Confusing ballot measures on California hospital
San Francisco Chronicle, January 18, 2008
Two highly unusual measures in Alameda County, CA, are both geared toward building a new $750 million Children's Hospital. The hospital would hold 250 beds, 80 more than the current structure holds. The ballot initiatives, which ask voters to approve a parcel tax to help pay for the hospital expansion, have generated a sizable outcry. Detractors say the measures set a private medical institution ahead of others in the county, particularly county-operated hospitals, which will need to fund their own seismic upgrades down the road.
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