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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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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