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Supporting Firefighters and First Responders

As wildfires continue to burn, Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas and Director General Louis Huang of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Los Angeles presented 35,000 surgical masks to the Los Angeles County Fire Department (LACoFD). A gift from Taiwan, the masks will be distributed countywide to firefighters, lifeguards and other first responders. “Our firefighters have […]

Join Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas and Tiffany Haddish on Instagram Live

Please join Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas and Tiffany Haddish on Instagram Live for a conversation on community, equity and engagement. Tiffany Haddish, born and raised in South Los Angeles, is an actress, comedian, and philanthropist deeply engaged in community involvement. During this conversation the two will also highlight Supervisor Ridley-Thomas’ Anti-Racism motion to implement diversity throughout the […]

Urban Tech: The Future of South Los Angeles’ Creative Economy

The third annual Urban Tech Connect Summit just concluded after hosting a three-day virtual conference. The focus of this year’s summit was connecting Black and Latinx tech company founders to resources scale and grow their startups in a pandemic-stricken economy and environment. Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas participated in a panel entitled “The Future of South Los […]

Board Makes Further Investments in Violence Prevention and Resources to Support Communities Impacted by Trauma

Recently, Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas read in two comprehensive motions, for action at the September 29th Board meeting, that will further disrupt violence by implementing the Office of Violence Prevention’s (OVP) strategic plan as well as reinforce the Family Assistance Program (FAP) for families who have lost loved-ones to deputy-involved shootings. These two actions of community […]

Targeting Venues Where Human Trafficking Persists

Acting on a motion by Supervisors Mark Ridley-Thomas and Janice Hahn, the Board of Supervisors unanimously voted  to develop a new ordinance that would help victims break free of their bondage, encourage witnesses to intervene, and crack down on perpetrators. Leaving no stone unturned, the motion also mandated sports and entertainment venues, as well as […]