Archived Motions

All motions introduced at WRAC

Reserved seating for Board Representatives with a CIS or Board Resolution

Passage deadline: June 2018
Passed by
  • Bel Air-Beverly Crest Neighborhood Council
  • Brentwood Community Council
  • Pacific Palisades Community Council
  • Palms Neighborhood Council (modified version)
  • South Robertson Neighborhoods Council
  • Venice Neighborhood Council
  • Westside Neighborhood Council

Motion

Refers to City Council file 15-0524

In the interest of ensuring that local constituencies represented by Los Angeles Neighborhood Councils are heard, the ____________NC/CC requests that seating be reserved at City departmental hearings, commission meetings, and Council meetings for members of Neighborhood and Community Councils [who have submitted Community Impact Statements on item(s) before the body.*]

The _____________NC/CC further requests that the City Council introduces a motion to amend the Administrative Code (Section 22.819) to reflect this policy.

*  Some Councils may choose to omit this qualifying statement, to be in line with a similar LANCC motion.

 

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Westwood NC Subdivision

Formally adopted by WRAC in March 2018 | Download the WRAC position letter
Passed by
  • Bel Air-Beverly Crest Neighborhood Council

Motion

Immediately stay any subdivision process for NCs, including the one currently underway for Westwood NC, until BONC has had an opportunity to complete the review process, that is duly unfolding, for the subdivision ordinance (including City Council hearings that take into account community input). We further ask that BONC put in place a mechanism for professional mediation before any subdivision election is considered.

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Opposition to lifting the beach curfew

Passage deadline: June 2018
Passed by
  • Bel Air-Beverly Crest Neighborhood Council
  • Neighborhood Council of Westchester/Playa

Motion

The ______________ Council opposes the lifting of the beach curfew currently in place, restricting beach access from midnight to 5am, daily. This is in consideration of public health and safety concerns and in keeping with long standing practice, supported by LAPD and LA County Beaches and Harbors, who are tasked with maintaining the safety and integrity of the beach and the shoreline, respectively.

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Support for Protected Tree ordinance

Passage deadline: June 2018
Passed by
  • Bel Air-Beverly Crest Neighborhood Council

Motion

Refers to City Council file 03-1459-S3

The ______________ Council supports the initiative of Councilmembers Paul Koretz (CD5) and Mike Bonin (CD11) in their November 22, 2017 Motion to City Council to strengthen the City’s Protected Tree Ordinance #177404.

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Opposition to the automatic renewal of the City’s bus shelter advertising 20-year contract with Decaux

Passage deadline: June 2018
Passed by
  • Bel Air-Beverly Crest Neighborhood Council
  • Pacific Palisades Community Council (modified version)

Motion

The ______________ Council strongly opposes the automatic renewal of the City’s Bus Shelter/Advertising 20-year contract with AC Decaux. The Council further requests the City to withdraw the renegotiation of the sidewalk furniture contract with Decaux from the City Attorney’s office, and to allow a process of community input which can culminate in an open RFP, awarded based on parameters laid out by community impact and ridership needs. The City should solicit comments from the community about problems/issues, and then issue an open RFP that addresses these issues/problems to numerous advertising firms.

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Opposition to Transit-rich Housing Bonus Bill [Wiener, SB 827]

Formally adopted by WRAC in February 2018 | Download the WRAC position letter
Passed by
  • Bel Air-Beverly Crest Neighborhood Council
  • Brentwood Community Council
  • Del Rey Neighborhood Council
  • Neighborhood Council of Westchester/Playa
  • Pacific Palisades Community Council (modified version)
  • South Robertson Neighborhoods Council (modified version)
  • Venice Neighborhood Council
  • West LA-Sawtelle Neighborhood Council
  • Westside Neighborhood Council (modified version)
  • Westwood Community Council
  • Westwood Neighborhood Council

Motion

Whereas the City Charter-mandated Neighborhood Council system of Los Angeles, and the Community Councils of the City of Los Angeles, represent grass roots democracy,

  1. Whereas the newly introduced California State Senate Bill 827 [Scott Weiner] as written constitutes a top down pen stroke planning measure which completely removes land use and planning authority within one half mile of high quality transit from jurisdictions and charter cities,
  2. Whereas removal of said authority clearly abolishes local input into land use planning and therefore constitutes an attack upon local democracy, upon neighborhoods, and upon the Neighborhood Councils and Community Councils in the City of Los Angeles,
  3. Whereas SB 827 as written trashes the density bonus and wage provisions of the JJJ TOC ordinance which were recently enacted by the people of Los Angeles—in good faith—in order to guarantee transit close housing opportunities would actually be available to working and low- income persons and families in the City of Los Angeles,
  4. Whereas the lack of analysis of infrastructure and other costs associated with this pen stroke planning creates grave uncertainty that a local agency would be able to “levy enough service charges, fees or assessments sufficient to pay for the program or level of service mandated by this act within the meaning of Section 17556 of the Government Code”,
  5. Whereas, given the aforementioned lack of fiscal analysis, Section 6 of Article XIII B of the California Constitution “No reimbursement” clause is cited inappropriately in this legislation,
  6. Therefore, the _____________ Council opposes SB 827 in its present form.

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Party house regulation

Motion failed to be adopted by a majority of Councils before the March 2018 deadline
Passed by
  • Westside Neighborhood Council

Motion

Refers to City Council file 12-1824-S1

The __________NC/CC supports Councilmember Ryu’s proposed motion to prohibit loud or unruly gatherings on residential property (i.e., Party Houses) and impose an escalating series of fines for repeated violations.

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City promotion of Neighborhood Council system

Motion failed to be adopted by a majority of Councils before the March 2018 deadline
Passed by
  • Venice Neighborhood Council
  • Westside Neighborhood Council

Motion

The __________NC/CC calls on the City of Los Angeles to create an advertising campaign to inform the public as to the existence of the Los Angles Neighborhood Council system, and to adequately fund and administer the process.

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Support for a Memorandum of Understanding with LA Dept. of Public Works

Motion failed to be adopted by a majority of Councils before the February 2018 deadline
Passed by
  • Brentwood Community Council
  • Del Rey Neighborhood Council
  • South Robertson Neighborhoods Council
  • Venice Neighborhood Council
  • Westside Neighborhood Council
  • Westwood Community Council

Motion

The _______________ NC/CC supports the creation of a formal Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between Neighborhood/Community Councils and the Los Angeles Department of Public Works.

