Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Final: NOV 10 2009 AGENDA HIGHLIGHTS -- Board is still in session, but items on Highlights have been acted on



                                    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

Live videofeed, English and Spanish, Telco #948075      Audio–(213) 974-4700 or

                                                                                                   (877) 873-8017 ext. 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                                                       

        Nov. 10, 2009


Final Results: Nov.  9 and 10 Agenda Highlights

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


Nov. 9


Board meets in closed session at 8 a.m. to interview candidates for county counsel. NO REPORTABLE ACTION


Nov. 10


Lois Hunter and Robert Dominguez honored for being selected by the American High School Theatre Festival to represent the United States in co-directing 33 students in a production of the critically acclaimed musical Runaways at the Edinburgh Festival in Scotland. 


Board bestows title of honorary consul general to the moon to astronaut Buzz Aldrin.


Report to be given on issues relating to transition to new LAC+USC Medical Center.  (Item S-1, 11 a.m.) MOLINA CONT. TO 11/17


In effort to help ailing hotel industry, Supervisor Don Knabe requests Board urge the federal government to reconsider its methodology in setting per diem hotel rates in L.A County. (Item 3) APPROVED


Board asks for report in 30 days on proposed program to do background checks on all County contractors, including whether they are involved in any lawsuits.  (Item 6) ANTONOVICH CONT. TO 11/24


Supervisors Mark Ridley-Thomas and Michael D. Antonovich request County apply for $40 million in federal stimulus funds, adopt policy initiatives and seek legislation to support better nutrition, physical activity and smoking prevention programs.  (Item 7) RIDLEY-THOMAS CONT. TO 11/17


Responding to inadequate number of medical personnel to assist uninsured and under-insured persons seeking treatment during August event at Coliseum, recommendation seeks state legislation to allow out-of-state licensed medical personnel to provide volunteer services for short periods of time for activities sponsored by non-profit or local community groups.  (Item 8) APPROVED


Proposal calls for new ordinance to regulate wireless telecommunication facilities that would give County maximum amount of discretion for controversial cases while streamlining non-controversial ones.  (Item 9) APPROVED


Recommendation would approve 10-year lease and expansion of the Lake Los Angeles Library at cost of $611,500.  (Item 13) APPROVED


Board considers appeal of Regional Planning Commission’s denial of continued operation of motel in East Pasadena that neighbors had complained contributed to prostitution in area, and housed sex offenders and parolees. (Item 17) APPROVED


 $498,000 proposal would fund reconfiguration of office space for Treasurer and Tax Collector at the Hall of Administration in downtown Los Angeles, and replacement of heating and irrigations systems at the Public Administrator warehouse in Industry. (Item18) APPROVED


Acceptance of $2.1 million in federal stimulus funds would fund nutrition and employment services for older workers who have poor job prospects.  (Item 21) APPROVED


Proposal would grant maximum $5.62 million annually to St. Francis Medical Center for trauma care for persons living in area that would have been served by King-Harbor Hospital.  (Item 23) APPROVED


$1.4 million proposal would fund Athens Park Community Center renovation and tennis court replacement project in Los Angeles.  (Items 32, 33) APPROVED


Board asked to approve proposal to provide fire/paramedic service to the City of Brea in Orange County.  (Item 42) MOLINA CONT. TO 11/24


Board asked to approve acceptance of the following grants:

  • $350,000 for gang violence suppression program in Antelope Valley.  (Item 43) APPROVED
  • $200,000 for equipment to implement Automatic License Plate Recognition System to aid in investigating crimes, improve homeland security, and locate wanted persons and stolen vehicles.  (Item 44) APPROVED


$274,000 proposal would purchase mobile command post emergency vehicle to deploy gang enforcement personnel nightly in targeted areas.  (Item 46) RIDLEY-THOMAS CONT. TO 11/24


$2.85 million settlement proposed in lawsuit filed by Arleen Griffith for injuries received in automobile accident involving an employee of the Department of Agricultural Commissioner/Weights and Measures. (Item 48) APPROVED


Reports scheduled on efforts to reduce risk management and legal costs.  (Items 55-59)CEO CONT. TO 11/17


Development of plan requested to continue meeting needs of youth receiving emancipated youth stipends and independent living services, in light of state funding cuts. (Item 61-A) APPROVED




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