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Special Agenda - March 15, 2018

 

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March 9, 2018

 

MEETING LOCATION AND TIME CHANGE NOTICE

 

SPECIAL BOARD MEETING - THURSDAY, MARCH 15, 2018

 

SUBJECT: THE LOS ANGELES BOARD OF HARBOR COMMISSIONERS SPECIAL MEETING - THURSDAY, MARCH 15, 2018

The Los Angeles Board of Harbor Commissioners are scheduled to meet at the Banning's Landing Community Center on Thursday, March 15, 2018, beginning with Closed Session at 4:30pm. Open Session will commence no sooner than 6:00pm or immediately following Closed Session

Banning's Landing Community Center
100 E. Water Street
Wilmington, California 90744

The agenda specifies the intended business at the Special Meeting.
Additional subject matter(s) will not be considered.

 

AMBER M. KLESGES
Commission Secretary

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REVISED SPECIAL MEETING AGENDA
THURSDAY, MARCH 15, 2018 AT 4:30 P.M.
OPEN SESSION WILL BEGIN NO SOONER THAN 6:00 P.M.
AT THE BANNING'S LANDING COMMUNITY CENTER

Board of Harbor Commissioners
President, Ambassador Vilma S. Martinez
Vice President David Arian
Commissioner Lucia Moreno-Linares
Commissioner Anthony Pirozzi, Jr.
Commissioner Edward R. Renwick

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ORDER OF BUSINESS

A. Roll Call

CLOSED SESSION

B. Closed Session Items

1. CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL - EXISTING LITIGATION
(Subdivision (d)(1) of Government Code Section 54956.9

City of Los Angeles v. Wilmington Marine Service, Los Angeles Superior Court Case No. BC559959

2. CONFERENCE WITH REAL PROPERTY NEGOTIATORS
(Government Code Section 54956.8)

Provide instructions to its real estate negotiators with respect to proposed Wilmington real estate transfers with Department of Water & Power:

Property: Assessor Parcel No. 7440-006-904, Wilmington, CA
Assessor Parcel No. 7440-006-905, Wilmington, CA
Assessor Parcel No. 7440-006-906, Wilmington, CA
Assessor Parcel No. 7440-006-908, Wilmington, CA
Assessor Parcel No. 7440-006-911, Wilmington, CA
Assessor Parcel No. 7440-006-912, Wilmington, CA
Assessor Parcel No. 7440-006-913, Wilmington, CA

City Negotiator: Michael Galvin

Tenant Negotiator: Massoud Saboury

Negotiating Parties: City and Department of Water & Power

Under Negotiation: Price and Terms

3. CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL - INITIATE LITIGATION
(Subdivision (d)(4) of Government Code Section 54956.9)

Initiation of litigation pursuant to subdivision (d)(4) of Section 54956.9:
(1 case).

4. CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL - EXISTING LITIGATION
(Subdivision (d)(1) of Government Code Section 54956.9

City of Los Angeles v. Jimoh Akibu dba African American Gift Shop, Los   Angeles Superior Court Case No. 17LBUD01080

5. CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL - EXISTING LITIGATION
(Subdivision (d)(1) of Government Code Section 54956.9

City of Los Angeles v. Waseem Ahmed, et al., Los Angeles Superior Court Case No. 17LBUD01106

6. CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL - EXISTING LITIGATION
(Subdivision (d)(1) of Government Code Section 54956.9

City of Los Angeles v. Fernando Diaz dba Botanica I, Los Angeles Superior Court Case No. 17LBUD01082

7. CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL - EXISTING LITIGATION
(Subdivision (d)(1) of Government Code Section 54956.9

City of Los Angeles v. Roberta M. Lisk dba Figments, Los Angeles Superior Court Case No. 17LBUD01156

8. CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL - EXISTING LITIGATION
(Subdivision (d)(1) of Government Code Section 54956.9

City of Los Angeles v. Virginia Pavkovich dba Mexilatin Gifts, Los Angeles Superior Court Case No. 17LBUD00950

9. CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL - EXISTING LITIGATION
(Subdivision (d)(1) of Government Code Section 54956.9

City of Los Angeles v. Mohamed Rayan, et al., Los Angeles Superior Court Case No. 17LBUD01078

10. CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL - EXISTING LITIGATION
(Subdivision (d)(1) of Government Code Section 54956.9

City of Los Angeles v. Sea Breeze Shells, Inc., Los Angeles Superior Court Case No. 17LBUD01084

11. CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL - EXISTING LITIGATION
(Subdivision (d)(1) of Government Code Section 54956.9

City of Los Angeles v. Waterfront Ventures LLC, Los Angeles Superior Court Case No. 17LBUD01026

12. CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL - EXISTING LITIGATION
(Subdivision (d)(1) of Government Code Section 54956.9

City of Los Angeles v. Jimoh Akibu dba African American Gift Shop, Los Angeles Superior Court Case No. 17LBUD01025

13. CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL - EXISTING LITIGATION
(Subdivision (d)(1) of Government Code Section 54956.9

City of Los Angeles v. Jose Miguel Calvillo dba Calvillo Photos, Los Angeles Superior Court Case No. 17LBUD01101

14. CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL - EXISTING LITIGATION
(Subdivision (d)(1) of Government Code Section 54956.9

City of Los Angeles v. Fernando Diaz dba Botanica II, Los Angeles Superior Court Case No. 17LBUD01081

15. CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL - EXISTING LITIGATION
(Subdivision (d)(1) of Government Code Section 54956.9

City of Los Angeles v. Masoud Dezfully dba Arts N Music, Los Angeles Superior Court Case No. 17LBUD01109

16. CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL - EXISTING LITIGATION
(Subdivision (d)(1) of Government Code Section 54956.9

City of Los Angeles v. Shang W. Lee, et al., Los Angeles Superior Court Case No. 17LBUD01077

17. CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL - EXISTING LITIGATION
(Subdivision (d)(1) of Government Code Section 54956.9

City of Los Angeles v. Justice for Murdered Children, Los Angeles Superior Court Case No. 17LBUD01105

18. CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL – EXISTING LITIGATION
(Subdivision (d)(1) of Government Code Section 54956.9

City of Los Angeles v. Sea Breeze Shells, Inc., Los Angeles Superior Court Case No. 17LBUD01083

19. CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL - EXISTING LITIGATION
(Subdivision (d)(1) of Government Code Section 54956.9

City of Los Angeles v. Sea Breeze Shells, Inc., Los Angeles Superior Court Case No. 17LBUD00949

20. CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL - EXISTING LITIGATION
(Subdivision (d)(1) of Government Code Section 54956.9

City of Los Angeles v. Mohamed Rayan, et al., Los Angeles Superior Court Case No. 17LBUD01079

21. CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL - EXISTING LITIGATION
(Subdivision (d)(1) of Government Code Section 54956.9

City of Los Angeles v. Jayme S. Wilson dba Boardwalk Grill, Los Angeles Superior Court Case No. 17LBUD01102

22. CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL - EXISTING LITIGATION
(Subdivision (d)(1) of Government Code Section 54956.9

City of Los Angeles v. Jayme S. Wilson dba Spirit Cruises, Los Angeles Superior Court Case No. 17LBUD01103

23. CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL - EXISTING LITIGATION
(Subdivision (d)(1) of Government Code Section 54956.9

City of Los Angeles v. San Pedro Waterfront LLC, Los Angeles Superior Court Case No. 17LBUD01104

24. CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL - EXISTING LITIGATION
(Subdivision (d)(1) of Government Code Section 54956.9

City of Los Angeles v. San Pedro Waterfront LLC, Los Angeles Superior Court Case No. 18LBUD00467

25. CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL – EXISTING LITIGATION
(Subdivision (d)(1) of Government Code Section 54956.9

City of Los Angeles v. San Pedro Waterfront LLC, Los Angeles Superior Court Case No. 18LBUD00591

26. CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL - EXISTING LITIGATION
(Subdivision (d)(1) of Government Code Section 54956.9

City of Los Angeles v. San Pedro Waterfront LLC, Los Angeles Superior Court Case No. 18LBUD00592

27. CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL - EXISTING LITIGATION
(Subdivision (d)(1) of Government Code Section 54956.9

City of Los Angeles v. San Pedro Waterfront LLC, Los Angeles Superior Court Case No. 18LBUD00464

28. CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL - EXISTING LITIGATION
(Subdivision (d)(1) of Government Code Section 54956.9

City of Los Angeles v. San Pedro Waterfront LLC, Los Angeles Superior Court Case No. 18LBUD00465

29. CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL - EXISTING LITIGATION
(Subdivision (d)(1) of Government Code Section 54956.9

City of Los Angeles v. San Pedro Waterfront LLC, Los Angeles Superior Court Case No. 18LBUD00466

30. CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL - EXISTING LITIGATION
(Subdivision (d)(1) of Government Code Section 54956.9

City of Los Angeles v. Dave James dba Blue Water Diving Co., Los Angeles Superior Court Case No. 18LBUD00589

31. CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL - EXISTING LITIGATION
(Subdivision (d)(1) of Government Code Section 54956.9

City of Los Angeles v. Gary Owen dba McCloud Ringworks, Los Angeles Superior Court Case No. 18LBUD00590

32. CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL - EXISTING LITIGATION
(Subdivision (d)(1) of Government Code Section 54956.9

City of Los Angeles v. Sam Cho; Sung Cho, Los Angeles Superior Court Case No. 18LBUD00468

33. CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL - EXISTING LITIGATION
(Subdivision (d)(1) of Government Code Section 54956.9

City of Long Beach v. City of Los Angeles, et al., Supreme Court Case No. S247157, After a Decision by the Court of Appeal, First Appellate District, Division Three, Case No. A148993

Fast Lane Transportation, Inc. v. City of Los Angeles, et al., Contra Costa Superior Court Case No. CIVMSN14-0300, including intervention by City of Carson

Consolidated with:

California Cartage Company, Inc., et al. v. City of Los Angeles, et al., Contra Costa Superior Court Case No. CIVMSN14-0311

City of Long Beach v. City of Los Angeles, et al., Contra Costa Superior Court Case No. CIVMSN14-0312

Coalition for a Safe Environment, et al. v. City of Los Angeles, et al., Contra Costa Superior Court Case No. CIVMSN14-0308

East Yard Communities for Environmental Justice, et al. v. City of Los Angeles, et al., Contra Costa Superior Court Case No. CIVMSN14-0309

Long Beach Unified School District v. City of Los Angeles, et al., Contra Costa Superior Court Case No. CIVMSN14-0310

South Coast Air Quality Management District v. City of Los Angeles, et al., Contra Costa Superior Court Case No. CIVMSN14-0313

 

OPEN SESSION

C. Executive Director Remarks

D. Comments from the Public on Non-Agenda Items

E. Report from the Neighborhood Council Representatives

 

F. Reports of the Commissioners

G. Board Committee Reports

1. Audit Committee Meeting of March 15, 2018

H. Approval of the Minutes

1. Regular Meeting of March 1, 2018

I. Presentation

1. Wilmington Waterfront Avalon Promenade and Gateway Public Project Update

J. Level I Coastal Development Permit

K. Special Order of the Day - Level II Non-Appealable Coastal Development Permit

Public Hearing

1(a) ISSUANCE OF A LEVEL II NON-APPEALABLE COASTAL DEVELOPMENT PERMIT (NO. 18-07) TO TRAPAC INC. TO RAISE TWO SHIP-TO-SHORE CRANES AT THE BERTHS 136-147 CONTAINER TERMINAL

Pursuant to the California Coastal Act of 1976, as amended and the Port of Los Angeles’ certified Port Master Plan, notice is hereby given to all interested persons and organizations that the Los Angeles Board of Harbor Commissioners will hold a public hearing to receive public comments prior to considering the following for a Coastal Development Permit.

Planning & Strategy

1(b) RESOLUTION NO.____________ - ISSUANCE OF A LEVEL II NON-APPEALABLE COASTAL DEVELOPMENT PERMIT (NO. 18-07) TO TRAPAC INC. TO RAISE TWO SHIP-TO-SHORE CRANES AT THE BERTHS 136-147 CONTAINER TERMINAL

Transmittal 1
Transmittal 2
Transmittal 3

Summary: Staff requests that the Board of Harbor Commissioners (Board) approve a Level II non-appealable Coastal Development Permit (CDP) No. 18-07 to TraPac Inc. (TraPac) to raise two ship-to-shore cranes at the Berths 136-147 container terminal. Cranes 7 and 8 will be raised 24 feet to match the heights of the existing cranes. The crane raising will increase the apex when in working condition from approximately 215 feet to approximately 239 feet. The modifications to the two cranes will allow them to be able to handle the larger ships of over 14,000 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEU) moving into the transpacific trade. The Harbor Department is not responsible for any costs associated with this action.

