Pending Motions

Motions under consideration but not yet adopted by a 2/3 majority of Councils

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Permit Streamlining Act compliance with deadlines

Passage deadline: September 2017
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

Passage deadline: September 2017
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

Passage deadline: September 2017
Passed by
  • 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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Open Space Element update of General Plan

Passage deadline: September 2017
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

Passage deadline: September 2017
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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Reserved seating for Board Representatives with a CIS or Board Resolution

Passage deadline: September 2017
Passed by
  • Bel Air-Beverly Crest Neighborhood Council
  • Brentwood Community Council
  • Pacific Palisades Community Council
  • South Robertson Neighborhoods 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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Increased transparency into the relationship between LA DWP and the IBEW

Passage deadline: October 2017
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

Passage deadline: October 2017
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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