A County notice says the petition needed 1049 voters from area 3 in Tulare and petitioners gathered 1180 valid signatures. Some 1414 signatures were collected but several hundred were not valid – likely people living outside the area boundaries.
The Tulare board now has 14 days after receiving notice to call an election.
The petition drive was organized by the group Citizens for Hospital Accountability who says their goal is to “save our PUBLIC hospital and establish a new, transparent and accountable board.”
With the turnover of two seats on the boa