 25, 2014, the Governor signed into law AB 52 (Gatto) relative to Native Americans and the California Environmental Quality Act. AB 52

was also Chaptered into law on September 25, 2014 by the Secretary of State.
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AB 52 (Gatto) requires the lead agency in a project to offer a consultation, if requested in writing by a California Native American tribe, when the

project is located in a geographical area that may have a substantial adverse effect on a tribal cultural resource, and prior to determining whether aNegative Declaration, MitigatedNegative Declaration, or Environmental Impact Report is required for a project.
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The Planning Department oversees a vast number of development projects in the city, as such, it is critically important that the department provide

input as to the process and implementation of AB 52, inasmuch as the city is the location of the largest urban Native American population in the country.
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I THEREFORE MOVE that the Council instruct the Planning Department, in consultation with the City Attorney, to prepare a report relative to the city

s implementation process of AB 52 (Gatto), Native Americans and the California Environmental Quality Act, Chapter 532, Statutes of 2014, and to provide an overview of the intent and scope of the law, and its fiscal/communication challenges.
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Nr PRESENTED BY:

MITCH O FARRELL Councilmember, 13th District

SECONDED BY:

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A u mPLANNING LAND USE MANAGEMENTMOTION Exide Technologies, located in Vernon, operated under an interim designation from the State of California

Department of Toxic Substance Control (DTSC) for over 30 years. Under this designation, it was allowed to operate until it could receive a full Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) permit from DTSC to store and treat hazardous waste. Permit applications were received three times between 1999 and 2015, but DTSC did not approve or deny the applications. During that time, Exide blanketed its neighbors in toxic pollution.
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In 2015, after decades of community complaints, findings of hazardous levels of arsenic contamination, improper disposal of toxic wastewater, and the

involvement of the US Environmental Protection Agency and the South Coast Air Quality Management Board, DTSC finally denied Exide s application and began proceedings to close the facility. After repeated calls from the public, including action in City Council by Councilmember Huizar and members of Resurrection Church and Boyle Heights residents, Governor Brown allocated 176.6 million in taxpayer funds two years ago to begin the cleanup of only 2,500 parcels, despite evidence of contamination at at least 7,500 parcels.
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The agency in charge of the cleanup effort, the DTSC, is the same agency that allowed Exide to operate without a proper pennit for more than 30

years. The constant delays and lack of robust preparation and implementation from the DTSC continues to put the communities surrounding Exide, including Boyle Heights, in danger of toxic exposure. This long-standing environmental injustice adversely affects predominantly Latino, immigrant and low-income communities. The health impacts to these communities cannot be overstated, as the cleanup would be the largest contamination in state history.
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At the local level, the City of Los Angeles Department of Building and Safety has set up a dedicated expedited process to streamline permitting and

inspections for any DTSC identified property.
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However, to date, DTSC cleanup efforts have been unacceptable, resulting in the cleanup of only 270 parcels of the initial 2,500 most contaminated

sites. Meanwhile, residents of Boyle Heights and the communities surrounding the Exide facility must live and work in areas contaminated by toxic waste. Also, the cleanup does not include adjacent parkways, despite repeated requests from Councilmember Huizar and others that parkways be included to reduce exposure and transport of lead contamination. Some properties still remain untested, and all contaminated areas must be cleaned.
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The DTSC has never had a permanent contractor in place, nor is it clear when one will be approved to do the cleanups. In fact, DTSC has only recently

entered into an interim contract with a cleanup contractor to do only 215 parcels. At the rate projected by this interim contract, it will take five more years to clean just the initial 2,500 parcels.
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I THEREFORE MOVE that the CLA, with the assistance of the City Attorney, report on any and all options available to the City to compel DTSC or Exide

to perform the necessary cleanups on a faster timeline and with a sense of urgency that this contamination demands.
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I FURTHER MOVE that the Department of Building and Safety report on the process it has established to expedite permitting and inspections for

DTSC-led clean up activities and on the number of related permits pending and/or completed.

