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L.A. County Approves $460 Million in Homeless Initiatives
May 17, 2019
The five elected officials who govern Los Angeles County today approved $460 million in Measure H spending on homelessness, increasing their commitment to the problem in the face of a widely anticipated rise in the numbers of people without a permanent home. ... read more »
LA County DA Launches Mental Health Division
January 25, 2019
Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey  announced the launch of a mental health division -- the first of its kind by a prosecutor's office in California and possibly the nation -- to seek opportunities to expand treatment and other services for mentally ill inmates in the criminal justice system. ... read more »
L.A. County to Honor Unclaimed Dead
December 6, 2018
Los Angeles County officials and interfaith leaders will preside tomorrow over the burial of the cremated remains of 1,467 individuals in a mass grave. ... read more »
Supervisor Janice Hahn Becomes Chair of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors
December 6, 2018
This week, Supervisor Janice Hahn assumed the Chair of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors. The chair is a rotating role and Supervisor Hahn will hold the position for one year. Supervisor Kathryn Barger became the Board’s Chair Pro Tem ... read more »
Measure H Helped 10,000 Homeless People Into Permanent Housing, Officials Say
November 29, 2018
A half-cent sales tax passed by Los Angeles County voters nearly two years ago to fund homeless programs has been a significant success, some government leaders said today as they urged the public to volunteer for the upcoming homeless count. ... read more »
Los Angeles County to Expand Opioid Use Prevention and Treatment Efforts
August 14, 2018
Prescription opioid overdose hospitalizations increased from 601 in 2006 to 765 in 2016. In 2017, 488 individuals in Los Angeles County died from an opioid overdose. In response to this growing epidemic, today the Board of Supervisors approved a motion authored by Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis, and co-authored by Supervisor Janice Hahn, that will streamline prevention efforts and expand Medication for Addiction Treatment (MAT) for opioid users throughout the County. ... read more »
LA County Approves Plan to Register More Voters in Jail, on Probation
July 27, 2018
Supervisors Mark Ridley-Thomas and Sheila Kuehl co-authored the motion, saying they were determined to counter misinformation that disenfranchises those would-be voters. ... read more »
LA County to Crack Down on Unlicensed Cannabis Dispensaries
July 5, 2018
Even though all types of cannabis-related businesses are banned in the unincorporated areas of Los Angeles County, over 80 businesses are illegally conducting cannabis activities in defiance of the County’s ban. ... read more »
Hundreds of Caregivers March for Better Pay
June 29, 2018
Hundreds of in-home care workers marched through downtown today to the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors meeting to ask for higher wages, with labor leaders' last request set at $1 above minimum wage. ... read more »
LA County Invests $300 Million in New Voting System
June 15, 2018
Los Angeles County officials voted today to spend roughly $300 million on a major redesign of its voting system in anticipation of the 2020 presidential election, ... read more »
Burke Family Continues the Legacy of Public Service, Passing the Torch to Christine Burke Adams   
May 24, 2018
Now, with 30 years of experience, two master’s degree in education from Pepperdine University and a doctorate degree in educational leadership for social justice from Loyola Marymount University, Burke Adams is ready to take the next step in her career.   ... read more »
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