L.A. County Board of Supervisors
L.A. COUNTY RECOGNIZES NATIONAL CENSUS DAY
April 1, 2020
The U.S. Constitution mandates a census of the nation’s population every 10 years. Census statistics are used to determine the number of seats each state holds in Congress and how much in federal funding is allocated to state and local communities for the next 10 years. Local government officials use the census to ensure public safety and plan new schools and hospitals. Businesses use census data to decide where to build factories, offices and stores, which creates jobs. Real estate developers and city planners use the census to plan new homes and improve neighborhoods. Residents use the census to support community initiatives involving legislation, quality-of-life and consumer advocacy. ... read more »
County Supervisors Back Longshore Union in Port Fight
July 1, 2019
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted today to study the potential economic impact of automation on jobs at the Port of Los Angeles and back a union that opposes driverless cargo handlers.
Supervisor Janice Hahn proposed the study, saying the port was a source of “good, middle-class jobs'' and raising concerns about robots replacing cargo handlers and other port workers.
“Do we really want a society full of robots?” she asked. ... read more »