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C.E.O. FUJIOKA: SUPERVISOR, IN FACT, THAT IS-- I MENTIONED THE EXTRA LAYER OF REVIEW WAS AN AREA OF FOCUS. EQUALLY IF NOT MORE IMPORTANT, I CUT MY TEETH ON THE BUDGET PROCESS, IS REVIEWING THAT, IS REVIEWING THE BUDGET PROCESS. WE'VE ALREADY IDENTIFIED SOME CHANGES THAT MUST BE MADE BECAUSE THROUGH THE LAST YEAR-- THIS IS MY FIRST YEAR OF PREPARING A COUNTY BUDGET, I SAW SOME AREAS WHERE WE CAN MAKE SOME SIGNIFICANT IMPROVEMENTS. AND WHAT YOU'RE SAYING, WHAT YOU'RE TOUCHING ON IS SOMETHING THAT WE'RE VERY MINDFUL OF. WE ARE GOING TO LOOK AT THAT. THAT HAVING THAT BALANCE IN ANY ORGANIZATION? IT'S KIND OF A CULTURAL THING FOR ME. BALANCE IS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT SO YOU HAVE THAT CHECK AND THAT BALANCE.
SUP. YAROSLAVSKY: I THINK ONE OF THE THINGS YOU SHOULD LOOK AT, BECAUSE THIS WASN'T YOUR DECISION, IT WAS WHAT YOU INHERITED WHEN YOU GOT HERE, IS YOU OUGHT TO TAKE A LOOK AT THAT AND SEE WHERE YOU WANT TO MAYBE PULL BACKWARDS, WHICH I THINK WOULD BE A STEP FORWARD IF YOU WENT BACKWARDS, TO KIND OF BEEF THAT UP. OVER TIME IT WILL SERVE YOU WELL, IT WILL SERVE US WELL AS WE DEAL WITH THE BUDGET EVERY YEAR. OTHERWISE-- I'LL RESERVE ALL MY OTHER COMMENTS TO SOME OTHER VENUE. BUT I WANT TO AGAIN THANK YOU FOR THE TIME AND EFFORT YOU PUT INTO IT AND THE WAY IT WAS TRANSMITTED. THE WAY IT WAS ARTICULATED AND TRANSMITTED. THANK YOU VERY MUCH.
SUP. BURKE, CHAIR: DR. CLAVREUL? THANK YOU VERY MUCH.
JONATHAN FURMAN: MADAME CHAIR, ON BEHALF OF THE COMMISSION, JUST LET ME REITERATE OUR THANKS TO THE MANY DEPARTMENT HEADS, D.C.E.O.S, BOARD DEPUTIES WHO GAVE SO GENEROUSLY OF THEIR TIME AND CANDOR TO THE COMMISSION THAT ENABLED US TO PRESENT THE REPORT TO YOU.
SUP. BURKE, CHAIR: EXCELLENT.

SUP. YAROSLAVSKY: MADAME CHAIR, CAN I MAKE ANOTHER COMMENT? JUST ON THE RECOMMENDATIONS, THERE ARE A COUPLE OF RECOMMENDATIONS THAT I'M NOT PREPARED TO SUPPORT OR OPPOSE TODAY. AND I JUST, AND I DON'T KNOW WHETHER THERE'S A CONSENSUS AROUND THE TABLE HERE TODAY, BUT I DEFINITELY, ON RECOMMENDATIONS 6 AND 7, AM NOT PREPARED TODAY ON THE POLICY DISCUSSION ISSUE.

SUP. BURKE, CHAIR: ON THE AGENDA?
SUP. YAROSLAVSKY: NO. THE ISSUE OF DIRECTING THE C.A.O. TO DESIGN A FRAMEWORK. WELL THAT'S THE POLICY ISSUE. NUMBER 7 IS TO "CONSIDER DIRECTING THE EXECUTIVE TO PROPOSE A NEW AGENDA" YOU'RE RIGHT. ON THOSE TWO. THE BROWN ACT ISSUE, I DON'T KNOW, MAYBE YOU WANT TO ADDRESS THAT ISSUE AS TO WHY THAT'S-- WHAT YOU SAW HERE?
JONATHAN FURMAN: THE RESPONSE WE RECEIVED FROM MANY PARTICIPANTS WAS THAT THE CURRENT STRUCTURE OF THE CLUSTER MEETINGS CONVENED BY THE D.C.E.O.S, PUBLICLY SUBJECT TO THE BROWN ACT, WAS NOT CONDUCIVE TO ACCOMPLISHING WHAT THEY HOPED TO ACCOMPLISH IN THOSE MEETINGS. THEY FELT THE MEETINGS WERE ENLARGED. THEY FELT THE NEED TO AGENDIZE ITEMS PREVENTED FREER DISCUSSION AND ABILITY TO ADDRESS ITEMS THAT MIGHT COME UP SUDDENLY. THEY FELT THE MEETINGS, BY AND LARGE, WERE NOT WORKING FOR THEM. WE HEARD THAT FROM DEPARTMENT HEADS, WE HEARD THAT FROM BOARD DEPUTIES.
