Friday, April 3, 2009

April 7 Board of Supervisors Agenda Highlights


                                    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:


                          April 7, 2009            


April 7 Agenda Highlights

(Meeting is scheduled to begin at 9:30 a.m.) 


Board honors College of the Canyons hockey team for winning the Pacific Collegiate Hockey Association title.


Approval asked of schematic design of the Civic Park project in downtown Los Angeles and to allow the Chief Executive Office to coordinate the relocation/removal of existing plaques, monuments and artwork currently in the County Mall.  (Item S-1, 11 a.m.)


Report scheduled on the financial status of the Department of Health Services.  (Item S-1, 11:30 a.m., cont. from 3/17)


Report to be given on status of the state budget.  (Item S-3, noon)


$193,493 proposal would fund additional landscape architectural services as part of five-acre park in unincorporated area near La Puente, bringing total budget to $530,418.  (Item 1-D)


Approval requested to repay $1 million in administrative fees to federal government due to failure to recertify some Section 8 housing participants in FY 2004-05 and 2005-06.  (I-H)


$350,000 proposal would add playground equipment at Library Park in Monrovia.  (Item 1-P)


Supervisors asked to cancel the May 5 Board meeting due to annual trip to Washington, D.C. to meet with federal officials.  (Item 2)


Proposal would identify law enforcement surplus property, such as bulletproof vests, that could be donated to Mexico to fight the escalating war against drugs.  (Item 8)


Supervisor Gloria Molina asks efforts be made to temporarily modify eligibility limits for welfare programs to assist those impacted by recession who do not qualify.  (Item 9)


Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas proposes feasibility study of creating a demonstration project in South Los Angeles that would allow public and private health providers to electronically exchange patient medical records.  (Item 10)


Appointment of 22 hearing officers requested to handle property assessment appeals, which increased from 16,054 in 2007 to 49,554 in 2008.  (Item16)


Approval requested to establish new regional water management group to pursue funding and implement Antelope Valley Integrated Regional Water Management Plan.  (Item 19)


Acceptance of $900,000 grant would fund program to help drug offenders with serious mental illnesses transition out of the jail system into residential and outpatient treatment.  (Item 25)


Proposal would terminate contract for water bus services in Marina del Rey and begin solicitation for new contractor.  (Item 28)


Public Works asks to spend additional $74,193 to increase buses and days of service for summer beach buses in Altadena, Antelope Valley, Charter Oak and Topanga Canyon due to higher demand, bringing total budget to $229,000.  (Item 31)


Sheriff’s Department requests authorization to provide pre-packaged meals to Glendale jail and to any other cities that might request the service.   (Item 41)


$395,000 settlement, plus assumption of $213,196 Medi-Cal lien, proposed in lawsuit arising from treatment received by patient and his mother at Olive View Medical Center.  (Item 46)


Recommendation calls for $525,000 settlement, plus assumption of Medi-Cal lien and any related County hospital medical bills, in lawsuit filed by patient at Harbor/UCLA Medical Center.  (Item 47)


Supervisors meet in closed session to discuss lawsuit arising from injuries sustained by Blake Dupree while in custody.   (Item CS-2)


Supervisors meet in closed session to consider appointment of executive director of Community Development Commission.  (Item CS-5)



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