Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Final Actions: JUNE 9 2009 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

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                                                       

        June 9, 2009               


Final Actions: June 9 Agenda Highlights

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


Palos Verdes High School honored for receiving the 2009 Excellence Award for Best National Student Television Network.


Board asked to adopt the Community Development Commission and Housing Authority FY 2009-10 budgets totaling more than $458 million.  (Items 1-D, 1-H, cont. from 6/2) APPROVED


Acceptance of $720,000 grant would fund three-year program to foster economic independence/housing self-sufficiency for families and promote independent living for seniors residing at three public housing sites in Long Beach, East Los Angeles and Lomita.  (Item 5-H) APPROVED


Board support requested for SB 1055, granting the Congressional Gold Medal to the Japanese American 100th Infantry Battalion and the 442nd Regimental Combat Team of the U.S. Army in recognition of their heroism and sacrifice during World War II.  (Item 1) APPROVED


Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas requests development of a master Compton Creek ecosystem restoration and implementation plan covering flood protection, water quality/conservation improvements, illegal dumping, and increased recreational opportunities.  (Item 2) APPROVED


Supervisor Don Knabe asks Board to adopt the Los Angeles County Workforce Stimulus Plan, which would create temporary/subsidized employment for up to 10,000 County residents, and to oppose elimination of  CalWORKs and reduction of other social services limiting County’s ability to serve the neediest populations.   (Item 6) APPROVED


Extension of $50,000 reward proposed for information leading to the arrest and conviction of Emigdio Preciado, who is accused of shooting Sheriff’s Deputy Michael Schaap in 2000 in unincorporated area near Whittier.    (Item 7) APPROVED


Supervisor Michael Antonovich requests extension of $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of person(s) responsible for the murder of Anthony Lombardi in Valencia in 2008.   (Item 10) APPROVED


Proposal would eliminate 11 advisory committees due to long-term inactivity or low attendance and provide compensation for members of the Quality and Productivity Commission at $2,400 maximum annually.  (Items 17, 76, cont. from 5/12, 5/26). APPROVED AS AMENDED BY ANTONOVICH TO REVIEW OTHER POTENTIAL COMMITTEE REDUCTIONS DURING  BUDGET DELIBERATIONS IN SEPTEMBER


Board asked to declare as official the results for 32nd Congressional District Special Primary.  (Item 21) APPROVED


$363,788 proposal would fund implementation of three-year program designed to assist transitional age youth progress to adulthood and self-sufficiency.  (Item 43) APPROVED


$254,000 proposal would fully fund the replacement of the Richard Rioux Basketball Court in Stevenson Ranch.  (Item 52) APPROVED


$14 million project would modify Santa Anita Dam to meet state’s seismic concerns and remove excessive sediment that is impacting critical storm control operations.  (Item 58) APPROVED


Acceptance of $163,000 grant would fund programs to increase the number of firefighters who are certified as emergency medical technicians, provide tuition assistance, and enhance recruitment and retention programs.  (Item 67) FIRE DEPARTMENT CONT. TO 6/30


$95,000 settlement, plus approximately $110,000 in back pay, proposed in lawsuit filed by Department of Health Services employee Yoon Biazar alleging discrimination and retaliation. (Item 74)   SETTLEMENT APPROVED; HEALTH SERVICES CONT. CORRECTIVE ACTION PLAN TO 6/13


$471,210 settlement proposed in lawsuits claiming the County had miscalculated the interest when repaying property tax refunds.  (Item 75) APPROVED


Recommendations presented regarding construction of law enforcement facilities and an adjustment of fees for five areas in Santa Clarita-North Los Angeles County. (Item 78, cont. from 3/10, 5/12) CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICE CONT. TO 6/30


$901,500 proposal would fund purchase of land in Compton for new East Rancho Dominguez Library.  (Item 79) APPROVED


Probation Department asked to prepare report on excessive use of overtime and corrective actions.  (Motion introduced at meeting)  APPROVED


Supervisors meet in closed session to consider lawsuit challenging the validity of Proposition 8 on federal constitutional grounds.  (Item CS-2)




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