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 – 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.
The proclamation of a local emergency allows Los Angeles County to enact emergency powers to support the response to the fire. This includes an expedited procurement process for resources and allows the County to enforce emergency evacuations. It also allows the County to be eligible for cost recovery from the State and Federal Governments and may allow individual citizens to qualify for disaster relief.
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
Los Angeles, CA— Today, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted in favor of an ordinance banning the sale of flavored tobacco in unincorporated areas of Los Angeles County. Chair of the board Supervisor Janice Hahn released the following statement after the vote:Read more
South Whittier, CA—Today, Supervisor Janice Hahn recommended that the LA County Board of Supervisors approve the next step in her plan to build affordable apartments for transition-age-youth at the site of the former South Whittier Library.
Los Angeles, CA— Today, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, led by Chair Janice Hahn voiced their support for the residents of Hong Kong engaged in massive peaceful protests for freedom and democracy.Read more
Quemetco is a Battery Recycling plant in the City of Industry neighboring Hacienda Heights. According to the Department of Toxic Substance Control (DTSC) and South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) operations at the plant may have released harmful levels of lead and arsenic into surrounding communities of Hacienda Heights, La Puente, and Avocado Heights. Exposure to high levels of lead and arsenic may cause significant health risks.