ENERGY, CLIMATE CHANGE, AND ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE COMMITTEE

Tuesday, December 1, 2020

JOHN FERRARO COUNCIL CHAMBER, ROOM 340, CITY HALL - 1:00 PM

200 NORTH SPRING STREET, LOS ANGELES, CA 90012
MEMBERS:   COUNCILMEMBER NURY MARTINEZ, CHAIR
  COUNCILMEMBER PAUL KORETZ
  COUNCILMEMBER PAUL KREKORIAN
  COUNCILMEMBER GILBERT A. CEDILLO
  COUNCILMEMBER MITCH O'FARRELL

 

(Armando Bencomo - Legislative Assistant (213) 978-1080 or email Armando.Bencomo@lacity.org)

In conformity with the Governor's Executive Order N-29-20 (March 17, 2020) and due to concerns over COVID-19, this Los Angeles City Council committee meeting will be conducted telephonically.


The audio for this meeting is broadcast live on the internet at www.lacity.org/government/follow-meetings/council-committee-meetings. The live audio can also be heard at: (213) 621-CITY (Metro), (818) 904-9450 (Valley), (310) 471-CITY (Westside) and (310) 547-CITY (San Pedro Area).

Members of the public who would like to offer public comment on the items listed on the agenda should call 1 669 254 5252 and use Meeting ID No. 161 292 7434 and then press #. Press # again when prompted for participant ID. Once admitted into the meeting, press *9 to request to speak.


Requests for reasonable modification or accommodation from individuals with disabilities, consistent with the Americans with Disabilities Act can be made by contacting the City Clerk's Office at (213) 978-1133. For Telecommunication Relay Services for the hearing impaired, please see the information located at the end of this agenda.

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Notice to Paid Representatives: If you are compensated to monitor, attend, or speak at this meeting, City law may require you to register as a lobbyist and report your activity. See Los Angeles Municipal Code 48.01 et seq. More information is available at ethics.lacity.org/lobbying. For assistance, please contact the Ethics Commission at (213) 978-1960 or ethics.commission@lacity.org.

 

MULTIPLE AGENDA ITEM COMMENT
GENERAL PUBLIC COMMENT
ITEM NO.(1)
20-1200-S41
CD 4

Communication from the Mayor relative to the appointment of Ms. Katherine Pakradouni to the Community Forest Advisory Committee, to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of Julie Stromberg.

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

 

ITEM NO.(2)
17-0447-S1

CONTINUED FROM NOVEMBER 17, 2020

City Attorney's confidential reports relative to the legal review of the Office of Petroleum and Natural Gas Administration and Safety's (OPNGAS) recommendations in its report entitled Feasibility of Amending Current City Land Use Codes in Connection with Health Impacts and Oil and Gas Wells and Drill Sites.

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

 

ITEM NO.(3)
17-0447

CONTINUED FROM OCTOBER 15, 2019

Board of Public Works report relative to instructing departments to report on the feasibility of amending current City Land Use Codes in connection with health impacts at oil and gas wells and drill sites. (Also referred to Health, Education, Neighborhoods, Parks, Arts, and River and Planning and Land Use Management Committees)

 

Fiscal Impact Statement Submitted: No.

 

Community Impact Statement: Yes.

For:
Silver Lake Neighborhood Council
Wilmington Neighborhood Council
Empowerment Congress North Area Neighborhood Development Council
Hollywood Studio District Neighborhood Council
Arroyo Seco Neighborhood Council
Northwest San Pedro Neighborhood Council
Rampart Village Neighborhood Council
Glassell Park Neighborhood Council
Venice Neighborhood Council
Greater Echo Park Elysian Neighborhood Council 
Coastal San Pedro Neighborhood Council
Los Feliz Neighborhood Council
Van Nuys Neighborhood Council
North Hollywood Northeast Neighborhood Council 
Tarzana Neighborhood Council 
Park Mesa Heights Neighborhood Council
Eagle Rock Neighborhood Council 
Community and Neighborhoods for Ninth District Unity Neighborhood Council 
Atwater Village Neighborhood Council
Bel Air-Beverly Crest Neighborhood Council
Lake Balboa Neighborhood Council
Zapata-King Neighborhood Council 
Northridge South Neighborhood Council
Encino Neighborhood Council
Boyle Heights Neighborhood Council
Palms Neighborhood Council 
Hollywood United Neighborhood Council
Downtown Los Angeles Neighborhood Council
Central Hollywood Neighborhood Council
Westwood Neighborhood Council
West Adams Neighborhood Council
Mid-City West Neighborhood Council 
Westside Neighborhood Council
Harbor Gateway North Neighborhood Council
Sunland-Tujunga Neighborhood Council
 
For As Is:
Central San Pedro Neighborhood Council
 
For if Amended:
Greater Valley Glen Neighborhood Council 
Central San Pedro Neighborhood Council
Northridge East Neighborhood Council 
Del Rey Neighborhood Council
 
Against unless Amended:
Historic Highland Park Neighborhood Council

 

 

ITEM NO.(4)
20-1447
Board of Public Works report relative to the approval of the Los Angeles River and Arroyo Seco Low Flow Diversions Project (Project), and adoption of the Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration and Mitigation Monitoring Program for the Project in accordance with the California Environmental Quality Act.

 

Fiscal Impact Statement Submitted: Yes.

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

 

If you challenge this Committee's action(s) in court, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing described in this notice, or in written correspondence delivered to the City Clerk at or prior to, the public hearing. Any written correspondence delivered to the City Clerk before the City Council's final action on a matter will become a part of the administrative record.

Materials relative to items on this agenda can be obtained from the Office of the City Clerk's Council File Management System, at lacouncilfile.com by entering the Council File number listed immediately following the item number (e.g., 00-0000).

Telecommunication Relay Services

Telephone communication is one of the most important forms of communication in society today. Due to advancements in technology, telephone devices have evolved with new services and capabilities. Individuals who are deaf and hard of hearing, and individuals with a speech disability are following these trends and are rapidly migrating to more advanced telecommunications methods, both for peer-to-peer and third-party telecommunications relay service (TRS) communications.

Telecommunications Relay Service is a telephone service that allows persons with hearing or speech disabilities to place and receive telephone calls. TRS is available in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. territories for local and/or long distance calls. TRS providers - generally telephone companies - are compensated for the costs of providing TRS from either a state or a federal fund. There is no cost to the TRS user.

What forms of TRS are available?There are several forms of TRS, depending on the particular needs of the user and the equipment available: TRS includes: Text to Voice TIY-Based TRS; Speech-to-Speech Relay Service; Shared Non-English Language Relay Service; Captioned Telephone Relay Service; Internet Protocol Relay Service; and Video Relay Service. Please visit this site for detail descriptions, https://www.fcc.gov/consumers/guides/telecommunications-relay-service-trs.

Don't hang up! Some people hang up on TRS calls because they think the CA is a telemarketer. If you hear, "Hello. This is the relay service .. . " when you pick up the phone, please don't hang up! You are about to talk, through a TRS provider, to a person who is deaf, hard-of-hearing, or has a speech disability.

For more information about FCC programs to promote access to telecommunications services for people with disabilities, visit theFCC's Disability Rights Office website.

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