LA County to Update General Relief Eligibility Requirements

2019-02-19T17:34:26+00:00

In 2016, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors approved the Homeless Initiative’s comprehensive strategies aimed at connecting people experiencing homelessness to critical housing and employment resources. Many of the Initiative’s recommendations focused on General Relief, a County-funded program that provides financial assistance to indigent adults who are ineligible for Federal or State programs. As [...]

LA County to Update General Relief Eligibility Requirements2019-02-19T17:34:26+00:00

LA County Supports Increase in Lead-Acid Battery Fees to Support Lead Cleanup Efforts

2019-02-19T17:24:49+00:00

Exposure to lead can pose serious health consequences that include asthma, kidney and brain damage, and it could lead to developmental and behavioral disorders in children. The cleanup of residential parcels and other contaminated sites often range in the hundreds of millions of dollars. The state’s Lead Acid Battery Cleanup Fund is a much-needed funding [...]

LA County Supports Increase in Lead-Acid Battery Fees to Support Lead Cleanup Efforts2019-02-19T17:24:49+00:00

LA County Opposes Quemetco’s Proposed Expansion of Operations

2019-02-19T15:03:24+00:00

Quemetco, a battery-recycling facility, has been in operation since 1972 in the City of Industry. On a daily basis, the plant crushes and melts 600 tons of used lead-acid batteries and stores hazardous wastes, including partially-processed lead-containing materials. Over the years, Quemetco has repeatedly violated state laws in the handling of toxic substances and has [...]

LA County Opposes Quemetco’s Proposed Expansion of Operations2019-02-19T15:03:24+00:00

Supervisor Hilda L. Solis’ statement on her ‘no’ vote on the Men’s Central Jail replacement project

2019-02-12T15:31:14+00:00

Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis has released the following statement after she voted ‘no’ on the design-build construction contract for the Consolidated Correctional Treatment Facility (CCTF) as a replacement for Men’s Central Jail, which the Board of Supervisors approved in a 3-2 vote: “A jail is a jail is a jail. It is [...]

Supervisor Hilda L. Solis’ statement on her ‘no’ vote on the Men’s Central Jail replacement project2019-02-12T15:31:14+00:00

After Mira Loma, LA County to Review How Best to Serve Incarcerated Women

2019-02-12T15:17:21+00:00

Today, the Board of Supervisors rejected the design-build for the Mira Loma Women’s Center project. Following that vote, the Board of Supervisors approved a motion authored by Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis, and co-authored by Supervisor Sheila Kuehl, that would collect and analyze data on the pathways that result in the arrest, prosecution, [...]

After Mira Loma, LA County to Review How Best to Serve Incarcerated Women2019-02-12T15:17:21+00:00

Statement from Supervisor Hilda L. Solis on the Consolidated Correctional Treatment Facility Project

2019-02-07T10:00:45+00:00

Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis has released the following statement on her vote at the Board of Supervisors next Tuesday on the Consolidated Correctional Treatment Facility (CCTF) project, and her motion that she filed: “In the past few years, the nation, our State, and even the conditions in the County have fundamentally transformed [...]

Statement from Supervisor Hilda L. Solis on the Consolidated Correctional Treatment Facility Project2019-02-07T10:00:45+00:00

Continuing Justice Reform Push, LA County to Develop Alternatives to Money Bail

2019-02-05T14:23:01+00:00

Across the country, money bail offers low-income defendants an impossible choice: sit in jail while your case slowly moves through the court system, pay a nonrefundable fee to a for-profit bail bonds company, or plead guilty and possess a criminal record that can impact your employment, housing, and more. In another step forward in eliminating [...]

Continuing Justice Reform Push, LA County to Develop Alternatives to Money Bail2019-02-05T14:23:01+00:00

LA County to Launch Youth-Employee Mentoring Program

2019-01-29T20:28:10+00:00

Mentoring often positively influences the choices youth make. Studies have shown that 55 percent of at-risk youth who have a mentor are more likely to enroll in college and 52 percent are less likely to skip school. Recognizing the benefits of mentorships, today the Board of Supervisors passed a motion, authored by Los Angeles County [...]

LA County to Launch Youth-Employee Mentoring Program2019-01-29T20:28:10+00:00

LA County Expands 2020 Census Outreach Efforts for Hard-to-Count Communities

2019-01-29T20:22:15+00:00

In its continued efforts to ensure that hard-to-count populations are counted in the 2020 Census, the Board of Supervisors today passed a motion, authored by Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis and co-authored by Supervisor Janice Hahn, to utilize nearly $9.4 million from the State of California towards an education and outreach campaign that [...]

LA County Expands 2020 Census Outreach Efforts for Hard-to-Count Communities2019-01-29T20:22:15+00:00

LA County Supports Gov. Newsom’s Proposed $74.5 Million Directed for Exide Cleanup

2019-01-29T18:23:04+00:00

On January 10, Governor Gavin Newsom released his first Proposed Budget for FY 2019-20, which includes $74.5 million dollars to help address the cleanup of the communities contaminated by the Exide battery recycling plant in the City of Vernon. In response, today the Board of Supervisors approved a motion authored by Los Angeles County Supervisor [...]

LA County Supports Gov. Newsom’s Proposed $74.5 Million Directed for Exide Cleanup2019-01-29T18:23:04+00:00