Supervisors Call on Governor to Allocate $500 Million for Board and Cares

Los Angeles, CA — Ahead of the release of Governor Newsom’s proposed 2020 budget, the Board of Supervisors today voted unanimously call for the investment of $500 million in state funding to preserve the State’s Board and Care network.

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Supervisor Hahn Releases Statement on Death of 23-year-old Woman in Whittier Encampment

Los Angeles, CA — Los Angeles County Supervisor Janice Hahn has released the following statement regarding the death of 23-year-old Corinna Megan Ortega, found unresponsive in a tent in Whittier’s Parnell Park on New Year’s Day.

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New Deaf-Accessible Evacuation Warning System Coming to Torrance Beach

Los Angeles, CA — Supervisor Hahn and her colleagues on the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors have approved a plan to install and pilot a new emergency warning system designed for deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals at Torrance Beach.

In the event of a tsunami, shark-sighting, or lightning storm that may force the evacuation of a beach, LA County lifeguards rely on bullhorns to get swimmers out of the water, which means individuals who are deaf or hard-of-hearing may not be alerted to danger. The proposed pilot program will use the Beach Emergency Evacuation Light System, or BEELS, that uses a system of flashing strobe lights in addition to multi-lingual audible warnings.

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Hahn Offers $1.5 Million for Construction of Hacienda Heights Little League Field

Hacienda Heights, CA — On Thursday evening, Los Angeles County Supervisor Hahn drafted a letter to the Hacienda-La Puente Unified School District offering $1.5 million for the construction of a new field for the Hacienda Heights Little League at Kwis Elementary following plans for reconstruction at Wedgeworth Elementary, contingent upon the School District agreeing to build another field at that location.

The Supervisor will also partner with the Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation to upgrade nearby Manzanita park so that one of its baseball fields can accommodate t-ball for younger children.

Read the full letter below:

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LA County Fire Department Funding Measure to Be Put to Voters

Los Angeles, CA — Today, the Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to place a measure to raise much-needed revenue for the Los Angeles County Fire Department on the upcoming March ballot.  If approved by voters, the six-cent parcel tax measure will allow Los Angeles County Fire Department to hire more paramedics and firefighters, update lifesaving equipment, and meet the challenges presented by more frequent wildfires and rising 911 calls.

“Our residents have always been able to count on our LA County firefighters and paramedics in their moment of need, but now they need us,” said Supervisor Janice Hahn. “Our firefighters are fighting bigger and more dangerous fires and our paramedics are responding to record numbers of 911 medical calls. Their budget has been stretched to the breaking point and we cannot take them for granted. This March, voters will have the opportunity to give these men and women the resources they need to do their jobs protecting communities and saving lives each and every day.”

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Supervisor Hahn Statement on Resignation of Peter Lynn, Executive Director of LAHSA

Los Angeles, CA — Los Angeles County Supervisor Janice Hahn has released the following statement regarding the resignation of Peter Lynn, the Executive Director of the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority:

“Peter led LAHSA through an historic expansion, from a relatively small agency managing shelters, to a multi-million dollar organization implementing both the County and cities’ homelessness strategies. This was never going to be an easy task but, nevertheless, he welcomed the challenge and his leadership of the agency was important, necessary, and appreciated.

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Hahn Calls On CDC to Work With Local Public Health Officials to Prevent Cruise Ship Illness from Spreading

San Pedro, CA-- Today, Los Angeles County Supervisor Janice Hahn released the following statement after the Norwegian Cruise Ship, "Norwegian Joy," was forced to dock at the Port of Los Angeles for the second time in a week due to passenger illness:

"I am calling on the Center for Disease Control to work closely with our LA County Public Health officials to ensure the passenger illnesses aboard the “Norwegian Joy” do not become an infectious disease outbreak here in the harbor area. This is the second time in a week that this ship has been forced to dock at the Port of Los Angeles due to passenger illness and it raises serious concerns about the hygiene of this ship. If the ship is not cleaned to a point that ensures the health and safety of its passengers, it should not be allowed to leave dock."

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County, State File Joint Lawsuit Against JUUL Alleging e-Cigarette Company Targeted Teens

Los Angeles, CA — Los Angeles County Supervisor Janice Hahn, in her role as Chair of the Board of Supervisors, joined California Attorney General Xavier Becerra and Los Angeles District Attorney Jackie Lacey to announce a joint lawsuit filed this morning against San Francisco-based electronic cigarette maker, JUUL, Labs, Inc (JUUL).

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Supervisor Hahn Brings Veterans Day LA to Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum

Los Angeles, CA – On Monday, November 11th, Supervisor Hahn held the inaugural Veterans Day LA event at the newly-renovated Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, joined by LA County veterans, local officials, and community members.

The free event began with a formal ceremony featuring speeches by Supervisor Hahn, Hawaii Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard, Lieutenant General Stayce Harris (the first African-American woman to serve as a Lt. General in the Air Force), and other veterans and local officials. During the ceremony, the Memorial Coliseum’s torch was lit at 11 a.m. to mark the “11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month” when World War I ended in 1918.

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County to Intervene to Prevent Board and Care Closures

Los Angeles, CA — Today, the Board of Supervisors passed a motion authored by Supervisor Janice Hahn and co-authored by Supervisor Sheila Kuehl to address the Board and Care crisis throughout LA County.  Adult Residential Facilities and Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly, commonly referred to as “Board and Cares” are vital housing resources for many LA County residents with mental illnesses and other health needs. Board and Cares provide these individuals with a stable home, meals, and various other supportive services.

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