Thursday, July 29, 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

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:

Agenda Highlights:                                                       

       July 29, 2010

 August 3 Agenda Highlights

(Meeting is scheduled to begin at 9:30 a.m.) 


Supervisors Michael D. Antonovich and Don Knabe ask that independent firm be hired to audit and make recommendations to improve the safety of children served by the Department of Children and Family Services.   (Item 3)


Recommendation calls for approving $17.761 million to hire staff and develop initial infrastructure for a secure regional communications system shared by the County and 82 cities, supporting more than 34,000 first responders and mission-critical personnel.  (Item 9)


$197,885 grant would be used to fund project targeted at reducing HIV infections among African American men who have sex with other men.  (Item 15)


Action would allocate $309,000 to create centers at two County parks – McNees in West Whittier and El Cariso in Sylmar -- to teach residents about composting, grass recycling and water-wise gardening to reduce residential yard waste.  (Item 18)


Agreement would provide $200,000 for feasibility study and implementation plan for the Emerald Necklace, a 17-mile loop of proposed and existing parks, greenways, bikeways and multi-use trails along the San Gabriel River and the Rio Hondo in the San Gabriel Valley.  (Item 20)


Board asked to approve plans for new fire station in Santa Clarita, estimated to cost $12.4 million, with Aug. 31 set for bid opening.  (Item 29)


$274,160 construction contract requested to realign and reconstruct segment of the San Gabriel River Bicycle Trail in Cerritos and Lakewood.  (Item 33)


$2 million settlement plus a waiver of $241,380 County lien proposed in lawsuit in which Daniel Martinez alleged a deputy used excessive force when he shot and severely wounded him during May 2009 foot chase.   (Item 42)


Supervisors meet in closed session to discuss litigation filed by City of Alhambra challenging the County’s collection of property tax administration fees.  (Item CS-1)


Board discusses in closed session findings regarding the quality of care provided in the Olive View-UCLA Medical Center neonatal intensive care unit.  (Item CS-2)


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