Monday, June 28, 2010



                           Board of Supervisors, County of Los Angeles  


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

                 Brian Lew, Assistant Director, (213) 974-1652

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Agenda and supporting documents:

Agenda Highlights:                                                       


       June 28, 2010


June 29 Agenda Highlights

(Meeting begins at 9:30 a.m.) 


Foshay Learning Center Robotics Team recognized for receiving industrial safety award in national robotics championship.


Retiring KCBS TV reporter Mark Coogan honored for 40-year career as radio/TV journalist.


$1.5 million construction contracts would complete sound insulation work on 25 properties in the Lennox/Athens area affected by airplane noise.  (Item 1-D)


$3.8 million loan would allow development of three affordable rental housing developments in Bell Gardens, Claremont and West Hollywood.  (Item 2-D)


$300,000 proposal would prevent 20 families participating in a state economic recovery ownership program from losing their escrow deposit and begin rehabilitation projects. (Items 3-D, 6-H)


Approval sought to reallocate $59 million for projects along the Los Angeles River in Long Beach and Paramount.  (Item 1-P)


Board asked to approve spending plan for Los Angeles County Regional Park and Open Space District, which identifies $26.8 million in excess funds for allocation in 2010-11.  (Item 2-P)


Supervisors Michael D. Antonovich and Don Knabe request Probation Department employees be identified and disciplined for failures outlined in a June 2 report by the Office of Independent Review, and recent cases of employee arrests/misconduct be identified to ensure appropriate discipline is taken. (Item 2, cont. from 6/22) 


Proposal requests the Office of Education to initiate a moratorium on the closures of any community day schools/independent study schools for at least 30 days, and work to find solutions to keep the alternative school sites open.  (Item 3)


Supervisors Zev Yaroslavsky and Gloria Molina ask for report in 30 days on ways in which Chief Probation Officer Donald Blevins can be given maximum flexibility to assemble the best possible management team to reform/restructure the Probation Department, including hiring staff outside the department.  (Item 5, cont. from 6/22) 


Proposal calls for giving the Office of Independent Review oversight of the Probation Department’s internal affairs operation.   (Item 6, cont. from 6/22) 


Action would allow taxpayers the option to file online property assessment appeal applications, in effort to decrease costs and errors.  (Item 8)


 Acceptance of $22.4 million grant would enhance the capabilities of the County and City of Los Angeles to respond to incidents of terrorism.  (Item 9)


Board asks for report back by Aug. 31 on efforts to implement human resources study recommendations designed to upgrade/streamline the County’s hiring process.  (Item 14)


Proposal would allow the Grand Avenue Park Development, LLC, to begin construction on the $56 million Civic Park Project.  (Item 15)


Action would declare official the results for the 43rd State Assembly District election. (Item 18)


$183,979 proposal would fund an obstacle course/all-terrain vehicle training area within the San Gabriel Canyon off-highway vehicle area.  (Item 24)


Permission sought to apply for $4.7 million in grants to fund construction of nature education facilities at Carver Park, Deane Dana Park, Eaton Canyon and Placerita Canyon.    (Item 25)


$5.5 million proposal would fund construction of new interim data center on the MLK Medical Center campus to meet the needs of the Departments of Health Services and Mental Health, and approve the issuance of long-term bonds to finance project.  (Item 27, cont. from 6/15)


Proposal would extend contract with company operating County’s five airports, at estimated $605,000 annually in cost savings and revenue for the County. (Item 33)


$8.4 million proposal would fund expansion of Lennox Library and community center. (Item 34)


Proposal would allow Sheriff’s Department to use Nixle communication service to send out alerts and advisories to community resident subscribers at no cost.  (Item 63)


New $4 million radio system would replace outdated Sheriff’s Department equipment and provide back-up dispatch capability with Fire Department.   (Item 65)


Board asked to approve $400,000 medical negligence/wrongful death settlement in lawsuit filed by parents of Tremayne Cole, who died at LAC+USC Medical Center after being transferred from Los Padrinos Juvenile Hall.  (Item 67)


$1.9 million settlement, plus assumption of $747,204 Medi-Cal lien, proposed for James Flores    in medical negligence lawsuit arising from treatment received at LAC+USC Medical Center.  (Item 68)


$300,000 settlement proposed for employee Leamon Scott concerning allegations that he was subjected to employment discrimination at the Department of Community and Senior Services. (Item 69)


Adoption of new employee retirement contribution rate would increase County costs by $200 million annually.  (Item 70)


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



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