This week in WeHo (Sept. 19-24)

West Hollywood city meetings and events the week of Sept. 19-24, 2022.

Monday, September 19

9:00 AM Helen Albert Certified Farmers’ Market

6:00 PM City Council Meeting

Tuesday, September 20

6:00 PM WeHo Reads: Expansive Vistas and Hidden Corners

6:00 PM Virtual Scoping Meeting for 8228-8240 Sunset Boulevard (The Harper Project)

7:00 PM Regular Russian-speaking Advisory Board Meeting

Wednesday, September 21

1:00 PM Making My Smartphone Work for Me | The Basics

6:30 PM (Cancelled) Transportation Commission Meeting

Thursday, September 22

10:00 AM WeHo Artists Roundtable

3:30 PM Art on the Outside Subcommittee Meeting

5:00 PM Arts and Cultural Affairs Commission Meeting

6:00 PM (Cancelled) Design Review Subcommittee Teleconference Meeting

6:00 PM Sunset Arts & Advertising Subcommittee Teleconference Special Meeting

7:00 PM Rent Stabilization Commission Meeting

7:00 PM NCJW|LA Advocacy Training Project 2022

Friday, September 23

7:00 PM Brockus Project Dance Company presents “WomXn”

Saturday, September 24

9:00 AM Junk in the Trunk

9:00 AM Recycling Roundup! Household Hazardous Waste & Electronic Waste

11:00 AM NCJW|LA Advocacy Training Project 2022

1:00 PM Bi Picnic Day

3:00 PM Free Theatre in the Parks: The Romantics

3:00 PM Emergency Preparedness Seminar

For a look at the entire month visit our website calendar.

Public Meeting Notices


Negative Declaration and EIR Notices

NOTICE OF PREPARATION OF A DRAFT ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT REPORT AND SCOPING MEETING  [PDF]
8288-8240 Sunset Boulevard, The Harper Project
Scoping Meeting – September 20, 2022 at 6:00 p.m.
Public Comment Period Ends: October 5, 2022

City Council Meeting Sept. 19 Agenda

CITY OF WEST HOLLYWOOD
AGENDA
(Revised – 9.16.22)
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2022
REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING

5:30 PM – CLOSED SESSION
6:00 PM – CITY COUNCIL MEETING


AB 361 has authorized public meetings to take place via teleconference because State and Local officials are recommending measures to promote social distancing. The City Councilmembers, City staff, and members of the public will participate in Council Chambers located at 625 N. San Vicente Boulevard, West Hollywood, California 90069 and/or via teleconference using the Zoom platform. The meeting may also be viewed on various platforms. Please visit www.weho.org/wehotv for all the viewing options.

TO PARTICIPATE BY PROVIDING WRITTEN CORRESPONDENCE OR AN E-COMMENT:

Members of the public who wish to comment on matters before the City Council are strongly encouraged to submit written correspondence to publiccomment@weho.org or submit an E-Comment by visiting www.weho.org/wehotv no later than 2:00 p.m. on Council meeting day.  Note: Written Correspondence and E-Comments will not be read into the record during the City Council meeting; however, correspondence received by 2:00 p.m. will be forwarded to the City Council and posted on the City’s website as part of the official meeting record. Your comments and information will become part of the official public record. If you do not want your personal information included in the official record, please do not include your address and/or phone number.

TO PARTICIPATE BY PROVIDING PUBLIC COMMENT BY TELEPHONE:

(Please note: This option is to provide public comment via phone ONLY. To view the meeting, please see information on how to view the meeting provided above.)

1. You are strongly encouraged to e-mail the City Clerk at publiccomment@weho.org  no later than 2:00 p.m. on the City Council meeting day, to be added to the Public Speaker List for the meeting. Please include your name, the phone number from which you will be calling, and which item you would like to speak on.

2. Dial-in 10 minutes prior to the start of the meeting (the meeting begins at 6:00 p.m.)
• Dial-in #: 669-900-6833
• Meeting I.D.: 831 7765 6872, then #

CALL TO ORDER:

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE:

ROLL CALL:

REPORT OF CLOSED SESSION AGENDA: The City Attorney will report on both the September 6, 2022 Special Closed Session and the September 19, 2022 Closed Session.
CLOSED SESSION AGENDA – 9.6.22CLOSED SESSION AGENDA – 9.19.22
APPROVAL OF AGENDA:

ADJOURNMENT MOTIONS:

PRESENTATIONS:

1. PUBLIC COMMENT:  The City Council values your comments; however, pursuant to the Brown Act, Council cannot take action on items not listed on the posted agenda.  The public comment period is limited to 20 minutes, with 2 minutes allotted for each speaker.  This public comment period is to address the City Council on Consent Calendar items, other agenda items (if the member of the public cannot be present at the time the item is considered) or items of general interest within the jurisdiction of the City Council.  Another period is also reserved for general comment later in the meeting for those that could not be heard at this time.  Public Hearing testimony will only be taken at the time of the hearing.
1.A. PUBLIC COMMENTS ON CONSENT CALENDAR ITEMS WHICH HAVE NOT BEEN REMOVED FROM THE CONSENT CALENDAR:
1.B. PUBLIC COMMENTS, GENERAL INTEREST:

COUNCILMEMBER COMMENTS AND MEETING ATTENDANCE REPORTS:  This portion of the meeting is set aside for general comments, announcements, requests of staff, subcommittee meeting reports, and/or other issues of concern from members of the City Council.

CITY MANAGER’S REPORT: This time is set aside for the City Manager to update the Council on important items initiated by staff or previously requested by the City Council.

• Update on City Council Direction for All City Commissions, Advisory Boards, and Task Forces to Return to In-Person Meetings.

FISCAL IMPACT ON CONSENT CALENDAR:
FISCAL IMPACT REPORT

2. CONSENT CALENDAR:  The following routine matters can be acted upon by one motion.  Individual items may be removed by the Council for separate discussion.  Items removed for separate discussion will be heard following New Business Items. The title is deemed to be read and further reading waived of any ordinance listed on the consent calendar for introduction or adoption.
2.A. POSTING OF AGENDA: SUBJECT: The agenda for the meeting of Monday, September 19, 2022 was posted at City Hall, Plummer Park, the Sheriff’s Station, and at the West Hollywood Library on Wednesday, September 14, 2022.
RECOMMENDATION: Receive and file.

STAFF REPORT

2.B. APPROVAL OF MINUTES: SUBJECT: The City Council is requested to approve the minutes of the prior Council meeting.
RECOMMENDATION: Approve the minutes of August 15, 2022.

