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January 16
1926 - Newhall Community Hospital, est. 1922, opens in larger, more modern hospital building at 6th & Spruce streets [story]

The next meeting of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors is set for Tuesday, December 12, starting at 9:30 a.m.

The meeting will be streamed live [here].

Among the agenda items, Supervisors Kathryn Barger and Sheila Kuehl plan to instruct the Director of Mental Health to prepare a plan to improve the process which the department uses to locate and then refer clients to appropriate care facilities. (Item 11)

More agenda highlights follow:

The Honorable Zhang Ping recognized on the occasion of his appointment as the new Consul General of China in Los Angeles.

The Neighbors of Pellissier Village and the Community Development Commission honored in recognition of their contributions to the façade improvement for the Pellissier Village Market and Placita.

The Community Development Commission of the County of Los Angeles celebrated in commemoration of the Agency’s 35th Anniversary.

The Asian American Drug Abuse Program commended in honor of its 45th anniversary.

Legendary jazz musician Ernie Andrews recognized in honor of his 90th Birthday.

ABC 7 and the Los Angeles County Fire Department applauded in recognition of the 25th Anniversary of the Spark of Love campaign.

Gahr High School Marching Band recognized for becoming the 2017 California State Band Grand Champions.

Tournament of Roses Royal Court recognized for their accomplishments.

Supervisors Solis and Kuehl instruct the Director of Consumer and Business Affairs to research best practices implemented by other local jurisdictions to protect consumers from the harmful effects of high-cost loans. (Item 2)

Supervisors Ridley-Thomas and Kuehl direct the Chief Executive Officer to continue the Integration Advisory Board, in its current form, through December 31, 2018. (Item 3)

Supervisor Kuehl recommends ratifying the proclamation made for the Skirball Fire in the City of Los Angeles, which shall remain in effect until its termination is proclaimed by the Board. (Item 6)

Supervisors Hahn and Solis direct the Chief Executive Officer, in consultation with other relevant departments and agencies, to create a formal Labor Management Transformation Council within the Health Agency and report back to the Board on a strategic plan that includes proposed funding and staffing levels. (Item 7)

Supervisors Hahn and Solis direct the Chief Executive Officer, in consultation with other relevant departments to work with affected County Departments to amend the identified Proposition A contracts to comply with the revised Living Wage Ordinance. (Item 8)

Supervisor Hahn instructs the Director of Public Social Services to report back to the Board with a comprehensive food nutrition access program for all students. (Item 9)

Supervisors Barger and Kuehl instruct the Director of Mental Health to prepare a plan to improve the process which the Department uses to locate and then refer clients to appropriate care facilities. (Item 11)

Report by the Executive Officer of the Board, with the Director of Personnel and County Counsel, on the County’s reporting process relating to sexual harassment, discrimination, harassment and retaliation. (Item 12 Presentation Pending)

Chief Executive Office recommends accepting $2,206,465 in funding for the Fiscal Year2017 Emergency Management Performance Grant as distributed through the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services.  (Item 15)

Chief Executive Office recommends adopting the Designation of Applicant’s Agent Resolution for Non-State Agencies, to apply for and seek reimbursement of disaster assistance funds from the Federal and State governments. (Item 17)

Authorization sought by the Chief Probation Officer and other various departments to execute a memorandum of understanding and any amendments with the Los Angeles County Superior Court to allow the Departments to access the Superior Court case information through the Court’s new Justice Partner Portal or similar system. (Item 18)

Authorization sought by the Director of Children and Family Services to execute a memorandum of understanding between the Department and the California Department of Social Services, to implement and utilize the National Electronic Interstate Compact Enterprise. (Item 21)

Authorization sought by the Director of Workforce Development, Aging and Community Services to enter into a subaward contract with Santa Clarita Valley Committee on Aging Corporation, for the provision of Family Caregiver Support Program Services in the Antelope Valley Region. (Item 22)

Report by the Director of the Health Agency and Department Heads on the integration of the Departments of Mental Health, Health Services and Public Health. (Item 24 Report PendingPresentation Pending)

Authorization sought by the Acting Director of Health Services to execute new agreements with various qualified Hospitals, to participate in the Department of Health Services’ Emergency Medical Services Agency’s Comprehensive Stroke System, with an annual designation fee of $23,810 paid by each Hospital to the County. (Item 26)

Establishment of the John Anson Ford Theatre Trail Project, and approval sought in an appropriation adjustment in the amount of $1,250,000 to appropriate $1,000,000. (Item 29)

Approve an ordinance for introduction to amend the proprietary petroleum pipeline franchise granted to Matrix Pipeline, L.P., to extend the franchise term through January 13, 2023. (Item 33)

Approval and instruction sought for the Chair to sign an amendment to an agreement with SRA International, Inc., for the continued provision of the Joint Regional Intelligence Center Analyst Services, to extend the term of the agreement for six months increasing the maximum contract amount from $19,661,152 to $23,667,662. (Item 46)

The Claims Board recommends a $180,000 settlement for a lawsuit alleging an automobile accident involving a Sheriff’s Deputy. (Item 50)

Appointment of Kristin Sakoda to the position of Executive Director of the Arts Commission at an annual salary of $210,000 effective February 15, 2018; approve reimbursement of up to $25,000 for reasonable actual relocation costs for Ms. Sakoda and reimbursement for temporary housing costs. (Item 63)

Items to be considered during closed session:

  1. Consideration of candidate(s) for appointment of the position of Public Defender (CS-3)
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Thursday, Jan 11, 2018
LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles County Probation Department, following the lead of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, is recognizing National Human Trafficking Awareness Day Thursday and continues to be at the forefront in the fight against the commercial sexual exploitation of youth and young adults.
Wednesday, Jan 10, 2018
Because of the recent rainfall, the County Health Officer cautions residents planning to visit county beaches to be careful of swimming, surfing and playing in the ocean around discharging storm drains, creeks and rivers.
Wednesday, Jan 10, 2018
Public Health officials announced today that influenza activity is elevated and continues increasing throughout the county, and again urged residents to get flu vaccinations for everyone aged six months and older.
Tuesday, Jan 9, 2018
Nearly one in five foster youth in Los Angeles County identify as LGBTQ, a much higher percentage than in the general population, yet this vulnerable group is often not identified within the County’s child welfare system.
Tuesday, Jan 9, 2018
The LA County Arts Commission announces an addition to the County’s Civic Art Collection, a sculpture donated by renowned Mexican artist José Sacal.

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