SUP. YAROSLAVSKY: WAS THAT A BROWN ACT ISSUE OR WAS THAT THE CLUSTER MEETING ISSUE? I'VE HEARD A LOT OF COMPLAINTS, AND I PERSONALLY HAVE A LOT OF COMPLAINTS-- I HAVE A COMPLAINT ABOUT-- I'VE SHARED THEM WITH BILL AND IT'S BECOME ALMOST A JOKE NOW-- IS THE CLUSTER MEETINGS HAVE BEEN A TOTAL JOKE.
JONATHAN FURMAN: I THINK AT LEAST ONE PART OF THE PROBLEM, FROM THE PERSPECTIVE OF THE RESPONDENTS THAT WE HEARD, WAS THE FORMALIZED STRUCTURE AND THE LIMITATIONS THAT PUTS ON FREER DISCUSSION AND FREER INTERCHANGE.

SUP. YAROSLAVSKY: I THINK THAT THE ISSUE OF THE BROWN ACT IS A SENSITIVE ONE. I WOULDN'T WANT TO GO BACKWARDS ON THE BROWN ACT. MY VIEW ON THIS IS THAT THE PROBLEM IS TO SOME MAY BE A BROWN ACT PROBLEM, AND WHETHER IT'S A BROWN ACT PROBLEM OR NOT, I THINK THERE ARE PEOPLE WHO HAVE TROUBLE REALLY EXPRESSING THEMSELVES UNDER ANY STRUCTURE, AND CERTAINLY UNDER THIS STRUCTURE IT HASN'T BECOME ANY EASIER. BUT THE PROBLEM THAT I HAD AND THAT I HAVE HEARD FROM BOTH THE EIGHTH FLOOR AND ELSEWHERE IS JUST THE NUMBER OF MEETINGS, THE TIME THESE MEETINGS TAKE, THE USELESSNESS OF THEM, WHEN YOU GET 60, 70, 80 PEOPLE IN A MEETING ABOUT ONE SUBJECT AND IT GOES FOR 3 1/2 HOURS IN AN AFTERNOON, THAT'S A COLOSSAL WASTE OF EVERYBODY'S TIME, AND IT'S COSTING-- THAT'S WHERE THE COST IS, MR. ANTONOVICH. I'M LESS CONCERNED ABOUT THE STAFFING COST THAN I AM ABOUT THE TIME COST, THE OPPORTUNITY COSTS THAT ARE MISSED. THERE MAY BE A TIME WHEN SUCH CONVOCATIONS ARE NECESSARY, BUT AS A GENERAL RULE, THAT'S NOT A GOOD MANAGEMENT TECHNIQUE. I'M NOT SURE WHERE-- I'M NOT SURE I.B.M. OPERATES THAT WAY OR GOOGLE OR YAHOO. MY IMPRESSION IS THAT THOSE KINDS OF MEETINGS HAVE DIMINISHED IN NUMBER LATELY AND I HOPE THAT IS A TREND FOR THE FUTURE. I DIDN'T HEAR THIS AS A BROWN ACT ISSUE SO MUCH. MAYBE YOU DID, AND I WILL RESPECT THAT BECAUSE YOU HAVE TALKED TO MORE PEOPLE THAN I HAVE IN PURSUING THIS STUDY, BUT I WOULDN'T-- THAT WAS AN ISSUE THAT WAS CAREFULLY WEIGHED WHEN WE, FOR A VARIETY OF REASONS, WHEN WE DID THIS, BUT I THINK THE-- ANYWAY, I'M NOT GOING TO REPEAT MYSELF. SO ANYWAY, THOSE ARE THE THREE THAT I WOULD JUST-- AND MAYBE WE CAN--

SUP. BURKE, CHAIR: ALL RIGHT, AFTER DR. CLAVREUL, WE'LL RECOGNIZE A MOTION?
SUP. ANTONOVICH: WHY DON'T WE JUST HAVE A MOTION REFERRING THE E&E COMMISSION REPORT TO THE C.E.O. AND COME BACK WITH A REVIEW. THEN WE CAN DISCUSS THESE VARIOUS--
SUP. YAROSLAVSKY: I WOULDN'T REFER IT TO THE C.E.O. IT'S ABOUT THE C.E.O. SO I THINK WE NEED TO DECIDE WHAT WE WANT TO DO. HE'S ANXIOUS TO TAKE IT.
SUP. ANTONOVICH: FOR HIM TO REVIEW IT AND REPORT BACK.
SUP. BURKE, CHAIR: REPORT BACK, TOO. IN TERMS OF WHETHER OR NOT THERE'S A NEED FOR AN ADDITIONAL REPORT.
SUP. ANTONOVICH: YEAH, JUST HAVING HIM REVIEW IT AND MAKE A REPORT BACK TO US ON THESE RECOMMENDATIONS.
SUP. BURKE, CHAIR: FIRST LET'S HEAR FROM DR. CLAVREUL AND THEN WE CAN HAVE A CHANCE TO HAVE A MOTION.
JONATHAN FURMAN: THANK YOU.
