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​Dan Smith was a founder of the Palm Drive Healthcare District, a former board member, and former chairman of the board of Sonoma West Medical Center. He spoke in favor of dissolving the District at a LAFCO meeting on 12/4/2019. His remarks are transcribed below. Afterwards is a link to an audio file excerpt (begin at about 7:15 on the audio).

"I’m Dan Smith. I live in Sebastopol, CA. I’m here because I was actually the person primarily responsible for founding the Palm Drive Healthcare District in 1999 and 2000, and I’m here to suggest that it’s time to put it to bed.

I understand that the hospital escrow closed today, or was supposed to close today, and the District in my mind no longer has a purpose. So I’m just here to suggest that you move forward with negotiating with the District board, and close the District down. There’s no reason to keep it going at this point."

Listen to audio here (Dan speaks at 7:15)

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The PDHCD does plenty of work supporting the health of our community. I have worked at the hospital in its many iterations, and served on one of the PDHCD committees promoting services for vulnerable and isolated seniors in our community, many of who live too far for public transportation, can't drive any more, can't afford to move in to town, and can't get to their doctors. Some of you who want to de-fund it should find out the FACTS. I know we are no longer living in a fact-based world, but we can do our own due diligence.

Quote doghairnancy wrote: View Post
If you go to http://sonomalafco.org/, you'll get a vague idea of what LAFCO is/does. ....

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No one has said that the District hasn't done some good for community health. But a public healthcare district in California, especially a very small one like Palm Drive, necessarily carries an enormous overhead because it's a government agency.

Over the last three years, Palm Drive has spent an average of more than $500,000 per year on salaries (not for healthcare providers), legal expenses (not bankruptcy-related), accountants, auditors, elections, and other overhead costs--and less than $60,000 per year on community healthcare. For the last two years, it's been less than $40,000 per year. Small public districts are a very inefficient way to get healthcare to people. A far more efficient way is to support nonprofits like the West County Health Centers or Sonoma West Medical Foundation, for example.
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The PDHCD does plenty of work supporting the health of our community. ...

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I've been a patient of West County Health Centers for probably thirty years. In order to take on more patients, they would surely have to expand, yes? And how would that be accomplished? Would any of the monies from the abandonment of the tax go to them? And neither of these two would supply the level of care Palm Drive gave us. Jim and/or Nancy, please fill me in on how the debt will be handled.

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...A far more efficient way is to support nonprofits like the West County Health Centers or Sonoma West Medical Foundation, for example.

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Are these hard-to-reach seniors-in-need getting care now?

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... served on one of the PDHCD committees promoting services for vulnerable and isolated seniors in our community, many of who live too far for public transportation, can't drive any more, can't afford to move in to town, and can't get to their doctors. ...

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The hospital is under private ownership now and, most of us believe, unlikely to ever operate as anything but a profit making organization. Palm Drive Health Care District knew this when they sold the hospital. The District has no oversight or control of what the for-profit owner/operator does. The District was created to oversee 'our' hospital. Our hospital is a thing of the past.

We've got a $400K bureaucracy that has misspent money for 16 years and left us with $20+ million in bonds to pay off for the next 14 years. If the District continues to give away $60-75k of annual grants, they are operating outside the mandate for the District. The causes might be good but no amount of 'due diligence' could ever justify spending $400K for overhead to give away about $75K.

Nobody wants to donate to a non-profit that spends 80% on its overhead....and that's exactly what PDHCD is doing. If these small grants are made, they should be made by a bigger, much more efficient organization....and we have at least one such org. in West County. The cost/benefit analysis....spending over $4 for every $1 you give away....is a sure recipe for bankruptcy anywhere but the wasteful world of government bureaucracy, which seldom gives a nod to efficiency.

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I've been a patient of West County Health Centers for probably thirty years. In order to take on more patients, they would surely have to expand, yes? And how would that be accomplished? Would any of the monies from the abandonment of the tax go to them? ...