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Reduced Parking Requirements for Therapy Practices

Motion failed to be adopted by a majority of Councils before the January 2018 deadline
Passed by
  • South Robertson Neighborhoods Council

Motion

Given a) the shortage of medical office space in Los Angeles, resulting in rents 30% higher than comparable commercial office space; b) that therapists, forced to choose between medical office space (zoned with reduced parking requirements) and non-medical space (which requires five parking spaces per 1,000 sq ft), often choose medical and thus further drive up demand; and c) that therapists do not require the specialty plumbing and facilities of other medical specialties; the __________NC/CC recommends that for psychotherapy and marriage and family therapist (MFT) practices which service single patients per session during normal business hours (9am to 5pm), the City should reduce the requirement from five (5) parking spaces per 1,000 sq ft of non-medical office space to three (3) parking spaces.

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Addressing Issues with RecycLA Franchise Waste Program

Motion failed to be adopted by a majority of Councils before the January 2018 deadline
Passed by
  • South Robertson Neighborhoods Council
  • Westside Neighborhood Council

Motion

In response to widespread stakeholder complaints, the ___________ NC/CC calls upon the City to immediately:

  1. mandate franchisees publicly document they have both the equipment and resources necessary to provide the timely and satisfactory services to ALL their customers;
  2. proactively provide ALL customers of the new franchisees appropriate education on what the intent of the new regulations are and how they can manage their waste to keep their fees close to those paid under their previous service providers;
  3. ensure that condo owners, apartment owners and businesses throughout Los Angeles are charged appropriately for the services contracted and that those payments do not exceed those for equivalent services paid by single-family homeowners;
  4. set up a complaint line separate from the 311 call center to ensure issues are properly addressed until the transition is complete to customer satisfaction;
  5. re-open the fee schedule (and conditions for extra services) as created by outside consultants and approved by the City Council to include stakeholder input through the Neighborhood Council system; and
  6. to avoid worsening the homelessness crisis in the City, develop and implement strategies to mitigate the impact of rate increases on low-income households.

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Tree Removals and the Sidewalk Repair Program’s Environmental Impact Report

Motion failed to be adopted by a majority of Councils before the January 2018 deadline
Passed by
  • Bel Air-Beverly Crest Neighborhood Council
  • South Robertson Neighborhoods Council

Motion

While supporting the importance of safe and accessible sidewalks for all City residents, there is increasing community concern at the environmental impacts of mass tree removals across the City as a part of the Program at a time when Los Angeles is facing ongoing challenges to its urban forest through drought, invasive pests, development, and lack of maintenance through reduced funding for the Urban Forestry Division. Further damage to our already insufficient and threatened urban forest canopy will have inevitable effects on the public health of all Angelenos, wherever they live, and send the City in the wrong direction in its efforts to address the effects of climate change and implement sustainability solutions.

We submit the following comments and recommendations:

  1. Halt tree removals until EIR completed: The City should stop removing healthy street trees in its implementation of the Program until the SRP EIR is completed and alternative methods and materials to maximize tree retentions citywide have been fully considered and analyzed.
  2. If removals continue, preserve existing trees wherever possible: If the Program continues with tree removals while the EIR is in process, then, whenever possible, viable existing trees should be preserved, and their growing spaces and conditions improved, if feasible, through the introduction of sustainability features. Tree removal should be viewed as a last resort. Mass removals of entire street blocks or rows of trees for project convenience or cost savings are short-sighted and will result in long-term costs for residents and the City as a whole. Each tree should be evaluated individually, on-site, by an ISA-certified arborist/municipal specialist who also at minimum holds a Tree Risk Assessment Qualification (TRAQ).
  3. Increase tree replacement ratio: There should be no net loss of canopy as a result of the Program. Trees should be replaced at a minimum ratio of 2:1. When a tree’s canopy exceeds 30 feet, the replacement ratio should be 4:1.
  4. Update best management practices:
    1. Remove use of root barriers from Standard Plan S-456-2: Use of root barriers results in decreased root system stability. Root barriers are costly to install, raise the risk of tree failure, and do not reliably prevent growth of tree roots under sidewalks.
    2. Use 15-gallon trees for residential plantings: 15-gallon trees are significantly less expensive than 24″-box-size trees, result in a healthier tree with lower establishment watering needs, and will match the size of a planted 24″-inch box tree within a few years.
    3. Update City’s list of approved trees/increase species diversity: The City’s list of approved tree species for planting should be reviewed. New species that are low-water-use and will be more adaptive to wmming conditions due to climate change should be added to the approved list, and higher-water-use trees should be removed.
  5. Complete a Tree Inventory: The City should complete a tree inventory, which is a basic urban forest management tool the City currently lacks, and without which there is no known baseline from which to assess the Program’s impacts on the urban forest. The last inventory was completed in 1991.
  6. Create an Urban Forest Master Plan: The City should create an Urban Forest Master Plan, another essential urban forest management tool the City currently lacks.
  7. Give timely public notice of proposed tree removals: All proposed tree removals should be notified well in advance to local residents, council district offices, and neighborhood councils, as well as to the general public via a City web page. The timeline should be sufficient to allow public participation, such as the consideration and discussion of alternatives to tree removal.
  8. Disclose tree replacement locations: A frequently updated publicly accessible online tracking system and map should be available to provide data on tree replacements, specifying the locations of replacement trees, to give the public confidence that the City is meeting mitigation requirements.
  9. Install sustainable features: Green infrastructure features such as curb cuts, bioswales, and larger tree wells should be integrated into reengineered sections of the City’s sidewalks, to increase the overall benefits to the City of its expenditure on the Sidewalk Repair Program.
  10. Increase funding to the Urban Forestry Division: The budget of UFD should be increased so that the Division’s ability to continue to perform its existing work is not compromised and diminished through the use of its resources in serving aspects of the Sidewalk Repair Program.
  11. Address effects on wildlife habitats and wildlife: Effects on wildlife and their habitats need to be quantified by appropriately qualified specialists, and mitigation measures identified to prevent or minimize negative impacts. For example, tree removals should not occur during nesting season.
  12. Revise the Bureau of Engineering’s outreach presentation: The BoE’s current public outreach presentation on the SRP (and the rebate program for property owners) insufficiently addresses the extent and manner in which street trees and the City’s urban forest as a whole will be impacted by the SRP. Revised public outreach materials should explain the many ways in which the City’s urban forest is important, the environmental and public health impacts of tree losses, and the benefits of retaining existing street trees and ensuring the survival of newly planted replacement trees. Alternative methods and materials that will allow the preservation of existing trees should be well-publicized to residents and business owners. Information about the availability of green infrastructure components should likewise be well-publicized.
  13. Periodically assess environmental impacts until program completion: Given the length of the Program, periodic reassessments of environmental impacts should take place, along with consideration of incorporation of newly available mitigation measures, and advances in alternative sidewalk repair methods and materials.
  14. Monitor and ensure the survival of the replacement trees: The establishment period of a tree is generally accepted to be five years. The City has committed to a compromise 3-year watering period for SRP replacement trees. Watering after that time by property owners is not guaranteed. Survival of the replacement trees is essential to restoration of the City’s tree canopy and mitigation of ecosystem impacts. Their health and survival should be monitored and ensured.
  15. Quantify health effects of tree losses: The EIR should quantify the health effects on the City’s residents of loss of trees and tree canopy as a result of the SRP if it continues on its present course.
  16. Study alternative methods and materials for sidewalk repair: Professional specialists in sidewalk repair practices should be consulted for expert opinions and analysis of viable alternatives to tree removals, as well as advice on the implementation of added-benefit green infrastructure during sidewalk repairs and replacements. The sidewalk repair methods and materials used in environmentally progressive cities such as Portland and Seattle, which have addressed the same issues in recent years, should be reviewed to identify smart solutions and best practices. Sustainable design alternatives include such methods as meandering sidewalks, bridging over existing roots, curb bump-outs, larger tree-wells, and permeable sidewalk designs.

