Each month, we track the city council motions introduced by our local City Councilmembers Katy Yaroslavsky (CD5) and Hugo Soto-Martinez (CD 13). Motions are the first step in the lengthy process of creating a new city ordinance. Once a motion is filed, it is sent to the appropriate City Council committee(s) for review, discussion, and votes. Tracking individual motions is a good way to stay informed about our Councilmembers’ concerns and activity, as well as specific issues you may be interested in. For more information about a motion, to read its full text, or to track its progress through the Council process, just click on the Council File number next to each item below. You can even subscribe to e-mail updates on motions you’re interested in by clicking the envelope-shaped icon near the top of the screen on each Council File page.
These were the motions introduced by our representatives in March.
Celebrations, Civic Recognition, and Commemorations
23-0427 – (Yaroslavsky – Raman) Motion to name the intersection of Westwood Boulevard and Rochester Avenue as Women Life Freedom Square, in memory of Mahsa Amini and recognition of the International Women Life Freedom Movement. Forwarded to the Public Works Committee.
21-0718-S2 – (Yaroslavsky – Hutt) Motion to approve the street banner campaign being coordinated by Councilmember Katy Yaroslavsky, LA for All, to encourage our city to speak up and speak out against hate crimes and incidents, as a City of Los Angeles Non-Event Street Banner Program. Forwarded to the full City Council.
23-0442 – (Hernandez – Soto-Martinez) Motion to instruct the General Services Department to negotiate and execute a lease with the Department of Recreation and Parks to be the caretaker and manager of the Glassell Park Senior and Community Center at the Public Storage site located at 3801 Eagle Rock Boulevard. Forwarded to the Government Operations Committee and the Neighborhoods and Community Enrichment Committee.
23-0452 – (Hernandez – Soto-Martinez) Motion to instruct the Department of Animal Services to report on the current spay/neuter voucher program, the average cost for spay/neuter services across veterinary clinics in the City, suggested increase in monetary value, and potential veterinary services that can be subsidized for adopters. Forwarded to the Neighborhoods and Community Enrichment Committee.
14-1371-S13 – (Price – Yaroslavsky – McOsker – et al.) Motion to instruct the Chief Legislative Analyst to report with an analysis on amending the Los Angeles Living Wage Ordinance and the Los Angeles Hotel Worker Minimum Wage Ordinance to raise the hourly wage, adjust the health care credit, and add a Public Housekeeping Training requirement. Forwarded to the Economic and Community Development Committee.
Housing and Homelessness
23-0423 – (Raman – Yaroslavsky) Motion to instruct the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority to obtain daily reports from all City-funded shelter sites to provide to the City Administrative Officer’s City Homeless Coordinator, City Council Offices, Mayor’s Office, and City Controller. Forwarded to the Housing and Homelessness Committee.
23-0429 – (Raman – Yaroslavsky) Motion to direct the Los Angeles Housing Department to report regarding a holistic investment strategy to create permanent and interim housing. Forwarded to the Housing and Homelessness Committee.
23-0437 – (Hernandez – Yaroslavsky) Motion to transfer/appropriate funds from the Neighborhood Services Enhancement line item in the General City Purposes Fund for the development of a building assessment and feasibility study of Fire Station 13, located at 1206 South Vermont, for adaptive reuse. Forwarded to the full City Council.
17-0046-S3 – (Soto-Martinez – Price – Raman) Motion to instruct the Community Investment for Families Department, with the assistance of the City Attorney and Chief Legislative Analyst, to work with the Los Angeles County Office of Immigrant Affairs to prepare and present an amended Memorandum of Understanding, to include detained and non-detained merits-blind removal defense as eligible uses of allocated City funds, for the RepresentLA program. Forwarded to the Civil Rights, Equity, Immigration, Aging, and Disability Committee.
23-0448 – (Yaroslavsky – Krekorian – McOsker) relative to instructing the Department of Water and Power to report on the status of priority one and two pole repairs, data accuracy, priority repairs backlog, infrastructure investments, and resources needed to meet public safety needs. Forwarded to the Energy and Environment Committee.
23-0399 – (Soto-Martinez – Yaroslavsky – Hernandez) Motion to request the City Attorney report on the status of Urquidi v. City of Los Angeles, et al. Forwarded to the Budget, Finance, and Innovation Committee.
Personnel and Staffing
23-0420 – (McOsker – Soto-Martinez – Blumenfield) Motion to instruct the Personnel Department to report on vacancy rates in each department citywide, and together with the City Administrative Officer, report on recommendations to establish an incentive program for non-sworn civilian personnel. Forwarded to the Personnel, Audits, and Hiring Committee.
21-1208-S3 – (Raman – Yaroslavsky) Motion to instruct the Bureau of Sanitation to report with options for commercial accounts to mitigate cost increases associated with adding commercial green bin service. Forwarded to the Energy and Environment Committee.
State Legislative Positions
23-0002-S49 – (Yaroslavsky – Soto-Martinez) Resolution to include in the City’s 2023-24 State Legislative Program a position on SB 85 (Wiener) the California Extended Case Management Act, which would provide support refugees and those granted asylum. Forwarded to the Rules, Elections, and Intergovernmental Relations Committee.
23-0002-S50 – (Yaroslavsky – Krekorian) Resolution to include in the City’s 2023-24 State Legislative Program a position on AB 1185 (Gabriel) the California State Nonprofit Security Grant, which would expand access to vulnerability assessments as part of the application process. Forwarded to the Rules, Elections, and Intergovernmental Relations Committee.
23-0002-S51 – (Yaroslavsky – Raman) Resolution to include in the City’s 2023-24 State Legislative Program a position on AB 963 (Schiavo), the End the Foster Care-to-Homelessness Pipeline Act. Forwarded to the Rules, Elections, and Intergovernmental Relations Committee.
Hopefully our council members will begin to take a serious look at our ever growing issues & safety concerns with encampments. We have a couple in our own neighborhood here and there’s really nothing being done, Raleigh & Wilton. Some of us even had a meeting with the cd13 homeless team to see how we can work together.