COMMITTEE MEETING
Renters & Housing

Thursday, July 23, 2020, 6:00 PM
Webinar ID: 976 4031 0332

https://zoom.us/j/97640310332

VIRTUAL MEETING TELECONFERENCING NUMBER FOR PUBLIC PARTICIPATION In conformity with the Governor’s Executive Order N-29-20 (MARCH 17, 2020) and due to concerns over COVID-19, the Hollywood United Neighborhood Council meeting will be conducted entirely telephonically.Every person wishing to address the Neighborhood Council must dial 1 (669) 900-6833, and enter the Webinar ID above and then press # # to join the meeting. Instructions on how to sign up for public comment will be given to listeners at the start of the meeting

GENERAL PUBLIC COMMENT ON NON AGENDA ITEMS

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Welcome

  1. Roll Call
  2. Approval of Minutes
  3. Public Comment on items not on the Agenda (2 minutes each)
  4. Discussion and possible motion to file a CIS in support of Council File 20-0491 COVID-19 / Emergency Social Housing Program / Federal Funds / Purchase and Long-Term Lease / Private Owned Properties https://clkrep.lacity.org/onlinedocs/2020/20-0491_mot_04-22-2020.pdf First: Bonin (CD 11), Second: Harris-Dawson (CD 8), Koretz (CD 5); Currently In: Ad Hoc Committee on COVID-19 Recovery and Neighborhood Investment; Last Action: 7/3/20; Summary:.. City Council request that the Office of Mayor Garcetti using his expanded powers under the COVID-19 State of Emergency, establish a social housing program that could use federal funds to purchase or long-term lease privately owned properties; including hotels, motels, vacant properties, and distressed properties, to provide housing for Angelenos. Consideration should he given to 1) Potential partnerships with foundations and philanthropies to augment and expand City efforts 2) Have partnership role of the County of Los Angeles 3) The feasibility of creating or financing community land trusts to own or steward social housing properties 4) The process to quickly identify hotels, motels, vacant properties, apartments, and other residential propertiesfor potential acquisition
  5. Discussion and possible motion to file a CIS in support of Council File 20-0189 Transit Oriented Communities Guidelines / Affordable Housing / Revision https://clkrep.lacity.org/onlinedocs/2020/20-0189_mot_02-11-2020.pdf First: Ryu (CD 4), Second: Harris-Dawson (CD 8); Currently In: Planning and Land Use Management Committee; Last Action: 7/2/20; Summary:.. the Council instruct the Planning Department to prepare revised Transit Oriented Communities Guidelines to increase the 55-year covenanted affordable housing percentage requirements in high and mid-market areas, similar to the higher affordability levels contained in the Linkage Fee
  6. Discussion and possible motion to file a CIS on Council File 20-0401-S1 COVID-19 Federal Relief Fund / Allocation / COVID-19 Emergency Renters Relief Program to emphasize that current rental assistance is not sufficient and rent forgiveness is necessary to avert an eviction crisis https://clkrep.lacity.org/onlinedocs/2020/20-0401-s1_mot_05-27-2020.pdf
  7. Committee Member announcements on items not on the Agenda
  8. Old/Ongoing Business
  9. New/Future Business

Adjournment

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  (http://hollywoodunitednc.org/wp/bylaws-standing-rules-and-financial-procedures/). 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.