In conclusion: The Willits settlement provides an important opportunity for Los Angeles not only to create accessible and safe sidewalks for its residents, but to support the City’s much vaunted sustainability goals by undertaking the Program in a careful, informed, and well-considered way in order to maximize its benefits and minimize its harms.

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City Divestment from Wells Fargo Bank

Motion failed to be adopted by a majority of Councils before the January 2018 deadline
Not yet passed by a member Council

Motion

The __________ NC/CC supports the City Council’s call to divest the City’s approximately $40 million in securities and end its contract with Wells Fargo, due to the bank’s fraudulent and grossly unethical conduct in opening millions of fake accounts and improperly charging mortgage fees, and the subsequent downgrading of their Community Reinvestment Act rating.

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Increased transparency into the relationship between LA DWP and the IBEW

Motion failed to be adopted by a majority of Councils before the October 2017 deadline
Not yet passed by a member Council

Motion

The ___________ NC/CC joins with the Neighborhood Council DWP Advocacy Committee in condemning the lack of transparency by DWP, the City Council, and the Mayor; and further calls for a full presentation and discussion on the new labor agreement to the Neighborhood Councils and Ratepayers.

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Changes to proposed City cannabis regulations

Motion failed to be adopted by a majority of Councils before the October 2017 deadline
Passed by
  • Bel Air-Beverly Crest Neighborhood Council
  • Brentwood Community Council (modified version)
  • South Robertson Neighborhoods Council
  • Westside Neighborhood Council

Motion

___________NC/CC recommends the following changes and additions to the City’s proposed cannabis regulations:

  1. To conform with State law, create a stable and legitimate business environment, and avoid the kind of exploitable “grey areas” created by Prop. D, the City must implement an unambiguous licensing system for commercial cannabis activities and include those activities as enumerated uses in the City’s municipal code.
  2. Complaints about specific cannabis businesses collected by City staff, LAPD, Council offices, Neighborhood and Community Councils, and the City’s MyLA311 app should be included and considered in the licensing approval and renewal process.
  3. Hearing dates and non-sensitive application information should be posted upon receipt on the Cannabis Dept.’s website, and notice sent to affected NCs/CCs.
  4. The standard application process should include an assessment from the Planning Dept. on land use considerations, and should not be split into a separate land use approval and appeals process.
  5. Retail cannabis storefronts should be limited to operating hours of 7am to 9pm. Deliveries should extend no later than 11pm.
  6. In the interest of eliminating black market sales, the City should conduct a market-sizing study by January 1, 2019 (and every five years thereafter) to assess how well the City is addressing demand and to inform regulatory adjustments.

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Permit Streamlining Act compliance with deadlines

Motion failed to be adopted by a majority of Councils before the September 2017 deadline
Passed by
  • Brentwood Community Council
  • Pacific Palisades Community Council (modified version)
  • Westside Neighborhood Council (modified version)
  • Westwood Community Council (modified version)

Motion

Version 1 (WRAC LUPC)
The City shall take proactive, definitive measures to comply with State laws that establish time limits for entitlement approvals, including the Permit Streamlining Act, and shall advise Neighborhood and Community Councils of these time limits as they draw near. These measures shall include but not be limited to:

  1. Creation of a new tracking/tagging system with deadline alerts.
  2. Align the date of the CEQA determination (whenever possible to be aligned with the entitlement determination).
  3. Asking all applicants to voluntarily extend any determinative timelines at time of application submittal.

Version 2 (Broide / WNC)
The _______NC/CC calls upon the Planning Dept. to immediately outline concrete steps it will take to ensure that going forward, in making decisions on discretionary land use applications, the Planning dept. will meet all deadline required under Permit Streamlining Act.

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Sepulveda/Pico/Exposition station mixed-use project

Motion failed to be adopted by a majority of Councils before the September 2017 deadline
Passed by
  • Brentwood Community Council
  • Westwood Community Council

Motion

The City (Planning Dept. and/or DBS) shall provide the site plan in order to provide stakeholders an opportunity to comment on the design.

WRAC is concerned that area stakeholders have received no site plan for review, and no opportunity for community input has been provided as part of development of the site plan, even though construction sitework has begun. The City promised that stakeholders would have a chance to collaborate on design of the site plan, as part of its decision to allow the Planning Commission rush approval without a final site plan, prior to Mayor Villaraigosa leaving office.

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Temporary offsite advertising signs on construction sites

Motion failed to be adopted by a majority of Councils before the September 2017 deadline
Passed by
  • Bel Air-Beverly Crest Neighborhood Council
  • Brentwood Community Council
  • South Robertson Neighborhoods Council (modified version)
  • Westside Neighborhood Council
  • Westwood Community Council

Motion

With regard to Council file CPC-2017-455-CA, WRAC believes no temporary offsite advertising signs should be allowed on construction fencing and that other regulations should be imposed including limiting paint color; openings provided every 50 linear ft. for police to peer in and deter crime; limiting signage to fences that face/front C zones; signs be allowed only on active construction sites (not on vacant sites that are being leased for car storage or construction staging for another site); maximum amount of signage limited to 6 sf of signage for every 50 ft.; and stringent graffiti cleanup. WRAC believes there is no public benefit to allow such signs all over the city when billboards are limited.

