LA County Contributes $1.5 Million to Fund New Bellflower Shelter


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Bellflower, CA— On Tuesday, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, led by Chair Janice Hahn, committed $1.5 million to fund a new 50-bed shelter in the City of Bellflower. Of the $1.5 million, $700,000 comes from Supervisor Hahn’s Fourth District Provisional Financing funds. The additional funding will be provided by the LA County Department of Health Services.

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Hahn Announces Plan to Launch Innovative Trash Removal System in Ballona Creek

The pilot project is part of a global effort to stem the flow of 80% of plastics into the world’s oceans

Marina del Rey, CA — Los Angeles County Supervisor Janice Hahn announced today a plan to partner with innovative tech nonprofit The Ocean Cleanup to place a new trash harvesting device in Ballona Creek.

“The buildup of plastics in our oceans is one of the biggest environmental challenges of our time,” said Supervisor Janice Hahn. “We are announcing a plan to install a system that will not only stop trash flowing from Ballona Creek into the Santa Monica Bay, but will be part of a global project to prevent the flow of plastic pollution into our world’s oceans.”

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County Will Create Financing District to Replace Redondo Beach Power Plant with Open Space

Redondo Beach, CA— Today, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors announced their intent to create a new financing district to help fund the massive effort to tear down the AES Power Plant in Redondo Beach and replace it with restored wetlands, a new regional park, and private development.

“This power plant is an eyesore and we have an opportunity now to transform this site into a massive regional park and restore some of the wetlands that this power plant destroyed,” said Supervisor Janice Hahn. “There is plenty of work ahead of us, but this is a major step in returning this prime piece of waterfront real estate to the people.”

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Supervisor Hahn Celebrates Grand Re-Opening of Avalon Library

Funds $1.4 Million Renovation Project Providing New Technology

Avalon, CA – Yesterday, Los Angeles County Supervisor and Chair of the Board Janice Hahn celebrated the grand re-opening of the Los Angeles County Library system’s smallest branch, the 1,256 square-foot Avalon Library on Catalina Island.

Hahn funded the $1.4 million renovation of the library, which was carried out by the Los Angeles County Development Authority (LACDA).  Owing to the new additions, the Avalon Library is now the first in the system to provide Open+ Technology, allowing customers additional access to the library between 7am-9am before opening.  Other additions to the library include increased ADA accessibility, a larger Spanish-language collection, phone charging stations, and 10 “Grab and Go” Chromebooks.

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Hahn Proclaims Local Emergency for Getty Fire and Oak Fire

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 Getty Fire in Los Angeles and the Oak Fire in Calabasas. This is the third local fire emergency she has proclaimed in less than three weeks.

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Supervisor Hahn Proclaims Local Emergency for Tick Fire

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 Tick Fire. The Tick Fire started in unincorporated Agua Dulce and spread rapidly to the City of Santa Clarita. It has burned over 4,300 acres and 40,000 residents are currently under evacuation orders.

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Supervisor Hahn Says Woolsey Fire After Action Report Shows Need for More Firefighters

Los Angeles, CA— LA County Supervisor Janice Hahn says that a draft comprehensive review of the Woolsey Fire response released today shows that the Los Angeles County Fire Department needs more firefighters and firefighter/paramedics. 

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Supervisor Hahn Honors Probation Officer Who Saved Young Norwalk Boy From Oncoming Train

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.

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LA County to Use $134 Million Lead Paint Settlement to Remove Lead from Homes

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.

 

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LA County to Assess American Indian and Alaska Native Homelessness

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.”

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