STAFF REPORT

2.C. APPROVAL OF DEMAND REGISTER NO. 913 [S. STEPHENS]:
The City Council shall receive the Demand Register for period ending September 9, 2022 pursuant to Sections 37201 to 37210 of the Government Code of the State of California.
RECOMMENDATION: Approve Demand Register No. 913 and adopt Resolution No. 22-5549: “A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF WEST HOLLYWOOD APPROVING PAYMENT OF DEMANDS PRESENTED ON DEMAND REGISTER NO. 913.”

STAFF REPORT

2.D. AB 361 – ALLOW FOR THE CONTINUED USE OF VIRTUAL TELECONFERENCE MEETINGS FOR CITY BROWN ACT MEETINGS [L. LANGER, M. CROWDER, A. POBLADOR]:
The City Council will authorize the continued use of virtual teleconference meetings for the City’s Brown Act meetings as required under AB 361.
RECOMMENDATION: Allow for the continued use of virtual teleconference meetings for City Brown Act meetings (including the City’s Commissions, Advisory Boards, and Task Forces) under AB 361 by finding that a statewide state of emergency continues to exist, and local and state health officials continue to impose or recommend measures to promote social distancing.

STAFF REPORT

2.E. ADOPT ORDINANCE NO. 22-1187 (2ND READING) “AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF WEST HOLLYWOOD AMENDING CHAPTER 19.16.040 OF TITLE 19 OF THE WEST HOLLYWOOD MUNICIPAL CODE (ROBERTSON LANE SPECIFIC PLAN), AND AMENDING THE ZONING MAP TO EXPAND THE ROBERTSON LANE SPECIFIC PLAN IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE AMENDED HOTEL DEVELOPMENT LOCATED AT 645-681 N. ROBERTSON BOULEVARD, WEST HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA AND 648-654 N. LA PEER DRIVE, WEST HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA AND THE TREEHOUSE PROJECT LOCATED AT 8954 SANTA MONICA BOULEVARD AND 685 ROBERTSON BOULEVARD, WEST  HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA AND APPROVAL OF RELATED ADDENDUM TO FINAL EIR  (ROBERTSON LANE HOTEL & TREEHOUSE PROJECT)”  [M. CROWDER]:
The City Council will waive further reading and adopt Ordinance No. 22-1187, approving amendments to Chapter 19.16.040 of title 19 of the West Hollywood Municipal Code (Robertson Lane Specific Plan), and amending the zoning map to expand the Robertson Lane Specific Plan in conjunction with the amended hotel development located at 645-681 N. Robertson Boulevard, West Hollywood, California and 648-654 N. La Peer Drive, West Hollywood, California and the treehouse project located at 8954 Santa Monica Boulevard and 685 Robertson Boulevard, West  Hollywood, California and approval of related addendum to final EIR  (Robertson Lane Hotel & Treehouse Project)”.
RECOMMENDATION: Waive further reading and adopt Ordinance 22-1187, “AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF WEST HOLLYWOOD AMENDING CHAPTER 19.16.040 OF TITLE 19 OF THE WEST HOLLYWOOD MUNICIPAL CODE (ROBERTSON LANE SPECIFIC PLAN), AND AMENDING THE ZONING MAP TO EXPAND THE ROBERTSON LANE SPECIFIC PLAN IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE AMENDED HOTEL DEVELOPMENT LOCATED AT 645-681 N. ROBERTSON BOULEVARD, WEST HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA AND 648-654 N. LA PEER DRIVE, WEST HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA AND THE TREEHOUSE PROJECT LOCATED AT 8954 SANTA MONICA BOULEVARD AND 685 ROBERTSON BOULEVARD, WEST HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA AND APPROVAL OF RELATED ADDENDUM TO FINAL EIR (ROBERTSON LANE HOTEL & TREEHOUSE PROJECT).”

STAFF REPORT

2.F. COMMISSION AND ADVISORY BOARD MEETING SYNOPSES [M. CROWDER, A. POBLADOR]:
The City Council will receive Synopses from the Business License Commission, Public Facilities Commission, Rent Stabilization Commission, Transportation Commission, and Women’s Advisory Board regarding actions taken at their recent meeting.
RECOMMENDATION: Receive and file.

STAFF REPORT

2.G. TREASURER’S REPORT FOR JULY 2022 [L. QUIJANO, C. CORRALES, K. BARENG, N. CORONADO]:
The City Council will receive the Treasurer’s Reports for the month ended July 2022 pursuant to Section 53646 of the Government Code of the State of California.
RECOMMENDATION: Receive and file the July 2022 Treasurer’s Report.

STAFF REPORT

2.H. STATUS REPORT ON CLIMATE ACTION DASHBOARD [J. KEHO, F. CONTRERAS]:
This is a status report on a Council Directive from May 16, 2022 (Item 2.X) requesting staff develop a Climate Action Dashboard for use both internally and for sharing with the public.
RECOMMENDATIONS: Receive and file.

STAFF REPORT

2.I. NEEDS ASSESSMENT WORKFORCE OUTREACH PLAN AND ONGOING IMPLEMENTATION UPDATE [D. GIUGNI, L. ISENBERG, K. EGAN, F. GOMEZ, D. NGUYEN, D. SAUNDERS, R. LUBIN]:
The City Council will consider plans from the Social Services Division’s Government Alliance on Race Equity (GARE) Team for an awareness campaign targeting people of color working in West Hollywood. This staff report also provides an update on the implementation of other recommendations resulting from the City’s recent needs assessment focused on community members of color.
RECOMMENDATION: Receive and file.

STAFF REPORT

2.J. “GET OUT THE VOTE” MONTH [M. CROWDER]:
The City Council will proclaim September 2022 as “GET OUT THE VOTE” Month.
RECOMMENDATION: The City Council of the City of West Hollywood will proclaim September 2022 “GET OUT THE VOTE” Month.

STAFF REPORT

2.K. RECOMMENDED POSITIONS ON STATEWIDE BALLOT MEASURES ON THE NOVEMBER 8, 2022 ELECTION [Y. QUARKER, A. LOVANO, H. MOLINA]:
The City Council will consider adopting official positions on state ballot initiatives that will appear on the November 8, 2022 ballot.
RECOMMENDATIONS: 1) Adopt Resolution 22-__________ “A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF WEST HOLLYWOOD IN SUPPORT OF PROPOSITION 1, THE CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT TO REPRODUCTIVE FREEDOM”; 2) Adopt Resolution 22-__________ “A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF WEST HOLLYWOOD IN SUPPORT OF PROPOSITION 26, THE CALIFORNIA SPORTS WAGERING REGULATION AND UNLAWFUL GAMBLING ENFORCEMENT ACT”; 3) Adopt Resolution 22-__________ “A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF WEST HOLLYWOOD IN SUPPORT OF PROPOSITION 28, THE ART AND MUSIC K-12 EDUCATION FUNDING INITIATIVE”; 4) Adopt Resolution 22-__________ “A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF WEST HOLLYWOOD IN SUPPORT OF PROPOSITION 30, TAX ON INCOME ABOVE $2 MILLION FOR ZERO-EMISSIONS VEHICLES AND WILDFIRE PREVENTION INITIATIVE”; and 5) Adopt Resolution 22-___________ “A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF WEST HOLLYWOOD IN SUPPORT OF PROPOSITION 31, REFERENDUM CHALLENGING THE 2020 STATE BAN ON FLAVORED TOBACCO PRODUCTS”.

