Long Beach, CA
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File #: 13-1015    Version: 1 Name: DHHS/PW - Winter Shelter
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
File created: 10/31/2013 In control: City Council
On agenda: 11/19/2013 Final action: 11/19/2013
Title: Recommendation to adopt resolution declaring a shelter crisis; suspending applicable provisions of local law, including those contained in the City's zoning ordinances and regulations; and authorizing the operation of a winter shelter between the dates of December 1, 2013 and March 15, 2014, inclusive; and Authorize City Manager to execute any and all documents necessary for a Lease between the Long Beach Rescue Mission Foundation and/or Eddie N. John, an individual, as successor-in-ownership (Lessor) and the City (Lessee), and a Sublease between the City (Sublessor) and the Long Beach Rescue Mission (Sublessee) and/or affiliated entities, and any necessary amendments at the discretion of the City Manager for approximately 12,000 rentable square feet of industrial space at 6845 Atlantic Avenue at the monthly base rent of $6,000 for use as a winter shelter, and increase appropriations in the General Fund (GP) in the Department of Health and Human Services (HE) by $21,000. (District 9)
Sponsors: Health and Human Services, Public Works
Indexes: Leases
Attachments: 1. 111913-R-18sr&att.pdf, 2. RES-13-0115.pdf
Related files: 12-1001, 11-1146, 10-1227, 06-200R, 08-1175, 08-0006, 09-1346, 33354_000, 33353_000, 14-0947, 15-1083
TITLE
Recommendation to adopt resolution declaring a shelter crisis; suspending applicable provisions of local law, including those contained in the City's zoning ordinances and regulations; and authorizing the operation of a winter shelter between the dates of December 1, 2013 and March 15, 2014, inclusive; and

Authorize City Manager to execute any and all documents necessary for a Lease between the Long Beach Rescue Mission Foundation and/or Eddie N. John, an individual, as successor-in-ownership (Lessor) and the City (Lessee), and a Sublease between the City (Sublessor) and the Long Beach Rescue Mission (Sublessee) and/or affiliated entities, and any necessary amendments at the discretion of the City Manager for approximately 12,000 rentable square feet of industrial space at 6845 Atlantic Avenue at the monthly base rent of $6,000 for use as a winter shelter, and increase appropriations in the General Fund (GP) in the Department of Health and Human Services (HE) by $21,000. (District 9)

DISCUSSION
Who Started the Winter Shelter Program and Why?

In the late 1980's, four homeless persons died on the streets of Los Angeles County due to inclement weather during the winter months. In response to the deaths, then Mayor Thomas Bradley started the first Los Angeles City and County Winter Shelter Programs. The City of Los Angeles and Los Angeles County operated two separate Winter Shelter Programs. The Los Angeles County Emergency Food and Shelter Program Local Board also assisted with planning and funding the Winter Shelter Program.

Today, the County places winter shelters in each of the five Supervisorial Districts. For Los Angeles County Supervisorial District 4, the location identified is at 6845 Atlantic Avenue (Site) in Council District 9 in Long Beach. The current owner is the Long Beach Rescue Mission Foundation, which is currently in escrow for its sale of the Site. The prospective purchaser is Eddie N. John, who has committed to leasing the Site for ...

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