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Opportunity Knocks for Future EMT’s

For the first time, a unique pilot program to train underserved young men of color to become Emergency Medical Technicians is on its way to Los Angeles County. The program is a partnership between the Office of Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors Chairman Mark Ridley-Thomas and the Workers Education and Resource Center with funding […]

Role of Citizens in Governance

The Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a set of recommendations to enhance the efficiency and accountability of Citizen Advisory Boards. “Citizen Advisory Boards encourage public participation in the governance of Los Angeles County, providing us with advice and recommendations about policies and services,” Board Chairman Mark Ridley-Thomas said. “These recommendations will ensure the voice of the […]

Honorary USC Degree for Ridley-Thomas

The University of Southern California awarded an honorary degree of Doctor of Humane Letters to Board of Supervisors Chairman Mark Ridley-Thomas at its 134th Commencement, citing his contributions to the community. “It is my hope and commitment that I may continue to serve the public, especially the underserved in our society who are homeless, jobless […]

Measure H Funding Consensus

With Measure H about to pay dividends, a 50-member planning group reached consensus on funding and strategy recommendations to put before the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors as it prepares to mount one of the nation’s largest initiatives to eradicate homelessness. At the conclusion of the planning group’s final meeting, County Homeless Initiative director […]