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Regular City Council Meeting
CITY OF WEST HOLLYWOOD 
AGENDA 
MONDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2019 
WEST HOLLYWOOD PARK PUBLIC MEETING ROOM-COUNCIL CHAMBERS 
625 N. SAN VICENTE BOULEVARD 


6:00 PM – CLOSED SESSION: See Attached Closed Session Agenda

6:30 PM – REGULAR MEETING 

CALL TO ORDER:

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE: I pledge Allegiance to the flag of the United States of America and to the Republic for which it stands, one nation under God, indivisible, with Liberty and Justice for all.

ROLL CALL:

REPORT OF CLOSED SESSION AGENDA:
Closed Session – Revised

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, and/or other issues of concern from members of the City Council.

CITY MANAGER’S REPORT:

FISCAL IMPACT ON CONSENT CALENDAR:
Fiscal Impact  10/07/2019

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, October 7, 2019 was posted at City Hall, Plummer Park, the Sheriff’s Station, and at the West Hollywood Library on Wednesday, October 2, 2019. 
RECOMMENDATION: Receive and file. 

2A 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 September 23, 2019. 

2B STAFF REPORT

2.C.APPROVAL OF DEMAND REGISTER NO. 853  [L. QUIJANO, C. CORRALES]: 
The City Council shall receive the Demand Register for period ending September 27, 2019 pursuant to Sections 37201 to 37210 of the Government Code of the State of California. 
RECOMMENDATION: Approve Demand Register NO. 853 and adopt Resolution No.19-5228, “A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF WEST HOLLYWOOD APPROVING PAYMENT OF DEMANDS PRESENTED ON DEMAND REGISTER NO. 853.” 

2C STAFF REPORT

2.D.CLAIMS ADMINISTRATION  [D. WILSON, A. WARD]: 
The City Council is asked to deny a claim filed against the City as an administrative step in claims processing. 
RECOMMENDATION: Deny the claims of Jimmie Lee Moore, Jonathan Fischbach and David Zeil. 

2D STAFF REPORT

2.E.ADOPT ORDINANCE NO. 19-1076 (2ND READING) “AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF WEST HOLLYWOOD AMENDING PROVISIONS OF CHAPTER 2.04 OF TITLE 2 OF THE WEST HOLLYWOOD MUNICIPAL CODE RELATED TO CITY MANAGER HIRING AUTHORITY AND REPEALING ARTICLE 2 OF TITLE 2 OF THE WEST HOLLYWOOD MUNICIPAL CODE RELATED TO ADMINISTRATION OF CITY DEPARTMENTS”  [Y. QUARKER, M. CROWDER]: 
The City Council will waive further reading and adopt Ordinance No. 19-1076, “An Ordinance of the City of West Hollywood amending provisions of Chapter 2.04 of Title 2 of the West Hollywood Municipal Code related to City Manager hiring authority and repealing Article 2 of Title 2 of the West Hollywood Municipal Code related to administration of City departments.” 
RECOMMENDATION: Waive further reading and adopt Ordinance 19-1076, “AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF WEST HOLLYWOOD AMENDING PROVISIONS OF CHAPTER 2.04 OF TITLE 2 OF THE WEST HOLLYWOOD MUNICIPAL CODE RELATED TO CITY MANAGER HIRING AUTHORITY AND REPEALING ARTICLE 2 OF TITLE 2 OF THE WEST HOLLYWOOD MUNICIPAL CODE RELATED TO ADMINISTRATION OF CITY DEPARTMENTS.” 

2E STAFF REPORT

2.F.ADOPT ORDINANCE NO. 19-1078 (2ND READING) “AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF WEST HOLLYWOOD AMENDING TITLE 10, CHAPTER 10.08.260, SECTION C OF THE WEST HOLLYWOOD MUNICIPAL CODE, IMPLEMENTING PREFERENTIAL PARKING DISTRICT 11 REGULATIONS ON THE 8400 BLOCK OF ROSEWOOD AVENUE  BETWEEN ORLANDO AVENUE AND CROFT AVENUE AND AMENDING THE WEST HOLLYWOOD MUNICIPAL CODE”  [Y. QUARKER, M. CROWDER]: 
The City Council will waive further reading and adopt Ordinance No. 19-1078, “An Ordinance of the City of West Hollywood Amending Title 10, Chapter 10.08.260, Section C of the West Hollywood Municipal Code, implementing Preferential Parking District 11 regulations on the 8400 block of Rosewood Avenue between Orlando Avenue and Croft Avenue and amending the West Hollywood Municipal Code. 
RECOMMENDATION: Waive further reading and adopt Ordinance 19-1078, “AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF WEST HOLLYWOOD AMENDING TITLE 10, CHAPTER 10.08.260, SECTION C OF THE WEST HOLLYWOOD MUNICIPAL CODE, IMPLEMENTING PREFERENTIAL PARKING DISTRICT 11 REGULATIONS ON THE 8400 BLOCK OF ROSEWOOD AVENUE BETWEEN ORLANDO AVENUE AND CROFT AVENUE AND AMENDING THE WEST HOLLYWOOD MUNICIPAL CODE.” 

