MINUTES OF THE REGULAR
ECONOMY AND EFFICIENCY COMMISSION
THURSDAY, June 5, 2003
ROOM 140, 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 OF COMMISSION MEETING
With the presence of a quorum of commissioners, Chairman Philibosian called the Commission meeting to order at 10:10 a.m.
X. PRESENTATION (a)
With the arrival of Mr. Armfield and Mr.Pageler, Chairman Philibosian suggested hearing his presentation prior to considering the remainder of the Commission's business.
Mr. Armfield’s presentation provided insight into the current status of the County’s Workers Compensation Program and recent developments in Risk Management.
Mr. Pageler’s presentation provided insight into the practices of the insurance industry in terms of the detection and deterrence of fraud.
II. APPROVAL OF COMMISSIONER'S ABSENCES
Chairman Philibosian asked for a motion to approve absences.
Hope J. Boonshaft
Jaclyn Tilley Hill
Ronald K. Ikejiri
John L. Lewis
William J. Petak
Robert H. Philibosian
G. Thomas Thompson
COMMISSIONERS REQUESTING TO BE EXCUSED
Isaac Diaz Barcelona
Annie E. Cho
Royal F. Oakes
COMMISSIONERS NOT REQUESTING AN EXCUSE
It was Moved, Seconded, and Adopted: The Commission members requesting an excuse, be excused.
III. APPROVAL OF MAY 1, 2003 MINUTES
Chairman Philibosian asked if there were any corrections or amendments to the minutes. Hearing none the following motion was Moved, Seconded, and Adopted: The minutes of the May 1, 2003 Commission meeting be approved.
IV. APPROVAL OF MAY 1, 2003 PRESENTATION
Chairman Philibosian asked if there were any corrections or amendments to the presentation. Hearing none the following motion was Moved, Seconded, and Adopted: The presentation of the May 1, 2003 Commission meeting be approved.
V. INTRODUCTIONS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
Commissioner Lewis introduced a former colleague and Regional Quality Control Board representative, Wendy Phillips, who was attending the Commission meeting as an observer.
Commissioner Sylva introduced her summer intern who was attending the Commission meeting as an observer
Commissioner Ikejiri introduced his son, Thomas Ikekiri, who was attending the Commission meeting as an observer.
Mr. Bruce Staniforth introduced the new Administrative Assistant, Michael Bucklin and Systems Analyst, Karl Gambrell. Mr. Gambrell was hired to automate some of the office procedures within the Commission.
VI. CHAIRMAN'S REPORT
Chairman Philibosian reported that Dr. David Sanders, the new Director of Children and Family Services, would give the July 10th presentation.
Chairman Philibosian entertained a motion that the August 7th Commission meeting be cancelled, due to a lack of a quorum. The following motion was Moved, Seconded, and Adopted: The August 7, 2003 Commission meeting be cancelled.
Chairman Philibosian congratulated Commissioner Tortorice on his new position as CIO of the Los Angeles Community College District.
VII. EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR'S REPORT
Mr. Staniforth reminded the Commission that due to Independence Day holiday, the next meeting would be held on the second Thursday of the month, July 10th. He said he would send out an e-mail to remind members of the change of schedule.
VIII. LIAISON REPORTS
Local Government Services Commission
No liaison was present to make a presentation
Quality and Productivity Commission
Commissioner Hill informed the Commission that the Quality and Production Commission was continuing to seek proposals for the Productivity Investment Fund. They were also moving forward with the PQA Award Ceremony, scheduled for October 29th. The event honors the County’s front-line employees.
IX. OLD BUSINESS - TASK FORCE REPORTS
Emancipation Services Task Force
Commissioner Thompson informed the Commission that as part of his efforts, he had requested a presentation from the new DCF Director. As a result of this presentation, the task force will consider future action.
Commissioner Hill commented that Orange County had sent a copy of their report on the follow-up report to Grand Jury Recommendations. This report cites the Commission’s report on the same topic.
Commissioner Lewis informed the Commission that since the last meeting, the foreperson of the Grand Jury had resigned. He said he would find out the particulars of the new foreperson.
Organization & Accountability Task Force
Commissioner Fuhrman informed the Commission that the task force would be meeting with Mr. Armfield in order to gather further data on the County’s Workers Compensation Program.
Chairman Philibosian inquired as to where the County stood in terms of present legislation now under consideration in Sacramento. He asked the Executive Director to contact the CAO’s Office to get a list of the current legislation. He requested that the information be forwarded to the task force for their consideration.
Commissioner Sylva invited the commissioners who serve on the task force to the Los Angeles County Economic Development Summit on Wednesday, June 11th. She also informed the Commission that the LAEDC was now located at 444 South Flower Street.
Commissioner Sylva informed the Commission that she would be attending the Housing Conference for the City of Los Angeles. She said she was also trying to set-up a meeting with the Public Works Department.
Sheriff's Transportation Task Force
Chairman Philibosian suggested that the task force be renamed the Sheriff’s Court Transportation Task Force, to avoid confusion as to the task force’s scope of study.
Commissioner Anderson informed the Commission that the task force had met with four representatives of the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department and that they had agreed to provide the requested financial information. Once the information was received, the task force would begin interviewing justice system personnel.
Mr. Staniforth informed the Commission that Commissioner Lucente had requested that the task force have a conference call meeting on June 19th.
XI. NEW BUSINESS
XIII. PUBLIC COMMENT
Opportunity for members of the public to address the Commission on items of interest that are within the subject matter jurisdiction of the Commission. No members of the public commented.
Upon a motion from the floor, Chairman Philibosian adjourned the meeting at 11:50
Bruce J. Staniforth
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