Supervisor Solis Statement on Affordable Housing at 1060 North Vignes

2020-08-07T10:24:22-07:00August 5th, 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 this week approved funding to build affordable housing on County-owned property located at 1060 North Vignes Street in the City of Los Angeles: “On Tuesday, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted to dedicate $37 million from the [...]

LA County to Design a More Equitable Emergency Response Heat Plan

2020-08-04T16:01:34-07:00August 4th, 2020|Community, 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 unanimously approved her motion directing the Office of Emergency Management (OEM) to create a Heat Emergency Response Plan and report back within 90 days: “In extreme heat, LA County has been working diligently to protect our most vulnerable residents: [...]

LA County to Activate Aid for Residents Who Cannot Isolate at Home

2020-08-04T15:47:54-07:00August 4th, 2020|Community, Health, In the news, Press Release|

Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis released the following statement after the Board of Supervisors unanimously approved her motion to activate aid for residents who cannot safely and comfortably self-isolate at home: “For months now, we have asked residents to stay home. However, this Board knows many residents cannot isolate at home. For instance, [...]

LA County to Oppose Exclusion of Immigrants from 2020 Census

2020-08-04T15:35:15-07:00August 4th, 2020|Community, Immigration, In the news, Press Release|

Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis released the following statement after the Board of Supervisors unanimously approved her motion to oppose the federal government’s efforts to exclude immigrants from the 2020 Census count by directing the County to legally challenge this action:   “Trump recently issued a memorandum creating a policy that would exclude [...]

Supervisor Solis Instructs LA County to Explore Establishing a New Park in East LA

2020-08-04T13:39:01-07:00August 4th, 2020|Community, Health, In the news, Press Release|

Only 34 percent of all residents in East Los Angeles live within walking distance of a park, compared to 49 percent of all Los Angeles County residents. To address this inequity, today the Board of Supervisors approved a motion, authored by Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis, to explore establishing a new Eastside park [...]

LA County to Support State Legislation to Save Our Restaurants and Feed Our Communities

2020-08-04T13:31:19-07:00August 4th, 2020|Community, Health, In the news, Press Release|

Due to the pandemic, Feeding America projects California will suffer the highest increase of food insecurity, up 2.1 million people, of which 852,730 are children, which would bring the total number of food insecure people in the state to 6.4 million—or 16 percent of the population. To address widespread hunger, today the Board of Supervisors [...]

LA County Adopts a Vision Zero Plan to Reduce Traffic Fatalities

2020-08-04T12:53:00-07:00August 4th, 2020|Community, Environment and Environmental Justice, In the news, Press Release, Transportation|

Between 2013 and 2017, over 3,400 people lost their lives in traffic accidents on roads throughout Los Angeles County. Of these deaths, 383 occurred in unincorporated areas of the County. During this same time, traffic fatalities on unincorporated County roadways increased by nearly 28 percent. In an effort to enhance safety on local streets, today [...]

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 [...]

New LA County Medical Clinic in SELA to Address Inequities in Healthcare Access

2020-08-04T11:48:38-07:00August 4th, 2020|Health, In the news, Press Release|

The data is clear: Black, Latinx, and Indigenous communities are disproportionately impacted by COVID-19. This bleak picture – a result of longstanding structural inequities – extends to our Southeast Los Angeles communities. For instance, in Huntington Park per every 100,000 residents, 3,266 people test positive for COVID-19, as of July 29. Nearby Cudahy’s case rate [...]

LA County to Create a Regional Aquatic Center in San Gabriel Valley With Actions by Supervisor Solis

2020-08-04T11:08:26-07:00August 4th, 2020|Community, Health, In the news, Press Release|

With no aquatic center in the unincorporated areas of east San Gabriel Valley, the Board of Supervisors today approved two related motions authored by Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis to build a regional aquatic facility to serve local residents. “LA County’s aquatic facilities host recreational swimming, learn-to-swim programs, and community events for thousands [...]