LA County Moves Ahead with Restorative Care Villages to Promote ‘Care First, Jail Last’ Approach

2020-07-10T18:13:09-07:00July 7th, 2020|Community, Health, In the news, Jobs, Policy, Press Release, Public Safety and Diversion|

In a significant step towards a ‘care first, jail last’ approach to community health and public safety, today the Board of Supervisors approved two separate, but related Board motions, both authored by Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis, that would initiate a plan to close Men’s Central Jail within the year and fast track [...]

Statement from Supervisor Solis regarding the extended date for renewals of County health permits

2020-06-24T18:56:43-07:00June 24th, 2020|Community, Health, In the news, Press Release|

Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis issued the following statement regarding the extended date for renewals of County health permits: “Many restaurants have been financially impacted by COVID-19, and as the County’s Public Health Orders continue to be modified, many of these establishments need support to recover from this unprecedented period of closures, limited [...]

Supervisor Solis Leads Effort to Close Men’s Central Jail to Prioritize Rehabilitation Over Punishment

2020-06-23T15:20:03-07:00June 23rd, 2020|Community, Health, In the news, Press Release, Public Safety and Diversion|

In recognition of the changing nature of Los Angeles County’s jail population and community demands to defund jail systems in favor of investments in community health and safety, today Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis read in a Board motion, which was co-authored by Supervisor Sheila Kuehl, that calls for a plan to close [...]

LA County to Enhance COVID-19 Protections for Residents and Workers in and near the City of Vernon

2020-06-23T12:51:09-07:00June 23rd, 2020|Health, In the news, Press Release|

Although Vernon is home to about 250 residents and almost 2,000 businesses, it has reported over 200 confirmed cases of COVID-19 from workers at nine industrial facilities located in the city. Most of these workers commute to work in Vernon from nearby heavily working-class Latinx populated communities. There is growing concern that the COVID-19 outbreaks [...]

LA County to Expand Mental Health Care to Underserved Latino Communities Impacted by COVID-19

2020-06-23T11:43:13-07:00June 23rd, 2020|Community, Health, In the news, Press Release|

Many Latinos in LA County are essential workers who do not have the option of working from home, which puts them at a higher risk of exposure to the virus. Though a high number of Latinos hold down full-time jobs, many lack medical insurance and access to quality mental health care. In LA County, Latinx [...]

LA County to Develop New Program to Help Small Businesses Adhere to New Health Orders

2020-06-19T02:00:56-07:00June 9th, 2020|Community, Health, In the news, Jobs, Press Release|

Los Angeles County has lost over 1 million jobs due to COVID-19 while jobless claims remain at a two-year high and are expected to continue to rise as many businesses struggle to adapt to new safety protocols. Many hardworking small businesses owners who have struggled to reopen their establishments safely and responsibly, and in compliance [...]

LA County Works to Address Inequities Marked by COVID-19 Pandemic

2020-06-09T12:11:09-07:00June 9th, 2020|Community, Health, Immigration, In the news, Press Release|

Communities of color are being hit disproportionately hard by COVID-19 due in part to systemic inequities and institutional racism. Black and Latinx communities are becoming infected and dying of COVID-19 at alarmingly high rates, underscoring longstanding racial and economic disparities. To mitigate this health inequity, the Board of Supervisors today approved a motion authored by [...]

LA County to Support Enhancing Protections for Garment Workers

2020-06-09T11:48:37-07:00June 9th, 2020|Health, Immigration, In the news, Press Release|

In Los Angeles County, an estimated 45,000 garment workers regularly work more than 12 hours a day, 60 to 70 hours per week, while earning on average $5.15 an hour, which is well below the County’s current minimum hourly wage of $14.25. In this COVID-19 crisis, many garment workers are making personal protective gear for [...]

Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis’ Statement on Maintaining a Decreased Population of Incarcerated Youth in LA County

2020-06-09T11:29:59-07:00June 9th, 2020|Community, Health, In the news, Press Release, Public Safety and Diversion|

Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis released the following statement after the Board of Supervisors approved her motion directing pertinent County Departments to report back in 30 days with a plan for maintaining reductions of incarcerated youth at LA County juvenile halls and camps: “In the past three months, the population of detained youth [...]

LA County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis’ Statement on Gov. Newsom Allowing the County to Further Reopen More Sectors of the Economy

2020-05-29T14:34:05-07:00May 29th, 2020|Community, Health, In the news, Jobs, Press Release|

Supervisor Hilda L. Solis released the following statement in response to Gov. Gavin Newsom announcing that Los Angeles County has been approved to further reopen additional sectors of our regional economy: “After working in close partnership with the State’s Department of Public Health, LA County has received approval to allow barbershops and hair salons to [...]