Perspectives on California Northstate University's controversial hospital project - a baker's dozen videos

California Northstate University's president Alvin Cheung explains the need for public financing
of the school's controversial proposed hospital. |  

When the Elk Grove City Council met on Wednesday, August 21 to discuss one aspect of the $900 million hospital sought by California Northstate University, it was the first time they had voted on anything significantly related to the controversial project.

Although members of the public were not surprised by the results - the city council voted 4 - 0 with Councilmember Darren conspicuously absent - it was the first time they were officially on the record supporting the school's project. In this case, the city council gave approval to CNU to seek tax-exempt financing. 

Even though the agenda items was narrowly focused, dozens of people took the opportunity to speak on the matter. Below are 13 videos of speakers offering perspectives on the proposed hospital in Elk Grove's Stonelake neighborhood.

 Two Elk Grove residents in support  

California Northstate University is Elk Grove's version of NASA

If you don't like Elk Grove, leave.

Two Elk Grove residents in opposition 

Voters have the power of the ballot box

Residents deserve excellence in leadership

Recognized healthcare professional

Dignity Health is a proven and trusted healthcare provider who is building an Elk Grove hospital

Pro-hospital advocates 

Building trade union members are experienced hospital builders

California Northstate University representatives

The public relations person explains why now for public financing

"Mr. President" Alvin Cheung incorrectly says tax-exempt bonds will lower construction costs - they'll lower financing costs 

Organized opposition - NEST, Neighbors Ensuring Sincere Transparancy

Part I - Don't let California Northstate University make Elk Grove look foolish

Part II - California Northstate failed to raise capital as a private enterprise

City of Elk Grove officials

Vice Mayor warns President Alvin Cheung

Elk Grove's economic development director not familiar with details of the largest-ever proposed project in the city

Elk Grove's AWOL Councilmember, Darren Suen

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