For new hospitals, Tulare, Visalia look to bond measures

Two South Valley health care districts are putting bond measures on the ballot to pay for hospitals that will hold up in earthquakes.

In Visalia, the Kaweah Delta Health Care District Board of Trustees approved a $375 million bond measure to be voted on May 3 via mail-in ballot.

In Tulare, the Tulare Local Health Care District board in December approved going to the voters, but didn’t set a date or amount. Officials say it probably will be $55 million and the vote will take place in spring or summer, also by mail.

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