LOS ANGELES, CA – Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors Chair Hilda L. Solis, Supervisor to the First District, released the following statement today after receiving a Los Angeles County Department of Human Resources workforce overview based on race and ethnicity.

“The Board of Supervisors is honored to announce that as of January 2021 the County of Los Angeles’ representation of Latinx personnel in executive roles reached 39%. The 39% is proportionally representative of Los Angeles County’s overall Latinx workforce, which currently stands at 39% (40,583) of all employees and 40% (38,493) of all permanent employees.

The Board is committed to ensuring that we have a range of diversity among our leadership ranks that will inform our actions and give voice to the needs of our workforce and the populations we serve. Since stepping into the Chair role on the Board, my colleagues and I have appointed four (4) individuals of Latinx ancestry to executive leadership positions. Those individuals are Emilio Salas, Executive Director of the Los Angeles County Development Authority, Rafael Carbajal, Director of the Department of Consumer and Business Affairs, Rodrigo Castro-Silva, County Counsel, and Dr. Adolfo Gonzales, Chief Probation Officer.

The County’s succession planning and commitment to develop and advance current employees are also contributing factors to this monumental moment. Diversity, equity and inclusion will continue to be a driving force for many of the Board’s policies, programs, and practices as we move forward. I am proud to be a member of the Board during this time in which we have the most diverse leadership group in our history.”

CONTACT: Kimberly Ortega, Acting Communications Director, (213) 361-6435 or KOrtega@bos.lacounty.gov