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News from the Grossmont Healthcare District
Six members of the Proposition “G” Independent Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee (ICBOC), an East County volunteer citizens group that is overseeing the spending of millions of dollars by the taxpayer-supported Grossmont Healthcare District (GHD) in voter-approved bonds for construction projects at Sharp Grossmont Hospital, have agreed to reappointment for a two-year term ending June 30, 2011.
The reappointed members include: Ellen Arcadi, a registered nurse; Walter Heiser, law professor at the University of San Diego School of Law and a representative of the San Diego County Taxpayers Association; Dr. James Johnson, retired commander of Naval Medical Center, San Diego, and a representative of the Grossmont Hospital Foundation; Robert Klaiber, retired banking executive and a representative of the Grossmont Hospital Auxiliary, Michael Peddecord, professor emeritus of health services administration at San Diego State University and a representative of Sharp Grossmont Hospital executive management; and, Joseph Powell, business manager for the Sheet Metal Workers’ International Association, Local 206, and a representative of the San Diego County Labor Council.
The 11-member ICBOC group has been meeting since 2006, when voters approved Prop. G, a $247 million bond measure that is projected to fund capital infrastructure improvements at the La Mesa hospital through the year 2013. Prop. G passed by more than 77 percent, well above the two-thirds required. The ICBOC consists of uncompensated East County residents who are experienced in project management, large-scale construction operations and finance. The six ICBOC members were reappointed by the GHD board of directors. GHD is a public agency that serves as landlord of Grossmont Hospital, including ownership of the property and buildings, on behalf of local taxpayers.
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