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Measure A would hike sales tax

Original post made on Oct 19, 2012

A Daly City Catholic hospital is spending big to influence San Mateo County voters on Measure A, a half-cent increase to the sales tax that would generate about $60 million in annual revenues for 10 years for county government. The money would go toward public health and safety, and care for the poor and elderly, proponents say.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, October 19, 2012, 11:12 AM

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Posted by Michael G Stogner
a resident of another community
on Oct 19, 2012 at 2:26 pm

Vote NO on Measure A

Seton Medical is expecting $15,000,000 from this revenue source that is why they are so involved in the campaign and the funding also little is mentioned that the Jail and staffing would be paid from this source.

Supervisors just gave the Sheriff Department a 3% RAISE and the Controller an 11% raise he didn't even ask for. Hardly cutting to the bone.


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Posted by locality
a resident of Atherton: other
on Oct 19, 2012 at 2:33 pm

Mr. Stogner: do you post in your local San Carlos paper, or just down here?

Is this a Sutton type thing?


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Posted by Michael G Stogner
a resident of another community
on Oct 19, 2012 at 3:22 pm

Locality, I post in San Mateo County, San Carlos does not have a local paper I see you choose not to identify yourself is there a reason for that?


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Posted by Michael G Stogner
a resident of another community
on Oct 19, 2012 at 3:27 pm

Voters should know only 4 Supervisors voted to put Measure A on the ballot.
Don Horsely, Carole Groom, Adrienne Tissier, and Rose Jacobs Gibson

Supervisor Dave Pine voted against it.

None of those 4 were willing to make a public statement in favor of Measure A


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Posted by a cowardly anon
a resident of Atherton: Lloyden Park
on Oct 19, 2012 at 3:46 pm

> a Sutton type thing

As in Willie? Seems the answer is obvious.

Yes on A. We're going to need all the facilities we can get in this county.


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Posted by Bob
a resident of Menlo Park: Downtown
on Oct 19, 2012 at 7:33 pm

The sales pitch is for health and safety, but read the fine print. "The proceeds of the tax would be placed in the County's general fund to support County services and functions. The Board of Supervisors has not committed these funds to a specific purpose...." (excerpt from the Impartial Analysis of Measure A) It goes on the say that the BOS "is considering use of general funds to help Seton Medical Center rebuild to meet seismic standards."

Don't be fooled by the ads and what Seton Medical Center leads you to believe. There is an ulterior motive here.

The County could do more to to ensure long term financial stability. Taxing is not the only solution to solving budget "crises".

Vote "NO" on Measure A.