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Jessie Peters will bring fiscal responsibility to hospital district board

| May 4, 2021 1:00 AM

It’s a universal notion that taxpayers don’t want our hard-earned tax dollars wasted and that we desire transparency in budgeting and spending.

But it appears we have neither with the current hospital district board.

And that’s why we need to refresh it.

Jessie Peters works as a family nurse practitioner, and with her 10-plus years of experience in both the healthcare field and with helping manage large budgets for a non-profit, Jessie will bring a fresh eye to fiscal responsibility and a much-needed focus on the healthcare of our rural areas, both of which are conspicuously lacking.

In case you weren’t aware, the hospital district board is a “taxing district” with the power to run levies that increase our property taxes. And it has done so. And while we all want to support area healthcare, we also want to know both where our tax dollars are flowing and if they’re being spent responsibly. And that’s where Jessie Peters, who wants to ensure our tax dollars are being spent in a way directly improving the health of our communities, promises to place her attention.

Please vote Jessie Peters on May 18 and help bring transparency and fiscal responsibility to our hospital district board.

LISA KESELOFF

Sandpoint