LA County to Establish a Cooling Center in City Terrace

2020-02-11T15:12:42-08:00February 11th, 2020|Community, In the news, Parks and Open Space, Press Release|

Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis released the following statement after the Board of Supervisors authorized $245,000 of Proposition A funding for a new heating and air conditioning system at City Terrace Park:   “I am working hard to invest in our local communities to ensure that every resident gets their fair share of [...]

Declaración de la Supervisora Solis Sobre las Últimas Actualizaciones del Coronavirus

2020-02-04T13:14:19-08:00February 4th, 2020|Community, Health, In the news, Press Release|

La Supervisora Hilda L. Solis dio a conocer la siguente declaración sobre las últimas actualizaciones del coronavirus: "Yo pedí la presentación hoy por parte del Departamento de Salud Pública porque el pueblo merece tener información. Debemos todos saber las medidas que el Departamento de Salud Pública del Condado de Los Ángeles está tomando para proteger [...]

LA County to Expand Doula Services for Pregnant Women

2020-01-28T15:47:13-08:00January 28th, 2020|Community, Health, In the news, Press Release, women children and families|

A growing body of research has revealed that low-income women of color who are under chronic stress due to implicit bias in medical care or other economic stressors experience detrimental outcomes in their pregnancies. To address these inequities in our health care system, today the Board of Supervisors approved a motion, authored by Los Angeles [...]

Supervisor Solis’ Statement on Metro Exploring Free Transit Service for Students in LA County

2020-01-23T16:29:51-08:00January 23rd, 2020|Community, In the news, Press Release, Transportation|

Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis released the following statement after the Metro Board of Directors approved her Board motion, co-authored by Directors Garcetti, Bonin, Dupont-Walker, Butts and Hahn, to explore the feasibility of offering all students in the County free Metro transit service when they are going to school: "As cash-strapped families struggle [...]

LA County to Increase Funding to Prevent Youth Homelessness

2020-01-21T18:13:51-08:00January 21st, 2020|Affordable Housing and Homelessness, Community, In the news, Press Release|

Under Gov. Gavin Newsom’s new Homeless Housing, Assistance, and Prevention program (HHAP), Los Angeles County is anticipated to receive $65 million in funding. By law, at least eight percent of HHAP dollars must be used for services and housing for youth experiencing homelessness. However, young adults who lack housing likely exceed eight percent of the [...]

Supervisor Solis’ Statement Calling for a Ban on Flavored Tobacco Products in California

2020-01-21T17:50:41-08:00January 21st, 2020|Community, Health, In the news, Press Release|

Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis released the following statement after the Board of Supervisors passed her motion to send a five-signature letter to the County’s legislative delegation and to State Sen. Jerry Hill in support of his bill, SB 793, which bans the sale of flavored tobacco, menthol cigarettes, and vaping products in [...]

LA County to Explore Buying and Repurposing St. Vincent Medical Center

2020-01-21T17:02:48-08:00January 21st, 2020|Affordable Housing and Homelessness, Health, In the news, Press Release|

In August 2018, Verity Health System of California filed for bankruptcy protection for St. Vincent Medical Center (SVMC), along with affiliate hospitals. Since last year’s successful auction bidder was unable to secure financing to follow through on the purchase, St. Vincent Medical Center is once again available for purchase. In addition, a judge has given Verity [...]

Supervisor Solis’ Statement on Expansion of Sheriff’s Homeless Outreach Services Team

2020-01-21T16:41:34-08:00January 21st, 2020|Affordable Housing and Homelessness, Community, In the news, Press Release|

Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis released the following statement after the Board of Supervisors passed her motion directing the CEO to report back on the availability of funding to expand the Sheriff’s Homeless Outreach Services Team (HOST):   “On June 13, 2017, the Board of Supervisors passed my motion to approve $6.6 million over [...]

LA County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis’ Statement on Metro Launching a Feasibility Study of LA River/Rio Hondo Station

2020-01-17T11:31:33-08:00January 17th, 2020|Community, Environment and Environmental Justice, In the news, Jobs, LA River, Press Release, Transportation|

Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis released the following statement after Metro staff approved a contract to conduct a technical feasibility study of the Los Angeles River/Rio Hondo Confluence in the City of South Gate as part of Metro’s West Santa Ana Branch (WSAB) Transit Corridor project: "The cities surrounding the Confluence of the [...]

Supervisor Solis’ Statement on Detained Migrant Children Being Denied Flu Vaccine

2020-01-14T13:42:23-08:00January 14th, 2020|Community, Health, Immigration, In the news, 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 instructing LA County to monitor and possibly join litigation challenging the federal government’s anti-flu vaccine policy for migrant children at U.S. border detention facilities:   “The U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) imprudent decision to deny migrant children [...]