Governor Vetoes CSAC-Supported AB 240
Bill Would Have Required a Local Health Department Workforce Assessment
Governor Newsom vetoed AB 240 (Rodriguez), which would have required the Department of Public Health to conduct an evaluation of the adequacy of local health department infrastructure and to make recommendations for future staffing, funding, workforce needs, and resources, in order to accurately and adequately fund local public health. A broad county coalition including CSAC supported the measure since its introduction last year (signature request).
In his veto message, the Governor pointed to the funding provided in the budget for local public health departments and stated, “I believe we should turn our focus to utilizing the resources received in the Budget for this transformation, which calls for immediate action on recruitment and hiring to support a modern and innovative public health system.”