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{{tnr}}A '''Sonoma Valley Hospital parcel tax, Measure A''' ballot question was on the {{mar06ca2012}} for voters in the Sonoma Valley Hospital District in {{sonoma}}, where it was '''approved.'''<ref name=son>[http://www.sonomanews.com/News-2011/Hospital-will-seek-parcel-tax-extension/ ''Sonoma News'', "Hospital will seek parcel tax extension", October 10, 2011]</ref>,<ref>[http://news.sonomaportal.com/2012/03/06/voters-extend-parcel-tax-to-support-hospital/ ''Sonoma Portal'', "Voters extend parcel tax to support hospital", March 6, 2012]</ref>
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{{tnr}}A '''Sonoma Valley Hospital parcel tax, Measure A''' ballot question was on the {{mar06ca2012}} for voters in the Sonoma Valley Hospital District in {{sonoma}}, where it was '''approved.'''<ref name=son>[http://www.sonomanews.com/News-2011/Hospital-will-seek-parcel-tax-extension/ ''Sonoma News'', "Hospital will seek parcel tax extension", October 10, 2011]</ref><ref>[http://news.sonomaportal.com/2012/03/06/voters-extend-parcel-tax-to-support-hospital/ ''Sonoma Portal'', "Voters extend parcel tax to support hospital", March 6, 2012]</ref>
  
 
Measure A extends the district's current $195 parcel tax for five years.<ref name=sonoma>[http://www.sonomanews.com/News-2012/Hospital-parcel-tax-ballots-in-mail/ ''Sonoma News'', "Hospital parcel tax ballots in mail", February 6, 2012]</ref>
 
Measure A extends the district's current $195 parcel tax for five years.<ref name=sonoma>[http://www.sonomanews.com/News-2012/Hospital-parcel-tax-ballots-in-mail/ ''Sonoma News'', "Hospital parcel tax ballots in mail", February 6, 2012]</ref>

Revision as of 22:56, 24 February 2014

A Sonoma Valley Hospital parcel tax, Measure A ballot question was on the March 6, 2012 ballot for voters in the Sonoma Valley Hospital District in Sonoma County, where it was approved.[1][2]

Measure A extends the district's current $195 parcel tax for five years.[3]

Voters in the district first approved a parcel tax on March 5, 2002. Known as Measure D, that parcel tax was for $130/parcel and it was in effect for 5 years. In 2007, the voters approved another 5-year extension on the tax, and increased it to $195/parcel.[1] Voters in the district also approved a $35 million general obligation bond in 2008 to enable the hospital to build an addition that will include the hospital's emergency room and surgery suites. Construction on that project had not yet begun as of February 2012.[4]

The district's parcel tax generates about $2.8 million a year for the hospital district.[3]

A 2/3rds supermajority vote was needed for approval.

Election results

Measure A
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 7,354 73.2%
No2,69926.8%
These final, certified, election results are from the Sonoma County elections office

Support

  • Peter Hohorst, the president of the Sonoma Valley Health Care District board, said, "Without the parcel tax, we would be running in the red and going out of business."[4]
  • Rick Reid, the chief financial officer for Sonoma Valley, Marin General and Palm Drive hospitals, said, "...if it [Measure A] does not pass, then we will have to put an action plan together to look at the services that are provided and make some hard decisions."[3]
  • The Sonoma Valley Chamber of Commerce. They said, "Without this support, Sonoma Valley will jeopardize its hospital, hundreds of local jobs, a significant component to the Valley’s health-care network, and the invaluable support this hospital provides to the local economy and character of our community."[5]

See also

References