2F STAFF REPORT

2.G.ADOPT ORDINANCE NO. 19-1079 (2ND READING) “AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF WEST HOLLYWOOD, APPROVING AN AMENDMENT TO THE SUNSET SPECIFIC PLAN TO CLARIFY CERTAIN PROVISIONS RELATED TO MODIFICATION OF EXISTING OFF-SITE ADVERTISING SIGNS, AND APPROVING AN AMENDMENT TO THE ZONING ORDINANCE TO REMOVE INCONSISTENCIES IN THE REVIEW AUTHORITY OF CERTAIN TYPES OF SIGNS IN THE SUNSET SPECIFIC PLAN AREA, IN THE CITY OF WEST HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA”  [Y. QUARKER, M. CROWDER]: 
The City Council will waive further reading and adopt Ordinance No. 19-1079, “An Ordinance of the City Council of West Hollywood, approving an amendment to the Sunset Specific Plan to clarify certain provisions related to modification of existing off-site advertising signs, and approving an amendment to the zoning ordinance to remove inconsistencies in the review authority of certain types of signs in the Sunset Specific Plan area, in the City of West Hollywood, California”. 
RECOMMENDATION: Waive further reading and adopt Ordinance 19-1079, “AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF WEST HOLLYWOOD, APPROVING AN AMENDMENT TO THE SUNSET SPECIFIC PLAN TO CLARIFY CERTAIN PROVISIONS RELATED TO MODIFICATION OF EXISTING OFF-SITE ADVERTISING SIGNS, AND APPROVING AN AMENDMENT TO THE ZONING ORDINANCE TO REMOVE INCONSISTENCIES IN THE REVIEW AUTHORITY OF CERTAIN TYPES OF SIGNS IN THE SUNSET SPECIFIC PLAN AREA, IN THE CITY OF WEST HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA.” 

2G STAFF REPORT

2.H.ADOPT ORDINANCE NO. 19-1080 (2ND READING) “AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF WEST HOLLYWOOD AMENDING SECTIONS 5.122.080 AND 5.08.020 OF THE WEST HOLLYWOOD MUNICIPAL CODE RELATING TO SIDEWALK VENDING”  [Y. QUARKER, M. CROWDER]: 
The City Council will waive further reading and adopt Ordinance No. 19-1080, “An Ordinance of the City of West Hollywood amending Sections 5.122.080 and 5.08.020 of the West Hollywood Municipal Code relating to sidewalk vending”. 
RECOMMENDATION: Waive further reading and adopt Ordinance 19-1080, “AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF WEST HOLLYWOOD AMENDING SECTIONS 5.122.080 AND 5.08.020 OF THE WEST HOLLYWOOD MUNICIPAL CODE RELATING TO SIDEWALK VENDING”. 

2H STAFF REPORT

2.I.UPDATE REGARDING ORDINANCE NO. 19-1077 “AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF WEST HOLLYWOOD AMENDING TITLE 10, CHAPTER 10.08.240, SECTION C OF THE WEST HOLLYWOOD MUNICIPAL CODE, IMPLEMENTING PREFERENTIAL PARKING DISTRICT 9 REGULATIONS ON THE 800 BLOCK OF SWEETZER AVENUE BETWEEN WILLOUGHBY AVENUE AND WARING AVENUE AND AMENDING THE WEST HOLLYWOOD MUNICIPAL CODE”  [Y. QUARKER, M. CROWDER]: 
The City Council will receive information from staff indicating that the street on the 800 block of Sweetzer Avenue referenced in the first reading of Ordinance 19-1077 is not in the City of West Hollywood. 
RECOMMENDATION: Receive and file. 

2I STAFF REPORT

2.J.COMMISSION AND ADVISORY BOARD MEETING SYNOPSIS  [Y. QUARKER, M. CROWDER]: 
The City Council will receive a Synopsis from the Rent Stabilization Commission regarding actions taken at their recent meeting. 
RECOMMENDATION: Receive and file. 

2J STAFF REPORT

2.K.ATTENDANCE REPORTS FOR CITY COMMISSIONS AND ADVISORY BOARDS  [Y. QUARKER, M. CROWDER]: 
The City Council will receive the attendance reports for City Commission and Advisory Board meetings convened between August 2018 and August 2019. 
RECOMMENDATION: Receive and file the attendance reports. 

2K STAFF REPORT

2.L.RENT STABILIZATION COMMISSION PRIORITIES FOR 2019-2020  [C. SCHROEDER, P. NOONAN]: SUBJECT: The City Council will receive the Rent Stabilization Commission’s 2019-2020 priorities. 
RECOMMENDATION: Receive and File. 

2L STAFF REPORT

2.M.LEGISLATIVE UPDATE ON CALIFORNIA PAID FAMILY LEAVE EXPANSION  [J. LEONARD, A. LOVANO, H. MOLINA]: 
The City Council will receive an update on California’s expanded Paid Family Leave (PFL) program. 
RECOMMENDATIONS: 1) Receive and file a legislative update on California’s expanded Paid Family Leave program; 2) Direct staff to work with the City’s lobbyist to engage with Governor Gavin Newsom’s office on the Paid Family Leave program, including expressing the City of West Hollywood’s support for the task force and proposed program expansion; and 3) Return to City Council with an update on Paid Family Leave benefits adopted during the forthcoming 2020 legislative session and next steps for adoption of a local West Hollywood program to supplement state benefits as appropriate. 

2M STAFF REPORT

2.N.PROJECTS ENHANCING THE SUNSET STRIP EXPERIENCE AND DEVELOPMENT OF A SUNSET STRIP EXPERIENCE FRAMEWORK  [F. CONTRERAS, P. AREVALO, O. DELGADO, J. KEHO, R. DIMOND, B. ECK, J. ROCCO]: 
Several City initiatives and programs are planned or underway focusing on enhancing, enlivening, and attracting more visitors to the Sunset Strip.  These projects are being managed by several distinct divisions and departments in the City.  The Sunset Strip Experience (“SSX”) Framework has been developed to coordinate efforts across the responsible departments to increase beneficial impacts, leverage efficiencies, holistically develop and evaluate project components, and create a framework for outreach to the Sunset Strip stakeholder community. 
RECOMMENDATIONS: Receive and file. 

2N STAFF REPORT

2.O.AGREEMENT FOR SERVICES WITH URBAN FUTURES BOND ADMINISTRATION, INC TO OPEN THE INCLUSIONARY HOUSING PROGRAM LOWER AND MODERATE INCOME INTEREST LISTS  [C. SCHROEDER, P. NOONAN, A. BARTLE]: 
The City Council will consider approving an agreement for services with Urban Futures Bond Administration, Inc. (UFBA) to open the Inclusionary Housing Program lower and moderate income interest lists. 
RECOMMENDATIONS: 1) Approve an Agreement for Services with Urban Futures Bond Administration, Inc. (UFBA) in the amount of $25,000 to open the Inclusionary Housing Program lower and moderate income interest lists; and 2) Authorize the City Manager or designee to execute all documents incident to this agreement. 

2O STAFF REPORT

2.P.APPROVAL OF LEASE AGREEMENT FOR 8341 DE LONGPRE AVENUE, WILLIAM S. HART PARK  [S. CAMPBELL, H. COLLINS, E. HAMANT]: 
The City Council will consider approving a Lease Agreement with the City of Los Angeles, Department of Recreation and Parks, for William S. Hart Park, located at 8341 De Longpre Avenue, for a term of thirty-five (35) years. 
RECOMMENDATIONS: 1) Approve a Lease Agreement for a thirty-five (35) year term with the City of Los Angeles, Department of Recreation and Parks, for William S. Hart Park, located at 8341 De Longpre Avenue, at no-cost and to commence upon the final execution of the Agreement; and 2) Authorize the Mayor or designee to execute documents incident to the Agreement. 

