In honor of Memorial Day, Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas partnered with nonprofits and businesses to distribute donated groceries, prepared meals, and reusable water bottles to veterans and their families in South Los Angeles. “This COVID-19 pandemic is greatly impacting our veterans and we are continuing our support of those who have served our country,” Supervisor Ridley-Thomas. […]
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As Los Angeles County hit the milestone of having helped 3,000 homeless people move from the streets into Project Roomkey hotels and motels in just seven weeks, the Board of Supervisors weighed concrete plans to keep them and other vulnerable populations housed post-pandemic, particularly those 65 and older. Acting on a motion by Supervisors Mark […]
Today, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a motion by Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas, co-authored with Supervisor Sheila Kuehl, asking the County to begin to immediately prepare for the transition of youth who would have been committed to the state youth prison system, the Division of Juvenile Justice (DJJ), to instead be in […]
Acting on a motion by Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas and Board Chair Kathryn Barger, the Board of Supervisors unanimously voted to appoint – for the first time – an Inspector General to oversee skilled nursing facilities, which account for more than half of all deaths from COVID-19 in Los Angeles County. The Board also approved bringing […]
Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas visited one of the largest Project Roomkey sites — a hotel in downtown Los Angeles — and met some of its new residents, many of whom had been homeless and living on the streets. “With Project Roomkey, Los Angeles County and its partners have been able to bring thousands of homeless […]