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Tough fight looms for new tax to support San Pablo hospital
Contra Costa Times

The only ones who can save Doctors Medical Center are the voters of the health care district that owns the hospital.

The question is whether they will be willing to tack another special tax onto their already lengthy list of property assessments, to the tune of about $20 million annually.

“There is clearly voter tax fatigue in West County,” said Contra Costa County Supervisor John Gioia, of Richmond, who plans to campaign hard for a new tax to save the hospital.