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Cell towers aka wireless facilities in public right-of-way and on city property

Formally adopted by WRAC in August 2017 | Download the WRAC position letter
Passed by
  • Bel Air-Beverly Crest Neighborhood Council
  • Brentwood Community Council
  • Del Rey Neighborhood Council
  • Mar Vista Community Council
  • Neighborhood Council of Westchester/Playa
  • Pacific Palisades Community Council
  • Palms Neighborhood Council
  • South Robertson Neighborhoods Council
  • Venice Neighborhood Council
  • West LA-Sawtelle Neighborhood Council
  • Westside Neighborhood Council
  • Westwood Community Council
  • Westwood Neighborhood Council

Motion

WRAC recommends opposing SB 649, which removes from cities the discretionary regulation of “small cell” cell phone towers in the public right-of-way and on city property. Exceptions for historic zones and Coastal Zone are included, but scenic highways and R zones are not included. Local control should be maintained. Cities have capability to properly analyze applications within existing laws and balance protection of neighborhoods with the need for increased wireless capacity.

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Open Space Element update of General Plan

Motion failed to be adopted by a majority of Councils before the September 2017 deadline
Passed by
  • Brentwood Community Council
  • Pacific Palisades Community Council

Motion

The Planning Dept. shall open all advisory group meetings, provide agendas and minutes, include public comment and release the membership and composition of the General Plan Elements updates’ advisory working groups.

ReCodeLA Citizen’s Zoning Advisory Committee should be the example used for the General Plan Elements updates. ReCodeLA’s review work is a transparent process, and agendas and minutes are available. Meetings are open, and public comment is included when time permits.

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Culver City Expo Station

Motion failed to be adopted by a majority of Councils before the September 2017 deadline
Passed by
  • Brentwood Community Council
  • Westside Neighborhood Council

Motion

CD11 shall ask MTA to improve drop-off area and walk path on east side – no car drop-off area is available during the new construction activity.

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Transparency in General Plan development process

Motion failed to be adopted by a majority of Councils before the August 2017 deadline
Passed by
  • Bel Air-Beverly Crest Neighborhood Council (modified version)
  • Pacific Palisades Community Council
  • South Robertson Neighborhoods Council
  • Westside Neighborhood Council
  • Westwood Community Council

Motion

We request that Planning Department Work Group meetings now underway about our shared ideas and ideals for the Los Angeles General Plan and its many Elements be made fully transparent, be set at evening and weekend hours; be open to the public as of now; include representatives from the Neighborhood/Community Council system; and expand from the four meetings, now nearly completed in closed-door meetings, to four additional meetings that follow the above prescription.

Minutes and general discussion notes should be made publicly available from past and future meetings.

We further request, in the same vein, that the Mayor’s Planning Task Force and Transportation Infrastructure Steering Committee for the General Plan be made fully transparent, be set at evening and weekend hours; be open to the public as of now; and expand its closed-door meetings to several additional meetings that follow the above prescription.

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Proposal to extend NC/CC notice for City measures

Motion failed to be adopted by a majority of Councils before the July 2017 deadline
Passed by
  • Brentwood Community Council
  • South Robertson Neighborhoods Council
  • Westside Neighborhood Council
  • Westwood Community Council

Motion

  1. Once a measure under consideration has accumulated five Community Impact Statements (CISs), Neighborhood Councils must be given a minimum of 14 days notice before a public hearing or other legislative action on that item may occur.
  2. Neighborhood Councils who have filed CISs must be notified within 72 hours if substantive changes to a measure occur in a Council committee or Commission hearing.
  3. In the event Council files are renumbered or combined, extant CISs must be transferred to the new file.

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Westside planning bulletins

Motion failed to be adopted by a majority of Councils before the June 2017 deadline
Passed by
  • Brentwood Community Council
  • Palms Neighborhood Council
  • South Robertson Neighborhoods Council
  • Venice Neighborhood Council
  • Westside Neighborhood Council

Motion

The _________NC/CC requests that Council Districts 5 and 11 prepare regular email planning bulletins that compile current land use issues, including citywide policy issues, current hearing dates, and details about Westside developments being considered by the City.

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Request for baseline data on population density and zoning capacities for growth

Motion failed to be adopted by a majority of Councils before the June 2017 deadline
Passed by
  • Pacific Palisades Community Council
  • South Robertson Neighborhoods Council
  • Venice Neighborhood Council
  • Westside Neighborhood Council
  • Westwood Neighborhood Council

Motion

The Westside Regional Alliance of Councils formally requests:

  1. that LA City Planning compute the maximum build out under existing zoning for low, medium and high density residential zones as well as commercial zones. These calculations shall include the highest possible SB 1818 and JJJ density bonuses, as well as Accessory Dwelling units (‘granny flats’) for each of the neighborhood and community councils in the Westside Regional Alliance of Councils area.
  2. updated current figures on population and population density in the Westside Regional Alliance of Councils area and including a comparison to 2010 figures.

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Support for Back to Basic Car proposal

Motion failed to be adopted by a majority of Councils before the June 2017 deadline
Passed by
  • Brentwood Community Council
  • South Robertson Neighborhoods Council
  • Venice Neighborhood Council
  • Westside Neighborhood Council

Motion

Refers to City Council file 17-0078

The _________ (Neighborhood Council / Community Council) supports the “Back to Basic Car” proposal (Council File # 17-0078) authored by Councilmember Mike Bonin and co-sponsored by Councilmember Joe Buscaino — a smart, sensible and achievable neighborhood police patrol enhancement strategy that would result in a larger and more robust LAPD patrol force, and would greatly improve the safety of neighborhoods throughout Los Angeles.

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Support for 2017 Budget Advocates white paper

Motion failed to be adopted by a majority of Councils before the June 2017 deadline
Passed by
  • Palms Neighborhood Council
  • South Robertson Neighborhoods Council
  • Venice Neighborhood Council
  • Westside Neighborhood Council

Motion

Refers to City Council file 17-0600

The ___________________________NC/CC hereby supports the works of the Neighborhood Council Budget Advocates and their White Paper dated 3/8/2017 and approves the filing of a Community Impact Statement for Council file 17-0600.

