Tuesday, November 17, 2009

FINAL: NOV 17 2009 AGENDA HIGHLIGHTS -- Board is still in session taking public comment


                           Board of Supervisors, County of Los Angeles  


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Agenda and supporting documents:  http://bos.co.la.ca.us/Categories/Agenda/AgendaHome.asp

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

        Nov. 17, 2009


Final Actions:  Nov. 17 Agenda Highlights

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


Topanga residents Karl Tso and Deborah Ava recognized for their heroic efforts in helping to rescue a severely injured hiker on Catalina Island.


Report to be given on issues relating to transition to new LAC+USC Medical Center.  (Item S-1, 11 a.m., cont. from 11/10)  CONT. TO 11/24


Report scheduled on financial status of the Department of Health Services.  (Item S-2, 11:30 a.m.) CONT. TO 1/19/2010


Extension of $50,000 reward proposed for information leading to the arrest and conviction of person(s) responsible for sparking  the Station Fire on Aug. 26 around 3:30 p.m. on Angeles Crest Highway about one mile above Angeles Crest Fire Station.   (Item 2) APPROVED


Approval sought allowing County to apply for $40 million in stimulus funds, adopt policy initiatives and seek legislation to support better nutrition, physical activity and smoking prevention programs.  (Item 3, cont. from 11/10) APPROVED 3-2 AMENDMENT BY KNABE TO DELETE TWO RECOMMENDATIONS AND PROVIDE ANALYSIS OF THE REMAINING RECOMMENDATIONS WITHIN 90 DAYS. ANTONOVICH AND RIDLEY-THOMAS OPPOSED TO AMENDMENT.


Supervisors Mark Ridley-Thomas and Michael D. Antonovich request collaboration with the MTA in pursuing federal funding for 2009 Long Range Transportation Plan to close funding gaps on the Crenshaw/LAX transit corridor and Gold Line Foothill extension projects.  (Item 4) CONT. TO 12/1


Supervisor Don Knabe asks for comprehensive Board briefing within two weeks on County’s plan to deal with a “worst-case H1N1 infection surge” scenario.  (Item 5) APPROVED


Board asked to approve distribution of $10,000 reward to person who provided information leading to the arrest and conviction of Steven Jones, who murdered Neil Hacker in 2004 in Quartz Hill.  (Item 7) APPROVED


Proposal would settle two eminent domain lawsuits regarding properties in the Antelope Valley, pertaining to efforts to implement the Sanitation’s District water reclamation plant 2020 facilities plan.  (Item 13) APPROVED


Recommended action would increase the Department of Public Social Services LEADER computer agreement with Unisys Corporation by $2.6 million for software modifications, raising total budget to $343.5 million.  (Item 17) APPROVED


Board asked to accept $18.3 million in federal funding to enhance H1N1 flu efforts.  (Item 20) APPROVED


Acceptance of $816,058 from First 5 LA would support the continued operation of the Black Infant Health program, which was severely impacted by recent cuts in state funding.  (Item 21) APPROVED


Proposal would facilitate the transfer of property as part of the new $19.5 million Fire Station 150 project in Santa Clarita.  (Item 27) APPROVED


Acceptance of $1.4 million federal stimulus grant would purchase equipment for Sheriff’s Department to strengthen security at Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. (Item 35) APPROVED


Board to consider plan to combat In-Home Supportive Services fraud.  (Item 41, cont. from 10/27) CONT. TO 11/24


Reports scheduled on efforts to reduce risk management and legal costs.  (Items 42-46, cont. from 9/22, 10/27 and 11/10) ITEMS 42-25 CONT. BY ANTONOVICH TO 12/1; ITEM 46 CONT. BY CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER TO 11/24


In response to Los Angeles World Airports’ action to seek developer to build a solar energy plant on undeveloped property adjacent to the Palmdale Airport, Board is asked to order examination of whether the use is consistent with County settlement regarding LAX regionalization and if it is legal to use eminent domain to take private property for one purpose and use it for another.  (Motion introduced at meeting.)  APPROVED


Recommendations requested on strengthening the Chief Executive Office’s ability to oversee, coordinate and integrate countywide homeless service delivery so that homeless individuals and families can more successfully find safe and permanent housing; and to address cost avoidance issues.  (Motion introduced at meeting.)   APPROVED





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