Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors Has Too Much Authority Over Citizens

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors has too much authority over the citizens. The Board of Supervisors represents more than 10 million people, or all of Los Angeles County. They represent more people than the mayor of Los Angeles, who represents the city of LA.

Jennifer Oliver O’Connell of – interviewed three strangers last month. They were running against three insiders for the District Three Supervisory Board. From the jump, the outsiders, Roxanne Beckford Hoge. Craig Brill and Jeffi Girgenti never had a chance to win the race. They received minimal attention from local media, newspapers and other outlets, while local media supported State Senator Bob Hertzberger, West Hollywood City Councilman Lindsey Horvath and Senator D state Henry Stern, as Hertzberger and Horvath qualified for the general election. .

Four of the five members of the Supervisory Board always vote together; they vote the same no matter what. These four members are Hilda Solis (District One), Holly Mitchell (District Two), Sheila Kuehl (District Three; Retirement) and Janice Hahn (District Four). The one member who doesn’t always vote the same as the rest of the members is Common Sense moderate Republican Kathryn Barger (District Five).

In 2017, the Board of Supervisors named “Doctor” Barbara Ferrer as director of the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health. Now indicted board chairman Mark Ridley-Thomas said:

“Dr. Ferrer is uniquely qualified to lead and serve the diverse populations of Los Angeles County, and has a knack for engaging youth and families…I look forward to the energy and creativity she will bring to health protection of our communities during this time of uncertainty within the federal government. health policy. »

Supervisors appointed Barbara Ferrer; they didn’t put it up for a vote for the citizens of Los Angeles to vote on who should be the next director of the public health department.

Recently, Jennifer Van Laar from – told a huge story about Ferrer. You can read it here: The CDC study relied on school mask mandates was written by the daughter of the LA County public health director — who is also not a doctor

A few weeks ago, we reported that four members of the Board of Supervisors voted on a ballot measure to oust elected Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva from office. The only person who did not vote for the measure was Kathryn Barger. The supervisors and the sheriff have been feuding for some time, and although all five members approved of Villanueva’s opponent, Robert Luna, Barger didn’t think it was the right thing to do, especially with his re-election in November. Villanueva finished in first place in the June primary.

According to KABC-TV, in 2020 the Board of Supervisors voted 4 to 1 to put a charter amendment on the ballot. The amendment was whether a minimum of 10% of Los Angeles County’s general unrestricted funds should be set aside each year for housing, mental health, diversion, and other social services, as well as alternatives to the ‘incarceration. The only member who voted no was Kathryn Barger.

In conclusion, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors decided for citizens to make masks and vaccines mandatory, because they decided who to appoint as director of public health. Not only did the Board of Supervisors not give citizens a voice in deciding whether Ferrer was right for the job or not; now they want citizens to vote on a measure that would give supervisors the power to choose the county sheriff while ousting an elected sheriff in Villanueva.

As we’ve reported in the past, Mayor Eric Garcetti and Governor Gavin Newsom broke their own ‘rule’ by having dinner with more than 10 people, without masks, while the Californians were locked down and showed up for the championship game. NFC, without a mask, while there was a mask mandate at SoFi Stadium. “Rules for you, but not for me,” as Newsom, Garcetti and the members of the Supervisory Board don’t even try to hide their hypocrisy anymore. Just this week Ferrer did too.

So much for democracy, right? We the people should be able to decide who will be our sheriff. We the people should decide who should be the director of our county’s public health department. Not five people deciding for 10 million citizens. Citizens must have a voice; they should be able to decide what is best for Los Angeles.

As you can see, the Los Angeles Board of Supervisors has too much authority as is; if they get their way and oust Villanueva, while choosing for us who will be our sheriff, LA County will be doomed. Thus, voters should pay attention to these issues; otherwise, the county will be entirely controlled by the supervisors.

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