3/16/18 By: Allison Gatlin POTENTIAL HOUSING – Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority emergency response team member, Chyheeb Joseph, right, talks Thursday with Los Angeles County Supervisor Kathryn Barger, left, and her staff members, Erick Matos and Dana Vanderford as they check out potential housing for the homeless at a...

The Board of Supervisors today voted 4-1 with Supervisor Sheila Kuehl opposing, to approve a motion by Supervisors Kathryn Barger and Mark Ridley-Thomas sponsoring state legislation amending the state’s definition of gravely disabled to enable the county to provide critical medical care for the mentally...

Supervisor Kathryn Barger praised County CEO Sachi Hamai on a fiscally-prudent Supplemental Budget which fortifies the county’s Rainy Day fund, expands the number of Mental Evaluation Teams (MET) from 15 to 23, and fully funds a 24-hour triage desk. “This is a responsible budget that saves...

The Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a motion by Supervisor Kathryn Barger, coauthored by Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas, to immediately establish the Antelope Valley Homelessness Consortium (AVHC), comprised of the cities of Palmdale and Lancaster, community and faith-based organizations, local providers and advocacy groups, Lancaster and...