Friday, February 26, 2010



                           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:

Agenda Highlights:                                                       

        Feb. 26, 2010


March 2 Agenda Highlights

(Meeting begins at 9:30 a.m.) 


Good Samaritans and sheriff deputies honored for helping to rescue Genessia Mercado from her burning car in Cerritos.


Fire and Health Services Department employees recognized for aiding Haiti earthquake victims.


Report to be given on impact the pending release of inmates from state prisons will have on L.A. County.  (Item S-1, 11 a.m, cont. from 2/23)


$200,000 plan would fund services for homeless/mentally ill veterans in Long Beach. (Item 1-D)


Board asked to approve the transfer of 224 Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers from the City of Santa Fe Springs to County in effort to better manage costs. (Item 1-H)


Supervisors Zev Yaroslavsky and Michael D. Antonovich request that the Office of Independent Review work with the Probation Department to assess the quality/timeliness of the department’s internal affairs and child abuse investigations.  (Item 2)


Support requested for AB 2131, which seeks to restore $80 million in funding statewide for child welfare services.  (Item 5)


Board asks for report on feasibility of implementing four specific recommendations to assist foster youth become self-sufficient as they age out of county supervision at age 18.   (Item 6)


Supervisor Gloria Molina requests establishment of $10,000 reward for information leading to arrest and conviction of person(s) responsible for firing shots at Johnnie Reyes in Avocado Heights on Jan. 30.  (Item 9)


Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas requests establishment of $10,000 reward for information leading to arrest and conviction of the driver responsible for the hit-and-run death of Ovidio Morales in Compton on Feb. 15.  (Item 11)


Approval sought to realign/adjust the FY 2009-10 budgets of various County departments/capital projects based on changing financial needs. (Item 13, cont. from 2/23)


$250,000 proposal would partially restore the Arts Commission internship program for college students.  (Item 14, cont. from 2/23)


Board asked to approve issuance of maximum $33.8 million in short-term bond anticipation notes to finance equipment purchases.  (Item 16)


$3.5 million project would complete improvements to psychiatric inpatient wards in Hawkins Comprehensive Mental Health Center at King Multi-Ambulatory Care Center to allow relocation of patients from Silver Lake Medical Center, Ingleside campus, which has been cited for patient safety issues. (Item 22)


Approval sought to begin initiating agreements with key partners for obesity and tobacco control prevention efforts in anticipation of the County receiving $40 million grant.   (Item 24, cont. from 2/16, 2/23)


Ordinance would restrict parking at libraries to address growing concerns about loitering, overnight parking and camping, abandoned vehicles, dumping of gray water from recreational vehicles, dumping of furniture and appliances, and use as park-and-ride lots.  (Item 27)


$14.6 million proposal would fund agreement with City of Palmdale for the design/construction of a portion of the North Los Angeles County Regional Recycled Water project.  (Item 33)


Approval sought for $1.3-$1.6 million project in Lancaster that will increase water supply by doubling the pumping capacity of groundwater.    (Item 34)


Board asked to approve $200,000 settlement in lawsuit filed by Raymundo Soto that alleges  County Police officers used excessive force in removing him from a hospital lobby.  (Item 43)


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 49, cont. from 1/19, 1/26 and 2/16)


Supervisors meet in closed session to discuss lawsuit challenging the Auditor-Controller’s allocation of property taxes that the Los Angeles Unified School District receives.  (Item CS-1)  





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