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Supervisor Solis Leads Effort to Close Men’s Central Jail to Prioritize Rehabilitation Over Punishment

2020-06-23T15:20:03-07:00June 23rd, 2020|Community, Health, In the news, Press Release, Public Safety and Diversion|

In recognition of the changing nature of Los Angeles County’s jail population and community demands to defund jail systems in favor of investments in community health and safety, today Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis read in a Board motion, which was co-authored by Supervisor Sheila Kuehl, that calls for a plan to close [...]

Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis Statement on Extension of Eviction Moratorium

2020-06-23T12:56:52-07:00June 23rd, 2020|Affordable Housing and Homelessness, In the news, Press Release|

Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis issued the following statement after the Board of Supervisors voted to extend the County’s eviction moratorium: “As businesses shuttered in adherence to our County Safer at Home Order, families already on the edge of economic hardship before the pandemic were on the brink of homelessness after losing their [...]

LA County to Enhance COVID-19 Protections for Residents and Workers in and near the City of Vernon

2020-06-23T12:51:09-07:00June 23rd, 2020|Health, In the news, Press Release|

Although Vernon is home to about 250 residents and almost 2,000 businesses, it has reported over 200 confirmed cases of COVID-19 from workers at nine industrial facilities located in the city. Most of these workers commute to work in Vernon from nearby heavily working-class Latinx populated communities. There is growing concern that the COVID-19 outbreaks [...]

LA County to Expand Mental Health Care to Underserved Latino Communities Impacted by COVID-19

2020-06-23T11:43:13-07:00June 23rd, 2020|Community, Health, In the news, Press Release|

Many Latinos in LA County are essential workers who do not have the option of working from home, which puts them at a higher risk of exposure to the virus. Though a high number of Latinos hold down full-time jobs, many lack medical insurance and access to quality mental health care. In LA County, Latinx [...]

Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis Statement on U.S. Supreme Court’s Ruling on DACA

2020-06-18T14:13:49-07:00June 18th, 2020|Immigration, In the news, Press Release|

Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis released the following statement today regarding the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program: "Today’s 5-4 ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court in support of DACA is a victory for our country and for the nearly 800,000 young people in our country, [...]

Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis Statement on LAHSA’s 2020 Homeless Count

2020-06-19T02:04:17-07:00June 12th, 2020|Affordable Housing and Homelessness, Community, In the news, Press Release|

Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis has issued the following statement regarding the 2020 Homeless Count by the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA): “As businesses shuttered in adherence to our County Safer at Home Order, families already on the edge of economic hardship before the pandemic were on the brink of homelessness after [...]

LA County to Develop New Program to Help Small Businesses Adhere to New Health Orders

2020-06-19T02:00:56-07:00June 9th, 2020|Community, Health, In the news, Jobs, Press Release|

Los Angeles County has lost over 1 million jobs due to COVID-19 while jobless claims remain at a two-year high and are expected to continue to rise as many businesses struggle to adapt to new safety protocols. Many hardworking small businesses owners who have struggled to reopen their establishments safely and responsibly, and in compliance [...]

LA County Works to Address Inequities Marked by COVID-19 Pandemic

2020-06-09T12:11:09-07:00June 9th, 2020|Community, Health, Immigration, In the news, Press Release|

Communities of color are being hit disproportionately hard by COVID-19 due in part to systemic inequities and institutional racism. Black and Latinx communities are becoming infected and dying of COVID-19 at alarmingly high rates, underscoring longstanding racial and economic disparities. To mitigate this health inequity, the Board of Supervisors today approved a motion authored by [...]

LA County to Support Enhancing Protections for Garment Workers

2020-06-09T11:48:37-07:00June 9th, 2020|Health, Immigration, In the news, Press Release|

In Los Angeles County, an estimated 45,000 garment workers regularly work more than 12 hours a day, 60 to 70 hours per week, while earning on average $5.15 an hour, which is well below the County’s current minimum hourly wage of $14.25. In this COVID-19 crisis, many garment workers are making personal protective gear for [...]