MINUTES OF THE REGULAR
ECONOMY AND EFFICIENCY COMMISSION
THURSDAY, July 7, 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 AS A COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE
Lacking a quorum of commissioners, Chairman Philibosian called the meeting to order as a Committee of the Whole at 10:10 a.m
V. INTRODUCTIONS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
Mr. Staniforth introduced Mr. Steve McAndrew, his new assistant.
Commissioner Barcelona, the Palmdale Chamber of Commerce President and CEO, distributed the organizationís annual publication. This yearís publication is dedicated to the memory of Senator Pete Knight.
VI. CHAIRMAN'S REPORT
Chairman Philibosian circulated copies of the memorial certificates that were prepared for Judge Thompson and Supervisor Deane Dana. The certificates have been sent to the families of those two men along with letters of condolence from the Chairman.
VII. EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR'S REPORT
Mr. Staniforth stated that tickets to Ford Amphitheatre events this summer have been offered to the Commission. He has also sent an e-mail to each commissioner which provides details on the performances. If interested, commissioners should contact him to acquire tickets.
VIII. LIAISON REPORTS
Local Government Services Commission
No liaison was present to make a presentation
Quality and Productivity Commission
Commissioner Hill reported that the Quality and Productivity Commission (QPC) has another $2 million funding opportunity. The Commission has received 12 departmental submissions and will be announcing a selection July 11, 2005 as a recommendation to the full Commission.
QPC has also appointed a transition team to identify and develop leadership from within. Commissioner Anderson is on this team.
Finally, QPC is evaluating the Commissioners Leadership Conference. The purpose of this evaluation is to make sure that future conferences provide the essential information and skill training that commissioners need to be better advocates for the County.
I. CALL TO ORDER OF COMMISSION MEETING
Having achieved a quorum of commissioners, Chairman Philibosian called the Commission meeting to order at 10:30 a.m.
Chairman Philibosian introduced Mr. Jon Sanabria and welcomed him to the meeting. Mr. Sanabria in turn introduced Mr. Todd Zagurski, a member of his staff.
Mr. Jon Sanabria Ph.D., Chief Deputy Director
Mr. Todd Zagurski, Senior Planning Assistant Los Angeles County Department of Regional Planning
Topic: Ortho and Oblique Imagery at the Department of Regional Planning
Mr.Sanabria summarized the scope and functions of the Department of Regional Planning (DRP) in his remarks. Mr.Zagurskiís portion of the presentation he reviewed the imaging technology that was currently available to the Department and how this technology is being utilized to update the Countyís Geographic Information System (GIS). He also presented examples of the uses to which this information was being put while summarizing the imaging projects that have been completed by the DRP in 2002 and 2003.
II. APPROVAL OF COMMISSIONER'S ABSENCES
Chairman Philibosian asked for a motion to approve absences.
Isaac Diaz Barcelona
Jaclyn Tilley Hill
Robert H. Philibosian
William A. Sullivan
COMMISSIONERS REQUESTING TO BE EXCUSED
Ronald K. Ikejiri
Royal F. Oakes
William J. Petak
COMMISSIONERS NOT REQUESTING AN EXCUSE
Hope J. Boonshaft
It was Moved, Seconded, and Adopted: The Commission members requesting an excuse, be excused.
III. APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Chairman Philibosian asked if there were any corrections or amendments to the minutes of the June 2, 2005 Commission meeting. Hearing none the following motion was Moved, Seconded, and Adopted: The minutes of the June 2, 2005 Commission meeting be approved.
IV. APPROVAL OF PRESENTATION
Chairman Philibosian asked if there were any corrections or amendments to the presentation of the June 2, 2005 Commission meeting. Hearing none the following motion was Moved, Seconded, and Adopted: The presentation of the June 2, 2005 Commission meeting be approved.
IX. OLD BUSINESS - TASK FORCE REPORTS
Grand Jury Task Force
Commissioner Sullivan turned in a recommendation on a review of the grand jury activities at the June 2005 meeting. Chairman Philibosian asked that there be a report on the recommendation at the September meeting.
Organization and Accountability Task Force
No report was given.
Economic Development Task Force
No report was given.
Chairman Philibosian will assist Commissioner Anderson in advancing the recommendations made in the recent report on Video Arraignment during the months of July and August. A report will be made on progress of this effort at the September Commission meeting.
No report was given.
XI. NEW BUSINESS
No new business was brought up.
XII. 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.
VI. CHAIRMAN'S REPORT (Continued)
Chairman Philibosian reminded commissioners that there will be no meeting in August. He also mentioned the Commission vacancies, which have been communicated to the Board of Supervisors. Heís optimistic that some of the vacancies can be filled prior to the September meeting of the Commission. Commissioner Hill commented that qualified candidates for Commission vacancies be suggested to the appropriate Supervisor.
Chairman Philibosian adjourned the meeting at 11:45 PM.
Bruce J. Staniforth
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