Thursday, February 19, 2009


                                                                                    AGENDA HIGHLIGHTS

                                                                             Board of Supervisors, County of Los Angeles  


                                                                                                                   Contact:  Judy Hammond, Director of Public Affairs, (213) 974-1363

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


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Agenda and supporting documents:

Agenda Highlights:


                                                                                                                                                                                     Feb. 19, 2009 


Feb. 24 Agenda Highlights

(Meeting begins at 9:30 a.m.) 


Japan American Society honored in recognition of its 100th anniversary celebration.


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


Report scheduled on status of state budget and proposal to defer/delay payments to the County, and recommended actions to prevent or mitigate such impacts.  (Item S-2, 11:30 a.m.)


Board asked to approve easement with the City of Lakewood which would allow $175,000 in   privately funded site improvements to be made at the Lakewood Golf Course.   (Item 4)


Proposal would require conditional use permit for establishing private schools in unincorporated rural agricultural areas, including those in the Santa Clarita/Antelope Valleys, due to the increased demands on public infrastructure and traffic and noise concerns. (Item 7)


Proposal would establish community development standards for the Foothill Boulevard corridor project in La Crescenta - Montrose area, including guidelines for landscaping and architectural/structure/parking lot design.  (Item 8)


Approval sought to establish community development standards for the Elizabeth Lake - Lake Hughes area, in effort to preserve the rural character/sensitive environmental setting.   (Item 9)


Board asked to approve plans for constructing 75-unit low-income senior citizen development in Quartz Hill area of the Antelope Valley.   (Item 12)


Supervisor Gloria Molina proposes extension of $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of person(s) responsible for the hit-and-run death of Pauline Squires at intersection of Azusa Avenue and Fourth Street in Azusa in 2004.  (Item 13)


Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky requests formal proposal be submitted to rename Negrohead Mountain near Seminole Hot Springs as Ballard Mountain in honor of John Ballard, an early African-American pioneer whose spirit and civic contributions helped shape the growth and development of the City of Los Angeles during the 1800s. (Item 14)


$1.5 million proposal would fund purchase of building and parking structure in Lincoln Heights area to house personnel from the Department of Public Social Services.  (Item 16)


Board asked to adopt the updated County Strategic Plan.  (Item 23, cont. from 2/17)


Supervisors meet in closed session to discuss lawsuit filed by Charles R. Drew University of Medicine & Science alleging breach of a medical school affiliation agreement. (Item CS-3)


Supervisors meet in closed session to discuss lawsuit arising from injuries sustained during youth’s detention in a probation facility.  (Item CS-4)





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