Two Women Lead Metro to New Heights; First Time in 28-Year History

Metro CEO Stephanie Wiggins and newly appointed Metro Chair Supervisor Hilda Solis outline the vision of Metro in the annual State of the Agency Address.  Solis and Wiggins will be the first combination of women, as chair and CEO to concurrently serve at Metro in its 28-year history.

L.A. Public Officials List four “Prerequisites” needed to relax Safer at Home Order

Friday, April 24. Los Angeles Public Officials announced prerequisites to relax the Safer at Home Order. The L.A. County has been monitoring the spread and behavior of the coronavirus, they are moving very cautiously towards re-opening the economy. All decisions are dependent on the science and data behind COVID-19; Director of Public Health Barbara Ferrer released latest updates surrounding the coronavirus outbreak. Leaders of the city outlined the safety measures in place, as they strategize future recovery stages. There is a high risk for a surge in COVID-19 related deaths and positive cases once the order is lifted without precaution.

L.A. County Officials Face Concerns of Hospital Availability as L.A. Prepares for Surge in Positive COVID-19 Cases

Monday, April 6. L.A. County officials provided an update surrounding the COVID-19 Pandemic. Chairwoman of the Los Angeles Board of Supervisors, Kathryn Barger ensured that the county is “working around the clock” to increase coronavirus testing capacity; they are looking to make more testing sites available. Although testing is still primarily for those in high-risk categories; Supervisor Barger recapped last week’s progression. There are two new testing sites in Antelope Valley and one at the Glendale Memorial Hospital. As of April 6. The California Governor announced the state has already secured “up to 4,613 additional beds at alternate care sites