L.A. County, City Officials Seek To Block Ballot Measure To Create Separate City Public Health Department
Los Angeles city and county officials warn that a June ballot measure that would create a separate Los Angeles city public health department would increase costs and erode county services. The city and county have filed separate lawsuits to try to invalidate the measure, but California law blocks city and county officials from publicly financing an opposition campaign. The AIDS Healthcare Foundation, which developed the measure, argues the county health department is too large and does a poor job controlling sexually transmitted diseases.
- "L.A. Leaders Fight Ballot Measure To Create City Health Agency" (Mehta, Los Angeles Times, 10/22).