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Support for LA County Sharps Collection and Disposal ordinance

Motion failed to be adopted by a majority of Councils before the June 2017 deadline
Passed by
  • Brentwood Community Council
  • Palms Neighborhood Council
  • South Robertson Neighborhoods Council
  • Venice Neighborhood Council
  • Westside Neighborhood Council

Motion

The_________Neighborhood/Community Council supports creating a county-wide stewardship program for the safe and convenient disposal of unwanted medicines from households. Ensuring easy access to collection sites providing secure and environmentally sound disposal of leftover medicines and sharps will reduce risks of medicine abuse and poisonings, help prevent dangerous and costly needle sticks, and protect our waterways and environment. We support the provisions of the 1/5/16 draft language, and strongly urge the county to adopt this legislation.

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Creation of Cannabis Licensing Commission

Motion failed to be adopted by a majority of Councils before the March 2017 deadline
Passed by
  • South Robertson Neighborhoods Council
  • Venice Neighborhood Council
  • Westside Neighborhood Council

Motion

Refers to City Council file 14-0366-S5

The ________ NC/CC supports the 3/8/17 recommendations of the City’s Rules, Elections, Intergovernmental Relations, and Neighborhoods Committee to establish the administrative structure for adult-use and medical cannabis business licensing, including:

  1. The creation of a new Cannabis Licensing Commission with the authority to administer the cannabis license and hearing process, as well as renewals, revocation, inspection co-ordination, and audits:
    • Commission comprised of five members with 4-year staggered terms;
    • No member may have been a registered lobbyist within the City for any cannabis-related activities for the 12 months prior to appointment;
    • Three appointments by the Mayor and two appointments by the City Council;
    • Minimum of one Commission appointee by the Mayor to be an elected member of a Neighborhood Council at the time of the appointment.
  2. The hiring of an Executive Director by July 1, 2017 to oversee Commission staff.
  3. Requiring the CAO to immediately prepare budget and staffing plans to allow the Commission to be fully operational by Sept. 1, 2017, and conduct a fee study to achieve full cost recovery for cannabis regulations.
  4. The establishment of an online cannabis licensing program.

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Safe Parking program sites

Proposed for future WRAC consideration
Not yet passed by a member Council

Motion

Request appropriately sited city, county, state and federal government properties which meet the criteria of the safe parking program be considered for use.

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Support for the City’s 2017 marijuana regulation ballot measure

Motion failed to be adopted by a majority of Councils before the February 2017 deadline
Passed by
  • Palms Neighborhood Council
  • South Robertson Neighborhoods Council
  • Westside Neighborhood Council

Motion

Refers to City Council file 14-03660-S5

The ___________ NC/CC supports the passage of Measure M, the Cannabis Enforcement, Taxation, and Regulation Act ballot measure as an important first step towards establishing a community-forward framework for the regulation, enforcement, and taxation of recreational marijuana in the City of Los Angeles.

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Recommendation to Modify NC Community Stakeholder Definition

Motion failed to be adopted by a majority of Councils before the November 2016 deadline
Passed by
  • Bel Air-Beverly Crest Neighborhood Council
  • South Robertson Neighborhoods Council
  • Westside Neighborhood Council
  • Westwood Community Council
  • Westwood Neighborhood Council

Motion

To recommend to the Board of Neighborhood Commissioners and the Los Angeles City Council that the City administrative code be amended to define Neighborhood Council stakeholders as such:
Stakeholders shall be defined as those who live, work, or own real property within the Neighborhood Council boundaries. With the approval of the Department of Neighborhood Empowerment, Neighborhood Councils may—and are encouraged to—expand this definition within their bylaws to include other defined groups of stakeholders.

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Amendment to the Small Lot Subdivision Ordinance

Motion failed to be adopted by a majority of Councils before the November 2016 deadline
Passed by
  • Bel Air-Beverly Crest Neighborhood Council
  • Mar Vista Community Council
  • Palms Neighborhood Council
  • Venice Neighborhood Council
  • West LA-Sawtelle Neighborhood Council
  • Westside Neighborhood Council
  • Westwood Community Council
  • Westwood Neighborhood Council

Motion

The ________Neighborhood/Community Council supports amending the Small Lot Subdivision Ordinance such that all SLS projects shall comply with the land’s underlying zone, including setbacks, and further amended to prohibit cantilevered construction over required open space, including driveways and required setbacks.

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Support the draft master plan for the Dept. of Veterans Affairs WLA campus

Motion failed to be adopted by a majority of Councils before the October 2016 deadline
Passed by
  • Mar Vista Community Council
  • Palms Neighborhood Council
  • South Robertson Neighborhoods Council
  • Venice Neighborhood Council
  • West LA-Sawtelle Neighborhood Council
  • Westside Neighborhood Council
  • Westwood Community Council
  • Westwood Neighborhood Council

Motion

The _________[NC/CC] supports the draft master plan for the Dept. of Veterans Affairs West LA campus.

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Support for Measure HHH

Motion failed to be adopted by a majority of Councils before the October 2016 deadline
Passed by
  • Brentwood Community Council
  • Palms Neighborhood Council

Motion

The ___________NC/CC supports Measure HHH, The Homeless Reduction and Prevention, Housing and Facilities Bond in the November 2016 election.

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Support for Measure M, LA County Transportation Initiative

Motion failed to be adopted by a majority of Councils before the October 2016 deadline
Passed by
  • Brentwood Community Council
  • Palms Neighborhood Council

Motion

The ___________NC/CC supports Measure M, the LA County Transportation Initiative in the November 2016 election.

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Support for Measure A, LA County Parks Initiative

Motion failed to be adopted by a majority of Councils before the October 2016 deadline
Passed by
  • Brentwood Community Council

Motion

The ___________NC/CC supports Measure A, the LA County Parks Initiative in the November 2016 election.

