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Annual Audit of Sequoia Healthcare District

Original post made by Jack Hickey, Woodside: Emerald Hills, on Oct 8, 2012

`The Annual Financial Statements of the Sequoia Healthcare District are available in the Oct. 10, 2012 Meeting Agenda and Materials on the District's website at: Web Link
Unfortunately these materials were uploaded in non searchable PDF format. The document begins on page 44.

I find two items of special interest:
1. Page 10 shows a Public Relations expense of $75,850. Page 27 shows a Public Relations expense of $50,799 and a Communications expense of $25,051. Clearly, communications with the public are actually a public relations expense. IMHO the larger public relations expense of $50,799 is primarily used for "branding" activities to promote the image of the District, while the communications portion is aimed at satisfying one of the Grand Jury's recommendations.

2. Page 30 shows expenditures for Association/Membership fees of $15,300. Membership dues for Redwood City 2020 have been removed from the budget and placed in the School Health Program budget which is not available on the District website.

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Posted by Jack Hickey
a resident of Woodside: Emerald Hills
on Oct 8, 2012 at 5:06 pm

I invite interested members of the public to attend the SHCD meeting on Wednesday, October 10th at 4: 30 P.M.
Location, 525 Veterans Blvd. Redwood City

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Posted by Jack Hickey
a resident of Woodside: Emerald Hills
on Nov 17, 2012 at 8:44 am

Those interested in seeing details of Sequoia Healthcare Districts accounting can find a searchable copy of the General Ledger for the past 2 years on my website: Follow the "General Ledger" link. This was acquired after stonewalling forced me to resort to a Public Records Act Request again.

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Posted by Michael G. Stogner
a resident of another community
on Nov 17, 2012 at 9:27 am

Jack said, "This was acquired after stonewalling forced me to resort to a Public Records Act Request again."

You wouldn't think a Director of his own board would have to resort to a Public Records Request.

This is San Mateo County, We do things a little different here.

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