Save Laguna Honda: Vote No on Prop D
Prop D will result in the forced discharge of up to 300 of Laguna Honda's most vulnerable Alzheimer's and Parkinson's patients. the City has no other facilities to accommodate these patients and may have to spend up to $27 million per year to arrange for their care.
For 140 years, Laguna Honda Hospital has cared for San Francisco's elderly, disabled and terminally ill. In 1999, San Franciscans voted overwhelmingly to save the crumbling, quake-damaged hospital and preserve its mission.
Now Laguna Honda is in trouble again, this time because of Prop D perhaps the most poorly drafted measure ever placed on the San Francisco ballot.
Prop D was written to allow privately owned health care facilities to be built on public lands. But Prod [sic] D is so poorly drafted, it jeopardizes the health care of hundreds of Laguna Honda's most vulnerable patients.
The unintended consequences of Prop D are dire: The City's Public Health Director says that Prop D will require the City to discharge up to 300 patients suffering from Parkinson's, Alzheimer's and other diseases.
Prop D puts the City's Zoning Administrator in charge of patient admissions. In a recent letter, the Zoning Administrator said his department is completely unprepared to perform psychological evaluations on patients if the measure passes. The City Controller estimates Prop D will cost the City $27 million per year to arrange outside care for existing patients discharged by the measure.
Please join me and the co-chairs of the original campaign to Save Laguna Honda, former City Attorney Louise Renne and Public Health Director Dr. Mitch Katz, and Vote NO on D.
Mayor Gavin Newsom