Tuesday, September 8, 2009



                           Board of Supervisors, County of Los Angeles  


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                 Brian Lew, Assistant Director, (213) 974-1652

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Agenda and supporting documents:  http://bos.co.la.ca.us/Categories/Agenda/AgendaHome.asp

Agenda Highlights: http://ceo.lacounty.gov/press.htm                                                       

        Sept. 8, 2009               


Final Actions: Sept. 8 Agenda Highlights

(Unless otherwise noted, vote was 4-0.  Antonovich was absent.) 


Update to be given on transition to new County Medical Center.  (Item S-1, 2 p.m.)  RECEIVED AND FILED


Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich requests extension of $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of person(s) responsible for the murder of Jerrill Dulaney in Altadena on May 9.   (Item 3)  APPROVED


Supervisor Don Knabe requests Board support for legislation supporting California’s ability to apply for $4.3 billion in federal stimulus grants designed to support educational reform within the juvenile justice system.   (Item 11) APPROVED


$382,000 proposal would fund demolition of two deteriorated buildings, the Ruth Temple Health Center and Far East Bank building, in downtown Los Angeles.  (Item 17) APPROVED RUTH TEMPLE HEALTH CENTER, BUT CONT. TO 9/29 THE FAR EAST BANK PROJECT AT REQUEST OF CEO


Approval sought to construct an equestrian facility and riding academy in Agua Dulce to provide therapeutic programs for disabled and special needs children.  (Item 21, cont. from 7/14, 8/18) COUNTY COUNSEL CONT. TO 9/29


$2 million contract would restore/repair the Registrar-Recorder’s vital records index books pertaining to real property ownership, birth, death and marriage records. (Item 22) APPROVED


Acceptance of $14.8 million grant would provide emergency preparedness and response to pandemic influenza outbreaks.  (Item 29) APPROVED


Board asked to approve $45.3 million revised budget for the Bob Hope Patriotic Hall refurbishment project, and award $29.3 million construction contract to PCL Construction Services, Inc.  (Item 35) APPROVED AS AMENDED BY YAROSLAVSKY TO PREPARE  PLAN TO UTILIZE ALL USABLE SPACE, WITH PREFERENCE TO VETERANS SERVICES


Board asked to approve $322.6 million revised budget for the Harbor-UCLA Medical Center surgery/emergency replacement project, and award $170.8 million construction contract to Hensel Phelps Construction Co.   (Item 36) APPROVED


Approval sought to construct concrete pathway, landscaping and irrigation system to beautify the western channel access path in Burbank at cost between $1.2 - $1.4 million, and set bid opening for Oct. 13.  (Item 37) APPROVED


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 45, cont. from 9/1) APPROVED WITH AMENDMENT BY MOLINA TO EVALUATE PROBATION DEPARTMENT’S RETURN-TO-WORK EFFORT, PREPARE INVENTORY OF OPEN RETURN-TO-WORK CASES IN PROBATION DEPARTMENT, DEVELOP PROACTIVE STRATEGY TO ADDRESS INCREASE IN  DISABILITY DISCRIMINATION CLAIMS IN ALL DEPARTMENTS


$350,000 settlement proposed in lawsuit alleging the Department of Children and Family Services wrongfully detained a newborn infant and toddler.  (Item 46) SETTLEMENT APPROVED, CORRECTIVE ACTION PLAN CONT. TO 9/22 BY COUNTY COUNSEL


$550,000 settlement, plus assumption of $73,376 Medi-Cal lien, proposed in lawsuit concerning emergency medical treatment provided by County Fire Department paramedics.  (Item 47)  APPROVED


Board asked to waive formal competitive bidding process to award up to $25 million for emergency infrastructure repairs needed due to fires.  (Item 61-A)  APPROVED


$50,000 reward proposed for information leading to the arrest and conviction of person(s) responsible for starting the Station Fire.  (Item 61-B)  APPROVED


Supervisor Gloria Molina asks Board to oppose any legislation that would grant the proposed Industry football stadium and entertainment complex an exemption from the requirements of the California Environmental Quality Act.  (Motion introduced at meeting.) APPROVED 3-1, WITH RIDLEY-THOMAS OPPOSED







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