Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Final Results: Dec 15 2009 AGENDA HIGHLIGHTS -- Board is in closed session


                           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                                                       

        Dec. 15, 2009


Final Results:  Dec. 15 Agenda Highlights

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


Approval asked to loan additional $3.8 million in redevelopment funds from the City of Industry to ensure completion of four affordable housing projects.  (Items 1-H, 1-D) APPROVED


$4.5 million proposal would fund additional predevelopment/construction-related costs for Hacienda Heights Community and Recreation Center, upping budget to $5 million.  (Item 2-D) APPROVED


$500,000 recommendation would fund program to restore/enhance the habitat of the Santa Ana Sucker, a threatened fish found along Tujunga Wash below Big Tujunga Dam. (Items 1-P, 55) APPROVED


Extension requested to extend $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of person responsible for the murder of Anthony Lombardi in Valencia in 2008. (Item 5) APPROVED


Recommendation calls for appointing Andrea Sheridan Ordin as county counsel at annual salary of $295,000, effective Feb. 1, 2010.  (Item 9) APPROVED


$1 million proposal would fund automated collection/processing computer system for emergency- related information, to facilitate analysis/decision-making in the County’s Emergency Operation Center.  (Item 11) APPROVED, AS AMENDED BY ANTONOVICH TO DEVELOP VOLUNTEER PROGRAM TO ASSIST IN PROVIDING ASSISTANCE TO ANIMALS DURING EMERGENCIES, AND SYSTEM TO MAINTAIN CENTRAL INFORMATION ON VOLUNTEERS




Proposal calls for eliminating the County’s Office of Public Safety on June 30, 2010 and consolidating its functions and duties into the Sheriff’s Department.  (Item 14) APPROVED 4-1, WITH MOLINA OPPOSED


$8.1 million proposal would fund development/construction of constituent service center in Lennox to address lack of public services. (Item 17)RIDLEY-THOMAS CONT. TO 1/19/10


Recommendation would approve County employee union contract agreements, including two- year extensions with no salary increases.  (Item 18) APPROVED


Action would eliminate six committees and consolidate two others.  (Item 19) APPROVED, AS AMENDED BY ANTONOVICH TO CONTINUE MERGER OF ALCOHOL AND NARCOTICS/DANGEROUS DRUGS COMMISSIONS TO 12/22


Board asked to terminate contract with Premier Elections Solutions, Inc., formerly Diebold Elections Systems, Inc., for development of ballot counting computer system; due to constraints related to certification of the voting system, thus allowing County to redirect its focus to a new voting system.  (Item 24) APPROVED


Addition of eight positions in Public Guardian’s Office, at cost of $378,000, would allow reduction of deputies’ individual caseloads by 15, bringing total to 60-70.  (Item 37) APPROVED


$500,000 proposal would fund additional efforts with Clear Channel Communications for public awareness media campaign in response to pandemic H1N1 threat, raising total budget to $1 million.  (Item 40, cont. from 12/8) APPROVED, AS AMENDED BY RIDLEY-THOMAS TO DEVELOP PLAN TO IMPROVE OUTREACH TO AFRICAN AMERICANS


Board asked to approve lease renewals allowing for the redevelopment of Del Rey Shores in Marina del Rey.  (Item 41)  APPROVED


$200,000 recommendation would fund installation of new playground facilities and shade coverings at Hasley Canyon Park in Castaic.  (Item 43) APPROVED


$3.9 million proposal would fund site acquisition/construction of the High Desert Multi-Service Ambulatory Care Center in Lancaster.  (Item 47) APPROVED


$375,000 proposal would fund completion of study concerning permanently raising the water conservation pool at Whittier Narrows Dam.  (Item 54) APPROVED


Permission sought to apply for $23.1 million grant for the design/construction of Phase 2 of the Antelope Valley Recycled Water project.  (Item 56) APPROVED


Board approval sought to submit plan to state to renovate facility and construct new annex to consolidate inpatient services at Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center.  (Item 64) APPROVED


$1.35 million increase requested to continue four Palmdale well projects to mitigate arsenic levels of water.  (Item 69) APPROVED


Acceptance of $64,000 grant would fund development/distribution of Hazardous Materials Emergency Response plan to increase effectiveness in safely handling hazardous materials/incidents.  (Item 71) APPROVED


$4.2 million proposal would fund the design/construction/installation of hazardous materials training props at the Del Valle Regional Training Center.  (Item 72) APPROVED


Acceptance of $300,000 grant would fund County’s participation in project to develop strategies/recommendations that address the over-representation of minority youth in the juvenile justice system.  (Item 74) APPROVED


Agreement would allow Sheriff’s Department to provide law enforcement/security services to Antelope Valley Community College District at cost of $1.4 million for FY 2009-10.  (Item 77) APPROVED


$1.4 million proposal would fund agreement to provide automated scheduling computer system for the Sheriff, Fire, and Probation departments.  (Item 80) APPROVED


Report recommends against transferring any current Department of Public Health programs to other departments.  (Item 94, cont. from 9/22, 10/6, 11/10, and 11/24)  RECEIVED AND FILED


Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas recommends extension of $10,000 reward for information leading to the whereabouts of Mitrice Richardson, who disappeared Sept. 17 after being released from the Calabasas Sheriff’s Station.  (Motion introduced at meeting.) APPROVED


Motion would extend $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of person(s) who shot and killed Robert Rodwell on May 13 in Athens.  (Motion introduced at meeting.)  APPROVED


Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich asks County legally challenge the approval of Edison’s Tehachapi Renewable Transmission Project – Segments 4-11, which would extend project through almost the entire length of Los Angeles County into Riverside County. (Motion introduced at meeting.)  APPROVED


Supervisors meet in closed session to consider candidates for fire chief.  (Item CS-2)






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