C.E.O. FUJIOKA: THE LAST COMMENT WITH RESPECT TO THESE RECOMMENDATIONS. I HEARD THE CONCERN. WHETHER IT'S JUST THE APPROPRIATENESS OF JUST SENDING IT TO OUR OFFICE, IT WAS MY INTENT TO SIT DOWN WITH YOU, ONCE WE WENT THROUGH TODAY'S SESSION, TO SIT DOWN WITH YOUR CHIEF DEPUTIES AND GO THROUGH THIS REPORT IN DETAIL AND TALK ABOUT THE NEXT STEPS. BECAUSE IT SHOULD BE SOMETHING THAT'S HANDLED. I MENTION THE STRENGTH OF THIS IS COLLABORATION AND COORDINATION. FOR THIS PARTICULAR ISSUE IN THIS STRUCTURE, THERE'S NOTHING THAT SPEAKS LOUDER TO DOING IT ON A COLLABORATIVE BASIS WITH YOUR OFFICES. SO WHETHER IT'S YOUR CHIEF DEP.S OR WHOEVER, I WOULD LIKE TO SIT DOWN AND GO THROUGH THIS REPORT AND THEN TALK ABOUT THE NEXT STEPS AND COME BACK WITH A JOINT PROPOSAL PRESENTED BY ALL OF US TO THIS BODY.
SUP. BURKE, CHAIR: SO A MOTION IS NOT NECESSARY FOR THAT. IT WON'T BE NECESSARY FOR A MOTION FOR THAT. YES, DR. CLAVREUL.
SUP. YAROSLAVSKY: THAT'S FINE WITH ME.

DR. GENEVIEVE CLAVREUL: GOOD AFTERNOON, BOARD OF SUPERVISORS, DR. GENEVIEVE CLAVREUL. I'M GLAD YOU MENTIONED THE BROWN ACT, BECAUSE NOT HAVING A COPY OF THAT REPORT 72 HOURS BEFORE THIS MEETING IS A VIOLATION OF THE BROWN ACT. SO I AM SO PLEASED THAT YOU ARE DEALING WITH THOSE ISSUES AS USUAL. IT IS VERY DIFFICULT TO RESPOND TO A REPORT THAT YOU HAVE NOT SEEN THE SPECIFICS. PERSONALLY, I'M THE KIND OF PERSON WHO LIKE TO SEE IT BLACK AND WHITE OR ON A COMPUTER SO I CAN INTERPRET THE LANGUAGE MYSELF AND NOT THE INTERPRETATION OF OTHER PEOPLE. I'M ALSO VERY, VERY AMAZED ON THE EFFICIENCY COMMISSION, WOULD VIOLATE THE BROWN ACT RIGHT AND LEFT IN THEIR MEETINGS, IS ASKING AN OPINION ON A BROWN ACT VIOLATION. THAT'S KIND OF FUNNY. PERSONALLY, HAVING NOT READ THE REPORT OR SEEN IT, MY PERSONAL OPINION IS THAT WITHIN THE LAST YEAR, WE HAVE HAD LESS QUALITY MEETINGS AT THIS BOARD THAN WE HAD IN THE PAST. AND I SAY THAT VERY-- WITH CONSTERNATION BECAUSE I HAD CONCERN BEFORE BUT LAST YEAR WAS KIND OF A JOKE. WE HAVE WONDERFUL PRESENTATIONS WHICH I THINK IT SHOULD BE DONE AT NIGHT AND NOT AT THE BUSINESS MEETING. THE REST OF THE MEETING PART OF THIS BOARD SINCE THE NEW STRUCTURE, HAS ABSOLUTELY NO VALIDITY. I MEAN, WE HAVE RUSHED THROUGH ITEMS LIKE WE NEVER HAVE BEFORE. WE ARE POSTPONING ITEMS LIKE I HAVE NEVER SEEN BEFORE. EVERYTHING IS SENT BACK TO THE C.E.O. OR BACK TO THE ORIGINAL SUBMITTING OF THE MOTION. AND WE VERY SELDOM GET THE RESULT OF THOSE. SO I DON'T, FROM AN EFFICIENCY POINT OF VIEW, AND I AM A MANAGEMENT EXPERT, I DON'T THINK WE HAVE ACCOMPLISHED-- THE ONLY THING WE HAVE ACCOMPLISHED, WE HAVE SHORTENED THE MEETING. AND THANK YOU FOR THAT BECAUSE I HAVE MORE TIME TO RELAX AFTER I LEAVE HERE. BUT NOT IN THE QUALITY OF WHAT YOU HAVE PRESENTED. AND I THINK WHEN YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT POLICIES AND SO ON, I DON'T THINK YOU HAVE DONE IT WITH THE SAME KIND OF CARING YOU HAVE DONE IN THE PAST. AND I THINK MANY TIMES IT IS JUST A MATTER OF GOING THROUGH THE MOTIONS. LIKE I SAID, I HAVE NEVER SEEN SO MANY ITEMS GOING BACK TO THE C.E.O. AND HE HAS MORE STAFF THAN BEFORE AND SO ON. IT IS NO REASON WHY THOSE ITEMS ARE NOT DEALT WITH, INCLUDING THE BUDGET. AND I WISH THAT ITEM WILL HAVE COME AT THE BALLOT AT THE ELECTION BECAUSE THAT WAS PART OF THE PROBLEM FROM THE BEGINNING. YOU DID NOT WANT TO GO TO BALLOT, AND YOU GOT TO DO EVERYTHING NOT TO GO TO BALLOT. THANK YOU.