STAFF REPORT

2.L. NATIONAL RECOVERY MONTH 2022 [C. SCHROEDER, D. GIUGNI, L. ISENBERG, J. MITHERS]:
The City Council will recognize September as Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month.
RECOMMENDATION: Proclaim September as Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month.

STAFF REPORT

2.M. RECOGNITION OF DISABILITIES AWARENESS MONTH [C. SCHROEDER, D. GIUGNI, L. ISENBERG, J. MITHERS, D. NGUYEN]:
The City Council will recognize October as Disabilities Awareness Month.
RECOMMENDATIONS: 1) Proclaim October as Disabilities Awareness Month; 2) Authorize the use of the City name and logo on invitations, programs, and other collateral materials; 3) Direct the Communications Department to utilize all appropriate communications tools to promote Disability Awareness Month events including, but not limited to, the City’s website and social media platforms; 4) Direct the Social Services Division to oversee the installation of 40-plus banners along Santa Monica Boulevard that recognize past recipients of the City’s Disability Services Awards; 5) Approve the Disability Service Awards to be presented virtually at a televised meeting of the Disabilities Advisory Board on Wednesday, October 26, 2022; and 6) Waive parking enforcement of the three-hour parking restrictions until 1pm at Plummer Park on Thursday, October 20, 2022, for the flu and COVID vaccination clinic.

STAFF REPORT

2.N. UPDATE ON THE UTILIZATION OF WEST HOLLYWOOD EMERGENCY FUNDS IN RESPONSE TO COVID-19 [C. SCHROEDER, D. GIUGNI, J. HOLUB, L. ISENBERG, D. MURRAY, K. EGAN, Y. SPITERI]:
The City Council will receive an update on the utilization of West Hollywood emergency funds in response to COVID-19 since the declaration of the local emergency on March 16, 2020 and will consider an allocation of additional emergency funds for the provision of emergency home-delivered meals.
RECOMMENDATIONS: 1) Receive an update on the utilization of West Hollywood emergency funds in response to COVID-19; 2) Approve Amendment No. 14 to the agreement for services with the National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) to decrease the amount by $50,000 for a total not-to-exceed amount of $1,688,429 in response to a decrease in requests for emergency rental assistance and authorize the City Manager or designee to execute all documents incident to the agreement; 3) Approve Amendment No. 10 to the agreement for services with The Alliance for Housing and Healing to increase the amount by $50,000 for a total not-to-exceed amount of $1,039,485 for emergency rental assistance and authorize the City Manager or designee to execute all documents incident to the agreement; and 4) Approve Amendment No. 6 to the agreement for services with Jewish Family Services Nutrition Services to increase the amount by $61,125 for a total not-to-exceed amount of $1,372,713 for the provision of emergency home-delivered meals and authorize the City Manager or designee to execute all documents incident to the agreement.

STAFF REPORT

2.O. 2023 ARTS GRANT FUNDING RECOMMENDATIONS – ARTS PROJECT AND TRANSGENDER ARTS INITIATIVE GRANTS [J. LEONARD, R. EHEMANN, E. ANGELOFF]:
The City Council will consider ratifying the recommendations of the Arts and Cultural Affairs Commission for funding the City’s 2023 Arts Project and Transgender Arts Initiative Grants.
RECOMMENDATIONS: 1) Approve recommendations of the Arts and Cultural Affairs Commission to award Arts Project Grants totaling $48,000 at various funding amounts to eight (8) nonprofit arts organizations as outlined in this staff report; 2) Approve recommendations of the Arts and Cultural Affairs Commission to award Transgender Arts Initiative Grants totaling $25,000 at various funding amounts to five (5) artists as outlined in this staff report; 3) Allow grantees to charge admission or accept donations to offset production costs for performances or projects; and 4) Approve the waiver of fees for use of the West Hollywood Library Public Meeting Room (Council Chambers) and other City facilities for specific performances and presentations by grantees in fulfillment of their Art Grant projects as indicated in this staff report.

STAFF REPORT

2.P. SUPPORTING PROGRAMS AND EVENTS THAT ADVANCE THE GOALS OF THE WEST HOLLYWOOD HOMELESS INITIATIVE BY WAIVING ENCROACHMENT AND PARKING FEES [C. SCHROEDER, C. PLANCK, E. ANDERSON]:
As recommended by the City Council Subcommittee on Homelessness, the City Council will approve encroachment and parking fee waivers for future programs and events that support the goals of the West Hollywood Homeless Initiative, including, but not limited to, the UCLA Health Homeless Healthcare Collaborative mobile health unit, Homeless Services Connect Day events, etc.
RECOMMENDATION: Waive encroachment and parking fees for future programs and community events that advance the goals of the West Hollywood Homeless Initiative, including, but not limited to, the UCLA Health Homeless Healthcare Collaborative mobile health unit, Homeless Services Connect Day events, etc.

STAFF REPORT

2.Q. METRO UPDATE [J. KEHO, F. CONTRERAS, D. FENN, J. LEONARD]:
The City Council will receive an update on the Northern Extension of the Metro Crenshaw/LAX Line including related milestones at partner jurisdictions, Metro’s environmental analysis and design process, as well as Metro and City-led outreach. Council will also consider authorizing amendments to the Agreements for Services with Emerson & Associates, the Robert Group, and Cityworks Design to support ongoing pre-development planning, engagement and advocacy leading up to critical milestones in Metro’s environmental process.
RECOMMENDATIONS: 1) Receive an update on the Northern Extension of the Metro Crenshaw/LAX Line including Metro’s environmental analysis and design process, Metro and City-led outreach, and related milestones at partner jurisdictions; 2) Approve Amendment No. 10 to the Agreement for Services with Emerson & Associates to extend the contract term by an additional 12 months and increase the amount of the agreement by $150,000, utilizing Measure M local return transportation funds, for a total not-to-exceed amount of $1,445,000 to provide ongoing project support for the next phase of the project and related interagency negotiations and funding pursuits; 3) Approve Amendment No. 6 to the Agreement for Services with the Robert Group to extend the contract term by an additional 12 months and increase the amount of the agreement by $93,000, utilizing Measure M local return transportation funds, for a total not-to-exceed amount of $344,250 to provide additional outreach and advocacy support leading up to Metro’s selection of a locally preferred alternative; 4) Approve Amendment No. 1 to the Agreement for Services with Cityworks Design to extend the contract term by an additional 12 months and increase the amount of the agreement by $86,000, utilizing Measure M local return transportation funds, for a total not-to-exceed amount of $639,934 to provide additional contract capacity for as needed technical support during Metro’s ongoing environmental analysis and design work; and 5) Authorize the City Manager or designee to execute documents incident to the Agreements.