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Short Term Rentals

Formally adopted by WRAC in March 2016
Passed by
  • Bel Air-Beverly Crest Neighborhood Council (modified version)
  • Brentwood Community Council (modified version)
  • Mar Vista Community Council (modified version)
  • Neighborhood Council of Westchester/Playa (modified version)
  • Pacific Palisades Community Council (modified version)
  • South Robertson Neighborhoods Council (modified version)
  • Venice Neighborhood Council (modified version)
  • West LA-Sawtelle Neighborhood Council
  • Westwood Community Council
  • Westwood Neighborhood Council (modified version)

Motion

Refers to City Council file 14-1635-S2

Any proposed City ordinance allowing short term rentals in presently prohibited zones must include the following essential provisions:

  • No rent stabilized units “RSO” shall be allowed to rent short term
  • Only owner occupied primary residences shall be permitted to host for short term rentals, and only one unit shall be permitted per host.
  • There shall be a cap of 60 nights per calendar year per host for short term rentals
  • Prior to listing, hosts shall be responsible for verifying their properties comply with the Los Angeles Building and Safety code at their own expense and shall make all necessary repairs
  • All hosts shall obtain a City permit and a permanent registration number. The condition of receiving a City permit and permanent registration number shall be the following: proof of primary residence plus liability insurance for this specific use including any rider that may be necessary for a non-conforming use on the property. Examples of proof of primary residence shall include utility bill, drivers’ license and the like
  • Upon filing for a short term rentals permit, hosts shall notify property owners within 500 ft.
  • All hosts shall include their permanent City registration number on all advertised listings in all media
  • All hosts shall register with the City Department of Finance and remit transient occupancy taxes “TOT” including any and all back taxes owed. Short term rental TOT receipts shall not go into general fund but shall be used to create a special enforcement/compliance unit specific to enforcing regulation of short term rentals. An example of this compliance unit is the LAHD inspection program for multifamily units
  • Hosts shall be required to pay the City’s legal minimum wage, abide by hotel employee protections and register with the State Employment Development Department
  • Hosts shall disclose such information as the City deems required for enforcement. Examples of this information shall include the type of rental whether one room or whole house, how many nights per year, how many guests and the like
  • Hosts which refuse to register or disclose information necessary for enforcement shall be prohibited from operating in the City and face such penalties and fines as may be deemed appropriate by the City under the new ordinance
  • Platforms shall only list City registered units and display registration number in each listing
  • Platforms shall disclose information deemed necessary by the City for enforcement and for collection of back taxes and shall be held accountable, including fines and other penalties as may be deemed appropriate by the City, for any unregistered online listings appearing upon the platforms’ website
  • The ordinance shall establish a right of appeal of the issuance of a short term rental permit
  • The ordinance shall establish a private right of action by individuals in the community

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Support for the Los Angeles Homeless Veterans Leasing Act of 2015

Formally adopted by WRAC in April 2016
Passed by
  • Bel Air-Beverly Crest Neighborhood Council (modified version)
  • Brentwood Community Council (modified version)
  • Mar Vista Community Council
  • Pacific Palisades Community Council (modified version)
  • Palms Neighborhood Council
  • South Robertson Neighborhoods Council
  • Venice Neighborhood Council
  • West LA-Sawtelle Neighborhood Council
  • Westside Neighborhood Council
  • Westwood Community Council
  • Westwood Neighborhood Council

Motion

The ________ Neighborhood/Community Council supports the Los Angeles Homeless Veterans Leasing Act of 2015 (Feinstein / S. 2013 and Lieu / H.R. 3484), to place permanent supportive housing on the Department of Veterans Affairs Greater Los Angeles Campus in West LA.

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Short Term Rentals (LANCC)

Proposed for future WRAC consideration
Passed by
  • Brentwood Community Council
  • Neighborhood Council of Westchester/Playa
  • Venice Neighborhood Council
  • Westwood Neighborhood Council

Motion

Whereas, it is now clear that short term rentals are illegal in Los Angeles’ residential neighborhoods, and Whereas the City Attorney has consistently refused to prosecute short-term rental violations in the City of Los Angeles, for a variety of reasons,

Now, therefore, be it resolved, that WRAC urge City Attorney Mike Feuer to enforce the law as required by the Charter, and immediately prosecute short-term rental zoning violations in the City of Los Angeles.

WRAC demands that if after 60 days of this notice, Mr. Feurer does not start enforcement, City Council take action to hire a private law firm to start enforcement procedures and reallocate the City Attorney’s budget to pay for those services.

ALL Short-Term Rentals (“Airbnb” is commonly known terminology) are illegal in Residential Zones in the City of Los Angeles. L.A.M.C section 12.21(A) (1) (a). A short-term rental is a rental that lasts fewer than 30 days. It is illegal to “AirBnB”(short-term rent) any portion of an apartment or house, regardless of whether you are a tenant or a landlord. This would include hotbeds like Silver Lake and Venice, which are mostly zoned low-density residential.

If you are tenant in a residential zone, it is irrelevant whether you have a written agreement with your landlord permitting you to do AirBnB. The agreement is considered illegal and unenforceable and the landlord can still evict you if he so chooses, at any time. You can also be prosecuted regardless of landlord permission. It is a misdemeanor punishable by up to 6 months imprisonment. LAMC Section 11(m).

If you are a rent-controlled tenant in a residential zone, Airbnb-ing your apartment is grounds for eviction, because rent-controlled tenants are not permitted to use their apartments for an “illegal purpose”

L.A.M.C 151.09(A) (4)

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LADWP Ballot Measure (LANCC)

Motion failed to be adopted by a majority of Councils before the May 2016 deadline
Passed by
  • Bel Air-Beverly Crest Neighborhood Council
  • Brentwood Community Council
  • Westwood Community Council
  • Westwood Neighborhood Council

Motion

Refers to City Council file 16-0093

WRAC supports the DWP Oversight Committee calls on the City Council to follow the recommendation in the IEA Survey to form “a committee to examine governance reforms for the Department with the explicit task of reporting its findings and recommending a measure for the 2017 ballot.”

This Governance Committee should be involved in drafting any memorandums and other information from the beginning and include at least two members from the Neighborhood Councils who are familiar with the operations and finances of DWP.

The DWP Oversight Committee recommends that there be a robust and transparent discussion and debate before any measure is placed on the ballot for voter approval or rejection.

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Enforcement of all zoning and building codes

Formally adopted by WRAC in May 2016
Passed by
  • Bel Air-Beverly Crest Neighborhood Council
  • Brentwood Community Council
  • Neighborhood Council of Westchester/Playa
  • Pacific Palisades Community Council (modified version)
  • Palms Neighborhood Council
  • Venice Neighborhood Council
  • West LA-Sawtelle Neighborhood Council
  • Westwood Community Council
  • Westwood Neighborhood Council

Motion

Whereas the Los Angeles City Attorney; the Los Angeles Department of Building and Safety; and the Los Angeles City Council continue to selectively enforce existing zoning ordinances to the detriment of our stakeholders quality of life including, but not limited to, short term rentals, illegal signs, illegal boarding houses and the like.

Therefore the member councils of WRAC demand the city comply with its own ordinances and laws and immediately enforce all applicable zoning and building codes unless duly amended.

