Sachi Hamai

Los Angeles County Appoints Its First Black CEO

Fesia Davenport was formally confirmed today as Los Angeles County’s first Black chief executive officer, one of a host of diverse senior appointments made by the Board of Supervisors. Supervisor Hilda Solis, who currently chairs the board, welcomed the new executives in a series of statements.

Advocacy Groups Call L.A. County Mental Health Jails ‘Potential Death Traps’

Black Lives Matter co founder Patrisse Cullors along with advocacy group Reform L.A. Jails, launched the #CancelMcCarthyContract campaign this month, in an effort to stave off Los Angeles County’s proposed Mental Health Jail to be built downtown. Last year, county supervisors approved $2.2 billion to be earmarked for a replacement Men’s Central, with an added focus on mental health and rehabilitation, noting that 70 percent of the county jail’s population were physically or mentally ill. However, said Cullors, all is not what it seems. “On June 24, 2019, Sachi Hamai, CEO of Los Angeles County, pitched a jail plan that