Initiative by Mayor James T. Butts, Jr., recommending during this unprecedented emergency, the City Manager be directed to take actions to provide economic relief for residents and businesses that are experiencing loss of income, jobs and business opportunities.
Direct the City Manager to take the following actions:
- All Street Sweeping Citations issued from March 16 through the weekend of passage of this initiative (March 30, 2020) be voided and not collected;
- The 5 persons that have paid their citations be contacted and have their paid fines rebated to them.
- Based upon the input from Council Member Morales, the City make available during this period of emergency due to the COVID-19 viral contagion that on Street Sweeping days, the public lots in Parking Structure 1 (adjacent to City Hall), the Main Library Lot (intersection of Grevillea and Queen Street), and the Arbor Vitae City-owned parking lots (Arbor Vitae Street west of La Brea Boulevard) be open to residents to park free of charge during the declared emergency period;
- The charge for trash collection not be collected for the current billing cycle citywide (cost to the City – approximately $1 Million dollars);
- Based upon the input of Council Member Franklin, the false alarm billing charges for the period of declaration of emergency be waived and not collected;
- Any false alarm billing fees levied and paid be rebated to the business owner;
- That no water disconnection or late fees for non-payment of water billing for the duration of the emergency declaration occur; and
- Those behind on their water billings be given 6 months to reconcile their accounts.