While I was on my "hiatus" several members of the City Council did something remarkable
. They stood up to a hallelujah chorus of NIMBYs, CAVE People and BANANAs
as well as the unions to support something the community needs - expanding the Providence Holy Cross Hospital in Mission Hills. At a time when hospitals are closing, emergency rooms are packed and health care is in a crisis - especially in the North Valley - Councilmembers Tony Cardenas, Wendy Greuel, Bernard C. Parks, Jan Perry and Greig Smith actually followed their convictions and blocked a stalling tactic by Councilman Richard Alarcon, who was seeking the block the hospital in his own district, one that doesn't have the health care options of tonier parts of Los Angeles.
They should be complimented. And Alarcon should be ashamed of himself for putting special interests ahead of his community.
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