To provide rapid, lifesaving emergency medical care to our local community by
expanding Emergency/Intensive Care units and other facilities, provide the
latest lifesaving medical technologies and facilities for treating heart disease,
stroke, diabetes, cancer and other diseases, reduce overcrowding and wait times
and to enable Washington Hospital to become a designated Trauma Center,
shall Washington Township Health Care District issue $186,000,000 of bonds
with an independent citizens' oversight committee, annual audits, and no
proceeds going towards administrative salaries?
- YES NO
Measure Z, a Washington Township Health Care District ("District") bond measure,
seeks voter approval to authorize the District to issue and sell bonds of up to one hundred
eighty-six million dollars ($186,000,000.00) in aggregate principal amount.
Pursuant to California Constitution Section 1 of Article XIIIA and California Health &
Safety Code Section 32302, this measure will become effective upon the affirmative vote of at
least two-thirds of the qualified electors voting on this measure.
Under the Ballot title/question, the proceeds will fund projects to expand
emergency/intensive care units and other facilities, to provide medical technologies and facilities
to treat various diseases, to reduce wait times and overcrowding, and to enable Washington
Hospital to become a designated trauma center.
If two-thirds of those who vote on the measure vote "yes", the District will be authorized
to issue bonds of up to one hundred eighty-six million dollars ($186,000,000.00). Approval of
this measure will authorize a levy on the assessed value of taxable property within the District
by an amount needed to pay the principal and interest on these bonds in each year that the
bonds are outstanding.
The Tax Rate Statement for Measure Z in this sample ballot pamphlet reflects the
District's best estimates, based upon currently available data and projections, of the property tax
rates required to service the bonds. The best estimate of the tax required to be levied to fund
the bonds during the first fiscal year after the sale of the bonds is 1.310 ¢ per $100.00 (one
hundred dollars), which is $13.10 (thirteen dollars and ten cents) per $100,000.00 (one hundred
thousand dollars), of the assessed valuation in fiscal year 2016-2017. The best estimate of the
highest tax rate required to be levied to fund the bonds is 1.667 ¢ per $100.00 (one hundred
dollars), which is $16.67 (sixteen dollars and sixty-seven cents) per $100,000.00 (one hundred
thousand dollars), of the assessed valuation in fiscal year 2044-2045. The best estimate of the
average tax rate over all of the years that the bonds are outstanding is 0.987 ¢ per $100.00 (one
hundred dollars), which is $9.87 (nine dollars and eighty-seven cents) per $100,000.00 (one
hundred thousand dollars), of the assessed valuation.
An independent citizens' oversight committee will monitor the bond expenditures.
If two-thirds of those voting on this measure do not vote for approval, the measure will
fail and the District will not be authorized to issue the bonds.
DONNA R. ZIEGLER
The above statement is an impartial analysis of Measure Z, which is printed in full in this
sample ballot pamphlet. If you desire an additional copy of the measure, please call the
Elections Official's office at (510) 272-6933 and a copy will be mailed at no cost to you. You
may also access the full text of the measure on the Alameda County website at the following
Links to sources outside of Smart Voter are provided for information only and do not imply endorsement.
This election is archived. Any links to sources outside of Smart Voter may no longer be active. No further links will be added to this page.