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El Camino Hospital District
Majority Approval Required
Pass: 35311 / 51.55% Yes votes ...... 33190 / 48.45% No votes
Index of all Measures
|Results as of Dec 17 1:46pm, 100.0% of Precincts Reporting (108/108)|
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Shall the ordinance limiting the compensation of El Camino Hospital District and El Camino Hospital executives, administrators and managers be adopted?
The Governor's salary is determined by the California Citizens Compensation Commission on an annual basis. Currently, the Governor's salary is $173,987. Effective December 3, 2012, the governor's salary will be $165,288; double that amount will be $330,576.
There is a legal question whether a hospital district is subject to a voter approved initiative. Additional questions may arise with respect to implementation of Measure M, which is not addressed in the Measure.
A "yes" vote is a vote to approve the measure capping the salary and compensation package for El Camino Hospital and Hospital District executives, managers or administrators.
A "no" vote is a vote to reject the measure capping the salary and compensation package for El Camino Hospital and Hospital District executive, managers or administrators.
Lori E. Pegg
By: s/ Susan Swain
|Arguments For Measure M||Arguments Against Measure M|
|A million dollars a year is too much to pay executives at El Camino Hospital, a nonprofit that receives millions of taxpayer dollars annually.
Right now the CEO at El Camino receives over $1.1 million and six other executives receive between $400,000 and $700,000. These salaries are excessive, especially for a taxpayer funded nonprofit hospital. Almost no other hospital in the County pays its executives so much.
The Governor earns $165,288. Twice his salary, $330,576, is more than enough to attract and retain quality executives. If you think twice the Governor's salary is enough for El Camino executives, vote Yes on Measure M.
Unlike other hospitals in the County, El Camino receives taxpayer money from a "special district," made up of residents of Mountain View, Sunnyvale, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Cupertino, Santa Clara and Palo Alto. Unfortunately, it is not spending this money the way it should.
The Local Agency Formation Commission, which oversees special districts like El Camino, found that it has failed to provide sufficient community health services to the taxpayers who fund the hospital. El Camino delivers less community medical services than almost every other hospital in the area. It should be providing more free and low cost health programs instead of paying executives so much.
El Camino provides excellent patient care, but its finances are badly mismanaged. The Santa Clara County Grand Jury found that the District does not adequately account for the taxpayer money it receives. Measure M will reorder its priorities.
Measure M will end excessive executive compensation at El Camino and refocus the hospital's attention on programs to improve the health of the residents who pay taxes to the hospital district. That's what this nonprofit, taxpayer-funded hospital was supposed to be doing in the first place.
s/ Laura Huston
s/ Kary W. Lynch
All of us should reject this ill-advised measure.
Vote No on Measure M!
s/ John L. Zoglin
s/ David W. Reeder
s/ Dominick A. Curatola
s/ Robert A. Grimm
s/ Cheryl Reinking
|Vote No On Measure M. Protect El Camino Hospital. This misleading and potentially illegal measure will result in hundreds of thousands of dollars being wasted on lawyers' fees and court costs that could be better spent on improving healthcare. Here are the facts:
Don't be deceived! Vote No On Measure M. Make sure that El Camino Hospital remains a vital, community-owned hospital that will continue to provide excellent health care to you and your family.
s/ Wesley F. Alles
s/ Patricia A. Einarson
s/ David W. Reeder
s/ John L. Zoglin
The people who signed the argument against Measure M run the El Camino Hospital District. Here's what the Santa Clara County Grand Jury concluded about their financial mismanagement of the hospital:
A vote for Measure M is a vote to spend hospital money on medical services for the community instead of excessive executive compensation.
Don't buy the Hospital Board's scare tactics. Vote yes on Measure M.
/s/ Anthony Spitaleri
/s/ Sally J Lieber
/s/ Deborah Weatherspoon
/s/ Kary W. Lynch
/s/ Laura Huston
|Full Text of Measure M|
|The annual salary and compensation package for any executive, manager, or administrator of either El Camino Hospital or El Camino Hospital District shall not exceed twice the annual salary of the state governor.|