Tuesday, June 2, 2009


                                      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 2, 2009     


Final Results: June 2 Agenda Highlights

(Unless otherwise noted, vote was 4-0.  Ridley-Thomas absent.) 


Department of Public Social Services honored for receiving “Best of California” award for its innovative Customer Service Center.


Report scheduled on the financial status of the Health Services Department. (Item S-1, 11:30 a.m., cont. from 5/19) RECEIVED AND FILED


Board asked to adopt the Community Development Commission and Housing Authority FY 2009-10 budgets totaling more than $458 million.  (Item 1-D, 1-H) CONT. TO 6/9


Acceptance of $8 million from HUD would fund the rehabilitation/retrofitting of existing buildings within the 47 participating cities and unincorporated areas of County to promote energy efficiency/conservation.  (Item 2-D, 25) APPROVED


Board asked to support federal and state legislation to repeal limitations that infringe upon the authority of local governments to regulate the placement/construction/modification of telecommunication towers on the basis of health/environmental effects.   (Item 3) APPROVED WITH AMENDMENT BY RIDLEY-THOMAS


Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky requests report back in 90 days on possibly banning smoking in the County’s public parks in effort to protect the public from secondhand smoke.  (Item 4) APPROVED 3-0, WITH KNABE ABSTAINING


Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich requests Board support for HR 1670 and S 683, which would establish a nationwide standard of coverage under the Medicaid program, and ensure that the money follows the person and allows disabled individuals to choose where and how they receive care.   (Item 7) APPROVED


New policy proposed for the receipt and distribution of passes and tickets to, or at the behest of, County officials to meet new state requirements.  (Item 8, cont. from 4/21, 5/12) KNABE CONT. 4 WEEKS


Acceptance of $1.3 million grant would fund emergency preparedness programs for all hazards and disasters.   (Item 9) APPROVED


$1.1 million proposal would fund purchase of computer equipment and upgrades for the Department of Children and Family Services to accommodate planned expansion of County Internet portal and other capacity needs.  (Item 11) APPROVED


$11.3 million proposal would fund programs to assist low-income youth in the County with career development and employment opportunities.  (Item 12) APPROVED AS AMENDED BY ANTONOVICH  TO PRIORITIZE OPPORTUNITIES FOR AGING-OUT AND AGED-OUT FOSTER YOUTH


$350,000 proposal would fund consulting contract to develop a comprehensive Countywide Family Assistance Center Implementation Plan to respond to major disasters.  (Item 22) APPROVED


$250,000 proposal would fund additional consulting services for three Beaches and Harbors’ contracts relating to Marina del Rey projects, upping total to $450,000.  (Item 24) APPROVED


$140,000 proposal would fund implementation of video teleconferencing capabilities at three Department of Park and Recreation locations to reduce the need for County personnel to travel long distances to attend meetings and/or conduct business.  (Item 27) APPROVED


Acceptance of $18,470 grant would fund program to revitalize the role of literature in American culture at the West Hollywood Library.  (Item 30) APPROVED


$315,000 proposal would fund refurbishment of Culver City, Paramount, Duarte and A C Bilbrew Libraries to provide better access for the disabled.  (Item 31) APPROVED


Approval sought to purchase two helicopter engines for the Fire Department at cost of $1.7 million in effort to reduce out-of-service repair delays.  (Item 55) APPROVED


$550,000 settlement proposed in lawsuit seeking compensation for a false imprisonment by the Sheriff’s Department.  (Item 62, cont. from 5/19)   APPROVED


$395,000 settlement proposed in lawsuit arising from medical treatment received by inmate while in the custody of the Sheriff’s Department. (Item 63) SETTLEMENT APPROVED; CORRECTIVE ACTION PLAN CONT. FOR FOUR WEEKS


$400,000 settlement proposed in lawsuit arising from flood damage to 12 homes in the City of Rancho Palos Verdes.  (Item 64) APPROVED


$900,000 settlement proposed, plus waiver of any known County bills from 2005, in lawsuit arising from medical treatment received by inmate while in the custody of the Sheriff’s Department. (Item 65) SETTLEMENT APPROVED; CORRECTIVE ACTION PLAN CONT. FOR FOUR WEEKS


Board approval sought to extend ordinance requiring a conditional use permit for construction of residential buildings/additions over 26 feet high and yard modifications in the unincorporated Cerritos Island area.  (Item 71) APPROVED


Supervisors asked to implement water conservation plan in the Malibu and Marina del Rey areas due to a 15 percent water allotment reduction by the County’s water supplier.   (Item 72) APPROVED


Supervisor Don Knabe urges opposition to proposals to eliminate state funding for Alzheimer research, day care and health care centers.  (Item 73-A)  APPROVED


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, cont. from 5/19)


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





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