Building a new hospital is not just an option; it's a must! Our current facility will not meet California’s seismic standards after 2029. We have already accomplished every possible seismic retrofit, and we will be forced to close our existing hospital in 2030.
Measure W, the parcel tax to enable us to build a new hospital, will be brought before the voters in a special election May 2, 2017. This is a mail-ballot-only election; no polling places will be open, and to vote, you must return your ballot to your County Elections Office in person by May 2, or by mail postmarked on or before that date.
Ballot Question for Measure W
Shall the Southern Humboldt Community Healthcare District renew its expiring parcel tax to continue providing local access to hospital emergency care, physician clinic services, other healthcare programs and services, including a new hospital and new or improved healthcare facilities? The renewed tax will be at a new rate of $170 per year on all qualified parcels, annually providing $1.63 million dollars per year for 45 years beginning July 1, 2018.
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