Supervisor Solis’ statement on creating an LA County Youth Climate Commission

2019-10-16T11:54:17-07:00October 15th, 2019|Community, Environment and Environmental Justice, Health, In the news, Jobs, Press Release|

Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis released the following statement after the Board of Supervisors unanimously approved her motion to begin the process to establish a Los Angeles County Youth Climate Commission: “We know that low-income communities and communities of color are suffering the most severe impacts from a changing climate, and it is [...]

Supervisor Solis’ statement after the San Gabriel Valley Council of Governments approved $126 million for the Gold Line Foothill Extension

2019-08-09T12:09:11-07:00August 9th, 2019|Environment and Environmental Justice, Health, In the news, Jobs, Press Release, Transportation|

Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis released the following statement after the San Gabriel Valley Council of Governments last night approved a motion allocating $126 million in Measure M subregional equity program funds towards construction of the Gold Line Foothill Extension to Pomona: “I want to thank the San Gabriel Valley Council of Governments [...]

Board of Supervisors approve $31 million for the Sustainable Median Stormwater Capture Project in East LA

2019-08-06T14:16:49-07:00August 6th, 2019|Community, Environment and Environmental Justice, Health, In the news, LA River, Press Release|

Today, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors approved the East Los Angeles Sustainable Median Stormwater Capture Project, which will help improve stormwater quality in the Upper LA River Watershed by diverting water from storm drains. Select medians and roadways in unincorporated East Los Angeles will be enhanced with catch basins, infiltration wells, drought-tolerant landscaping, [...]

Supervisor Solis’ statement on the Measure W Safe, Clean Water Program Implementation Ordinance

2019-07-30T12:38:00-07:00July 30th, 2019|Community, Environment and Environmental Justice, Health, In the news, Press Release|

Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis released the following statement after the Board of Supervisors approved the Los Angeles Region Safe, Clean Water Program Implementation Ordinance: “Together, to support the implementation of Measure W, this Board and our diverse LA County communities have worked together to strategically engage in policy, past practice, and making [...]

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 [...]

From SoCalGas Settlement, LA County to Launch Exide Area Lead-Based Paint Mitigation Program

2019-04-25T08:46:31-07:00April 16th, 2019|Community, Environment and Environmental Justice, Health, In the news, Press Release|

As part of Los Angeles County’s settlement with SoCalGas over the Aliso Canyon gas leak, LA County Department of Public Health (DPH) received $5.2 million for the removal of lead-based paint in homes surrounding the now-shuttered Exide battery recycling plant in the City of Vernon. Today, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted to [...]

Supervisor Solis Preserves Equity in Parks Measure Funding, $57.8 Million from Measure A to be Distributed Locally

2019-03-05T13:50:23-07:00March 5th, 2019|Community, Environment and Environmental Justice, Health, In the news, Parks and Open Space, Press Release, women children and families|

Today, the Board of Supervisors approved a motion authored by Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis, and co-authored by Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas, that ensured funding guidelines for Measure A dollars would guarantee equitable funding for neighborhood parks in communities categorized as having a very high and high park need. “When I led the effort [...]

LA County Urges Congress to Fully Fund Repairs for Whittier Narrows Dam

2019-02-26T11:22:05-07:00February 26th, 2019|Community, Environment and Environmental Justice, In the news, Press Release|

County Also Requests Congress Consider Transfer of Authority of Army Corps Flood Channels Constructed in 1957 in the southern stretches of the San Gabriel Valley, the Whittier Narrows Dam no longer meets tolerable-risk guidelines set by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and requires immediate upgrades and repairs. The U.S. Army Corps has ranked [...]

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

2019-02-19T17:24:49-07:00February 19th, 2019|Community, Environment and Environmental Justice, Health, In the news, Press Release|

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 Opposes Quemetco’s Proposed Expansion of Operations

2019-02-19T15:03:24-07:00February 19th, 2019|Community, Environment and Environmental Justice, In the news, Press Release|

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 [...]