Opening The Door To Change – Second District Transition Team Report

Upon his election, Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas created a transition team with a mission far beyond the usual task of selecting staff members and setting short-term goals. He called on leaders from education, philanthropy, community groups, labor and the private sector to build a foundation for elevating living standards and empowering communities throughout the Second District.

In areas from budget reform to transportation to housing and worker training, these experts created a set of initiatives to accelerate economic and social progress in the district. This document outlines their work, and sets an early agenda for upward mobility that we expect to become even more ambitious as we move forward.

View Transition Team Report (PDF)

Photo: Supervisor Ridley-Thomas and Chair Steven B. Sample at the final Transition Team meeting.

List of H1N1 Vaccine Clinics Now Available

Large batches of H1N1 vaccine, the majority of which will be in injection form, are scheduled to arrive every week throughout the fall. It is estimated that by the end of October, doctors and other healthcare providers who ordered H1N1 vaccine should have received at least a portion of the doses requested.

A list of H1N1 Vaccine clinics is now available (October 23, 2009 – November 8, 2009).

Check to see if you are in a priority group which will receive the vaccine first: English / Spanish

NEW Pandemic H1N1 Flu UPDATE


More information in the Pandemic H1N1 UPDATE – Volume 2 – (September 18, 2009):


VIDEO: Board Unanimously Supports Plan To Build A New MLK Hospital At Historic Meeting

Acting on a motion by Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas, the Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a plan to build a new Martin Luther King, Jr. Hospital and authorized county officials to proceed with negotiations with the University of California to provide clinical services.

The Board also approved a capital program for construction of the new medical facilities, contingent on the UC Board of Regents’ vote at its meeting next month to enter into a service agreement with the county.

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