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The next meeting of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors is set for Tuesday, May 22, starting at 9:30 a.m.

The meeting will be streamed live [here].

Here are agenda highlights:

The Honorable Hugo Portugal commemorated for his appointment as new Consul General of Peru in Los Angeles.

Adrian Molina and representatives from Disney recognized for their awe-inspiring work on the movie Coco.

Harry Wayne Bey honored for his retirement and the 50th Anniversary of Project G.A.N.G.S.

The Granada Hills Charter High School robotics team celebrated for winning the tournament championship at the California Statewide robotics competition.

The Los Angeles Ambulance Association commended on their 70th anniversary and in recognition of “Emergency Medical Services Week.”

Approval sought for the designation of the Executive Director of the Community Development Commission to serve as an agent of the County to manage development of Site 2 of the Vermont Corridor Project (Project). (Item 1-D, Item 18)

Hearing on the extension of an interim ordinance on the establishment or expansion of outdoor dance pavilions. (Item 1)

Hearing on the Department of Mental Health’s proposed Published Charges. (Item 7)

Hearing on the Accessory Dwelling Units Ordinance. (Item 10)

Supervisors Ridley-Thomas and Solis direct the Chief Executive Office to work with the County’s Legislative Advocates in Sacramento to support Assembly Bill 1793, , legislation which proposes an expedited process for certain cannabis-related convictions to be automatically removed or reduced without petition. (Item 14)

Report on the Health Agency’s Progress Serving as the Capital Improvements Intermediary. (Item 19)

Authorization sought for Public Health to execute Master Agreements for the provision of as-needed media services for County Departments with 21 qualified providers. (Item 20)

Ordinance for adoption amending the gas pipeline franchise granted by Ordinance No. 6765, as amended, to Southern California Gas Company to extend the term of the franchise for five years through June 30, 2023. (Item 21)

Items to be considered during closed session:

  • United States of America v. County of Los Angeles, et al., lawsuit involving the Department of Justice and the County and Sheriff regarding mental health treatment in the County jails. (CS-1)

View the full agenda here.

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