Supervisor Ridley-Thomas Reflects on Accomplishments of Second Year in Office, Vows Bold Action for Year to Come

Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas today marked the second anniversary of his taking the oath of office with a look back at the year’s many
accomplishments and a vigorous plan of action for the year ahead.

Since taking office on December 1, 2008, Supervisor Ridley-Thomas has spearheaded a number of projects to improve the quality of life in the Second District and throughout Los Angeles County. In partnership with dedicated community leaders, elected officials in all levels of government, and with the continued guidance of his transition team, Supervisor Ridley-Thomas has:

 Secured nearly $4 billion in County funds for major capital projects throughout the Second District;

 Reached major milestones in opening a new Martin Luther King, Jr. (MLK) Medical Center, a $400 million investment that will bring the highest quality of patient care to the Second District. The new 38-acre site will include space for an emergency department, inpatient pharmacy, operating rooms and 120 patient beds. Supervisor Ridley-Thomas broke ground on the campus’ $20 million South Health Center in September and is working with the University of California Board of Regents, the newly appointed Board of Directors, and countless community stakeholders to open an Inpatient Tower and a Multi-Service Ambulatory Care Center for outpatient services beginning in 2013;