Sachi Hamai, CEO of the County of Los Angeles, will speak on “What L.A. County Is Doing for the Foster Youth and Homeless, and What We Can Do to Help” at a public forum on Sunday, May 1, at 1 p.m. at West Los Angeles United Methodist Church, 1913 Purdue Ave.

Sachi Hamai
Sachi Hamai

As CEO, Hamai is responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of Los Angeles County — one of the nation’s largest counties, with the largest population of any county in the nation — including oversight of its $28 billion budget. She also supports the Board of Supervisors’ policy and programmatic leadership on numerous health, social services, and quality-of-life programs and services.

This week, Hamai unveiled a $28.5 billion proposed budget for fiscal year 2016-17, highlighting commitments to combating homelessness, protecting children and reforming jails while noting that demand for services far outstrips available resources. She told reporters the county “faces difficult challenges in lifting the quality of life for all of our residents,” though officials are determined to do so.

West L.A. United Methodist invited Hamai to speak as a part of its ongoing adult education program regarding community involvement in Los Angeles.

The public is invited to attend this free presentation, which will be followed by a reception. For more information, call (310) 479-1379 or email

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