Supervisor Solis’ Statement on the U.S. Bankruptcy Court Allowing Exide to Abandon Toxic Battery Recycling Facility in Vernon

2020-10-16T17:36:56-07:00October 16th, 2020|Environment and Environmental Justice, Health, In the news, Press Release|

Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis released the following statement after the U.S. Bankruptcy Court District of Delaware ruled that Exide Technologies may abandon its shuttered battery recycling facility in Vernon, leaving California taxpayers to pay for the massive cleanup of lead and other toxic pollutants at the site and in surrounding East and [...]

Supervisor Solis’ Statement on Supreme Court Allowing the Trump Administration to Halt Census Count

2020-10-13T17:45:33-07:00October 13th, 2020|Community, Immigration, In the news, Press Release|

Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis released the following statement after the Supreme Court of the United States allowed the Trump administration's request to halt the census count while an appeal plays out: "I am utterly disappointed that the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that the federal government can stop counting for the 2020 census. [...]

Los Angeles County to Address the Long-Term Effects of COVID-19 Through Action by Supervisor Solis

2020-10-13T12:51:04-07:00October 13th, 2020|Health, In the news, Press Release|

Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis released the following statement after the Board of Supervisors approved her motion directing the Department of Public Health, in collaboration with the Department of Health Services and the Department of Mental Health, to report back in 30 days regarding COVID-19 survivors and long-term symptoms and the need for [...]

Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors to Oppose Proposition 22 Through Action by Supervisor Hilda L. Solis

2020-10-13T12:39:08-07:00October 13th, 2020|In the news, Jobs, Press Release, Transportation|

Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis released the following statement after the Board of Supervisors approved her motion directing the Board to take an official position to oppose Proposition 22 (Prop 22), which will exploit workers by creating a legal channel for app-based companies, such as Uber, Lyft, DoorDash, Instacart, and Postmates, to not [...]

Supervisor Solis’ Statement on Proclaiming the Week of October 25-31, 2020 as National Lead Poising Prevention Week and Exide’s Lead Contamination of East and Southeast Los Angeles Communities

2020-10-13T11:36:04-07:00October 13th, 2020|Environment and Environmental Justice, Health, In the news, Press Release|

Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis released the following statement after the Board of Supervisors approved her motion directing the Board to proclaim the week of October 25-31, 2020 as National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week and highlighting Exide’s lead contamination of East and Southeast Los Angeles communities: “There is no safe level of lead [...]

Supervisor Hilda L. Solis’ Statement on the Proposed Exide Bankruptcy Settlement/Consent Decree Proceedings

2020-10-12T16:11:55-07:00October 6th, 2020|Environment and Environmental Justice, In the news, Press Release|

Supervisor Hilda L. Solis issued the following statement on the proposed Exide bankruptcy settlement/Consent Decree proceedings: “The proposed settlement/Consent Decree between the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the former Exide battery recycling facility in Vernon, California, is an insult to the Exide-affected communities and an environmental injustice. It fails to hold Exide and its predecessors [...]

LA County to Restore Funding for Youth@Work at Supervisor Solis’ Direction

2020-09-29T15:15:51-07:00September 29th, 2020|Community, In the news, Jobs, Press Release|

At the direction of Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis, the Board of Supervisors today voted to restore $20.7 million in funding for the Youth@Work program and allocated $5 million in long-term funding to ensure up to 10,000 young adults can continue getting work experiences that lead to entry-level jobs.    “As former U.S. [...]

Supervisor Hilda L. Solis’ Statement on the passage of the 2020-21 Supplemental Budget

2020-10-01T11:28:11-07:00September 29th, 2020|Affordable Housing and Homelessness, Arts, Community, Health, Immigration, In the news, Jobs, Policy, Press Release|

Supervisor Hilda L. Solis issued the following statement after the Board of Supervisors passed the 2020-21 Supplemental Budget, which brought the County’s total budget to $37.6 billion: “In March, in response to the global pandemic, the County Health Officer issued the Safer at Home Order, which upended our lives. “Initially, many thought COVID-19 was an [...]

Innovative and Rapid Construction of Housing to Alleviate Homelessness to Launch at Former Jail Site

2020-09-29T13:28:34-07:00September 29th, 2020|Affordable Housing and Homelessness, Community, Health, In the news, Press Release|

The 2020 Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count found nearly 66,436 people experiencing homelessness in the County of Los Angeles, which is a 12.7 percent increase over last year’s point-in-time count and well before the COVID-19 pandemic impacted individuals and families. The effects of the pandemic are far reaching, exacerbating the homelessness crisis and disproportionately affecting [...]

LA County to Address the Needs of Single Women Experiencing Homelessness

2020-09-29T12:44:03-07:00September 29th, 2020|Affordable Housing and Homelessness, Community, In the news, Press Release, women children and families|

Just under one-third of the 60,000 people experiencing homelessness in Los Angeles County are women — a 15 percent increase over 2019, according to the 2020 Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count. The Homeless Count, however, does not reveal how many of these women are single, rendering them invisible. To address this, the Board of Supervisors [...]