Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Results: OCTOBER 19 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                                                       


        Oct. 19, 2010


Final Results: Oct. 19 Agenda Highlights

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


Winners of Countywide Biggest Loser Contest to be honored. 


Recommendation would require hiring of local workers and preferences for small businesses in Martin Luther King, Jr. Medical Center replacement construction project.  (Item S-1, 11 a.m., cont. from 9/21 and 10/5) APPROVED.  AMENDMENT BY RIDLEY-THOMAS TO INCLUDE A PROJECT LABOR AGREEMENT WAS POSTPONED FOR TWO WEEKS, 4-1,WITH RIDLEY-THOMAS OPPOSED


To deal with overcrowding issue, proposal would increase the budget to $5 million annually (from $2 million) to transfer patients from Los Angeles County Medical Center to private hospitals.  (Item S-2,  11:30 a.m., cont. from 10/12) APPROVED


Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich proposes a series of pension reforms designed to save the County $200 million annually. (Item 2) REFERRED TO CLOSED SESSION


Proposal would allow three agencies assisting children with developmental disabilities under the care of the Department of Children and Family Services to use vacant space at MacLaren Children’s Center in El Monte without charge for two years.  (Item 4) APPROVED


Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas recommends applying for two grants to assist local jurisdictions to spur innovative planning efforts, and transit-oriented infrastructure study to accommodate pedestrian-friendly mixed-use development, at cost of $350,000.  (Item 5) APPROVED


$2.7 million proposal would fund County’s share of construction costs for the Long Beach Courthouse parking structure renovation project.  (Item 7)  APPROVED


$1.3 million increase in federal funding would allow expanded HIV testing services for residents most disproportionately affected by HIV, with emphasis on African Americans.  (Item 13) APPROVED


Board asked to increase budgets for two new fire stations in Santa Clarita to $19.796 million due to construction delay and adhering to federal requirements, and accept $3.6 million Stimulus grant to assist with funding.    (Item 18)  and  (Item 19) APPROVED


Recommended action would allow the County to retain the rights to purchase 21 acres of land from the Lancaster Redevelopment Agency as the future site of the new High Desert Multi-Service Ambulatory Care Center.  (Item 20APPROVED


Board asked to approve revised $16 million budget for the Alondra Park Pool/Water Play/Skate Park project in El Camino Village, and approve construction contract.  (Item 24) APPROVED


Acceptance of $800,000 in grants would assist:

1.      The Fire Department’s Urban Search and Rescue Task Force Canine Search program. REFERRED BACK TO FIRE DEPARTMENT

2.      Implementation of training program for public defenders in the area of forensic evidence. APPROVED

3.      Sheriff’s program to combat gangs with better information sharing/analysis among agencies.   APPROVED

4.      Implementation of in-jail substance abuse treatment program. APPROVED (Item 27, 28, 29, 31)


Final reading scheduled for ordinance to expand the letter-grading program to include food trucks and food carts.  (Item 36) APPROVED


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 39, cont. from 9/28, 10/12)  CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER CONT. TO 12/14


Acceptance of $125,000 grant would allow construction of boat launch ramp at Castaic Lake and replacement of a storage shed.  (Item 40-AAPPROVED


Recommendation seeks designation of portion of Angeles Forest Highway  in honor of Ted Hall and Arnie Quinones, two Los Angeles County firefighters killed in the Station Fire.  (Item 40-BAPPROVED


Supervisor Gloria Molina asks County audit to review financial condition of City of Bell.  (Item 40-C) APPROVED


Establishment of $10,000 reward recommended for information leading to the arrest and/or conviction of person(s) who murdered 80-year-old Hanna Morcos in his Hawthorne home on Sept 24.  (Item 40-E) APPROVED


Report asked within 30 days on two disturbances at Scobee Probation Camp and Nidorf Juvenile Hall, whether gang affiliations played a role, and recommendations to address continuing violence throughout the juvenile probation system. (Item 40-F) APPROVED


Action would appoint Dr. Mitchell H. Katz as director of health services.  (Item 40-I) APPROVED


Motion directs report in 14 days on success and issues of the waiver program implemented by the Department of Children and Family Services .  (Motion introduced at meeting.) APPROVED


Board in closed session considers firms to recruit candidates for superintendent of the Los Angeles County Office of Education.  (Item CS-2)





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