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The next meeting of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors is set for Tuesday, March 6, starting at 9:30 a.m.

The meeting will be streamed live [here].

Here are agenda highlights:

Rita Robinson honored for her invaluable contributions leading the Parks Needs Assessment and her retirement.

Department of Consumer and Business Affairs commended in recognition of “Consumer Protection Month.”

The winners of the Los Angeles County Library’s Annual 2017 Bookmark Contest.

Commissioner Jaclyn Tilley Hill commended for 25 years of dedicated service to the Citizens’ Economy and Efficiency Commission and the Quality and Productivity Commission.

Authorize the acceptance and incorporate up to $949,128 into the Community Development Commission’s approved Fiscal Year 2017-18 budget. (1-D)

Allocate Excess Funds available to the Third Supervisorial District and authorize an Excess Funds grant to the Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority for the Triangle Ranch Phase I Acquisition Project. (1-P)

Allocate Excess Funds available to the Fifth Supervisorial District and authorize an Excess Funds grant to the Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority for the Big Tujunga Canyon Acquisition Project.  (2-P)

Proclamations:

  • March 2018 as “Women’s History Month” (Item 2)
  • March 4-10 as “National Consumer Protection Week” (Item 3)
  • March 4-10 as “Women in Construction Week” (Item 4)
  • March 9 as “EVERYONE IN Day” (Item 9)
  • April as “Employee Health and Fitness Month” (Item 11)
  • March 5-9 as “Food Waste Prevention Week” (Item 13)

Supervisor Ridley-Thomas instructs a report back on nuisance tobacco shops. (Item 7)

Authorize the Community Development Commission to amend the predevelopment agreement for the proposed development of a new Department of Mental Health Headquarters facility on County-owned properties. (Item 14)

Report by on the status of the pilot partnership program with the California State University Los Angeles. (Item 18)

Authorize the sole source acquisition of radiology equipment for various Health Services facilities with an estimated aggregate amount of $1,954,000. (Item 20)

Approve the proposed water quality-related amendments to Title 19 of the Los Angeles County Code. (Item 23)

Approve the proposed Capital Projects for the Public Works Deferred Maintenance Program with an aggregate total amount not to exceed $7,785,000. (Item 24)

Authorize the Sheriff to execute an agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice, Drug Enforcement Administration for participation in the 2018 Domestic Cannabis Eradication/Suppression Program. (Item 32)

The Claims Board recommends a $5,900,000 settlement for a lawsuit alleging deliberate indifference to an inmate’s medical needs while he was incarcerated at Twin Towers Correctional Facility. (Item 33)

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