Tuesday, May 18, 2010

MAY 18 2010 AGENDA HIGHLIGHTS -- Board is still in session,but items on Highlights have been acted on



                                    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                                                       

        May 18, 2010


Final Actions: May 18 Agenda Highlights

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


North Hollywood’s Harvard-Westlake Wolverines girls basketball team honored for winning its first state championship.


Sheriff’s Deputy Freddy Brown recognized for his courageous action when confronted with a violent suspect in the City of Hawaiian Gardens.


Report to be given on the financial status of Health Services Department. (Item S-2, 11:30 a.m.) RECEIVED AND FILED


$154,800 proposal would fund construction of exercise path at Campanella Park in Compton, and award contract to Bravo Concrete Construction Services, Inc.  (Item 1-D) APPROVED


Action would launch employee fitness challenge.  (Item 2) APPROVED


Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich requests report on feasibility of putting power transmission lines underground as part of the Countywide/Antelope Valley General Plan update.   (Item 3) APPROVED


Approval sought to transfer ownership of three County parks and five undeveloped County parcels to the City of Santa Clarita.  (Item 4) APPROVED


Board asked to support federal legislation which would allow the County to provide competitive low-interest loans to property owners for renewable-energy/energy-efficient improvement projects.  (Item 11) APPROVED


Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas requests study on feasibility of developing employee housing projects at Athens Sheriff’s Station and Martin Luther King, Jr. Medical Center sites. (Item 12) APPROVED


Approval sought to declare official the results for the Pasadena Unified School District Special Parcel Tax Election, held May 4.  (Item 19, cont. from 5/11) APPROVED


Pilot program would use community-based groups to work with General Relief recipients to qualify them for federal Supplemental Security Income.  (Item 21) APPROVED RANCHO PARK DISTRICT PROJECT BUT CONT. SOUTH SPECIAL DISTRICT PROJECT TO 6/9 BY RIDLEY-THOMAS


Board asked to approve one-time use of $9 million of Measure B Special Tax reserve funds to partially offset uncompensated emergency/trauma care provided by County hospitals.  (Item 22 APPROVED)


Acceptance of $1.9 million in new funds would support projects to prevent obesity and reduce smoking in County.  (Item 26) APPROVED


Agreement with operator of Altadena and Eaton Canyon county golf courses would reduce rent by half and provide for the repayment of past due rent except for late fees.   (Item 28) APPROVED


Board asked to approve settlements for three lawsuits, totaling $680,000, arising from automobile accidents involving public works employees; Public Works Department asks to transfer funds from services and supplies fund to pay for settlements.  (Items 41, 53, 54 and 55) APPROVED


Board asked to approve $1.4 million settlement, plus assumption of $1,147 Medi-Cal lien, in medical negligence lawsuit arising from treatment that patient Michelle Schroeder received at LAC+USC Medical Center. (Item 56) APPROVED SETTLEMENT, BUT CONT. CORRECTIVE ACTION PLAN TO 5/25 AT REQUEST OF MOLINA


Recommendation calls for issuing up to $1.5 billion in tax and revenue anticipation notes to meet fiscal year cash flow needs of the County General Fund in 2010-11.  (Item 64) APPROVED


Board asked to remove opposition to AB2065, legislation which would allow the Downey Redevelopment Agency to add two parcels to existing redevelopment project, if amendment is added to impose cap on tax increment funds to be collected.  (Item 66-A)  APPROVED


Request calls for extending $10,000 reward for information leading to arrest and conviction of person(s) responsible for vandalizing the Lancaster Parole Office in January.  (Item 66-B) APPROVED


Supervisors asked to declare May 16-22 as “Steven B. and Kathryn Sample Week” in honor of the years of service by the USC president and his wife.  (Item 66-D) APPROVED


Supervisors meet in closed session to discuss litigation involving breach of contract allegations arising from agreement between the County and King-Drew Medical Foundation. (Item CS-1)


Supervisors meet in closed session to discuss the findings of the quality assurance reviews related to the provision of care at the Olive View-UCLA Medical Center Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. (Item CS-4)




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