Supervisor Solis’ Statement on LA County’s Consideration of a Potential Proposal to Acquire the Southwest Museum

2019-04-09T15:25:10-07:00April 9th, 2019|Arts, Community, In the news, Press Release, Transportation|

Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis released the following statement after the Board of Supervisors unanimously passed her motion that directs LA County to work with the LA County Arts Commission and LA Metro in considering submitting a proposal for the County’s potential acquisition of the Southwest Museum: “For over one hundred years, the Southwest Museum [...]

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 [...]

Supervisor Solis Mobilizes County Resources To Help Students and Families During Teacher’s Strike

2019-01-15T21:29:48-07:00January 15th, 2019|Arts, Community, Health, In the news, Parks and Open Space, Press Release, women children and families|

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 [...]

LA County Becomes the First Municipality in California to Adopt Declaration for Student Arts Equity

2018-12-10T20:21:59-07:00April 3rd, 2018|Arts, In the news|

Los Angeles County is the largest and most diverse county in the Country. To further the County’s commitment to arts, culture, and diversity, today the Board of Supervisors passed a motion, co-authored by arts advocates Supervisors Sheila Kuehl and Hilda L. Solis, to become the first municipality in California to adopt and establish the State [...]

Supervisor Solis Leads Restoration Effort of Hugo Ballin Mural at LAC+USC Medical Center

2018-12-10T20:24:03-07:00March 28th, 2018|Arts, In the news|

The 1932 General Hospital Mural is an historic art piece that is suffering extremely poor conditions. In an effort to conserve this priceless artwork for future generations, the Board of Supervisors passed a motion, authored by Supervisor Hilda L. Solis, to restore and repair the Hugo Ballin Medical Sciences Fresco at the historic General Hospital [...]

Supervisor Solis Assists Self Help Graphics with $450,000 in Funding to Enhance Community Services

2018-12-10T20:23:56-07:00December 20th, 2017|Arts, In the news, Press Release|

Today the L.A. County Board of Supervisors passed a motion, authored by Supervisor Hilda L. Solis, to enter into an agreement with Self Help Graphics & Art, a pioneering community arts organization, for $450,000 in funding for equipment and/or property renovations. In exchange for a commitment to provide a slate of community services and benefits at [...]

County Moves Forward in Creating Arts Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity

2018-12-10T20:21:29-07:00April 4th, 2017|Arts, In the news|

The lack of diverse representation in Hollywood, Broadway, television and film has become a reoccurring issue with little to no work being done to remedy it. In response, the Board of Supervisors passed a motion, co-authored by arts advocates Supervisors Hilda L. Solis and Sheila Kuehl that will reflect arts diversity throughout the County’s arts [...]

New Funding for the Arts Set to Generate $8 Million Annually

2018-12-10T20:21:25-07:00March 16th, 2017|Arts, In the news|

The arts has become a top priority for Supervisor Hilda L. Solis who today, advocated for her motion calling for a one-percent requirement from private developers. Revenue from the new requirement is set for arts services and the creation of art for residents of the unincorporated areas of the County. “What we aim to do [...]

LA County Board of Supervisors Approves Motion to Enhance Diversity at all Levels of Arts Institutions

2018-12-10T20:21:20-07:00November 10th, 2015|Arts, In the news, Press Release|

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors today unanimously approved a motion by Supervisor Hilda L. Solis, co-authored by Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas, that requires the County Arts Commission to establish an advisory group of diverse arts leaders who will work with arts institutions to develop recommendations for ways to enhance the participation and leadership of individuals from underrepresented communities in the arts.