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Sonoma Valley Healthcare District bond proposition, Measure P (November 2008)

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A Sonoma Valley Healthcare District bond proposition, Measure P ballot question was on the November 4, 2008 ballot for voters in the Sonoma Valley Healthcare District in Sonoma County, California, where it was approved.

Measure P authorized the Sonoma Valley Healthcare District to borrow $35 million.

A 2/3rds supermajority vote was required for passage.

The vote on Measure P came two years after voters in the district overwhelmingly defeated Measure C. Measure C would have authorized the Sonoma Valley Healthcare District to borrow $148 million, which it would have used to build a new hospital on sixteen acres that it planned to take from a local ranching family using the power of eminent domain.[1]

Election results

Measure P
Approveda Yes 14,858 80.8%
These final, certified, election results are from the Sonoma County elections office.

Ballot question

The question on the ballot:

Measure P: "To preserve essential emergency services by upgrading existing outdated buildings and equipment, meet state-mandated earthquake safety standards, upgrade energy, electrical, surgical and information technology systems, rebuild the hospital's central utility plant, and refinance debt incurred to retrofit the west wing of the main hospital building, shall the Sonoma Valley Healthcare District issue $35 million in bonds, none of which will pay staff salaries, with expenditures to be monitored by an independent citizens' oversight committee?"[2]

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  1. San Francisco Chronicle, "Battle rages over hospital measure / New building plan includes taking land by eminent domain," April 3, 2006
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.