Social Services & Homelessness Committee

Monday, February 17, 2020, 7:00 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. Update from City Officials present at the meeting
  5. Discussion and possible motion to recommend the board file a CIS in support of Council File 19-1526 Loose Litter Program / State Homeless, Housing Assistance, and Prevention Program Grant / Funding Request:: First: Blumenfield (CD 3), Buscaino (CD 15) Second: Huizar (CD 14); Currently In: Homelessness and Poverty Committee; Last Action : 1/15/20 Summary: …the City Administrative Officer and Chief Legislative Analyst be instructed to submit to the Homeless Strategy Committee for review a funding request of up to $2.95M using the State’s Homeless, Housing Assistance, and Prevention program grant to establish a Loose Litter Program; and I FURTHER MOVE that if this program is not funded by the Homeless, Housing, Assistance, and Prevention Program grant, the City Administrative Officer report to Council with an alternative funding source(s) at the time grant funding is committed.
  6. Discussion and possible motion to recommend the board file a CIS in support of Council File 19-1561 Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA) / Homeless Housing, Assistance and Prevention Program (HHAPP) / Youth Experiencing Homelessness or At Risk of Homelessness / Fund Category 6 First: Bonin (CD 11) Second: Harris-Dawson (CD 8); Currently In: Homelessness and Poverty Committee; Last Action: 1/15/20 Summary: …the CAO and CLA reprogram categories in their next report to Council with recommendations on the Homeless Housing, Assistance, and Prevention Program (HHAPP) funding categories (CF #19-0914) to shift at least $8,786,215 in additional funds to Category 6: Youth Experiencing Homelessness or At Risk of Homelessness. This represents 16 percent of the total HHAPP funds allocated to the City of Los Angeles, I FURTHER MOVE that the CAO and CLA adjust HHAPP categories of funding as needed going forward to ensure that Category 6: Youth Experiencing Homelessness or At Risk of Homelessness.
  7. Discussion and possible motion to recommend the board file a CIS AGAINST Council File CF 19-0609: Illegal Dumping / Backlog / Homelessness Strategies / Clean Streets LA / HOPE. First: Huizar (CD 4) Second: Buscaino (CD 15), Harris-Dawson (CD 8), Martinez (CD 6), Price (CD 9), Rodriguez (CD 7) Currently In: Energy, Climate Change, and Environmental Justice Committee; Last Action: 1/21/20 Summary: …Sanitation report on the funding or other system changes necessary to bring the backlog of illegal dumping locations to zero and to maintain a rapid response to illegal dumping requests…that Sanitation report on strategies and needs to enforce the perpetrators of illegal dumping, including technology, tracking repeat locations and cross-referencing dumping investigations with those related to non-compliance with requirements of businesses to provide adequate trash service. Sanitation’s report should include what funding or other resources are needed to expand or enhance enforcement, including through personnel and/or technology, and any recommendations it may have for strengthening enforcement though increased penalties and/or rewards…that the Council authorize and fund Sanitation to supplement its service by hiring crews with a provider who employs people experiencing or transitioning out of homelessness, like Chrysalis, as an interim measure to address urgent conditions of illegal dumping, particularly in the industrial areas of Downtown…that Sanitation report on protocols for its employees to report illegal dumping sites when responding to other complaints or during normal-service trash collection, and for the Board of Public Works to provide recommendations for training to ensure regular reporting of these
  8. Discussion and possible motion to recommend the board file a CIS supporting Council File CF 20-0002-S17: Reduction in Jail Population / Reinvestment Strategy of Jail System Costs / Prevention and Mental Health Treatment / Incarceration Alternatives First: Harris-Dawson (CD 8) Second: Price (CD 9), Wesson (CD 10) Currently In: Rules, Elections, and Intergovernmental Relations Committee; Last Action: 2/7/20 Summary: …hereby includes in its 2019-20 State Legislative Program, SUPPORT for and/or SPONSORSHIP of legislation that would reduce jail population, and create a strategy that would re-invest jail system costs into prevention and mental health treatment and provide
  9. Discussion and motion to recommend the board support an NPG for $2500 for My Friend’s Place
  10. Update on NPG for A Million Drops/Shower of Hope
  11. Update on the assembly and distribution of resource bundles to include resource guides, TAP cards and dates for production and distribution
  12. Discussion of updating the Homelessness Services Resource Guide for the Winter/Spring of 2020 and upcoming printing services needed
  13. Update on latest approved NPG for First Presbyterian’s winter shelter
  14. Committee Member announcements on items not on the Agenda
  15. Old/Ongoing Business
  16. New/Future Business


A simple majority vote by the Board members present, not including abstentions, at a meeting at which there is a quorum, shall be required to take official action, unless specified otherwise in the Bylaws  ( Reconsideration: The Board may reconsider and amend its action on items listed on the agenda if that reconsideration takes place before the end of the meeting at which it was considered or at the next regular meeting. The Board, on either of these two days, shall: (1) Make a Motion for Reconsideration and, if approved, (2) hear the matter and take an action.  If the motion to reconsider an action is to be scheduled at the next meeting following the original action, then two items shall be placed on the agenda for that meeting: (1) A Motion for Reconsideration on the described matter and (2) a [Proposed] action should the motion to reconsider be approved.  A Motion for Reconsideration can only be made by a Board member who has previously voted on the prevailing side of the original action taken. If a Motion for Reconsideration is not made on the date the action was taken, then a Board member on the prevailing side of the action must submit a memorandum to the Recording Secretary identifying the matter to be reconsidered and a brief description of the reason(s) for requesting reconsideration at the next regular meeting. The aforesaid shall all be in compliance with the Ralph M. Brown Act.