Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis has released the following statement after she voted ‘no’ on the design-build construction contract for the Consolidated Correctional Treatment Facility (CCTF) as a replacement for Men’s Central Jail, which the Board of Supervisors approved in a 3-2 vote: “A jail is a jail is a jail. It is [...]
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Across the country, money bail offers low-income defendants an impossible choice: sit in jail while your case slowly moves through the court system, pay a nonrefundable fee to a for-profit bail bonds company, or plead guilty and possess a criminal record that can impact your employment, housing, and more. In another step forward in eliminating [...]
At 3.5 million, Los Angeles County has more immigrants than any other county in the nation. Profiting off the County’s foreign-born communities through a scam called ‘notario fraud,’ individuals posing as licensed attorneys are cashing in on immigrants who want to establish U.S. residency or other legal immigration status. In response, today the Board of [...]
Yesterday, teachers throughout the Los Angeles Unified School District went on strike to advocate for smaller class sizes, schoolroom supplies, permanent nursing staff, and more in order to create better learning environments for schoolchildren. With nearly 700,000 students, LAUSD is one of the largest school districts in the world. To mitigate the impact of the [...]
Last month, the Trump Administration took action to prohibit asylum eligibility for certain individuals, without consideration of the dangers they face in their home country. These individuals would be denied asylum eligibility solely because they did not enter the United States at a designated port of entry. In response, Los Angeles County will file a [...]
LOS ANGELES, CA – Former foster youth, also known as transition age youth, who are between the ages of 18-24, are among the most vulnerable populations in the County. Through no fault of their own, these youth are often faced with a multitude of difficulties, including hunger and insufficient healthy food. In response, today the [...]
LOS ANGELES, CA – Hilda L. Solis, a lifelong resident of the San Gabriel Valley, was sworn-in for her second term as Supervisor for the First District of Los Angeles County today. She was re-elected to a second four-year term in June 2018. “When I was sworn-in four years ago, I said that the road ahead [...]
Supervisor Hilda L. Solis’ statement on her appointment as one of Governor-elect Gavin Newsom’s ‘All in California’ AmbassadorsMichael Kapp2018-11-16T20:01:01+00:00
LA County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis released the following statement following the announcement of her appointment as one of Governor-elect Gavin Newsom's 'All in California' Ambassadors: “I am happy to join Governor-elect Newsom’s team of 'All in California' Ambassadors. While much of California is seeing economic growth and opportunity created under Governor Brown’s leadership, there [...]
To Inform Street Vending Regulations, LA County to Begin Comprehensive and Collaborative Community OutreachMichael Kapp2018-11-07T19:18:15+00:00
LOS ANGELES, CA – Sidewalk vending provides a living for vendors and is a growing industry throughout California. In response to this growth, a recently enacted state law (SB 946) creates new restrictions on street vending regulations and encourages local governments to adopt requirements tailored to their jurisdiction. Today, the Board of Supervisors approved a motion authored [...]
LOS ANGELES, CA – In California in 2015, 687 children under 12 were referred for prosecution, including one five-year-old and 13 seven-year-olds. Approximately 250 of those 687 children were prosecuted. However, studies show that the immaturity of youth lessens their culpability and makes it more difficult for them to navigate the justice system. In response, [...]