Janice Hahn, a mother, grandmother, and former classroom teacher, was elected to the County Board of Supervisors in 2016 to continue serving the most vulnerable in Los Angeles County. Throughout her career from the classroom to the LA City Council and from Congress to the Board of Supervisors, Janice Hahn has given a voice to the voiceless and brought real tangible change to the communities she has served. 

Janice Hahn has led the following efforts:

Address the homelessness crisis

  • Hahn put Measure H on the ballot -- a measure voters overwhelmingly approved which now provides $350 million per year for homelessness solutions across the county.

  • She utilized those dollars by providing funding for regional homeless services, street outreach for veterans in Long Beach, shower programs, and urgent care beds for a facility in San Pedro.

  • Implemented an interim Rent Stabilization Ordinance in the unincorporated areas of Los Angeles County, which imposes an annual cap of 3 percent on rent increases and requires “just cause” for all tenant evictions.

  • Pledged to secure funding to provide housing for local veterans in Downey, student housing in South Whittier, a new shelter in Long Beach, and bridge housing for homeless families in Wilmington and San Pedro.


Increase access to health services

  • Expanded mental health crisis teams that respond to school threats and prevent at-risk students from committing school shootings.

  • Teamed up with local firefighters and paramedics to launch California’s only Mobile Stroke Unit to provide Southeast LA County residents life-saving, emergency medical services needed to survive a stroke.

  • Worked with the County Sheriff’s Department to launch LA Found, a countywide initiative to quickly locate individuals with autism, dementia, or Alzheimer’s disease when they wander and go missing.

  • Pledged to reduce drug addiction and fight the opioid crisis by increasing access to treatment and ensuring doctors who overprescribe drugs are held accountable.

  • Replaced the outdated and unsafe County jail and created a new secure mental health rehabilitation center to treat mental illness and protect public safety.


Protect the environment

  • Led efforts to pass LA County Measure W, which provides $300 million per year to protect and improve local groundwater supplies by capturing, cleaning and storing stormwater -- helping us prepare for the next drought.

  • Worked with residents and health advocates to crack down on metal refineries in the City of Paramount that were emitting deadly levels of cancer-causing chemicals into the air.

  • Refurbished two county parks and secured funding for a public pool in Whittier.

  • Held oil companies accountable with more stringent pipeline safety regulations and called for restrictions on offshore oil drilling. She also called for a ban on polystyrene foam.

  • Abolished the corrupt Sativa Water District that provided dirty brown tap water and has implemented reforms to ensure residents receive safe, clean drinking water and accountability and transparency.

  • Pushed for Los Angeles’ Clean Air Action Plan, the Ports’ Clean Trucks Program, and the clean energy incubator that is embodied by Port Tech L.A.

  • Hahn will continue fighting for a zero emission corridor on the 710 South.


Spur the economy

  • Led the effort to raise the minimum wage to 15 dollars an hour in LA County and create job training opportunities for those entering the workforce as well as those looking to climb the ladder.

  • Led the effort to upgrade the Ports of L.A. and Long Beach to create new economic opportunities and good-paying local jobs, reduce air pollution and ensure our region remains competitive in the 21st Century economy.

  • In Congress, Hahn served on the House Small Business Committee where she focused on how to connect government with the success of small businesses and increase small business accessibility to resources.

  • Enacted the Clean Trucks Program which provided for improved working conditions, wages and benefits for port truckers.

  • Passed a living wage ordinance for the hotel workers along Century Boulevard near LAX and the provision of improved health benefits to LAX employees.


Keep LA County Moving

  • Accelerated the West Santa Ana Branch and Green line transportation projects and prevented the South Bay Section of the Green Line from being cut off from the rest of the line.

  • Cleaned up the Port of Los Angeles with the 2006 Clean Air Action Plan which set a goal of reducing pollution by 45 percent within five years and shifted the movement of goods at the ports to off-peak traffic hours.

  • Supported the addition of the Clean Trucks Program that requires the 16,000 diesel trucks serving the ports meet 2007 EPA emission standards within five years.

  • Is committed to reducing traffic congestion by making investments to expand light-rail, subways and bus lines to more communities; improve freeways; fix potholes, overpasses and roads; ad synchronize traffic signals.

Make sure our area gets fair share of County services

  • Secured over $3 million to make sure communities in our area get their fair share from County government, including more funding for Sheriff Crime Suppression Teams to reduce crime and millions more for youth programs, education, and domestic violence prevention.

  • Opened three new libraries and doubled the amount of affordable housing in Marina del Rey.

  • Established the Justice Fund to provide legal representation and protect the rights of LA County undocumented immigrants and their families.

  • Created the Watts Gang Task Force where the city built relationships with law enforcement and the community, where the two entities worked jointly to combat crime.

  • Is working to streamline and improve local services for senior citizens, one of the fastest growing populations in Los Angeles County.