Pending Motions

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

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Support for Protected Tree ordinance

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

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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Support for the CEQA Appeals Code Amendment of June 6, 2018

Passage deadline: September 2018
Passed by
  • West LA-Sawtelle Neighborhood Council
  • Westside Neighborhood Council

Motion

The ______________ Council supports CEQA Appeals Code Amendment of June 6, 2018 (CPC-2018- 2657-CA ENV-2018-2658-CE) and recommends limiting the fee for residents to $250.

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Regulate Personal Electric Scooters

Passage deadline: September 2018
Passed by
  • West LA-Sawtelle Neighborhood Council
  • Westside Neighborhood Council (modified version)

Motion

The ______________ Council requests that the city regulate personal electric scooter issues with regard to public safety and accessibility.

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Opposition to Deferred Retirement Option Plan of the LA Police and Firefighters

Passage deadline: September 2018
Passed by
  • Westside Neighborhood Council

Motion

The ___________ Council supports the community impact statement filed by the Eagle Rock Neighborhood Council calling for the City Council to take immediate action to comprehensively address and remedy the documented waste, fraud, and abuse in Los Angeles’s Deferred Retirement Option Plan (DROP).

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Oil drilling safety conditions at Rancho Park Golf Course

Passage deadline: September 2018
Passed by
  • Brentwood Community Council
  • Mar Vista Community Council
  • Westside Neighborhood Council

Motion

WHEREAS industrial oil drilling operations at Rancho Park Public Golf Course are ongoing and in close proximity to thousands of residents, and

WHEREAS there is an extensive history at this Drillsite of City Code violations, Conditions-of-Use violations, and repeated industrial accidents, and

WHEREAS considerable and widespread concern regarding potential jeopardy to human health and safety from extractive oil and gas operations in close proximity to dense residential areas is demonstrable from the widely reported physical symptoms and complaints about communications following the odorant spill of November 29, 2017, reminiscent of the 2015 natural gas leak further north at Aliso Canyon.

THEREFORE be it resolved to exhort that the Zoning Administrator (ZA) follow precedent and deny Drillsite approval of CEB industrial equipment within the residentially zoned Rancho Park Public Golf Course, and FURTHER mandate all the following safety conditions:

  1. 24/7 emissions monitoring using up-to-date laser-based equipment,
  2. Annual compliance inspections by the ZA’s office and Petroleum Administrator,
  3. Mandatory periodic Reviews of Conditions by the ZA on a 5 year cycle to allow for updating of ZA assigned conditions of use,
  4. A clear emergency and accident reporting plan by which the oil company must notify LAFD, LAPD, the Petroleum Administrator, and Council District 5.

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Extend Community Plan timeline

Passage deadline: November 2018
Not yet passed by a member Council

Motion

The _____ Council finds the Community Plans Update Outreach Plan timeline of 3 years to be ambitious (consider that the West Adams-Baldwin Hills-Leimert and Granada Hills Plans required 7 years, and the Expo Station Neighborhood Transit Plan required 4.5 years), potentially limiting adequate public input and feedback.

Therefore, we request that the Planning Department be funded to extend the timeline if and as needed to accommodate achievement-anchored benchmarks.

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Request for planning data prior to start of Community Plan update

Passage deadline: November 2018
Not yet passed by a member Council

Motion

The _____ Council requests the Planning Department provide all information (below), prior to commencing any work on the Community Plan Update process.

These data are prerequisite for meaningful asset-based grassroots planning input to any Community Plan, whether it is for the Westside’s first cycle (Palms-Mar Vista-Del Rey, Westchester-Playa del Rey, West Los Angeles Venice) or the second cycle (Westwood, Bel Air-Beverly Crest, Brentwood-Pacific Palisades):

  1. What is the current aggregate population in the Community Plan area?
  2. What is the projected population in the build-out year?
    a. How is it calculated? Who calculates it? Is the U.S. Census used?
  3. What is the population capacity in the current zoning, including R zones and C zones with density bonuses (Transit Oriented Communities, Expo Station Transit Neighborhood Plan) and Accessory Dwelling Units?
  4. What is the population capacity in the proposed zoning, including R zones and C zones with density bonuses (TOC, Expo Station TNP) and ADUs?
  5. Capacity of jobs or count of jobs currently.
  6. Change in jobs as a result of proposed zoning, either by increase in C or M zones or reduction in jobs if C or M zones are decreased.

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NC Systems Reform

Passage deadline: November 2018
Not yet passed by a member Council

Motion

Refers to City Council file 18-0467

The _________ Council recommends that the Neighborhood Council reforms proposed by Councilmember Ryu (CF-18-0467) include the following:

  1. That the City Administrative Code be amended to revise the current definition of Neighborhood Council stakeholders (including removing the “community impact stakeholders”) as follows:
    “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.”
  2. That in the interest of ensuring that local constituencies represented by Los Angeles Neighborhood Councils are heard, City Administrative Code (Section 22.819) be amended to require that seating be reserved at City departmental hearings, commission meetings, and Council meetings for members of Neighborhood and Community Councils.
  3. That provision be made for qualified Community Councils to be officially recognized as independent City community advisory bodies, and afforded the same courtesies, notice, and access provided to Neighborhood Councils.

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