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The next meeting of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors is set for Tuesday, Aug. 14, starting at 9:30 a.m.

The meeting will be streamed live [here].

Here are agenda highlights (for the full agenda, click here):

Presentations & Proclamations:

  • Los Angeles County Fair Days
  • Roger Granbo, in recognition of his retirement after 33 years of outstanding service with County Counsel
  • Korean American Foundation of USA, in recognition of the 73rd National Liberation Day of Korea
  • HEAR Center, for their service to the San Gabriel Valley
  • Nisei Week Foundation and the Nisei Week Court
  • Jovenes, in recognition of their outstanding work within the community
  • “National Health Center Week” (Item 14)

Special District Agenda:

  • Willowbrook Development Opportunity (1-D, Item 18)
  • Memorandum of Understanding with the City of Downey for Affordable Housing (2-D, Item 23)
  • Avalon Library Interior Improvement Project (3-D)
  • Allocation of Funds for the Whittier Aquatic Center Project (1-P, Item 6)

Board Motions:

Chief Executive Office:

  • Information Security Awareness Training Content and a Phishing Simulator (Item 25)

 County Operations:

  • Custodial Services Contract Amendment (Item 27)
  • Report relating to the Anthony Avalos Case
  • Emergency Shelter Care Services Contracts (Item 29)

 Health and Mental Health Services:

  • Developing Trauma Resilient Communities: Community Capacity Building Contracts (Item 31)

Community Services:

  • Interim Urgency Ordinance for a Moratorium Prohibiting Mobilehome Space Rent Increases (Item 33, Item 52)
  • Peter F. Schabarum Regional Park General Improvements Project (Item 34)
  • General William J. Fox Airfield Runway Pavement Rehabilitation Project (Item 35)
  • Nonaeronautical Airport Rental Rate Adjustments for County Airports (Item 36)
  •  San Gabriel Valley Greenway Network Strategic Implementation Plan Agreement (Item 37)
  • As-Needed Engineering and Project Management Services Agreements (Item 39)
  • County Waterworks Districts Various Capital Improvement Projects (Item 45)
  • Los Angeles Oil and Gas Assessment Contract (Item 46)

Public Safety:

  • Strategies Against Gang Environments Program Agreement (Item 47)
  • Report by the Inspector General on Reforms and Oversight Efforts (Item 49)
  • Report on the Implementation of the California Public Safety Realignment Act (Item 50)
  • Sheriff’s Department’s Management Retreat Incidental Expense (Item 51)

Notices of Closed Session:

  • Conference with Legal Counsel – Existing Litigation: Lawsuits alleging disability discrimination in Violation of the Fair Employment and Housing Act (CS-1)
  • Interview and consideration of candidate(s) for appointment to the position of Public Defender (CS-2)
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