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Sequoia Healthcare District proposes additional $600,000 P.E. subsidy for Redwood City School District

Original post made by Jack Hickey, Woodside: Emerald Hills, on Apr 2, 2012

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Posted by Tim Wulff
a resident of another community
on Apr 2, 2012 at 9:27 am

Thank you, Jack for keeping your eye on the ball and letting folk know about it.

As you know, the Sequoia Healthcare is an illegal non-mandated example of non-representative government at its worst.

Eventually, people will listen to the story of how a hospital district was high-jacked without public approval to become a slush fund for local politicos to play with at will...including employing out-of-work buddies.

Cloaking this in a shroud of holier-than-thou philanthropy does not address the legitimate right of people being taxed to have elected representatives directly responsible for the collection and use of their monies. LAAFCO's provide no such representation. They are entirely appointed thus layering and protecting these very powerful bodies from any culpability to the electorate.

Your State District system at work.

Keep up the good work, Jack.

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Posted by Michael G. Stogner
a resident of another community
on Apr 2, 2012 at 11:19 am

Sequoia Healthcare District is here today because of these five people
Art Faro, Katie Kane, Jerry Shefren, Nappy MacNaughton and Michael Smith ignoring the Grand Jury of 2000-01 "The Sequoia Healthcare District should reduce property taxes for district taxpayers unless in a future election district voters approve expenditures for purposes not approved by district voters in the 1946 measure establishing the district…" The board's response was,"The Board does not believe that it would be in the best interests of the District to implement the Grand Jury's recommendations at this time and so declines to do so." If the five above had honored and respected the grand jury's recommendation, the Sequoia Health Care District would not be collecting taxes and redistributing them as they so please.

Here is the Grand Jury Final Report
Web Link

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