Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Final: August 31 2010 AGENDA HIGHLIGHTS -- Board is in closed session


                           Board of Supervisors, County of Los Angeles  


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


       Aug. 31, 2010


Final Results: Aug. 31 Agenda Highlights

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


$1 million proposal would allow Community Development Commission and Housing Authority to construct a headquarters in Alhambra to consolidate its three offices, with opening projected for June 2012.  (Item 3-D)  CONT. TO 9/7 BY RIDLEY-THOMAS


Recommendation would award $4.6 million to three agencies to provide the homeless and/or those at-risk of becoming homeless with assistance in obtaining housing/supportive services, and expand eligibility to residents of 19 additional cities.  (Item 4-D) APPROVED


Motion would oppose changes that would make it more difficult for businesses to operate within California Enterprise Zones.  (Item 2, cont. from 8/24)  APPROVED


Action would authorize necessary repairs to the pool at the Arcadia Community Regional Park to ensure it is open next summer.  (Item 3) APPROVED AS REVISED BY ANTONOVICH TO REQUIRE REPORT IN 30 DAYS ON WORK PLAN FOR THE POOL AND FOR REPLACING MANUAL CHEMICAL SYSTEMS AT NINE POOLS WITH AUTOMATIC METERING SYSTEMS.


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 8)  REFERRED BACK TO RIDLEY-THOMAS OFFICE


Acceptance of $831,000 grant would fund the coordination of regional planning for mass care and shelter in the event of a catastrophe.  (Item 10) APPROVED


$290,000 proposal would fund onsite reviews of at least 75 child-care centers/family child-care homes participating in the Steps to Excellence Project, in effort to assign quality ratings.  (Item 11) APPROVED


Board asked to approve new rates for employee benefits, increasing an average of 6.6–7 percent for medical and 4–6 percent for dental, and decreasing 30.2 percent for life insurance and 15 percent for disability.  (Item 13) APPROVED


$746,700 proposal would fund contract to convert real property microfilm to digital images for the Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk to comply with state law.  (Item 16) APPROVED


$31 million proposal would replace outdated equipment and complete deferred repairs/upgrades to Public Works Department facilities.  (Item 21) APPROVED


Acceptance of $50,000 grant would partially fund purchase of two compressed natural gas-powered shuttle buses for the Sunshine Shuttle Service in South Whittier.  (Item 25) APPROVED


$1.2 million proposal would fund last phases of project to connect the County’s Emergency Operations Center to the federal operations center to allow the Sheriff’s Department to better manage and coordinate crisis situations.   (Item 37) APPROVED


Action would approve $185,000 partial settlement by U.S.A. Waste of California, et al., for remediation of environmental contamination at former Cal Compact Landfill in Carson.  (Item 40) APPROVED


Board asked to approve $750,000 settlement in lawsuit filed by Elida Mercedes Portillo concerning the use of deadly force by sheriff’s deputies.  (Item 41)   APPROVED


$121,500 settlement proposed for Walter Talley in lawsuit arising from allegations of excessive force by two sheriff’s deputies.  (Item 42) APPROVED


$790,000 settlement proposed for employee Katherine Voyer concerning allegations that she was subjected to employment discrimination, sexual harassment and violation of the Public Safety Officers Procedural Bills of Rights. (Item 43) APPROVED


Report scheduled on requirements and timelines for disclosure of child fatality information pursuant to SB39 and Welfare and Institutions Code 827, and a protocol for responding to SB39 requests and tracking such requests.  (Item 50)   APPROVED MOTION BY KNABE AND RIDLEY-THOMAS TO DEVELOP TIMETABLE AND PROCESS TO IMPLEMENT RECOMMENDATIONS OF OFFICE OF INDEPENDENT REVIEW, RECOMMEND SINGLE COUNTY OFFICE TO OVERSEE SB39 COMPLIANCE, AND DEVELOP PROCESS FOR WORKING WITH DISTRICT ATTORNEYAND LAW ENFORCEMENT ON DISCLOSURE OF INFORMATION


 Recommendation calls for establishing $20,000 reward for information leading to arrest and/or conviction of person(s) responsible for fatal traffic collision involving Alhambra resident Shih-Siang Ho in 2009.  (Item 51-A) APPROVED


Action would establish a $20,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and/or conviction of person(s) responsible for arson fires of two churches in Lake Los Angeles and Lancaster on Aug. 25.  (Item 51-B)  APPROVED



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