HERB J. WESSON, JR., Tenth District PAUL KREKORIAN, Second District
BOB BLUMENFIELD, Third District
President Pro Tempore DAVID E. RYU, Fourth District
NURY MARTINEZ, Sixth District PAUL KORETZ, Fifth District
MONICA RODRIGUEZ, Seventh District
Assistant President Pro Tempore MARQUEECE HARRIS-DAWSON, Eighth District
JOE BUSCAINO, Fifteenth District CURREN D. PRICE, JR., Ninth District
MIKE BONIN, Eleventh District
GREIG SMITH, Twelfth District
MITCH O'FARRELL, Thirteenth District
JOSE HUIZAR, Fourteenth District
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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.
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.
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
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, July 3, 2019 JOHN FERRARO COUNCIL CHAMBER ROOM 340, CITY HALL 200 NORTH SPRING STREET, LOS ANGELES, CA
2. INSTRUCT the Los Angeles Housing and Community Investment Department (HCIDLA), in consultation with the Department of Animal Services (DAS),
Council District Five staff, and appropriate stakeholders to prepare guidelines for the implementation of the Ordinance detailed above in Recommendation No. 1, and make said guidelines available for all housing owners and developers.
4. INSTRUCT the Chief Legislative Analyst (CLA) to draft an official resolution to formalize the City's climate emergency declaration, including that
climate change is the most important issue facing the City of Los Angeles. When the Council approved the CEMD motion on May 1, 2018, the Council acknowledged the climate emergency the City and region are in and the need to pursue immediate action. This will formalize the City s declaration, as 436 other municipalities representing 39 million people, have already done.
Fiscal Impact Statement: The CAO reports that the total cost of the UVAOP is 184,625, of which 175,000 will be reimbursed by the CalOES consisting of
expenses for contractual services, travel, office and administrative, and an emergency fund for victims. There is no General Fund impact associated with acceptance of this award. Approval of the recommendations within this report complies with the City's Financial Policies in that budget appropriations will be balanced against receipts expected from this grant.
provide 100,000 to the City Attorney's Office for the NJP to enhance the diversity, equity, and inclusion features of the program in accordance with
recommendations by an advisory board. There is no new General Fund impact. The recommendations in this report are in compliance with the City's Financial Policies in that budget appropriations will be balanced against receipts expected from this grant.
Fiscal Impact Statement: The CAO reports that approval of the recommendations within this report will allow for the acceptance and expenditure of the
FY 2018 PSGP award in the amount of 235,345 for Marine Firefighting training and training-related costs. The FY 2018 PSGP requires a 25 percent match, or 58,836, from the LAFD, which will be absorbed by the LAFD Special Training Fund (Fund No. 40J). The General Fund will front-fund all grant expenses and be reimbursed in full by Fund No. 40J. The LAFD will seek reimbursements up to 176,509 from the Federal government in accordance with the FY 2018 PSGP. These actions are in compliance with the City's Financial Policies in that all grant funds will be utilized to fund grant activities.
1. DETERMINE that the property located at 544 Towne Avenue, Los Angeles, CA, 90013, is a suitable alternative for the relocation of the ReFresh Spot;
and, INSTRUCT the Department of General Services (GSD) to negotiate a lease with the owner of the property to utilize the site for this purpose, and report on the necessary California Environmental Quality Act determinations made by the Bureau of Engineering for use of the site as the ReFresh Spot.
Fiscal Impact Statement: The Municipal Facilities Committee reports that there is no immediate impact on the General Fund. Council and Mayor
previously approved 6.32 million to construct the facility using 6.08 million from the Homeless Emergency Aid program (HEAP) Funds and 243,174 in Capital Improvement Expenditure Program monies. Approval to utilize 637,350 in HEAP funds to support operational costs for 20 months through June 2021, is pending Council approval through a separate report (Council file No. 18-0628). There is potential impact on the General Fund for operational expenses after June 2021 that would be addressed through the City's budget process in future years.
1. INSTRUCT the Office of Wage Standards, Bureau of Contract Administration (BCA) to report with recommendations to implement a Fair Work Week
Policy, including the types of protections for employees available in the cities reviewed by the Chief Legislative Analyst (CLA), procedures for implementation, a penalty system, and program and enforcement costs.