Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Final Actions: August 3 2010 AGENDA HIGHLIGHTS -- Board is taking public testimony



                                    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                                                       

        Aug. 3, 2010

 Final Results: August 3 Agenda Highlights

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


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) APPROVED WITH AMENDMENT BY RIDLEY-THOMAS TO INCLUDE EVALUATION OF THE USE OF COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY AND AMENDMENT BY YAROSLAVSKY TO ASSESS WORK RULES AND REGULATIONS THAT ARE REDUNDANT OR UNNECESSARILY ADD TO WORKLOAD OF EMPLOYEES


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) APPROVED WITH AMENDMENT BY ANTONOVICH TO ASK THE CITY OF LOS ANGELES IF IT PLANS TO CONTRIBUTE FUNDING TO THE PROJECT


$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) APPROVED


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) APPROVED


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) APPROVED


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) APPROVED


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


$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) APPROVED


Supervisor Gloria Molina requests Board 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 as public defender.  (Item 51-A)  CONT. TO 8/ AT REQUEST OF KNABE


Motion asks Treasurer and Tax Collector to report on possibility of sending a reminder notice to property owners in March to alert that taxes are due in April.  (Motion introduced at meeting.)  APPROVED


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)


Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky submitted a motion for the Aug. 9 meeting that would require posting  on the County website the names and salary information of all County department heads. 





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