Community Coalition for Substance Abuse Prevention & Treatment
Sabbatical, 2000

Solomon Rivera is the former Associate Director of the Community Coalition for Substance Abuse Prevention & Treatment. Founded in 1990 in response to the devastating toll of alcohol and other drugs in the South L.A. community, the Coalition has facilitated the conversion of many former liquor stores and other problem businesses in the area, won public funds for the repair of schools, developed policy to reduce the wrongful termination of public assistance to needy individuals, and reduced the amount of tobacco and alcohol advertising in South L.A. Prior to joining the Coalition staff in 1994, Mr. Rivera was the project manager of Community Drug Free Schools.

* Solomon is now the Chief of Staff for the Los Angeles City Council District 8.

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