SUP. BURKE, CHAIR: IS THERE A MOTION?
SUP. YAROSLAVSKY: I WOULD MOVE THAT, AS THE C.E.O. PROPOSED, THE C.E.O. MEET WITH THE CHIEFS OF STAFFS TO GO OVER THE RECOMMENDATIONS AND REPORT BACK TO THE BOARD WITHIN 30 DAYS.
SUP. ANTONOVICH: SECOND.
SUP. BURKE, CHAIR: MOVED AND SECONDED. ANY OBJECTION? WITHOUT OBJECTION.
SUP. YAROSLAVSKY: THAT'S ALL I HAVE, MADAME CHAIR.
SUP. BURKE, CHAIR: SUPERVISOR KNABE, FOR YOUR ADJOURNMENTS?

SUP. KNABE: YES, MADAME CHAIR. I'VE NOT SURE WHAT GENEVIEVE WAS TALKING ABOUT, BUT THAT REPORT HAS BEEN AVAILABLE SINCE JULY 9TH AS A PUBLIC RECORD. ALSO THAT WE ADJOURN IN MEMORY TODAY OF SERGEANT ISRAEL GARCIA, A LONG BEACH RESIDENT THAT WAS KILLED IN COMBAT IN AFGHANISTAN ON JULY 13TH. HE WAS 24 YEARS YOUNG. HE GRADUATED FROM POLY HIGH SCHOOL AND JOINED THE ARMY SOON AFTER GRADUATION. HE WAS ASSIGNED TO THE SECOND BATTALION 503RD INFANTRY REGIMENT, 137TH AIRBORNE BRIGADE COMBAT AND HE WAS IN HIS THIRD TOUR OF DUTY. HE PLAYED SOCCER FOR POLY, AND LOVED HIS HORSES. HE WAS LOVED BY EVERYBODY AND WILL BE MISSED. OUR SINCERE GRATITUDE GOES OUT TO HIS FAMILY AND FRIENDS AS WELL AS OUR CONDOLENCES. HE IS SURVIVED BY HIS WIFE LESLY, PARENTS VICTOR AND MARICRUZ, AND BROTHER RAMSSES. ALSO ADJOURN IN MEMORY OF JACKIE DODGE, LONG TIME RESIDENT OF LONG BEACH WHO PASSED AWAY ON JULY 18TH. SHE SERVED OVER 40 YEARS IN ELEMENTARY EDUCATION AS A TEACHER, PRINCIPAL AND CONSULTANT. SHE HAD TWO PUBLISHED BOOKS IN THE AREA OF SENSORY MOTOR EDUCATION, "HOP, SKIP, JUMP AND READ" AND "MORE HOP, SKIP, JUMP AND READ." SHE WAS VERY INVOLVED IN THE INTERNATIONAL CITY THEATER WHERE I SERVED WITH HER AND WAS VERY INVOLVED FROM DAY ONE. SHE HAD A GREAT SPIRIT AND WILL BE DEEPLY MISSED BY HER FAMILY AND FRIENDS. SHE IS SURVIVED BY HER HUSBAND STEVE. ALSO ADJOURN IN MEMORY OF DON GRISHAM, A LIFE LONG RESIDENT OF LONG BEACH FOR 81 YEARS WHO PASSED AWAY ON THURSDAY, JULY 17TH. GRADUATE OF JORDAN HIGH SCHOOL, UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA WHERE HE BECAME-- WHERE HE EARNED HIS LAW DEGREE AS WELL. AND HE PRACTICED AS AN ATTORNEY IN LONG BEACH FOR OVER 50 YEARS. HE WAS A VERY AVID GOLFER. HE WILL BE SORELY MISSED BY THOSE WHO NEW HIM PROFESSIONALLY AND PERSONALLY. SURVIVED BY HIS FOUR CHILDREN, ROB, GREG, MIKE, LYNNE AND SIX GRANDCHILDREN. AND HE IS ALSO SURVIVED BY HIS BROTHER WAYNE, WHO MANY OF US KNOW AS A FORMER MEMBER OF CONGRESS AND STATE LEGISLATOR. ALSO WE ADJOURN IN MEMORY OF TONY PENA LONG TIME DOWNEY RESIDENT. HE WAS A STRONG COMMUNITY VOLUNTEER, VERY ACTIVE, GREAT SUPPORTER OF THE DOWNEY SISTER CITIES ASSOCIATION, THE ELKS CLUB AND THE UNITED STATES MEXICO SISTER CITIES ASSOCIATION. HE IS SURVIVED BY HIS WIFE RAQUEL, ONE SON, FOUR GRANDCHILDREN AND FIVE GREAT GRANDCHILDREN. ALSO ADJOURN IN MEMORY OF DR. RICHARDSON, HE PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 86. HE MOVED TO LONG BEACH IN 1951 AND SERVED AS CHIEF OF STAFF TO ST. MARY'S HOSPITAL, WAS NAMED DOCTOR OF THE YEAR AND TAUGHT RESIDENTS AT U.C.I. HE WAS ACTIVE BOATER AND FISHERMAN. HE WAS DEDICATED TO HIS PATIENTS. AND WILL BE MISSED BY ALL THOSE WHOSE LIVES HE TOUCHED. DR. RICHARDSON IS SURVIVED BY HIS WIFE BARBARA, CHILDREN MARILYN, BOB, BILL, SIX GRANDCHILDREN AND ONE GREAT GRANDCHILD. ALSO ADJOURN IN MEMORY OF JULIETTA LANGE, A LONG TIME RESIDENT OF THE FOURTH DISTRICT. SHE IS SURVIVED BY HER HUSBAND FRITZ, DAUGHTERS CATHERINE AND KAREN AND SIBLINGS LENOR AND PETE. ALSO WE ADJOURN IN MEMORY OF KATHERINE LOKER, LIFE LONG RESIDENT OF SAN PEDRO, AND A PHILANTHROPIST OF HIGHER EDUCATION, HEALTHCARE, SCIENCE AND THE ARTS, WHO PASSED AWAY RECENTLY. SHE IS SURVIVED BY HER DAUGHTERS DEBORAH AND KATHERINE, HER SISTER NINA, SIX