Health care district defends itself
Original post made by Henry Riggs, Menlo Park: Suburban Park/Lorelei Manor/Flood Park Triangle, on Oct 31, 2012
Director Kim Griffin (Almanac guest op, Oct 31) wants to keep her job as the highly paid Director of a staff of five at the Sequoia Healthcare District - I would too at her salary. But the District lives on only to keep its staff, its reason to exist long gone. The list of wonderful contributions the district makes w our tax money is heartwarming, but every expenditure could be - should be - made by an existing arm of the County, to which the 1% of our property taxes would return if this anachronism went away. Ms Griffin laments the 160K cost of the election this year; if Ms Griffin and her staff simply phased themselves out, all the functions could continue, and over a $million would be added to the budget. And Ms Griffin wouldn't have to deal w an unneeded board overseeing an unneeded, expensive bureaucracy.