Recommendation: Board resolve to (1) hold a public hearing for the proposed Coastal Development Permit No. 18-07, a Level II non-appealable permit; (2) find that the Director of Environmental Management has determined that the proposed action is administratively and categorically exempt from the requirements of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) under Article II Section 2(f) and Article III Class 1(32) of the Los Angeles City CEQA Guidelines; (3) find that the proposed project conforms with the Port of Los Angeles certified Port Master Plan; (4) upon closure of the public hearing, resolve to approve the issuance of Coastal Development Permit No. 18-07, consistent with the project description listed on Application for Port Permit No. 180213-022, and designate the Director of Planning and Strategy to sign and issue said permit on behalf of the Executive Director; and (5) adopt Resolution No.____________.

L. Board Reports of the Executive Director

Consent Items (2 - 4)

Waterfront & Commercial Real Estate

2. RESOLUTION NO.____________ - APPROVE THIRD AMENDMENT TO PERMIT NO. 837 WITH THE PORT OF LOS ANGELES BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB

Transmittal 1
Transmittal 2

Summary: Staff requests approval of the Third Amendment to Permit No. 837 (Permit) with the Port of Los Angeles Boys and Girls Club (Boys and Girls Club) to allow child development classes and college bound courses, offered by Los Angeles Harbor College, to be held at the training room at Liberty Hill Plaza Building on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday evenings. The Boys and Girls Club is currently permitted to use the training room only for the purpose of conducting meetings for its directors and/or management. Staff recommends approval of the Third Amendment, which will allow these additional uses at the training room.

Recommendation: Board resolve to (1) find that the proposed action is categorically exempt from the requirements of the California Environment Quality Act (CEQA) under Article III Section 1(14) of the Los Angeles City CEQA Guidelines as determined by the Director of Environmental Management; (2) approve the Third Amendment to Permit No. 837 with Port of Los Angeles Boys and Girls Club; (3) direct the Board Secretary to transmit the Third Amendment to Permit No. 837 to City Council for approval pursuant to Charter Section 606; (4) authorize the Executive Director to execute and the Board Secretary to attest to the Third Amendment upon approval by City Council; and (5) adopt Resolution No.____________.

Waterfront & Commercial Real Estate

3. RESOLUTION NO.____________ - APPROVE REVOCABLE PERMIT LICENSE WITH LOS ANGELES MARITIME INSTITUTE

 

Summary: Staff requests approval of the Revocable Permit License (RP License) with the Los Angeles Maritime Institute (LAMI) to allow temporary use of the Downtown San Pedro Harbor Cut for loading and unloading of students in LAMI’s TopSail Youth Program for middle and high school students, including at-risk youth, on maritime education and hands-on tall ship sailing. The RP License would authorize LAMI to load and unload passengers at Slip No 1 and No. 2 (Premises). Use of the Premises is a nonexclusive, preferential right to load and unload passengers, on a first-come basis. It will be the responsibility of LAMI to coordinate its schedule of sailings and returns with other potential users. At such times, LAMI may post signage at the slips, indicating its use and the time for passenger unloading. Additionally, LAMI may utilize dock boxes currently not in use for the storage of necessary sailing equipment.

Recommendation: Board resolve to (1) find that the Director of Environmental Management has determined that the proposed action is categorically exempt from the requirements of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) under Article III Class 1(14) of the Los Angeles City CEQA Guidelines; (2) find that it is in the best interest of the City of Los Angeles Harbor Department to grant a no-rent Revocable Permit License to the Los Angeles Maritime Institute in exchange for the community benefits provided by its public TopSail Program; (3) approve the Revocable Permit License with the Los Angeles Maritime Institute; (4) authorize the Executive Director to execute and the Board Secretary to attest to the License Agreement; and (5) adopt Resolution No.____________.

