Tuesday, June 30, 2009



                           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

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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                                                       

        June 30, 2009             


Final Actions: June 30 Agenda Highlights

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


$10.2 million in stimulus funds proposed for various homeless projects. (Item 3-D) YAROSLAVSKY CONT. TO 7/7


Maximum $2.3 million loan recommended for rehabilitation of 35-unit apartment building in Florence area, using City of Industry redevelopment funds.  (Item I-H) APPROVED


Approval requested for 2009 plan to spend $9.6 million in Regional Park and Open Space revenues, and to reallocate $56.5 million in prior year funds to each supervisorial district for projects. (Item 1-P)  APPROVED


Parks and Recreation Department seeks approval to spend $866,000 in Safe Neighborhood Parks Proposition funds on various projects.   (Items 2-P and 22) APPROVED


Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich proposes Angeles National Forest canyon be officially named in honor of a Marine captain killed when his jet crashed during a routine test flight.  (Item 2) APPROVED


Supervisor Gloria Molina asks $150,000 reward be extended for information leading to the arrest and conviction of person(s) responsible for killing 15-year-old East Los Angeles resident Brenda Sierra in 2002.  (Item 4) 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 9, Cont. from 4/21, 5/12, 6/2) APPROVED


$23.3 million in Homeland Security grants would fund efforts to respond to terrorism and natural disasters.  (Item 10) APPROVED


Policy change would extend criminal history check of County job applicants and employees to include federal crimes. (Item 11) CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICE CONT. TO 7/7


Ordinance would require persons and businesses receiving County contracts to certify they have no unpaid property tax bills.   (Items 14 and 67) AMENDED BY RIDLEY-THOMAS AND CONT. BY CHIEF EXECUTIVE TO 7/7


Sixteen contracts totaling $28 million -- $17.5 million from stimulus funding -- would fund employment and training programs.  (Item 16) APPROVED AS AMENDED BY ANTONOVICH AND MOLINA


Board asked to approve spending $11.6 million in stimulus funds for jobs for youth in General Relief welfare program.   (Item 17) APPROVED


Marina del Rey lease amendment would extend fuel dock lease by 55 years, change rent structure for fuels sales to flat fee, approve change in ownership structure of lessee, and incorporate revised site and development plans.  (Item 21) APPROVED AS AMENDED BY KNABE


Agreement calls for planting 60 oak trees to mitigate road repair projects in Santa Monica Mountains.  (Item 25) APPROVED


Supervisors asked to approve revised $3.7 million budget for project to improve septic system and inmate restrooms and showers at fire camp in Santa Clarita area and award $2.2 million construction contract.  (Item 29) APPROVED


$30 million requested for Pacoima Dam sediment and Sun Valley watershed projects.  (Item 30) APPROVED


Recommendation calls for spending $1.1 million for taxiway improvements at El Monte Airport and $310,000-$360,000 at Bracket Field Airport in La Verne.  (Items 35, 38) APPROVED


Agreement would allow Sheriff’s Department to perform release-related duties for Los Angeles Police Department jail prisoners.  (Item 48).  APPROVED WITH AMENDMENT BY ANTONOVICH TO HAVE THE CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER MEET WITH SHERIFF TO IDENTIFY FUNDING ALTERNATIVES TO PREVENT THE IMMEDIATE CLOSING OF JAILS 


Contract would provide $65.9 million annually to Sheriff’s Department to provide services to MTA.  (Item 50) APPROVED


$325,000 settlement proposed in medical malpractice lawsuit filed by Olive View Medical Center patient whose face was burned while having a mole removed when oxygen in her mask caught fire.  (Item 54) APPROVED


Settlement would pay $10.5 million, plus $2.122 million in ancillary payments, to 18 mental health providers who were denied reimbursement for services because the County did not file timely or accurately process their claims.  (Item 55) APPROVED


Development standards proposed to preserve the rural character and sensitive environmental settings of Elizabeth Lake and Lake Hughes.  (Item 66) APPROVED


Report scheduled on law enforcement facility fees for Santa Clarita/North Los Angeles County.  (Item 71, cont. from 3/10, 5/12, 6/9) CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICE CONT. TO 7/28


Public Health Department reports on how it will handle budget curtailments and whether its escalating costs are attributable to separating from the Department of Health Services.  (Item 72) RECEIVED AND FILED


Board asks that use of the Family and Children Index be increased so that departments and agencies share information about clients who are being simultaneously served.  (Item 74-A) APPROVED


Board in closed session discusses lawsuit filed by Drew University alleging breach of medical school affiliation agreement.  (Item CS-1).


Supervisors in closed session considers appointment of director of health services.  (CS-4)





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