GRANDCHILDREN, ONE GREAT GRANDCHILD, MANY NIECES AND NEPHEWS. ALSO THAT ADJOURN IN MEMORY OF STANLEY ULSTEIN WHO PASSED AWAY ON JULY 11TH IN RANCHO PALOS VERDES IN THE '60S HE MOVED TO CALIFORNIA, PUT HIMSELF THROUGH SCHOOL BUT HE RETIRED IN 1994 AFTER 30 YEARS WITH T.R.W./NORTHRUP. HIS PASSION WAS WORKING AS A VOLUNTEER AT OUR SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT AT THE LOMITA STATION. HE AMASSED OVER 5,000 HOURS SERVING THE COMMUNITIES ON THE PENINSULA IN LOMITA. HE'LL BE SORELY MISSED. AND FINALLY THAT WE ADJOURN IN MEMORY OF JOHN CALLARD WHO PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 79. HE WAS A FOOTBALL STANDOUT AT LONG BEACH POLY, AND LONG BEACH CITY, SERVED IN THE MARINES. HE COACHED FOOTBALL AND TAUGHT MATHEMATICS AT RANCHO ALAMITOS HIGH SCHOOL IN GARDEN GROVE. AFTER RETIREMENT, HE CONTINUED TO TEACH AT SADDLEBACK, WHERE HE WAS NAMED PROFESSOR OF THE YEAR. HE WAS LOVED BY HIS FAMILY AND SPENDING TIME WITH HIS GRANDKIDS. SURVIVED BY HIS WIFE BARBARA, SONS CHRIS AND JEFF, SIX GRANDCHILDREN AND ONE GREAT GRANDCHILD. THOSE ARE MY ADJOURNMENTS, MADAME CHAIR.
SUP. BURKE, CHAIR: SO ORDERED. SUPERVISOR ANTONOVICH?
SUP. ANTONOVICH: I'D LIKE TO ALSO MOVE THAT WE ADJOURN TODAY IN MEMORY OF A GOOD FRIEND, JERRY FRIEDMAN, WHO PASSED AWAY LAST WEEK AT THE AGE OF 85. JERRY WAS A WONDERFUL MAN, GOOD FRIEND. HE WAS THE GLUE THAT HELD THE SUNLAND-TUJUNGA COMMUNITY TOGETHER. ALWAYS HAD A SMILE AND A HELPING HAND. JERRY DONATED OVER 23 GALLONS OF BLOOD TO THE AMERICAN RED CROSS DURING HIS LIFETIME, 23 GALLONS OF BLOOD HE DONATED. HE WAS INVOLVED WITH THE LITTLE LEAGUE, THE VERDUGO HILLS HIGH SCHOOL BOOSTER CLUB, THE AMERICAN LEGION, VETERANS OF FOREIGN WAR, JUST A WONDERFUL PERSON. AND HE LEAVES HIS WIFE LORRAINE AND HIS CHILDREN MICHAEL, LORI AND CHERYL, AND THEIR HUSBANDS AND WIFE WENDY AND HUSBAND BRIAN AND THEIR GRANDCHILDREN KATRINA AND JESSICA. ALSO MOVE THAT WE ADJOURN IN MEMORY OF DONALD WAYNE FORMALLY FROM BURBANK, THEN MOVED TO OCEANSIDE, QUITE ACTIVE IN THE BURBANK COMMUNITY, HE AND HIS WIFE BETTY. HE PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 89. PATRICIA BUCKLEY BOZELL. PATRICIA WAS WILLIAM BUCKLEY'S SISTER. SHE AND HER HUSBAND BRENT BOZELL WERE THE PUBLISHER AND STARTED "TRIUMPH" MAGAZINE WHICH WAS A JOURNAL OF ROMAN CATHOLIC ORTHODOXY, WHICH LASTED OVER A DECADE. OF HER NINE SIBLINGS AGAIN WAS WILLIAM BUCKLEY, THE FOUNDER OF "NATIONAL REVIEW" WHICH SHE WAS VERY MUCH A PART OF, AND HER 10 CHILDREN. SHE HAD BRENT BOZELL, JR. IS THAT WHO IS INVOLVED IN PUBLISHING TODAY AND A WRITER. SHE WAS ALSO FREELANCE EDITOR OF BRITTANY PUBLISHING. SHE IS SURVIVED BY HER SIX SONS, TWO BROTHERS, TWO SISTERS AND SEVERAL GRAND AND GREAT GRANDCHILDREN. NELLIE BOZIGIAN FROM THE ANTELOPE VALLEY PASSED AWAY AT 79. SHE WAS A VOLUNTEER FOR MANY OF THE ORGANIZATIONS AT DESERT HAVEN, THE AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY. SHE WAS AWARDED THE CANNER IS SOCIETY'S AMBASSADOR OF THE YEAR. SHE WAS A WORLD TRAVELER MARRIED TO LOU, QUITE ACTIVE IN THE VALLEY, AND MARRIED OVER 60 YEARS. SHE LEAVES THREE CHILDREN, THREE DAUGHTERS. ROY HUFFINGTON, WHO WAS A BUSINESSMAN. HIS SON WAS MICHAEL WHO WAS A FORMER CONGRESSMAN FROM SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA. AND HE SERVED AS AMBASSADOR TO AUSTRIA UNDER PRESIDENT GEORGE BUSH. PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 90. HE WAS A WORLD WAR II VETERAN. HE RECEIVED A BRONZE STAR. HE SERVED ON THE NAVY ABOARD THE AIRCRAFT CARRIER HORNET. HE HAD ESTABLISHED THE HUFFINGTON FOUNDATION, WHICH GIVES FUNDS TO CHARITIES, ACADEMIC INSTITUTIONS AND ALSO THE HUFFINGTON CENTER OF AGING AT BAYLOR COLLEGE.

