Oil and Gas Extraction Tax / Revenue Source / City Services / November 2022 Ballot

Los Angeles Is the largest urban oil field in the United States. More than half a million LA Countyresidents live within half a mile of an active oil well. Consequently, oil and gas extraction hasadverse impacts on the city and its taxpayers, including diminished quality of life, reduced propertyvalues, and negative health and educational outcomes, especially among low-income Angelinos. Inaddition, oil production is antithetical to, and thus increases the cost of, Los Angeles' goals ofachieving carbon neutrality by 2050. The combustion of fossil fuels is the world’s greatestcontributor to climate change, which will force Los Angeles to make massive expenditures incoming years. Los Angeles taxpayers therefore bear considerable expense resulting from the oiland gas extraction industry. Continue reading

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) / Reimbursement Ratios / COVID-19 Pandemic / State, Local, Tribal and Territorial Government

MOTION-- On February 2, 2021, President Biden issued a memorandum to the Secretary of HomelandSecurity and the Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency to adjust thereimbursement ratio for State, local, Tribal and territorial government to 100% ofreimbursable expenses for the response to the COVID-19 pandemic emergency. Continue reading

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

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