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A successful ballot measure formed the Last Frontier Healthcare District in August 2010 to create its own entity and separate from the County of Modoc. 
The District is doing business as Modoc Medical Center.
32203.  The tax, exclusive of the levy for the payment of the principal and interest of bonds and any special assessment voted hereunder, and exclusive of the levy for the payment of rentals and all other sums due or payable under any agreement for the construction and leasing or purchasing of any hospital buildings or
facilities entered into by the district pursuant to Section 32135 prior to January 1, 1959, shall in no case exceed the rate of twenty cents ($0.20) on each one hundred dollars ($100) of the assessed valuation of all taxable property within the district, but it may bein addition to all other taxes allowed by law to be levied upon such
  Notwithstanding any other provision of law, if the board of directors of the district determines that the tax limit specified in this section is insufficient to raise enough revenue to maintain the district, the board may call an election pursuant to Section 32241 for the purpose of determining whether a higher maximum tax rate specified by the board in its resolution calling the election shall be established for a period not to exceed five years.
If a majority of the voters voting at such election approve the increased tax limit, the board of supervisors shall thereupon levy upon the taxable
property of the district within its own county a tax sufficient to maintain the district as provided in this chapter but not to exceed the maximum tax rate approved at the election for the period approved by the voters.
This was the responce from the law firm of BB&K to the Save our Hospital Org. in August of 2010.
Taken from California Healthcare District Law.
On December 11 2014 I requested to see the letter from the LFHD' law firm that the board says exempts them from a 5 year need to let the voters decide if they want to renew the hospital tax or not.
This request was denied so I presented the LFHD clerk of the board with a copy of the California
Public Records Act law and a formal written request too see the attorneys letter.
See below a copy of what I requested.
California FOIA Request /California Public
Records Act
December 11, 2014

Dee Blondo, Clerk of the Board
Last Frontier Healthcare District
228 West McDowell Avenue
Alturas, California 96101

Dear Ms. Blondo:
Under the California Public Records Act 禮 6250 et seq., I am requesting an opportunity to inspect or obtain copies of public records that the Law Firm of BB&K presented to the LFHD Board that exempts the District from allowing the voters of said district to be able to vote on the continuation of the Special Tax approved in the August 2010 ballot measure called measure (Q).

If there are any fees for searching or copying these records, please inform me if the cost will exceed $10.00.  However, I would also like to request a waiver of all fees in that the disclosure of the requested information is in the public interest and will contribute significantly to the public’s understanding of the law.  This information is not being sought for commercial purposes.

The California Public Records Act requires a response within ten business days.  If access to the records I am requesting will take longer, please contact me with information about when I might expect a copy or the ability to inspect the requested records.

If you deny any or all of this request, please cite each specific exemption you feel justifies the refusal to release the information and notify me of the appeal procedures available to me under the law.  Thank you for considering my request.


Patrick L. Mason