LA County to Explore Providing Child Care at County Libraries

2020-02-18T18:29:15-08:00February 18th, 2020|Community, 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 directing the County Library Department to explore providing child care at or near a County Library and to prepare a report back within 120 days:   “Libraries are the cornerstone of the community. County Libraries allow [...]

LA County to Address Homelessness Among Seniors

2020-02-18T18:20:23-08:00February 18th, 2020|Affordable Housing and Homelessness, Community, Health, In the news, Press Release|

In 2019, the Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count revealed that the number of individuals 62 years of age or older who were experiencing homelessness increased by eight percent. To address the number of senior citizens who are aging into homelessness, today the Board of Supervisors approved a motion, authored by Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda [...]

LA County Approved more Affordable Housing Units in the First District

2020-02-18T18:14:41-08:00February 18th, 2020|Affordable Housing and Homelessness, Community, In the news, Press Release|

In recognition of the urgent need to provide more affordable housing units to address our region’s homelessness crisis, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors today approved and directed the Los Angeles County Development Authority (LACDA) to proceed with the issuance of up to $23 million of tax-exempt multifamily housing revenue bonds for the development [...]

LA County to Eliminate Criminal Justice Fees

2020-02-18T17:21:36-08:00February 18th, 2020|Community, In the news, Policy, Press Release, Public Safety and Diversion, services, women children and families|

People who have been convicted of a crime and are striving to move forward with their lives often face fines and fees on top of their sentence, well after serving time in jail or prison. These criminal fines and fees disproportionately harm low-income people who are leaving the criminal justice system and are trying to [...]

LA County to Establish a Cooling Center in City Terrace

2020-02-11T15:12:42-08:00February 11th, 2020|Community, In the news, Parks and Open Space, Press Release|

Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis released the following statement after the Board of Supervisors authorized $245,000 of Proposition A funding for a new heating and air conditioning system at City Terrace Park:   “I am working hard to invest in our local communities to ensure that every resident gets their fair share of [...]

Declaración de la Supervisora Solis Sobre las Últimas Actualizaciones del Coronavirus

2020-02-04T13:14:19-08:00February 4th, 2020|Community, Health, In the news, Press Release|

La Supervisora Hilda L. Solis dio a conocer la siguente declaración sobre las últimas actualizaciones del coronavirus: "Yo pedí la presentación hoy por parte del Departamento de Salud Pública porque el pueblo merece tener información. Debemos todos saber las medidas que el Departamento de Salud Pública del Condado de Los Ángeles está tomando para proteger [...]

LA County to Expand Doula Services for Pregnant Women

2020-01-28T15:47:13-08:00January 28th, 2020|Community, Health, In the news, Press Release, women children and families|

A growing body of research has revealed that low-income women of color who are under chronic stress due to implicit bias in medical care or other economic stressors experience detrimental outcomes in their pregnancies. To address these inequities in our health care system, today the Board of Supervisors approved a motion, authored by Los Angeles [...]

Supervisor Solis’ Statement on Metro Exploring Free Transit Service for Students in LA County

2020-01-23T16:29:51-08:00January 23rd, 2020|Community, In the news, Press Release, Transportation|

Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis released the following statement after the Metro Board of Directors approved her Board motion, co-authored by Directors Garcetti, Bonin, Dupont-Walker, Butts and Hahn, to explore the feasibility of offering all students in the County free Metro transit service when they are going to school: "As cash-strapped families struggle [...]

LA County to Increase Funding to Prevent Youth Homelessness

2020-01-21T18:13:51-08:00January 21st, 2020|Affordable Housing and Homelessness, Community, In the news, Press Release|

Under Gov. Gavin Newsom’s new Homeless Housing, Assistance, and Prevention program (HHAP), Los Angeles County is anticipated to receive $65 million in funding. By law, at least eight percent of HHAP dollars must be used for services and housing for youth experiencing homelessness. However, young adults who lack housing likely exceed eight percent of the [...]

Supervisor Solis’ Statement Calling for a Ban on Flavored Tobacco Products in California

2020-01-21T17:50:41-08:00January 21st, 2020|Community, 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 the County’s legislative delegation and to State Sen. Jerry Hill in support of his bill, SB 793, which bans the sale of flavored tobacco, menthol cigarettes, and vaping products in [...]