San Pedro, CA -- Los Angeles County Supervisor Janice Hahn is urging Governor Newsom to allow retail businesses statewide to reopen under the same health protocols that “essential” retail businesses have been allowed to operate under.Read more
San Pedro, CA — Los Angeles County Supervisor Janice Hahn has appointed 39 local business and cultural leaders to the LA County Economic Resiliency Task Force so that they can use their experience and expertise to guide LA County’s safe reopening amid the COVID-19 pandemic.Read more
Supervisors Want Low-Income College Students to be Eligible for SNAP Benefits During COVID-19 Crisis
San Pedro, CA – The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors is taking steps to protect college students experiencing food insecurity. Today the Board unanimously approved a motion by Supervisor Janice Hahn to send a letter to federal leaders in support of suspending the strict eligibility requirements for college students applying for SNAP benefits. The letter will be sent to members of the Senate and House leadership, Chairs and Ranking Members of the House Ways and Means Committee and Senate Finance Committee, and the Los Angeles County Congressional Delegation.
Los Angeles, CA — Today, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted to exempt multi-national companies and publicly traded businesses from the County’s emergency tenant protection policies. This exemption ensures that businesses that have the means to pay rent do not exploit the residential and commercial eviction moratorium.
“These tenant protections are keeping families in their homes and small businesses afloat during this crisis,” said Supervisor Janice Hahn, who authored the motion. “They are not meant to pad the bottom line of huge corporations.”Read more
Los Angeles, CA — Today, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors adopted Right of Recall and Worker Retention policies to protect workers in the janitorial, maintenance, security service, and hospitality industries in unincorporated LA County during this pandemic.
The “Right of Recall” ordinance ensures that workers who are laid off due to the pandemic have first right of recall to their jobs, when their employer is ready to bring employees back. The “Worker Retention” ordinance ensures that workers would get to keep their jobs in the event the business they work for gets sold because of the pandemic.Read more
San Pedro, CA — Today, Los Angeles County Supervisor Janice Hahn is asking Metro to require all bus and train passengers wear face coverings to protect the health of bus drivers and their fellow passengers from COVID-19.
In a letter to Metro CEO Phil Washington Hahn said “given what we know about the COVID-19 virus, the policy of not requiring face coverings puts both Metro passengers and bus drivers at risk.”Read more
San Pedro, CA — Today, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to approve a proposal by Los Angeles County Supervisors Janice Hahn and Sheila Kuehl to send a Vote-by-Mail ballot to all eligible LA County voters for all elections—starting with the general election this November.
“It is hard to imagine that, amid the coronavirus crisis, we have a major election coming up this November,” said Supervisor Janice Hahn who authored the motion. “No one should have to choose between their health and their right to vote. We don’t know what challenges we will be facing in this pandemic this fall, but by sending every voter a mail-in-ballot we can ensure that everyone can cast their ballot safely, no matter what the future holds.”Read more
Los Angeles, CA — Los Angeles County Supervisors Janice Hahn and Sheila Kuehl have proposed sending a Vote-by-Mail ballot to all eligible LA County voters for the general election this November amid the ongoing effort to slow the spread of COVID-19.
“No one should have to choose between their health and their right to vote,” said Supervisor Janice Hahn who authored the motion. “We don’t know what challenges we will be facing in this pandemic this November, but by sending every voter a mail-in-ballot we can ensure that everyone can cast their ballot safely, no matter what the future holds.”Read more
San Pedro, CA — Today, LA County Supervisor Janice Hahn announced that the County will operate a new drive-up COVID-19 testing site starting Monday, April 20 at PIH Health Whittier Hospital . Any resident of Los Angeles County who is experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 is eligible for testing and can make an appointment through the website.
“LA County is partnering with PIH Health to open a new drive-up COVID-19 testing site at their hospital in Whittier,” said Supervisor Janice Hahn. “Expanding our testing capacity and ensuring residents have easy access to testing is helping us understand the spread of this virus and will be critical to easing restrictions when that time comes. If you have symptoms of COVID-19, you can make an appointment online for this new site in Whittier or at any of the dozens of testing sites established across LA County.”Read more
San Pedro, CA – Los Angeles County Supervisor Janice Hahn has appointed Ray Pizarro to serve on the Los Angeles County Commission on Disabilities. Mr. Pizarro is a Peer Educator at the Rancho Los Amigos Rehabilitation Center, where he has served as a member of the Patient Advisory Council for the past 6 years. He is also the Founder of the PUSHRIM Foundation, an organization that assists individuals with spinal cord injury and mobility impairments in improving their quality of life.
“Ray Pizarro has been a lifelong advocate for individuals with disabilities and has dedicated his career to making sure they know their rights,” said Supervisor Hahn. “His work helping these individuals navigate legal issues, advocate for themselves, and improve their quality of life is informed by his own experiences as an individual with a spinal cord injury. I am proud to appoint him to serve this Commission and know he will do good work.”Read more