Friday, October 16, 2009



                           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. 16, 2009


Oct. 20 Agenda Highlights

(Meeting begins at 9:30 a.m.) 


Board asked to approve contract for the design of new multi-purpose center at San Angelo Park in La Puente area, at projected construction cost of up to $388,384.  (Item 1-D)


Motion would provide additional $100,000 to restore the 50th Annual Los Angeles County holiday celebration program on Dec. 24 to six hours, bringing total cost to $549,000.  (Item 3, cont. from 10/6, 10/13)


In exchange for extending contracts, County would save $1.3 million and receive $137,705 in revenue.  (Item 6)


Maximum $577,226 proposal would purchase computer software to continuously monitor County departments’ financial transactions, estimated at 5 million annually, to reduce risk of fraud and improve internal operations.  (Item 7)


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


Recommendation would allow the County to provide health assessment services to students and their families at school sites within the Los Angeles Unified School District.  (Item 12)


Supervisors asked to approve submission of grant applications totaling $250,000 to help fund the William S. Hart Park Scenic Trail project and the La Crescenta Recreational Trail link project. (Item 16)


$1.5 million change order requested to allow company to do seismic upgrade of central plant in $53.2 million Olive View-UCLA Medical Center emergency room replacement and tuberculosis unit project.  (Item 19)


Board asked to approve $181,435 to update the Fox Airfield (Lancaster) master plan.  (Item 21)


Authorization requested to spend $250,000 for operating costs of the High Desert Corridor Joint Powers Authority.  (Item 23)


$2.8 million proposal would fund construction of animal shelter spay/neuter clinics in Baldwin Park, Carson/Gardena area, and Lancaster, and set Nov. 19 for bid opening.   (Item 24)


Supervisors asked to affirm Regional Planning Commission decision that extension of permit to allow construction of an industrial park in Whittier Narrows was erroneously granted by a hearing officer.  (Item 27, cont. from 9/29, 10/13)


$450,000 proposal would add 16 workstations for Alternate Defender staff needed at Compton Courthouse to handle increased caseload.   (Item 28)


$6.2 million proposal by Fire Department would purchase communications system infrastructure/equipment and radio frequencies to ensure reliable communication during emergencies, and to prepare for transition to newer radio technologies in 2013.  (Item 30)


Board asked to approve the acceptance of the following grants:


  • $200,000 to partially fund multi-agency program to reduce counterfeiting and pirating of luxury/recorded goods.  (Item 31)
  • $335,000 to purchase automated license plate recognition camera system to reduce criminal activity in Temple City and surrounding areas, and upgrade gang database.  (Item 32)
  • $1.4 million to increase Sheriff Department’s DNA analysis capacity and the infrastructure of the crime lab, in effort to reduce backlog of cases.   (Item 33)


$200,000 settlement, plus waiver of $47,765 in medical bills, proposed in lawsuit alleging Probation Department employee Theresa Beck was subjected to disability discrimination and was not reasonably accommodated. (Item 37, cont. from 10/6)


$90,000 settlement, plus waiver of $374,586 in medical bills, proposed in lawsuit filed by Craig Ginsburg arising from slip and fall incident at the Acton Rehabilitation Center. (Item 38, cont. from 10/6)


$150,000 settlement recommended in lawsuit alleging deprivation of educational/mental health services and use of inappropriate physical restraint by the Department of Children and Family Services. (Item 39, cont. from 10/6)


Board asked to approve $220,000 settlement in lawsuit filed by Rafael Martinez for injuries received in automobile accident involving Sheriff’s Department employee. (Item 40, cont. from 10/6)


$140,000 settlement proposed in lawsuit by Willie Woods, who accused the Department of Children and Family Services of racial discrimination, retaliation and failure to investigate. (Item 41, cont. from 10/6)


Board asked to approve $395,000 settlement in lawsuit filed by Rafael and Maria Alarcon for care provided to their son at the LAC+USC Medical Center – Ingleside Psychiatric Hospital.  (Item 42)


Report scheduled on the General Relief and Supplemental Security Income programs.  (Item 45)


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)





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