2P STAFF REPORT

2.Q.AUTHORIZATION TO COMMENCE ART EXHIBITIONS AT THE WERLE BUILDING TO COMMEMORATE THE CITY’S HISTORY AND LGBTQ LEADERS  [S. CAMPBELL, H. COLLINS, E. HAMANT, F. CONTRERAS, A. CAMPBELL]: 
The City Council will receive an update and consider authorizing use of the Werle Building for temporary art exhibitions to commemorate the City’s rich history of human rights activism and its LGBTQ leaders. 
RECOMMENDATIONS: 1) Authorize use of the Werle Building to showcase an art exhibition program commemorating the City’s history and LGBTQ leaders; and 2) Authorize a sole-source Agreement with ONE Archives to curate the exhibitions. 

2Q STAFF REPORT

2.R.PARTNERSHIP WITH ROSEWOOD AVENUE ELEMENTARY URBAN PLANNING/URBAN DESIGN MAGNET PROGRAM  [O. DELGADO, J. HANKAMER, D. FENN, J. KEHO, R. DIMOND]: 
The City Council will consider authorizing staff to partner with Rosewood Avenue Elementary on their new urban planning/urban design magnet program. 
RECOMMENDATION: Authorize staff to partner with Rosewood Avenue Elementary on their new urban planning/urban design magnet program. 

2R STAFF REPORT

2.S.VETERANS DAY 2019  [S. CAMPBELL, S. MARTINEZ]: 
The City Council will consider approval of programming for Veterans Day 2019 in West Hollywood. 
RECOMMENDATIONS: 1) Approve the City of West Hollywood’s sponsorship of Veterans Day 2019 and authorize the use of the City’s name and logo on printed materials advertising the event; 2) Direct the Communications Department to utilize all appropriate communication tools to promote the event including, but not limited to, the City’s website and social media tools; and 3) Authorize the temporary street closure of Holloway Drive at Santa Monica Boulevard from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Monday, November 11, 2019. 

2S STAFF REPORT

2.T.APPROVAL OF THE RECLASSIFICATION OF FIVE POSITIONS, REVISION OF THREE CLASSIFICATION SPECIFICATIONS AND ONE NEW CLASSIFICATION SPECIFICATIONS  [C. SCHROEDER, S. SCHUMACHER, Y. MAURIS]: 
The City Council will consider the recommendation from the Human Resources Division for approval of the reclassification of five positions, revision of three classification specifications and one new classification specifications. 
RECOMMENDATIONS: 1) Approve the reclassification of five Senior Lifeguard positions within the Recreation Services Division of the Facilities and Recreation Services Department. Approve the revised classification specification of Senior Lifeguard. Authorize salary placement from Grade 5170 to Grade 5210. The salary difference has been included in the FY 2019-2020 budget; 2) Approve the reclassification of the Transportation Engineering Technician position within the Engineering Division of the Department of Public Works. Approve the revised classification specification of Transportation Engineering Technician. Authorize salary placement from Grade 5250 to Grade 5260. The salary difference has been included in the FY 2019-2020 budget; 3) Approve the reclassification of the Public Art Coordinator position to Public Art Administrator within the Arts Division of the Economic Development Department. Approve the revised classification specification of Public Art Coordinator. Authorize salary placement from Grade 5260 to Grade 5280. The salary difference has been included in the FY 2019-2020 budget; 4) Approve the reclassification of one Assistant Engineer (Civil) position to Project Manager within the Engineering Division of the Department of Public Works. Approve the new classification specification of Project Manager. Authorize salary placement from Grade 5280 to Grade 5290. The salary difference has been included in the FY 2019-2020 budget; and 5) Approve the reclassification of one Administrative Specialist III to Administrative Specialist IV. Authorize salary placement from Grade 5210 to Grade 5220. The salary difference has been included in the FY 2019-2020 budget. 

2T STAFF REPORT

2.U.SENIORS FOR SENIORS ANIMAL RESCUE PROGRAM  [L. MEISTER, J. LEONARD, A. LOVANO]: 
The City Council will consider directing staff to take steps to inform community members about “Seniors for Seniors” programs and partner with local rescue organizations to develop similar programs. 
RECOMMENDATIONS: 1) Direct staff to provide information regarding “Seniors for Seniors” programs, aimed at connecting senior companion animals to senior citizens for adoption, through the City’s website, social services agencies, and other resources; and 2) Direct staff to partner with local rescue organizations to encourage similar programs or events intended to connect senior citizens with senior companion animals for adoption. 

