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...

Following the Board of Supervisors approving Measure H funding allocation strategy recommendations, the Board passed a motion, co-authored by Supervisors Hilda L. Solis and Kathryn Barger, that identifies key ways our unaccounted homeless population can be fully reflected as the County continues to move forward...

Los Angeles Daily News Re: “State must not siphon off developmental services funding” (Editorial, May 9) Posted: 5/14/2017 Your editorial was right about the need to prevent Sacramento from siphoning funds away from services for the developmentally disabled. I applaud Assemblyman Tom Lackey and the authors of ACR77, who...

The Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce has hosted the State of the County Luncheon for 9 years, but this was Supervisor Kathryn Barger’s inaugural address. Supervisor Barger’s remarks focused on homelessness and mental health, public safety, economic development, and transportation and infrastructure. It also...

A motion by Supervisor Kathryn Barger approved unanimously by the Board of Supervisors, directs county agencies to investigate and report back with recommendations on ways the County can expand treatment opportunities to a larger population of homeless mentally ill. “Within the County’s chronically homeless population, there...