Law Clears Way For Voters’ Decision On Coachella Joining Desert Healthcare District
Although the move would not increase taxes for east valley residents, how to fund the proposed expansion remains murky.
The Desert Sun:
As Gov. Jerry Brown Signs Bill To Expand Desert Healthcare District, Tax Question Lingers
Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday signed a bill into law allowing half of the Coachella Valley to decide on whether to join the public Desert Healthcare District. But with a vote now set for 2018, another critical question remains: Where will the money come from to pay for new services in the east valley? Supporters of a larger district have held steady to their position that without an agreed-to funding source, no expansion can occur. (Newkirk, 9/21)