SUP. KNABE: I'D LIKE TO BE ADDED TO THE HUFFINGTON ADJOURNMENT.
SUP. ANTONOVICH: CLIFFORD RISHER. HE WAS A LOS ANGELES POLICE DEPARTMENT OFFICER INVESTIGATOR FOR 30 YEARS. HE WAS A P.O.W. DURING WORLD WAR II IN GERMANY, AND MEMBER OF THE AMERICAN LEGION, N.R.A. AND THE ELKS LODGE AND LAKE ELSINORE JO STAFFORD, THE ACCLAIMED SINGER, WHO PASSED AWAY ON JULY 13TH. SHE WAS THE ONE OF THE TOP RECORDING ARTISTS BETWEEN THE '30S AND THE '60S. SIR JOHN TEMPLETON, GRADUATE OF YALE, RHODES SCHOLAR, CREATED THE FIRST DIVERSIFIED MUTUAL FUNDS IN 1954. HE WAS COMMITTED TO BUILDING THE WORLD'S SPIRITUAL WEALTH AND LAUNCHED THE ANNUAL TEMPLETON PRIZE WHICH HAD RECIPIENTS IN THE PAST INCLUDED MOTHER TERESA, PASTOR REVEREND BILLY GRAHAM AND HE WAS KNIGHTED BY QUEEN ELIZABETH FOR HIS PHILANTHROPIC ACTIVITIES. DION SHANTE ROUBE, PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 31. HE WAS QUITE INVOLVED IN THE ANTELOPE VALLEY. GRADUATE OF CAL. STATE NORTHRIDGE. HE WAS ACTIVE IN HIS CHURCH AND HE WAS A SONGWRITER. HE IS SURVIVED BY HIS EXTENDED FAMILY. IRMA KUNOW PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 96. SHE WAS A RETIRED LIEUTENANT WITH THE LOS ANGELES COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT WHERE SHE PROUDLY SERVED FOR 22 YEARS BETWEEN 1947 AND 1969. DAVID BARTHEL HALL PASSED WAY AT THE AGE OF 58. HE ALSO WORKED FOR THE COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES FOR ALMOST 40 YEARS. HE WAS FROM THE ANTELOPE VALLEY, COUNTY EMPLOYEE. RON CHANEY WORKED FOR THE COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH SERVICES. HE WAS AN EMPLOYEE FOR THE PAST 34 YEARS. CATHERINE KRALL FROM THE SAN GABRIEL VALLEY, FROM PASADENA, AND MICHAEL CLAYTON, RETIRED LOS ANGELES COUNTY MARSHAL, MERGED WITH THE SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT, THE DEPUTY. HE WAS IN COURT SERVICES THROUGH JANUARY 2000. HE PASSED AWAY AT 18 WITH THE LOS ANGELES COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT. THAT'S ALL I HAVE.

SUP. YAROSLAVSKY: I'D LIKE TO ASK TO BE ADDED TO JO STAFFORD. SHE WAS THE AUNT OF A GOOD FRIEND OF MINE. AND IF I COULD, I JUST LEARNED THAT ESTELLE GETTY, ACTRESS ESTELLE GETTY, CONSTITUENT OF OURS FROM WEST HOLLYWOOD, PASSED AWAY THIS MORNING AFTER A LENGTHY ILLNESS. SHE WAS THE STAR OF COURSE OF "GOLDEN GIRLS," ONE OF THE STARS OF "GOLDEN GIRLS." ACTIVE IN THE COMMUNITY IN MANY WAYS OVER TIME. ASK THAT WE ADJOURN IN HER MEMORY.

