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

2019-02-05T14:23:01-07:00February 5th, 2019|In the news, Press Release, Public Safety and Diversion, Uncategorized|

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 [...]

LA County to End the Incarceration of Pregnant Girls

2018-12-11T22:32:49-07:00December 11th, 2018|In the news, Press Release, Public Safety and Diversion, Uncategorized, women children and families|

LOS ANGELES, CA –  Of the 50 pregnant youth incarcerated last year in Los Angeles County, 37 were between the ages of 17 and 18. Sixty-eight percent were involved in both the Los Angeles County Probation Department and the Department of Children and Family Services’ foster care system. In response, today the Board of Supervisors approved a [...]

LA County Accepts Donation of 200 Electric Vehicle Chargers

2018-11-27T22:29:03-07:00November 27th, 2018|Community, Health, In the news, Press Release, Transportation, Uncategorized|

LOS ANGELES, CA – Today, the Board of Supervisors accepted a donation of 200 electric vehicle chargers from the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD). The donation was made through a motion by Supervisor Hilda L. Solis, who is also concluding her one-year term as an SCAQMD Board Member. “With 19,000 premature deaths in [...]

Supervisor Hilda L. Solis’ statement on her appointment as one of Governor-elect Gavin Newsom’s ‘All in California’ Ambassadors

2018-11-16T20:01:01-07:00November 16th, 2018|Uncategorized|

LA County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis released the following statement following the announcement of her appointment as one of Governor-elect Gavin Newsom's 'All in California' Ambassadors: “I am happy to join Governor-elect Newsom’s team of 'All in California' Ambassadors. While much of California is seeing economic growth and opportunity created under Governor Brown’s leadership, there [...]

LA County to Review Use of Body Scanners in County Jails

2018-11-28T23:07:00-07:00August 7th, 2018|In the news, Press Release, Public Safety and Diversion, Uncategorized|

In order to ensure safety in LA County jails and preserve the dignity of those entrusted to the County’s care, today the Board of Supervisors approved a motion authored by Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis, and co-authored by Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas, to collect data on the implementation of body scanners at County jail [...]

Supervisor Hilda L. Solis’ Statement on Independent Review of Voter Roster Omissions

2018-11-28T23:07:16-07:00August 1st, 2018|In the news, Press Release, Uncategorized|

Supervisor Hilda L. Solis issued the following statement after the release of the independent review that examined the omission of 118,509 names from printed voter rosters in the June 5th, 2018 primary elections: “While no voters were removed from the voting rolls, the June 5th election saw approximately 12,000 voters who had to cast provisional [...]

LA County Launches Effort to Protect Homeless Populations from Extreme Weather Conditions

2018-07-31T18:33:01-07:00July 31st, 2018|In the news, Press Release, Uncategorized|

With extreme weather as a result of climate change continuing to impact the region, some of Los Angeles County’s most vulnerable populations are at-risk for dangerous conditions including dehydration, heat stroke, and other serious health problems. In response, today the Board of Supervisors passed a motion, authored by Supervisor Hilda L. Solis and co-authored by [...]

Los Angeles County Advances Gender Equity with Two Actions led by Supervisor Solis

2018-07-24T20:26:07-07:00July 24th, 2018|In the news, Press Release, Uncategorized|

Women still face limited opportunities in management, make less than men, and experience discrimination and harassment. Today the Board of Supervisors approved two motions, authored by Supervisor Hilda L. Solis and co-authored by Supervisor Sheila Kuehl, to eliminate these workplace disparities. One motion is a 4-signature letter in support of state legislation to improve gender [...]

Los Angeles County Expands LA Justice Fund to Separated Children

2018-11-28T23:10:32-07:00July 3rd, 2018|Immigration, In the news, Press Release, Uncategorized, women children and families|

The Trump Administration’s "zero-tolerance" immigration policy has resulted in the separation of over 2,500 children from their parents. Today, the Board of Supervisors passed an urgent action, authored by Supervisor Hilda L. Solis and co-authored by Supervisor Janice Hahn, to immediately provide legal representation to separated children in the greater Los Angles area through the [...]

Los Angeles County Condemns Separation of Children and Families by the Federal Government

2018-11-28T23:09:32-07:00June 19th, 2018|Immigration, In the news, Uncategorized, women children and families|

Supervisor Solis leads response as LA County says #FamiliesBelongTogether The Trump Administration’s decision to separate parents and their children because they had crossed the U.S-Mexico border has had a heart wrenching and deeply harmful impact. As a result, thousands of children are being separated from their parents, held in detention centers, and suffering mass trauma. [...]