L.A. City Files Lawsuit To Block Ballot Measure To Create Separate City Public Health Department
On Monday, the city of Los Angeles filed a lawsuit to block a June 2014 ballot measure that would create a separate Los Angeles city public health department. The AIDS Healthcare Foundation has been pushing the measure, arguing that the county health department is poorly run. However, both the city and county oppose the initiative, saying it would violate state public health laws. County spokesperson Dave Sommers said the county would file its own lawsuit Tuesday.
- "L.A. Sues To Block Vote That Could Force Separate Health Departments" (Sewell/Mehta, "L.A. Now," Los Angeles Times, 9/30).