Friday, June 12, 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

                                                                                                                           ext. 222222# Spanish

Agenda and supporting documents:

Agenda Highlights:                                                               June 12, 2009      


June 16 Agenda Highlights

(Meeting begins at 9:30 a.m.) 


San Pedro resident Traci Granger honored for breaking the world record in the 50-meter butterfly race for age group 50-54. 


Action would repay $2.9 million to Section 8 housing program for indirect administrative charges not allowed by the federal government.  (Items 2-D, 1-H)


Saying the County needs to ensure its funds are being maximized, Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich requests report on plans for future exhibits at the Natural History Museum for the next five years, including timelines and proposed fund-raising efforts.  (Item 4)


Supervisors Mark Ridley-Thomas and Don Knabe requests support for efforts to secure federal funding for the construction of additional research buildings at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. (Items 5)


Proposal would provide one-year extensions to contractors who reduced their rates by 10 percent during 2009-10.  (Item 6)


Recommendation calls for spending $2.4 million to implement improved system to block e-mail spam and viruses and provide encryption protection.  (Item 11)


Board asked to declare as official the results of May 19 statewide and consolidated elections in County, including 26th State Senate District and 32nd Congressional District. (Items 13, 14, 15)


Proposal would allow the Jamaica Bay Inn in Marina del Rey to extend current lease for 39 years, and include other revisions to facilitate future redevelopment.   (Item 39)


Acceptance of $17,000 grant would partially fund purchase of library materials, furniture and services for the creation of a welcoming and comfortable space for older adults at the Carson Library.  (Item 41)


$600,000 proposal would fund construction/installation of automated weather observation system at four County airports (Brackett in La Verne, Compton/Woodley, El Monte, and Whiteman in Pacoima).   (Item 42)


Recommendation would require the operator of the Sunshine Canyon Landfill to provide year-round waste tire and bulky items drop-off programs and semi-annual cleanup campaigns for adjacent unincorporated communities to reduce illegal dumping and recover recyclable materials.  (Item 48)


Board asked to set July 21 to open bids for expansion project at Lancaster Animal Shelter, estimated to cost $2.4 million. (Item 51)


Action would seek seven-year delay in completing seismic retrofits at King, Jr. Multi-service Ambulatory Care Center and Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center.   (Item 52)


$2.2 million proposal would fund bathroom renovation projects at Enterprise, Mona and Alondra regional parks.  (Item 53)


Action would set July14 for bid opening of estimated $600,000 pavement rehabilitation project at Compton/Woodley Airport, increasing budget to $9 million. (Item 54)


$781,000 proposal would fund the rehabilitation of the gymnasium at Athens Park in Los Angeles.  (Item 55)


Board asked to approve revised $911,000 budget for the Ladera Park basketball court and baseball field refurbishment project in Baldwin Hills.  (Item 56)


$1.3 million proposal would fund design/construction of new Copper Hill Park near Santa Clarita.   (Item 57)


$1.4 million proposal would fund the renovation of the San Pedro Community and Senior Services Center, including the addition of a multi-purpose room.  (Item 58)


Board asked to approve agreement to allow Sheriff’s Department to lease 17 Mini Cooper sedans for $10 per month each in exchange for assisting BMW test electric cars.  (Item 73)


$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 75, cont. from 6/9)  


Report to be given on the status of the sale of  2009-10 Tax and Revenue Anticipation Notes,  which was delayed due to state threat to eliminate the CALWORKS welfare program. (Item 80)


Supervisors meet in closed session to consider lawsuit arising from allegation of wrongful termination by Executive Office employee Katrina Rogers. (Item CS-1)


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