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City Authority Over Conditional Use Beverage (CUB) Permits for Alcohol

Formally adopted by WRAC in April 2016
Passed by
  • Bel Air-Beverly Crest Neighborhood Council
  • Brentwood Community Council
  • Mar Vista Community Council
  • Pacific Palisades Community Council (modified version)
  • Palms Neighborhood Council
  • South Robertson Neighborhoods Council
  • Venice Neighborhood Council
  • West LA-Sawtelle Neighborhood Council
  • Westside Neighborhood Council
  • Westwood Community Council
  • Westwood Neighborhood Council

Motion

Whereas, the City of Los Angeles has imposed land use conditions in Conditional Use Beverage (CUB) permits for decades to protect public health, safety and welfare by mitigating potential impacts due to the sale or service of alcohol, as recommended by the LAPD, Council Offices, neighborhood councils, community councils, and local residents; and

Whereas, the Department of City Planning suddenly reversed this decades-long practice in 2012, on the advice of the City Attorney’s Office, with no public notice, no public process, no public hearings, and no direction from the City Council, which is charged with policy-making authority; and

Whereas, Zoning Administrators now unilaterally and without notice use the Plan Approval Process to remove previously-imposed conditions designed to avoid or mitigate actual or potential land use impacts adverse to public health, safety and welfare; and

Whereas, municipalities throughout the State of California have and continue to impose land use conditions to mitigate adverse impacts that may otherwise arise from the sale or service of alcohol, including the Cities of Santa Monica, West Hollywood, Palmdale, Lancaster, Huntington Park, Montebello, Orange, San Bernardino, Pinole, Ventura, San Buenaventura, Santa Cruz, Hayward, Walnut Creek, Watsonville, and the County of Los Angeles, among others; and

Whereas, the City’s current practice undermines the ability of the City and local communities to protect against potential land use impacts that are adverse to public health, safety and welfare, including but not limited to potential nuisances, by restricting the imposition of conditions on, among other things, hours of sale of alcohol, happy hours, container sizes, types of alcohol sold, and other similar rules and regulations, despite the efficacy of such conditions in avoiding or mitigating potential adverse impacts arising from the sale or service of alcohol; and

Whereas, California courts have repeatedly affirmed that municipalities have broad police powers to impose land use conditions that protect against potentially adverse impacts on public health, safety and welfare arising from the sale or service of alcohol; and

Whereas, the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) has not advised the City that the imposition of such land use conditions interferes with ABC’s enforcement of State law; and

Whereas, implementation of this new policy not only impairs the ability of the LAPD, Council Offices, and communities to protect public health, safety and welfare, but also interferes with the ability of CUB applicants to garner support for their projects by negotiating for the imposition of mutually agreed-upon conditions, as had been done for decades before the current practice was imposed, which forces communities to oppose projects they could otherwise support with proper conditions:

Now, therefore, be it Resolved that the [Insert Neighborhood or Community Council Name Here] calls upon the City Council to adopt a policy to:

(1.) Authorize the imposition of land use conditions that protect public health, safety and welfare by mitigating potential adverse impacts from the sale or service of alcohol, consistent with the practice of other jurisdictions statewide as well as the City’s decades-long practice prior to 2012;

(2.) Maintain and enforce previously-imposed CUB conditions on the sale or service of alcohol; and

(3.) Prohibit the removal of previously-imposed conditions outside the public processes mandated under the City Charter and Zoning Code.

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Oppose AB 1373 Exempting 40 Square Blocks of DTLA From the CA Outdoor Advertising Act

Motion failed to be adopted by a majority of Councils before the February 2016 deadline
Passed by
  • Bel Air-Beverly Crest Neighborhood Council
  • Brentwood Community Council
  • Mar Vista Community Council
  • West LA-Sawtelle Neighborhood Council
  • Westside Neighborhood Council
  • Westwood Neighborhood Council

Motion

WRAC recommends the City of Los Angeles oppose AB 1373 and requests Councilmembers Mike Bonin and Paul Koretz introduce a resolution opposing AB 1373.

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Appeals Process for Building Permits

Motion failed to be adopted by a majority of Councils before the January 2016 deadline
Passed by
  • Mar Vista Community Council
  • Palms Neighborhood Council
  • South Robertson Neighborhoods Council

Motion

City shall revise appeals process for Building Permits. Appeals of DBS determinations shall be done via the same simple process as appeals of Planning Dept. and Planning Commission determinations with similar fees. DBS “appeals” shall not be treated as a new case with public notification and CEQA requirements, because it is an appeal. An appeal is not a new proposed development project; it is an appeal of an already filed development project.

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Revised City Sign Ordinance Motion

Motion failed to be adopted by a majority of Councils before the January 2016 deadline
Passed by
  • Bel Air-Beverly Crest Neighborhood Council
  • Brentwood Community Council
  • Pacific Palisades Community Council
  • Palms Neighborhood Council
  • South Robertson Neighborhoods Council
  • Venice Neighborhood Council
  • Westside Neighborhood Council
  • Westwood Neighborhood Council

Motion

That WRAC supports the following:

• No new digital signage installed unless a Council District specifically requests them;
• No “community benefits”;
• No billboards on any public property;
• Sign districts must be limited to those identified in 2009 City Planning Commission ordinance
version; and
• No exceptions for Specific Plan or development agreement areas.

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Timely LADBS notification to all our NCs and CCs

Motion failed to be adopted by a majority of Councils before the January 2016 deadline
Passed by
  • Bel Air-Beverly Crest Neighborhood Council
  • Brentwood Community Council
  • South Robertson Neighborhoods Council
  • Westwood Neighborhood Council

Motion

The _________ Council supports all efforts to increase public access to submitted plans and requests that the Department of Building and Safety devise a protocol that would give timely access for public inspection, and provides notice to adjacent property owners, Neighborhood Councils, [and Community Councils] as soon as such plans are submitted to the City.

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Neighborhood Council Monitoring of City Services

Motion failed to be adopted by a majority of Councils before the October 2015 deadline
Passed by
  • Bel Air-Beverly Crest Neighborhood Council
  • Pacific Palisades Community Council
  • South Robertson Neighborhoods Council
  • Venice Neighborhood Council

Motion

WRAC recommends that land use and planning-related recommendations shall be disclosed in all City determinations in a “standing” section of City Staff Reports and City Determinations called “Neighborhood Council Recommendations.” Along with those recommendations, an explanation to be provided by the City decision maker if the NC recommendations are NOT followed.