I FURTHER MOVE that the City Council request that the Director of the DTSC appear before the City s Planning and Land Use Management Committee so

that she can report on the status of cleanup operations to address the legacy of pollution from Exide technologies, and explain activities, timelines and milestones DTSC has in place to complete testing and necessary cleanups for all potentially contaminated properties in the City of Los Angeles. DTSC s reporting should also include what funding is still needed and what has been identified to complete remediation at all 2,500 prioritized properties, as well as the remaining at least 5,000 contaminated properties, and parkway properties not currently included in the cleanup plan.
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Eric Garcetti Mayor

May 21,2018

Honorable Members of the City Council c/o City Clerk City Hall, Room 395

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Honorable Members:

Subject to your confirmation, I have reappointed Ms. Lys Mendez to the Central Area Planning Commission for the term ending June 30, 2023. Ms. Mendez

s current term expires on June 30, 2018.
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I certify that in my opinion Ms. Mendez is qualified for the work that will devolve upon her, and that I make the appointment solely in the interest

of the City.
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Sincerely,

-W- 7V- ERIC GARCETTI Mayor

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Attachment

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COMMISSION APPOINTMENT FORM

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Name: Commission: End of Term:

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Lys Mendez Central Area Planning Commission 6/30/2023

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Appointee Information

1. Race/ethnicity: Latina

2. Gender: Female

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3. Council district and neighborhood of residence: 4 - Central

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4. Are you a registered voter? Yes

5. Prior commission experience: Central Area Planning Commission

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6. Highest level of education completed: M.A., University of California, Los Angeles

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7. Occupation/profession: Chief Communications Officer, Liberty Hill Foundation

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8. Experience(s) that qualifies person for appointment: See attached resume

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9. Purpose of this appointment: Reappointment

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10. Current composition of the commission:

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Commissioner APC CD GenderEthnicity Term End

Chemerinsky, Kimberly Central Caucasian F 30-Jun-205

Chung Kim, Jennifer Central Asian Pacific Islander F 30-Jun-221

CentralMendez, Lys Latina F 30-Jun-184

CentralBarraza, Jennifer Latina F 30-Jun-2113

Delgado, Oliver Central Latino M 30-Jun-1913

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Lys Mendez

Professional Experience

CHIEF COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER, LIBERTY HILL FOUNDATION

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LOS ANGELES, CA JUNE 2017 - PRESENT

Responsible for elevating the visibility of the 40-year organization, with a focus on increasing its thought leadership in social change

philanthropy, earned media and local government.

Providing strategic guidance and innovative communication ideas to support the foundation s fundraising and policy goals around youth, housing and

environmental justice.
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Leading efforts to revamp the organization s brand and communications infrastructure.

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SENIOR ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE, RALLY

LOS ANGELES, CA OCTOBER 2015 - MAY 2017

Developed strategic and crisis communication plans for clients in tech, public policy and environmental advocacy, with a focus on changing the issue

narrative, transforming public sentiment and improving media relations. Managed project teams for accounts with The California Endowment, Reddit, Community Coalition and Parks Now, which includes oversight and guidance of campaign planning, strategy development and campaign execution. Coordinated legislative outreach for environmental campaigns. Launched campaigns that required building coalitions and increasing awareness through digital strategies.
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OUTREACH COORDINATOR AND PLANNER, PLAN FOR A HEALTHY LOS ANGELES RAIMI + ASSOCIATES, LOS ANGELES DEPARTMENT OF CITY PLANNING

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LOS ANGELES, CA Part of a two-person consultant team for the city s first Health and Wellness Element, an award-winning public health initiative to

build healthy communities through health-oriented policies that will guide future growth and development. Created and executed a strategic outreach plan to engage grassroots organizations, relevant government agencies, and underserved residents who historically haven t participated in the planning process; focused on increasing participation in communities that face the greatest health disparities. Managed the launch of http://healthyplan.la, an award winning, interactive website that makes citywide health data easily accessible to all users; responsible for the project s communications and public outreach efforts, including social media and press.
Tagged Passions:strategic, health, services, social media law, development, Communications, communications, growth, planning, and Development

MARCH 2013 - OCTOBER 2015

DEPUTY PRESS SECRETARY, MAYOR S PRESS OFFICE DAVID BOHNETT FELLOW/POLICY ANALYST, MAYOR S OFFICE OF ENVIRONMENT SUSTAINABILITY

