Spitzer echoed the sentiment. "What we're trying to do here is protect kids," he said.
Even Second District Supervisor Jim Silva-although openly sympathizing with Coe's anti-immigration views-never wavered, saying, "I've never looked at this as illegal care, but as care for the working poor."
Whether the supervisors continue to fund the coalition's plans to provide all county residents with access to proper health care-a mammoth undertaking, considering the county currently has 19 community clinics and no county hospital -remains to be seen. As does the supervisors' decision to install permanent cameras in the hearing room.