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 1             [There is no reportable action as a result of the

 2             Board of Supervisors' closed session held today.]

 3

 4

 5

 6   SUP. YAROSLAVSKY, CHAIRMAN: GOOD MORNING. THE MEETING OF THE

 7   BOARD OF SUPERVISORS IS CALLED TO ORDER. I ASK EVERYONE IN THE

 8   AUDIENCE TO PLEASE RISE FOR THE INVOCATION AND THE PLEDGE OF

 9   ALLEGIANCE. THE INVOCATION WILL BE LED BY PASTOR GLEN GIBSON

10   OF NEW LIFE ASSEMBLY OF GOD IN DUARTE AND THE PLEDGE OF

11   ALLEGIANCE WILL BE LED BY DR. CARL MCKNIGHT, MEMBER OF THE

12   POST 184, REDONDO BEACH, THE AMERICAN LEGION.

13

14   PASTOR GLEN GIBSON: ETERNAL AND GRACIOUS GOD, YOU HAVE

15   REVEALED YOURSELF AS A GOD OF JUSTICE AND MERCY, AT ONCE HOLY

16   AND RIGHTEOUS AND YET FULL OF GRACE AND COMPASSION. WE

17   ACKNOWLEDGE YOUR SUPREME AUTHORITY OVER ALL THE EARTH AND

18   OFFER OUR HUMBLE THANKS     FOR YOUR MANY BLESSINGS UPON US. WE

19   ASK TODAY THAT YOU WILL ACCOMPLISH UPON US YOUR WILL THAT WE

20   MAY CHERISH AND ENJOY RIGHTEOUSNESS, JUSTICE AND PEACE WITH

21   ONE ANOTHER AND THAT IN ALL OUR DIVERSITY, WE MAY EMBRACE OUR

22   UNITY AS BEARERS TOGETHER OF YOUR IMAGE. GRANT TO OUR LEADERS

23   THE WISDOM TO NAVIGATE THROUGH DIFFICULT ISSUES IN THE SPIRIT

24   OF COOPERATION AND COLLABORATION TO ARRIVE AT SOLUTIONS THAT
25   SERVE THE BEST INTEREST OF ALL CITIZENS. AND HELP US AS




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 1   CITIZENS TO SHARE TOGETHER THE RESPONSIBILITY TO PURSUE AND

 2   UPHOLD THOSE IDEALS WHICH BEST CONTRIBUTE TO OUR COMMON AND

 3   COLLECTIVE GOOD. WE INVITE YOUR VERY PRESENCE TO ATTEND AND

 4   OVERSEE THE PROCEEDINGS OF THIS MEETING TODAY AND TRUST YOUR

 5   GRACIOUS WORKING OF YOUR BENEVOLENT HAND IN ALL THAT IS SAID

 6   AND DONE AND WE ASK ALL THESE THINGS FOR YOUR GLORY AND FOR

 7   OUR GOOD IN YOUR STRONG NAME, AMEN.

 8

 9   SUP KNABE: I DON'T THINK DR. MCKNIGHT WILL BE ABLE TO MAKE IT.

10   WOULD YOU PLEASE JOIN ME PLACE YOUR RIGHT HAND OVER YOUR

11   HEART. [PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE RECITED]

12

13   SUP. YAROSLAVSKY, CHAIRMAN: SUPERVISOR ANTONOVICH FOR A

14   PRESENTATION TO PASTOR GIBSON.

15

16   SUP. ANTONOVICH: IT'S A PLEASURE TO HAVE PASTOR GIBSON HERE

17   WHO SERVED AS THE LEAD PASTOR AT THE NEW LIFE ASSEMPLY OF GOD

18   IN DUARTE SINCE 1993. HE IS GRADUATE OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

19   COLLEGE, NOW VANGUARD UNIVERSITY, AND HIS MASTER'S IN THEOLOGY

20   WAS IN FULLER THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY IN PASADENA. HE SERVED AS A

21   DELEGATE TO THE FRIENDSHIP COMMITTEE OF DUARTE TO CHINA IN

22   2005 AND THROUGH HIS SERVICE HE SPONSORED COMMUNITY OUTREACH

23   IN THE SERVICE INDUSTRIES INCLUDING SCHOOL CLUBS AT TWO OF OUR

24   DUARTE ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS. HIS CHURCH HAS BEEN ACTIVE FOR
25   YOUTH, CHILDREN AND FAMILIES IN DUARTE FOR NEARLY 20 YEARS AND




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 1   ALL FOUR OF HIS CHILDREN ARE GRADUATES OF DUARTE HIGH SCHOOL.

 2   [APPLAUSE.]

 3

 4   SUP. YAROSLAVSKY, CHAIRMAN: ALL RIGHT. SACHI, WILL YOU CALL

 5   THE AGENDA.

 6

 7   CLERK SACHI HAMAI: GOOD MORNING, MR. CHAIRMAN, MEMBERS OF THE

 8   BOARD. WE WILL BEGIN TODAY'S AGENDA ON PAGE THREE, AGENDA FOR

 9   THE MEETING OF THE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION, ITEMS 1-D

10   THROUGH 7-D. ON ITEM NUMBER 1-D, AS INDICATED ON THE

11   SUPPLEMENTAL AGENDA, THIS ITEM RELATES TO AGENDA ITEM NUMBER

12   57-D ON THE SUPPLEMENTAL AGENDA. ON THIS ITEM, SUPERVISOR

13   YAROSLAVSKY REQUESTS THAT THIS ITEM BE CONTINUED TO MAY 15,

14   2012. ALSO ON THIS ITEM, THERE'S A REQUEST FROM A MEMBER OF

15   THE PUBLIC TO HOLD IT.

16

17   SUP. YAROSLAVSKY, CHAIRMAN: WE'LL CONTINUE THOSE ITEMS UNTIL

18   MAY 15TH. GO AHEAD.

19

20   CLERK SACHI HAMAI: ON ITEM NUMBER 2-D, AS INDICATED ON THE

21   SUPPLEMENTAL AGENDA, THIS ITEM WILL BE TAKEN OFF CALENDAR FOR

22   THE SPECIAL DISTRICT AND WILL BE HEARD UNDER AGENDA ITEM

23   NUMBER 57-D UNDER THE SUPPLEMENTAL AGENDA, BUT WE WILL

24   CONTINUE THAT ITEM TO MAY 15, 2012.
25




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 1   SUP. YAROSLAVSKY, CHAIRMAN: WITHOUT OBJECTION, SO ORDERED.

 2

 3   CLERK SACHI HAMAI: ON ITEM NUMBER 3-D, AS INDICATED ON THE

 4   SUPPLEMENTAL AGENDA, THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE COMMUNITY

 5   DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION REQUESTS THAT THIS ITEM BE REFERRED

 6   BACK TO--

 7

 8   SUP. YAROSLAVSKY, CHAIRMAN: WHICH ITEM IS THAT?

 9

10   CLERK SACHI HAMAI: ITEM NUMBER 3-D.

11

12   SUP. YAROSLAVSKY, CHAIRMAN: WITHOUT OBJECTION, IT WILL BE

13   REFERRED BACK.

14

15   CLERK SACHI HAMAI: ON ITEM NUMBER 4-D, THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

16   OF THE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION ALSO REQUESTS THAT

17   THIS ITEM BE REFERRED BACK TO HIS COMMISSION. BUT ON THIS

18   ITEM, THERE IS A REQUEST FROM A MEMBER OF THE PUBLIC TO HOLD

19   IT. ON ITEM NUMBER 5-D, AGAIN, AS INDICATED ON THE

20   SUPPLEMENTAL AGENDA, THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE COMMUNITY

21   DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION REQUESTS THAT THIS ITEM BE REFERRED

22   BACK TO HIS COMMISSION.

23

24   SUP. YAROSLAVSKY, CHAIRMAN: WITHOUT OBJECTION, SO ORDERED.
25




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 1   CLERK SACHI HAMAI: ON ITEM NUMBER 6-D AND ITEM NUMBER 7-D,

 2   THERE'S A REQUEST FROM A MEMBER OF THE PUBLIC TO HOLD THESE

 3   ITEMS. ON PAGE 6, BOARD OF SUPERVISORS ITEMS 1 THROUGH 16, ON

 4   ITEM NUMBER 1, THIS INCLUDES THE APPOINTMENTS AS INDICATED ON

 5   THE SUPPLEMENTAL AGENDA. ALSO ON THIS ITEM, THE BOARD SHOULD

 6   WAIVE THE POLICY THAT THE COUNTY SHOULD NOT APPOINT CITY-

 7   AFFILIATED OFFICIALS, AND THERE ARE TWO INDIVIDUALS THAT NEED

 8   TO BE WAIVED. NUMBER ONE IS MR. VOSE, THE LANCASTER

 9   REDEVELOPMENT DISSOLUTION OVERSIGHT BOARD NOMINEE CURRENTLY

10   SERVES AS THE CHAIR OF THE LANCASTER PLANNING COMMISSION. AND

11   NUMBER TWO IS MISS DIAZ, THE SIERRA MADRE REDEVELOPMENT

12   DISSOLUTION OVERSIGHT BOARD NOMINEE RECENTLY SERVED AS THE

13   POLICE CHIEF FOR THE CITY OF SIERRA MADRE. ALSO ON THIS ITEM,

14   SUPERVISOR MOLINA REQUESTS THAT THE DR. DENNIS NEDER THAT IS

15   BEING APPOINTED BY THE EL MONTE, SOUTH EL MONTE CHAMBER OF

16   COMMERCE BE REFERRED BACK TO THE EL MONTE SOUTH EL MONTE

17   CHAMBER OF COMMERCE. AND ALSO ON THIS ITEM, THERE ARE REQUESTS

18   FROM MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC TO HOLD IT. ON ITEM NUMBER 2,

19   SUPERVISOR RIDLEY-THOMAS AND SUPERVISOR ANTONOVICH ABSTAIN

20   FROM THE VOTE.

21

22   SUP. YAROSLAVSKY, CHAIRMAN: MOVED BY KNABE. I'LL MOVE IT.

23   SECONDED BY KNABE. WITHOUT OBJECTION, UNANIMOUS VOTE.

24




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 1   CLERK SACHI HAMAI: THE REMAINING ITEMS UNDER THE BOARD OF

 2   SUPERVISORS, THEY ARE BEFORE YOU.

 3

 4   SUP. YAROSLAVSKY, CHAIRMAN: MOVED BY RIDLEY-THOMAS, SECONDED

 5   BY KNABE. WITHOUT OBJECTION, UNANIMOUS VOTE.

 6

 7   CLERK SACHI HAMAI: ON PAGE 12, CONSENT CALENDAR ITEMS 17

 8   THROUGH 55, ON ITEM NUMBER 19, THERE'S A REQUEST FROM A MEMBER

 9   OF THE PUBLIC TO HOLD THIS ITEM. ON ITEM NUMBER 21, THE CHIEF

10   EXECUTIVE OFFICER REQUESTS THAT THIS ITEM BE CONTINUED TWO

11   WEEKS TO MAY 15, 2012.

12

13   SUP. YAROSLAVSKY, CHAIRMAN: WITHOUT OBJECTION, SO ORDERED.

14

15   CLERK SACHI HAMAI: ON ITEM NUMBER 22, THERE'S A REQUEST FROM A

16   MEMBER OF THE PUBLIC TO HOLD THIS ITEM. ON ITEM NUMBER 27,

17   THERE'S A REQUEST FROM A MEMBER OF THE PUBLIC TO HOLD THIS

18   ITEM. ON ITEM NUMBER 28, THIS INCLUDES THE REVISION AS

19   INDICATED ON THE SUPPLEMENTAL AGENDA, AND ALSO ON THIS ITEM,

20   THERE'S A REQUEST FROM MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC TO HOLD IT. ON

21   ITEM NUMBER 35, THERE'S A REQUEST FROM A MEMBER OF THE PUBLIC

22   TO HOLD THIS ITEM. ON ITEM NUMBER--

23

24   SUP. YAROSLAVSKY, CHAIRMAN: ITEM 35?
25




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 1   CLERK SACHI HAMAI: YES. ON ITEM NUMBER 37, THE DIRECTOR OF

 2   PUBLIC WORKS REQUESTS THAT THIS ITEM BE REFERRED BACK TO HER

 3   DEPARTMENT.

 4

 5   SUP. YAROSLAVSKY, CHAIRMAN: WITHOUT OBJECTION, THAT WILL BE

 6   THE ORDER.

 7

 8   CLERK SACHI HAMAI: ON ITEM NUMBER 46--

 9

10   SPEAKER: 37 IS REFERRED BACK?

11

12   CLERK SACHI HAMAI: YES. ON ITEM NUMBER 46, THERE'S A REQUEST

13   FROM A MEMBER OF THE PUBLIC TO HOLD THIS ITEM.

14

15   SUP. YAROSLAVSKY, CHAIRMAN: WHICH ITEM IS THAT, I'M SORRY?

16

17   CLERK SACHI HAMAI: 46.

18

19   SUP. YAROSLAVSKY, CHAIRMAN: 46, OKAY.

20

21   CLERK SACHI HAMAI: ON ITEM NUMBER 49, THERE'S A REQUEST FROM A

22   MEMBER OF THE PUBLIC TO HOLD THIS ITEM. AND ON ITEM NUMBER 50,

23   AS INDICATED ON THE SUPPLEMENTAL AGENDA, THE SHERIFF REQUESTS

24   THAT THIS ITEM BE CONTINUED TWO WEEKS TO MAY 15, 2012. BUT ON
25   THIS ITEM, THERE'S A ALSO A REQUEST FROM A MEMBER OF THE




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 1   PUBLIC TO HOLD IT. THE REMAINING ITEMS UNDER THE CONSENT

 2   CALENDAR ARE BEFORE YOU.

 3

 4   SUP. YAROSLAVSKY, CHAIRMAN: MOVED BY MOLINA. SECONDED BY

 5   ANTONOVICH. WITHOUT OBJECTION, UNANIMOUS VOTE.

 6

 7   CLERK SACHI HAMAI: ON PAGE 29, ORDINANCE FOR INTRODUCTION.

 8   ITEM NUMBER 56, ON THIS ITEM, THE CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

 9   REQUESTS THAT THIS ITEM BE CONTINUED TWO WEEKS TO MAY 15,

10   2012.

11

12   SUP. YAROSLAVSKY, CHAIRMAN: WITHOUT OBJECTION, SO ORDERED.

13

14   CLERK SACHI HAMAI: ON PAGE 30, MISCELLANEOUS ADDITIONS TO THE

15   AGENDA WHICH WERE POSTED MORE THAN 72 HOURS IN ADVANCE OF THE

16   MEETING AS INDICATED ON THE SUPPLEMENTAL AGENDA. ITEM NUMBER

17   57-A.

18

19   SUP. YAROSLAVSKY, CHAIRMAN: I'LL MOVE IT SECOND BY KNABE.

20   WITHOUT OBJECTION, UNANIMOUS VOTE.

21

22   CLERK SACHI HAMAI: ON ITEM NUMBER 57-B, SUPERVISOR KNABE

23   REQUESTS THAT THIS ITEM BE REFERRED BACK TO HIS OFFICE. AND

24   ALSO ON THIS ITEM, THERE'S A REQUEST FROM A MEMBER OF THE
25   PUBLIC TO HOLD IT.




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 1

 2   SUP. YAROSLAVSKY, CHAIRMAN: OKAY.

 3

 4   CLERK SACHI HAMAI: ITEM NUMBER 57-C IS BEFORE YOU.

 5

 6   SUP. YAROSLAVSKY, CHAIRMAN: 57-B, SINCE IT'S GOING TO BE

 7   REFERRED BACK, WHY DON'T WE JUST APPROVE THE REFER BACK?

 8   WITHOUT OBJECTION, THAT WILL BE THE ORDER.

 9

10   CLERK SACHI HAMAI: 57-C IS BEFORE YOU.

11

12   SUP. YAROSLAVSKY, CHAIRMAN: MOVED BY KNABE. SECONDED BY

13   RIDLEY-THOMAS, WITHOUT OBJECTION, UNANIMOUS VOTE.

14

15   CLERK SACHI HAMAI: ON ITEM NUMBER 57-D, AGAIN SUPERVISOR

16   YAROSLAVSKY REQUESTS THAT THIS ITEM BE CONTINUED TWO WEEKS TO

17   MAY 15.

18

19   SUP. YAROSLAVSKY, CHAIRMAN: ALL RIGHT. WITHOUT OBJECTION, SO

20   ORDERED.

21

22   CLERK SACHI HAMAI: ON PAGE 33, NOTICES OF CLOSED SESSION, ON

23   ITEM NUMBER CS-1, THERE'S A REQUEST FROM A MEMBER OF THE

24   PUBLIC TO HOLD THIS ITEM. AND THAT COMPLETES THE READING OF




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 1   THE AGENDA. BOARD OF SUPERVISORS SPECIAL ITEMS BEGIN WITH

 2   SUPERVISORIAL DISTRICT NUMBER 5.

 3

 4   SUP. YAROSLAVSKY, CHAIRMAN: MR. ANTONOVICH.

 5

 6   SUP. ANTONOVICH: IT'S A GREAT PLEASURE TO INTRODUCE REGINALD

 7   BRASS, WHO WAS MY APPOINTEE ON THE CHILD SUPPORT ADVISORY

 8   BOARD FROM 1997 TO 2009. HE WAS AN EDUCATOR COUNSELOR AT ST.

 9   ANNE'S MATERNITY HOME, ONE OF THE GREAT INSTITUTIONS THAT WE

10   HAVE IN OUR COUNTY, A MINI HOUSE. CO-SPONSOR FOR THE FIRST

11   PUBLIC COMMUNITY FORUMS ON CHILD SUPPORT IN THE COUNTY OF LOS

12   ANGELES. IN 1991, HE FOUNDED "MY CHILD SAYS 'DADDY'", A

13   NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION COMMITTED TO BUILDING BETTER FAMILIES

14   IN OUR COMMUNITY WITH AN EMPHASIS ON ASSISTING FATHERS TO

15   BECOME MORE INVOLVED IN THE RAISING OF THEIR CHILDREN. HE

16   RECEIVED AN HONORARY DOCTORAL DEGREE FROM ST. STEVEN'S

17   EDUCATIONAL BIBLE COLLEGE BACK IN 1996. HE'S A RECIPIENT OF

18   THE COMMUNITY ARCHITECT AWARD, SO REGINALD, HE'S HERE WITH THE

19   DIRECTOR OF CHILD SUPPORT SERVICES, STEVEN GOLIGHTLY, AND WE

20   JUST WANT TO THANK YOU FOR YOUR LEADERSHIP, FOR BEING A

21   POSITIVE ROLE MODEL AND BEING A GOOD REPRESENTATIVE FROM THE

22   FIFTH DISTRICT. [APPLAUSE.]

23

24   REGINALD BRASS: YES, I WOULD LIKE TO SAY FROM WAYNE DOSS,
25   STEVEN BUSTER, PHILIP BROWNING, LISA GARRETT, LORI CRUISE,




