Public and Mental Health

County Establishes U-C.A.N. Program to Fight Growing Opioid Epidemic

County Establishes U-C.A.N. Program to Fight Growing Opioid Epidemic

On a motion by Supervisor Kathryn Barger, and coauthored by Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas, the Board of Supervisors established the U-C.A.N. (Conquer Addiction Now) working group to specifically examine drug overdoses and deaths related to opioids in Los Angeles County.   The working group will...
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Board of Supervisors Approve Measure H Funding Allocation Strategy

Board of Supervisors Approve Measure H Funding Allocation Strategy

Following the Board of Supervisors approving Measure H funding allocation strategy recommendations, Supervisor Kathryn Barger said, “Education is the key to addressing NIMBYism in the full rollout of Measure H. The County now has the duty and obligation to educate the community.  We saw this in...
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Aliso Canyon Public Hearing

Aliso Canyon Public Hearing

Supervisor Kathryn Barger attended the Aliso Canyon Public Hearing on February 1 to represent the concerns of the community.  Barger spoke out against re-injection of gas into the storage facility until the root cause and long-term health effects of the massive gas leak are identified and...
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