Friday, August 28, 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

                                                                                        (877) 873-8017 ext. 111111# English

                                                                                                               ext. 222222# Spanish

Agenda and supporting documents:

Agenda Highlights:                                                               Aug.  28, 2009     


Sept. 1 Agenda Highlights

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


Scroll presented to Rafer Johnson, founder of Special Olympics Southern California.


Miniature donkey to join supervisors for recognition of 87th anniversary of the Los Angeles County Fair, set to open Sept. 5.


Approval asked to spend up to $1.9 million to complete sound insulation for 44 homes in Lennox.  (Item 1-D)


Proposal would provide $864,180 to acquire land and develop related recreation facilities and public access in Baldwin Hills.  (Items 1-P, 31)


Supervisor Don Knabe asks response to California Coastal Commission’s review of Marina del Rey development and preparation of plan for future redevelopment of the area.  (Item 2)


Noting significant regulatory changes in well water approval process and construction of onsite wastewater treatment systems, Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich recommends establishment of technical committee to advise Public Health Services Department on such issues. (Item 6)


Supervisor Gloria Molina proposes establishment of $10,000 reward for information leading to arrest and conviction of person(s) responsible for accident that killed pedestrian Pauline Squires in Azusa in 2004.  (Item 8)


Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas asks creation of task force to study foster care policy issues.  (Item 9)


Board asked to approve responses to the 2008-09 recommendations of Grand Jury.  (Item 23)


Action would authorize construction of 278-unit senior apartment complex and senior-assisted and independent living facility in Altadena.  (Items 25, 26)


Supervisors act on proposal to increase budget by $1.79 million to convert irrigation of Los Amigos Golf Course to reclaimed water.  (Item 32)


Proposal calls for spending up to $90,000 to assist in developing a groundwater model for the Alamitos Barrier Project in Long Beach and Seal Beach.  (Item 34)


Proposal would develop projects to increase water supply reliability in East Raymond Basin in Arcadia and Sierra Madre area.  (Item 35)


Board asked to award $898,000 construction contract for San Pedro Community and Senior Services Center addition, and revise project budget to $1.97 million.  (Item 36)


$529,166 contract proposed for development of 27,480-square-foot Gage Avenue Neighborhood Park in Florence-Firestone.  (Item 37)


Proposal calls for allowing film company to develop documentary on lives of attorneys who work in the Office of the Public Defender. (Item 45)


Supervisors asked to authorize $96,000 plus waiver of $10,350 disability claim to settle lawsuit filed by Probation Department employee Drennan Cannon in disability discrimination and retaliation case.  (Item 48)


$140,000 settlement recommended in lawsuit by Hydra-Quip Corp. seeking deposit refund.  (Item 49)


Ordinance would establish standards for the Foothill Boulevard corridor in La Crescenta-Montrose to improve appearance.  (Item 53)


Update to be given by Sheriff’s Department on untested sexual assault kits.   (Item 62)


Report scheduled on discussions to assist in the reconstruction efforts led by President Ma-Ying-jeou of Taiwan.  (Item 63)


Ordinance would expand zones in which wineries and tasting rooms are permitted.  (Item 64, cont. from 8/25)


Supervisors in closed session consider candidates for lead attorney for Children’s Special Investigation Unit, county counsel, and Department of Health Services’ independent review services officer.  (Items CS-2, CS-3, CS-4)


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