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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Supervisor Hahn Honors Temple Beth-El Cantor Ilan Davidson

Los Angeles, CA — Today, Los Angeles County Supervisor Janice Hahn honored Cantor Ilan Davidson for his 25 years for service to Temple Beth-El in San Pedro.

“For 25 years, Cantor Ilan Davidson has not only faithfully served his own congregation at Temple Beth-El, he has been a leader in the interfaith community and a beacon of light in San Pedro for so many good causes,” said Supervisor Janice Hahn who presented Cantor Davidson with a commendation from the County of Los Angeles.

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Hahn, Barger Raise Concerns About Insufficient State Mental Health Funding for LA County Students

Los Angeles, CA  LA County Supervisors are raising concerns about the insufficiency of mental health funding for LA County students as provided by California’s Mental Health Student Services Act (MHSSA).

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Supervisor Hahn Asks for Increased Patrols After Armed Home Invasion in North Whittier

North Whittier, CA — Los Angeles County Supervisor Janice Hahn has asked the Sheriff’s Department for increased patrols in the unincorporated North Whittier/Spyglass neighborhood after an armed home invasion took place Thursday night.  Three male suspects held a family at gunpoint in their home on the 4000 Block of Indian Bend Drive while making demands for money.  The suspects fled after one victim was able to get the attention of an Uber driver outside.

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Plan for 3-Year Emergency Shelter in San Pedro Approved by Board of Supervisors

Los Angeles, CA — Today, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a plan proposed by Supervisor Janice Hahn to use a vacant County building in San Pedro as an emergency homeless shelter for three years.

The shelter will have 40 beds for 20 men and 20 women, 24/7 security, medical staff on-site, mental health services, and housing navigators who will connect residents with long-term housing that meets their needs. The shelter will operate for three years after which construction will begin to transform the site into a proposed mixed-use housing development. 

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Supervisor Hahn Announces $100,000 for San Pedro Marine Mammal Care Center

San Pedro, CA – Today, LA County Supervisor Janice Hahn announced that her office would provide $100,000 in funding to the Marine Mammal Care Center located in San Pedro. The announcement comes as the center risks shutting down due to financial issues.

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Hahn Asks Governor to Study Closure of Playa del Rey Gas Storage Facility

Los Angeles, CA — Today, as the Board of Supervisors supported the expedited closure of the Aliso Canyon natural gas storage field, Los Angeles County Supervisor Janice Hahn led an effort to oppose any plan to increase the storage capacity of the natural gas storage facility in Playa del Rey and asked Governor Newsom to study closing the facility.

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