Friday, August 6, 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:                                                       


        Aug. 6, 2010


Aug. 10 Agenda Highlights

(Meeting begins at 9:30 a.m.) 


Glendale resident Pauline McCourtney honored in recognition of her 100th birthday.


Action requests establishment of state enterprise zones in Walnut Park, Florence-Firestone, Willowbrook, Rancho Dominguez and portions of the Santa Clarita Valley in effort to stimulate economic growth.   (Items 1-D, 2-D, 2, and 8)


$195,000 proposal would fund video surveillance cameras/equipment at six county housing developments to provide extra security.  (Item 2-H)


$300,000 plan would fund improvements at Mary Van Dyke Park in South El Monte.  (Item 1-P)


Proposal calls for reallocating $6.7 million in funds earmarked for canceled Yvonne B. Burke driving range project to Baldwin Hills Regional Conservation Authority.  (Item 2-P)


Proposal would seek legislation to amend government code that requires public defender candidates to be a practicing attorney in all of the courts of the state for at least one year preceding appointment or election.  (Item 4, cont. from 8/3) 


Motion calls for report in 60 days on recommendations for policies, procedures and timelines for completion of the 2011 redistricting process.  (Item 5)


Supervisors Gloria Molina and Michael D. Antonovich request that a review of the Children’s Special Investigations Unit be included as part of the independent audit of the Department of Children and Family Services.  (Item 6)


Extension of $25,000 reward recommended for information leading to arrest and conviction of person(s) responsible for the 1993 murders of Veronica Ultreras and her 3-year-old daughter, Cynthia, in the Highland Park area.  (Item 7)


Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas asks that application be submitted for federal grant to fund regional planning efforts along transportation corridors.  (Item 9)


Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky requests names and salary information of all department heads be posted on County website within two weeks.  (Item 10)


Action would appoint seven candidates to the board of directors of the new private, non-profit Martin Luther King, Jr. Hospital.  (Item 19)


$9.2 million increase for LAC+USC Medical Center computer system proposed to enhance medical safety.  (Item 24)


Revised $11 million proposal would fund gym and community building at Stephen Sorensen County Park in Palmdale, and set Sept. 27 for bid opening; plan includes provision to acquire and protect 5.4 acres of Mojave ground squirrel replacement habitat.  (Item 27)


$2.6 million proposal would purchase video camera/transmission equipment for Sheriff’s Department to provide real-time aerial images of unfolding tactical situations to command staff on the ground to enhance decision-making and response capabilities.  (Item 36)


$198,000 settlement, plus assumption of $24,756 Medi-Cal lien, proposed for Ana Jimenez-Salgado concerning medical negligence lawsuit arising from treatment received while a patient at LAC+USC Medical Center.  (Item 40)


Board asked to approve solar project to produce electricity for the High Desert campus in Lancaster and installation of solar panel roof systems on nine County facilities, to be funded through the issuance of $39 million in bonds. (Item 48) 


Supervisors meet in closed session to discuss findings of the quality assurance reviews related to the provision of care at the Olive View-UCLA Medical Center’s neonatal intensive care unit.


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