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Re: Dissolve the Palm Drive District!
From: Marga      Posted: January 26, 2020, 2:29 am
We no longer have a functioning hospital or emergency room, which is what the property tax assessment was intended for. We still have millions of dollars in debt that need to be paid off and could be paid off a lot faster if we applied the $400,000/year to that instead of paying for an Executive Director, her Executive Assistant and a small percentage (less than $100,000) for worthwhile health programs.

Regardless, supporting this bureaucracy and these programs is NOT what voters intended when they supported Measure W. If the legal opinion that the Board paid $30,000 for would support that, I am sure they would have made it public immediately. Instead, they are going to release their own version, claiming attorney-client privilege. I do believe the taxpayers who paid for this are the clients!

This Board no longer has a valid function and needs to dissolve. I have not spoken to one single person while gathering signatures that feels they have a right to use the money intended for a hospital that no longer exists for grants of their choosing. The projects may be worthwhile, but that is not what we voted for and spending ridiculous amounts on overhead is not well received in a community of many people on fixed incomes or otherwise struggling to pay for day to day living expenses.

Luke32, I don't know what world you live in, but $140,00 for a part-time gig seems quite outrageous to most of us, ask just the teachers that recently went on strike and I am sure they would agree. Many people, myself included will not vote for any more measures, property tax increases, tax increases, etc. if this is how our money is going to be spent because we simply cannot afford it.

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... As for $140,000, "executive director", "lucrative gig", etc, I think you will sort that all out when you review the Sonoma LAFCO, PDHCD, and all.

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Re Yes there is an operating hospital in Sebastopol!!!
From: applefan     
Posted: January 26, 2020, 3:38 am
I hope some of you stop by the hospital one of these days. Yes it is a hospital. Yes there are patients in beds, doctors being doctors, and nurses giving good care, labs, an Urgent Care Center, a Case Manager, a social worker, a free Caregiver Support group and more. Not sure why so many of you think it's gone.

Not wishing this on anybody, but if you fall in Sebastopol, or have a high fever, or a big bleeding wound etc, be glad there is a hospital and all the other services. The Palm Drive District is part of this system of care for us.

Imagine the Laguna flooded and having to go to Santa Rosa to have your leg set or your wound attended to or your fever diagnosed.

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Re: Re Yes there is an operating hospital in Sebastopol!!!
From: JimHorn     
Posted: January 26, 2020, 3:45 am
What used to be Palm Drive Hospital is now Sonoma Specialty Hospital (SSH). It is wholly owned and operated by a private, for-profit corporation. The Palm Drive District has no more connection to or control over SSH than it does over Kaiser, Memorial or Sutter in Santa Rosa.

Dissolving the Palm Drive District will not affect the operation of SSH in any way, shape or form.

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I hope some of you stop by the hospital one of these days. Yes it is a hospital. ....
Re: Re Yes there is an operating hospital in Sebastopol!!!
From: applefan     
Posted: January 26, 2020, 4:16 am
The people in the beds in the hospital are our neighbors and friends, no matter what the name and who owns it.
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What used to be Palm Drive Hospital is now Sonoma Specialty Hospital (SSH). It is wholly owned and operated by a private, for-profit corporation. ...

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Re: Re Yes there is an operating hospital in Sebastopol!!!
From: doghairnancy      Posted: January 26, 2020, 6:27 am
The issue is that West County taxpayers are paying $400K/year for an entity that has nothing to do with the hospital anymore. The hospital is sold, gone, private, out of our control. Continuing to pay for the Palm Drive 'District' is like continuing to pay your housekeeper after you've sold the house. We need to stop paying the housekeeper when you don't own the house. It doesn't matter how nice or crummy the house is. When you don't own it anymore, you stop paying for it. Simple.

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I hope some of you stop by the hospital one of these days. Yes it is a hospital. ...
Re: Re Yes there is an operating hospital in Sebastopol!!!
From: Marga      Posted: January 26, 2020, 6:30 am
applefan, I strongly urge you to follow your own advice posted above and look at the FACTS about the hospital. There are multiple posts explaining that the hospital is no longer under the control of the Palm Drive Health Care District which is why it should be dissolved. The current establishment is a privately controlled specialty hospital for long term care patients most of which to my knowledge are from out of the area.