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LOS ANGELES, CA JUNE 2011 - MARCH 2013

Responsible for Mayor s Spanish-language media outreach, which included serving as a traveling press secretary during Mayor s tenure as the 2012

Democratic National Convention Chairman.
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Managed press for Mayor s Latino, transportation, and environmental initiatives, which included speech writing, press event planning, coordination

with city departments and outside government agencies, and strategic press outreach and messaging. Worked on the development of the Mayor s climate adaptation policy framework and assisted with coordination of regional climate change projects.
Tagged Passions:transportation, strategic, policy, development, events, planning, environment, and Development

PUBLIC INFORMATION SPECIALIST, COUNTY OF RIVERSIDE RIVERSIDE, CA

Developed public information and media strategies, which included strategic coordination around public health, public safety, and budget issues.

Wrote press releases and editorials for Board members and county department heads. Created a Spanish-language media and Latino community outreach plan, increasing media coverage about county issues and programs in predominately Latino communities such as the Coachella Valley. Assisted in the development of a county sustainability plan focused on green and cost-saving goals. Assisted with the county s state and federal legislative platforms.
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FEBRUARY 2008 - AUGUST 2010

DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATE, ESPERANZA COMMUNITY HOUSING CORPORATION LOS ANGELES, CA

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Wrote a successful 300,000 capital improvements grant for Mercado La Paloma, the organization s economic development project.

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Wrote successful grants for the organization s five program areas: community health services, education outreach, affordable housing and art.

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Assisted with long-term strategic and financial planning.

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JULY 2006- NOVEMBER 2007

REPORTER, THE PRESS-ENTERPRISE RIVERSIDE, CA

Beat coverage included Latino affairs, homelessness issues and Riverside city government. Increased coverage of neighborhood issues and affordable

housing. Worked on several special projects, including immigration coverage and breaking news.
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AUGUST 2004 - JULY 2006

Education

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UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, LOS ANGELES Master of Urban and Regional Planning

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UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SANTA CRUZ Bachelor of Arts, Latin American and Latino Studies (Honors) Bachelor of Arts, Politics

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Skills Fluent in Spanish.

References Available upon request.

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Mayor

May 21,2018

Ms. Lys Mendez

Dear Ms. Mendez:

I am pleased to inform you that I hereby reappoint you to the Central Area Planning Commission for the term ending June 30, 2023. In order to

complete the process as quickly as possible, there are several steps that must be taken, many of which require visiting City Hall. If you require parking during these procedures, please call Claudia Luna in my Office at (213) 978-0621 to make arrangements for you.
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To begin the reappointment process, please review, sign and return the enclosed Remuneration Form, Undated Separation Forms, Background Check Release

and Information Sheet within one week of receiving this letter. These documents are necessary to ensuring the most efficient, open and accountable City government possible.

As part of the City Council confirmation process, you will need to meet with David Ryu, your Councilmember, and Councilmember Jose Huizar, the Chair

of the Planning and Land Use Management Committee, to answer any questions they may have. You will be hearing from a City Council committee clerk who will let you know when your reappointment will be considered by the Planning and Land Use Management Committee. Sometime thereafter, you will be notified by the committee clerk when your reappointment will be presented to the full City Council for confirmation. Once you are confirmed, you will be required to take the oath of office in the City Clerk s Office in Room 395 of City Hall. Claudia Luna will assist you during the confirmation process if you have questions.
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Tuesday - June 19, 2018 - PAGE 16

Ms. Lys Mendez May 21,2018 Page 2

If you move at any point during your term, have any changes in your telephone numbers, or in the future plan to resign (resignation must be put in

writing), please contact my office immediately.

Congratulations and thank you for agreeing to serve the people of Los Angeles.

Sincerely,

-W- 7^ ERIC GARCETTI Mayor

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Attachment I Ms. Lys Mendez May 21,2018

Nominee Check List

I. Within seven days:

Mail or email the following forms to: Claudia Luna, Office of the Mayor, City Hall, 200 N. Spring Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012 or email:

Claudia.Luna@lacity.org.
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Remuneration Form

Undated Separation Forms

Background Check Release

Commissioner Information Sheet/Voluntary Statistics


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