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LA County Supervisors merge health departments into mammoth agency
Southern California Public Radio

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to merge its three health departments, under the argument that it will ultimately expand services for the county’s neediest residents by reducing barriers and bureaucracy and could take on larger issues like homelessness.

The vote followed a report outlining the benefits of the merging the departments of Mental Health, Health Services, and Public Health – and testimony from dozens who showed up to protest consolidation. But the vote itself had not been on the supervisors’ public agenda.