LA County Considers Reallocating AB109 Funding from Jails to Diversion, Treatment Programs


Los Angeles, CA — Today, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors backed a proposal by Supervisor Janice Hahn and coauthored by Supervisor Hilda Solis to consider reallocating funding provided to the county through AB109 from the jail system to alternatives to incarceration.

“This moment is a once-in-a-generation opportunity to get away from our over-reliance on incarceration and invest in treatment and services,” said Supervisor Janice Hahn, who authored the motion. “We cannot police our way out of all of our problems—whether that be mental illness, or poverty, or addiction. I want to look critically at the State funding that we currently give to our jail system and see if there is a smarter way to spend this money.”

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Supervisor Hahn Statement on 2020 Homeless Count Results

Los Angeles, CA— Los Angeles County Supervisor Janice Hahn has released the following statement regarding the 2020 Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count results which showed 66,433 people in Los Angeles County experiencing homelessness. This represents a 12.7% rise from last year’s point-in-time count of 58,936:

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Supervisors Aim to Retain Lower Jail Population Post COVID-19 Crisis

Los Angeles, CA — Today, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors unanimously supported a proposal authored by Supervisor Janice Hahn and co-authored by Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas to maintain a lower jail population after the COVID-19 crisis is over.

The LA County jail system has been overcrowded for decades. While the system has capacity for 12,404 people, on any given day the seven facilities have a population of 17,000 people on average.

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Hahn Wants Sheriff and All Local Police Departments to Adopt Use of Force Policies

Los Angeles, CA — Los Angeles County Supervisors Janice Hahn and Mark Ridley-Thomas want the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and the county’s 46 local police departments to update their Use of Force policies to include eight policies proven to reduce the number of people killed by police. These eight policies have been put forward by Campaign Zero, an advocacy group led by DeRay Mckesson, Samuel Sinyangwe, and Brittany N. Packnett Cunningham which has published vital research on police practices and is developing data-driven policies to end police brutality.

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Supervisor Hahn Releases Statement Urging Calm

Los Angeles, CA -- Los Angeles County Supervisor Janice Hahn has released the following statement:

"I lived through the Watts Riots in 1965. I lived through the 1992 Uprising. I remember the pain this city and its residents went through. We should all be outraged by the killing of George Floyd. We must stand in solidarity against the deaths of unarmed black men at the hands of law enforcement. But please don’t destroy our beloved Los Angeles. This is not a protest anymore. "

Hahn Appoints Mario Cordero to Serve on Economic Resiliency Task Force

San Pedro, CA -- Los Angeles County Supervisor Janice Hahn has appointed Mario Cordero, Executive Director of the Port of Long Beach, to serve on the LA County Economic Resiliency Task Force charged with helping guide the County’s approach to re-opening the economy.

The Task Force includes 13 representatives from different sectors of LA County’s economy. Each of the 13 representatives will chair working groups focused on reopening and revitalizing their specific sector or industry. Supervisor Hahn requested that Commodities and Goods Movement be represented on the task force. Mr. Cordero will represent this sector on the task force as well as chair the Commodities and Goods Movement working group.

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Supervisor Hahn Proposes Plan to Allow Retail to Reopen with Safety Protocols

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.

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Hahn Taps Local Leaders to Guide Reopening and Recovery of the LA County Economy


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.

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Hahn Taps Local Leaders to Guide Reopening and Recovery of the LA County Economy

During task force meeting, Hahn focused on importance of safely reopening the economy as quickly as possible.

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.  

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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.

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