Cargo & Industrial Real Estate

4. RESOLUTION NO.____________ - APPROVE JOINT REVOCABLE PERMIT NO. 17-22 AMONG THE CITY OF LOS ANGELES HARBOR DEPARTMENT AND PORT OF LONG BEACH AS JOINT-OWNERS AND DEDEAUX PROPERTIES, LLC

Transmittal 1

Summary: Staff requests approval of Joint Revocable Permit (JRP) No. 17-22 among the City of Los Angeles Harbor Department (Harbor Department) and the Port of Long Beach (POLB), as joint owners, and Dedeaux Properties, LLC, a California limited liability company (Dedeaux), to install, operate, and maintain water and electrical pipelines and security fencing on jointly-owned property in the Alameda Corridor (Vernon, CA). Approval of the JRP will result in Dedeaux paying an aggregate annual rent of $4,000, including an annual Consumer Price Index (CPI) escalator. Dedeaux will be responsible for the maintenance of the property.

Recommendation: Board resolve to (1) find that the Director of Environmental Management has determined that the proposed action is categorically exempt from the requirements of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) under Article III, Class 1(14) and Article III, Class 3(5) of the Los Angeles City CEQA Guidelines as determined by the Director of Environmental Management; (2) approve Joint Revocable Permit No. 17-22 among the City of Los Angeles Harbor Department, Port of Long Beach, and Dedeaux Properties, LLC; (3) authorize the Executive Director to execute and the Board Secretary to attest to Joint Revocable Permit No.17-22; and (4) adopt Resolution No.____________.

Regular Items (5 - 7)

Construction and Maintenance

5. RESOLUTION NO.____________ - AWARD OF CONTRACT NO. 39852 TO JOHNSON CONTROLS FIRE PROTECTION LP FOR PORT-WIDE FIRE ALARM AND FIRE SUPPRESSION SYSTEM MAINTENANCE AND UPGRADES

Transmittal 1

Summary: Staff requests that the Board of Harbor Commissioners (Board) approve a one-year contract with two one-year renewal options to Johnson Controls Fire Protection LP (JCFP) of Santa Fe Springs, California for port-wide fire alarm and fire suppression system maintenance and upgrades. The amount of this contract is not to exceed $2,839,000 for the initial year. If the two renewal options are exercised, $2,980,950 will be authorized for second year and $3,130,000 will be authorized for the third year. The total contract amount will not exceed $8,949,950 over the three years if the renewal options are exercised. The contract is based on a cooperative arrangement with the National Joint Powers Alliance through their Contract No. 031517-SGL. The fire-life safety systems installed for the Los Angeles City Harbor Department (Harbor Department) require personnel with specialized certification to maintain, test, and program the equipment that City employees do not possess. This contract is the financial responsibility of the Harbor Department.

Recommendation: Board resolve to (1) find that the Director of Environmental Management has determined that the proposed action is administratively and categorically exempt from the requirements of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) under Article II, Section 2(f) and Article III, Class 1(6) of the Los Angeles City CEQA Guidelines; (2) find that in accordance with City of Los Angeles Administrative Code Division 10, Chapter 1, Article 2, Section 10.15 (a)(8), the Harbor Department may enter into the agreement with JCFP based on a cooperative arrangement with the National Joint Powers Alliance to utilize Contract No. 031517-SGL; (3) find that in accordance with Los Angeles City Charter Section 1022, work under the subject contract can be performed more feasibly by independent contractors than by City employees; (4) award Contract No. 39852 with JCFP for a term of one year with two one-year renewal options for the not to exceed amount of $2,839,000 in the first year; not to exceed $2,980,950 in the first renewal option year; not to exceed $3,130,000 in the second renewal option year; for a total compensation amount not to exceed $8,949,950; and authorize said expenditures; (5) authorize the Executive Director to execute Contract No. 39852in accordance with National Joint Powers Alliance No. 031517-SGL effective April 1, 2018; and (6) adopt Resolution No.____________.

