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.Read more
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. "
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.
Los Angeles, CA — Today, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted to exempt multi-national companies and publicly traded businesses from the County’s emergency tenant protection policies. This exemption ensures that businesses that have the means to pay rent do not exploit the residential and commercial eviction moratorium.
“These tenant protections are keeping families in their homes and small businesses afloat during this crisis,” said Supervisor Janice Hahn, who authored the motion. “They are not meant to pad the bottom line of huge corporations.”Read more
Los Angeles, CA — Today, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors adopted Right of Recall and Worker Retention policies to protect workers in the janitorial, maintenance, security service, and hospitality industries in unincorporated LA County during this pandemic.
The “Right of Recall” ordinance ensures that workers who are laid off due to the pandemic have first right of recall to their jobs, when their employer is ready to bring employees back. The “Worker Retention” ordinance ensures that workers would get to keep their jobs in the event the business they work for gets sold because of the pandemic.Read more
San Pedro, CA — Today, Los Angeles County Supervisor Janice Hahn is asking Metro to require all bus and train passengers wear face coverings to protect the health of bus drivers and their fellow passengers from COVID-19.
In a letter to Metro CEO Phil Washington Hahn said “given what we know about the COVID-19 virus, the policy of not requiring face coverings puts both Metro passengers and bus drivers at risk.”Read more