Tuesday, January 19, 2010

FINAL ACTIONS, 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                                                       

        Jan. 19, 2010


Final Results: Jan. 19 Agenda Highlights

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


$419,699 proposal would fund contract for landscape/architectural services for Orange Grove Park project in Hacienda Heights. (Item 1-D) APPROVED


$318,094 proposal would expand website that provides affordable housing listing services for County residents, landlords, housing locators and caseworkers, increasing contract to $1.2 million.  (Item 3-D) APPROVED AS AMENDED BY YAROSLAVSKY TO ITEM 8 TO EXCLUDE ADMINSTRATIVE COSTS OR INCREASES TO CONTRACTOR FEES


Recommendation calls for spending $159,000 to rehabilitate the athletic field at John Anson Ford Park in Bell Gardens.  (Item 1-P) APPROVED


$285,000 proposal would partially fund City of Long Beach’s Drake Chavez Greenbelt project and the City of Paramount’s Ralph C. Dills Park project.  (Item 2-P) APPROVED


$1.9 million recommendation would fund 15 trail projects in the Fifth District. (Item 3-P) APPROVED


Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas requests approval of $100,000 proposal to fund contract with Gramercy Housing Group to provide services for single parents between ages 18 and 24 who are pregnant or have a child under five years old; and clarify that services will be provided to all youth who meet the criteria, not only those who emancipated from foster care.  (Item 2) RIDLEY-THOMAS CONT. TO 1/26


Proposal outlines County’s key priorities for federal jobs legislation dealing with job creation and economic stimulus. (Item 3) APPROVED AS AMENDED BY KNABE


Supervisors Gloria Molina and Don Knabe request plan to significantly reduce the amount of time that mental health services are provided to youth under care of the Department of Children and Family Services.   (Item 7)  APPROVED


Approval sought to develop outreach plan to help identify candidates for the Citizens Redistricting Commission, which will redraw state legislative and local jurisdictional boundaries. (Item 8) APPROVED


Action would merge Commission on Alcoholism with Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs Commission.  (Items 10, 55, cont. from 12/15/09, 12/22/09, 1/12/10) APPROVED, AS AMENDED BY ANTONOVICH TO OMIT THE MAYOR OF LOS ANGELES IN NOMINATING PROCESS


Recommendation calls for referring back to the Chief Executive Office an $8.1 million proposal to develop a constituent service center in Lennox.  (Item 12) REFERRED BACK TO CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICE


Board asked to transfer $2.1 million of funding designated for reopening jail beds to implement a gang violence reduction project in four demonstration sites (Florence/Firestone, Pacoima, Monrovia/Duarte, and Harbor/Gateway).  (Item 13) CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICE CONT. TO 2/2


Proposal would allow the County to assist in the design, development and implementation of   new statewide voter registration system project to improve the election process.  (Item 20) APPROVED


Acceptance of $300,000 grant would establish pediatric dental clinic at High Desert Health System in the Antelope Valley.  (Items 23, 24) APPROVED


$10 million plan would address slope and drainage problems on hillside on Eastern Avenue in East Los Angeles that is site of County-owned closed Blanchard Landfill.  (Item 30) APPROVED


Recommendation calls for awarding exclusive trash franchise contract to Valley Vista Services in Hacienda Heights.  (Item 32) APPROVED


$1.2 million agreement proposed to design surveillance and security systems at three juvenile halls and Challenger Memorial Youth Center.  (Item 33) APPROVED


Board asked to award $3.8 million construction contract for new fire station in Santa Clarita, and revise project budget to $8.6 million.  (Item 35) APPROVED


Project would build a retaining wall, estimated to cost $1.1 - $1.4 million, on Tuna Canyon Road in Big Rock to repair damage caused by 2005 rainstorms.  (Item 39) APPROVED


$294,900 proposal would fund agreement with The Advancement Project to provide community-based informational website to assist the Sheriff’s Department and other law enforcement agencies deal with gang-related problems and prevention.  (Item 46, cont. from 1/12) KNABE CONT. TO 1/26


Acceptance of $24,000 grant would fund the removal/disposal of abandoned recreational watercraft in Marina del Rey Sheriff’s Station jurisdiction.  (Item 48) APPROVED


Board asked to approve $150,000 settlement in lawsuit filed by Arnulfo Prado for injuries received in automobile accident involving sheriff’s deputy. (Item 51, cont. from 1/12) APPROVED


Board asked to approve $5.9 million settlement, plus assumption of Medi-Cal lien in the amount of $80,139, for medical negligence lawsuit filed by Jaelyn Mancinas and Claudia Chavez for treatment received at Olive View Medical Center.  (Item 52) SETTLEMENT APPROVED; CORRECTIVE ACTION PLAN CONT. BY CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICE TO 2/2


Board asked to approve $160,000 settlement for lawsuit alleging Department of Public Works breached a contract by not accepting ownership and maintenance of a storm drain.  (Item 53) APPROVED


Board asked to approve $382,500 settlement for medical negligence lawsuit filed by Ruben Romero for treatment received at Olive View Medical Center.  (Item 54) SETTLEMENT APPROVED; CORRECTIVE ACTION PLAN CONT. BY CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICE TO 2/2


Report scheduled on Health Clinic Capacity Expansion Program agreements with Tarzana Treatment Centers.  (Item 63, cont. from 1/12)  APPROVED 4-0, WITH RIDLEY-THOMAS ABSTAINING


Board asked to encourage employees to make financial donations to American Red Cross to aid earthquake victims in Haiti.  (Item 64-C) APPROVED AS AMENDED BY ANTONOVICH TO INCLUDE SALVATION ARMY


Report asked on additional ways that employees can contribute to the rescue and recovery efforts in Haiti.  (Motion introduced at meeting.)  APPROVED


Supervisors meet in closed session to discuss lawsuit by Willie Woods, who accused the Department of Children and Family Services of racial discrimination, retaliation and failure to investigate.  (Item CS-1)






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