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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 [...]

LA County Supports Increase in Lead-Acid Battery Fees to Support Lead Cleanup Efforts

2019-02-19T17:24:49-07:00February 19th, 2019|Community, Environment and Environmental Justice, Health, In the news, Press Release|

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 [...]

LA County Opposes Quemetco’s Proposed Expansion of Operations

2019-02-19T15:03:24-07:00February 19th, 2019|Community, Environment and Environmental Justice, In the news, Press Release|

Quemetco, a battery-recycling facility, has been in operation since 1972 in the City of Industry. On a daily basis, the plant crushes and melts 600 tons of used lead-acid batteries and stores hazardous wastes, including partially-processed lead-containing materials. Over the years, Quemetco has repeatedly violated state laws in the handling of toxic substances and has [...]

After Mira Loma, LA County to Review How Best to Serve Incarcerated Women

2019-02-12T15:17:21-07:00February 12th, 2019|Health, In the news, Press Release, Public Safety and Diversion, women children and families|

Today, the Board of Supervisors rejected the design-build for the Mira Loma Women’s Center project. Following that vote, the Board of Supervisors approved a motion authored by Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis, and co-authored by Supervisor Sheila Kuehl, that would collect and analyze data on the pathways that result in the arrest, prosecution, [...]

Statement from Supervisor Hilda L. Solis on the Consolidated Correctional Treatment Facility Project

2019-02-07T10:00:45-07:00February 7th, 2019|Affordable Housing and Homelessness, Health, In the news, Press Release, Public Safety and Diversion|

Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis has released the following statement on her vote at the Board of Supervisors next Tuesday on the Consolidated Correctional Treatment Facility (CCTF) project, and her motion that she filed: “In the past few years, the nation, our State, and even the conditions in the County have fundamentally transformed [...]

LA County to Launch Youth-Employee Mentoring Program

2019-01-29T20:28:10-07:00January 29th, 2019|Community, In the news, Press Release|

Mentoring often positively influences the choices youth make. Studies have shown that 55 percent of at-risk youth who have a mentor are more likely to enroll in college and 52 percent are less likely to skip school. Recognizing the benefits of mentorships, today the Board of Supervisors passed a motion, authored by Los Angeles County [...]

LA County Expands 2020 Census Outreach Efforts for Hard-to-Count Communities

2019-01-29T20:22:15-07:00January 29th, 2019|Community, In the news, Press Release|

In its continued efforts to ensure that hard-to-count populations are counted in the 2020 Census, the Board of Supervisors today passed a motion, authored by Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis and co-authored by Supervisor Janice Hahn, to utilize nearly $9.4 million from the State of California towards an education and outreach campaign that [...]