Public Safety & Emergency Preparedness Committee

Monday, January 27, 2020, 6:30 PM
Fire Station 82 Annex
1800 N. BRONSON AVENUE, L.A., CA 90028
Second Floor Conference Room

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  1. Roll Call
  2. Approval of Minutes
  3. Public Comment on items not on the Agenda (2 minutes each)
  4. Comment from any LAPD, LAFD or city officials in attendance
  5. Discussion and possible recommendation of support for a CIS regarding Council File 19-1361 Requested feasibility report including cost of undergrounding all LADWP electric utilities in LAFD designated high fire zones to reduce fire risk.
    Summary: In recent years the City of Los Angeles has experienced catastrophic wildfires, from the Creek Fire and La Tuna Canyon Fires, to the most recent Saddleridge Fire. The high fire hazard has only increased as we continue to see more days of high temperatures, low humidity and high winds. Transmission lines located above ground are at risk for interference from trees, animals, mylar balloons, or a vehicle striking a pole, any of which could spark a wildfire. The cost of fighting these fires, as well as the resulting property damage caused by a large wind driven fire is significant. We support considering the feasibility of locating LADWP electric distribution facilities underground in designated high fire zones
  6. Update from Margaret Marmolejo pertaining to possible advanced CERT training in conjunction with the American Red Cross.
  7. Discussion and possible recommendation to approve up to $1000 for “No Entry Without Permission 41.24” signs for local residential buildings within HUNC boundaries
  8. Discussion of enforcement of LAMC 53.06 “Obey The Leash” law in Los Angeles
  9. Revisit discussion of purchasing two-way GMS radios to be kept at the Annex and possible need for licensing
  10. Discussion of follow-up seminar in regards to sexual assault in March with Dr. Debbie Schleicher and possible recommendation to approve up to $300 for food and beverages
  11. Committee Member announcements on items not on the Agenda
  12. Old/Ongoing Business
  13. New/Future Business



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