AGENDA LOS ANGELES CITY COUNCIL WEDNESDAY, MARCH 9, 2005 10:00 A.M. JOHN FERRARO COUNCIL CHAMBER ROOM 340, CITY HALL 200 NORTH SPRING STREET, LOS ANGELES, CA 90012 INTERNET: www.lacity.org
ITEM NO. (6) 05-0218 CD 4
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AND GENERAL SERVICES COMMITTEE REPORT and ORDINANCE FIRST CONSIDERATION relative to a proposed Franchise for the Church of Scientology Centre International of Los Angeles (Church of Scientology) to install a Private Line Telecommunications Facility in the public rights-of-way. Recommendation for Council action, SUBJECT TO THE APPROVAL OF THE MAYOR:
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PRESENT and ADOPT the accompanying ORDINANCE which grants the Church of Scientology a Franchise to install a Private Line Telecommunications Facility in the public rights-of-way in Bronson Avenue, connecting buildings at 1830 North Bronson Avenue and 5930 Franklin Avenue, subject to the terms and conditions set forth therein, and subject to the review of the City Attorney as to form and legality.
Fiscal Impact Statement: None submitted by the Information Technology Agency. Neither the City Administrative Officer nor the Chief Legislative Analyst has completed a financial analysis of this report.
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ITEM VI. ACTION ITEM - CHURCH OF SCIENTOLOGY REQUEST FOR A PRIVATE LINE FRANCHISE TO PROVIDE A TELECOMMUNICATIONS LINK BETWEEN TWO BUILDINGS AT 1830 NORTH BRONSON AVENUE AND 5930 FRANKLIN AVENUE, LOS ANGELES 90028.
Mr. Richard Benbow explained what a private line franchise is, and gave an overview of the Church's request for a private line franchise. He advised the Commission that when the request came in, in December, 2003, ITA realized that the process for private line franchises was initiated in 1997, and no in-depth review had occurred since that time. ITA then reviewed the template used to grant private line franchises, and that review has been completed.
President Hansell inquired about the 10 year request, and asked what happens after the ten years are up, or the matter is pending beyond the timeline. Mr. Benbow responded that the church would have to reapply one year before the lapse of the franchise, and ITA has a specific time to respond to the request (30 days). According to Valerie Barreiro, as per the franchise application streamlining ordinance, once an application for renewal has been brought to the Board, the Board has 30 days to give a report to the City Council regarding the status of its review and or its recommendation.
Commissioner Park asked if the cable was underground or above ground, and also inquired as to why it took so long for this franchise to come before the Board. Mr. Benbow explained that it is underground, and that when the request came in, the City realized that the language used in the granting of previous private line franchises was outdated, and that is when ITA went to work reviewing the template previously used to grant private line franchises. Commissioner Park asked that this item be placed on the next agenda, and that the Commission be given all pertinent information prior to the meeting.
Commissioner Magaņa-Withers asked how many private line franchises exist in the City of Los Angeles, to which Mr. Benbow answered there are approximately 20. President Hansell asked about the oldest private line franchise we have in the City. Mr. William Imperial answered that there are 18 active, and 20 inactive franchises, with the oldest one being Tudor Saliba which was granted on June 29, 1997.
President Hansell asked staff if they can report, for the first meeting in March, on the status of all the inactive private line franchises, and Commissioner Park asked that on the
current private line franchises we look at what requirements we have, i.e. insurance requirements, payments, bonds -- a chart showing what we are charging.
Page 1 BOARD OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY COMMISSIONERS DEAN HANSELL PRESIDENT MELANIE LOMAX VICE-PRESIDENT JAMES A. BURKHARDT, III COMMISSIONER SARAH MAGAŅA- WITHERS COMMISSIONER GARY W. PARK COMMISSIONER INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AGENCY 120 S. San Pedro Street Suite 600 Los Angeles, CA 90012 (213) 485-2866 BITC@ITA.LACITY.ORG Thera G. Bradshaw General Manager Yvette R. McFrazier Executive Secretary City of Los Angeles CALIFORNIA JAMES K. HAHN MAYOR MINUTES OF THE BOARD OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY COMMISSIONERS BOARD MEETING December 17, 2004 AT ROOM 1010, CITY HALL AT 1:30 p.m.