Thursday, August 20, 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

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                                                                                                    (877) 873-8017ext. 111111# English

                                                                                                                            ext. 222222# Spanish

Agenda and supporting documents:

Agenda Highlights:                                                       

     Aug.  20, 2009               


August 25 Agenda Highlights

(Meeting is scheduled to begin at 9:30 a.m.) 


Scroll presented to Traci Granger, who broke the world record for her age group (50-54) in the 50-meter butterfly race in 2008.


John Lynn McDonald recognized for his heroic actions in saving a 3-year-old girl from a burning SUV.


Report scheduled on progress in enhancing Family and Child Index to better track and serve at-risk children and families.  (Item S-2, 11:30 a.m.)


Public hearing scheduled on proposal to increase parking ticket penalties.  (Item 2)


Ordinance would expand zones in which wineries and tasting rooms are permitted. (Item 5)


Development standards proposed for San Francisquito Canyon to protect and enhance the secluded rural, equestrian and agricultural character.  (Item 7)


Appeal set on approval of retail center in Quartz Hill that would include carwash, offices and service stations.  (Item 8)


Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich asks feasibility of requiring future County contractors to use new federal system that allows employers to electronically verify whether employees can legally work in the United States. (Item 12)


Proposal calls for County to lobby the State for a solution that promotes public safety and avoids shifting responsibility to local government in deciding how to cut $1.2 billion in prison costs.  (Item 13)


$456,183 contract with First 5 Los Angeles would allow County to rate the quality of services provided at 200 child care facilities.  (Item 15)


Ordinance would allow development of 92 single-family lots, 93 senior condominium units, fire station, and removal of 52 oak trees in Newhall area of Santa Clarita Valley.  (Items 16, 22)


$474,615 proposal would fund construction of gate system/fencing at juvenile hall facility in Sylmar to address security concerns.  (Item 18, cont. from 8/18)


Board asked to approve indemnity agreements with 40 cities that contract with the Sheriff’s Department for law enforcement services.  (Item 19)


Report scheduled on effectiveness of software-based safety and risk assessment tool used by social workers to predict the likelihood of child abuse; and existing caseloads ratios compared with surrounding counties, with recommendations for improvements.   (Item 23)


Supervisors in closed session consider two lawsuits:  a debtors case and a suit arising from injuries incurred when a car hit pedestrians in a crosswalk.  (Items CS-1, CS-2)


Supervisors in closed session consider candidates for county counsel, lead attorney for the Children’s Special Investigation Unit, and Department of Health Services independent review services officer.  (Items CS-5, CS-6 and CS-7)


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