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    Arguments on behalf of W are fear-based

    Like many of my peers voicing quiet dissent, I have been reluctant to enter the debate over the proposed SHCHD tax measure. As one associate of mine put it: “it is an expensive opinion to have.” As political lines are drawn over assumptions and expectations. I’ve heard numerous stories and rumors of flaws and misgivings about both the care provided, and the questionable management of our hospital through the years. I recognize that anecdotal evidence has limited...

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    Vote ‘no’ on Measure W before it’s too late

    Resident, qualified voters of Southern Humboldt Community Healthcare District. YOU MUST READ VERY CAREFULLY THE “FULL TEXT OF MEASURE W” which was included in your official ballot package. Diligent analysis will result in total rejection of the “SCAM” of the century. As quoted from “Text”: M-W. “The revenues raised by this special tax will only be used to defray operating expenses, capital improvement and facility related expenditures,...

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    Measure W offers no guarantee on spending

    I urge a “no” vote on Measure W, which would levy a $170 a year tax per parcel for 45 years to keep our corrupted Garberville hospital afloat. It offers zero guarantee in the wording on how these funds would be spent, though the Healthcare District would have you believe that the money will go to build a new building. Given two decades of mismanagement, drastic deterioration of services, and astounding employee turnover, I urge our community to see through this...

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    Take your $45 million Taj Mahal and shove it

    Disclaimer: I am not writing on behalf of the SHUSD. The opinions expressed below are mine only. 45 years. $45 million Taj Mahal. $45 more per year. Since it expires in 2018 (the $125 a year) is actually a $170 raise of my property tax. I’ve heard of it going up to $300-$500 a year. They will and can be back as there is no cap on years and amount. In the year 2000 it was only $25. But Greed and Stupidity has taken over. The $125 bribe may be illegal, if not, it sure...

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    Letters to the editor for week of March 14

    Letters to the editor Heart of the Redwoods gives thanks I am writing this letter of thanks and appreciation on behalf of the Heart of the Redwoods Community Hospice, Board of Directors and staff. On Saturday, February 25, we threw our annual gala; this year we celebrated Mardi Gras in high fashion at our very own Cecil’s New Orleans Bistro in downtown Garberville. Many thanks to Krista & Gary Mason, owners of the restaurant and to Cecil and his crew...

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