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Homelessness

Introduced on June 3, 2020

Requests LAHSA to develop a COVID-19 Homeless Recovery Roadmap that would coordinate City and County departments and resources to provide essential services and housing to the homeless population, and prevent and respond to future outbreaks of disease and prevent residents impacted by COVID-19 from becoming homeless.

City Budget

Introduced on May 21, 2020

Targeted Local Hire & Bridge to Jobs

  • 20-0600-S11 (CD06/02) Amends the Budget to instruct the Personnel Department to report on the impact of the hiring freeze on the Targeted Local Hire and Bridge to Jobs programs and how a waiting list can be utilized to help those looking for a job.

Bureau of Street Services Furloughs & Services

  • 20-0600-S12 (CD03/07) Amends the Budget to exempt the Bureau of Street Services from the hiring freeze, so long as hiring stays within budgeted levels, and authorizes the use of grants to offset furlough days, in order to help ensure that projects do not experience delays.

Re-entry Resources 

  • 20-0600-S17 (CD08/10) Amends the Budget to instruct the City Administrative Officer to identify funding for client re-entry case management services for AADAP, First to Serve, and Community Reflections ($50,000 each) in Council District 8.

Offset Furloughs in Departments that provide Prominent Resources

Introduced on March 27, 2020

  • 20-0600-S45 (CD04/05) Amends the Budget to instruct the CAO to report on the feasibility of using additional reserve funds to offset proposed furloughs in City departments that provide direct housing, homeless, senior, and social services, including the Housing and Community Investment Department, EWDD, Department of Aging, Department of Disability, and RAP.

Race Relations

Anti-Asian Bigotry, Anti-Semitism, Hateful Speech, etc. Re: COVID-19

Introduced on March 27, 2020

  • 20-0002-S81 Resolution in SUPPORT for administrative and/or legislative action to denounce anti-Asian bigotry, anti-Semitism and all hateful speech, violent action and the spread of misinformation related to COVID-19 that casts blame, promotes racism or discrimination or hards the Los Angeles Asian and Pacific Islander, Jewish, immigrant or other communities.

George Floyd

Introduced on June 2, 2020 

  • 20-0686 Requests the Chief of Police report with an after-action report of the events leading up to and the Police Department's actions during the period of civil unrest that began on May 29, 2020 in response to the killing of George Floyd.

Introduced on June 3, 2020

  • 20-0690 Condemns the murder of George Floyd and urging Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison to promptly arrest former officers Kueng, Lane, and Thao based on what already is known about their roles in the murder of George Floyd, the worst kind of complicity, and a completely thorough investigation leading to appropriate criminal charges at the earliest opportunity.
  • 20-0692 Instructs City Administrative Office to identify at least $100-150 Million of cuts from LAPD budget and to provide recommendations on reinvesting these funds back into disadvantaged communities and communities of color.

COVID-19

Emergency Renters Relief Program

Introduced on March 27, 2020

  • 20-0401-S1 Moves for City Council to allocate $100 million of the COVID-19 Federal Relief Fund to the COVID-19 Emergency Renters Relief Program.

Homeless Recovery Roadmap

Introduced on June 3, 2020 

Motion

  • Requests LAHSA to develop a COVID-19 Homeless Recovery Roadmap that would coordinate City and County departments and resources to provide essential services and housing to the homeless population, and prevent and respond to future outbreaks of disease and prevent residents impacted by COVID-19 from becoming homeless.  

Small Business Emergency Loan Program

Introduced on June 2, 2020

Motion 

  • Allocates $30M in Coronavirus Relief Funds to the Small Business Emergency Loan Program, for purposes of funding additional loans and hiring temporary staff to support review of new applications and to decrease the existing loan backlog.

Economic Recovery and Neighborhood Investment Plan

Introduced on June 2, 2020

Motion 

  • Instructs Chief Legislative Analysts to prepare a COVID-19 economic recovery and neighborhood investment plan that focuses on stabilizing the hardest hit communities specifically communities of color and poor/working class neighborhoods. 

APPROVED

Third-party Delivery Services on Retail Food 

Council Adopted Ordinance on 6/3/20

Link to Ordinance 

  • This ordinance establishes a temporary limit on the charges imposed by third-party delivery services on retail food establishments during the COVID-19 epidemic and for 90 days after the City’s Order prohibiting on-premises dining is lifted.

Public Right-of-Way for Use by Restaurants 

Approved by Council on 6/3/2020

Motion 

  • Initiates the development of a program to allow for the deployment of the public right-of-way for use by restaurants for as long as social distancing is necessary.  

Outdoor Dining and Pedestrian-Only Access

Approved by Council on 6/3/2020

Motion 

  • Provides the ability to utilize public streets and adjacent sidewalks for outdoor dining and pedestrian-only access. 

Affordable Program for Restaurants 

Approved by Council on 6/3/2020

Motion 

  • Develops a new affordable program that permits restaurants to provide dine-in service within the public right-of-way to meet the needs of the restaurant industry. 

Activities in Public Parks 

Approved by Council on 6/3/2020

Motion 

  • Directs the Department of Recreation and Park to offer a streamlined process for authorizing fitness professionals to conduct classes or activities in public parks and recreation areas, in ways that do not conflict with demand for general public use.

Declaration of Local Emergency

Approved by Council on 6/3/2020

Resolution 

  • RESOLUTION declaring that a local emergency exists and continues to persist within the City of Los Angeles as a result of the introduction of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), pursuant to the provisions of the Los Angeles Administrative Code (LAAC) Section 8.27.