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File #: 20-0301    Version: 1
Type: Gen. Bus. - Staff Report Status: Passed
In control: City Council Regular Meeting
On agenda: 10/20/2020 Final action: 10/20/2020
Title: Review of Conditional Use Permit, as Amended, for Residence Inn by Marriott, Located at 1700 N. Sepulveda Boulevard (Community Development Director Tai). REVIEW AND PROVIDE DIRECTION
Attachments: 1. Resolution No. 4181, 2. Resolution PC 90-24, 3. Letter to Mr. Milliard (September 11, 2020), 4. Response from Hotel (September 17, 2020), 5. Follow-Up Letter from Hotel (October 9, 2020)
TO:
Honorable Mayor and Members of the City Council

THROUGH:
Bruce Moe, City Manager

FROM:
Carrie Tai, Community Development Director

SUBJECT:Title
Review of Conditional Use Permit, as Amended, for Residence Inn by Marriott, Located at 1700 N. Sepulveda Boulevard (Community Development Director Tai).
REVIEW AND PROVIDE DIRECTION
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Recommended Action
RECOMMENDATION:
Staff recommends that the City Council discuss the matter, receive public comments, and provide direction to staff.
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FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
There are no direct fiscal implications associated with the recommended action.

BACKGROUND:
The City Council approved Use Permit 84-41 (Resolution 4181) on January 2, 1985, for the construction and operation of a 176-room motel with conference facilities. In 1990, the City also approved Use Permit Amendment 90-46 (Resolution PC 90-24) to allow beer and wine service at the motel.

The Residence Inn by Marriott at 1700 North Sepulveda Boulevard was the site of a shooting that occurred on September 8, 2020. Immediately afterwards, the Police Department worked with the hotel operator, who proposed some immediate operational changes to improve security on the site and to deter crime. These measures were memorialized in a letter from the City Attorney to the hotel operator in a letter dated September 11, 2020. On September 15, 2020, staff presented the City Council with a report on these measures, the Use Permit history of the site, as well as the Municipal Code provisions regarding the review of Use Permits.

Both resolutions include a condition of approval that the Use Permit would be reviewed annually. Staff confirmed that the City has not performed annual reviews in the recent past. The City Council requested that staff perform and present an annual review.

DISCUSSION:
In conducting the review of the Use Permit, staff has reviewed the operations of the property with the Use Permit ...

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