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 1   P.Z. DAVENPORT AND THE CURRENT DR. STEVEN GOLIGHTLY, ALL THESE

 2   DIRECTORS THAT OUR ORGANIZATIONS HAVE LEARNED A LOT FROM THEM

 3   AND THEY CONTINUE TO OPEN UP THEIR DOORS FOR US SO THAT WE CAN

 4   CONTINUE TO GIVE THE PUBLIC, FATHERS, INFORMATION -- AND

 5   MOTHERS -- INFORMATION THAT THEY NEED TO TAKE CARE OF THEIR

 6   KIDS. AND I JUST WANT TO SAY THANK YOU TO DR. GOLIGHTLY. IT

 7   WAS AN HONOR TO BE YOUR APPOINTEE TO BE WORKING WITH THE CHILD

 8   SUPPORT DEPARTMENT, BECAUSE WE KNOW THAT CHILD SUPPORT IS A

 9   VERY STICKY SITUATION, VERY TOUCHY. BUT WE WANT TO CONTINUE TO

10   HELP THE PUBLIC AND MOTHERS AND FATHERS WITH THIS ISSUE. THANK

11   YOU. [APPLAUSE.]

12

13   STEVEN GOLIGHTLY: REGGIE BRASS WAS AND IS AN EXTRAORDINARILY

14   STRONG SUPPORTER OF THE WORK THAT WE DO IN THE CHILD SUPPORT

15   PROGRAM HERE IN LOS ANGELES COUNTY. AND HIS WORK EVERY DAY

16   WORKING WITH NONCUSTODIAL PARENTS AT THE GRASSROOTS LEVEL, HE

17   HELPS US TO DISPEL THE MYTHS AND THE MISPERCEPTIONS THAT EXIST

18   IN THE COMMUNITY ABOUT CHILD SUPPORT. I AM REALLY HONORED TO

19   CONSIDER REGGIE NOT ONLY A COLLEAGUE IN THIS BUSINESS, IN THIS

20   FIELD, BUT ALSO A FRIEND. AND WE AND MY COLLEAGUES IN THE

21   CHILD SUPPORT SERVICES DEPARTMENT AGREE AND THANK THE BOARD

22   FOR YOUR ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF REGGIE'S CONTRIBUTIONS IN THIS

23   FIELD. HE'S A TRUE ADVOCATE FOR THE CHILDREN AND FAMILIES THAT

24   WE ALL SERVE EVERY DAY. SO CONGRATULATIONS, REGGIE.
25   [APPLAUSE.]




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 1

 2   SUP. ANTONOVICH: LITTLE PINCHER CHIHUAHUA MIX. I THINK A

 3   LITTLE GREAT DANE GOT IN THERE SOMEWHERE. LITTLE DACHSHUND IN

 4   THERE? A BIG DACHSUND. ANYWAY THIS IS MICK, HE'S LOOKING FOR A

 5   HOME. HE'S SIX MONTHS OLD. 562-728-4644 AND LITTLE MICK IS

 6   FIXED SO THERE WON'T BE ANY OTHER MICKS RUNNING AROUND IS

 7   LOOKING FOR A HOME.

 8

 9   SUP. YAROSLAVSKY, CHAIRMAN: DO YOU HAVE ANYTHING, GLORIA? ALL

10   RIGHT. SUPERVISOR RIDLEY-THOMAS JOIN ME HERE FOR A MOMENT. I'D

11   LIKE TO ASK D.P.S.S. ACTING DIRECTOR SHERYL SPILLER TO JOIN US

12   AND JONATHAN FIELDING AND THE COMMUNITY MEMBERS OF THE

13   "CALFRESH AWARENESS MONTH" COLLABORATION. LET'S GET THE

14   COLLABORATORS UP HERE. ONE OF THE HIGHEST PRIORITIES FOR THE

15   DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SOCIAL SERVICES, D.P.S.S., IS ITS

16   COMMITMENT TO REDUCING HUNGER IN LOS ANGELES COUNTY BY

17   INCREASING ACCESS TO AND PARTICIPATION IN FOOD ASSISTANCE

18   THROUGH THE CALFRESH PROGRAM, WHICH IS PARTICULARLY IMPORTANT

19   DURING THESE VERY DIFFICULT ECONOMIC TIMES. D.P.S.S. IS AGAIN

20   COLLABORATING WITH VARIOUS FAITH AND COMMUNITY-BASED

21   ORGANIZATIONS TO ENGAGE IN A SERIES OF EVENTS DESIGNED TO

22   INCREASE PUBLIC AWARENESS OF THE PROBLEM OF HUNGER AND TO

23   EMPHASIZE THE BENEFITS OF CALFRESH THE SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION,

24   FOOD BENEFIT. THE GOAL OF PARTNERSHIP IS TO INFORM AND EDUCATE
25   THE PUBLIC ON BASIC CALFRESH INFORMATION, INCREASED




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 1   PARTICIPATION AND PUBLICIZED NEW AND I MORE CONVENIENT METHODS

 2   OF APPLYING FOR SERVICES SUCH AS ONLINE APPLICATIONS FOR THOSE

 3   AT RISK OF HUNGER. SO THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF LOS ANGELES

 4   COUNTY WANTS TO DECLARE AND RESOLVE THAT MAY 2012 IS HEREBY

 5   PROCLAIMED CALFRESH AWARENESS MONTH IN THE COUNTY AND THAT I

 6   ALL EMPLOYEES AND RESIDENTS ARE URGED TO SHARE THIS VITALLY

 7   IMPORTANT INFORMATION WITH THOSE WHO NEED IT MOST. HUNGER

 8   CONTINUES TO BE A PROBLEM IN OUR SOCIETY. IT CERTAINLY IS A

 9   PROBLEM IN OUR LOS ANGELES COUNTY SOCIETY. AND THERE ARE A LOT

10   OF PEOPLE WHO ARE ELIGIBLE FOR CALFRESH WHO ARE NOT TAKING

11   ADVANTAGE OF IT. AND WE'RE LEAVING MONEY ON THE TABLE, BUT

12   MORE IMPORTANTLY WE'RE LEAVING FOOD OFF THE TABLE WHEN IT

13   COMES TO THE CALFRESH PROGRAM. AND SO WE'RE ALL HERE TRYING TO

14   RAISE AWARENESS. I'D LIKE TO ASK SUPERVISOR RIDLEY-THOMAS TO

15   MAKE A FEW COMMENTS.

16

17   SUP. RIDLEY-THOMAS: THANK YOU VERY MUCH, MR. CHAIRMAN. I WISH

18   TO CONGRATULATE ALL OF OUR COUNTY DEPARTMENTS FOR LIFTING ON

19   THIS ISSUE THAT'S SO VITALLY IMPORTANT. YOU'LL RECALL LAST

20   YEAR'S PUBLIC OUTREACH EFFORTS BY D.P.S.S. THAT WAS RECOGNIZED

21   NATIONALLY. AND THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF COUNTIES AS WELL

22   AS THE U.S.D.A. HAD TO PAY L.A. COUNTY ITS [INAUDIBLE]. YOU

23   OUGHT TO GIVE THEM A BIG APPLAUSE FOR THAT. [APPLAUSE.]

24   ELIGIBLE RESIDENTS WHO CRITICALLY NEED THIS ASSISTANCE MUST BE
25   ENCOURAGED TO TAKE THE NEXT STEP AND APPLY, WE REPEAT, APPLY.




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 1   LAST YEAR'S CAMPAIGN INCLUDED OUTREACH TO THE FAITH-BASED

 2   COMMUNITIES. THIS YEAR, THE EFFORTS WILL INCLUDE A MORE

 3   ASSERTIVE EFFORT TO CONNECT WITH THOSE WHO ARE DEFINED AS

 4   HARD-TO-REACH CLIENTS SUCH AS SENIORS, VETERANS, UNEMPLOYED

 5   AND THE PEOPLE RIGHT OVER MY SHOULDER, THEY ARE ELIGIBLE, AS

 6   WELL. EMANCIPATING FOSTER YOUTH WILL BE AMONG THEM, ALSO. SO

 7   WE'RE WORKING HARD ON THIS ISSUE AND TO EXPLORE WAYS TO MAKE

 8   THIS EVEN MORE EFFECTIVE THAN IT HAS ALREADY BECOME. SO WE

 9   WANT TO THANK THE COUNTY, STAFF AND ITS PARTNERS FOR THESE

10   NOTEWORTHY EFFORTS, AND WE CELEBRATE WITH YOU THIS IMPORTANT

11   PRESENTATION. [APPLAUSE.]

12

13   SUP. YAROSLAVSKY, CHAIRMAN: LET ME ASK SHERYL SPILLER TO SAY A

14   FEW WORDS.

15

16   SHERYL SPILLER: I JUST WANT TO TAKE THIS OPPORTUNITY TO THANK

17   SUPERVISOR YAROSLAVSKY AND OF COURSE SUPERVISOR MARK RIDLEY-

18   THOMAS FOR PUTTING FORTH THE MOTION TO BRING THIS CRITICAL

19   SITUATION TO THE FOREFRONT THAT THERE'S MANY, MANY PEOPLE THAT

20   HAVE HELPED US WITH THIS. THE C.E.O. IS SENDING OUT LETTERS TO

21   88 CITIES TO ENCOURAGE THEM TO ALSO PARTICIPATE. WE HAVE OTHER

22   COUNTY DEPARTMENTS AND HEALTH SERVICES, DR. FIELDING, WHO IS

23   ALSO ON BOARD WITH THIS. ONE THING THAT'S IMPORTANT THAT

24   PEOPLE HAVE ACCESS, BUT THEN THE NEXT THING IS TO MAKE SURE
25   THAT THEY MAKE HEALTHY CHOICES. SO WE HAVE OTHER COUNTY




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 1   DEPARTMENTS THAT ARE ALSO SUPPORTING THIS, BUT HERE, TOO, ARE

 2   OUR COMMUNITY PARTNERS. AND WE COULDN'T DO THIS WITHOUT THEM.

 3   I JUST WANT TO TELL YOU A FEW OF THEM. UNIVERSITY OF

 4   CALIFORNIA COOPERATIVE EXTENSION, CITY OF LOS ANGELES

 5   COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT, THE CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION

 6   OF FOOD BANKS, THE FOOD POLICY ASSOCIATION, LET'S SEE, COUNTY

 7   OFFICE OF EDUCATION, THE PUBLIC COUNCIL. SO AS YOU CAN SEE --

 8   AND OF COURSE THE GROCERS, SUPERIOR GROCERS AND ISLAND PACIFIC

 9   SUPERMARKETS. SO AS YOU CAN SEE IT'S A WIDE RANGE OF PEOPLE

10   THAT ARE OUT THERE ALL SUPPORTING THIS IMPORTANT EFFORT. YOU

11   KNOW, IT'S REALLY DISHEARTENING IN A WAY TO REALIZE THAT IN

12   THIS GREAT COUNTY OF OURS, THAT THERE'S STILL CHILDREN THAT

13   ARE GOING TO SLEEP HUNGRY AT NIGHT. AND THE SADDEST PART ABOUT

14   THAT IS THAT IT DOESN'T HAVE TO BE THAT WAY. WE HAVE THIS

15   PROGRAM THAT'S AVAILABLE TO CHILDREN, FAMILY, SENIORS; AND IT

16   WILL ALSO NOT ONLY SUPPORT THEM BUT TO SUPPORT OUR COMMUNITY.

17   SO THANK YOU ALL VERY MUCH FOR HELPING US TO GET THE WORD OUT.

18   AND WE KNOW THAT WE COME BACK NEXT YEAR, WE'LL SEE A GREAT

19   IMPROVEMENT IN THE PEOPLE THAT ARE TAKING ADVANTAGE OF THIS

20   PROGRAM. THANK YOU. [APPLAUSE]

21

22   SUP. YAROSLAVSKY, CHAIRMAN: SUPERVISOR KNABE FOR A

23   PRESENTATION.

24




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 1   SUP. KNABE: MR. CHAIRMAN, THANK YOU. MEMBERS OF THE BOARD. AT

 2   THIS TIME I'D LIKE TO CALL UP FIRE CHIEF DARRYL OSBY AND

 3   CAPTAIN STEVE VALENZUELA FROM THE LOS ANGELES COUNTY FIRE

 4   DEPARTMENT. STEVE IS MARRIED TO ANGIE VALENZUELA. A VALENZUELA

 5   MARRIED A VALENZUELA. BUT ANGIE USED TO WORK FOR ME AS A

 6   MEMBER OF MY FIELD STAFF FOR OVER 10 YEARS. THEY'VE BEEN

 7   MARRIED A NUMBER OF YEARS TODAY. ANGIE'S WITH HIM, HIS SON

 8   CHRIS WHO IS ALSO A COUNTY FIREFIGHTER. FOR THE PAST 36 YEARS,

 9   CAPTAIN VALENZUELA HAS DEVOTED HIMSELF TO THE SAFETY AND WELL-

10   BEING OF THE PUBLIC THROUGH HIS EXEMPLARY SERVICE TO THE FIRE

11   SERVICE. HE BEGAN HIS CAREER ON JANUARY 9, 1976, AND SINCE

12   THEN HAS DISTINGUISHED HIMSELF IN SERVICE TO THE LOS ANGELES

13   COUNTY FIRE DEPARTMENT AS A FIREFIGHTER, FIREFIGHTER

14   PARAMEDIC, FIREFIGHTER SPECIALIST AND FIRE CAPTAIN. IN 1989,

15   STEVE WAS ASSIGNED TO A SPECIAL DETAIL WITH THE OFFICE OF

16   EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT HERE AT THE HALL OF ADMINISTRATION. TWO

17   AND ONE-HALF YEARS LATER, HE BECAME THE VOICE OF OUR LOS

18   ANGELES COUNTY FIRE DEPARTMENT AS A PUBLIC INFORMATION

19   OFFICER. AND IF YOU COULD IMAGINE, HIS FIRST ASSIGNMENT WAS

20   THE RIOTS IN SOUTH CENTRAL L.A. AND FOR THE NEXT NINE YEARS,

21   STEVE COVERED MANY FIRES, STORMS AND EARTHQUAKES. STEVE HAS

22   PROVIDED LOS ANGELES COUNTY RESIDENTS WITH INNUMERABLE

23   TRAINING SESSIONS, PUBLIC SERVICE EDUCATION PROGRAMS, TOURS

24   FOR THE PUBLIC, FURTHER EDUCATING AND INSURING THE SAFETY OF
25   OUR COMMUNITIES. IN ADDITION, HE WAS VERY INSTRUMENTAL IN A




