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Hospital District Dissolution Petition has been turned in

Petition to dissolve the Somervell County Hospital District has been delivered

5 November 2013 at 10:10:14 PM

The petition to dissolve the Somervell County Hospital District was today turned over to the Hospital District!! It was presented by me during their joint meeting with the County today to when the whole purpose of the meeting was to put their spin on what would happen 'if' the petition was approved by the voters. Funny how you never ever see ANYONE EVER have meetings like this except when they are trying to get into the political process during public meetings to urge voters not to participate or downplay the ramifications of doing so, which should be a no no but they decided to go there anyway because that is how the hospital district board members act. They paid this high priced attorney to come up from Austin and do a 30 minute dog n pony show about their 'opinion' which has been paid for, those are our tax dollars being spent. All this to try and sway people away from signing the petition or to vote for dissolution. I heard the same word used to describe the Hospital District board members by different people today, that word was arrogant.

Here is the newspaper article from that meeting

The next step in this process SHOULD be to turn it over to the County Clerk to validate the signatures, they said they could have it done in 2 days, but the Hospital District is saying they are going to validate the petition themselves. Does it sound right that a petition to dissolve an entity should be validated by that entity instead of the peope who are paid to do that validation for a living and who actually own the voter database? Again...there is the arrogance of the Hospital District board members. I sure hope they remember to review Section 277 of the Texas Election Code which governs the petitions and processing them so we don't have to end up in court proving we had the right number of signatures because they don't know how to follow process...we should know in a few days whether they got that part right or not.

The petition was signed by the first person on 5/23/2013 and it was delivered to the Hospital District on 11/5/2013 with 933 signatures, let's see how long it takes for the next steps. This post will remain a top level post tracking the progress of this petition so everyone can check back whenever they want to see the current status.

Status: Waiting on Hospital District

History of Petition to Dissolve the Somervell County Hospital District:

1/5/2013 - Petition delivered to Hospital District - Hospital District must validate signatures. County says they could validate in two days.

11/6/2013 - No Action taken on petition, the hospital district is sitting on it instead of processing it
11/7/2013 - They finally asked for a dump of the database after being told by us the clerk would have done it the same day
11/14/2013 - Hospital District schedules special board meeting

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