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This ordinance requires hotels in the Los Angeles International Airport corridor containing 50 rooms or more, in recognition of the benefits they receive from city investment in the corridor, to pay hotel workers a living wage of $9.39 with health benefits or $10.64 without health benefits as of July 1, 2007. Beginning January 1, 2008, these rates are to be adjusted annually based on the local consumer price index.
An ordinance requiring that planned superstores complete an economic impact analysis before seeking approval for their projects, giving community members and elected officials more control over these development projects.
This ordinance establishes the Los Angeles Green Building Code by incorporating various provisions of the 2010 California Green Building Standards Code into the Municipal Code. The ordinance covers construction of all new buildings, all building alterations with a permit valuation of over $200,000, and all building additions. The ordinance, among other things, allows for enhanced construction levels by incorporating additional green building measures. The ordinance also allows relief from certain requirements where the Department finds that practical difficulties are involved in meeting applicable tier requirements.
This ordinance requires that nothing less than a living wage be paid to employees of the city's service contractors, of certain of its lessees and licensees, and of its financial assistance recipients. Employers should also provide at least 12 compensated days off per year and some payment towards the provision of health care benefits for employees and their dependents. The ordinance also specifies that employer retaliation is prohibited and details the enforcement methods for this law.
The ordinance requires retention of employees, for a transition period of ninety days, by the successor employer of those grocery employees who have been employed by the incumbent grocery employer for at least six months; requires retention of the incumbent grocery employer's grocery employees based on their respective seniority within job classifications; requires that, during the transition period, retained grocery employees from the incumbent grocery employer may only be terminated for cause; and requires the successor employer, following the transition period, to perform a written performance evaluation of each retained grocery employee and consider offering each retained grocery employee continued employment if the employee's performance was satisfactory; and requires the successor employer to keep a written verification of the employment offer for three years.
This ordinance establishes the status of residential hotel units, regulates the demolition and conversion of these units to other uses, and establishes appropriate administrative and judicial remedies. This ordinance will minimize the adverse impact of the loss of residential hotel units through conversion and demolition on the housing supply and on displaced low-income, elderly, and disabled persons.
'Adaptive Reuse' means adapting an existing economically obsolete building for a new, more productive purpose. Los Angeles' Adaptive Reuse Program converts existing buildings to new residential uses, including apartments, condos, live/work units and hotels. The program works by streamlining the process developers must follow to get their projects approved, resulting in substantial time saving. This ordinance provides incentives for rental and condominium adaptive reuse projects in downtown Los Angeles and parking incentives for condominium adaptive reuse projects. It also enables a Zoning Administrator to approve adaptive reuse projects that meet certain requirements. 2001 Los Angeles Ordinance 174315 and 2003 Los Angeles Ordinance 175588 amended this ordinance.
This ordinance makes several changes relating to the requirements of the participation of city residents in public works contracts, requirements for developers receiving direct financial assistance from the city, local business enterprise contracting standards and sanction and penalty provisions for these matters. The changes include: The definition of resident is changed to include all persons who maintain their place of permanent abode within the entire city, not just the Community Development Block Grant area; Worker hours is defined and excludes all hours performed by non-Wisconsin residents; The definition of unemployed or underemployed is changed to include low-income individuals regardless of employment status; It is required that 40% of the worker hours, unless the department of public works determines there is sufficient reason to impose a lesser requirement, shall be performed by unemployed or underemployed residents and that the contractor give fair consideration to all segments of the population including women and minorities. The number of hours subject to the 40% requirement is based on the total number of hours associated with a contract excluding all hours performed by outof- state workers; The residents preference program established by this section shall be reviewed by the common council, in consultation with the mayor, on or before October 1 of each year. This ordinance applies to any developer of a project that receives $1 million or more in direct financial assistance from the city. This ordinance also establishes a local business enterprise contracting program and standards for city award of contracts to local businesses when those businesses are not the lowest bidders. A local business enterprise means a business which: 1.Is located within the geographical boundaries of the city. Post office box numbers and residential addresses alone shall not suffice to establish status as a local business enterprise. 2. Has been located and doing business in the city for at least 6 months. 3. Is subject to local real estate taxes and is not delinquent in the payment of any local taxes, or that the business enterprise has entered into an agreement to pay any delinquency and is abiding by the terms of the agreement. A contracting department, shall, unless contrary to federal, state or local law or regulation, apply an award standard in all bids so that an otherwise responsive and responsible bidder which is a local business enterprise shall be awarded the contract, provided that its bid does not exceed the lowest bid by more than 5%. A contracting department shall, unless contrary to federal, state or local law or regulation, apply an award standard in the composition of scales used to evaluate proposals submitted in response to formal requests for proposals to procure goods or services. In instances where the maximum number of points used to evaluate a proposal is not equal to 100, an additional number of points, equal to 5% of the maximum number of points used in the evaluation, shall be applied to increase the total score attained by a local business enterprise. If the bids of two or more local business enterprises do not exceed the lowest bid by more than 5%, the contract shall be awarded to the local business enterprise that submitted a bid that exceeded the lowest bid by the smallest amount. A bid preference shall not exceed $50,000 for any one solicitation and award determination.
This ordinance raises wages for employees at Los Angeles airports effective July 1, 2009 to $10.30 per hour with health benefits or $14.80 without health benefits.The health benefits required shall consist of payment of at least $4.50 per hour in health benefits. The wage rate and health benefits supplement shall be adjusted annually to correspond with adjustments, if any, to retirement benefits paid to members of the Los Angeles City Employees Retirement System (LACERS) (rather than increases in the CPI). At least once every three years, the Office of Administrative and Research Services shall review the health benefit payment to determine whether the payment accurately reflects the cost of health care and to assess the impacts of the health benefit payment on airport employers and employees and shall transmit a report with its findings to the Council.