Santa Clara Valley Medical Center bond proposition, Measure A (November 2008)

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A Santa Clara hospital bond election, Measure A was on the November 4, 2008 ballot in Santa Clara County, where it was approved.

Measure A authorized the County of Santa Clara to borrow $840 million, with the funds going to earthquake-retrofit the Santa Clara Valley Medical Center and assist in other hospital maintenance and refurbishment projects.

Election results

Measure A
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 475,882 78.12%
No133,27221.88%
These final, certified, election results are from the Santa Clara County elections office.

Ballot question

The question on the ballot:

MEASURE A: "To prevent state mandated shutdown of one-half of Santa Clara Valley Medical Center's beds; closure of SCVMC's trauma, burn center; and, loss of disaster response, by rebuilding, and improving earthquake safety of the hospital, meeting state seismic laws, and help replace closed medical facilities in downtown San Jose, shall the County of Santa Clara issue $840 million in general obligation bonds with independent citizens' oversight committee, annual audits, and no money for administrators' salaries?"[1]

External links

  • Yes on A, official website supporting Measure A

See also


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