Measure A would hike sales tax Around Town, posted by Editor, The Almanac Online, on Oct 19, 2012 at 2:26 pm
A Daly City Catholic hospital is spending big to influence San Mateo County voters on Measure A, a half-cent increase to the sales tax that would generate about $60 million in annual revenues for 10 years for county government. The money would go toward public health and safety, and care for the poor and elderly, proponents say.
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Posted by Michael G Stogner, a resident of another community, on Oct 19, 2012 at 2:26 pm
Vote NO on Measure A
Seton Medical is expecting $15,000,000 from this revenue source that is why they are so involved in the campaign and the funding also little is mentioned that the Jail and staffing would be paid from this source.
Supervisors just gave the Sheriff Department a 3% RAISE and the Controller an 11% raise he didn't even ask for. Hardly cutting to the bone.
Posted by Bob, a resident of the Menlo Park: Downtown neighborhood, on Oct 19, 2012 at 7:33 pm
The sales pitch is for health and safety, but read the fine print. "The proceeds of the tax would be placed in the County's general fund to support County services and functions. The Board of Supervisors has not committed these funds to a specific purpose...." (excerpt from the Impartial Analysis of Measure A) It goes on the say that the BOS "is considering use of general funds to help Seton Medical Center rebuild to meet seismic standards."
Don't be fooled by the ads and what Seton Medical Center leads you to believe. There is an ulterior motive here.
The County could do more to to ensure long term financial stability. Taxing is not the only solution to solving budget "crises".