Tuesday, March 16, 2010

FINAL: MARCH 16 2010 AGENDA HIGHLIGHTS -- Board is on closed session


                           Board of Supervisors, County of Los Angeles  


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

   March 16, 2010


Final Results: March 16 Agenda Highlights

(Unless otherwise indicated, vote was 4-0.  Molina was late.) 


Watts resident Carrie Doby honored in celebration of her 100th birthday.


Rose Hills Memorial Park and Corridor Communications, Inc. recognized for “The Dignity Memorial Vietnam Wall,” which coincides with the 2010 Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day.


County employee Lt. Michael Noriega honored for saving his elderly neighbor from a house fire in Manhattan Beach.


$360,000 proposal would fund renovation of two homeless shelter buildings in San Pedro, and the addition of 12 new beds.  (Item 2-D)  APPROVED


Recommendation calls for increasing contract by $60,000 to develop marketing strategies to revitalize the Whittier Boulevard commercial corridor, bringing total to $185,000.   (Item 3-D) APPROVED


$16 million proposal would finance construction of nine rental housing developments in five cities, using City of Industry redevelopment funds. (Item 1-H) APPROVED


Board requested to oppose state legislation (AB 1989) that would require county boards of education members to be elected instead of appointed by county supervisors.  (Item 2) APPROVED


Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich requests extension of $10,000 rewards for information leading to the arrest and/or conviction of:

·         Person(s) responsible for murder of Andrew Lopez in Palmdale in May 2008.  (Item 3) APPROVED

·         Jesus Humberto Canales, who is accused of murdering Lucy Preciado in Quartz Hill on July 12, 2008.  (Item 4) APPROVED


$10,000 reward proposed for information leading to arrest and/or conviction of person(s) responsible for the stabbing of two movie patrons with a meat thermometer at the Cinemark 22 Theatre in Lancaster on Feb. 27.  (Item 5) APPROVED


Supervisor Gloria Molina requests Board support for AB 1717, which would allow voters to opt out of receiving sample ballots/pamphlets/notices of polling places by mail, and instead provide them with the choice of receiving these materials via e-mail/website.  (Item 8) APPROVED


Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas asks March 15-21 be proclaimed Fix a Leak Week, urging residents and businesses to check their plumbing fixtures and irrigation systems.  (Item 10) APPROVED


Approval sought to suspend efforts to transition the Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center to a private operator, based on operational changes designed to cut costs.  (Item 14, cont. from 3/9) APPROVED

Acceptance of $8.4 million grant would fund County efforts to respond to incidents of terrorism/natural disasters.  (Item 15) APPROVED


Acceptance of $125,000 from Los Angeles Unified School District would implement County’s child-care rating system at up to 50 of the district’s Early Education Centers.  (Item 16) APPROVED


Board asked to approve $7.5 million purchase of building/property in Baldwin Park currently occupied by the Department of Public Health. (Item 18) APPROVED


Action would appoint Robert Quon as assessor at annual salary of $187,526, effective April 1 through Dec. 6, 2010, when the current elected assessor’s term expires. (Item 21) APPROVED


Proposal calls for eliminating the Judicial Procedures Commission, effective May 1.  (Item 22) APPROVED


Supervisors asked to adopt updated County Strategic Plan.  (Item 23) APPROVED


Board considers appeal of Regional Planning Commission’s denial of continued operation of

motel in East Pasadena that neighbors had complained contributed to prostitution in area, and



$28 million proposal would fund settlement/purchase of 45 acres of land in Sun Valley to solve local flooding problem, and provide water conservation/habitat restoration.  (Item 25) APPROVED


Board asked to approve $675,000 contract with IBM to provide support for the Department of Children and Family Services child welfare case management computer system.  (Item 26) APPROVED


$345,000 proposal would allow for the build-out of the radiology rooms as part of the Emergency Room Replacement and Tuberculosis Unit project at Olive View-UCLA Medical Center.    (Item 35) APPROVED


Board asked to approve toxic pollutants monitoring plan for Marina del Rey Harbor and enter into agreement with City of Los Angeles and Culver City to share $4.4 million cost of implementation. (Item 38) APPROVED


Proposal calls for establishing $4.7 million budget for Montellano Avenue landslide repair project in Hacienda Heights.  (Item 42) APPROVED


Approval sought to spend up to $690,000 for engineering-related work on project to improve water supply reliability in Malibu area.  (Item 44) APPROVED

Acceptance of $200,000 grant and matching funds would allow Sheriff’s Department to provide  services to women in Lancaster who are victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking. (Item 50) APPROVED


Board asked to approve $125,000 settlement in lawsuit filed by Celia Contreras, who was struck by electric cart driven by maintenance employee on sidewalk at LAC+USC Medical Center. (Item 53) APPROVED


$350,000 settlement proposed in lawsuit alleging death was result of use of excessive force by sheriff’s deputies.  (Item 54) 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 56, cont. from 1/19, 1/26, 2/16, 3/2, and 3/9) APPROVED MOTION ASKING FOR A REPORT BEFORE PROPOSED BUDGET PRESENTATION ON OVERTIME USAGE, IMPACT OF PROPOSED OVERTIME CUTS, AND OPTIONS TO REDUCE NEGATIVE EFFECT OF CUTS ON UNINCORPORATED AREAS


Report scheduled on funding options for the Arts Commission internship program, and the feasibility of using the 1% public art fee as a funding source. (Item 57, cont. from 3/9) CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICE ASKED TO REPORT ON 3/23 HOW A LOAN PROGRAM MIGHT BE DEVISED TO FUND UP TO $250,000 FOR INTERNSHIPS, 4-1 WITH MOLINA OPPOSED


Report scheduled on plan to address/consolidate motions by supervisors concerning Probation Department internal affairs and child abuse investigations.  (Item 58) CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICE CONT. TO 3/23


Report to be given on the impacts of potential state budget cuts and the County’s projected budget shortfall.  (Item 59) ANTONOVICH CONT. TO 3/23


Sheriff asked to present report on April 6 on current efforts to monitor sex offenders, the consequences for violating parole terms, and how state’s prison overcrowding is impacting the ability to protect residents from sex offenders.  (Item 60-A)  APPROVED


$10,000 rewards proposed for information leading to the arrest and conviction of persons responsible for the shooting and wounding of 10-year-old Erika Miranda on March 2 and 18-month-old Linsey Baquedano on March 7, both in Compton.  (Motions introduced at meeting.) APPROVED 5-0


Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky requests report be prepared no later than March 23 on projected impact on the County of  “carbon reduction surcharge” proposed by Los Angeles Department of Water and Power.  APPROVED  5-0


Supervisors meet in closed session to discuss Katie A. federal lawsuit alleging failure to adequately provide for foster care children. (Item CS-1)  


Supervisors meet in closed session to discuss lawsuit arising out of claims of retaliation by Sheriff’s Department Sgt. Patrick Gomez. (Item CS-2, cont. from 3/9)


Supervisors meet in closed session to discuss medical negligence/wrongful death lawsuit arising from treatment received by a patient while hospitalized at the Olive View Medical Center.  (Item CS-3, cont. from 3/9)


Supervisors meet in closed session to consider candidate for appointment to the position of director of health services. (Item CS-5)  








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