The Palomar Hospital District has severe financial issues and the community may soon see their tax bills go up to fill in the opening gaps. The board is led by Dr. Engel who has severe conflicts of interest along with “private partners” and is personally benefiting from his position.
The huge increases for the CEO’s compensation are not justified and inappropriate given the sinking fortunes of the District. Recordings of meetings are immediately erased to eliminate [embarrassing?] records.
A majority of the Board can invent reasons to throw off dissident Board members who foresee the problems when the net worth of the district has shrink by 20% for two years in a row. Fiscally sensitive board members led by Kumara and Clark are questioning the bad financial status and a bare majority led by Engel and Greer vote to reward bad policies and finance.
Getting these factions together is folly. This feud is on hard drawn lines – survival of the District or turning it over to insiders.
MICHAEL HUNSAKER, Escondido