Tuesday, September 29, 2009


Board is still in session - taking public comment.  Here are results of items on Agenda Highlights.



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

        Sept. 29, 2009


Final Results:  Sept. 29 Agenda Highlights

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


Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center honored for being named one of the top 20 rehabilitation hospitals in the United States by U.S. News and World Report.


Proposal would award $2.1 million in grants to acquire natural land for trail projects in Westlake Village, Santa Monica Mountains and Carbon Canyon.   (Item 1-P) APPROVED


Supervisors Michael D. Antonovich and Gloria Molina ask for report in 30 days on why some businesses in unincorporated areas are being asked to pay license and police alarm permit fees by the City of Los Angeles, and to take steps to ensure the practice doesn’t continue.  (Item 4) APPROVED


Supervisors asked to extend rewards for information leading to the arrest and conviction of persons responsible for the murder of:


·         Jean Clinton Roeschlaub in Glendale in 2006.  ($20,000)  (Item 6)

  • Andrew Lopez in Palmdale in 2008.  ($10,000) (Item 7)
  • Lucy Preciado in Quartz Hill in 2008. ($10,000) Jesus Humberto Canales, her boyfriend, is identified as the suspect. (Item 8)



Board 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 10, cont. from 9/22) MOLINA CONT. TO 10/6


Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas requests reestablishment of $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of person(s) responsible for the murder of Robert Rodwell in Athens on May 13, 2009; and the establishment of $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of person(s) responsible for the murder of Crystal Crawford in Inglewood on May 31, 2009.  (Items 12, 13) APPROVED


Acceptance of $250,000 federal stimulus grant would preserve jobs in the non-profit arts sector.  (Item 15) APPROVED


$200,000 proposal would fund demolition of the dilapidated Far East Bank building in downtown Los Angeles.  (Item 16, cont. from 9/8) APPROVED


Elimination recommended for seven committees and consolidation for four others.  (Item 17) APPROVED AS AMENDED BY KNABE AND ANTONOVICH


Approval sought to construct an equestrian facility and riding academy in Agua Dulce to provide therapeutic programs for disabled and special needs children.  (Item 20, cont. from 7/14, 8/18, 9/8) COUNTY COUNSEL CONT. TO 10/20


Board asked to declare official the election returns for the 51st State Assembly District special primary election held on Sept. 1.  (Item 22) APPROVED


$200,000 proposal would fund program at Washington Preparatory High School and its feeder middle schools to more effectively handle racial conflicts and prejudice. (Item 27) APPROVED


$3.4 million proposal would fund radiology department renovation project at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center.  (Item 29) APPROVED


Board asked to amend current contract and accept additional $1.8 million in emergency funding to fight the swine flu, upping total to $27.1 million for pandemic influenza efforts.  (Item 35) APPROVED


Approval sought to award four contracts for maximum $1.2 million over five years for urban planning/design consulting services for Marina del Rey and County-operated beaches.  (Item 36) KNABE REFERRED ITEM BACK TO BEACHES AND HARBORS


Proposal would allow for the private development of additional commercial aircraft hangar space at Whiteman Airport in Palmdale.  (Item 38) APPROVED


Board asked to annul $538,373 contract with T K Engineering Co. for the Gage Avenue Park construction project in the Florence-Firestone area and award it to C.G. Construction for completion.  (Item 43) APPROVED


Supervisors asked to approve $825,000 revised budget for the taxiway development project at the El Monte Airport, a $307,500 decrease, and award $574,971 contract to Vellutini Corporation; and $650,000 revised budget for the taxiway upgrade project at the Brackett Field Airport in La Verne, a $150,000 decrease, and award $248,625 contract to Sully-Miller Contracting Company.   (Item 45, 46) APPROVED


$305,000 settlement proposed in medical negligence/wrongful death lawsuit arising from treatment received by a patient while hospitalized at Harbor/UCLA Medical Center.  (Item 55) REFERRED TO CLOSED SESSION


Board to consider recommendations relating to reduction of funding for Proposition 36 alcohol and drug programs services.  (Item 62) APPROVED


Report scheduled on the demographics of all children in the Department of Children and Family Services system, fatalities for the past three years and issues/trends that may be contributing to deficiencies in the identifying/monitoring/reporting of cases.  (Item 63) CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICE CONT. TO 12/1


Report scheduled on proposals made by a state commission to help reduce the state’s dependence on income tax revenue, and potential impact on the County’s revenue.  (Item 64) CONT. TO 10/13


Board asked to establish $10,000 reward for information leading to the whereabouts of Mitrice Richardson, who disappeared on Sept. 17 after being released from the Sheriff substation in Calabasas.   (Motion introduced at meeting.)  APPROVED


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, cont. from 9/22)


Supervisors meet in closed session to consider litigation arising from allegations of harassment brought by an employee of the Department of Health Services.  (Item CS-2)







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