Vote no on hospital district | Letter

Vote NO this time – rewrite the proposition to restrict the spending of property tax dollars to just the clinic. At a pro-district meeting, chair Christa Campbell (Catherine Washburn Medical Center) indicated that the elected board of Public Hospital District 2 could also give tax dollars to “Lopez Fit, the Pharmacy, and the Family Resource Center.” Yes, they and many more Lopez medical-related businesses and nonprofits are good causes, however, they should be aided by shopping, using their services, and/or privately donating to them. Tax what you need, not want you want, equals more affordable homes and businesses. Please carefully read the underlined proposition words and attend the LWV Forum April 4 at Grace Church at 5 p.m.

“The San Juan County Council adopted Resolution No. 9-2017 regarding the formation of a Public Hospital District. If approved, Public Hospital District No. 2 would be established with a boundary of all land within precincts of Lopez North and Lopez South with the purpose of operating health care facilities and providing hospital services and other health care services.”

Ballots mailed April 4. No Voters’ Pamphlet will be mailed. Read Arguments For and Against, and Board candidate names, at Elections website:

Linda Noreen

Lopez Island