Thursday, November 12, 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

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:

Agenda Highlights:                                                       

        Nov. 12, 2009


Nov. 17 Agenda Highlights

(Meeting begins at 9:30 a.m.) 


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)


Report schedule on financial status of the Department of Health Services.  (Item S-2, 11:30 a.m.)


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)


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)


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)


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)


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)


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)


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)


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


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)


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


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)


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


Reports scheduled on efforts to reduce risk management and legal costs.  (Items 42-46, cont. from 9/22, 10/27 and 11/10)






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