Los Angeles, CA — At today’s Board of Supervisors Meeting, Chair of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors Janice Hahn joined Supervisor Sheila Kuehl in honoring an LA County Probation Officer who helped save the life of a young boy in Norwalk earlier this month.Read more
Los Angeles, CA — Today, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a motion by Chair Janice Hahn and Supervisor Kathryn Barger to use a recent $134 million settlement to remove lead paint from thousands of homes in LA County, thus protecting children now and for generations to come from toxic lead poisoning.
Los Angeles, CA — Today, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a motion by Board Chair Janice Hahn and Supervisor Hilda Solis to assess and address the specific needs of American Indian and Alaska Native (AIAN) individuals experiencing homelessness in LA County.
“A dark history of racism, genocide, and systemic discrimination make American Indians more likely to experience poverty and homelessness,” said Supervisor Janice Hahn. “We need a better understanding of how many members of these communities are experiencing homelessness and we need to put in place culturally-inclusive services to help lift them off the streets and into homes.”Read more
Los Angeles, CA— Today, Chair of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors Janice Hahn released the following statement upon the announcement that LA County’s Chief Executive Officer Sachi Hamai plans to retire this upcoming February:
“Sachi Hamai has been a force in the County. As CEO, she balanced the County’s $36.1 billion budget, helped us earn the highest credit rating in history, and oversaw the implementation of Measure H. She has been a champion for women in leadership roles and has set an invaluable example as the County’s first-ever Asian-American woman CEO. She is leaving LA County in a better and more capable place than when she started. We thank her for her decades of service and wish her well in her next endeavor.”
Santa Ana winds and low humidity have brought wildfires to LA County. As our firefighters continue to work night and day to protect the communities impacted by the Saddleridge Fire, make sure that you and your loved ones have a plan in case of a wildfire near you.Read more
Los Angeles, CA — Chair of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors Janice Hahn has proclaimed a local emergency in the County of Los Angeles in response to the Saddleridge Fire. The Saddleridge Fire has burned 7,500 acres and threatens more than 13,000 residences in the San Fernando Valley. Mandatory evacuations are taking place for approximately 100,000 people.Read more
Los Angeles, CA— A missing 67-year-old woman with Alzheimer’s has been found safe thanks to the County’s L.A. Found program.
Bobbie Fisher, an Inglewood resident, was reported missing by her family Tuesday, October 8 at 8pm after being gone for several hours. In September of this year, Ms. Fisher's family had enrolled her in LA County’s L.A. Found program which supplied her with a Project Lifesaver bracelet so that the Sheriff’s department could track her location if she went missing.Read more
Los Angeles, CA—Hate crimes in Los Angeles County increased in 2018, reaching their highest level in nearly a decade, according to an annual report by the County’s Commission on Human Relations. With 521 cases, LA County has seen five consecutive years of rising acts of hate reported against African Americans, the LGBTQ+ community, Jews, and Latinos. In response, today the Board of Supervisors approved a motion authored by Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis and Supervisor Janice Hahn that directs the launch LA County’s first anti-hate initiative to strengthen support for victims of hate crimes.Read more
Los Angeles, CA—Today, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted to begin implementation of a body-worn camera program for the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department. Chair of the Board, Supervisor Janice Hahn released the following statement:
“I have long been an advocate of body-worn cameras. They increase transparency and accountability and encourage civility on both sides of the law enforcement aisle. I look forward to seeing these cameras on the deputies of the largest sheriff’s department in the nation.”Read more