Supervisor Solis and LA County Redouble Effort to Ensure Every Foster Child has a Family and a Home of Their Own

2019-04-09T15:22:12-07:00April 9th, 2019|In the news, Press Release, women children and families|

As of February 2019, 89% or 16,176 of the children in the LA County foster care system live in a family setting. However, LA County’s goal is to ensure that every child has a family and a home to call their own. In furtherance of this moral and civic responsibility, today the Board of Supervisors [...]

Supervisor Hilda L. Solis’ Statement on Relative Caregiver Funding

2019-03-26T17:10:07-07:00March 26th, 2019|Community, 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 passed her motion to send a five-signature letter asking the State Legislature to maintain the current timeframe for emergency caregiver funding: “Kin caregivers – relatives and family friends – are the backbone of our child welfare system. Foster children [...]

LA County to join fight supporting women’s health, against ‘domestic gag rule’

2019-03-12T16:06:35-07:00March 12th, 2019|Community, Health, In the news, Press Release, women children and families|

On March 4, the Trump Administration issued a new regulation in the Federal Registrar barring abortion providers and organizations that provide abortion referrals from accessing federal family planning funds. In response to this unconstitutional attack on women’s health, today the Board of Supervisors approved a motion authored by Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis, [...]

Supervisor Solis Preserves Equity in Parks Measure Funding, $57.8 Million from Measure A to be Distributed Locally

2019-03-05T13:50:23-07:00March 5th, 2019|Community, Environment and Environmental Justice, Health, In the news, Parks and Open Space, Press Release, women children and families|

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, that ensured funding guidelines for Measure A dollars would guarantee equitable funding for neighborhood parks in communities categorized as having a very high and high park need. “When I led the effort [...]

Following Supervisor Solis’ action, LA County to identify new use for the Sybil Brand Institute

2019-02-26T11:53:21-07:00February 25th, 2019|Affordable Housing and Homelessness, Health, In the news, Parks and Open Space, Press Release, Public Safety and Diversion, women children and families|

Before it was closed in 1997, the Sybil Brand Institute was the primary LA County correctional facility for women. Since its closure, the Institute has laid mostly vacant and underutilized, but it presents a unique opportunity for a new, creative vision. To ensure that this facility provides benefits to the surrounding high need unincorporated community, [...]

Claremont Library Renamed in Honor of Local Philanthropist Helen Renwick

2019-02-26T11:47:21-07:00February 25th, 2019|Arts, Community, In the news, Press Release, women children and families|

Helen Renwick was an influential philanthropist who supported the growing Claremont community in the early 1900s. In 1919, Helen Renwick donated the land behind her house to be used as the site for a Claremont library. In honor of her legacy, today the Board of Supervisors approved a motion, authored by Los Angeles County Supervisor [...]

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

2019-02-12T15:17:21-07:00February 12th, 2019|Health, In the news, Press Release, Public Safety and Diversion, women children and families|

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, [...]

Supervisor Solis Mobilizes County Resources To Help Students and Families During Teacher’s Strike

2019-01-15T21:29:48-07:00January 15th, 2019|Arts, Community, Health, In the news, Parks and Open Space, Press Release, women children and families|

Yesterday, teachers throughout the Los Angeles Unified School District went on strike to advocate for smaller class sizes, schoolroom supplies, permanent nursing staff, and more in order to create better learning environments for schoolchildren. With nearly 700,000 students, LAUSD is one of the largest school districts in the world. To mitigate the impact of the [...]

With Food Stamps for More Than a Million in Jeopardy, LA County Asks Federal Government to end Government Shutdown

2019-01-18T18:14:04-07:00January 15th, 2019|Community, Health, Press Release, women children and families|

With the longest government shutdown in United States history stretching into its 25th day, federal workers and those who rely upon federal programs are experiencing tremendous hardships. One essential federal program, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), known more colloquially as food stamps and as CalFresh in California, had its funding ended as a result [...]

Supervisor Hilda L. Solis’ Statement on the Teacher’s Strike

2019-01-18T18:13:51-07:00January 14th, 2019|Community, Jobs, Press Release, women children and families|

Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis released the following statement after the United Teachers Los Angeles (UTLA) strike at Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) schools began: "As the teacher’s strike in Los Angeles begins, I urge LAUSD to move quickly to address UTLA’s concerns: bulging class sizes, frozen salaries, negative impacts of charter [...]