Supervisor Solis Advocates for New Sidewalk Vending Pilot Program

2020-09-15T14:13:58-07:00September 15th, 2020|Community, Health, In the news, Jobs, Press Release|

A growing industry throughout California, sidewalk vending offers many people, but especially women and immigrants, a chance to earn a living. In response, today the Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a motion authored by Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis to launch a pilot program that will promote public safety while expanding economic opportunity for [...]

LA County to Begin Establishing New Department of Workforce and Economic Development

2020-09-01T15:41:02-07:00September 1st, 2020|Community, In the news, Jobs, Press Release|

Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis issued the following statement after the Board approved her motion that directs relevant County Departments to begin work on establishing a new County Department of Workforce and Economic Development: “Long before COVID-19, changing technologies, a shift to a climate-resilient economy, and new ways of working were disrupting jobs [...]

Supervisor Solis Statement on Executive Order to Reduce Unemployment Benefits

2020-08-14T12:11:51-07:00August 11th, 2020|Community, In the news, Jobs, Press Release|

Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis released the following statement in response to Trump’s Executive Order to reduce unemployment benefits: “Trump’s Executive Order to cut unemployment benefits down to $400 a week while millions of Americans are struggling to make ends meet is outrageous. Worse yet, the administration is proposing that states pay for [...]

LA County to Explore Restoring Funding for the Office of Public Defender

2020-07-21T12:53:04-07:00July 21st, 2020|Community, In the news, Jobs, Press Release, Public Safety and Diversion|

Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis issued the follow statement after the Board of Supervisors approved her motion directing the County to identify funding to avoid potential layoffs and other personnel reductions in the Office of the Public Defender: “The services the Office of the Public Defender provides to their clients, most of whom [...]

LA County to Protect Food Delivery Workers

2020-07-21T12:30:02-07:00July 21st, 2020|In the news, Jobs, Press Release|

Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis issued the following statement after the Board of Supervisors approved her motion directing pertinent County departments to explore mandating that drivers for such food delivery platforms as DoorDash and Uber Eats receive training and certification in order to operate in LA County: “Since March 2020, an increasing number [...]

LA County to Identify Funding to Continue Offering Young People Work Experience through Youth@Work

2020-07-07T12:47:34-07:00July 7th, 2020|Community, In the news, Jobs, Press Release, women children and families|

Youth have been hard hit by the windfall of job losses due to the COVID-19 economic downturn. The state reported that from mid-March to April 25, youth between the ages of 16 to 24 made up 53.3 percent of all unemployment claims. This hardship is felt more acutely by foster youth, youth experiencing homelessness, our [...]

LA County Moves Ahead with Restorative Care Villages to Promote ‘Care First, Jail Last’ Approach

2020-07-10T18:13:09-07:00July 7th, 2020|Community, Health, In the news, Jobs, Policy, Press Release, Public Safety and Diversion|

In a significant step towards a ‘care first, jail last’ approach to community health and public safety, today the Board of Supervisors approved two separate, but related Board motions, both authored by Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis, that would initiate a plan to close Men’s Central Jail within the year and fast track [...]

LA County to Develop New Program to Help Small Businesses Adhere to New Health Orders

2020-06-19T02:00:56-07:00June 9th, 2020|Community, Health, In the news, Jobs, Press Release|

Los Angeles County has lost over 1 million jobs due to COVID-19 while jobless claims remain at a two-year high and are expected to continue to rise as many businesses struggle to adapt to new safety protocols. Many hardworking small businesses owners who have struggled to reopen their establishments safely and responsibly, and in compliance [...]

LA County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis’ Statement on Gov. Newsom Allowing the County to Further Reopen More Sectors of the Economy

2020-05-29T14:34:05-07:00May 29th, 2020|Community, Health, In the news, Jobs, Press Release|

Supervisor Hilda L. Solis released the following statement in response to Gov. Gavin Newsom announcing that Los Angeles County has been approved to further reopen additional sectors of our regional economy: “After working in close partnership with the State’s Department of Public Health, LA County has received approval to allow barbershops and hair salons to [...]

Supervisor Solis’ Statement on Metro Moving Ahead on Highest-Priority Projects Despite COVID-19 Crisis

2020-05-28T18:34:36-07:00May 28th, 2020|In the news, Jobs, Press Release, Transportation|

Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis released the following statement after the Metro Board of Directors approved a motion authored by Director Hahn, co-authored by Supervisor Solis and Directors Garcetti, Butts and Garcia, directing Metro to continue to work towards shovel-ready status on all projects consistent with the Measure M expenditure plan: “Even though [...]