Los Angeles Special City Council Meeting 10:00am 9/30/22

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The Council meetings will be broadcast live on Cable Television Channel 35, on the internet at https://clerk.lacity.org/calendar,

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.

(14) 22-0002-S120 CONSIDERATION OF RESOLUTION (KREKORIAN – O’FARRELL – MARTINEZ – LEE – DE LEON) relative to calling on President Biden and all members of Congress to take meaningful punitive action against the Azeri regime to reign in its violent expansionism, and on the United States and all other democracies to stand with Armenia and suspend all military and economic aid to Azerbaijan.

(15) 21-0252-S1 CD-6  MOTION (O’FARRELL for MARTINEZ - LEE) and RESOLUTION relative to issuing Multifamily Housing Revenue Bonds, in an amount not to exceed $32,997,000 to finance the acquisition, rehabilitation, and development of a 73-unit multifamily housing project known as Luna Vista located at 8767 North Parthenia Place

(16) 22-1114 CD-6  MOTION (O’FARRELL for MARTINEZ - LEE) and RESOLUTION relative to issuing Multifamily Housing Revenue Bonds, in an amount not to exceed $48,000,000 to finance the acquisition and rehabilitation of the 102-unit multifamily housing project known as Vista Terrace located at 8134 and 8146 Van Nuys Boulevard. 

(17) 22-1115  CD 12 MOTION (LEE - O’FARRELL) relative to funding for new workstation furniture needed at Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) Devonshire Division.


(5) 22-0650  ENERGY, CLIMATE CHANGE, ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE, AND RIVER COMMITTEE REPORT relative to instructing City departments who engage with trees to report on the best practices for long-term tree maintenance and cost impact analysis due to water scarcity.

  1. INSTRUCT the City’s Chief Forest Officer to partner with Bureau of Street Services, Urban Forestry Division, the Department of Recreation and Parks, Bureau of Sanitation and its Biodiversity Expert panel, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP), and other City departments who engage with trees, to report on:
    1. Best practices for the long-term maintenance of the City’s street trees and trees in City parks in light of persistent and worsening water scarcity conditions.
    2. A cost impact analysis of City trees that are lost due to water scarcity conditions.
    3. A proactive strategy to mitigate heat impacts on the City’s trees, including but not limited to an updated planting schedule, prioritizing the receipt of tree planting in-lieu fees during sub-optimal planting seasons, mulching, holistic organics-first integrated pest management and disease prevention strategies, and prohibiting the trimming of live growth, except to address public safety issues.
    4. A concerted plan to address tree maintenance at public facilities (i.e. public housing facilities and parks) that are relied upon for cooling, recreation and enjoyment, and where trees in our region have the opportunity to grow the largest and provide the most benefits.
    5. On the feasibility of developing a robust outreach and education campaign to encourage City residents to responsibly and appropriately maintain trees on private property.

Community Impact Statement submitted by Chatsworth Neighborhood Council_09-12-2022

Community Impact Statement submitted by Reseda Neighborhood Council_09-19-2022


(6) 22-0947  ENERGY, CLIMATE CHANGE, ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE, AND RIVER COMMITTEE REPORT relative to the Inflation Reduction Act and funding opportunities for Climate Policy goals, and analysis of impacts to current policies and initiatives towards LA100 and all related carbon free initiatives

Recommendations for Council action, pursuant to Motion (O'Farrell - Martinez - Krekorian - Price):

  1. INSTRUCT the City Administrative Officer (CAO) and the Chief Legislative Analyst (CLA) to report on the Inflation Reduction Act, with recommendations for City departments to maximize funding opportunities that further Climate Policy goals aimed at eliminating greenhouse gasses, adopting renewable technology, and creating a carbon free city.
  2. REQUEST the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power to report with an analysis on the impacts to current policies and initiatives towards LA100 and all related carbon free initiatives, including incentives, including recommendations to greatly enhance residential and commercial incentives.

Fiscal Impact Statement: Neither the CAO nor the CLA has completed a financial analysis of this report.

Community Impact Statement submitted by Westside Neighborhood Council_09-08-2022

Report from Energy, Climate Change, Environmental Justice, and River Committee_9-1-22

Motion (O'Farrell - Martinez - et al.) dated 8-17-22

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