Thursday, October 8, 2009




                                    AGENDA HIGHLIGHTS

                           Board of Supervisors, County of Los Angeles  


Contact:  Judy Hammond, Director of Public Affairs, (213) 974-1363

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

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Agenda and supporting documents:

Agenda Highlights:                                                       

        Oct. 8, 2009


Oct. 13 Agenda Highlights

(Meeting begins at 1 p.m. due to holiday) 


Approval sought to submit $20 million loan and grant applications to finance construction of 33,000-square-foot health center in Willowbrook.  (Item 2-D, 18)


Board asked to approve revisions to the Section 8 rental assistance program to strengthen regulatory compliance and increase administrative effectiveness and efficiency.  (Item 1-H)


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 2, cont. from 9/22, 10/6)


Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky requests reestablishment of $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of person(s) responsible for the murders of Robert and Barbara Callender, whose bodies and car were found in Malibu Canyon in 2007.  (Item 6)


Recommendation would expand program geared towards the proper disposal of medical needles/lancets/syringes to include additional County facilities as collection sites. (Item 10)


Approval sought for the 50th Annual Los Angeles County holiday celebration program, to be held on Dec. 24th at the Music Center’s Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, at cost of $449,000.  (Item 12, cont. from 10/6)


Board approval sought for the acceptance of the following grants:


  • $15.4 million for implementation of County energy efficiency/conservation program. (Item 15)
  • $10.7 million for programs that enhance the healthcare community’s ability to respond to natural/man-made disasters, upping total to $14.3 million.   (Item 16)
  • $305,000 for project in the Antelope Valley to collect data regarding cases of chickenpox, shingles and other viral diseases, and to monitor the administration of vaccine usage by age group.  (Item 17)


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 32, cont. from 9/29)


Supervisors meet in closed session to consider lawsuit arising from allegations of harassment brought by an employee of the Department of Health Services. (Item CS-1)


Supervisors meet in closed session to consider lawsuit by Malibu Canyon challenging County’s determination that its tentative subdivision map had expired under state law.  (Item CS-1 from noon special meeting)





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