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 [...]

LA County to Join Litigation to Oppose Expanded Definition of a Public Charge

2019-10-01T17:29:37-07:00October 1st, 2019|Affordable Housing and Homelessness, Community, Health, Immigration, In the news, Policy, Press Release, women children and families|

Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis issued the following statement directing County Counsel to either file and/or join in litigation that opposes the federal Administration’s final rule expanding the definition of a ‘public charge,’ which if left legally unchallenged, will take effect on October 15, 2019: “On August 14, 2019, the U.S. Department of [...]

Supervisor Solis’ statement calling for a temporary ban on vaping products in California

2019-10-01T17:07:13-07:00October 1st, 2019|Health, In the news, Press Release|

Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis released the following statement after the Board of Supervisors passed her motion to send a five-signature letter to Governor Gavin Newsom urging him to prohibit the sale of all vaping products in California, and to support State legislative efforts to prohibit the sale of flavored tobacco, nicotine, and [...]

Supervisor Solis’ statement on Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

2019-09-24T17:02:37-07:00September 24th, 2019|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 approved her motion proclaiming September 2019 as ‘Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month’: “Ovarian cancer is the leading cause of death from gynecologic cancer in the United States, with approximately 14,000 deaths and 23,000 new cases of ovarian cancer every year. [...]

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 [...]