Sequoia Healthcare District and MTK Communications
Original post made by Jack Hickey, Woodside: Emerald Hills, on Dec 6, 2012
In June 2011, MTK began collecting an additional $500/month for website services with no alteration to the contract.
The General Ledger of the Sequoia Healthcare District for the past 4 years, which I obtained pursuant to two Public Records Act Requests, shows these and other large payments to MTK for Communications, including annual reports to the community. A sample can be found here: Web Link
The General Ledgers can be found at: Web Link and Web Link
Invoices from MTK for preparation and mailing of the annual reports do not include billing from the printing service chosen by MTK. I have personal knowledge that this years annual report was printed and mailed by Direct Marketing Solutions, a non-union shop in San Francisco.
According to Don Shoecraft,
"Preliminary estimate of the cost per piece of the 2012 Annual Report self-mailer is 61 cents delivered, inclusive of printing, design and production, list acquisition, mail handling, postage, sales tax and all other costs for 39,390 pieces. This compares to approximately 60 cents per piece for the 2011 Annual Report."
I am awaiting copies of the invoices for this years report including bills from Direct Marketing Solutions to MTK.
My last communication with Sequoia Healthcare District CEO Lee Michelson follows:
"Lee, your response to my PRA request is not complete. Staff e-mails related to the annual report, itemized invoices referenced by check numbers, drafts of the annual report including transmittal correspondence, 2008 and 2009 annual report information, etc.
Also, invoices for MTK related to the annual report, including those related to check #'s
5556, 5557, 5568.
Correspondence with Direct Marketing Solutions, the firm which printed and mailed the annual reports, is included in my request."