STAFF REPORT

2.R. AGREEMENT FOR SERVICES WITH TYLER TECHNOLOGIES FOR IMPLEMENTATION, LICENSING, AND SUPPORT OF THE ENTERPRISE PERMITTING AND LICENSING PLATFORM [L. QUIJANO, E. TSIPIS, R. FOZOONMEHR]:
The City Council will consider approving a five-year agreement with Tyler Technologies for the purchase, implementation, and ongoing support of the Tyler Enterprise Permitting and Licensing (EPL) platform to replace the City’s current land management, permitting, business license, and code enforcement platforms.
RECOMMENDATIONS: 1) Approve the five-year Tyler Technologies Software as a Service (SaaS) Agreement for the implementation, licensing, ongoing support, and maintenance of the EPL platform for a sum of $2,151,707; 2) Authorize the Director of Finance and Technology Services to approve payments for support, maintenance, professional services, and additional licenses in accordance with Exhibit A of the SaaS Agreement; 3) Authorize the City Manager to approve amendments to the SaaS Agreement to modify the number of system users based on user demand; and 4) Authorize the City Manager to negotiate and execute all agreements.

STAFF REPORT

2.S. AGREEMENT WITH INSIGHT PUBLIC SECTOR TO RENEW MICROSOFT ENTERPRISE AGREEMENT [L. QUIJANO, E. TSIPIS, E. EVANS]:
The City Council will consider approving an agreement with Insight Public Sector for the renewal of the Microsoft Enterprise Agreement.
RECOMMENDATIONS: 1) Approve a three-year agreement with Insight Public Sector, allowing the City to renew its Microsoft Enterprise Agreement not to exceed $1,000,000; 2) Authorize the City Manager or designee to execute documents incident to the agreement; and 3) Authorize the Director of the Finance & Technology Services Department to issue purchase orders and approve change orders to accommodate software license and service changes without going over the contract not to exceed amount of $1,000,000.

STAFF REPORT

2.T. FACILITIES AND FIELD SERVICES DIVISION AMENDMENTS TO FOUR AGREEMENTS [S. CAMPBELL, H. COLLINS]:
The Council will consider approving four amendments to current Agreements by increasing the not-to-exceed amounts and extending the terms for providing additional services to ensure a seamless continuation of services.
RECOMMENDATIONS: 1) Approve extending the terms and revising the contract values as follows: a. Increase the not-to-exceed amounts of the four Agreements outlined in the staff report, with a total increase of $1,176,000 in contracted value for services and extend the term of the agreements as provided in the staff report; and 2) Authorize the City Manager or designee to execute documents incident to the amendments to the Agreements.

STAFF REPORT

2.U. AMENDMENT NO. 1 TO AGREEMENT FOR SERVICES WITH LAZ KARP ASSOCIATES, LLC [S. CAMPBELL, V. GUARINO, B. BORTFELD]:
The City Council will consider amending the agreement for services with LAZ Karp Associates for parking meter maintenance and collection services to increase the not-to-exceed amount of the Agreement.
RECOMMENDATIONS: 1) Approve Amendment No. 1 with LAZ Karp Associates for parking maintenance and collection services to increase the not-to-exceed amount by $44,704 for a total of $2,597,417; and 2) Authorize the City Manager or designee to execute documents incident to the agreement.

STAFF REPORT

2.V. AMENDMENT NO. 1 TO AGREEMENT FOR SERVICES WITH HOLLYWOOD TOW SERVICE, INC.  [S. CAMPBELL, V. GUARINO, B. BORTFELD]:
The City Council will consider amending the agreement for services with Hollywood Tow Service, Inc. for vehicle towing and storage services to modify the scope of services.
RECOMMENDATIONS: 1) Approve Amendment No. 1 to the agreement for services with Hollywood Tow Service, Inc. to modify the scope of services; and 2) Authorize the City Manager or designee to execute documents incident to the agreement.

STAFF REPORT

2.W. AMENDMENT NO. 4 TO THE AGREEMENT FOR SERVICES WITH JOHN L HUNTER & ASSOCIATES [S. CAMPBELL, J. GILMOUR, M. MAGENER]:
The City Council will consider amending the agreement for services with John L. Hunter & Associates for assistance with compliance with the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Permit to extend the term of the agreement and increase the not-to-exceed amount of the agreement.
RECOMMENDATIONS: 1) Approve Amendment No. 4 to the agreement for services with John L. Hunter & Associates to increase the amount of the agreement by $568,000 for a total not-to-exceed amount of $1,389,720 and extend the agreement to June 30, 2026; and 2) Authorize the City Manager or designee to execute documents incident to the agreement.

STAFF REPORT

2.X. APPROVAL OF MOU AGREEMENTS WITH LOS ANGELES COUNTY METROPOLITAN TRANSIT AUTHORITY (LACMTA) RELATED TO PROPOSITION A INCENTIVE FUNDS [C. SCHROEDER, D. GIUGNI, F. GOMEZ]:
The City Council will consider the approval of two agreements with the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transit Authority (LACMTA), which will reimburse Proposition A incentive funds for coordinating demand response transit services with the City of Beverly Hills and reporting statistics to the National Transit Database (NTD) for the Cityline Shuttle Service.
RECOMMENDATIONS: 1) Approve and authorize the City Manager to execute MOUPA5WEHO22000 and MOUPAIWEHO22000 with the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transit Authority (LACMTA) for Proposition A Discretionary Incentive Grant Program; and 2) Authorize the Director of Finance to accept $526,269 reimbursement to the Proposition A Operating Accounts.

