North San Diego County Voters Favor Proposition To Fund New Palomar Medical Center, Survey Finds
About 67% of North San Diego County voters support Proposition BB, a $496 million district bond measure to fund construction of a new Palomar Medical Center, according to a Gallup survey commissioned by Palomar Pomerado Health in Escondido, the North County Times reports. The measure requires approval from 66% of voters to pass.
The telephone survey was conducted in June and July, and results are based on interviews with 513 "heads of households" selected at random from 11 communities in the public hospital district's service area. If approved, the bond would be paid with property tax increases.
The funds would be used to build a new medical center, downsize the existing facilities to a psychiatric and rehabilitation center, double the size of Pomerado Hospital and create community centers throughout the area (Conaughton, North County Times, 9/9).