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Board of Supervisors Move to Establish County Fair Workweek Employment Protections for Retail Workers

LOS ANGELES, Calif. — Today, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors approved a motion authored by Supervisor Holly J. Mitchell and co-authored by Supervisor Lindsey Horvath that sets Los Angeles County on track to establish a Fair Workweek ordinance requiring employers with 300 or more workers in unincorporated Los Angeles County to provide standard protections that include but are not limited to proper time off, control over schedules, and anti-retaliation measures.

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Supervisor Mitchell Releases Priority Areas for Community Broadband Network in LA County’s 2nd District and Hosts Laptop Giveaway for over 100 Households

LOS ANGELES, Calif.— Supervisor Holly J. Mitchell released a map of priority locations where the County will build low-cost internet for households in the Second District. Supervisor Mitchell made the announcement in conjunction with the Los Angeles County Internal Services Department (ISD), which is Los Angeles County’s lead on digital equity, during a free laptop giveaway event at the Willowbrook Library this morning.

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Board of Supervisors Approve Ground Lease to Charles R. Drew University Providing a Home for the Historic Launch its Independent Four-Year Medical Education Program

LOS ANGELES, Calif.— Supervisor Holly J. Mitchell, with the unanimous support of the Board of Supervisors, voted to approve a 60-year ground lease agreement that will be the future site of a 46,650 square foot state-of-the-art home for Charles R. Drew University’s (CDU) four-year medical education program.

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LA County Moves to Transform Interim Homekey Properties into Permanent Housing for Persons Experiencing Homelessness

LOS ANGELES, Calif.— In response to the urgent need for permanent housing options for people experiencing homelessness, today, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a motion authored by Chair Holly J. Mitchell, and co-authored by Supervisor Janice Hahn, to transform ownership of eight Homekey (Homekey 1) properties to community-based developers for the construction of 612 permanent supportive housing (PSH) units, with construction set to begin in 2023..

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LA County Set to Launch Community Air Monitoring Program and New Policies Aligned with the State to Protect Residents During Phase Out of Oil Drilling

LOS ANGELES, Calif.— Building on the County’s commitment to phasing out oil drilling, today, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a motion authored by Chair Holly J. Mitchell, and co-authored by Supervisor Janice Hahn, to ensure the County’s environmental policies and programs to protect communities are aligned with the County’s updated Oil Well Ordinance and Senate Bill 1137- which prohibits new oil wells within 3,200 feet of residential neighborhoods and requires new health and safety regulations.

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LA County Board of Supervisors Move to Launch Pilot Program to Connect 1,500 People Living in RV Encampments to Housing & Services in 3 Years

LOS ANGELES, Calif.— Today, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors (Board) unanimously approved a motion authored by Chair, Holly J. Mitchell and co-authored by Supervisor Kathryn Barger, that builds on the County’s commitment to addressing the homelessness crisis by establishing a countywide RV encampment pilot program prioritizing hot spot areas where crime and dilapidated RVs have increased over the past two years.

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Board of Supervisors Invests $56M in Broadband Access and Establishes Intergovernmental Committee Focused on Closing Digital Divide

LOS ANGELES, Calif.— Today, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors (Board) approved a motion authored by Chair, Holly J. Mitchell, and co-authored by Supervisor Hilda L. Solis, to establish the Intergovernmental Broadband Coordinating Committee (IBCC) to expand affordable and reliable internet access across unincorporated LA County and maximize Federal and State funding to achieve digital equity.

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Board of Supervisors Expand Equitable Access to LA County Contracts for Diverse and Local Small Businesses and Non-Profits

LOS ANGELES, Calif.— Today, the Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a motion authored by Chair Holly J. Mitchell and co-authored by Supervisor Sheila Kuehl that launches comprehensive strategies for making the contracting process with the County more accessible for small business and non-profits owned by under-represented populations, including veterans, Black, Ingenious, People of Color, people with disabilities and the LGBTQIA+.

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Chair Mitchell Proclaims Monkeypox a Local Emergency

LOS ANGELES, Calif.— As the number of Monkeypox cases increase in our communities, Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors Chair Holly J. Mitchell has issued a Proclamation of a Local Emergency for Monkeypox to bolster the County’s response to this outbreak.

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LA County Moves to Identify Investments for Expanding the Office of Diversion and Re-Entry’s Housing Program to Reduce the Rising Jail Population Suffering from Mental Illness

LOS ANGELES, Calif.— Today, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors approved a motion authored by Chair Holly J. Mitchell to create a plan for expanding the County’s Care First, Jails Last vision by addressing the crisis of a rising jail population with serious mental illness and substance abuse dependency and the disproportionately high rate of Black and Latinx residents within the County’s justice system.

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Chair Mitchell Passes Motion Declaring LA County a Housing First County, Rejects Wasting Taxpayer Money on Strategies that Fall Short in Ending Homelessness

LOS ANGELES, Calif.— Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors Chair Holly Mitchell provided the following statement on why she voted no on the motion to support the recommendations of the Blue Ribbon Commission on Homelessness and the importance of declaring LA County a Housing First County in helping to end the homelessness crisis:

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Chair Mitchell’s Statement on Reward Motion for Tioni Theus

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a motion authored by Chair Holly J. Mitchell to establish a reward offer in the amount of $10,000 in exchange for information leading to the apprehension and conviction of persons responsible for the death of 16-year-old Tioni Theus.

