The Silicon Valley Taxpayers’ Association has endorsed Harland Harrison and Lois Garcia for Sequoia Healthcare District.
(Why not? We plan to cut the District’s tax by 100% after all.)
Closing the Sequoia Healthcare District would involve LAFCO and a special election. The process is complicated. If Garcia and Harrison win the election, would they be able to do it?
I think so, because we can stop collecting the taxes as soon as we reach a majority on the board. When the money dries up, there will be no political reason to keep the District open. Then many more leaders will be free to help us do away with this obsolete district.
Garcia and Harrison yard signs are available with the slogan “No hospital? – no taxes!”
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This is the post excerpt.
I want to close Sequoia Healthcare District. That is why I am running for Director. The District was formed to build and run Sequoia Hospital. Now the Board has sold the Hospital, but has gone right on collecting the taxes! They got $11,000,000 last year.
Diverting the millions of dollars intended to subsidize Sequoia Hospital is bad enough, but the Board also contrived a profit-sharing agreement as part of the transfer, the EBIDA. Under this contract, the non-profit charity running Sequoia Hospital has to pay the Board, as if they were making a profit. So SHD has gone from subsidizing a hospital to lower the cost of hospital care, to extracting its own profit from the high cost of hospital care.
Vote for Harland Harrison and Lois Garcia for Sequoia Healthcare District. Together with 14-year-elected Director Jack Hickey, we can put an end to this.