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 [...]

Supervisor Solis’ statement on Gov. Newsom signing AB 539 (high cost loans) into law

2019-10-10T17:27:35-07:00October 10th, 2019|Community, In the news, Jobs, Press Release|

Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis released the following statement after Gov. Gavin Newsom signed AB 539 (high cost loans) into law:   “For too long, low-income communities of color have been taken advantage of by high-cost lenders, trapping consumers in loans that they cannot afford to repay, undercutting their financial well-being, and impacting [...]

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 on the Board’s approval of four new affordable housing developments in the First District

2019-10-01T17:13:39-07:00October 1st, 2019|Affordable Housing and Homelessness, Community, In the news, Press Release|

Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis today released the following statement after the Board of Supervisors authorized over $37 million in loans to finance the Ramona Metro housing project in the City of El Monte, the PATH Villas housing project in South Gate, the Cecil Apartments in downtown Los Angeles and the Ingraham Apartments [...]

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 [...]

LA County to Stop Rise in Violence with First Anti-Hate Initiative

2019-10-01T17:05:43-07:00October 1st, 2019|Community, Immigration, In the news, Policy, Press Release, Public Safety and Diversion|

Hate crimes in Los Angeles County increased in 2018, reaching their highest level in nearly a decade, according to an annual report by the County’s Commission on Human Relations. With 521 cases, LA County has seen five consecutive years of rising acts of hate reported against African Americans, the LGBTQ+ community, Jews, and Latinos. In [...]

Following $63 Million Sheriff Department Deficit, Board of Supervisors Ask for Mitigation Plan to Protect Taxpayer Funds

2019-10-01T13:56:23-07:00October 1st, 2019|In the news, Press Release, Public Safety and Diversion|

LOS ANGELES, CA-  Under California law, LA County must produce a balanced budget. However, the Acting Auditor-Controller recently reported that the Sheriff’s Department has an unprecedented deficit of $63.4 million, exponentially higher than any time in the last five years. In response, today the Board of Supervisors voted to approved a motion authored by Los [...]

Supervisor Solis’ statement on her motion on the Sheriff’s Department budget

2019-09-27T16:23:46-07:00September 27th, 2019|In the news, Press Release, Public Safety and Diversion|

“LA County is required under state law to produce a balanced budget. When a County Department is struggling with their budget, it is that Department’s responsibility to communicate and work hand-in-hand with the CEO and the Board of Supervisors so that we can work together to address the issues before the end of the fiscal [...]

Anti-Latino Hate Crimes On the Rise in Los Angeles County

2019-10-01T11:18:26-07:00September 25th, 2019|Immigration, In the news, Press Release|

Latinos in Los Angeles County were among the most likely racial/ethnic groups in Los Angeles County to be victims of a violent racially-motivated hate crime, according to the annual report of hate crimes released today by the LA County Commission on Human Relations. Anti-Latino/a crimes rose for the fourth year, with hate crimes against Latinos [...]

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. [...]