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The next meeting of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors is set for Tuesday, May 21, starting at 9:30 a.m.

The meeting will be streamed live here.

Among other agenda items, the Supervisors will consider whether to approve and implement a plan to close unlicensed cannabis businesses in the county ((Item 20, Item 27).

Agenda highlights follow (see the full agenda here):

Presentations & Proclamations:

  • The Center for Financial Empowerment Steering Committee, in recognition of their expertise and guidance
  • Andrew K. Benton, in recognition of his retirement after 19 years as President of Pepperdine University
  • Jim Jones, Chief Operating Officer, in recognition of his retirement after 33 years of service to the residents of Los Angeles County
  • The Granada Hills Charter High School academic decathlon team, in recognition of their national championship victory
  • The Muscular Dystrophy Association and the Los Angeles County Firefighters Local 1014, in recognition of the Fill the Boot campaign
  • The Department of Human Resources, in recognition of “Bring Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day”
  • The Rosemead High School, Franklin High School and El Rancho High School Academic Decathlon teams, in recognition of their performance at the California Academic Decathlon
  • The Chinese American Museum and Japanese American National Museum, in recognition of “Asian Pacific American Heritage Month”
  • Proclaiming D-Day National Remembrance Day (Item 11)

Special District Agendas:

  • North Atwater Bridge Project (1-P)
  • Farnsworth Park General Improvements Project (2-P)

Board Motions:

  • Implementing the County’s Center for Financial Empowerment (Item 2, Report)
  • Expanding Eviction Defense Services in Los Angeles County (Item 3)
  • Comprehensive Homelessness Prevention Assessment and Action Plan (Item 4)
  • Exploring Alternatives to the Use of Glyphosate for Vegetation Management (Item 5)
  • Support House Resolution 1487 – The Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area Boundary Adjustment Study Act (Item 7)
  • Enhancing and Improving the Quality of Life of Older Adults in Los Angeles County (Item 8)
  • Equity for Los Angeles County Families and Children in Foster Care (Item 18)
  • TempLA Program Transition from a Pilot to a Permanent Program (Item 19)
  • Implementation of the Unlicensed Cannabis Business Closure Plan (Item 20, Item 27)

Arts Commission:

  • Deaccession the Former Florence Library Civic Artwork (Item 23)

Chief Executive Office:

  • Percentage-Based Bonus Language in Successor Memoranda of Understanding (Item 24)
  • Mileage Reimbursement Rates (Item 26)

County Operations:

  • Masao W. Satow Library Refurbishment Project (Item 28)

Children and Families’ Well-Being:

  • Community Child Abuse Councils Coordination Services Contract (Item 29)
  • Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program Subaward (Item 30)
  • Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program Subaward (Item 31)
  • Traditional Legal Assistance Program for Fiscal Year 2019-20 (Item 32)

Health and Mental Health Services:

  • Hospital Preparedness Program Grant Award Agreement (Item 37)
  • Trauma Center Services Agreement Amendments (Item 38)
  • State Hospital Bed Procurement Program and Purchase of Beds Resolution (Item 40)
  • Specialty Mental Health Services Legal Entity Contract (Item 41)
  • Public Health Emergency Preparedness Contracts (Item 42)

Community Services:

  • Housing Advisory Committee and Appointment of Committee Members Resolution (Item 45)
  • Online Tutoring Services Contract (Item 46)
  • “Lunch at the Library” Grant Award (Item 47)

Public Safety:

  • Donation for General Operating Support Services (Item 55)
  • Municipal Law Enforcement Services Agreements (Item 63)

Ordinances for Introduction:

  • County Code, Title 5 – Personnel Amendment (Item 71)
  • County Code, Title 6 – Salaries Amendment (Item 72)

Closed Session:

  • County of Los Angeles v. Sheriff Alex Villanueva, et al. (CS-1)
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