Archived Motions

All motions introduced at WRAC

Support for Letter re Mistreatment of Animals at City Animal Shelters

Passage deadline: November 2022

Passed by

  • Bel Air-Beverly Crest Neighborhood Council

Motion

________ NC/CC strongly supports the sentiments, goals and requests made in the letter from Bel-Air Beverly Crest Neighborhood Council of August 10, 2022 to Mayor Garcetti and Councilmember Koretz concerning the mistreatment of animals at City Shelters.

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Support for Position re Ordinance 187427 (Speed Limit Reductions)

Passage deadline: October 2022

Passed by

  • Pacific Palisades Community Council
  • Westside Neighborhood Council (modified version)

Motion

Refers to City Council file 21-1223

______ NC/CC supports the following position in regards to the recent adoption of Ordinance 187427 regarding speed limit reductions:
i                _____ NC/CC supports the action taken by the LA City Council on March 7, 2022 in passing Council File 21-1223 regarding Speed Limit Reductions.
ii               _____ NC/CC supports the efforts to reduce the speed limit by 5 MPH on streets that were recently identified for 5 MPH speed limit increases. (See the attached Ordinance number 187427 with the complete list of streets effected.)
iii             Moving forward, it is the suggestion of _____ NC/CC that City Council open a Council File to consider that future speed limit reductions be discussed and planned as neighborhood or regional traffic improvements rather than individual street improvements. These improvements should be coupled with measures to minimize vehicle traffic being redirected onto adjacent neighborhood streets. For example, we would like to see LADOT incorporate traffic calming measures and active transportation elements. Traffic calming measures might include compact traffic circles/mini roundabouts, restricted turns, curb extensions/bulb-outs, speed humps and tables, and diagonal diverters, half closures, full closures, and median barriers to reduce cut-through traffic.
iv             In addition,  _____ NC/CC requests that the Council Offices engage the local Westside Councils in ongoing discussions about what additional streets should be considered for speed limit reductions as well as establish a method whereby Council and stakeholder feedback on this issue can be submitted directly to LADOT.

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Support for CF 22-0002-S58 re AB 2336 (Automated Speed Enforcement Program)

Passage deadline: October 2022

Passed by

  • Del Rey Neighborhood Council
  • Westside Neighborhood Council (modified version)

Motion

Refers to City Council file 22-0002-S58

_______ NC/CC supports CF 22-0002-S58, which in turn supports AB 2336 which allows the City of Los Angeles to create a pilot automated speed enforcement program which includes fine alternatives for low income drivers and privacy data protections.

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Support for CF 20-2376-S3 (Code Amendments to Ban Camping Near Libraries)

Formally adopted by WRAC in August 2022

Passed by

  • Bel Air-Beverly Crest Neighborhood Council
  • Brentwood Community Council
  • Mar Vista Community Council (modified version)
  • Neighborhood Council of Westchester/Playa
  • Pacific Palisades Community Council
  • Westside Neighborhood Council
  • Westwood Community Council
  • Westwood Neighborhood Council

Motion

Refers to City Council file 20-1376-S3

______ NC/CC strongly supports the motion in Council File 20-1376-S3 (Buscaino) for an ordinance amending LAMC Sections 41.18 and 56.01 to prohibit sitting, lying, sleeping, and storing personal property in or upon any street, sidewalk or other public-right-of-way within 500 ft. of a library.

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Request for Dwelling Unit Capacity Calculations

Formally adopted by WRAC in July 2022 | Download the WRAC position letter

Passed by

  • Bel Air-Beverly Crest Neighborhood Council (modified version)
  • Brentwood Community Council (modified version)
  • Neighborhood Council of Westchester/Playa
  • Pacific Palisades Community Council (modified version)
  • West LA-Sawtelle Neighborhood Council (modified version)
  • Westside Neighborhood Council
  • Westwood Community Council (modified version)
  • Westwood Neighborhood Council (modified version)

Motion

WRAC requests from Department of City Planning the Dwelling Unit Capacity calculations for all WRAC community plans in process (Palms-Mar Vista-Del Rey, Venice, Westchester/Playa, West Los Angeles).

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Requests for Consideration re CF 22-0158

Formally adopted by WRAC in June 2022 | Download the WRAC position letter

Passed by

  • Bel Air-Beverly Crest Neighborhood Council (modified version)
  • Del Rey Neighborhood Council
  • Mar Vista Community Council (modified version)
  • Pacific Palisades Community Council (modified version)
  • West LA-Sawtelle Neighborhood Council
  • Westside Neighborhood Council
  • Westwood Community Council
  • Westwood Neighborhood Council

Motion

Refers to City Council file 22-0158

The Westside Regional Alliance of Councils requests the City Council and City Attorney, when drafting and considering the council file item CF 22-0158, take into account the below requests by the Westside Regional Alliance of Councils:

– Consideration of automatically including LAMC 41.18 protections on any location providing a homeless shelter and authorized pursuant to a declared shelter emergency.

