Tuesday, March 30, 2010

FINAL ACTIONS: MARCH 30 2010 AGENDA HIGHLIGHTS -- Board is now taking public comment


                           Board of Supervisors, County of Los Angeles  


Contact:  Judy Hammond, Director of Public Affairs, (213) 974-1363

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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                                                       

   March 30, 2010


Final Actions: March 30 Agenda Highlights

(Unless otherwise noted, vote was 4-0.  Ridley-Thomas absent.) 


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


Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich requests $312,500 agreement with Los Angeles Economic Development Agency to address the needs of the business/government community by creating/maintaining jobs, primarily in distressed/under-developed areas of County.  (Item 11) APPROVED


$3 million proposal would fund phased implementation of the Los Angeles County Regional Gang Violence Reduction Initiative in Pacoima, Florence/Firestone, Monrovia/Duarte and the Harbor/Gateway areas, in effort to address gang violence and improve service delivery. (Item 14, cont. from 3/23) RIDLEY-THOMAS CONT. TO 4/6


Action would appoint Lisa M. Garrett as director of personnel, effective March 30, at annual salary of $223,088.  (Item 22)  APPROVED


Supervisors asked to declare their intent to reimburse up to $353.8 million to the General Fund for planned improvements at King Medical Center by issuing bonds, notes, commercial paper or certificates of participation, or entering into a tax-exempt lease.  (Item 23) APPROVED


$3.1 million proposal would award contract to improve tracking of adult protective services cases, replacing outdated technology that limits staff’s ability to provide services.  (Item 27) APPROVED


$4.6 million proposal would allow patient information sharing computer system at LAC+USC Medical Center to be used at all Department of Health Services medical hubs.  (Item 28) APPROVED


Proposal would designate Antelope Valley Hospital as a trauma care center to provide critical services for the underserved community.  (Item 29) APPROVED


$163,500 proposal would fund development of statewide technical assistance center and website to provide services for individuals diagnosed with mental health and substance abuse co-occurring disorders.  (Item 32) APPROVED


Board asked to approve lease amendments in Marina del Rey.  (Items 35, 36 and 37) APPROVED


$1.2 million proposal would fund consulting contracts for engineering/testing/inspection services for six fire station projects to be constructed in the Santa Clarita Valley.  (Item 39) APPROVED


Recommendation calls for spending $2.3 million on consulting contract for design/construction services for the North Los Angeles/Kern County Regional Recycled Water Project.  (Item 41) APPROVED


Board asked to approve aircraft parking ramp improvement project at Whiteman Airport in Pacoima at cost of $1.1-1.3 million, and set May 4 for bid opening.  (Item 52) APPROVED


$400,000 settlement proposed in two lawsuits arising from death of Harutyun Danaciyan, a patient at Olive View Medical Center who developed bedsores that became infected after undergoing back surgery.   (Item 61) APPROVED


Board asked to approve $160,000 settlement in lawsuit filed by Alfredo Hernandez after the Child Support Services Department incorrectly reported to major credit reporting agencies that he owed child support arrears. (Item 62) APPROVED


Ordinance would establish a tax-saving benefit for employees who use public transportation or vanpools.  (Item 68) APPROVED


Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky asks Board to urge the Los Angeles Unified School District to modify its new policy allowing students with permits to complete their education at their current schools.  (Item 70-B) APPROVED


Action would allow Public Defender Michael P. Judge, who will retire March 31, to continue acting in the position for up to 120 days while a replacement is sought.  (Item 70-C) APPROVED


Board asked to terminate contract with United Care, Inc. for foster care placement services.  (Item 70-D) APPROVED


Supervisors meet in closed session to discuss lawsuit by Sgt. Patrick Gomez, who claims retaliation by Sheriff’s Department after he ran against Sheriff Leroy Baca in 2002. (Item CS-1)  




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