SUP. BURKE, CHAIR: ALL MEMBERS. SUPERVISOR MOLINA, DO YOU HAVE ANY ADJOURNMENTS? WHILE WE'RE GETTING HER, SUPERVISOR ANTONOVICH-- DID SHE HAVE ANY ADJOURNMENTS?
SUP. ANTONOVICH: THAT'S ALL I HAVE. I ALREADY GAVE MY ADJOURNMENTS.
CLERK SACHI HAMAI: WE HAVE PUBLIC COMMENT.
SUP. BURKE, CHAIR: DAVE ROBERTS? ELIZABETH MUNSE? JAY SHEFI? PLEASE COME FORWARD. AND MR. SACHS, WOULD YOU START COMING FORWARD, BECAUSE YOU WILL BE NEXT. AND WE DO HAVE FOUR CHAIRS. DAVID ROMERO? ELIZABETH MUNSE? JAY SHEFI? ALL RIGHT. STATE YOUR NAME.
JAY SHEFI: MY NAME IS JAY SHEFI. GO.
SUP. BURKE, CHAIR: GO RIGHT ON.
JAY SHEFI: HI. THANK YOU FOR TAKING A FEW MOMENTS TO LISTEN TO ME. I AM A SMALL BUILDING OWNER WITH F.I.C.A. SCORE OF 850, LIVE WITH MY WIFE AND TWO COLLEGE STUDENTS AT THE BUILDING. I REFINANCED MY BUILDING AT THE END OF DECEMBER. THE ESCROW COMPANY HAD TOLD ME THAT THE TAXES WILL BE DEDUCTED AND LATER I FOUND OUT THAT THEY DEDUCTED ONLY HALF OF THAT. I'M STUCK WITH ABOUT $1,200 PENALTY. ASKED FOR REFUND. IT GOT REJECTED. RUNNING ON NEGATIVE CASH FLOW RIGHT NOW. NEVER HAD DELINQUENCY IN MY LIFE. I KNOW COUNTY DOESN'T NEED MY $1200 WHICH CAN BE SPENT ON TWO COLLEGE MEDICAL STUDENTS TO HELP THEM TO BECOME FUTURE STUDENTS, PEOPLE. I HOPE YOU FORGIVE THIS ONE-TIME EVENT AND THANK YOU FOR UNDERSTANDING AND HELPING ME IN THIS MATTER IF POSSIBLE.
SUP. BURKE, CHAIR: UNFORTUNATELY WE ARE BOUND BY THE STATE LAW AS IT RELATES TO DELINQUENCIES AND FINES. BUT IF YOU CAN TALK TO SOMEONE-- WHAT DISTRICT ARE YOU IN?
JAY SHEFI: I ALREADY SUBMITTED THE COPY OF THIS TO MR. ZEV.
SUP. BURKE, CHAIR: OKAY. WELL SOMEONE FROM HIS STAFF CAN PERHAPS TALK TO THE PEOPLE WHERE YOU--
JAY SHEFI: I SEND THIS TO YOU, MR. ZEV. AND THEN YOU SEND IT TO MR. MARK SOLOMIDO?

SUP. BURKE, CHAIR: MAYBE THE COMPANY THAT SOMEONE FROM CONSUMER AFFAIRS. GO TO CONSUMER AFFAIRS. THEY MAY BE ABLE TO WORK OUT SOMETHING WITH THE COMPANY TO ALLOCATE IT.

SUP. YAROSLAVSKY: I'LL HAVE SOMEBODY FROM MY STAFF WILL BE WITH YOU IN A SECOND.
JAY SHAFI: APPRECIATE IT.
SUP. BURKE, CHAIR: ALL RIGHT. DAVID ROMERO?
JAY SHEFI: MAY I LEAVE?
SUP. BURKE, CHAIR: YES, SURELY. AND LINA PHILIPP CAN COME FORWARD.
DAVID ROMERO: THANK YOU. IF MISS MUNSE COULD SPEAK FIRST.
ELIZABETH MUNSE: OKAY. HELLO MY NAME IS ELIZABETH MUNSE AND I REPRESENT THE CALIFORNIA PUBLIC INTERESTS RESEARCH GROUP ALSO KNOWN AS CAL.P.I.R.G. SO AS YOU PROBABLY KNOW, CALIFORNIA'S TRANSPORTATION NEEDS ARE GROWING QUICKLY. CALIFORNIA'S POPULATION IS EXPECTED TO GROW FROM 37 MILLION TO 50 MILLION BY THE YEAR 2050. COMMUTERS IN CALIFORNIA'S BIGGEST CITIES ALREADY WASTE 60 TO 70 HOURS EACH YEAR BECAUSE OF TRAFFIC CONGESTION. AND THIS IS SOMETHING THAT L.A. COUNTY RESIDENTS ARE ESPECIALLY FAMILIAR WITH. NOW, WE COULD TRY TO MEET OUR INCREASING TRANSPORTATION NEEDS BY EXPANDING HIGHWAYS, BUT OF COURSE THAT WOULD INCREASE OUR DEPENDENCE ON OIL, CREATE MORE TRAFFIC AND INCREASE POLLUTION. SO INSTEAD AT CAL.P.I.R.G., WE ARE WORKING TO BRING HIGH SPEED RAIL TO CALIFORNIA, WHICH WOULD CUT HARMFUL POLLUTION AND COST LESS THAN THE ALTERNATIVES. THIS YEAR, LEGISLATION IN CONGRESS AND A STATE BOND ON THE BALLOT COULD PROVIDE THE FUNDING NEEDED TO START LAYING THESE TRACKS. SO WE'RE HERE TO BRING THE BOARD'S ATTENTION TO THE ISSUE OF HIGH SPEED RAIL DEVELOPMENT AND RESPECTFULLY REQUEST THAT YOU CONSIDER IT IN FUTURE MEETINGS.