We the taxpayers already got a very bad deal from the new owners with the ridiculously low price they paid for Palm Drive. The Palm Drive Health Care District no longer has a function and should be dissolved. They are using our tax dollars for their own big salaries, overhead, bureaucracy and a very small amount for health related projects for the community, which is not what the taxpayers voted for with Measure W.

The Urgent Care seems to be very dysfunctional and service inconsistent and again, this is not under the control of the District. I was just told by someone today, when collecting signatures, that they have had very bad experiences with the Urgent Care when it comes to which insurance they accept. Or they are told at the front desk that their insurance is accepted for Urgent Care and then need an X-Ray and end up having to private pay because they do not accept the insurance for that. All of this is at the discretion of the current owners, a for profit company, not the District.

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The people in the beds in the hospital are our neighbors and friends, no matter what the name and who owns it.
Protect the homeless.
From: Moon     
Posted: January 26, 2020, 12:25 am
Stop the Illegal Eviction of Our Homeless Neighbors!


At the last eviction, I saw a SR police officer keep a woman from getting her prescription medications, even though there were two other cops with him, one of whom could have gone with the woman to confirm that the name on the labels was the same as that on her id. Be there with cameras to document which cops steal.

When: Wednesday Jan. 29th, 9am to dusk
Where: Entrance to the Joe Rodota Trail at Stony Point Road near Hwy. 12

Join Us

Sonoma County will be forcibly removing all residents of the Joe Rodota Trail community starting at 9:30am on Wednesday, January 29th. This eviction is illegal, immoral, violent, and inhumane.

We are calling for a rally at the Joe Rodota Trail from 9am until dusk on Wednesday Jan 29th to voice support for our unhoused neighbors and to bear witness as they face a traumatic and violent eviction from their homes at the hands of our government. We will rally to demand humane solutions to housing and homelessness issues in Sonoma County. We will rally to shame our government for doing so little to fix the problem, while continuing to expend resources cruelly evicting people who have nowhere else to go. Join us with your voices and signs of support.

We will also be handing out food to trail residents in the morning. There's a small chance that the sweep of the trail will be canceled due to a challenge of the sweep being heard in court right now--but even if the sweep is canceled, we'll still go to the trail to give out food and moral support to the remaining trail residents.
Re: Homeless Emergency on Joe Rodota Trail
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Posted: January 26, 2020, 4:20 am
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Re: Homeless Emergency on Joe Rodota Trail
From: nicofrog     
Posted: January 26, 2020, 5:29 am
Wow we have an angry "child of government" jees you tax money is not paying off, but at lest it is killing thousands of innocent people and children overseas! (all in the name of the "freedom" your pocket numbers buy for you.) well I hope property values go DOWN and DOWN in your neighborhood ,till you LEAVE. Then some nice ethnic group of indigenous folks can come back in and teach the poor uneducated ,or emotionally crippled folk how to life safely and cleanly outdoors . Obviously the colonialists have failed again.

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Ms Hopkins, a reply to your note....

"Finally, it’s actually now illegal to arrest people for living on public property unless they have been provided with an alternative place to go"

If someone were to take a dump in the middle of the Santa Rosa Square, maybe shooting up, selling drugs, lighting a fire, you are saying you haven't done anything because that person said if you don't have shelter for me, I will continue my dangerous and anti social actions?

This is your flimsy excuse? Really?
Are you saying the legal staff WE pay for advises none of the following are eligible for arrest?...

Re: Homeless Emergency on Joe Rodota Trail
From: karenm97     
Posted: January 26, 2020, 7:21 am
I love how he thinks that only housed people deserve health and safety. "our safety and well being is at risk"

As bad as it is for the homeowners, at least they don't sleep outside and have had power and running water, trash disposal, possibly health care, and, hopefully, regular meals this whole time.
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Wow we have an angry "child of government" ...

