Tuesday, March 31, 2009

FINAL RESULTS: MARCH 31 2009 AGENDA HIGHLIGHTS (Board is in closed session)

Final Actions: March 31 Agenda Highlights

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


Board honors College of the Canyons hockey team for winning the Pacific Collegiate Hockey Association title and Saugus High School girls soccer team for winning the CIF-Southern Section Division II Championship.


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


Report scheduled on feasibility of expanding Project 50 to serve up to 500 vulnerable chronically homeless persons by June 30, 2010.  (Item S-2, 11:30 a.m., cont. from 3/17) CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER CONT. TO 4/28


Acceptance of $7.4 million of federal stimulus funding from HUD proposed for construction activities at 14 housing developments throughout the County.  (Item 1-H)  APPROVED AS AMENDED BY YAROSLAVSKY FOR MONTHLY REPORTS ON SPENDING


Approval sought for $751,840 contract to complete 7,000 recertifications of Section 8 program participants, bringing the Housing Authority into compliance with HUD regulations.  (Item 2-H) APPROVED


Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich proposes extending rewards for information leading to arrest and conviction of persons responsible for the murder of Jean Clinton Roeschlaub in Glendale in 2006 ($20,000) and 17-year-old Andrew Lopez in Palmdale in 2008 ($10,000).  (Items 9, 11) APPROVED


Reestablishment of $10,000 rewards proposed:

  • To allow the filing of a claim by individuals who provided the information leading to conviction of suspect in 2006 murder of Lancaster resident Eleodoro Nieto.  (Item 10)
  • For information leading to the arrest and conviction of person(s)s responsible for the vandalism of two abandoned homes in Palmdale in 2008.  (Item 12)
  • For information leading to the arrest and conviction of Jesus Humberto Canales, who is accused of murdering Lucy Preciado in Quartz Hill in 2008 (Item 13). APPROVED


Board asked to adopt identity theft prevention program, and establish task force to develop implementation plan and assure departments have met goals by September. (Item 21) APPROVED


Agreement would assist in enforcement of child support cases by providing electronic recording interface between the County and the state for real property lien documents. (Item 22) APPROVED


Board asked to declare official the results of the 26th State Senate District Special Election held March 24.  (Item 23) APPROVED


$716,160 proposal would fund 20 extra beds for provider in effort to treat foster children who are emotionally disturbed in a more family-like setting, and who would otherwise be placed in institutional settings.  (Item 26) APPROVED


Proposal would provide Measure B tax funding to City of Los Angeles for providing trauma air transport in San Fernando Valley and surrounding communities. (Item 30) APPROVED


Maximum $1.5 million contract would hire engineering consultant to develop plan to reduce pollutants in the Los Angeles River and Ballona Creek.  (Item 36) APPROVED


Authorization sought to seek bids to construct retaining wall and repair roadway damaged in 2005 rains in Malibu Bowl at estimated $4.7-$5.7 million cost.  (Item 37) APPROVED


Board asked to approve partnership with City of Los Angeles to ensure coordinated reviews of projects proposed along the Los Angeles River within the city’s boundaries.   (Item 38) APPROVED


$1-1.5 million contract would improve water quality in Marina del Rey by directing non-storm flows in storm drains to sewage treatment to remove contaminants.  (Item 40) APPROVED


Supervisors asked to award $1.5 million contract to construct Palmdale facilities to disinfect water. (Item 43) APPROVED


Acceptance of $24,000 donation from Dr. Dale Laurance would fund scholarships for probation youth to pursue high education opportunities.  (Item 47) APPROVED


Board asked to establish “informed averaging” as the County’s methodology for evaluating certain competitive solicitations, and assure all evaluation materials are retained.  (Item 55, cont. from 3/17)   APPROVED, WITH DELETION OF RECOMMENDATIONS TO INCLUDE AN EXEMPTION PROVISION AND CHANGE WHEN PROPOSITION A CONTRACT COST ANALYSIS BECOMES PUBLIC


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 56, cont. from 3/24) RECEIVED AND FILED, WITH NEXT PROGRESS REPORT IN FOUR WEEKS


Board asks May 12 report on election issues, including options to reduce election costs and voter fatigue, including instant run-off voting.  (Item 57-B)  APPROVED, AS AMENDED BY YAROSLAVSKY TO INCLUDE ADDITIONAL INFORMATION IN THE REPORT


Recommendation calls for appointing Robert Kalunian as acting county counsel at annual  salary of $234,591.  (Item 57-C) APPROVED


Supervisors asked to appoint Lisa Garrett as acting director of personnel, at annual salary of $195,410.  APPROVED


Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas recommends $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of person(s) who killed USC student Adrianna Bachan in a hit-and-run accident and seriously injured fellow student Marcus Garfinkle on March 29.  (Motion introduced at meeting) APPROVED


Supervisor Gloria Molina asks that Sheriff’s Department identify surplus property, such as bullet-proof vests or vehicles,  that could be donated to Mexican law enforcement agencies to fight the escalating war against drugs. (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 Drew University of Medicine & Science alleging breach of a medical school affiliation agreement. (Item CS-2)


Supervisors meet in closed session to discuss litigation brought by County challenging Glendora’s adoption of project amendments affecting four redevelopment projects.  (Item CS-3)


Supervisors meet in closed session to consider appointment of executive director to the Community Development Commission.  (Item CS-4)


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