Called by Committee Chair

2ND REVISED* - SPECIAL MEETING - ENERGY, CLIMATE CHANGE, AND ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE COMMITTEE

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

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

200 NORTH SPRING STREET, LOS ANGELES, CA 90012

*REVISED START TIME

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).

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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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ITEM NO.(1)
20-1463
Motion (Martinez - Rodriguez) relative to requesting the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) to report with a plan and timeline for decommissioning the LADWP Valley Generating Station, which should evaluate the impacts this facility and other polluters have on the health of nearby residents; and, describe how it can be decommissioned in a way that does not disrupt the overall power supply or negatively impacts jobs.

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

 

ITEM NO.(2)
20-1439

Board of Water and Power Commissioners and City Administrative Officer (CAO) reports, Resolution No. 021 065, and Ordinance relative to the approval of the Clean Grid LA - Roseburg Senate Bill 859 Biomass Project Sales Agreement No. BP 19-031 and Fiscal Agency Agreement No. BP 19-032 between the LADWP and the Southern California Public Power Authority (SCPPA), for the LADWP to acquire 5.42 megawatts of biomass capacity from the Roseburg Biomass Facility and provide financial services to SCPPA.

 

Fiscal Impact Statement Submitted: Yes.

 

Financial Policies Statement: Yes.

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

 

ITEM NO.(3)
20-1438
Board of Water and Power Commissioners and CAO reports, Resolution No. 021 061, and Ordinance relative to authorizing the LADWP to use a competitive sealed bid proposal method to establish design-build criteria for a contract not to exceed five years, for the LADWP Valley Generating Station Units 1 through 4 Demolition Project.

 

Fiscal Impact Statement Submitted: Yes.

 

Financial Policies Statement: Yes.

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

 

ITEM NO.(4)
20-1338
Board of Water and Power Commissioners, CAO, and City Attorney reports, Resolution No. 021 051, and Ordinance relative to the approval of Energy Imbalance Market (EIM) Entity Agreement No. BP 20-011, EIM Participating Resource Agreement No. BP-20-009, EIM Entity Scheduling Coordinator Agreement No. BP 20-006, EIM Participating Resource Scheduling Coordinator Agreement No. BP 20-008, Meter Service Agreement for Scheduling Coordinators (Transmission) No. BP 20-010, for the LADWP's Meter Service Agreement for Scheduling Coordinators (Merchant) No. BP 20-007, for the LADWP's participation in the California Independent System Operator (CAISO) EIM market.

 

Fiscal Impact Statement Submitted: Yes.

 

Financial Policies Statement: Yes.

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

TIME LIMIT FILE - DECEMBER 14, 2020

 

(LAST DAY FOR COUNCIL ACTION - DECEMBER 9, 2020)

 

 

ITEM NO.(5)
20-1432

Board of Water and Power Commissioners and CAO reports, and Resolution No. 021 062, relative to the approval of the Supplemental Agreement to the Existing Overhead Fiber Optic Wireline Crossing Agreement between the LADWP and Union Pacific Railroad Company, for the LADWP Mojave Service Yard.

 

Fiscal Impact Statement Submitted: Yes.

 

Financial Policies Statement: Yes.

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

TIME LIMIT FILE - DECEMBER 28, 2020

 

(LAST DAY FOR COUNCIL ACTION - DECEMBER 9, 2020)

 

 

ITEM NO.(6)
20-1324

Board of Water and Power Commissioners, CAO, and City Attorney reports, Resolution No. 021 050, and Ordinance relative to authorizing the LADWP to execute the Right of Way Contract - State Highway for the sale of two easements over City-owned property to the State of California Department of Transportation, for road and highway purposes in Inyo County.

 

Fiscal Impact Statement Submitted: Yes.

 

Financial Policies Statement: Yes.

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

 

ITEM NO.(7)
20-1437
CAO report relative to authorizing the Board of Public Works (BPW) to execute a professional services agreement, on behalf of the Bureau of Sanitation (BOS), with B and B Plastics, Inc. for the receipt, collection, transportation, processing, and marketing of salvaged plastic containers.

 

Fiscal Impact Statement Submitted: Yes.

 

Financial Policies Statement: Yes.

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

TIME LIMIT FILE - DECEMBER 28, 2020

 

(LAST DAY FOR COUNCIL ACTION - DECEMBER 9, 2020)

 

 

ITEM NO.(8)
14-0210
BPW and CAO reports relative to authorizing the BPW to execute Amendment No. 1 to Contract No. C-123864 with CR and R Incorporated and Amendment No. 1 to Contract No. 123868 with Ecology Auto Parts, Inc. for hauling services, to exercise the five-year renewal option and increase the contract ceiling amount, for solid waste transportation from the BOS Central Los Angeles Recycling and Transfer Station to designated disposal facilities; and, to remove current subcontractor levels for both contractors.

 

Fiscal Impact Statement Submitted: Yes.

 

Financial Policies Statement: Yes.

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

TIME LIMIT FILE - DECEMBER 28, 2020

 

(LAST DAY FOR COUNCIL ACTION - DECEMBER 9, 2020)

 

 

ITEM NO.(9)
17-0878-S9

Presentation by the BOS relative to an update on the development of an environmental rating system (scorecard) for the recycLA Program.

 

Fiscal Impact Statement: No.

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

 

ITEM NO.(10)
20-1223

Motion (Koretz - Bonin) relative to requesting the Office of the City Attorney's Environmental Justice Unit to investigate the code violations identified by the Los Angeles Fire Department in its review of the West Pico Drill Site located on Pico Boulevard and Doheny Drive; and, to report to the Council on the results, including specific code violations that occurred on the Site.

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

 

ITEM NO.(11)
17-0149-S2
Motion (Koretz - Bonin) relative to directing the City's Petroleum Administrator to work with the Hillcrest Beverly Oil Company to report within 60 days on the results of the third party inspection of the Rancho Park Drill Site, the status and results of the ongoing air monitoring; and, ongoing efforts to remove the Mercaptan odorant equipment, with the overall goal of protecting the health of surrounding neighbors and children at the three schools within close proximity, from toxic emissions.

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

 

ITEM NO.(12)
17-0149-S1
CD 5

BPW report relative to the Office of Petroleum and Natural Gas Administration and Safety's (OPNGAS) review of the natural gas odorant spill that occurred on November 29, 2017 at the Rancho Park Drill Site located at 10460 West Pico Boulevard; and, actions taken by various City departments, the Southern California Gas Company, and other governmental agencies in response to the said natural gas odorant spill.

 

Fiscal Impact Statement Submitted: No

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

 

ITEM NO.(13)
17-0447-S1

Presentation on the City Attorney's confidential reports relative to the legal review of the 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.

 

 

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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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