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...

To enhance the Fire Department’s fleet of fire-fighting aircraft, the Board of Supervisors authorized the acquisition of two Sikorsky S70i Firehawk helicopters for the Department’s Air Operations Section, announced Supervisor Kathryn Barger. “This acquisition supplements our county’s potent aerial fire-fighting arsenal and our ability to knock...

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 develop a...