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NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on June 26, 2024, a public hearing as required by Section 147(f) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended, will be held with respect to the proposed issuance by the Pajaro Valley Health Care District (the “District”) of its general obligation bonds in one or more series in an amount not to exceed $60,000,000 (the “Bonds”). The proceeds of the Bonds will be used to finance: (1) the acquisition of the land on which the Watsonville Community Hospital (the “Hospital”) is located at 75 Nielson St, Watsonville, California, (2) certain costs of architectural and engineering design for the Hospital’s emergency department, (3) the costs of certain outdoor common space upgrades at the Hospital, (4) the costs of certain security system upgrades at the Hospital, (5) the costs of certain fixtures at the Hospital consisting of a CT Scanner and MRI machine, as associated Hospital renovations, (6) radiology room upgrades at the Hospital, (7) HVAC repairs and upgrades at the Hospital, (8) solar panels and related infrastructure at the Hospital, (9) roof repairs and replacement at the Hospital, and (10) certain expenses incurred in connection with the issuance of the Bonds. The facilities are to be owned by the District and operated by the Pajaro Valley Health Care District Hospital Corporation (the “Corporation”), a nonprofit public benefit corporation described in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, and may be leased by the District from time to time to the Corporation and one or more other nonprofit public benefit corporations that are described in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986.

The Bonds will be general obligations of the District, payable solely from ad valorem property taxes levied by the District and collected by Santa Cruz County and Monterey County. 

The hearing will commence at 5:15 p.m. or as soon thereafter as the matter can be heard, and will be held in the Kathleen King Community Room, 85 Nielson Street, Watsonville, California. Interested persons wishing to express their views on the issuance of the Bonds or on the nature and location of the facilities proposed to be financed may attend the public hearing or, prior to the time of the hearing, submit written comments.

Additional information concerning the above matter may be obtained from, and written comments should be addressed to: Clerk of the Board, Pajaro Valley Health Care District, 75 Nielson Street, Watsonville, CA 95076.

Dated: June 17, 2024

The Pajaro Valley Health Care District’s board will have 3 board seats up for election on the November 2024 ballot. If you’re interested in learning more about running for an elected position, please visit the Santa Cruz County Elections Department or County of Monterey Elections Department websites depending on where you reside within the District between July 15th and August 9th.

Counties officially certify Measure N win

The Pajaro Valley Health Care District (PVHCD) board authorized the issuance of a general obligation bond, which was put before voters on the March 5, 2024 ballot. On April 2, the Monterey County and Santa Cruz County election departments officially certified that the measure passed, with 68.04% of voters approving the measure.

We are humbled by the level of support we have received from so many volunteers, community leaders and donors who helped pass Measure N. But more than anything, we are grateful to the voters of the Pajaro Valley Health Care District for believing in your hospital.

The $116 million bond program will be used to improve the quality of healthcare at Watsonville Community Hospital; expand and renovate the emergency room; upgrade imaging systems including X-rays, MRI and CT scanners; replace aging roofs and plumbing; and purchase the hospital property to save approximately $3 million a year on rent that can then be used to modernize the facility and expand services.

Funding will not happen immediately. Following the formal approval of the election results by the PVHCD board at its April meeting, the bond process will begin shortly thereafter, and the earliest some initial funds may be available is estimated to be about the end of 2024 or early 2025.

We are excited to continue working collaboratively with our community to ensure everyone’s hard-earned dollars are spent in the best possible way to deliver the highest quality healthcare to our community.

Welcome to the Pajaro Valley Health Care Hospital Corporation!

We are here to ensure that the health care needs of the people of the Pajaro Valley are being met, and that the communities we serve have access to high-quality, sustainable health care services. Our primary purpose is to provide public oversight of Watsonville Community Hospital, which has been providing critical healthcare services to the community for more than a century.


District Board

Next Meeting: November 29, 5:30pm

Hospital Board

Next Meeting: November 29, 5pm

Hospital Finance Committee

Next Meeting: October 24, 12pm (Cancelled)

Hospital Strategic Planning & Marketing Committee

Next Meeting: TBD

Hospital Employee Engagement Committee

Next Meeting: December 13, 4pm

Hospital Quality & Patient Safety Committee

Next Meeting: November 15, 12pm

For past meeting minutes and video recordings, please go to the Meeting drop down menu at the top of the page.

PVHCDHC Notice of Intention to Adopt a Conflict of Interest Code

PVHCD Notice of Intention to Adopt a Conflict of Interest Code


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