Sequoia Healthcare District to receive Golden Apple Award
Original post made by Jack Hickey on Dec 4, 2010
As an elected Director of the District for the past 8 years, I have fought the misguided efforts of fellow boardmembers to use tax dollars originally intended for support of Sequoia Hospital for unauthorized purposes. In this instance, for a backdoor bailout of schools.
The Chamber should bestow its awards, not on pseudo-philanthropists but upon truly worthy non-government organizations with community commitment, such as that exhibited by Kaiser in Oakland. Weeks after losing a close parcel tax election, the Oakland school district got a $7.5 million donation from Kaiser Permanente.
I urge Mr. Buckmaster and the Chamber to rescind its award.
Taxpayers should take note of the Districts expenditures on this event, and see which Directors take advantage of the $95/plate dinner! E-mail boardmembers to let them know how you feel.
See: Web Link
on Dec 5, 2010 at 7:33 am
Taxpayers and Voters please take the time to read the 2000-01 Grand Jury Report.
Please note that the Court website has it titled 2001-02 but it is really 2000-01, for some reason the court website and the San Mateo County website had some work done on the sites a week before the last election and this one Grand Jury report was not available to the public.
This is the one Grand Jury Report that none of the Directors want to talk about except Jack Hickey.
on Dec 5, 2010 at 7:43 am
From 2000-01 Grand Jury Report.
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 or in 1996 Measure H. This reduction would equal the amount expended by the district for purposes not approved by the voters in the 1946 measure or in 1996 Measure H and effectively limit district expenditures to those purposes approved by district voters. By this reduction in property tax receipts to be requested under the Revenue and Taxation Code 96.8, property taxes would be lowered for all district taxpayers.
Last sentence of Response:
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.
on Dec 5, 2010 at 7:11 pm
How come they didn't give them an award for the $100K the gave to the Police Chiefs and Sheriff Association.
BTW..ummm, isn't former Sheriff Horsley a member? I wonder if that's a conflict of interest in anyone's mind.