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Board Approves Initiative to Help Children Invest in Their Future

Acting on a motion by Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas, the Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to explore the feasibility of creating a Children’s Savings Account program – an investment that would pave the way to college for many students. Children’s Savings Accounts (CSAs) are long-term asset-building financial tools that are established for children early in life. […]

Health Equity Action Plan Launched

Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas joined with the Los Angeles County Health Agency and community organizations in announcing the release of a new plan that promotes health equity countywide. Over the next five years, the Health Agency and other partners to sustain efforts to reduce and eliminate some of the biggest gaps in health outcomes. Priorities include […]

Innovative Solutions to House People Living in Vehicles

The Board of Supervisors approved a comprehensive set of solutions to build on the success of an interagency effort that has already helped 59 people living in vehicles move into stable, affordable housing over the past year. Authored by Supervisors Mark Ridley-Thomas and Sheila Kuehl, the motion called for expanding the use of public and […]

LA County Steps Up to Take the Lead in Sativa

The Board of Supervisors endorsed a plan for the Los Angeles County Department of Public Works to serve as interim administrator of the troubled Sativa Water District, and to lead the selection process for a permanent replacement water service provider in unincorporated Willowbrook and Compton. “Sativa customers have endured decades of problems, not the least […]

Fast-Tracking the Permitting Process for Bioscience Research and Entrepreneurial Space

Acting on a motion by Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas, the Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to streamline the process for bioscience, biomedicine, and biotechnology companies to set up shop in Los Angeles County’s unincorporated communities, which span 2,600 square miles.  The motion directs the Department of Regional Planning to examine the feasibility and legality of creating […]