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Bid to create L.A. city health commission qualifies for ballot
Bid to create L.A. city health commission qualifies for ballot

Los Angeles officials say a bid to create a city health commission has netted enough signatures to get onto the November ballot -- or to be approved outright by the City Council, if it chooses to do so. Activists behind the plan argue that Angelenos need more leverage over health services provided by the county. Their new proposal emerged after a court struck down an earlier push by the AIDS Healthcare Foundation to create a city health department, which was strongly opposed by city and county officials. Under the new proposal, members of the Los Angeles City Council would appoint a 15-member commission to monitor how county departments provide...

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