Zero Emissions Transportation Infrastructure Working Group / EV Task Force / Zero-Emissions Vehicle Charging Infrastructure / Decarbonizing Public Fleets / Carbon-Free Electricity Grid

MOTION-- Zero Emissions Transportation Infrastructure Working Group The City of Los Angeles has a goal of reaching carbon neutrality by 2050. In pursuing that goal,we can improve our air quality, health, and environment by seizing on opportunities todecarbonize the transportation sector. Public leadership is essential to support this markettransformation with great opportunities to decarbonize fleets at many City departments andregional agencies. Decarbonizing various public fleets and non-revenue vehicles face commonchallenges related to upfront cost, procurement, and supporting infrastructure.  Continue reading

AB1290 Fund / Fireworks Calls / Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) / Officer Overtime / North Hollywood, Foothill, and Van Nuys Divisions / Council District 2 / Gang Violence / Whitsett Soccer Complex

MOTION-- I MOVE that the Council Action of 07/28/2021 relative to the allocation of CouncilDistrict 2 AB 1290 funds for Police overtime (CF 21-0762), BE AMENDED to authorize theuse of any unused funds remaining from this Action to be used to address gang violence at theWhitsett Soccer complex.

Fiscal Year 2019-20 Medi-Cal Intergovernmental Transfer (IGT) / State Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) / Emergency Medical and Ambulance Transport Services / LAFD Salaries Account / Funding

The California Welfare and Institutions Code (WIC) Sections 14301.4 and 14164 established the Intergovernmental Transfer (IGT) program enabling a public entity, providing health care services to Medi-Cal managed care (HMO) beneficiaries, to transfer funds to the State Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) in support of the Medi-Cal program. Continue reading

14101 Sherman Way / Greenwood Square Park / Operating Hours

MOTION-- Los Angeles Municipal Code (LAMC) Section 63.44 B.14(a) states that all parks shall havethe operating hours of 5:00 a.m. to I 0:30 p.m. with the exception of the parks listed in LAMCSection Code 63.44 B.1 4(c). Parks in this Section close at various times and include parks thatopen at sunrise and close at sunset (Sunrise to Sunset Operating Hours). The operating hours forGreenwood Square Park, located at 1410 I Sherman Way, in Council District 2 should be changedto have Sunrise to Sunset Operating Hours. Continue reading

David M. Gonzalez Recreation Center / Valley Plaza Park / North Hollywood Park / Stormwater Capture Projects / Water Infrastructure and Drought Response / Metropolitan Water District

MOTIONIn May 2021, Governor Newsom proposed a $5.1 billion package for immediate drought response and long-termwater resiliency to address immediate, emergency needs, build regional capacity to endure drought and safeguardwater supplies for the economy and the environment. The Governor’s Water Infrastructure and Drought Responsepackage is part of a comprehensive recovery plan with the objective of dealing with the State’s most persistentwater-oriented challenges. Continue reading

Modified Mufflers / Noise-Sensitive Areas / Local Enforcement / Limit Use

MOTION-- Throughout the city, a small number of people cause disproportionate disturbance through vehicleexhaust sound enhancements [otherwise known as modified mufflers). Modified mufflers on vehiclesof all types can disrupt quality of life, especially in residential neighborhoods, due to their excessivelyloud noise. Sometimes these modified mufflers allow "backfires" and other loud noises that residentsmistake for gunfire or explosions that lead to unnecessary calls for police response. Additionally, theseloud noises can have particularly damaging implications for those with special sensitivities to loudnoise, such as victims of PTSD. Continue reading

Information Technology Efficiencies / Remote Work / COVID-19 Pandemic / Curated Digital Data / Contract Revision

MOTION-- The COVID-19 crisis transformed the way city departments perform their professional duties.Thousands of city employees now carry out their jobs remotely, aligning with the Mayor's Safer LAinitiative. The nature of work has changed, and like their private sector peers, city employees haverisen to the occasion to continue providing essential city services from home. Continue reading

COVID-19 Virus / City Employees and Contractors / Vaccination Requirement / Condition of Employment

MOTION-- Mitigating the COVID-19 Pandemic by Requiring City Employees and ContractorsReceive COVID-19 Vaccinations According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the California Department ofPublic Health, and the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, COVID-19continues to pose a significant public health risk, especially as cases surge with the highlyinfectious spread of the Delta variant. Without additional interventions, infection rates willcontinue to increase, and the unvaccinated, including children, and the most vulnerableof the vaccinated - the elderly and the immunocompromised - will be most at risk ofhospitalizations and death. Continue reading

Hiring Hall Staff / As-Needed Staff / Salaries and Benefits / Bureau of Street Services

MOTION-- The Bureau of Street Services (StreetsLA) employs a combination of civil service, hiringhall, and as-needed staff, along with contractors, to complete its work programs. Due to attritionand vacancies in civil service positions, StreetsLA is employing additional hiring hall staff andas-needed staff to supplement its existing workforce while permanent civil service positions arebeing filled.  Continue reading

Municipal Improvement Corporation of Los Angeles (MICLA) / 2021-22 Adopted Budget / BIID and Homeless Encampment Cleanup / Department of Recreation and Parks

MOTION-- The 2021-22 Adopted Budget included $3,119,700 in the Municipal ImprovementCorporation of Los Angeles (MICLA) financing program for the Los Angeles Departmentof Recreation and Parks (RAP) to purchase equipment for the Bulky Item Illegal Dumping(BIID) and Homeless Encampment Cleanup crews. Cleanups of encampments anddebris left at RAP facilities have reached critical levels and are causing unsanitaryconditions in City of Los Angeles parks. In order to address these conditions, fundingwas provided in the 2021-22 Adopted Budget to form three additional BIID and HomelessEncampment Cleanup crews. In order to bring these crews into full operational status, itis necessary to expeditiously procure equipment to provide crews with the necessaryequipment to perform their duties. Continue reading