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Hahn Calls for Investigation into Long Vote Center Wait Times on Election Night, Fixes before November

Los Angeles, CA — Today, Los Angeles County Supervisor Janice Hahn called for hours-long wait times reported on Election Night at LA County Vote Centers to be investigated and for solutions to be implemented ahead of the November general election.

“The hours-long wait times that many voters experienced on election night are unacceptable,” said Supervisor Janice Hahn. “This new voting system was meant to make the voting process easier and more accessible for voters with opportunities to vote-in-person over 11 days, machines designed for people of all abilities, and multi-lingual ballot marking devices.  Some hiccups are to be expected with a new system – but there were widespread reports of problems.  We need a full investigation of the challenges that voters faced, and these issues need to be fixed before this November.”

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Temporary Homeless Shelter Opens in Formerly Vacant County Building in San Pedro

San Pedro, CA— Today, a new 40-bed shelter with 24/7 security, on-site showers, laundry, healthcare specialists, and casework services opened in a formerly vacant Los Angeles County Public Health Clinic in San Pedro.  Because the shelter was created out of an existing County facility, the project was able to be completed just 6 weeks after it was first approved by the Board of Supervisors in mid-January.  The shelter is now being run and operated by non-profit service provider, Harbor Interfaith.

“We took a vacant County building and turned it into a temporary shelter in 6 weeks,” said Supervisor Janice Hahn. “Now we are handing the reigns over to Harbor Interfaith. They now have 40 beds to use to bring people indoors, get them the services and support they need, and help them to begin to turn their lives around.”

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Supervisor Hahn Announces “Ocean Economy” as Newest Official Economic Sector in LA County

Marina del Rey, CA — Today, Supervisor Janice Hahn joined the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation CEO Bill Allen, officials from AltaSea, and entrepreneurs from new ocean tech companies to announce that the “blue economy” or “ocean economy” would become an official economic sector tracked in LA County.

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LA County to Provide Services and Information to Combat Anxiety, Fear and Discrimination Associated with Coronavirus Outbreak

Los Angeles, CA — Today, in response to a request from Supervisor Janice Hahn, the LA County Departments of Mental Health and Public Health are increasing services and outreach to communities impacted by fear, anxiety, and discrimination associated with the Coronavirus outbreak.

The County is distributing a guide for coping with stress during an infectious disease outbreak which can be found here in English, as well as Spanish, Simplified Chinese, and Traditional Chinese.

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Boys & Girls Club of Whittier Receives $100,000 for Gym Renovation

Whittier, CA — Today LA County Supervisor Janice Hahn announced her office would be giving $100,000 to the Boys & Girls Club of Whittier for the renovation of their gymnasium. The money will be used to re-do the flooring, add surround sound and a projector for movies or meetings, install carpet walls to reduce noise, and other cosmetic updates.

“Gyms are some of the most important resources for our kids, giving them safe places to exercise, grow, and play together during and after school,” said Supervisor Hahn. “The Boys & Girls Club gym hasn’t seen an update in over 10 years and it is time it gets some modern renovations that all kids can enjoy for years to come.”

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Supervisor Hahn Provides $300,000 Grant for Inclusive Playground in Norwalk

Norwalk, CA — Los Angeles County Supervisor Janice Hahn has awarded a $300,000 grant to the City of Norwalk for an inclusive playground for children of all ages and abilities at Holifield Park.

“This is going to be a state-of-the-art playground where children of all ages and abilities can play together,” said Supervisor Janice Hahn. “I appreciate Norwalk’s vision and I am happy I can help turn it into a reality.”

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Supervisors Approve LA County’s First Ever Youth Commission

Los Angeles, CA—Today, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted to approve a proposal by Supervisor Janice Hahn and co-authored by Supervisor Sheila Kuehl to create the County’s first ever Youth Commission. The commission aims to give a young people a voice in reforming policies that govern the foster care and juvenile justice systems.

“LA County’s most serious responsibility is the one we have to the tens of thousands of children in our care in both our foster care system and our juvenile justice system,” said Supervisor Janice Hahn. “Our success-- and too often our failure-- to serve these children can shape their futures. If we really want to learn from our mistakes and improve the system for the next generation, we need to engage with the young people who grew up in these systems and know what it takes to make them better.”

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Highly Anticipated Skatepark Opens at Mayberry Park

South Whittier, CA — Today, Los Angeles County Supervisor Janice Hahn, officials from the Department of Parks and Recreation, leaders from the Los Angeles Neighborhood Land Trust, and local skateboarders celebrated the grand opening of a new skatepark at Amelia Mayberry Park in unincorporated South Whittier.

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Supervisors Approve Norwalk Library Refurbishment Project

Los Angeles, CA — On Tuesday the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors approved plans for the Norwalk Library Refurbishment Project. The vote follows Supervisor Janice Hahn’s June 2019 motion authorizing $4 million in 4th Supervisorial District Capital Funds to go towards a refurbishment of the Norwalk Library. The Los Angeles County Development Authority will oversee the construction and development of the Project as it now goes to bids following Tuesday’s vote.

“The Norwalk Library has been a community resource for decades and it’s time it gets a little TLC,” said Supervisor Hahn. “I am excited about this next step in the refurbishment process and am looking forward to a final product that everyone in the community can come together and enjoy.”

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Supervisors Up Requirements for County Massage Parlors to Help Prevent Human Trafficking

Los Angeles, CA — Today, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors unanimously voted to increase regulations for massage establishments operating within LA County. The new requirements are the result of an ongoing effort by Supervisor Janice Hahn to help prevent human trafficking at massage establishments.

“Until now, massage parlors have operated with almost zero scrutiny and have unfortunately become safe havens for human trafficking right here in LA County,” said Supervisor Janice Hahn who has led the effort behind this new ordinance. “Regular, random inspections from the Public Health Department and new permitting requirements will be tools to help us root out human trafficking and connect victims and survivors with the help they need.”

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