Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Board is still in session discussing Arizona boycott proposal. Here are items that have been acted on.


                           Board of Supervisors, County of Los Angeles  


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

        June 1, 2010


Final Actions: June 1 Agenda Highlights

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


Good Samaritans Christine Dorman and Jennifer Martin honored for their heroism in pulling a man from a burning car in Lancaster on April 13.


Supervisors Gloria Molina and Zev Yaroslavsky request County boycott of Arizona over its new law (SB 1070) aimed at cracking down on illegal immigration. (Item S-1, 2 p.m.)


Board asked to approve FY 2010-11 budgets for the Community Development Commission and Housing Authority, totaling $493.6 million. (Items 1-D, 1-H)  APPROVED


Supervisors Mark Ridley-Thomas and Michael D. Antonovich ask Board to urge federal officials to release $300,000 grant for Homeboy Industries, which provides job training/services for youthful offenders in the County’s probation system.  (Item 5)  RIDLEY-THOMAS CONT. TO 8/31


Acceptance of $597,000 grant would fund program to protect key resource/infrastructure sites from acts of terrorism.  (Item 10)  APPROVED


$1.1 million proposal would fund consolidation of medical hub clinic at LAC+USC Medical Center to serve children referred by the Department of Children and Family Services.  (Item 26)



Acceptance of $550,000 grant would fund handicap access improvement project at Franklin D. Roosevelt Park in Florence-Firestone area and computer lab improvement project at Amelia Mayberry Park in Whittier area.  (Item 37)  APPROVED


$2.8 million proposal would replace various play areas at Frank G. Bonelli Regional Park in San Dimas, Crescenta Valley Community Regional Park and Two Strike Park in La Crescenta, Pamela Park in Duarte, and Dr. Richard H. Rioux Memorial Park in Stevenson Ranch. (Item 38)



Board asked to award $893,000 in contracts for construction of restrooms at Enterprise Park in Los Angeles area, Mona Park in Compton, and Alondra Regional Park in Lawndale.  (Item 40)



Supervisors asked to approve road improvement projects to be financed by $85 million in Proposition 1B transportation bond funds.  (Item 43)  APPROVED


$17 million proposal would fund computer system to transfer health/mental health records among the Probation Department’s juvenile halls and camps, as required by settlement with U.S. Department of Justice.  (Item 53)  APPROVED


Acceptance of $11 million grant would add 76 positions to supervise adult felon probationers in attempt to reduce the likelihood the probationers would commit new crimes or other violations and be sent to prison.  (Item 55)  APPROVED


Board asked to spend $56.8 million to buy and maintain 14 new helicopters to replace the Sheriff Department’s aging fleet.   (Item 56)  APPROVED


Board asked to approve $200,000 settlement for employee Lettisse Bell concerning allegations that the Probation Department failed to engage in adequate interactive process and did not provide reasonable accommodation for her disability.  (Item 59)  APPROVED


Board asked to approve $145,000 settlement for William and Lenora Steinberg regarding an automobile accident involving Sheriff’s Department deputy. (Item 60) APPROVED


Report scheduled on plans 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 63, cont. from 5/18) ACCEPTED CEO RECOMMENDATIONS AND ASKED FOR REPORT IN 60 DAYS FROM CEO ON PROPOSAL TO ESTABLISH GROUP TO HELP FOCUS ON HOW TO POSITION THE HEALTH SYSTEM IN FUTURE TO BE COMPETITIVE


Board asked to extend $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and/or conviction of person(s) responsible for the murder of Anthony Lombardi while he was in a parked car in Valencia in 2008.  (Item 64-A) APPROVED


Recommendation would extend $50,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and/or conviction of person(s) responsible for actions that led to the Station Fire, the County's largest fire in its history, on Aug. 26, 2009.   (Item 64-B) APPROVED


Action would support passage of AB 1998, legislation to ban certain stores from providing single-use carryout bags to customers statewide.  (Item 64-C)


Supervisors meet in closed session to discuss lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of law passed in 2009 that shifted local redevelopment revenues from counties to help balance the state budget.  (Item CS-1)


Supervisors meet in closed session to consider candidate for appointment to position of director of health services. (Item CS-4)


Supervisors meet in closed session to discuss findings of the quality assurance reviews related to the provision of care at Olive View Medical Center’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.  (Item CS-5)


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