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File #: 20-0286    Version: 1
Type: Gen. Bus. - Staff Report Status: Passed
In control: City Council Regular Meeting
On agenda: 9/15/2020 Final action: 9/15/2020
Title: Request by Mayor Montgomery for a Status Update on Recent Police Activity at the Residence Inn by Marriott, Located at 1700 North Sepulveda Boulevard (Police Chief Abell). DISCUSS AND PROVIDE DIRECTION
Attachments: 1. Letter to Residence Inn, September 11, 2020
TO:
Honorable Mayor and Members of the City Council

THROUGH:
Bruce Moe, City Manager

FROM:
Derrick Abell, Police Chief
Carrie Tai, AICP, Community Development Director

SUBJECT:Title
Request by Mayor Montgomery for a Status Update on Recent Police Activity at the Residence Inn by Marriott, Located at 1700 North Sepulveda Boulevard (Police Chief Abell).
DISCUSS AND PROVIDE DIRECTION
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Recommended Action
RECOMMENDATION:
Staff recommends that the City Council discuss and provide direction.
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FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
There are no fiscal implications associated with receiving information; however, there may be costs associated with City Council direction.

BACKGROUND:
The Residence Inn by Marriott at 1700 North Sepulveda Boulevard is the site of a shooting that occurred on September 8, 2020. Police Department personnel and records indicate that this property has historically experienced heightened criminal activity. The City has received numerous complaints about the property from nearby residents. The Police Department also commonly observes behavior inconsistent with temporary visitor lodging on the property.

The City granted a Use Permit in 1985 for the construction and operation of the 176-room hotel. The Use Permit included a condition for an annual review. Staff has no indication that an annual review has been performed in recent past.

DISCUSSION:
After the September 8 shooting incident, the Police Department initiated a dialogue with the interim manager of the hotel, who has proposed the following operational changes in an effort to deter criminal activity.
* The length of stay will be increased to a two-day minimum. Third party internet sales websites will be updated with this information.
* No same-day bookings will be accepted by the hotel.
* No walk-in reservations or bookings will be accepted by the hotel.
* Room rates will be increased on all rooms.
* The hotel will assign ...

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