It appears the Clinicas De Salud Del Pueblo board is taking proper steps to address the issues the nonprofit health care agency is facing and that is good, because Clinicas is an important entity in the Imperial Valley.
For a while it appeared Clinicas was crumbling under a lack of leadership, but there are signs that leadership is returning.
One key issue is whether there are members of the Clinicas board who have conflicts of interest and whether those board members should step down. The board, with the leadership of interim Clinicas Director Esperanza Sykora, has asked the agency's Sacramento-based attorney to review the conflict of interest matter.
From our understanding, that attorney has written a letter stating his findings. Sykora has that letter and, during a meeting Thursday, the majority of the board said it would abide by the lawyer's advice.