LA County to Ensure Backup Energy Systems Are in Place During Power Failures

2020-09-15T12:27:30-07:00September 15th, 2020|Community, In the news, Policy, Press Release|

With recent wildfires and heatwaves, LA County residents have endured rolling blackouts due to excessive heat driving up electricity use. While power outages tend to affect everyone, energy shutoffs disproportionately impact our Black and Latinx communities who often live in hotter areas. In response, today the Board of Supervisors passed a motion authored by Los [...]

LA County and Pomona Fairplex to Partner to Support Expansion of Vote-by-Mail

2020-08-04T12:15:17-07:00August 4th, 2020|Community, In the news, Policy, Press Release|

Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis released the following statement after the Board of Supervisors approved her motion to use the Pomona Fairplex to support the County’s expanded vote-by-mail operations:   “On March 10, 2020, the Board of Supervisors approved a motion directing the County's Registrar Recorder/County Clerk to develop a plan to expand [...]

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 [...]

Statement from Supervisor Hilda L. Solis on the County of Los Angeles’ 2020-21 Recommended Budget

2020-05-16T19:52:12-07:00May 13th, 2020|In the news, Policy, Press Release|

Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis released the following statement after the County of Los Angeles held its public hearing on the 2020-21 recommended budget and revisions: “Normally, at this point in the budget process, the County of Los Angeles is refining budget numbers for adoption in June. However, due to the unprecedented COVID-19 [...]

Supervisor Hilda L. Solis’ Statement on LA County’s 2020-21 Recommended Budget

2020-04-28T11:16:44-07:00April 28th, 2020|Community, In the news, Policy, Press Release|

Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis issued the following statement after the Board of Supervisors approved the 2020-2021 Recommended Budget, which estimates the County’s total budget to be approximately $35.5 billion: “Facing the unprecedented COVID-19 public health crisis, and its unfolding economic and fiscal impacts for the coming year, the Los Angeles County Board [...]

LA County to Explore Providing Child Care at County Libraries

2020-03-03T18:08:15-08:00February 18th, 2020|Community, In the news, Policy, 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 directing the County Library Department to explore providing child care at or near a County Library and to prepare a report back within 120 days:   “Libraries are the cornerstone of the community. County Libraries allow [...]

LA County to Eliminate Criminal Justice Fees

2020-02-18T17:21:36-08:00February 18th, 2020|Community, In the news, Policy, Press Release, Public Safety and Diversion, services, women children and families|

People who have been convicted of a crime and are striving to move forward with their lives often face fines and fees on top of their sentence, well after serving time in jail or prison. These criminal fines and fees disproportionately harm low-income people who are leaving the criminal justice system and are trying to [...]

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

2020-01-10T18:48:46-08:00January 10th, 2020|Affordable Housing and Homelessness, Community, Health, Immigration, In the news, Jobs, Policy, Press Release|

Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis released the following statement after California Governor Gavin Newsom released his proposed budget for fiscal year 2020-21: “Governor Newsom’s proposed budget prioritizes our most vexing challenge to date: the immediate need to house individuals and families in LA County who are experiencing homelessness. With his FY 2020-21 proposed [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]