According to a Contra Costa Times editorial, the directors of the Mt. Diablo Health Care District "continue to misrepresent the finances of the wasteful and unnecessary agency as they desperately try to stall its inevitable elimination or takeover." The editorial notes that the health care district has not run a hospital since 1997 but still collects taxes. The editorial states that the directors' "ongoing delaying tactics will probably force the holding of regularly scheduled health care board elections in November." It concludes, "It's time to end this, and the ballot box may be the best way to do so."