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 [...]

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 [...]

LA County Invests Nearly $1 Million to Support East LA Community and Small Businesses

2019-02-05T09:58:58-07:00January 28th, 2019|Community, In the news, Jobs, Press Release|

Today, the Board of Supervisors approved $671,000 for revitalization of the Centro Maravilla Service Center, including the creation of a new Entrepreneur Center, and $300,000 to be used for economic and community development programming. This investment will expand opportunities for East LA small businesses and the greater community, and was championed by Los Angeles County [...]

Supervisor Hilda L. Solis’ Statement on the Teacher’s Strike

2019-01-18T18:13:51-07:00January 14th, 2019|Community, Jobs, Press Release, women children and families|

Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis released the following statement after the United Teachers Los Angeles (UTLA) strike at Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) schools began: "As the teacher’s strike in Los Angeles begins, I urge LAUSD to move quickly to address UTLA’s concerns: bulging class sizes, frozen salaries, negative impacts of charter [...]

Statement from Supervisor Hilda L. Solis on Governor Newsom’s Proposed Budget

2019-01-18T18:14:52-07:00January 11th, 2019|Community, Environment and Environmental Justice, Immigration, Jobs, Press Release, women children and families|

Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis released the following statement after California Governor Gavin Newsom released his proposed budget for fiscal year 2019-20: “A budget is a moral statement of one’s values. And with Governor Newsom’s new budget, it is clear that the new Governor believes that California values include fighting for our most [...]

LA County Joins with Obama Foundation to Invest $1 Million Locally to Improve Outcomes for Boys and Young Men of Color

2018-12-11T22:54:29-07:00December 11th, 2018|Community, Jobs, Press Release, Public Safety and Diversion, women children and families|

LOS ANGELES, CA –  Today the Board of Supervisors approved a motion authored by Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis that directs LA County to work with local partners to provide $1 million to expand school-based interventions intended to address trauma and increase the academic achievement of boys and young men of color. This funding was [...]

To Inform Street Vending Regulations, LA County to Begin Comprehensive and Collaborative Community Outreach

2018-11-07T19:18:15-07:00November 7th, 2018|In the news, Jobs, Press Release|

LOS ANGELES, CA – Sidewalk vending provides a living for vendors and is a growing industry throughout California. In response to this growth, a recently enacted state law (SB 946) creates new restrictions on street vending regulations and encourages local governments to adopt requirements tailored to their jurisdiction. Today, the Board of Supervisors approved a motion authored [...]

New County Employment Program to Help Women, Communities of Color, and Disadvantaged Populations

2018-11-28T23:17:42-07:00June 12th, 2018|In the news, Jobs|

The County of Los Angeles is on its way to becoming a high-road employer following today’s implementation of new employment pilot programs. The Board of Supervisors approved a motion, authored by Supervisor Hilda L. Solis and co-authored by Supervisor Sheila Kuehl, to formalize a pilot program designed to hire people with barriers to employment. “The [...]

Supervisor Solis Directs Improvements to Workforce Services in the County

2018-11-28T23:21:44-07:00May 8th, 2018|In the news, Jobs, Press Release|

With LA County’s workforce needs continuously changing and growing, it is critical that workforce services are tailored to the current labor population and to the needs of the business community. In response, the Board of Supervisors approved a motion, authored by Supervisor Hilda L. Solis, directing the County’s Workforce Development, Aging and Community Services (WDACS) [...]