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The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors will address issues related to homelessness among other agenda items in their meeting Tuesday, October 10 starting at 1 p.m.

Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas proclaims October 2017 as “Housing America Month” in order to recognize the importance of meeting the affordable housing needs of the County. (Item 3)

Supervisor Kathryn Barger instructs the Director of the Homeless Initiative to work with the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority to establish a winter shelter at the Lancaster National Guard Armory as well as a 24-hour emergency shelter at the High Desert Multiple Ambulatory Care Center. (Item 5)

Supervisors Hilda L. Solis and Barger instruct the Director of Public Health to conduct a survey of homeless encampments identified by the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority to assess where additional toilet and handwashing facilities are most needed. (Item 9)

In closed session, the Board will interview and consider candidate(s) for the position of Director of Planning.

Tuesday’s hearing will take place in the Board of Supervisors Hearing Room at 500 W. Temple St., Los Angeles 90012.

The complete agenda follows:

Recipients of the Los Angeles County Commission on Human Relations’ 2017 John Anson Ford Human Relations Awards honored.

Captain Gerald Meehan recognized as the recipient of the 25th Annual Perpetual Fire Prevention Award of Excellence.

Los Angeles County Fire Department USA-2 Deployment Members recognized for their assistance with the Mexico earthquake relief efforts.

Los Angeles County Law Library recognized for “Pro Bono Week.”

Supervisor Ridley-Thomas recommends the extension of a $10,000 reward offered in exchange for information leading to the person or persons responsible for the fatal shooting of 15-year-old Mark Tyree II who was shot in unincorporated Westmont. (Item 2)

Supervisor Ridley-Thomas proclaims October 2017 as “Housing America Month” in order to recognize the importance of meeting the affordable housing needs of the County. (Item 3)

Supervisor Barger instructs the Director of the Homeless Initiative to work with the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA) to establish a winter shelter at the Lancaster National Guard Armory as well as a 24-hour emergency shelter at the High Desert Multiple Ambulatory Care Center (High Desert MACC). (Item 5)

Supervisor Barger instructs the Director of Mental Health and County Counsel to provide a verbal report on the findings and recommendations in response to the motion entitled, “Standard of Care for the Mentally Ill.” (Item 6)

Supervisors Hahn and Solis urge Spanish Broadcasting System, Inc. (SBS) to reinstate each and every unlawfully terminated employee with back pay. (Item 8)

Supervisors Solis and Barger instruct the Director of Public Health to conduct a survey of homeless encampments identified by the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority to assess where additional toilet and handwashing facilities are most needed. (Item 9)

Recommendation for the Director of Children and Family Services to execute a one-year contract with the Regents of the University of California for the provision of evaluation services of the Online Mandated Reporting Pilot. (Item 13)

Authorization sought for the Director of the Health Agency and/or the Chief Probation Officer to execute agreements with individuals, organizations, joint ventures and other interested parties to obtain services for the provision of vital services for justice-involved adults and juveniles and approve additional staff for the office of Diversion and Reentry. (Item 14)

Approval sought for a maximum obligation of $23,155,291 for an updated services contract providing housekeeping services at various Departments of Health Services and Public Health facilities. (Item 15)

Authorization sought for the Director of Health Services to execute an amendment serving Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center (RLANRC) (4), to add medical research, education and robotics rehabilitation programs at an estimated annual amount of $1,470,000. (Item 17)

Approval sought for 31 roadway tree maintenance projects at an estimated aggregate amount not to exceed $10,779,738. (Item 23)

Authorization sought for the Interim Public Defender to execute an agreement for the licensing, development, implementation and maintenance and support of a Client Case Management System (CCMS) with a maximum contract amount of $17,904,727 for a five-year term. (Item 27)

Recommendation for the Sheriff to execute an amendment to an agreement to ensure uninterrupted telephone services for inmates and juveniles who are being held in the Sherriff’s and Probation Departments’ facilities. (Item 28)

Recommendation to approve a model contract for Alternative Programs for Adult Offenders in County Jails for the provision of alternative jail programs/services to inmates. (Item 29)

Los Angeles County Claims Board recommends a $1,600,000 settlement for allegations that an employee from the Sheriff’s Department was subjected to retaliation. (Item 31)

Los Angeles County Claims Board recommends an $800,000 settlement for a lawsuit alleging dangerous conditions after the death of a bicyclist in the unincorporated area of Monte Nido. (Item 32)

In closed session, Board to consider:

  1. Interview and consideration of candidate(s) for the position of Director of Planning.

Residents unable to attend may send comments to publichearing@bos.lacounty.gov.

Live video feed: http://bos.lacounty.gov/Board-Meeting/Live-Broadcast

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