LOS ANGELES, CA - East Los Angeles is the densest unincorporated community in the County of Los Angeles, with diverse commercial and retail corridors, growing consumer markets, and infrastructure investment opportunities. To support and make the most of these unique advantages, today the Board of Supervisors approved a motion authored by Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda [...]
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Throughout LA County, and especially in economically disadvantaged communities, there is a need for secure and affordable lending products geared towards businesses. Given limited employment opportunities with livable and family-sustaining wages in economically disadvantaged communities, it is often difficult to start a new business. Those who do take the leap to create their own entrepreneurial businesses often do not have [...]
Supervisor Solis’ statement on LA County’s purchase of property for a new public park in Walnut ParkFirst District2019-03-19T13:14:47+00:00
Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis released the following statement after the Board of Supervisors approved the purchase of properties at 2603-2611 Grand Avenue and at 2614 Hope Street in Walnut Park for a public park and for recreational services: “Today’s action will facilitate a much-needed community park in park-poor Walnut Park. As [...]
On March 4, the Trump Administration issued a new regulation in the Federal Registrar barring abortion providers and organizations that provide abortion referrals from accessing federal family planning funds. In response to this unconstitutional attack on women’s health, today the Board of Supervisors approved a motion authored by Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis, [...]
For decades there have been complaints about secret LA County Sheriff’s Department cliques or gangs. In July 2018, then-Sheriff McDonnell announced a comprehensive study of these secret cliques, but the status and results of this investigation is unknown. After a new lawsuit was filed against the County alleging a hostile work environment in the East [...]
The LA County Department of Public Works (DPW) currently maintains 46 miles of bike lanes in unincorporated areas throughout the County and is in the design phase for 34 additional miles. However, studies have shown that protective vertical barriers can provide a much safer environment for bicyclists and e-scooter riders. To protect rider safety and curb [...]
Supervisor Solis Preserves Equity in Parks Measure Funding, $57.8 Million from Measure A to be Distributed LocallyFirst District2019-03-05T13:50:23+00:00
Today, the Board of Supervisors approved a motion authored by Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis, and co-authored by Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas, that ensured funding guidelines for Measure A dollars would guarantee equitable funding for neighborhood parks in communities categorized as having a very high and high park need. “When I led the effort [...]
Before it was closed in 1997, the Sybil Brand Institute was the primary LA County correctional facility for women. Since its closure, the Institute has laid mostly vacant and underutilized, but it presents a unique opportunity for a new, creative vision. To ensure that this facility provides benefits to the surrounding high need unincorporated community, [...]
Helen Renwick was an influential philanthropist who supported the growing Claremont community in the early 1900s. In 1919, Helen Renwick donated the land behind her house to be used as the site for a Claremont library. In honor of her legacy, today the Board of Supervisors approved a motion, authored by Los Angeles County Supervisor [...]
Exposure to lead can pose serious health consequences that include asthma, kidney and brain damage, and it could lead to developmental and behavioral disorders in children. The cleanup of residential parcels and other contaminated sites often range in the hundreds of millions of dollars. The state’s Lead Acid Battery Cleanup Fund is a much-needed funding [...]