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Re: Health Hazard Created by Supervisor Hopkins and Other Supes
From: nicofrog     
Posted: January 26, 2020, 6:13 am
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Thanks, coffee too mild, heading to The Occupation to get a fix, maybe score some meth, wondering if the authorized "disposable needles bins" have been put up by the City yet, might take the kid for a stroll through the needles, step around months of dog and human crap, ahh lovely wine country living...Hey, let's share this with the world, betcha the tourism folks would be onboard....

Stuart Kiehl;
now there's a name

I wonder if he cares about people at all?) really lives in the neighborhood? ,sounds like someone who won debating contests in high school and just lathers on the keyboard to get as MEAN and TOUGH sounding as he can.

I will challenge you, Mr. Kiehl to take a walk or bike-ride down J.D. trail with me

I do it now and then stop and talk with folks , why are you in here causing such a ruckus ,many if not all of the folks there are regular American citizens ,some vets , helpful kind and considerate.when I am there and I need to "go" i just walk or bike to one of the big box stores nearby and use a nice heated bathroom . I am a professional composter ,and I could design a composting system that would safely manage all the offal and excrement there easily . but we are living with a backwards city govt and health dept that is running on rules created in the fifties. And people like YOU will not allow them to upgrade, because you want your precious PROPERTY VALUE to go up and up .

where are your solutions dude? you want all those folks in JAIL? that would cost your sorry taxpayers a** a lot more than dotard trail .. ooh nice one smellcheck! ,and anywhere else you disperse(them) US to ,you will get played by realtors to make the same fuss all over , (do you record anti smart train adds on your night shift? )

How about a solution that is SIMPLE like the Fairgrounds summer housing for rodeos! bet that fits a thousand ...OR
here's one I invented (feel free to send me a thank you note... ) the cop-shop (sheriffs office) near the courthouse in Santa Rosa ,happens to have an abandoned FLEET BARN this is a huge building ,about a half city block in size ,with electricity ,and probably a few bathrooms (not enough ,some porta pottie actions would be required (unless the quiet permaculture community steps up to help , hire Green Mary to sort trash, and bring in those huge semi truck showering stations that are used for big events .all this would be cheaper and easier than the ridiculous cow box prison they are building out in the middle of nowhere where no homeless person in their right mind would want to live 10 miles from any services of any kind. GO check it out I did (they look at you weird but it's legal to go there ) Pete's coffee is right across the street ! a safeway just down the block! bingo! plenty of room for tiny houses outside, or regular trailers etc ... and right were the cops can keep an eye on everyone! treat it like a concert ,get some MUSIC in paint the walls beautifully ,teach folks to be proud of their surroundings . and stop Bi%*4ing so much life is supposed to be fun!

bye the way, that part of Roseland was supposed to be evacuated during the last fire ,I went there on my bike, no one was there to let those folks know that, they are people, they have stomachs ,hearts ,they cry ,laugh, eat sleep and need services as to all people .I pray all your taxes from here to texas go right straight to THEM! have you ever slept out on the ground overnight (on hard asphalt) let's do that mr. macho I'll do it with you I carry an old dusty sleeping bag in the back of my truck, we can gather some cardboard for padding, eat a 7-11 hot dog ,ar a jar of peanut butter for dinner, then read bedtime stories with headlamps....are you afraid? will someone come and knife you and steal your stuff? I's a big world out there beyond carpets and double pane windows .

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Benefit: Moroccan Tea Party
From: TerriAnne  Supporting Member  
Posted: January 25, 2020, 7:49 pm


When
Saturday, February 8th; 7:00 am - 9:00 am
Where 234 Hutchins Ave. Sebastopol CA
Cost $15 pre sale or $18 at the door
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Sirens Studio is throwing our second annual Moroccan Tea Party!

Tickets include a personal pot of tea, a tasty mezze plate, access to our hookah lounge (18+ only), and of course live music by Al Azifoon and dancers - all in a relaxing setting that will transport you to the magic of the orient.