Risk Management

6. RESOLUTION NO.____________ - AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE CITY OF LOS ANGELES HARBOR DEPARTMENT AND ALLIANT INSURANCE SERVICES, INC. FOR INSURANCE BROKERAGE AND RISK MANAGEMENT SERVICES

Transmittal 1
Transmittal 2

Summary: Staff requests the approval of an Agreement between the City of Los Angeles Harbor Department (Harbor Department) and Alliant Insurance Services, Inc. (Alliant) for insurance brokerage and risk management services. The proposed Agreement is for a term of five years and a not-to-exceed amount of $28,000,000. As the Broker of Record for the Harbor Department, Alliant will assist the Harbor Department in procuring commercial property and casualty insurance to support operational needs and assist risk management staff in administering the Harbor Department’s insurance and risk management program. Compensation under the proposed Agreement includes fees for the broker’s services and for the pass-through of insurance premium payments from the Harbor Department to insurance companies. The Harbor Department is financially responsible for the costs incurred under the proposed Agreement.

Recommendation: Board resolve to (1) find that the Director of Environmental Management has determined that the proposed action is administratively exempt from the requirements of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) under Article II Section 2(f) of the Los Angeles City CEQA Guidelines; (2) find that in accordance with the Los Angeles City Charter Section 1022, it is more feasible for outside consultants to perform this work than City employees; (3) approve the Agreement with Alliant for a five-year term and a not-to-exceed amount of $28,000,000; (4) authorize and direct the Board Secretary to transmit the Agreement to the City Council for its approval pursuant to Section 373 of the City Charter and Section 10.5 of the Los Angeles City Administrative Code; (5) authorize the Executive Director to execute and the Board Secretary to attest the Agreement upon approval by City Council; and (6) adopt Resolution No.____________.

Environmental Management

7. RESOLUTION NO.____________ - ADOPTION OF THE FINAL INITIAL STUDY/MITIGATED NEGATIVE DECLARATION AND APPROVAL OF THE BERTH 240 TRANSPORTATION VESSELS MANUFACTURING FACILITY PROJECT (LOS ANGELES HARBOR DEPARTMENT APPLICATION FOR PORT PERMIT NO. 170117-008; STATE CLEARINGHOUSE NO. 2017121023)

Transmittal 1

Summary: Staff requests that the Board of Harbor Commissioners (Board) adopt the Final Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration (IS/MND) for the proposed Berth 240 Transportation Vessels Manufacturing Facility Project (Project) along with comments and responses to comments, and approve the proposed Project as described in the Final IS/MND. The proposed Project involves the issuance of a 10-year Lease (with up to two 10-year lease extension/renewal options) for the construction and operation of a facility to manufacture large commercial transportation vessels at Berth 240 off Seaside Avenue on Terminal Island. The approximately 18-acre proposed Project site includes portions of the former Southwest Marine site. The site is entirely disturbed with abandoned industrial buildings, unused compacted dirt area, and paved areas. Operation would involve research and development of transportation vessels and would likely include general manufacturing procedures such as welding, composite curing, cleaning, painting, and assembly operations. The majority of operations would take place inside the facility, with exterior operations limited to transit of vehicles, forklift traffic, and mobilization of manufactured products onto a barge at the dockside for testing and delivery. Finished vessels would need to be transported via water due to their size; thus there is the need to locate the facility immediately adjacent to the water. In addition, the lease would accommodate recovery operations undertaken by Space Exploration Technologies to bring to shore vehicles returning from space that are retrieved by an autonomous drone ship offshore.

Recommendation
: Board resolve to (1) find that, pursuant to the State California Environmental Quality Act Guidelines Section 15074, the Final Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration for the Berth 240 Transportation Vessels Manufacturing Facility Project (a) has been completed in compliance with the State California Environmental Quality Act Guidelines and the Los Angeles City California Environmental Quality Act Guidelines; (b) was presented to the Board for review and was reviewed and considered by the Board prior to approving the proposed Project; and (c) reflects the independent judgment and analysis of the City of Los Angeles Harbor Department as the Lead Agency; (2) find that, based on the whole record before it, including, (a) the information contained in this report; and (b) the Final Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration for the Berth 240 Transportation Vessels Manufacturing Facility Project, the proposed Project would not have a significant effect on the environment pursuant to Public Resources Code

