It was said decades ago, beware what (government) department you create, for you will never get rid of it.
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.