Supervisor Solis’ Statement on the U.S. Bankruptcy Court Allowing Exide to Abandon Toxic Battery Recycling Facility in Vernon

2020-10-16T17:36:56-07:00October 16th, 2020|Environment and Environmental Justice, Health, In the news, Press Release|

Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis released the following statement after the U.S. Bankruptcy Court District of Delaware ruled that Exide Technologies may abandon its shuttered battery recycling facility in Vernon, leaving California taxpayers to pay for the massive cleanup of lead and other toxic pollutants at the site and in surrounding East and [...]

Supervisor Solis’ Statement on Proclaiming the Week of October 25-31, 2020 as National Lead Poising Prevention Week and Exide’s Lead Contamination of East and Southeast Los Angeles Communities

2020-10-13T11:36:04-07:00October 13th, 2020|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 her motion directing the Board to proclaim the week of October 25-31, 2020 as National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week and highlighting Exide’s lead contamination of East and Southeast Los Angeles communities: “There is no safe level of lead [...]

Supervisor Hilda L. Solis’ Statement on the Proposed Exide Bankruptcy Settlement/Consent Decree Proceedings

2020-10-12T16:11:55-07:00October 6th, 2020|Environment and Environmental Justice, In the news, Press Release|

Supervisor Hilda L. Solis issued the following statement on the proposed Exide bankruptcy settlement/Consent Decree proceedings: “The proposed settlement/Consent Decree between the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the former Exide battery recycling facility in Vernon, California, is an insult to the Exide-affected communities and an environmental injustice. It fails to hold Exide and its predecessors [...]

LA County to Design a More Equitable Emergency Response Heat Plan

2020-08-04T16:01:34-07:00August 4th, 2020|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 unanimously approved her motion directing the Office of Emergency Management (OEM) to create a Heat Emergency Response Plan and report back within 90 days: “In extreme heat, LA County has been working diligently to protect our most vulnerable residents: [...]

LA County Adopts a Vision Zero Plan to Reduce Traffic Fatalities

2020-08-04T12:53:00-07:00August 4th, 2020|Community, Environment and Environmental Justice, In the news, Press Release, Transportation|

Between 2013 and 2017, over 3,400 people lost their lives in traffic accidents on roads throughout Los Angeles County. Of these deaths, 383 occurred in unincorporated areas of the County. During this same time, traffic fatalities on unincorporated County roadways increased by nearly 28 percent. In an effort to enhance safety on local streets, today [...]

LA County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis Statement on LA Apparel

2020-07-15T19:56:12-07:00July 15th, 2020|Community, Environment and Environmental Justice, Health, Immigration, In the news, Press Release|

Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis issued the following statement in response to a COVID-19 outbreak at Los Angeles Apparel: “‘Made in America’ does not always translate into fair and safe workplace conditions. During my time as U.S. Secretary of Labor, I witnessed and addressed the exploitation of garment workers across the country, including [...]

Seeking Environmental Justice for Communities Affected by Delta Fuel Dump

2020-03-04T14:25:39-08:00March 4th, 2020|Community, Environment and Environmental Justice, Health, In the news, Press Release|

Although the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) launched an investigation on the day a Delta jetliner released nearly 10,000 pounds of fuel over a wide swath of Southeast Los Angeles County, the federal probe of this incident is still not complete. The residents of Cudahy, South Gate, Pico Rivera and other cities deserve to know why [...]

LA County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis’ Statement on Metro Launching a Feasibility Study of LA River/Rio Hondo Station

2020-01-17T11:31:33-08:00January 17th, 2020|Community, Environment and Environmental Justice, In the news, Jobs, LA River, Press Release, Transportation|

Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis released the following statement after Metro staff approved a contract to conduct a technical feasibility study of the Los Angeles River/Rio Hondo Confluence in the City of South Gate as part of Metro’s West Santa Ana Branch (WSAB) Transit Corridor project: "The cities surrounding the Confluence of the [...]

Supervisor Solis’ Statement in Response to a Commercial Plane Releasing Engine Fuel Over Cudahy

2020-01-16T12:27:19-08:00January 14th, 2020|Community, Environment and Environmental Justice, Health, In the news, Press Release|

Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis released the following statement in response to a commercial jetliner releasing engine fuel over residential communities in southeast Los Angeles County: “I am distraught to learn that an airplane returning to LAX has dropped engine fuel on children at schools, including Park Avenue Elementary School in the City [...]

Supervisor Solis’ statement on the prioritization of $41 million in state funding for disadvantaged communities

2019-11-26T14:34:15-08:00November 26th, 2019|Community, Environment and Environmental Justice, In the news, Jobs, Parks and Open Space, Press Release|

Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis released the following statement after the Board of Supervisors approved her motion to support the reimbursement of approximately $41 million from the State of California to the Los Angeles County Flood Control District for the Los Angeles County Drainage Area project, with these funds to be prioritized for [...]