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June 5, 2018 — Elecciones Primarias de California
Distrito especial

Southern Humboldt Community Healthcare District
Measure F Parcel Tax - 2/3 Approval Required

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Resultados electorales

Se aprueba

1,635 votos si (75.2%)

538 votos no (24.8%)

100% de distritos activos (2/2).

30,110 boletas electorales serán contadas.

Shall the Southern Humboldt Community Healthcare District renew its current $125/year parcel tax for ten years without any rate increase or added cost to residents, providing approximately $1.5 million annually to benefit the local community by maintaining access to emergency medical care, support hospital and medical services, and attract and retain qualified doctors, nurses, technicians and other healthcare professionals, with annual independent audits to assure proper use of funds?

¿Qué es esta propuesta?

Información básica sobre la iniciativa de ley — Información oficial sobre esta iniciativa

Análisis del analista legislativo / Proposal

County Counsel

This Measure was placed on the ballot by the Southern Humboldt Community Healthcare District’s (“District”) Board of Directors to seek voter approval to continue the existing special tax of $125.00 per parcel for each qualified parcel of taxable real property within the District each year for a period of ten (10) years, beginning July 1, 2018. The existing special tax expires on June 30, 2018. The District includes portions of both Humboldt and Mendocino Counties. The District estimates that the annual parcel tax revenues will be $1.5 million dollars.

“Qualified parcel” means every assessor’s parcel within the District, except those with a low value exemption as determined in accordance with California law.

The purpose of the parcel tax is to ensure continued local access to emergency room care, acute hospital care, the community clinic, the skilled nursing facility, laboratory services, physical therapy, CT, x-ray, mammography imaging services, visiting nurse program and other health care services, for residents of the District and visitors to the area. The revenue raised by the special tax may only be used to defray operating expenses, capital improvements and facility-related expenditures, and debt repayment that would further the purposes described in the full text of the measure (“Full Text”). These special tax revenues will be deposited in a separate account to be used only for the purposes described above.

The District is required by law to issue an annual report on the amount of funds collected, expenditure of the funds, and the status of any project to be funded as described in the Full Text.

This measure was placed on the ballot by the District.

This measure must be adopted by two-thirds (2/3) of the voters.

A “YES” vote would authorize the levy of the parcel tax.

A “NO” vote would not authorize the levy of the parcel tax.

 

 

Published Arguments — Arguments for and against the ballot measure

Argumento A FAVOR

Whether you live in nearby Garberville-Redway or farther away in Shelter Cove, Whitethorn, or elsewhere in Southern Humboldt, 24-hour access to emergency medical care and hospital services is critical, especially in emergencies like car accidents, accidents that happen at home or work, and serious medical issues like heart attacks or strokes.

Measure F is essential to maintain existing medical services in Southern Humboldt. Measure F will renew the current parcel tax for ten years without any increase or added cost to residents and taxpayers.

Like many rural areas in California, local emergency medical care services and local hospitals are dependent on community support. Without Measure F, our community will not have 24-hour emergency care, and eventually we will lose critical medical services essential for many residents.

Measure F will maintain local access to emergency room care, hospital care, laboratory services, physical therapy, CT, x-ray, mammography imaging, visiting nurses, and other important healthcare services particularly for seniors.

Every penny from Measure F will stay in our community to benefit the local community, with annual independent audits to ensure the funds will be spent as cost-effectively as possible.

Measure F is essential to continue to attract and retain qualified doctors, nurses, technicians and other healthcare professionals who provide emergency care to local residents.

Please Vote YES on Measure F to keep emergency medical services in our community.

 

s/Barbara J. Kennedy

Director, Weott Community Services District

s/James W. Quest

Retired SFHS Principal

s/Peter Stern

ND(Naturopathic Doctor)

LAC (Licensed Acupuncturist)

s/Maggie Carey

Retired Briceland Vineyards Owner

s/Dee Nelson

 

 

 

 

 

Argumento EN CONTRA

NO ARGUMENT AGAINST MEASURE F WAS SUBMITTED

Leer la legislación propuesta

Legislación propuesta

The Southern Humboldt Community Healthcare District will renew the special tax on each taxable parcel of land within the District at the current annual rate of $125 on all qualified parcels within the District’s boundaries, for a period of ten (10) years beginning July 1, 2018 and ending on June 30, 2028.

The term “qualified parcel” as used in this resolution shall be defined as every assessor’s parcel for the applicable tax year, except those parcels which have a low value exemption as determined by the District.

The purpose of this parcel tax will be to ensure, all together, or as individual uses of the tax funds, continued local access to emergency room care, acute hospital care, community clinic, skilled nursing facility, laboratory services, physical therapy, CT, x-ray, mammography imaging services, visiting nurse, program and other health care services, for residents of the District and visitors to the area. The revenues raised by this special tax will only be used to defray operating expenses, capital improvement and facility-related expenditures and debt repayment to accomplish the foregoing purposes.

The amount of money to be raised annually by the parcel tax levy is estimated to be $1.5 million dollars.

The special tax revenues shall be deposited into a separate account held by the Mendocino or Humboldt County Treasurer, as appropriate, in accordance with Government Code Section 50075.1, and shall be expended solely for the above-stated purposes and according to a plan developed annually by the District staff and approved and adopted by the District’s Board of Directors.

The District will cause to be filed an annual report with its Board of Directors, which report shall include the amount of special tax revenues collected and expended, and which shall otherwise comply with the accountability measures established in Government Code Sections 50075.1 et seq.

s/Corinne Stromstad

Chair of the Board of Directors

ATTEST:

s/David Ordonez

Secretary of the Board of Directors

 

 

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