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 1   PROGRAM NEAR AND DEAR TO ALL OF US IN STARTING THE ABC7 SPARK

 2   OF LOVE TOY DRIVE WHICH THIS YEAR IS CELEBRATING ITS 20TH

 3   ANNIVERSARY. SO, STEVE, ON BEHALF OF MY COLLEAGUES HERE ON THE

 4   BOARD AND YOUR FELLOW FIREFIGHTERS AND MORE IMPORTANTLY THE

 5   RESIDENTS OF THIS GREAT COUNTY, WE WANT TO THANK YOU FOR YOUR

 6   DISTINGUISHED CAREER OF 36 YEARS WITH THE LOS ANGELES COUNTY

 7   FIRE DEPARTMENT, WISH YOU AND ANGIE AND THE FAMILY VERY, VERY

 8   BEST, GOD'S SPEED AND GOOD HEALTH. THANK YOU. [APPLAUSE.]

 9   SUPERVISOR MOLINA?

10

11   SUP. YAROSLAVSKY, CHAIRMAN: YOUR MIC ISN'T ON. TURN YOUR MIC

12   ON.

13

14   SUP. MOLINA: ALL RIGHT. I JUST WANTED TO JOIN IN

15   CONGRATULATING AND WISHING STEVE WELL. I'VE HAD THE

16   OPPORTUNITY, AS WELL AS MY OFFICE, HAS HAD AN OPPORTUNITY TO

17   WORK WITH HIM FOR A NUMBER OF YEARS. AND HE CERTAINLY HAS

18   REPRESENTED US WELL EVERY TIME AS THE CHIEF INFORMATION

19   OFFICER BUT ALSO HIS DILIGENT WORK THROUGHOUT THE YEARS. AND

20   WHEN DON MENTIONED MANY OF THE LEADERSHIP ROLES THAT HE HAS

21   TAKEN, EVERYTHING FROM THE TOY DRIVE THAT I THINK IS AN

22   INSTITUTION THAT WITHIN THE DEPARTMENT AND THE MANY OTHER

23   AREAS, YOU ARE TO BE CONGRATULATED, SIR. WE THANK YOU FOR YOUR

24   LEADERSHIP. WE THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE. AND WE APPRECIATE




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 1   ALL OF YOUR CONTRIBUTIONS TO LOS ANGELES COUNTY. WE WISH YOU

 2   WELL IN YOUR RETIREMENT AND THAT YOU ENJOY IT.

 3

 4   SUP. ANTONOVICH: LET ME ALSO ADD TO THAT. IT'S BEEN A PLEASURE

 5   TO WORK WITH YOU WITH THE VARIOUS DISASTERS, CATASTROPHES THAT

 6   WE'VE HAD DURING MY 30 YEARS ON THIS BOARD. WE APPRECIATED

 7   YOUR LEADERSHIP, SENSITIVITY AND BEING A GREAT ROLE MODEL FOR

 8   OUR COMMUNITY.

 9

10   SUP. MOLINA: CONGRATULATIONS.

11

12   CHIEF DARYL OSBY: HONORABLE CHAIR, HONORABLE BOARD OF

13   SUPERVISORS, ON BEHALF OF THE LOS ANGELES COUNTY FIRE

14   DEPARTMENT, I WOULD ALSO LIKE TO ECHO THE WORDS THAT THE

15   SUPERVISORS JUST MENTIONED ABOUT CAPTAIN VALENZUELA. WHEN YOU

16   THINK ABOUT THE MISSION OF OUR DEPARTMENT, IT REALLY RELATES

17   TO THE SERVICE OF OTHERS AS IT RELATES TO PUBLIC SERVICE AND

18   EMERGENCY SERVICE. BUT CAPTAIN VALENZUELA HAS REALLY

19   DISTINGUISHED HIMSELF AS IT RELATES TO HIS PUBLIC INFORMATION

20   DUTIES AND TEACHING OTHERS, SHARING HIS EXPERIENCE, BUT

21   PRIMARILY WHEN YOU THINK ABOUT THE CORE VALUES OF THE COUNTY

22   OF LOS ANGELES OR THE FIRE DEPARTMENT, ESPECIALLY AS IT

23   RELATES TO CARING AND COMPASSION, CAPTAIN VALENZUELA HAS

24   DISTINGUISHED HIMSELF IN THOSE AREAS AND ESPECIALLY THIS YEAR
25   WHEN WE CELEBRATE THE 20-YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF THE SPARK OF




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 1   LOVE, AND STEVE WAS THE BRAIN TRUST BEHIND THAT PROGRAM. AND

 2   SINCE THE INCEPTION, THERE ARE MILLIONS OF KIDS IN THIS COUNTY

 3   THAT HAD A CHRISTMAS THAT WOULDN'T HAVE HAD A CHRISTMAS IF IT

 4   WASN'T FOR YOUR EFFORTS AND THAT VISION. SO ON BEHALF OF LOS

 5   ANGELES COUNTY FIRE DEPARTMENT, WE'D ALSO LIKE TO THANK YOU

 6   FOR YOUR EFFORTS, YOUR SERVICE TO THIS DEPARTMENT, AND WISH

 7   YOU AND YOUR FAMILY A VERY HAPPY RETIREMENT. [APPLAUSE.]

 8

 9   STEVE VALENZUELA: WELL, I WANT TO THANK ALL THE SUPERVISORS,

10   SUPERVISOR DON KNABE FOR INVITING ME HERE TODAY. 36 YEARS PLUS

11   HAS GONE BY ACTUALLY PRETTY FAST. I DON'T REALLY FEEL LIKE I

12   EVER WORKED A DAY IN MY LIFE. THIS JOB IS AN INCREDIBLE GROUP

13   OF PEOPLE THAT WILL CONTINUE TO BE OUT THERE WORKING FOR OUR

14   COMMUNITIES, DEALING WITH EMERGENCIES, SAVING LIVES EVERY DAY

15   AND GOING HOME TO THEIR FAMILIES EVERY DAY HEALTHY AND HAPPY

16   IS WHAT WE ALL PRAY FOR, INCLUDING MY SON, WHO'S BEEN ON THE

17   FIRE DEPARTMENT OVER 12 YEARS. HE'S ALREADY BEEN TO JAPAN AND

18   HAITI WITH THE U.S.A.R. TEAM. SO NOW I SIT BACK AND WATCH HIM

19   GO AND WORRY JUST LIKE ANY OTHER PARENT WOULD ABOUT THEIR OWN

20   CHILD. SO AGAIN I JUST THANK YOU FOR THE OPPORTUNITY TO SERVE.

21   THE COUNTY HAS BEEN GREAT TO ME. AND I HOPE AND PRAY THAT ALL

22   THOSE GUYS OUT THERE, MEN AND WOMEN, CONTINUE TO PROVIDE THAT

23   SERVICE AND GO HOME HAPPY AND HEALTHY TO THEIR FAMILIES AND

24   HOPEFULLY REACH THE MILESTONE THAT I HAVE AND BE ABLE TO ENJOY
25   IT FOR A LOT LONGER. AND I WANT TO THANK MY WIFE FOR BEING




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 1   HERE TODAY, WHICH IS A BIG PLUS. HAD IT NOT BEEN FOR ME BEING

 2   DETAILED TO THE C.A.O.'S OFFICE WORKING AT THAT TIME FOR MR.

 3   DIXON, I WOULD HAVE NEVER MET HER AND BEEN HERE TODAY TO ENJOY

 4   THIS AND SHARE IT WITH HER, AS WELL. AND FOR ALL THE REST OF

 5   MY FAMILY WHO COULDN'T BE HERE I WANT TO THANK THEM FOR

 6   SUPPORTING ME THROUGH THESE YEARS AND I LOOK FORWARD TO

 7   SPENDING MORE TIME WITH THEM. THANK YOU. [APPLAUSE.]

 8

 9   SUP. YAROSLAVSKY, CHAIRMAN: ALL RIGHT. LET ME CALL DR.

10   CLAVREUL, YOU ASKED TO BE HEARD ON S-1. OH, I'M SORRY. YOU

11   KNOW, WHAT TIME IS THAT? 11:00? OKAY. SO DR. CLAVREUL, IF

12   YOU'LL COME UP FOR ITEM NUMBER 1 AND 27, AND THEN AFTER 11

13   O'CLOCK, WE'LL HAVE YOU COME BACK UP FOR S-1. MR. SACHS, IS HE

14   HERE? HE IS? OKAY. HE ASKED TO BE HEARD ON 6-D, 19, 22, 28,

15   46. AND MR. PREVEN? 7-D, 1, 28, 35, 49, 50, 57-B AND CS-1.

16   BEFORE I CALL ON YOU DR. CLAVREUL, LET ME TAKE A MOMENT TO

17   INTRODUCE, ACKNOWLEDGE THE PRESENCE OF DAUGHTERS AND SONS

18   ACCOMPANYING THEIR PARENTS TO WORK DAY. WOULD YOU ALL STAND UP

19   AND BE WELCOMED BY THE BOARD? [APPLAUSE.] I KNOW THAT IT'S A

20   MAJOR SACRIFICE FOR THEM TO BE OUT OF SCHOOL. THEY ARE REALLY

21   SUFFERING TODAY. BUT JUST REMEMBER WHAT MARK TWAIN SAID:

22   "DON'T LET YOUR SCHOOLING INTERFERE WITH YOUR EDUCATION." AND

23   TODAY YOU'LL GET AN EDUCATION. YOU CAN BE SEATED. THANK YOU

24   VERY MUCH. DR. CLAVREUL?
25




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 1   DR. GENEVIEVE CLAVREUL: YES, GOOD MORNING BOARD OF

 2   SUPERVISORS, DR. GENVIEVE CLAVREUL. ON ITEM NUMBER 1, ABOUT

 3   THE HIV COMMISSION, AGAIN WE HAVE SOMEBODY WHO IS INVOLVED IN

 4   GIVING CARE OF PEOPLE WHO HAVE HIV AND AIDS WHO IS I'M SURE

 5   NOW IF YOU REALLY TRULY LOOK AT THE COMMISSION ON HIV AND AIDS

 6   YOU HAVE A ROGUE COMMISSION WHERE EVERYBODY IN THAT COMMISSION

 7   ARE EITHER HIV OR PROVIDING CARE TO HIV. STRAIGHT VIOLATION OF

 8   [INAUDIBLE] BUT I'VE BEEN TELLING YOU THAT EVERY TIME YOU HAVE

 9   A NOMINATION, AND I WILL KEEP DOING IT. ON ITEM 27, IT'S A

10   CONCERN TO ME THAT A.P.L.A. IS RECEIVING AN ADDITIONAL 441,000

11   DOLLARS WHEN THIS YEAR THEY HAVE NOT PERFORMED OF WHAT WAS

12   REQUEST FOR THEM TO DO. AND THE SAME THING, REPEATEDLY WE HAVE

13   GIVEN CONTRACTS, INCREASED THE CONTRACT TO AN ORGANIZATION WHO

14   ARE NOT PERFORMING. AND THAT'S OF CONCERN TO ME. I WANT PEOPLE

15   WHO HAVE HIV AND AIDS TO GET THE CARE. AND IT'S WHY I HAVE

16   BEEN A STRONG ACTIVIST OF WHERE THE MONEY IS GOING. BUT WHEN

17   WE HAVE AN ORGANIZATION, AS A.P.L.A., WHO HAS BEEN TAKING CARE

18   OF HIV AND AIDS FOR 20 YEARS PLUS, THEY SHOULD BE PERFORMING

19   AT THE LEVEL THEY ARE REQUIRED TO PERFORM. AND TO REWARD THEM

20   WITH AN ADDITIONAL 441,000 DOLLARS IS SAD. AND I WANT TO THANK

21   YOU, SUPERVISOR YAROSLAVSKY TO ALLOW TO OBEY THE BROWN ACT AND

22   DO NOT BRING S-1 BEFORE 11 O'CLOCK.

23

24   SUP. YAROSLAVSKY, CHAIRMAN: WE'RE IN THE O GOING TO. I'LL CALL
25   YOU UP AT 11 O'CLOCK.




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 1

 2   DR. GENEVIEVE CLAVREUL: I WANT TO COMPLIMENT YOU NOT TO OBLIGE

 3   ME TO SPEAK NOW BECAUSE IT'S NOT 11 YET.

 4

 5   SUP. YAROSLAVSKY, CHAIRMAN: THANK YOU.

 6

 7   DR. GENEVIEVE CLAVREUL: I HAVE GOT AN ARTICLE FOR YOU THAT YOU

 8   MAY ENJOY, IT'S ABOUT THE BOARD OF NURSING. WHILE YOU WERE

 9   SLEEPING, WE STILL DON'T HAVE A BOARD OF NURSING BECAUSE

10   GOVERNOR BROWN HAS NOT APPOINTED ANYBODY TO [INAUDIBLE] THE

11   BOARD. I WILL HOPE THAT YOU WILL UTILIZE YOUR POWER TO MAKE

12   HIM DO THAT. THANK YOU.

13

14   SUP. YAROSLAVSKY, CHAIRMAN: THANK YOU. MR. PREVEN?

15

16   ERIC PREVEN: GO AHEAD?

17

18   SUP. YAROSLAVSKY, CHAIRMAN: YEAH.

19

20   ERIC PREVEN: MY NAME IS ERIC PREVEN AND I AM THE COUNTY

21   RESIDENT FROM DISTRICT 3. AND IT'S NICE TO SEE THAT THE PUBLIC

22   AND SUPERVISOR YAROSLAVSKY ARE GETTING ALONG SO CORDIALLY. CS-

23   1 IS ROSAS VERSUS BACA. IT WAS THE LAWSUIT THAT WAS FILED IN

24   JANUARY 2012, SUPERVISOR MOLINA, ABOUT THE VIOLENCE IN OUR
25   JAILS. WE DO HAVE A CITIZENS COMMISSION ON JAIL VIOLENCE, AND




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 1   THEY'VE ALSO DELAYED FOR TWO WEEKS THEIR NEXT MEETING. AND

 2   ITEM 50 IS A DELAY OF TWO WEEKS FOR THE TURNKEY SOLUTIONS TO

 3   GET THE VIDEO CAMERAS RECORDING IN OUR JAILS. ALL OF THIS, TO

 4   ME, IS RELATED, WHICH IS THAT WE'RE NOT DOING ENOUGH ON A

 5   TIMETABLE THAT MAKES ANY SENSE. AND IF IT IS A TURNKEY

 6   SOLUTIONS TO GET 1.7 MILLION DOLLARS TO PUT A VIDEO RECORDING

 7   DEVICE TOGETHER, WHY DOES IT COST 400,000 TO MAINTAIN IT? AND

 8   ALL OF THIS IS GOING INTO A FACILITY THAT IF I UNDERSTOOD IT

 9   CORRECTLY, THE SHERIFF IS STRONGLY CONSIDERING CLOSING. I'M

10   GLAD WE'RE DELAYING IT IN THAT SENSE, BUT WE NEED A ROLL-UP-

11   THE-SLEEVES APPROACH HERE. ITEM NUMBER 1 IS THE REDEVELOPMENT

12   DISSOLUTION COMMISSION ROUNDELAY THAT HAS BEEN GOING ON FOR

13   WEEKS. TO THIS DAY I GUESS MR. SWARTZ, ROBERT SWARTZ, IS ON

14   THREE SEPARATE COMMISSIONS FOR MAYOR ANTONOVICH WHO BRAZENLY

15   PUTS THEM ALL ON THE SAME PAGE UNLIKE OTHER SUPERVISORS WHO

16   SPRINKLE THEM AROUND SO THAT IT'S HARD TO KEEP TRACK. THAT'S

17   WHY I ASKED MISS HAMAI TO PROVIDE A CHART SO THAT WE CAN SEE

18   WHO IS SERVING ON WHAT COMMISSION SO WE CAN FOLLOW ALONG. ITEM

19   28 IS FORD HAS GENEROUSLY, IF YOU BELIEVE IT, ALLOWING US TO

20   KEEP THE CARS THAT WE'VE BEEN USING OF THEIRS, KEEP THEM, OWN

21   THEM, EVEN THOUGH HERE AT THE COUNTY WE'VE BEEN IN MORE OF A

22   RENTAL MODE LATELY BECAUSE ENTERPRISE RENT-A-CAR UNDER THE

23   ESTEEMED LOBBYING OF MATT KNABE HAS BEEN ROLLING INTO THE

24   COUNTY'S FLEET, I'M SORRY. AND THAT BEGS THE QUESTION: SHOULD
25   WE BE OWNING THESE CARS IF THEY ARE GOING TO HAVE GIANT




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 1   MAINTENANCE IN A COUPLE YEARS OR NOT? WE DO GET A CHANCE TO

 2   BUY ANOTHER 40 BUT THERE ARE NO PLANS TO. ITEM 57-B IS GOING

 3   TO BE REFERRED BACK TO SUPERVISOR KNABE'S OFFICE. THIS ONE, I

 4   FEEL, AS A VOTER IS A LITTLE BIT OF A BLAMING THE VOTERS FOR

 5   THE NOGUEZ CALL IT EXPLORATION. WE DID NOT FORESEE ANYTHING,

 6   NOR HAS ANYTHING BEEN PROVEN YET, BUT THE IDEA THAT SUPERVISOR

 7   KNABE'S INTRODUCING IS THAT IT WOULD BE BETTER FOR THE

 8   SUPERVISORS TO APPOINT AN ASSESSOR.

 9

10   SUP. KNABE: IT'S NOT WHAT IT SAYS.

11

12   ERIC PREVEN: OKAY, FAIR ENOUGH. BUT THAT'S WHAT IT READ LIKE.

13   WE'LL GET IT STRAIGHTENED OUT WHEN IT COMES BACK. 57-A IS A

14   REVLON WALK WHICH I SUPPORT EVERY YEAR. AND I WOULD HOPE THAT

15   THIS YEAR IT'S KICKING OFF AT THE LOS ANGELES COLISEUM. I KNOW

16   SUPERVISOR YAROSLAVSKY HAS BEEN A BIG SUPPORTER. MAYBE HE

17   COULD MAKE A SPEECH TO SORT OF EXPLAIN HOW THAT EXCAVATION GOT

18   OFF TRACK AND HOW NO SUCH THING WOULD HAPPEN. BECAUSE I DON'T

19   WANT TO TAINT THIS GREAT CHARITY WITH THE COLISEUM COMMISSION

20   BUSINESS THAT SOME OF THOSE GUYS PULLED UP. 7-D, SUPERVISOR

21   MOLINA, IS 775,000 DOLLARS FOR THE HOUSING COMMISSION TO GET

22   SOME INSURANCE FOR EXTRA WORKERS' COMP. HERE'S THE THING: I

23   THOUGHT WE WERE SELF-INSURED. I MEAN, WHY ARE WE BULKING UP TO

24   THE TUNE OF A MILLION DOLLARS WITH THE HAVE-NOTS' MONEY ON
25   INSURANCE?




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 1

 2   SUP. YAROSLAVSKY, CHAIRMAN: YOUR TIME IS UP, MR. PREVEN.

 3

 4   ERIC PREVEN: IT SEEMS VERY ODD.

 5

 6   SUP. YAROSLAVSKY, CHAIRMAN: MR. SACHS.

 7

 8   ARNOLD SACHS: YES, THANK YOU. GOOD MORNING. ARNOLD SACHS.

 9   LET'S SEE. I HELD 1-D FOR A COUPLE DIFFERENT REASONS, BUT,

10   AGAIN, THE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION, THERE'S A MEETING

11   ON THE DISSOLUTION OF THE REDEVELOPMENT AGENCIES. BUT ON APRIL

12   10TH, SUPERVISOR MOLINA, YOU APPOINTED GLORIA MOLINA TO THE

13   REDEVELOPMENT DISSOLUTION OVERSIGHT BOARD FOR THE CITY OF LA

14   PUENTE? IT'S RIGHT HERE. I'M READING OFF THE-- IT'S COUNTY

15   DOCUMENTATION. AND ANOTHER, GLORIA MOLINA FROM THE INDUSTRY

16   REDEVELOPMENT DISSOLUTION OVERSIGHT BOARD. OKAY. WELL YOU'RE

17   HERE TWICE. SO MAYBE YOU MIGHT WANT TO CHECK IT YOURSELF. I

18   HELD ITEM 19. IT'S A QUIT-CLAIM DEED. I GUESS THAT WILL BE ON

19   FILE AT THE COUNTY REGISTRAR'S OFFICE AS A LEGAL DOCUMENT

20   BECAUSE I JUST WANTED TO SHOW YOU HERE'S A LEGAL DOCUMENT.

21   IT'S A CORPORATION GRANT DEED ON FILE AT THE COUNTY

22   REGISTRAR'S OFFICE ITEM 2007-125-1559. IT'S A GRANT DEED THAT

23   GIVES PROPERTY TO THE LOS ANGELES TO PASADENA BLUE LINE

24   CONSTRUCTION AUTHORITY, ALSO KNOWN AS THE GOLD LINE
25   CONSTRUCTION AUTHORITY. AND YOU KNOW WHAT? THIS WAS IN 2007.




