Property tax increases would upgrade Grossmont Hospital
Monday, May 22, 2006
Supporters say Prop G would increase patient capacity and provide some much needed upgrades at Grossmont Hospital.
The facility opened a new emergency room and intensive care unit in 2004. That was financed by donors and hospital operations.
But Grossmont spokeswoman Sandy Pugliese says further improvements require taxpayer support.
Pugliese: $247-million is a little bit more than we could borrow at this point in time. As with anyone who's going through a borrowing procedure, you have to have a cash reserve of a certain level, and we do not have that.
Prop G would add about $41 dollars to the average homeowner's annual property tax bill. There is no organized opposition to the measure. Kenny Goldberg, KPBS News.
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