Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Results: NOVEMBER 3 2010 AGENDA HIGHLIGHTS -- Board is taking public comment


                           Board of Supervisors, County of Los Angeles  


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Agenda and supporting documents:

Agenda Highlights:                                                       

     Nov. 3, 2010


Results: Wednesday, Nov. 3 Agenda Highlights

(Unless otherwise indicated, vote was 4-0.  Ridley-Thomas was late.) 


Board honors Fire Chief P. Michael Freeman, who is retiring Nov. 27 after 21 years with the County.


Approval sought to issue up to $850 million in revenue bonds to finance multiple capital projects for health services, public safety and general government, including reopening of the Hall of Justice.  (Item 1-F, 64) APPROVED 4-0, WITH MOLINA ABSTAINING


Supervisors Mark Ridley-Thomas and Michael D. Antonovich request plan in 30 days to designate a single County entity to be responsible for tracking/compiling data on child abuse, neglect and deaths.  (Item 2) APPROVED 5-0, AS AMENDED TO COLLECT DATA FOR PAST 10 YEARS INSTEAD OF 20


Extension of $5,000 reward proposed for information leading to arrest and/or conviction of person(s) responsible for the murder of Ila Ali Packman at medical marijuana dispensary in Hollywood on June 24.   (Item 3) APPROVED


Supervisor Don Knabe asks that admission and vehicle entrance fees be waived at regional park facilities for retired and active military personnel and their families from Nov. 6-13 in honor of Veterans Day.  (Item 4) APPROVED


$2.7 million proposal would combine three Health Services Department databases into one that will contain a single record for each patient, and extend contract with Lancet Technology, Inc., upping total budget to $9.5 million.  (Item 14) APPROVED


Board asked to approve environmental impact reports for the proposed construction of the Potrero Heights Park Community and Senior Center in Montebello.  (Item 18) APPROVED


$7 million proposal would fund four projects related to the Los Angeles Regional Interoperable Communications System.  (Item 26APPROVED


Acceptance of $172,000 grant would create system of machine-readable labels to increase accuracy/timeliness of processing items and reduce human error at Coroner’s Office.  (Item 32) APPROVED


Proposal would adopt 2010 California Fire Code as the County’s fire code, and establish more stringent building standards where necessary due to local climatic/geological/topographic conditions.   (Item 34) CONT. TO 11/9


Ordinance would allow retired employees to receive benefits they have earned that are now limited by the Internal Revenue Service. (Item 53, cont. from 10/19) APPROVED 4-1, WITH ANTONOVICH OPPOSED


Recommendation calls for establishing $25,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and/or conviction of person(s) responsible for murder of 14-year-old Dominique Peatry and wounding of six others at a birthday party on Sept. 5 in Lancaster.  (Item 66-B) APPROVED


Board asked to establish $25,000 reward for information leading to arrest and conviction of persons responsible for shooting of 5-year-old Aaron Shannon, Jr. and his family members on Oct. 31 in Los Angeles.  (Item introduced at Board meeting.)  APPROVED


Motion calls for report on ways to enhance training for children’s social workers and improve recruitment outreach.  (Motion introduced at meeting.) APPROVED 5-0


Board in closed session considers class action lawsuit challenging the adequacy of the educational services provided at the Challenger Memorial Youth Center.  (Item CS-1)


Board in closed session considers firms to recruit candidates for superintendent of schools for the Los Angeles County Office of Education.  (Item CS-4)


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