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 1   DO YOU KNOW THAT THE STATE LEGISLATION JUST LEGALIZED, ALLOWED

 2   IT TO BE LEGAL FOR THE M.T.A. TO USE THE TERMINOLOGY THE

 3   M.T.A. GOLD LINE CONSTRUCTION AUTHORITY? BECAUSE PREVIOUSLY IN

 4   THE STATE LAW, WAIT THE BLUE LINE CONSTRUCTION AUTHORITY? NO

 5   PART OF L.A. NO PART OF GOLD. AS A MATTER OF FACT, SUPERVISOR

 6   MOLINA AUTHORIZED AN AMENDMENT AT M.T.A. BOARD MEETING IN 2010

 7   OF MARCH AUTHORIZING 690 MILLION DOLLARS FOR THE BLUE LINE

 8   CONSTRUCTION AUTHORITY TO BUILD THE GOLD LINE EXTENSION.

 9   IMAGINE THAT! SO ONE PROCESS, TWO DOCUMENTS THAT ARE LEGAL,

10   ONE FULL OF LEGITIMATE WRITING AND ONE FULL OF HOT AIR. I HELD

11   ITEM 22 AND 21, BUT 21 HAS BEEN CONTINUED. 21 WAS DONE PENDING

12   ACTION REGARDING CLASSIFICATION STUDIES. SO I WAS WONDERING IF

13   ANYBODY DID ANY STUDY REGARDING THE EFFECT ON ENDING THE

14   ALZHEIMER'S CARE FOR THE PATIENTS AND FAMILIES. YOU KNOW,

15   YOU'VE HAD A COUPLE TIMES WHERE YOU HAD COUNTY EXCESS FUNDS,

16   AS A MATTER OF FACT, YOU HAD EXCESS FUNDS IN THE COUNTY TO FIX

17   THE MEN'S ROOM LIKE OVER A MILLION DOLLARS AT HOLLYWOOD BOWL

18   FOR THE BATHROOMS. CAN'T FIND ANY MONEY FOR ALZHEIMER'S

19   VICTIMS AND THE FAMILIES AND THE CAREGIVERS? AND ITEM 46,

20   ACTING COUNTY COUNSEL SECURED LEGAL REPRESENTATION FOR TWO

21   DEPUTY D.A.'S. AND IT SAYS "AT THE COUNTY'S EXPENSE". BUT I

22   CHANGED IT. I SAID "AT THE PUBLIC'S EXPENSE". WHY IS THE

23   COUNTY COUNSEL DOING THAT? WHY ISN'T THE D.A. DOING THAT?

24   THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME. OH, AND THE EXTRA TIME. HOLY COW, I'M
25   STUNNED.




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 1

 2   SUP. YAROSLAVSKY, CHAIRMAN: THANK YOU. SO WE HAVE ITEMS-- DO

 3   YOU WANT TO GO AHEAD?

 4

 5   CLERK SACHI HAMAI: OKAY. WE HAVE ITEM NUMBER 4-D, WHICH WILL

 6   BE REFERRED BACK TO THE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION. ITEM

 7   6-D WILL BE BEFORE YOU. 7-D, ITEM NUMBER 1, WHICH WILL INCLUDE

 8   THE ADDITIONS AND THE REVISIONS, ITEM NUMBER 19, 22, 27, ITEM

 9   NUMBER 28 INCLUDING THE REVISIONS, ITEM NUMBER 35, 46, 49,

10   ITEM NUMBER 50 WILL BE CONTINUED TWO WEEKS AND 57-B WILL BE

11   REFERRED BACK TO SUPERVISOR KNABE. THOSE ITEMS ARE BEFORE YOU.

12

13   SUP. YAROSLAVSKY, CHAIRMAN: ALL RIGHT. MOVED BY ANTONOVICH.

14   SECONDED BY KNABE. WITHOUT OBJECTION, UNANIMOUS VOTE.

15

16   CLERK SACHI HAMAI: THANK YOU.

17

18   SUP. YAROSLAVSKY, CHAIRMAN: MR. RIDLEY-THOMAS?

19

20   SUP. RIDLEY-THOMAS: THANK YOU, MR. CHAIRMAN. ITEM 57-D, THAT I

21   THINK IS PROPOSED FOR CONTINUANCE. THERE ARE SOME TIME

22   SENSITIVITIES OF THAT AND THIS ESSENTIALLY REDUCES ITSELF TO

23   AN APPLICATION THAT HAS TO COME BACK TO US FOR APPROVAL. SO

24   I'D HAVE UNREADINESS ABOUT CONTINUING IT ONLY BECAUSE IT WOULD
25   PUT US PAST THE DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION. SO I WOULD HOPE THAT




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 1   WE COULD TAKE THE MATTER UP, ALLOW THEM TO APPLY, AND THEN

 2   DETERMINE WHAT OUR DISPOSITION OF IT IS ON ITS FINAL RETURN.

 3

 4   SUP. YAROSLAVSKY, CHAIRMAN: WHY DON'T WE HAVE THE C.D.C. COME

 5   UP LATER AND FIND OUT IF THERE IS A TIME ISSUE. I KNOW THEY

 6   SAY THERE'S A TIME ISSUE.

 7

 8   SUP. RIDLEY-THOMAS: LET'S HAVE THEM COME BACK.

 9

10   SUP. YAROSLAVSKY, CHAIRMAN: JUST PERSUADED THAT THEY PROBABLY

11   COULD DO IT ON MAY 15TH. WE'LL DEAL WITH THIS IN A FEW

12   MINUTES. MR. ANTONOVICH, YOU'RE UP FIRST.

13

14   SUP. ANTONOVICH:I'D LIKE TO MAKE THE FOLLOWING ADJOURNMENTS.

15   IN MEMORY OF MICHAEL ARTHUR CORMIER PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF

16   62, NINE-YEAR VETERAN OF THE CORONER'S OFFICE WHERE HE SERVED

17   AS FORENSIC TECHNICIAN, SERVED IN THE UNITED STATES MARINE

18   CORPS, GRADUATED CALIFORNIA COLLEGE OF MORTUARY SCIENCE,

19   SURVIVED BY HIS WIFE STARR AND DAUGHTER GRACIA ALLEN, WHICH

20   WAS A VERY SAD LOSS FOR THE CORONER'S OFFICE AND HIS CASE IS

21   NOW UNDER INVESTIGATION BY THE POLICE DEPARTMENT FOR THE CAUSE

22   OF HIS DEATH: WALTER KEITH BACKSTROM PASSED AWAY LAST WEEK,

23   HE'S THE BROTHER OF MY SECRETARY TAMARA BACKSTROM-HUNTER. HE

24   WAS A GRADUATE FROM DANIEL MURPHY HIGH SCHOOL. RECEIVED HIS
25   BACHELOR'S FROM UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA BERKELEY. HIS




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 1   MASTER'S DEGREE WAS FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF OREGON. HE TAUGHT

 2   AND STUDIED AT THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII; HE WAS GOING TO BE

 3   RECEIVING HIS DOCTORATE. HE WAS A WRITER FOR "THE SEATTLE

 4   TIMES" NEWSPAPER. HE IS SURVIVED BY HIS DAUGHTER, ALIYA, HIS

 5   SISTERS TAMARA AND TYRA, AND BROTHER ARNOLD. SR. PATRICIA

 6   MARGARET BARNARD, SHE WAS A SISTER OF SAINT JOSEPH CARONDELET

 7   SINCE 1936 WHERE SHE TAUGHT ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS, HIGH SCHOOLS,

 8   AS WELL AS IN MOUNT ST. MARY'S COLLEGE IN LOS ANGELES FOR 10

 9   YEARS. WILLIAM "BILL" FOSSELMAN, HE PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF

10   92. HE AND HIS FATHER STARTED THE FOSSELMAN CREAMERY BEFORE

11   OPENING THEIR FIRST FOSSELMAN ICE CREAM STORE IN SOUTH

12   PASADENA IN 1937 KNOWN AS THE HEART OF THE COMMUNITY FROM THE

13   1940S TO THE '70S. MANUFACTURING PROCESS WAS LATER MOVED TO

14   ALHAMBRA WHERE A RETAIL STORE REMAINS TODAY. HE WAS A NAVY

15   VETERAN DURING WORLD WAR II, AND HIS COMMUNITY SERVICE TO HIS

16   CHURCH INCLUDES A FOOD BANK, SAINT VINCENT DE PAUL SOCIETY AND

17   CHAMBER OF COMMERCE. HE'S SURVIVED BY HIS WIFE MARY AND HIS

18   BROTHER MONSIGNOR JOHN FOSSELMAN, SISTER CAROL, FOUR CHILDREN,

19   SIX GRANDCHILDREN AND SIX GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN. RICHARD LEE

20   GONSER SENIOR PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 76, WORLD WAR II

21   VETERAN, UNITED STATES NAVY. HE WAS A GUNSMITH AND CO-FOUNDED

22   SKEETMASTER, A SHOTGUN CUSTOMIZING BUSINESS. HE RETIRED FROM

23   THE LOS ANGELES DEPARTMENT OF WEIGHTS AND MEASURES AS A CODE

24   ENFORCER AND SUPERVISOR AFTER 26 YEARS. SANTO "SAM" MURABITO,
25   PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 89, LONGTIME RESIDENT OF GLENDORA




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 1   AND THE FATHER OF GLENDORA MAYOR, GENE MURABITO. HE WORKED AS

 2   A BRICK MASON UNTIL HIS RETIREMENT. ROBERT PARKINSON, AN

 3   EDUCATOR AND COMMUNITY LEADER PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 103.

 4   HE RECEIVED HIS MASTER'S DEGREE IN HISTORY FROM THE UNIVERSITY

 5   OF IOWA. AFTER A SUCCESSFUL CAREER IN MANUFACTURING, HE TAUGHT

 6   AT VERDUGO HILLS HIGH SCHOOL IN SUNLAND-TUJUNGA WHERE HE

 7   FORMED THE INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS CLUB AND FIRST MENTOR

 8   TEACHING PROGRAM THAT PARTNERED WITH THE AREA. HE IS SURVIVED

 9   BY HIS DAUGHTERS LOIS ZAMORA AND LUCILLE MCCARTHY. FOUR

10   CHILDREN AND FOUR GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN. HE WAS A REALLY A

11   PILLAR IN THE COMMUNITY, REALLY QUITE INVOLVED AND A GREAT

12   ASSET. PAUSING AWAY, AS I SAID, AT THE AGE OF 103. NATHAN

13   TAYLOR WHO WAS MURDERED AT THE AGE OF 30 BY AN UNKNOWN

14   ASSAILANT JUST AFTER MIDNIGHT ON SATURDAY, APRIL 21ST. HE WAS

15   A MAN WHO SERVED TWO TOURS OF DUTY IN THE MIDDLE EAST IN THE

16   CONFLICTS. ACCORDING TO ANTELOPE VALLEY PRESS, HE GREW UP IN

17   LANCASTER AND GRADUATED ANTELOPE VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL. HE HAD

18   THREE TOURS OF DUTY IN IRAQ AND AFGHANISTAN WHERE HE WAS A

19   RANK, OBTAINED THE RANK OF SERGEANT IN THE UNITED STATES ARMY.

20   HE WAS A STUDENT IN ANTELOPE VALLEY COLLEGE. HE LEAVES

21   PARENTS, DAUGHTER, A BROTHER AND SISTERS AND HIS FIANCE

22   TIFFANY. RANDALL PRESLEY, HE BUILT OVER 150 RESIDENTIAL

23   COMMUNITIES IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA, WORLD WAR II VETERAN,

24   SERVED AS AN AIR FORCE PILOT. HE WAS A PHILANTHROPIST
25   COMMITTED TO THE SALVATION ARMY. HE IS SURVIVED BY HIS WIFE




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 1   AND SONS, SEVEN GRANDCHILDREN AND ELEVEN GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN.

 2   JAMES OLSON RETIRED FROM THE LOS ANGELES COUNTY SHERIFF'S

 3   DEPARTMENT. JEFF CHANDLER SERVED AS PRESIDENT AND CHIEF

 4   EXECUTIVE OF CHANDLER RANCH COMPANY, WAS AN AVID SAILOR,

 5   SUPPORTED THE BOYS & GIRLS CLUB, THE Y.M.C.A., THE NATURAL

 6   HISTORY MUSEUM AS WELL AS MISSIONARY WORK AROUND THE WORLD. HE

 7   IS SURVIVED BY HIS WIFE CHARLOTTE AND HIS DAUGHTERS CHRISTINA

 8   AND HIS TWO BROTHERS BRUCE AND STEPHEN. THOSE ARE MY

 9   ADJOURNMENTS.

10

11   SUP. YAROSLAVSKY, CHAIRMAN: WITHOUT OBJECTION, UNANIMOUS VOTE.

12   SUPERVISOR MOLINA? SUPERVISOR MOLINA? DO YOU HAVE ANY

13   ADJOURNING MOTIONS? YOU'RE HOLDING NOTHING? SUPERVISOR RIDLEY-

14   THOMAS.

15

16   SUP. RIDLEY-THOMAS: THANK YOU VERY MUCH, MR. CHAIRMAN. PLEASE

17   JOIN ME IN ADJOURNING IN MEMORY OF DENORVIOUS ORLANDO PICKETT

18   SENIOR, BORN ON OCTOBER 8, 1953 IN WICHITA, KANSAS AND PASSED

19   ON APRIL 22ND AT THE AGE OF 58. HE GRADUATED FROM MANUAL ARTS

20   HIGH SCHOOL IN 1971 AND WAS AN ACTIVE MEMBER OF THE ABUNDANT

21   LIFE CHRISTIAN CENTER WHERE HE SERVED ON THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES

22   AND THE 55 PLUS SENIOR GROUP. HE WILL BE FONDLY REMEMBERED FOR

23   FOUNDING THE TWO PICKETT'S FRONTIER 101 RODEO FOR COWBOYS OF

24   COLOR. HE'S SURVIVED BY HIS WIFE DENISE, HIS CHILDREN,
25   TAMEAKA, THERESA, DENORVIOUS JUNIOR, NIAQUA, ROBIN, KRYSTIAN,




