Friday, September 18, 2009

Agenda Highlights for Sept. 22


                           Board of Supervisors, County of Los Angeles  


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Agenda Highlights:                                                       

        Sept. 18, 2009             


Sept. 22 Agenda Highlights

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


Board asked to approve additional $2.5 million to allow Housing Authority to hire 21 new employees to prevent backlogs and decrease the caseloads in the Section 8 program.   (Item 1-H)


Proposal calls for contracting with Film LA for up to 15 years for film permitting.  (Item 1)


Board considers appeal of Regional Planning Commission’s denial of continued operation of two motels in East Pasadena that neighbors had complained contributed to prostitution in area, and housed sex offenders and parolees. (Item 4, 5)


Approval sought to add $40 field enforcement fee for animal licensing, modify delinquency charges and clarify/amend policies related to animal facilities, kennels and the breeding/boarding of animals. (Item 7)


Board asked to increase parking and ticket prices for the 2010 Hollywood Bowl Season to offset operating costs and raise $800,000 in revenue annually.  (Item 9)


Supervisors Mark Ridley-Thomas and Zev Yaroslavsky request Board to support federal legislation dealing with climate change, including allocating carbon trading allowances to local governments.  (Item 14)


Supervisors Michael D. Antonovich and Don Knabe ask for timeline to implement recommendations from independent review to improve the Juvenile Court School program run by the County Office of Education.  (Item 20)


Report requested on feasibility of initiating litigation against Southern California Edison and City of Los Angeles relative to new high-power utility lines under construction and planned for Antelope and Santa Clarita Valleys.  (Item 21)


Supervisor Gloria Molina requests calculation be made as to how much is owed to security guards who worked at County facilities for company that went bankrupt, and issue payment accordingly.  (Item 24)


Proposal calls for increasing medical plan premiums for employees by average of 9.6 – 11.1 percent.  (Item 25, cont. from 9/15)


$1.8 million proposal would fund program to assist homeless applicants document their disabilities in order to receive Social Security benefits.  (Item 28, cont. from 9/15)


Proposal would allow Sheriff’s Department to provide course and curriculum development of a specialized maritime officers training course for the City of Los Angeles at cost to the city up to $500,000.   (Item 29, cont. from 9/15)


Board asked to consider funding options to maintain the code enforcement activities in the unincorporated areas of the County for three-year period.  (Item 35)


Report scheduled on possible increased staffing needs at the Department of Human Resources to implement “best practices” and the Department of Health Services’ request to create its own risk  management unit.  (Item 36)


Report  recommends against transferring any current Department of Public Health programs to other departments.  (Item 37)


Recommendation opposes restoring $500,000 to fund the Arts Commission intern program for FY 2009-10.  (Item 39)


Report details agreement with the Sheriff’s Department on funding alternatives to prevent the closing of jail facilities.  (Item 44)


Allocation of $60 million of utility user tax revenues would enhance services/infrastructure in unincorporated areas.  (Item 48)


Chief Executive Officer William Fujioka makes recommendations for spending $178 million of fund balance identified after budget was adopted in June.   (Item 50)


Supervisors meet in closed session to consider lawsuit arising from allegations that the County and Flood Control District violated water quality standards.  (Item CS-1)


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