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October 14, 2021 at 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM | Meeting of the Board of Commissioners

Agenda
1. ACTION
       Call to Order / Roll Call         
 
Presenter:  Sheila Kuehl, Commission Chair
2. ACTION  
        Consent
 
Presenter:  Jasmine Frost, Interim Chief Operating Officer/IT Director
2.A. Approve Special Commission Meeting Summary Action Minutes and Transcript - Thursday, September 9, 2021
2.B. Approve the Monthly Financial Statements for the Months Ending July 31, 2021 and August 31, 2021
2.C. Contracts: Approve One New Agreement, One Renewal, and One Amendment and Authorize First 5 LA Staff to Complete Final Contract Execution Upon Approval from the Board
2.D. Approve Amendment of the Strategic Partnership with Resources Legacy Fund in the amount of $150,000 for a total of $750,000 through October 29, 2022 to Manage the Pooled Fund for Link Advocates Governments Families and Parks (LINK), a Parks and Open Space Advocacy Program in the Best Start Communities, and Authorize First 5 LA Staff to Execute an Agreement in the Amount of $150,000
Attachments: (1)
2.E. Approve a Strategic Partnership with Communities Lifting Communities, Fiscal Sponsor for Cherished Futures for Black Moms & Babies, in the Amount of $500,000 to Provide a Hospital Quality Improvement Initiative to Reduce Birth Disparities for the Period of 24 Months and Authorize First 5 LA Staff to Execute an Agreement for the First Year in the Amount of $250,000
Attachments: (1)
2.F. Authorize First 5 LA to Receive Funds from Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (LACDPH) for African American Infant and Maternal Mortality (AAIMM) Strategic Communications, Approve Resolution # 2021-07, and Authorize First 5 LA Staff to Execute a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) in the Amount of $385,000
3. INFORMATION
          
Remarks by the Commission Chair of the Board
          
Presenter:  Sheila Kuehl, Commission Chair
4. INFORMATION
        Executive Director's Report 
 
Presenter:  Kim Belshe, Executive Director
5. ACTION
Emergency Ratification Actions Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic (Written Only)
  • Approve Board Resolution #2021-08
Presenter:  Jasmine Frost, Interim Chief Operating Officer/IT Director
6. ACTION
AB 361: Reconsideration of Findings

 
Presenter:  Craig Steele, Legal Counsel
Attachments: (1)
7. ACTION
Approval to Submit First 5 LA Annual Report to First 5 CA
 
Presenter:  Agnieszka Rykaczewska, Manager, Evaluation & Learning
8. ACTION
Approve Draft of the Annual Comprehensive Financial Report including the Independent Auditor's Report for the Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 2021
 
Presenter:  Raoul Ortega, Director, Finance
9. Break
10. INFORMATION
Legal Services Solicitation Update
 
Presenter:  Peter Barth, Chief of Staff
Attachments: (1)
11. INFORMATION
Living First 5 LA Values: Progress Towards Greater Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (Part 1 of 2)





Presenters: Antoinette Andrews Bush, Chief Transformation Officer, Office of Equity, Strategy, and Learning and Evan Holland, SEED Collaborative
12. INFORMATION
Proposed Amendments to Bylaws to Align with Board Approved Procurement Policies (WRITTEN ONLY)
 
Presenter:  Craig Steele, Legal Counsel
13. INFORMATION
Public Comment (for items not on the agenda)
14. ACTION      
       Adjournment
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