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West Contra Costa to vote on Measure C hospital parcel tax
San Francisco Chronicle

Voters in western Contra Costa County will have a chance Tuesday to pass a parcel tax that health officials say is crucial to keeping open the only public hospital and full-service emergency room between Berkeley and Vallejo.

Measure C would raise $20 million for Doctors Medical Center, a 189-bed facility in San Pablo that serves about 250,000 people in Richmond, El Cerrito, Hercules, Crockett and other communities.