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...

Supervisor Kathryn Barger authored a motion unanimously approved by the Board of Supervisors directing the Department of Mental Health to move forward in developing a database that would track mental health resources countywide. “Right now, locating readily available and effective mental health treatment resources is a...