Tarot readings, Henna, chess, backgammon

Get your tickets ahead of time and save! $15 pre-sale, $18 at the door.

Pay pal [email protected] to reserve your spot today

We also have Gift Certificates available - just ask!

This is a fundraiser for Sirens Studio and we appreciate your support.

Meeting: Want to go to Italy with a small group?
From: Christi Corradi  Supporting Member  
Posted: January 25, 2020, 10:49 pm


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This trip will allow time to paint, write, or wander in some of the most beautiful places in Italy.

Come discover La Dolce Vita within yourself!

Attend this evening event to learn more about the 10-day small group travel to the Rivieri dei Fiori on the Mediterranean coast of Italy.

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From: Christi Corradi  Supporting Member  
Posted: January 25, 2020, 11:29 pm


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EFFECTIVE STRATEGIES FOR CLIMATE ACTION:
What’s working, and why?

Monday, January 27, 7-9 PM

Peace & Justice Center
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Santa Rosa, CA 95401

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Time is running out; we can’t afford ineffective approaches to the climate crisis.

This workshop will provide a brief overview of where we are in the climate movement and look at the key targets for slowing or reversing climate change.

We will explore the most successful climate strategies and tactics for building our movement, shifting government policies and corporate practices, while changing the public discourse on climate.

Presenter Daniel Solnit is a union organizer, campaign strategist, and social change activist with 40 years of experience.

These strategies can be applied to a number of issues.

For more info contact: http://OccupySonomaCounty.org or call 707-877-6650 (website contact preferred).

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Music: Vocal Liberation - Improv Singing Play-shop
From: ericspi10     
Posted: January 26, 2020, 4:12 am


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Re: Bullshit from Bernie
From: american dream     
Posted: January 26, 2020, 1:19 am
I agree with Barton and Shepard... Bernie is the LEAST bullshit of 'em all!

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Nobody kills for a symbol
From: Star Man     
Posted: January 26, 2020, 2:13 am
Symbols are inventions of the left brain, creations of the conscious mind that are motivated, energized by the contents of the unconscious. Humans kill in order to externalize their own fear of death. After the fact humans invent explanations and justifications like "god" or "nation" or "flag," or "liberty" as reasons for their murderous behavior. An honest penetration into the contents of the unconscious is terrifying, so analysts and theoreticians provide linguistic "cover" for the unacceptable impulses of human beings. Humans don't kill for a symbol like democracy, they kill to induce fear of death in the victim so that the murderer doesn't have to feel it. After the act they say they did out of devotion to the nation.

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Re: Poem for the day from Larry Robinson
From: Larry Robinson  WaccoBB Poet Laureate  
Posted: January 26, 2020, 2:15 pm
Letter to America


America I still love you
in spite of the hateful rhetoric
that spews from every street corner
in each forgotten city
while millions lose jobs
they once thought were theirs
and mothers work a multitude of jobs
well into the night just to feed their starving children


America I still love you
while fires burn uncontrollably
taking away homes
from those too poor to replace them
scattered homeless now displaced when once
they drove shiny cars and wore gold chains
factory workers strung out on opioids
tattered brains no longer care about
the America of long ago when our soldiers
came home from World War II and we
welcomed them with the GI bill, a new home
and jobs with pensions
what a comfortable life that used to be


America I still love you
while refugees grace our land who once
were welcomed with open arms
now they’re separated from their children
who then are locked in cages
and never seen again


America I’m getting frustrated
with promises of universal healthcare
while our environment rots at the core
and more of us are struck with cancer
each and every year


America I’m losing hope
in escaping gun violence
when so many are allowed to openly carry
their semi-automatics and shoot innocent
children or those practicing their religions
in church or synagogues
dying for what? to prove they’re some type of hero
on Social Media sites?
to give their families something to be proud of?


America I’m dying
because of poison air
filthy, lying politicians
not being able to leave my home
for fear of what’s around the corner
waiting to end my life
forever


- Marsha Johansen

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