Let the LA County Board of Supervisors Know that Public Health Councils Are Bad For Business

Posted September 23rd, 2020 | Status:


We need your help!

On Tuesday, September 29, 2020, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors will receive an updated report from the County’s Department of Health and will vote on an ordinance to impose public health councils on businesses – large and small. Details below. 

To date, in spite of the business community raising a number of concerns about the proposal’s over-reach, lack of effectiveness and intrusion into private-sector business operations, the Board is charging ahead.

Here’s how you can help us stop this motion:

1. Send this pre-written letter to the Board of Supervisors letting them know you OPPOSE this ordinance. It just takes one-click.

2. Add your organization name and logo to this letter (due COB 9/24) to show a unified effort in the business community.

3. Forward this to your network! We as many businesses as possible to contact the Board of Supervisors so they KNOW we OPPOSE this action.

The Board of Supervisors is ignoring its own data that show the overwhelming majority of businesses are in compliance with health officer orders.

Contact the Board and let them know that you and your business oppose the public health officer proposal.

Thank you for your help advocating with us against this government overreach. If you have any questions, please contact sarah.wiltfong@bizfed.org.

In your corner,

Tracy Hernandez
Founding CEO, BizFed

Public Health Council Background:

Unless modified, the proposal before the Board would:

  • Require that businesses allow employees to organize and would permit them to report potential health officer order violations to an outside “third party organization” contracted by the County
  • Permit this “third party organization” to visit your business and engage with employees to determine what violations, if any, exist
  • Seek to penalize employers unless they allow employees to organize and allow these third party groups unfettered access
  • Run roughshod over state and federal laws that protect employers and employees
  • Never end. The proposal contains no no sunset clause, meaning that these councils would continue forever – even after the COVID-19 pandemic is behind us.


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