(PRC) Section 21080 and State California Environmental Quality Guidelines Section 15070; (3) find that all information added to the Final Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration after the public review period, but before adoption, merely clarifies, amplifies, or makes insignificant modifications, and that recirculation is not necessary; (4) adopt the Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Program contained in the Final Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration as required by Public Resources Code Section 21081.6 and State California Environmental Quality Act Guidelines Section 15074. The Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Program is designed to ensure compliance with the mitigation measures adopted to mitigate or avoid significant effects on the environment, and identifies the responsibilities of the City of Los Angeles Harbor Department as lead agency and other applicable entities, to monitor and verify project compliance with those mitigation measures and conditions of project approval; (5) adopt the Final Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration for the Berth 240 Transportation Vessels Manufacturing Facility Project; (6) direct the Cargo and Industrial Real Estate Division to incorporate by reference the Final Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration, mitigation measures, lease measures, and the Mitigation Monitoring Reporting Program contained in the Final Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration into any and all permits, lease agreements, or assignments encompassed in the approved Project; (7) authorize the Environmental Management Division to file the Notice of Determination for the Berth 240 Transportation Vessels Manufacturing Facility Project with the Los Angeles City and County Clerks; and (8( adopt Resolution No.____________.

M. Adjournment


 

Los Angeles Harbor Commission


BOARD MEETINGS
The Board's Regular Meetings are the first and third Thursday of each month at 8:30 A.M. at the Harbor Administration Building Boardroom or as scheduled on the Port's website at www.portoflosanageles.org. A quorum of three of five Commissioners is required to transact business and three Aye votes are required to carry a motion. Commission actions, except actions which are subject to appeal or review by the Council pursuant to other provisions of the Charter, ordinance or other applicable law, are not final until the expiration of the next five meeting days of the City Council during which the Council has convened in regular session. If the Council asserts jurisdiction during this five meeting day period the Council has 21 calendar days thereafter in which to act on the matter.

Please note that this agenda is subject to revision in accordance with the Brown Act. In the event the agenda is revised prior to the meeting, Port staff will post the revised agenda on the Port's web site (http://www.portoflosangeles.org). Updated agendas will also be available at the meeting. Live Board meetings can also be heard at: (213) 621-2489 (Metro), (818) 904-9450 (Valley), (310) 471-2489 (Westside) and (310) 547-2489 (Harbor). As a covered entity under Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the City of Los Angeles does not discriminate on the basis of disability and, upon request, will provide reasonable accommodation to ensure equal access to its programs, services, and activities. Sign language interpreters, assistive listening devices, and translation services may be provided. To ensure availability, 72-hour advance notice is required. Contact the Commission Office at (310) 732-3444.

Interpretes de señas, sistemas auditivos y servicios de traducciones están disponibles. Para asegurar disponibilidad, se requiere solicitarlos con 72 horas de anticipación. Para hacer la solicitud, llame a la oficina de la Comisión al (310) 732-3444.

OPPORTUNITIES FOR THE PUBLIC TO ADDRESS THE BOARD
Before reaching those portions of the agenda where Board action is requested, members of the public will be given an opportunity to address the Board on items of interest within the subject matter jurisdiction of the Board (general public comment). Thereafter, members of the public will be given an opportunity to address the Board on any item on the consent or regular agendas prior to or during the Board's consideration of that item. The same opportunity will be given in open session regarding the closed session agenda prior to commencement of closed session. Members of the public who wish to speak during general public comment are to complete a speaker card so indicating. Members of the public who wish to speak regarding a particular agenda item(s) are to complete a speaker card(s) for each such item. Agendas for special meetings will permit the public to address particular agenda items even where the agenda does not include general public comment. Each speaker is allowed to speak up to 3 minutes per agenda item. The Presiding Officer shall, however, exercise discretion to determine whether such period of time should be reduced or extended based upon such factors as the length of the agenda or substance of the agenda items, the number of public comment speaker cards submitted, the need for the Board to conclude its business as expeditiously as is practicable, and whether the Board is at risk of losing a quorum, among other factors.

If you wish to provide documents to the full Commission, please present the Board Secretary with twelve (12) copies. Otherwise, your materials will simply be added to the official record.

 
 
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