2U STAFF REPORT

2.V.TOURS OF AFFORDABLE HOUSING BUILDINGS FOR APPOINTED OFFICIALS  [J. HEILMAN, J. LEONARD, A. LOVANO]: 
The City Council will consider authorizing the use of offline CityLine vehicles for City Commissioners, Advisory Board Members, and other civic leaders to take tours of affordable housing buildings in West Hollywood. 
RECOMMENDATIONS: 1) Approve the use of offline CityLine vehicles for tours of West Hollywood Community Housing Corporation’s affordable housing buildings for City Commissioners, Advisory Board Members, and other civic leaders; and 2) Authorize the Director of Finance and Technology Services to allocate $500 from budgeted funds in the Special Council Programs account number 100-1-01-00-531001 for associated costs. 

2V STAFF REPORT

2.W.ACTION DAY ON FOOD INSECURITY  [L. MEISTER, J. LEONARD, MANAGER, A. LOVANO]: 
The City Council will consider hosting an Action Day on Food Insecurity. The goal of the event is to have local agencies that provide meals to come together to introduce themselves to the community, get residents signed up for services, and brainstorm how to reach vulnerable, hard-to-reach residents – especially older adults. 
RECOMMENDATIONS: 1) Direct staff to sponsor an “Action Day on Food Insecurity”, which will include gathering local agencies who provide meals to lower income people to encourage more community participation and to reach vulnerable community members; and 2) Authorize the Director of Finance & Technology Services to allocate $500 from budgeted funds in the Special Council Programs account number 100-1-01-00-531001 for costs associated with the proposed event. 

2W STAFF REPORT

2.X.CO-SPONSORSHIP OF THE CAPITOL DRUGS HEALTH FAIR AND SAMPLE SATURDAY EVENT  [J. D’AMICO, J. LEONARD, A. LOVANO]: 
The City Council will consider co-sponsoring the Capitol Drugs Health Fair and Sample Sale on Saturday, October 26, 2019 at 8578 Santa Monica Boulevard. 
RECOMMENDATIONS: 1) Authorize co-sponsorship of the Capitol Drugs Health Fair and Sample Saturday event on Saturday, October 26, 2019; 2) Approve fee waivers in an amount not to exceed $1,600, which includes the waiver of Special Event Permit fees ($1,000), Encroachment Permit fees ($100) and Parking Meter fees ($500); 3) Authorize the use of the City of West Hollywood name and official city logo in event-related invitations, programs, and associated materials with review and approval from City staff; and 4) Authorize the City Manager or designee to execute documents incident to the agreement. 

2X STAFF REPORT

2.Y.SPONSORSHIP OF A FILM SCREENING OF “NEVERTHELESS”  [L. HORVATH, J. LEONARD, A. LOVANO]: 
The City Council will consider sponsoring a film screening of Nevertheless, a documentary film about sexual harassment by Emmy Award-winning documentary filmmaker Sarah Moshman, on Friday, October 25, 2019 in the City Council Chambers. 
RECOMMENDATIONS: 1) Authorize the sponsorship of a film screening of Nevertheless, a documentary about sexual harassment by Sarah Moshman; 2) Authorize the use of the City name and logo on invitations, programs, and other collateral materials; 3) Approve the use of City facilities and waive facility use fees and parking fees at the 5-story parking structure for attendees of the event (estimated $791 in waived fees); 4) Direct the Communications Department to utilize all appropriate communications tools to promote the event such as the City’s website and social media tools; and 5) Authorize the Director of Finance and Technology Services to allocate $800 from Fiscal Year 2019-2020 budgeted funds in the Special Council Programs account number 100-1-01-00-531001 for associated costs. 

2Y STAFF REPORT

2.Z.RESOLUTION IN SUPPORT OF THE IMPEACHMENT INQUIRY INTO PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP  [L. HORVATH, J. LEONARD, A. LOVANO]: 
The City Council will consider adopting a resolution in support of the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump. 
RECOMMENDATIONS: 1) Adopt Resolution No. 19-_____, “A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF WEST HOLLYWOOD IN SUPPORT OF THE IMPEACHMENT INQUIRY INTO PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP;” and 2) Direct staff to send copies of the adopted resolution to President Donald Trump, Senators Dianne Feinstein and Kamala Harris, Representatives Nancy Pelosi and Adam Schiff, and other parties as appropriate. 

