L.A. County Files Lawsuit To Block Ballot Measure To Create Separate City Public Health Department
On Tuesday, Los Angeles County 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 does not give Los Angeles residents their fair share of services. The county argues that it provides high-quality care at lower costs. On Monday, the Los Angeles City Council filed its own lawsuit to block the ballot initiative.
- "L.A. County Sues To Block Measure To Create L.A. Health Department" (Mehta, "L.A. Now," Los Angeles Times, 10/1).