STAFF REPORT

2.Y. APPROVAL OF FINAL MAP NO. 82796 FOR THE CONDOMINIUM PROJECT LOCATED AT 1200 ORANGE GROVE AVE [S. CAMPBELL, J. GILMOUR]:
The City Council will consider approval of Final Map No. 82796, a 5-unit condominium subdivision, located at 1200 Orange Grove Ave.
RECOMMENDATIONS: 1) Make findings for the Final Map as follows: a. That this project will not violate any of the provisions of Sections 66474, 66474.1, and 66474.6 of the Subdivision Map Act, b. That the proposed subdivision, together with the provisions for its design and improvement, is consistent with the General Plan required by Article 5 (commencing with Section 65300) of Chapter 3 of Division 1 of the Government Code or any specific plan adopted pursuant to Article 8 (commencing with Section 65450) of Chapter 3 of Division 1 of the Government Code, c. That the development of the property in the manner set forth on the subject division of land will not unreasonably interfere with the free and complete exercise of any public entity and/or public utility rights of way and/or easements within the subject division of land, pursuant to Section 66436(a)3A(i-viii) of the Subdivision Map Act; 2) Approve Final Map No. 82796; and 3) Instruct the City Clerk to endorse on the face of the map of Final Map No. 82796 the certificate that embodies the approval of said map.

STAFF REPORT

2.Z. DEFERMENT OF PARKING CREDITS PAYMENTS [S. CAMPBELL, V. GUARINO, B. BORTFELD]:
The City Council will consider extending the deadline for payment to the Parking Credits Program to November 30, 2022. RECOMMENDATIONS: 1) Approve suspending the penalties and interest for delinquent Parking Credits accounts so long as they are paid by November 30, 2022; 2) Approve the re-assessment of penalties and interest on delinquent Parking Credits accounts that remain unpaid after November 30, 2022; and 3) Authorize initiating the parking credit abandonment process.

STAFF REPORT

2.AA. SUPPORT OF THE ADVOCACY TRAINING PROJECT OF THE NATIONAL COUNCIL OF JEWISH WOMEN’LOS ANGELES [Y. QUARKER, A. LOVANO, L. FOOKS]:
The City Council will consider supporting the Advocacy Training Project of the National Council of Jewish Women’Los Angeles.

STAFF REPORT

2.BB. FISCAL YEAR 2022-23 RUSSIAN CULTURAL EVENTS AND WAIVER OF FACILITY USE FEES FOR EVENTS SUPPORTING THE RUSSIAN-SPEAKING COMMUNITY [Y. QUARKER, A. LOVANO, T. RODZINEK]:
The City Council will consider approving the programming for an upcoming series of cultural events produced by various non-profit organizations over the course of the fiscal year 2022-2023. The events are endorsed by the Russian-Speaking Advisory Board.
RECOMMENDATIONS: 1) Approve programming for the fiscal year 2022-23 Russian Cultural Events’ series and direct staff to coordinate and promote these events; 2) Allow nonprofit organizations to charge fees or accept donations to offset production costs for performances or related projects; 3) Authorize use of the City name and logo on promotional and collateral materials and the promotion of the events through the City’s website, calendar, and social media networks; 4) Make approvals contingent on the execution of appropriate permits and contractual agreements with the various producers and non-profit organizations; 5) Approve the waiver of facility use fees for organizations listed in this report who hold events to highlight and uplift the Russian-speaking community; 6) Authorize an additional hour of validated parking for event participants at the 5-story West Hollywood Park garage, for a total of 3 hours; and 7) Approve waiving the 3-hour parking restrictions in Plummer Park for the events that exceed 2 hours.

STAFF REPORT

2.CC. APPROVAL OF A RESOLUTION SUMMARILY VACATING TWO EASEMENTS FOR PUBLIC STREET AND SIDEWALK PURPOSES LOCATED ALONG HILLDALE AVENUE ADJACENT TO THE PROPERTY AT 8920 SUNSET BOULEVARD, WEST HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA [S. CAMPBELL, J. GILMOUR]:
The City Council will consider adopting a resolution authorizing a summary vacation of two easements located along Hilldale Ave adjacent to the property at 8920 Sunset Blvd.
RECOMMENDATIONS: 1) Make the findings that the two easement areas described: have been impassable for vehicular travel and no public money was expended for maintenance of them for a period of five consecutive years; and are an excess right-of-way and not required for street or highway purposes; 2) Make the finding that the summary vacation of the two easements is consistent with the General Plan of the City of West Hollywood; 3) Adopt Resolution No. 22-__________, “A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF WEST HOLLYWOOD SUMMARILY VACATING TWO EASEMENTS FOR PUBLIC STREET AND SIDEWALK PURPOSES LOCATED ALONG HILLDALE AVENUE ADJACENT TO THE PROPERTY AT 8920 SUNSET BOULEVARD, WEST HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA”; and 4) Direct the City Clerk to submit a certified copy the resolution for recordation by the office of the Recorder of the County of Los Angeles.

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2.DD. A PROPOSED ZONE TEXT AMENDMENT TO TITLE 19, ZONING ORDINANCE OF THE WEST HOLLYWOOD MUNICIPAL CODE, TO ELIMINATE PARKING REQUIREMENTS FOR THE FIRST 1,000 SQUARE FEET OF OUTDOOR DINING AREAS IN WEST HOLLYWOOD [J. KEHO, F. CONTRERAS, P. PORTWOOD, S. CAMPBELL, V. GUARINO, B. BORTFELD]:
The City Council will consider a proposed zone text amendment to eliminate the parking requirements for the first 1,000 square feet (SF) of outdoor dining areas at restaurants and other related uses. This item was revised based on the approval of the City Council following a duly noticed public hearing held on July 18, 2022.
RECOMMENDATION: Introduce on First Reading Ordinance No. 22- ________: “AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF WEST HOLLYWOOD ADOPTING AMENDMENTS TO TITLE 19, ZONING ORDINANCE OF THE WEST HOLLYWOOD MUNICIPAL CODE, TO ELIMINATE PARKING REQUIREMENTS FOR THE FIRST 1,000 SQUARE FEET OF OUTDOOR DINING AREAS AT RESTAURANTS AND OTHER RELATED USES IN THE CITY OF WEST HOLLYWOOD AND FINDING THE ACTION CATEGORICALLY EXEMPT FROM CEQA.”

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2.EE. E-BIKE CHARGING STATIONS [J. ERICKSON, Y. QUARKER, A. LOVANO, J. DEL TORO]:
The City Council will consider directing staff to develop a plan for the installation of electric (e-bike) charging stations in the City of West Hollywood.
RECOMMENDATIONS: 1) Direct staff to evaluate the installation of e-bike charging stations in the City of West Hollywood; and 2) Report back to Council with a plan for e-bike charging stations in the City of West Hollywood, including a request for funding if needed.

