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In their Tuesday, Oct. 3, meeting the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors will consider a motion to designate Oct. 12 as Italian American Heritage Day in the county, and create a new legal holiday, Indigenous Peoples Day, to be observed on the second Monday of each October.

Proposed by Supervisors Hilda L. Solis (First District) and Sheila Kuehl (Third District), the motion reads as follows:

“Recommendation as submitted by Supervisors Solis and Kuehl: Designate October 12th of each year, as ‘Italian American Heritage Day’ in the County of Los Angeles, to recognize the contributions of Italian Americans to the history and culture of Los Angeles; create ‘Indigenous Peoples Day’ as an official County holiday to be observed on the second Monday of each October and to be recognized no later than the 2019 calendar year; direct County Counsel to create an ordinance to remove all references to ‘Columbus Day’ as an official County holiday and recognize ‘Indigenous Peoples Day’ instead; instruct all Department Heads, upon passage of the ordinance, to include recognition and observance of ‘Indigenous Peoples Day’ on all relevant County documents including, but not limited to, calendars, schedules and administrative materials; and send a five-signature letter to the Los Angeles Unified School District Board of Education subsequent to official Board action, indicating that the County will now recognize ‘Indigenous Peoples Day’ on the second Monday of each October and urge the LAUSD Board to consider taking a similar action.”

Solis’ and Kuehl’s original proposal reads as follows:

Native Americans are descendants of the aboriginal, indigenous, native people who were the original inhabitants of this continent. One way to recognize the enormous historical contributions of Native American heritage and Indigenous People is through celebrations of culture, recognition of traditions, and the continued support of artistic self-expression.

The County of Los Angeles has a rich and unique history and diversity represented within the indigenous population residing here.

As declared by the presidential proclamation of 2015, Native Americans and their traditions inspire the ideals of self-governance and determination that are the framework of our Nation. There are significant contributions by Native Americans including agriculture, medicine, self-governance, music, language and art. In addition, there are globally recognized inventors, scholars, and spiritual leaders.

Thus, it is fitting that the County of Los Angeles honor the historic contributions of indigenous, aboriginal and native peoples by establishing the Indigenous Peoples Day as a legal County holiday.

WE, THEREFORE, MOVE THAT THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS:

1. Designate October 12th of each year, as Italian American Heritage Day in the County of Los Angeles, to recognize the contributions of Italian Americans to the history and culture of Los Angeles.

2. Create Indigenous Peoples Day as an official County holiday, to be observed on the second Monday of each October, and to be recognized no later than the 2019 calendar year.

3. Direct County Counsel to create an ordinance to remove all references to Columbus Day as an official County holiday and recognize Indigenous Peoples Day instead.

4. Direct Department Heads, upon passage of the ordinance, to include recognition and observance of Indigenous Peoples Day on all relevant County documents including, but not limited to, calendars, schedules, and administrative materials.

5. Send a 5-signature letter to the Los Angeles Unified School District Board of Education (LAUSD Board), subsequent to official Board action, indicating that the County will now recognize Indigenous Peoples day on the second Monday of each October, and urge the LAUSD Board to consider taking a similar action.

Also on Tuesday’s agenda: Supervisors Solis and Janice Hahn’s proposal to send a five-signature letter to the County Congressional Delegation, Senate and House leadership and the president urging the extension of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals renewal deadline for an additional 90 days.

Additional agenda highlights follow:

* Graduates of the Los Angeles Trade Tech College Patriotic Hall Culinary Arts Program commended in recognition of their accomplishment in completing the program as the first graduating class.

* The Women and Children’s Crisis Shelter recognized for 40 years of outstanding service to the residents of Whittier and Los Angeles County.

* The City of Culver City celebrated on the occasion of their 100th anniversary.

* Supervisor Ridley-Thomas and Kuehl authorize the Executive Director of the Community Development Commission to enter into a memorandum of understanding with the Department of Mental Health to enhance the pool of funds to increase the supply of affordable housing countywide. (Item 1-D)

* Supervisors Solis and Kuehl designate October 12th of each year as “Italian American Heritage Day” in the County of Los Angeles to recognize the contributions of Italian Americans to the history and culture of Los Angeles; and designate the creation of “Indigenous Peoples Day” as an official County holiday to be observed on the second Monday of each October. (Item 2)

* Supervisors Solis and Hahn direct the Chief Executive Officer to send a five-signature letter to the Los Angeles County Congressional Delegation, the Senate and House leadership and the President of the United States urging the extension of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) renewal deadline for an additional 90 days. (Item 3)

