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 [...]
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 [...]
LA County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis Opposes the Federal Administration’s Expanded Detention of Migrant Children
As it moves toward ending the court-ordered agreement that prevents the indefinite detainment of migrant children, the federal Administration is searching for vacant properties in California that could serve as permanent detention centers for unaccompanied minors. In August, the Administration notified LA County that it is searching for local sites to detain migrant children. In [...]
Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis released the following statement after the Board of Supervisors approved her motion to direct LA County’s Department of Public Health to convene the Office of Violence Prevention Leadership Team and the Community Partnership Council so they can identify strategies that will prevent acts of violence in public spaces: [...]
LA County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis’ Statement on Proposed Federal Rules to Limit Access to CalFresh
Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis released the following statement after the Board of Supervisors approved her motion to send a five-signature letter to the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture and to the County Congressional Delegation to declare Los Angeles County’s strong opposition to proposed federal rules to cut food benefits: “The Trump Administration is [...]
Supported reducing the criminal look back from 3 to 2 years for drug offenses and removing prohibition from those on probation or parole for housing vouchers. Kept public housing residents safe by keeping current policy.
Supervisor Solis authored a motion that pushed the process forward on the selection of the hospital that will house the first new trauma center of the County system in almost 30 years [flickr_set id="72157652987013286" max_num_photos="200"]
The Supervisor asked the Department of Health Services to change the system to make enrollment on HealthLA accessible through satellite and administrative offices, mobile clinics, school-based health centers, health fairs and other community events, rather than just the clinics.
Authored a motion asking the Board of Supervisors to establish a pilot project that will offer grants to arts projects in non-arts organizations, so they can reach communities that may not normally have access to them.
The Supervisor pushed for the County to participate in the My Brother’s Keeper (MBK) initiative to address persistent opportunity gaps facing boys and young men of color. She asked for the County to conduct a policy review and form recommendations for action with targeted outcomes to address this issue.