– Consideration of mandatory CEQA compliance.

– Consideration of consequences of “Cutting red tape” by removing the public’s right to a transparent approval process including right to notification and the opportunity for public comment, including early notification to NCs and recognized CCs.

– Consider the differences and effects of allowing shelters in R1 zones as proposed versus the existing ordinances allowing them in R2 & R3 zones.

– Consideration of the effects of limiting shelters within a reasonable radius of sensitive sites such as parks, schools and daycares.

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Request Use of “Cool Asphalt” for Paving

Formally adopted by WRAC in May 2022 | Download the WRAC position letter

Passed by

  • Del Rey Neighborhood Council
  • Neighborhood Council of Westchester/Playa
  • North Westwood Neighborhood Council
  • Pacific Palisades Community Council
  • South Robertson Neighborhoods Council
  • Venice Neighborhood Council
  • West LA-Sawtelle Neighborhood Council
  • Westside Neighborhood Council
  • Westwood Neighborhood Council (modified version)

Motion

WRAC requests that the City Bureau of Engineering uses “cool asphalt” for paving with the following recommendations:

i.     Request that StreetsLA prioritizes its program for cooling, including that the Bureau of Engineering coat roads and sidewalks with “cool asphalt.”

ii.    Request that Council Districts allocate discretionary funding to StreetsLA to expand coating with cool asphalt in their areas.

iii.    Request that the City prioritize and implement the program by allocating sufficient funding.

iv.    Request that the City publicize the streets that are scheduled to be coated.

v.     Request that the City prioritize implementation based on areas with high heat temperatures, low tree canopy cover, high use transit stops and high pedestrian traffic areas.

vi.     Request that the City study the feasibility and cost of producing, installing and maintaining its own product (the cool street coating).

vii.    Request that the City plant street trees where coating is applied, to increase the effectiveness of the coating and provide a holistic approach.

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Oppose Misuse of Specific Plan Process

Formally adopted by WRAC in March 2022 | Download the WRAC position letter

Passed by

  • Bel Air-Beverly Crest Neighborhood Council
  • Mar Vista Community Council
  • Neighborhood Council of Westchester/Playa
  • South Robertson Neighborhoods Council
  • West LA-Sawtelle Neighborhood Council (modified version)
  • Westside Neighborhood Council
  • Westwood Community Council
  • Westwood Neighborhood Council

Motion

The __________ Neighborhood/Community Council opposes the City’s use of Specific Plans that would result in upzoning open space and/or low-density residential neighborhoods. The use of specific plans in this manner creates significant negative impacts for all residential communities, the environment and natural resources. We urge our City Councilmembers to reject land use applications for individual development projects that represent a misuse of the Specific plan process. We ask that the City Council inform Planning not to process these types of requests.

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Support for CF 14-1057-S9 (Buscaino/Koretz) — Vehicle Dwelling

Formally adopted by WRAC in April 2022 | Download the WRAC position letter

Passed by

  • Brentwood Community Council
  • Del Rey Neighborhood Council
  • Mar Vista Community Council
  • Pacific Palisades Community Council
  • Venice Neighborhood Council
  • Westside Neighborhood Council
  • Westwood Community Council
  • Westwood Neighborhood Council

Motion

Refers to City Council file 14-1057-S9

The Westside Regional Alliance of Councils supports CF 14-1057-S9 (Buscaino/Koretz) – Regulation of Vehicle Dwelling

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Request for Revisions to SB 330

Motion failed to be adopted by a majority of Councils before the March 2022 deadline

Passed by

  • Mar Vista Community Council
  • South Robertson Neighborhoods Council
  • West LA-Sawtelle Neighborhood Council
  • Westside Neighborhood Council

Motion

The Westside Regional Alliance of Councils requests that the City of Los Angeles, through the Council’s Government Affairs Committee, include in its Sacramento legislative priorities the following request for revisions to SB 330, and implement local regulations in conformance with such revisions, if enacted, as follows:

  1. When RSO units are demolished and replaced pursuant to the provisions and protections in SB330, any units that must be provided pursuant to a density bonus under SB1818 or SB1222A shall be additive to those numbers of replacement units that are required pursuant to SB330 (instead of “inclusive”).
  2. All replacement units shall be of comparable size and configuration (i.e. they shall have the same number of bedrooms and at least the same square footage).

 

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