* Supervisors Ridley-Thomas and Hahn direct the Chief Executive Officer, in consultation with various County departments, to explore protocols and structures to actualize ongoing Probation reform and accountability. (Item 10)

* Supervisors Kuehl and Barger instruct the Executive Director of the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA) to use Measure H funding available through strategy E8 to contract with LA Family Housing to operate a bridge housing program for women for up to 85 beds at the Sylmar Armory and negotiate an agreement with the National Guard for use of the facility for this purpose. (Item 14)

* Approval sought for an ordinance for introduction to amend the proprietary petroleum pipeline franchise granted to Standard Gas Company, to reflect Board consent for a change of control of the franchise rights from Standard Gas Company to Chevron U.S.A. Inc. (Item 17, Ordinance, Revised Ordinance)

* Authorize the Director of the Health Agency and/or the Chief Probation Officer to execute agreements with individuals, organizations, joint ventures and other interested to obtain services for the provision of vital services for justice-involved adults and juveniles and approve additional staff for the office of Diversion and Reentry. (Item 22)

* Report by the Director of Public Health, the Chief Executive Officer and County Counsel on the progress of issues related to Exide. (Item 23)

* Approval sought for the list of proposed road improvement projects to be financed with State of California Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017 funds, in which the County will receive $36,120,000. (Item 27)

* Approval sought for the project and adoption of the plans and specifications for the Dominguez Gap Spreading Grounds West Basin Percolation Enhancement Project, in the City of Long Beach, at an estimated construction contract amount between $1,700,000 and $2,300,000. (Item 28)

* Approval sought for an agreement between the State of California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection and the County of Los Angeles, with a compensation amount of $87,413,641 for fire protection services. (Item 29)

* Approval and authorization sought for the Director of Internal Services to proceed with the solicitation and acquisition of 12 pumper apparatus and one quint aerial apparatus for a combined apparatus purchase amount of approximately $9,200,000. (Item 31)

* Approval sought by the Probation Department to reorganize the Adult Field Services operation. In addition the department is seeking an appropriation adjustment for a total estimated amount of $3,787,000 to provide for an additional 49 budgeted and ordinance positions, fully funded by SB 678 revenue. (Item 32)

* Los Angeles County Claims Board recommends a $4,000,000 settlement for lawsuit stemming from allegations of a wrongful death and automobile accident involving a Sheriff’s Deputy. (Item 38)

* Los Angeles County Claims Board recommends a $500,868 settlement for lawsuit seeking a court order commanding the Department of Children and Family Services to provide foster parents with notice and the opportunity to be heard and submit evidence at proceedings involving children in their care. (Item 39)

* Appointment of Bobby Cagle to the position of Director of Children and Family Services at an annual salary of $300,000; and approval of a reimbursement of up to $25,000 for reasonable actual relocation costs for Mr. Cagle and reimbursement for temporary housing costs. (Item 45)

The meeting starts at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday in Board Hearing Room 381B at the Kenneth Hahn Hall of Adminstration, 500 West Temple Street, Los Angeles 90012. The live video feed will be available [here].

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10 Comments

  1. Wasn’t it Columbus Day ?

  2. Please work on more important matters.

  3. Jim Sherman says:

    Oh, this will help the Homeless Situation, the over taxing of the middle class, the Drug abuse problem, it inner city violence. Great Job LA!
    you’re a JOKE!

  4. Dave Rickmers says:

    “Indigenous” is a dumb name. They are the
    “First People”. The prior stewards of the hemisphere, for a couple dozen millennia. We
    should thank them more often.

    Italians? Colombus worked for Spain. A lot of
    Caribbean slums are named after Cristofero the
    Spanish plunderer.

  5. What about Santa Clause?
    He is a white person!
    Isn’t that racist too?!

    And St Patrick’s day I believe is Irish
    If I’m not Irish, I guess I should be offended huh?🤔

    I can keep goin just like you! 🙄👊🏻🖕🏻
    Pretty soon we won’t be allowed to celebrate anything because it pisses somebody off. 🙄😒

  6. I enjoy all cultures and a variety of people in my life and their diverse backgrounds……But when it comes to CHANGING HISTORY, and obliterating Columbus Day, I’m beyond upset!

  7. Another waste of CA tax dollars. Time to resist this, folks!

  8. It’s Columbus Day! Period. He is celebrated not because of his color or his nationality, but rather he sailed the ocean blue in 1492! Even took a risk to find out if the world is flat or round, and discovered America! So bug off, were not changing it.

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