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Chair Mitchell’s Statement on LA County’s Efforts to Protect Access to Abortion and Reproductive Health Care in the Fight to Uphold Roe v. Wade

Today, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a motion authored by Chair Holly J. Mitchell and co-authored by Supervisor Sheila Kuehl to receive a report back in 30 days with a plan for how the County can protect and expand access to abortion rights and reproductive healthcare if Roe v. Wade is overturned this year.

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Los Angeles County Demands Answers for Largest Sewage Spill in LA County Sanitation Districts History and Strengthens Investments in Preventative Measures

Today, in the first public hearing meeting of the year, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a motion by Chair Holly J. Mitchell and co-authored by Supervisor Janice Hahn, to identify the cause of the eight and half million gallons of untreated sewage into County waterways that occurred the end of December, and the necessary steps to prevent sewage spills and protect surrounding communities.

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Chair Mitchell’s Statement on the Death of LA County Fire Fighter Jonathan Flagler

I am sending my heartfelt condolences to the family of LA County Fire Fighter Jonathan Flagler, who passed away this morning after sustaining fatal injuries while engaged in fire fighting operations at a single family residence in Rancho Palos Verdes. Fire Fighter Flagler was a 21-year veteran of the fire service, having served 19 years with the Vernon Fire Department before transitioning to the Los Angeles County Fire Department in October 2020. He is survived by his wife and two teenage sons. I want to thank Los Angeles County Fire Department Chief Tony Marrone and every single member of the LA County Fire Department as our County family mourns this terrible loss. In honor of Firefighter Flagler’s memory, all County Departments will lower all flags to half-staff.

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Los Angeles County Strengthens Mental Health Services and Safety at Restorative Care Villages by Creating On-Site Behavioral Health Crisis Teams

Today, the Los Angeles County Board Supervisor approved a motion authored by Chair Holly J. Mitchell, Supervisor to the Second District and co-authored by Supervisor Janice Hahn to provide additional support to Restorative Care Villages with trained and responsible crisis intervention teams to help quickly de-escalate and prevent violence, suicides or mental health crisis from occurring at restorative care village campuses.

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Supervisor Holly J. Mitchell Appointed Chair of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors

Today, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved the appointment of Supervisor Holly J. Mitchell to serve as Chair, and Supervisor Sheila Kuehl as Chair Pro Tem. Representing Los Angeles County’s Second District, Chair Mitchell shared a video message on her goals as Chair to help strengthen the County’s path to recovery from COVID-19 with a commitment to building back with equity.

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Supervisor Holly J. Mitchell’s Statement on Proclaiming The Dominguez Channel Odor Incident a Local Emergency

Los Angeles County Supervisor Holly J. Mitchell, representing the Second District, shared the following statement after the Board of Supervisors unanimously approved her motion, proclaiming the Dominguez Channel Odor Incident a local emergency and requesting the Governor of California issue a proclamation declaring a State of Emergency in the County of Los Angeles.

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Update on Air Monitoring of Odor In Carson

We are continuing to work with LA County Public Works, Public Health and the South Coast Air Quality Management District (South Coast AQMD) to address the odor coming from the Dominguez Channel that has been impacting the Carson community and nearby neighborhoods.

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Los Angeles County Adopts Proclamation of Black Maternal Health Week with Unanimous Approval of Supervisor Mitchell’s Motion

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASETuesday March 23, 2021 Media ContactLenée Richards (213) 709-9334lrichards@bos.lacounty.gov Los Angeles County Proclaims Black Maternal Health Week with Unanimous Approval of Supervisor Mitchell’s Motion Share on facebook Facebook Share on twitter Twitter Share on linkedin LinkedIn Share on email Email LOS ANGELES, Calif.—

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Supervisor Holly J. Mitchell’s Statement on Vaccinating Educators and Safely Re-Opening Schools

Supervisor Mitchell provided the following statement on vaccinating educators and re-opening our schools:

“Vaccinating our teachers and school faculty is a critical step towards fully reopening our schools. We cannot reopen our schools at the expense of the health of our students, teachers, and their families. Thankfully the vaccine matched with a commitment to following public health guidelines have allowed for a steady decrease in the number of COVID-19 cases and deaths. These numbers along with guidance from our public health officials and insight school faculty, caregivers, and residents, must all be considered as we plan for re-opening schools.”

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Supervisor Holly J. Mitchell Names Fredericka McGee as Chief of Staff

“I have worked with Fredericka throughout my time in the state legislature and have consistently been impressed by her leadership. She brings a depth of experience cultivating diverse and effective teams and is skillful at making substantive policy initiatives come to life,” said Supervisor Holly J. Mitchell. “Fredericka is highly respected and shares my commitment to justice and equity. I am proud to have her on my team as we do the urgent and necessary work of serving the Second Supervisorial District”

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Supervisor Holly J. Mitchell’s Statement on the Death of David McKnight-Hillman

“I would like to extend my sincere condolences to the family and loved ones that mourn the loss of David McKnight-Hillman. It is heartbreaking to know that David’s life was taken while helping to serve other young people. Our community is rightfully disturbed by this horrific incident. I am committed to working with Wayfinder Family Services to identify additional support and resources to serve our young people who are in need of Wayfinder’s continued supportive care, while ensuring the safety of its workers and our residents.”

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Supervisor Mitchell Pushes to Expand Protections for Small Property Owners and Pathways to Homeownership for Communities Hit Hardest by COVID-19

Today the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a motion authored by Supervisor Holly J. Mitchell and co-authored by Board Chair Hilda L. Solis, that calls for the County to develop a comprehensive strategy – centered in racial and social equity – for protecting small property owners and their communities who are at high risk of losing housing due to the impacts of COVID-19.

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