On a 4-1 vote, with Supervisor Kuehl voting no, the Board of Supervisors approved a motion by Supervisors Kathryn Barger and Hilda Solis instructing the Department of Mental Health and County Counsel to develop recommendations for legislative proposals that would consider an individual’s inability to...

Building upon conversations regarding the imminent relocation of Amazon and the subsequent region-wide cooperation to attract the company and its 50,000 jobs, Supervisor Barger introduced a motion to expand and formalize the County’s effort to enhance business attraction and retention to create jobs and growth. “Business...

A motion by Supervisor Kathryn Barger, co-authored by Supervisor Solis, directs county agencies to identify ways to expand access to and utilization of the County recreational resources at our aquatic centers, swimming pools, and lake swim beaches. “I would like to see our county’s aquatic centers...

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...

Supervisor Kathryn Barger announced the first of two meetings of the Antelope Valley Homeless Consortium to provide the opportunity for all local stakeholders to convene to identify a path forward in finding long-term, sustainable solutions to the Antelope Valley homeless issue.  The Consortium meeting will...

The Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a motion by Supervisors Kathryn Barger and Hilda L. Solis which seeks to organize and enhance efforts by County departments and community partners to help foster youth transition to successful adulthood. “Today’s Board motion asks the County to refine and...