2Z STAFF REPORT

3.PUBLIC HEARINGS: 
3.A.REQUEST TO CONTINUE THE USE OF A TALL WALL SIGN ON THE WEST SIDE OF THE MONDRIAN HOTEL, WITH APPROVAL OF A DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT, LOCATED AT 8440 SUNSET BOULEVARD  [J. KEHO, J. ALKIRE, D. VU, A. GALLO]: 
The City Council will consider a request to allow the continued use of a 5,023 square foot tall wall sign on the west side of an existing hotel building (The Mondrian Hotel) located at 8440 Sunset Boulevard and approval of a development agreement (DA) and placement of the property in the DA overlay zone. 
RECOMMENDATIONS: Staff recommends that the City Council hold a public hearing, consider all pertinent testimony, and conditionally approve the application request by doing the following: 1) Introduce on first reading Ordinance No. 19-____: “AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF WEST HOLLYWOOD, ADOPTING A ZONING MAP AMENDMENT IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE PROPOSED DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT, FOR THE PROPERTY LOCATED AT 8440 SUNSET BOULEVARD, WEST HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA;” 2) Introduce on first reading Ordinance No. 19-____: “AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF WEST HOLLYWOOD, APPROVING A DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT ASSOCIATED WITH A 5,023-SQUARE-FOOT TALL WALL SIGN ON THE WEST SIDE OF AN EXISTING HOTEL BUILDING (THE MONDRIAN HOTEL), LOCATED AT 8440 SUNSET BOULEVARD, WEST HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA;” and 3) Adopt Resolution No. 19-____: “A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF WEST HOLLYWOOD, APPROVING A CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT AMENDMENT TO ALLOW CONTINUED USE OF THE TALL WALL ON THE WEST ELEVATION OF AN EXISTING HOTEL BUILDING (THE MONDRIAN HOTEL), LOCATED AT 8440 SUNSET BOULEVARD, WEST HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA.” 

3A STAFF REPORT

3A ATTACHMENT A

3A ATTACHMENT B

3A ATTACHMENT C

3A ATTACHMENT D

3A ATTACHMENT E

3A ATTACHMENT F

3.B.ZONE TEXT AMENDMENT: PROJECTS SPANNING COMMERCIAL AND RESIDENTIAL ZONE DISTRICTS  [J. KEHO, R. DIMOND]: 
The Zoning Ordinance allows buildings to be constructed on properties that include both commercial and residential zone districts. The City Council will consider amendments to the regulations for projects spanning commercial and residential zone districts, including recent direction to staff to draft an ordinance that would require commercial and residential zone districts to be developed separately above ground while allowing common subterranean parking that spans the entire project. 
RECOMMENDATION: Staff recommends the City Council hold a public hearing, listen to all pertinent testimony, and introduce on first reading ORDINANCE NO. 19-_____: AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF WEST HOLLYWOOD, APPROVING A ZONE TEXT AMENDMENT TO TITLE 19, ZONING ORDINANCE, TO AMEND STANDARDS FOR PROJECTS SPANNING COMMERCIAL AND RESIDENTIAL ZONE DISTRICTS TO REQUIRE ABOVE GRADE SEPARATION BETWEEN RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL ZONE DISTRICTS WHILE ALLOWING SUBTERANEAN GARAGES TO SPAN ACROSS THE ENTIRE DEVELOPMENT SITE, CITYWIDE, IN THE CITY OF WEST HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA. 

3B STAFF REPORT

3B ATTACHMENT A

3B ATTACHMENT B

3B ATTACHMENT C

3B ATTACHMENT D

3B ATTACHMENT E

3B ATTACHMENT F

3B ATTACHMENT G

3B ATTACHMENT H

3B ATTACHMENT I (LARGE FILE)

