Tuesday, January 26, 2010

final: JAN 26 2010 AGENDA HIGHLIGHTS. Board is in closed session



                                    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

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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. 26, 2010


Final Actions: Jan. 26 Agenda Highlights

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


Report to be given on issues relating to transition to new LAC+USC Medical Center.  (Item S-1, 11 a.m.) RECEIVED AND FILED


Report scheduled on the financial status of the Department of Health Services.  (Item S-2, 11:30 a.m., cont. from 1/19) RECEIVED AND FILED


Board asked to ratify proclamation of local emergency made for winter storms that began Jan. 18.  (Item S-3, 10:30 a.m.)  APPROVED


Approval sought to increase billing rates for outpatient services rendered at County-operated health facilities by an average of 5 percent in effort to cover costs.  (Item 2) APPROVED


Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky requests reestablishment of $10,000 reward for information leading to arrest and conviction of person(s) responsible for the murders of Robert and Barbara Callender, whose bodies were found in Malibu Canyon on Sept. 7, 2007.  (Item 3) APPROVED


Motion calls for extending $10,000 reward for information leading to arrest and conviction of person(s) responsible for the murder of Melody Ross, who was shot following homecoming football game at Wilson High School in Long Beach on Oct. 30, 2009.  (Item 4) APPROVED


Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich asks for report on ways to support the City of Palmdale in immediately assuming control over the Palmdale Regional Airport, and to send letter to Los Angeles city and airport officials requesting them to immediately release all contractual agreements regarding the airport.  (Item 5) APPROVED


Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas requests approval of $100,000 contract with Gramercy Housing Group to provide services for single parents between ages 18 and 24 who are pregnant or have a child under 5; and clarify that services will be provided to all youth who meet the criteria, not only those who emancipated from foster care.  (Item 8, cont. from 1/19) APPROVED AS REVISED BY RIDLEY-THOMAS


Recommendation calls for referring proposal to introduce ordinances to eliminate Children’s Council back to the Chief Executive Office.  (Item 9) REFERRED BACK TO CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICE


Acceptance of $430,000 grant would fund outreach efforts in Los Angeles County to promote the United States 2010 Census count.  (Items 10) APPROVED, WITH REVISION THAT AUTHORIZATION IS CONTINGENT ON STATE’S APPROVAL OF COUNTY PLAN


Proposal would designate the County as a “Recovery Zone,” making it eligible for federal stimulus funding to finance capital projects, including the Martin Luther King Jr. Multi-Service Ambulatory Care Project.  (Item 11)  APPROVED, AS AMENDED BY RIDLEY-THOMAS TO INCLUDE QUARTERLY REPORTS


$4.1 million proposal would extend the Department of Public Social Services contract with QTC Medical Group, Inc. for employability screenings and medical/mental evaluation services, upping total contract to $12 million. (Item 13) REFERRED BACK TO DEPARTMENT OF  PUBLIC SOCIAL SERVICES


$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 17, cont. from 1/12, 1/19) APPROVED


Discussion scheduled on ways to control overtime usage at the Sheriff’s Department by implementing additional policies and controls, in response to Auditor-Controller’s report.   (Item 25, cont. from 1/19) CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICE CONT. TO 2/16


Motion by Supervisor Don Knabe calls for Chief Executive Office to report back within 14 days on recommendations to implement a non-emergency freeze for fixed assets, services and supplies, and mechanisms to ensure salary savings from hiring freeze are not spent by departments for other purposes.  (Motion introduced at meeting.)  APPROVED


Supervisors meet in closed session to discuss lawsuit arising out of claims of retaliation by Sheriff’s Department Sgt. Patrick Gomez.  (Item CS-2)






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