CALEXICO — Heffernan Memorial Hospital District Trustee David Ouzan wants to dismantle the district board on which he serves and shutter the hospital building that has been operated by a skeletal administrative staff since it stopped offering medical services in early 1998.
"The board is treading water and not producing anything," Ouzan said this morning.
During Wednesday's hospital district board meeting, he will propose dismantling the board.
Ouzan's action follows a previous meeting at which two board members suggested creating a petty cash fund to pay for various hospital-related expenses.
That idea was shot down by Ouzan and Trustee Rosie Fernandez.
"People want to drain the money that we don't have," Ouzan said Tuesday.
"My main goal is to provide service to the community. Give the key to the Redevelopment Agency. We're spending about $75,000 a year. Who's making the money? We're paying the lawyers. We're paying for security. Who's making the money here? If we give the key to the RDA we will save the taxpayers $75,000 to $100,000.