L.A. County Officials Vote To Try To Block Ballot Measure To Create Separate City Public Health Department
On Tuesday, Los Angeles County supervisors voted 3-2 to fight in court a June ballot measure that would create a separate Los Angeles city public health department. The AIDS Healthcare Foundation has been pushing the measure, amid concerns that city residents are not receiving a fair share of the county's public health funding. The supervisors unanimously oppose the ballot measure, arguing that it would jeopardize residents' access to health services. However, they were split over whether to legally challenge it.
- "L.A. County Leaders Vote To Block City Health Agency Ballot Measure" (Mehta, "L.A. Now," Los Angeles Times, 9/18).