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Supervisor Solis’ Statement on Metro Exploring Free Transit Service for Students in LA County

2020-01-23T16:29:51-08:00January 23rd, 2020|Community, In the news, Press Release, Transportation|

Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis released the following statement after the Metro Board of Directors approved her Board motion, co-authored by Directors Garcetti, Bonin, Dupont-Walker, Butts and Hahn, to explore the feasibility of offering all students in the County free Metro transit service when they are going to school: "As cash-strapped families struggle [...]

LA County to Increase Funding to Prevent Youth Homelessness

2020-01-21T18:13:51-08:00January 21st, 2020|Affordable Housing and Homelessness, Community, In the news, Press Release|

Under Gov. Gavin Newsom’s new Homeless Housing, Assistance, and Prevention program (HHAP), Los Angeles County is anticipated to receive $65 million in funding. By law, at least eight percent of HHAP dollars must be used for services and housing for youth experiencing homelessness. However, young adults who lack housing likely exceed eight percent of the [...]

Supervisor Solis’ Statement Calling for a Ban on Flavored Tobacco Products in California

2020-01-21T17:50:41-08:00January 21st, 2020|Community, Health, In the news, Press Release|

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 to the County’s legislative delegation and to State Sen. Jerry Hill in support of his bill, SB 793, which bans the sale of flavored tobacco, menthol cigarettes, and vaping products in [...]

LA County to Explore Buying and Repurposing St. Vincent Medical Center

2020-01-21T17:02:48-08:00January 21st, 2020|Affordable Housing and Homelessness, Health, In the news, Press Release|

In August 2018, Verity Health System of California filed for bankruptcy protection for St. Vincent Medical Center (SVMC), along with affiliate hospitals. Since last year’s successful auction bidder was unable to secure financing to follow through on the purchase, St. Vincent Medical Center is once again available for purchase. In addition, a judge has given Verity [...]

Supervisor Solis’ Statement on Expansion of Sheriff’s Homeless Outreach Services Team

2020-01-21T16:41:34-08:00January 21st, 2020|Affordable Housing and Homelessness, Community, In the news, Press Release|

Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis released the following statement after the Board of Supervisors passed her motion directing the CEO to report back on the availability of funding to expand the Sheriff’s Homeless Outreach Services Team (HOST):   “On June 13, 2017, the Board of Supervisors passed my motion to approve $6.6 million over [...]

LA County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis’ Statement on Metro Launching a Feasibility Study of LA River/Rio Hondo Station

2020-01-17T11:31:33-08:00January 17th, 2020|Community, Environment and Environmental Justice, In the news, Jobs, LA River, Press Release, Transportation|

Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis released the following statement after Metro staff approved a contract to conduct a technical feasibility study of the Los Angeles River/Rio Hondo Confluence in the City of South Gate as part of Metro’s West Santa Ana Branch (WSAB) Transit Corridor project: "The cities surrounding the Confluence of the [...]

Declaración de la Supervisora Solis Sobre un Avión Comercial Que Arrojó Combustible Sobre Comunidades del Sudeste de Los Ángeles

2020-01-16T23:21:58-08:00January 16th, 2020|Spanish|

La Supervisora del Condado de Los Ángeles Hilda L. Solis dio a conocer la siguiente declaración en respuesta a un avión comercial que arrojó combustible sobre comunidades en el sureste del Condado de Los Ángeles: “Me sentí angustiada al enterarme que un avión comercial que regresaba a LAX a principios de esta semana arrojó combustible [...]

Supervisor Solis’ Statement on Detained Migrant Children Being Denied Flu Vaccine

2020-01-14T13:42:23-08:00January 14th, 2020|Community, Health, Immigration, 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 approved her motion instructing LA County to monitor and possibly join litigation challenging the federal government’s anti-flu vaccine policy for migrant children at U.S. border detention facilities:   “The U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) imprudent decision to deny migrant children [...]

LA County to Prioritize Affordable Housing in Areas of High Risk of Displacement

2020-01-14T13:12:21-08:00January 14th, 2020|Affordable Housing and Homelessness, In the news, Press Release|

Many low-income residents in economically disadvantaged communities that are experiencing an uptick in public and private infrastructure investments are vulnerable to displacement as property values increase and rents rise. Most low-income renters spend over 50 percent of their income on rent, leaving them vulnerable to displacement and at a high risk of experiencing homelessness. To [...]

Supervisor Solis’ Statement in Response to a Commercial Plane Releasing Engine Fuel Over Cudahy

2020-01-16T12:27:19-08:00January 14th, 2020|Community, Environment and Environmental Justice, Health, In the news, Press Release|

Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis released the following statement in response to a commercial jetliner releasing engine fuel over residential communities in southeast Los Angeles County: “I am distraught to learn that an airplane returning to LAX has dropped engine fuel on children at schools, including Park Avenue Elementary School in the City [...]