Thursday, October 7, 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:                                                       


        Oct. 7, 2010


Oct. 12, 2010 Agenda Highlights

(Due to the Monday holiday, meeting will begin at 1 p.m.)


Five residents recognized for rescuing 27 dogs and giving them a new “leash on life.”


$250,000 grant proposed to assist Venice Community Housing Corp. pay loan for 20-unit apartment complex in Los Angeles that will provide permanent housing to homeless persons with mental illness.  (Item 1-D)


Housing Authority asks rule change to require owners to repay overpaid housing assistance payments in two months instead of 12. (Item 1-H)


Action would allocate $300,000 to develop 1.5 acres of the Crescenta Valley Park for use by dogs without leashes.  (Items 1-P21)


Supervisor Don Knabe asks Board support of legislation that would authorize federal government to assist four local water agencies serving 61 cities with project to replenish the groundwater. (Item 2)


Supervisor Gloria Molina proposes allowing non-profit groups to use first floor of old County General Hospital to provide health and social services.  (Item 7)


Proposal calls for extending residential treatment for female parolees beyond six months to help them with extensive trauma, mental health and substance abuse issues.  (Item 11)


Acceptance of $231,000 grant would allow County to become a founding member of the Disaster Corps and have access to trained volunteers from around the state to help in disasters.  (Item 12)


Ordinance would implement replacement benefits plan, and repeal General Member Plan F and Safety Member Plan F.  (Items 13  and 44)


Proposal would expand the letter-grading program to include food trucks and food carts.  (Items 18 and 43)


Board asked to accept $570,000 grant to pay for plan to improve Whittier Narrows Equestrian Center, and set total budget at $1.155 million.   (Item 20)


Recommendation calls for establishing $3,058,000 budget for renovation of George Lane Park Pool and pool building in Quartz Hill.  (Item 25)


$1.6 million project would replace sand at Venice Beach washed away by rainstorms.  (Item 26)


Proposal would improve the median landscaping along Rosemead Boulevard in East Pasadena at estimated cost of $1.2 million to $1.7 million.  (Item 31)


Agreement would allow Sheriff’s Department to continue immigration functions in the jails under supervision of Immigration and Customs Enforcement.  (Item 36)


$199,000 settlement proposed in claim that a 17-year-old youth was sexually abused by a female probation officer while he was confined to Camp Holton in 2009.  (Item 37)


Recommendation calls for $350,000 settlement to father of a man shot to death in Compton in 2008 by deputy who believed he was about to be shot.  (Item 38)


Report scheduled on funding needs for Probation Department to satisfy issues raised by the federal Department of Justice.  (Item 45, cont. from 9-28)


Report set on whether creating a panel of family law lawyers, paid a flat fee to serve as expert witnesses and investigators, would reduce costs of the Professional Appointee Court Expenditures System.  (Item 46,  cont. from 9-28)


Board in closed session considers candidate for appointment as director of health services.  (Item CS-2)


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