Home > News > L.A. Weighs AHF's $100K Offer to Help Fund Health Commission • Bookmark   • Newsletters   • Register Search Options

NEWS STORY

L.A. Weighs AHF's $100K Offer to Help Fund Health Commission

L.A. Weighs AHF's $100K Offer to Help Fund Health Commission
Get XBIZ News
Jan 28, 2015 4:03 PM PST    Text size: 

LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles City Council on Tuesday adopted a motion to seek legal assistance in determining if it can accept $100,000 from the AIDS Healthcare Foundation to fund the Los Angeles City Health Commission, a panel that would oversee delivery of health services and have considerable influence over public health policy in the municipality.

The proposed donation is significant because the AHF was the primary driver in getting the measure passed to launch such a commission, which, once it is properly funded, would be composed of 15 members appointed by the members of the City Council.

The AHF also was the driving force for Measure B, the Los Angeles Safer Sex in the Adult Film Industry Act that was passed by voters in the county after it was approved by Los Angeles City Council in a different form

Just today, the AHF said it would seek a court order compelling the county’s performance over Measure B to set fees and enforcement within 30 days for adult productions if it is not put into play. Diane Duke, the Free Speech Coalition’s CEO, called the move a “desperate act” by the AHF’s president, Michael Weinstein.

Hollywood, Calif.-based AHF recently proposed a new California initiative that, if enacted, would make condoms mandatory on the porn set, require adult filmmakers to be licensed and subject them to additional record-keeping requirements. The AHF initiative said that it seeks a Jan. 1, 2018, startup of the condom regulations if voters approve the proposed measure.

The Los Angeles City Health Commission was voted unanimously last year in response to a ballot initiative spearheaded by five health and policy advocates affiliated with the AHF. The measure, which would have likely appeared on the November 2014 election ballot, would have allowed voters to weigh in on creating such a commission.

Instead, City Council members unanimously adopted the measure outright as written and submitted to voters for signature. Since Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti declined to sign or veto the measure, it became law.

Michael Weinstein, president of the AHF, has previously said that city residents are often short-changed in health services provided by the county and that a City Health Commission might provide a new level of accountability and oversight.

On Tuesday, AHF attorney Bradley Hertz approached the City Council as a speaker, telling them that after “several productive hearings” in sub-committees that the AHF would make a $100,000 donation to move forward the 15-member commission and its proposed goals.

Some, however, are concerned that the independence of the commission could be at stake with funding coming from an outside source, such as the AHF.

More ways to get XBIZ News:  RSS Feeds  |  E-Newsletters  |  Desktop Widget  |  Mobile
Looking for porn star news and behind-the-scene videos? Check out XFANZ.com !

OPINIONS & VIEWS

Expanding Your Mastermind Group Should Be a Game Plan

After a decade of selling an automation software product for managing websites, it’s been interesting to follow the trends of our customers throughout the past year. At the end of every year, we... More »

‘Anything Interactive’ Will Be in Industry’s Future

With the new year upon us, many people focus on resolutions and 92 percent of those who make them don’t succeed in keeping them. Others look towards the future. Looking back to the early years of... More »

Focusing, Again, on Tradeshow Etiquette

I’m very excited to have been asked by XBIZ World to write the third part of my ongoing series of articles on tradeshow etiquette. In Part I of the series, I discussed business cards, substance... More »
XBIZ NEWSLETTERS
Stay informed of the latest industry developments. Get XBIZ newsletters delivered to your inbox. Subscribe today!
Enter email address:

* To manage existing subscriptions click here.






POPULAR PRODUCTS & SERVICES
Submit your press release to
multiple news outlets with 1 click.
Subscribe to RSS news feeds or
add free content to your website.
Access XBIZ news and articles
with your mobile device.
Access the latest issues of the industry's leading trade publications in digital form. View online or download for offline viewing.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Everything To Do With Sex Show

Jan 27 - Jan 29
Halifax, Nova Scotia

The European Summit

Mar 04 - Mar 07
Barcelona-Sitges, Spain

The TEA Show

Mar 05 - Mar 06
Hollywood, CA

Phoenix Forum 2017

Mar 23 - Mar 26
Tempe, Arizona
Everyday thousands of business professionals browse XBIZ's industry directory for quality products and services. Not listed yet? Your company could be losing potential new business. Submit your company today!
Use XBIZ RSS feeds to stay informed of the latest industry developments or as a content syndication tool for your website!