Pending Motions

Support CF 20-1213 (Evacuation Routes)

Passage deadline: January 2021

Passed by

  • Brentwood Community Council (modified version)
  • Pacific Palisades Community Council (modified version)

Motion

Refers to City Council file 20-1213

Motion to support Council File 20-1213 (Bonin and Koretz). Whereas some of the hillside communities of the Pacific Palisades, Brentwood, Bel Air and the Hollywood Hills are located in very high fire hazard severity zones and because many of the streets in these hillside communities are substandard and because many of the most recent fires have started in these hillside communities, forcing evacuations in the early morning and late night hours, and whereas some coastal areas of CD 11 are tsunami zones and/or subject to sea level rise, therefore the Department of City Planning, with assistance from the Emergency Management Department, Los Angeles Department of Transportation, and the Los Angeles Fire Department, is directed to report back on the capacity, safety, and viability of existing and potential evacuation routes in Very High Fire Hazard Severity Zones and tsunami zones and those areas subject to sea level rise and to identify the policies and development standards, including land use and building restrictions, necessary to support these evacuation routes.

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Community Plans Update Process — Requests to Planning

Passage deadline: January 2021

Passed by

  • Del Rey Neighborhood Council (modified version)
  • Mar Vista Community Council
  • Westside Neighborhood Council (modified version)

Motion

Motion to support and include for official input to the Los Angeles Department of City Planning in reference to the WRAC Member Community Plan updates, a delay of 6 months due to COVID 19 and restrictions related to public access, meetings and participation and further request the following:

  • An appropriate assessment of how the COVID 19 and future pandemics will impact current and future mobility, housing, design, environmental and health and safety needs and concerns.
  • Current and future data projections relevant to the task of updating all WRAC member Community Plans.
  • Incorporation of an additional step in the Community Plan update timeline that allows for presentation of the staff draft plan and an associated public comment period, or a second and revised concept plan phase. Allocation of time for staff to review public comments and incorporate changes to reflect input prior to issuing any NOP for the start of the environmental review process. It is improper to issue an NOP and conduct a DEIR for a draft plan that the community has had neither the chance to see or review.
  • Thorough public outreach is a must and should include all stakeholders. The Planning Department has not allocated proper time or resources, and City Council must do so moving forward so that no stakeholders are left uninformed about the process.

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Eliminate “Gut and Amend” Bill Process

Passage deadline: December 2020

Passed by

  • Mar Vista Community Council

Motion

Whereas the Sacramento Legislative process known as “gut and amend” eliminates transparency and public participation by misleading the intent and content of the bill being considered,

The NC/CC _____________ recommends the following reform: Eliminate the “gut and amend” bill process and request the City of Los Angeles include in its Sacramento legislative priorities the elimination of the “gut and amend” bill process.

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Dockless Mobility Device Permit Denial

Passage deadline: November 2020

Passed by

  • Bel Air-Beverly Crest Neighborhood Council
  • Brentwood Community Council
  • Del Rey Neighborhood Council
  • Mar Vista Community Council
  • Pacific Palisades Community Council
  • Westside Neighborhood Council
  • Westwood Community Council
  • Westwood Neighborhood Council

Motion

The_________ NC/CC urges the City to (1) deny a business license and/or Dockless Mobility Permit, or suspend and/or revoke any previously-issued business license and/or Dockless Mobility Permit, to any provider of Dockless Mobility Devices operating in the City that fails or refuses to cooperate fully with law enforcement in providing information about the user of its Dockless Mobility Device involved in an accident causing injury to another person; (2) if and as necessary, immediately enact additional regulations amending existing rules and/ or data protection policies in the City’s Dockless Mobility Pilot Program to provide for issuance of business licenses and/or Dockless Mobility Permits only upon condition that providers cooperate fully with law enforcement under the circumstances set forth above; and (3) provide for suspensions, followed by revocation hearings, of any such licenses and/or permits issued to Dockless Mobility Device providers that fail or refuse to comply fully with law enforcement under the circumstances set forth above.

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Oppose State Housing Density Bills

Passage deadline: November 2020
Not yet passed by a member Council

Motion

Although Los Angeles TOC program provides some affordable housing, the housing crisis [ie workforce and moderate to low income] will not be solved without significant public funding. Zoning increases and increase in supply will not significantly reduce housing costs. Los Angeles is already zoned for 8 million persons, and can accommodate the 456,000 new RHNA homes already, so up-zoning in single family neighborhoods and other neighborhoods will not make housing more affordable.

