MINUTES OF THE REGULAR
ECONOMY AND EFFICIENCY COMMISSION
THURSDAY, MAY 5, 2005
ROOM 830, KENNETH HAHN HALL OF ADMINISTRATION
500 West Temple St., Los Angeles, CA 90012
Editorial Note: Agenda sections may be taken out of order at the discretion of the chair. Any reordering of sections is reflected in the presentation of these minutes.
I. CALL TO ORDER
Lacking a quorum of commissioners, Chairman Philibosian called the meeting of the Committee of the Whole to order at 10:25 a.m.
II. APPROVAL OF COMMISSIONER'S ABSENCES
Chairman Philibosian asked the present commissioners to note the following absences.
Jaclyn Tilley Hill
Ronald K. Ikejiri
Royal F. Oakes
Robert H. Philibosian
COMMISSIONERS REQUESTING TO BE EXCUSED
Isaac Diaz Barcelona
Hope J. Boonshaft
William J. Petak
William A. Sullivan
COMMISSIONERS NOT REQUESTING AN EXCUSE
III. APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Chairman Philibosian stated that without the presence of a quorum of commissioners no corrections or amendments to the minutes of the March 4, 2005 and April 7, 2005 Commission meeting could be made.
IV. APPROVAL OF PRESENTATION
Chairman Philibosian stated that without the presence of a quorum of commissioners no corrections or amendments to the presentation of the March 4, 2005 and April 7, 2005 Commission meeting could be made.
V. INTRODUCTIONS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
There were no introductions or announcements.
VI. CHAIRMAN'S REPORT
No report was given.
VII. EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR'S REPORT
No report was given.
VIII. LIAISON REPORTS
Local Government Services Commission
No liaison was present to make a presentation.
Quality and Productivity Commission
Commissioner Hill announced the 3rd Commissionerís Leadership Conference will be held on May 26th, 2005 at the Music Center. The conference will start at 8:30am and end at 2pm. Each member of the Board of Supervisors will be present. She encouraged everyone to at least join for lunch at 12pm.
Commissioner Hill also announced that the Quality and Productivity Commissionís Investment Fund had just received a $4 million enhancement and that there is also a $1-2 million grant opportunity that was applied for.
IX. OLD BUSINESS - TASK FORCE REPORTS
Commissioner Sylva was pleased with the thorough report that has been revised and updated. She recommended that it be acknowledged and provisionally approved to submit to the Diversity Committee for consideration. The Committee of the Whole approved and directed the Executive Director to do so. The diversity awards consider projects that will advance diversity within Los Angeles County.
Chairman Philibosian announced that the Commission, since it lacks a quorum to take action, cannot submit the succession report to the Board of Supervisors.
X. PRESENTATION (a)
The presentation was cancelled.
XI. NEW BUSINESS
Chairman Philibosian addressed the absence situation noting the current vacancies in the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 5th districts. He encouraged those commissioners who were present to both contact their appointing supervisor in addressing the vacancy issue and to discuss this matter with their fellow district appointees.
He announced Commissioner Choís resignation that resulted from business demands which precluded her from attending the Commission meetings.
XIII. PUBLIC COMMENT
Opportunity for members of the public to address the Commission on items of interest that is within the subject matter jurisdiction of the Commission. No members of the public commented.
Chairman Philibosian adjourned the meeting of the Committee of the Whole at 10:45 am.
Bruce J. Staniforth
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