Due to unanticipated technical issues, the City of West Hollywood will be unable to hold its Regular City Council Meeting tonight, Monday, November 1, 2021. The meeting will be adjourned to Wednesday, November 3, 2021 at 6 p.m. and will take place via teleconference. For details and a meeting agenda, please visit www.weho.org/councilagendas.
Below are some items you may find of interest. You can access the full Agenda here.
2.H. COMMISSION AND ADVISORY BOARD MEETING SYNOPSES [M. CROWDER, A. POBLADOR]: The City Council will receive Synopses from the Public Safety Commission, Rent Stabilization Commission, Transportation Commission, and Women’s Advisory Board regarding actions taken at their recent meeting.
STAFF REPORT 2.I. LEGISLATIVE UPDATE: YEAR 1 OF THE 2021-2022 REGULAR SESSION OF THE CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE [J. LEONARD, H. MOLINA]: The City Council will receive a summary report on the City’s lobbying efforts in the state legislature and of progress in addressing the City’s adopted 2021/22 Legislative Priorities. The report, Year 1 of the 2021-2022 Legislative Session Summary Report (Attachment A), includes a brief description and the status of each bill for which the City has adopted a position since the beginning of the 2021-2022 regular session of the California State Legislature.
STAFF REPORT 2.N. TREE GIVEAWAY PROGRAM AND MONTHLY TREE PLANTING [L. MEISTER, J. LEONARD, A. LOVANO]: The City Council will consider establishing a tree giveaway program and planting a tree once a month for twelve months in order to increase our urban forest and encourage residents to assist in this endeavor.
STAFF REPORT 2.Q. RESOLUTION SUPPORTING WELCOME.US [L. MEISTER, J. LEONARD, A. LOVANO]: The City Council will consider adopting a resolution supporting Welcome.US, a non-partisan, not-for-profit initiative aimed at welcoming and supporting Afghan refugees as they resettle and restart new lives here in the United States.
STAFF REPORT 2.S. SUPPORT FOR METRO BIKE SHARE PROGRAM EXPANSION AND FARE SUBSIDY MODEL [J. ERICKSON, J. LEONARD, A. LOVANO]: The City Council will consider sending a letter to Metro detailing the City’s support for Metro Bike Share program expansion into West Hollywood and the fare subsidy model.
STAFF REPORTPublic Hearings:
3.A. AMEND DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT TO EXTEND TERM BY TWENTY-FOUR (24) MONTHS AT 9001-9017 SANTA MONICA BOULEVARD [J. KEHO, J. ALKIRE, A. CASTILLO]: The City Council will consider amending a Development Agreement to extend the term of the agreement by twenty-four (24) months for the completion of construction and operation of the restaurant and commercial spaces for a mixed-use project located at 9001-9017 Santa Monica Boulevard, West Hollywood.
STAFF REPORT 3.B. APPEAL OF THE PLANNING COMMISSION’S APPROVAL OF THE DEMOLITION OF AN EXISTING TWO-STORY COMMERCIAL BUILDING TO CONSTRUCT A THREE-STORY, 11-UNIT MULTI-FAMILY DEVELOPMENT OVER SUBTERRANEAN PARKING LOCATED AT 8760 SHOREHAM DRIVE, WEST HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA [J. KEHO, J. ALKIRE, D. PURIFICACION]: This item is regarding an appeal of the Planning Commission’s approval of Resolution No. PC 21-1409 for the demolition of an existing two-story commercial building to construct a three-story, 11-unit multi-family development over subterranean parking located at 8760 Shoreham Drive.
STAFF REPORTUnfinished Business:
4.A. AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF WEST HOLLYWOOD REGARDING A CITYWIDE MINIMUM WAGE [D. WILSON, J. JIMENEZ, J. LEONARD, P. KESPRADIT, L. LANGER]: The City Council will consider a proposed Ordinance that would establish a citywide minimum wage, and guaranteed leave provisions, with implementation schedules for hotel workers and all other employees in the City.