Therefore, __________ NC/CC opposes these 8 proposed state bills: SB 902; SB 1120; SB 1085; SB 995; SB 1385; AB 725; AB 3040; AB 2345 because they will not increase affordability in Los Angeles. Instead, ____________ NC/CC supports more public grant funding from state, cities and federal resources and encourages state bills that forward the goal of funding housing at levels that would make a positive difference to solving our affordable [ie workforce and moderate to low income] housing crisis such as SB 1299.

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Allow NCs to Communicate with Non-City Entities/Electeds

Passage deadline: November 2020

Passed by

  • Bel Air-Beverly Crest Neighborhood Council
  • Del Rey Neighborhood Council

Motion

RESOLVED ____ NC/CC insists that Neighborhood Councils are not prohibited from communicating with non-City of Los Angeles government representatives and/or staff not with entities other than those within the City, regarding issues impacting their neighborhoods; and that Neighborhood Councils are free to discuss any issues of local concern.

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Support for Sign Ordinance Version B+

Passage deadline: November 2020

Passed by

  • Bel Air-Beverly Crest Neighborhood Council
  • Del Rey Neighborhood Council
  • Pacific Palisades Community Council
  • Palms Neighborhood Council
  • South Robertson Neighborhoods Council
  • Westside Neighborhood Council
  • Westwood Community Council
  • Westwood Neighborhood Council

Motion

Refers to City Council file 11-1705

The _________ Neighborhood Council fully supports Version B+ of the proposed sign ordinance as approved by the City Planning Commission on 10/22/2015, Council File 11-1705. We request the PLUM committee of the Los Angeles City Council adopt a version of the ordinance, which accomplishes the following goals that are important to the stakeholders of our community:

  1. Disapproves any amnesty for existing billboardsthat lack permits or have been altered in violation of their permits
  2. Disapproves the “grandfathering” of any sign districts that were not approved in the ordinance when it was reviewed by CPC in 2009.
  3. Disapproves any new process, including a Conditional Use Permit process to authorize construction or operation of digital off-site signs outside of sign districts
  4. Restricts any new off-site signs, including digital billboards, to sign districts in the 22 areas already zoned as Regional Commercial for high-intensity commercial use
  5. Requires existing billboards to be taken down before any new off-site signs can go up in sign districts. The take down ratio of existing signs to new signs should be 5:1 for conventional and 10:1 for digital
  6. Ban on new digital billboards or on conversion of existing billboards to digital
  7. Request that the City Attorney review all signs without permits and those altered in violation of their permits for enforcement action and compliance.
  8. Prohibits any off-site signage in city parks, recreation facilities and open spaces
  9. Provides for stiff civil penalties with escalating penalties for erecting or maintaining illegal signs and for multiple or repeat offenses so that penalties are not viewed as a cost of doing business

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Data Gathering from Ride-Sharing Companies

Passage deadline: November 2020

Passed by

  • Bel Air-Beverly Crest Neighborhood Council
  • Brentwood Community Council
  • Del Rey Neighborhood Council
  • Pacific Palisades Community Council
  • Westside Neighborhood Council
  • Westwood Community Council
  • Westwood Neighborhood Council

Motion

The ______ Neighborhood/Community Council requests that the State of California mandate that localities be empowered to assess the impact on traffic and congestion of ride sharing services by mandating comprehensive data from ride sharing companies available for study. Data should include time spent on the road to and from their homes and between rides for all ridesharing drivers as compared to traffic that would be generated by private vehicles making each trip. The results of this survey should guide both local and state policy in regards to ridesharing and better understand our transportation system. Using such data, the City of Los Angeles should then establish benchmark dates prior to and after implementation of each ridesharing platform and study in a scientific manner using all data available to determine if ride sharing vehicles add to or lessen congestion within the City of Los Angeles.

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Request City to Comply with Ellis Act Provisions

Passage deadline: November 2020

Passed by

  • Mar Vista Community Council (modified version)
  • Westside Neighborhood Council

Motion

Resolved: That SB 330 provides that “protected” (RSO) units must be replaced on a 1:1 basis and this is not being complied with in Los Angeles; further SB 330 provides that “protected” (RSO) tenants may maintain residency in their units during the Ellis Act Eviction process until 6 months prior to commencement of construction, which is also not being complied with in the City of Los Angeles.

Therefore, _________ NC/CC demands that the City of Los Angeles comply with the provisions of SB 330 immediately to minimize the effects of displacement in the face of rising development caused by non-compliance with these provisions. And, further, that the City Attorney direct HCIDLA to add these two provisions to an Ellis Act Eviction checklist before approving any Ellis Act Eviction.

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