Tuesday, February 23, 2010

FINAL: FEB 23 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

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:  http://bos.co.la.ca.us/Categories/Agenda/AgendaHome.asp

Agenda Highlights: http://ceo.lacounty.gov/press.htm                                                       

        Feb. 23, 2010


Final Actions: Feb. 23 Agenda Highlights

(Unless otherwise indicated, vote was 3-0.   Ridley-Thomas and Knabe absent. ) 


County employee Manuel H. Moreno recognized for being selected as a “2010 Premier 100 Information Technology Leader” by Computerworld magazine.


County Human Relations Commission Executive Director Robin Toma honored for receiving state award for civil and human rights accomplishments. 


Chief Executive Officer Bill Fujioka asks to delay until March 2 a scheduled report on the impact the pending release of inmates from state prisons will have on L.A. County.  (Item S-1, 11 a.m.)  CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER CONT. TO 3/2


Approval sought to issue $500 million in revenue bonds to provide financing for first-time homebuyers program to increase home ownership opportunities.  (Item 1) APPROVED


Supervisors Mark Ridley-Thomas and Gloria Molina request feasibility study of establishing a bond assistance program that would provide a line of credit to local small/minority/woman-owned contractors to help them qualify for construction contracts.  (Item 3) APPROVED, WITH AMENDMENT BY YAROSLAVSKY TO EXTEND REPORTS TO THE BOARD TO 60-90 DAYS INSTEAD OF BI-MONTHLY


Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich requests extension of $25,000 reward for information leading to arrest and conviction of the two persons who assaulted a sheriff’s deputy following a traffic stop in Canyon Country on Nov. 11, 2009.  (Item 8) APPROVED


$250,000 proposal would partially restore the Arts Commission internship program for college students.  (Item 11) RIDLEY-THOMAS CONT. TO 3/2


$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, cont. from 2/9) REFERRED BACK TO MENTAL HEALTH


$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, cont. from 2/9) APPROVED


Approval sought to begin initiating agreements with key partners for obesity and tobacco control prevention efforts throughout the County in anticipation of receiving $40 million grant.   (Item 15, cont. from 2/16) HEALTH DEPARTMENT CONT. TO 3/2


Permission sought to apply for four grants totaling $15.5 million to fund site improvement  projects at 4th Avenue Park near La Puente, Hillgrove Park in Hacienda Heights, Martin Luther King Fitness Center in Los Angeles, and Charles White Park in Altadena.   (Item 16) APPROVED


Board asked to approve $125,000 settlement in lawsuit filed by Ericka Lauderdale alleging the Probation Department failed to engage in an interactive process or provide reasonable accommodation for an employee with disabilities.  (Item 19) SETTLEMENT APPROVED; CORRECTIVE ACTION PLAN CONT. TO 4/6


Recommendation calls for establishing $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of person(s) responsible for spray-painting threats to police on the Lancaster Parole Office in January.  (Motion introduced at meeting.)  APPROVED


Supervisors asked to waive restrictions at Sunshine Canyon Landfill if necessary to accommodate debris from the recent wild fires and winter storms.  (Motion introduced at meeting.)   APPROVED


Supervisors meet in closed session to discuss lawsuit arising from car accident involving employee of the Sheriff’s Department.  (Item CS-1)  





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