Notice of Measure(s) to Be Voted On (North Sonoma County Healthcare and Petaluma Health Care Districts)
Published: August 12, 2020
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that an election will be held in the North Sonoma County Healthcare District on November 3, 2020, and that the following measure(s) will be submitted to the voters:
|With no additional taxes and to assure continuing emergency medical services, acute hospital inpatient services and outpatient services to meet the needs of local residents, shall the North Sonoma County Healthcare District enter into a purchase agreement for Healdsburg District Hospital and its assets, at fair market value, with NorCal HealthConnect, LLC, a secular affiliate of Providence St. Joseph Health?
NOTICE IS ALSO HEREBY GIVEN that an election will be held in the Petaluma Health Care District on November 3, 2020, and that the following measure(s) will be submitted to the voters:
|To assure continued operation of Petaluma Valley Hospital as an acute care hospital with 24/7 walk-in basic emergency care for a minimum of 20 years, shall the Petaluma Health Care District enter into an agreement to sell Petaluma Valley Hospital to NorCal HealthConnect, LLC, a secular affiliate of Providence St. Joseph Health, for $52.6 million, per the terms approved by Resolution 20-05 adopted August 6, 2020?
NOTICE IS ALSO HEREBY GIVEN that any written arguments for or against the measure(s) to be submitted to the voters must be filed with the Office of the Registrar of Voters, 435 Fiscal Dr, Santa Rosa, CA 95403, no later than 5:00 p.m. on August 17, 2020. Arguments must be accompanied by a Statement of Accuracy, available from the Registrar of Voters, signed and dated by the author(s). Arguments shall not exceed 300 words.
NOTICE IS ALSO HEREBY GIVEN that if an argument in favor of and an argument against the measure(s) are submitted, copies will be mailed to the respective authors in order that they may submit a rebuttal argument. Rebuttal arguments must also be accompanied by a Statement of Accuracy, signed and dated by the author(s). The deadline for filing a rebuttal argument is 5:00 p.m. on August 27, 2020. Rebuttal arguments shall not exceed 250 words.
Note that, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, regular in-person office hours have been temporarily reduced from 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. to 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Anybody wishing to file an argument or rebuttal from 12:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. will still be permitted to do so but will need to call (707) 565-6800 to be let into the office.
Voting locations will be open on November 3, 2020, Election Day, between the hours of 7 a.m. and 8 p.m. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, voting locations will also be open for limited times on the three days prior to Election Day. Specific hours for those days will be announced closer to Election Day.
Dated: August 10, 2020
SEAL Deva Marie Proto
Sonoma County Clerk
& Registrar of Voters
*Posted by law in an adjudicated newspaper