Contact: Rachel A. Estrada, firstname.lastname@example.org, 213-974-4111 Los Angeles, CA- Today, the L.A. County Board of Supervisors approved a recommendation by Board Chair, Supervisor Hilda L. Solis to execute a three year funding agreement with the City of Los Angeles for the DASH Boyle Heights/East Los Angeles Transit Service. Since 2007, the County, in cooperation with [...]
Rio Hondo College Set to Gain Metrolink Station Contact: Rachel A. Estrada, email@example.com, 213-974-4111 Los Angeles, CA- Today, the Metro Board of Directors unanimously approved Motion 39- a motion by Supervisor Solis, Supervisor Antonovich, Mayor Najarian- City of Glendale, Councilman Krekorian- City of LA, and Councilwoman DuBois-the City of Lakewood, to streamline regional transportation projects. [...]
Today, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors passed an ordinance that calls for a case-by-case threat assessment of events expected to draw 10,000 people or more on county property or in unincorporated areas. Supervisor Hilda L. Solis issued the following statement: “This ordinance calls for a comprehensive ‘Event Action Plan’ specifically designed to reduce [...]
Today, Supervisor Hilda Solis will speak to the California Air Resources Board in support of the relocation of their facility to Cal Poly Pomona. Below is an excerpt from her remarks.
For over three decades, the Exide battery plant operated on a temporary permit. During that time the company rained arsenic, benzene and lead down on its neighbors. For too long, the concerns of nearby residents went unheard or were ignored. But, the tide is turning.
Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors Chair Hilda L. Solis will speak at the March 5 San Gabriel Valley opening of Metro's newest Gold Line extension.
In the 50 years following the establishment of the South Coast Air Quality Management District, Southern California’s air quality has improved dramatically. Los Angeles residents are breathing cleaner air today as a result of stronger safeguards and higher standards that made clean air a policy priority. AQMD’s role was critical in making these improvements possible. The agency’s central mission is clear: Protect public health.
Today, the Board of Supervisors voted to accept the recommendations of the Electronic Music Task Force (EMTF) on a case-by-case basis. The Board also directed County Counsel to prepare and submit an ordinance similar to the State's AB 74.
The fact that Fitch – one of the three big credit rating agencies – raised the County of Los Angeles’ issuer credit rating from AA- to AA is welcomed news. Fitch’s ratings upgrade reflects the strong financial condition and credit quality of the County, which is the direct result of prudent and effective long-term fiscal stewardship.
I am very pleased that the Governor today announced that he will appropriate $176.6 million for cleaning up the homes, parks, and schools around the Exide facility. This is a tremendous step. This funding will bring immediate relief to thousands of families who for so long have been ignored. Last month, I traveled to Sacramento to urge the Governor and the state legislature to come up with funding to test all 10,000 homes and to clean up the most contaminated. Our voices were heard. The Governor's announcement is a step in the right direction.