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2.FF. DIRECT PORTION OF PARKING METER REVENUE TO “WEHO GIVES BACK” CAMPAIGN TO SUPPORT WEST HOLLYWOOD HOMELESS INITIATIVE [L. MEISTER, C. SCHROEDER, C. PLANCK]: SUBJECT: The City Council will consider allocating a portion of the parking meter revenues from December 26 through December 31, 2022 in support of the West Hollywood Homeless Initiative.
RECOMMENDATIONS: 1) Direct the Strategic Initiatives Division to work with the Parking Services Division to ensure that 10 percent of the parking meter revenue collected from Dec. 26-31, 2022 is used to provide outreach supplies to the City’s contracted agencies serving those who are unhoused in West Hollywood; and 2) Authorize the Director of Finance & Technology Services to allocate 10 percent of parking meter revenue collected between Dec. 26-31, 2022 to account number 100-3-05-54-536035 (Homeless Prevention) for the purchase of needed outreach supplies.

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2.GG. EDUCATIONAL FORUM ON PROPOSITION 1: CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT TO REPRODUCTIVE FREEDOM OF 2022 [J. ERICKSON, L. HORVATH, Y. QUARKER, A. LOVANO, H. MOLINA]:
The City Council will consider sponsoring a community, educational forum on Proposition 1, the Constitutional Right to Reproductive Freedom of 2022. The forum will feature a panel discussion on what pushed the California Legislature to place the proposition on the November 8, 2022 ballot and what it will accomplish, should the voters of California approve the measure.
RECOMMENDATIONS: 1) Approve sponsorship of an educational forum on Proposition 1: Constitutional Right to Reproductive Freedom of 2022 to provide the community with information on the proposition and what it will accomplish, should the proposition be approved by the voters; 2) Authorize the use of the City name and logo on invitations, programs, and other collateral materials for the event; 3) Direct the Communications Department to utilize all appropriate communication tools to promote the events including, but not limited to, the City’s website, a press release, and social media tools; and 4) Direct the Communications Department to broadcast and live stream the educational forum on the City’s television and web-based properties.

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2.HH. CO-SPONSORSHIP OF WEHO COMEDY HOUR [J. ERICKSON, Y. QUARKER, A. LOVANO, J. DEL TORO, M. MÁRQUEZ]:
The City Council will consider Co-Sponsoring Bent Productions’ outdoor WeHo Comedy Hour on Plummer Park’s Vista Lawn on Friday, October 14, 2022.
RECOMMENDATIONS: 1) Authorize co-sponsorship of Bent Production’s WeHo Comedy Hour on Friday, October, 14, 2022 by approving the co-sponsorship agreement with Bent Productions; 2) Authorize the City Manager to execute documents incident to the co-sponsorship agreement; 3) Authorize the use of the City name and logo on invitations, programs, and other collateral materials for the event; 4) Direct the Communications Department to utilize all appropriate communications tools to promote the event, including, but not limited to, the City’s website and social media tools; 5) Waive the Facility Use Fee for the Vista Lawn for the event, as well as any other ancillary permits that may be required for the event (estimated $135 in waived fees); and 6) Authorize the Director of Finance & Technology Services to allocate $1,000 from budgeted funds in the Special Council Programs account number 100-1-01-00-531001 for costs associated with the event.

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2.II. ORDINANCE TO PROHIBIT MISLEADING ADVERTISING BY CRISIS PREGNANCY CENTERS [L. HORVATH, Y. QUARKER, A. LOVANO]:
The City Council will consider directing the City Attorney to research an ordinance to prohibit misleading advertising by crisis pregnancy centers (CPCs).
RECOMMENDATIONS: 1) Direct the City Attorney to research and analyze an ordinance to prohibit misleading advertising by crisis pregnancy centers; and 2) If the research determines that the ordinance is appropriate and defensible, return to City Council with the results of the analysis and recommendations for further consideration.

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2.JJ. A RESOLUTION DENOUNCING THE RECENT SENTENCING OF ZAHRA SEDIGHI HAMEDANI AND ELHAM CHOBDAR BY THE ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF IRAN [S. SHYNE, Y. QUARKER, A. LOVANO, J. DEL TORO]:
The City Council will consider adopting a resolution denouncing the recent sentencing of Zahra Sedighi Hamedani and Elham Chobdar. The two Iranians were sentenced to death by the Islamic Republic of Iran because they are LGBTQ activists.
RECOMMENDATIONS: 1) Adopt Resolution No. 22-_______ “A RESOLUTION DENOUNCING THE RECENT SENTENCING OF ZAHRA SEDIGHI HAMEDANI AND ELHAM CHOBDAR BY THE ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF IRAN;” and 2) Direct staff to send copies of the resolution to President Joseph Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris, Senator Dianne Feinstein, Senator Alex Padilla, Congressman Adam Schiff, California Governor Gavin Newsom, State Senator Ben Allen, and State Assemblymember Richard Bloom.

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2.KK. RESOLUTION TO ADOPT THE INTERNATIONAL HOLOCAUST REMEMBRANCE ALLIANCE DEFINITION OF ANTISEMITISM [L. HORVATH, J. ERICKSON, Y. QUARKER, A. LOVANO]:
The City Council will consider adopting a resolution to adopt the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) definition of antisemitism, which serves as an important tool for law enforcement, public officials, and community members to help identify, measure, monitor, and ultimately combat antisemitism.
RECOMMENDATIONS: 1) Adopt Resolution No. 22-________, “A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF WEST HOLLYWOOD ADOPTING THE INTERNATIONAL HOLOCAUST REMEMBRANCE ALLIANCE DEFINITION OF ANTISEMITISM;” and 2) Direct staff to send copies of the resolution to President Joseph Biden, Senator Dianne Feinstein, Senator Alex Padilla, Congressman Adam Schiff, California Governor Gavin Newsom, State Senator Ben Allen, and State Assemblymember Richard Bloom.

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2.LL. RESOLUTION SUPPORTING THE AFGHAN ADJUSTMENT ACT [L. HORVATH, Y. QUARKER, A. LOVANO, O. POZIL]:
The City Council will consider adopting a resolution supporting the Afghan Adjustment Act, a bipartisan bill aimed at offering Afghan refugees permanent resident status as they start new lives in the United States.
RECOMMENDATIONS: 1) Adopt Resolution No. 22-________, “A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF WEST HOLLYWOOD IN SUPPORT OF THE AFGHAN ADJUSTMENT ACT;” and 2) Direct staff to send copies of the resolution to President Joseph Biden, Senator Dianne Feinstein, Senator Alex Padilla, Congressman Adam Schiff, California Governor Gavin Newsom, State Senator Ben Allen, and State Assemblymember Richard Bloom.

