Supervisor Solis’ Statement on Narrowing Disparities through the Launch of Mobile and At-Home COVID-19 Testing Programs

2020-11-24T12:22:13-08:00November 24th, 2020|COVID-19, Health, In the news, Press Release|

LOS ANGELES, CA – Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis released the following statement after the Board of Supervisors approved her motion directing the Department of Health Services to report back with progress on the newly launched mobile testing and in-home testing community-based testing pilot programs, metrics demonstrating reach and capacity of these initiatives, and [...]

Supervisor Solis Introduces Read-in Motion to Ensure Equitable Distribution of COVID-19 Vaccine

2020-11-10T16:50:27-08:00November 10th, 2020|COVID-19, Health, In the news, Press Release|

LOS ANGELES, CA – Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis released the following statement after the Board of Supervisors approved her read-in motion directing the Department of Public Health to provide a report back to the Board in 30 days that provides methodology for equitable distribution of 20 million plus doses of COVID-19 vaccine prioritizing the [...]

Supervisor Solis’ Statement on Ensuring Data System Integrity for COVID-19 Surveillance

2020-10-27T13:44:51-07:00October 27th, 2020|Health, In the news, Press Release|

LOS ANGELES, CA – Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis released the following statement after the Board of Supervisors approved her motion directing the County’s Department of Public Health, with consultation from County Counsel and the County’s Internal Services Department, to immediately develop and approve information technology purchase orders to continue to support enhancements to [...]

Aligning the LAC + USC Restorative Care Village and General Hospital Reuse Project with State and County Priorities at Supervisor Solis’ Direction

2020-10-27T13:16:44-07:00October 27th, 2020|Affordable Housing and Homelessness, Community, Health, In the news, Press Release|

LOS ANGELES, CA – At the direction of Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis, the Board of Supervisors today voted in favor of aligning the LAC + USC Restorative Care Village and General Hospital Reuse Project with the State of California and Los Angeles County priorities. “There is no question that the investments at the [...]

Supervisor Solis’ Statement on Reducing Barriers for People Who are Elderly or Have a Disability Receiving CalFresh Benefits

2020-10-27T11:19:32-07:00October 27th, 2020|Health, In the news, Press Release|

LOS ANGELES, CA – Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis released the following statement after the Board of Supervisors approved her motion to send a five-signature letter to the secretary of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) in support of the State of California’s request to extend the Elderly Simplified Application Project (ESAP) [...]

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 [...]

Los Angeles County to Address the Long-Term Effects of COVID-19 Through Action by Supervisor Solis

2020-10-13T12:51:04-07:00October 13th, 2020|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 Department of Public Health, in collaboration with the Department of Health Services and the Department of Mental Health, to report back in 30 days regarding COVID-19 survivors and long-term symptoms and the need for [...]

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 passage of the 2020-21 Supplemental Budget

2020-10-01T11:28:11-07:00September 29th, 2020|Affordable Housing and Homelessness, Arts, Community, Health, Immigration, In the news, Jobs, Policy, Press Release|

Supervisor Hilda L. Solis issued the following statement after the Board of Supervisors passed the 2020-21 Supplemental Budget, which brought the County’s total budget to $37.6 billion: “In March, in response to the global pandemic, the County Health Officer issued the Safer at Home Order, which upended our lives. “Initially, many thought COVID-19 was an [...]

Innovative and Rapid Construction of Housing to Alleviate Homelessness to Launch at Former Jail Site

2020-09-29T13:28:34-07:00September 29th, 2020|Affordable Housing and Homelessness, Community, Health, In the news, Press Release|

The 2020 Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count found nearly 66,436 people experiencing homelessness in the County of Los Angeles, which is a 12.7 percent increase over last year’s point-in-time count and well before the COVID-19 pandemic impacted individuals and families. The effects of the pandemic are far reaching, exacerbating the homelessness crisis and disproportionately affecting [...]