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Supervisor Hilda L. Solis’ Statement on Relative Caregiver Funding

2019-03-26T17:10:07-07:00March 26th, 2019|Community, In the news, Press Release, women children and families|

Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis released the following statement after the Board of Supervisors passed her motion to send a five-signature letter asking the State Legislature to maintain the current timeframe for emergency caregiver funding: “Kin caregivers – relatives and family friends – are the backbone of our child welfare system. Foster children [...]

East LA Entrepreneur Center coming soon to support local businesses

2019-03-19T11:47:55-07:00March 19th, 2019|Community, In the news, Jobs, Press Release|

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 [...]

Investing in local jobs, Supervisor Solis launches microloan program

2019-03-19T11:42:12-07:00March 19th, 2019|Community, In the news, Jobs, Press Release|

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 Park

2019-03-19T13:14:47-07:00March 19th, 2019|Community, In the news, Parks and Open Space, Press Release|

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 [...]

LA County to join fight supporting women’s health, against ‘domestic gag rule’

2019-03-12T16:06:35-07:00March 12th, 2019|Community, Health, In the news, Press Release, women children and families|

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, [...]

Supervisor Solis orders study of “secret cliques” within the Sheriff’s Department

2019-03-12T15:57:20-07:00March 12th, 2019|Community, In the news, Press Release, Public Safety and Diversion|

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 [...]

More Protected Bike Lanes Coming Soon to LA County

2019-03-12T16:04:48-07:00March 11th, 2019|Community, In the news, Press Release, Transportation|

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 Locally

2019-03-05T13:50:23-07:00March 5th, 2019|Community, Environment and Environmental Justice, Health, In the news, Parks and Open Space, Press Release, women children and families|

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 [...]

Following Supervisor Solis’ action, LA County to identify new use for the Sybil Brand Institute

2019-02-26T11:53:21-07:00February 25th, 2019|Affordable Housing and Homelessness, Health, In the news, Parks and Open Space, Press Release, Public Safety and Diversion, women children and families|

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, [...]

Claremont Library Renamed in Honor of Local Philanthropist Helen Renwick

2019-02-26T11:47:21-07:00February 25th, 2019|Arts, Community, In the news, Press Release, women children and families|

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 [...]