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 1   FOUR GRANDCHILDREN AND MANY FAMILY MEMBERS AND FRIENDS WHO

 2   WILL MISS HIM DEARLY. DENORVIOUS ORLANDO PICKETT SENIOR. THEN

 3   MR. CHAIRMAN AND COLLEAGUES, PLEASE JOIN ME IN ADJOURNING IN

 4   MEMORY OF WALTER GORDON, JR., BORN ON JUNE THE 22ND, 1908, IN

 5   SANTA MONICA, CALIFORNIA AND PASSED ON APRIL THE 16TH AT THE

 6   AGE OF 103. GRADUATED FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN

 7   CALIFORNIA PREPARATORY SCHOOL AND ATTENDED OHIO STATE

 8   UNIVERSITY WHERE HE ULTIMATELY EARNED HIS JURIS DOCTORATE. HE

 9   WAS A WELL-RESPECTED CIVIL RIGHTS ATTORNEY AND DEFENDED FAMOUS

10   CLIENTS SUCH AS BILLIE HOLIDAY AND MANY OTHERS. IN 2003, HE

11   WAS AWARDED THE SHATTUCK-PRICE OUTSTANDING LAWYER AWARD FROM

12   THE LOS ANGELES COUNTY BAR ASSOCIATION AND IN 2004, HE RETIRED

13   AFTER MORE THAN 65 YEARS OF PRACTICING LAW IN LOS ANGELES. HE

14   IS SURVIVED BY SONS WALTER L. GORDON III AND JAMES, TWO

15   GRANDCHILDREN AND FIVE GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN. THE INIMITABLE,

16   WALTER GORDON JUNIOR, MR. CHAIRMAN AND COLLEAGUES.

17

18   SUP. YAROSLAVSKY, CHAIRMAN: WITHOUT OBJECTION, UNANIMOUS VOTE.

19   I HAVE A COUPLE OF ADJOURNING MOTIONS. FIRST I'D LIKE TO

20   ADJOURN IN MEMORY OF MINNA HALBERT, LONG- TIME RESIDENT OF OUR

21   DISTRICT IN THE BEVERLY-FAIRFAX AND PARK LABREA NEIGHBORHOODS

22   WHO PASSED AWAY YESTERDAY AT THE AGE OF 92 AFTER A LONG

23   ILLNESS. SHE WAS BORN IN BRISK, POLAND, MOVED TO LOS ANGELES

24   IN 1942. SHE TAUGHT FOR MANY YEARS AT THE CITY TERRACE FOLK
25   SHUL, WHICH MY PARENTS RAN IN CITY TERRACE, AND WAS A




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 1   DEDICATED EARLY-CHILDHOOD JEWISH EDUCATOR ALSO TEACHING AT THE

 2   HILLEL HEBREW ACADEMY AND SERVING AS DIRECTOR OF TEMPLE ADAT

 3   ARI EL'S PRESCHOOL FOR 20 YEARS WHERE SHE TAUGHT A GENERATION

 4   OF NURSERY SCHOOL CHILDREN. SHE WAS ALSO A VOLUNTEER FOR MANY

 5   YEARS AT THE JEWISH FAMILY SERVICES. SHE'S A LONG-TIME FRIEND

 6   OF MY FAMILY AND MY PARENTS. SHE IS SURVIVED BY HER TWO SONS

 7   YONI AND NORM SCHULTZ, GRANDSON ELAN SCHULTZ WHO IS MY HEALTH

 8   DEPUTY, AND TWO GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN. SHE IS PREDECEASED BY TO

 9   HUSBANDS. HER FIRST HUSBAND ARIEH SCHULTZ, THE FATHER OF HER

10   TWO CHILDREN, AND SAM HALBERT. WITHOUT OBJECTION. SUZIE TEMKIN

11   LONG TIME RESIDENT OF OUR DISTRICT IN WESTWOOD, ACTIVE IN THE

12   COMMUNITY, CHERISHED WIFE, MOTHER AND GRANDMOTHER AND FRIEND.

13   SHE IS SURVIVED BY HER HUSBAND, MARSHALL TEMKIN AND OTHER

14   FAMILY MEMBERS. WITHOUT OBJECTION, SO ORDERED. MR. KNABE?

15

16   SUP. KNABE: THANK YOU, MR. CHAIRMAN, MEMBERS OF THE BOARD.

17   FIRST OF ALL I'D LIKE TO ADJOURN IN THE MEMORY OF JUNE

18   CHRISTIASON, LONG-TIME RESIDENT OF CERRITOS WHO PASSED AWAY ON

19   APRIL 22 AT THE AGE OF 94. SHE WAS A LOVING WIFE, MOTHER,

20   GRANDMOTHER AND GREAT GRANDMOTHER. SHE'S SURVIVED BY A GOOD

21   FRIEND MICKEY, A RETIRED COUNTY EMPLOYEE, AND MANY CHILDREN

22   AND GREAT GRANDCHILDREN. ALSO ROBERT LEE DICKERHOOF A LONG-

23   TIME RESIDENT OF ARTESIA, NATIVE OF OHIO WHERE HE JOINED THE

24   NAVY UPON GRADUATION. HE WAS PROUD TO BE A KOREAN WAR VET. HE
25   REALLY ENJOYED CAMPING, FISHING, TRAVELING, BOWLING AND WAS A




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 1   FRIEND TO EVERYONE. HE IS SURVIVED BY HIS WIFE MARTHA, FOUR

 2   CHILDREN: MICHAEL, ELAINE, LEE, REED AND GRANDSON AARON. ALSO

 3   THAT WE ADJOURN IN MEMORY OF APRIL RHYNE NUNNALLY, A LAKEWOOD

 4   RESIDENT WHO PASSED AWAY AFTER A LONG BATTLE WITH CANCER. SHE

 5   WAS VERY ACTIVE IN THE STEPHEN FOSTER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL P.T.A.

 6   AND THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER DAY SAINTS. HER MAJOR

 7   INTERESTS INCLUDED FAMILY HISTORY, HOME MAKING, SEWING,

 8   GARDENING, MUSIC AND LEARNING. SHE SERVED IN VARIOUS TEACHING

 9   AND LEADERSHIP ROLES FOR THE CHURCH. SHE IS IS SURVIVED BY HER

10   MOTHER, DAGMAR, BROTHER FRED, HUSBAND RON, CHILDREN PAUL,

11   SUSAN, KAREN, GREGORY, AMY, JULIE, ANDREW, ERIC, AND LORI, 23

12   GRANDCHILDREN. ALSO ADJOURN IN MEMORY OF WINONA MARQUITA

13   WINFORD TIME RESIDENT OF LAKEWOOD, SHE WAS VERY INVOLVED AS AN

14   AVON REPRESENTATIVE FOR OVER 45 YEARS. SHE WAS A MEMBER OF THE

15   FLEET RESERVE LADIES AUXILIARY, A MEMBER OF THE ORDER OF THE

16   EASTERN STAR. SHE HELD MANY OFFICES AND SERVED AS WORTHY

17   MATRON IN 1987 WITH HER HUSBAND. SHE WAS VERY ACTIVE IN

18   MASONIC LODGE AND THE GOLDEN TROWEL NORWALK MASONIC LODGE. SHE

19   IS SURVIVED BY HER SONS MICHAEL, THOMAS, MANY GRANDCHILDREN

20   AND GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN. MY ADJOURNMENTS.

21

22   SUP. YAROSLAVSKY, CHAIRMAN: WITHOUT OBJECTION UNANIMOUS VOTE.

23   WE HAVE PUBLIC COMMENT? I'M GOING TO CALL FOUR PEOPLE AT A

24   TIME FOR PUBLIC COMMENT. GREGORY VANDERPAS, MICHAEL




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 1   RICHARDSON, MICHAEL CRAWFORD, AND CORRI HARDY. MR. VANDERPAS?

 2   THAT'S YOU? YOU'RE ON.

 3

 4   GREGORY VANDERPAS: GOOD MORNING, HONORABLE BOARD OF

 5   SUPERVISORS AND CHAIRMAN. GREGORY VANDERPASS, ONE OF THE

 6   PEOPLE IN THE UNITED STATES DE JURE HERE IN THIS COURT OF

 7   RECORD DO HEREBY TESTIFY. I HAVE TWO U.C.C. FILINGS WITH

 8   ATTACHMENTS I ENTERED INTO THE RECORD AND AS INDICATED IN BOX

 9   6, IT SHOULD BE RECORDED IN THE REAL ESTATE RECORDS, WHICH BOX

10   6 SAYS FINANCIAL STATEMENTS TO BE FILED FOR RECORD OR RECORDED

11   IN THE REAL ESTATE RECORDS. THE FIRST IS A FOUR-PAGE DOCUMENT.

12   IT'S A FIXTURE LANE AND SECOND IS A 16-PAGE DOCUMENT INCLUDING

13   TWO EXHIBITS INCLUDING A DECLARATION OF HOMESTEAD, A

14   DECLARATION OF ASSIGNEE'S UPDATE OF PATENT, INDENTURES IN THE

15   FORM OF A GRANT DEED AND TITLE REGISTRATION WITH THE TWO

16   EXHIBITS. I HAVE PROVIDED AN EXTRA COPY OF THE DOCUMENTS FOR

17   THE CLERK TO CERTIFY AND MAKE AVAILABLE FOR PICKUP IN THE

18   MORNING. OTHER THAN THAT .

19

20   SUP. YAROSLAVSKY, CHAIRMAN: THANK YOU. MR. RICHARDSON?

21

22   MICHAEL RICHARDSON: ALL RIGHT, GOOD MORNING, SUPERVISORS. I

23   JUST WANT TO RAISE ATTENTION TO MY SUPERVISOR, MARK RIDLEY-

24   THOMAS. THIS IS IN REGARDS TO THE MITRICE RICHARDSON CASE. I
25   AM HER FATHER. I WANT TO THANK YOU GUYS SO MUCH FOR WHAT YOU




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 1   HAVE ALREADY DONE, BUT IT'S STILL NOT ENOUGH. MY DAUGHTER'S

 2   KILLER HAS NOT BEEN FOUND. I AM DISMAYED. I'M VERY ANGRY

 3   BECAUSE YESTERDAY WOULD HAVE BEEN HER 27TH BIRTHDAY. I'M ANGRY

 4   BECAUSE I'M A DUAL TAXPAYER. LAST WEEK I PUT IN 110 HOURS ON

 5   TWO EMPLOYMENTS I PAY INTO THE TAX SYSTEM. AND I HAVE NOT

 6   RECEIVED JUSTICE FOR MY CHILD. I HAVE RECEIVED DECEIT, LIES,

 7   FRUSTRATION. EACH TIME ONE OF THESE TYPES OF CASES HAVE

 8   TRANSPIRED, AN UPRISE HAS TAKEN PLACE IN CALIFORNIA. 1966 A

 9   WHITE OFFICER KICKED A BLACK PREGNANT WOMAN, TRIGGERED OFF THE

10   WATTS RIOTS. ON THE 29TH, WE LOOK BACK 20 YEARS INTO THE

11   RODNEY KING RIOTS. I DO NOT WANT ANOTHER RIOT IN LOS ANGELES

12   BEHIND MITRICE RICHARDSON. WE WANT SOME JUSTICE AND I WANT TO

13   FIND OUT WHO DID THIS TO MY CHILD. IT LOOKS VERY STRANGE, IT

14   LOOKS VERY AWKWARD AT ALL THE LIES THAT THE SHERIFFS HAVE TOLD

15   THAT THEY HIRED MICHAEL GENNACO TO HELP COVER UP. I WANT YOUR

16   GUYS' HELP. I LOOK FORWARD TO YOUR HELP. I AM PAYING INTO THE

17   SYSTEM TO SEEK JUSTICE. I WANT TO WORK WITH YOU GUYS IN

18   GETTING BILLBOARDS PLASTERED OVER MALIBU, WHO KNOWS SOMETHING?

19   WE CAN GET THIS DONE. I WANT TO WORK WITH YOU. I WANT TO WORK

20   WITH YOU. LAST BUT NOT LEAST, THERE WAS A GUY WHO CREATED A

21   DRAWING THAT LASTED AN ACRE DEPICTING WHAT HAPPENED TO MY

22   DAUGHTER. HE WAS CAUGHT AND RELEASED. MONTHS LATER, SOMEONE

23   PUT FOUR SWASTIKAS IN A HIGH SCHOOL IN THE SAME AREA, AND YOU

24   GUYS WANT TO GIVE HIM TWO YEARS. I'M JUST SAYING. THIS IS NO
25   JUSTICE WHEN IT COMES TO MITRICE I WANT IT AND SHE DESERVE I.




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 1   AND I'M TIRED OF BEING ANGRY. AND I'M TIRED OF HAVING THE

 2   THOUGHTS OF WHAT I WANT TO DO TO PEOPLE WHO DID THIS TO MY

 3   KID. THANK YOU. [APPLAUSE.]

 4

 5   SUP. YAROSLAVSKY, CHAIRMAN: THANK YOU, MR. RICHARDSON. NICOLE

 6   PARSON IN LANCASTER? AND THEN I'LL COME BACK TO YOU. I

 7   APOLOGIZE FOR THAT. DO WE HAVE HER IN LANCASTER? ALL RIGHT. GO

 8   AHEAD, MISS PARSON.

 9

10   NICOLE PARSON: HI. I JUST WANTED TO SAY BECAUSE THE KIDS ARE

11   HERE OUT THERE IN THE AUDIENCE, SO I JUST WANTED TO PROBABLY

12   GIVE THEM A LITTLE STORY BECAUSE, YOU KNOW, EVERYONE WAS

13   TALKING ABOUT THE CORPORATE DEEDS AND STUFF AND I WAS LIKE

14   HEY, I GOT ME SOME OF THOSE AND STUFF LIKE THAT. AND THEN

15   ABOUT I WAS LIKE REALLY UPSET BECAUSE THE REGIONAL HOUSING

16   ASSESSMENT TO ME MEANT PRESIDENT BUSH RE-AUTHORIZATION,

17   HOUSING RE-AUTHORIZATION ACT. AND SO I WANT TO GIVE THE LITTLE

18   KIDS AND TELL YOU GUYS SO THIS IS THE WAY WHAT'S HAPPENING

19   TODAY. YOU GOT ONE SIDE ON ONE SIDE AND THEY'RE LIKE GOING

20   "NA-NA-NA" TO EACH OTHER. BUT THEY'RE TRYING TO FIGURE IT OUT.

21   THEY'RE TRYING TO FIGURE IT OUT. BUT I MUST TELL YOU, OKAY,

22   HERE'S THE STORY OF WHAT THEY'RE REALLY SAYING. THERE IS LIKE

23   OKAY, REMEMBER ABOUT THE WORM. AND DON'T FORGET ABOUT THE WORM

24   AND REMEMBER I'M A SNAKE. AND IF YOU FORGET ABOUT THE WORM, SO
25   SHALL YOU, SAYETH THE SERPENT. SO SHALL YOU. AND SO, AND THEN




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 1   LATER THE MAN SAYS TO THE SERPENT, THE SNAKE, AND THE MAN

 2   STARTED TALKING, AND THE MAN, THE MEDICINE MAN HE'S LIKE LET

 3   ME GET SOME OF YOUR BLOOD, SOME OF YOUR BODY, YOUR FAMILY AND

 4   THEN SO I CAN HEAL MY FAMILY. AND THEN HE'S LIKE WELL WHY

 5   SHOULD I GIVE YOU MY BLOOD AND YOU GUYS GOT THE WATER, THE

 6   TREES AND YOU NEED MY BLOOD TO HEAL YOUR FAMILY? AND THEN YOU

 7   HAVE THE PROTECTION OF THE RAINBOW AND WHY SHOULD YOU GET ALL

 8   GOD'S GRACE IN THE PROTECTION OF THE RAINBOW. OKAY, THAT'S

 9   FINE, THE SNAKE SAYS. BUT THEN THERE WILL COME A TIME WELL

10   THEN I WILL TAKE YOUR BLOOD AND HEAL MY FAMILY, TOO. AND SO WE

11   GOT TO EXPAND THE WORLD.

12

13   SUP. YAROSLAVSKY, CHAIRMAN: THANK YOU, MISS PARSON. YOUR TIME

14   IS UP. THANK YOU. ALL RIGHT. MR. CRAWFORD. BEFORE YOU SPEAK,

15   CORRI HARDY? IS THAT YOU? OKAY. AND THEN DAVID HERNANDEZ, IS

16   HE HERE? DAVID HERNANDEZ? COME ON DOWN. IRENE PANG? OKAY. MR.

17   CRAWFORD.

18

19   MICHAEL CRAWFORD: YES. MY NAME IS MICHAEL CRAWFORD. I'M HERE

20   TODAY BECAUSE I SERVED NINE MONTHS IN JAIL BEHIND SANTA MONICA

21   CITY COLLEGE TALKING HARASSMENT. I HAVE RECEIVED A PUBLIC

22   DEFENDER WHO REFUSED TO DEFEND ME AND PROCEEDED TO HAVE ME

23   CHARGED INCOMPETENT TO STAND TRIAL. AND THAT WAS IMPOSED UPON

24   ME SO I'M HELD NINE MONTHS WITHOUT JAIL, I MEAN WITHOUT TRIAL.
25   AND THEN AT TRIAL, I'M TOLD WHAT THE FAKE CHARGES ARE, ONLY




