City Council to Vote on HouseLA Items Tomorrow

City Council to Vote on HouseLA Items Tomorrow

June 27, 2017

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City Council to Vote on HouseLA Items Tomorrow

Los Angeles—The Los Angeles City Council will consider several Cedillo authored housing motions, seeking to increase tenant protections and housing production to make a dent in the Housing Crisis.

Full agenda can be accessed here:
http://ens.lacity.org/clk/councilagendas/clkcouncilagendas3113062_06282017.html

WHO: Los Angeles City Council

WHAT: Voting on Housing Measures

Item 44
PLANNING AND LAND USE MANAGEMENT and HOUSING COMMITTEES' REPORTS relative to amending the Site Plan Review Ordinance to increase the production of affordable housing in the City of Los Angeles.
Note: Instruction for Planning to report with recommendations to amend the Site Plan Review Ordinance, increasing the threshold from 50 residential units and establishing an administrative zoning clearance process for projects below this threshold as a strategy to increase the City's affordable housing production. Further to incorporate with recommendations of the Comprehensive Homeless Strategy and to prioritize the recommendations of the HOUSE LA Initiative Motions.

Item 45
PLANNING AND LAND USE MANAGEMENT and HOUSING COMMITTEES' REPORTS relative to the feasibility of expanding the Department of City Planning (DCP) Expedited Processing Section (EPS) to include the review of projects with new Environmental Impact Reports (EIR's).
Note: Instruction for Planning to report within 30 days on the feasibility of expanding the Expedited Processing Section, to include the preparation and review of projects with new environmental impact reports; recommendations should include criteria for development projects to be eligible for expedited service, targets to reduce process time and track progress, and an appropriate fee structure, including the use of outside technical support. Further to incorporate with recommendations of the Comprehensive Homeless Strategy and to prioritize the recommendations of the HOUSE LA Initiative Motions.

Item 50
HOUSING COMMITTEE REPORT relative to re-opening and enhancing the City's Low-Income Purchase Assistance (LIPA) and Moderate-Income Purchase Assistance (MIPA) Program home ownership assistance loan programs.
Note: Granting authorization to enter into a Memorandum of Understand (MOU) with the Neighborhood Housing Services of Los Angeles County (NHS) to leverage HCIDLA funds to increase the purchase assistance loan amount to LIPA and MIPA Program homebuyers, based on the Term Sheet entitled Attachment G accompanying the HCIDLA report to the Mayor dated May 1, 2017, and subject to the approval City Attorney approval as to form and legality.

Item 52
HOUSING COMMITTEE REPORT relative to amending the Los Angeles Municipal Code (LAMC) to clarify housing inspection procedures and the right of entry for inspectors to conduct Systematic Code Enforcement Program (SCEP) inspections.
Note: Request for the City Attorney prepare and present in ordinance, in conformance with the accompanying draft ordinance attached to the Los Angeles Housing and Community Investment Department (HCIDLA) report to the Mayor dated June, 9, 2017, amending Sections 161.601, 161.602.2 and 161.603 of Article 1 Chapter XVI of the LAMC to clarify housing inspection procedures and the right of entry for inspectors to conduct SCEP inspections.

Item 53
HOUSING COMMITTEE REPORT relative to preserving, extending, amending, and monitoring at-risk affordable housing covenants expiring in the next five years.
Note: Request for a report back on programs and strategies of other cities to preserve and extend expiring housing covenants, or to rehabilitate or form partnerships with other agencies to purchase affordable housing projects.

WHEN: Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at 10:00 AM

WHERE: Los Angeles City Hall, Council Chambers
200 N. Spring Street, Room 340, Los Angeles, CA 90012

INFO: Fredy Ceja at (323)574-6013 or Fredy.Ceja@lacity.org

Councilmember Gil Cedillo currently represents the 1st Council District, which includes all or parts of the neighborhoods of Glassell Park, Cypress Park, Highland Park, Mt. Washington, Solano Canyon, Sycamore Grove, Elysian Park, Echo Park, Westlake, Angelino Heights, Temple Beaudry, Lafayette Park, Chinatown, Forgotten Edge, Lincoln Heights, Montecito Heights, Pico Union, Adams-Normandie, University Park, Mid Cities and Mac Arthur Park.

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