Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Final Results: Feb 24 2009 AGENDA HIGHLIGHTS


                           Board of Supervisors, County of Los Angeles  


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Agenda and supporting documents:  http://bos.co.la.ca.us/Categories/Agenda/AgendaHome.asp

Agenda Highlights: http://ceo.lacounty.gov/press.htm                               Feb. 24, 2009       


Final Actions: Feb. 24 Agenda Highlights

(Unless otherwise indicated, vote was 5-0.) 


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.) RECEIVED AND FILED


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.) RECEIVED AND FILED


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) APPROVED


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) APPROVED RECOMMENDATION OF REGIONAL PLANNING COMMISSION AND DIRECTED COUNTY COUNSEL TO PREPARE ORDINANCE FOR ADOPTION


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) DIRECTED COUNTY COUNSEL TO PREPARE FINAL ORDINANCE FOR ADOPTION


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) DIRECTED COUNTY COUNSEL TO PREPARE FINAL ORDINANCE FOR ADOPTION, INCLUDING ADDITIONAL MINOR REVISIONS RECOMMENDED BY REGIONAL PLANNING


Board asked to approve plans for constructing 75-unit low-income senior citizen development in Quartz Hill area of the Antelope Valley.   (Item 12) INDICATED ITS INTENT TO APPROVE AND INSTRUCTED COUNTY COUNSEL TO PREPARE FINDINGS AND CONDITIONS


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) APPROVED


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) APPROVED, WITH FACTUAL CHANGES TO THE INTRODUCTION


$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) APPROVED


Board asked to adopt the updated County Strategic Plan.  (Item 23, cont. from 2/17) CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICE CONT. TO 3/3


Supervisor Don Knabe proposes $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of person who killed 28-year-old Torrance resident Cori Daye Desmond in February and dumped her body on a San Bernardino County road.   (Motion introduced at meeting.)  APPROVED


Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas asks recommendations within 30 days on ways to ensure economic stimulus package funds will create jobs, jobs training and other benefits for at-risk youth in County.  (Motion introduced at meeting.)  APPROVED


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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