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Mobility Plan 2035 Statement of Overriding Considerations

Motion failed to be adopted by a majority of Councils before the September 2015 deadline
Passed by
  • West LA-Sawtelle Neighborhood Council
  • Westside Neighborhood Council
  • Westwood Neighborhood Council

Motion

WRAC recommends a vote of ‘no confidence’ in the City of Los Angeles Mobility Plan 2035 [Case Number: ENV 2013-0911-EIR and CPC-2013-0910-GPA-SP-CA-MSC; State Clearinghouse No. 2013041012] because of its failure to resolve and mitigate critical issues per the Statement of Overriding Considerations, including but not limited to emergency response time, insufficient infrastructure, and broader significant negative impacts on public health, safety and welfare.

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Change to Coastal Exemption Review/Approval Process and Procedure

Motion withdrawn prior to September 2015 passage deadline
Not yet passed by a member Council

Motion

WRAC requests that controls over approvals, transparency of the process and Staff training for both City and State Coastal Exemptions be strongly improved and that copies of the Coastal Exemptions be made immediately available to, or be immediately provided to applicable neighborhood and community councils.

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WRAC Opposition to AB 57 Limiting Local Regulation of Cell Towers

Motion failed to be adopted by a majority of Councils before the September 2015 deadline
Not yet passed by a member Council

Motion

WRAC requests that Councilman Bonin and Koretz co-sponsor a resolution in City Council opposing AB 57, which passed in the Assembly recently and is now in two State Senate Committees. See attached for information about the bill as well as a resolution opposing the bill which is being proposed by four San Francisco City Supervisors.

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Community Council Inclusion in Wesson Proposal to Give NCs Special Treatment at City Hearings

Motion failed to be adopted by a majority of Councils before the August 2015 deadline
Not yet passed by a member Council

Motion

CM Wesson is proposing, based on apparent recommendations from DONE, that NCs and NC Alliances (of whatever nature and status, including those without bylaws or governing rules or regular meetings or
even NC membership requirements) be given preferential treatment (5 additional minutes for argument, before public comment) at City Council and other City agency meetings/hearings. WRAC supports Community Councils being afforded this same status.

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Support For Koretz’s Powergrid Update Motion

Motion failed to be adopted by a majority of Councils before the June 2015 deadline
Passed by
  • Bel Air-Beverly Crest Neighborhood Council
  • Mar Vista Community Council
  • Pacific Palisades Community Council
  • Palms Neighborhood Council
  • Westside Neighborhood Council
  • Westwood Neighborhood Council

Motion

Refers to City Council file 14-1960

BE IT RESOLVED, that the ________ NC wholeheartedly and emphatically supports Councilman Paul Koretz’s Motion to Maintain Historical Reliability of the Power System/Power Grid Vulnerabilities/Department of Water and Power which calls on the LADWP to report to the Energy and Environment Committee within 60 days regarding the vulnerability of our power grid, the costs and feasibility of upgrading and protecting the grid, and other related items.

The ______ NC urges all other Neighborhood and Community Councils and other stakeholder groups to join in and support this important effort.

This _______ NC position is to be filed as a Community Impact Statement in Council File Number 14-1960.

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Support for Council File 15-0020: Collecting Fees Related to Condition Compliance

Motion failed to be adopted by a majority of Councils before the June 2015 deadline
Passed by
  • West LA-Sawtelle Neighborhood Council

Motion

Refers to City Council file 15-0020

WRAC supports Council File 15-0020 asking that the Planning Department to report back in 45 days on the best practices of other jurisdictions, including the County of Los Angeles, to ensure proper resource allocation for condition inspections and enforcement AND further asks that the Council instruct the Planning Department, in consultation with the City Attorney, and any other appropriate City department, bureau, or agency, to work cooperatively to propose a method by which inspection fees related to condition compliance are required and collected by the City prior to the release of any final approval of a projects.

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Support for Council File 14-1624: Report on Community Improvements Projects

Motion failed to be adopted by a majority of Councils before the April 2015 deadline
Passed by
  • West LA-Sawtelle Neighborhood Council

Motion

Refers to City Council file 14-1624

That the PW department, with assistance from DOT, Planning, CA, DONE, CAO and CLA, be instructed to present a report setting ways and means by which the City may best serve community organizations seeking to undertake community improvement projects.

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Support for Council File 14-1738: LAPD Body Cameras

Motion failed to be adopted by a majority of Councils before the April 2015 deadline
Passed by
  • West LA-Sawtelle Neighborhood Council

Motion

Refers to City Council file 14-1738

That the police department report on the status of its plan to issue body worn cameras to LAPD officers.

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Amendment to Outdoor Dining “r” Permit

Motion failed to be adopted by a majority of Councils before the February 2015 deadline
Passed by
  • Bel Air-Beverly Crest Neighborhood Council
  • Brentwood Community Council
  • Venice Neighborhood Council
  • West LA-Sawtelle Neighborhood Council
  • Westwood Community Council
  • Westwood Neighborhood Council

Motion

WRAC Requests that the LA City Council amend the outdoor dining “r” permit ordinance to include requiring a window sticker advising the public that they have a permit.

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Investigation re: Offsite Parking

Motion failed to be adopted by a majority of Councils before the February 2015 deadline
Passed by
  • Bel Air-Beverly Crest Neighborhood Council
  • Brentwood Community Council
  • Venice Neighborhood Council
  • West LA-Sawtelle Neighborhood Council
  • Westwood Community Council
  • Westwood Neighborhood Council

Motion

Requesting the city council investigate the planning department circumventing code by allowing off site parking with only a lease agreement and not a covenant agreement or variance.

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No Support for Martin Cadillac

Motion failed to be adopted by a majority of Councils before the January 2015 deadline
Not yet passed by a member Council

Motion

Resolved: the WRAC does not support the Martin Cadillac project as presented in the DEIR

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Housing Unit Audits Motion

Formally adopted by WRAC in October 2014
Passed by
  • Bel Air-Beverly Crest Neighborhood Council
  • Brentwood Community Council
  • Mar Vista Community Council
  • Pacific Palisades Community Council
  • Venice Neighborhood Council
  • West LA-Sawtelle Neighborhood Council
  • Westside Neighborhood Council
  • Westwood Community Council
  • Westwood Neighborhood Council

Motion

WRAC requests the City Controller, The Housing Department and the City Council to audit all income restricted units built under SB 1818 and all RSO units and buildings that replace pre 1978 buildings.

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Fault Line Building Moratorium

Motion failed to be adopted by a majority of Councils before the March 2014 deadline
Not yet passed by a member Council

Motion

WRAC demands the city establish a moratorium on all building projects adjacent to all existing and suspected earthquake fault lines until the state updates the required mapping for public safety.

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