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Compensation of Healthcare District Directors

Original post made by Jack Hickey, Woodside: Emerald Hills, on Mar 4, 2014

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Posted by Darwin Patnode
a resident of another community
on Mar 4, 2014 at 4:03 pm

Why am I not surprised that the Sequoia Healthcare District directors voted to give themselves needless and expensive health care benefits even though they "work" only a few hours per month? After all, the mere existence of this board is a ripoff of taxpayers. Didn't the county grand jury say that?


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Posted by Michael G. Stogner
a resident of another community
on Mar 4, 2014 at 5:26 pm

Didn't the county grand jury say that? Yes it did.
What needs to be understood by the Taxpayers is that we need more than the Grand Jury. We need Elected Officials that respect and pay attention to the Grand Jury. Currently we don't have that and a GJ is No Threat to them at all. The only requirement is that they respond in writing within a certain amount of days. No enforcement mechanism, the SHCD is a perfect example the 5 member board of Directors responded to the Grand Jury like this,

"We decline to do so at this time."


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Posted by Peter Carpenter
a resident of Atherton: Lindenwood
on Mar 4, 2014 at 5:29 pm

Peter Carpenter is a registered user.

It is up to the citizens to get concerned individuals to run for the SHCD to join Jack in abolishing this entity.


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Posted by Jack Hickey
a resident of Woodside: Emerald Hills
on Aug 22, 2014 at 5:27 pm

At our August 6, 2014 board meeting, a motion was made by Director Faro to adopt Policy changes. I asked the maker of the motion(Faro) if he would accept an amendment to the Policy to pay a stipend(typically $100) for meeting attendance instead of the $1,500 insurance premium reimbursement. I cited the Peninsula Healthcare District which has such a policy. Faro denied my request.


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Posted by Jack Hickey
a resident of Woodside: Emerald Hills
on Aug 24, 2014 at 4:16 pm

I asked the maker of the motion(Faro) if he would accept an amendment to the Policy to pay a stipend(typically $100) for meeting attendance instead of the $1,500 insurance premium reimbursement.

CORRECTION: that should have said "...$1,500 PER MONTH insurance premium reimbursement."


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