LA County to Update General Relief Eligibility Requirements

2019-02-19T17:34:26+00:00

In 2016, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors approved the Homeless Initiative’s comprehensive strategies aimed at connecting people experiencing homelessness to critical housing and employment resources. Many of the Initiative’s recommendations focused on General Relief, a County-funded program that provides financial assistance to indigent adults who are ineligible for Federal or State programs. As [...]

LA County to Update General Relief Eligibility Requirements2019-02-19T17:34:26+00:00

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

2019-02-19T17:24:49+00:00

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 Supports Increase in Lead-Acid Battery Fees to Support Lead Cleanup Efforts2019-02-19T17:24:49+00:00

LA County Opposes Quemetco’s Proposed Expansion of Operations

2019-02-19T15:03:24+00:00

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 [...]

LA County Opposes Quemetco’s Proposed Expansion of Operations2019-02-19T15:03:24+00:00

LA County to Launch Youth-Employee Mentoring Program

2019-01-29T20:28:10+00:00

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 to Launch Youth-Employee Mentoring Program2019-01-29T20:28:10+00:00

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

2019-01-29T20:22:15+00:00

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 [...]

LA County Expands 2020 Census Outreach Efforts for Hard-to-Count Communities2019-01-29T20:22:15+00:00

LA County Invests Nearly $1 Million to Support East LA Community and Small Businesses

2019-02-05T09:58:58+00:00

Today, the Board of Supervisors approved $671,000 for revitalization of the Centro Maravilla Service Center, including the creation of a new Entrepreneur Center, and $300,000 to be used for economic and community development programming. This investment will expand opportunities for East LA small businesses and the greater community, and was championed by Los Angeles County [...]

LA County Invests Nearly $1 Million to Support East LA Community and Small Businesses2019-02-05T09:58:58+00:00

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

2019-01-15T21:29:48+00:00

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 [...]

Supervisor Solis Mobilizes County Resources To Help Students and Families During Teacher’s Strike2019-01-15T21:29:48+00:00

With Food Stamps for More Than a Million in Jeopardy, LA County Asks Federal Government to end Government Shutdown

2019-01-18T18:14:04+00:00

With the longest government shutdown in United States history stretching into its 25th day, federal workers and those who rely upon federal programs are experiencing tremendous hardships. One essential federal program, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), known more colloquially as food stamps and as CalFresh in California, had its funding ended as a result [...]

With Food Stamps for More Than a Million in Jeopardy, LA County Asks Federal Government to end Government Shutdown2019-01-18T18:14:04+00:00

Supervisor Hilda L. Solis’ Statement on the Teacher’s Strike

2019-01-18T18:13:51+00:00

Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis released the following statement after the United Teachers Los Angeles (UTLA) strike at Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) schools began: "As the teacher’s strike in Los Angeles begins, I urge LAUSD to move quickly to address UTLA’s concerns: bulging class sizes, frozen salaries, negative impacts of charter [...]

Supervisor Hilda L. Solis’ Statement on the Teacher’s Strike2019-01-18T18:13:51+00:00

Statement from Supervisor Hilda L. Solis on Governor Newsom’s Proposed Budget

2019-01-18T18:14:52+00:00

Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis released the following statement after California Governor Gavin Newsom released his proposed budget for fiscal year 2019-20: “A budget is a moral statement of one’s values. And with Governor Newsom’s new budget, it is clear that the new Governor believes that California values include fighting for our most [...]

Statement from Supervisor Hilda L. Solis on Governor Newsom’s Proposed Budget2019-01-18T18:14:52+00:00