Quote from tntrn
California as it is now could certainly use some new blood in their elected officials arena. But then, so could my state.
Our county supervisors seem to be re-elected repeatedly until they die or retire.
Over the decades we have had truly excellent supervisors start out energetic and innovative only to get lazy or have health problems so that they end up going to work and doing nothing useful.
The minutes of the daily meetings are on line.
I read all the minutes leading up to the federal CMS closing the King Drew County Hospital. All they did was hire consultants. Some actually wrote good analysis, but none were implemented.
it was a downward spiral with good staff leaving and lazy dishonest ones staying until it was completely unsafe.
I worked there registry and reported the violations to the state. I was not the only one.
Staffing was horrid and many of the staff did no work. Once I saw five men wearing lab coats talk about the Lakers for five hours. One LVN and I were running in an attempt to care for 19 patient who needed critical care (vents and such) on a "telemetry" unit while those men wouldn't even answer questions.
I reported them to the nursing supervisor and she said, "They are a doctor and respiratory care practitioners. I'm only responsible for nurses.'
i told her we nurses would appreciate an RT checking our ventilator patients. She said something to them and they left the unit.
I had filled out a "Disclaimer" which is a county form to report unsafe conditions. At the end of that shift I made myself a "Do Not Send". I still have my license.
Some supervisors are retiring and there are some good people running for their seats. it may get better for a while. We the people need to hold their feet to the fire if the don't work for us.
I don't think having six bureaucracies instead of one would improve anything.
PS: "New" politician Arnold was a disaster. With Governor brown we have a budget surplus. In some ways it is much better and in others unchanged.