Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Final Actions: September 1 AGENDA HIGHLIGHTS (Supervisors still in session, hearing public comment.)


                           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) 873-8017ext. 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                                                       

        Sept. 1, 2009               


Final Actions:  Sept. 1 Agenda Highlights

(Unless otherwise indicated, vote was 5-0.) 


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) APPROVED


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


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) APPROVED


Noting significant regulatory changes in well water approval process and construction of onsite wastewater treatment systems, recommendation calls for establishing technical committee to advise Public Health Services Department on such issues. (Item 6) APPROVED AS AMENDED BY ANTONOVICH


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) APPROVED


Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas asks creation of task force to study foster care policy issues.  (Item 9) KNABE CONT. TO 9/15


Board asked to approve responses to the 2008-09 recommendations of Grand Jury.  (Item 23)APPROVED AS AMENDED BY ANTONOVICH REGARDING MEDICAL HUBS


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


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


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) APPROVED


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


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) APPROVED


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


Proposal calls for allowing film company to develop documentary on lives of attorneys who work in the Office of the Public Defender. (Item 45) 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 48) COUNTY COUNSEL CONT. TO 9/8


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


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


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


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


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


Board asked to ratify proclamation of local emergency due to fires that began Aug. 28.  (Motion introduced at meeting by Knabe and Antonovich.)  APPROVED


Criticizing County’s effort in keeping the public informed about the current fires, Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich asks measures to improve process in future disasters, and immediate action to assist and protect residents from impacts of fires.  (Motion introduced at meeting.)  APPROVED


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)




No comments: