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Monday, April 12, 2010

Chan Adds Lai-Bitker's Blessing

CHAN AGREES TO CONTINUE SUPES SOCIAL PROGRAMS

SUPERVISOR - DIST 3Earlier today, outgoing Alameda County Supervisor Alice Lai-Bitker officially endorsed Wilma Chan to replace her on the board. Lai-Bitker's office released this statement:

I have decided to endorse Wilma Chan to succeed me as Alameda County Supervisor for District Three. I am pleased that Wilma has agreed to continue my initiatives, such as universal Mental Health access for students in San Lorenzo, Health Services at San Leandro High School, my workforce initiative for assisting immigrants to return to their health care professional careers and a Youth Center for Chinatown. I think Wilma has the experience and commitment to achieving success on the issues that are important to my district.
Chan held the seat from 1994-1999 before election to the state assembly. She appointed Lai-Bitker, then a little-known member of her staff, as her replacement on the board in 2000.

Lai-Bitker announced last December she would not seek re-election this year citing stress and a desire to spend more time with her family. Lai-Bitker previously endorsed Alameda Councilwoman Lena Tam for the seat before she dropped out of the race last month.

Chan is facing Alameda Mayor Beverly Johnson and Oakland businessman Harold Lowe in the June 8 primary.
-STEVEN TAVARES 
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8 comments :

bahahahahahah Wait a minute. This is too funny. Universal Mental Health Access????? Figures, since both these women are nuts.

I would hope that Chan has the guts to stand up to people like Sutter Health, Lai Bitker did have the guts for awhile but for some unkwon reason abondoned her effort to save San Leandro Hospital, so lets see what Chan has to say about saving the Hospital.

Oh quit the demonizing of Sutter. Either go over the hill to Eden or drive to Highland.

Glad to see that Lai Bitker is backing Chan. Chan has the skill and experience to guide Alameda County through tough times.

1. CNA has forced this communiy to believe this is a Screw Sutter fight and has failed to work with anyone on a real plan to save the hospital. Should that hospital close yu can thank the numb nuts that signed the 2007 agreement with Sutter and gave that Hospital away. Thank the Eden Township Board for that!

2. Chan is so uninspiring I would rather see Steven Cassidy as the Supervisor than Wilma Chan

3. I agree...mental health access

HI MR ANONYMOUS, WHY WOULD A SUPER BRAIN LIKE YOU NOT BE RUNNING FOR OFFICE, YOU SEEM TO HAVE ALL OF THE ANSWERS, ( ALL WRONG OF COURSE )HERES ONE FOR YOU TO THINK ABOUT, THE CEO OF BOTH SAN LEANDRO HOSPITAL AND EDEN HOSPITAL IS ONE OF YOUR NUMB NUTS THAT VOTED ON THAT AGREEMENT WHEN HE WAS ON THE ETHD BOARD. COINCIDENCE ???

So John, do you think they should be running at a loss?
Manuel

To answer your question, Manuel. Yes, Sutter should run the hospital at a loss. No doubt about it. It's a for-profit masquerading as a non-profit. There was a story on this site saying Sutter made $700 million last year. They may lose money at San Leandro, but make up for it everywhere else. But, that doesn't matter, IT'S A HOSPITAL, not a pencil factory or an office building. It's for the public good, health and safety. Have some kindness for your fellow man for Gods sake. If you talk about dollars and sense regarding this hospital you do nothing but help the powerful Sutter corporation. Why would you want them to make another billion, when they don't care about you?

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