DAVID ROMERO: THANK YOU, GOOD MORNING, BOARD. MY NAME IS DAVID ROMERO AND I AM ALSO WITH THE CALIFORNIA PUBLIC INTEREST AND RESEARCH GROUP, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS CAL.P.I.R.G. TO ADVOCATE FOR HIGH SPEED RAIL IN CALIFORNIA. I'D LIKE TO CALL YOUR ATTENTION TO OUR DELEGATION WITH THEIR SIGN. I'D RATHER BE RIDING HIGH SPEED RAIL. AND ALSO AT THIS TIME I'D LIKE TO CALL ATTENTION TO POSTCARDS THAT WE'VE BEEN GOING AROUND DOOR-TO-DOOR RAISING GRASSROOTS SUPPORT FOR THIS-- FOR LEGISLATION TO ADVOCATE HIGH SPEED RAIL. AND AT THIS TIME IF IT IS NOT IN THE BOARD'S PLACE OR IT IS NOT THE BOARD'S POSITION TO ENDORSE SUCH A CAMPAIGN FOR HIGH SPEED RAIL IN CALIFORNIA AT THIS PRESENT JUNCTURE, WE RESPECTFULLY REQUEST AN OPPORTUNITY TO LEAVE THE INDIVIDUAL MEMBERS OF THE BOARD AND ANY OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES WITH THESE POSTCARDS TO BE FILLED OUT AND SENT TO OUR STATE LEGISLATORS TO SHOW SUPPORT FOR HIGH SPEED RAIL IN CALIFORNIA. THANK YOU.
SUP. BURKE, CHAIR: THANK YOU VERY MUCH. ARNOLD SACHS? LINA PHILIPP? DAMIEN GOODMAN, AND JAMES HOLT, PLEASE COME FORWARD.
ARNOLD SACHS: GOOD AFTERNOON COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS, ARNOLD SACHS. I'D NORMALLY USE THIS TIME TO DISCUSS AN UPCOMING EVENT REGARDING METRO BUT ACTUALLY SOMETHING OCCURRED THIS WEEK THAT TAKES PRECEDENT OVER THAT. AND TODAY THE CITY COUNCIL IN L.A. HAS AN ITEM ON THEIR AGENDA CALLING FOR A BOYCOTT OF THE "NEW YORKER" MAGAZINE FOR THE CARICATURE OF SENATOR BARACK OBAMA AND HIS WIFE. THEY'RE ALSO ASKING FOR THE REMOVAL OF THE MAGAZINE FROM THE NEWSSTANDS, WHICH IS REALLY DOING NOTHING, BECAUSE I BELIEVE THE NEW ISSUE COMES OUT THIS WEEK, ANYWAY. SO THE OLD ISSUE WOULD BE REMOVED. BUT WHAT IS REALLY IMPORTANT IS THAT IN ADDITION TO THAT OCCURRING, THERE WAS SOMETHING ELSE THAT OCCURRED THIS WEEK. IN THE MID EAST, THERE WAS A TRANSFER BETWEEN ISRAEL AND LEBANON OF SOME SOLDIERS WHO HAD BEEN KILLED FOR A TERRORIST WHO WAS BEING HONORED IN LEBANON BY THE HAMAS FOR BASHING A YOUNG CHILD'S HEAD AGAINST A STONE AND KILLING THE CHILD AND THE FATHER. AND I DON'T ASK-- OR I DON'T THINK OR I DON'T KNOW THAT IT'S YOUR SPOT TO HAVE A POINT OF ISSUE REGARDING THE CONFLICT IN THE MID EAST, BUT I WOULD THINK THAT YOU'D HAVE AN ISSUE OR A POINT OF VIEW REGARDING THE FACT THAT THIS TERRORIST PERSON WAS GIVEN A HERO'S WELCOME. CHILD KILLERS SHOULD NOT BE RECOGNIZED FOR THEIR ACHIEVEMENTS. AND IT WOULD BE REALLY STRONGLY APPRECIATED IF THE COUNTY BOARD STEPPED UP AND SAID THAT WE DO NOT ENDORSE THIS WELCOMING PARADE FOR THIS KIND OF ACTION NO MATTER WHERE IT TAKES PLACE. BECAUSE NO MATTER WHERE IT TAKES PLACE, THERE IS NO ACCOUNTABILITY FOR IT. AND IF THE CITY IS GOING TO HAVE A BOYCOTT, MAYBE THE CITY OF L.A. COULD HAVE A LETTER OF CENSURE AND THE COUNTY JOIN IN CONDEMNING THAT KIND OF ACTION REGARDING THE HERO WORSHIP FOR A CHILD KILLER. THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME, YOUR ANSWERS AND YOUR ATTENTION.


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