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Should federal employees furloughed by the shutdown receive back pay for their time off?

This would be idiotic! What are those Republicans thinking? http://www.bostonglobe.com/news/nation/2013/10/07/shutdown-will-cost-taxpayers-more-than-government-stayed-open-congress...

Original post made by Jack Hickey on Oct. 9, 2013
Last comment by Door Ell, on Oct 12, 2013 at 11:14 am | 5 comments | 654 Views

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Prevailing wage laws guarantee inefficiency in government.

Government agencies should not discriminate against contractors on the basis of wages paid to workers. That is a privileged...

Original post made by Jack Hickey on Oct. 15, 2013
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Oct 15, 2013 at 7:02 pm | 2 comments | 8565 Views

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Assistant District Attorney, Al Serrato concludes investigation of Sequoia Healthcare District

After a 5 month investigation into the $300 per month increase in health insurance subsidy to sitting Directors of the Sequoia...

Original post made by Jack Hickey on Oct. 31, 2013
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Oct 31, 2013 at 3:20 pm | 1 comment | 6284 Views

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Open letter to Sequoia Healthcare District Directors Kane, Faro and Griffin

Open letter to Sequoia Healthcare District Directors Kane, Faro and Griffin posted on Almanac Town Square Forum http://www.almanacnews.com/ My...

Original post made by Jack Hickey on Nov. 15, 2013
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Dec 5, 2013 at 2:21 pm | 6 comments | 1560 Views

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True philanthropy

The Newsletter of StarVista, recipient of a $75,000 grant of property tax dollars from the pseudo-philanthropic Sequoia Healthcare...

Original post made by Jack Hickey on Nov. 21, 2013
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Nov 21, 2013 at 11:17 am | 1 comment | 552 Views

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Where do your property taxes go?

Our property tax bill does not provide us with a breakdown of where the taxes go. Oh sure, they give us a pie chart with...

Original post made by Jack Hickey on Nov. 26, 2013
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Nov 26, 2013 at 1:45 pm | 3 comments | 2784 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Private schools treated unfairly

Private schools are at a severe disadvantage in the education marketplace. Private schools wishing to build new facilities...

Original post made by Jack Hickey on Nov. 27, 2013
Last comment by fwiw, on Dec 2, 2013 at 7:28 pm | 6 comments | 675 Views

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Hickey calls for resignation of Kane, Faro and Griffin.

In December of 2012, Sequoia Healthcare District Director’s Kane, Faro and Griffin voted to increase Health Insurance Premium...

Original post made by Jack Hickey on Dec. 10, 2013
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Feb 20, 2014 at 11:29 am | 7 comments | 1950 Views

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Almanac Holiday Fund misinformation

The Almanac Holiday Fund http://www.almanacnews.com/morguepdf/2013/2013_12_11.alm.section1.pdf contains erroneous information...

Original post made by Jack Hickey on Dec. 12, 2013
There are no comments yet. 441 Views

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Sequoia Hospital/Dignity Health launches InQuicker

As an elected member of the Sequoia Healthcare District which created Sequoia Hospital, I applaud the initiative of the hospitals...

Original post made by jack Hickey on Dec. 19, 2013
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Dec 19, 2013 at 6:57 pm | 1 comment | 1179 Views

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Conflict of Interest by SHD Directors Faro, Kane and Griffin

Sequoia Healthcare District Directors Faro and Kane also sit on the Sequoia Hospital Board of Directors. Arthur Faro is President...

Original post made by Jack Hickey on Jan. 2, 2014
There are no comments yet. 713 Views

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Sequoia Healthcare District Pension Plan unfunded liability

In this age of overextended retirement benefits, the Sequoia Healthcare District pension plan goes unnoticed. Fact is, CHW...

Original post made by Jack Hickey on Jan. 9, 2014
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Jan 12, 2014 at 3:58 pm | 2 comments | 2154 Views

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$200,000,000 Bond Measure for MROSD

Property owners in Portola Valley, Menlo Park, East Palo Alto, Woodside, Atherton, Redwood City and San Carlos take note. ...

Original post made by Jack Hickey on Jan. 14, 2014
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Jan 23, 2014 at 4:13 pm | 1 comment | 490 Views

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Unions and Howard Jarvis Join Forces to Keep Democracy Private

This was the title of an article on the Association of California Healthcare Districts(ACHD) website. It voiced their opposition...

Original post made by Jack Hickey on Jan. 17, 2014
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Jan 17, 2014 at 3:40 pm | 2 comments | 462 Views

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Sequoia HCD CEO gets another big raise

Editor, at the February 5, 2014 meeting of the Sequoia Healthcare District Board of Directors, CEO Lee Michelson was given...

Original post made by Jack Hickey on Feb. 16, 2014
There are no comments yet. 506 Views

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Compensation of Healthcare District Directors

***************Compensation of Healthcare District Directors************* _____A recent action increasing compensation of...

Original post made by Jack Hickey on Mar. 4, 2014
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Mar 4, 2014 at 5:29 pm | 3 comments | 289 Views

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Why Sequoia Healthcare District doesn't want to post meeting audio on it's website

In my 11 year tenure on the Sequoia Healthcare District Board of Directors I have repeatedly asked the District to post audio...

Original post made by Jack Hickey on Mar. 26, 2014
There are no comments yet. 186 Views

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MANDATORY ETHICS TRAINING (AB 1234)

State law (AB 1234) requires that local officials who receive compensation, salary, stipends, or expense reimbursements must...

Original post made by Jack Hickey on Mar. 27, 2014
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Mar 27, 2014 at 12:55 pm | 1 comment | 243 Views

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Protected Government Speech

Recent discussion about political implications of speech has focused on the supreme court ruling regarding campaign contributions....

Original post made by Jack Hickey on Apr. 8, 2014
Last comment by POGO, on Apr 9, 2014 at 4:30 pm | 5 comments | 257 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Is the Sequoia High School District engaging in political advocacy using tax dollars?

On January 29, 2014, Superintendent Lianides sent an e-mail to parents announcing 6 Community meetings. See:http://www.seq.org/+uploaded/file_1223.pdf A...

Original post made by Jack Hickey on Apr. 9, 2014
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Apr 9, 2014 at 4:26 pm | 1 comment | 949 Views
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