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 1   BECAUSE I DIDN'T TAKE THE PLEA BARGAIN THAT ERIC WARD TRIED TO

 2   SHOVE DOWN MY THROAT. HERE'S A LITTLE SYNOPSIS. "IN WEST L.A.

 3   MY CIVIL RIGHTS ARE REPEATEDLY VIOLATED BY ANONYMOUS STALKERS

 4   AND TERRORISTS HARRASERS USING BIAS ARBITRARY JIM CROW

 5   DISCRIMINATION WITH MY PHYSICAL -- WHERE PHYSICAL AND VERBAL

 6   ASSAULT AGAINST ME SUSPICIOUSLY UNNOTICED AND POLICE REFUSED

 7   TO INVESTIGATE OBVIOUS PUBLIC CRIMINAL ACTIVITY IS EVIDENCE A

 8   COVER-UP. IN FACT L.A. CITY AND L.A. COUNTY NEGRO EMPLOYEES

 9   MEMBERS OF BISHOP LAKE LOS ANGELES CHURCH ARE UNGODLY LIARS

10   FOR UNETHICAL WEST L.A. JEWS AND SANTA MONICA CITY COLLEGE." I

11   WOULD APOLOGIES FOR THE LANGUAGE BUT I'M NOT BECAUSE I HAD TO

12   BE IN THE BEVERLY HILLS LIBRARY AND HAVE TO DEAL WITH JEWS

13   WALKING INTO ME RIGHT IN FRONT OF BEVERLY HILLS POLICE AND NOT

14   A WORD IS SAID PLUS MY PAPERWORK HAS BEEN ATTACKED FOR THREE

15   YEARS. LET ME PROCEED. "WHERE SANTA MONICA, A COLLEGE NAZI

16   STALINIST INSTITUTION WHERE CORRUPT FACULTY AND STUDENT

17   TERRORISTS STALKERS USE WIRE TAPS, RECORD AND BUG TVS, LIARS

18   SPYING INFORMATION. IT STARTED AT THE WELDON HOTEL, THE NEGRO

19   MANAGER LEO SOLD ME A BUGGED TV AND LEO SUPERVISED ALL SPY AND

20   WIRE TAP INFORMATION AND GOT THE ONLY DETAILED INFORMATION OF

21   THE SANTA MONICA COLLEGE STALKING HARASSMENT TECHNIQUES AND

22   THAT'S BEING USED TODAY."

23

24   SUP. YAROSLAVSKY, CHAIRMAN: THANK YOU, MR. CRAWFORD. YOUR TIME
25   IS UP. CORRI HARDY?




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 1

 2   CORRI HARDY: HELLO. HI, MY NAME IS CORRI HARDY. I CAME DOWN

 3   HERE TODAY BECAUSE MY HOUSING IS BEING TAKEN FROM ME BECAUSE

 4   OF LOSS OF PAPERWORK THAT THE OFFICE HAS LOST. I GOT A

 5   PETITION FROM THE RESIDENTS AT MY HOUSE. I GOT A PETITION AND

 6   I GOT A LETTER FROM--

 7

 8   SUP. YAROSLAVSKY, CHAIRMAN: WHERE IS YOUR HOUSE? WHERE DO YOU

 9   LIVE?

10

11   CORRI HARDY: I LIVE IN HARBOR HILLS.

12

13   SUP. YAROSLAVSKY, CHAIRMAN: HARBOR HILLS?

14

15   CORRI HARDY: UH-HUH.

16

17   SUP. YAROSLAVSKY, CHAIRMAN: SUPERVISOR KNABE'S DISTRICT. OKAY.

18   GO AHEAD.

19

20   CORRI HARDY: BUT THEY'RE TRYING TO TAKE MY HOUSING AWAY

21   BECAUSE THEY LOST MY PAPERWORK. AND I LET MY MOTHER USE MY

22   ADDRESS AS A MAILING ADDRESS. AND THEY'RE TRYING TO TAKE MY

23   HOUSING AWAY. SO I CAME DOWN HERE TO SEE IF Y'ALL CAN HELP ME

24   BECAUSE I REALLY NEED MY HOUSING BECAUSE I HAVE TWO FOSTER




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 1   KIDS. AND IF I LOSE MY HOUSING, THERE'S NOWHERE THAT ME AND MY

 2   FOSTER KIDS CAN GO ANYWHERE.

 3

 4   SUP. YAROSLAVSKY, CHAIRMAN: OKAY. SUPERVISOR KNABE.

 5

 6   SUP. KNABE: WE'LL HAVE YOU TALK TO SOMEONE. I KNOW YOU HAVE A

 7   HEARING COMING UP. WE'VE BEEN TRYING TO WORK WITH YOU, AS

 8   WELL. NICK WITH MY STAFF WILL VISIT WITH YOU OVER HERE. THANK

 9   YOU.

10

11   SUP. YAROSLAVSKY, CHAIRMAN: THANK YOU. MR. HERNANDEZ?

12

13   DAVID HERNANDEZ: YES, GOOD MORNING, SUPERVISORS. MY NAME IS

14   DAVID HERNANDEZ. I RESIDE IN VALLEY VILLAGE BUT HAVE BEEN A

15   RESIDENT OF THE SAN FERNANDO VALLEY SINCE 1955. AND IN ABOUT

16   40 DAYS IT WILL BE APPARENT TO EVERYONE THAT'S PAYING

17   ATTENTION THAT I WILL BE THE NEXT CONGRESSMAN FOR THE 29TH

18   CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT. NOW WITHIN THAT DISTRICT IS THE

19   WONDERFUL COMMUNITY OF PACOIMA. AND PACOIMA IS FILLED WITH

20   DEDICATED MEN AND WOMEN WHO WORK AND PLAY AND HAVE REALLY

21   CONTRIBUTED A LOT TO THAT COMMUNITY. AND IT IS THE PEOPLE IN

22   THAT COMMUNITY THAT MAKES IT A COMMUNITY. ONE OF THE VENUES IN

23   THAT COMMUNITY IS WHITEMAN AIRPORT. AND I REMEMBER TAKING MY

24   SON TO THE AIRPORT ON THE DAYS WHEN YOU HAD DEDICATED PILOTS
25   THAT WOULD REACH OUT TO THE COMMUNITY AND TAKE YOUNGSTERS ON




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 1   FLIGHTS. NOW, LOCATED IN THAT AIRPORT IS ROCKY'S RESTAURANT.

 2   WE'RE DISCUSSING A LOT OF IMPORTANT ISSUES HERE TODAY. AND ONE

 3   MAY THINK THAT THE LOSING OF A RESTAURANT BY A RESTAURANT

 4   OWNER IS SMALL IN COMPARISON TO THE DEATH OF A CHILD, BUT WHAT

 5   I'M HERE TO ADDRESS IS FACT THAT AS ELECTED REPRESENTATIVES,

 6   YOU HAVE APPOINTED COMMISSIONERS. AND THOSE COMMISSIONERS ARE

 7   YOUR VOICE IN DEALING WITH ISSUES WITHIN THE COMMUNITY. AND

 8   WHEN THEY SPEAK AND THEY MAKE REQUESTS OF DEPARTMENT HEADS AND

 9   THE DEPARTMENT HEADS REFUSE TO FOLLOW THEIR SPECIFIC

10   DIRECTIONS TO NEGOTIATE WITH THE OWNER OF THAT RESTAURANT,

11   THEY ARE NOT ONLY IGNORING THE COMMISSIONER'S INSTRUCTIONS,

12   THEY ARE IGNORING YOUR INSTRUCTIONS. AND THAT MAKES THIS A

13   VERY BIG ISSUE. AND SO I'M HERE TO SUPPORT THE OWNERS OF THE

14   RESTAURANT AND TO ALSO TO ASK WHY OR HOW IS IT POSSIBLE THAT

15   YOUR COMMISSIONERS' INSTRUCTIONS TO THOSE WITH THE DEPARTMENT

16   OF AVIATION AND ALSO WITH THE REGIONAL DIRECTOR, WHAT GIVES

17   THEM THE BELIEF THAT THEY CAN IGNORE THE SPECIFIC INSTRUCTIONS

18   TO NEGOTIATE WITH THE OWNER OF THE RESTAURANT? THANK YOU.

19

20   SUP. YAROSLAVSKY, CHAIRMAN: THANK YOU. BEFORE YOU GO, MS.

21   PANG, LET ME CALL ARNOLD SACHS, ARMANDO HERMAN AND MARY

22   MAYFIELD. MISS PANG.

23

24   IRENE PANG: HI, I'M IRENE PANG. I CONCERNED THAT THERE ARE NOT
25   [INAUDIBLE] MANY CULTURES RECENT TO THE YEARS. I BELIEVE THEY




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 1   MAY DENY THE POLICY OF U.S. NATION, WORKING HARD TO MAKE THE

 2   EARNING FOR THE LIVING. I ALSO CONCERN THE GOOD RESIDENTS

 3   BECOME THE VICTIM FROM THE REVELATION OF THE [INAUDIBLE]

 4   PROPERTY AND PUT THE PRESSURE ON THE PROPERTY OWNER IN THE

 5   DIFFERENT WAYS THEY INCUR 'CAUSE THE [INAUDIBLE] BANKRUPTCY OR

 6   IN THE [INAUDIBLE] OR CONSTANTLY EARNING IS A CRIME, TOO. TO

 7   PROTECT THE NATION AND ALL THE RESIDENTS AND CITIZENS. MY

 8   FRIENDS AND I CONCERNED THAT THE PRIORITY TO SET UP THE SYSTEM

 9   AND THEY NOT TO PROTECT OUR NATION AND GOVERNMENT. AND THE

10   CITIZENS AND GOOD RESIDENTS. I CONCERNED ABOUT ACCORDING TO

11   THE LAW, ALL THE PROMISE OR CONTROL OR THE AGREEMENT IN THE

12   REVELATION FOR THOSE [INAUDIBLE] AGREEMENT IN THE PROMISE

13   AVOIDED. AND ALL THOSE IN THE REVELATION FOR KIDNAPPED TO

14   FORCE ANYONE OR MY FAMILY MEMBERS THOSE PERSONS HAD TO BE

15   UNDER INVESTIGATION AND THEY TAKE THE RESPONSE ALL PUNISHED BY

16   THE LAW AND GOVERNMENT. THANK YOU.

17

18   SUP. YAROSLAVSKY, CHAIRMAN: THANK YOU.

19

20   IRENE PANG: AND ALSO ONE MORE THING. THIS MORNING I HEARD

21   ABOUT SOMEONE IS [INAUDIBLE] AS TO PAY THIS IS AGAINST THE

22   LAW.

23

24   SUP. YAROSLAVSKY, CHAIRMAN: OKAY. THANK YOU.
25




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 1   IRENE PANG: PUNISHED.

 2

 3   SUP. YAROSLAVSKY, CHAIRMAN: YOUR TIME IS UP, MISS PANG. ARNOLD

 4   SACHS?

 5

 6   ARNOLD SACHS: YES, THANK YOU. GOOD MORNING AGAIN. ARNOLD

 7   SACHS. BOY, THE BATTLE AT M.T.A. IT WAS REALLY PRETTY

 8   INTERESTING THIS LAST MEETING, THE DISCUSSION, ONE HOUR FOR

 9   THE SUBWAY TO THE SEA AND A ROUTE THAT WAS TAKEN, PEOPLE FROM

10   BEVERLY HILLS COMING IN, EXPRESSING THEIR CONCERNS. MY CONCERN

11   WAS: HOW COME, BASED ON THE INFORMATION GIVEN BY M.T.A., THAT

12   THERE'S A FAULT LINE ALONG SANTA MONICA BOULEVARD, HOW COME

13   M.T.A. DID ALL THESE OUTREACH PROGRAMS FROM 2008 TO TODAY

14   SHOWING THE ROUTE GOING ALONG SANTA MONICA BOULEVARD? THIS IS

15   A LITTLE ITEM FROM 2010, JANUARY 31ST FROM THE CONSTRUCTION

16   COMMITTEE. THEY SPENT OVER 3.5 MILLION DOLLARS TUNNEL ADVISORY

17   PANEL. IN RESPONSE TO QUESTIONS POSED BY THE BOARD REGARDING

18   THE FEASIBILITY OF TUNNELING IN LOS ANGELES GROUND CONDITIONS.

19   SO I'M WONDERING: THIS IS IN 1995 WHEN THEY GOT AHOLD OF THOSE

20   GROUND CONDITIONS THAT SAID HEY, YOU KNOW WHAT? THERE'S A

21   LITTLE BIT OF A FAULT LINE ON SANTA MONICA BOULEVARD IN

22   WILLSHIRE. I GOT AN IDEA: LET'S BUILD A SUBWAY STATION THERE.

23   SOUNDS LIKE A WINNER. SUPERVISOR ANTONOVICH, YOU WROTE A

24   LETTER TO THE EDITOR ASKING ABOUT LEADERSHIP FROM M.T.A. BY
25   THE WAY, WERE YOU ON THE BOARD IN 1995? YES. WHERE DO YOU GET




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 1   LEADERSHIP FROM? THE SUPERVISORS? NO. HOW DOES THAT HAPPEN?

 2   YOU KNOW WHAT, IT'S NO BIG DEAL. THE ITEM ON YOUR AGENDA THE

 3   COUNTY COUNSEL SPENDING PUBLIC FUNDS, WELL THERE'S GOING TO BE

 4   LAWSUITS. DO YOU KNOW WHAT'S GOING TO HAPPEN? IT'S GOING TO BE

 5   PUBLIC FUNDS. DO YOU KNOW WHAT'S GOING TO HAPPEN? SERVICES ARE

 6   GOING TO BE CUT BECAUSE PUBLIC FUNDS. AND SUPERVISOR KNABE

 7   JUST CHANGED IT, DID YOU ACTUALLY SAY IN TODAY'S "DAILY

 8   BREEZE" THAT THERE "CANNOT BE SUGGESTED EXTERNAL PRESSURES AND

 9   THE HIGHEST LEVEL OF INTEGRITY REGARDING THE COUNTY ASSESSOR?"

10   FROM THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS? COME ON, MAN.

11

12   SUP. YAROSLAVSKY, CHAIRMAN: YOUR TIME'S UP. IS ARMANDO HERMAN

13   HERE? WHO ARE YOU, MA'AM? I CAN'T HEAR YOU.

14

15   MARY MAYFIELD: MARY MAYFIELD.

16

17   SUP. YAROSLAVSKY, CHAIRMAN: OKAY. IS ARMANDO HERMAN HERE? NOT

18   HERE. OKAY. HANG ON A SECOND, MISS MAYFIELD. LET ME CALL UP

19   THREE OTHER PEOPLE. ERIC PREVEN, KIMBERLY MONFORT, AND MARISA

20   IADEVAIA? I HOPE I PRONOUNCED THAT CORRECTLY. OKAY. MS.

21   MAYFIELD?

22

23   MARY MAYFIELD: GOOD MORNING, SUPERVISORS. MY NAME'S MARY

24   MAYFIELD AND I LIVE IN SUPERVISOR ANTONOVICH'S DISTRICT. I'M
25   ALSO A LOS ANGELES COUNTY IN-HOME CAREGIVER AND A MEMBER OF




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 1   THE S.E.I.U.-U.L.T.C.W. BARGAINING TEAM. I'M HERE TODAY ON

 2   BEHALF OF THE 128,000 IN-HOME CAREGIVERS WHO PROVIDE LIFELINE

 3   SERVICES TO L.A. COUNTY'S LOW INCOME SENIORS AND THE PEOPLE

 4   WITH DISABILITIES THROUGH THE WORK WE DO, OUR MOST VULNERABLE

 5   RESIDENTS ARE ABLE TO LIVE SAFELY AT HOME, THE PLACE THEY'D

 6   RATHER BE. AS YOU KNOW, OVER THE PAST SEVERAL MONTHS, WE'VE

 7   BEEN WORKING WITH THE PAST TO ARRIVE AT A CONTRACT WITH THE

 8   COUNTY THAT IMPROVES WORKING CONDITIONS FOR CAREGIVERS,

 9   PROTECT QUALITY OF CARE FOR CONSUMERS, AND HELP INSURE THAT AS

10   THE DEMAND FOR IN-HOME CARE GROWS, A STABLE WORKFORCE WILL BE

11   THERE TO MEET THAT DEMAND. A KEY PART OF STABILIZING THE

12   WORKFORCE, WHICH HAS EXPERIENCED TREMENDOUS TURNOVER RATES IN

13   THE PAST YEARS DUE TO LOW WAGES, IS BRINGING WAGES UP TO THE

14   COUNTY'S LIVING WAGE OF $9.65 AN HOUR. DOING SO BRINGS IN-HOME

15   CAREGIVERS UP TO A WAGE THAT YOU ALL HAVE ESTABLISHED AS BEING

16   THE MINIMUM NEEDED IN ORDER FOR FAMILIES TO BE ABLE TO LIVE

17   AND WORK IN LOS ANGELES COUNTY. IT IS MY UNDERSTANDING THAT

18   PAST HAS PRESENTED ITS RECOMMENDATIONS FOR OUR CONTRACT, WHICH

19   INCLUDES A LIVING WAGE. AND WE'RE NOW JUST WAITING FOR YOUR

20   APPROVAL. I'M HERE, ALONG WITH A FEW OF MY COWORKERS, TO ASK

21   THAT YOU MOVE QUICKLY ON APPROVING OUR CONTRACT SO THE COUNTY

22   IN-HOME CARE PROVIDERS ARE ABLE TO CONTINUE TO DO THIS VITAL

23   WORK WITHOUT HAVING TO CONTINUE TO MAKE THE DIFFICULT CHOICE

24   IN PAYING OUR RENT OR PUTTING FOOD ON OUR TABLE. AND I'D LIKE
25   TO KNOW TODAY: CAN WE COUNT ON ALL OF YOU FOR THAT? THANK YOU.




