July 23, 2020: Agenda

Board of Library Commissioners
City of Los Angeles

Regular Meeting
Thursday, July 23, 2020 at 11:00 a.m.

In conformity with the Governor’s Executive Order N-29-20 (March 17, 2020) due to concerns over COVID-19, the Board of Library Commissioners will conduct this meeting entirely by teleconference via Zoom. If you wish to join the meeting, please use the following link or dial by phone:

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  1. Roll Call
  2. Opening Remarks
  3. Approval of the Minutes: None
  4. Public Comments (Matters within the Board’s Jurisdiction)
  5. City Librarian’s Comments and Announcements
  6. City Librarian’s Reports

      Consent Items

      Commissioners who wish to discuss particular items should ask that such items be called Special. The remaining items will be subject to a single vote.

    • a. Recommendation to approve acceptance of ALA/Google LBB Grant Award of $85,000 for the Sea un Vendedor Ambulante Exitoso en Los Angeles/Successful Sidewalk Vending Program for Fiscal Year 2020/21.


    • Discussion Items

    • b. Recommendation to approve release of Request for Proposals (RFP) Enterprise Security Cameras & Access Control Systems.

      EXHIBIT B: Board Report | Resoution | RFP Info | RFP Appendices A -G

    • c. Recommendation to approve release of Request for Proposals (RFP) for Audiovisual Consultant Services.

      EXHIBIT C: Board Report | RFP
  • Various Communications: None
  • Election of Officers for Fiscal Year 2020-21
  • Commissioners’ Comments, Announcements and Review of Matters Pending
  • Adjournment

  • Next Board Meeting Notice

    The next Regular Meeting of the Board is scheduled for Thursday, August 13, 2020, at 11:00 a.m. via Teleconference.

    Public Comments

    In accordance with Board Policy, a total of 15 minutes shall be allocated, not to exceed three (3) minutes per speaker, for general public comments for matters not on the agenda; however, the time may be reduced to one (1) minute per speaker in order to accommodate more speakers. Due to concerns over COVID-19, all Los Angeles Public Library facilities and Board Room are not accessible for on-site public comments. Pursuant to the Governor’s Executive Order N-29-20, Public Comments can be submitted in writing to the Board Office via e-mail at libcommission@lapl.org or by phone 213-228-7530 by 4 p.m. on the day before the meeting, or during the meeting by accessing the link provided above.

    Finalization of Board Actions - Charter Section 245

    In accordance with Charter Section 245, actions of the Board of Library Commissioners shall become final at the expiration of the next five (5) meeting days of the City Council during which the Council has convened in regular session.

    Title II of the American with Disabilities Act

    The City of Los Angeles does not discriminate on the basis of disability and upon request will provide reasonable accommodations to ensure equal access to its programs, services, and activities. Sign language interpreters, communication access real-time transcription (CART). To ensure availability, you are advised to make your request at least 72 hours prior to the meeting. For Sign Language Interpreters is strongly recommended to make the request five (5) or more business days prior to the meeting. For additional information, please contact the Board Office by email at libcommission@lapl.org or by phone at 213-228-7530.

    Rules of Decorum

    Persons addressing the Commission shall not utter loud, threatening, personal or abusive language, nor engage in any other disorderly conduct that disrupts or disturbs the orderly conduct of any Commission Meeting and prevents the Commission from carrying out its public business. The Presiding Officer has the authority to issue a warning to a person violating the Rules. At the discretion of the Commission President or upon a majority vote of the Commission, the Commission President may order removed from the Commission meeting any person who fails to observe the rules of decorum.

    For more information, contact: Library Commission Office 213-228-7530.