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					                                                                               File No. 10-2489
TO THE COUNCIL OF THE
CITY OF LOS ANGELES

       Your                TRADE, COMMERCE, AND TOURISM COMMITTEE

reports as follows:

TRADE, COMMERCE, AND TOURISM COMMITTEE REPORT relative to amending the Hotel
Worker Retention Ordinance to apply to all hotels having 50 rooms or more.

Recommendations for Council action, as initiated by Motion (Hahn - Alarcón):

1.     REQUEST the City Attorney to PREPARE and PRESENT an Ordinance to amend the
       Hotel Worker Retention Ordinance to apply to all hotels having 50 rooms or more that
       are located within the City of Los Angeles.

2.     DIRECT the Office of Economic Analysis to report on the fiscal impacts of amending the
       Hotel Worker Retention Ordinance as detailed above in Recommendation No. 1.

Fiscal Impact Statement: Neither the City Administrative Officer or the Chief Legislative Analyst
has completed a financial analysis of this report.

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

SUMMARY

On November 17, 2010, your Committee considered a Motion (Hahn - Alarcón) relative to
amending the Hotel Worker Retention Ordinance to apply to all hotels having 50 rooms or more.
According to the Motion, on November 22, 2006, Council adopted the Hotel Worker Retention
Ordinance (Council File No. 06-0362; Ordinance No. 178083) in order to ensure the welfare and
stability of the workforce for hotel workers at hotels near Los Angeles International Airport
(LAX). Since that time, several hotels have been sold, and all have appropriately complied with
the Ordinance. Additionally, the ordinance has proved effective, and has not met with
opposition, either at the time or since. The economic downturn has resulted in many hotels
changing ownership, increasingly through mechanisms such as foreclosure and bankruptcy, as
well as through normal sales. Such turmoil threatens the stability of employment in one of the
city's most important industries.

After consideration and having providing an opportunity for public comment, the Committee
moved to recommend approval of the Motion as detailed above in Recommendation No. 1.
Additionally, the Committee recommended directing the Office of Economic Analysis to study
the fiscal impacts of amending the Ordinance.
This matter is now forwarded to the Council for its consideration.

                                        Respectfully submitted,

                           TRADE, COMMERCE, AND TOURISM COMMITTEE




MEMBER                     VOTE
HAHN:                      YES
ROSENDAHL:                 YES
LABONGE:                   ABSENT

ARL
11/17/10
10-2489_rpt_tct_11-17-10

                                    Not Official Until Council Acts



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