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 1

 2   SUP. YAROSLAVSKY, CHAIRMAN: THANK YOU, MS. MAYFIELD. ERIC

 3   PREVEN?

 4

 5   ERIC PREVEN: YES, MY NAME IS ERIC PREVEN AND I AM THE COUNTY

 6   RESIDENT FROM DISTRICT 3. AND I DIDN'T QUITE COMPLETE ALL MY

 7   REMARKS ON THE ITEMS. 49, IT WAS AN ITEM WHICH SEEMS TO

 8   EARMARK 65,000 DOLLARS TO THE SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT FOR

 9   PSYCHIATRIC EVALUATIONS FOR THE WHOLE DEPARTMENT. GUYS, THAT'S

10   A LITTLE LIGHT. I THINK WE COULD PROBABLY COVER MOST OF THE

11   PEOPLE IN THIS ROOM ON THAT BUDGET. BUT WE NEED TO LOOK MORE

12   CLOSELY AT THE MENTAL HEALTH EXPENDITURE THERE. WE'RE TALKING

13   ABOUT AN ENVIRONMENT WHERE THERE IS, WHETHER YOU BELIEVE IT OR

14   NOT, A CODE OF SILENCE. I MEAN I THINK THAT PSYCHIATRIC CARE

15   COULD BE HELPFUL THERE. ITEM NUMBER CS-1 FROM APRIL 24, AND

16   NOT THE ORIGINAL, THE ACTUAL MEETING, BUT THE SPECIAL MEETING,

17   WAS OF SOME CONCERN. THREE OF THE SUPERVISORS SHOWED UP AT

18   8:00 IN THE MORNING ALONG WITH MYSELF AND ANOTHER MEMBER OF

19   THE PUBLIC. WE GAVE SOME BRIEF REMARKS. BUT THOSE REMARKS ARE

20   NOWHERE AVAILABLE IN THE RECORD. AND I WAS ASKING MISS HAMAI

21   IF SHE COULD SHAKE THE TEAM'S CAGE A LITTLE BIT AND SEE IF WE

22   CAN'T PRODUCE THOSE RECORDS SO THAT THE PUBLIC COULD CONSUME

23   THE OPINIONS, THEY'RE JUST OPINIONS, BUT LIKE THESE PEOPLE WHO

24   ARE HERE IN PUBIC COMMENTS, THE OTHER MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC DO
25   VALUE HEARING IT. A BOONDOGGLER'S BOONDOGGLE, WELL THAT'S NOT




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 1   APPROPRIATE, BUT WASHINGTON, D.C. IS COMING UP. WE DO HAVE AN

 2   AGENDA. WE ARE GOING TO GO AFTER THAT ELECTRONIC HEALTHCARE

 3   RECORD MONEY. LAST YEAR WE WENT THERE WITH OUR SLEEVES ROLLED

 4   UP TO GET THE L.A.R.I.C.S THING SEALED AND DEALED.

 5   UNFORTUNATELY, THAT DIDN'T WORK OUT. WHAT I WOULD RECOMMEND

 6   THIS TIME SINCE MISS WATANABE HAS SILENCED HERSELF REGARDING

 7   THE PROTOCOL FOR DAYS IN THE HOTEL, THERE WERE SOME QUESTIONS,

 8   A COUPLE SUPERVISORS STAYED A LITTLE LATE, OR ONE SUPERVISOR

 9   STAYED FOR A COUPLE EXTRA DAYS, SOME MINOR THINGS THAT IF THEY

10   WERE CORRECTED TIMELY THIS WOULD NOT BE AN ISSUE GOING

11   FORWARD, BUT IF SOMEONE COULD DIRECT US TO THE AGENDA, NOT

12   ANYTHING PERSONAL BUT JUST THE MEETINGS, SO ON AND SO FORTH.

13   AND I JUST WANTED TO SAY THANK YOU TO DIANE REAGAN WHO FOR THE

14   LAST YEAR PLUS HAS BEEN MY DESIGNATED RESPONDER, WHATEVER THAT

15   MEANS. AND FOR SOME REASON MR. KRATTLI, WHO IS THE ACTING

16   COUNTY COUNSEL, HAS PULLED HER OFF THE PROJECT. SHE'S DONE A

17   GOOD JOB. I KNOW SHE'S A TEAM PLAYER. I APPRECIATE HER

18   SERVICE.

19

20   SUP. YAROSLAVSKY, CHAIRMAN: OKAY. MR. PREVEN, THANK YOU FOR

21   THAT AND YOUR TIME IS UP. KIMBERLY MONFORT, BEFORE YOU GO ON,

22   LET ME JUST ASK BOBBY COOPER AND BILL LOGAN TO COME DOWN. MS.

23   MONFORT.

24




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 1   KIMBERLY MONFORT: GOOD MORNING, SUPERVISORS. MY NAME IS

 2   KIMBERLY MONFORT AND I AM MANAGER AND CO-OPERATOR OF THE

 3   ROCKY'S V RESTAURANT LOCATED INSIDE THE WHITEMAN AIRPORT. AND

 4   I'M HERE TO REQUEST OF ALL OF YOU TO PLEASE MAYBE MEDIATE AND

 5   HELP IN THE NEGOTIATION THAT WAS SUPPOSED TO OCCUR BETWEEN

 6   ___________ OWNER OF ROCKY'S AND THE COUNTY RICHARD SMITH, I

 7   GUESS HE'S THE DEPUTY OF AVIATION, AND SCOTT _______ WITH

 8   AMERICAN AIRPORTS ON KEEPING ROCKY'S THERE. THEY HAVE SOME 20-

 9   YEAR PLAN THAT THEY HAD FOR THAT AIRPORT, WHICH IS COMING DUE

10   I GUESS IN THREE TO FIVE YEARS. BUT THEY'RE STATING THAT THEY

11   WANT HER OUT TO BUILD, TO REMODEL IT AND BUILD BATHROOMS

12   INSIDE THE RESTAURANT SINCE THE BATHROOMS ARE OUTSIDE. BUT YET

13   IN THREE YEARS THEY'RE SUPPOSED TO DEMOLISH THAT WHOLE

14   BUILDING AND REDO THE WHITEMAN AIRPORT AND BUILD ANOTHER

15   BUILDING OFF OF AIRPORT WAY TO MAKE A NEW ENTRANCE. SO I DON'T

16   UNDERSTAND WHY THEY WANT TO DO THIS REMODELING RIGHT NOW AND

17   DOUBLE SPEND COUNTY MONEY BECAUSE THEY SAID THE COUNTY IS

18   FLIPPING THE BILL FOR IT. I'M NOT ONLY CO-OPERATOR, I'M ALSO A

19   TAXPAYER IN THIS STATE AND BORN AND RAISED HERE AND ACTUALLY

20   BEEN WORKING SINCE I WAS 12 AT TICK-TOCK RESTAURANT. SO I'VE

21   BEEN PAYING TAXES IN OUR COUNTY AND CITY FOR ABOUT 20 YEARS

22   NOW. SO I DON'T UNDERSTAND WHY YOU WOULD WASTE THAT KIND OF

23   MONEY AND HAVE HER LEAVE WHEN WE MIGHT AS WELL BE ABLE TO BE

24   ALLOWED TO STAY THERE.
25




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 1   SUP. YAROSLAVSKY, CHAIRMAN: OKAY, THANK YOU. MARISA -- HOW DO

 2   YOU PRONOUNCE YOUR NAME?

 3

 4   MARISA IADEVAIA: I-DA-VAY-YA. GOOD MORNING, SUPERVISORS, I'M

 5   HERE AS A SMALL BUSINESS OWNER. AND I'VE BEEN AT WHITEMAN FOR

 6   ALMOST 10 YEARS NOW. AND THIS JUST TOTALLY CAUGHT ME OFF

 7   GUARD. THEY'RE BASICALLY SUMMING IT UP, WE WERE SUPPOSED TO

 8   HAVE -- I WAS ORIGINALLY GIVEN AN EVICTION NOTICE JANUARY 27TH

 9   AND SINCE THEN, I'VE GONE TO TWO COMMISSIONER MEETINGS WHERE

10   THEY WERE THE DEPUTY CHIEF AND AMERICAN AIRPORTS WAS REQUESTED

11   TO NEGOTIATE WITH ME AND WORK SOMETHING OUT THAT THEY FELT

12   COULD BE WORKED OUT THAT THERE DIDN'T HAVE TO BE AN EVICTION.

13   AND AFTER THE SECOND MEETING, I DID GET A CALL. WE DID MEET AT

14   THE PILOT'S LOUNGE AT WHITEMAN. IT WAS NOT A NEGOTIATION

15   MEETING. THEY ALREADY HAD A LETTER FOR ANOTHER 45 DAYS FOR ME

16   TO BE OUT, WHICH TAKES PLACE ESSENTIALLY MAY 18TH. AND THERE

17   WAS NO NEGOTIATION. IT WAS THEY WERE MOVING FORWARD, THAT THEY

18   HAD PERMISSION, THAT THEY HAD ALREADY MET WITH YOUR OFFICER.

19   AND I HAD ALSO REQUESTED THAT A MEMBER OF SUPERVISOR

20   YAROSLAVSKY, I HAD ALSO REQUESTED A MEMBER OF YOUR OFFICE TO

21   BE AT THIS MEETING. THEY SAY THEY HAD MET EARLIER IN THE WEEK

22   AND THAT IT WAS ALL TAKEN CARE OF AND THEY WERE MOVING FORWARD

23   WITH THEIR PLAN. SO I'M JUST REALLY DISAPPOINTED THAT THERE

24   WAS NO NEGOTIATION. I REALLY STILL DON'T UNDERSTAND WHAT'S
25   BEEN GOING ON HERE FOR THE LAST FOUR MONTHS.




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 1

 2   SUP. YAROSLAVSKY, CHAIRMAN: OKAY. THIS IS NOT THE APPROPRIATE

 3   PLACE TO ENGAGE IN A CONVERSATION, BUT I THINK YOU'RE AWARE

 4   THAT THE AIRPORT, THE PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT HAS, I BELIEVE,

 5   PUT THIS OUT FOR A NEW COMPETITIVE PROCESS. AND I THINK YOU

 6   WERE AWARE OF THAT AS SOON AS EVERYBODY ELSE WAS AWARE OF

 7   THAT. BUT I'M HAPPY TO HAVE MY STAFF TALK TO YOU ABOUT IT

 8   FURTHER. I THINK YOU MAY HAVE SPOKEN TO MY STAFF BEFORE. BUT

 9   I'D BE HAPPY TO HAVE MISS ____________ SPEAK TO YOU ABOUT THIS

10   ON THE SIDE IF YOU WAIT, SHE IS HERE. SO WHY DON'T YOU STAND

11   BY AND SHE'LL COME OVER AND TALK TO YOU, OKAY? OVER THERE

12   WOULD BE FINE. THANK YOU. BOBBY COOPER?

13

14   BOBBY COOPER: I'M HERE TODAY AS A SMALL BUSINESS OWNER. I'VE

15   BEEN OWNING MY BUSINESS FOR SOME 13 YEARS. I CAME HERE LAST

16   WEEK TO LET YOU KNOW MY BUSINESS WAS TAKEN OVER BY SOME ASIAN

17   PEOPLE. I GAVE YOU THEIR NAMES. AND WHEN I WENT AND LOOKED AT

18   THE TRANSCRIPTS, THEIR NAMES HAD BEEN OMITTED FROM THAT. NOW

19   THESE ARE ALLEGATIONS. THEY'RE NOT TRUE UNTIL THEY'RE PROVEN,

20   BUT I HAVE FILED POLICE REPORTS WITH REGARDS TO THIS MATTER.

21   ANOTHER REASON WHY I'M DOWN HERE IS BECAUSE MY WIFE AND ONE OF

22   YOUR EMPLOYEES BY THE NAME OF SONYA DIAZ THAT'S BEEN IN MY

23   BUSINESS, SHE'S ALL OVER IN RIVERSIDE COUNTY COMPROMISING

24   JUDICIAL OFFICIALS WITH REGARDS TO EMPLOYMENT OF PERSONAL
25   INFORMATION, I BELIEVE. MY WIFE, I HAVEN'T SEEN HER SINCE




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 1   FEBRUARY 9TH LAST MONTH WHERE I REFUSED TO GIVE HER $150

 2   EXTORTION MONEY FOR SONYA. I KNOW I DON'T HAVE MUCH TIME HERE.

 3   I DON'T HAVE TIME TO EXPLAIN TO YOU. BUT AS I INVESTIGATE THIS

 4   SITUATION, IT'S MORE AND MORE EVIDENT THAT SOME CITY EMPLOYEES

 5   ARE INVOLVED IN THE TAKEOVER OF MY BUSINESS AND SOME COUNTY

 6   EMPLOYEES ALSO INVOLVED. THIS IS AN INTERNATIONAL SITUATION

 7   WHEREIN IT GOES INTO SOUTH AFRICA AND SIERRA LEONE INVOLVING

 8   SOME OF MY FAMILY MEMBERS. I'D APPRECIATE IT IF EVERY TIME I

 9   COME HERE AND SPEAK THAT MY CIVIL RIGHTS ARE VIOLATED, I'M NOT

10   ALLOWED HOUSING ANYWHERE IN THIS CITY IN THE ASIAN COMMUNITY.

11   THEY DON'T RENT TO ME. IN THE CITY THEY DON'T RENT TO ME. I

12   JUST BEEN KICKED OUT OF THE UNION MISSION WITH MY RENT PAID.

13   NO REASON. JUST STRAIGHT VIOLATION OF THE CIVIL RIGHTS. NOW

14   HOW DOES THAT HAPPEN TO ME? I'M 69 YEARS OLD, BUSINESSMAN, NO

15   CRIMINAL RECORD, JUST A FAMILY MAN. YOU KNOW, VICTIMIZED BY

16   CITY, COUNTY, STATE OFFICIALS.

17

18   SUP. YAROSLAVSKY, CHAIRMAN: MR. COOPER, MR. LOGAN, BILL LOGAN?

19

20   BILL LOGAN: COUNTY SUPERVISORS, FIRST LET ME TELL YOU HOW

21   HONORED I AM TO BE BEFORE YOU. I AM HERE IN SUPPORT OF ROCKY'S

22   RESTAURANT, AND I ASK THE PEOPLE WHO ARE BEHIND ME IN SUPPORT

23   STAND MOMENTARILY. NOW, I KNOW THIS IS NOT ON THE AGENDA, AND

24   I CAN'T EXPECT ANYBODY HERE TO UNDERSTAND FULLY WHAT I'M
25   TRYING TO SAY. I DO HAVE A MEETING WITH MARIA CHONG ON THE




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 1   EIGHTH OF THIS MONTH TO GO IN DEPTH TO EXPLAIN THE POSITION

 2   THAT WE ARE WITH THE AIRPORT. WE HAD A MEETING ON THE 25TH

 3   WITH THE AIRPORT COMMISSIONERS. IN ATTEND WAS MR. SIMMONS AND

 4   MR. WOLF WHO I BELIEVE REPRESENTS YOU, MR. YAROSLAVSKY, HE

 5   TOLD ME. BOTH OF THESE PEOPLE SAID THIS IS WHERE WE NEED TO

 6   COME TO RESOLVE THIS ISSUE, THAT THEY COULD NOT BUT YOU COULD.

 7   NOW, I CAN'T EXPECT THAT YOU MAKE A DECISION AT THIS POINT,

 8   BUT I DO ASK THAT YOU TELL MR. SMITH, WHO I BELIEVE SHOULD BE

 9   AROUND HERE, TO STAND DOWN UNTIL WE COULD GET THIS RESOLVED.

10   THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT TO US. AND ALL WE ASK IS A LITTLE MORE

11   BREATHING ROOM SO THAT WE CAN GO THROUGH A HIGHER CHANNEL AS

12   WE WERE TRYING TO USE THE COUNCIL, AIRPORT COUNCIL TO RESOLVE

13   THIS ISSUE. NOW WE'RE BEING ASKED TO GO TO A LEVEL ABOVE THAT.

14   AND WE HAVE SIMPLY RAN OUT OF TIME ON HER EVICTION NOTICE. SO

15   COULD I AT LEAST ASK THAT YOU ASK THEM TO HOLD OFF ON AN

16   EVICTION UNTIL WE CAN GET THIS RESOLVED?

17

18   SUP. YAROSLAVSKY, CHAIRMAN: WE CAN'T DO THAT HERE. BUT YOU

19   HAVE A MEETING WITH MY STAFF NEXT WEEK AND YOU CAN SPEAK WITH

20   HER HERE IF YOU'D LIKE.

21

22   BILL LOGAN: VERY GOOD.

23




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 1   SUP. YAROSLAVSKY, CHAIRMAN: THANK YOU, MR. LOGAN. ALL RIGHT.

