The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors holds too many powers over its citizens. The Board of Supervisors represents more than 10 million people, which is all of Los Angeles County. The Mayor of Los Angeles represents LA. They are more than half the population.
Jennifer Oliver O’Connell, RedState’s Jennifer Oliver O’Connell spoke with three people outside the state last month. Three insiders were competing against them for Board of Supervisors District 3. Roxanne Beckford Hole, an outsider, won the jump. Craig Brill and Jeffi Girgenti never had a chance to win the race. While they were not given much attention in the media and newspapers of the area, the media supported State Senator Bob Hertzberger , West Hollywood City Council Member Lindsey Horvath , as well State Senator Henry Stern ,, Hertzberger, Horvath and others advanced to the General Election.
All five Board of Supervisors members vote in the same manner. These four members include Hilda Solis in District One, Holly Mitchell in District Two and Sheila Kuehl in Distric Three. Retired is Sheila Kuehl. Janice Hahn is the fourth member. Common sense moderate Republican Kathryn Barger is the only member that does not vote in the same manner as all the others.
In 2017, the Board of Supervisors appointed “Doctor” Barbara Ferrer as the new Director of the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health. Now-indicted Board Chair Mark Ridley-Thomas said:
“Dr. Ferrer is uniquely qualified to lead and serve Los Angeles County’s diverse populations, and has a gift for engaging youth and families … I look forward to the energy and creativity that she will bring to protecting the health of our communities during this time of uncertainty in federal healthcare policy.”
The Supervisors voted for Barbara Ferrer, but they didn’t put the matter up for voters so that the residents of Los Angeles could vote on the next Department of Public Health Director.
Recently RedState’s Jennifer Van Laar reported a massive story on Ferrer. It can be read here: The Study CDC Depended on for School Mask Mandates was Authored By LA County Public Health Director’s Daughter – Who is Also not an MD
We reported a few weeks back that the Board of Supervisors had voted to remove Alex Villanueva, elected Los Angeles County Sheriff, from office. Kathryn Barger was the only one who didn’t vote in favor of this measure. Kathryn Barger was the only person who did not vote for this measure. The Sheriff and Supervisors have been fighting for some time. Although all five of them endorsed Robert Luna’s opponent Villanueva, Barger didn’t think that it was right, particularly since he is up for reelection in November. Villanueva was the winner of June’s primary.
According to KABC-TV, in 2020, the Board of Supervisors voted 4-1 to put a charter amendment on the ballot. The amendment was whether a minimum of 10 percent of Los Angeles County’s unrestricted general funds be set aside annually for housing, mental health, jail diversion, and other social services, as well as alternatives to incarceration. Kathryn Barger was the only member to vote no.
Finally, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors made the decision for citizens to require masks or vaccines. They also chose the Public Health Director. The Board of Supervisors did not allow citizens to voice their opinion on Ferrer’s suitability for the job. They want the public to vote on the measure giving the Supervisors power to choose the County Sheriff and removing the elected Sheriff from Villanueva.
As we have reported in the past, Mayor Eric Garcetti and Governor Gavin Newsom broke their own “rule” by dining with more than 10 people, maskless, while Californians were under lockdown and showing up to the NFC Championship game, maskless, while there was a mask mandate at SoFi Stadium. Newsom, Garcetti and other members of the Board of Supervisors aren’t trying to conceal their hypocrisy. Ferrer also did this just last week.
EXCLUSIVE: We’ve obtained photos of Governor Gavin Newsom at the Napa dinner party he’s in hot water over. These photos raise questions about how outdoor the meal was. One witness took photographs and told us that his group was so loud the sliding doors needed to be shut. 10pm on @FOXLA pic.twitter.com/gtOVEwa864
— Bill Melugin (@BillFOXLA) November 18, 2020
Much for Democracy! The people must be allowed to choose our Sheriff. The people of the county should choose the director for the Public Health Department. Not five people deciding for 10 million citizens. Los Angeles should allow citizens to have their say.
As you can see the Board of Supervisors of Los Angeles is too powerful. If they succeed in removing Villanueva and choosing to be our Sheriff, LA County could be doomed. These issues should be of concern to voters. Otherwise, they will have complete control over the County.