San Gorgonio Memorial Healthcare District parcel tax, Measure D (May 2012)
The approval of Measure D means that the district's existing $49/year parcel tax will be extended for another 10 years. The original parcel tax was approved in 2001. It expires on June 30, 2012. The tax generates about $1.7 million a year in revenue for the hospital. Revenues from the tax are used to ensure that emergency services are available in the district.
The $49 annual tax will be subject to annual cost-of-living increases.
The San Gorgonio Memorial Healthcare District supports one hospital, which is located in Banning. That hospital is in the process of building a new emergency department and intensive care unit. Construction on those features is expected to conclude in early 2013. The hospital is paying for those construction costs with the proceeds of a $108 million bond (Measure A) that the district's voters approved in 2006.
- Election results are from the Riverside County elections office as of 6:00 a.m. on Wednesday, May 2, 2012
- Measure D resolution
- Website of the San Gorgonio Memorial Hospital in Banning
- Voter information for Measure D
- Press Enterprise, "Healthcare district approves special election," January 31, 2012
- Banning Beaumont Patch, "Voters Approve Measure D Parcel Tax by Large Margin," May 2, 2012
- Banning Beaumont Patch, "San Gorgonio Memorial Healthcare District Touts Parcel Tax," April 9, 2012
- Press Enterprise, "Parcel tax extension may go to voters," January 29, 2012