Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Final Actions: JULY 21 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                                                       

        July 21, 2009              


Final Actions: July 21 Agenda Highlights

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


Women’s soccer superstar Han Duan recognized. 


Tennis legend Jack Kramer honored as part of “Jack Kramer Day” in Los Angeles County.


$10.2 million in stimulus funds proposed for various homeless projects. (Item 1-D, cont. from 6/30, 7/7) CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICE CONT. TO 8/4


Recommendation calls for spending $8.1 million in stimulus funds on housing projects, including energy conservation programs. (Item 2-D, 1-H) REFERRED BACK TO COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION


Approval sought to add 201 acres in Malibu area to the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy’s project list to acquire as part of the Coastal Slope Trail project. (Item 1-P)  APPROVED


$60,000 recommendation would allow City of Los Angeles to complete its Cabrillo Coastal Park trail project in San Pedro. (Item 2-P) APPROVED


Proposal would urge County’s employees retirement association to divest from companies that are liable to federal sanctions due to their Iranian energy investments. (Item 4) APPROVED


Action would place measure on Nov. 3 ballot to allow residents in unincorporated areas of Santa Clarita Valley to advise if they want to become a new city, become part of the City of Santa Clarita or remain unincorporated.  (Item 5) APPROVED


Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich, saying Richard Wagner was a racist whose anti-Semitic writings were the inspiration for Hitler and the holocaust, requests the LA Opera reconsider its upcoming celebration of the works of the composer. (Item 6) APPROVED 3-1 AS AMENDED BY YAROSLAVSKY TO FULLY SUPPORT THE FESTIVAL AS PLANNED, WITH ANTONOVICH OPPOSED


Board asked to approve the distribution of $10,000 reward to the individuals who provided information leading to the arrest and conviction of Anthony Moreno for the 2006 murder of Eleodoro Nieto in Lancaster. (Item 10) APPROVED


Property tax revenue agreement would allow public hearings to be scheduled to consider Diamond Bar’s request to annex 106.7 acres in Rowland Heights.  (Item 13) APPROVED


Recommendation would provide $843,600 over two years to four demonstration projects to treat and prevent child abuse and neglect.  (Item 17) APPROVED


Acceptance of $147,822 grant would fund development of a quality improvement plan for the Department of Public Health, and award maximum $128,000 contract to Rand Corporation. (Item 21) APPROVED


Board asked to approve revised $8.9 million budget for design/construction of new fire station in Santa Clarita and award maximum $6.19 million contract to Novus Construction.  (Item 26) APPROVED


$3.1 million proposal would fund design/construction of various improvement projects at Salazar, Dalton, Sunshine and Rimgrove Parks in the San Gabriel Valley.   (Item 27) APPROVED


$7.3 million proposal would purchase 15 fire engines and two ladder trucks.  (Item 42) APPROVED


Report scheduled on the status of the state budget situation and the impact of the state’s action to issue IOUs.   (Item 63) RECEIVED AND FILED


Recommendations proposed to reform the General Relief welfare program.  (Item 64, cont. from 6/22) KNABE CONT. TO 9/29


Supervisors Don Knabe and Zev Yaroslavsky introduce motion to authorize lawsuit against the State if the adopted budget withholds highway use tax from local government and extends redevelopment projects.  (Introduced at meeting)  APPROVED


Board in closed session discusses lawsuit arising from allegations of civil rights violations related to an arrest and detention.  (Item CS-1) RIDLEY-THOMAS CONT. TO 8/4






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