Friday
October
31
2014
7:24 pm
Weather

  Home
  Local News
  State / National / World
  Sports
  Opinion / Letters
  Business
  Arts / Entertainment
  Lifestyle
  Obituaries
  Calendar
  Submit Event
  Comics / Games
  Classifieds
  DJ Designers
  Archives
  Advertise With Us
  About Us
 
 
 
 

Check out our archive of Dining Guides - Yum!

Letter: Response to Oberg
April 21, 2014, 05:00 AM

Editor,

In response to Michael Oberg’s letter, “Jack Hickey needs to make the first move” (in the April 16 edition of the Daily Journal), I offer the following:

Sequoia Hospital District (SHD) was established pursuant to the Hospital District Law, Chapter 932, June 18, 1945. The “District Organization Act,” approved June 12, 1933, provided a procedure for the organization, operation, government, consolidation and dissolution of such districts.

Dissolution via this legislation requires a 2/3 vote. Given the district’s benefactor-building PR and grant-making activities over the years, such a vote is highly unlikely. LAFCo (Local Agency Formation Commission) is the agency which oversees government agency organizational changes.

Regarding SHD, LAFCo gave it a “transitional sphere of influence with the potential for expansion to include excluded areas, dissolution and consolidation.” A dissolution measure placed on the ballot by LAFCo requires a simple majority vote.

A call for dissolution can be presented to LAFCo by any agencies (school districts, cities, etc.) with overlapping boundaries. The District itself can initiate the proceedings. That can happen if I am successful in electing a slate of three dissolution candidates (including myself) in November.

Jack Hickey

Emerald Hills

The letter writer is a member of the Sequoia Healthcare District Board of Directors.

 

 

Tags: dissolution, district, lafco, agency,


Other stories from today:

 

 
Print this Page Print this Page  |  Bookmark and Share
<< Back
 
Return To Archives
 
  


 
 
 
Daily Journal Quick Poll
 
Now that the Giants have won three World Series titles in five years, would you say they are a dynasty?

Absolutely, yes
I would think so
Maybe one more would make them a dynasty
I don't like the word dynasty
Madison Bumgarner is a dynasty!

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
Virgin Galactic says space tourism rocket lost
MOJAVE, Calif. — Virgin Galactic reported that its SpaceShipTwo space tourism rocket has been lost..
Judge rejects Ebola quarantine for nurse
FORT KENT, Maine — Kaci Hickox can travel unrestricted after a Maine judge rejected the state's bi..
Wall Street caps wild month with stock rally
NEW YORK — The U.S. stock market is capping a seesaw month by jumping to all-time highs just two w..
Burkina Faso army general takes power
OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso — An army general took power in Burkina Faso Friday after President Blai..
More >>  
 
 
  
 
  
 
©2014 San Mateo Daily Journal
Belmont news