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The Healthcare District's Website is Deceiving

SHCD deception on its website.

Please visit my website www.xshcd.com for supporting information linked to the District website.

The Sequoia Healthcare District, on it’s website, states “One dollar and twenty –seven cents returned for every tax dollar collected”

What they don’t tell you:

Taking 2012/2013 budgeted expenses of $11,607,766 and subtracting Total Community Support of $10.6 million we find $1,007,766 in expenses not going to the Community.

Come to Wednesday’s meeting and see what a big fat raise the CEO is getting! (current salary is $159,500)

525 Veterans Blvd. Redwood City 4:30 P.M. 10 October 2012.

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Lou Covey, The Local Motive October 11, 2012 at 02:22 AM
Wow, Jack, that's better than 90 percent of the funds going back to the community. That's got to break some sort of record for government efficiency. It sure beats the crap out of the United Way.
Jack Hickey October 11, 2012 at 04:32 PM
Lou, the District doesn't have to expend money on fundraising. They get it from property taxes. Lou that figure doesn't take into account Program related expenditures. The HeartSafe and School Health Initiative Programs are budgeted at $3.1 million. All of that does not go to the Community. Payroll is budgeted at $210,700. Membership in RWC 2020 is another $25,000. Employee Health Insurance $24,000. Program evaluation contracts, Promotional materials, Healthy employee Gym reimbursement, cell phone reimbursement, etc. It adds up to what I would estimate to be $500,000 more. And, the Program budgets are not on the Districts website. A Cash Disbursement Journal provided to Directors on a monthly basis provides more details, but it is not available to the general public without a PRA request. In fact, I had to resort to a PRA request to get it in the first place. See: www.xshcd.com
Buck Shaw October 15, 2012 at 06:58 PM
Every percent breakdown of my new tax bill other than Schools, Police and Fire. Goes in one form or another to Social Services. Including your Ilegal Health Care District . Why don't you stop screaming poor mouth for your County Parks,Recreation, poor music, children program measure on the Ballot again. And use the Health Care District to fund that. Whats with you people. You will not support this kind of chairity on your own. You always force others to pay just to make yourself feel good. Shame on you.
John Foley October 16, 2012 at 09:22 AM
Good for Jack to uncover more wasteful spending. When Gov. Brown gets done with you ppl, less will be in your pockets. Time for some of the 50% who don't pay taxes start paying instead of living off of others.
Jack Hickey October 18, 2012 at 04:47 PM
The Sequoia Healthcare District website claims a Total Community Support of $10.6 million for FY 2012-2013. That figure assumes that the $1,000,000 spent on Nursing Education will result in 100% of the graduate nurses working in the District. That is no where close to reality. A 50% figure would be an overestimate. Of more than 300 graduate nurses, only 64 are currently employed at Sequoia Hospital. I have asked the District to provide me with a copy of the General Ledger covering the past two years so that I might provide the public with more accurate figures on Program expenses. Their stonewalling has forced me to resort to a Public Records Act request again. My last request was made in 2011. The Districts claim of Total Community Support of $10.6 million for FY 2012-2013 is overstated by ~$1,000,000. Reply

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