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Plumas District Hospital Tax Limitation Initiative (August 2010)

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A Plumas District Hospital Tax Limitation Initiative was on the August 31, 2010 ballot for voters living within the boundaries of the Plumas District Hospital special taxation district in Plumas County.[1]

A "yes" vote on the initiative will cap the hospital tax at $50 per $100,000 assessed value for all bonds sold, or to be sold, by the Plumas District Hospital as authorized by Measure A, which was approved in a special election in July 2008.

When tax bills with the Measure A levy on them came out in 2009, the Measure A levy was "approximately $45 per $100,000 of assessed value higher than Plumas District Hospital anticipated when it put the bill before the voters."[2]

Path to the ballot

Plumas County Superior Court judge Thomas Kelly ordered that the initiative be placed on the August 31 ballot after the Plumas District Hospital board attempted to prevent a vote on the measure.[1]

Judge Kelly's order also stopped the sale of any further bonds under Measure A until there is a vote on the August initiative.[3]

Judge Kelly's order also prevents the Plumas District Hospital from substituting its description of the initiative on the ballot for the description prepared by initiative supporters. The board of the Plumas District Hospital attempted to have the words "Shall Measure A, approved by 2/3 of the voters on July 10, 2008, be amended to limit assessments to repay Measure A bonds issued by the District to $50 per $100,000 of assessed property value even though such assessments may not be sufficient to upgrade the District’s hospital?” appear on the August 31, 2010 ballot.

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