Annual Assessment / Mayor’s Proposed Budget / Inequities / Service Delivery / Infrastructure Investment / Environmental Justice Impacts / Access to Programming

MOTION-- Every year, pursuant to City Charter Section 312, the Mayor of the City of Los Angelesreleases a proposed budget on or before April 20. After the release of the proposedbudget, the City Council’s Budget and Finance Committee typically holds publichearings over the course of two weeks to discuss the proposed budget and receivepublic input. For at least the last eight years, those committee hearings have includedpresentations and feedback from City departments, Neighborhood Councils,constituents, non-profits, businesses, labor partners and more. The several weekprocess allows the Budget and Finance Committee to solicit feedback from allstakeholders and interested parties before recommendations are made to the fullCouncil for changes in the proposed budget. The City Council adopts the new budgeton or before June 1. Continue reading

City Procurement and Contracting Practices / Best Practices / Best Advertised Price / Purchased Goods

MOTION-- The City has many standing contracts for the purchase of goods used by City staff,including contracts for office supplies, equipment and furniture. In general, these contracts areintended to ensure that the City gets the benefit of efficiencies of scale and therefore a lower pricefor goods that it frequently purchases. Continue reading

6073 Reseda Boulevard / Tiny Home Village / State of California Homeless Emergency Aid Program (HEAP) / A Bridge Home Reprogramming / COVID-19 Homelessness Roadmap / Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority

MOTION-- The City of Los Angeles received $85,013,607 from the State of CaliforniaHomeless Emergency Aid Program (HEAP), the State's first homeless grant allocation.The grant provided three (3) years to expend 1 00 percent of these funds, June 30, 2021.Any funds that are unexpended will be recaptured by the State of California. The City hasused these funds to finance the construction and services for interim housing sitesthrough A Bridge Home (ABH) Program and the COVID-19 Homelessness Roadmap, aswell as homeless prevention, hygiene services and other crucial services for peopleexperiencing homelessness. Continue reading

Multi-Disciplinary Street Team / Housing Services / Council District 2 / Funding

MOTION-- In 2016, the City of Santa Monica established Homeless Multi-Disciplinary Street Teams(HMST) to provide assistance to people experiencing homelessness through communityoutreach. The HMST consists of specialists who outreach to and engage with the most-intensiveand frequent public service users among Santa Monica’s homeless population. The objective ofthe outreach teams is to engage a set of individuals with the most challenging circumstances andprovide them customized services, including mental health services and housing. Continue reading

City Office Space / Lease Renegotiation / Remote Work / Personnel Reduction / Consolidation / COVID-19 Pandemic

MOTION-- The COVID-19 pandemic forced die City, like so many other employers, to undertakeextraordinary efforts to adapt its operations to an environment where staff can no longerbe physically present together. The City has created innovative systems and processes tofacilitate remote work, and many of the City's administrative employees have found newand effective ways to get the job done from outside city facilities. Continue reading

Los Angeles Conservation Corps / Beautification and Maintenance Services / Council District 2 / Pipeline Franchise Revenue / Real Property Trust Fund

MOTION-- The Pipeline Franchise Revenue portion of the Real Property Trust Fund providesfunding for street and sidewalk infrastructure improvements within each Council District. Continue reading

COVID 19 Testing Sites / Los Angeles Fire Department / Salary Accounts / Fund Transfer

MOTION-- The Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD) has committed sworn resources to COVIDresponse since March 2020, having opened several COVID testing sites as part of the City’sfront-line response help curb community spread. Since January 2021, vaccination efforts havesignificantly ramped up at many of these locations, increasing the LAFD member resourcesrequired for effective operation. Presently, there are 21 sites and teams as listed below, mostoperating seven days a week through extended daily hours, and with the numbers likely toincrease. Continue reading

City Healthcare Costs Reduction / Current Employees and Retirees

MOTION-- The City of Los Angeles must keep its promise to its workers to meet their health care needs inretirement, while taking advantage opportunities to reduce costs to the City. The City of Los Angelesfaces a severe financial crisis, making this an urgent time to find cost savings in all departments andconsider its long-term financial obligations. Continue reading

Project Roomkey / Funding Sources / Increased Utilization / Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) / Reimbursement Timeline / Guidance Revision / Unhoused Peoples Eligibility

MOTION-- Since the start of the COVID-19 Pandemic, the City has committed tens of millions of dollarsin funding from the general fund and loans from special funds in order to sheltervulnerable people in environments that make them less susceptible to COVID-19 infection.Among the strategies implemented by the City has been Project Roomkey, which operatedat various hotel properties providing over 1200 rooms for unhoused people. During theTrump Administration, the Federal Emergency Management Agency guidance allowed forreimbursements to cities of only 75% of costs of Project Roomkey, creating tremendousbudgetary pressure on the City's limited resources. Continue reading

Revolving Loan Fund / Business, Foundation, and Investor Contributions / Workforce Housing Stock

MOTION-- For many years, Los Angeles has had one of the least affordable housing markets in the nation, andthe COVID-19 health and economic crisis has exacerbated that affordability crisis. More workingfamilies than ever are struggling to afford their rent, and many families fear the economicuncertainty laid bare by this crisis. A grossly unaffordable housing market, especially for moderateincome workers, is likely to be a significant constraint on our economic recovery. Continue reading