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3.A. A PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO TITLE 19, ZONING ORDINANCE OF THE WEST HOLLYWOOD MUNICIPAL CODE, TO UPDATE THE LANGUAGE OF SECTION 19.72.050 TO ALLOW HOURS OF BUSINESS FOR NONCONFORMING USES, OTHER THAN VEHICLE REPAIR, TO OPERATE UNDER EXTENDED BUSINESS HOURS THROUGH EXTENDED HOURS BUSINESS LICENSE APPROVAL [J. KEHO, F. CONTRERAS, P. PORTWOOD, M. GONZALEZ]:
The City Council will hold a public hearing to consider a proposed zone text amendment to update language in Section 19.72.050 of the West Hollywood Municipal Code to allow the hours of business for nonconforming uses, other than vehicle repair, to operate during extended business hours by applying for and obtaining an Extended Hours Business License, rather than having to apply for a Minor Conditional Use Permit. This is a cleanup item in accordance with Ordinance No. 17-1014 which was previously adopted in 2017.
RECOMMENDATION: Staff recommends the City Council hold a public hearing, listen to all pertinent testimony and introduce the following Ordinance on first reading: Ordinance No. 22-_______: “AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF WEST HOLLYWOOD, ADOPTING AMENDMENTS TO TITLE 19, ZONING ORDINANCE OF THE WEST HOLLYWOOD MUNICIPAL CODE, TO UPDATE THE LANGUAGE OF SECTION 19.72.050 TO ALLOW HOURS OF BUSINESS FOR NONCONFORMING USES, OTHER THAN VEHICLE REPAIR, TO OPERATE UNDER EXTENDED BUSINESS HOURS THROUGH EXTENDED HOURS BUSINESS LICENSE APPROVAL IN THE CITY OF WEST HOLLYWOOD AND FINDING THE ACTION CATEGORICALLY EXEMPT FROM CEQA.”

STAFF REPORTITEM 3.A. – ATTACHMENT AITEM 3.A. – ATTACHMENT BITEM 3.A. – ATTACHMENT CITEM 3.A. – ATTACHMENT D

3.B. A PROPOSED ZONE TEXT AMENDMENT TO TITLE 19, ZONING CODE OF THE WEST HOLLYWOOD MUNICIPAL CODE, TO PROHIBIT NEW FOSSIL FUEL SERVICE STATION USES AND THE EXPANSION OF ADDITIONAL FOSSIL FUEL PUMPS AT EXISTING (LEGAL NONCONFORMING) SERVICE STATIONS IN WEST HOLLYWOOD [J. KEHO, F. CONTRERAS, P. PORTWOOD]:
The City Council will consider a proposed zone text amendment to prohibit new fossil fuel service stations and the expansion of additional fossil fuel pumps at existing (legal nonconforming) service station uses in the City of West Hollywood.
RECOMMENDATION: Staff recommends the City Council hold a public hearing, listen to all pertinent testimony and introduce the following Ordinance on first reading: Ordinance No. 22- ________: “AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF WEST HOLLYWOOD, ADOPTING AMENDMENTS TO TITLE 19, ZONING ORDINANCE OF THE WEST HOLLYWOOD MUNICIPAL CODE, TO PROHIBIT NEW FOSSIL FUEL SERVICE STATION USES AND THE EXPANSION OF ADDITIONAL FOSSIL FUEL PUMPS AT EXISTING (LEGAL NONCONFORMING) SERVICE STATIONS AND FINDING THE ACTION CATEGORICALLY EXEMPT FROM CEQA, WEST HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA.”

STAFF REPORTITEM 3.B. – ATTACHMENT AITEM 3.B. – ATTACHMENT BITEM 3.B. – ATTACHMENT CITEM 3.B. – ATTACHMENT DITEM 3.B. – ATTACHMENT E

4.A. UPDATE ON BLOCK BY BLOCK SECURITY AMBASSADOR PROGRAM AND CITYWIDE COMMUNITY SAFETY CONTRACT STAFFING LEVELS [D. RIVAS]:
SUBJECT: The City Council will receive an update on the status concerning the progress of the Block by Block Security Ambassador Program and year to date crime in West Hollywood and provide direction on citywide community safety contract staffing levels.
RECOMMENDATIONS: 1) Receive an update on the status concerning the progress of the Block by Block Security Ambassador Program and year to date crime in West Hollywood; and 2) Confirm citywide community safety contract staffing levels or provide additional direction.

STAFF REPORT (Revised – 9.16.22)ITEM 4.A. – ATTACHMENT A

4.B. DOCKLESS MICRO-MOBILITY (E-BIKES AND E-SCOOTERS) PILOT PROGRAM UPDATE & PILOT PROGRAM NEXT STEPS [J. KEHO, F. CONTRERAS, P. PORTWOOD, M. GONZALEZ, S. CAMPBELL, V. GUARINO, C. WAGMAN]: SUBJECT: The purpose of this item is to present an update on the Dockless Micro-Mobility Pilot Program and for the City Council to consider alternatives for the future of the program as the pilot is set to expire on December 31, 2022.
RECOMMENDATIONS: 1) Receive an update on the Dockless Micro-Mobility Pilot Program and extend the Pilot Program through June 30, 2023 in order to prepare for a permanent dockless on-demand micro-mobility program – a. Amend operator permit requirements to require enhanced safety technology in all devices deployed in West Hollywood such as sidewalk detection technology and virtual parking station capabilities by January 1, 2023; b. Extend and expand Populus’ contract to include the “Smart Policies Add-on” to implement robust policies, automate fees and fines, and automate notifications and alerts to operators of policy violations by January 1, 2023; c) Authorize permit fees for the final quarter of the existing pilot program and all permit fees for the pilot extension to be used for operational expenses of the program; d) Direct staff to return to the City Council with an update of the pilot extension and a final draft of the permanent program plan and budget; and e) Authorize the City Manager or designee to create a selection process and administrative regulations for the West Hollywood Dockless Micro-mobility Permanent Program Guidelines; and 2) Authorize the Director of Finance & Technology Services to allocate $125,000 from unallocated reserves in the Measure R Fund for a consultant to outline and establish a permanent dockless micro-mobility program and related programming costs.

STAFF REPORTITEM 4.B. – ATTACHMENT AITEM 4.B. – ATTACHMENT BITEM 4.B. – ATTACHMENT C

4.C. 2022-23 SOCIAL SERVICES PROGRAMMING & SUPPLEMENTAL FUNDING RECOMMENDATIONS FOR VITAL SERVICES [C. SCHROEDER, D. GIUGNI, L. ISENBERG, D. MURRAY, J. MITHERS, K. EGAN]:
The City Council will consider recommendations from the Human Services Commission and Social Services staff for Social Services programs for the October 1, 2022- September 30, 2023, contract year.  The City Council will also consider approving supplemental funding for a medical crisis response team to respond urgently to the needs of unhoused community members and to support the Treatment Pool of Funds.
RECOMMENDATIONS: 1) Approve recommendations for Social Services contracts based on the approved FY23 budget allocation of $6,378,852; 2) Approve $330,217 in supplemental funding for the provision of crisis response street-based services focusing on unhoused community members and for the Treatment Pool of Funds available to Awakenings Recovery and Tarzana Treatment Center on a fee-for-service basis. a. $314,774 to enter into a new Social Services contract and to augment existing services, b. $15,443 to augment existing services specifically for substance abuse treatment, c. The rollover of $8,066 for annual inspection assistance and homelessness prevention services; 3) Approve the waiver of facility use fees for the organizations listed in this report that hold programs and events in order to fulfill the agreed upon scope of services; and 4) Authorize the Director of Finance and Technology Services to allocate $330,217 from unallocated reserves in the General Fund for the provision of enhanced services and related costs.

