Friday, January 23, 2009


                                      AGENDA HIGHLIGHTS

                                                                               Board of Supervisors, County of Los Angeles  


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                                                                                                                                         Brian Lew, Assistant Director, (213) 974-1652


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Agenda and supporting documents:

Agenda Highlights:


                                                                                                                                                               Jan.  23, 2009      


Jan. 27 Agenda Highlights

(Meeting begins at 9:30 a.m.)


Santa Anita County Golf Course in Arcadia recognized for being selected 2008 Golf Course of the Year in Los Angeles County.


Frank Stoltze and Queena Kim from KPCC-FM honored for radio documentary “The Ashes of Oakridge” about the devastating Sayre wildfire of 2008.


Status report to be given on transition to new LAC+USC Medical Center.  (Item S-1, 11 a.m.)


Proposed zone change would legalize a 50-dog capacity dog kennel and construction of additional shade structures/fencing in the Antelope Valley.  (Item 3)


Supervisor Don Knabe requests status update on Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center in Downey during Department of Health Services budget report on Feb. 3.  (Item 6)


Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich requests adoption of ordinance imposing residency and loitering restrictions on registered sex offenders in unincorporated areas.   (Items 7, 30)


Extension of $10,000 reward proposed for information leading to the arrest and conviction of person(s) responsible for forwarding mail containing arsenic and other suspicious substances to Department of Children and Family Services offices.  (Item 8)


Board asked to approve deed restrictions on parcels for Lawndale Library and the Action/Agua Dulce Library which would require County to operate the facilities for 40 years, and accept $1.1 million in state funding for projects.   (Item 12)


Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky proposes extension of $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of person(s) responsible for the stabbing death of 70-year-old Katan Khaimov near Romaine Street and Martel Avenue in Los Angeles on March 9, 2008.   (Item 14)


Budget status report scheduled; Board asked to transfer $34.1 million one-time funding from reserves to address budget gaps, make capital improvements, improve operating efficiencies and respond to community needs; and adopt more disciplined policy in setting aside reserves in light of economic crisis.    (Item 15)


Proposal would allow the County to use land owned by the Hacienda La Puente Unified School District rent free for 40 years in exchange for spending $15 million to construct a community center for recreational programs. (Item 16)


Approval sought to appoint Santos H. Kreimann as director of the Department of Beaches and Harbors, effective Jan. 27 at annual salary of $182,000.   (Item 17)


Proposal would authorize the demolition of a 202-unit apartment complex in Marina del Rey and replace it with a 544-unit apartment development.  (Item 18)


Permission sought to apply for $250,000 grant to improve voting access for disabled. (Item 19)


$3.7 million agreement would hire new private firm to provide physicians for urgent care services at King, Jr. Multi-Service Ambulatory Care Center. (Item 20, cont. from 1/13)


$2.5 million grant would establish pilot drug/alcohol screening program at Men’s Central Jail and LAPD’s Parker Center to warn inmates of potential harm and provide referrals to those needing intensive services.  (Item 23)


$3.8 million proposal would fund seismic upgrades/additional construction costs as part of the at Olive View-UCLA Medical Center Emergency Room Replacement and Tuberculosis Unit project, upping total budget to $53.2 million.  (Item 25)


$198,067 proposal would fund gang/drug reduction program in City of La Mirada, with full reimbursement of program costs provided by the City of La Mirada.  (Item 28)


Report estimates $6.9 million cost to bring County’s 698 diesel vehicles into compliance with Air Resources Board regulations, with 355 of the vehicles already retrofitted.  (Item 32)


Status report scheduled on automating file-keeping system for inventory in Sheriff’s Central Property and Evidence Unit, including number of untested sexual assault kits. (Item 31, cont. from 12/16/08)


$44.8 million proposal would improve and expand public-private partnership health clinics throughout County. (Item 33)


Report scheduled on restoring $33 million to Martin Luther King, Jr. Multi-Service Ambulatory Care Center.  (Item 34, cont. from 10/21/08)


Board in closed session discusses lawsuits for damages resulting from the alleged wrongful death of Edith Isabel Rodriguez at King/Drew Medical Center.  (CS-1)


Board in closed session discusses lawsuit arising from allegations of civil rights violations related to plaintiff’s arrest and detention. (CS-2)


Board in closed session discusses litigation arising from allegation that the County and Flood Control District violated water quality standards.  (CS-3)



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