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Los Angeles County sealThe homeless crisis and transportation improvements are among the issues on the agenda for Tuesday’s meeting of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors starting at 9:30 a.m.

Other highlights include:

  • Los Angeles Universal Preschool (LAUP) Educator of the Year awardees honored
  • Children’s Alliance recognized for their 25th Anniversary and Janice Spire in recognition of her service to the community and as President of the Children’s Alliance.
  • Lucas Rivera honored for his contributions to the community as Vice President of Grand Park.
  • Participants of the Los Angeles County Youth Jobs Program recognized for their contributions to the County both as employees and employers.
  • Department of Public Social Services and other agencies honored for “Refugee Awareness Month.”
  • Manuel Sanchez recognized for his outstanding service to the numerous members of the Lions Club International and residents of Norwalk.
  • Caylin L. Moore honored for being named a 2017 Rhodes Scholar.
  • Supervisor Solis and Kuehl instruct the Chief Executive Officer to negotiate with the City of Los Angeles on a three-year license agreement to allow the Los Angeles City Police Department (LAPD) to operate on the LAC+USC Medical Campus in assisting victims and families of child and elder abuse. (Item 2)
  • Supervisor Solis and Kuehl instruct the Chief Executive Officer to negotiate with the East Los Angeles Women’s Center on a three-year license agreement to provide temporary shelter to survivors of domestic, sexual and interpersonal violence and their families. (Item 3)
  • Supervisor Solis proclaims June 12, 2017 as “Philippine Independence Day.” (Item 4)
  • Supervisor Kuehl and Ridley-Thomas recommend the revocation of appointed counsel registration fees for services received from the Public Defender, the Alternate Public Defender, or court-appointed counsel. (Item 7)
  • Recommendation for the Chief Executive Officer to approve the 2015 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program budget in the amount of $792,632 to continue crime prevention and control programs in the County. (Item 13)
  • Authorization sought for the director of Public Social Services to execute a Coordinated Entry System for Families (CES) services contract with Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority, with a maximum contract amount of $36,900,000 funded by CalWORKs. (Item 16)
  • Authorization sought for the Director of Public Social Services to execute a Crisis Housing and Supportive Services for Homeless General Relief Applicant/Participant (GR CHSS) contract with the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA) for an estimated amount of $2,409,000 for Fiscal Year 2017-18. (Item 17)
  • Recommendation for the Director of the Health Agency to accept an anticipated grant award up to $20,000,000 from the California Board of State and Community Corrections (BSCC) for implementation of the Los Angeles County Proposition 47 Program. (Item 19)
  • Recommendation for the Director of Mental Health to execute Service Agreements with Enhanced Emergency Shelter Program contractors to purchase beds on an as-needed basis for temporary emergency shelter. (Item 27)
  • Authorization sought for the Director of Public Health to execute sole source contracts with various Vector Control districts to respond to the Zika virus, 100% offset by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Notice of Award. (Item 31)
  • Recommendation to approve the continuation of public transit services for the residents in the unincorporated area of Santa Clarita Valley for Fiscal Year 2017-18 with an estimated total County share of $2,400,000. (Item 38)
  • Recommendation to approve the continuation of paratransit services for eligible patrons in the unincorporated County for Fiscal Year 2017-18 at an estimated total of $3,595,000. (Item 39)
  • Recommendation to approve the continuation of public transit services for the residents in the unincorporated area of Antelope Valley (5) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2017-18 an estimated County total of $900,000. (Item 43)
  • Authorization sought for the acquisition of one lifeguard fire rescue boat for the Lifeguard Division, in an amount not to exceed $651,000. (Item 48)
  • In closed session, Board to consider: Case alleging discrimination against individuals with mental and/or developmental disabilities in the General Relief Program.
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LOS ANGELES COUNTY HEADLINES
Friday, Oct 20, 2017
The LA County Public Defender has won the Silver Eagle Award for its Public Defender Jail Liaison Program during the 31st Annual Productivity and Quality Awards Ceremony on Oct. 18 at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion.
Wednesday, Oct 18, 2017
Determined to transform the deeply troubled Los Angeles County Probation Department, the Board of Supervisors Tuesday voted unanimously to consider an independent entity that would provide guidance, oversight and accountability.
Friday, Oct 13, 2017
Santa Clarita ranks No. 5 among Los Angeles County's 88 cities in the assessed value of all taxable real property and business personal property, according to the 2017 Annual Report released by County Assessor Jeffrey Prang today.
Friday, Oct 13, 2017
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors will address issues related to homelessness and the Hepatitis A outbreak among other agenda items in their meeting Tuesday, October 17 starting at 9 a.m.
Thursday, Oct 12, 2017
The Los Angeles County Fire Department extends thoughts and prayers to all of those affected by the devastating fires in Sonoma, Napa, Mendocino, and Orange counties.

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