3.C.ZONE TEXT AMENDMENT: DEVELOPMENT REVIEW AUTHORITY AND SETBACK DEVIATIONS  [J. KEHO, R. DIMOND]: 
The City Council will hold a public hearing to consider a Zone Text Amendment (ZTA) to (1) allow director review of certain mixed use projects, with a clarification on the same chart to eliminate redundant language on residential condominiums, and (2) allow a deviation from setbacks when life safety access requirements would conflict with the City’s adopted goals and policies. 
RECOMMENDATIONS: Staff recommends the City Council hold a public hearing, listen to all pertinent testimony, and introduce the following ordinance on first reading: 1) ORDINANCE 19-_____: AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF WEST HOLLYWOOD, APPROVING AMENDMENTS TO TITLE 19, ZONING ORDINANCE, TO ALLOW DIRECTOR REVIEW OF MIXED USE PROJECTS LESS THAN 10,000 SF AND REMOVAL OF REDUNDANT LANGUAGE IN THE DEVELOPMENT REVIEW AUTHORITY CHART ON REVIEW OF RESIDENTIAL CONDOMINIUMS, IN THE CITY OF WEST HOLLYWOOD; and 2) ORDINANCE 19-_____: AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF WEST HOLLYWOOD, APPROVING AMENDMENTS TO TITLE 19, ZONING ORDINANCE, TO ALLOW A DEVIATION IN SETBACKS UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES, IN THE CITY OF WEST HOLLYWOOD. 

3C STAFF REPORT

3C ATTACHMENT A

3C ATTACHMENT B

3C ATTACHMENT C

3C ATTACHMENT D

3C ATTACHMENT E

3C ATTACHMENT F

3C ATTACHMENT G

3C ATTACHMENT H

4.UNFINISHED BUSINESS: 
4.A.METRO RAIL FUNDING AND PROJECT DELIVERY STRATEGY STUDY UPDATE  [O. DELGADO, J. HANKAMER, D. FENN, J. LEONARD, J. KEHO]: 
The City Council will receive a project update including the preliminary findings of the Funding and Project Delivery Strategy Study. 
RECOMMENDATIONS: 1) Receive an update on the preliminary findings of the City’s Funding and Project Delivery Strategy Study; 2) Direct staff to communicate the preliminary results of the Funding and Project Delivery Strategy Study to Metro under the attached cover letter; 3) Receive an update on Metro’s Advanced Alternatives Screening Study (AASS) for the Northern Extension of the Crenshaw/LAX Line; 4) Receive an update on City-led community outreach and engagement for the Northern Extension of the Crenshaw/LAX Line; 5) Request the Westside Cities Council of Governments submit a request to Metro to allocate the majority of the $160 million in West Side Measure M Sub regional Equity Program funding to the Northern Extension of the Crenshaw/LAX Line project; 6) Authorize staff to issue an RFP for a Rail Integration Study; and 7) Authorize staff to hold a Public Private Partnership (P3) Conference event. 

4A STAFF REPORT

4A ATTACHMENT A (VERY LARGE FILE)

4A ATTACHMENT B

4A ATTACHMENT C

5.NEW BUSINESS: 
5.A.2019 HALLOWEEN CARNAVAL EVENT STREET CLOSURES FACILITY USE, PERMIT PARKING AND AGREEMENT FOR MEDICAL CARE CENTERS  [F. CONTRERAS, K. COOK, CLEO SMITH, M. REATH, J. HEREDIA]: 
The City Council will consider approving street closures associated with the City’s annual Halloween Carnaval to be held on Thursday, October 31, 2019, as well as an agreement for services related to the construction of medical care centers and allocation of additional funding for traffic control infrastructure. 
RECOMMENDATIONS: 1) Approve street closures associated with the City’s annual Halloween Carnaval to be held on Thursday, October 31, 2019, as outlined in this staff report; 2) Lift permit parking citywide from 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, October 31, 2019 through 12:00 p.m. on Friday, November 1, 2019; 3) Waive enforcement of all on-street meters within the City limits from 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 31, 2019 through 2:00 a.m. on Friday, November 1, 2019; 4) Approve the use of the Five Story Parking Structure, and Melrose Parking Lot for Public Safety vehicles and production team parking from 5:00 a.m. on Thursday, October 31, 2019 through 7:00 a.m. on Friday, November 1, 2019; 5) Approve an agreement for services with Town & Country in an amount not to exceed $35,000 for services to supply and build two medical care centers; 6) Authorize the City Manager or his designee to execute documents incident to the agreement; 7) Authorize the Director of Finance & Technology Services to allocate $40,000 from unallocated General Fund Reserves to Special Events account 100-3-10-52-535013 for traffic control infrastructure related to the street closures; and 8) Authorize the City Manager or his designee to negotiate with event producers regarding additional requests. 