STAFF REPORT 4.B. BUDGET UPDATE – FIRST QUARTER FY2021-22 [D. WILSON, C. SAFRIET]: The City Council will receive an update on revenue and expenditures for Fiscal Year 2020-21 and for the first quarter of Fiscal Year 2021-22.
STAFF REPORT 4.C. UPDATE ON DOCKLESS MOBILITY PILOT PROGRAM [J. KEHO, R. EASON, R. DIMOND, J. ROCCO, V. GUARINO, C. WAGMAN]: The purpose of this item is to present an update to the City Council on the first quarter of the Dockless Mobility Pilot Program, which launched on July 1, 2021, in the City of West Hollywood.
4.D. SAFE GUN STORAGE ORDINANCE [L. LANGER, J. LEONARD, A. LOVANO]: The City Council will consider adopting a Safe Gun Storage Ordinance, which would require all firearms in a residence to be securely stored in a locked container, disabled with a trigger lock, or carried on the person.
STAFF REPORT 4.E. TRANSGENDER FLAG CROSSWALK AND INCLUSIVITY UPDATE OF RAINBOW CROSSWALKS [J. ROCCO, R. GARLAND, W. DAVIS, S. CAMPBELL, H. COLLINS]: The City Council will consider staff’s recommendation regarding the Transgender Flag and expanded Rainbow crosswalks.
STAFF REPORTNew Business:
5.A. AGREEMENT FOR SERVICES WITH MAROON SOCIETY TO CONDUCT A NEEDS ASSESSMENT FOCUSING ON COMMUNITY MEMBERS OF COLOR [D. GIUGNI, L. ISENBERG, K. EGAN, F. GOMEZ, D. NGUYEN]: The City Council will consider approving an agreement for services with Maroon Society to conduct a study that will identify social service needs, use, and satisfaction among community members of color, as well as potential service gaps and disparities in outcomes.
5.B. AGREEMENT FOR SERVICES WITH T&G GLOBAL, LLC. TO INSTALL DECORATIVE LANTERNS ALONG SANTA MONICA BOULEVARD ON THE EASTSIDE [J. ROCCO, R. GARLAND]: The City Council will consider awarding a construction contract to T&G Global, LLC dba St. Nick’s to furnish and install a decorative lantern system along Santa Monica Boulevard on the eastside of West Hollywood.
5.C. ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE AND STAFFING UPDATE [D. WILSON]: The City Council will receive an update on organizational structure changes and consider approval of several position changes.
STAFF REPORT 5.D. PROJECT LABOR AGREEMENTS FOR CITY CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS [L. HORVATH, J. LEONARD]: The City Council will consider directing staff to analyze and prepare the necessary documents and code amendments to require Project Labor Agreements for certain City construction projects.
5.E. DISCUSSION OF CITY COUNCIL MEETING SCHEDULE FOR CALENDAR YEAR 2022 [Y. QUARKER, M. CROWDER, A. POBLADOR]: The City Council will consider approving the City Council Regular Meeting Schedule for Calendar Year 2022 and cancelling or rescheduling several meetings throughout the year that conflict with holidays. The City Council will also consider approving Saturday, January 29, 2022 to hold a Priority Setting Workshop.
6.A. AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF WEST HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA AMENDING ARTICLE 2 OF TITLE 15 OF THE WEST HOLLYWOOD MUNICIPAL CODE RELATING TO SOLID WASTE, RECYCLABLES AND ORGANIC WASTE COLLECTION [J. ROCCO, R. GARLAND, M. MAGENER]: The purpose of this item is to introduce on first reading an Ordinance to amend Article 2 of Title 15 of the West Hollywood Municipal Code relating to Solid Waste, Recyclables and Organic Waste Collection in order to comply with the provisions of the SB 1383 Regulations.