Friday, May 15, 2009



                                    AGENDA HIGHLIGHTS

                           Board of Supervisors, County of Los Angeles  


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

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Agenda and supporting documents:

Agenda Highlights:                                                       

        May 15, 2009             


May 19 Agenda Highlights

(Meeting begins at 9:30 a.m.) 


Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky proposal would allow sale of County-owned building on Pico Boulevard in Los Angeles to non-profit organization at cost of $2 million to develop 46 affordable senior housing units, and approve loan of $1.6 million to finance transaction.  (Items 1-H, 13)


$1.5 million proposal would fund improvements to the bike/trail paths in Ballona Creek, including new trails, picnic areas, landscaping, and fences.  (Item 1-P)


Supervisor Don Knabe proposes:


  • Extending $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of person(s) responsible for the murder of Cori Daye Desmond, who was found in the San Bernardino National Forest on Feb. 16.   (Item 3)   


  • Establishing $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of person(s) responsible for the home invasion robbery/rape of blind 82-year-old woman in Norwalk on May 1.   (Item 4)


Supervisor Gloria Molina proposes re-establishing two $25,000 rewards for information leading to the arrest and conviction of persons responsible for the murder of Veronica Ultreras and her 3-year-old daughter in Highland Park in 1993, and Luis Sandoval near the intersection of Olympic Boulevard and Hicks Avenue in 2007.   (Items 9, 10)


Action would facilitate the construction of parking structure for judges at Norwalk Courthouse.  (Item 15)


$1.5 million proposal would fund consulting services to replace the current outdated property tax computer system with an integrated system that would be faster, more efficient and more reliable.   (Item 20)


Treasurer-Tax Collector’s Office asks to spend maximum $2.2 million over four years to upgrade computer system, preventing delay or loss of investment options, significant delays in bank deposits and possible reverting to manual processing of documents. (Item 22)


$80,000 proposal would fund three conferences to address stigma and discrimination issues related to mental illness, with two targeted at Asian and Latino communities.  (Item 35)


Agreement sought to use portions of Ballona Creek located in Culver City, Los Angeles and Marina del Rey for recreational purposes.  (Item 38)


Approval sought to apply for $8 million federal stimulus grant to repave Compton/Woodley Airport in Compton. (Item 41)


Board asked to approve plans for Gage Avenue Neighborhood Park in Florence-Firestone at estimated $632,000 cost.  (Item 47)


$8.6 million proposal would fund improvements at Ted Watkins Memorial Park in Los Angeles, including construction of new soccer field with night lighting, refurbishment of baseball fields, tennis and basketball courts, and turf replacement.  (Item 49)


Board asked to allow company to develop and produce a reality show based on the Task Force for Regional Auto Theft Prevention Unit.  (Item 52)


$550,000 settlement proposed in lawsuit seeking compensation for a false imprisonment by the Sheriff’s Department.  (Item 53)


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 59, cont. from 3/24, 3/31, 5/12)


Supervisors meet in closed session to consider lawsuit arising out of allegations that the Probation Department failed to engage in an interactive process or provide reasonable accommodation for Peter N. Tuiasosopo, an employee with disabilities. (Item CS-1)


Supervisors meet in closed session to discuss lawsuit by Health Services Department employee Dr. Jayendra Shah alleging discrimination.  (Item CS-2)


Supervisors meet in closed session to consider candidate for appointment to lead attorney, Children’s Special Investigations Unit.  (Item CS-4)


Board in closed session discusses case arising from allegations of legal malpractice by a deputy public defender. (Item CS-5)


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