East LA Entrepreneur Center coming soon to support local businesses

2019-03-19T11:47:55-07:00March 19th, 2019|Community, In the news, Jobs, Press Release|

LOS ANGELES, CA - East Los Angeles is the densest unincorporated community in the County of Los Angeles, with diverse commercial and retail corridors, growing consumer markets, and infrastructure investment opportunities. To support and make the most of these unique advantages, today the Board of Supervisors approved a motion authored by Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda [...]

Investing in local jobs, Supervisor Solis launches microloan program

2019-03-19T11:42:12-07:00March 19th, 2019|Community, In the news, Jobs, Press Release|

Throughout LA County, and especially in economically disadvantaged communities, there is a need for secure and affordable lending products geared towards businesses. Given limited employment opportunities with livable and family-sustaining wages in economically disadvantaged communities, it is often difficult to start a new business. Those who do take the leap to create their own entrepreneurial businesses often do not have [...]

Supervisor Solis’ statement on LA County’s purchase of property for a new public park in Walnut Park

2019-03-19T13:14:47-07:00March 19th, 2019|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 approved the purchase of properties at 2603-2611 Grand Avenue and at 2614 Hope Street in Walnut Park for a public park and for recreational services:   “Today’s action will facilitate a much-needed community park in park-poor Walnut Park. As [...]

LA County to join fight supporting women’s health, against ‘domestic gag rule’

2019-03-12T16:06:35-07:00March 12th, 2019|Community, Health, In the news, Press Release, women children and families|

On March 4, the Trump Administration issued a new regulation in the Federal Registrar barring abortion providers and organizations that provide abortion referrals from accessing federal family planning funds. In response to this unconstitutional attack on women’s health, today the Board of Supervisors approved a motion authored by Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis, [...]

Supervisor Solis orders study of “secret cliques” within the Sheriff’s Department

2019-03-12T15:57:20-07:00March 12th, 2019|Community, In the news, Press Release, Public Safety and Diversion|

For decades there have been complaints about secret LA County Sheriff’s Department cliques or gangs. In July 2018, then-Sheriff McDonnell announced a comprehensive study of these secret cliques, but the status and results of this investigation is unknown. After a new lawsuit was filed against the County alleging a hostile work environment in the East [...]

LA County to Combat Homelessness by Drafting Pet-Friendly Housing Ordinance

2019-03-12T09:53:23-07:00March 12th, 2019|Affordable Housing and Homelessness, Community, In the news, Press Release|

On any given night, 39,396 individuals experiencing homelessness remain unsheltered in Los Angeles County. About 10 percent of people who lack housing have pets who serve as trusted companions and family members. However, many supportive and permanent housing options lack the infrastructure to care for pets, or they prohibit cats and dogs outright, leading many [...]

More Protected Bike Lanes Coming Soon to LA County

2019-03-12T16:04:48-07:00March 11th, 2019|Community, In the news, Press Release, Transportation|

The LA County Department of Public Works (DPW) currently maintains 46 miles of bike lanes in unincorporated areas throughout the County and is in the design phase for 34 additional miles. However, studies have shown that protective vertical barriers can provide a much safer environment for bicyclists and e-scooter riders. To protect rider safety and curb [...]

LA County to Expand Free Dental Care Through My Health LA

2019-03-05T14:29:04-07:00March 5th, 2019|Health, In the news, Press Release|

Established in 2014, the My Health LA (MHLA) program provides medical care to Los Angeles County residents who do not have and cannot get health insurance. As My Health LA expands its primary care services, some community clinics want to also expand their dental services, but some sites cannot because they are not physically connected [...]

Supervisor Solis Preserves Equity in Parks Measure Funding, $57.8 Million from Measure A to be Distributed Locally

2019-03-05T13:50:23-07:00March 5th, 2019|Community, Environment and Environmental Justice, Health, In the news, Parks and Open Space, Press Release, women children and families|

Today, the Board of Supervisors approved a motion authored by Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis, and co-authored by Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas, that ensured funding guidelines for Measure A dollars would guarantee equitable funding for neighborhood parks in communities categorized as having a very high and high park need. “When I led the effort [...]

LA County Urges Congress to Fully Fund Repairs for Whittier Narrows Dam

2019-02-26T11:22:05-07:00February 26th, 2019|Community, Environment and Environmental Justice, In the news, Press Release|

County Also Requests Congress Consider Transfer of Authority of Army Corps Flood Channels Constructed in 1957 in the southern stretches of the San Gabriel Valley, the Whittier Narrows Dam no longer meets tolerable-risk guidelines set by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and requires immediate upgrades and repairs. The U.S. Army Corps has ranked [...]