STAFF REPORTITEM 4.C. – ATTACHMENT AITEM 4.C. – ATTACHMENT B (Revised – 9.16.22)ITEM 4.C. – ATTACHMENT C

4.D. POLICY REGARDING USE OF CITY WEHOTV BROADCAST RESOURCES FOR ELECTION CANDIDATE FORUMS [L. LANGER]:
The City Council will consider adopting a policy regarding use of the City’s broadcast resources on the City of West Hollywood’s WeHoTV cable channel and other streaming platforms for election candidate forums.
RECOMMENDATION: Based on direction at the August 15, 2022 City Council meeting, staff recommends that the City Council adopt the proposed policy regarding use of City broadcast resources for broadcasting election candidate forums on the City of West Hollywood’s WeHoTV cable channel and other streaming platforms.

STAFF REPORTITEM 4.D. – ATTACHMENT A

4.E. APPOINTMENTS TO THE HISTORIC PRESERVATION COMMISSION, RUSSIAN-SPEAKING ADVISORY BOARD, AND WOMEN’S ADVISORY BOARD [M. CROWDER]:
The City Council will consider making an at-large appointment to the Historic Preservation Commission.  Mayor Pro Tempore Shyne will make her direct appointment to the Russian-Speaking Advisory Board.  The City Council will consider making an at-large appointment to the Women’s Advisory Board.
RECOMMENDATIONS: 1) Mayor Pro Tempore Shyne will make her direct appointment to the Russian-Speaking Advisory Board for a term ending February 28, 2023; 2) Call for nominations for an at-large appointment to the Historic Preservation Commission for a term ending February 28, 2023; and 3) Call for nominations for an at-large appointment to the Women’s Advisory Board for a term ending February 28, 2023.

STAFF REPORTITEM 4.E. – ATTACHMENT AITEM 4.E. – ATTACHMENT BITEM 4.E. – ATTACHMENT C (Revised – 9.16.22 – New Applicant)

EXCLUDED CONSENT CALENDAR: Items removed from the Consent Calendar for separate discussion are considered at this time.

6.A. URGENCY ORDINANCE ADOPTING A TIME LIMIT EXTENSION FOR APPROVED DISCRETIONARY PLANNING ENTITLEMENTS, PLAN CHECK AND BUILDING PERMITS FOR HOUSING PROJECTS DUE TO IMPACTS FROM COVID-19  [J. KEHO, J. ALKIRE, B. GALAN]:
The City Council will consider adopting an Urgency Ordinance that provides an additional 18-month extension of time limits for approved discretionary planning entitlements, and a 12-month extension of time limits for plan check and building permits for housing projects, due to the impact of COVID19 beyond that granted in 2020 for projects that expire in 2022.
RECOMMENDATION: Staff recommends that the City Council continue to support the recovery of the local economy and residential development projects impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, by adopting the following: Adopt Urgency Ordinance 22-_________U: “AN URGENCY ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF WEST HOLLYWOOD EXTENDING THE AUTOMATIC 18-MONTH EXTENSION OF THE TIME LIMITS SET FORTH IN THE ZONING CODE FOR APPROVED DISCRETIONARY PLANNING ENTITLEMENTS TO PROJECTS EXPIRING THORUGH DECEMBER 2022; AND EXTENDING THE AUTOMATIC EXTENSION OF PLAN CHECK AND PERMIT APPLICATIONS TO PLAN CHECKS FOR HOUSING PROJECTS EXPIRING THROUGH DECEMBER 2022; AND DECLARING THE ORDINANCE TO BE AN EMERGENCY MEASURE TO TAKE EFFECT IMMEDIATELY UPON ADOPTION.”

STAFF REPORTITEM 6.A. – ATTACHMENT A

6.B. A PROPOSED ORDINANCE TO AMEND THE MUNICIPAL CODE, ESTABLISH AN LGBTQ+ COMMISSION, AND SET RULES AND DUTIES OF THE COMMISSION [L. LANGER, M. CROWDER]:
The City Council will consider a proposed ordinance that would create an LGBTQ+ Commission responsible for evaluating and making recommendations to the City Council regarding service and funding needs, potential service gaps, City grants, social services, and legislation impacting the LGBTQ+ community.
RECOMMENDATION: Staff recommends the City Council introduce the following Ordinance on first reading: Ordinance No. 22- ________: “AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF WEST HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA, ADDING CHAPTER 2.70 (LGBTQ+ COMMISSION) TO TITLE 2 (ADMINISTRATION AND PERSONNEL) OF THE WEST HOLLYWOOD MUNICIPAL CODE ESTABLISHING AND SETTING RULES AND DUTIES OF THE COMMISSION.”

STAFF REPORTITEM 6.B. – ATTACHMENT A

6.C. AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF WEST HOLLYWOOD AMENDING WEST HOLLYWOOD MUNICIPAL CODE SECTION 2.08.070(b) TO INCREASE COMPENSATION FOR CITY COUNCILMEMBERS [J. JIMENEZ, M. CROWDER]: SUBJECT: The City Council will consider amending Section 2.080.070(b) of the West Hollywood Municipal Code to increase compensation for City Councilmembers.
RECOMMENDATIONS: Introduce on first reading Ordinance 22-_______ “AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF WEST HOLLYWOOD AMENDING WEST HOLLYWOOD MUNICIPAL CODE SECTION 2.08.070(b) TO INCREASE COMPENSATION FOR CITY COUNCILMEMBERS”.

STAFF REPORTITEM 6.C. – ATTACHMENT A
PUBLIC COMMENT: This time is set aside for the public to address the Council on any item of interest within the subject matter jurisdiction of the Council that could not be heard under Item 1 at the beginning of the meeting.

COUNCILMEMBER COMMENTS: Additional general comments, announcements, requests of staff and/or other issues of concern to Councilmembers are briefly presented at this time.

ADJOURNMENT:  The City Council will adjourn to its next regular meeting, which will be on Monday, October 3, 2022 at 6:00 P.M. at West Hollywood Park Public Meeting Room – Council Chambers.

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