Los Angeles City Health Commission Minutes


Monday, May 9, 2016


Holman United Methodist Church - L.L. White Hall - 3320 West Adams Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90018 - 5:00 PM

Roll Call
Members Present: Andres Taylor, Arriola, Avila, Esparza, Griffith, Hisserich, Jacquez, Jimenez, Mandel, Shannon, Sharp and Vick (12); Absent: Braun and Rocca  (2)


Approval of the Minutes from April 11, 2016


Approved (12); Absent: Braun and Rocca (2)




Presentation on health-related costs, programs, and policies by:

  • Dr. Condessa Curley, M.D., M.P.H., Area Medical Director, SPA 5 and 6, Los Angeles Department of Public Health - Disparities in Health Care Quality for Racial and Ethnic Minority Groups



Presentation and action on health and safety impacts related to Petroleum and Natural Gas, as initiated through Motion (Wesson - Ryu - Englander - et al.), Council file No. 15-0387-S1.

  • Richard Parks, President, Redeemer Community Partnership
    Jefferson Boulevard Oil Drilling site


  • Angela Johnson Meszaros, Staff Attorney, Earth Justice


Presentations and opportunity for public comment provided.


Motion (Shannon - Arriola) to create a subcommittee relative to petroleum and natural gas.


Adopted (12); Absent: Braun and Rocca (2)




Consideration and discussion of the recommendations of the Health, Mental Health and Education Committee regarding identifying services/assistance needed for the Commission to complete their duties as detailed in Ordinance No. 183093, pursuant to Motion (Hisserich - Andres Taylor).


Discussion held (12); Absent: Braun and Rocca (2)




Discussion and possible action to address the vacancy created by the death of Commissioner Bill Rosendahl; Commission member's non-attendance; and filling the Second Vice-President vacancy, pursuant to Motions (Jacquez - Hisserich and Jacquez - Mandel).


Discussion held.


Motion (Sharp - Andres-Taylor) to appoint Commissioner Vick as the 2nd Vice-President.


Adopted (12); Absent: Braun and Rocca (2)




Discussion on provider access throughout Los Angeles, pursuant to Motion (Mandel - Jacquez).


Motion (Mandel - Jimenez) to continue to a future date.


Adopted (12); Absent: Braun and Rocca (2)




Items for future discussion.


Discussion held (10); Absent: Braun, Jacquez, Mandel and Rocca (4)




Public Comment.


Public hearing held (10); Absent: Braun, Jacquez, Mandel and Rocca (4)




President Shannon adjourned  the meeting at 8:05 p.m.