Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Final Actions: FEB 9 2010 AGENDA HIGHLIGHTS -- Board is in closed session




                           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                                                       

        Feb. 9, 2010


Final Actions: Feb. 9 Agenda Highlights

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


Santa Anita Golf Course recognized as 2009 Los Angeles County Golf Course of the Year. 


Lakers Youth Foundation and County employee Teresa McLaughlin recognized for assisting youth who had his personal belongings stolen at Christmas.  


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


Supervisor Gloria Molina requests extension of $25,000 reward for information leading to arrest and conviction of person(s) responsible for the murders of Veronica Ultreras and her 3-year-old daughter, Cynthia, in Highland Park in 1993.  (Item 3) APPROVED


Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas requests Board introduce motion at next MTA meeting to authorize an audit of the MTA’s litigation cost management process. (Item 4) FAILED FOR LACK OF SECOND


Supervisor Don Knabe requests establishing an executive-level group to oversee a study on improving pre-hospital care and transport of patients on involuntary psychiatric hold.  (Item 6) APPROVED


$432,000 proposal would fund additional consultant services to improve the quality of mental health services provided to children under the care of the County as part of the Katie A. lawsuit, upping total budget to $6.6 million.  (Item 13) MENTAL HEALTH CONT. TO 2/23


$665,000 proposal would fund contract with the County Office of Education to design, develop and maintain web-based training system/curriculum on suicide prevention for youth.   (Item 14) MENTAL HEALTH CONT. TO 2/23


$1.2 million proposal calls for improving two Venice Beach parking lots.  (Item 22) APPROVED


$865,849 proposal would fund consulting contract with Oracle Corporation to rewrite existing computer program to track the security the Sheriff’s Department provides to 47 court facilities throughout the County.  (Item 35) APPROVED


Board asked to approve $150,000 settlement in lawsuit filed by Fire Department employee Milton Molina alleging sexual harassment and retaliation.  (Item 37) APPROVED SETTLEMENT, CEO CONT. CORRECTIVE ACTION PLAN TO 3/9


Agreement would provide $1.5 million to the County to settle lawsuit concerning the design/development of an information management system by Sierra Systems for the Department of Mental Health.   (Item 38)  APPROVED


Board asked to approve $325,000 settlement in lawsuit by Mary Villegas alleging sexual harassment by Fire Department employees.   (Item 39) APPROVED SETTLEMENT, CEO CONT. CORRECTIVE ACTION PLAN TO 3/9


Report scheduled on the General Relief and Supplemental Security Income programs.  (Item 42, cont. from 10/20/09, 12/15/09 and 1/12/10) APPROVED CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER RECOMMENDATIONS TO RESTRUCTURE THE PROGRAM, AS AMENDED BY BOARD, WITH REPORT ON 2/23 ON POSITIONS NEEDED


Report scheduled on cost to implement all aspects of the agreement with the University of California to open the new Martin Luther King, Jr. Hospital under a private, nonprofit entity.  (Item 43, cont. from 1/12, 1/26) APPROVED MOTION BY RIDLEY-THOMAS ESTABLISHING NON-PROFIT BOARD


Board receives report on the potential impact on services that would result from the pending release of inmates from state prisons.  (Item 44) SCHEDULED PRESENTATION ON 2/23, INCLUDING LEGAL ISSUES


Supervisors meet in closed session to discuss class action lawsuit challenging the adequacy of the educational services provided at the Challenger Memorial Youth Center.   (Item CS-1)


Supervisors meet in closed session to discuss lawsuit arising from car accident involving an employee of the Department of Parks and Recreation.  (Item CS-2)


Supervisors meet in closed session to interview and consider candidates for appointment to the positions of director of health services and chief probation officer.    (Items CS-5, CS-6)


Board considers candidates for public defender.  (Item CS-7)




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