5A STAFF REPORT

5A ATTACHMENT A

5.B.PLUMMER PARK UPDATE AND NEXT STEPS  [O. DELGADO, S. CAMPBELL, J. HANKAMER, C. SARKEES, D. FENN]: 
The City Council will receive an update on current improvements, feasibility and budget assessment studies for long term capital improvements and consider authorizing staff to issue an RFP, form a steering committee, and allocate funding to re-envision capital improvements to Plummer Park. 
RECOMMENDATIONS: 1) Receive an update on current improvements to Plummer Park; 2) Receive an update on feasibility and budget assessment studies for long term capital improvements to Plummer Park; 3) Authorize staff to issue Requests for Proposals (RFP) for landscape architecture, outreach, and environmental consulting firms to re-envision capital improvements to Plummer Park; 4) Authorize the allocation of $250,000 from undesignated reserves in the Debt Funded Capital Projects Fund to account number 301-4-40-40-702325 for project management, cost estimating, project budgeting, and related professional services for a project start-up phase; and 5) Direct staff to form a Plummer Park Design Steering Committee as part of a comprehensive outreach plan similar to that conducted for the West Hollywood Park Phase II Implementation Project. 

5B STAFF REPORT

5.C.PARKING CREDITS REFUNDS  [J. ROCCO, V. GUARINO]: 
The City Council will consider approving parking credits refunds to businesses that receive approval from the Planning Division to reduce their parking requirements to conform to the new commercial parking requirements. 
RECOMMENDATIONS: 1) Approve proposed refunds up to a maximum of $140,000 for FY19-20; and 2) Authorize the Director of Finance & Technology Services to reduce the revenue budget in account 213-433003 in the Parking Improvement Fund by $140,000. 

5C STAFF REPORT

5.D.MAXIMUM AVERAGE UNIT SIZE IN COMMERCIAL ZONES  [L. MEISTER, J. LEONARD, A. LOVANO]: 
The City Council will consider directing staff to amend the Zoning Code to require a maximum average unit size for mixed-use projects in commercial zones. 
RECOMMENDATIONS: 1) Direct staff to draft a Zone Text Amendment to develop a maximum average unit size requirement for mixed-use projects in commercial zones; and 2) Present the proposed amendment for review by the Long Range Planning subcommittee followed by a public hearing of the Planning Commission for review prior to returning to City Council for final approval. 

5D STAFF REPORT

5.E.COMMISSION APPOINTMENT  [Y. QUARKER, M. CROWDER]: 
The City Council will make a direct appointment to the Historic Preservation Commission. 
RECOMMENDATION: Councilmember Duran will make a direct appointment to the Historic Preservation Commission. 

5E STAFF REPORT

5E ATTACHMENT A

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

6.LEGISLATIVE: 
6.A.AMENDMENTS TO CITY’S LOBBYIST REGULATIONS  [M. JENKINS, L. LANGER]: 
The City Council will consider an ordinance to prohibit campaign consultants from serving as lobbyists. 
RECOMMENDATION: Introduce on first reading ORDINANCE NO. 19-______, “AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF WEST HOLLYWOOD AMENDING THE REGULATIONS GOVERNING LOBBYISTS AND AMENDING THE WEST HOLLYWOOD MUNICIPAL CODE.” 

6A STAFF REPORT

6A ATTACHMENT A

6A ATTACHMENT B

6.B.ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF WEST HOLLYWOOD ADDING CHAPTER 5.126 TO THE WEST HOLLYWOOD MUNICIPAL CODE TO REQUIRE BUSINESSES IN THE CITY OF WEST HOLLYWOOD TO ACCEPT CASH AS A FORM OF PAYMENT  [M. JENKINS, L. LANGER]: 
The City Council will consider an ordinance to require businesses in West Hollywood to accept cash as a form of payment. 
RECOMMENDATION: Introduce on first reading ORDINANCE NO. 19-_____: AN ORDINANCE OF CITY OF WEST HOLLYWOOD ADDING CHAPTER 5.126 TO THE WEST HOLLYWOOD MUNICIPAL CODE TO REQUIRE BUSINESSES IN THE CITY OF WEST HOLLYWOOD TO ACCEPT CASH AS A FORM OF PAYMENT. 

6B STAFF REPORT

6B 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 21, 2019 at 6:30 P.M. at West Hollywood Park Public Meeting Room – Council Chambers.

City Council Agendas and Staff Reports are available on-line at: 
www.weho.org

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