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January Motions from City Councilmembers Koretz and O’Farrell


Each month, we track the city council motions introduced by our two local city council representatives, Paul Koretz (CD 5) and Mitch O’Farrell (CD 13).

Motions are the first step – but only 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 more thorough review, discussion, and votes on whether or not to advance the motion to other committees and/or the full City Council for further action – a process which can take weeks, months or, in some cases with very complex issues, years.

But lots of information is available about each motion being considered by the city, at every step of its journey through the Council process, and tracking individual motions is a good way to keep abreast of our Councilmembers’ concerns and activity. We hope these monthly columns help our readers learn more about the specific motions our local Council Members propose each month, and will help you follow – right from the beginning – specific issues you might find interesting or particularly important. 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 description 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 the pages the links take you to.

These were the motions introduced or co-sponsored by Councilmembers Paul Koretz and Mitch O’Farrell during the month of January.


Child Care


22-0049 – (Rodriguez – Koretz) Motion to instruct the City Administrative Officer to work with the Personnel Department and the General Services Department to develop a sliding scale subsidy for childcare with a suggested income cap commensurate with the cost of living in Los Angeles. Forwarded to:  Personnel, Audits, and Animal Welfare Committee.


City Contracts, Employment and Staffing


22-0025 – (de Leon – Koretz) Motion to approve the personal services contract with Counterintuity, LLC, to provide services to the Fourteenth Council District. Forwarded to: Full City Council.

20-0313-S1 – (Koretz – Krekorian) Motion to approve ten resolution authorities to staff the Personnel Department’s new human resources and payroll application system, Workday. Forwarded to:  Personnel, Audits, and Animal Welfare Committee.

22-0063 – (Krekorian – O’Farrell) Motion to authorize the Controller to transfer funds within the Solid Waste Resource Revenue Fund to meet Bureau of Sanitation payroll needs for Fiscal Year 2021-22. Forwarded to: Full City Council.


Commemorations, Celebrations, and Festivals


22-0035 – (De Leon – Koretz) Motion to authorize the Department on Disability to accept a donation from CBS Television Network for the ReelAbilities Film Festival Los Angeles 2021. Forwarded to: Full City Council.




22-0048 – (O’Farrell – Krekorian) Motion to transfer/appropriate funds from the AB 1290 Fund for the Silverlake – Echo Park Gateway Design Phase 1. Forwarded to: Full City Council.

22-0066 – (Bonin – Koretz) Motion to direct the City Administrative Officer and Chief Legislative Analyst to report on identifying funding for a pair of independent studies to better understand the impact of airport operations on nearby communities and workers. Forwarded to: To Trade, Travel, and Tourism Committee.




22-0038 – (Martinez – de Leon – O’Farrell) Motion to direct the Los Angeles Housing Department to report with an assessment of the financial need among low- and moderate-income potential homebuyers; and, with the assistance of the City Administrative Officer, provide recommendations to increase the number of loans for the First-Time Homebuyer Program. Forwarded to:  Housing Committee.




22-0002-S7 – (Koretz – Bonin) Resolution to include in the City’s 2021-22 Federal Legislative Program its position on H.R. 842 (Scott), the Protecting the Right to Organize Act of 2021, which would expand various labor protections related to employees’ rights to organize and collectively bargain in the workplace. Forwarded to:  Rules, Elections, and Intergovernmental Relations Committee.


Positions on State Legislation


22-0002-S2 – (O’Farrell – Krekorian) Motion to include in the City’s 2021-22 State Legislative Program its position on AB 1594 (Ting), which would consider failure to comply with federal, state, or local law a public nuisance for members of the gun industry, holding them liable for any injury or death. Forwarded to: Rules, Elections, and Intergovernmental Relations Committee.

22-0002-S3 – (Koretz – Krekorian – de Leon) Resolution to include in the City’s 2021-22 State Legislative Program it position on AB 452 (Friedman), to increase the awareness of California firearms laws among educators, schoolchildren and their families.  Forwarded to: Rules, Elections, and Intergovernmental Relations Committee.


Public and Property Safety


22-0029 – (Krekorian – O’Farrell) Motion to request the City Attorney, in consultation with the Los Angeles Department of Building and Safety and the Los Angeles Fire Department, prepare an ordinance requiring property owners to install and maintain fire life safety equipment and enhanced security measures at any structure that remains vacant for more than 180 days.  Forwarded to: Public Safety Committee.

22-0010-S1 – (Koretz – de Leon) Motion to provide an offer of reward for information leading to the identification, apprehension, and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the death of Brianna Nicole Kupfer on January 13, 2022. Forwarded to: Full City Council.


Real Estate Transactions


22-0078 – (Krekorian – O’Farrell) Motion to instruct the Department of General Services, with the assistance of the City Attorney and Department of Cultural Affairs, to negotiate a purchase and sale agreement with the owner of the real property located at 5114 Lankershim Boulevard. Forwarded to: Information, Technology, and General Services Committee.

22-0099 – (Raman – Koretz) Motion to direct the Department of General Services to negotiate a no-cost, non-profit lease or license agreement with Dignity of Man Foundation (dba BirdHouse), for the ecological restoration of the City-owned vacant lot located at 3008 Lakeridge Drive. Forwarded to:  Information, Technology, and General Services Committee.


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Elizabeth Fuller
Elizabeth Fuller
Elizabeth Fuller was born and raised in Minneapolis, MN but has lived in LA since 1991 - with deep roots in both the Sycamore Square and West Adams Heights-Sugar Hill neighborhoods. She spent 10 years with the Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council, volunteers at Wilshire Crest Elementary School, and has been writing for the Buzz since 2015.

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