Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Final Agenda Highlights: Board still in session hearing public comment


                                    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                                                       

        April 28, 2009            

Final Actions: April 28 Agenda Highlights

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


$12.1 million in federal stimulus funds earmarked for temporary housing assistance for individuals and families that are homeless or in danger of becoming homeless. (Item 1-D, 26) APPROVED WITH YAROSLAVSKY MOTION TO RETURN TO THE BOARD ON JUNE 30 WITH APPROVED PROJECTS UNDER THE STIMULUS FUNDING


Proposal would change name of two segments of 96th Street East in Antelope Valley. (Item 3) APPROVED


Vacation of a portion of a County-owned alley in the Florence/Firestone area recommended to allow construction of a neighborhood pocket park. (Item 4) APPROVED


Board considers appeal of Regional Planning Commission’s approval of plan to build domestic water well and 80-foot communication tower in Willowbrook.  (Item 5, cont. from 12/16/08, 2/24/09, 3/24) ONE APPEAL WITHDRAWN; HEARING ON SECOND APPEAL CONT. TO 6/23


Zone change would allow construction of 278-unit assisted/independent living residential development for seniors in Altadena, and removal of nine oak trees.  (Item 10) INDICATED INTENT TO APPROVE THE CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT, WITH SEVERAL MODIFICATIONS


Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas asks for report in 60 days on whether recommendations from the L.A. Healthcare Options Task Force should be implemented to strengthen the quality of health care provided to County residents, including those served by the proposed opening of a new Martin Luther King, Jr. Hospital.    (Item 11) APPROVED


Five-year $430.1 million proposal would extend and expand contracts to provide individualized services to foster children with psychological, behavioral or emotional problems to comply with the Katie A. Settlement Agreement and Katie A. Strategic Plan.  (Item 24) APPROVED AS AMENDED BY MOLINA TO RECEIVE MONTHLY REPORT ON SPECIFIC INFORMATION REGARDING SERVICES PROVIDED


$300,000 proposal would fund half the cost of video-conferencing pilot project designed to increase safety, improve efficiency and reduce costs associated with court arraignments and inmate visitations. (Item 27) APPROVED


Supervisor Don Knabe asks County declare local health emergency in Los Angeles County due to the swine flu threat.  (Motion introduced at meeting).  APPROVED


Board asked to approve appointment of Sean Rogan as executive director of the Community Development Commission/Housing Authority, effective May 22 at annual salary of $195,000.  (Item 28-C)  APPROVED


Responding to reports of child fatalities, report asked in 30 days on recommendations for enhancing and improving the quality and availability of services for at-risk children and families and the standards of training for caseworkers.  (Motion introduced at meeting)  APPROVED


In response to reports that some counties in California are eliminating non-emergency services to illegal immigrants to save money during fiscal crisis, Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich asks Department of Health Services to report in 30 days on potential changes Los Angeles County might consider.  (Motion introduced at meeting)  APPROVED


Board in closed session discusses lawsuit arising from a claim of retaliation filed by an employee of the Office of Public Safety. (Item CS-1)


Supervisors meet in closed session to consider candidate for the position of lead attorney, Children’s Special Investigations Unit. (Item CS-3)


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