The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors Has Too Much Authority Over the Citizens – Opinion

Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors is too powerful to control the residents. Los Angeles County’s Board of Supervisors is home to more than 10million people. The Mayor of Los Angeles represents LA. They are more representative of the people they represent than them.

RedState’s Jennifer Oliver O’Connell interviewed three outsiders last month. The three outsiders ran against each other for Board of Supervisors District Three. Roxanne Beckford and Jeffi Hoge, outsiders were eliminated right from the start. Craig Brill and Jeffi Girgenti never had a chance to win the race. They were given minimal attention by the local media, newspapers, and other outlets, while the local media propped up State Senator Bob Hertzberger, West Hollywood City Council member Lindsey Horvath, and State Senator Henry Stern, as Hertzberger and Horvath advanced to the General Election.

The Board of Supervisors has five members. They vote in the same manner, regardless of what. Those four members are Hilda Solis (District One), Holly Mitchell (District Two), Sheila Kuehl (District Three; Retiring), and Janice Hahn (District Four). Kathryn Barger, moderate Republican (District 5), 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.”

Barbara Ferrer was named by Supervisors. The supervisors did not place it on the ballot for Los Angeles citizens to elect the next Department of Public Health Director.

Recently, RedState’s Jennifer Van Laar broke a huge story about Ferrer. You can read it here: Study CDC Relied Upon for School Mask Mandates Was Authored by LA County Public Health Director’s Daughter – Who’s Also Not an MD

Our reporting a few weeks ago showed that four of the members of Board of Supervisors voted for a measure on the ballot to remove Alex Villanueva (the elected Los Angeles County Sheriff) from office. Kathryn Barger was the only one who didn’t vote in favor of this measure. The Supervisors and Sheriff have been feuding for some time, and although all five members endorsed Villanueva’s opponent, Robert Luna, Barger did not think it was the right thing to do, especially with him being up for re-election 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, the one who voted against, was also present.

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors made the final decision for citizens about whether or not to require masks or vaccines. They also chose who the Public Health Director would be. The Board of Supervisors did not allow citizens the opportunity to voice their opinion on Ferrer’s suitability for the job. Now, the Supervisors want the people to vote on the measure giving them the 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. “Rules for thee, but not for me,” as Newsom, Garcetti, and members of the Board of Supervisors don’t even try to hide their hypocrisy anymore. Ferrer also did this just last week.

Democracy? The people must be allowed to choose 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. Los Angeles citizens must have the right to vote on what’s best.

Los Angeles’ Board of Supervisors has far too many powers. If they can get Villanueva out of office while choosing the Sheriff, LA County is doomed. These issues should be of concern to voters. Otherwise, they will have complete control over the County.

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