Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Final: APRIL 20 2010 AGENDA HIGHLIGHTS. Board is taking public comment

                                        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                                                       

 April 20, 2010


Final: April 20 Agenda Highlights

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


Metro employees Helen Brandon and Cardell Stewart honored for their heroic actions leading to the rescue and recovery of a 6-year-old girl kidnapped from a Metro bus in downtown Los Angeles. 


Scrolls presented to recipients of County’s Second Annual Green Leadership Awards, which recognize outstanding community energy conservation and environmental efforts.


$750,000 proposal would fund predevelopment costs for Whittier Area Recreation and Family Center Project. (Item 1-D) APPROVED


Proposal would authorize the use of the Polanco Redevelopment Act to clean up properties in redevelopment project areas that are environmentally contaminated, or suspected of being contaminated.  (Item 2-D) APPROVED


$84,000 grant would fund the San Gabriel River Bike Trail Gateway Enhancement Project.  (Items 1-P, 28)  APPROVED


Supervisor Gloria Molina requests the approval of a 10-year gratis lease agreement with Momentum LA to operate a biotech incubator pilot in the old General Hospital facility; and a long-term gratis lease agreement with the Los Angeles Community College District to consider establishing a Health Career Academy at the LAC+USC Medical Center complex.   (Items 4, 5) APPROVED


Supervisors Don Knabe and Zev Yaroslavsky request support for AB 2706, which would allow persons to sue for civil penalties if an act of violence was committed against them because they were homeless.   (Item 12) APPROVED 4-0, WITH ANTONOVICH ABSTAINING


$200,000 grant would augment employment services for non-violent felony offenders who are diagnosed with mental illness and a substance abuse disorder.  (Item 15) APPROVED


$1.3 million proposal would fund purchase of 4.7 acres of land in Acton to construct a fire station.  (Item 17) APPROVED


Action would allow two West Claremont residents to keep two horses, one llama, one emu, and 15 goats as pets on their property. (Item 20) APPROVED


Approval sought to declare the results official for the 43rd State Assembly District special primary election held April 13.  (Item 22) APPROVED


Action would facilitate the transfer of property for construction of new fire station in Santa Clarita.  (Item 33) APPROVED


Board asked to approve plans for $336,000 project to realign and reconstruct deteriorated segments of the San Gabriel River Bicycle Trail in Cerritos and Lakewood, and approve $2.43 million budget for two remaining phases.  (Item 39)  APPROVED


$1.2 million proposal would fund three conversion technology demonstration projects in effort to develop solid waste alternatives to landfills.  (Item 44) APPROVED AS AMENDED BY YAROSLAVSKY TO ASSESS FEASIBILITY OF DEVELOPING A CONVERSION TECHNOLOGY FACILITY AT ONE OR MORE COUNTY LANDFILLS, WITH REPORT BACK IN SIX MONTHS.


Donation of equipment valued at $134,358 from Dr. Richard Schultze would enhance the Sheriff’s Department’s ability to respond to tactical operations.  (Item 56) APPROVED


Board asked to approve $275,000 settlement in lawsuit concerning allegations of sexual assault by a sheriff’s deputy. (Item 58) APPROVED


Report scheduled on sponsorship fundraising efforts by the Arts Commission for the Los Angeles County Holiday Celebration.  (Item 62) RECEIVED AND FILED


Board asked to adopt 2010-11 proposed budget and set May 12 for public hearing.  (Item 63) APPROVED AND SET MAY 12 FOR PUBLIC HEARING, WITH VARIOUS REQUESTS FOR REPORTS


Support requested for Chelsea’s Law, AB1844, legislation increasing penalties for sex crimes against children, lengthening the time sex offenders remain on parole with GPS monitoring, and establishing “safe zones” to limit where offenders spend their time.  (Item 64-D) APPROVED


Board asked to provide instructions in closed session on real estate negotiations regarding parcels in the Bunker Hill Urban Renewal Project Area and the Park Parcel on Grand Avenue in Los Angeles.  (CS-2)





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