Disbanding Mt. Diablo Health District Could Free Up Funds
Dissolving the Mt. Diablo Health Care District would be justified because the cost savings could be spent on community health programs, according to an independent analysis done for the Contra Costa Local Agency Formation Commission. The district handed over operations of its Mt. Diablo Medical Center to the John Muir Health system 15 years ago, but it continues to receive about $240,000 annually in property tax revenues. A new law allows such commissions to eliminate districts without holding elections. The Contra Costa commission is seeking public comment on the analysis through Dec. 26.
- "Consultant Finds Health Care District Dissolution Justified" (Vorderbrueggen, Contra Costa Times, 12/5).