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The Tulare Local Health Care District will hold a Special Board meeting at 8 a.m. on Monday, May 2, 2016 to decide on a bond measure to complete the Tulare Regional Medical Center tower.
The special meeting will be held in the conference room at Evolutions Fitness & Wellness Center, 1425 E. Prosperity Ave., in Tulare.
“The time has finally come,” said TLHCD Chairwoman Sherrie Bell. “This is the biggest day in the history of our hospital. Passage of this bond measure will allow us to give the greater Tulare community the state-of-the-art hospital it deserves and a facility that will serve generations to come.”
A $55 million bond is being considered that will enable the district to complete its tower and meet the seismic mandates of SB 1953 to ensure survival of the hospital in the event of an earthquake.
The original 2005 GO bond document estimated the tower cost at $120 million, with the initial GO bonds issued for $85 million. Additional GO bonds were always going to be required. The 2005 funds have been exhausted and construction since then has been funded with internal equity.
The meeting is being moved to the larger venue available at Evolutions to allow more of the public to attend. Ample parking is available.