 2   THAT CONCLUDES THE PUBLIC COMMENT. CAN I HAVE MR. ROGAN? IS

 3   SEAN ROGAN HERE? I'LL MOVE RECONSIDERATION ON THAT ITEM, 57-D.

 4

 5   CLERK SACHI HAMAI: AND 1-D.

 6

 7   SUP. YAROSLAVSKY, CHAIRMAN: OKAY. AND 1-D. MR. ROGAN, I

 8   UNDERSTAND YOU WORKED OUT AN APPROACH TO THIS GOING FORWARD?

 9

10   SEAN ROGAN: I DID, CHAIR.

11

12   SUP. YAROSLAVSKY, CHAIRMAN: WHY DON'T YOU DESCRIBE IT.

13

14   SEAN ROGAN: IF I MAY, ATTACHED TO THE BOARD LETTER, YOU ALSO

15   HAD THE SUBSTANTIAL AMENDMENT WHICH CONTAINED LANGUAGE AS IT

16   RELATES TO THIS E.S.G. PROPOSED GRANT APPLICATION TO H.U.D.

17   AND BASED ON COMMENTS AND DISCUSSION TODAY, I WOULD ASK THAT

18   YOUR BOARD CONSIDER THE FOLLOWING: ON PAGE THREE OF THE

19   SUBSTANTIAL AMENDMENT, AFTER THE LAST BULLET POINT THAT ENDS

20   WITH "COLLABORATING WITH MAINSTREAM RESOURCES", IF WE COULD

21   THEN DELETE THE NEXT SEVERAL PARAGRAPHS UP UNTIL THE SECOND TO

22   LAST PARAGRAPH ON PAGE FOUR.

23

24   SUP ANTONOVICH: EXCUSE ME, COULD YOU MAKE COPIES OF THAT FOR
25   THE BOARD TO LOOK AT? IF YOU'RE GOING TO BE MAKING THESE




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 1   SUGGESTIONS, WE SHOULD HAVE A COPY BEFORE US SO WE CAN FOLLOW

 2   YOU.

 3

 4   SEAN ROGAN: OKAY.

 5

 6   SUP. YAROSLAVSKY, CHAIRMAN: ALL RIGHT. YEAH, WE CAN TAKE UP S-

 7   1 NOW. BUT MAYBE YOU COULD JUST DESCRIBE, INSTEAD OF GOING

 8   INTO THE DETAIL LINE BY LINE, DESCRIBE THE OBJECTIVE OF WHAT

 9   YOU'RE TRYING TO DO?

10

11   SEAN ROGAN: RIGHT. SO IN ESSENCE WHAT WE'RE TRYING TO DO IS

12   MEET THE TIMELINE IN ORDER TO SUBMIT THE APPLICATION FOR THE

13   729,000 DOLLARS AND ALLOW FOR FURTHER DISCUSSION AS TO THE

14   SPECIFIC PLAN IMPLEMENTATION SO THAT THERE CAN BE MORE

15   DISCUSSION AND DEVELOPMENT OF THAT PLAN.

16

17   SUP. YAROSLAVSKY, CHAIRMAN: SO YOU'RE REMOVING THE SPECIFIC

18   PLAN OUT OF THE APPLICATION.

19

20   SEAN ROGAN: A SUBSTANTIAL AMENDMENT, CORRECT.

21

22   SUP. YAROSLAVSKY, CHAIRMAN: BUT THAT DOESN'T PRECLUDE US FROM

23   HAVING A SPECIFIC PLAN OF THIS OR A SIMILAR TYPE OR ANOTHER

24   TYPE ONCE WE GET THE MONEY? THERE'S NO REQUIREMENT IN THE
25   APPLICATION FOR THAT LEVEL OF SPECIFICITY?




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 1

 2   SEAN ROGAN: THAT IS CORRECT.

 3

 4   SUP. YAROSLAVSKY, CHAIRMAN: AND IN FACT I BELIEVE EVERY OTHER

 5   YEAR WE'VE DONE THAT WITHOUT THAT LEVEL OF SPECIFICITY. THAT

 6   WOULD GIVE US AN OPPORTUNITY TO UNDERSTAND WHAT THE OPTIONS

 7   ARE.

 8

 9   SEAN ROGAN: THAT'S CORRECT.

10

11   SUP. YAROSLAVSKY, CHAIRMAN: BECAUSE THIS CAME TO MY ATTENTION

12   AT 9:00 THIS MORNING, THE SPECIFICITY PIECE. SO THIS IS A

13   COMPROMISE THAT ALLOWS US TO GO FORWARD COMFORTABLY WITH THE

14   APPLICATION AND WILL DEAL WITH THE SPECIFICS OF WHEN WE GET

15   BACK FROM D.C.?

16

17   SEAN ROGAN: THAT'S CORRECT. THE IMPLEMENTATION DATE WOULD BE

18   JULY 1ST.

19

20   SUP. YAROSLAVSKY, CHAIRMAN: OKAY. SO WE HAVE TIME TO WORK THAT

21   OUT. AND I UNDERSTAND THAT ALL THE OFFICES, STAFF WAS

22   CONSULTED ON THAT. SO IS THERE ANY OBJECTION TO THAT? IF NOT,

23   I KNOW YOU WANT TO SEE IT.

24




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 1   SUP. ANTONOVICH: I'D LIKE TO SEE WHAT I'M OBJECTING TO OR NOT

 2   OBJECTING TO.

 3

 4   SUP. YAROSLAVSKY, CHAIRMAN: I UNDERSTAND. YEAH, WE CAN PUT

 5   THAT ON THE TABLE AND GO INTO S-1. AND THEN HAVE EVERYBODY GET

 6   A COPY OF THAT.

 7

 8   SUP. RIDLEY-THOMAS: I THINK THAT'S APPROPRIATE, MR. CHAIR.

 9

10   SEAN ROGAN: THANK YOU.

11

12   SUP. YAROSLAVSKY, CHAIRMAN: ALRIGHT, THANK YOU, MR. ROGAN.

13   LET'S HOLD THAT ON THE TABLE. LET'S GO TO S-1. DR. CLAVREUL,

14   ARE YOU STILL HERE? YES. I APOLOGIZE, DR. CLAVREUL.

15

16   DR. GENEVIEVE CLAVREUL: GOOD MORNING, AGAIN, DR. GENEVIEVE

17   CLAVREUL. ON S-1, IT WOULD HAVE BEEN NICE TO HAVE HAD THE

18   REPORT FIRST, BUT I WILL GO WITHOUT IT. AND WHAT I'M SEEING IS

19   THAT, YES, WE HAVE SOME PROGRESS IN SOME AREA.

20

21   SUP. YAROSLAVSKY, CHAIRMAN: WOULD YOU LIKE TO WAIT UNTIL AFTER

22   THE REPORT? THERE IS NO REPORT. OKAY.

23

24   DR. GENEVIEVE CLAVREUL: THAT'S OKAY. YOU WERE KIND ENOUGH TO
25   CALL IT ON TIME, THAT'S FINE. I AM CONCERNED THAT THE LENGTH




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 1   OF STAY CONTINUED TO NOT GOING DOWN, ACTUALLY IS INCREASING.

 2   AND THAT'S WHERE THE COUNTY IS LOSING THE MOST MONEY BECAUSE

 3   MOST OF THE TIME AFTER CERTAIN DAY, THE COUNTY DON'T GET PAID.

 4   AND WHEN YOU HAVE AN INCREASE IN INCOME PAY YOU HAVE A HUGE

 5   WASTE OF FUNDING THAT IS REALLY NEEDED. WE ARE STILL

 6   TRANSFERRING A LOT OF PATIENTS OUT SO WHEN YOU SEE THOSE TWO

 7   ISSUES ALONE, WHEN WE ARE TRANSFERRING PEOPLE OUT, WHERE WE

 8   HAVE TO PAY PRIVATE HOSPITAL AND RANCHO, WE'RE LOSING MONEY

 9   THAT WAY; IN ADDITION TO THAT, EVEN WITH THAT, WITH NUMEROUS

10   TRANSFER, WE STILL HAVE AN INCREASE IN LENGTH OF STAY. SO I

11   THINK WE ARE NOT A GOOD SITUATION. AND YOU KNOW ME FOR MANY,

12   MANY MONTHS I HAVE ASKED TO GET THE WONDERFUL STAFFING

13   PATTERNS THAT DR. KATZ HAS BEEN TALKING TO US ABOUT. AND, YOU

14   KNOW ME ENOUGH THAT I WILL BE RELENTLESS AND I WILL ASK UNTIL

15   I GET IT. I THINK LIKE THE ISSUE WITH THE 36 MILLION DOLLAR

16   FOR THE CNA, WE STILL DON'T KNOW HOW HE'S USING THOSE PEOPLE,

17   SO ON. SO I WOULD LIKE THOSE ANSWERS. THANK YOU SO MUCH.

18

19   SUP. YAROSLAVSKY, CHAIRMAN: THANK YOU, DR. CLAVREUL. ALL

20   RIGHT.

21

22   SUP. ANTONOVICH: MR. CHAIRMAN?

23

24   SUP. YAROSLAVSKY, CHAIRMAN: DO YOU HAVE QUESTIONS ON THIS
25   ITEM?




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 1

 2   SUP. ANTONOVICH: NO.

 3

 4   SUP. YAROSLAVSKY, CHAIRMAN: SO WITHOUT OBJECTION, THE ITEM

 5   WILL BE RECEIVED AND FILED, THAT IS S-1.

 6

 7   SUP. ANTONOVICH: COULD WE DIRECT THE EXECUTIVE OFFICE TO WORK

 8   WITH THE C.E.O. FOR NEXT YEAR'S DATE WITH A REPORT BACK ON

 9   "BRING YOUR CHILD TO WORK" SO THAT IT DOES NOT INTERFERE WITH

10   THE SCHOOLS' TESTING, THE SAT TESTS THAT THEY ARE DOING. SOME

11   SCHOOL DISTRICTS ARE DOING THEIR TESTS THIS WEEK, OTHERS DID

12   THEM LAST WEEK? I KNOW MY CHILD WAS LAST WEEK, BUT SO THAT IT

13   DOESN'T COMPETE WITH THE SAT TESTING OR ANY MEMORIALS THAT ARE

14   PLANNED AND REPORT BACK?

15

16   SUP. YAROSLAVSKY, CHAIRMAN: OKAY. WITHOUT OBJECTION. THIS IS A

17   REPORT BACK. I UNDERSTAND MR. ANTONOVICH HAS REVIEWED-- WHERE

18   IS MR. ROGAN? SEAN? MR. ANTONOVICH HAS REVIEWED YOUR PROPOSED

19   AMENDMENT TO REMOVE THOSE PARAGRAPHS. I THINK THERE IS

20   CONSENSUS. SO RIDLEY-THOMAS WILL MOVE IT, KNABE SECONDS.

21

22   SUP. RIDLEY-THOMAS: MR. CHAIRMAN?

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 1   SUP. YAROSLAVSKY, CHAIRMAN: LET ME JUST PHRASE THE MOTION AND

 2   THEN TO MAKE THE APPLICATION TO PROCEED WITHOUT THE

 3   SPECIFICITY CONTAINED IN THOSE PARAGRAPHS.

 4

 5   SEAN ROGAN: CORRECT.

 6

 7   SUP. RIDLEY-THOMAS: I THOUGHT IT WOULD BE APPROPRIATE, BECAUSE

 8   WE KIND OF JUMPED RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE OF IT, WE'RE ESSENTIALLY

 9   TALKING ABOUT EMERGENCY SHELTERS, CORRECT?

10

11   SEAN ROGAN: ACTUALLY, THIS GRANT WAS A CHANGE FROM EMERGENCY

12   SHELTERS TO MOVE TOWARDS RAPID REHOUSING.

13

14   SUP. RIDLEY-THOMAS: OKAY.

15

16   SEAN ROGAN: AND THIS CAME ABOUT AS A RESULT OF THE HEARTH ACT

17   THAT WAS RECENTLY PASSED BY THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT. SO THIS

18   729,000 DOLLARS IS TO BE UTILIZED SPECIFICALLY TO ADDRESS AT-

19   RISK HOMELESSNESS AND TO PREVENT HOMELESSNESS BY PROVIDING

20   RAPID REHOUSING.

21

22   SUP. RIDLEY-THOMAS: OKAY. I THINK THE CLARIFICATION IS

23   IMPORTANT TO ALL OF US AND THE AMOUNT WAS SEVEN HUNDRED AND?

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25   SEAN ROGAN: TWENTY-NINE THOUSAND.




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 1

 2   SUP. RIDLEY-THOMAS: I JUST THOUGHT THAT FURTHER CLARIFICATION

 3   WAS IN ORDER AND I APPRECIATE IT, MR. CHAIRMAN.

 4

 5   SEAN ROGAN: THANK YOU.

 6

 7   SUP. YAROSLAVSKY, CHAIRMAN: I APPRECIATE THAT. I JUST THINK

 8   THAT WHEN A REGIONAL PLAN IS DEVELOPED, THAT ALL FIVE OFFICES

 9   SHOULD BE INCLUDED IN THE DISCUSSION BECAUSE WE KNOW NOTHING

10   ABOUT IT. AND THIS MAY BE A GREAT PLAN. I'M NOT KNOCKING THE

11   PLAN. AND I THINK RAPID REHOUSING IS A WORTHY OBJECTIVE. BUT A

12   REGIONAL PLAN MEANS THE REGION. AND THIS WAS, AT LEAST OUR

13   OFFICE WAS NOT AWARE OF IT UNTIL VERY LATE LAST WEEK.

14

15   SEAN ROGAN: I'LL MAKE SURE I CORRECT THAT.

16

17   SUP. YAROSLAVSKY, CHAIRMAN: I APPRECIATE THAT. I'M NOT BLAMING

18   YOU, BUT CIRCUMSTANCES ARE SUCH, I APPRECIATE IT. RIDLEY-

19   THOMAS MOVES. KNABE SECONDS. WITHOUT OBJECTION, THAT WILL BE

20   THE ORDER WITH THAT AMENDMENT AS PROPOSED BY MR. ROGAN. OKAY.

21   OH, OKAY. MR. ARMANDO HERMAN? YOU HAD STEPPED OUT WHEN I

22   CALLED YOUR NAME, SO COME ON UP.

23

24   ARMANDO HERMAN: GOOD MORNING. DISTRICT, I'M SORRY, LET ME JUST
25   GO FORWARD. MISS MOLINA, BY THE WAY, THANK YOU FOR THE




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 1   RESPONSE AND THE LETTER I RECEIVED FROM YOUR OFFICE. I TAKE

 2   NOTE OF YOUR RESPONSE BACK TO JOSE HUIZAR'S OFFICE. THIS IS IN

 3   REGARDS TO A BARRIER OR A CORRIDOR THAT HAS BEEN UNFORTUNATELY

 4   RESTRICT ON BOTH PATHS. SO, AGAIN, MY COMPLAINT AND MY CONCERN

 5   IS THE SAFETY OF PEDESTRIANS AND MORE SO PEOPLE UNDER THE

 6   AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT STANDARDS FOR ACCESSIBLE

 7   DESIGN. YOU KNOW, IT READS "FOR THE PURPOSE OF THIS PARK, THE

 8   TERM PATH OF TRAVEL ALSO INCLUDES REST ROOMS." AND THE FACT

 9   THAT THERE IS NO SIDEWALK AT A PARK CALLED HAZARD PARK, AND

10   I'M HEARING HOW MR. HUIZAR AND UNFORTUNATELY MR. DE LEON, OWN,

11   KEVIN DE LEON, I VISITED HIS OFFICE AND I MADE MENTION TO HIM

12   HIM, WHY DO I HAVE TO WAIT LONGER FOR A RESPONSE FROM

13   TRANSPORTATION TO CORRECT THE PROBLEM ON IMPEDIMENT ACCESS ON

14   THIS CORRIDOR? I MEAN WE'RE SPENDING MILLIONS OF DOLLARS ON

15   MAKING GREENER PARKS, BUT YET WE DON'T COME TO A CONCLUSION TO

16   REMEDY THE PROBLEM THAT I BROUGHT NOT TO YOUR ATTENTION BUT TO

17   THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION AND M.T.A. AND TO MY LOCAL

18   COUNCIL DISTRICT OFFICE OF JOSE HUIZAR AND ALSO TO MY SENATOR.

19   I PLAN TO GO UP TO SACRAMENTO WITHIN THIS MONTH AND I WILL

20   LOBBY VERY HARD ON THE BEHALF OF THE CONSTITUENTS IN BOYLE

21   HEIGHTS AND EL SERENO BECAUSE FOR YEARS IT IS UNACCEPTABLE

22   THAT THIS CORRIDOR IS UNSAFE. SO PLEASE TAKE INTO MIND THE

23   IMPACT, THE SEVERITY OF THIS ISSUE BECAUSE I KNOW YOU HAVE

24   MILLIONS OF THINGS TO DO. BUT THIS IS JUST ONE ISSUE I
25   REPRESENT AS AN ACTIVIST FOR OUR COMMUNITY IN BOYLE HEIGHTS,




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 1   IN BOYLE HEIGHTS, ONE PARTICULAR ISSUE. AND IT'S ALL ABOUT

 2   DISABILITY RIGHTS. PLEASE LISTEN TO MY CONCERN AND THANK YOU

 3   FOR MY TIME.

 4

 5   SUP. YAROSLAVSKY, CHAIRMAN: THANK YOU, MR. HERMAN. SACHI,

 6   CLOSED SESSION?

 7

 8   CLERK SACHI HAMAI: IN ACCORDANCE WITH BROWN ACT REQUIREMENT,

 9   NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS WILL

10   CONVENE IN CLOSED SESSION TO DISCUSS ITEM NUMBER CS-1, CS-2

11   AND CS-3, CONFERENCES WITH LEGAL COUNSEL REGARDING EXISTING

12   LITIGATION AND ITEM NUMBER CS-4, CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL

13   REGARDING SIGNIFICANT EXPOSURE TO LITIGATION, ONE CASE, AS

14   INDICATED ON THE POSTED AND SUPPLEMENTAL AGENDAS. PLEASE BE

15   ADVISED THAT THE NEXT REGULAR MEETING OF THE BOARD OF

16   SUPERVISORS WILL BE TUESDAY, MAY 15, 2012. THANK YOU.

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 1          I, JENNIFER A. HINES, Certified Shorthand Reporter Number

 2   6029/RPR/CRR qualified in and for the State of California, do

 3   hereby certify:

 4          That the transcripts of proceedings recorded by the Los

 5   Angeles County Board of Supervisors May 1, 2012,

 6   were thereafter transcribed into typewriting under my

 7   direction and supervision;

 8          That the transcript of recorded proceedings as archived

 9   in the office of the reporter and which have been provided to

10   the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors as certified by

11   me.

12          I further certify that I am neither counsel for, nor

13   related to any party to the said action; nor

14   in anywise interested in the outcome thereof.

15            IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this 7th

16   day of May 2012, for the County records to be used only for

17   authentication purposes of duly certified transcripts

18   as on file of the office of the reporter.

19

20                               JENNIFER A. HINES

21                             CSR No. 6029/RPR/CRR

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