Supervisor Solis’ Statement on LA County’s Preventive Steps to Reduce Acts of Gun Violence

2019-08-13T17:10:12-07:00August 13th, 2019|Community, Health, In the news, Policy, Press Release|

Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis released the following statement after the Board of Supervisors approved her motion to direct LA County’s Department of Public Health to convene the Office of Violence Prevention Leadership Team and the Community Partnership Council so they can identify strategies that will prevent acts of violence in public spaces: [...]

Supervisor Solis leads successful effort to cancel the McCarthy jail-building contract, prioritizing rehabilitation over punishment

2019-08-14T15:29:16-07:00August 13th, 2019|Health, In the news, Press Release, Public Safety and Diversion|

LOS ANGELES, CA-  For years, Los Angeles County has worked towards modernizing its approach to criminal justice, but this effort lacked the data needed to properly right-size this project and ensure that resources were allocated properly. On February 12, 2019, the LA County Board of Supervisors authorized a Design-Build contract with McCarthy Building Companies for [...]

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, [...]

Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis’ Statement in Support of AB 577 to Extend Postpartum Care for New Mothers

2019-08-06T14:15:08-07:00August 6th, 2019|Community, 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 to send a five-signature letter expressing strong support of AB 577 to the bill’s author, Assemblywoman Susan Talamantes Eggman (D-Stockton), Sacramento’s Legislative leadership, the County’s State Legislative Delegation, and to California Gov. Gavin Newsom: "AB 577 [...]

Supervisor Solis’ statement opposing the Federal Administration’s proposed changes to the discrimination protections in the Affordable Care Act

2019-07-30T13:17:48-07:00July 30th, 2019|Community, Health, In the news, Press Release, women children and families|

Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis released the following statement after the Board of Supervisors passed her motion to send a 4-signature letter to the U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary and submit a public comment in opposition to the federal Administration’s proposed changes to the discrimination protections in the Affordable Care Act (also [...]

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 Supervisor Hilda L. Solis’ Statement on Proposed Federal Rules to Limit Access to CalFresh

2019-07-30T11:04:22-07:00July 30th, 2019|Health, In the news, Policy, Press Release, women children and families|

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 U.S. Secretary of Agriculture and to the County Congressional Delegation to declare Los Angeles County’s strong opposition to proposed federal rules to cut food benefits: “The Trump Administration is [...]

Supervisor Solis’ statement on the $170 million LAC+USC medical school affiliation agreement

2019-07-23T11:44:22-07:00July 23rd, 2019|Community, Health, In the news, Press Release|

Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis released the following statement after the Board of Supervisors approved a $170 million, five-year medical school affiliation agreement with the University of Southern California for patient care services at the LAC+USC Medical Center: “LAC+USC Medical Center is the County’s premier public health hospital, and it is one of [...]

LA County to address poor-quality food in supermarkets with strengthened inspections

2019-07-16T13:42:27-07:00July 16th, 2019|Community, Health, In the news, Press Release|

LOS ANGELES, CA - According to the Department of Public Health (DPH), more than half a million households in Los Angeles County earning less than 300% of the federal poverty level are food insecure and face interrelated barriers purchasing fresh and quality foods, including low-income and limited access to local stores that offer fresh and high-quality [...]