I THEREFORE MOVE that the Council INSTRUCT the Department of Transportation to report with answers to the following questions:
1. What City data is made available to makers of mapping apps or software?
2. What data does the City receive from mapping-app makers?
3. What benefits, if any, does the City receive from its previously announced partnership with these companies?
4. What efforts has the City made to engage mapping-app makers to address neighborhood concerns, and what has been the response from that engagement?
The Boring Company is seeking an excavation permit from the Bureau ofEngineering to construct a 2.7 mile tunnel (Proof of Concept Tunnel Project) which would provide proof of concept for a zero-emissions, high speed, underground, alternative means of transit for personal vehicles and/or single-rider use. The proposed tunnel would be used solely for construction logistics verification, systems testing, safety testing, operating, procedure verification, and line-switching demonstrations. The proposed entry/exit point is located at 2352-6 Sepulveda Boulevard, north of West Pico Boulevard and south of Mississippi Avenue, on a parcel owned by The Boring Company. The tunnel would end, without surfacing, below the vicinity of the intersection of Sepulveda Boulevard and Washington Boulevard in Culver City. On March 27, 2018, the Board of Building and Safety Commissioners determined that the Proof of Concept Tunnel Project is exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act and approved a haul route application. Pursuant to Los Angeles Municipal Code Section 62.02(a)(1), City Council approval is required prior to the issuance of an excavation permit for construction of a tunnel structure. The Boring Company is now seeking that approval. The City of Los Angeles is committed to closely monitoring any public safety issues and impacts to the neighboring community which may arise during the course of this project. The project is categorically exempt under Section 15332, Class 32 of the CEQA Guidelines. I FURTHER MOVE that the City Council instruct BOE to file a NOE within five working days of City Council's authorization to issue the tunnel permit. I FURTHER MOVE that the City Council authorize BOE and other City Departments to issue any and all permits necessary to construct The Boring Company’s Proof of Concept Tunnel, including but not limited to excavation and revocable permits and to require no additional charges beyond the usual permitting fees and any necessary ongoing costs associated with those permits.
After numerous attempts to reach a resolution with Waze for the threats to public safety and infrastructure caused by their mobile technology, it has become clear that any and all legal options should be considered. After many years of trying to bring Waze to the table, it has become clear that this company refuses any responsibility for the traffic problems their app creates or the concerns of residents and City officials.