Tuesday, March 3, 2009



                           Board of Supervisors, County of Los Angeles  


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

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


Live videofeed, English and Spanish, Telco #948075      Audio–(213) 974-4700 or

                                                                                                   (877) 873-8017 ext. 111111# English

                                                                                                                           ext. 222222# Spanish

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

Agenda Highlights: http://ceo.lacounty.gov/press.htm


                          March  3, 2009         


Final Results: March 3 Agenda Highlights

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


Torrance High School team honored for winning the 2008 CIF State Girl’s Golf Championship.


South Pasadena resident McKay Hatch honored in recognition of proclaiming March 2 – 6 as “No Cussing Week” in L.A. County.


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-1, 11 a.m.) RECEIVED AND FILED


$600,000 proposal would fund architectural services as part of the San Angelo Park Multi-Purpose Center renovation/addition project in La Puente area.  (Item 1-D) COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION CONT. TO 3/10


Approval sought to sell surplus County property in Florence-Firestone area to Los Angeles Unified School District for $255,210 for construction of new elementary school. (Item 2-D) APPROVED


$1 million proposal would fund purchase of 180 acres of tax-defaulted properties in Soledad and Sombrero Canyons for public park/open space purposes. (Item 1-P) APPROVED


Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich requests recommendations in 90 days on ensuring quality animal care and responsible and safe dog breeding at dog kennels/breeding facilities.  (Item 5) APPROVED, WITH AMENDMENT TO HAVE RECOMMENDATIONS IN 45 DAYS


Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky requests report back in 60 days detailing efforts to correct deficiencies in the hiring practices/protocols at the Sheriff’s Department.  (Item 14) APPROVED


$500,000 proposal would fund consultant to identify inefficiencies that contribute to jail overcrowding and to assist in developing strategies to address the inefficiencies. (Item 20) APPROVED


Proposal would establish Emergency Management Implementation Task Force in the unincorporated areas of the County to oversee ongoing community-specific emergency management planning/strategies and educational outreach programs. (Item 22) APPROVED


Agreement would extend employee contracts with eight unions for one year.  (Item 23) APPROVED


$443,000 proposal would implement improvements to the employment discrimination complaint process, including hiring seven additional employees, in effort to gain greater accountability and minimize risk/liability to the County.  (Item 26, cont. from 2/3)  APPROVED


$27,272 grant would allow County to serve additional 109,088 meals to needy. (Item 31) APPROVED


Proposal calls for spending $2 million over two years to provide mentoring services for foster youth and $137,572 for two-year pilot project to allow foster children to visit incarcerated parents. (Item 33) APPROVED


Acceptance of $300,000 grant would expand dental services provided to children at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center.  (Item 34) APPROVED, WITH ANTONOVICH AMENDMENT FOR REPORT ON THE POSSIBILITY OF EXTENDING DENTAL SERVICES TO OTHER HUB CLINICS


Approval sought to use portions of Ballona Creek in Culver City, Los Angeles and Playa del Rey for recreational purposes, including construction of bike path and landscaping.  (Item 41) REFERRED BACK TO PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT


$250,000 proposal would fund County’s portion of consulting services fee to facilitate collaboration and develop new Integrated Regional Water Management Plan for the Greater Los Angeles County Region.  (Item 45) APPROVED


Permission sought to apply for and accept $1 million in grants to fund the removal of illegally dumped solid waste materials.   (Item 49) APPROVED


$40,000 donation would partially fund purchase of vehicle locator system for Fire Department to improve emergency response and personnel accountability at emergency incidents.   (Item 52) APPROVED


Board asked to adopt the updated County Strategic Plan.  (Item 61, cont. from 2/17, 2/24) APPROVED


Action would clarify the method of determining water allocations to customers during declared water shortages and update surcharges for exceeding those allocations.  (Item 62) APPROVED


Action would allocate $200,000 to update the master plan for the William J. Fox Airfield in Lancaster.  (Item 63-B)  APPROVED


Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas, hoping to hold Board meetings throughout the County,  asks support of state legislation to remove the restriction that regular meetings of boards of supervisors must be held in the County seat.  (Item introduced at meeting)  APPROVED


Report requested at March 17 meeting on status of discussions with the University of California and the capital projects needs to reopen Martin Luther King, Jr. Hospital. (Motion introduced at meeting) APPROVED


Supervisor Don Knabe asks that Chief Executive Office determine the feasibility of coordinating job opportunities for unemployed residents, using expected subsidized employment funding under the federal stimulus package.  (Motion introduced at meeting)  APPROVED


Supervisors meet in closed session to discuss litigation to prevent the state from deferring funds to the County. (Item CS-1)


Supervisors meet in closed session to discuss lawsuit filed by Sheriff’s Department employee who alleged employment discrimination. (Item CS-2)


Supervisors meet in closed session to consider candidates for county counsel. (Item CS-3)





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