Board of Supervisors Votes to Replace Men’s Central Jail with Mental Health Treatment Center

Today, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted to redirect plans for replacing the decrepit Men’s Central Jail facility in Downtown Los Angeles. Rather than move ahead with plans to replace the facility with a mental health jail known as the Consolidated Correctional Treatment Facility, the Board voted to replace the jail with a Mental Health Treatment Center operated by the Department of Health Services and staffed by the Department of Mental Health.

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Supervisor Janice Hahn Proposes New County Department Focused on Serving Older Adults

Today, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to approve a proposal authored by Supervisor Janice Hahn and co-authored by Sheila Kuehl to explore creating a new Los Angeles County department focused solely on serving the county’s older adult population.  

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Supervisor Janice Hahn Releases Statement in Support of UTLA Teachers

San Pedro, CA—Today, Los Angeles County Supervisor Janice Hahn released the following statement regarding negotiations between LAUSD and UTLA to avoid a teacher strike.

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Home for the Holidays: 63-year-old Woman with Dementia Found Safe Using L.A. Found Bracelet

A 63-year-old woman with dementia is home safe after wandering away and going missing, thanks to the L.A. Found program.  She was found by an LA County Sheriff’s Sergeant who tracked her location using the Project Lifesaver trackable bracelet system.

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County Supervisors Take Stand for Southwest Airlines Workers

“The decision by Southwest Airlines to contract with a company best known for robbing its employees of their hard-earned wages is concerning,” said Supervisor Janice Hahn. 

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Supervisor Hahn Seeks Full Investigation and Replacement of Buses after KCBS Report on Burning Metro Buses in South Bay

Supervisor Janice Hahn is calling for the dangerous buses to be replaced and for a complete investigation into the incidents.

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Metro Board Votes to Study Two Route Alternatives for the South Bay Green Line Extension

Los Angeles, CA — Today, Los Angeles County Supervisor Janice Hahn voted in her capacity as a Metro Director to authorize Metro to move forward in studying two alternative routes to extend the Green Line to Torrance.

“Extending the Green Line will finally give South Bay residents access to fast, easy public transportation and an alternative to the gridlock that has become so synonymous with the 405,” said Supervisor Hahn. “By moving to study these two routes, we are keeping this project on its accelerated schedule and bringing it one step closer to a reality.”

 

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LA County Will Notify Doctors of Patient Opioid Overdoses in Effort to Reduce Opioid Deaths

“This is a simple concept that works,” said Supervisor Janice Hahn. “When San Diego tried sending out these letters, doctors who learned about patient overdoses chose to reduce the number of opioids they prescribed.  This is a creative and easy strategy that will save lives and I am eager to implement it in LA County.”

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Supervisor Hahn Announces Public Health Directives Targeting Four Companies Emitting Hexavalent Chromium

Los Angeles, CA—Today, Supervisor Janice Hahn announced that the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (DPH) has issued new Public Health Directives to four companies emitting high levels of hexavalent chromium: Weber Metals, Carlton Forge, Mattco, and Press Forge.

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Supervisor Janice Hahn Installs New Traffic Signal at Notorious East Whittier Intersection

East Whittier, CA  Today, Supervisor Janice Hahn celebrated the installation of a new traffic signal and crosswalk at a notorious intersection in unincorporated East Whittier.  The installation comes just months after the Supervisor demanded action after a young boy was hit by a car while crossing that street.

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