Supervisor Solis Discusses the Importance of the 2019 San Gabriel Valley Business Expo on ‘Radio K 1230AM’

2019-06-07T20:12:02-07:00June 7th, 2019|Audio/Video, Community, In the news, services|

On June 5, Radio K 1230AM reporter Blake Lee interviewed Supervisor Hilda L. Solis to learn more about her commitment to support small businesses in the San Gabriel Valley. Lee interviewed the Supervisor at the 2019 San Gabriel Valley Business Expo. This was the second business expo hosted by Supervisor Solis' office. At the expo, [...]

Supervisor Solis Drives Innovative Housing Proposal at Bob Hope Patriotic Hall Parking Lot

2019-05-28T16:09:38-07:00May 28th, 2019|Affordable Housing and Homelessness, Community, In the news, Press Release, Veterans|

Built in 1925, the Bob Hope Patriotic Hall provides a wide array of services to Los Angeles County Veterans, active members of the United States Armed Forces, and their dependents and survivors. As a hub for military and Veteran services in the County, Patriotic Hall serves over 30,000 visitors and holds over 1,000 events annually [...]

Addressing Disparities in Foster Care, LA County to Launch Office of Equity

2019-05-21T12:35:22-07:00May 21st, 2019|Community, In the news, Press Release, women children and families|

African-American children and youth who identify as LGBTQ are disproportionately overrepresented in foster care when compared to the general population. The representation of Latino children in foster care also continues to grow. Children in foster care experience disparities related to health, education, homelessness, unemployment, early and unplanned pregnancies, and criminal justice system involvement. Given the [...]

Los Angeles County to Launch Plan to Close Unlicensed Cannabis Stores

2019-05-21T12:29:28-07:00May 21st, 2019|Community, Health, In the news, Press Release|

Many unlicensed cannabis dispensaries are located in unincorporated areas of Los Angeles County, even though these types of businesses are banned. Many are concentrated in low-income neighborhoods and communities of color. These unlicensed shops adversely affect local communities, forcing nearby residents and businesses to contend with pungent odors, littering, and parking issues. These illegal cannabis [...]

Supervisor Solis Continues to Combat Homelessness with Two New Initiatives, Creating up to 228 New Shelter Beds

2019-05-15T16:05:26-07:00May 14th, 2019|Affordable Housing and Homelessness, Community, In the news, Press Release, women children and families|

The 2018 Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count found approximately 53,000 people experiencing homelessness in the County of Los Angeles, and roughly 74 percent of those individuals, 39,400, were unsheltered. Of those unsheltered, nearly 10,000 were in the First Supervisorial District. Homelessness is an urgent and ongoing problem that presents an imminent threat to life, health, [...]

LA County and District Attorney Jackie Lacey Jointly Sue Trucking Company for Illegally Hauling Hazardous Waste from Exide

2019-05-08T13:45:54-07:00May 2nd, 2019|Community, Environment and Environmental Justice, Health, In the news, Press Release, women children and families|

A trucking company alleged to have unlawfully transported more than 128,000 pounds of lead-contaminated plastic battery chips from the now-shuttered Exide battery recycling plant in Vernon to a facility in Bakersfield, Calif., that was not permitted to accept such hazardous waste will contribute $1.82 million to a Los Angeles County environmental fund established to help [...]

LA County Responds to Measles Outbreak, Supports Strengthening Vaccination Requirements

2019-04-30T13:01:15-07:00April 30th, 2019|Community, Health, In the news, Press Release, women children and families|

Measles is a highly contagious viral infection that has been on the rise in the United States and internationally. In 2019, there have been more than 700 cases in the United States, making this the second-worst year for measles since it was declared to be eliminated in 2000. Last week, the Los Angeles County Department [...]

LA County to Support SB 464: California Dignity in Pregnancy and Childbirth Act

2019-05-03T10:22:56-07:00April 30th, 2019|Community, Health, In the news, Press Release, women children and families|

SB 464 to Curb High Mortality Rate of Black Pregnant Women Although black women make up five percent of those giving birth in California, they account for 21 percent of all pregnancy-related deaths, according to a 2018 report from the California Pregnancy-Associated Mortality Review. Between 1999 and 2003, black women in Los Angeles County were [...]

LA County to Launch Fair Chance Hiring Awareness Campaign to Support Formerly-Incarcerated Workers

2019-04-30T12:17:46-07:00April 30th, 2019|Community, In the news, Press Release, Public Safety and Diversion|

One in three working-age Americans has a felony criminal record, and up to 75 percent of individuals released from either prison or jail are unemployed after a year. Some businesses are hesitant to hire former inmates: more than 60 percent of employers say they would not hire someone with a criminal record, even though a [...]

Statement from Supervisor Solis on East LA Parking Pilot and Study

2019-04-30T09:54:12-07:00April 30th, 2019|Community, In the news, Press Release, Transportation|

Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis released the following statement after the Board of Supervisors passed her motion to study the feasibility of establishing a localized Pilot Parking Enforcement District and a Parking Benefit District in unincorporated East Los Angeles: “After four community meetings and detailed surveys to identify City Terrace residents’ priorities and [...]